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r NOISELESS GUN AWES.
Official Tests Show Fearful Possibi
ties?Inaudible at 150 Feet.
In t.ho presence of a committee
United States army officials, Hirt
Percy Maxim, the veterans invent*
last week ?as Springfield, Mass., c
' monstarted beyond all donbt that t
noiseless gun which bo has contriv
is a success. He proved during t
tests held today in the armory and
tbo fields near North Wilbraham tb
his now gun can be fired within 1
feet of a person without detection !
I To make clear to the minds of t
ft officers tbo tremendous revoluti
which tbis gun would cause in wt
i fare, Maxim utilized a little ericl<
which was found in a hush. The ol
cors could hoar the cricket chirp at
distance of fifty yards. And tb
hoard it chirp oven when the Maxi
gun was fired.
Those present at the test, whi
I was the official government one, we
8 Mr. Maxim, Major Morton, Capt. /
leu, Lieutenant Meals, Henry Southc
I city engineer of Hartford, Conn., ai
B six enlisted men.
H I'ho party went to the armoi
where tests for penetration, uoiseloi
noss and accuracy were conduct<
B One of the soldiers, a crack-shot wi
the rifle, fired tbo regular army gi
B several times, the explosions ringi
B out above the noises of the facto
B whore Uncle Sain makes small arn
B Then Maxim adjusted his '' noise-k
B ler'' to the weapon.
B The sharpshooter took aim at a ti
B get far down the yard and pulled t
B trigger. From the white plat, m<]
than a hundred yards away, the
BE came a sharp metallic ring. The hi
m let had ploughed into the steel?b
H not a sound excepting a soft one,
B of fingers snapping, came from t
B Then, showing, a slight hissing,
slight as to be hardly audible w
B hoard, and the officers looked :it o
another in bewilderment. The soldi
B who did the firing looked at t.
B weapon in his hands and hold it frt
g| him an instant, then laughed in
B childish way.
fig The party adjourned to the fieh
B Forty regulation cartridges were gi
|Bcn to the marksmen. The office
posted themselves '2,000 yards fix
where the sharpshooter stood, and
wjus given the word to fire. Metho<
jflcally he sped bullet after bullet intc
^Bdistant target, each time the servi
jBgim emitting a roar that was audil
H 0,000 feet away, in the village.
|B After Maxim adjusted the "no:
killer," the soldier fired again a
Bj eight times he hit t.'he target. All t
IB time t>he officers were coming clo.<
Hto him. They could hoair the st<
Dlprojectile smash against the targ
jflbut. nothing else. Finally, when wil
^Hin 150 foet. of the soldier, they hea
ffla faint sound. It wits the liamn
SB of the gun striking the cartridge. B
^Bthoy heard nothing more, nor did tb
sBsoe either smoke or fire coming fr<
^B Not contented, Maxim invited t
fijBoxperts to the lake near North \V
sffifflbraham. One of the soldiers \s
^ posted across the water five hundi
^Byards distant. A target was erect
Bnioar a little booth .lie occupied. Eij
^Btimos 'they heard the steel jacket
Hbullet plunge into and flatten on t
IMdisc, but 'be beard no other sou
^Balthough the place is a wilderness a
^Bevon the low murmurs of the to
|Bdo not penetrate it.
BE The officers made calculations a
^Bi.ofree the gun is 7-1 per ct
^Buoiseless. It was a moody, cogitati
HH;roup that- returned to [lie arnu
IBlato in the evening. The men bi
JHio air of triumph. Kadi probal
^Htva-M thinking of the dreadful j>ossib
^Brias shut up in that little secret dev
Bvvhieh had been adjusted to the or
^^ftiary service guns.
An idea of the severity of the te
Buay 1)0 gained from the fact that
Brains of smokeless powder were
BKd in each cartridge, a charge oapa
!JSf hurling a bullet more than 1,!
8B;ir<ls with f>ata 1 results.
