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SA nn THE MANN~ING TIMES, Manniing, . C.a
in the soi
- i1 simply one <
Potash, the raw mr
6 an expei
The Capture oV'Jefferson Davis.
How Mrs. Davis prevented her hus
band from escaping in his flight after
the fall of the Confederacy is told in
Mrs. Avary's book, "Dixie After the
War." After leaving Washington,
Ga., Mr. Davis had heard that maraud
ers were in pursuit of his wife's
cortege, and, turning out uf his course,
he rode hard across country, found his
family, conveyed them beyond the
present danger, as he thought, and
was about to renew his journey
south. The. party camped, when he
was roused at dawn by his negro serv
ant, who said troops were coming.
Mrs. Davis begged her husband to
leave. His horses and weapons were
near the road down which the cavalry
was coming. In the darkness of the
tent' he caught up what he took to be
his raglan, a sleeveless waterproof
garment. It was hers. She then
threw a shawl over his head. He
went out of the tent, she keeping near.
"Halt!" cried a trooper, leveling a
carbine at him. Mr. Davis dropped
his wraps and hurried forward. Mrs.
Davis saw the carbine, cast her arms
about her husband and lost him his
one chance of escape, ,for he might
have slined away in the dark.
Chronic Constipation Cured.
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cures chronic constipation as it aids
digestion and stimulates the liver and
bowels, restoring the natural action of
these organs. Commence taking it to
day and you will feel better at once.
Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup does not
nauseate or gripe and is very pleasant
to take. Refuse substitutes. The Araut
Co. Drug Store.
The Rain In the Woods.
The lamentable effects of the gener
al destruction of forests are now suf
ficiently recognized In all civilized
countries. Such destruction Invites
devastating floods in mountain streams
and causes the surrounding land to
dry up. Fbrests act like vast Lon
densing screens. They preserve a
moist atmosphere about them, atten
uate the force of torrential downfalls,
promote a more gradual melting of the
snow in early spring and protect the
soil against too rapid evaporation.
And yet the manner In which forests
act their beneficent part is not exactly
such as might be supposed. They ore
vent a large part of the rain that falls
from reaching the soil at all. It Is es
timated that in European climates the
forests evaporate directly or transpire
physiologically four-fifths of the rain
that falls upon them. Thus the forest
atmosphere is no less important than
the- forest soil In equalizing the cli
matic conditions of a country.--Youth's
Tale of a Coat.
The elawhammer, or evening coat,
has many oddities of cut These odd'
ties were once essentials. There was,
in fact, a time when every idiosyn
crasy of the clawhamimer served some
useful purpose. The cutawPay front of
the coat. for instance, was originally
cgt away so that the wearer when on
horseback wo'uld net be incommoded.
The two buttons at the back were ror
fastening up the tails out of harm's
way, each tail having In the past a
buttonhole at its end. The sl eves,
with their false cuffs, are relics of the
days when sleeves were always turned
back and therefore were always made
with cuffs that unbuttoned. The col
lar, with its wide notches, Is a sur
vival of the old collar that was notch
ed in order that its wearer could turn
it up conveniently in cold or stormy
weather. The dress coat, in a word, Is
a patchwork of relics-relics once es
sential, but now -ef no use on earth.
Webster's Fine Talk to a Fish.
I had a chat once with old John At
taquin, then a patriarch among the
few survivors of the Mashpee Indians.
He had often been Mr. Webster's
guide and companion on his fishing
trips and remembered clearly many of
their happenings. It was with a glow
of love and admiration amounting to
worship that he related how this great
fisherman, after landing a large trout
on the bank of the stream, "talked
mighty strong and fine to that fish and
told him what a mistake he had made
and what a fool he was to take that
ly and that he would have been all
right if he had left it alone."
Who can doubt that patient search
would disclose somewhere in Mr. Web
ster's speeches and writings the elabo
ration, with high intent, of that
"mighty strong and fine" talk address
ed to the fish at Mashpee?-"Flshing
and Shooting Sketches," by Grover
A Literary Tragedy.
When Carlyle bad fnished the first
volume of his great work on the F$rench
revolution he lent the manuscript to
his frIend John Stuart Mill. One even
ing soon afterward Mill entered Car
lyle's door, pale as Hector's ghost, with
the dismal Information, gasped out in
almost inarticulate words, that wlkh
the exception of about four or five
sheets the manuscript was completely
annihilated. Mill had left It too care
lessly lying about, and a servant. think
ing it so much waste paper, had burned
It Five months of steadfast, occasion
ally excessive and painful toil utterly
lost! For three weeks Carlyle could
do nothing but read Marryat's novels.
