Paraffin Glove of Conan Dovle
Starts Disnute. Is Called “Spirit”
Glove. Phantoms Wear Glove.
London.—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
who recently onened a "phsychic
Museum” and Sir Arthur Keith, the
famous scientist are engaged in a
controversy involving the authenti
city of one of Conan Doyle's spirit
in'li .Stic exhibits.
This exhibit is a glove made of par
alfin, which Conan Doyle says came
off the hand of an ectoplasmic figure
formed from a Polish banker named
Kinski. Sir Arthur Keith say that
Conan Doyle's glove is nothing of
the kind, and thaat he (Keith )• has
produced similar gloves in the labor
atory of the Royal College of Sur
Explaining how the glove in his
museum came to exist, Conan Doyle
says: “I.et us take the facts as re
corded in the Journal of the Insti
tute of Metapsychique, which is the
. .rgan of that body—a scientific and
cot a spiritualistic institution in
“First of all we will take the fact
that the reoprt of what occurred was
igned by Charles Richet. Professor
of Physiology at the University of
Paris, Gustav Geley. who was the
head of the Institute and of Europ
ean reputation, finally by the Count
Do Gramment, an experienced invest
tigataor, none of the three a profes
Asks Fair Answer
“They observed What occurred un
der n fair red light, and all were a
greed as to their observations. Their
scientific reputation depended on the
truth of their statement. Now 1 a?k
for a fair answer to this question.
Were these three men deliberately
and senselessly lying? I will as.;.me
that the answer is no.
“Then the only alternative is that
they were deceived. Let us see if ‘tat
is credible. They had locked the door
and as the room was their own there
was no secret entrance.
“When Kiuski, who is a Polish
banker had sunk into a trance, and
when the ectoplasmic figure was,
formed from him, it was asked to dip
its hand into a pail which contained
v :rm paraffin. All the observer:;
saw it do so, and controlled the med.
ium at the same time.
“When the wax had encrusted the
hand of the phantom, it was asked to
disappear. It did so, leaving the wax
gloves which it had formed over its
hands upon the table. The wax gloves
as anyone can see for themselves,
are in one solid piece, and are much
narrower at the wrist than across
the hand. How, then, could the hand
have been withdrawn save by dema
terialization inside the glove? No one
has ever yet suggested any feasible
way in which this could have been
Called Proof Positive
“To show the care taken by the I
researchers, Geley had put cholestine
in Ihe pail of wax. An independent
cT *mist analyzed a portion of the
glove and reported cholestine. This
of course is proof positive that the
glove was not brought ready-made in
to the room.”
Special comments on the “spirit
g'ove” have connected the name of
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his
character, Sherlock Holmes. As to
tins Sir Arthur says:
“I presume that since I am the
only begetter of that overrated
character I must have some strand
of my nature which corresponds with
him. Let mo assume this. In that
case I would say that of all the feats
of dear thinking which Holmes ever
performed by far the greatest was
when he saw that a despised and ri
diculed subject was in very truth a
great new revelation and a nepoch
making event in the world’s history.
“There are many more now who j
would subscribe to this opinion than
a few years ago, and I am convinced
that a very short time at the rate ol
its present progress will bring bout,
the complete comprehension of it on
the part of the whole human race.
Disputes Doyle Claim
Sir Arthur Keith in the face of
Doyle’s statements, denies that it is
impossible to remove a paraffin glove
from one’s hand.
“Before dipping my hand in molten
naraffin,’’ he declares. “I lubricaated
it with pure glycerine. I found that
if I gave* my arm a few vigorous
shakes the love presently separated
from fingers and palm, and a very
perfect spirit specimen dropped on
Sir Arthur Keith asserted that
whenever a “materialized figure,” the
thing that Conan Doyle calls an
ectoplasm is seized, it turns out to,
be an accomplice.
The rich don’t all go South for the
winter. There are the coal dealers.
In some cases oil is pressed from
nuts, and in other cases sold to them.
