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Dsveted to Local, Mining and General Information.
Vol. 40, No. 46.
DAHLONEGA, GA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1928.
W. B. TOWNSEND, Editor and Pro
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“I can heartily recommend
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It so helpful,” declares Mrs.
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“I was very much run
down. and was hardly able
to get about.
“I could not sleep at night,
and was In a highly nervous
condition. Notliing seemed
to help me, and I was almost
in despair. I decided to try
Cardul and sent for a bottle.
“I soon began to improve.
I got so I could eat. My ap
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got stronger, and I was able
to sleep well at night. I
picked up in weight and my
color was much better.”
Cardui is sold by all drug
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TRUSTEES EL ECTION.
An election is hereby ordered to be
held at the various school houses ol
the county from 12 o’clock M. until 2
o’clock P. M., on Saturday, Dec. 22.
1928, for the purpose of electing trus
tees for the different schools of Lump
kin county. By order of theCpuuty
Board of Education.
J. J. Seaboi.t, 0. S. S.
Georgia, Lumpkin County.
All creditors of the estate of John
H Summerour late of said c unity, de
ceased, are hereby notified to render
in their demands to the undersigned
according to law, and all persons in
debted to said estate are required to
make immediate payment.
This 3rd day of Dec. 1028.
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FIND IDOL GOD UNDER
Quest That Made Men
Wanderers on Earth
Scientists Unearth Serpent
God of Canaaniies.
fet. Louis.—A limestone Idol of the
present god of the Caimanites, buried
'for more than 2,400 yearn under an al
most forgotten city in Palestine, is ihe
prise of his present archaeological
expedition, l)r. Melvin U. Kyle, presi
dent of Xenia seminary here and noted
orientalist, said upon Ids return.
Traces to Hie serpent cult had ap
peared bet ore In Asia Minor, Doctor
Kyle said, but it had not been es
tablished that the, Cnnaanites, whom
the Israelites under Joshua smote and
destroyed, were serpent worshipers.
Doctor Kyle’s diggers came On the
fragment of limestone which is about
a foot wide and two feet high, after
they had painstakingly removed six
strata of markedly differing cultures
from the side of Kirjath Seplier, the
walled city captured by Othniel, us
told In the Book of Joshua.
“Underneath all those layers .of
Israelite culture, we found a blanket
of cinders and charcoal,” iDoctor
Kyle said. “It covered everything. .Its
meaning was, of course, obvious. The
Israelites not only sacked the town,
they set it on tire, destroyed it in
order to build It anew for themselves.
“Everything above the blanket’, was
of the Iron age. With precious pieces
of Canannite pottery, we found the ser
"The upper pant of it is gone. Doubt
less it was destroyed by angry Israel
ites. But the lower part shows the
feet of a human figure, about which
is entwined tiio serpent god.
“We can lie reasonably sure now
that this serpent cult was widespread
among the Cnnaanites. It was a primi
tive religion with orgiastic rites. We
find the serpent god in another form
in Genesis in .the Garden of Eden.
There lie is Satan, the tempter.
“Tiie great achievement of this sum
mer, next to the idol, was the abso
lute fixation of the date of the cap
ture of the land of Canaan as told in
the Bilile. The biauket of cinders
marked an epoch.
“We know roughly when iron began
to be used in Asia Minor. Our calcu
lations assign 127") B. 0. as the year
the Israelites took that Canaan town.
This differs from oilier estimates by
as much as 200 years.”
Pioneer Clock Maker
Famous as Cabinetmaker
Wnterbury, Conn. — Cliauncey Je
rome’s name appears in Connecticut
history as a pioneer clock maker of ;
the country. To Ids local fame as a
maker of clocks is now added the
prestige of a cabinetmaker. Some;
notes lie left have revealed an old
chapter in the history of his life.