Then one night, sitting talkIng to his
cook, he decided It should be written
again and eventually finished "such a
task as I never tried before or since."
A Valuable Lesson.
"Six years age I learned a valuable
lesson," writes John Pleasant, of Mag
nolia, Ind. "I then began taking Dr.
King's New Life Pills, and the longer
I take them the better I find them."
They please everybody. Guaranteed at
The Aa n Conrug Store. Price 25c
L puts corn on the
money in the bank
process of plant growth
)f chemical conversion.
aterial, is cheap; but when
by nature into corn, it is
The use of Potash is not
ise, but an investment.
.y for our free booklet "Plant Food."
GERMAN KALI WORKS
I Nassau Street. or
Atlanta, Ga.-1224 Candler Building
Murphy-Well, this bates the mis
chief. Dooley tole me that If I shmoc
ed a piece of glass I'd be able to see
the sphots on the sun. Sure, ain't I
fairly kilt wid thrying to make me
pipe draw? 'Tis the way, I'm thlnkin;
that either I haven't the right kind of
klass or else Dooley's been fooling me.
Took Wind Out of Their Sals.
Addressing one of his southern audi
ences, Sam Jones once requested all
the husbands present who had nof
spoken a harsh word to their wives for
a month to stand up. He shook hands
with those who arose and then Intro.
duced them to the rest of the audi
ence as the "twenty-seven biggest liars
Neighbors Got Fooled.
"I was literally coughing myself to
death, and had become too weak to
leave my bed: and neighbors predicted
that I would never leave it alive, but
they got fooled, for thanks be to God, I
was induced to try Dr. King's New
Discovery. It took just four one dollar
bottles to completely cure the cough
and restore me to good sound health,"
writes Mrs. Eva, Uncapber, of Grover
town, Stark Co., Ind. This King of
cough and cold cures, and healer of
throat and lungs, is guaranteed by The
Arant Drug Store. 50c. and $1. Trial
Hard on Beggars.
The philanthropist, handing the beg
gar a dime, said:
"The world Is in a bad enough way,
dear knows, but I.am not one of those
men who say that It goes back Instead
of forward. Take your case, for In
stance. You are practically unmolest
ed, aren't you? A few months is the
most you ever get for begging. And
do you know what would have been
done to you in the fifteenth century.?
The first time they taught you begging
they'd have whipped you at the cart's
taill. The second time they'd have slit
your right ear and bored a hole In your
left ear with a hot Iron. Catching you
a third time, they'd have put you to
death as a felon."
"Gee," said the beggar, "who'd 'a'
thunk it?"-New York Press.
It Is Woman's Way.
When a woman undertakes to decap
itate a fowl or anything with an ax
she grasps the tool close to the head,
raises her chin, squints both eyes,
clinches two rows of teeth and hacks
straight down, missing her aim by
about two inches. That was sufficient
for a Batavia lddy to sever her left
thumb. She was not a fainter and, re
placing the thumb, which had been
chopped at the first joint, bound the
parts together and has excellent prom
ise of its complete restoration. The
game is not always lost when "thumbs
are down."-Detrolt News-Tribune.
"Maria," said Mr. Quigley, entering
his home in some excitement, "I want
you to promise me not to look at the
papers for the next three months!"
"What for?" wonderingly asked Mrs.
"I ha've just been nominated for a
public office," he faltered, "and I don't
want you to find out what kind of man
I really am."-Chicago Tribune.
"Extry!" yelled 'the bright newsboy.
"All about the 'ter'ble wumpty-er
"Eh?7" asked the inquisitive .Md man.
"What did ye say, sonny?"
"I didn't say It," replied the boy.
"Buy a paper an' see."-Mlnneapolls
"Binks Is always growling that he
doesn't have justice done him."
"Yes. When he gets a halo he'll prob
ably say it Isn't a square thing."-New
This May Interest You.
No one is immune from kidney trou
ble, so just remcmber that Foley's Kid.
ney Cure will stop the irregularities
and cure any case of kidney and blad
der trouble that is not beyond the reach
medicine. The Arant Co. Drug Store.
When Hoop. Began.
