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and the heat of ii drove Hass.im Al*
backward toward th<> wall
"We must ?*?it a few moments
Sometimes the beat is too small, sometimes
too hot. The secret is the medium
The speaker threw off the power,
stood immovable for the sr-ace of tour
minutes, then delicately picked out a
black lump. This Me skillfully brokt*
with a small hammer. Presently he
held out his palm A crystal a little
larger than a pinhead lay upon it
"What is it?" asked Llassam Ali.
"A diamond of the purest water,*'
was the exultant answer. "The main i
obstacle in producing diamonds arti i
ficially has been the great expense foi
each experiment It was not practi
cal diamond making There was no
compensation in the result It sum
med up. just a man of science striving
io wrest iroui tuuure one ui 11*-* gic^i i
est secrets It costs me ;i !>out one j
fourth of what each diamond is worth j
But 1 must have a bigger furnace j
more power. I have figured out the
relative degrees of heat."
"Will you let me take this crystal
to a .jeweler?" asked Hassam Ali. tre
"'Certainly I have sold many to
pawnbrokers, out I have been afraid to
come out into the open."
"Trust me." said Hassam AiL
So he took the diamond away. He
was still a bit skeptical. It might be ;
that this diamond cutter was not such
a fool as he looked. In some scientificmanner
the crystal might have been
previously confined in the carbon. If j
the man offered to sell his invention !
Hassam Ali would feel assured that j
there was bamboozlement somewher? j
^ ^~ ^ s
"A diamond of the purest water."
in the background. He was himself
*00 old a bird to be caught at such a
game. But if this was honestly done!
He was Jo formed at the Jeweier'-s 1
that the crystal was an uncut diamond,
perfectly white, and wort' about $40
So far so good. Hassam Ali returned
to the inventor.
"It's a white diamond, worth about
$40. Now, before we go any further,
let me see a piece of carbon."
The inventor exhibited his stock and
invited Hassam Ali to make his selection.
To Hassam's mind, had each
piece contained a diamond the inventor
already possessed a small fortune, j
He was beginning to feel reassured.
Soou another diamond came to life,
as it were. Hassam Ali was convinced
There was no charlatanism in him.
The man had discovered one of the
greatest secrets in the world.
"Oh, I have failures. Sometimes the
carbon is not right Again, the power
is not strong enough. But I will show
I you some of the gems I bave already
He went to the cupboard and pro
duced his little hoard. He poured
them into Hassam Ali's hands. The
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ished. The largest was about the size
of an ordinary parlor match head.
"How many here?" inquired the vis
itor, sow genuinely astonished.
Hassam AH counted them. He I
shook his head.
"Count them yourself."
The inventor did so He ran to th? j
cupboard and searched every nook
"I have been robbed!"
"Sh; not so loud!" warned Hassam j
Ali "You say you nut ten stones in
The Crystal Was an Unsut Diamond.
there. Here are Dut fc:ghr~ In other
words, some one has been rifling the
cupboard.. My advice is to catch the
thief without drawing the police in
Put sea::, on the door and the lock. 1
notice that the wall is very thin."
"Bah! Altmann is an old tool. He
thinks I am a lo.'ksnritfc." contemptu
fc "You neve: fan tell I wlJl come to
morrow, and we'll examine
"hut what do you think?"
"Oh. I am quite certain that in the
event of your l?eintz able to make the
stones in curat sizes you v ill not only
be factious, but rich Still, you know
what a sensitive thinj; a dianmml is.
It would be wise t?? keep your secret
until you have made your fortune."
"I'm no fool It it ?rot ai)??ut rliat
I made diamonds ;it a prolit. nowever
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Tho Trap Was Neatly Arranged and
small, the diamond market would go
Seals were applied to the cupboard, I
and Hassani Ali went
The moment lie was>r~one the diamond
cutter berated himself furiously. J
What had possessed Dim tu take Has-;
sam Ali so utterly into his confidence? i
And there was a thief about! How j
could any one have known that be had ;
diamonds? And more puzzling than
all else, why hadn't the thief taken
them all: He did not sleep well that,
When te and Hassam Ali broke the J
seals in the morning there were but
six stones left.
""Aitmann. cneu ue ummuuu suiter.
