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Proof That Birds Capable of Lifting |
.d Carrying Off Fu!i-Grown
Men Once Existed.
Recent scientific discoveries in vnrl*
ous parrs of rhe world i;c to proxe that ;
in times long gone by there were birds
big enough to lift a man into the air
without difficulty, observes a London j
Tit-Bits writer.
It is well known that an eagle with i
a Sve-feet spread of wings can liu. a ;
lamb weighing ten pounds, and that a
bird can generally lilt one-half more :
Than its own weight. Many of the !
enormous birds of ancient times !
weighed many hundreds of pounds, j
and some of them had a spread of j
wings which would cover a present- i
day street car.
There once lived in the Rocky raoun- j
tains of America a race of parrots i
1 {
seven feet high. One nearly complete !
skeleton of this remarkable species !
has been preserved, and fragments of '
others have recently been dug up. J
These parrots are supposed to have |
trodden the earth about 3,000.000 i
years ago.
Another amazing creature was a j
running bird of prey of the heron fain- j
ily. It had a head larger than that of j
a horse, with a huge sharp beak, and i
was eight feet high. Like the parrot, |
it could not fly to any height, as its
wings were not large enough to sup- .
port it.
In the island of Madagascar there j
j used to be an enormous 1 called ,
I the aepyornis. This creaii, './as ten ;
feet high and laid eggs ti; - i i'vhes !
long and three feet in cir< i. > v.i-e. !
I It is supposed to have become extinct j
| only little more tlu.n a century ago.
Although the aepyornis must have j
been a sufficiently awe-Inspiring sight, !
the "giant moa" of Xew Zealand, j
"which stood 14 feet high and weighed j
at least half a ton, must have been ;
even more s >.
Not Even the Smallest Variation Takes ,
Place From Infancy to
OM Ana
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The use of finger prints us a means
cf identification was first made practical
and pat Into operation by Sir j
"William Herschel of ike Indian civil j
service in the police department of j
Bengal. The lineations of the thumb j
and fingers have. however, attracted j
the atention of scientists for at least j
a century.
The ridges and patterns are of tornprimary
rypes. First, arches, in which |
the radges run from one side to the j
other, but make no backward turn; i
second, loops, in which some of the j
ridges make a backward turn but j
are devoid of twists; third, whirls, i
Lin which some of the ridges make a i
turn through at least one complete j
circuit; and fourth, composite, where j
two or more of the first three patterns :
tere comrunea in tne same imprint. (
A It has been demonstrated that these
^signs persist unchanged in the smaii-.
throughout the individual's !
life, and that there are no two per- j
sons whose imprints are identical. The |
design on the fingers of a new-born j
infant are easily recognizable in hie i
game person in old age.
. ! I
Key tc Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
The Ko?etta stone, one of the most i
celebrated archeological discoveries of j
modern times, is famous for being the |
key whereby the decipherment of the j
Egyptian merogiypnics was maue pus- ;
6ibie. It was found In 1799 near Rus- J
etta,* Egypt, by an officer of engineers '
in the French army, which was then !
in occupation of that country.
The stone is a slab of black basalt,
and bears an inscription in honor of
Ptolemy Epiphanes, written in three
languages?Greek, demotic and hiero- i
glyphic. As the three inscriptions are
of identical significance, the Greek ;
made easy the deciphering of the !
Until the discovery of the stone j
archeologists had no key to Egyp- i
tian hieroglyphics, but since that j
time all of Egypt's sculptured litera- {
ture has been read with ease and '
much valuable information given to
the world.
His Mistake.
The editor of a magazine which is
V\ o - vr?7 - Kiic i
^JUUliailCU UJ <1 JL VI XV UO VVIlipany
offers a prize each month for the
best story turned in by <?n employee
of the company on any t .!c pertaining
to company affairs. Hn-e is the
one which won this mon
"One seat on top and ; i le,"
shouted a bus conductor at a stopping
"Sure, now, and you wouldn't be
after sepa rutin' a daughter from her
mother said the elder of two women
on the sidewalk.
"Ripiu ye are. I would not," said
l'the conductor, starts./ the bus. "I ,
did that onct r I've been regrettin* i
it ever since."?Cincinnati Times- {
P-edicted the Frorogr. ::* ?.
