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BURY THEL 0G
Natives of East India Have No
Use for Banks.
Vast Treasures Hidden and the Secret
Confided to Those Who Cannot
Doctor Vogel, a former superintend
ent of the archeologicul survey in in
dia, has been telling us that the pres
ervation of public monumints in 1 Il
is largely dependent on public opinion.
It is due to thw reverenice and the
religio:is spirit of the people that so
much has escaped destruction, he says.
But this spirit of reverence is respon
sible for more than the preservation
of monuments; it is responsible for
losses. Great treasures have vanished
through fidelity and other qualities
maintaining the secret of their hiding
It is the habit today of natives of
India to bury gold. Only the year be
fore the war it was authoritatively
stated that nearly all the gold dug
from the earth in South Africa is, by
a fresh digging occupation, deposited
again beneath the soil of India. That
is what we may call a piecemeal oper
ation; but imagine the operation con
ducted upon a wholesale scale !
Sach things happened during the
troublous days of war and conflict and
raid which preceded British rule. A
wealthy prince or merchant, fearing
armed robbery, would deposit all his
gold and jewels, not in his house or
In a bank, for houses and banks could
be pillaged like a bazar; no, he con
cealed his riche, in the earth, in cav
erns in the hills, among the haunts of
tigers and poisonous snakes.
The practice was to entrust the sec
-ret of the deposit only to the poorest
and lovliest, and that for various rea
sons. In the first place, there was the
-belief in native fidelity ; then there
was the expectation that people so
poor would not covet rich treasure,
and would be suspected if they did
try to dispose of it; and, finally, there
was the knowledge that people of such
humble caste would not be allowed to
converse with people of higher caste
to whom the hoarded wealth would be
-In this way the very outcasts of the
people became guardians of wetalth un
told, hidden by their fleeing lords, who,
often enough, did not survive the
broils and battles to return and re
claim their buried property.
- The late Sir Maurice Gerard, who
spent many years in India and inves
tigated the subject, declared that enor
mous treasures are buried in some of
the old Indian hill forts. The guard
.las are dead and the secret is dead
Sir Maurice himself knew of places
to which treasure traditions cling. One
fastness in the Goona district was that
In which, during the Mahratta warfare
days, the entire population of three
villages, hiding with their possessions
in a hill cave, were betrayed to ene
mies by the barking of dlogs.
Refusing to surrender, the refugeeS
were smoked to dleathl by fires lighted
act the entrance to their retreat. No
native dlare enter now for fear oft the
<demons which are believed to hanunt
Several English (dogs were once sent
in to hunict throulgh thle enchanlited cave.
All disappeared. Several days later
the smallest of the lot, a terrier, enme~
out starving. Thle others had per
ished' but it is sutpposedl tblat this one,
falling dowvn a fissure, had found its
way to a jackal's hlomle and scr-atceie
its way out to liberty.
Aunt Jane, who w-as a spinster,
came to visit her sister and famnily of
four children. And from the very first
auntie was very much given to offer
ing advice to her sister on the way to
feed, dress and treat her cilidren gen
erally. The sister listened in perfect
good humor, but not so Sally, her effi
c-ient helper. And frankly. Sally said
so. "Look here, Miss Jane," she be
gan, "what do old maids like you and
me know about raisin' children? We
hain't never had none and a person
has to have children to kniow ho0w to
*Aunt Jane smiled a toleranlt smile.
"Oh, not always, Sally," she returned.
-"Now, take those little chl-ekenls out
there. Don't you think you know
more than the' mother? You feed-"
But Sally interrupted her. "Yas,
mna'am, I feed thlem, if that's wvhat you
mean. But I hain't nlever yit taught
any of them to scratch-have l?"-Inl
Owned or Controlled by Stinnes.
*Vorwaerts publishes a list of the
- properties owned or controlled by
*Hugo Stin , German industriai
*magnate. 2einclude: Four coal
-mIning groups, owning and operating
Sabaut 50 Important mines; eight iron
3eiues, tour iron and steel corpora
.tlons, ,.wning 21 groups of furnaces.
steel works or rolling mills; three pa
per :inud cellulose manufacturing com
pnlal, five pritnting and publishing
%s5e and great newspaper firms,
"jeve. electrical works and corpora
tiens, two motorcar factories, five
shipping lInes and importing andt ex
potting businesses, in addition to a
llarge number of Inland transportation
.companies and newspapers.-Fromf the
Not True to Typ.
Actor-I pride myself my acting Is
true to life.
FrIend--Then you'll never succeed.
Villains in real life 4o not go aropnd
garring and ~L sp M
CHANN it) OLD G AVEYARDS
Pleasant Spots Where Onc May
Mcitr-te on the Fleeting Pro
cession of Life.