Although Jerome was successful
and famous when lie died, it was dif
ferent in 3SIG when, witli a wife and
babe to support, lie bought a house. 1
That year was known as “1800-and-
froze-to-death” because its summer
was the coldest in New England his
tory. Jerome found himself unable
to pay for the house at Ids trade. So
he took the job of finishing the In
terior of the old Fenn homestead, n
three-story house having 27 doors and j
a white oak floor. He received $85
for the work.
The Fenn house, now being re
paired, is still in good condition. The
original oak floors are stiil In service
and (lie 27 doors are still doing duty
with their paneling in the original
Meuse in Gas Pipe
When an iron gas supply pipe was
being renewed at offices in Cannon
street, Birmingham, England, a mum
mified mouse was discovered in a
state of perfect preservation, even the
whiskers being intact.
As the pipe had not been disturbed
for thirty years, it is certain that the
creature crept Into it when the prem
ises were being erected. A connection
was then made to the meter, and the
coal gas sealed the mouse's fate and
at the same time saved the body from
the decaying effects of the atmosphere.
Early “Rapid Transit”
The first electric trolley ears were
built by Van Depoele and ran in Chi
cago in 1SS3. In the following year
electric lines were operated in .Cleve
land and Kansas City. The first elec
tric street car in Canada .was ex
hibited at tiie Toronto 'exhibition In
3885, while tiie first Canadian electric
street car line was built at St.
Catherines in 1SS7. The first street
railway in America built exclusively
for electric .operation was a line
opened In September, 1835, from Bal
timore to Hampden, Md.
II was four o’clock ot n Monday
afternoon. Tiie man, shabby, worn,
sad-eyed, sat down upon a park bench.
Compassionately, tiie kind-hearted
old man watched him. "He is just tiie
sort of a poor, hopeless wretch who
might shoot himself In the park,”
thought ihe kind old gentleman.
“1 shall watch hi in carefully," was
The shabby man wiped Ids face care
fully. And then, alas. Ills hand wont
slowly to Ids right hip pocket.
The sympathetic old man sprang up
just in time.
“I’m a wanderer over tiie face of the
earth,” murmured the shabby man,
[brokenly. “A lonely, weary, wan
“How is Hint?” asked the old man,
tears In Ids eyes.
“Eleven years ago today,” continued
the shabby man in a dreary monotone,
"my wife sent me out with a piece of
lace to match to finish making a pres
ent, nnd she told me not to come home
without it. I am still trying to
With a sympathetic look the.old gen
tleman said notliing, but quilled out
seven samples of lace from 'ills own
Could Buy Beefsteak
but He Wanted Grass
Jt .was during an argument about
diet 'that Frank Arnold of Walnut
“There is only one way to settle the
diet question and that way was
adopted by a certain very ril-h man 1
know of. He went right to Ids physi
cian and after many consultations and
examinations, it was decided that he
should undergo an operation.
“In due time tiie operation was per
formed, the ricli man’s stomach was
removed and n nice new sheep's stom
ach put in its place. The man’s re
covery from the operation was rapid.
Before long he began to clamor for
“‘Ahi’ cried the doctor, rubbing his
hands, ‘it is evident tlint the opera
tion Is a complete success. The sheep’s
stomach Is working fine!”
“ ‘Ba-a-n !’ cried tiie ricli man. ‘Why
bring beefsteaks when I want grass I’ ”
—Los Angeles Times.
Tiie purpose of the white stone-like
objects found in the interior of tiie
fish’s head lias not been very definitely
determined, but most of tiie small boys
who catcli fish tldnk these stones are
lucky pieces and seek them for tiie
mere purpose of pocket pieces. It is
generally agreed that these stones are
in some way connected with the fish’s
auditory faculties, but according to an
other theory they belong to ithe fish’s
static sense, a term referring to the
complex process by means of which
fishes are enabled to maintain equilib
rium in water. The stones arc almost
entirely mineral compositions, being
soluble in weak acetic ncld. They
show annular or periodic rings of
growth, somewhat analogous to the
annular rings of trees, and are fre
quently used to determine the age of
Victory for Imagination
A little boy’s pleasure in picture
books and his quick imagination
turned the ordeal of taking cod fiver
oil into a jolly game for one family
In a story related by Ralph Demareo
in llygeia Magazine.