When were ho'ops "in" for the first
time? According to Strutt, "trundling
the hoop Is a pastime of uncertain or
g, but much In fashion at present"
(1801). Dr. Murray's dictionary, inci
dentally remarking that the original
hoop affected by boys was a barrel
hoop, gives no English reference to it
earlier than 1792. But the hoop was
well known to ancient Greek and Ro
man boys, who called It a "trochus"
(wheel). Their hoops were made of
bronze, and representations of them on
gems show that they were dri'ven by a
little hook with a wooden handle, very
like the modern boy's hoop stick. This
was called by the Greeks "elater"
(driver) and by the Romans "claris"
(key). Sometimes the ancient hoop had
bells attached to it, and modern Lon
don may be glad to be spared at least
that exasperation.-London Chronicle.
One of the most singular instances of
punishment for an oversight was that
shown by the commitment of an alma
nac maker to the Bastile In 171'. It
was made out by order of the Duke of
Orleans, regent during the minority of
Louis V. of France, and read as fol
lows: "Laurence d'Henry, for disre
spect to King George I. in not mention
ing him In his almanac as king of
Great Britain." How long this un
lucky almanac maker remained in pris
on is unknown. The register of the
Bastille, examined at the time of the
revolution, failed to throw any light on
fLAJJE DRESS REFORM''-:
IT IS HOPELESSLY HAMPERED BY THE
STIFF WHITE SHIRT.
The Way This Garment Interferes
With Both Health and Comfort.
Some of the Absurdities of the Pres
eat Masculine Style of Attire.
The necessity by which men feel C0.
erced of proving to the world that they
wear white shirts lies at the basis of
all the difficulties of the dress problem.,.
Until ihe garment becomes extinct
It Is hopeless to attempt the reforl'
men's dress on the lines of health ind
It will of course ultimately disap
pear, for it Is but the mark of a stage
in the evolution of dress, just as the
vermiform appendix is a useless evolu
tionary remnant in the body. But the
question is whether we ought to await
the slow course of evolution or to use
our common sense and abandon the
ancient garment at once.
Why do we wear white shirts? Ages
ago it was only the wealthy who could
afford to clothe'themselves in linen.
The possession of linen underwear was
then a mark of social position, and
there was an obvious advantage In
making public display of It
We may put down three-fourths of
the discomfort of the hot summer to
the account of the starched shirt. It
prevents the. very process devised by
nature to keep the body cool-the evap
oration of sweat. In so far as it hin
ders thisl natural process in summer,
the white shirt favors disease. But In
winter it is a fruitful cause of-Illness.
In winter tlie mere wearing of a
white shirt would no doubt leave a
man no better and no- worse If he were
content to. wear it for his own satisfa'c
tion. But the curious law of evolution
comes in and compels him to wear'it
In such a way as to do himself physical
Wherever evolution is at work -dt
leaves vestiges-literally, footprints.
Probably It is millions of years since
the vermiform appendix became a use
less -organ, but it still survives. All
evolutionary survivals appear to be
harmful. The appendix is the seat of
appendicitis. In the Inner corner of
the eye there is the remnant of a once
useful third lid, which now only lodges
dust and causes irritation.
The lord chancellor's wig was once
comfort in ancient drafty legislative
chambers and now - merely serves to
make a sensible man look ridiculous
and give him headaches.
People who drew up laws were long
ago paid according to the number of
words, but the multiplicity of words
now only causes confusion. 'S the
white shirt that was once a badge of
wealth and culture, being no longer of
value for that purpose,'is only a cause
of discomfort and disease.
It Is necessary to cut a piece out of:
the vest and the coat, just over the
most important organs of the body, In'
order to prove to our neighbors that
we wear white shirts. Consequently
in-the winter time we expose the lungs
and the air passages to the cold wind
and the cold rain.
From the point of view of heath
nothing could be more stupid. Bron
chitis is one of the most deadly of all
diseases In this country.' Bronchitis is
simply infinmmation of the bronchial
tbes. This inflmmation Is excited
by a chill, a chiling of that part' of
the body left exposed in order to show
that we wear white shirts.
The white shirt, In :fact, might ap-a
pear In the tables of the registrar gen
eral as the cause of so many deaths,
perhaps 100,000 a year.
And does It repIly improve a man's -
appearance? By virtue of the associa
tion of ideas It certain1ly does. Usual
ly men who do not wear white shirts
are not given to cleanliness. The man.
who wears a white shirt washes his.
face and hands and brushesblis clothes;'
hence when we see a white front and
white cuffs we experience that pleas
ant sensation produced by general
neatess of the person and clothWn .
