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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1911
CUBAN VOODOOS SUY Keep Parents on Island in Con. stant Fear. Authorities Act to Prevent Further m.. man Sacrifices by the Worshipers. ITavann, Cuba.?With the recent sudden outbreak of cannibalistic practices by voodoo worshipers, which have resulted In the deaths of at least three Innocent children and a half dozen of the voodoos, the latter by the applicaf tlon of "lynch" law for the tlrst time In this country's history, fathers and mothers ure living In constant fear that their little ones may he spirited nwa.v by the superstitious negroes to be offered tip in sacrifice to "Chan go," the god of the "Brujos," as they are called In the fast ilia n language. The voodoos are divided into various sects, each with its separate god. The latter include "Rnbngueye," god of sickness; "Klecttn." god of Injury; "Olorruun" god of misery, and "Change." the terrible god, to whom human sacrifices are made. "Chango," according to th<? voodoo belief, was the s?o? nf ni..? * "?.i i mm 31 nil Anaragun. Hp was slain by Klecua, tho "god of Injury," and ascended Into heaven from a eelba, or god tree, in tht month of May. It Is in the month of May, therefore, that the "Hrujos" observe their holy week, when Chnngo Is expected to make a weekly visit to the earth, descending by the oelhn, his sacred tree, always on Monday. The followers of Rlecua do not directly offer human sacrifices, although their healers sacrifice the lives of some patients by giving them poisonous concoctions, supposedly a mysterious cure for some ailment. In order to restore to health some other patient. Eleeua, being the "god of Injury," his followers believe that good can come to one person only through Injury to another. Voodoolsmi Is not practiced by the negroes, alone. Many white persons also are said to secretly take part In their religious meetings, and accusations have been heard in various quarters of the difficulties encountered by officers seeking to break up their temples because of the obstacles placed In their way by persons of Influence. An active campaign by the authorities tn Havana and other parts of the Island have resulted In the capture of numerous "Brujos" and the seizure of many curious and weird objects used by them. High Heels Leeeen Vitality. High heels prevail In spite of the promise of something wiser in build coming Into popular favor. Yet, to quote a well-known doctor: "No woman pretends that stie Is comfortable when wearing high heels nor can she hope to be graceful when wearing them, for the body Is thrown out of poise and the action of the feet Is restricted. More serious than her nwkxvardness Is the eventual Injury to her health. For In the effort to preserve tier equilibrium the shoulders are throws forward, depressing the '-host; breathing Is Interfered with, and that means poorer blood and a tlnal dt? crease In vitality. This comes gradually, hut It Is Inevitable when n woman persists In wearing very high heels. Her heels should conform to the arch If her Instep."?Exchange. Use for Surplus Munitions. An Interesting suggestion has been made by a prominent Swiss meteorologist and physicist. M. de Quervaln of Zurich, to the effect that the vast stores of munitions collected in the belligerent countries during the lost four years be utilized to advance the cause of science Instead of being merely flred off to make a Roman holiday, or lae sunk In deep waters to avoid the latent dangers which reside In them. Ry detoning these explosives In definite quantities, at definite placet, and at definite times whose dntes are announced In advance, a possibility would be presented for the solution of many Interesting problems In physics and meteorology. The project might advantageously be carried out In this country. Mrd I* Terror to lug*. A cliff awallow will ca( a thousand tiles, mosquitoes. wheat-midgets or beetles that Injure fruit trees In a day and. therefore, are to he encouraged, saya the American Forestry assocla Hon of Washington. This bird la also known aa the care swallow because It plasters its nest on the outside of a barn or other building up under the fares, t'olonles of sever;if