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GIFTS? For The Sweet Girl Graduate there is no more appreciated than a dainty wrist watch ? for the boy, no finer N*?. I U-JU t t'jl. tlci.i* iuM>- ?ri*t Kl^in luovttiHiit "? -ar Kuaiaiititt f Main (ttibh IVu ? . $?& 00 Same ;i? above * wpt haniKormly vncravcd use, J.'O 00 \ \ ( II A nuinm.h urir j\ov. Ktgin movement i*> li.irxl jm : 20* year Kiiarani^ti *.i? Itiin iinisli. Pikv $17.5') (Juiircni^oi remembrance than an accurate, mannish timepiece. Our Catalog 21 offers a solution to your every gift problem. No matter what the occasion may be, or how much you intend to invest? you will find a suitable variety of gift suggestions. Catalog mailed upon request Paul-Gale-Greenwood Company Largest Jewelers South NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Powor in Palm Oil \\Y have thought of palm oil In .muli peaceful connections as soup stock smd massage creams, hut had never associated it with those devilish a tuft's gasoline, benzol and (he joyride. But ?'H is ?nd chemistry plays gtrnnge tricks, and the time may be ucar when not only the fatty juice of the palm kernel, but even the oil of die succulent peanut may speed the ?Jlvver in the place of petrol. '?May be near?" What do we say? Tbat time is actually here, nnd today off iu darkest Africa automobiles are foeinfi operated successfully and cheap ly with their tanks filled with palm wli. And also in Belgium the same fluid is being used, in an experimental vny, and is proving even more succes ful than its first advocates imagined. ?.New Orleans Times-Picayune. Emperor's Dessert Service Sfild. A French dessert dish of gilt plate, double thread and shell pattern, con sisting of two sugar sifters, four spoons, a pair of sugar tongs, twenty four small spoons, twenty-four forks :in<l knives with porcelain handles, formerly the property of the Emperor Napoleon, and bearing the imperial cipher of the bee, was sold In a Lon don auction house not long ago. The service was the property of a noble- j iiisiQ whose name is not revealed. "NEFS" NO LONGER IN USE Once Popular Piece of Plate Kas Al together Disappeared From the Tables of Royalty. So rare is the nef that to most poo pie the very name is unknown; not more than six specimens exist any where in the world. The other day a silver nef, not mole than 22 inches high, was sold by private treaty In London, Eng., for the huge sum of $23,500. At Christie's last yeHr a slightly smaller one fetched $16,500 at public auction. The reason for these very high prices Is that the nef is the rarest piece of antique plate in exist ence. Shaped like a ship, and beau tifully modeled, uefs were nearly al ways made by the Seventeenth cen tury silversmiths who specialized in them, to the order of crowned heads. Their ostensible use was to hold wine or other beverages in the hull of the vessel, the liquid being delivered through a spout in the bows. Kings made presents of them to other kings. Most nefs were so constructed that the wine, beiug once inclosed, could not be tampered with ; no slight advantage in the days when poison was a recognized agent for the removal of obnoxious monarchs by their disaffected sub jects. GROWTH INFLUENCED BY RAIN Observations of Travelers Show Re markable Difference in Vegeta tion of Tropical Forests. Tropical forest j, are divided l?y llatm in;o thus*' having luotiths <?( less thsiu six rainy days ;tuil those having n?> dry season proper. Tlio<c with no dry season suv constantly humlu. although llu* varying seasonal moisture ha< it* influence even here. Undisturbed con stantly humid regions arc nearly stl ways covered with evergreen rain lor est ; periodically dry districts sire ?x* cupied by deciduous woodland and savannah. With every slight annual precipitation the vegetation becomes j that of the desert. Seen on approach ing, si tropical rain forest shows a much uiore irregular and jagged sky line than the temperate forest, and Its varied shades of green sire usually dull, but often broken by white, red or j other hrilliunt-hued tlowering tree j crowns. The tree tops, moreover, sire often overhung by climbing vines and i parasitic plants. The interior of some rsiin forests Is si dense mass of tangled j foliage from the ground up to the tree I tops, but others sire like immense dark columned halls which sift'ord a free pas ssige and a clear outlook, with only a few ferns on the ground and tree steins. As examples of light column forest Schiinper mentions those of a species of Cstnarium on the mountains *> of Dominica and of many tree ferns in Trinidsul. In the closed forest, the trunk and even leaves grow mosses, algae and tlowering herbs. The strug gle for light, intensitied by great mois ture. is a feature of the virgin rain forest. Land of the Incas. | The Peruvian CVntrnl railroad is a wonderful monument to the science of railroad engineering, the climb be ing made through a system of "switch backs" aud having 54 tunnels in its traject. At one point, Tlcklio pass. It rises to an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet. The mines are rich in historical lore, having been operated in a primi tive way by the Inca Indians a long time before the advent of Plzzaro, the famous conquistador of Peru. In the near vicinity of the mines are many ruins of old Lnea temples aud other evidences of a remote but well developed form of civilization that dates back to age* that as yet. have not been definitely established. Pointers for Aviators. Prehistoric birds resembled the early airplanes In their small wing ex panse and large tails, according to a British engineer, indicating that man's and nature's development work have been parallel. Flying fish are more likely than birds to yield information about soaring flight. In the opinion of another observer. ? Popular Mechunics Magazine. DANGER IN HUNTING "PORKY" Animal Said to Be a Past Master in the Art of Using Quills to Advantage. "On 1 1 1 ? ? farm which I \v:is I lug in British Kast Al'rici t were great numbers uf porcupines." s?ys n recently returned traveler. "They used to have | holt* homes in the rocks tin j der the ('sfarpmciit nn<l tit night would come ?!"