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/ !/i ii+ /i! ii! i I ii ..........  WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN, WOODVILLE. MISSISSIPPI + i ' Smoke Screen Laid by Planes Instead of Destroyers Smoke sc'een laid down on the Pacific hy tow-flying airplanes and seaplanes. In the past destroyers have cre- aM the smoke screen, and this is the first time that planes of the United States service have done so in the West. " uid Oxygen Is Cheap E00p]osive Bureau of Mines Recom- mends It for Use in Non- Gaseous Mines. Washington,-The use o{ liquid oxy- gen as an excellent and dheap explo- metal and oher nongas- and in quar?p and other outside blasting, is recoamended by Me United States bureau of mines Jter a series of testa Preliminary In this novel explosive, at the bureau's experimen- at Pittsburgh, Pa, indicate may he used to advantage dusts and gases are not pre at, but is especially useful elsewhere leenlng the cqst of blasting. liquid xgen has not been in this cdantry so far for this it 15 already widely used in mines; has been employed In in the Upper Silesian of Germany since the war, and adapted to tunnel work, Iron subway and excavation work in that country. It was used t only in (*ermany but in the French tt Lorraine after the Get,- and applied by them also the destruction of French steel Fch officials of the Briey believe the explosive has ome tO sta, and the bureau is con- negotiations with Alaskan Per its adoption there. : Production Cost Low, advantage is that it can be pre- pared on the Job at low cost after the erection of compressing plants, which 4viii make It Of especial value In aska. As liquid oxygen can be made the place of consumption, dangers mon to the transportation of other can be done away with. Low production cost, lessening the cost per : malt of material blasted, is another advantage. i:  the use of liquid oxygen explo- Iflves there Is practically no danger of ignition, it was Sound. The of misfires, too, is eliminated a walt of 30 or 40 minutes after the se is lighted, when practically all of 0xygen will have evaporated. An- advantage is the elimination of the danger of unexploded sticks in shoveling and subsequent handling of or ore going out of the mine. sources of danger avoided are Me handling and thawing processes such as are necessary with frozen dy- namite, and the hazard from lightning or fire when stored. But there are certain disadvantages In the use of this explosive, the bu- reau says. Because of its rapid evap- oration liquid oxygen must be used quickly and w|tbin a definite time after the hole is charged, thus limit- Ing the number of holes that can be fired simultaneously, although In Ger- many as many as  have been fired at once. Its use virtually requires the Installation of a llquetng plant at considerable first cost, and this plant must be kept running regularly to ob- tain low cost explosive" as tha main cost Is in the power used. That the power of liquid oxygen am an explosive is favorably comparable with other explosives is shown In the fact that 5,300,000 pounds of liquid oxygen are equal to &000,000 potmds of dynamite. One of the Interesting feature, s of the high development of this explosive in Germany has been the designing of small portable liquid oxygen-making plants to produce three liters an hour. Such plants have been constructed to move about on trucks, making the ma- terial much more available for small operators. Find Bones 10,00e Yearn Old in Ancient Tombs London.The Joys end disappoint- ments of excavation are exemplified in the British School of Archeoiogy's work this year in Egypt by some prod- ucts which are now on exhibition at the University college, London. Describing the operations, H. Bach, one of the party of four excavators, said : "Of more than 3,000 tombs opened by us, 2,000 contained nothing of is- portance" 500 contained a few beads and a vase or so, and moat of the rest provided very little of hnportance. 'hen we came across one or two tombs ,ahlch provided us with stacks of first-class material. There was such a profusion of objects that we wanted forty Instead of four Euro- peans in charge. -We came across an enormous pile of fossilized bones, con- taining the earliest human remains found in Egypt. "Among the bones we found part of a pigmy's skull. The b[mes may be anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 years old." Trial Marriage Cost $21 in Days of Old Back in 500 B. C. If a man didn't know which he preferred, single blessedness or marriage, it cost hhn only $21 to find out. This is the rate according to an ancient marriage contract found by Professor W. F. Petrie, of London, England. The contract, signed by an