- A ] ;*hecy of the phonograph may j
be found in Cvrano de Bergeratfs
"Voyage to the Moon." Cyrano's imaginary
traveler telis of a wonderful
book presented to him by a lunur inhabitant,
which had neither leaves nor j
letters, a book made wholly for j
the ears and not for the eyes. |
"When anybodv has a mind.to read it, j
he winds up ti? - hlne with a great ;
many little springs, then he ;
the nanu m ;;;e ciiajJiCi- Hum
desires, and straight as from the nun
- of a man, or a musical instrument, j
** proceed ail the distinct and (liferent I
sounds v:iiicli all the lunar grandees i
juake use t.-f for expressing thalf i
thoughts instead of language." '
World Greatly Indebted to Humble
Cow and Man's Quick Perception
for the Turbine.
The hujre hydi'O-electr: \uvrer development
now reaching cr? part
of the world owes it? "rieia .0 a
hmriplv in<?i^Piir wnich r< in
California many years efc in which
an early day miner and his cow
were rhe chief factors.
History and legend relate that on
a hoi day in the summer of IsOO a
typical placer miner of that period
toiled en his claim. To supply water
for washing the gold-bearing gravel
he had provided a long length of ordinary
hose, and as the fall above
was considerable the water gushed
frum tiie host' with decided force. As
the sun sank the cow came ro the
workings to slake her thirst, and was
in danger of upsetting some of the
sluices and uther devices of the
placer miner, t'o the man turned the
hose on the cow. By chance the water
blast struck the cow in her cup-like
nostrils, throwing her head back
The man was Lester A. Pel ton, out
from Ohio on a mining v -nture, ami
later wor'd famous as the inventor
of the Pel: water wheel, the device
which forms the basis of the
great turbines which transform water
imo fifcuiv: ^iR'r^.%.
Pelton said many times that the
idea of the invention came to M*t?
when he saw the effect ot' the w.;.';:
blast coming in contact with the e? . >
nose. Within an hour he was rigsruiC
up a wagon wheel with empty car..s
tied to the rim and was able to prove
the value of what was later to he his
great Invention.
Nupoleon P-o ;tab!y Occupied hour*
Which He Was Forced to Spend
in Unjuci Confinement.
Wh^n Xapoleon I was forming he
Code .Napoleon, he astonished the
council of state by the readiness with
whicii i e illustrated any point in discussion
by quoting whole passages, extempore,
from the Roman civil law,
a subject emireiy foreign to him, as
his whole life had been passed in the
camp. On beiiv : sked by Treiihard
how he had acquired so familiar a
knowledge of iaw, Napoleon replied:
"When I was a Hc^want, I was
orsop nniusMv nut under ; rrest. The
r'.uall room assigned . ny prison conJ
.ined no furniture, .--are an old chair
and a cupboard. In the latter was a
ponderous volume, which proved to be
a digest of the Roman law. As I had
neither paper, pens, ink or pencil, you
may easily imagine this book to have
been a valuable prize to me. It was
so bulky, and the leaves were so covered
by marginal notes in manuscript,
that had I been confined 100 years. I
K o \-r\ KnAn ?rl 1 ?* T troc
liCCU lie:* CI IU lia V ^ ivav. X .? ?.w
only ten days deprived of my liberty.
'".it on recovering it, I was saturated
with Justinian, and the decisions of
the Roman legislators. It was thus
I acquired my knowledge of the civil
Appropriate, What?
The Church at Work vni'iished by
the National Council of the V ; opal
church, telis of a resou;x-rfui i-iUveorganist
who was called lj.'U suddenly
-furnicli mns5." for a mission
wedding ceremony at Hankow, China.
The bridegroom had recently become
a Christian. Following: the custom,
he sent a beautiful sedan chair and a
brass band to escort the bride to his
home, where the ceremony was to be
performed. Something delayed the
bride, aud the impatient young man
hurried down to the mission house,
where it was decided to have the
wedding on the spot. A meeting was
in progress in the church, so it was
impossible to have the brass band
play. "Whereupon one Elsie Li v. as
rommandeered to Dlav the wedding
march. There was no sheet music 011
hand, and Elsie was not equal to the
task of playing Mendelssohn from
memory. She was strong, however,
oa one good old march tune, and accordingly
the wedding party were dumfounded
and amused a few minutes
later when :e bride and bridegroom
marched blithely forward to the altar
to the tune o" "Onward Christian
Soldiers, Marching as to War."
