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INSTINCT SAVES FROM DEATH
Few Animals Will Eat Poisonous
Food Unless Well Dis
That animals of every species can
detect poison in food is a well known
fact. Disguised though it may be, the
deleterious matter is discovered and
instantly rejected unless disguised by
artifical means. As a rule dumb
'brutes seem to have very little sense
of taste upon the palate. But carniv
orous animals have a kind of "half
way" sense between taste and stom
.acheache which very soon tells them
when they have taken poison or any
thing likely to disagree with them,
and nature has kindly arranged that
they can get rid of it by the throat
with very great ease.
Wolves, tigers. leopards and all
other carnivora are difficult to poison
because of the power which they have
of rapidly getting rid of -the drug.
Lions, on the other hand. are very fre
quently poisoned. as they eat vora
ciously and quickly, more like a dog
than the other large felidae. It is
said that a good many lion skins. es
pecially those brought back by for
eign counts and others from Somali
land, were obtained by tho unsports
manlike method of poisoning carcas
ses and leaving them for the lions - to
devour. Cattle. which have no less
than four stomachs, are hopelessly
poisoned if once they. have swallowed
a dose, whether in a toxic plant or
otherwise. It is the curious arrange
ment of their interiors which makes
it such a difficult matter toi give cat
tle medicine at all.
In common with human beings ani
mals seem to be affected by poison in
certain forms when in a particular
.condition of health. At other times
they can eat the same plant or shrub
with impunity. In certain states of
health a man can eat pork, lobsters,
cockles. scallops and other somewhat
riskv foods without bad effects. At
other times the same edibles would
produce on him th.effect of ptomaine
poisoning. Two persons may eat of
the same food at the same time, and
while one is perfectly well afterward,
the other may become violently ill.
The curious cases of yew poisoning
among cattle or horses seem to be
somewhat analogous. They will some
times browse on shoots of yew and
take no- harm whatever. At other
times they are obviously made ill or
die from eating the leaves. They
have even been found dead with the
yew fresh anid undigested in their
stomachs. Where poisonous plants
are present in any great numbers in
herbag'e it seems quite impossible to
prevent cattle from eating them. "The
poison veld" of parts of the Transvaal
has a particularly bad reputation
caused by plants-one of which is
said to be species of tulip, which
comes into leaf in the sprinig.
In addition to the poisons mention
ed above the deaths or illness of En
glish cattle have been traced to eating
the leaves of laurel, common crow
foot. and various other plants of the
ranuncclus family. wild parsnips
and acorns, which are very astringent,
and also, it is believed, ,to their-eat
ing woody nightshade. The keeping
of a goat with cattle may be bene
ficial, because goats eat by- choice and
with impunity plants which are in
jurious to cows.
Birds seem to have no discrimina
tion whatever in regard to poisons,
probably because they have almost nc
sense of smell and swallow their food
without masticating it. They are ter
rified to paralysis by the appearance
of a poisonous snake (tnless the ter
ror be due to dread of the appearance
of the serpent rather than to an in
herited knowledge of its venomous
power.) but such intelligent birds as
rooks will pick up and Eat poisoned
grain, and crows and ravena readily
eat poisoned eggs and meat. Chick
ens will eat the poisonous seed oi
the laburnun and die from the effects
Whether birds such as tits and green
tinches ever do so does not seem tc
be known. But wild birds are ire
(luently found dying in gardens
tho ugh apparently they had been ir
.(I health a fewv hours before. and
'h-eir leatth may probably be due tc
the co nm'mption'i of poisonous seeds.
"What prompted you to rbb this
man's till?" asked the judge of th<
"My family physician sir." was th<
reply. "He told me it was abssoltel
necessary that I should have a litth'
It's Not War.
New York Post.
The raid of the Vladivostok squad
ron has brought out, in a certain im
practicable idealism, the seamy side
of Japanese valor. Such incidents as
the refusal of troops on transports
to surrender to warships, the whole
sale preparation of such troops to
commit suicide, and the demand that
an unsuccessful admiral should take
his own life, reminds us startlingly
of the gulf that lies between ourselves
and these Orentials. As for the
troops who lay helpless under the
guns of the Russian cruisers, their
preference for death gratified only a
personal punctilio. By surrendering
at discretion they could have put the
Russian fleet to considerable embar
not have taken them prisoners; in
deed. would have been obliged to fur
nish some means of escape from the
sinking transports. Under such cir
cumstances. the Japanese would have
been under no parole, the Russians
would have been subject to a peril
ous delay, and a thousand troops
would have been spared to fight the
battle of the empire. It would be
said, of course, that the complete in
difference to death which constitutes
it part the superiority of the Japan
ese army, depends upon this fanatical
point of honor, it seems likely, how
ever, that for purely military reasons
the Japanese 'commanders will be
compelled to combat the nationai
code of suicide.