There is a charm ahout old grave
yards. They are to us, says the Spring
tield Republican, what mellow autumn
afterno~ons cannot express. They are
deserted old houses. haunted by former
owners. In them is the reminder of
other days that make" up the atmos
phere of old theaters where many fa
!nouUs i Ia nileVts and Lady Teazles have
trod tl e boards. There one can follow
"the hoary chronicle .f the ages" back
to the be::iiniig of time.
Ther!e are little graveyards by the
sea with waving gras.ses and wild ein
naion pinks where sea captains are
laid to rest. There are others shut off
from the business section of large
cities by gites tirat close at sundown,
where the founders of the city find
peace after their labVs. Into these
secluded spots pert Twentieth-century
stenographers go to eat their noonday
lunch and discuss their new hats and
new beaux, with only an occasional
one more imaginative than her friends
to give a thought to the long dead and
ponder on the fleeting procession of
life. There are still other graveyards
with clipped hedges and formal garden
plots, reminiscent of the clipped and
patterned lives that have been care
fully laid away. there to rest. Hedged
in by convention all their lives and
shadowed by cypress-hedges and cy
press are their lot after death.
However graveyards differ, they are
all a friendly resting place for the Idle
wanderer or the vagabond poet. A
pleasant picture that of young Walter
Pater going to the graveyard and sing
ing Greek songs to the birds there.
Pleasant, too, the picture of Thomas
Gray writing his elegy in a country
Beware, however, the modern grave
yard. Where granite stands up glisten
ing in the sun, where flowers are fresh
on new-made graves, and funeral pro
cessions may be met, is nor the place
to wander in. There grief is too near
and too new. Choose a God's acre
where the grass is overgrown, where
weeping willows and grimacing cher
ubs decorate the stones, and where the
last line of the epitaph is sunk into
the ground. Every graveyard has at
least it old part, mellowed by the
passing of time.
Probably Fastest Running Animal.
One of the fastest as well as one of
the most interesting animals known is
the cheetah, the hunting leopard of In
dia. These animal'. on account of the
great speed which they attain, are
tamed by the Indians and trained to
hunt antelopes. While the hunted an
telope, which can clear a 10-foot fence
without apparent effort at a single
leap, is at the height of a burst of
frightened speed the cheetahs are re
leased. They stretch along the ground,
gaining -n the antelopes every second,
and finally bring them dawn with a
well-timed bound which places the
fangs of the cheetah in the throat of
the quarry. The hunters at once cut1
the throat of the antelope, and the
cheetah drinks the blood. Next the
th igh of the antelop'e is slit open and
the cheetah tears away a small portioni
of the gamiie lhe has caipt ured. This is
his reward. His muzzle is repired,
and he is placed in his cage until the
While the cheetah Is knowvn as a
leopard. lhe is not a true feline, lHe
has the arching body of a greyholmd
and the feet of a dog, while his head
is distinctly that of a cait. The anlimal
is rarely seen in the public zoological
collections for the reason thamt lhe sooin
dies because of the lack of exercise.
Great Hotel Is Uncompleted.
If our civilization passes, Martians
of the future who explore the site of
Twentieth century London will won
der at the steel skeleton of frames
and girders, seven stories hIgh :hat
rises above Piccadilly.
The structure was started seven
years ago. It was Intended to be the
Park Lane hotel and would have been
one of the most elegant and best sItu
ated hotels of England. But since the
outbreak of the war not a stroke of
work has been done on the structure.
Today It stands just as it stood when
the last workman left It in 1914.
The year 1921. with tight money,
labor troubles and high costs, Is not
a good time to start buldring expensive
hotels. No buyers are in sight, and
it is improbable that any will appear.
Chickens Singed With Acetylene.
One of the most recent uses for
acetylene is for singeing chickens."N It
is said that the acetylene flame, prop
erly used, performs this operation in a
small fraction of the time usually re
quired, that it removes the last ves
tige of fea't hers from the fowl, and
that the burning off is accomplished
without scorching the skin or heating
the delicate flesh.
This Is no more remarkable than the
use of acetylene in removing paint
from canvas, which is done without
even the slightest Injury to the fab
rc.-Popular Science Monthly.
Modernness of the Ancients.
We have only to turn back the
pages of history to discover that the
ancients had some very modern no
Mr. E. W. Hulme pointed out before
the Newcomen society, recently organ
ized In England to study the history
of engineering and technology, that in
the great Palace of the Two Axes in
Crete there was a system of water
carried sewage and terra cotta socket
,GrJu?psthat could not be g
prior to the W
"AIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS
VOLD BY CORRESPONDENTS
(Continued from page two.)
lay, July 1. Hugh took the exami
nation for Clemson.