Little Tommy’s father called it bot
tled sunshine and that reminded Tom
my that brownies run away when tiie
sun shines. From (hat Idea it was
easy to imagine that tiie brownies
lived in tiie brown cod liver oil bottle.
So brownies were poureo from the
brown bottle after every meal with
so much merriment that Tommy for
got all about making wry faces.
Food for Thought
The young wife was heart broken.
“Wlinl's i lie matter?" asked a
“Oh, my husband Is so absent-
minded. After breakfast lie left o
tip on llie table, and when I banded
liim his tint and coat lie gave me an
“Well, that’s notliing (o worry about.
Just force of habit."
“That’s just what worries me. He
kissed me, too, when I gave him tiis
coat and hat:”
Tiie family was seated at tiie table
enjoying dessert. “I think I'll take
my tomorrow’s share .now," said fa
ther jokingly, as he helped himself to
a second slice of cake.
Jean, an only child, glanced cov
etously nt tiie one remaining piece on
“I’ll take my piece now, too,” she
said quickly, “before father gets hia
New York Leads All
in Orgy of Wasting
in America, waste is an old liuliil
11 long standing nnd not who'ly dis
honorable descent. It is n legacy of
the pioneers, a part of Hie old Ameri
can tradition; for with a wilderness
to subdue and tLie wealth of a con
tinent at their .doorsteps. Hie first set
tlers troubled themselves little over
what they .wasted. There was plenty
more, whereas speed In producing
fond or clot lies or shelter was a mai
ler of life anil death. So the tradition
lipcame established; and the descend
ants of tiie earliest fathers have
hi it holy agreed with tiie latest Immi
grants In in least Hits one American
tradition: to get things quickly, to
build hastily, do tear down when It is
convenient, and to use up at break
neck speed the gifts that the gener
ous gods have lavishly provided.
And as all ikings American are on
their grandest scale in New York, It
Is there Hint we must look for an
orgy of waste that would have ap
palled Imperial Rome. If Ihe Yankee
metropolis is not the most American
of oilies, either in its culture or its
population, it Is at least Hie most ob
served, both by foreigners nnd hy
oilier ellies of the land, it occupies
more land, builds higher buildings,
handles more business, receives more
visitors and nitention, lives nt n
quicker tempo than any other city in
America—which means that it wastes
on a more lavish nnd stupendous
sente tiinn any other city in the world.
—John Bnketess in tiie Forum.
Three Good Reasons
for Study of Greek
There was once a rough and uned
ucated man who had made money and
who entered his hoy in a swell college
preparatory school. Tiie bend master
asked him If tiiere was anything he
was particularly desirous ids son
should lie taught, nnd the uncultured
one replied: “Yes, there is. I want
him to take Gr'e’ek.”
“May I ask," inquired the head
master, In considerable amazement,
“why you are so Insistent upon bis
pursuit of that particular subject? 1 '
“Well," said tiie rude parent, “there
are lliroe reasons why I want him to
learn Greek: First, because It’s hard;
second, bemuse lie don’t want to;
and, third, because it’s no good any
way. If lie learns it alter all Hint,
he’ll show lie’s got some stuff in him."
Moral: This fable lias morals enough
to fill n book.—Edward C. Durfee in
Two of the largest bird-eating spi
ders ever soon at tiie London zoo came
from Brazil. Nearly p foot In ex
panse, with poison fangs three-quar
ters of an incli long, nnd huge hairy
bodies, they are probably Hie most re
pulslve creatures imaginable. One of
them is quite decile, but the other will
Its method is to rear Itself on the
hinder legs, holding the front pair In
tiie air ready to grip the hand tiiat
seeks it and plunge its fangs into the
Anotiicr tactic is to brush Its fur
with Its hind log, causing stinging
hairs to float around, and if these set
tle on the human skin the effects are
Much of World Unknown
That‘five-sevenths of tiie world re
mains unmapped, and lids must be
done before we shall have a true pic
ture of the lands in which we live,
was tiie recent v -duration of Dr.
