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QUBBB TRAITS OF THE OROW.
Easily Shot. When Once Their Leader
No bird is better known to the
f'armer than tlie conmnon Aierican
crow. No bird is so detested, but on
the other hand none is more frequent
An old f'armer out near Chatham,
N. J., who has hunted crows Ior more
than forty years, descriles them as
iremarkable mixtures of intelligence
I'ach flock of crows ias its king
or leader Whom the rest obey im
plicitly and without whom they be
come utterly demoralized and seem
unable to act for themselves,'' he
says. ''If you want to destory a whole
flock of crows the first thing to aim
at is to kill the king.
''I remember when I was a small
boy an uncle of mine planted a large
field of corn, which a flock of Crows
instantly selected as a feeding ground.
For a long time they set at defiance
all efforts to disperse them. The
king crow sat upon a tall tree, from
which lie surveyed the country for a
great distance. As soon as my uncle
or his men came in sight he would
sound the signal of alarm, and he
and all his followers would take
flight; but no sooner were the men
t(io Ior' away to shoot than the king
would make the fact known, and the
eitire flock would return. After
wasting a quantity of aninnition and
the greater part of f morning without
sho101tinig even one of tlie rascals, my
mwile h1un1ted mil up.
" 'Steve,' lie sai(l, 'yoi're pretty
ood with a gun. Now .I'll tell you
what--I'll give you a dollar for every
Crow you kill out in that field of
"I sippose ie thought that, on i hei
chancr11e of earning a dlollar, I wo1h!
spe"d the flext (lly or two chasing
erow off his corn. Well, I didn't
say anything. I took my g1u and
started off that at'ternoon. ThIereT
were the crows at work in the field
and the kinlgX on the tall tree.
'lle caught sight of fie as I camniC
over the fop of tile hill. auil ravq, thle e
signal. I went. on downl (he road, <
hid in some bushes just acros I-frti t
the field, and waited for miotc than I
an hour, but the crows seemed to have t
gone for tile (lay. I decided to give it ,
up till the next morning, and started e
back lip the road. Just as I disap
peared over the top of the hill I I
heard a loud eaw and, turning, beheld I
those crows coining in a swarm to 1
Worth of th
Must be turned into cai
I amn compelled to raise at least
.waited until September the first to s
You will have to buy3 Clothing, H-at
boys before they start to school. 'I
money. The prices named for this
fore, and will not be duplicated in 1"%
I hope never again.to be forced to m;
as I feel it is absolutely necessary to do
Three-fourths of the sales advertise
humbugs, pure and simple. The gem
March last told me it was the only oi
chant lived up to what he advertised
about every transaction by every one
between himself, the merchant, ther
will always be so as long as I am in
lar without deceiving the people wh<.
patronage I will never make it. I h
this. I have had clearance sales at ti
would give twenty, twenty- five and
pt.r cent cash discount in order to r<
goods. But there is practically no I
this sale. The stock must be turned
people who do their trading with mec
Close out in bulk to some merebant
them. The only things reserved in t
Bonar's New Fall Hats, Ralston Hi
Co.'s Shoes, Frankfort Manufacturir
Fall Clothing, Cluett, Peabody & Cc
& Wilson's Collars and 'Cuffs. TI
dollars' worth of stock that mu'
and it must go. I will entertai
month an offer for the stock and
tail I will close the entire stock in bi2
chaser. Trhia sale will continue until
half or is sold in bulk. Terms spot
sold on approv'il, or taken back, or
pos tive. No package put aside to 1:
sale Is over.
I want every man, wroman and chi
trade to get their share of the barge
early,.and often. Tell your friends a
Under Nv o~.,,tvtet,
I do not think Crows are so fond
f Corn 's some farmers imaginet"
le t(;(ld the writer "The old birds
?e!.d their young on worms, bugs
Mnd insects. It is such food they are
Ifter when they go into the freshly
illed fields. In lhunting for these
hey naturally daialg. the corn to
t eertain' extent. My pet would not
teih urain of any kind. I think lie
vou1ld have starved before vating
"I shed tetr w NIhenl I lost that bir.d.
called him Jackey. I got him by
iimbing to the top of a tall pine tICe
nid carrying him down in my arms.
put him in a box about two feet
iare, with a sieve across the front.
fMer keeping him there about one
reek I let him out for a walk. Very
oon he was so tame that I gave him
ntire freedom. He slept in the trees
n summer andi in the chicken house
vith the hens in winter.
