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_OLXXXVI PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUTS 22, 1906. NO 13
BIRTH ORETilt MOON
LUNA WAS FLUNG OUT OF THE EARTH
Site Oned Filled, Perhaps, t6 Great
Dusin Now Occuplod. by the P"eiC
Ocenn-Latest Ideas of Beience as to
Conditions on Onr Satellite.
Milllons of years ago the earth was
not the land bound, sea swept globe
so familiar to-us, but a liquid mass on
which floated crust some thirty-five
iles thick. At that period, says the
Strand Magazine, it turned on Its axis
at a constantly lncre.t'.:; speed that
finally shortened the day to three hours.
When that torrifle velocity was ob
tained r),000 cubic million miles of mat
ter were hurled off by the enormous
centrifugal force, and our moon was
born. The cleaving of so large a body
must have left some scar on the earth's
surface. it has accordingly been sug
gested that the great basin now ocen
pied by the Pacific ocean was once
filled by what is now the moon.
Our moon has the distinction of be
ing the largest of all planetary sat
ollites-so large, lndeed, that to the
inhabitants of Mars it must appear
with the epith as a wonderfully beau
tifll twin planet.
Because the moon rotates on its axis
in exactly the same time that it ro
volves around the earth we are des
tined to see little more than one homi
sphero. So slow is this rotation that
the lunar day is equal to fifteen of our
layg. For half a month the moon is
exposed to the fierce heat of the sun;
for half a month it spins through space
in the densest gloom.
Smaller In mass than the earth is,
the moon's attraction for bodies must
ho correspondingly less. A good ter
restriail athleto could cover about 120
feet on the moon in a running broad
Jump, and leaping over a barn would
be a very commonplace feat. A mar
in the moon could .carry six times as
much and r'un six times as fast as ho
could on the earth.
Although separated from us by a
distance that at times reaches 253,000
miles and is never less than 222,000
miles, we know more of the physical
formation of the single pallid face that
the moon ever turns toward us than
we know of certain parts of Asia and
the heart of Africa. Powerful telo
scopes have brought our satellite with
in a distance of forty miles of the
earth. Physicists have mathematically
weighed it and fixed its mass at one
eighth of th carth, or 73,000,000,000,
The moon presents aRpects without
any terrestrial parallel. Ilent by fires
long since dead, its honeycombed
crust seems like a -great globo of chill
ed slag. Craters are not uncommon on
tho earth, but In number, size and
structuro they bear for the most part
little resemblance to those of the moon.
A lunar crater Is not the mouth of a
volcano having a diameter of a few
hundred feet, but a great circular plain
twenty, fifty, even a hundred miles
in diameter, surrounded by a precipice
rising to -a height of 5,000 or 10,000
feet, with a central hill or two about
half as high.
Water cannot possibly exist as a
liquid,* for the temperature of the
moon's surface during the long lunar
night Is probably Dot far from 400
degrees below the zero mark of a
Fahrenheit thermometer, and the at
mospherie pressure is so low that a
gas under pressure would solidify as
it escaped. Ice and snow , are the
forms, then, whIch lunar water must
Because of thme present paucity of
water the moon's atmosphere is so ex
ceedingly rare that stating effects
are produced. Perhaps the most strik
ing is that of the sunrise. Dawn and
the soft. golden glow that ushers in
*. terrestrial (day there camnnot be. The
sun leaps fromu tho horizon a flaming
sicklo, and the loftier peaks inmmo
diately flash iuto light.
There is no azure sky to relieve thw
-monotonous effects of inky black shad
ows and dazzling white expanses. The
sun gleanms in florce.splendor, wvith no
cloudls 'to diffuse its blindIng light.
All day long it is accompanied by the
weird zodiacal lIght that we behold at
* rare intervals.
Even in midday the heavens are
pitch black, so that, despite the sun
lIght, the stars and planets gleam
with a brightness that they never ex
hibit to us oven on the clearest of
moonless nights at sea. They shine
steadily, too, for it is the earth's at
muosphero that causes them to twinkle
to our eyes.
In the line of sight it Is impossible
to estImate distanmces, for there is no
such phenomenon as aerial perspec
tive. Objects are seon only wvhen tho
ramys of the stma strikeo them.
At times there may be observed
spots which darken after sunrise and
gradumally disappear .toward sunset.
Trhey cannot be caused by shadows,
for shadows would be least visible
when the sun is directly overhead.
