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TRAINED WAR DOGS.
Intelligence Exhibited by Hospital
Cannies in Battle.
The Russian government is in com
munication with Major Hautonville
Richardson, a retirea officer of the
British army, on the subject of his
supplying a canine ambulance corps
for the far east.
Major Richardson considers that
the best dogs for ordinary work in
-the field are black or sable collies.
Intelligence, not breed, however, is
the chief consideration. The Rus
sians have adopted the Caucasian
dog; France favors the "smugglers'
-dogs," well known on her frontiers;
Austria employs Dalmations; Tur
key finds Asiatic sheep dogs most
suitable, and Germany generally se
The trained dog can be employed
in a number of ways. He may act
as scout, as an outpost to the out
posts; in an actual engagement his
services are readily available for the
transport of reserve ammunition to
the firing line; in a seige or invest
-nent he my be used as a sentry, and
in this capacity would prove inval
uable in guarding against surprise.
. But it is in ambulance work that
the dog may provide the greatest ser
vice to man, and it is to this special
and important phase that Major
Richardson has devoted many years,
training his dogs to perform their
life saving work with almost human
skill and intelligence.
The beginning of training for field
service is to take the dog at night
to some quiet spot and have an assis
tant creep up slowly toward dog and
master. The dog scents the ap
proach and gives warning by growl
ing, barking being always checked by
the trainer, since in war time it would
betray the dog's presence to the
In ambulance work, the dog, find
ing a wounded man, lies down beside
him and the man, if not too seriously
injured, helps himself to the brandy
carried by the dog in a flask upon its
The dog also carries bandages, a
waterproof sheet, a pencil and a piece
of paper. The wounded man scrib
bles a hasty note to inform his com
rades in which part of the field to
ind him, then, intimating to the dog
by a wave of his hand that it is to
return, the dog dashes off again to
the ambulance headquarters.
Help is dispatched at once, Ethe
ambulance party being led to the spot!
by the dog itself. The wounded man
had in the meantime been enabled
roughly to bandage his wounds, and
rerhaps, to save his life.
Irrigation in Far West.
When it is considered that only
three years have elapsed since irri
gation in the west was taken up as a
national measure, it would seem that
the members of the irrigation con
gress, now in session in the south
west, are a little hasty in condemn
ing the government for not acting
more rapidly in the matter. A good
deal has been accomplished in the
way of surveys, but the western peo
ple, as usual, are in a hurry. This
is one of the great public works
which does not lack for money, since,
by law, all receipts from sales of pub
lic lands in the arid states go into
the irrigation fund, which is now
about $30,ooo,0oo and rapidly increas
Government engineers are prover
bially slow in their movements, but
in this case there seems to be some
reason for caution, as the subject
is to be treated in the large and the
minutest data must be secured.
Enough is known, however, to indi
cate that the water in the arid states
can be so conserved as to provide
homes for twenty millions of people,
or almost the population of all Italy.
Land that is now utterly valueless is
being made worth $xoo an acre. That
seems a large sum, but it is below
the gencral average of irrigated land
in California. where S6oo an acre is
not an uncommon price. By means
of irrigation the farmer is able to
proceed on a sure basis. regardless
-of what the weather may be.
The mar. who loafs aw'ay three
quarters of his time is the one who
is the most unreasonably impatient
if tke train is a few minutes late.
An Uneqxivocal Answer.
San Aantonio Express.
Prof. Wiley, of the bureau of agri
culture's chemical department, was
talking about explanations that do
"Those explanations that make
nothing clear, those answers that
throw no light, make me think of an
acquaintance of my boyhood, Jerome
Hert, of Indiana.
"One day he was at work in a lone
ly field, when he heard a voice from
the upper air.
" 'Hey! Hey, you" the voice shout
-jerome looked up in amazement.
About fifty feet above his head was ;.
balloonist. The balloonist, on a
wa.,Y.,. %.s doing a siv-;-mile j-ur
ney to Evansville. Now, though he
had lost his way, and from Jerome
Hert he wished to ascertain it.
'Hey, there!' he repeated.
'Wall?' said Jerome.
'Where am I?' cried the balloon
"Thereupon Jerome made a rZply
of that opaque, dark sort that we are
'Where are you? Why, up in a
baley, he said."
The match between M. J. Dwyer
and Charles Wittmer, one of the best
heavyweight wrestlers in the country,
is practically closed and the bout will
probably be held January 20. Witt
mer's challenge was received by
Dwyer on the night of his last match
with Leonhardt, and this morning the
Irishman accepted the proposition
and submitted his terms.