"He bas some bole in the walL
I'll kill him!"
"Be still!'' said Hassam All sternly,
seizing th'^ man and shaking him violeatly.?"-h1
he is guilty and bears you.
goodby to your gems. We'll put a dictograph
in ,~and find out what the
cheesemaker and his family talk about
You needn't worry about the expense.
I'll see to that. And we'll go to work
at once. A dictograph down the wall
The Cry Had Been a Practical Joke
and a bear trap in front of the cup
board, and we'll soon know who the
The dictograph was promptly installed,
and the trap was neatly arranged
and laid. But the conversation recorded
was useless, and nobody stepped
j into the bear trap. Two more dia
| monds were gone!
"Listen,'' said Hassam All. Til rush
I out yelling 'Fire! Fire" That will
| clear the cheese shop and give me a
j chance to make an investigation."
"1 leave everything to you." said the
j half demented inventor. He was pant>
ing and holding his hand over his
: hp.irt "It is makine me ill. My heart
| is bad."
Things fell out as Hassam All pre!
dieted. Only he had not expected John
Storm in the cheese shop. At the cry
of tire Storm ran out with the others
and accidentally dropped bis purchase.
Hassam Ali saw the package fall, and,
instead of entering the shop, be ran to
the package and picked it up, on the
principle that anything belonging to
John Storm might eventually prove
useful. He thrust it Into his pocket
and started back to make his investi
gations. but it was now too late. The
| cheesemaker, seeing no signs ot fire
j anywhere, had returned to his shop,
i So Hassam Ali made his way back to
; the diamond cutter's. When he open
ed t'ie package and found some cheese
he swore and flung it from him sav
agely. Then he picked it np and broke
it. It was a good cheese, and it would
be shameful to waste it
"Look!" he cried suddenly. From
the cheese he plucked a small dia ;
J "I knew it!" exclaimed the unhappy
diamond cutter, 'it'*! Altaiann, after I
| Meantime Storm, having lost his
j cheese in the small riot and learning !
that the cry had been a practical joke j
! or the clever scheme of a petty thief. !
; returned to the shop, somewhat ruffled !
in spirit, to purchase another cheese j
He had scarcely taken it into his hand j
when the diamond cutter, followed t>\
j two policemen, came rushing in >ud !
demanded the arrest of every '>"c hi |
the shop? that is to say. Storm, the
cheese maker and his wife They did j
not rake his daughter, who remained j
Storm was permitted to telephone j
"What is the matter?" she de |
"It seems that I've been arrested as I
i an accomplice of Altmann, the cheese 1
maker, on the charge of stealing dia j
monds from a diamond cutter living j
j ^axt door. The diamonds were found j
In a cheese I bought As a matter of ;
fact. 1 think it's a practical joke of
some sort. You know where Altmann's
Is. Nothing serious can possibly come
of it, but I'll have to do a lot of buyin?:
when l leave the police station.
The Inuirh is on me somewhere."
! - "I'll hMve you out before midnight,"
Bur she nearly lost ber life in the
'ni Aiiff Ar
furnace room ine uiuuiwuu tuuci i
ran amuck when be saw her eurer his !
chamber or secrets, and he dew at her |
like an enraged tiger She eluded him j
and picked up a hai^mer, with which j
to defend herself. rK*? hammer was j
nothing to the mad mar*- He reached J
out to clutch her when he gave a j
weird cry, stumbled and fell headlong
H* Reached Out to Clutch Her.
into the furnace mouth. His heart j
had given out
Acd so Hassam Aii would never be I
able to add diamonds jio tiis pyramids 1
ui suirnu^ su,uBut
the death of the diamond cutter i
complicated matters, and, despite the
protestations of innocence on the part
of the victims, they were held.
When the truth did come out finally
the whole city laughed quietly. Zudora
discovered the thieves?a pair of
bright eyed mice who had decided to
go bouse building with diamonds as a
lto be continued. j
In the Presence of Death.