They app~ear most quickly at the
equator and 'Invade the higher alti
tudles after a lapso of a few days. In
the polar regions they have never boon
. seen. What are they? Organlo life
resembling vegetation, answers iPro
fesser Pickering of flarvard tniver
sity, vegetation that flourishes luxiuri
antly while the sum shines and witer
A single day, it may be urge4, is
not sufflceontly ilong for the develop.
mont and decay of vegetation, but six
* teeni hours on the moon is little more
than half an hour on. the earth; a day
lasts halt a month and may be regara
ed as a miniature season.
The expressions "Uaileluiah" ad
"Amen" are said to have been itntr*
duced Into Ohrlstian worship by, #t,
Jerome about~ A, D), 0M ,.
ASIMM.1 SUFFICIElR 11OULD KNOW
F..Ioy's nJonley and Tfar las cured
many eases of asthma that were consid.
or d odeless. Mrs. Adolph Bueing,
701 Weml Tpird.9t., Cavenmport, Iowa
writes: "A s'VOsO cold contracted tweivo
(i ars ago was neglected until it finally
grow Into asthmn. The best moetical
kill available could not give me muore
than temporary rtlief, Foly's Honey
anIidI Tar was recommended( an(I one flaty I
actit bottle entirely cured ew of asthma I
%n hich ha(d been growmg)L' on m foil twelvo f
years. If I lhad taken; it at tho start I
would h .hvo noen saved yOnre of titi'or
itg." Piekens Drng Co. 1
All 1ts 8treetiv Are Stairens4e, and
All Are Safe.
lIero Is a pretty plctue of Algiers by
Frances . Nesbitt: "Now it is poe
siblo to go safoly into even the darkest
and remotest corners, and they are
dark indeed. A first visit loaves one
breathless, but delighted-breathless,
because all the streets are staircases on
a moire or less imposing scalo-the
longest is said to have at least 500
steps; delightful, because at every
turnt there is sure to be something un
usual to a stranger's oyo. The newer
stairs'aro wide and straight and very
uninteresting, but only turn into any t
old street and follow Its windings in
and out between white walls, under
arches, through gloomy passages, hero a
a few stairs, there a gentle Incline, al- s
ways up and always the cool deep 0
shade leading to the bright blue of the r
"Being so narrow and so steep, there
are, of course, no camels and no carts. i
Donkeys do all the work and trot up r
and down with the strangest loads, I
though porters carry furniture and c
nost of the biggest things. Up and a
down these streets comes an endless a
variety of figures-town and country t
Arabs, spahis in their gay uniforms, d
French soldiers, Italian workmen, chil- p
dren in vivid colors, Jewesses with I
heads and chins swathed in dark wrap- s
"Interesting beyond all these are the
Arab women flitting like ghosts from I
one shadowy cornet- to another, tho t
folds of their haicks concealing all the I
glories of their indoor dress, so that in <
the street the only sign of Iiches lies in a
the daintiness of the Ftrench shoes and I
the fact that the halck is pure silk and a
After Long Yearn. 1
After long years werk is visible. In i
agriculturo you cannot see the growth. |
Pass that country two months after,
and there is a diTerenco. We acquire i
fliiness and experience incessantly.
Every action, every word, every meal,
Is part of our trial and our diseipliuo.
We are assuredly ripening or else
blighting. We are not' conscious of
thoso changes which go on quietly and
gradually in the soul. Vo only count
the shocks in our journey. Ambitions
(die; grace grows as life goes on.-Fred
erick W. Robertson.
MILLINERY going foi
Ladios and Miss
- 3) and 4 cents ribbons lot.
1 lot 25c white corded Madras at 1
Don't forget that we have jusi
-inducements both in prices and tar
ON THE SPIRE.
ThrHilinn Incident In the Life of
Jainem Freeman Clarkn.
When Jaimes Freenman Clarke- was
at young man he visited .4alisbury,
Enigland. Here tho beiutiful eathe
tIrai lifts its spiro 401 feet ilnto the
ir. The spire Is topped by a xill, and
) the ball stand's a cross. From the
rounid the hall looks like an oraan'ge.
>ut Its diameter Is really greater than
i man's heIght.
Workmon were repairing the spire.
4ir. Clarke saw thinem crawling round
he alim steeple in the golden v.*ter
ioon like bugs on a bean stalk. Tho
mpulse came to him to ellim the
pire and stand on the hnorizoatal beam)
if the cross. Accordhurly at dus;k.
vhen the workmen had left, the young
inerlean slipped Mi and iado his
vay up-the stairs to the little wiudow
vhich opened to the workmnen's stag
ng. To run up the acaffoding to the
gall was easy. Then eame the slightly
nore bulging curve of the hall. A
Port platform gave him foothold. He
eachei up, put his hands on the baso
>f the cross and pulled himself up.
