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Russian Crown Jewels Supposed to
Have Been Disposed of in Sm?ll
The great collection of Russian '
crown jewels seems likely to share '
the mysterious fate of the peacock :
throne in Delhi, writes Frederic J. ]
Haskin in the Chicago Daily News.
The peacock throne, which cost the j
Shah Jehan $30,000,000, was a won- j
derful canopied chair of pure gold incrusted
with rubies, sapphires and fes- j
toons of pearls, and ornamented with j
two great jeweled peacocks and a life- I
sized parrot cut from a single emer- i
aid. It was a fabulous work of art, j
end when it slipped out of sight after
the death of the shah there was much j
speculation. Presumably a strand of j
pearls was lopped off here, a ruby j
pried off there, and the emerald par- |
rot cut into a numoer 01 less uisnmtive
jewels. Today a mere throne 1
framework in Teheran is pointed out j
uncertainly as the peacock throne.
The crown jewels of Russia are sup- j
posed to he slipping away in similar ;
fashion. There was no word of any i
looting when the Kremlin in Moscow, j
where the glittering jewels of royalty |
reposed, fell into the hands of the rev- j
olutionists. The Kremlin has been j
guarded by the soviet government. I
The condition of the treasury galleries
is veiled in mystery.
South African papers in close touch
with the diamond trade state that $10,000.000
worth of stolen Russian dia- i
monds were thrown on the jewel mar- j
ket in ten months in 1921?and the j
crown jewel collection of Russia was j
particularly rich in diamonds.
Extremely Masculine Office Force !
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Isniea UTT BUSy Oicnuy; apuci o
Shade of Delicate Lavender.
Part of every morijing in the Busy j
Stenographer's life went toward col- .
lecting her precious pencils frora j
everybody else's desk. Of course she :
never could prove these really were
her own. The big fact was that at ;
the end of the day her supply was
always nil.
Feminine wit met the problem. Of j
course the men in her office classed .
themselves as very masculine; went j
in for striped neckties and checked :
suits, scorned tea rooms for luncli, but J
knew every chop hous^ within a J
score of blocks?real men stuff, you i
One morning the Busy Stenographer j
came in with a new package of pen- '
cils. She sharpened them carefully :
and laid them in readiness on ner aesK. j
The day sped by. Her pencils were ;
: borrowed?but returned. From the !
far end of the office the office boy !
came during the afternoon. "Hey, Miss ;
Blank, isn't this one of your pencils? ;
I thought you might be lookin' fer it?"
At the close of the day the supply :
was still intact. The color of the ;
wood was delicately lavender.?Pitts- j
burgh Dispatch.
He Is Not Yet Crowrwd.
The news that something in the na ture
of a tentative offer to the throne !
of Albania has been made to Jerome !
Napoleon Bona^a e is a reminder that j
the Bonapartes have long had a close
connection with America. This connection
began with the Bonaparte who .
was made king of Westphalia by the j
first Xapoleon, of whom he was the '
youngest brother. This Jerome Bonaparte
settled in the United States after
being exiled from France by his brother,
and remained until his appointment
as king, in 1807. The present
bearer of the name, who has come into i
prominence, is a great-grandson of the \
kinf and a nephew of Charles J. Bona- i
par. , who was attorney general in the j
cabinet- of President Roosevelt. It
wojildDe odd indeed if a plain citl- :
zen of democratic America should now j
become a European king.
After Many Years.
A proposed fting of the American i
Museum of Natural Sciences in New !
Tork, which was commenced nine j
years ago* acd ahanuoneci lor imck j
of funds, is about to be started in ;
earnest, the money having been se- '
cured for the work. At that time the '
foundations were laid, but when the i
expenditure for this had been eon- 1
sumed the work was stopped. The
new wing will be used mainly for the
housing of the marine exhibit of the
Institution, which is very extensive,
but which has heretofore been boxed j
up fcr the lack of space to properly j
exhibit it.
