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(By Mrs. Edna Walker, Phone 745) The missionary society of the Methodist church met Wednesday af ternoon at the home of Mrs. M. E. Officer. There was election of offi cers, followed by piano and vocal se lections by Miss Annis Hopkins. Queen Esther Circle was entertain ed Thursday at the home of Miss Et ta Gerdes in Wapello. The mem bers went to Wapello in the morning on the train, returning in the even ing on a hay rack. * * The A. B. C. Brdge Club met. on Thursday of last week at the home of Mrs. John Brown. Winnifred Biethan is giving a Ken sington on Friday afternoon, honor ing Marion Chubbuck, a bride-to-be in the near futre. Mrs. C. A. Hoover entertained a few friends informally at a Kensing ton Tuesday afternoon for her moth er, Mrs. Julia F. Brown of Salt Hake City. * * Mrs. John G. Brown will be hos tess to the Aces club Friday after noon. • * Mrs. L. D. Glassburn and Mrs. Stewart were hostesses to the Bap tist Women's Union in the church parlors Wednesday afternoon. After a busy afternoon light refreshments were served. * * Mrs. S. T. Clark entertained the W. C. T. U. Tuesday afternoon at her home on East Alice street. After the business session the hostess served a two course luncheon. The fallowing officers were elected for the ensuing year: Mrs. E. V. Bloom, president; Mrs. T. R, Jones, vice president; Mrs. W. R. Dolan, secretary; and Mrs. S. T. Clark, treasurer. • * Mrs. I. N. Noyer entertained the Saturday SPECIAL ONE Day ONLY Bulk Cut Macaroni 5 CENTS A POUND PEARSON & CO. THE GROCERS "•••♦^I**!"!**!*** 4 v'X 4 ^* *I**!~i*->*> v*I**X*^ •$**I~I**5**5~5~J**5» SPECIAL SATURDAY, JULY 16 TH 12-foot tie rope, half-inch, each - - - Fisher Commission Co. Phone 91 1 domestic science club of Springfield at her lovely home on North Shilling avenue, last Friday afternoon. Mrs. Geo. A. Line and Mrs. David Wilta muth assisted the hostess in serving the elaborate luncheon. * * Miss Irene Good and Miss Doris Dunn entertained five tatbles at "500" last Thursday afternoon at the J. E. Good home on University ave nue, honoring the Misses Marie Dore anil Edna Capps. There was a profu sion of roses and sweet peas used tor file decorations. The honor guests were presented with appropriate to kens. Miss Gertrude Kinney receiv ed the prize forthe most progressions. Mrs. Geo. Holbrook assisted in serv ing an elaborate menu. Forest Exhaustion a Danger. The Department of Agriculture says that tlie crux of timber depletion is the exhaustion, or partial exhaustion, of the forests that are most available to the hulk of the population of the country. One-half of the lumber re maining In continental United States is in three states, bordering on the Pacific ocean. Te6ts for Aeroplanes. Before an aeroplane is considered perfect, it has to pass through 200 test» Reedy for the Unexpected. In case of any unusual damage ns ).v reason of an explosion or accident >f any kind it Is desirable to get the llehris out of the way as soon as pos sible nnd to remove other evidences if the affair. It was thought that In the United States this work was us ually done with great promptitude. In the case of railroad collisions it Is quite common for every evidence of the affair to lie removed In a few hours so completely that it Is a diffi cult tiling to locate the scene. In the case of tile bomb planting on Wall street, In two hours a great deal of (lie damage had been repaired and nt 4 o'clock (he same afternoon a few hoarded up windows was about all to he seen of the fearful damage that had been done. But in I'arls these in cidents are more common and the au thorities are on the alert to meet them. There are maintained a reg ularly organized department for such emergencies nnd it is always on the job with tlie same promptness that an American tire company answers the alarm. The work is subdivided among trained squads and every part of it is attacked at once. Even a tom up street is repaired in a few hours. Caught Handle—Scratched. Roberta lives with lier parents in the St. James apartments. One night she was with her parents visiting the Youngs in the northern part of tlie city. Wlifle they were discussing tlie Int est dances and the probability of a h'g mosquito crop this year, Roberta wandered through the house In search of adventure. Espying tlie family kitten she gave chase, which ended when the kitten started to crawl un der the buffet. Roberta made u grab for the dis appearing tall nnd connected with it. Tlie owner promptly turned around and administered scratches sufficient to cause (lie child (o let go. Roberto ran walling to lier mother. "What's the matter, dear?" "Well, the kitten crawled under the box and left Its bundle sticking out and I took hold of it and It scratched me."