"Pascicn Play" Result of a Vov-*.
The Oberaminergau "Passion I
a dramatic representation of the
ferings of Christ, originated from
vow made l>y the inhabitants of t;:little
Bavarian village in 1 G.?3, witxi
the hope of staying a plague then
raging. The original text probably
was made by the monks of Ettal. but
the parish priests have since carefully
revised it. The music was composed
by Rochus I>edier in 1814. The play
s given In r. .ateurs in a purely reverential
spirit, and not for gain. It quires
: cast of abuu - even hum:
person?. In 1901 an $$0,000 play; -ui .
was er?cted especially for tlio
enfatiou. which is {riven every ten
years. The first performance was
given in 1034.
T?<0 Long to Wait.
Mr. Oldsmitli?Do you refu.se me because
I'm too >ld? I'm practically
certain to live 2<> years luore.
Miss L'hili! a? oh, no! You're nut
too old. You re about 20 years too
Unique, 2 Were.
"Rhode island."' stid Muriel t<> her
father during ih<> ?*curst- ??t* h^r study
after dinner, "is celebrated for being
the only one of the I'liited States
that is the smallest."'
Has a Date to Die
, Exchange
; Many of the tribes of Peru have
an age limit, which being- reached by
i their old people, means that they
| must be removed." Each c mmunj
ity iixes its own limit ai.d each lias its
j executioner. When a person has ari
l ived at the age prescribed, word is
| given out that there is to be a funer;
ai on such and such a date and if the
J ....
i principal of the function neglects ro
."keep his part of the engagement. Lhe
; executioner must perform his. This
lis the custom of the Cerro tie Pasco,
; a mining village of 10,000 people in
j the mountains. These people are
called "cholos." Another tribe in the
same general locality makes a public
sacrifice of their old and decrepit and
the victim always acquiesces and re
gards the affair as a festival in his
or her honor. The Quichua tribe of
! Peru is distinguish ! by reason of the
fact that its mer never change
itheir clothes. The _i".' altitude at
'which they live gives very p<?
j culiar barrel-like formation of the
' chest.
Just Like Other People
J Greenwood Index-Journal
; The soviet delegates of Russia are
; evidently not so unlike mapy other
! people. They went down to Genoa
.?the prevailing pronunciation is
' Gen-oa'** instead of "Ge-oa" as we
:.::ve been saying ail of our lives?
apparently good humor toward the
K of the world and ready to cooperate
in fixing things up.
1 The first dash outu of the box, as
Ring Lardner would say, ihe rest of
. . ,i. ? i.:n
; CillliereiiCf C. tJUl UIIUCI men
! noses for all of Russia's old debts,
debts to France for building roads
and bridges :n Poland to bo used in
; v .se of a war with Germany and all
?orts of things like that, about as wel.
come a debt as old fertilizer bills and
; so on (>? here. The Russians went
wild. i , saw red and sputtered
"iskic?*.*' "vitchkies" and the like all
| over the place.
j So ?oon as they aould calm down
they >;ot together and presented a bill
to the -Viics for a large- sum than the
i old v: "iau debts, "for damages actual
punitive", growing out of
the various attempts by the allies directly
and indirectly to overthrow the
; soviet governnment.
i The Russians may be fanatics but
they are wiser in the ways of the
.world than we have Ocen giving them
' credit for.
Instead of wasting money at a time
1 *? ;L.* _ vk __c
iiM' tins on a maroie statue 01 civic
virtue, why didn't New York hang
i up a 10 cert ehromo of Mayor Hylan
in his bathing suit and let it go
I at that??Washington Post.