Wittmer weighs about 2oo pounds
and will have some thirty or forty
pounds the advantage of the local
man I.-t Dwver -avs he wants an op
portunity to show how much superior
speed is to weight.
Wittmer enjoys the distinction of
having held Yousouf, the terrible
Turk, to a draw in one of the fiercest
wrestling matches in the history of
the game. Other American competi
tr,rs were easy !or the gigantic
"After the Wittmer match, I will
take on Leonhardt again," says
Dwyer. on one e.ondition-that h
puts up a side bet of $250. I will
agree to bet that sum that he can
not throw me once in an hour
Leonhardt's proposition was' that
he 4Gould throw Dwyer twice in an
hour at that style.
WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG
DODGER TELLING YOU ABOUT
THE MIMNAUGH SALE.
This is to notify all Debtors and
Creditors of the firm of Quattlebaum
& Schumpert, that Mr. J. C. Schum
pert has sold out his interest to Mr.
D. M. Langford, in the above named
frm. All parties owing the old
frm, will please take notice, and all
parties i'olding claims against the
old firm w"ill please present them at
the office of Quattlebaum & Lang
ford. Business will be continued at
their same "Old Stand" where the
new firm will serve you.
Quattlebaum & Schumpert,
Prosperity, S. C.
On Thursday, the rgth day of Jan
uary, 1905, we will sell at the late
residence of James Y. Cuibreath, at
public auction, beginning at eleven
o'clock, A. M., the household and
kitchen furniture, farming implements
etc., belonging to the estate of said
James Y. Culbreath, deceased. Terms
of sale cash.
Jno. M. Kinard.
Applications and bids for acting
as Physician for the County Home,
Jail and Chaingang, within five miles
of Court House, and also including
the Medicines to be furnished and re
quired, will be received by the Coun
ty Commissioners up to and includ
ing the first day of February, 1905.
Applications may be filed with
either of the undersigned.
J. Monroe Wicker,
Fred. H. Dominick,
A company is known by the men
A Wonderful Saving.
The largest Methodist church in
Georgia, calculated to use over one
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed -.aint in painting their church.
'.hey used only 32 gallons of the
Longman & Martinez Paint mixed
with 24 gallons of linseed oil. Actual
cost bf paint made was less then $1.20
Saved over eighty ($8o.oo) dollars
in paint, and got a big donation be
'VERY CHURCH will be given
a liberal quantity whenever they paint
Many houses are well painted with
four gallons of L. & M. and three
gall.ns of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold.
These celebrated paints are sold by
the Newberry Hardware Company.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, composing the Board of
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County, State of South Carolina, will
on the 20th day of January inst., at
nine o'clock A. M., in the office of
the Clerk of Court for said County,
epenly and publicly draw thirty-six
jurors to serve as Petit Jurymen, at
the February term of Court of Gen
ral Sessions for Newberry, begin-.
ning February 6th, 1095, and contin
uing for one week. And also twelve
Grand Jurors to serve for one year.
Jno. L. Epps,
Wm. W. Cromer,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Clerk of Court.
January 9th, 1905.
We have just re
turned from the North
oith the finest line of
Kitchen and House
iold Furniture in this
ection of the State.
[he Best 6oods at the l.owest
ON JANUARY 15
we will open in the
R. C. Williams Store
Cash or Installrnent.
R. i. WATT$& CO.
WAREHOUSE COMPANY OF
Columbia, S. C?,
STORE COTTON IN
houses and to
Proper Cash Advances
if you desire to
hold your cotton
details will be
if you address
Columbia, S. C.
To one and
favored us dui
We have strive
faithfully. Our i
been and will
ideals in busit
crave no succe;
be attained b)
tegrity. We sta
merit, and ne%
virtues of our
We have enj<
since 1875, bt
and so the hun
eration as thE
who are not, si
WM6 B. pEEIJ1
Have the largest and
Furniture and House F
opened in Newtherry.
car of Roll Foot Beds to
Big shipment of Mattin
We are the cheapest
see us and get our pricE
Main Street, N
Building Material of
all who have
ring 1904 with
) extend our
n to serve you
be for loftier
iess life. We
ss that cannot
( strictest in
nd on our own
rer decry the
it this by no
iblest and the
We wish for
r, and those
ach joys, and'
tt a benign:
[MA & SO
r . a a
most complete line of
'urnishing Goods ever
We received another
iay, cheaper than ever.
g direct from Japan.
n the State. come to
e of,a Buck Stove.
Co.'s old stand.
1 & Summer,
ewberry, S. C.
and Cement Co.
TON; S. C.
ill kinds. High Grade