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NOCTURNAL VISIT FROM tm
Trainer Had Perilous Journey With
Animal Which Escaped From
Cage in Railroad Car.
There is plenty of danger In train
ing wild animals; nevertheless, in
many cases those who work among
the carnivores owe their lives to the
good temper of their charges. In that
connection Mr. Carl Hagenbeck re
cords in beasts and men an adventure
that would alarm even the most cour
In the beginning of the sixties,
writes Mr. Hagenbeck, I was bringing
from Cologne to Hamburg a large col
lection of animals. Among them was
a four-year-old lion. It was placed in
a great kennel and, together with all
the other animals, was installed in the
railway van. A man named Druard
was in charge of the animals during
the journey. When everything was
satisfactorily arranged, he closed the
door of the van and made himself com
The train rumbled on through the
night and the unsuspecting keeper
dozed peacefully. Suddenly he felt
a great weight upon his chest, and
woke with a start. In the darkness,
not a yard from him, there shone two
greenish lights, and he could dimly see
the shaggy outline of the lion's mane.
In some way the fastening of its cage
had become disarranged and the huge
beast had escaped.
Druard was a trainer of long expe
rience, and he knew that this Hon was
good-tempered. So he decided at once
that the best thing to do was some
how or other to tie the animal up. For
the rest he must share the place with
the lion until the next station, and j
make the best of his awkward situa-,
Fortunately, no trouble broke cut j
between the lion and the other ani
mais. Had anything of that sort oe- j
curred, the man would never have
lived to tell the tale. Druard quietly j
untied a sash that he wore round his I
body and placed it round the lion's
neck. Then groping his way through
the dark and jolting van he succeeded ?
in fastening the other end of the sash
to the handle of the door. At the next
station he sounded the alarm, and
when lights were brought led the lion
back to its cage.-Youth's Companion. .
ANIMALS WILL NOT ATTACK
Man Has Nothing to Fear From Wild
Creatures of Forest Who Will
Flee at His Approach.
In North America, barring the
venomous snakes, an occasional old
?spcaio auu iieu*?, spi?cU war ?JIUUS UT
stone axes, that the human scent is
enough to send bears, wolves and cats
along with the deer and lesser crea
tures, scampering in retreat.
Old hunters and woodmen declare
that it is actually more difficult, as a
general thing, to come within shooting
distance of a bear than it Is of deer,
and in many sections this is proved by
the fact that the bear still hold their
own after the deer have been exter
minated, though more hunters and
dogs go out after bear meat than those
The Chased Ring.
Mrs* Vernon Castle, at a dance in
New York, condoled with a young man
who danced badly.
"You'll soon master lt," she said
"Pitch right in and learn, and don't
mind if they do lauph at you. Ignor
ance Is always laughable, but there's
no disgrace in lt."
Then Mrs. Castle told a little story
"A young man," she said4 "visited a
Jeweler's and asked to look at some
-adding rings. He selected a very
Handsome ring, and the jeweler said:
" 'H'm. That one is dearer than the
others. Yes, sir, I have to charge ten
dollars extra for that one on account
of the chasing.'
"The young man flushed.
"'You won't have to chase me, mis
ter.* he said coldly. T pay cash.' "
Clipping Wtth a Pin.
When you lose your knife or do not
have a pair of scissors at hand for cut
ting the paper a common pin or needle
of any kind serves the purpose ad
mirably, says Popular Science Month
ly. If it is a single sheet from which
the clipping Is to be removed, lay the
part on another paper, hold the pin
slantwise so that the point will follow
around the clipping, just as if tracing
Pass back over the scratch with the
point in the lead and you will be sur
prised how smoothly the pin cuts the
A few years ago a young man who
was In financial difficulties had occa
sion to refer to the family Bible for a
date there recorded. In so doing he
came across a number of Bank of Eng
land notes, amounting collectively to a
considerable sum, which , more ' than
met his liabilities. Then he recalled
his mother's dying words that "Help
might be found in the Bible when all
other sources failed." But he had paid
small heed to the injunction, and cer
tainly never dreamed of so practical a
fulfillment of her words.-London Tit
Rare Feathers of the Mamo Bird.
The coveted feathers of the mamo
bird were a small tuft about an Inch
long beneath each wing. The royal
cloak of the Hawaiian King Kame
hameha I, made of these rare feathers,
was four feet long and lV/? feet wide
at the bottom. This cloak of mamo
tufts is said to have been buried with
one of the later Hawaiian kings. The
plumage of the mamo was generally
bluck excepting the lower back und
parts of the wings, which were yellow.