Egyptian, gave a woman $4, ap- proximately, and In return she was to be the man's wife. If he wished to divorce her, the contract specified, he would pay about $17 for his Liberty. Air Mail Boxes Now in Service in German City Berilm---Near the main entrance of the Hotel Bristol on Unter den Lin- den a new mail box has Just beers put up. It is painted bright red and bears the inscription in gold, "Luftpostkast. i en" (air mail box). Unlike its com- panion box of blue, which hangs near by and receives ordinary mall, tiffs new receptacle takes only such mall as is going by the modern way of traveling. That a large amount of mall Is sent through the air in Ger- many Is evident from the fact that the box is emptied ft;om six to eight times a day. This patch of brtlllart red blazing from the hotel facade may be seen far down the street. The new box has been Installed to meet a present-day need. The public finds It a great convenience not to have to go to the post office with every piece of mail they wish to send by all- plane. At present the box at the Hotel Bristol Is the only one of its kind in Belln, but others will soon be pro- vided. Swordfish Assists Man to Capture Big Paris--The surprising tale of a bat. tie alongside of a fisherman's boat b tween a shark and a swordfish wax told to Toulon correspondents. N ttcing a commotion In his nets, indi. caring that a shark was feasting on a sardine haul, a fisherman tossed oyez a large batted hook and in a few min utes the line began to run out. Ate[ a long struggle he drew a four-fool shark to the surface. At thls moment a swordfish appeared and slashed Into the shark's flanks, cutting deep gashe in four places, and enabling the fish. erman to lift in his catch without di. ticulty. :/ii Emblem Causes C0ntr0-' versy Britain Must Settle. Fund of EgYPt is hay- s lively conflict with his brother King Huaseln of the HedJas, the Holy Carpet. does not mean that Fund has "on the carpet" for any It simply means that the EgyP- monarch Insists that a detach- Egyptian doctors shall aecom- the annual pilgrimage of the with their Holy Carpet to uuein argues that the Hedaz pro- excellent doctors of Its own, and , demlrea no Egyptian portations. settlement of the controversy is in and Ktng I:lussein has appealed Britain for s ointion, season of the annual pilgrim- Mecca, the Egyptian govern- habRual!y organise a consider- KINGS CLASH OVER HOLY CARPET -  able medical detachment to assure the welfare of the pllzrima on their try- lag Journey. Ths year the usual course was followd and the equiva- lent of the perna of two field ho pltals was enlisted. King Husei however, suddenly declared aat the Egyptian physeiam Egypt holds a high card in its hand in ,the dispute in the fact that the Holy Carpet, an indispenble feature of the Mecca ceremonle& re.Ides In a Cairo mosque. The flat; therefore, has gone forth. "No doctors, no carpeL" The subject has aroused the whole of the two countries and has become the subject of formal dlplomatt rap resentatlous. 8Ix Sliver Foxes Bring Se00. Vancouver. Wash.Three Pairs ot sliver foxes raised on a local far brought $6,000 from local purchasers. The foxes were raised b) Dr. It. J, Meer of this city, who has a ranct near the city limits In the Height! district. The three pairs of youn8 foxed were bought by W. J. Knspp Brsley & Kuslck and Joseph Carter, all business men here. Dr. Mercer li breeding the foxes on a commercial scale and has had good euts so far. The three pairs he sold wers o extr good breed, he said. Avlater*a Dog Guards Plane. Mahonoy City, Pa.A government aviator, flying over the Quakake val. ley, had to descend when his gasolin supply gave out. He had his Alredal dog with him. Placing the dog or guard, he went in search of gasoline he Airedale kept crow ding-motorl on the highway away from the plane Removes Pin From Babfs Stomach. Norton, Va.Achlevements of mot ern surgery were clearly demonstrated here, when an open safety pin, flrml lodged in the throat of a fifteen months-old baby was forced into the stomach of the child and later remove by means of a surgical operation. Th( baby was the daughter of Mr S, i lttller of Wise. Trouble. Bethlehem. Pa.--After |spending ten Of his thirteen: eJs tn and out of hoa- pltals, $taaley SPaaUtins of this city b on the road t eeeer at the Sa- cred Hear hospital The boy was in- on tle eve of his lr v btrthd_. piaSiv-g around iil rattler's of- i e.