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UNHURT BY DEADLY POISONS
Many Animals and Birds Maki Food
; of Insscts and Reptiles That Are
There are many animals and birds
which are quite unharmed by the
stings of insects, or even the poison
of the. most deadly snakes.
Ducks love to feed on bees, which
they will swallow In dozens without
any ill-effects. The Same Immunity
ls shared by another bird-the bee
eater, and apparently by the death's
The South American ant-eater
makes tasty meals off ants of the mo'st
poisonous kinds. He goes to a hill
and proceeds to scratch a hole in it
With his powerful fore-claws; then,
lying down, he pushes his long tongue
into the breach. The ants swarm ou
the waiting tongue, and as soon as It
is nicely covered Its owner draws It
The badger's thick fur seems to pro
tect him completely against the ^at
tacks of wasps. His fondness for
honey often induces him to dig out
a wasp's nest. Most curious of all
?re certain birds which delight in eat
ing deadly snakes. The stork lunches
?contentedly on an adder or two, though
he has swallowed poison enough to
kill a man.
NOT BIG ENOUGH
"Do you think this hat ls too big,
"Not for the money lt cost"
Read Forty Pagos an Hour.
How fast can you read? President
R. M. Hughes of Miami university, ali
ter an investigation states that In the
case of ordinary reading the average
college student should be able to glean
the thought from the printed' page at
She rate of 40 pages an hour. He also
says that there are several students
at Miami able to read intelligently
at the rate of 120 pages an hour.
. Tests were made with regular read
ing assignments made by the profes
sors and not with light reading such
as fiction. It ls sometimes, erroneous
ly thought that the rapid reader skims
over his text, not comprehending com
pletely what he reads. However, It
bas been definitely proved that the
.efficient reader ls the rapid reader
and as the result of his Investigation,
President Hughes is requiring all Mi
ami freshmen to attend a series of
lectures given by the faculty men on
the subject of efficient reading.
Ancient Myth of the Forget-Me-Not
How the forget-me-not was named
goes back to an old, old myth.. A
knight and his love were walking by
a lake when she saw at the other
Shore some beautiful blue flowers and
expressed her wish for some of them.
For her to wish was for him to obey.
He (lashed into the lake, swam to the
opposite bank, plucked the flowers
and was returning to his love. Near
the shore his strength gave out. He
threw the (flo\vers to his beloved, cry
ing. "Forget me not," and then sank.
Bees Faster Than Pigeons.
Which fly the faster; bees or
"pigeons? Two rival fanciers in Eng
land decided to put the speed of their
pets to the test over a distance of
three miles. Twelve bees and twelve
pigeons being selected to cover the
course. The first bee romped home an
.easy winner, arriving a whole minute
.sooner than the earliest pigeon to
appear. Then came three more bees,
followed by the second pigeon. The
remainder of the contestants reached
the winning post more or less to
Deaf People Enjoyed Singing.
A majority of nearly two hundred
persons with defective hearing heard
Vocal music for the first time when
they gathered in the specially wired
.auditorium of the New York League
for Hard of Hearing, to hear Miss
Amelia Donovan, a concert contralto.
The singer's voice was heard by all J
through a device that magnified the
voice to coincide with various degrees
Stork Had Busy Day.
The stork arrived at the home of
Isaac Devons, Kansas City, Mo., In
heavy marching order, one morning
last month. He left behind .one new
oitlzen, Isaac, Jr., in the Devon homo,
In the woodshed and barns, he left:
Five new terrier puppies ; six new Bel
gian hares; one new calf, and three
new maltese kittens.
Carrot Grew Through Ring.
A vornan in Nova Scotia lost a ring
when sowing garden seeds last spring.
When the carrots were pulled one long
straight carrot was found with the
ring u%nd (he middle. The carrot
bad grown down through the ring and
ted grown bulgingly on each sid? of it
WE ALL GIVE ADVICE
We all give advice to the man who 13
And sing about sunshiny days;
We tell him a laugh will get rid of the
And beckon sunbeams through the haze.
But sometimes the blue one s a person
. called "me," ~
And the rough way seems dismal and
Then we straightway forget our advice
And the tune to our sunshiny song.
For lt's easier far to tell others to smile,
And to point to sunbeams coming
When our own world ls bright and we're
glad all the while.
But it's harder to smile when you're
We'can see how another ls foolish to pine
When we know our own troubles are
But. oh. it 1B hard to see the sunshine
And to smile when everything's blue.
-Robin A. Walker In Kansas City Star.
RSNG IN CIGARETTE HOLDER
Idea of Chicago Man at Least Has the
Merit of Extreme Simplicity and
David Palmer of Chicago ts the In
veator of a new kind of cigarette hold
er which has the advantages of light
ness and simplicity. Also it cannot
get stopped up. It ls made of a
single wire bent in such fashion as to
clasp the'cigarette, while the end of
lt forms a ring to be held between the
fingers. The part of the wire that
forms a loop- for the cigarette is made
flat and lighter than the rest of It in
The Holder "in Action."
order that it may embrace the paper
firmly without Injuring its Integrity.