—Indianapolis News. Putting Houses on the Market. In an attempt to stop landlords from refusing to rent houses in order that they may lie soldat inflated prices Brit ish government officials have intro duced a hill i^i parliament which would authorize local authorities to rent these houses. If a house has remained unoccupied for three months, according to the hill, local authorities may make an order for compulsory hiring. Tlie building must he suitable for letting without recon struction nnd, apart from tlie rent pay able, no landlords will lie entitled to any compensation for the houses that are compulsorily hired. It Is In Many Cases. "William," said the toucher dur ing the lesson in physiology, "what is the use of the external ear?" William considered a moment. "I think." lie said, "It is mostly used to catch dirt." IS NOTABLE DATE May 23 Anniversary of Birth of English Journalism. Two Hunderd and Ninety-Nine Years Ago Nathaniel Butter Got Out First Newspaper in London. May 23 was the 209th anniversary of tlie birth of English journalism. Tlie first English newspaper was founded in London by Nathaniel Butter May 23, 1022. There previously had been from time to time efforts toward the sale and distribution of news. Tlie Tohing-pao, a paper of the Chinese court, enjoyed a continuous issue from tlie year 713 to 1000, when it ceased publication nnd gave its name to a suc cessor published in Peking today. Ancent Home lmd its newspaper, the Acta Diurna. It was tlie organ of the capital, containing military re ports, political comment nnd the latest sport "dope" concerning lions nnd Christians. Parents of young Romans used to hide the paper from their sons, wlio, strange to say, preferred to look at the feminine sandal ads rather than view the actual article always on display along the Appian way. Sporting editions were eagerly bought by business men in the Forum. A record sale was reported tlie day Rome's pet gladiator, Bambinus Ruth ieus swatted a full-grown tiger over I lie bleachers out the Coliseum. Final ly, (lie paper with the rest of the Eter nal city fell into the hands of the Ger man invaders and soon after ceased to exist. There were no papers during the years that followed, hut toward tlie close of the Middle ages there came Ini a circulation what were known as continental news letters. These let ters were unauthentic reports with no fixed date of publication, to which tlie early correspondents contributed sto ries of tlie Crusades, the discovery of America, or the latest anti-Semitic movements in Austria. The accounts were always highly colored and the facts distorted. The publications were never sold They were read in taverns on the payment of a fixed sum. The writers were not held responsible and the news was little better than gossip. From this source which had found its way into England came Nathaniel But ter's weekly. Butter's paper was called the Week ly Newes, nnd to him goes the distinc tion of "printing all the news of the day upon u single sheet and publishing it. regularly week by week upon fixed days and of giving it a distinctive title at a time when there was nothing that could with strictness be culled a news paper." It was formerly stated and for a long time believed that tlie first English newspaper made its appearance ui tlie year 1588. Tlie London museum con tained copies of the old Mercury publi cations hearing the date 1588, hut not long ago students at Cambridge dis covered that these papers were forged copies, according to tlie Columbia Mis sourian. The type of printing employed In producing these pai>ers was not In vented until many years alter that date. In fact, it was nearly two hun dred years later. No less u person than King Charles I used the columns of Butter's paper lie was probably the first of that vast army of persons who seek lost dogs through the pages of the public prints. An old copy of the paper contains an advertisement for a strayed spaniel very dear to his majesty. A reward is offered. Butter Introduced the editorial "we" Into the newspaper for the first time, lie also employed "newsboys," who were women, to hawk the paper on the street. These news vendors were frequently Interfered with by persons who sold tlie news booklets or pam phlets that came into use toward the close of tin* Sixteenth century. In his early days Butter was consid ered wealthy, but through misfortune he lost his possessions. He was a member of the Royalist party in Eng land. He died on one of Prince Rup ert's ships in 1G49. An Eskimo Opera. Copenhagen opera goers recently have witnessed the produc'ion of an Eskimo opera, "Kaddars*" llakon Boerresen, the composer, has based his score on the few vestiges of an cient song which the Greenlanders posses. A group of Eskimo traveled to Denmark