Hamilton Bice, Hi,. South American
explorer. The development of air
transportation will greatly stimulate
and simplify Hie task, lie believes,
after using a small hydroplane nnd
radio sending nnd receiving apparatus
to complete Hie mapping of 500,000
square miles of heretofore little-
known territory in Brazil, Colombia
and other countries. Doctor Rice ad
vocaies courses .in exploration at col
U. S. to Teach Indians
Modern Way to Farm
Rosebud, S. D.—Through five federal
directors, Indians of Arizona, Okla
homa, New Mexico and Soutli Dakota
are to be taught modern methods of
Charles Graves, one of the five
whose job it is to help the red man
become self-supporting, lias established
headquarters here, lie says It is
the aim of tiie Indian service to have
a man In each agency eventually.
In developing the South Dakota in
dian, Graves plans to establish farm
chapters and encourage each member
with various projects, such as raising
an acre of corn, growing a garden and
raising live stock. For the boys and
girls lie will emphasize 4-11 club work.
Street Vendor Finds No One
Returns to Yell.
New York.—The watch vendor In
City Hall park has a sincere nnd
“Folks,” lie says to tiie group
clustering about him, "those are Ger
man silver watches and gocwl time
keepers. Nothing ,fancy about ’em—
they’re just serviceable, dependable
timepieces for people who don't want
to spend a lot of money for a watch.
“They cost $2 or $3 nt a jewelry
store. I’m selling these today for a
quarter apiece. If you’re suspicious
of them don't buy one. Maybe you’ll
il'oel ibettcr if you go to a jeweler
.and pay several time® n» much for
the same thing.
"These don't look flashy—they’re
made to give good service. I carry one
myself. Thank you, sir. Thank you.
Who else wants one? Thanks. Thank
you. Two? Certainly. Thank you,
And so lie moves slowly along the
square, always in the center of n
group of customers—office employees
from nearby buildings, errand boys
from Wall street, casual passersby.
Ilia twenty-five cent watches have
no works in them. The case Is nil In
one piece nnd does not open. The mim
ute nnd hour hnnds move jerkily nnd
uncertainly at n twist of tiie stem,
but tiie second hand Is painted on the
face of the watch.
Occasionally the snlosmnn hoid3 one
of lifs bogus watches up to the ear of
a bystander to let him hear its tick
for himself. Of course, nobody could
tienr n watch tick on lower Broadway,
nnd tiie device usually works. And pa
trons, forewarned not to buy if they
doubt the worth of the article, never
return to complain after they have in
spected their prize nnd found them
The fraud Is one of the oldest
known to tiie sidewalks of New York,
but In five minutes the salesman took
in twenty-three quarters—an average
of better than a dollar a minute. De
spite all of which, item A in Hie New
Y’orker’s credo is flint gullibility Is an
attribute monopolized hy the outland-
er, nnd Hint Hie gold brick is an em
blem which appeals only to the stran
ger within the ciiy’s gates.
Napoleonic Art Loot
to Be Sold in America
Baris.—Napoleonic loot, old paint
ings taken from captured towns In
Belgium and Holland, are beino sent
to (lie United States for sale.
These pictures, forty-eight of them,
were part of the collection of General
Hnquin, once aide-de-camp of the env
peror nnd commander of one of Ids
armies. lie was “fired” because he
refused to execute all the terroristic
orders his superiors thought neces
sary to cow tiie populations of con
For a century tiie pictures re
mained in tiie Ilaquin family, hut
were sold last year hy tiie general’s
grandniece, Mine. Giovanonl, and have
just been bought by the Master’s Art
gallery of New York.