\\h to t tt?* cultivate! plots ami do :< great deal of damage. 'J' hey wen* particularly fond of potatoes, ami woulil root out whole rows of them, moving from plant to plant ami un dermining each separate one. As soon as wt noticed they had begun their depredations on any particular plot my brother ami I would organize a porcupine hunt. "One laid to he pretty quick in one's movements, for porcupines have a nasty way of charging backward and transfixing with their quills any tlesli. luimsui or canine, that happens to he in the way. I have known very had wounds intlieted like thU. the quills going through a man's leg as easily us u sharp hodkin." Had to Be Careful. A fastidious friend of ours, being down on the avenue on business the other day. dropped into a barbery for luneh. It was :i rough, ill-smelling place, hut he thought he could manage to get down u cup of coffee and a doughnut, so lie ordered tliem. The waitress brought his coffee in a thick heavy cup. "Where's the saucer?" inquired our fastidious friend. "We don't give no saucers here." re plied the girl, turning her wad of gum. "If we did some lowbrow would come blowin' in and drink out of his saucer an' we'd lose a lot of our swell trade." ? Boston Transcript. Taken Out of Himself. "Mr. (Jrabcoin's address on honesty in business was one of the most Im pressive talks I ever heard." "To hear him apeak you wouldn't think he'd ever sold any bogus stock, would you?" "No, ami while he was talking he was in such an exalted mood I don't believe he thought he'd ever sold any bogus stock, either." ? Birmingham Age-Herald. Pulpit-to-Pew Phone. For the benefit of worshipers who have deficient hearing, a London (Eng land) church is introducing a pulpit - to-new telephone. It is proposed to have four telephones in the pews in the front, part of the church, and to install others. If required. The lis teners will use a receiver hanging on a hook near them, as if they were re ceiving a telephone call. THE PAINT YOU NEED Is obtainable from a manufacturer very near your town. Paints and Varnish for the home '"inside and out"4or the Barn, Carriage, for Metal work, Automobile, etc. Sixty years of Paint Varnish manufacturing by the GATES PAINT CO. insures a Perfection of Quality "?with lower prices. May we help you with your Paint needs ? Write for our color card and prices. GATES PAINT MFG CO., Charleston, W. Vj. W. Virginia's Standard for Sixty Years. MODERN "CARMEN- AT WORK Gathering of Women Cigarmakers Pre sents a Colorful Sight in Span ish Cities Today. The Carmen of the opera is no idle fancy of a poet. She was and is very real in Spain today. They are known as eigarrerns, and their age may be anything from twehV U# sixty. They are paid but a peseta a day, and as no human being can live on that, they devote a good share of their time to a business said to be the oldest iu the world. It is no uncommon thing to find as high as 50 babies in cradles or crawling about the feet of the girls a.s they work. For comfort the girls discard the greater part of their clothing when they start to work, but retain a red rose In their liair or great silver earrings. They nre boisterous and rough, and tli** visitor is hnlled with demands for money and g'ven the vilest of curses if he refuses. But the girls sing as they work. Kvery one has a tiny mirror before her in which she sends constant glances, and the little clothing she reraius is colorful as the rainbow. They all have lovers who almost without exception abuse them, beat them ami take away their earn ings. She stuuds this as long as the lover Is true to her, but If he looks elsewhere he had best beware of a sti letto blade between his shoulders. The older women make the cigars and the younger the cigarettes. ? Denver News. Liked It. "You never know what a child Is going to do next," remarked a H rook llne mother the other day. "I'd been having trouble in netting my little hoy to clean his teeth, so I bought some tooth powder highly flavored with wln tergreen for him. "A week later I .said. 'You must have been cleaning your teeth a great deal lately. I notice the powder is all gone.' " 'Sure, it's gone,' was the reply. 'I've been eating it. It's line.' " ? Bos ton Transcript. Puttina Her Foot in It. Irvin S. Cobb talked recently at Greenwich Village about tact. "Tact," he said, "is a priceless and rare art, which sometimes gets us !? hot water when we try to practice It. Like the young Red Crop's nurse. "Meeting this young lady during the war at a luncheon in Tours, I hap pened to remark : "'I am looking round, you see.' " 'Oil, not so very, Mr. Cobb,' the kind-hearted girl remonstrated, tact fully." The Sunny South. "A high-priced artist was engaged draw a Christmas cover design for a southern magazine, but bis work was not satisfactory." "What was the trouble." "He insisted on putting the girl in a snowstorm, was willing to compro mise on ire skates, but couldn't see his way clear to drawing her picking roses in December." ? I'irmingham Age-Her nld. We will Offer to the Wives of Lewisburg & Vicinity, For 3 DAYS Only, Play 26th, 27th, and 28th, A CAR LOAD ol WORLD S Famous KITCHEN DCliei S CABINETS, "The Best Servant in Your Home." To be Sold on the Remarkable Terms of $1? Down and $1 ? Per Week. Pay for It as You USE. SAVES any HOUSEWIFE One-Half SELLER'S MASTERCRAFT QtTI I ETDQ KITCHEN OlLLLlLrvO CABINETS, Including Famous Automatic Base Shelf Extender, Steam Proof Finish, Ant-Proof Casters. Guaranteed Poicoliron Dovetail Joint Construction, Top. Etc. HER KITCHEN WORK. Exhibit to be held in building lately occupied by T. H. Pare as a Saddler Shop, Lewisburg BOWLING HARDWARE CO.