'Ill olevelands GENuiNENEsi
jjPBimplo in His Tastes, Genial i
pfej Loyal to Friends.
ySB Tho quality which impressed i
B'^st on becoming acquainted w
ftSBtr. Cleveland was not his greatne
|B|io had anticipated that; but his g
gHtl kindness and his quiet, pervas
^Bumor. He even had charm. Tli
Bniaracteristies I, for one, had not
Bcipated at all, I had pictured Ji
B probably most people still fa
|jSm, >a gruff, rugged old warrior, n
B? after his battles, brooding o
BSc past; silent, except when stiir
IBcasionally to pronouncing a poly;
Bbic profundity; august, austere
yjS^frsonage difficult to know and
Ljg|?ssil>l? to live. 1 expected to adn
liim, but it never occurred to me that wh
one might like him; still less that ho ten
Hi- might care to lie liked by those among roa
whom he luul cast his lot. wh
L think every man who had a chance its
of lo know him must- have felt affection 1
un for him. Sain, his coachman, used to thi
yr, say: *' The finest Dimmycrat I ever rea
le- know. I'm a Republican.'' After the fri<
he funeral lie said: " I could hardly drive pri
ed for the tears runniu' down me face, old
he The finest man I ever knew, Dimmy- slui
in crat, or Republican!'' ble
50 Tlie atmosphere of greatness?that act
by subtle emanation of real power?was of
always present, always felt, more so ity
ho than in tho wise of -any man I ever ace
?n met. So often it evaporates when sen
Hi*, once you have seen enough to disasso- big
:et ciate the man from the name. But rar
[fl. there was nothing gruff Vor severe eon
a about this pleasant, simple,mannered, his
qjr large framed man, comfortably seat- win
im by his library fireplace, saying oik
little, but listening carefully, sympa- doi
0|1 tlietically in fact, to all tliat was being str
re said, with a ready smile for whatever am
might be amusing, a kindly solicitude a 1
for the comfort, of your seat and a son
|U1 grace oarefnlness in the selection of wh
your cigar. "Well, T guess there's no cou
law against our smoking," was his 1
?y * * f f
f frequent j)hraso. He seemed, as n sau
Vj friend remarked the other day, "just he
' j" as much interested in giving me a fui
u;ood time as 1 was in trving to en- tru
til) . 1
tcrtain him." Rut no one. not even abl
? tlie most intimate, I bought of being wh
TV , . .
* familiar witih him. He always insisted fou
.'j' upon carrying his gun ease himself lit'<
when making the annual pilgrimage; lici
but lie also insisted upon due resj?ect
11" to the high office ho had held. Some
'10 of the numerous invitations to address i
're quasi-important gatherings annoyed con
110 him: "They've got nerve to expect civ
[I^" a former president to attend their me
show." He did not say "me." but Kii
i,s "a former president." poi
so His voice in conversation was a lit- '
as tie higher than one would expect, for
nc, such a large man; it was undoubtedly '1<n
[or what foreigners would call an Ameri;,0
can voice, somewhat nasal, though not bis
)1U unpleasant, and with something in it ma
n that reminded me of the way I sup- k
posed Lincoln's voice sounded. When ')a<
he referred to his old friends and as[v_
sociates t.hero was tenderness in it as ors
;r;s he pronounced their names?"Joe" s'r
>m Jefferson or "Tom" Rayard, and 011
j10 others, less known to fame, but equal- r<
lv dear to him. The world only heard j
> a of the famous ones, but it never oc- 1101
LCC cur red to him to arrange his friend- no*
)]e ships on any basis but the ival one? *?
or that his more obscure chums were
ise uot. just as interesting to quote and ')U'
n(] tell about. n
he Callers who undertook to inform m"
;er him to his face that lie had been a
sel great president, made him exceedingly
et, miserable, (though he did not mind l)t>:
th- reading about it when they were not <),M
rd around), but if you told him you saw }
ier his boy Richard make a good catch '1U
jut playing ball out. on the lawn as you <>n]
tev came in, his whole face lighted up 01
>m with his wonderful smile. Ilis attitude
toward children was not the ,l?
lie smiling condescension which many of ;'u
ril- the "Olympians" adopt, and which ,s>(
.'as children hate; he treated them with
ed that flattering earnestness which chil- .
od dren like. "Some of the other genrhh
tlemen here this afternoon left this
:ed bat behind them," he would say to
Jie his boy. One day these two were seen
nd walking home together in the rain. ? (
nd Hiolvard was holding the umbrella,
wn Rather 'than let the boy see that he '?
could not hold it high enough the exnd
president, walked all the way down ^?
Mit Rayard lane with his head and
in" shoulders bent low.
