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WALHALLA, 8. C.:
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 101??.
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Wednesday and Thursday, not reach
ing tho rural subscriber until Fri
THE HORRORS OF WAR.
Day by day we read in the news
dispatches the cold facts with regard
to the war that ha? been waged now
for several weeks between the Turks
ami the allied forces of Montenegro,
Servia, Greece and Bulgaria, and we
pass them by with but little thought
of the horrors of war or tho blessings
of peace. Little sympathy is felt
and less, doubtless, is deserved--for
tho Turk. Ho belongs to a nation of
murderers-heartless, foellngless, |
Godless; and who can say that out
of this struggle that has left Turkey
a mere nothing, a prey to all the pow
ers, large and small, the band of
Providence ls not visible? The blood
of countless thousands of martrys is
L ?t ?T nvY\ r?f* n * ' *
limit in tier bloody course. Through
nu ever-flowing stream of blood she
prospered; through veritable rivers
of blood she ls sinking into oblivion
and laking her place among the pow
ers that have been, but are not.
And yet withal we cnn but feel
.something akin to .sympathy for the
Turkish people; ami the Turkish sol
dier. The sins of the nation are
chargeable to Hie nation's heads,
while the people of the nation boar
the great burden of defeat, destruc
tion ami execration.
The real condition ol' the Turkish
army is graphically depicted by tho
Constantinople correspondent of a
Loudon paper, who, writing with the
intent of giving that Information
which is not obtainable through oftl
.?ial sources, says:
"We have witnessed (he failure of
thc 'I ark as a soldier. We have soon
bim dying of hunger, worn out by
fatigue, wrecked by suffering and
running away a: 1er having abandoned
.bis place in ihe combat.
"I have never see? a more poign
ant picture of human distress than
that presented by those unhappy men,
i brown into one of the most terrible
wars in history, without food, \vlih
ou 1 chiefs, almost without anns. And
al Soldier I saw a soldier, whose right
band had been severed, hold out to
ns. begging for medical help, the
bleeding stump, around which he had
t led a piece of i wino.
"1 saw long lines of famished mon.
wno came to our teni bogging for a
crumb of bread, staggering away
without a murmur of complaint when
told thal we had none to give. I saw
a thousand wounded leaving a trail
of blood as the) dragged themselves
"I saw hundreds ol' others fall by
the wayside, dying from wounds and
A horrible picture, yet who will
sey 'hat it comes otherwise than as
just retribution'.' Verily, for decade
upon decade the Turkish nation has
boon sowing the wind, and to-day she
is reaping the whirlwind of wrath of
an offended ('.od through tho agency
of tho allied powers that have suffer
ed much and for long al tho merci
less hands of an arrogant and mur
derous government. Where sympa
t hy falls we can but pity.
Hilt TH1-COUNTY EA 111,
The following Information contain
ed in a dispatch sent out froth Pen
dleton should attract great and en
thusiastic attention and considera
tion by tho citizens of Oconoe, An
derson and Plckens counties. The
proposition is well worth tho best
thought of our best people:
"The success of tho old Hmo coun
try fair held hore October 8 has stir
red tho people of thia section to
greater efforts, and plans were ad
opted by tho Pendleton Pa rino* ra' So
ciety at Its annual meeting yester
day (tho 97th In Its history) looking
to a great trl-county fair in 1913, to
be followed by a centennial celebra
tion in 1915.
"At the meeting yesterday, after
the election of officers for the ensu
ing year, a resolution was adopted
authorizing the president of tho as
sociation .to appoint a committee of
live from each county-Anderson,
Pickens and Oconee-tho chairman
of each committeo to constitute an
executive committee. These commit
tees are to have exclusive ( bargo of
the formulating and carrying out of
plans for the fair."
Bach of the counties mentioned
could bold annually a creditable fair,
but somehow (and unfortunately, we
think,) the county fair proposition
does not appeal to our people as it
did in years past. But certainly the
three great counties of Oconee, An
derson and Pickens could join hands
and push to success this tri-eounty
fair proposition, giving an exhibition
from these representative counties of
the Piedmont that would provo not
only a source of information to the
outside public as to what we have
and are doing, but would give our
own people a broader conception of
what tho Piedmont section of South
Carolina is in reality. Half of us do
not appreciate our own home counties
and State simply because we do not
take in a broad view of our possibili
ties. Without comparison and exhi
bition of tho products of our soil and
our manufacturing plants, we are apt
to Judge (and more frequently to
misjudge) our whole section hy the
daily exhibition that greets us about
our own homes. We can all bo mate
rially benefited by getting together
and seeing what the people of other
communities, other counties and
other sections are doing.