Some years ago a Swansea vessel
was caught in a terrible gale. The
captain bad bis wife on board, and
whon tho roinri urns still rising ho fnlfi !
tier to go down below and sleep, for
all was well. He remained on the
j bridge till tbe mate came up and said:
i "We've done all we can. Hadn't you j
; better tell the chaps to get out the j
"Yes, yes. my lad. If you think so." j
j said the captain, who knew the only j
j choice left was whether to go down ;
j with the ship or in a small boat, which
j couldn't live ten seconds In that sea.
i The engineers came up with the news
| that the tires were all out.
I "Very well, my lads." said the cap|
tain quietly. "Save yourselves if you i
i "Won't you fetch the wife on deck.
, sir?" asked one of the men.
' "No." was the calm reply. "Let her
sleep, poor girl! I am going down to
" A r>rt emnbinff hr fho i
Lin v c (1 CMUU r\C? O.UU? OLUVUIU^ WJ vuv j
bedside of bis sleeping wife, be wentj
down with the ship.
Didn't Recognize Hop.
She was of a somewhat haughty na- j
ture and. bein:; on a shopping expedi- i
tion with a friend. Lappeued to cafS
a glimpse of an acquaintance she did :
not wish to recognize.
"Let u;s go this way past the silk ;
j counter. I just saw some one 1 don't i
| care to meet."
"Who is he?" asked her friend, who j
did not see any one near them.
"Oil. some Horrid woman witb a
smirk on tier face. Of course I have
only a bowing acquaintance with ber.
| ana. aiLUUUj^U uci iarc ia lauiiuai, ?
I cannot remember ner name."
They finished their shopping, and the
I iwo women found themse'res at the
! same point where one of them had
] seen her disagreeable acquaintance.
"There she is atrain. Why, 1 do believe
she's been here all the time!" she
said, pointing to the person In quesj
"That woman? Goodness sakes;
that's yourself you see in the mirror
there.'"?Kansas City Star.
j~ " "'"T HECIORELIA BLEV
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXATIVK
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Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
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A UDI TOK'S MTICE."
I or an authorized agent will be at I
the following places for the purpose J
of taking returns of personal prop-;
erty for the fiscal year, 1915.
Newberry January 1, to. January 7. j
Whitmire, Thursday, January 7.
Glenn Lowry Manufacturing Co., J
Friday, January S.
Kinards", Saturday morning, January j
XewLerry, Saturday afternoon, Jan- j
uary. 9, and Monday, January 11.
Jolly Street, Tuesday, January 12.
Pomaria, Wednesday, January 13.
Little Mountain, Thursday, January
Prosperity, Friday, January 15.
Xewberrv, Saturday, January 16.
Longshores,.Monday, until 12 o'clock
a. m. January 18.
Silverstreet, Monday afternoon, January
18/ - - Cbappells,
Tuesday, January 19.
P. X. Boozer's Store, Wednesday,
St. Lukes, Thursday, January 21.
O'Xealls, Friday, January 22.
Xewberry, Saturday, January 23.
Maybinton, Monday, January 25..
And at Xewberry until February 20th
inclusive, after which date a penalty of
50 per cent, will be added against all
persons, firms and corporations failing
to make returns.
I refer you to Sec. 299 of the Code
6' Laws of South Carolina. "Every
person required by law to list property
shall annually, between the first
day of January and the 20th day f
February, make out and deliver to the
auditor of the county in which, the
property is, by law, to be returned for j
taxation, a statement, verified by oath, j
all of the real estate wiiicfr has been j
sold or transferred since the last j
listraent of property for which he was j
- - ?* - T 1 !
responsible, and to whom, ana 01 an ;
the personal property possessed by j
him, or under his controll, on the 1st I
day of January of each year, either as |
owner, agent, parent, Ciusband, guar- j
dian, executor, administrator, trustee, I
receiver, officer, partner, factor, or
holder, with the value thereof, on said
1st day of January, at t':e place of re-'
turn, estimated according to the rules
prescribed by law: Provided, That the
returns o' the following agricultural
products, to wit: Corn, cotton, wheat,,
cats, rice, peas and long forage made
on the u?y specified by law shall be
the amounts actually on hand on
August 1st, immediately preceding I
the date of said return: And provided
further, That this stall apply only
tc such products as are actually in
the hands of the producer thereof.
Which statement shall set forth: .
