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RARc GEMS LOST TO SIGHT
Russian Crown >cwei? Supposed to
Have Been Disposed ef in Small
The great collection of Russian
crown jewe.'s seems likely to share
the mysterious fate of the peacock
throne in Delhi, v. riles Frederic J.
Haskin in the Chicago Daily News.
The peacock tin cue, which cost the
Shall Jelian $30.uw,<?00, was a wonderful
canopied chair of pure gold incrusted
with rubies, sapphires and festoons
of pearis, and ornamented with
two ;:reat jeweled peacocks and a lifesized
parrot cut from a sintrle emerald.
It was a fabulous work of art.
ana when it slipped out of sight after
the death of tue snan mere was uiuru
Speculation. Presumably a strand of
pearls was lopped oil' here, a ruby
pried off there, ami ilie emerald parrot
cut inro a number of less distinctive
jewels. Today a mere throne
framework in Teheran is pointed out
uncertainly as the peacock throne.
The crown jewels :>f Russia are sup^
posed to be slipping away in similar
fashion. There was no word of any
|| \ looting when the Kremlin in Moscow,
ff where the glittering jewels of royalty
reposed, fell into the hands of the revolutionists.
The Kremlin has been
guarded by the soviet government.
The condition of the treasury galleries
is veiied in mystery.
South African papers in close touch
with the diamond trade state that $10,000.000
worth of stolen Russian diamonds
were thrown on the jewel mar- j
*?^ ?? ? ? ?* u-. :?> i o>1 on^ tha
Kex in leu uiuuuis m ?auu ?.?.<_
crown jewel collection of Russia was
particularly rich in diamonds.
SAVED HER PENCIL SUPPLY j
Extremely Masculine Office Force ;
Shied Off Busy Stenographer's
Shade of Delicate Lavender.
Part of every morning in the Busy
Stenographer's life went toward col- i
lecting her precious pencils from ;
everybody else's desk. Of course she j
never could prove these really were j
her own. The big fact was that at !
the end of the day her supply was j
. always nil.
Feminine wit met the problem. Of
ft course the men in her office classed
^ themselves as very masculine; went
P in4 for striped neckties and checked
suits, scorned tea rooms for lunch, but !
knew every chop house within a
score of blocks?real men stuff, you ;
One morning the Busy Stenographer;
.? now p'p of Tien- i
in *> mi t* "v" ? L
cils. She sharpened them carefully ;
and laid them in readiness on her desk, j
The day sped by. Her pencils were !
borrowed?but returned. From the
far end of the office the olP.ee boy
came daring the afternoon. "Hey, Miss
Blank, isn't this one of your pencils?
I thought you might be look in' fer it?*'
K . At the close of the day the supply
i;, V was still intact. The color of the
wood was delicately lavender.?Pittsburgh
H He Is Not Y$t Crowned.
The news that something in the nature
of a tentative offer to the throne
of Albania has been made to Jerome
Kapoleon Bonaparte is a reminder that
the IJonapartes have long had a close
connection with America. This connection
began with the Bonaparte who
W?S made king of Westphalia by the
* " *- 1 ~1> a IvftS flip 1
Iirst -\ lipujfuii, VI " IIVUI m. w.v .
youngest brother. This Jerome Bona- i
* parte settled in the United States after ;
being exiled from France by his broth- i
er, and remained until his appointV
nient as king, in 1S0T. The present
B bearer of the name, who has come into <
prominence, is a great-grandson of the
te > king, and a nephew of Charles .7. Bona>
parte, who was attorney general in the
cabinet of President Roosevelt. It
would be odd indeed if a plain cifl- |
zen of democratic America should now i
become a European king.
After Many Years.
A proposed wing of the American ,
Museum of Natural Sciences in ^e>v
York, which was commenced nine j
years ago atd abandoned for lack
of funds, is about to be started in
earnest, the money having been secured
for the work. At that time the
foundations were laid, but when the j
- ? nAT>_ !
6XpCHQIIUrfc! iOl" Llii?> u a u i>c\rn vv>- >
sumed the work was stopped. The j
new- wing will be used mainly for rhe !
housing of the marine exhibit of the !
Institution, which is very extensive. ;
but which has heretofore been boxed
up for the lack of space to properly j
Inverted Steam Hammer.
