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.MAINE'S BIG GAME SEASON.
-About 4350 Deer and More Than 200
Moose Were Killed by
'New York Sun.
The big game season in 1aile has
ended and no more deer can be kill
ed legally until (Ct. 1. I90. and no
more moose until Oct 15. Noth1with
standing the fact that weather con
ditions have beenveryuniavorablethe
sportsmen have killed nwearly as much
game as in 1903, the receipts at Ban
gor having been 4253 deer and 217
moose, compared with 4457 deer and
-232 moose for the season of 1903
-Deer will continue to arrive from dis
tant points for some days yet, and
the total for the season will probably
i oot up about 4350.
Deer are now more numerous in
.-Maine than at any time in the last
ten years, and the same may be said
of moose, although most of the
-moose are young bulls, scarcely fit
for trophies. In another season or
two there should be plenty of good
sized bulls with fine antlers in Maine.
There is some talk of asking the leg
islature to make a law providing for
;a close time of several years on doe
r*deer and forbidding the killing of
".bucks whose horns have less than a
specified spread, but there is really
little need of such a law.
The deer are plentiful enough, and
the fact that fewer were shot this
-year than in 1903 is accounted for by
the weather conditions, which, dur
- ing a good part of the season were
-very unfavorable. Heavy rains filled
the swamps and flooded the lowlands
-so that the game took to the ridges
-and hills, where none bue experienced
hunters could follow them.
This season about 30 persons have
been wounded by accidental shooting
in the woods and 15 killed, six of
those iled have been "mistaken for
~eer." The law provides a heavy
3penalty, fine or imprisonment, or
"both, for reckless shooting in the
woods, but as yet none of the men
-who mistook othersfordeerhavebeen
-prosecuted.. and it is not likely that
.-any of thern will be punished.
Give Russia Time.
T London Truth.
Looking to the future. twventy
years would not be too much to con
-vert Russio into a self-governing
ctountry. Such a period is nothing in
the life .of a nation. I abominate au
riocracies. I am for the rule of the
-people in Russia as everywhere. But
1 would risk nothing by too much
~haste. I would grind my corn before
.3 tried to make my loaf. There is
mothigg easier than to draw up a cut
and-dried consti:ution, perfect on pa
per. The empress Catherine invited
the philosopher D'Alembert to visit
.her'and begged him to d!raw up a
econstitution for her empire. The sage
cdxeerful:y accepted the task. but
ih&en the astute but disre'putable ie
-miale read is cor:imo h ii
czuled it for it assumned that Russiaxwas in
habited by French philosop~~hers. and
miothing more wvas heard of the con
-:.ti.tud.onl. lDad as ner p-,erniment :n
-probably have pro.,pere'i le::s under
:the theories of this sage.
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TAGS FOR WRECKS.
Chicago Man's Device to Mark Ves
sels Sunk at Sea.
.\ lighthouse over every sunken
ship and the means of raising i: from
any depth are offered shipowners by
\Vlam \. Johnson. a former United
States sailor and government em
W iyvce iII Alaska. says the Chicago
st. There will be no more treas
ue lost, at sea. according to the in
vIntor. if his contrivance is adopted.
It has already been favorably passed
upon by shipbuilders. and he hopes to
have it used by Japan.
Th invention is as simple as a
s:eering gear. and in comparison with
the cost of seagoing vessels its cost,
is trifling. Insurance rates will be
lower after it is adopted. in the op
inion of a firm of stockbrokers who
are interested in the invention.
The device is composed of two or
more cylinders two and one half feet
in diameter and running from the
deck to the keel of the ship. In the
upper end of each of these cylinders
a buoy is placed. Under it and fast
to it thousands of feet of light but
strong rope is coiled. The buoy will
float when the vessel sinks. It is fill
ed with gas, which will be lighted and
furnish a light over the sunken vessel
for three months.
When the wreckers come along
wi:h a grappling device, which is part
of the invention, the work of raising
the vessel will begin and will be -suc
cessful, if the best authorities are not
mistaken. The specially designed
grappling irons will be sent down to
the wreck, with the buoy lines as a
guide and at the bottom will find a
grip of chains fastened to the timbers
of the vessel. With-holds thus secur
ed the work of raising will be only a
question of windlasses and time. Mr.,
Johnson has provided igainst the
buoy lines getting foul of the vessel's
In his younger days the inventor
spent twelve years on an Aiterican
man-of-war. In 1900 he was sent to
Alaska as a deputy United States mar
shal. While there he had time on his
hands, and the long winter evenings
were spent in figuring out the inven
tion which may become a part of ev
ery seagoing vessel.
