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Thrilling Incidents Culled From The
Horrots of War.
A veteran of the British army in
India once saw a strange sight on a
battlefield. As he tells the story a
squadron of cavalry had been held in
reserve under cover of a field battery
and an infantry regiment. The artil
lery duel had ended. The assault of
the enemy in overwhelming numbers
had been repulsed by the steadiness
of the infantry. While a cloud of
smoke hung over the field the cav
alry received orders to charge with
The troopers started in close order
for the enemy's line. Midway they
met a destructive fire from earth
works in front of them and from the
woods on their flank. A young caval
ryman, with his saber drawn, was shot
in the heart while leading in the first
file. The horse halted, swerved to the
right and turned back, but the rider
kept his seat without flinching. The
other troopers went on, carried the
earthwork by storm rode at full gal
lop after the retreating force and coa
verted lafeat into rout.
The dead trooper meanwhile was re
turning with white face and with the
blood streaming from his wound. Un
der his nerveless hand the horse re
ceived neither check nor leading and
made its own way toward the infantry
which was'now advancing rapidly. As
the smoke .lifted the soldiers saw the
solitary rider coming with one hand
in a death grip upon the saddle, while
the othei- still held the sword rigidly
It was a sight never to be forgotten
-the galloping horse, with the dead
cavalryman still mounted a;d 157>king
grim and fierce. It was; not until the
rider had gone fifty yards from the
sp9t where he had been killed that he
rolled off the horse.
A similar story is told of Captain
Nolan, who delivered the fatal blun
dering order for the charge of the fa
mous Light brigade. He was seen on
the field of Balakava, riding from the
hills where the staff officers were
drawn up to the quarter where the
brigade was stationed. -The charge
began, and what was left of the bri
gade returned in broken groups.
At last Captain Nolan was seen gal
loping rapidly,toward the center of
the field. He was firmly seated,
straight as an arrow and riding well.
Suddenly the horse swerved and the
rider toppled over.'
The officers who were nearest rush
ed forward, but when they lifted him
from the ground they found him life
less. Like the Indian saberman, he
had been shot and instantly .killed,
but his horse had carried him.safely
across the field, out of the reach of
the pursuing Cossacks.
FORTUNE IN FISH BAIT.
Maine Man Retires on Money Made
By Baising Earthworms.
By far the most popular bait for all
kinds of fishing in Maine is living
earthworms, which have the odor of
the. ground about them and, which
seem to be choice tidbits, not only for
trout and landlocked salmon, but also
for pickerel, perch, black bass and, in
deed, every species of food fish that
swims in fresh water. As the Maine
soil is deficient in, humus and lacking
in decaying vegetable matter, angle
worms are not plentiful.
More than ten years ago, says an
exchange, Carl Beers, a florist of Ban
gor, went into the business of rearing
earthworms for, the purpose of sell
ing them to the local fishermen as well
as for shipment to Boston. He import
ed a breed of dark purple worms
from Belgium, which were prolific
breeders, though coarse 'and strong
flavored, and later he secured a box
of giant angle-worms from India. In
the course of a few years he was able
to supply live worms by the million
to his customers.
Those shipped to Boston were sold
in job lots for 75 cen.ts a pound. To
the home cutomers he sold worms of
lerate. The only A
Policy-holder for more thar
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d surplus protection, which is tf
the additional security of the s1
re and address, and we will
average size for 10 cents a 'dozen.
Though his greenhouse was a small
one, and though his trade in flowers
was never' extensive, he made money
rapidly from the sale of worms, until
last year, when he retired and went
to his old home in Sweden a wealthy
Sidney Cooke of Presque Isle, the
inventor of several diving appliances
used by men who work in deep waters,
was the next man to attract attention
as a public benefactor in the bait line.
Mr. Cooke says his invention was
made possible through having watch
ed the Indians of Canada when they
sought worms for bait.