"When hungry lie would come into
hie 11ouse. et hold of my wife's skirt
nd pull and yell and flap his wings
ill sie fed him We gave him every
ling we had on our table excepting
lie grains He was a great lover of
Icat of any kind. When hte got a
>ieee lie would grab it as savagely as
dog, fly up in a small tree in the
ird, hold the meat. inl one of his claws
nd tear off pieces with his bill, all
lie time making noise enought to
waken the d(ad. HeN- was also very
011d of grasshoppers. and would
ypend hours some dbays -allierinz
hiem an storn-g tiem tip f'or hard
'Whenl he got Iore food than le
ould eat at otie time he would take
hie surphius out in the yard anid hide
tunder. soi leaves; and woe to the
log or elit that would 1 ry to get
-ha lie had deposited.
''Ie w(ould niever hiide anytlng
Ihile arv"ne was watebin hini. If
omn would turn ywir btackX. ..r . ind
(t to lvok for a 1oliltl he w4111l
rop whatever he hid. 1niekly put
covertin- over it. anmd theln rnin off
bout twenty feet where Voul eotild see
im and conIlee to) ditr and seratMChl
1 make Vou helieve that lie was hid
!. it there.
- T' T started to go where Ie had
Iiv, mthing .nekey would try
eveV wv ill his poWed t" lead me
al tle oIpposite direction
''He was a great boy for taking
ralks. He would follow me through
lie fields the same as a dog, or some
imes perch on my head or shoulder.
Io seemed to know wihen Sunday
ame and would-bother me more tleni
han on any otler daY. e wanted
a kcep me busy. As sooI as le saw
hat I had nothing to do, he would
et 1101d of my trousers and try to
till ie alow with him for a t.amp.
''Jacky was never quiet for a mo
lent except when asleep, and that
lis only in the middle of the Iight.
IT was first man up and last man to
''A crow, as far as my observation
oes, is a iiatutral horni thief. Jackey
couli4 steal anything lie could get
old of, carry it off and hide it. lie
vas. especially fond of anythinig
>right, suich as sewinig materials.
hears, thimbles. nteedlles, papers (if
iins, silver spoons aind jewelry of all
'Our barn w~as burned by lightninig
hat year and1 this gave Jackey lots
'Cflbusinless. lie would .work all day
,j,jH ng nails out of the ashes and
arrying them off to the woods close
>y where lie wouild stack them in piles
nd cover them with leaves.
''Onie (liy while walking through
lie woods I went without k.nowving it
o the spot where some of these nails
:cre hi(den. Jntst ats I was about to
read on one of his precious stores,
ackey hiolpped down at my feet and
egan to pick up nails as fast. as lie
ould, carrying them away to a place
''Had Jackey lived I think I could
myve taught him lots of tricks, for
le wats v'ery initelligent. Untfortu
lately my pet trame to anu unitmnel.)
md~t just as lie began to lbe most in
eresting. Hie had been fighting willi
hie liens onno day and they pulled
iit. all the feathers in onie (if his
vings. Laiter in the day lie attempted
o fly aeros4 a creek, fell in andl was
Irowned. ''-New York Sun.
..The Oat Oontin-gent.
It may int.aet ourii readers to know
where the ''scratching'' game was
played iln the primary election last
In Abbeville Club No. 1 the total
vote east w~as 279. Tillman received
20 votes and must have been scratch
ed 59 times. This club east 148 votes
In A bheville Club No. 2. Tillman re
~eivedl 2431 votes of 254. Only 11 votes
,vere cast. without Tillman's niame.