An exchange has an editorial on "A
J Comfortable Religion." Some people
! seem to prefer the kind that makes
; them uncomfortable,
i _
I The girls are convinced thirteen is
i unlucky since reading census figures
stating there are thirteen million un!
married male adults in this country,
| With a feeling of spring in the air,
i it becomes more and more difficult
j to sympathize with the army of unI
Our girls ought to remember that
[Cinderella would never have married
a prince if she'd been add;cted to ,?aloshes.?St.
Josenh, Mo., News-Press.
What is so rare as a June day in
April? . ^)
I ?m -(mm i 11m. i i
cJ3? VZ9-' tSLl
v. . TS?SZSm
1 here's a Silver
Lining to Storm
li you have ore of the I
Our contracts pay for wrec
n are and Be Sure
The staunch Hartford I
leader ci insurance compa
and know that you are ful
James A
1103 Caldwell St.
Member Newberry (
i 1 1 ' ' '
' : The following letter by Colonel j
, Buford to General Carr explains it.
Xev. berry. S.
April 18; 1922.
;: General Julian S. Carr, Commander
j :n Chief of United Confederate
j Veterans,
i Durham, X. C.
; i
j Much worry :.:;d expenditure Oi |
itime and effort have resulted from j
{the failure heretofore to publish no-j
i tice at our reunion of "he location of!
| headquarters and business offices ofj
j the veteran force and of the several j
j armies and divisions composing it. j
Jin many instances persons have failed
| to find the offices or officers sought
|by them and in many more instances |
| the search for an office or officer has j
cost much trouble and rime.
i The annoyance can be prevented j
i in great measure, if not whollv, by I
! > .. . ' !
tne puoncauon in newspapers nvu
j weeks 07* more before a reunion of a
j notice stating the street and number
| or square where general headquar!
ters and headquarters of armies and
j divisions and headquarters of each
j state will be located or such notice
j m&ht be given by handbills sent to
j division headquarters for distribution.
I respectfully suggest that you
! cause such action to be taken in con
nection with the reunion to be held
at Richmond in June.
Very respectfully yours,
M. M. Buford.
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Will Impersonate
Literary Notables
at Chautauqua Here i i
: ij:
"1 - i
Mark Twain, Longfellow, Kiley.
Hugo and other literary masters will
live again in the impersonative lecture-recital
to be presented by Sidney j
Landon, humorist, scholar and inter- j
prefer, at the coming Redpatii Chau-1
With the aid of wigs, grease paint I
and vivid descriptions, Mr. Landon pro- J
sents character studies and speaking
,? ^
likenesses of a number of the bestloved
men of letters; and while in
make-up, lie reads from their best- '
known masterpieces.
One of Mr. Lyndon's favorite imper- !
sonations is 01 Mark Twain as that
famous humorist appeared on the oc- j
j caslop of his seventieth birthday an-';
J niversary banquet. Foe and Hill Nye, j
Tennyson and Kipling also appear in ;
the London gallery of impersonative ;
The Landon leet?jre-:veit;ii i? inspirational,
educational a::;! fni.ortrMning.
wjaewifn/ | Willi I I I "II T ~1 j
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IglgMBBMMlHaMI | '
iroad liberal policies we sell.
ked property and for loss of
?ire Insurance Company is a
nies. Get vour policy here
]y protected.
l Burton
-Real Estate.
Newberry, S. C.
Chamber of Commerce
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.Noted Jurist and Criminologist
Has important Subject j3
! <
? *
Will Deliver Great Lecture, "Traitors [N
to Justice," at Corning
Chautauqua Here. ! p
One of the rn?trJ?lt* lecturers tit tliP : ^
comiu^ lledpath Chautauqua w ill be j n
.lud^e Man-iis A. Kavannjrh, eminently
jurist jiTid eriuiinoloeist. He will ; ti
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life ><V &* 'j
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deliver a jrreat challenging address,
"Traitors to Justice,'1 dealin? with
the important and timely problem of j ;
the curbing of lawlessness.
Judjre Kavanaph is a member of the j
American liar Association's special j
committee on law enforcement.
? 1- - I 1 _ /T, 1
Jtie nas iieen on u:o uencn in
cago for more tliui) twenty years and
lias made a thorough study of tlie
ways of criminals and the causes and
t /eventic.n of crime.