; 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 pilimr that
had become so tightly frozen in that
it could not be puiiea out oy tne aer- j
rick aione. The steam hammer was j
hung upside down from the derrick, [
and around 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 i
the eye of the piling.?Popular Me- j
chanics Magazine.
New Colonization Planned.
That the Mexican federal authori- j
ties have in view a vast colonization j
project in Lower California, by which |
it is hoped to solve the problem ere- !
ated 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 al!r;f arable land to each colonist,
which will involve irrigation work oa
& large scale.
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How English Ecclesiastic Obtained Excerpts
From Probably Oldest Vellum
Manuscript in Existence.
The Vatican library includes a large
number of bibliographical rarities.
Among them is tiie famous Codex Vaticanus
B, described by Doctor Scrivener
as "probably the Oldest vellum manuscript
in existence." This contains the
Septuagint version of the Old Testament
and one of the earliest known
texts of the "New.
In 1S45 Doctor Tregelles, armed with
a letter from .Cardinal Wlsefnan,
visited Koine with the sole purpose or
studying this manuscript. At last he
succeeded in obtaining the coveted permission,
but two prelates were assigned
to the duty of watching him and they
would not even allow him to open the
volume without searching his pockets
and taking away all implements by
which he could copy the text.
They interfered with any prolonged
study, and often took the book hurriedly
away from h>m. By a little craft
and patience, however. Doctor Tregelles
succeeded in making a few notes
on his cuffs and finger nails.?Manchester
Usually Well-Behaved Animals Affected
by Prolonged Feeding on
Fermented Corn Mash.
Hundreds of rabbits, drunk and dis
orderly, defied citizens or Fasco, wasn..
and ran pell-mell into standing automobiles,
frantically gnawed at telephone
poles and did some dancing.
Meanwhile near Peshastln, flocks of
hawks and h ot-owls were reported on
an extended jag, resulting from the
dining on the dead bodies of ground
squirrels which ranchers had poisoned.
The Pasco police in making a raid on
a still outside the town dumped several
barrels of corn mash, in an advanced
stage of fermentation, out or.
the sage-brush-covered prairie. The
einuryo njoousmne ;ic yuee uecaiue uie
diet for whole families of jack-rabbits.
Many folks concluded the bunnies had
contracted rabies, prevalent in the
Northwest, and asked for aid from the
federal biological survey camp. The
farmers near Peshastin are using some
poison-soaked grain to rid the fiflds
of squirrels, which has the effect of
forcing the rodents to come out of the
burrows seeking water. These have
been the chief attraction of hawks,
owls, buzzards and other flesh-eating
birds of prey. Crows and magpies,
usually desirous for a meal of squirrel,
wisely leave thy poisoned rodents
alone, but are killing and eating the
jagged owls.?Montreal Family Herald.
Famous Be 'ton Byway.
Jfi aney, an an^ n uyway in jdumoti
long considered public property by pedestrians,
was posted the other day as
a private way. It is a street cut from
Newspaper row to the city hall. No
one stopped using It, however. The
corporation which posted the notice
explained that it was done every 20
years in order to retain its property
rights. The notice was kept up 48
hours and then taken down, not to appear
acain for another 20 years. Pi
alley got its name because of the
dumping into it of pied type from the
newspaper composing rooms years ago.
It was known as "Pie" alley to others
because once upon a time a piece of
pie and a cup of coffee could be obtained
there for 5 cents.
Hardly Immaterial.
A teacher once told her class to
bring something to demonstrate the
use of the word "immaterial."
One morning a bright youth brought
a big stick.
"Well," said the teacher, "how does
that demonstrate the use of the word
"I'll show you. miss." said the lad.
"Now, you take hold of one end,
ttyen the other. That's it. Now leave
go one end."
"Which end?" asked the teacher.
"Well, it's immaterial, miss," said
the boy. "There's mucilage on both
"Tom told me he loved me, but 2
don't know whether to marry him
or not."
"Don't 'you think he telIs the
"I've no doubt the dear boy tries
to, but you see he works In
weather bureau."
