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m "PRUNE STREET PRISON*
[Some Wetl-Known Men Were Confined
j In Philadelphia Jail When Impris
j onment for Debt Prevailed.
! The terms "Prune street prison" may
l>e more readily understood by a read
er if he shall simply bear in mind
.that Prune street was once the name
.of what is now Locust street from
.Fourth to Sixth, the change having
teen made about, probably, forty years
ago, says the Philadelphia Evening
As to the prison, lt existed on the
.north side of Prune street and ended
?below Sixth and was in the nature of
jan extension of the Walnut street pris
on at the southeast corner of Sixth and
Walnut streets. At a time when im
prisonment for debt was a punishment
nnder the law of Pennsylvania, the
'Prune street prison was used chiefly
.'for that purpose. In the latter part
of the eighteenth century and the ear
:ly part of the nineteenth, it sometimes
contained many well known as well as
"humble men who were nuable to meet
the demands of their creditors. Rob
ert Morris was one of the prisoners
for several years. During the prolong
ed period of his dispensation in trying
;to stave off the swarms of importunate
men to whom he owed money, he would
sometimes speak or write of "Prune
street" as if the jail loomed up before
him like a thing of dread. While Mor
ris was there, William' B. Wood, the
eminent actor, whose long life was af
terward associated with the first and
the second Chestnut street theater,
was one of his companions in misery.
HUMAN FACE ON CRAB'S BACK
?Queer Legend Is Attached to an Oddi
; ty of Nature Which ls Found In
; A crab with a human face is one of
?the oddities to be found in Japanese
waters. Not only that, but the face is
surprisingly like that of a Japanese
?warrior in the "old, unhappy, far-off
'days of the past" This face Is formed
.by the strange figuration of the crab's
back. To see one of the creatures
crawling on the sand is to see what
apparently is a human face moving
across the beach.
According to Japanese history, the
nation was beset by a plague of piracy
a few centuries ago, says the New
York World. The coasts were ravaged,
.vessels sunk and terror spread gener
ally by marauding sea rovers. Then
the people organized a fleet and set
out to exterminate the pirates. A
great battle followed in which all of
'the freebooters w*ere slain.
At this point legend steps in. It Is
said that not long after the battle the
:'first of the crabs pppeared. With ad
vancing years the crabs increased in
numbers until they are quite common.
.And not only do they bear the face of
ia fierce old warrior, but it Is strangely
Hike that of a dead man who had been
idrowned. The superstitious among the
; natives say that the souls of the pi
rates entered into the forms of the
How a Bullet Drops.
, In what position does a rifle bullet
return to earth? In order to solve the
problem a special stand was erected
in Germany recently, and experiments
were carried on along the shores of a
'lake the surface of which was frozen,
'says the Popular Science Monthly. The
ice was covered with strong planks.
?It was shown that an infantry rifle
bullet shot upward in a vertical direc
tion passes downward in the same po
sition in which it passed upward-in
! other words, it came back again to
?earth with its bottom first
Why was it not upset at its culmi
Ination point? The answer is that the
propelling ftjrce ceases to act at the
.culmination point. But the twist has
.as yet not stopped, and therefore it
starts its fall with a twist. Even on
'impact the twist has not stopped, as
was indicated by the warping of the
wood fibers in the planking on the ice.
Dogs Must Leave England.
Man's faithful friend, the dog, ls
;being driven from England, because he
eats too much, said John Forbes of
this city, who recently returned from
Liverpool, says the Cleveland Press.
With famine threatening the British
Isles, dogs are being sent away, espe
cially to the United States.
"Every member of royalty, who kept
immense kennels, has given up these
dogs," said Forbes. "I could have had
a fine blooded Irish setter for $5 if I
had the arrangements for carrying the
dog home. Members of our crew pur
chased some fine dogs, among them
Pomeranians, which they brought to
The nautilus is a flat spiral shell,
?four to six inches in diameter which in
.the adult, shell has two and one-half
;CoIls. It is gracefully turned and deli
cately built, pearly within and porcela
neous without. The original specimens,
before they have been cleaned and pol
ished, hav? cross-bands marking their
exterior of a reddish-brown color. Op
posite the opening of the shell, the
icoll bears a large patch of black, and
there is also a narrow band of black
'lining the edge of the opening.
A Social Leveler.
j The vegetable wagon is a great lev
eler and we notice when it comes
i around in the morning and the neigh
bor wonjan meet at it that those
'whose husbands make $3,500 a year
?chat very pleasantly with those whose
i husbands make only $100 a month.
j Columbus (O.) JournaL_
FALSE SCHOOL OF HUMOR.
