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TETAINMENT AT OLBMSON.
oege Press Association Had Splen
NeWberry Ollege, May 14.-Of
I things for which southern people
e noted their hospitality is the chief,
d this chawwteristie was never
tter exemplified than in the enter
ment of ithe Sout(h Carolina Press
sooiation by Olemson College Fri
y and Saturday of last week. There
e tender places in the -hearts of
ach delegate, whether boy or garl,
or Clemson and the Clemson boys.
The trip around the grounds, the
onerts, the parade end the dances
were enjoyed, and every one was
t"),smade to feel at home and among
fiende. The crowning feature of the
meeting was the banquet, which
would -have done credit to a large
city. In the gymnasium, amid tasty
decorations in College colors and pen
nants, the tables were set, aqd the
Clemson Band played While the dele
gates feasted. But banquets are not
successful without .toasts, and we
were very fortunate in the speakers
called upon. All the toasty were en
joyed and all were happily given.
Clemson left no stone unturned to
'give the delegates the best possible
time, and they succeeded most ad
mir1bly, deserving the thanks andi
best wishes of her sister colleges.
But let it not be supposed that
otr time was given up entirely to
fe1asting and merriment. Far from itt
We had work to perform, work which
required- thought and deliberation.
In our two~business meetings we are
bold enough to say we accomplished
mord than we expected. Many dis
puted points were settled, and at the
end harmony prevailed, a condition
absolutely necessary to the success
f our Association.
Some may ask what was the object
7of our meeting. Our Association has
a great and glorious end: it is for the
purpose of upbuilding the college
magazine of our beloved state, the
most negleeted out most important
feature of college life. Further, we
wish to bring these magazines into
closer connection, 'to have meetings
of the delegates from the various
staffs where various phases of mag
azine work may be discussed to the
mutual help of all. -It is also intend
ed as a protection to magazines as a
strong central body to look after their
interests. This is indeed a commend
able work and it should succeed.
Although our meeting at Clemson
was Ak reAt success. Everyone who at
tended has been benefitted, and it
was with sad hearts that we left our
hosts. As Miss Wallace's toast runs:
Happy shall we part; and happy meet
H*ppy shall we part; and happy meet
-News and Courier.
South CareGina Notes.
* Chester has organized a chamber
* Un favora'ble seasons have greatly
injured the erop prospects in the
southern part of the state.
Green, a negro, died in Chester
from the effects of a kick from a
horse. He lived several days after
At the T. P. A. convention at An
derson Ex-Govern or Hey ward was
talked of for senator and Mayor Rhett
of Chiarleston for governor.
The peole of 4a portion of Darling
ton county have filed a p)etition witi
the governor, asking to b)e allowed to
attacb their district to Lee county.
0CBAN CABLB NABS WHALE.
Catchs Huge Boast In South Atan
In November last, says a New York
otter, an officer of the Central and
outh meri'can Telegraph company
Iled on the director of the New
k Aquariiun with a letter from
electrical engineer of the com
y, who desired to know to what
epthi a whaile icould 'descend ymnd
hether an air breathing mammal
could stand a water pressure of near
ly half a ton to the square ic.
The ,inquiries were prompted by
n interruption of the submarine Ca
bi. betwea'i Iquique8 and Valparaiso,
Chile, which occurred on August 14
last, and 'which was )aused by a large
whale that was afterward drawng .to
the, surface by the repair steamer
*Faraday from a 'depth of 400 fathomzi.
An article in t.he New York Zoologi
eal Society's Bulletin for April, an
aqi4arium number, from which the
above facts are taken, continues:
SThe cable in which the whale was
entangled weighbed in the air, .while
wet, 1,715 tons per nautical mile, and
hadl a breaking strain of 6.06 tens.
The -cable's weight in 'salt water was
1,005 tone per nautical mile.
Hf the whale came to the surface
to blow, he must have held two or
three miles of cable- in suspension.
This however, is unlikely, since it
had four turns of the cable around
its body, one being in its mouth.
When the trouble with the cable
was discovered, tests from Valpara
iso and Iquique rdlaed the brek
about thirteen miles frohn the latter
place. On August 16, the Faraday left
' "I re for the postion of thle b-lk
and commenced grappling in 342
fathoms, wibb 500 fathoms of rope
The ca1ble was hove up, cut and
tested to Iquique. The end was buoy
ed, and the ship grappling further
:;. pick.et -o the -.able when eani3
in badly twisted-and with increasing.