The boll weevil is abroad in the
land. Some think they will be able
to control them, while others de
-lare they have already destroyed the
Misses Ruth and Iona Ash, of
York, are visiting Miss Bessie Turn
Messrs. John Y. and W. K. Turner
spent Monday in Columbia on busi
Miss Merrell Turner is visiting in
Lancaster, with Mrs. J. E. Funder
Miss Johnnie Ruth Turner has.re
turned from a visit to Mrs. J. L.
Burgess, of Columbia.
Mr. Davis Lever, of Blythewood,
spent part of the week with Mr. and
Mrs. W. K. Turner. ,
Misses Dorothy and Belle Turner
are at home, after a ten days' stay
Mr Earle Turner spent Monday
The Christian Endeavor Society
enjoyed a social given Fridty night
at the home of Mrs. Maggie B. Tur
ner. Sandwiches and iced tea were
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ligon spent
Monday with the Ligons.
Mr. H. S. O'Tuel spent Wednesday
at Great Falls.
Mrs. J. S. Glass spent Thursday
with Mrs. J. M. Smarr.
Mr and Mrs. H. S. O'Tuel have re
turned to their home in Gibson.
Mr. and Mrsj W. S. Keistler spent
the day at Great Falls Friday.
Mrs. Mollie Dye has gone to Ross
ville to visit her relatives.
Miss Mary Thomasson and two
friends, of Rock Hill, spent a few
days with her mother this week.
Mrs. Jane Dixon and family spent
Thursday with Mrs. Jackson.
Mrs. J. S. Glass spent Saturday
with Mrs. W. S. Keistler.
Mrs. J. T. Thomasson has gone to
Sumter to stay a while with her
,ighter, Mrs. R. S. Cherry.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Dye, of Rich.
burg, spent the day with her father
Master Jeff Outlaw spent the af
ttrnoon Sunday with the Ligons.
Mrs. Keistler and family spent
Wednesday in Rossville.
The water melons are ripening
Mr. Oscar Lemmon has returned
from a visit to Hamer
Miss Cora McDowell spent a few
(lays in the neighborhood recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilds and Mr. a:v!
Mrs. Smith, of Longtown, spent the
Fourth with Mr. ani Mrs. W. J.
Messrs. Geo. and Young Park and
Jack Lemmon went fishing on Little
river lately and brought home some
extra large fish.
Mrs. Glenn Park, of Charleston,
has been on a visit to Mrs. Dave W.
Rev. Swicord, of Salem, visited in
the community last week.
Master Shaw Park spent Tuesday
with Bob Lernmon and enjoyed school
time talks and games.
Mrs. Bishop came up from Beau
fort a few days ago to visit her
daughter. Mrs. J. L. Brice.
Mrs. Matilda Brice, who has been
spending the summer with her sons,
Wilson Brice, of Columbia, Dick an.
Wade Brice, of. Wedgefield, is now
visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Nich
Miss Lila Nicholson has returned
from Sullivan's Island, where she
spent six weeks.
Wade Stewart has returned to
Charleston, after spending a week at
the home of his mother, Mrs. Robert
Miss Ruth McIlroy, who left Ire
land three weeks ago, has ar
rived, and will make her home with
her father. Mr. David McIlroy.
Miss Flora Burns is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. W. M. Reid.
Mrs. John Patrick and little- daugh.
ter, of Columbia, are the guests of
Mr. W. M. Patrick.
Miss Marie Brice and James Brice
motored down from York with their
father, Mack Brice, and are spending
some time at the home of A. H., A.
W. and T. W. Brice.
Mrs. J. F. Coleman, Misses Marie
Now It 4
before the p rice reducti
ibrook" model was conc
-' value of all light six mo
-with the price reduced
-tunity is knocking at the
.ial investment when he si
iew price is amazingly lo
had one ride behind the
y-five miles per hour in r1
remember, please, the "(
-not an old model repair
It is a splendid investr
ment one year from now~
Maessssetevme of Paij. -
and Elizabeth Brice, Joe and James
Brice spent Tuesday morning in
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Nicholson and
sCn have returned from a week's
visit t) Angus Nicholson, Jr., at
William Banks Patrick, Joe Brice,
James Brice and Miss Elizabeth
Brice attended the picnic at Great
Falls last Friday.
Mr. Robert Mcllroy and family
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Da
Miss May Weir is spending some
:Io f every _mnwho_
onoJne 7thconur five.
ited and be-cherateed wi
w.ent will appearlabsura
CAR CO,, DETROIT, Michigas
Ifetor Cars and Mesor TruchM
time at. the home of Mrs Macie
Rev. Kennedy, of Blackstock, made
a splendid talk Sunday evening at
the Christian Endeavor meeting at
Mesdames J. F. Coleman, Sam
Brice and Bert Brice attended the
reception at White Oak Tuesday eve
ning, given by Mrs. Matthew Patrick
for Mrs. Killough Patrick and Mrs.
Th July meeting of the Book Club
(Continued on seventh page)
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