; The women i who are running from
one pince of registration to another,
rather than reveal their ages tq the
gossiping neighborhood in which they
live, have been driven to it by the guf
faws of those fun lovers who regard
gray hairs and all other signs of wis
dom and worldly experience as fit sub
jects for ridicule. The great heehaw
;school of humor loves a shining mark,
and Indulges in uproarious mirth over
.everything that should not be laughed
at, says New York Herald. In the
midst of the disciples of this witless
cult it is funny to be married, and
still funnier to remain single. It is
funny to be fat and equally funny to
be lean. A long-haired man is quite
hs funny as one who is bald. The
mother-in-law, who in nine cases out
of ten is the real self-sacKificing moth
er of her brood of grandchildren, is
quite as ludicrous in the eyes of those
jocose ones as the "old maid," who
more than earns her keep by doing the
marketing and relieving her married
sister of nursery cares. Our national
sense of humor is in woeful need of
a reformer who will teach us the differ
ence between sacred things nnd the
various forms of vulgarity and pre
tense that should be laughed out of
The amazing activity of Italian war
riors In the Alps seems to continue the
tradition Caesar set when in winter
campaigns he defied the snow-clad
mountains in order to hold or to extend
the frontiers of the empire. The Caesar
who bridged the Rhine was a brother
In-arms to brave Cadorna, says Phila
delphia Public Ledger. The Ro
man legionaries who live for us
in the pages of the Commentaries
seem to have their reincarnation in the
men who station their guns in the
eagle's aerie and convey their wound
ed over wire ropes across yawning
abysses. Who salo" Italians were de
generate scions of the ancient heroic
stock? The war has shown the world
no sturdier warriors than these. With
the forces of nature herself arrayed
against them, they have removed moun
tains, and in their prowess it is as
though Caesar himself were on earth
again to defy and finally subjugate the
German war lord who has assumed
and disgraced the name the great Ital
ian wore who ruled the world.
The United States is short of beef
and long on fish. The people of this
country eat less sea food than those
of any other nation which has avail
able supplies so great as ours. The
problem is to save the beef for ship
ment across the ocean and to consume
here the fish which cannot be econom
ically shipped. The country must con
serve wheat, too, and eat instead such
grains as cannot be sent to the
Like a good many business men,
Uncle Sam is protecting his borrowings
-the bonds issued and sold to his own
people-by lending at the same rate
of interest to his allies. And, to com
plete the endless chain, the money
loaned to the allies is being largely ex
pended in this country, so our own
people will get the benefit from it.
Now we are advised that we mustn't
use any more starch on our shirts,
utilizing It rather for blanc mange and
other so-called food products, and we
have written our washerwoman^asking
if this oughtn't to apply also to our
union suits, feeling that possibly an ap
peal on broad patriotic grounds may
have some weight with her.
Not the least of our contribution t?
the allies to excite respectful atten
tion abroad was' the consignment of
the great American army mule. On
' all sides was heard the French equiva
lent of the wish that he would have
more power to his kick on the field.
Now someone has Invented a ma
chine gun unit, the same being a de
vice whereby one man can control fl
whole battery of machine guns. More
and more does war take on the form
of a machine-made thing.
We'have not worried about the mini
mum price theory so far, being confi
dent that old Max will always get om
number and the Mini will remain dis
tant while Max is around.
When the daughter has to spend an
.evening at home alone-just with the
family-she decides to go to bed real
early and catch up on sleep.
Dispatches from Washington Indi
scut? that the crop reports are im
proving pretty nearly as much, as the
Americans are asked to raise more
sheep, and the ambitious flat dweller Is
looking about for a noiseless folding
' If the male clothing model wishes
to make a hit he should appear In
khaki-with a license to wear lt.
Wholesale prices are steadily going
down. You might mention the fact tc
NEW PORT IN PHILIPPINES
Improvements Made by Government
Shorten Trip to Islands by From
Three to Five Days.
? new seaport recently built by
the government on the east side of
the Island of Luzon will shorten the
voyage to the Philippines from
American ports by from three to five
days. Manila, the destination here
tofore of all anny transports and
most of the commerce of the islands,
lies on the west coast of Luzon, and
while convenient for Spanish trade
sailing eastward, it involves an un
necessary trip around the coast for
The new port is located at a place
called Hondagua, meaning "deep
water," which is also the terminus
of a new railroad from Manila. The
improvements made by the United
States engineer have laid the founda
tions for a great modern port, says
Popular Mechanics, from which pas
sengers can reach Manila in a few
hours by the new railroad, and the
improved means of transportation
will open up to commerce 200 or 300
miles of coast hitherto practically
isolated and thousands of acres of
rich agricultural lands, producing
hemp and coconuts in profusion.
The harbor at Hondagua is deep, ex
tensive and almost landlocked by a
large jiland lying across its mouth.
Hubby-Did you have many call'
ers while I was away, dear?