thousand will build their nests together on the aide of a cliff. These nests, shaped like a flattened gourd or water bottle, are made of bits of clay oiled Into pellets and lined with straw or feathers. This bird winters in the tropics. Attachable Lamps. A new electric lump will not only stand wherever It Is placed on n flat surface, but the buse also comprises a rllp which may be clamped on any projecting edge or post. Also the lamp may he hung on the wall or placed on a flat surface, using the dip as ? base. Since practically all articles of furniture have either an edge, a post or a flat surface, It Is possible to use this lamp almost anywhere. As the clamp Is fe't ''noil, there Is no danger of scratching or denting polished surfaces. 0 i. ^yUiOUND THE AMERICA y Repatriatii I PLENTY OF ROOM IN TRUNK Small Receptacle Once Sufficed to Carry All the Worldly Gooda of Noted New Englander. Fol lowing the discovery. not long ago, of nn Interesting old trunk In which I>nnlel Webster rnrrled his legal papers comes the finding of another old trunk that George Nixon Rrtggs. a former governor of Massachusetts, carried on his hack when he pilgrimaged from the town of Hudson, N. Y., to Adams. Mass., there to begin studying law. Governor Rrtggs has not remained so fixed In memory as Daniel Webster, but he was a famous man In his time, and Is Interesting today because at the national temperance convention In 18.12 he took a stand ror total anstinence. i.ater. as president of the Massachusetts T.eglslatlve Temperance society. hp marched In procession through the streets of Koston. although on this occasion there Is no record that he carried his trunk. The trunk, Incidentally, Is one of the little ones common a hundred years sgo. snd Governor Brig** In Inter years repaired It, and affixed a card tailing how he had brought If with him to Massachusetts. "It contained," he i wrote, "my entire worldly estate, all of which was not worth $10."?Christian Science Monitor. Development ef Army Searchlight. A review of the work of the army engineer corps In the war, first Issued hy the war department, aavs that the corps produced a new form of searchlight more powerful than any that had preceded It In any army. >rlth ???.? Oaconil AoM armv had heen , OIHI.H , partially equipped. "It weighed," the report nay*, "one-eighth as much as i lumps of former design. coat only onej third as much, was ahout one-fourth as large In hulk, and threw a light 10 per cent stronger than any other portable projector In existence." Still further to perfect the searchlight, our engineers were at work on a remote conj trol when hostilities ceased.?Scientific American. |Bk|dMM N_ ^imw^ffi^f:- j aT%:M^H99BKi^^^ When hostilities ocnsed there wer millions of prisoners of war of all . wlioiu is well known to ull the worl supplies of clothing, medicines and si Central Powers us soon after the aria permit, uuil the work of getting the pr tries vrr.a soon begun. In this photo packed up and restored to something that wLU curry theiu out of bondage WON FAME AS ADMINISTRATOR Sir William Macgregor Will Lceig Be Remembered for His Good Work in West Africa Sir William Mucgregor was not tlx* li-ust of tin* hits of good lurk which this empire owes to the Scottish strain of it. In the far-sundered areas of West Africa and the Western I'uclflc ho achieved distinction which will not pass. The world knew more of him as Pacific high commissioner than as governor of Lagos, hut to many Europeans lo West Africa, and to those folk of long memories, tlie African races, he will always be Macgregor of Lagos, tlx* pioneer sanitarian who begun processes which have made Lagos n place livable for the European and more livable lhan ever before to Its teeming African population. The pedant may say that "circuinspiee" scarcely applies where the benefactor has only cleansed nir und ronds jnnd purified water sources; neverthei less, to no man could It lie attached 'more fitly than to Macgregor for his work In that steady hive of activity. The natives hnd a real affection for him, for they knew he believed In them, and Africans, like most other sons of Adam, esteem that even above good drains and pure water. lie had a very clear apprecfhtlon of the terrible danger of dermal) rule In the tropics Just because of its thoroughness. There are endless stories of him on the const. One Is of an otlicial who, nffer a tour in tlx* bush, told the governor of an exceptional JuJu he had seen?"exactly like a human being, sir. only, of course, of wood." "Nam* sac exceptional." Macgregor remarked, and followed It tip with a chuckling soliloquy, "I've seen some In the ser-r-vlee."