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Creatures'of the Wild Usc Ad
In Love-Making and th? Warding Off
rf Enemies, Employment af
Publicity ls Common.
That creatures of the wild know the
. value of advertising just as well as do
human beings is indicated by signs that
may be seen by any one who goes into
Often this advertising may be just a
dodge on the part of the Infect or ani
mal to avoid the attentions of another
creature who has designs upon him as
a delectable dinner morsel.
This peculiarity of nature ls notice
able in regard to the butterfly, which ls
an ingenious little publicity merchant.
Certain kinda of butterflies have nox
ious qualities which are not to the lik
ing of birds, but there are other species
which are just the reverse. The latter
-consequently assume the colorings.of
the former and so, by advertising their
undesirability as food, manage to pre
serve their lives, says an English
The same tactics are adopted by bee
tles, but it is from bird and animal life
thai we get the best examples. Certain
kin'.ls of snipe, for instance, set up a pe
culiar snriek as soon as they catch
sight nf a shooting party, and this is
kept ap until they have advertised far
amd wide that the gunners are on the
Wild sheep, also, are clever In this re
spect. They need only to see one of
their number at attention, with head
' np H n j ears pricked forward, to become
suspicions and ready for flight. Again,
?when deer register the presence of a foe.
they send a signal to every member of
the band to be cautious.
The wild bellow of the lion is often
uttered not because he is angered and
ready* to fight He knows that to keep
away his foes he has but to remind
-them of his power, and he does so by
proclaiming his strength far and wide.
With just the same object doe3 the
rattlesnake shake its castanets. The
sound of them reaches the. ears of his
foes and, awed with the dreadful warn
ing of the snake's latent power, they
But it is at the mating season in the
wild that the full power of publicity is
"brought to bear. There ls a general
flaunting of color and parade of
strength, with the object of proving to
a possible mate how much more desir
able than his rival each one ls.
This competition for favor is particu
larly outstanding in bird life, and the
?Display of colors and ornaments to
catch the female eye is carried to per
fection. The great peacock, while
conscious of his beauty, at the same
time is aware that his rival may be
Just as beautiful, and to oust him from
favor he tidies himself up and, as lt
.were, puts on his Sunday best.
Birds of paradise wave their wonder
ful sliky plumes, and the humming-bird
vd th great skill flashes his gems among
the flowers, making a perfect color
scheme. - .
Other birds, less fortunate in the
matter of color, find the power of song
a great factor In gaining favor; so
these songsters chant their sweetest
melodies or chirrup and whistle as best
Even the lumbering alligator knows
how to advertise, and. In searching for
a bride, does his best to stage a fight
so that the lady of his choice may see
him come forth the victor!
The same applies, writes Ernest In
gersoll, in "The Wit of the Wild," to
lions and tigers, and even the monkey,
*o if you see any of those fellows vainly
strutting about nit a zoo, don't laugh.
They know what they are doing !
Granddaddy of Kangaroo?
. A footprint made by an animal be
lieved by scientists to be the grand
father of the kangaroo has just been
found ?n an ancient lagoon in the
Eastings '"England) district.
The animal which made the imprint,
many thousands of years ago, is called
t>y experts the iguanodon, one of the
members of the dinosaur family, of
which numerous traces have been
found In America and reconstructed
lu American museums.
The iguanodon ls supposed to have
been 20 to 30 feet in height. Its
footprint, a cast of which has just
been exhibited to the members of
.the Geologists' association here,
covered an area of nearly four square
Impressions of its toes indicated
.that this iguanodon was in rapid mo
tion, suggesting the possibility that
an ancient sabre-toothed tiger waa
on , its trail.
The Birthday of a Papoose.
Wesley George Claremore, an Os.*ge
papoose, was on? year old a few weeks
ago, and his parents Invited 75 mem
bers of the tribe to celebrate the event
with them and attend a big feast, for
which two deer were killed and served,
says an Oklahoma newspaper. In
.addition there were two beeves, two
hogs, a wagonload pf turkeys, ducks
and chickens, several cases of bananas,
oranges, apples and other fruits, and
.continuous stacks of pies and cakes.
Toast responses were made by Bacon
Hind and Edgar McCarthy, former
.chiefs of the tribe, and Roanhorse,
a member of the Osage council.
Wifsy Taught Him.