to assist in preparing the stage pictures, and to appear in mi nor roles. They carried with them a large collection of native costumes. Mention of an opera with Greenland's ley mountains as background natural ly connotes. India as a scene for stage entertainment. One would not he greatly surprised to learn that the next Drury Lnne melodrama Is to have Tibet for scene, now that the Mount Everest expedition is so much in the public eye. Conscienceless Turks. Recently at a fancy ball in Con stantinople many Turks appeared wearing American pajamas, and when investigation was made it was discov ered tlie Turks had raided some ware houses where garments for Armenians ! were waiting distribution after being j sent from this country. 1 The Gentle Fgo. "What do you consider the ablest document in history?" "Can't tell you now," replied Sena tor Sorghum. "But the typist has it in hand, nnd I think T will give it out to the public tomorrow.' NOT ORIGINAL "MARK TWAIN" Samuel Clemens Was Second Writer to Make Use of World-Famous Nom de Plume. No lesser authority than Albert Bige low Ruine, in a recent publication, conies forward with the advice that ttiere were two "Mark Twains"; that Cnpt. Isaiah Sellers, a river steam boat captain, contributing paragraphs to the New Orleans newspapers, us ually signed himself "Mark-Twain." According to Mr. Raine, the arti cles of Capt. Sellers often began: "My opinion for the citizens of New Or leans." etc., and would prophesy river conditions and recite incidents and comparisons dating as far hack as 1811. To tlie younger pilots on tlie Mississippi, among them Samuel Cle mens, then 23 years old, the articles of Capt. Sellers afforded much amuse ment. In an attempt to further this amusement, Samuel Clemens wrote a preposterous story of a cruise he was supposed to have made in the year 1793, the ship's crew being Choctaws and the captain a Chinaman. The story was satirical of the writing of Capt. Sellers, and was thought to have much literary value. Upon the Insist ence of one of his frlciuls Clemens permitted the article to he published In the True Delta in May, 1S59. Capt. Sellers never wrote again for the newspapers—his literary pride had been wounded. The nom de plume, "Mark Twain," lay idle for nearly four years. It appeared again, revived by Samuel Clemens, signed to a political letter in tlie Virginia City (Nev.) Enter prise on February 2, 1SG3. Shortly after that time it was always 'signed to the works of Samuel Clemens. Clemens Is said to have revived the name because of his deep regret for having so thoughtlessly wounded the feelings of Capt. Sellers. Largest English Walnut Tree. V.'hat is declared to be the largest English walnut tree in California is boasted of by Sonora. Measurements showed the tree to he 79 feet tall, having a branch spread of 89 feet, and nine feet from the ground it was found to be three and one-half feet in circumference. Its age is unknown to residents there, but the oldest in habitant declares it to he as old as himself. This is only one of a series of cele brated trees. On William Lewis' ranch Is a cherry tree over 50 years old which is still producing well. An enormous Bleinheim apricot tree on the D. W. Scofield id a ce, aged over GO years, still bears some fruit. On the Abbot ranch is an apple orchard past the century mark, which in 1919, accor din'! Li the, r anch qw :*.cc. «. i. i ! j jr SMASHING PRICES Come and See the Hundreds of Bargains SALE STARTS SATURDAY, JULY 16th Ladies' Wrist Watches Reg-. $50.00 Solid Gold Watches Sale price ................................ $37.50 Reg. $35.00 15-jewel 20-year case, Sale price ...................... $23.35 Reg. $29.00 15'jewel, 20 year case, Sale price ...................... $19.65 Gent's Watch Chains Reg $4.00 Vest chain, sale price 2.65 Reg. $8.00 Vest cliaiu, sale price 4.95 Reg. $3.00 Vest chain, sale price 1.85 Eight-Day Mantle Clocks Reg. $16.50 clocks, Sale price. $11.90 Reg. $14.00 Clocks, sale price.... 9.35 Ladies' Pearl Necklaces Reg. $40.00 Pearls, Sale price..$27.90 Reg. $25.00 Pearls, Sale price.. 16.40 Reg. $15.00 Pearls, Sale price.. 8.85 Ladies' Solid Rings Reg. $25.00 Dinner Rings, Sale Price .............................. $16.25 Reg. $12.50 Cameo Rings, Sale price ................................ 8.30 Reg. $10.00 Rnbv set Rings, Sale price ................................ 6.65 Gent's Rings Reg. $30 Ring, Sale price........ $20.00 Reg. $12 Ring, Sale price........ 