A t 1 bie WVest 106 v'otes were east
md1( of these Tillmian received 75 anid
11 tickets wvere scratched. This was
n Ansn1 box for heneceivel ( - te
settle on the field. Several times Ili
tried to steal up the road on them,
but it was no use. Then I resorted to
''I went up the hill and quite a
piece down the'other side. Then,
when I heard the king crow give the
signal to return, I slipped behind the 1
bushes by tlie roadside and succeeded
in creeping all the way back withiout
his catching sight of ie. I picked
him1 ofT eaIsily, and as they did notI
hea.r hii give the sigiial of alarm the
ther crows went oil teeding un1til I
hand shot several of, tlim. I
"The I took the body of the king
NIOW, tied it to that of a large hawk 'V
which I had shot onl my way there, 1
tad tossed them into the middle of the 9
field The crow is the most curious I
bird on earth. The whole flock came
wooping down to solve the mystery l
If a crow and hawk lying there to
zether. I shot and shot into their
nidst, but they .never seemed to learn. v
''When all my shot was exhausted
[ went to go see how much lie owed t
:ne. He went quickly enough, and 1
:011un1ted ninety-seven crows. t
''After a while lie came back to t
lie house with an awful sober face. t
'' 'Steve.' lie said 'I guess I'll have I
a ask you to let me offI' a part of that 1
Main we made. I didn't calculate a
Xaictly hmow good with a gun you are.'
'Wvell, I 'll tell you, uncle,' I said, 11
I've had a lot of sport this af'ter- (
10n011 1a(l if you'll give ie back tle i
141lla1r I spent on shot. to kill those ,
*rows 1 guess it will be all right.' .
I've lever seell a dollar. coile out I
a man's pocket is Itiekly as that t
'Oftenl sinlc I've used the hody of C
I dead hawk (4o brinlg a erowd of t
-rOWS within shooting distance, and i
ie never kiown it to fail. Some- o
ow it is :m object which seems to v
iare a peciliar fa 'sitiaion for them.
iivill.T tlem e .leart out ofd their senses N,
Scme 1iiel1iers exterlilnate wile I
laiks -l eraows at once by stick in i
Sstuiiffed owI ill) in a tree where tlhey
-_retate. All crows. yo)u know, like
o te'Ise ll owl. If viovs are stweess
illv dveed by a stuffed owl lacti- i
ally Ihe whole flock icay be wiped
mt hefor411e they will abandonl their
!un. They will return aLnailn and again
isp-l tr-ore,hton mid 'kr v hhmhhi
o tease the bird, in spite of the fact
hat some of their number are shot.
Samuel W. Quick, a farmer of t
?.ynex Corners, N. Y., has learned to t
iave a friendly feeling for all crows, I
iecause of a devoted pet in one of c
;, Biats, Menfs
-' in the next sixty days.
['en Thousand Dollars and have
ucrifice my stock in order to do it
,Shoes and Furnishings for your
his is your opportunity to save
aile have never been heard of be
ewberry this fall by anybody, and
ake such a slaughter of my stock
no w to raise money to pay my bills
das at and below cost sales are
itleman who conducted my sale in
le he ever made where the mer-t
and where he had no question
in the store, being fair anid honest
:lerk and the customer. And it
business. If I cannot make a dol
> are kind enough to give me their
'ive never had ai side ufore like
ie close of each season, when I
so'netimes as much as thirty-three
,duce stock and make room for
imit fixed for the discount during
into cash, and I prefer giving the
the benefit of the price than to
vho would make a profit out of
his.. sale are Stetson's, H-awes' and
ealth Shoes, Hamilton Brown &
g Co.'s Shoes, J. Wener & Co.'s
.'s, Corless, Coon & Co. and Earl
iere is at least fifteen thousaund
t be sold without regard to cost
n at any time within the next
fixtures. If' I cannot sell at re
1k if I can get a satisfactory pur
the stock is reduced at least one
ash on all purchases. No goods
exchanged. Every sale must be
e called for and paid for after the
Id that ever comes to Newberry to
ins that will be offered. Come
nd neighbors about Us.