= in the Du Pont powd works at " tlle-Hud astlngs-on" The b"s father, the late ProL F. Spanutlus, at one time a tte faculty at Lehigh OF 13 IS PATIENT IN HOSPITALS TEN YEARS Results in No The operation was performed at St, John's hospital New York city, where he was confined for several months and finally discharged. Since that time he has been  patient at ten or more instltutlous" so numerous, in fact, that when asked their names and the period he had spent at each he replied: "I can't remember all of them," During the time that he has been on the Hate of hospitals he has un- dergone Ia different operatloms. He Injunction to Keep Noisy Hounds Quiet Spiritualists attending a tamp. meeting near VlekabUrlL Mlch have been driven almost to traction by the howling of tea hounds on the'farm of Alines Shears, near by. The Splrituab lets asked that the dogs be re. moved from the farm, but the court only Issued all laJtmetlo ordering Shears to keep the dogs "as quiet as possible'" ties. "Try to discover 'hat Yes Is at present awaiting the fourteenth, friend is suffering from," he aya "For inflammatory cases never tak + .... . , ,J_ ras employed as chief chemist at the Flowers to Fit red blooms. Take blue flowers. It th i and It was his (,listonl to take . boy down to his office. One Your Friend's Illness patient is sick at a time when an o dinary flower cannot be obtained | .i Stautey fell down you say It with flowers sq,mre of be silk would relieve burw breaking his leg in say ing head pains like a tovJc. For net In Hastln;s, the sub- rusthenle and nerve complaints us member so in and I West Indies' News Service Is American 00TDI00I FP'=m H00ve e.d ........................................................... Wolverine, Big Weasel of Lord Burnham (portrait herewith) recently In the house of lords, broached the suhJect of the American- ization of the West Indies. According to present means, all the news pub- lished in West Indian newspapers is supplied by American news agencies. Discussion in the house of lords was hehl on the subject and the govern- meat was asked whether the West In- dian cohmies would be represented at the forthcoming Imperial conference and whether the question of maritime and telegraphic communication with that part of the British empire would be considered. England gets quite excited every now and then over the idea that the United States may get possession of the British West Indies. American statesmen have talked a good deal on the subject, their idea being that America should have them In order to protect the Panama canal. The hnperial conference is to be held in London in October. There are three main subjects to come before the gathering--imperial defense, imperial preference, and better means of perfecting communication between Great Brit- ain and the dondnlons, The dominions seem to regard the third subject of great importance. Bride's Ten Commandments Don't Work .*m.nnm,ummlammmmmm,,i,m, lalla+lmlmm Mrs. Melville Thompson, wife of a Chicago attorney, before her mar- riage was Miss Else Miller, organist and heiress of Seattle, Wash. She went before her nmrriage to courts of domestic relation wlth her fiance to study the reason for divorce. After making this study she wrote the 'Eride's Ten Commandments." They include these : 1. Let your husband control the home. When you lose your respect for his ability you are losing your love" for him. 2, Be a good cook. It you cannot cook, make It yr business to hire a good cook and see that the eais are served on tim& 3. Keep your home attractive and cozy. If you are a musician play and sing for him In the evening. 4. Study his disposltinn and act accordingly. 5. Do not blame all of the troubles on the usa. Many times the woman Is to blame. I learned this in court. 6. Learn to trust your husband. Accept his explanation of why he was out late. If you could not trust him you should not have married him. Mr. Melville has won a divorce and custody of one of their two children. He sald she struck him and threw things at him. ttl J i it i i i i , L II I _ I 1 I I I II II IIII. U I I Rescue Ship Starts for Wrangel Island I I II I H An expedition to rescue Craword of Toronto and his tittle band of British explorers who raised the British flag on Wrangel Island in 19.'20, has sailed from Nose, Alaska, In the Donaldson, a refitted trading vessel, under command of Harold Nolze (portrait herewith). The first stop Is to be in Kotzebu sound, where a crack dog team will be obtained. From there a direct course to Wrangel Island will be steered. If th Don- aldson is blocked by lee, Mr. NoLle plans to proceed with a party of four Eskimos over the ice pack to Wrangel Island. In 1921 VllhJalmur Stefansson, who long had recognized the value of Wrangel Island, an uninhabited Island 75 miles long and 30 wide. lying 90 miles off the coast of Siberia, in tile Arctic ocean, as a base for airplane and radio work as well as for fur trap- ping, sent a party of four white men to establish