Atmospheric Phenomenon.
Advices from Tunana, Alaska, record
some interesting details regarding an
atmospherical phenomenon, following
a period of extreme fold weather. The
air was very still and dry and heavily
charged with electricity. Two persons
shaking hands received a severe
shock and a burning sensation through
the whole body. Husbands kissing
their wiTes were treated to the identical
shock experienced in shaking
frauds. ? , x., t
Invention That Seems to Hsve Much
Merit May Be in Shape of Monoplane
or Biplane.
The first successful adventure In
human flight was made in a machine
of the type we now call a biplane; and
! it might he said that the problem of
| aviation was solved by combining the
I box kite (at that time a rather novel
i device) with the newly developed aui
t<.mobile engine. On the other hand,
! the newest thing in the way of a kite
imitates in form the airplane. It is
the invention of Lawrence R. Eddy of
i *
; In its simplest form the kite is a
i monoplane. A long flat stick serves
Newest in Airships.
I as its backbone. 011 the front end of
which a headplane is formed with a
couple of transverse ribs and a piece
of muslin or other fabric stretched over
the latter. Benenth the tail end of the
main stick is set vertically a rudder?a
tin cf wire net covered with fabric.
| The frame of this fin is a heavy wire
I bent in the shape of a U, its two ends
being stuck up through the main stick.
Attached to the rear end of the main
stick is a horizontal tail-plane. Its
front edge is fastened to the main
stick by a hinge, while its rear edge
is secured upon one end of the frame
wire of the tail-fin. Thus the augle of
the tail-plane can be adjusted as de
sired. The various parts of the kite
are fastened together with stay-wires
in such wise as to make the twhole
affair rigid and substantial, enabling
it to fly in strong winds without dan,ger
of collapsing. The flying string is
attached by a spring clamp to a bridle*<
loop which is secured to the ends of
the main strip. In another form of
construction this ingenious kite takes
the shape of a biplane.?Philadelphia
Big Cities of the Atlantic Seaboard Are
Awakening to the Value of
Press Agent.
"These hustling young Eastern
towns of yours, like Boston and Philadelphia,"
remarked a Western visitor,
"are getting so darned enterprising
with their publicity promoters and
propaganda committees that I
shouldn't be surprised if they caught
up some day with such dignified and
sleepy old cente?s of culture and tradition
out West as Guthrie, Okla., and
Goldfields, Xev.
"I suppose pretty soon New York
will hire a press agent, a mimeograph
machine, a megaphone and a bass
drum to advertise it like any overnight
Texas oil town.
"Yes, we're sentimentalists about the
East .just as you in the East are sentimentalists
about Europe. You
wouldn't like to -see London Americanized,
and we don't like to see the East
j westernized. It makes us a little sad
1 to see old Philadelphia hiring press
I agents, organizing committ?.s and
j whooping up school children to propaI
gahdizv- the new dogma that PhiladelI
phia isn't sleepy and isn't slow, but is
I last as uert and lively as an alkali
boom town. It grates (in my Western
reverence. I hope to heaven New York
will never he tempted lo get 011 the
band wagon."?New York Sun.
Made Quite Sure of Death.
A Kamsgate (IOng'and) /nan 10 make
quite sure that lie would not he buried
alive made three conditions in his
will. Firstly, that his body be placed
for three days in a room wh^re a good
lire was kept up, s<> that if he were
only in a coma he would show signs
>>f life; secondly, that his m;iin iirtery
l?i cat: and. tliirdly, that he he buried at
sea. without being enclosed in a coffin.
Ali throe requests have been carried
His body was, again at his
own requ?'sr, placed upon an oak tr:iy
i?nd wrapped in crepe. With heavy
weights attached, it was committed ;<>
the deep, near the Goodwin sail!". th<>
religious ceremony having taken place
on land. Hoatmen and undertakers
only were present at the sea ceremony.
Shed Himself While Asleep.