> _ set
>re One day on the train from New
1)1 v York hie became very much concerned (>%
ili- over a little girl who seemed to be '
ioe travelling alone. Finally lie had to
di- and ask her about it. She said it
was all right, she was to l>e met bv her
sis father at New Brunswick. Rut when
50 that station was finally reached the j"
us- former president, without saying anyhie
thing to the rest of the party, quietly hi
",00 stolo out to tho rear door and watched
until he saw the child safe in her P!1
father's arms; then he returned to
3. the group he had left and went <>n
with the conversation as if nothing C]
m i had happened.
The Democratic mode ??f his private
life is sometimes spoken of as
>ne if an ideal to which he consciously
ith adhered. With him it was a good Ai
sss; deal moro than a well-followed creed; Li
on- it was spontaneous expression of his Ai
live personality, due to his inherent lion- L\
eso esty: Ho liked simple things because Ai
an- ho was simple. He was of the soil.
im, He had but few forms, though these A
ncy ho observed strictly and expected oth- A
3st- ors to observo thorn. The inevitable Li
vor vanities and artificialities of a highly A
red organized stage of society were not IA
?yl- wrong, but distasteful to him. He A
, a felt t.lwMi* incongruity with him. In
im- short, he had humor?not the chirp- tv
liro ing facotiousness of tJie generation N
ic-li prates to an unliumorous ex- 1
it about it? sense of humor, but the i
1 tiling, tho inner vision of truth 1
it'll is the beginning of wisdom and *
le liked and enjoyed all the real t
ngs of life and despised the un- i
1. For instance, bo had real
ends. Only a few people, even in
vate life, have real friends in their
ago. But among the great history
>ws a still smaller proportion so
That- was one keynote of his eharer,
but along with his simple love
truth' there existed a cognate qual- S
which, however, does not always I
onipany it; and that was an active j
so of responsibility to some power c
her than ourselves. In one of these
e moments in -his unusually light
iversation when lie broke through j
habitual reserve and showed
at he thought about deeply, he
>e said to one of his friends: "I
1't see how a democratic people,
nggling and fighting for its needs
1 desires, can continue to exist as 51
'roe people without t'he idea of f
icthiny invisible above them to T
icb they believe themselves aein
jike all great trntlis, this has been *
il before. The. point here is that 1
believed it, and that in these two (
idamcntal qualities, t'lie vision of
th, and the sense of one's unshirk- ]
e accountability, aim in courage, t
ieh was their offspring, are to be (
md the determining motives of his (
'.?Jesse Lynch Williams, in Colo's
Slept Through Fight. j
Vbout the laziest man on record
nes to light in a reminiscence of the
il war. One night, during the sum- .
r of 1802, a detachment of General
rbv Smith's troops clashed with i\
lion of the Federal forces near
n I he very centre of this dark batfield.
so the story goes, stood the
ise of Peter Van dor Hansen, an
Dutchman, who was noted among i
neighbors for being the laziest
n in that section.
>o, around this house, stniggling
dc and forth through the Holland's
garden of weeds and wild flow,
the two hostile forces fiercely ^
nggled while the darkness was rivbv
the flash of muskets and the
ir of artillery.
The next morning, as soon as the
ghhoring farmers dared poko their
ies out of doors, they hurried over
old Peter's to see if, by happy j
e, he were yet alive. Entering the
let riddled house and flying up the
irs, they burst into Peter's bod- (
nn, horror depicted on the faces. (
lat was their amazement, however, .
behold the Hollander snoring I !
leefully away as if sleep wore the j
1 and only joy of his life. ,
\y persistent shaking they woke (
n partially, "(let up, Peter!" cried
neighbor. "Are you wounded, Pet?"
'No," yawned the Hollander. Then '
sat up and gazed bewildcredly at
> familiar faces about him. "Va? '
? what is the matter?"
'Matter!" cried they: didn't you
a.r 't'he awful noise outside last
Noise? Ves, 1 did hear the thuiiring
'And didn't you see the flashes
'Yes, but I turned over and went
"Went to sleep again! Man, don't
u know what that meant? Don't
u know (his house is shattered?"
For a moment the sleep-dazed Peter
>med to be undecided whether to
t out of bed. Then, slowly rolling
or into his trousers, he said, "So
o lightning struck the house, eh?"
Just Exactly Right.
"T have used Dr. King's New Life
lis for several years, \nd find tlicm
s| ex-vtly right," sa /s Mr. A. A.
dlon, of Harrisvillc. N. V. New
fo Pills relieve without Mie least
Best rer-icdy for condition,
biliousness and malaria. 25c.