They have been vnlued at $1,000,000
by a group of experts, including Dr.
W. N. Kakint, Petrograd, Despar-
met Fitz-Gernld, tiie Spanish art au
thority, nnd Henri Gervex, one of the
Freneli government’s appraisers.
Dahlia Juice Supplies
a New Kind of Sugar
Washington.—Discovery of a new
sugar in tiie juUe of dahlia tubers is
announced by tiie United States bu
reau of standards.
It was discovered during tests to
find out the structure of iriulin, which
is a starclilike substance found in the
dahlia juice. About 92 per cent of
this juice was resolved into the al
ready known sugar called levulose or
(fructose, but tiie remaining 8 per
.cent was a mystery.
This residual substance was sub
jected while in sirup form to a light
polarization test. Fructose when
given a similar test rotates tiie polar
ized light to the left, but this un
known sirup rotated it to the right.
■Oilier tests redr :ed it to crystalline
•form, which tiie announcement says is
n sugar that lias “never hitherto been
Berlin Ranks in Area
Next to Los Angeles
Bei'lin, Germany.—With u speed
equaling that of any booming western
city in America, Berlin has become
tiie secon. largest city in tiie world
territorial!./, today covering an area
of 37,810 liectars, or 210,891 acres,
according io Hie Berlin statistical bu
reau. it is only exceeded In size by
Los Angeles, wliil; 1 ondon, with its
7,500,000 Inlinliitant.s, Is only halt as
large, and Burls, with a population of
3,<300.000, only one tenth the size.
.Black-Draught Gave Re
lief and Helped
“I am certainly a strong
believer in Black-Draught,
as I have used it off and
on now for about twenty-
five years,” says Mr. Q. W.
Blagg, of Cleveland, Tex.
“I take it for indiges
tion, sour stomach, a tight
bloated feeling after meals,
and it has always been a
help to me and gives mo
relief. I take it when I
feel bad—when I need a
“It is easy to take, acts
quickly and regulates the
Costs only 1 cent a dose.
For Constipation, Indigestion,
ra and Gainesville Bus Line.
Leave Dahlonega 7 :45 A. M.
Leave Gainesville 8 :4'5 P. M.
Phone 5J. Dahlonega.
J, F. Sutton.
I must insist on those owing me
to call and settle at once «b I urn
hard up for money to meet my
bills and taxes, tax book closes the
20lh inst. If you enn't'se
pay part, That will nip L ain
looking for you.
B. F. Anderson.
Those having claims against, the
county of Lumpkin are recpiest-ed
to present them by the 29th inst.
John H. Moqre,
W. L. Ash,
R C. Meadkrs,
aLlomga & Atlanta Hus Lins.
Leave Dahlonega ,7 130 A. M.
Leave Dahlonega 4 P. M.
Leave Atlanta 7 :3d A. M.
Leave Atlanta 8 P. M.
Best cars. Careful Drivers
Bus Station 17 North Forsyth St.
F R E I) JONES,
Talk In Your Telepho
The telephone user some limes
wonders why he does not;heal’ the
person at the distant telephone
clearly The chances are that the
distant part) is directing his cou-
versai ion away from rather into
The mouthpiece on the tele
phone transmi ter is designed to
concentrate dies mid waves whtjn
you speak direedy into it. If you
merely talk at your telephone,
holding the transmitter to one
side or several inches away from
your lips, the mouthpiece cannot
Dahlonega Telephone Co.
Names for Left-Handed
I should like to know bow many
equivalents for this term are now In
use In this country. The village
school, or, rutlic-r, playground, is
where they would be heard most fre
quently. All ball games from time to
time disc4ose a left-handed piaytY'nnd
rarely would school children app.y die
forms' compound term of left-handed
to him. “Wacky” Is tiie word in use
round Eveshnm. “Watty” near Red-
ditch, “Neggy" or “Neggy ’anded” at
Custle Browmleh, and Elsworthy In
his “West Somerset Word Book” gives