?Manchester Ounrdlnn. THE LANCASTER IS WOULD WITH Sl\ LN RED CROSS. \ ig Prisoners. /# \J ' *"*" ^ ? mS . , n In t^A hoiwlt, /^# ?k<xlM rr?^..A * V 111 luiinio VI lliril 1 riliuil Uipiurs Allied countries, the terrible plight ??f il. Ited Ct>>ss workers, carrying relief ipplementary foodstuffs, penetrated ttie Istloe ns the military authorities would Isonera started back to their own coun- j graph a jroup of these men are seen Ilk* uoruial health, awaiting the train USE BUZZARD AS AIRPLANE Rice Birds Take Free Rides Apparently for the Pure Fun of the Thing. Size and strength are popularly associated with victory, especially among the lower animals, hut in many cases this Is far from being the case, particularly In the bird world. Among the rice flats of the Carolinas. ther# abound nt sotne seasons tiny rice birds, birds so small that It takes two dozen for a good meal, even though bones nnd all nre eaten. The great buzzard Is found circling over the flats at all times. He dreads the time for the rice bird to come, for he Is then nearly pestered to death. It Is a common sight to see one of these tiny crentares fly up to a buzzard, nnd, after dodging this way nnd that around the awkward bulk, flnnll.v alight well forward between the buzzard's wings on the back. Here the little passenger grabs a few feathers In his beak and holds on for grim life. After enjoying a ride for as long n?< he desires, the little fellow hops off and Is gone. The peculiar feature of the whole performance Is that apparently the only purpose the rice bird has In getting on the back of the buzzard Is to take a free rhle. It puzzles every one | who chances to see the little play to And any other reason; yet the fact j I i t-iiui 111^ ? 11;11 11 i> it i ri*i|ii(*m iM-rurj rence, iiml the 11111?? birds seem to on* Joy It hugely. "Mugwump." The modern word mugwump Is derived from the Algonquin "mug( quomp," meaning n great man, a chief, and Is said to have been used i among the Indians and whites of Massachusetts and Connecticut in the , seventeenth and eighteenth centtfries. ! The word was later used In a humor' ous, or satirical sense, and was ap| piled to a person who thought hlm( self of consequence and Importance. In this sense the word was long In local use and often appeared In print. In U. S. political history the term was first appllev in 1884 to the Independent members of the Republican party who 1 openly refused to support the nominees of the party for president of the ! United States, and either voted for the Democratic or Prohibition party or abstained from voting. The word was j not generally known In any sense be* - fore that time, hut it caught the popuI lar fancy and wai at once accepted by the Independents themselves as an honorable title. Energy r?4mm4 In Combustion. I A piece of coal releases,.during combustion. enough energy to lift itself shout 2.000 miles, or say from New ions to I'nnama, vertically upward against constant tea level fravltatlon. A piece of hydrogen, our moat energetic combustible, releasea In combustion an amount of eoergy capable of lifting about four times as far, or to a vertical distance (against sea level gravitation) roughly equal to the distance from New York to Mnnlla. But a piece of radium emanation yields without any combustion an amount of energy In the process of Its evolution that would lift It against sen level gravitation, not only to the sun. ' but to the orbit of the plapet Neptune. J the outside fencepost of the solar sys tern, and whlA Is about thirty times i further from the sun than the enrth Is. . "It Must Have Been l>ead at least (1 I Months Hut Didn't Smell." "Saw a big rat in our cellar last Kail." Writes Mrs. Jonnny. "and bought a 25c rake of HAT-SNAP,' , broke it up into hdiall pieces. Last .week whiie moving we came across ?lie dead