I Bachelor-Well, old man, one thing
I notice about you since you've been
married; you always have buttons on
I Benedict-Yes; Dolly taught me
now to sew 'em on before we'd bees
ja arri ed a week.
Half Hour of Sectionalism in
Washington, May 13.-Sectional
feeling ran strong in the senate for
half an hour today when Senators
Robinson of Arkansas and Watson of
Georgia indignantly resented what
they charged was a slur cast on the
house by Senator Smoot, republican,
Senaor Smoot's remark was made
during a political tilt between the
democrats and republicans.
The question of reading the news
papers came up. Smoot asserted that j
the democrats read only democratic
newspapers while republicans . read
both democratic and republican news
papers. He added that the democrats
should not have too much to say about
readjng in view of the conditions of
illiteracy in the south.
Senator Watson challenged the
Utah senator to a debate on the ques
tion of illiteracy in Georgia and in
Utah. Senator Robinson, growing
more indignant as he spoke, said:
"There are some senators who seem
unable to get away from the spirit of
sectionalism, . which at one timo
threatened to divide the Union. There
are some senators who seem to think
virtue and intelligence are the pecu
liar characteristics of their particu
lar locality, and that illiteracy and ig
norance and other unfortunate de
fects of citizenship - are confined to
certain sections of the country.
"The south was left the burden of
educating a very large population re
cently liberated from slavery and
which unfortunaely was .almost to
tally illiterate. But if the senator
from Utah desires to make a serious
issue of this matter, if he wishes to
flaunt in my face the unfortunate
conditions with which my people have
been confronted with respect to il
literacy, I shall not hesitate to meet
"No other people in history have
so bravely met misfortune, have so
gallantly overcome difficulties that
threatened to overwhelm them, so
triumphantly emerged from the mis
fortunes of desolation in warfare as
haye characterized the efforts and the
success of the people of the south.
"In spite of sneers and in spite of
insinuations, the indomitable white
race of the south is advancing to con
ditions of enlightenment and glory,
and is leading by the hand the men
and their children pf the blacks. Here
in the senate of the United States we
qught to forget sectional lines and
sectional antagonism and live in the
spirit and consciousness of the fact
that we are all citizens of the great
Clemson College, May 15.-The
Botany Division has received a num
ber of requests recently, for informa
tion concerning the rusts of grain.
The following statement by the plant
pathologist gives in brief the situation
as it exists in this partof the coun
All small grains except rice are
subject to at least two rusts, the
stem rust, Puccinia granonis, is typi
cally a stem-infecting rust. It attacks
all of the small grains except rice,
and many grasses, and has a second
or alternate stage which infects bar
berry. It is very serious in the north
ern-growing regions but is compara
tively unimportant in the South.
The leaf rusts are as follows
(1) Leaf rust of wheat, which has an
alternate stage on meadow-rue.. Tha
lictrum; (2) leaf rust of oats which
has its alternate stage on buckhorn,
(wild shrubs of this region) (3) leaf
rust of rye, which has its
alternate stage on species of Anchu
sa (foreign plants found occasional
ly as decorative plants in this coun
try) ;, and (4) leaf rust of barley
which has its alernate stage (un
known in the United States) on "star
The leaf rusts of wheat, oats and
rye are very common, nad often
abundant in this section, and doubt
less do a great deal of damage. The
leaf rust of barley is not so abun
dant and probably is of comparative
ly little importance .It takes a much
heavier attack of any of the leaf
rusts than of stem rust to be destruc
tive, however, None of these leaf
rusts will attack any crop other than
is normal host.
Although not attacked by the stem
rust, corn is affected by a rust of its
own. This rust is very common but
seldom destructively abundant. Its
alternate stage occurs on the leaves
of the common Oxalis or wood sorrel.
About all that can be done by way
of control is to avoid too heavy fer
tilization with nitrogen unbalanced
with phosphorous^ and to plant early
maturing varieties. In time the prob
lem will probably be solved with rust
resistant varieties, but this solution
is probably still some years away.
( To ?*revc?:t Bio?? Poisoning
?pp!y at ones the wonderful old reliable Di. t
.PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur-'
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Origin of Scandal.
Said Mrs. A,
To Mrs. J,
In quite a confidential way;
"It seems to me,
?That Mrs. B,
Takes too much-something m her
And Mrs. J.