"All earth worms come to the sur
face at night," said he, "and feed on
the grasses and rotting leaves near the
entrance to their burrows. While the
worms were busy eating the Indians
of Canada had -a habit of dragging a
blanket with its under side smeared
with bird lime along the surface of
the land, thus picking up the fat
worms, together with sticks and
lumps of earth and small pebbles.
"After dredging the land for a
time the Indians carried the blanket
to the camp, picked off the worms and
added another coating of bird lime.
Though I have been praised very
much for-my invention, it is not mine
by rights, as I gained the idea from
" The only change I have made is to
go out with a light giving forth a vio
let color and allowing it to shine for
a few minutes upon the land to be vis
ited with the smeared blanket. Miost
ights frighten earthworms and drive
them underground, which is the rea
son why they feed in the dark, but a
light that carries a blue or a violet
blue shade seems to soothe the crea
tures and makes them eareless of dan
"Or perhaps the worms are hypno
tized by the.strange glare and cannot
get away. That is the way a dash Lamp
a'ts upon deer at night, and I think
a deer should know as much as an
Cheese "Kos' Too Fur Gone."
The old Virginia darkey who has
beei from the time he was ten years
of age the dining room servant of one
of our aristocratic families, says the
Washington Post, is noted for his
Chesterfieldian manners. And as a
waiter, cleaner, and everything else
for which a house servant is wanted,
he is not equalled by his latter-day
brethren, whose main occupation, if
he has been to school and can' read a
little, is that of a hotel waiter or
Pullman car porter.
Having some company to tea one
night, I rememnber that two of my
friends were fond of Limburger
cheese. I bought a pound package
and- toole it home with me. On arriv
al Old Unele .Isaac met me as usual
with his acenstoked salutation of
"Good even' boss."' I said to him:
"Uncle Isaac, you .will find among
other things in that box a package of
cheese, and I want it on the table to
"All right, boss; I'll have it."
"Don 't you forget it," said I.
" Oh, no suh; I ain't groi' fergit it.
I'll have it, sho'. "
Now, Uncle Isaae had seen every
kind of cheese in his life, but this was
his first experience with the Limbur
When I took my company into the
dining room the old fellow was stand
ing near the table, with a long white
apron* on, and a waiter under his arm
ready to jump if any one looked to
ward him. Not seeing the cheese, I
said- to him, quietly:
"Uncle Isaac, where's the cheese O"
With a look of great disappoint
ment, he turned to my wife, as if to
say, "Please marm, come to my -res
ue!" but my wife only smiled. I re
peated my question then with more
emphasis. "Uncle Isaac, where's the
cheese?" He came shuffling up to
me sideways and being too polite to
let the guests hear what he had to
say, whispered, softly, in my ear,
"Boss, it was mos' too' fur gone, an'
I fng it away."
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age of the insured.
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Negro Suspected of Assault Riddled
By One Man-Father of Al
A special to the News from Gros
beck, Texas, says:
While being conveyed to jail in the
custody of two officers a negro who,
it is alleged, assaulted the daughter of
J. A. Eastland, a farmer of Delta, at
an early hour Tuesday morning, was
taken from the officers by a posse of
citizens and held until the arrival of
the girl's father.
When Eastland rode up he ordered
the crowd to stand back and emptied
both barrels of his shotgun, loaded
with buckshot, into the negro, killing
him instantly. There is no excitement.
Those Mystic Signs.
A story is told of the most conspic
uous joiner in a thriving western city
noted for its many lodge members.
Indeed, it is said that everybody be
longs to at least one lodge and nearly
everybody to two or three. Recently
a new family came to town, and lo
cated just a'cross the street from the
past master .of all the organizations.
One day, a yeek later, he caught the
five-year old son of the neighbor a
the lad was passing, and with a few
preliminary remarks led up to:
''Say, my boy, is your father a Ma
''No, sir,'' was the sharp reply.
''Probably, then he is an Odd Fel
''No, sir, he ain't.''
''Knight of Pythias? Woodmnan?
Workman? Pyramid? Forester?
The boy shook his head.