A decidedly novel use of a steam
hammer is to make It pull out of the j
ground steel sheet piling that it had :
previously driven into it. This was
done recently with some piling that
had become su tightly frozen in that :
It could not be pulled out by the der- i
rick alone. The steam hammer was ;
hung upside down from the derrick, :
and arouud the hammer four strands
of three-quarter inch cable were slung :
so that they carried below the ham
mer a clevis that was bolted through :
the eye of the piling.?Popular lie- j
New Colonization Planned.
That the Mexican federal authorities
have in view a vast colonization
project in Lower California, ly which
it is hoped to solve the problem created
by the great number of unemployed
Mexicans at present, was the
Interesting statement recently made
by the secretary of the interior, General
Plutarco Elias Calles. The plan
is to ul!ct arable land to each colonist,
which will involrt irrigation work oa
PICTURE HUNG BY "SPOOKS"!
fleltcted Fgx^gjt Appears Myst?rleu?.,
fy on Walis of Salon in Big
New York hotel.
i A phenomenon, as startling and |
mysterious to the officers and directors
of rhe Society of Independent Artists j
as were the recent ghostly manifesta- j
tions in Antigonish to the MacDonalds ;
and I>r. Walter Franklin Prince, was |
revealed at the artists' exhibition oil '
the top floor of the Waldorf.
The New York spirit nailed a re- ;
jeeted drawing to a wall, and above it
hatnniered four tacks in a card which j
told that tiie picture was the work i
of Mrs. Kimna Mabel Field of Chicago,
I and was called "Impressionistic Per- !
sonality Portrait of Miss Fdith Bennett."
"Spooks or no spooks." said A. S.
Baylinson. a director and secretary
of the society, "that picture has got j
to ci>me down. No <>ne g;!\c Mrs. Field !
permission to have it exhibited, and j
our walls aren't open for spirits." A i
| special delivery letter from the artist !
i to Mr. Baylinson, arrived c few days !
"I am starting for home now," her :
letter says, "and will he under way j
before this letter is mailed. And I beg
to inform you that I have left the matter
entirely in the hands of my guide,
who has assured me that my poor
little picture will be exhibited there
whether you wish it or not."?-New
BITS OF JUVENILE WISDOM j
Brief Extracts Purported to Have j
Been Taken From Essays of New
York School Children.
The king of a government which
does everything he says is an abso* ,
Polygajny is having more wives than
you can support.
j-iieie are iiiree &izzu? wj. iaiw,
black, white, and the shades In between.
There are three vowels, I. 0. U.
A sexiant is a man who buries you
People used to write with feathers
which were called non de plumes.
Julius Caesar was one'of the brides
Savages are people who don't know
what wrong is until missionaries
A, prehistoric animal is a funny kind
of animal that is dead.
A nomad is a person who never |
Columbus knew the world was j
round because he made an egg stand !
n r\ r\ cn/>h i
\jrJLIVOLJ5 ? IliV.il J VU CLi. UV OUV.M j
The study jf geography is important,
because if it wasn't for geog- <
raphy we wouldn't know where we j (
lived.?New York Mail. | ,
Very Painful Dentistry.
Dwigbt Crittenden claims the dis- 1
tinction of being the first white man i
to have a tooth drawn by one of the
colored doctors of the African Transvaal.
The father of this well-known i
actor was a mining engineer in Kimberley.
While a boy in South Africa | I
shooting pains indicated that a molar j
must be extracted, and as Dwight Crit- ! I
tenden's father's mines were situated !
far from medical aid, one of the med- J 1
Icine men was summoned, and after j s
performing a fantastic war dance to j <
the tom-tom. this centleman extracted i 1
the offending molar with the aid of a i
pair of engineer's pincers. An -anes- !
thetic was administered in the form of ;
native incense, bat Dwight contends j
that It only served to intensify the
To Take Census of Bees.
A census of the bees in a hive has !
been made possible by a clever de
vice Invented by an employee of the |
bureau of entomology.
The invention consists of a gate to
be placed 11 the entrance to a bee- ,
hive with a series of telephone mes- '
sage registers attached In such a way ;
that every time a bee goes through ;
the gate its passage is recorded. The I
device is operated electrically by al- i
As about 300,000 bees go out during f
the day, on honey-gathering expedi- j ?
tlons, considerable electrical energy | ?
Is needed to operate the recording
gate, though the amount of energy ex- ' 1
pended by the device each time a bee
passes is infinitesimal.
A Willing Spirit.