rat. Must have been (lead six months, didn't smell. RAT-SNAP is wonderful " Threo sizes 25c, 50c, $1 00. Sold and guaranteed by Lancaster Drug, and VV. S. Stew man and Co. fEWS. LANCASTER, S. C. OLD SHELLS HURT CHILDREN Many Are Wounded In Palestine by Accidental Explosions. Jerusalem.?Many children nre Injured each day In Palestine by shells ii n< I explosives which were sen tiered throughout the country during Hie open warfare between the Turks and the allies. The hat tie fields cover such a I a rue area that careful salvaging bus been impossible, and the result Is that children, fanners, or peasant women are mangled almost every day by accidental explosions. A large number of the cases treated In the American lted Cross surgical hospital here have been bomb cases, according to the physician in charge. The hospital was operated for seven months, treating a total of (108 patients. In the various clinics and dispensaries operated by the lted Cross in connection with the hospital. 111,000 men, 40,000 women and 7O,0oo children were (rented In II months' time. 'Hie hospital lias now been turned over to the city health department. Making a Garden. And because the breath of flowers Is far sweeter in the air where tt conies and goes, like the warbling of music, than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air. . . . That which above all others yields the sweetest smell In the air Is the violet ; especially the white double violet which comes twice a year, about the middle of April and about BaMholomew tide. . . . Then wall flowers, which arc very delightful to be set under a parlor or lower chamber window; then pinks and gllllflowcrs, especially the matted pink and clove gilllflower; then the flowers of the lime tree; then the honeysuckles, so they he somewhat far off. Of beauflowers I speak not, because they nre field flowers; hut those which perfume the air most delightfully, not passed by as the rest, but being trodden upon and crushed, are three; that Is. hurnet, wild thyme and water mints. Therefore you are to set whole alleys of them, to have the pleasure when you wMlk or trend.?Francis Bacon. ".Mrs. KriU'li Tells How She tiot to Know Hat-Snap." "Have always feared rats. Lately noticed many on my farm. A neghbor said he just got rid of droves with HAT-SNAP. This started me thinking. Tried HAT-SNAP myself. It killed 17 and scared the rest away." ItATSNAP conies in three sizes. 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guaranteed by. Lancaster Drug Co. and \V. S. Stewman and Co. imsas&ssistfiBsmsM BIG 1 [ug POl bfj A fine stock of high If ever, as most of the gcj LADIES* READY-TO I Ladies' Coat Suits. Serge, $12.50, $17.50 $2 LADIES* DRESS Serge, Poplin, Silk in all i $4.95 $7.95 | LADIES' SKIR1 I Serge Poplin, Taffeta, shades at . . $2.95 $4.95 $7.5 LADIES' AND MISSEJ Broadcloth, Silvertone Sil shades and styles at . .$4.95 $6.95 $9.95 $17.51 Ladies,' Misses' and Chih $1.49 $1.98 $2.25 $2.50 $5.0! MILLINERY MIL BP Complete line of up-to-dat BP ladies and children $1.98 $2.98 $4.95 $7.5< <' i otui\)?- r 1\ IA/ I IlliHI I I J Men's Suits, all wool, at $10.;,0 $14.95 $19.r?0 $25.00 Young men's Suits $14.95 $22.50 Men's and Bovs' Overcoai $5.50 $ 1.95 $6.50 $950 Men's and Boys' Pants a Men's and Boys Hats ani M. P0L1A in issssm MAN MERELY POOR SECOND Swiftly as Aviators Travel Through the Air, the Swallow Easily | Outflies Them. I Doubtless the swiftest passage over i r lonjr distance ever matlc by man was i mil < ! uic oaring aviators wiiii new from Newfoundland to Ireland. Tlioy traversed a space of 1 ,1)82 miles in t?7li minutes. That was at the rate of nearly two miles a minute. To he preetse, it was a mile in 30.18 seeonils. i For a much less distance u slightly higher speed was made hy ?n army airplane between Boston ami NewYork. The distance of 175 miles was made In Hit minutes. That was a mile In 28.45 seconds, or more than 185 feet a second. That is rapid traveling. It is not, however the swlftiest aerial tlight known. A swallow could liter: lly tly round and round one of thus? airplanes when the latter was at top speed, ''arefully conducted tests hy a French scientist have demonstrated that the speed of a swallow in full (light sometimes goes as