PICKENS, SOUTH CAROINA.
Keep cool and you will be cool.
Also, bash the pest tlhit rocks the
It must be great to be skinny in hot
Do not overwork yourself taking hot
More popular than others are hot
Waves with broken backs.
Now the man who sleeps out of
doors finds it easier to make converts.
There ought to be a Nobel prize for
the personage who invented shirt
About the only time tie women ar
good listeners is when the preacher
New York comnplatins of a shortage
of water, desilie the fact it is sur
rountided by it.
Detroit's team" loses a game on rare
nenasions to prove that its players are
Chicago Is now alvornting ai baths.
A short time ago ono of its citizens
died inl a bathtub.
A New Jersey man who ate pie
twice a day for 89 years is dead---gone
to his desserts, as it were.
After college professors reach a
certain age they don't seem to care
what they say about women.
There has been discovered one of
those old-fashioned baseball gaines in
which one team scores 20 runs.
At the Hoe library sale "The Swan
[look" brought $21,000. Its new owner
would not rend it for twice that.
London dressmakers now proposci
a gown with a detachable train. Ilub
by, we presume, will be the switch
However, the aviat r who threatens
to fly up Broadway will not be the
Dnly high flyer on that wicked thor
"The earnings of the vernge New
York lawyer amount to about $1.1000 a
year. "IEarnings" is a diplonaiie way
Df putting it.
Stealing a base on the rest of the
country, a Massachusetts school is
using batting aivernges to stimulate in
Nierest- in 'mjathematics.
New ork has just sent $2.000,000 of
worn oltYt money to Washington. The
fellows the New Yorkeirs took it away
from wero probably sentt to the hos
VA New Yor-k miser commnittedl sul
01(de because lhe was lonesome, and
yet you can hardly blame people for
not wanting to keep a uniser's comn
A wester-n railroad has placed en
its r-ails a car reserved for women
only, bitt the womcn (10 not after
all prefer an Adamiess Eden on
s1 )on't be discouraged if thle results
you get from) y'ouir garden make it
seem expensive. The price Putt upon01
Madisotn Square1 garden in New Yotrk
A chewing gumn faine is threat
ened in ('hicaigo ats the result of a
strike. Outr (old-fashionied notion of
not hing to worry abou-1 is a chewing
A canvass of the co-((ds in Chicago
uinivei'sity shiows that only two per
cent, of thoem are planitn tg tmatimtony.
That's all right; there's no need to
hurry the girls.
There are a great many unreason
able persons in tihe world, butt few are
mor-e so than the Newt Yorker wh~o
stabbedl a (leaf mute because he tailed
to reply to a question.
A floston street car conducto
found a $5,000 necklace on the floom
of his ear. And we thought that
women who wear $5,000 necklaces al
ways reo in auttomobiles.
A flrooklyn woman who is ';)1
years old attributes the fact to het
habit of arising every mernting at
o'clock. Many feel that getting utl
at 6 every morning is enough to inake
Professor Sargent of Harhard hat
St figured out thtat flowers wili reforin
bad boys. The next time your youthl
fuil son poutrs water into the gasolini
tank of your automobile, hand him
86 bunch of violets.
"'Let the baby squall by till means,
ays Professor W. A. McKeever o
e Kansas Agricultural college
t reby proving that all the massiv,
n 1t ileets have not been coralled b;
- *e\eastern universities.
t ouis has provided a farm homn
10'the\ horses of the city department
~ le animals grow too old an
- dfti ~r work. Appreoiation of an;
kIA ipast usefulness in public worn
Is to tane, either in man or beast, tha
this 6rAteill act to faithful four.footel
eervants . s credit to the, citys~ put~
1eAii -h enrsiy
Savind Gyes Some
Money Happy Hours
By P. EVAN JONES, Chicago
~I0 E days ago I read a letter from a teacher or a professor in
S a town or small city who asked if it is worth while to save
money. I-lo had, during eight or ten years, saved and invested
so that 1e had now about $5,000. lis object inl saving was to
build a hone for himself and his family. hriring these years
of self-denial the lot on which lie intentded to build hlid gone
up in value from $600 to $1,000 and( the house that lie and
his wife had planned to build for $5,000 would now cost
$8,000. Because of this the teacher or professor asked if it
is worth while to economize and save money.
Certailily it is. The teacher's or professor's own statenents are a
convincing proof of it. The aiiount lie now has as a result of his sav
ing is so uch imoney, whatever its buying clipacity may be, or whether
property or building inaterials have gone lp or dowii. And wlen a per
son has $5,000 he can, with his experience in s;avinhg ind investing, very
easily in a few years get another $5,i1000.
(ne of our great fiariiciers said not very hing ago that it was hard
est. to save tlie first. $I10 0.