An old, crippled colored man recent- 1
ly knocked at the door of a Noith *
side residence and asked for work, re- j 1
lates the Indianapolis News. Having ,
no work she thought he could do, the j 1
woman of the house answered in the , ?
negative, but she gave him his break- J
fast instead. When he handed Dock *
his dishes she espied a cheek in the \
empty coffee cup and asked the mean- j s
ing of it, and he said: "Just show it j
to the mister." It developed that it j t
was a canceled check of the vintage j ?
of '16. Tlie housewife accepted it in ; t
the spirit it was intended and sent ' \
the old fellow happily on his way.
Shipping Cases for Rubber.
A new case for shipping sheet rub- j "
ber has been introduced into Singa- !
pore shipping circles by an American : c
firm. These reach local exporters in ;
the form of sheets made of 100 per j c
cent fiber, the riveting, packing and \ r
wiring being done by the shippers. The ' <
thinness of the sheets enables the j (
cases built from them to hold from li
12 to 23 p*;r cent more weight of rub- j ?
ber than the old wooden boxes, and ; >
the am* construction is practically unbreakable,
very cleanly and water* c
pi oof.?Scientific American. 4 c
MARY GRAHAM. BWER
C^-.t on? II imT?? stvy>A>t? <.-N-C*I ? _^.
GEESE IN ZOO
"If it were true, as some say It is,"
tin* African Spur-Winged (joose said,
"that geese wore so extremely t\?<<Jish.
they wouldn't bother to bring so
many of us to the zoos, I am sure.
"Now I am a goose and yet I am
in the zoo. So they can't think I am
so utterly ridiculous.
"Besides. I have unusual things
about me. All of us Mr. (Jeese, when
we're seeking our mates, tight all the
oiher Mr. Geese that get in our way.
"We have long <T?urs *h;eh :tre
quite sharp, hidden in out' wings and
we get them out when the.v are required.
and quite often rliey are
needed for use b\ the young Mr. Geese,
"We want ilie mates we pick out
arid we tight for them and they feel
*To he sure, it spoils them a little
hit hut then we get vihat we want that
way. and that is extremely nice. That
makes up for spoiling them, quite,
"We are here in the 7,00, too," said
Mr. liar-Headed Goose, "and pray do
not forget us."
"Whu.^hout you?" asked the African
Spur-Winged Goose. "Do you
fight for vnur mates?"
"No," Mr. Bar-Headed Goose answered.
"Then what do von do?" asked the
African Spur-Winged Goose. "You
should do something or have some*
fhing interesting about you. Mo*t
"I Am as Handsome."
creatures have, if we bother to find
out. and so I hope you have. You
novice I'm bothering to find out."
"VVelJ," said the Bar-Headed Goose,
"I'm from the mountains of the central
part of Asia. Yes. they must
fhink something of me and of my family
to bring me such a great distance.
"There we build our nests more
than a mile above the sea. But that
Isn't why they brought us here. I
ivill tell you why."
"Do." said the African Spur-Winged
"We are considered more handsome
[nan any otner geese.
"Well, that is a distinction," said
:he African Spur-Winged Goose.
"I am as handsome as any geese
from this part of the world, though."
said tfre , White-Fronted Goose. "I
:ame from Alaska where I lived in a
follow which we called our nest, as we
made the lovely ground floor and walls
iiul ceiling of moss and other soft
things which we put over the sand."
' I'm nothing but a Common Wild
^oose, but still they asked me if I
ivoufd stay in the zoo, so I'm staying
:o oblige them.
"Yes, with all the creese that they
lave here I do not think anyone can
nake fun of the geese and call them
50 foolish and so silly and all those
lilnss thev have called them.
"For they've brought us here for
people to <*ome find look at along
vith the lions and bears and tigers
"Of course," said the African SpuriVInged
Goose, "I am more of a duck
han I am of a goose."
"What is the matter with you?"
isked the White-Fronted Goose. "Are
,'ou becoming ashamed of being a
"Yes; what Is the matter with
rou?" asked the Bar-Headed Goose.
'I'd like to know that, too. I'd really
ike to know why you say you're more
)f a duck than a goose."
"Are you going back on us?" asked
he Graylag Goose, who was of the
.'nmily of wild geese who are the relaives
of the barnyard geese.
"We're not ashamed of being gee<e.
nrmut nf it \Ve> think r)pr>nlf>
ire foolish to think geese are foolish!
'We're not ashamed of what we
ire. What is the matter with you?"
"Yes. tell us, tell us," they all
There was a great deal of noise
hen in the pond, where they were all
iwiniiaincr, which had been made for
hem in a house in the zoo, for it was
"I will tell you: pray be patient."