After this Is accomplished one "leg"
of the wire (which somewhat resem
bles a hairpin in form) is bent so as to
clasp the other leg-the latter ter
minating in the ring above mentioned.
Thus ls formed a little wire rod with
a ring at the end and a loop at the
other. It is so Ugh: that lt may be
left on the finger while the hands
of. the smoker are busy with other
things without Its weight being notice
Old Oil Well Still Producing.
The oldest oil well that is still pro
ducing was drilled recently from the
second to the third sand and shot with
40 quarts of nitroglycerin. It is re
sponding nicely, its daily production
being ten barrels.
The well was drilled In I860 at Mc
CHntockville, two miles from OH City,
and its production was supplied to
Henry H. Bogers, one of the founders
nt the Standard Oil company, when
he and Charles P. Ellis erected a one
still refinery at McCllntockville.
Joseph E. Kobison, of Oil City, ls
present owner of the well and the
3?30-acre farm on which it Is situated.
You Said lt.
"It has been the mistake of the In
tellectual revolutionist or radical that
he has cluttered himself up with too
maqy minor and unessential revolts
and radicalisms; revolts in art, lan
guage, music, thought, religion, morals,
habits, manners. He has approached
the working classes with Nietzsche In
o:ne hand and Freud in the other;
whereas the hooks that in my opin
ion are the most effective for purposes
of proletarian agitation are still the
Bible and Charles Dickens."-Simeon
Strunsky, in Post-Impressions.
Prize Bird Bagged by Hunter.
Whut Is reported to be the biggest
wild duck ever shot by a Calgary, Alta.,
sportsman fell to the gun of Capt.
Alex Martin, several times a represen
tative at the Bisley rifle matches In
Great Britain. He got lt near Morrin,
Alta., and It measured 21% Inches
from the tip of the bill to the tip 'of
the webbed feet and 41 inches from
wing tip to wing tip. 8 Inches around
the head and 17 inches across the
chest. Captain Martlns ls having It
Cortlandt Bleecker said at a Palm
"These girls are very pretty. To
be sure, their dresses are a little too
transparent; they are cut a little too
low; they-but what'-s the difference?
Nowadays dress, like photography-"
And Mr. Bleecker chuckled.
"Dress, like photography," he re
peated. "ls altogether a matter of
Calf Peculiarly Formed.
A calf was born on a Manitoba farm
sonv v ?.;ka ago. with both hind feet
-nensed in one and the same skin.
The animal was killed,
Myrtle Beach Gets Press
Myrtle Beach was last night select
ed as place for the annual meeting
of the South Carolina. Press associa
tion this year and June 21, 22 and
23 were agreed upon as the dates.
These matters were settled at a meet
ing of the executive committee of the !
association held last night at the '
home of August Kohn on Senate
street. Invitations were also extend
ed to the association by Columbia and
The invitation to meet at Myrtle
Beach was extended in a telegram
from Marion A. Wright, secretary of
the Conway chamber of commerce,
who said that the people of Conway
were anxious to have the association
meet at its beach resort this year.
He said that elaborate plans for the J
entertainment of the_ association ?
would be made. The members of the
association will be met at Marion and
transported in automobiles to the
.beach via Conway.
An extended conference between
the employing printers and the news
paper men of the Seventh congres
sional district was 'held in the after
noon on problems affecting their bus
iness. This is the first of a series of
conferences to be held in each of the
congressional districts to bring closer
coperation between the 'publishers
and the employing printers. Another
meeting of the Seventh congression
al district will be held within two
months at Sumter.
A resolution was passed urging all
employing printers to affiliate with
the South Carolina Press association.
It was also urged that the member
ship of the association be increased
and the president and secretary were
asked to put on a vigorous member
Mr. Kohn, who acted as chairman
of the district conference, entertain
ed the members of the conference
and the executive committee of the
association at a delightful buffet sup
per at his home.-The State.
World's Champion Tourists
A special construction gray auto
mobile, covered with a coating of
dust, and inscribed with the names of
hundreds of cities, towns, villages,
and hamlets, arrived in the city late
Saturday afternoon. It's occupants
were two men and two ladies, and
considerable interest was -aroused
when the unusual tourist outfit came
gliding down Broad Street.
Upon investigation it was learned
that the party was, indeed unusual,
for they were none other than the
world's champion globe trotters, who
have, up to date, traveled 144,842
miles over this and other countries.