Power of Martial Music.
Back in the dim ages of the past, we
learn from the words of Joshua, the
children of Israel, after marching
round the city of Jericho for seven
days, saw the walls of that city crum
ble before their eyes when the seven
priests blew upon their seven trump
ets of rams' horns. Such is the magic
spell of martial music, even upon
walls. The festival of the ensuing vic
tory is upheld in Jewish synagogues
with similar horns to the present day.
To renew the silvering on the back
of a mirror lay it face downward on
a smooth surface and prepare a piece
of tinfoil large enough to patch the
damaged part by rubbing it with mer
cury. Place the patch in position, lay
a sheet of paper over it, and put on it
a weight having a perfectly flat sur
face and heavy enough to press it
down tightly. Let the mirror lie in
this position for a day or two and the !
foil will adhere to the glass.
Oasis Made to Order.
In the desert stretch between El
Centro and Yuma, down in the south
east corner of California, engineers
made a new oasis the other day. They
just bored a hole in the ground, and
up came the revivifying waters. Then
a few date seeds were dropped into
the soil, and a few vegetables planted,
and they will have an oasis made to
Shredded Waste Paper for Packing.
A machine has been brought out re
cently which shreds various kinds of
paper that are fed into- it, making it
into soft material which can be used
for packing in place of excelsior, and
the like. By utilizing their wastp pa
per in this way, many firms are reduc
ing the cost of preparing fragile goods
for shipment.-Popular Mechanics
Last to Arrive.
Henry, aged five, was told of an ar
rival tn hi? unHe's fnniilv nnd ear
ls said, win never leave an egg snell I *j
open at one end only. The spoon is ; a
always thrust through the lower end. ! r
Otherwise some wicked goblin will ; ^
seize upon the shell and make a boat | r
of it in which to sail the soul of the
cureless person to destruction.
For Little Ones.
Books for children require an
imount of work and knowledge alto
rether disproportionate to the money
vhich the authors are going to make
mt of them. Is that why our best
luthers do not write them?-Ex
Nobody can advise you how to rear
.our children, because the fact of the
natter is thut nobody really knows
low it ought to be done. Bringing up
.our child in the way it should go ls
i pretty big job.
A Frenchman has invented a process
f solidifying petroleum for safety in
ransportation by the addition of a so
utlon of soap, it being possible to
urn the resulting combination to re
love the soap with alcohol.
Conservation of Room.
A motorboat that has been Invented,
lat steers with exceptional speed and
ccuracy under all conditions, carries
s motor and propelling mechanism
i a hollow fin that also serves as a
Women wish to be loved without a
:hy or a wherefore-not because they
re pretty or good, or wellbred, or
raceful, or intelligent, but because
ley are themselves.-AmleL
Pillows for use on shipboard, made
I a light and waterproof material by
Maryland Inventor,' can be attached
? a person to act as life preservers
ore quickly than the usual devices.
Bum $500 Every M rn ute.
Every, minute of each day sees $500
i value rising in smoke, and each
ear shows a record of four fires to
ich thousand of our population.
Might Be Worse.
Maude- 'Marie says that she has
i awful lot of friends." Miriam- lev
fes; but some of them are not so
! MEN OF THE NAVY
What Happens When Several
Hundred Jackies Are Turned
Loose for Shore Liberty.
Liberality of Private Citizens Haa
- Given Men of the Fleet a Big Ath
; letic Field for Their
: With the United States Atlantic
Fleet.-It is two bells in the afternoon
watch when the shrill trill of the
bos'n's whistles are heard piping the
crews of the mighty dreadnaughts to j
the rails and the sing-song cries of
the bos'n's mates carry out over the
water, "Liberty party to muster."
This is the summons given three
times each week to the men of the At
lantic fleet to take their hours of recre
ation on the immense athletic field pro
vided for them by the Navy league.
By the hundreds, on every battleship
and cruiser, the youthful, white-uni
formed Jackies come rushing on deck
to form into line for the liberty in
Two long white lines form on deck
and every man stands rigidly at atten
tion while officers pass along marking
the appearance of each one. Their uni
forms are spotlessly white. Their shoes
freshly blackened. Off come their lit
tle round white caps to show that their
hair is closely cropped. No visitor to
the fleet fails to be struck, when he
views that line at inspection, with the
extreme youth of the men, their intelli
gent faces and happy, smart appear
ance. The average age appears to be
less than twenty years and many of
them seem barely to have passed their
eighteenth birthday on the date of
their enlistment. From every state in
the Union they hail and thousands of
them from the farms cf the middle
West. A collection certainly, of Amer
ica's finest gathered on the deck of a
floating fortress to form the first line
Df the nation's defense.