''Isn't your father the member of
any lodge?" demanded the question
er in a puzzled tone.
''Not a one," replied the boy.
''Then why on earth does he make
all those signs when he comes out in
the front yard every morning?"
''Oh, that ain't lodge," cheerfully
exlaimed the lad, '"Pa's got St.
''Which would you rather be, a leg
islator or an author?" ''A legisla
tor" answered the bright young man.
''The products of his mind enjoy the
dignity of resting in a pigeonhole in
stead of being ruthlessly consigned
to the waste basket.'"-Washington4
Sentimental Youth (to partner,
shaken by a passing tremor)-Oh, I
hope you don't feel cold?
She-Not at all, thanks. Only the
gray goose walking over my grave.
Sentimental Youth (with effusion)
Most Ingenious Device.
Pat-If wan af us gets there late,
and the other isn't there, how will'he
know if the other wan has been there
and gone, or if he didn't come yet?
Mike-We'll aisily fix thot. If Oi
get there furrst, I'll make a chalk
mark on the sidewalk, and if you get
there furrst you'll rub it out.
It seems an awful waste of money
to most people to spend it on sensible
It's advice when you give it and
lecturing when you get it.
When a man owns a fishing outfit
it is a sign he isn't going to church.
The baseball season has opened, and
it follows that the office boy problem
is again acute.
It is expected that the price of ice
will cut a good deal of ice dur'ng the
coming heated term.
Apostle Dowie and Overseer Voliva
are determined to catch each other in
the teeth of the muck-rake.
If. 'Lige Dowie will calm down
awhile..maybe some life insurance
company will tender him its presi
A little taffy is apt to make silly
people appear stuck up..
There is always Wnuch good in the
man who lobks for good in others.
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The only 20-Payment Life
which, according to its terms,
it shall be automatically paid i
years, according to age of insi
nsurance company, the Statutc
se aggregate wealth has been rel
nade out for your age, showii
Ram's Horn Blasts.
Truth cannot be built out of tat
No great man was ever a grumbler.
Many mistake finickyness for fi
Brotherhood cannot be until there
Where the sermon is sleepy Satan
The church service that drags
draws none to Christ.
No one can love the Saviour with
out loathing his sins.
Reformation is the fruit of infor
mation and transformation.
Many a mAn thinks that he is faith
ful when he is only stuck fast.
Punishment that seems to be post
poned may be only perfecting itself.
Few places are more dangerous for
the Christian than the devil's funeral.
Some of us would lose all sense of
God but for our need of His sympathy.
U. C. V. REUNION
New Orleans, La., -Reduced Rates
and Quick Schedules via Sea
board Air Line Railway.
On account of above occasion the
S. A. L. Ry., will on April 22nd, 23
and .24, sell round-trip tickets to
New' Orleans at a greatly reduced
rate, the rate rom Newberry being
$14.25; limited to April 30th, but by
depositing ticket and paying fee of
fifty cents same will be extended until
May 21st. Side trip tickets to nu
merous points will be sold by lines
entering New Orleans at rate of one
fare plus 25 cents to holders of U.
C. V. tickets.
Call on nearest Seaboard Agent or
write W. L. Burroughs, T. P. A., Co
lumbia, S. C., for further information.
To Spartiburg, S. C., Account of
Musical- Festival, April 25-27.
Account of above named occasion
the following rates are authorized to
Spartanburg, S. C. via C. N. & L.
Railroad: Round trip fare Newberry
to Spartanburg $2.35. Tickets on sale
April 23, 24, 25, and 26th, final lim
it April 28th, 1906.
J. W. Denning,
Bed Room Suits from !|
Chairs and Rockers fro
Matting from 20c. to 3J
Rugs from 75 cents to!
Cooking Stoves and Ra
We carry a full line of
the Wheeler & Wilsor
Mattresses from $2.50
New Mattrass just put<
Window Shades, Lam
class furniture store.
We have thousands o
to sell cheap for cash o
Also Organs and Piara
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