A large whale was brought to the
surface completely entangled in the
cable. Tha Ps,eh b-;.jg uiimi.n-ahle.
the cable was cut close to the whale
and the vessel moved to . the wind
ward. Tests were made and Valpara
iso spoken. The ship made four
sou,ndings - in the vicinity ;hich
showed a depth of 415 fathoms (2,
490 feet, nearly one-half 'mile.)
It is extremely douAtful whether
an air breathing animal can go as
deep as 400 fathoms and as that
depth is much below the limit of
pelagic life, on which most whales
feed, it is not likely that the whale
d pene:te su(h a d p: h. T-ital
darkness, moreover prevails in depths
of 400 fathoms. According to the
ry4ords of whalem,n. wh. .;. sosave
been known to stay under water over
an hour and after being harpooned
to have carried out a mile of line be
fort reappearing at the surface, al
though this does not necessarily mean
that the line was carried down verti
The Valparaiso-Tquique cable was
laid on January 27, 1906. At first
sight it seems unlikely that the whale
entangled in this cable could have
Iemind"hO - i lit montli, -- .1 Ut m oi
plete disintegration or being gradu
ally consumed by small forms of life
on the bottln.
T.e e-ep . . ,ever, is ';temely
cold, the temperature being close to
the freezing point of fresh water,
and the carcass, unless actively at
tacked by bottom life, might be ex
pected to last longer than in the war
mer surface waters.
Since, from what -we know of air
breathing animals, it is unlikely that
the whale would descend 400 fathoms
of its own accord, and as a deep sea
cable is .not laid"very sla)k, it is
doubtful that the whale cil.; hve
fouled it at the bottoln.
The logical conclusion is that it
became entangled during the laying
of the cable, eight months before,
when there was a considerable sus
iinsion. TP,.. t N . , Qd conditi ..-if !
stiff and heavy cable about the ani
mal shows that the energy expend
ed in the vain efforts to free itself
must have been, enormous.
Boston Loves Great.
Down Boston way the people con
tinuie to recognize and love their
tircat, *tys Harper's Week4ly..En
vious people say that the Boston
neighborhood produces so few excel
ling human specimens in these days
that they hail with glee the appear
ance of any neighbor or any neigh
bor's child who gets Sn'to the front
ranks. This is nice as it is, but no
one knows better than Boston that it
and its neighiborhood arc just as pro
lific of great men .as it used to be in
the (lays of the elder Adamises or Ru
fuis Choate or Daniel Webster( both
N'ew Hampshire men), or the Pome
roy boy or EIlbridge Gerry or Benja
mini F. Butler. At any rate, Boston
is loyal to its great, and when Geral
di,ne Farrar traveled there to sing in
Mr. Conried 's cage, It took only one
item in the newspapers to make many
people pay as much as $8.50 a seat
to see her, while a good many paid
as nmuch or less to hear her. The
item recalled the fact that she was
from Melrose. ''Gee!'' they said,
''isn't she fine! It's worth the mon
ey just to see her. Her father pitch
ed on the Melrose nie' It was a
great combination for stimulating
Boston local patriotism, baseball and
singi.ng, aind Mr. Conried and thp
speeulators profited by it; penhaps
nsatisfactory to t heboard, and which
Geraldine (lid, too.
A Permanient State.
QId Uad Murphy, as lhe was affec
tionately known to the boys on the
road, was a conductor on a trunk
fine transporting large shipments of
live stock from the West, says Judge.
Dad had been in the service so long
that the rules of railroading had be
come second nature to him, and th.e
result of the superintendent's fre
quent orders to the trainsmen to an
swer with military brevity all ques
tions and1( messages, especially those
by telegraph, to reliev e the burden
on the wires, had reduced Dad to ha
bitually short, concise replies, even
to his conversation. On a baking
lot July day, when not a breath of
ur was stirring, and the sun beat on
lie car roofs till the pitch pulled the
-oles off the brakemen's shoes, Dad,
n looking over his train, discovered
hat eight hogs had succumbed to the
'cat. When passing' the next tele
raph station he threw off a message
o the superintendent.