To Mrs. K,
I That night was overheard to say:
"She grieved to touc
Upon it much,
But Mrs. B took 'such and such.' "
Then Mrs. K,
Went straight away
And told a friend-, the self same day,
"'Tis sad to think,
(Here came a wink)
That Mrs. B was fond of drink." >
The friend's disgust
Was such she ihust
Inform a lady "which she nussed,"
That Mrs. B. at half-past three
Was "that far gone she couldn't see."
The lady we
Have mentioned she
Gave needlework to Mrs. B,
And at such news
iCould scarcely choose, (.
But further needlework refuse
Then Mrs. B,
As you'll agree,
Quite properly-she said, said she,
That she would track
The scandal back
To those who made her look so black.
Through Mrs. K, x
And Mrs. J,
She got at last to Mrs. A,
And asked her why, a
With cruel lie,
She painted her so deep a dye?
Said Mrs. A.
In some dismay,
"I no such thing could ever say.
I said.that you
Had stouter grew
On too much sugar-which you do."
In a rather obscure magazine a
long time ago, we read a very clever
description of Madam Rumor and
Dame Gossip, but when we tried to
tell you about them, the managing
editor said-No. The poem at the be
ginning of this column is, as you will
notice, an illustration of Dame Gos
sp's methods.-7-Ch?rleston American.
Gasoline Stock at High Figure.
.Washington, May 14.-A new high
record for the national stock of gas
oline, increases in the price of which
have been ordered investigated by
the senate, was established April 1,
according to statistics made public
tonight by the federation bureau of
mines showing supplies of the com
modity on that date aggregated 854,
The stocks on hand April 1 were_ap
proximately 47,000,000 gallons great
er than on March 1, when the pre
vious high mark of 807,000,000 gal
lons in storage was made.
The official figures confirmed state
ments made in the senate that pre
sent supplies and those of recent
months were greater than ever be
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Further increases in the reserves
of?gasolihe may be 'expected, the bu
reau's statement " indicated. ;
The bureau reports that kerosene
stocks decreased about 10,000,000
gallons during March, while a de
crease of 125,000,000 gallons for the
stored reserves of the same date last
year was shown.
Notice to Creditors.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
Pursuant to Decree in case of
Pierce Simpkins in his own right and
as Adminisrator of Estate of John^C.
Simpkins deceased, and Etta S. Simp
kins, plaintiffs, Against Caleb Simp
kins, et al, defendants, in Court of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County, I
South Carolina: ^
All creditors of estate of the late
John C. Simpkins deceased are here
by notified to file and prove their
claims, both lien and simple contract,
tvith and before me as Master for said
County and State within thirty (30)
day3 next after- May 11th, 1922, or
be thereafter forever 'barred, Edge
field, S. C., May 11th, 1922.
J. H. CANTELOU,
As Master, for E. Co., S. C. I
NOTICE TO CREDITORS /
Application For Discharge
In the District Court of the United
States, For the Western Dis
trict of South Carolina.
TN THE MATTER OF
G. S. Strom, Moss, Edgefield, Coun
ty, S. C., Bankrupt. y
(No. B-355 in Bankruptcy.) ?
To the Creditors of the above named
, Take notice that on April 17,
1922, the above named bankrupt filed
ais petition in said Court praying
that he may be decreed by the Court
ko have a full discharge froni all
iebts provable against his estate, ex
cept such debts as are excepted by j
law from such discharge, and a hear
tag was thereupon ordered' and will J
be had upon said petition on May 19,
1922, before said Court, at Green
ville in said District, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon, at which time and
place all known creditors and other
persons in interest may appear and
mow cause, if any they have, why
:he prayer of said petition .should
lot be granted.
D. C. DURHAM, Clerk.
Dated at Greenville, S. C.,
April 17, 1922.'
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\ Office Over Store of
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Residence Phone 87
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Local Phone 362
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ASK FOS THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND
' EAGLE MIKADO
EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK
I hereby give notice that an inter
est bearing certificate of deposit for
$1,000, dated May 24, 1921, issued
by the Farmers and Merchants Bank
of Johnston, S. C., has been lost in
the mails and that I will apply to said
bank for a duplicate certificate on
Thursday, June 1, 1922.
J. L. PRINCE,
Edgefield, S. C.
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glasses properly fitted..
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Edgefield. S. C.
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