New Element Found.
The Tenderloin has a new saying,
according to the New York Times.
The bibulous visitor found that out
He went into a Broadway cafe and
asked for some of the stuff that made
Jamaica famous, or words to that ef
fect. He had a row with the bar
keeper who said:
"You get out! You're just the ele
ment we want to get rid off."
The bibulous visitor stared, for he
had heard about the same "element"
before, but had never been inquisitive
enough. He visited another saloon,
made a row, and was fired out, wit
thel same parting shot:
"You're just the element we want
to get rid of."
The bibulous visitor stared, but
went. He determined to know why
everybody grinned whenever the "ele
ment" speech was.uttered. He went
down Broadway questioning every
"What is the element we want to
get rid of?" -
A grin was the invariable answer.
At last in desp.,ir the bibulous visitor
approached Policeman Boswell. who
w;Ls standing at Twenty-ninth street.
"Shay of'ser whash th' elen -n' we
wan' get rid of."
"Come and ask the captain," said
In- the Tenderloin station Captain
Cottrell asked Boswell what the man
"Accosting everybody on Broadway
He gave me a fight on the way in."
"Good, my man, good!" said Cot
trell, and added solemnly. "That is
just the element w'e want to get rid
Yeast-He bought his automobile
on the installment plan.
Crimsonbeak-And from the way
he runs it I e:xpect to hear of his be
ing taken to the hospital in the same
way some day.-Yonkers Statesman.
Sown at the last working
of the Corn or Cotton Crop,
ca be plowed under the following
Aori og 31ay in time~ to pa:t co:n
rim.u n Giover prevems7 wIII: r
~.leaching of thie soil, isteual iin fer
Stilia ;'alue to a gzorA ap plicationi
tv~of corn or oth~er crops dvichl
Swinter and spring grazing, fine
~early green feed, or at good hay
crop. Devn if the crop is cut off
the ac:tion of the roots and stubble
impro the land to a marked de
Write for price and special cir
cular tem:i.g about seeding etc.
T.W.Wood & Sons, Seedsmnen,
RICHMOND, - VIRBINIA.
Wood's Descrtptive Fall Catalog, ready
aotAugust ist, tells ali about Farm
ar.d Vegetal'e Seeds for Fall plant'
ing. Mailed free on request.
Not At AH Particular.
Mabel-Really, I don't care what
sort of a husband I get."
Her Mother-Why, Mabel! I'm
surprised at you.
Mabel-So long as he's rich and
and handsome and kind to me I don't
care, so there, now!
Miss Snappe-Why don't you pro
pose to her by telephone then? Mr.
Hoamley Tinimid-Maybe she
wouldn't know who I was. Miss
Snappe-Exactly. That might help
your chances.-'Philadelphia Ledger.
Good For Nothing.
"One thing I like about the new
man," said a member of the firm to
his partner, "is that he's reliable. You
can always tell what he's going to do
"And what is that?"
Daniels & Williamson,
Illinois Central Railroad
DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION.
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
In connection with W. & A. R. R. &
N. C. & S. L. Ry fom Atlanta
Lv Atlanta 8.25 a m Ar St.Louis 7.08
Leave Atlanta 8.25 A. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.08 A. M.
Leave Atlanta 8.30 P. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.36 P. M.
With Through Sleeping Cars
Gnfrafl, FoIda and Tonees
ROUTE OF THE FAMOUS
Carrying the only morning sleeping
car from Atlanta to St. Louis. This
car leaves Jacksonville daily, 8.05 p.
in., Atlanta 8:25 a. mn., giving you the
entire day in St. Louis to get located.
For rates from your city, WVorld's
Fair Guide Book and schedules,
sleeping car reservations, also for
book showing hotels and'- boarding
houses, quoting their rates, write to
FRED D. MILLER,
Traveling Passenger Agent.
No. 1 N. Pryor St., Atlanta. Ga.
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500~
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
for the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
da's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on
account of bad weather and never
gets sick, but goes right on earn
ing him an income. It's a nme
thing to work for money, but it's
much nicer to have money working'
for you. Try it--open a savings
account with us and get some money1
working for you. Make a deposit.
in the Savings department today.
and let it begin to work for you.
Interest computed at 4 per cent
TJnory r and Jully I of each year.
+ We hereby announc
candidate for more bu
ourselves to satisfy all
+ MAYES' DRU
We believe in won
By putting the cents in the r
customer is the one who continue
fident of getting a dollar's wortl
bought goods, lower prices, and
Muslins! Fresh, 1
20 cents kind at 15 cents.
12 1-2 cents kind at 10 cents.
8 1-3 cents kind at 6 1-2 cents.