8.00 BIG REDUCTION ON ALL COMMUNITY, UNIVERSAL, HOLMS & ED WARDS AND SHEFFIELD SILVER 13 OFF ON ALL OTHER JEWELRY SALE STARTS SATURDAY, JULY 16th litre Gift 5 f X *£V> Blackfoot Jewelry Co. "Gifts that Last " Ecoles Hotel Bldg. Broadway m HSOSF JCüarJ'JBB iKesaBWBi approximately one ton to the tree. A wjnesap, also over the GO—year mark, produced 2,200 pounds of ap ples In the saint* year. A Bartlett pear tree, half a century old, bore nearly a ton of good pears in 1919. To cap the senile producers, one vine yardist declared he has some 00-year old vineyards producing over 10 tons to an acre. Indians Built of Stone. Ruins which are held by archaeolo gists to be the forerunners of the I'ueblo cliff dwellings have been exca vated and explored in the Texas Pan | handle by W. W. K. Moorehead, di rector of an expedition sent out by the University of Pennsylvania. Rro fessor Mooreheud believes that ihe In dians in the Canadian and Cimarron valleys were the first to desert the buffalo tepee for stone construction. Later these housing pioneers, in his opinion, moved west, and built their famous cliff dwellings in the Colorado River valley and other parts of the Rocky mountains. The expedition has worked through four counties in northwest Texas and several counties In Oklahoma, and has observed about one hundred stone foundations, usually in groups of a dozen or more, hut situated in almost inaccessible canyons and wild places. The foundations range from three to five feet deep and apparently support ed structures very much like tlie Mex ican adobes of today.—Detroit News. Raising the "Yak" in Alaska. The "yak," or woolly ox of Thibet, is soon to be transplanted into Alas kn and the Canadian northwest by Dawson men. For centuries tlie ynk lias been domesticated by man and its haunts are tlie snowy highlands of Thibet, 20,000 feet above tlie sea. Its native food is coarse wiry grass, but it will eat anything that cattle will. In size it compares favorably with range cattle—1,000 to 1,200 pounds. The meat is as delicious as beef, and tlie wool and hide are valuable.— Scientific American. Fingerprints Without Camera. Through a discovery made by a police sergeant in Washington, D. C., it is possible to take permanent fin gerprints from a transparent object— such as a sheet of glass—without the use of a camera. On the fingerprint on the glass he sprinkles a covering of aluminum powder, and a contact print can then be made direct on to n piece of sensitized film or photo graphic paper. Jud Tunkins. Jud Tunkins says he's getting to be such a fine business man that it takes him longer to bargain over a day's work than it does to do tlie work. TO UNCOVER BIBLICAL CITY Thorough Exploration of the Site of. Beth-Shan Is Expected to Yield Important Information. Relics of seven or more cities which* successively stood on tlie same site and of nine different civilizations are expected to he uncovered by the ex envation of the biblical city Beth-shan. In Palestine, which is to lie under taken in June. The work will he done under the direction of Clarence S. Fisher, curator of the Egyptian sec tion of the museum of the University of Pennsylvania. Official permission to undertake this work has been re ceived from the government of Pales tine. Beth-shan is now known as Beisnn. It is situated in the valley of Jezreel, just west of the Jordan and not far south of the Sea of Gallilee. More great battles are believed to have taken place within sight of this city than, perhaps, on any other spot known to history. The investigators hope to find there the keys to the whole history of (hat section of the world written either on marble slabs containing the laws, decrees, treaties and other information or on bronze tablets or written in clay with cunei form characters. Beth-shan was a strategic point of value to any of the great military leaders of ancient times who aspire«? to try his hand at world domination. It was on the route of all the builders of ancient empires. Beginning 5.000 years ago, it suffered the blows of the armies of Sargon, Abrnhnm. Hammu rabi, Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, Thothmes, Saul, David, Alexander, Ronipey and Napoleon. Joshua led his troops against Beth-shan, but could not take it. because its defend ers used iron chariots—forerunners of the tanks in the World war. The crusaders made Beth-shan a point of attack In their vain efforts to conquer Damascus. When the Assyrians carnr down like a wolf on the fold, Beth siian was one of the places they took and it has been dominated in turn by Greeks, Romans and Arabs. Tlie investigators expect to find liiere the strata of perhaps more than -even cities, cacti built upon the ruins nf the other, as successive waves of nvnsion swept over and destroyed it. Tt is within sight of the Mount nf Transfiguration, the scenes of battles between David and Saul, and the Witch of Endor, who recalled the dinde of the prophet Samuel to en lighten Saul, had her home near this undent city whose secrets now are Bought. We are headquarters for all kinds of Job Printing. Give us a trial.