Yet 98 per cent of those who go
broke in Florida would have been
: tickers at home.
The chief difference between the
i ivilized and savage is that the civil
ized know better.
The trouble with the bloc signals in
congress is that there doesn’t seem
to be any go-ahead sign.
Ilis iory of “self-made man”: Train
ed by^ mother; dominated by sisters;
bossed by wife.
Charlotte. Jan. 21.—Judge Iv
Webb of Shelby, presiding at
tne present term of civil federal
court, is the “'busiest" of all judges
of the district courts of
Statistics prove it !
the United i
Who would believe that judge'
Wehb disposed of twice as many
federal cases during the year 1924-!
than the average number oft
eases thaat terminated per judge in
the whole of the United Stales pro
per outside of the District of Col
umbia and twice as many cases as 1
two judges in some of the districts?
Hut he did. Statistics prove it!
In other words. Judge Webb has!
the "biggest" job of any district
judge in the United States. Whether!
tho “territory" he has is to blame, or
whether North Carolina needs an
other judicial district will not bo at1
tempted to be decided here. But the I
statistics will be given.
More Than Double
The average number of cases ter
minated per judge in the whole of
the United Staatfes proper outside of
the District of Columbia was 940
with an average of 03 jury trials and
in the western district of North Car-,
olina, where Judge Webb presides,
there were terminated 1,500 cases
with 276 jury trials. This includes!
both civil and criminal cases, and is
CO. percent more cases than the av
The average number of criminal:
cases terminated in 51 districts,,
each with a judge, was 591 as against;
1.2530 disposed of in Judge Webb's
district, or more than twice the av-!
The 1,500 civil and criminal cases j
terminated in this district with 276
jury trials is 543 more than in the
two districts of Florida, with 1,0171
closed and 110 jury trials; is 520
more than in both districts of Iowa
with 1,040 closed and 331 jury trials i
is 375 more thuan in both districts
of Louisiana with. 1,185 terminated
and 210 jury trials: is 081 more than
in both districts of Mississippi with I
879 terminated and 30 jury trials; is
255 more than in both districts of*
South Carolina with 1,305 termina
ted and 193 jury trials is; 200 more
than in both districts in Virginia
with 1,300 terminated and 193 jury
trials and is 945,more thaan in both
districts of Wisconsin with CIS ter-j
initiated with 49 jury trials.
Doubles Two Judges
The 1,560 civil and criminal eases j
rminated in Judge Webb’s courts'
more than terminated by two.
dges in the following districts: i
Two hundred forty-six more than
the district of Arizona with 1.514 j
id 117 jury trials: 944 more than
the district of Montana with 016,
rminaated with 85 jury trials; 848
ore than in the southern district of
iorida with 712 terminated and 01
r.v trials; 435 more than in the
estern district of Missouri with 1,
!3 terminated and 21 jury trials;
:i more than in the district to Ne
■aska with 1,139 terminated with
I jury trials; 663 more than in the
strict of New Mexico with 897 ter
mated and 37 jury trials; 1,086 j
ore than in the district of North
akota with 474 terminated and
ven jury trials; 980 more than in j
e district of Oregon with 580 ter- j
inated and 66 jury trials: 735 more j
an in the southern distw s of Ohio
ith 825 terminated and five jury ,
ials and 303 more, than in the
pstern district of Washington with ,
257 terminated and 11-1 jury trials ;
In several districts three judges
d not dispose of as many cases as,
d Judge Webb.
Heads Three Judges
Judge Webb’s record is. 145 move
r.?s than were terhiinatcad in the
uthern district of California with
415 terminated and 11 < jury trials,
here three federal judges operate;
more than in the eastern dis
ict of Pennsylvania with 1.530
rminated and 381 jury trials and
15 more cases than in the western
strict of Pennsylavnia with 9;>5
rminated and 98 jury trials, three
deral judges in each district.
The statistics are not Chamber
' Commerce figures. They were
sclosed bv the report of the at
,rney general of the business trans
ited in the district courts.