While !>,>i;:g :i temporary resident of
1 the i:i i?!ii:ioxi(l, jr.'!., Al. Roberts
1 was jiivcn :t pair of new shoes by a
jail worker. Tic put litem under his
pillow when he wont,to sleep. Awakening.
they were gone. Iff accused his
reiim.-ites ami his fists started a small
riot. When the poli'-e persuaded the
rioters to cease, Roberts found the
shoe" ' ! feet. He had put them on
while asleep, so the police believe and
ftanchly declare.
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Deadly Weapon of War Converted Into b
Device That Is of Really ! f
Practical Value. ' jj
' Ingenious minds in Kurope have been
: working overtime ever since the armis- ^
; tiee was signed and hostilities ceased. l]
J developing all manner of peaceful uses t
for military equipment. Amorg the t
many of these innovations and adapta- 'Y
tions is the bayonet wood-splitter.
This device, as described in the
Scientific American, consists of the
| standard bayonet srannard. tne oay- ~
. one*, and two members which hold the b
; bayonet and scabbard together and per-; a
mit of mounting them on a wall, all as ft
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the Device Works. J1
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1 shown in the accompanying illustra- ;
i tion. 111
A nurnl)er of notches cut in the front s
; end of the scabbard permit of holding j
; a piece of wood of any length in place . s
j while the bayonet does the sniittJng. it
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: Imprisoned in Ice, Wounded Animal Is u
Supposed to Have Succumbed
to the Cold. i?
' Dead on his feet with all four legs
! Imprisoned in the ice that seals the >
! surface of Brandy brook, a large bull jj
j moose was iounu^oy a ;>t. .juuii umu 0
while he was hunting rabbits along the i"
| Brandy brook abbut six miles from St. j ?
i John. When he first came upon him j
{ the great animal was standing in such j
| a position as to cause the hunter to I
' believe that the moose was alive. On 1
i investigation, however, he discoveFed, C
i that the moose was dead. It is sup- J 0
| posed that some time ago, while the ! s
I ice on the brook was still thin, the ' ^
! moose had been shot at and wounded i'
' but not badly enough to prevent his j
! running... lie probably attempted to i ?
{ cross the brook and broke through the] a
J ice, and because of his injuries was ; s
enable to extricate himself from this i s
position and subsequently perished _j,
standing up. Up7to his belly the anl- j
j mai's legs were encased in the ice. He j
! was found near a deep part of the :v
brook called Soldier hole, in which it j
is said a soldier, who had run away | f
j from St. John, -was drowned about t<
| thirty-live years ago.?l^xcnunge. ; n
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Amorica Leads in i elephones. ; 4
j Thf> extent to which the people use L
I the telephone, as measured by the nurai
her of calls per person during the year, j
I is a reliable index of the telephone de- j c
j velopment of a country. For the United ' ?
' States, the average number of calls ' n
| made during 1020 per person was 172.
Of all the European countries. Den- i
! mark conies first with 120 talks per j c
person. For Germany the number is s
i 5S, for Switzerland, 30, for Great Brit- j t
j ain 10, for France IS. and for Belgium tl
10. It is interesting and significant n
' that in Denmark about 05 per cent of fj
! all the telephones are now operated un- ^
, der private ownership, while in the ;
I other European countries mentioned i i
1 y I
i the service is operated by the govern- i
{ ment.
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' "Dis fashion note says as how !
clothes may be made chick by a '
clever use of fringe.**
"Well, I get plenty of fringe, but I j
i dunno whether I got it cleverly i
I placed or net.
Gentlemanly Auto Owner.
! Here is :i lesson in courtesy. Pass- i
ing the Dwieoness hospital 011 Jefferson J
> th*? sinnr.v weather of !|
t V... It, % :
' Inst week, ;i thoughtless chauffeur diiv- j
J * |
5ijjr a big limousine whizzed throuprli
: a pool of water near the curb. On
i jhe eurh stood a nurse dressed in spot1
less white. One second Jrt^r the unii
form resembled the familiar shepherd's ;
! piaid. The owner ?>f the automobile :
j ordered the car stopped and returning j
j to the wrathy nurse, tendered his card !
j with the instruction to have the uni- ;
J l'orm cleaned and the bill forwarded
to him.?Detroit News.
f Killed Wolf With Gloved Hands.