W. E. Pclhani & Son's durg store.
IARLSSTON & WESTERN CAROLINA
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
Newberry (C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
r. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
r. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
r. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
r. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
p. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
r. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p/m.
r. HendersonviHe 7:45 p.m.
r. Ashcville 8:50 p.m.
Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
r. Greenwood , 3:32 p.m.
r. McCormick 4:33 p.m.
r. Augusta 0:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line bei'ecn
Augusta and Ashcville. Trains
os. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,'
L'hursduys and Saturdays, loav
Vshevillo Mondays, Wednesdays an
Note: The above arrivals and dc
mrtures, as well as connections wit
ither companies, aro given as iufoi
nation, and aro not guaranteed.
Gon. Pasj. Agt.,
* Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.,
500 Mile Slato Family Tickets $11,
55.?Good over the Atlantic Coas
>ine in each State for tho head or dc
>endont members of a family. Limit
id to one year from date of sale.
1000 Mile Interchangeable Indivi
lunl Ticket $20.00.?Good over tli
n the Southeast aggregating 30,00
niles. Limited to one year from dat
2000 Mile Firm Ticket $40.003ood
over the Atlantic Coast Lin
uuT 30 other lines in the Southeas
iggrcgating 30,000 miles; for a man
iger or head of firm and employes li
ines in the Southeast aggregating 41,
nited to five, but good for only on
if sucli persons at a time. Limited t
\ Man tic Coast Line and 30 other line
me year from date of sale.
1000 Mile Southern Interchangeabl
Individual Ticket $25.00.?Good ove
lie Atlantic Coast Line and 75 otlre
)00 miles. Limited to one year froi
late >? sale.
All mileage tickets sold on and al
er April 1st, 1008. will not be honoi
icT for passage on trains, nor i
hecking baggage (except from nor
igency stations and stations da
>pen for the sal eof tickets) but mun
>e presented at ticket offices and ther
exchanged for continuous tickets.
15 cents saved in passage fare b
purchasing local ticket from ou
Atlantic Coast Line.
T. C. White,
General Passenger Agent.
VV. J. Craig,
Pasenger Trafiic Manager,
Wilmington, N. C.
NEWBERRY UNION STATION.
Arrival. aad Departure of Passenge
Trains?Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, June 7th, 1908.
No. 15 for Greanvillo .. ..8.57a.n
tfo. 18 for Columbia .. .,1.40 p.n
No. 11 for Greenville .. . .3.20 p.n
No. 16 for Columbia 8.47 p.n
O., N. & L. Ry.
'No 85 for Laurena 5.19 a.n
"No. 22 for Columbia ,. ..8.47 a.n
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.50 p.n
NTo. ;>;* for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.n
*No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.n
*No. 84 for Columbia .. ..8.36 p.n
* Docs not run on Sunday
This time table shows the times f
which trains maj' be expected to d".
part from this station, but their d
parture is not guaranteed and tl:
time shown is subject to change witl
G. L. Robinson,
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
No. 18, leaves Anderson at 0.30
m., for connection at Belton wit
Southern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Walhalla. leaves A
derson at 10.15 a. m., for connectic
at Helton with Southern Railway fi
(Columbia and Greenville.
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.'
p. m., for connections at Belton wii
Southern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, fro
Walhalla arrives Anderson 6.24
m., with connections at Seneca wi
Southern Railway from points sout
No. 10, from Walhalla, leaves A
derson at 4.57 p. in., for conncctio
at Belton with Southern Railway f
Greenville and Columbia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.;
. m., from Belton with conncctio
No. 0, arrives at Anderson at 12.!
p. in., from Belton with conncctio
from Greenville and Columbia. Go
No. 10, arrives at Anderson at 3.
p. m., from Belton with conncctio
No. 11, arrives at Anderson
.20 p. m., from Belton with co
nections from Greenville and Colui
bia. Goes to Walhalla.
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leav
Anderson at 0.20 a. m., for Walhal!
with connections at Seneca for loc
Nos. 17, 18, 10, and 20 aro mix
tr.vns between Anderson and Beltc
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freig
trains, carrying passengers, betwe
i Anderson and Walhalla and betwc
Walhalla am1 Anderson
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it The nimble nickel is more appreciated by'us
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y Compare quality and you will invariably find
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