It seems that tlie good teacher or professor was discouraged beciuse
he could riot for $5,000 build the house which he and his wife had planned
for so mainy years. Bit, accordinig to his ownl stativteit, tle planninig of
that house wis the 111ailspring of the saving of that large aionint lie now
hals. Anid, besides, it. has given tlieii r miay happy houlrs. But any one
(nni build i very linle lnd comfortb house, with every iodern conven
iene, for $5,000. An urncount able tnier of us--imd niyelf for one0
would lie more than glad if we had that, aniouit with which to build a
Roth in Chieago find elsewhere have .1 seenI houses, andl good looking
nd comfortable they have been, that have not cost iiore tlian the amount
the teacher says lie has.
But if one has that, sum to start with lie can
easily borrow some more, evei $3,000, if he helieves
lie ought to have a home costing so much. Having
his own home and tlie habit of saving, it ought to be
comipa i ratively easy to pay a loan ion the house.
Certainiiiv it is worthi while to save mioney. The
teacher'H or- professor's owii let ter is a coticlusive and
/ onvinicilng roof o f it.
____________________________ A frauied-upi ecuise is sure to lie it poor
66le H eroes often collie of iuslspeted l rui
Under the 1'liose who speak its they tliiik should
Iinik before t hey speak.
Flying A if-satisil( iiai is merely a case of
Chau' ~The Shi~t( i ugshield Of virtue(- t InS aside
malrity (I poisotied shiaft.
By A. W. MACY l',xperience 0ften conies iD wlolesale
"Slooriclut Philosophy" lots, but we always pav t ito n(ii o
tAu ramgodu eiicuse is sue wolbe thioor
\~ha ~~mld liebea th ik if oe thiey spitera. tllgt rn
I iali~iid mregmot ld n ii 110A( elf-sti;simn s wer0elyat crie if
thee griting shield of virtue turnsiasid
Sotte eope a yri 110 Epeienof iof rite n ae cagn rhoer
that crowstiwi alwayt oayathiteeitiitirrce.
((omyrgit,191Ab goodp begiingi may he ha.tebt
___________________________ e iia ootd edinis~ ever 01 wh otg
tevernlyv insmn thtgoo weladoritear uh
wit constan use.t es tdtlenor itl aias
lionest may b theabs i ly buwtthe 0(1 wol kadops ithas pai pof
ic illbea wacin.r n n lre les
andi nmaikeisatgman ofliI himsielfia
Adoptaedgroundinidiamo d uoo; ao mutle gir rioastee two
yearsgoi. Oof ourirowns chpngdience.
ttea. Thewsin frhascreptaintoaouraheart
<oyih.111.( leve rio roo oii -- --.
Found interiiatdtain bb
we wee wel off ind tuit vera l tearit dg eid our haietroule waugh
foolish to puttoresan theirfonnoiai ofrh Bu w ite l oy alpuso
her nti aruni1 miick assd aay.lt~ Godeonlyknowsftheapainroubl
or worryshe may e. My rtning and loelie s.og hewr u
Moreverwe hve fien s o mthshv aopedn to litl o rlsa
I aidI kio t imt teyivoldasyavis aii n to 1 a litte gilnoe uiew
Every t Iiyeis bsorld.Ou hme ha 'ie s haedsainc
ten Tharel e has ledrsptito or hartw
Boost for whoan lae s fre roi frane 11ss. e
BetterTiyroue? non of ursect; bui sheti
the e nte p l atoed bayin th babny
1' fl1D~~S ouririen~sr odus wae did thrt nourwhitn
we er wel. n thNE at certa neope at didsono avies troubleowere
oolish o thei foo inoft an sovorth. cutorwhen wmg ofb pta
her__arms__around__my _ne_ k and0sa . mma nu ifne, reaid ser, ny trobe
Soroysedma be y huCnisbratn. Dlo lovts hers as ouwshedwereon
Moreovicer, tehae crinds an thitae geealydonteted twon httegil
adI o th a iig odtio o the ou ld adiseany ret liktsedy.
....... .A ../.I..
rious and unfWY has
A SITUATION whi oth Cu
arisen regarding taaing
of water from Niagara falls.
Under the existing arrange
ment author ized by the Canadian
wtaterwtay treaty a maximum limit of
diverin from Niagar a of 66,000 cubic
feet per second is permitted "for pur
poses of power production."
As the average flow in cubic feet
per second( is 222,400, this amount is
25 per cent, of the whole. Hut as the
ordinary low wvater flow is 180,000
cubic feet per second, what this al
lowance re'ally comes to is 30 per
::ent. of the water pasring over the
'alls. Visitors to Niagara who have
observed little if any change in the
:typearance of the falls do not always
re'alize that the power companies have
not yet taken as much water as the
lawv apparenitly allows. TIhe treaty, as
has been intimated, has providled a
limit for power purposes, but it has
provided absolutely no limit whatever
f or the taking of water from Niagara
'for sanitary andi domestic purposes."