The party consists of. Nell Wander
well, of California, pilot, Al Reed,
mechanic and'driver, Gertrude Shale,
prombinent magazine writer of Bos
ton, Mass., and Ray Laster, an expert
It was learned that the touring
party left Atlanta, Ga., on Septem
ber 22nd, 1919, and proceeded to
New York. They then traveled back
through the sorell shipped to Cuba,,
then to Central America. After an
extended tour of that country, the
party returned to the United States,
and struck for the west, touring
Oklahoma, and other western states.
The trail led them to Mexico, where
they met Poncho Villa, famous Mex
ican bandit, who personally escorted
them over the great Senora desert.
After leaving Mexico, the globe
trotters entered California, from
which point they shipped to Honolulu.
Upon their return to this country,
some time later,' they hit the northern
trail, passing through the state of
Washington and going as' far north
as Jeuna, Alaska. On the return trip
the tourists crossed the great Cana
dian Rockies, through to Chicago and
proceeded south to New Orleans
where they again shipped to Beunos
Aires, South America.
The party has recently returned
from their South American tour,-and
are on their way north to Canada.
They will remain in the city today,
during which time thay can be seen,
and interviewed. It was announced
last night that the object of the
around-the-world tour is to take edu
cational motion pictures, and to gath
er substance for the writing of a nov
el. The entire tour will cover 175,000
miles, which the trotters hope to cov
er within the next few months.-Au
Alabama Lady Was Sick For Three
Yean, Suffering Pain, Nervous
sad Depressed-Read Her
Own Story of Recovery?
Faint Rode, Ala,-Mrs. C. M. Stegall,
ot near here, recently related the fol
lowing Interesting account of her re
covery: "I waa in a weakened con
dition. I waa sick three years In bed.
suffering a great deal of pain, weak,
nervous, depressed. I was so weak,
I couldn't walk across the floor; Just
had to lay and my little ones do the
work. I was almost dead. I tried
every thing I heard of, and a number of
doctors. Still I didn't get any relief.
I couldn't eat, and slept poorly. I
believe if I hadn't heard of and taken
?ardui I would hare died. I bought
eli bottles, after a neighbor told me
what it did tor her.
"I began to eat and sleep, began toi
gain my strength and am now well
and strong. I haven't had any trou
ble since ... I sure can testify to the
good that Cardui did me. I don't
think there ia a better tonio made
and I believe it saved my life."
For over 40 years, thousands of wo
men have used Cardui successfully,
tn the treatment of many womanly
If you suffer as these women did*
take Cardui. lt nay help you, too.
At all druggists. E 85
In the. robbery of the Bank of
Trenton, the night of October 19th,
1920, a certificate for 10 shares of
stock in the Bankers' National Life
Insurance Company of Orangeburg,
S. C., dated December 9, 1919, in fa
vor of the undersigned was stolen,
and notice is hereby given that at the
expiration of legal notice, I will ap
ply to che company for a duplicate
certificate of stock. .
. WALLACE W. WISE,
Trenton, S. C.
liR.ftiftiTS NEW ?SaSCOVESIS
fci?J Surely Stop Thal Couti*.
PLUM BRANCH, S. C., February 6, 1922. .
SPECIFICATIONS:-QUALITY: All Ties shall
be free from any defects that may impair their strength
or durability. ' Ties shall not have sap wood more than
two inches wide on top of tie between twenty and forty
inches from the middle. All. ties shall-be straight, well
iTianufactured, cut square at the ends, have top and bot
tom parallel and have bark entirely removed.
All Ties must be 8 feet and 6 inches long.
White and Post Oak
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 " Grade 4 Grade 5
Size 6x6 Size 6x7 Size 6x8 Size 7x8 Size 7x9
80c. 40c. 60c. 70c. * 80c.
Your particular attention is called to the fact that a
piece of timber must square the above sizes , in order to
make the grades, and that it will be more economical, in
getting all grade fives, if possible, and by all means cut
out ones and twos.
Inspection will be made and cash paid as ties are hauled
in and properly placed on Charleston &'Western Caro
lina Railway Company's Right-of-Way at Plum Branch,
Prices subject to change without notice.
R. M. WINN
Plum Branch, S. C.
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All persons who have not paid their
1920 taxes will take notice that on
April 15 I will be forced to sell all
personal property and real estate
upon which the tax has not been paid.
All delinquents should make pay
ment to me for 1920 taxes by that
- W. R. SWEARINGEN,
Hay For Sale.
My best grade, Bermuda mixed, f.
o. b. Meriwether station or at my
packing house, comer Augusta high
way and old road to Meriwether.
State quantity Canted and will name
W. M. ROWLAND,
Melrose Orchards & Plantation,
Meriwether, S. C.
FOR SALE: Five nice young cows,
fresh in milk, at $25 and $30 each.
I am in the market for 50 hoad of
poor youhg cattle.
W. 'G. WOOD.