Using only his gloved hands a Minneapolis
man killed a large timber wolf I
within the city limits. He is snid to j
have slain the animal by grasping its t
him! ami < rashing its head against 1
a:i iroii raiJing when it attacked liim. .
He collected $7.50 bounty, , >, *
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American Grower to Bo Better Fro-|4']<
tccted Than Ever, Gooding, Di- J an
reeling Bloc, Declares j on
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Washington, May 15.?The farmer ! no
ame into his own in the Senate j
londay when the Republican "tariff i co
loc" swung into action in behalf of j se,
avorahle farm duties in the new tar-|th
T bill.
A long series of amendments to Bi
ho house tariff bill, several hundred i tic
n all, were backed by the "bloc." In | th
he "bloc's" program were high du-'ri(
ies on grains, cattlc, cottton, fruit, I
egetables and their derivatives. piLed
by Senator Gooding, Reubli- j !a
an, of Idaho, members of the "bloc" se
eemcd confident. The "tariff" was !
eing directed by Gooding and Sen- kr
tor Ladd, Republican, of North Da- co
:ota. wl
The bloc's first test was due Mon- ! do
ay when the Senate reached a vote er
n the duty on castor oil. Although sa
eneral debate from the Democratic th
ide was predicted, Chairman Goodng
predicted that the bloc's duty Si
irould be passed.
Gooding declared the farmer would
>e "more protected than ever be- j
ore" by thq bloc's tariffs. - |
"The duties the tariff bloc have j
ecommended were decided on only;*n
ifter careful study of the farmer's!0iroblems,"
said Gooding. "The Am- j -r;
rican farmer, in many instances, has ?I
ieen forced ?to compete with cheap j
oreign labor at a time when his
wn crops were selling for scarcely 'h
lore than cost and in some instances ar
uch as cotton, even below cost. 1 ! The
bloc's tariffs will elimiate one
ourcc of worry to the farmer? e(
he sale of cheaper foriegn farm TK
roducts within our own borders. ?
'his will enable him first to get a w'
easonable price for his own prodcts
in competition with imported ^
oods and secondly will give him an
pportunity to get back on his feet."
Senator McCumber, Republican, of m
Jorth Dakota, in charge of the tar- ar
T bill, ?aid he would favor passage
f the bloc's amendments. i
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Nev., May 15.?Bishop Geo.
/. Hunting of the Episcopal diocese.
f Nevada* implacable enemy of the
ix months' divorce law which makes
Nevada the mecca of those desiring
uick divorce, is organizing another
ttempt to knock out the objectionble
statute. j
oon will start the circulation of an
oon wlil start the circulation of an
litiative petition for the re-enactient
of the original divorce law,
-VirtVi hv Ipfi^lntlire in
'lixcn auvj/vvu v..v .vn.
913, and repealed in 19l9, provided
or, a year's residence for eligibility
d fredeom from the bonds of matriibny.
It is said that Reno business
len complained of a severe slump in
rade turing the time the one-year
iw was in effect.
"The initiative petition will be an
xact. copy of the 1913 law," says
ishop Hunting. 'Through the aet:on
f the last legislature the pconle will
ote on two hivorce measures at the
oming election, one providing for a
ix months' interlocutory decree and
he other practically a duplicate of
iic present law. If either of theie
icasures is adopted by the people
ivorce legislation will be tied up un
:1 11)28, under th^ provisions 01 our
nitiativc and referendum statutes."
The bishop is the most outspoken
nemv of the present divorce lav/ in
Nevada, and recently was qhoted as 1
aying; that the divorce vogue is so
revalent in Reno, the state's metroi
We ar
Temporarily \
' machines that wer
ready for business,
We have rep]
cars rolling, and a?
trade as usual.
lis, even the children arc "playing {
force." Ho illustrated his point by j
II of children who were playing at
eeping house'' in a Iieno home,
d in the course of the make-believe I
e youngster made the startling in-1
liry of another, "Who's your papa!