a colony upon the island and thereby reinstate British claims of ownership. Crawford's companions are Lores Knight of McMinnville" Ore.. Frederick Mauler of New Philadelphia, O, and Milton Gall of New Braunfeis, Tex. a,mmll ii i UlmllL II I I I L |1 I I I II U I Hunters Must Cut Their Bags in Half i ii i, ul.,i. : p'.on and heath hen. lag. The 5,500,000 huntsmen in the United States must cut their bags In half or this will be a gameless con- tlnenL Is the warning of William . Hornaday, dlrect of the Bro nv 7,oo- logical park. Dr. Hornaday, as trustee of the Permanent Wild Llfe Protective fund, has launched a campaign to Interest the federal government, state legisla- tures, civic bodies and sportsmen in efforts to restrict hunters' kills and to establish shorter open seasons, By cutting the volume of slaughtered game in two, Dr. Hornaday believes that wild life may be placed on a continuing basis. In additltm, he ad- vocates the passage of state laws. sim- Ilar to the Pennsylvania game laws. where 32 sanctuaries have been estab- lished. In answer to arguments that certain species of game are Inexhaust- ible, Dr. Hornaday asks what has become of the buffalo, passenger The woodcock and quail he says, are fast disappear. _ iii ill Iltl I i i Ii American Woman's Mrs. Nancy Mal Cox-McCormae. an American sculptor, whose work Is well known on both continents, has about completed a bust of Premier Mussolini which will be showfl at the Paris splon in the autumn. Mrs: Cox- McCormack was born in Nshvllle, Tenn., and was a pupil of Victor Holm of St. Louis and of Charles Mulligan of Chicago. In America she Is a mem- ber of the Western Society of Sculp- tors, the Cordon club, the Chicago Art club. the Nashville Art association, the Alumni Art club, and the National Arts Club of New York. Among her principal work is "Harmony," of which the original Is in the private collection of C. S. Scotten of Chicago, and a replica in the Nashville Art mmeum; the Carmack Memorial. an heroic figure of United States Senator Edward W." Carmack, which stands on the Capitol rounds at Nashville; a bus* of William H. Mitchell a banker and various other Bust of Mussolini i i I i I AN FRANCISCO.--The Sierra iquickly give way to Ncada wolverine, known as the : rvlverine not only "glutton," and long famed for l antmals to leavd him his fierce and bloodthirsty dis-!quires them to give up position, is making his last stand in iand permit him to the high Sierras. according to Walter i tonous appetite. ly, head of the nature guide service, i "The wolverine has Seqnoia National park, California. bursts of speed to cstch The woherine, Mr. Fry says. is being ply, nor has he killed off by man, his natural enemy, and by his own gluttonous habit of killing and eating the I)orcupine. The latter's quills puncture the wolverine's Intestines, causing him a death of agllX in fronl seven to tell days. "The wolverine." says Mr. Fry, "Is by far the largest and most formida- ble of the weasel family. It I, a strong, heavy-bodied animal, seldom weighing more than 125 pounds, or ex- ceeding '2_;2 Inches In height or 40 inches in length. "When once engaged in combat the beast knows no such thing as retreaL dying, if need be, but never failing back. He fights as long as a alngle spark of life remains. "Mountain lion, bear and mountain coyotes, whether coming singly or col- lectively upon a wolverine, seem to fully realize his ferociousness and Buffalo-Punching a ODY, WYO.--LIfe in the "Wild West" has changed a lot 1 the last few decades. Never- theless the changing times have brought to the West at least one new vocation which Is as wild and dangerous as the most ardent old- timer ever dreamed of. That Is the pleasant Job o buffalo herding. Of course, there Isn't a very big demand for buffalo punchers and the only ones ever met around here are Bob La- combe, chief buffalo herder at the el- lowstone National park. and his as- sistant. Jimmy Dupuis. "Buffalo-punching is much Hke cow- punching," Bob said, "but it's much faster--maybe five times faster. A buffalo can get over any fence lower than eight feel and our fences at the ranch are twelve feet. Buffalo are dangerous at all times, especially In the rutting season, when the bulls are liable to charge horse and rider. You punch cattle years an' years an' years and then you punch buffalo as a post- graduate courseY Bob was asked t tell something of quarry. His lack of has forced the animal ger ad eat anything + fleh that is "He will invade a pet's cabin by tearing the roof or side wall, contents, and what i carry away, he will ner that renders the I "However. despite nature of the says, "the anlmal minated. "These animals have portant part tn larger game animals tacks of contagious suming as food the reals, thus preventing the contagion." New Art the wonderful herd buffalo, which now has portions assumng the this historic "First you should said, "that there are buffalo in the park. range in the Pelican about fory-seven tn valley. "The tame herd Is falo ranch, about miles, from Lamar creek. There are 578 140 calves were bor "The monarch of:! 