high as 200 feet a second, or at the rate of a mile in IS seconds, while the ordinary (light . of a swallow Is 210 feet a second or considerably faster than the airplane. Platinum Wonderful Metal. The American Museum of Natural History has Issued a bulletin giving many Interesting facts relating to platinum, one of the most striking of which relates to Its ductility. The marvelous ductility of platinum niuy he conceived when we consider that <illt t\f ti citttrln i rnt' aiii\oa ?w* >oo??l It would be possible to make an almost infinitely slender wire that would renrh from Santiago, Chile, across the continent to Klo Janeiro, a distance of about 1,80<) miles. To draw out platinum Into so exceedingly fine a wire It Is covered with a thin luyer of gold. This wire Is drawn to the thinness of the former one, and the gold Is dissolved. A small section of this second wire Is then given a coating of gold, redrawn and the gold covering dissolved. After this process has been repeated several times the wire finally Is still Intact, but virtually Invisible. One Frenchman's Sacrifice. Thirteen sons dead, that represents j part of the war's cost to n French \ farmer who lived at Kcninghe. near c Tpres?surely a record. He had .10 children, and 20 of his 22 sons fought ' ,, on the various fronts. In 1917 the ^ widow of one of the sons was killed by a Herman shell at Dunkirk. The t farmer himself and one of his daughters met n tragic end. In October, I 1914, they went to Lille to take part $ In celebrating the hundredth birthday f of a relative. They were met on their ' return by a German patrol and were hot. ! 1 le aj^(i/^(u^(y^ryc^|yc?nj^[u^[ycenj^n^[l^njc: p BARG, LIAKOr grade Merchandise at r< m had been bought befor WEAR. I) Poplin at All wool Serf* 2..>0 $37..>0 up feta Satins, at"; ES. Dress Ginhan shades at $14.95 $22.50 Heavy Outini ????? Heavy Cottor 36 inches Pie; Satin in all Good Mattres 0 $9.50 and up v coats. ; . Good Heavy I k, Plush in all C.ood Sheetnij [> $22.50 $47.50 Apron (.nigh: Iren Sweaters. ^ f) $7.50 and up Wool and Col iLINERY double bed at . . e millinery for SHOE! ) $9.50 and up ^e aro bead ????????? shoes to fit the >THIN(? Ladies' hitfht at $.15.00 and up Children Shin $27.50 $37.50 ,!oys' Shocs Men's Dress $12.50 $15.00 $3.50 11 sizes Trunks and S rl Caps 1.9} vnrr Our Motto:?Hon lYvrr Fair and Squat cij -. J^ii .._ Jtii Je^ Jcii iii2j Jt2j jcij Jtil Lei. U;2n? PAGE SF" v. S J Break Up That Cold; Avoid Influenza You can't afford |lo trifle with a cold. It may W\ui to mllums.* or oilier serious trouble. Start figbtlag it at once v II MOTHEBflSJOY ca^LSALVE ApplW rxtrrnan* to tk> Ithr>Mt and civ-St. it JtJy MM prn?"nit<-? to Ui-iv-at ol tl*f ??- MJ fl.injni.ition. rrlirvinc < mur*. tion and *ip>tim, and aiding to M^W pmv<-nt pnoinnotua It is nuthiriK. srinn- M^W >!'*>. jMt/MfBMMMJF lutelv ti.itmVnw t/> tiw lnntftrjl \ Malr- jtMn skin I Jfxtori \ recommend it your d-tlpt iu ^r**-Bw-rn THIRD RED CROSS ROLL CALL November 2 to 11, 1919 Time to Re-Join RAT - SNAP Also mice. Absolutely prevents (dors from carcass. One package troves this RAT-SNAP oomea in akes?no mixing with other food. Guaranteed. 25c. si/.e (1 cake) enough for Panrv, Kitchen or Cellar. 50c. si/.e (2 cakes) for Chicken louse, coops, or small buildings. tl.OO size (."> cakes) enough for all arm and out-buildings. storage luildings, or factory buildings. Sold and Guaranteed by Lancaster Jrug Co. and VV. S. Stewman & Co. t AINSl ?a ; |l rpa F'S | r?.ri easonable prices as Eg e advance in prices ; j rv (;oods e, Poplin. Silk Poplin, TafiOc $1.25 $1.98 $2.25 yard is, Fancy, Large Plaaids at 20c and .'15c yd ^ g. all colors 25c ^ i Flannel . . . .25c and .'15c fcg aching . . . .20c and 35c yd kg >s and Feather Ticking at 22c 35c 50c 69c yard pg ->hir( Cloth 25c and 35c yd *,] K at . . 17 1 -2c 25c 30c yd j^hj ams, . . . 17c 25c & 35cvd. ?qI ILANKETS :ton Blankets, full size for $2.19 $2.98 $3.19 $6.50 up p Sri] 8 SHOES g^j quarters for solid leather ^ family |=jj| op Dress and Work Shoes jni . . .$2.98 $3.50 $5.50 $8.50 pj ?s 75c $1.25 $2.25 $3.50 up $2.19 $3.50 & 6.00 (ng and Work Shoes at $4.50 $6.50 $7.95 and up nit Cases at * 2.98 4.95 6.50 9.00 14.95 "1 ? esty our Foundation. *e Dealing our Success.