The American Civic federation, uin
:1er the directorship of ,J. Horace Alc
Farland, has taken upon itself the
task of arousing its extensive member
ship, as well as the country at large,
to the dangers of the present situa
"Saving Niagara" has become a tire
some job during the last few years,
for' It seems to a weary public as if
Niagara was always being saved by
;he skin of her teeth from something
ar other. Tfhe first outcry arose some
time ago when the proposition to use
water from the Great falls was first
presentedi to the authorities. As will
be remembered, strenuous opposition
was p~ut forth by those who feared
that the wvonderful scenic attractions
af Niagara wvould be injured if not ut
terly destroyed. The campaign
against the power companies wvas not
successful in preserving Niagara in
tact, but it did result in rousing the
:tountry to the possibility of having no
Niagara at all. Time passed, the
treat turbines werie installed, and Ni
sgara still flowed on. liutt the danger,
though latent, still existedl, and it
neededl only at little ingenuity on the
part of the financial interests involved
to find a way to further dep'llete the
What Might Happen.
Fortunately the gaugings, tests andi
measturemenlts madec by the United
States army engine'ers, uinder the di
rection of the il~ke survey, have fur
nished facts which show beyond the
shadow of a doubt what w'ill happen
if Niagara is to any greater extent
forced to contribute more water for
any purpose whatsoev'er. In the re
por'. of the chief of engineers, puib
lished a little over two years ago, this
final statement is made, referr'ing to
the total power diversions on both
tides of the river:
"The combined lowering tends to
uncover shallow portions of. the crest
ine of the American falls. It is fur
hot nhemnautlat by geater ana con
I.. V .
equently more harmful etfects, bott
n the American rapids and at the
lasterly, or Terrapin point, end of the
iorseshoe fall. . . . It is on the
anadian side of the boundary that
he impairment of the falls is most
erious. . . . As a whole, the falls
inve unquestionably been seriously
njured by the diversions already
iiade. Additional diversions now uin
ier w ay will add to the damage."
These words were written before
he full diversion authorized by the
iurton bill had been effected. To
lay conditions are worse than they
wer-e at the time of this report, and if
the bold attempt to increase the skin.
ning of the falls by 28 per cent. on the
Akmerican side, and to double it on the
LCinadian side, should be allowed tc
slip through without check, it is the
opinion of experts that a considerable
portion of the Horseshoe fall Just be
yond Terrapin point, and well within
the American boundary line, would be
Rocks Barely Covered.
Even today with the possible max-.
mum limit not yet being abstracted,
een observers have noticed that lnn.
Iredis of feet of rock here and there
ilong the break of Hlorseshoe fall are
uarely covered with water. 'rhe
Biridlal V'eil is considerably lessenedl in
volume, and those who have visited
the fall most recently have not been
dble to avoid cammenting on this fact.
Portions of the rapidls have also been
EIffectedl and hat e lost a good deal of
their former imptlessiveness.
Those wvho have calculated that a
cliversion of 25 per cent, would not
materially change the form of the cat
aract to the eyes have been basing
heir figures on the erroneous theory,
so it is asserted, that the falls of Ni
igara are like a ennal, with an even
llepth and a smooth bottom and sidies.
Nothing could be further from the
truth. The "wild glory" of the falls
results, not entirely from the er
roneous amount of water plunging
over- the great natural danin, but from
the uneven character of the bed of the
river, set with boulders, and also from
the Jagged edge of the cliff over- which
the surplus from four gr-eat lakes tum
bles a hundred and sixty feet into the
rugged cauldron below, Fortunately,
for the power companies, the amount
of water so far diverted for manufac
turing purposes has not been notice
able, hut the fact remains that every
further diversion, no matter how
slight, wvill increase the risk of ruin
ing the falls forever,
In connection with their study of
the Niagara situation, the governmnent
engineers discovered that the wvater
in the great lakes is not a constant
qiuantity-, but that it ap~par'ently in
creases and diminishes in recurring
cycles of high and iow,. lletwecen 1864
andl 1874, for example, the water of
he great lakes was muaterily low~er
than it la today. lletween 1874 and
1886 it reached the highest recordied
po0 aIns. From 1886 on duiring the next,
dec-adle there was a drop, reaching its
mhuii1mm in 1896, and since then there
has been a gradiual rise to a summit
point in 1908. it looks, therefore, as
if another recesaion of the water's ha~d
Just started, and as this cycle of low
water develops it. Is wvell wit hiun the
bounds of possibility that Parts of the
American rapids will lose much of
their beauty, and that parts of the
Hiorseshoe fall may lbe likewise seri
ously dlamaged. Trho fact that the
large power dlevelopments have taken
place during the period of the up
war-d tendency of the water has nmado
the results of the drains upon the fails
less disastrous, for the simple reason
that there was more water passing
over the falls than the average mean,
it is with a full realization of the
situation outlinedi ab~ove that the
American Civic association has under
taken a campaign which, if successful,
should result in the lasting preserva
tion of the falls to the "real owes
the American people,
Jby WIOUR. D NEMIT
Miss Itose she tip en sliuk huh laid
F.1n '141w she thewd o' wealhin, a
ese satine (115 bloons ontill she's
iEn' Alstall Phl'lox ('com1 - tvaihin'
Fl-roun' de plot en a'y hi s Say
"I's thoo wid (lis ol' blos4om !'