Judge Kavanagh is both a rare student
and an eloquent speaker. His
lecture. "Traitors to Justice'' will b<
long remembered by Chautauqua ;
Borrowed Briefs
India appears to be a poor place j
for propagandists.?Worcester Telegram.
'"F** , , I
Any used car js a'pleasure to trie j f
man who runs a repair shop.?Bur-1 ,
lington Daily News. j j,
The story that France is preparing]
to give away cumpagne is another ol !hoi.e
prohibition jokes that evade
censorship.?Washington Star.
Judge Landis will give all his time
10 baseball from now 011. But he is
to get ?'l2.000 a year for it, so why.
Crime is becoming more democratic,
anyway. There are fewer automobile
bandit? and more pl.iin s.tuck-up
men in </he headlines.
Virtue is usually triumphant, and
you will notice that the man who
shoots in self defense usually gets his
gun out first.
The man who lets the hypocrites
keep him out of church is, respectful!v
reminded that there are hypocrites
in hell, too.
Nothing :s harder on platonlc love
than a full moon.
Make Life Haid to Eear Fc:r Many;
Newberry Women
Too many women mistake their
pains and acnes lor trouoies peculiar.,
Lo the sex. More often disordered j
Kidneys are causing the athmg back, j
dizzy spells, headaches and irregular J
urination. Kidney weakness becomes
dangerous if neglected. Use a timetried
kidney remedy?Doan's Kidney I
Pills. Hosts of people testify to their j"
merit. Read a Xcwoerry ease:
Mrs. C. M. Wiggers, 1400 Calhoun j
St.. Xt-wberry, t*ays: "My kidneys
gave me trouble and I felt depressed.!
i became dizzy at t:mcs and objects
danced before my eyes. It was an.ef-'
fort to get about as 1 felt as though i
The Nation
heavy weijrht were tied about my 1
.aist. I read about Doan's Kidney !
ills and decided to use them. !
)ca::'r. ri(i me of the trouble and I 1
link they are a splendid mc-dicine." _
Price ;,,0c. at all dealers. Do ' mply
ask for a kidney remedy?
loan's Kidney Pills?the same that
Irs. Wiggers had. Foster-Milburn ^
o.. Mfrs., Buffalo, X. Y.
I will make a final settlement of le
estate of John D. Stone, in the! *
vnhnt?? Court for Wwberrv Count, v. !
. C.. on Friday, the " day of T
pril, 1^22. at 10 o'clocl in the fore-j2
ooh, and will immediately thereaf- (
jr ask for my discharge as adminis- ^
atrix of said estate. All persons1"
p.ving claims against the estate off
ohn D. Stone, deceased, are hereby;/VIRG
j? ' ^ \^CHEp
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of Farmers 1
rk J|lr with respect ?
tion, as V-C
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? Every Farmer can do the ss
way. Our FREE Crop Book
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,. - ?* jiy on ?u mw>. i >>. my
ijlJlfcKjrfi W^g?^ M
Heme Ipt y@li
Station to station
phone service enables
calls at less cost.
rP V* /\ ???n 4- a 4- /"\r*
1 iiC i die i Ui
station to station
calls made between
8:30 P. M.
and midnight is
one - half of the
H f.\ \i ro
vttij 1 tltu.
Between midnight
rate for station to stati
of ihe day rate.
Try it. Ask Long I
r. / * " > r?Z $>t' i Ay&*lff
No. 1S4-4?SERVICE?Pf
ces Over $2,000,OC
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itti O&Ilii U1
berry, South Caroli
Vice-President Cc
r Newberry Chamber of Commi
C: f Ml ,11 If II MM???WWW?????? g?
lotitied to tilt- the same, <iuly veriiod,
with the underesigned, and those
ndebted to said estate will please
nake pavment likewise.
?001 College St.. Newberry, S. C.
I will make a final settlement of
he estate of Walter Miller, in the
Probate Court for Newberry County,
5. C.. on Wednesday, the 3rd day of
Way, 1922, at 10 o'clock in the foreloon
and will immediately ask for
ny discharge as Administratrix of
aid estate. Ail persons holding
lainis against said estate, will preicnt
same duly attested ta the underligned
by said date.
Cowberry, S. C. April 3, 1922
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