Off for Day of Sport
On every sun-tanned face is worn a
jroad smile in expectation of the sport .
that the afternoon will bring. Over
:he rail, the visitor sees the ship's
aunches bobbing about in the seaway \
pith the bowmen holding fast to the? ?
thousands of superfluously healthy, ? ^
tbsolutely carefree and very young '.J
nen are turned loose. To be sure ]
here is the provost guard with their i ]
lolicemen's sticks, but that is only to ,
uard against the chance of ugly blood [J
leveloplng from the fun, which does I
ot happen. i
When the dock at the athletic field
3 reached the men from the launches I
urable out pell-mell and immediately j
egins a raid upon the canteen. Pop
? sold faster than corks can be pulled, j
'be man who gets anything over the ? _
anteen counter fights for it. You ! *?
mst come with your change ready or j I
o without. There is too much busl-, j
ess to stop to change money. I
Watermelons Last Quick.
A pump receives the overflow from I
ie canteen and those who have been ' J_
?able to spend their money for candy j ^
r pop take their chances on getting ?
ucked under the pump. A farmer ? *?
rives onto the field with a load of A
atermelons. At 50 cents apiece his
atermelons last about fifty seconds.
colored cook's helper buys a melon ?
id dives into lt when a huge hand j
.donging to a Jackie from an Indiana
inn buries the dark's face into the L
elon up to his ears. Another enter- L
.islng farmer brings some old farm
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rids is the latest picture of M. Pain
e, the new French minister of war,
:en nt the British headquarters on
> French front.
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We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
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Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
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The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain, McCormick, S.C.
R. H.Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, 1017.
Southern Railway Company.
Columbia, S. C., July 23, 1917.
To AU Concerned:
Effective Tuesday, July 24-, will
restore service between Trenton and
Edgefield as follows:
Lv. Trenton .... 8.GO A. M.
Lv. Parkhill .... 8:10 A. M.
Ar. Edgefield . . ,8:20 A.M.
Lv. Edgefield . . 8:45 A.M.
Ijv. Patkhiil . . . 8:55 A.M.
u* V . A ft*J Hil CL iii . . AA?1tW A . -- .
jv. Eureka . . . 11:50 A.M.
jv. Milledgeville . . 11:55 A.M.
jv. Lakeview . . . 12:03 P.M.
jv. Crofts . . . . 12:09 P.M.
JV. Pineridge Cs mp . 12:19 P.M.
^.r. Aiken . . . . 12:25 P.M.
No. Ill mixed between Edgefield
NO. 132 MIXED.
JV. Aiken ... 12:55 P.M.
JV. Pineridge Camp . 12:59 P.M.
iv. Crofts .... 1:09 P.M.
*v. Lake View . . . 1:15 P.M.
iv. Milledgeville . . 1:25 P.M.
iv. Eureka .... 1:34- P.M.
,v. Baynham ... 1:42 P.M.
<v. Trenton . . . .1:55 P.M.
,v. Parkhill .... 2:15 P.M.
ir. Edgefield . . . 2:25 P.M.
NO. 131 MIXED.
rv. Trenton . . . 1:15 P.M.
v. Baynham . . . 1:25 P.M.
v. Eureka . . . . 1:34 P.M.
v. Milledgeville . , 1:41 P.M.
v. Crofts .... 1:55 P.M.
v. Pineridge Camp . 2:08 P.M.
r. Aiken .... 2:15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131, 132 make flag stops
jove stations except Trenton which
a stop. Time shown as informa
on only and confers no rights.
B. W. BROOKS,
ate of South Carolina ) Court of
aunty of Edgefield. S C ommon
r. M. Rowland, Plaintiff; vs. Lucy
Notice to Creditors to file and
All persons having claims against
e Estate of Charity Philpot, Jr.,
ill please take notice that they are
quired by Order of Court in above
use to file and prove same before
? on or before the 1st day of
jtober next, (l9lY), or tbeirclairas
ll be forever barred thereafter as
ovided in said Decree, as to any
d all funds now in my hands as
aster in re the above stated cause.
J. H. Cantelou,
Master for Edgefield County.
?ted July 13, 1917.
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ry the guaranteed Martin's Liver
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:alomel in it, but does the work just
;he same." After using one bottle
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