IIe say: fliits out o' style telay- ai
Let's take <iem off en toss 'emil."
D3n Allstah Phlox en young 1
Dey rouse l) all de tuddC
En shout: "Clome on! 1.et' It now clo'es,
Po' sstehs en po' bri ,
AlIss I.ly she ax fo' ne tyest
ilt Mo'nin' Glory, wh
Say: "het I'se done a oil mies
Dess climbin' up en
Den ol' Mis' Apple Tr ny: "ltush!
You' moughty foolis 11h11A.
Don't go at dis In sec rush
Yo's all o' y' too w
But, huh! lDey dont huh at all,
1)ey melk dey leaves frecled, s
Miss )aisy 0lomb ulp e a
E.n sit dhfil, red en ' ekled! S
Out come de ladlies- 11. oompoohl!
I tell yo' dey, Is f ,n
Dey Scol' demtn filow' thoo en thoo
Almos' lalc menft cussin'.
Dey say Aliss 110s s plum gone dat, O
En istah Phlox hal
EI1n aill 0' dem dles Iaff en laft l
When dey look a Miss Lily.
De 'elsion yo' mul- draw fum din
I- dat de bes' to o Is
To do yo' bes' en ne h miss
De chance to be w it true is.
In co'se de flowehs ade folks smile
When dey all chan (I (ev trimmin
Dey didn't know dat hangin' style
Wuz on'y meant foh wimmen!
The New isease. it
"What are his symptomns?" asked
the doctor to whom the mother of'
the young perso- has emr e for
"He seems 't'd have an Insane desire
to buy post cads Why, worse
than tile cigarette habit with him. He
buiys two or three dozen of them every
day and sends them off by mail. lHe
dr'eamsg about post cards, he talks
about post cards, and unless he is
given the opportunity to buy and mail
as many of t~hom Na he likes he al
most goes into collapse. I am afraid
his heart is affected, he gets so nerv
ous and excited when he Is crossed in
his wishes in that resp~ect."
"Yes," says the physician, thought
fully rubbing his eyeglasses~ "The
symptoms you mention i'qiicte card
iac disturbances. We might ca&1 them
WVithout a smile he writes a pre
scription for something that will taste
like tile gum on the back of a stamup.
Knew the Sex.
"Sir," said tihe eminent womaun's .
righlts agitatress to the celebrated geog
ralpher. "I have called to protest
against your unfair discrimination."
"in what way, -madam?" asks the
geographer, looking up from the map
on which he is marking the new bound
aries of Manchuria.
"You (10 not give proper recognitioni
to my sex in the names yotu give to
countries and places. For instance,
you have the Isle of Man, and ther-e is
no isle of Woman."
"Your complaint is perfectly just,
madam," courteously says the geog
r'apher, "and the difficulty you speak of
shall be remedied in the next geog
raphies. We shall have an "I'll of
Man" and an "I'll Not of Woman."
Uusuaiiy the Case.
"It is awful," muoratlized the profes
sor, "to see how sonme Oritiettishl wom
en will lead a man on."
"Lead him on!" exclaidmedl the dama
sel. "I've noticed that after a man
has followed a woman uunti' she eludes
him he sets up the ple'a that bie wa~s
"Spiggles," says the host, "You are
a juidge of tobacco, ar'en't you. I'd.
like yotu to try one of my imported lia
T'he host is lifting the lid of his ci
gar jar when Spiggles enters a stay
"I've tried 'emn. They're not gtilty.".
"They say Flosslo announced her
engagement to Mr. Glatsap before he
had prloposedl to her.".
'Y'es. She saidl she wasn't going to
accept him until she knew how her
friends woutld regard her engagement,"
We disilke people who are cold
The trait ia only human.
We'd rather have our shoes halt soled
Bly some good, whole souled shoeman,
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