Wifey-Every time I tried to
bluff! I-er-that is to say, not
MELTS IRON IN JIG TIME.
A retired physician of Clifty,
Ark., Dr. C. P. Marrs, has invented
a machine by which he has been en
abled to melt cast iron in five min
utes with the temperature at 85 de
grees, and to weld cast iron and steel.
This can be done any day in the year
when it is not cloudy and in any lati
tude. Clockwork holds the sunlight
The doctor's experimental ma
chine has a lens only 15 inches in
diameter, and a focal distance of 45
inches, and with this he melts cast
iron in five minutes. The doctor says
heat can be substituted for coal and
other fuel in most of the industries
by means of this device.
FORCE OF HABIT.
"I was sure the old man yonder
was going to be run down by the
speeding automobile. He certainly
is agile for a man of his age."
"I know him; he's a millionaire
who got his agility from dodging
. THE REASON.
"A hand reader of futures never
has dull times."
"Is that true?"
"Sure. Are not his all palmy
LIKE A WOMAN.
"Why are you buying so much tar
"Ifs for my fiance; he's enlisted
in the navy."
HOW SHE FINALLY GOT IT.
"She married for money."
"She had to sue for divorce be
fore she got it."
"He has a cold weather garden.**
; "What kind might that be ?"
"Nothing in it but wintergreen
and ice plants."
"Miss Oldgirl gave me such a
"What other kind could she give
with that hatchet face?"
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Jan. 1st. 1917.
Southern Railway Company.
Columbia, S. C., July 23, 1917
To All Concerned:
Effective Tuesday, July 24, wil
restore service between Trenton anc
Edgefield as follows:
Lv. Trenton .... 8.00 A. M
Lv. Parkhill . . . . 8:10 A. M
Ar. Edgefield . . . 8:20 A.M
Lv. Edgefield . . 8:45 A.M
Lv. Paikhill . . . 8:55 A.M
Ar. Trenton . . . 9:05 A.M
lil, 131 and 132 will [observe
Lv. Edgefield . . 11:15 A.M
Lv. Parkhill . . 11:25 A.M.
Lv. Trenton ... 11:35 A.M.
Lv. Baynham . . 11:45 A.M,
Lv. Eureka . j . 11:50 A.M.
Lv. Milledgfville . . 11:55 A.M,
Lv. Lakeview . . . 12:03 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .' . . . 12:09 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:19 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 12:25 P.M.
No. Ill mixed between Edgefield
NO. 132 MIXED.
Lv. Aiken ... 12:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 12:59 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:09 P.M.
Lv. Lake View . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . . 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Baynham . . . 1:42 P.M.
Lv. Trenton .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Parkhill .... 2:15 P.M.
Ar. Edgefield . . . 2:25 P.M.
NO. 131 MIXED.
Lv. Trenton . . . 1:15 P.M.
Lv. Baynham ... 1:25 P.M.
Lv. Eureka .... 1:34 P.M.
Lv. Milledgeville . , 1:41 P.M.
Lv. Crofts .... 1:55 P.M.
Lv. Pineridge Camp . 2:08 P.M.
Ar. Aiken .... 2:15 P.M.
No. Ill, 131, 132 make flag stops
above stations except Trenton which
is a stop. Time show n as informa
tion only and confers i o rights.
B. W. BROOKS,
Notice of Final Dis
To AU Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs, Mattie W. Denny
has made application unto this
Court for Final Discharge of Ad
ministratrix in re the Estate of T.
R. Denny deceased, on this the 10th
day of September, 19.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 8th
day of Octoher 1917 at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C.
Sept. 10, 1917. #
Rich Lands a Prerequisite to
With colton at 8100 a hale, the
difference in value between our av
erage yield of one-third of a bale
per acre and a yield of a bale per
acre amounts to SG6.06. Even at
*50 a bale, the difference is ?33.33
Now since the cost of breaking
the land and planting and making
the crop are practically the same, it
is evident that we have a very wide
margin indeed in which to pay for
the extra cost of making the extra
yield. Soil-improving crops and
fertilizers may be used rather lav
ishly if they will double or treble
But, as in everything else, there's
a right way to go about the matter
of getting double the average yields.
The use of commercial nitrogen
will often pay, but the ase ?of atmos
pheric nitrogen, supplemented by
plenty of acid phosphate, will pay
better. Moreover, it will furnish us
j the humus that 95 per cent of our
I soils so sorely need.
Here, then, is our first and big
gest farm management problem,
and its solution is through the use
of plenty of velvet beans and peas
in summer and clover and rye in
winter. These mean rich lands
and prosperous farmers.-Progres
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THE needs of the South arc i<
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The Southern Railway asks no fav
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The ambition of the Southern Rail
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