Statistics for 1021 for Wasnoc
unty, of which Reno is the county i
at, show more than 200 divorces?
an marriages for the year.
"It may readily be seen," .says
shop Hunting, "that is this ,condi>n
existed in all parts of the world
ere would be no such thing as marine."
Because of lax divorce laws and i
ocedure, the bishop asserts, Nevahas
become "the bottom of the
It is a matter of such common
lowiedge in Reno as not to excite J
immcnt that a majority of those!
to have lived in the state six months
part for their former homes in oth
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states, or otner countries, me,
me day, or soon after they obtain
cir decrees. ,
tlanta Georgian.
Atlanta spot cotton Monday soared ;
i points to 19 3-4 cents, middling
sympathy with a sensational rise|
: more than 100 points on May conacts
and almost $5 a bale on other:
This is one sent higher than a week I
jo and almost four cents higher than
e low of February 7, last?15.80,:
id highest, quotation sinee October
I, 1921. when it sold at 19.90 cents.
Ant-ifoof~ of Mom Vnrt Knfim.
1111 points to 20.95, while all other
>sitiors ?urged far above 20 ccnts
-December 20.42. H:ghest levels
?re registered just before the close,
losing prices were 15 to 109 points
gher than Saturday.
A ficod of bullish crop reports,
:avy ra.ns in Texas, big spot dear.d,
heavy demand for goods here
id abroad, sales of 20,000 bales at
verpcol and complete absence of
:ar.'sh enterprise, brought about agc?3iv
2 buj'ing.
S.I i
Causes Fires
Flying fats frequently
fii Co. Thi3 is just another .<
be -.witched, for the sake o1
Insure and Be Sure
How about your fire i
household goods? Have :
protection? This agency is
r.:i rancc and srive sound adv
James A
1103 Caldwell St.
Member Newberry C
e ruraiing
ve have rigged uj
e not so badly da
aced our stock ai
e in position to ta
;rry Lurnb
Phone 56
bcr Newberry Chamber of Commer?
Cotton opened the new week with
a sensational leap into new high
ground for the year, futures at New
York registering a net gain of 53
to 69 points in the first three hours <
points higher. Futures at New Or- d
leans soared r>0 to 88 points?$2.50 J
to $4.40 a bale. /
Heavy realizing sales were easily ;
absorbed. {
Highest quotations at New York :
represented a gain of 465 to 515 i
points?$23.25 to $25.75 a bale? ,
above the low records of February
7, last, while highest prices at New
Orleans showed a gain of 454 to 540
points?$22.70 to $27 a bale?over
the February lows.
The State of South Carolina, County
of Newberry, by W. F. Ewart,
Probate Judge:
Whereas, J. M. Felker and J. A.
Felker hath made suit to me to grant
them Letters of Administration of the
estate and effects of Sarah E.
Felker, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cite and J
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auiuuiuau ah <iuu om^uiai wnv. ^
dred and Creditors of the said Sarah
I?. Felker, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Newberry, S.
C., on Saturday, May 20th, next, after
publication hereof, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if
any they have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 2nd
day of May, Anno Domini, 1922.
W. F. EWART, \
] P. J. N. C.
Winthrop College
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop col
lege and for admission of new students
will be held at the county court
house on Friday, July 7, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must not be less than sixteen
years of age. When scholarships
are vacant after July 1 they will be ^ .
awarded to those making the highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet the' conditions governing
the award. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson
before the examination for scholarship
examination blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will ^
open September 20th, 1922. For fur- S
ther information and catalogue, ad;
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill,
,S. C. 4-28-tf V
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ignite and start disastrous
)f the little things that must
f safety.
nsurance on buildings and
/ou arranged for complete
i equipped to write good inj
l. Burton
Rea! Estate.
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