" BU'hans, Supt.-Hogs still dead,
ice't heat ; advise. Murphy, No. 78.''
At the second telegraph office lie
.-eceived his answer.
"Murphy, Condr. 78.-What is the
,resent condition of the hogs? Ans,
D'ad grunted, shifted his quid of
rine cut and wrote as follows:
"Burhans. Supt.-Ioge still dead,
,u rphy, 78."
Apples Flavor Cigars.
LTew York Press.
"Why do I keep apples in the
riesk drawer with my cigars?'' said
the elderly usiness man with novel
deAs. "Because it gives them a fine
Ead distinctive flavor and also im.
pairts just sufficient moisture to keep
the eiga'rs In excellent condition. I
cliscovered the thing quite accident
illy. Am fond of apples, you know,
uM like to keep some around my
lesk for a nibble or two occasionally.
3enerally I kept the fruit on top of
my desk, but one day the d-ust was
so bad that I resolved to place the
fpples in a drawer. atliere wasn't a
irawer sufficiently empty for the ap
ples except the one in which I had
2igars. It didn't look like a good
combination, apples and cigars, but
into the drawer went the apples.
"A couple of hours later I fell
the need of a smoke. The delicious
nlavor the cigar had surprised me. It
vas of a make I had been smoking
for years, but I never had noticed
lint flavor before, and I enjoyed the
moke so much that I hit it up with
mother f.rom the same dra.wer. The
result was the same, and then the
>resence of the apples with the cigars
miggested a smlution of the mystery.
"From that time on I have kept
iny eigars with apples, and have
m1okes that are distinctive and a real
lelight. Furthliermore, the eigars
lever get dry when they are with
the apIples, an,d, at. the same time,
Iever' get too moist. Some of my
rriends to whom I have explained
thiw-.. have It I-ed othpr kinds cf
t.r-ong fl'avored fruit instead of all
)lesg. One manl insists that lie gets
[he most delightful results from or
inges; but apples suit me best, and
[ stick to 'em.'"
liutherlford school picnie was wel
aitteiided, and but for the exception
.1 anl, accident. oil the ball grounds
the day was nuch enjoyed. Revi. .1
1 1Ag anid Mr. J. B. O'Neall Hol.
I(oway delivered highly entertaininig
:id inis.ruct ive addresses upon char
amnori builditng, and edlucationi. Mr
I. olloIway is a c'hIampionl of' rura
I.iJh sehnol andtt 'omuhllsory educat io:
h.e advocates bot h in a most plausi
This wvas a successful sessioni; for
ty six pupils enrolled.
The following niames remainied up
on roll of honor the greater part ol
session: Gr'ade 1. Azile Sease, Mary
Nance, B3essie L1ominiek and Horaei
Grade 2. Hlorrie Dickert, Alvit
Rawls, J. HL. Wilson, J. B. Leitzsey
Anna Coe Weit t, Ba ckmnan WVicke
andl Chas. Lominiek.
Grade 3. D)rayton Nance, Lula Lom
iniek, Ernest, and Louise Wiekeir an
Grade (6. Anmnie, Ola and Mary Ip~m
liick, .Janie and( Jimmie Sease. Atmu
McCollum, Jos. L. and Trout Keitt
M4trie Syse and (Geo. Cablwell '
Iinames r'emlained' on roll of honor thei
Word making is one of our ''seal
Oexeise.s, '' some1 puils made over
f'our' htuntdred words from a wvord of
six syllables. Pupils in grade 2 anm
BJ masteredl the multiplication tables
'Those pupils making most decidei
improvemenit ini penlmanship are
Clara, Ida, Louise and Bartow Wick
or, Azile, Marie, .Jan-ic and Jimmit
Sease, Annie, Ola, Mary, Lula, Chas.
and Bessice Lominiek, Jno. Wilson
I. B. Leitzsey, Corrie D)ickert, Annr
McCullum, Geo. Caldwell, Anna Coe
Jos. and Trenit Keitt andl Cunningi
Many a man does nothing but hope
from morning tl~l night, theni sit:
clown and calls it a day's work.
A young widow always acts as il
Ihe would have known just as 'much
had she never married.
Life in Ohio ought to satisfy th<
most st rentuous of poli ticians. They
(do not even inidulge ini construlctiv<
recesses hetween fights out there.
Removed at Last.