'Commodore.' lie's high at the hump, the nickel, modeled the New York goo, eight inches. The bi weighed was about I think Commodore other bulls are as heavier." The ranch is now a the world. Big Memorial to Big RANVILLE, ILL.--A giant dius of 12 to 15 " bowlder of granite, dropped suitable for the p into a bed of limestone by Tbls spring a some prehistoric glacier, then was located on the taken down a hillside by the hand of man, has finally come to rest here in Granville to mark the spot where the world's greatest educational idea was born. A monument to an educational Idea Is considered unlque" but  the fact Is forever preserved by a bronze tab- let riveted Into the face of the rock. "This marker commemorates the Granville convention of November 13, 1851. at which Jonathan Baldwin Tur- ner first proposed the plan for estab- lishing higher Institutions of scientific Industrial learning by federal aid" a plan which laid the foundation of the University of Illinois and every other land grant college of the nation." The bowlder was placed on the campus of the Hopkins township high school by the Granville Community as- Illinois river was blue-gray In shape for a marker. bed of limestone on 'luff. But it The bowlder was Its resting place An incline planeW as the bluff to a stone was eased time until it rested a wagon. Three teal horses pulled the ton burden by easy school grounds, The plans upon stty of Illinois In the United state commemorated In first proposed by soctatlon, which Ittiated the move- win Turner of sent for a monument to commemorate educator of IllinoiS, the memorable "Granville convention l have done more for of 1851." " [ state than any ot] Dean M. Inman Is principal of this I was fought for by hlgh school. For two years he searched ! ly the law waS the surrounding country within a ra- .as preside Chicago'Crows Over "Poor Old f ,ff"NI HICAGO.--The Windy city is " blowing out Its chest these days and talking pityingly about "poor. old Ootl',a.m." Here's why: Traffic acro Mlchiga boulevard llnk bridge is narly halt again as heavy as that along Fifth avenue" New York, according to the result of a tab- u|atlon made by Leo J. Wlaleckl. com- mlssinner of public service, in connec- tion with the new [nal towers'o Michigan avenue. it was found that 53,014 vehicles trussed the boulevard bridge between 7 a. m. and 12 midnight, an average of 8,118 an hour, with a maximum of 4,860 during the rush hour, 5:15 p. m. to 6:15 p. m. The total width of the roadway on the bridge is .54 feet 8 inches, as compared with .fth ave- nWe's 55 feel A check made on Fifth avenue at Forty-second street by the New York police showed that 19,080 vehicles passed that point between the hours of 8 a. m. and 7 p. m. Assuming an increase, of 25 per cent for the put'- poses of compariso ber of vehicles about 2,300. or 70 mobile traffic in The check made part of acom] tending from the second street, one men were engaged Not only were but their speeds direction noted. flow between north i and west traffic Special figures for the hours of the daY, and 5:15 to S:15 the morning It Rive tabulatlous the following 201, 208, 257, 766,634, 6O7, ways of 8,55. In enumerations re 687, 738, 764, 39O, 346,8O8. Swaps YRACUSE, N. Y.--George Shaw, S a backwoods farmer, swapped a horse, two calves, some clothing and a little cash for bib nelgh- bor's three children" and all were per- fectly satisfied with the trade until the law stepped in and broke up the arrangement. Shaw has a farm near Chenango and his neighbor, Lark Thorington, rents some poor. worn-out land near- by. The Thoringtons have three chLi. dren, Jessie, twenty-three; Belle. fif- teen, and Howard, eight. Shaw wanted them to work for him. so after some talk this was arranged : Thorington got the horse, calvu, a shirt, overalls and shoes; his wife got a new dress and $1.36 in cash; each of the children got new shoes. Jessie $3 dress and loward 7 wan given a cent& That made everybody happy. The norlngtone had more worldly gooS they ever had had before; the ! worked Horse and for they were not ways brought delightful town. burden of hands. But into this the shocking, so authorities. Shaw went to for the grand !his ball. the matron's county Jail be handlt-l bY the younger court. parent Agents complaints sign of the Then they the