Lo gain the cross arm was merely
'shinning" up a good sized tree, and
oon he stood on the horizontal timber
md, reaching up, touched the top of
After enjoying his moment of exalta
Lou be slid to the foot of the cross,
nd, with his arne round the post,
lipped down over the great abdomen
f the ball. Ills feet touched nothing.
'hb little plank from which he had
eached up was not therel
Herm was a peril and one for a cool
ead and sure eye. Of course he could
ot look down. The hugging hold that
,o had to keep on the bottom of the
rose shortened the reach of his body
nd made it less than when he had
tood on the plank and reached up to
he cross with his hands. Ho must
rop so that his feet should meet the
lank, for he would never be able to
ull himself back if he should let himn
elf down at arms' length, and his
ewt hung over empty air.
Now his good head began to work.
le looked up at the cross and tried
3 recall exactly the angle at which he
tad reached for it, to make his mmi
ry tell him Just how the edge of that
quare post had appeared. A few
aches to the right or to the left would
noan dropping into vacancy.
Plending his head away hnek, he
trained tile eye up the cross and fig
trod his angle of approach. lo cau
lously wormed himself to the right
nd made up his mind that bero direct
y under lisi feet ibust be the plank.
ien ho dropped. The world knows
hat hd lived to tell the talo.
Good LadieR' Horse.
"You told 4uo he was a good iadies'
iorse," angrily said the man who had
nade the purchase.
"He was," replied the deacon. "My
vite owned him, and she's one of the
)est women I ever knew."-Chicago
a song. We are closing. one
Saiilors whamt sold for 25 and 50 eta
5 cent ribbon 21 cents.
? redu~ction on w]
[io. 1 lot omnbroidlered Mull, tine
to close at 38c. 2 picco P'onguo
received solid car-load of Rook Hill
A NOBLE ENEMY.
TAbe leato of Aoicrauiat, a Moslenl listef
France was never in greater danger
of losing her colonies in Africa than
during tho wai' with Germany in 1870.
The troops were recalled from Afriea
to take part in the conflict that was
going on against France, 1111d Alg'eria
was left alnimost defenseless.
The hour for which the Jeunu(lled
racets had long vaited had come, and
it a holy war had beeni proclaimld it
is prohable that the French wouild havo
been driven froi northern Wfrica.
But the tribes did not rise while the
Frenchlie had their haids fill'. onl the
other side of tho Mediterranenn, and
the fiet wAis duo to their fidelity to a
When the war broke out a chief of
great ifluenceo among the tribes, Mo
krant, gave his word to the governor
general of Algeria that thero shoili
lie no inaurrectioli while tlhe.' war lasted.
T 'hat word was faithfully kept. Dias
tor utter disaster followed the Prenc
arms. The defeuts of the war cul
iniated in the surrender of Paris.
But iot a mnf of tho tribes of Kabylia
stirred. The Moslei's faith was
plighted; the Moslem's faith was kept.
When, however, the last battle had
been fought and the treaty of peatce
signed, Mokrani, "thon released from
his word, gave the goveruor general
notlee that in forty-eight hours he
would declare war. The French
armies, released from duty at lomie,
hurried across the Mediterranean. The
end was inevitable. Mokrani, seeing
that all Was lost, put himself at thO
hend of his warriors and fell lighting
lin the front rank. The French erected
a monmnililent to mnrk the spot where
their nobo eneiy pelrished.
Where lie Wan.
"To whalt do you attribute your good
health and remarkably rbuAt condi
"To regular liabitt and early retir
"Then you have been so situated that
you could carry out theso excellent
rules for the preservation of tho
"Oh, yes. I was In- the Illinois pent
tentinry for twenty-three years."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"What a sp1lendid woi mal sHIM is I"
"I am glad to think you have got
such a wife."
"Such a wife! Why, mal, you have
no idea of he'r genierolsity. When I was
poor she rtfused to imarry nme Labenuso
sho was arrald of leing a bmirlods' upon
m11e, but tie luionment I Cane into my
fortune she cou1inletetd at onice. WhrIlat
do you thilk of thlmm loti kui, d iits'"
Percy-I an tired of this life of ease.
I want a life of toil, danger, excite
mient and adveiture!