A West Point cadet, some years
ago was told by his instructor to draw
up the plans and specifications for a
railroad viaduct to connect two high
h1ills, between which ran a small
In due course an excellent set of
draivings was presented, one showing
the brid-e in its completion with a
sketch ofW the surroundiWes, an on
which sat two men, with their legs
hanging over the side, fishing. Tie
drawing was 'returned with the re
quest that the men be removed from
Upon receiving the paper the see
ond time the professor discovered that
his instruction had been carried out,
but that the two men were seated on
the bank of the stream, still in quest
of representatives of a finny tribe.
.,ain was the paper returned, and
this time with positive orders to re
move the men from the drawing at
together. Imagine the consternation
which overspread the features of the
''learned instructor,'' upon receiv
ing *the papers for the third time, to
find two little graves and tombstones,
with appropriate epitaphs, situated
near the bank of the stream. His or
ders :had been obeyed, and the men
Needless to say that the cadet was
forgiven for his breach of discipline,
and the unintentional disrepect to
his senior officer was overlooked.
Prodded His Memory.
Mr. Urban was always late to din
ner. He arrived home -on a certain
evening, as usual, twenty minutes be
hind hand. His wife was entertain
ing Mr. and Mrs. Fortune. Greeting
the guests with effusive cordiality,
''If I had known this pleasure was
in store for me, I should certainly
have arraniged my busine.ss so as to
be at home earlier.''
''Why, Harry,'' sighed his wife.
''I told You.''
'I beg your pardon, love; but. you
are certaiAly mistaken this time. You
probablY forgot to mention it. On
the whole, I'm glad you did. It is a
delight ful surprise.'
Mrs. Urban was a spirited woman.
this unjust accusation come mar over
throwing her courtesy. Her lips
parted, theni shut decisively; but a
slight frown lingered on her forehead.
Little Tommy read her face. He
knew all about his father's poor mem
ory, ind she felt it his duty both to
refreb' it and to defend his mother.
''Why, papa,'' lie piped up,''
''donlj't. you recollect? Mamma told
you to be sure to come home early
tonight because the Fortunes were
going to be here, and you said, 'Oh,
the devil!' ''
A teacher had a very dull pupil
whiom he found exitremely dimeiult
to instruct in the letters of the al
phabhet , says thle Bohemian.
'There is let ter A,' explained the
joeer for' thle tenthI time, as lie
Iwrote it dow~n on the blackboard.
''And this letter B,'' lhe wvent on,
putting dowvn the second letter of the
''Now, my boy,'' lie began, kindly
and encouragingly, as 1. turned to
the stupid boy; ''let me see if you
1can remember them?''
''What is thiis?I'' pointing to the
itit1a let ter' of the alphabet.
''Letter A,'' came the slow~ res
p)onse' from the dlense scholarI.
'And this?'' q1uestioned thle teach
er' inidicating~ letter, B.
'Let 'cr alone,'' returned the pu4
pil instantly, his stupid face lighting
up with pleasure at his own rluick re
Staying at Home.
Southern Farm Magazine of' Balti
more for May.
Reasons for restlessness in the
South no longer exist. Every one of
the States showving a shortage in the
shifting and drifing to population is
makinig more or less special effort
to retract pppulat.ion to assist in
developing its natural resources. In
more than one of them some of these
resources have hardly been touched.
Their very efforts to dIraw population
from outside ought to result in a
stoppage of the flow of their own
na.tives to other parts. There are in
dicat ions that such is the fact.
A number of military men in a
Washiinrtoni hotel were giving an ae
count of an incident of t,he civil wvar.
.A quiet. man who sitood by at last
''Gentlemen, I happened to be
there, and might be able to refresh
your memory to the event just nar
The hotel keeper said to him:
Siri, wha,t might- have been your
'I was a private."
Next day the quiet man, as he was
about to depart, asked for his bill.
"Not a cent, sir; not a cent," an
swered the proprietor. "You are the
very first private I ever met.''
Wanted a Door.
In Rockville, Md., each year there
is held a series of races ''for all com
er.'' On one such occasion the sun
was blazing down on a field of hot,
excited horses and men, all waiting
for a tall, raw-boned beast to yield
to the importunities of the starter
and get in line. The patience of the
starter was nearly exhausted.