Debate at Boiling
Springs January 23
The 19th annual debate of the
tthamsaeur antid Athonean litery so
cieties of Boiling Springs High school
will be held Saturday night January
;i4rd when the following program
will be rendered:
Welcome address by president. Vo
cal duet, “Wanderer’s Night Song” by
Irene Green and Evelyn Huggins..
Oration, “Ambition and Restlessness”
by Roland Hamrick. Reading, “The
I.ost Joy” by Eloise Pruette. Piano
solo, “Minuet” by Calla Clement.
Debate. Query—Resolved: “That
the United States Should Have an
Aviation Department Equal to Either
the Army or Navy.” Affirmative:
Lewis McKinney, Joe Lee Woodward.
Negative: M. J. Padgett, Lee Wa
Reading, “A Yankee in Love” by
Zoe Richey. Chorus, “The Chase” by
Misses Clement, Pruett, Green, Wil
kins, Hamrick, Hodge, Hugging Lan
caster and Messrs. Landaster, Allen,
Buyher, Hamrick, McIntyre.
Everybody in the South is familiar
a'it!) “Dixie” and we all know the
thrill that sweeps us whenever the
tend plays that, stirring, martial,
marching song of the Southern arm
ies. N. K. A., a hip news gathering
geney, which furnishes the Gazette
with a great deal of “s features, pic
lures and comics recently used the
following ns a space-killer on one of
its pages. It was written by soie *
"'ember of its staff in Cleveland,
ihio, under the title—“Dixie Still
Holds us in Its Spell’':
“The scene is the sumptuous inter
ior of a gigantic moving picture
the ater in a large Northern city. The
■Tchestra, killing a bit of time before
the feature starts, swings into a med
ley of time-honored patriotic airs. The
audience listens in more . • ' ■'
:<,m until, suddenly, ih.cix
ruffle of drums and the mu:
biting into ‘Dixie.’
“The half-bored audience instantly
grows awake. Feet tap the Moor,
liny thrills run down a thousand
Lacks, and a spontaneous burst of
handclapping drowns out the music
for a moment.
“Why is this? Surely not one in
J5 members of the audience comes
from the South. In fact, the ancestors
T a good quarter of them, probably,
wer living in Europe at the time of
the Civil war. But it makes no differ
■roc; one and all burst into applause
when ‘Dixie’ rings out.
“ 'Funnv tune,’ that ‘Dixie.’ 1 eu
may be the grandson of a Union vet- i
:ran or the' descendant of a 100 per
rent abolitionist; but somehow, when
the most stirring of all war tunes)
strikes up you find yourself wishing. |
just for a fractio nof asecond, that j
you too, had been one of Pickett s gal- |
hint men in the marvelous charge j
ihrough the wheat at Gettysburg; or
rhat you had stood in the trenches at
Vicksburg when Grant was hammer
ing. hammering at the gates.
“It’s odd, too when you stop to
consider it; for the song was origin
ally written for a minstrel show, and j
was sung in such performances before j
the war started. Perhaps, through the ;
four years from ’G1 to something
of the wild spirit, the fearless ardor,
the flaming patriotism of the men
who made it their war song infused
into the music; it has an echo of the |
wild ‘Rebel Yell,’ a touch of the trag
i'- pathos of the lost cause.
“And the country is better be
cause the song does mean these things
For it reminds all citizens. North and
South, native-born or foreign-born,
that the Civil war is not merely a
dusty memory to the people of Dixie,
but a thing of suffering and heurt
tindering that is not easily forgotten. )
“And, also, it reminds us that the ■
Confederate army, no less than Ihc,
Union army, trod a path of glory that
is our common heritage as Ameri
cans; that America is the richer for
1 > wing produced a Robert L. Lee
and a Stonewall Jackson, just as it is
richer for having produced an Abra
“Good old ‘Dixie!’ Gallant song,
breathing the old fire of American
heroism and self denial! May it ring
on as long as America lasts!