:aid the African Spur-Winged Goose.
"Tic will tell us," they all shrieked,
'if only we will be patient."
"Then let me speak." said the Afrir?n
"I am proud of being a goose and
?f having as my name the honorable
mine of Goose, but I am somewhat
?f a d':<:k as far as my looks are conen.
ed. I cannot help those, you
;n<?w, and I am proud of being a
:oost\ for that is the name I keep,
"YvS. ',ie shows by that he is proud
>f being a goose. It is a-1 right,** the
DANGER "IN BORING FOR OIL
j Fluid Frequently Comes With Force
and Suddenness That Workers
Find Hard to Control.
i Fuel oil, as a means of propulsion,
i has been gradually coming into favor
j for a number of years. The war inj
creased i:s use in many ways, and the
coal strike gave a fillip that may only
: be overcome when the comparative
: cost between coal and fuel oil gives
j the former the advantage. Boring for
i oil Is often accomplished with danger
; to the men from the pent-up force
; which is released. The first indication
! that oil has been reached is a rush of
: gas and then comes oil. sometimes
; with such terrific force that It has
I been known to carry tools, gear and
! loose stones and earth to a great
! height. Large quantities of oil are
! often lost before a valve can be placed
} over the hole and a check put upon
; the gusher. So great is the pressure?
1 it varies from 200 pounds to 1,000
: pounds?that oil may spout hundreds
; of feet into the air. In Mexico, a few
: vears airo. a column of oil reached
j 600 measured feet. It Is unsuitable
for use when first got out of the
i ground, owing to the mud it contains,
j but when this has settled to the bot!
torn of the settling tank it is refined.
' First petrol and benzine are extracted
by distillation before it is sent to the
storage tanks to be used as crude oil.
So far the method which finds most
! favor for burning oil in furnaces is
i known as the low pressure furnace,
i and is forced through pipes to the
burner under the boiler In the form
of a fine spray.
RAP AT MODERN PREACHERS
! Bishop Denny Telle Good Story In
i . Which Distinct Moral Is Not
Too Well Hidden.
! TXr-Vi/Wk ooM tn on
J AJlOUi/p xy tui ij oaiu M**
j address in Richmond:
! "I heard a story the other day that
| hits a good many preachers. It seems
! that the janitor of a fashionable
church was showing his wife through
the edifice. At the end of the inspection
he said to her:
" 'Would you like to hear me
"'Go on! You can't preachT she
" 'Can't I, thAi^h?' said the Janitor,
and he went ujr Into the pulpit and
ranted and roared and raged a good
20 minutes or more about the vile sins
committed daily by the heathen In
"Then when he finished, he said, as
he came down, wiping his hot face:
" 'There; how was that for a serT>>
IJUJUH i J |
"'It was mighty fine,' said his v.ife.
j 'But you told aft about the sins of the
natives away off in Africa and never
a word about the sins of the folks
right here at home.'
"The janitor tAockled.
" 'Ha! Ha!' he said. 'I know the
tricks of preachin' too weli for that.'"
?Los Angeles Times.
How It Happens.
Five villains, with gyves upon their
wrists, sat in durance vile.
"It is strange," said he, "that you
five stalwart scoundrels, after robbing
the bauk and maltreating all persons
j who sought to stay you, should have
: allowed yourselves to be knocked
I n.i/1 Kv o Innc / rinnlp
} ULM* 1J auu IAV/^~LJC V4 1/Jf U IVUV
i equipped with naught but a crabtree
"Alas, sir," replied the riiost lowbrowed
of the lot. "Our lack of forethought
was our undoing. We expected
to encounter only the usual
; heavily armed guard, which could not
I run and capture a lost gosling. InI
stead, we met this lame lad with a
1 club, who meant business and had no
desire to show off. Of course, we did
not know how to comport ourselves."
?Kansas City Star.
Refused to Award Prize.
Eighty-three years ago the city of
Frankfurt-am-Main, birthplace of
Goethe and home of Germany's greatest
bankers, established a Mozart
prize to be awarded annually for the
best musical composition along any
line that the competitors might feel
disposed to follow. Forty-five manuUiura
onhmifrfpH in hilt
I UViV? vvvv* av v.,
j for the first time in the history of the
| prize, worth 5,000 marks, no award
was made, the reason being inferior
quality of all the works sent in. One
of the competitors was Engelbert
Humperdinck.?New York Evening
Pope's White Mule.