Between the Exchange
L ALLJJ JMjWb.
BrunHon the only g,enuine prolibitio
ist received (.nly 1-d votes anid A. (
Jones none at all.
A t Me :ick et u1 a vte r 20
Tillman e*ived 14.1 and 51 tielcet
Mol 3 am verie ed. s nai'svot
was 147 inl this club.
These ig1-ures are sit bstantit aly e0l
rect;taken fironi a tabiulated stateeiw
We do not helieve or asseirt the
Ansel who is a goed miant hiad aiiythin
to do A this seratchiin' but it is
qingular. coilcidenlce that whier-e th
dhibs wer-e stron, for Anisel tlw.y wer
vek for TiMill
The Colunhia corespondent of th
3reeNwood4 ildex says:
"Seitfr Tillman was severel
Ol'Itelche all over tihe State. but il
nany p Ihes lie v-te for Tillima ww
not emmited, owillu to the interest i
other officers where there are cor
tests, and it is impossible to say wha
S the exh1e1 of' the seratehing. Unio
ounty seems to be the banner count;
n the scratching line.''
This is ceriainly a surprising stat
lieilt and needs explanation. Nothini
>f the kind ever occurred before tlha
V ie har-. of'.
The votes for other candidates ma;
wt have ' een counted So a stiil
ittackes to the totals.
If TI'lHinni's hull vote had bee
onleI!- (umbrto scr-atches, per11
laps, would have been reduced.
11'flthere wals I 1"Alive to count11 Till
1:1 s t t1 i was 1 4111 ( le 111 t (
)is trionds 11but it mnust have been an
11berZ -eiF filhe seratechers.
Will :ive yOu 4'.c. or
every Alarm Clock tha
Vou buy in the r ext ter
I wil '1iforten dayE
$1,0k' Clc-.--ks for on1j
I have the larges
stock of goods in New
berry, and I guarante<
my prices to be right
if not, I will refunt
EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS.
Th'le next coulnfty tenehiers exaim
tion will he oni Friday Rep)temberl4 21
inl thle (Iflice of the county super'inte
dent of edlucat ion. Colored applier
tions11 ini the court house.
J. S. Wheeler,
Co. S'ipt E 'ation.
NOTICE OF SALE OF POMARL
Not ice is hereby givel n t, by anti
or'it y of a resolution of the stoel~
holers, the dieetors (If tihe Pomari
Oil Mill will sell t.he property an
franchelises, both real aind personal, a
the P'oma.ria Oil Mill, at public oul
ery atI Pomaria, S. C., (4n the 12th da
of September, 1906, at eleven o 'clo('
in t he forenoon, onl tihe followin
TheI purichaiser' will he reqiuireud t
Ia zivive thousand do(llars (cash, o
hIe day of(I sale, $500 of1 wh ichi must la
ILlidl to the act ioner ais soon as t i
lo. 2, Or the prophertyV will in
med410iately he resold; thle biaamee
bue paid withlin thirty days, withort
interest, whereupon tit.le to the pr<
per'lIY will be executed and1( delivere<
I u~rihiaser to pay for papi~ers.
Thlis sale will be m'ade to enal
thie direct ors to pay tile debts of th
corp'Joration, a.nd the pri'iCoees wi
he ap1plied to the clims (If cr'editoi
iln th I)~order of the.ir le.ral pr'iorit.y.
WV. WV. Berley.
J. P. Set',zler,
E. 0. TTPIntz.
D. A. Kleekle .
.IL .and WHISKEY HABri
* &Wcured at home wit
Utic ulars senit FR'ELki
L rWI'e 4 , ?.A. WOOLIAY, Md.J
I Jn ,'S. Qfov104. Pryor stre,
are what we clairy
of pretty, nobby
colored wool gool
and fresh from ti
of America. A ful
!Flannels, just th
cales, Suiting ai
prices to pleaso.
36in. light Outing
36in. dfarK Percal
Wood dark Outing
We want your
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t The Right P
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