"Bring up that horsel" he shbut
ed; "bring him up! You'll get int4
trouble pretty soon, if you don't lI
The rider of the refractory beast, a
youthful Irishman, yelled back: "I
can't help it I This here's been a cab
horme, and he won't start till the
door shuts, an' I ain't got no doorI''
"If you go by our route," said the
persuasiye railway -agent, ''you will
find your journey absolutely free
from annoyance or unpleasantness."
''I dunno,'' said the contemplative
touist. "There's a whole lot of bad
"Ah," exclaimed the agent, un
folding a birght new time card, "you
will see that in our new schedule,
which goes into effect today, we have
'arranged time and place- for each
wreck, with daggers to indicate de
lays on account of hot boxes, and
st'ars to show the points where the
train will merely be ditched.''-Judge
The Oast-Off Baby.
The stork had been a recent visitor
to the home of Mrs. Smitih, who al
ready was the mother of a year-old
baby boy. A chance meeting in the
corner market was -the opportunity
for Mrs. Smith's neighbor, Mrs.
Jones to break t,he news to her friend
Dorothy Jones, 5 years old, paus
ed in her task of arranging tMe cov
ers about her now doll. She lind ex
pericnced diffieulty recently in find
ing .in the persom. of a less fortunate
neighbor girl a mod.ter for a doll
Manufacturers of Door
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Ti
Ornamental Wood Woi
Flooring, Ceiling, Sidi
the Building Material I
We want your inqu
grading and workmai
prices are right.
Hartsville Wood I
Rate $8 30 from
Tickets on sale from points
Carolina, May 26th to June
scheduled to arrive at Richmori
Final limit to leave Richmon
11lth, with privilege of extensio
deposit of ticket with special ag
of fee of fifty cents.
Return portions of tickets r<
,will be honored from Norfolk if
portunity of visiting the Jamest
through car and train service
most comfortable means of rea
Write for beautiful illustratec
W. J. CRAIG,
Pass. Traf. Manager,
with a broken nlose and one arm that
had been her former fivorite and for
which tihere was no room in her di
minutive establishment when the new
doll come. She pulled at her ipot-h
er's skirts inquiringly.
"Mamma," she asked, "did you
may Mrs. Sii4th had a new baby?"
"Yes dearie, a. brand flnew baby,''
answered tle iot1her.
"Well mamma,'' came the unsat
isfied query, ", what 's she going to
do with her old one "--Chicago Tri
,Senator Tillman was discussing a
recent quarrel among financiers.
"Those men threw a good deal of
mud at each other," he said, smil
ing, "and most of the mud stuck. It
was an interesting squabble. It re
minded me of an. incident in a south
''[Phere 'were two prisoners in this
jail. One was in for stealing a cow.
The other was in for stealing a watch.
"Exercising in the court yard one
noning the first prisoner said taunt
ingly to the other:
'What time is it ?'
'Milking time,' was the retort.
Buys Six Coffins for 30 Cents.
Bristol (Pa.) Dispatch to the Phila
delphia North American.
Six children's coffins, at 5 cents
each, was the wholesale bid made by
the father of a Bristol family of the
size approved by Roosevelt, outbid
ding competitors at the sale of the
stock and fixtures of JoselAi Brels
ford, a dead undertaker.
As he put aboard his wagon the ei
tire lot of lie smaller size of comns
the presumably fond father was heard
to observe. "It's always well to be
prepared for the worst.'
The score of larni comns wen. for
ai cent uieU(ce till thle last half dozeni
was reached, when the price was run
'They'.re 'worth more than that.
for kindling!'' remarked the thrifty
h'ousewife, whose afterthought hand
caused the rise in price.
A college education is good for a
boy who can't do anything else.
LLE, S. C.
-and Window Screens,
Arned and Scroll Work,
rk, Mantels, Mouldings,
ng, and everything in
iries and orders. Our
iship Is good, and our
LLE, S. C.
:o June 3d,
Newberry, S. C.
In Virginia, North and South
2nd inclusive, and for trains
d before noon of June 3d.
d returning not later than June
r of final limit to July 6tlh, by
ent at Richmond and payment
ading account above occasiorr
desired, thus affording an. op
C COAST LINE
will provide the quickest and
folder, containing Maps, Lists,
T. C. WHITE,
Gen, Pass. Agt.,
on, N. C.