The coronation of Pius XI, which
took place in Koine, was tlie last
solemnity completing the election of
a new pope. Prior to the loss of
temporal power, in 1870, however, the'
papal coronation was always preceded
by the cavalcata, or procession in
state, with which the new pope rode
forth to take formal possession of the
famous Lateran church. On this occasion
only the holy father would be
seen riding a white mule. Pius VIII
first dropped the custom in 1S29, by
choosing to drive in a coach drawn
by six horses, his white mule being
The picturesque island of Mount
Saint- Michel (Normandy) appears to
be jeopardized as the result of a landslide
which has occurred there. The
main street cf the island has given
way, leaving a ? ,p 25 feet wide by 20
feet long. Engineers have been summoned
to carry out an examination
of the foundations of the beautiful old
abbey which crowns the rock, as it
is feu red that the landslide may extend
to the vaults on which the abbey
"I was never
able to bake a
good cake until
using Royal. I
find other powders
Mrs. C. P.
Baking Powder !
Contains No Alum
Leaves No Bitter Taste
Send for New Royal Cook Book
?It's FREE. Royal Baking PowderCo.,126
NOTICE OF DRAWING OF JURY
We the undersigned Jury Commissioners
for Newberry County, South
Carolina, will on the sixth (6) day of
June, iy22, at nine (9) o'clock a. Vn.,
publicly draw the names of thirty
six (36) men to serve as jurors for
the Court of General Sessions for!
Newberry County, which will convene
on the 19th day of June, 1922, at
10 o'clock a. m.
C. C. SCHUMPERT,
J. B. HALF ACRE,
J. D. WHEELER.
May 25th, 1922.
The creditors of the estate of E. P. i.j
Matthews, deceased, are hereby noj'
tified to render an account of theifT
(iemandG against said estate, duly at;
tested, to the undersigned by July
1st, 1922, and all persons indebted to
the deceased will make payment to
MRS. EDITH MATTHEWS,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
I will make a final settlement of the
estate of Julia D. Brown in the Probate
Court for Newberry County, S.
C., on Friuay, the 23rd day of June,
1922, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon
and will immediately thereafter ask
for my discharge as Administrator of
All persons_ having claims against
the estate of Julia JJ. tfrown, aeceas-j
ed, are hereby notified to file the
name, duly verified, with the undersigned,
and thctie indebted to said
estate will please make payment likewise.
Newberry. S. C., May 24, 1922.
Mr. G. C. Cooper of Sumter is in
Newberry conducting a special sale of
jewelry,--etc., at his store next door
to- the Exchange bank and "Central."
Dr. Kneece's Successor
Dr. E. Paul Knotts, recently re- |
tired health officer for Orangeburg
county, has arrived to take charge of
the county health work, succeeding
Dr. B. E. Kneece. Dr. Knotts comes
with an established reputation as a
health worker. He has had a wide
experience in all phases of health
work having established a county
health department in Cherokee county
and Lee county and having charge
of Orangeburg county health department
until state withdrew financial
assistance for the work there. Dr.
Knotts' appointment comes from the
State health director of county health
work, Dr. L. A. Riser, who is a native
of Newberry county.
*-n rr _ 11? 1
L)Y. nnous wais UOi'il m oummeiville,
where he spent his early boyhood
days, but more recently he hails
from Maryland where he attended
medical school, being a graduate of
the University of Maryland. While in
Baltimore Dr. Knotts took special
public health training under Dr. C.
Hanson Jones, Health commissioner ?
On May 3rd, Dr. Knotts was married
to Miss Mariorie Todd of Denton
Md., a prominent member of Eastern
Dr. B. E. Kneece who has had
charge of the work in this county forj
ithp last ten months, is leaving to ac-!
J cept a position in one of the largest
j hospitals in Ohio. Under his directorship
the work has prospered in New-j
berry county and the success attained
by him was responsible for the con- j
i tinuance of the work by the delegation
at the last meeting of the gener-!
Miss Theresa Lighteey, public'
health nurse, who has been so entire- j
jly successful in her branch of the'
1 work will continue to serve in that '
j capacity. Also Mr. Jake Wise, effi|
cent health inspector working with
I the county health department, will
! continue to assist in the eradication
! of disease in this county, we are glad
to say. j
The Bugs and
Before thev Kill
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in time of sickne;
medicine must 1
\ get well again, bi
depend upon th
the medicine the
Bring your docto
tion here and yoi
what his order ca
up of the purest
drugs, with consi
and skill, yet chai
Member Newberry Chamb
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will get just
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rged for most
tt of Commerce.