But that a few square inches of white
clothing over- the chest makes, a "man
look better Is an absurd conclusion. -
The case for the white shirt has. not:
a leg to stand upon. The garment is
uncomfortable, unhealthy -and 'unbe- -
coming. And as it has lost the only
useful function it ever possessed-that
is, Its symbolism of exceptional wealth
-we ought to discard it altogether.
The difficulties of this course are very
great no doubt What we want Is an
"antiwhite shirt society," which would
agree to wear, from some prearranged
date, a dress designed wholly with re
gard for comfort, health and beauty.
T. F. Manning in London Gossip.
. Making Love t'p a Tree.
Billing and cooing among the Fijians
is a curious feature in their'social cus
toms. It is decidedly against the rule
to do any courting within doors. The
gardens or plantations are the spots -
hleld sacred to Cupid, and the generally
approved trysting place of lovers Is
high up among the branches of a - -
breadfruit tree.'* You may often walk
around a plantation on a -moonlight --
night and see couples perched forty
feet from the ground in the breadfruit
trees, one on each side of -the trunk,' a.
position which comes fairly withIn the
limits of a Fijian maiden'7s Ideas of.
Substitutes For Tea.
English cottagers have to use the
leaves of- shrubs and herbs for tea
such as the black currant Our Penn- --
sylvania mountaineers use the Solidago
odorata for tea. instead of the costly
China tea. Solidago odorato is a varle-. .
ty of the familiar goldenrod. In Loul-'
siana It Is laregly used by the French
population of the remote districts.
Checkerberry or teaberry -(Gaultheria
repens) is a little spicy plant-also used
Housekeepinlg fn Japan.
I never could regard housecleaning
seriously in Japan, where the walns
can be put aside by one hand, where
there is no particular furniture to wor- -
yone and where even the matting can
elaid and lifted without -tacks' or
nails. But the Japanese housekeepers
of my acquaintance rather resented' my -
light attitude, assuring me, quite after
the manner of housekeepers all over
the world, that it is all very hard and
requires much work-oh, very much
work indeed. In order to justify my
self to one housekeeper I drew a com- -
parison of her own difficulties and -
those of an American woman, but the'
American picture seem'ed to her so ter
rible and she became so deeply sym
pathetic that I had to stop short to
save her feelings.-Housekeeper.
Fit and Fought.
One would have thought this an
Americanism. but I find it -in Garrick's
"Miss In Her Teens," where Tag says
to Flash: "Oh pray - let me - see you
fight! There were two gentlemeni fit
yesterday," etc. (act 2).-Notes and
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS
Effective May 1st, 190.
NORTHEAST.-READ DOWN. SOUTHWEST.-READ UP.
No.1. No.3. No 5. Q j No.2. No.4. No.6.
Mixed. Mixed. Mixed. STATIONS- Mixed. Mixed. Mixed.
A. L P. M. P- M.
200 745 ........ 0 Lv............... Alcolu ...............Ar 25 800 ....
205 750 ........ 2 .............McLeod*............... 23 745 .-...... .......
215 800 ........5...............Harby............. 20 740 ........ ........
2 20 SOS ........ ........ DuRant............. 18 735 .............
245 830 ... 12 ............. Sardinia............. 13 7 10 .. ... ........
255 840 ........ 14 .............New Zion*..... . 11 700 ........
300 8 45 ........ 15 . .............Beard*................ 10 655 ........ ........
315 900 ......17............... Sec.*............. 8 640 .............. LA IES
400 945 . . . 21 ...............Hudson*.............. 4 6 15 ........ ......
430 1015 ... 25 Ar..............Beulah................Lv 0 600 ........ ........ DRESS SHOE .
P. P.M. . - The air of exclusiveness-that distinctive touch so
* AL stations except Beulah and Alcolu are flag stations for all trains. much desired-in our Diamond Brand dress shoes, is not
Mondays, No. 2. Fridays. No. 1. there by accident.
Tueedays. No. 1. Saturdays, No. 2. and No. 3.
Wednesdays. No. 2 and No. 3.
Thursdays, No. 2.
R. P. ALDERMAN,
Traftic Manager. construction.
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the best paid shoe-workmen, of the highest grade leathers.
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NORTHWESTERN R. R. OF S. C. Open D W
TIME TABLE No. 6,
In Effect Sunday, June 5, 190.