The numiber of horses and their val-i
The number of neat cattle and their
The number of mules and asses and
The number of sheep and goats and
T e number of hogs and their value.
(The value o-f golu and silver plate,
and number of gold and silver watches
and their value.
The number of pianofortes, melodeons,
and cabinet organs and their
The number of carriages, buggies,
wagons, carts, drays, bicycles, and automobiles
and their value.
Number and value of dogs.
The value of goods, merchandise,
moneys, and credits, pertaining to his
UU a uiciVAiaui..
The ?alue of materials received, used
or provided to be used in his business
as a manufacturer.
The value of machinery, enginess
tools, fixtures and implements used
or provided to be used in his business
as a manufacturer, and all manuf ictured
articles on hand one year or more.
1 T:.e value of moneys, including bank
hills and circulating notes.The
value of all credits.
T'.e value of investments in stocks
of any company or corporation out of
this State, except National banks.
The value of all investments in
bonds, except bonds of the United
States and this State expressly exempted
The value of ail other property, including
All male persons between toe ages
of 21 to 60 years, except Cov federate
soldiers:, or those persons incapable
of earning a support from being maimed
or from any other cause, are liable
| to pay poll tax of one dollar.
The law requires a tax on all gross
incomes in excess of $2500.
! Do not ask that your property be
taken from the :ax duplicate the same
; as last return. Name of township
; and school district must b2 given.
Eugene S. Werts,
J County Auditor.
BLOCK OFFENSIVE-DEFENSIVE OF j
(ia.11 Foothold >n Boureu/lles and to
West of Yauquo/s?Enemy St/11
Paris. Dec. 22.?The following official
communication was issued by the j
French war official tonight:
"To the north of Puisalenne, south
cf Xoyon, the enemy executed last:
night violent counterattacks which !
were all repulsed.
"To south of Varennes we gained
a foothold last nigf.it in Boureuiiles. !
Our attacks continued today and we
appear to have made progress in the
vicinity of Boureuiiles and to the west
"T1 ere is nothing to report concern
ing the rest of the froat."
'The war office gave out the following
official statement this afternoon.
"Between the sea and the Lys, dur-.
ing the day of December 21, there
was nothing otfcer tfran artillery engagement.
Between the Lys and tfae
Aisne v e repulsed a German attacking
column which was endeavoring to
come out from Carency and we took
several houses at Blangy.
"An attack of the enemy on iMametz
and the nearby trenches made it impossible
'for our troops to make material
progress in this direction.
"In the region of Lihons three attacks
of the enemy were repulsed.
"We made slight gains to the east
and to fc":e west of Tracy-le^Val and :
ny.v srtilWv rip]ivprer1 an efficacious !
stroke on tf:e plateaus of Xouvron.
Merchants, like h<
have a clean-up d<:
cided to make
> n 1
clean-up day on a
books a t the small
! my book departm<
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The House of
13 ? Equ.
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One teaspooriful of medicine and twi
your own ground feed (cost about 3 i
?in what tney do for your animals and
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"In the sections of the Aisne and
of Rheims there were artillery eagagements.
"In Champagne and in the Argonne,
in the vicinity of Souain, there har*
been violent bayonet engagement*.
We have not made perceptible progress
in this region. W'e have occupied
in the suburbs of Perthes-les-Hurlu*?
three German positions representing
a front o: entrenchments 1,500 yari3
long. T.> tr e noru east of Beausejour
we have consolidated the position*
occupied by us, December 20, and we
have occupied all the trenches in the
immediate vicinity of Mount Calvaire.
"In the forest of La- Gruirie our
progress continues. At St. Hubert
we repulsed an attack in the foreet
of Bolants. Here certain ground had
been lost, but we recaptured tw#thirds
of it. 'M
"Between the Argonne and the
Meuse there has been slight progress.
In the suburbs of Vaupuois, to the
north of the forest of Malancourt,
our troops were success:ul in making
their way through a Barbed wire entanglement
and in taking possession
of certain trenches of the enemy,
where they maintained themselves.
"On the right bank of the Mens?
in the forest of Consenvoye, we first
lost and then reconquered after & j
lively fight toe territory gained by us
December 20. v;?|
"From the heights of the Meuse
to the Vosges there is nothing to re
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