BLACK GOODS! COMPLET]
Tussah Silks, Voiles, Crashes,
White Goods, Swisses. Gingha
"Cost Sale" competitors Can't T
on every pair of shoes an(
The bfggest and best line we h
will not allow us to quote prices,
suit or extra pants for less mbn
have in stcck and not what we h
Agent for Butte
Western and At
To St. Louis and all poI
west. Three Solid Traii
Palace Sleeping Cars,
Only through car ser
go, witho u change
Close connections m
Seaboard Air Line Rail%
Railway and the Southe
For map folders or othe
T HOS. R. Jon
No. I Nohth Pry
H. F. Smith,
(Eastern Standard Tlrr e.)
Soeue udin Effect January Oth,1"
840mam Lv Atlanta (8.A.L1 Ar.SSpm
p03m bbhen 61 pm
2 lpm Ar Cliton (D!n'r) Lv. 2 5pr
10 00am Lv Glenf pring Ar 40onm
1 17 pm Watero 2 24 pmn
1 3Opm .ar Laurensa(Din'r) L v 2 (7 pum
84 22 53 52 ?1 85
Dy D'y D'ly D'Iy D'l D'I
Sun San Sun Sun
71 700 202 ~.L.x.Lauren ArI 5 0 60
47.~ 2 ClIton.. 31 30 . 2
91 50 834 Gollvei 11 30' -4
I891 3 4 rIChareso Lv1 62 2o
Tran 953 andI 52aie and~:;i 5ep.5t 20'
*2.5"0*04 irr7 a .c. L. s fr igh deot
:e ourselves as a
siness and pledge +
ight place. The well pleased
.s to come where he feels con
for one hundred cents. Well
honest dealing has kept us io
15 cents kind at 12 1-2 cents
10 cents kind at8 1-2 cents.
5 1-4 cents kind at 5 cents.
LINE JUST ARRIVED.
Lawns, Nainsooks, Linens,
.ms, etc., at prices that our
i Oxfords in the house.
ave ever shown. Our space
but we will sell ycu the same
ey. We advertise what we
ave "Just Sold Out" of.
, Louis Railroad.
nts West and North
is Daily with Pullman
Atlanta to Sx. Louis,
vice, Atlanta to Chica
ade at Atlauta with the
ray. Central of Georgia
rn Railway trains.
r information write.to
es, T. P. A.,
or St., Atlanta, Ga.
3has. E. H armon,
Gen. Pass. Ageut.
iierlcsteR eli Ves8rll CaroliRi Rvr Co
Augustiaand A.shevifle Short; Line.
(Schedule in effect Auigust 1, 1903.)
Bead Down.) (Bead Up1
2.46 pre........Lv Newberry......... Ar 3.10 pm
1.50 pm . Ar Laurens............. Lv 9.02 pm
2.07pm........Lv Laurens.. .. .. Ar 1.30 pi
3.30 pm....Ar Spartan bur..... Lv 2 01 pm
3.40 pm...v Zpartanburg..... Ar 10.25 am
5.32 pm....Ar Saluda........... Lv 3. 39 am
e.Ii pro.....Ar Hendersonville Lv .%.05 am
7.15 pm....Ar hAhevlle........... Lv 7.00 am
2.46 pir...Lv Newberry (C.N.&L.) 3 10 pm
.50pmn..Ar Laurens...........Ly 2.02 pm
1.56 pn...Lv Laurens........Ar L.45 "im
2.31 pm...Ar Greenwood.....Lv 12.4d pm
52 .....Ar Augsta.............Lv 10.10 am
2.36 pm..Lv A ugusta.............Ar 12.20 am
(3.30 p'..... Ar BeaufTort .............Lv 7.15 am~
5.45 pm...Ar Port Eoya1............Lv 7.05 am~
2 46 pm..Lv New1bert'y (0 N.aL)Ar 3.10 pm
1 50 pm..Ar Laurena .........Lv 2.02 pm
2 09pm ..Lv Lauri'n........Ar 1.25 pm
3.25 pm..Ar Greenville.....Lv 12.15 pm
For further information relative to rates,
te., call on, or address
GEO. T. BRY .N, Gen. Ag. Greenville, S C
ERNE T WILLIAMS, net. Pass. Agt.,
T. 5!. "' r e"u Tra:mc Man a. Ga.
ILUE Rl.4E RIAIL ROAO.
5i. 0, BEA'kTIE, Receiver.
In Ere June 8, 1902.
netween Anderson ad WaIhalla.
M.9 No. 12 4t.ations. No.II No.9
3 18 955.......Belton......3 20 10 56
2 48 9 33...Anderson F. D....3 40 1111
3 45 9 30.....Anderson P. D......3 45 II100
.... 9 09........Denver.....359 ...
...902......Autun......4 05 -..
....655 .....Pendleton.....4 11 .....
....828..Jordania Junct ...433 :-'..
4 40 -