BETWEEN SUMTER AND CAMDEN.
Mixed, Daily except Sunday. A n u
No. 69 No.74 No. 70 No. 68
PM AM AM PM
625 936 Lve..Sumter..Ar.9 00 545
6 27 938 N. W. Junction....5 58 543
647 9 59...Dalzell ......822 513
7 05 1010........Borden ......8 00 4 58'
723 1021........Rembert's...740 443
730 10 31 ........ Eller be ...... 730 4 2$
750 11 10..So. Rv. Junction..7 10 4 25
S 00 11 10 Ar...amden..Lee7 00 4 15 You can then pay your The urcuiaion Sd
PM PM AM PM, ;
BETWEEN WILSON'S MILL AND SUMTER flu iusces and Jois 1
Southbound. Northbound. we ret m to you the
No. 73 Daily except Sunday. No. 72 l rrbt
300 Leave......Sumter ...--- Arrive.. 120 of each month and
3 03.......Summerton Junction........12 27
320..............Tindal................11 55 which are thus made a
355............ Suver...... ........ 1100 in fuV )orevr
5 30 *11020
4 45...................Summerton_.......10 15 dollaryou pay out.
5 2.......-...Davs.............. 9 45)
545...............Jordan .............. You can always make change
6 30 Arrive......Wilson's Mill.Leave 8 40
PyM AM withacheck.
BETWEEN MILLARD AND ST. PAUL.
Daily except Sunday. Ba m a Pealers
No. 73 -No. 75 No. 72 No. 74
PM AM AM PM f IN 1W s
4105 1020 Lve Millard Ar.10 45 5!30
415 10 30 Ar St. Paul Lve.10 35 420 T Ilo nt Fre
PM AM AM PM ddress Dr Ead; S.S!3w,,os
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GOLDENUGES FOR yonsLOW nOPL atteroerigsinitd
Its Ability to Change' Its Own and
the Water's Color.
"I was lying on a rock watching the
movements of some land crabs which
kept retreating from the water as the
tide rose, when suddenly a crab dashed
frantically from the water, and out
after it galloped - there Is no other
word for it-a devilfish nearly two feet
across," writes an observer from Ava
Ion, Cal. "The animal continued the
chase a short distance, lifting its ten
tacles in the air in a sort of overhead
motion; then, finding pursuit hopeless,
it withdrew with a peculiarly unpleas
ant, writhing, gliding motion charac
teristic of these animals. Upon reach
ing the water it stationed itself just at
the edge, so mimicking the color of the
bottom that when I glanced away and
looked suddenly back I could not at
once distinguish it. This devilfish bad
the appearance of a cat watching for
mice, andi when a crab was seen it
would shoot out a long, attenuated
tentacle and attempt to seize It. By
carefully insinuating my way to the
water's edge I quickly grasped the
specimen and after a short struggle
tore it from the rocks and secured it.
"At various times I had from three
to five devilfishes In an inclosure
where I could watch them change color
and- test their strength. In confine
ment, if the tank bottom was dark,
they assumed various tints, generally
a dark reddish brown, but the largest
one was a tigerlike creature, about
three feet across, with a ground of
livid white covered with black or dark
gray blotches, giving it a truly fiendish
appearance, especially as the eyes
were conspicuous and appeared to emit
lambent gleams. The change of color
was marvelous in its rapidity. In a
special tank in which two of these
prisoners were confined they-occupied
the corners, facing outward, with arms
either coiled under or above them. At
any offensive movement on my part,
presenting my hand under water, the
color scheme would change. A blush
appeared to pass over the entire sur
face, and in a large squid I can only
compare it to heat lightning-a rapid
and continued series of flushing and
paling, from deep brick red to gray.
"It was very evident that the ani
mals differed much in pugnacity.
Some did not resent my touching them;
others merely threw a tentacle in my
direction, while one never touched me,
but directed its siphon at my hand
under water and sent a violent current
in that direction, apparently endeavor
ing to blow my hand away. It was
fascinating to observe the range this
water gun had and how by seeming
Intuition the devilfish could direct it
at my hand as I slowly moved it about
while attempting to attract the ani
mal's attention in an opposite direc
C.A.S T O'E:F.XA.
Bears the The Kind You Have Always Bought
And Cheerfully Too.
"Ninety per cent of the men in this
world make fools of themselves for
"Worse than that Ninety per cent
of them make fools of themselves for
It is often better not to see an insult
hn to avenge it.-Seneca.