Of course it sounds a lot better to
resign a position than to get fired
from a job, but a man who has had
some experience claims that the ef
fect on one's capacity for paying
board bills is about the same.
At a meting of the stockholders of
the Newberry Knitting Mill held on
the ioth day of November 1904, the
board of directors were instructed to
sell the property of the mill, consist
ing of real estate, buildings and ma
chinery, either at private or public
sale: and if at public sale, to give
three weeks' notice.
Now, the undersigned, a committeo
appointed by the board of directors,
will offer for sale at public outcry the
propertv of the Newvberry Knitting
ni!. consisting of real estate, build
mugs and miachinery, at Newberry
Court Hlouse. Sotuth Carolina. on the
6th day of February 1905. at twelve
oclock. Terms of sale cash.
Z. F. Wright
C. E. Summer
B. C. Matthews
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WHAT EVE ATE.
May Have Eaten a Quince, Not an
Apple, Says Mrs. Lilli, D.
Eve never ate the apple.
First.-Because there is no indica
in in the Bible tha: Eve did eat it.
Second.-No apples have ever been
kn :n to grtov in that region.
Third.-lfi she did it was prol-ably
.QIrs. Lillie Devereaux Blake thus
neatly dispcses of the earliest scan
(al. says the New York World. And
.Mrs. Blake. being a daughter many
times removed of the famous lady in
question, has doubtless as intimate a
knowledge of the fact as any authori
ty extent. She made the assertion in
all confidence the other day at the
meeting of the New York Legisla
tive league at the Murray Hill hotel
and created a flutter in the dovecote
which no argument for woman's
rights has caused.
Mrs. Blake was combating the
statement made by Mrs. Johnson, the
speaker of the day, who in proof of
woman's importance said: ,
"There is one fact often quoted
which still remains undisputed. Eve
ate the apple."
Whereupon Mrs. Blake straightway
threw the quince at her. Every wo
man in the room was very much
shocked, greatly relieved and a trifle
disappointed. They are still wonder
ing if Eve did not eat the apple what
the serpent had to do with the case.
Mrs. Blake has vouchsafed no in
formation on that head.
TREE'S AID IN TELEGRAPHY.
A Signal Corps Officer's Original
Idea in Wireless Kes
Major George 0. Squier of the
United States signal corps has .by a
series of experiments rea.:hed an ori
ginal conclusion to the effect tl.at liv
ing vegetable organisms may be used
as part of a circuit for electrical oscil
la:ions or Hertzian waves, which in
turn suggests the possibility of using
livingA trees as substitute for masts
and towers in the operation of wire
ss telegraphy, says a San Francisco
dispatch to the Kansas City Star.
To use a tree instead of a mast, bal
loon or kite for wireless telegrapny, it
is only necessary, according to Major
Squier, to drive twvo ordinary iron
nails intc the tree, one near its base
and the other where the main branch
es of the tree divert from the trunk
and connect the receiving- apparatus,
between the twvo nails. With this sim
,e arrangement the messages from
the distant wireless station are read
by means of a telephone.
A Sparkling Fashion.
Fashion decrees that we shall once
more bespangle ourselves, fill our
hair, as it wvere, wvith fireflies, wear
trimmings and ornaments and em
Ibroideries that shine and carry little
himmering bags and sparkhng tans
:md set our feet in shoes that arc in
rsted with golden and metallic
heads. It is a good sign, says the
L adv's Pictorial, that social life, too,
will have some sparkle and glitter
and that for a season at all events
we are going to look on the brighter
side of everything.
A little girl. wvhen a lesson was be
ing given on snow, volunteered the
information that the snow was swept
out of heaven. ''How does it get in
to heaven?"'asked the master. ''Please
ir the angels scratch it off their
wings." _ _ _ _ _ _
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Christmas is over and lots of our Toys
are gone, but we are ready for the
New Year with a Varieiy of Dainties.
S. B. JONES,
HUDGENS BROS., LAURENS, S. C.
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