Chero-Cola Puts New
Drink on the Market
E. E. Holcombe, proprietor of the j
Chero-Cola Bottling company is in-;
troducing that new drin kknown as j
“Nebi” on the local market. It is a |
bottle drink, carbonated here in the i
Shelby plant under most sanitary con- -
ditioris and distributed throughout
Cleveland and Ruth :
Mr. Holcombe has the ).
this territory and has bee
f.rcouraged over the sale j ct.,
for the future. “Nebi” is carbonated
end bottled in all the popular flavors.
It is a product of the old and long- i
established Chero-Cola company, at
Columbus, Ga. Just where it got Us
name is not made known but it should
be popular because the ladies ready-to
Wear merchants returning from mar
kets announce that the prevailing and
predominating style of dresses this j
spring will be “knee high”. Mr. Hoi- j
c ombe was kind enough to present j
The Star office with a crate of assort-1
ed flavors of Nehi.
The backbone is that part of man |
slowly eliminated by a paternal gov
If only people would pray as hard
to avoid war as they pray to win one.
And now if the child uses swear
words they may indicate the blossom
l ing of a great playwright.
No league can work if the nations
won’t love it when it decides against
I* A boundary is an invisible line that
| places the oil on England’s side.
Modern dad: “I must get up early
in the morning, son. Wake me when
you come in.”
A single man can’t tell much about
women, and a married man is afraid
j If all the bricklayers were placou
end to end, it would be a fine study
Preparedness prevents war. You
seldom hear of a pedestrian run down
by a five-ton truck.
Most grouches are bachelors; they
have nobody to cuss by way of relief.
The hard part is to love your neigh
bor if he has a better can than yours.
William Linebetper and M. A.
:panpler, of the Parapon Ftirnituri
ora puny, are back from th« 11 icr’i
'tint furniture exhibit, reciting; a
arrative of the development of the
urniture business as displayed by the
ifrh moguls of the trade to make
he lovers of pood homes and pood
iving sit up.
They tell of a new world which, has
. - v ioi! i;i the great business of the
■omrfacUm of furniture. The nnk
i: it r.uii:;, have caught the spirit
to ‘.he the color, the vividness,
[the bright le vs, the l>eau*y. and in
jiorporatttl these factors in the chairs
i r.d beds anti sofas and things, that
in ti e old days were just dray stuff
ido ut the home to sit down or i e
idown upon and call it a day.
“The new designs,” said Mr. I„in<
!• over, "are its decorative hb women'*
ilothes, mode up in bl ight flashy col
or.-, vivid as the colorings in the
“Tim days of cheap furniture are!
gore,” itid Mr. Spangler. “Better liv-1
ini. conditions have brought nsiout a;
nethand for better homes, and the
iinriiture makers have responded.
"That Hiirh Point exhibit was an
inspiration ami arevelatio. The trend
toward these new effects has been jr«»
Inp on now about u year. Hut the lat
est designs crystallize it. The. new
era is here.”
From what tne two visitors said,
tiie furniture makers, as the makers
ot women's (towns, have called upon
Florida for the color schemes.
"The new deslpnn include every
rainbow hue,” said Mr. Lineberijer.
"from the severe black through to
vivid yellows. Color! Color! Color ev
erywhere i what we saw. The bi(T
KWktory building in which the furni
ture as di played, wa- a veritable
' The display was so huge that we
darted in to see it Monday morning
it 8 o'clock and worked until 11 that
light; then we went back the next
lay at eight in the morning and stay
'd until three o’clock.
“Buyers were on the ground from
ilmost every section of the country,
hundreds of them. There were hun
lieds of visitors. The place was alive.
And the exhibitors did a flourishing
Mr. Linebcrger said he and Spang
ler bought five car loads from the
Appetizing fresh food well cock
ed-. Short orders at all hours. Regular
dinner i><) cents. Quick service. City
Cafe. J. 11. Morrison, proprietor. ad
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