"Oh, this is so sudden! But you may
ughter Sale of
T A TIME WVI
of our largest seasons in this d<(
at 15lcts. Rleady to-weair Tiats ni
Rea4ly-io wvear hatsa what solt
8 to 10 cent ribbon 5 coats. 15
want some extra Ribbons or at
ifite dress goods ju
40c qualIlity, to cl0s0 out at 25c. 3 p
Net, pink andl tan only, to close at 37.3
Ladi(s Belt~s at i
s5 at 50c. 50Cm anid 75c beitfi
Huggies, Studebaker Wagons, Star Le
h . nd Adj
4th M. S. M. Cav. Vola., writos from
Lanhamn, Md., as follows:
"Though somewhat averse to patent
medicines, and still more averse to be
coming a professional aflidavit man, it
seonms only a plain duty in the present
instance to add my experience to the
columns already written co.ncernling thu
eurative powers of Poruna.
"1 have been particularly honellted
by Its use for colds In the head and
throat. I have been able to fully cure
myself of a most severe attack Ia
forty-elgh~t hours by Its use according
to dIrections. I use It as a preventive
whenever threatened with an attack.
"Mombers of my faily also use it
for like ailments. We are recomnwund
ing it to our friends."--C. W. Bowman.
Pe-ru-na Contains no Narcotics.
One reason why Poruna has found per
rjanont use3 in so many homes is that it
oontains no narcotie of any kind. It can
be used any length of time without Re
quiring a drug habit.
Address Dr. Hartman, President of
The H-artman San itarium, Oolumibus,
Ohio, for tree medical advice. All cor
respondence held strictly confidential.
Itouagh on the U.Nunt.
Lord Freoihmch-A h, count, (1id you
make a favorablo hn~pression on the
father of the hei'ess? (Count -Broken
--Fvornbmie! Why, wvhen I told him
I was looking for bis daughter's hand
ha snid ho thought I was looking for
a hii :i lut.--Cliencugo News.
An old( farmer once excusedl him
self for sleeping under the rector's
sormlonis by observing, "Lor', sir, when
you areO in the pulpit we know it is all
right!"--- London Standard.
IEN MOST N]
par ment and we are going to c
'hat Roldat 75c to $1.00, at ts.
I at $1.50 to $2.00, at $1 00
to 25 cent ribbon 10 cents,. 25 t
I extra 1-at, you can buy it for a
st the thing you
loco Linen Z'iphorin, grocn, tan, 20o (j
c. 2000 yards figured Lawris (3 al
(our Own Prce
at 35c. '25c and 35c bolts o
ador Steven. Disc Ilnrrows and Ghbat
Begins Saturday,. Jul
Following our usual custom every sumt
tirm stock of High-Orado Clothing, Trot
33 1 3 per cent less than tho orginal prii
closo our storo to mark our goods-they i
can Iigure the prico yourself, take off ori
and the suit is yours. The entire stook of
This season's goods-Men's YC
ing-Nothing Reserved: Blacks, I
suits. Every sale has a purpose.
this sale is to clean out every sprin
on hand and we have put the pri
them. You cannot buy the same
prices anywhere in South Carolina.
JuIly 7th, at 9 a. m., for Two Wee]
and bring the cash-we will give
money that you will go home happ
All Clothing go in this sale, I
No goods on approbation.
No goods charged during this st
All alterations must be paid for <
There are Pictui
For a photog1
sCnse, just as th
feature sharp atn
is what I give.
Only the best
be found in my
patrons, their ret
of my good work. I do framing a
N. D. TAYLORI
lean upj the remunants.
Retady-to-woar hats what sold $l.00) to $|
>'40 cents ribblonA atI 15 contS. 50 conti
wanft these hot days.
ifatity, to olosqo at 12.ic. 1 lot Pongoo S.i
a(1 8i valuos, wvill go for 5c the yard.
lanlooga Roversible Disc Plows, and we are
y 9, at 9 A. M.
kier we will place on sale our ou
sers, White and Fauc.y V(sts at
30. It is not neccessary for Is to
ire marked in) plain fignr1es- yo
o third arid pay us the diflorence
ULOrHING goes in the salo
uths - and Childrens' Cloth
Blues and Plaids and Fan. y
Our purpose in holding
and summer suit we have
ccs ol them that will move
grade of goods at these
The sale opens Saturday,
ks. Remember the place
you such values for your
luring this salc.
12o South Main street,
ireenvilee, S. C.
aph that is true in every
e camera sees you, every
d clear, every detail shown
material that is used vill
work. My Imy satisficl
)eate&d orders, is ai attest
-asley, S. C.
I ribbo~n 25 cents
1k, amall figures, sold for
in a positioni to offer y~on1