This tri-eounty fair proposition ls
one that has within its scope great
possibilities for the future. Untold
benefits would accrue to the three
counties directly concerned, and not
alone to them, but to every section
of the State.
By all means let the citizens of
Oconee, Anderson and Pickens take
hold of this proposition with energy,
enthusiasm and a determination to
make a grand success. We have the
country, the resources, the prdoucts
of soil and manufactories. All that
is necessary is that energy and deter
mination that must ho put Into every
enterprise that succeeds. If we fall
to carry out this proposed tri-county
fair, or If lt >? undrrtalt.1
?failure, ? wl? be sjmpl? because wT ?
?'have not. ino ?nterprisoi pu ob and'
: ...')?!\ that rhe .?.Mv.ou? of a K?etlbn 1
sucb P.s ours ought to ...:..?.?. The j
. ...li ,A? (?? iiniigs is ail mat needs to
I be shown to make this proposed
I Piedmont Tri-County Pair the big
gest success In its line In South Car
POLITICAL SN I PM H UNTERS.
Wo all have played the game of
In days long gone or near;
Then ate. and drank, and smoked a
Or quaffed a mug of beer.
This same old game is oft enjoyed
Itv men in politics
The same old gag's again employed,
And one's left In a Rx.
Wooil row now feeds in pastures
While Teddy "chews the rag,"
But Taft is seldom ever seen
i le's boldin' of ( he bag.
Here's a ten-spot we've got to put
up thal William Jennings Bryan will
be numbered among President Wil
son's Cabinet. That won't suit
everybody, of course, but we think
it will be mighty appropriate, and
Tom Alexander will be jubilant.
Counsel General Bullitt, of the
general government at Washington,
is now taking a hand In the proceed
ings against .lack Johnson, negro
pugilist, in Chicago. Bullitt-bul
let?-let's see. Sounds mighty ap
propriate in this case.
Over in Missouri they are killing
quito a number of wolves that have
strayed into that State, and the pop
ulace ls considerably wrought up.
Bul they need not worry. These are
only the Republican wolves that we
Democrats are driving away from
tin; doors of prosperity. Of course
they will never believe that In Mis
souri, but we'll show 'om.
Our government is preparing for
the issuance! of a new nickel, on
which will be commemorated the Buf
falo and the Indian - passing types.
We should by all means give placo to
one more coin for commemorative
purposes, and we suggest that we go
back to tho use of the picayune (flp
pennyblt), which, though never
coined by our government, was once
recognized as current by our coun
try. We could so aptly commemo
rate thc two passing animals tho
Elephant and Bull Moose on these
Jack Johnson bas been released
from prison In Chicago. His bond
was made by his mother and a real
estate man, and totalled $30,000.
"It is a pleasure to tell you that
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the
best cough medicine I have ever
used," writes Mrs. Hugh Campbell,
of Lavenia, Ga. "I have used lt with
all my children and tho results have
been highly satisfactory." Por sale
by all dealers. adv.
YOUR UNOLK ?JAM'S RIO OUCH.
It Will Soon Bo Navigable foi l'ei?.
" sela of tho World.
(Dispatch from Washing n.)
Some time next summer oi all -
no exact dato being specified . 'Os
sel will pass from the Atlant <? to tho
.'aclllc across what ls now (hg
mus of Panama, which cons lineally
must disappear from the wi id's
geography, and hy tho samt human
agency, the Western Ho?. Isphei
will he divided Into two cw
Tho vessel will not bo the >r ?gen
nor iu!v other famous ship, ll
ho one pf tho many small wa
in dally use by the canal bu lera;
and probably the only pa
will bo Col. Ceo. W. Qoetbal ind
the staff of Amorlcan engine' I ho
for tho past eight years ha\ i ti
carrying on the greatest eng >
work the world has ever se>
will he later than that--a
from six months to a year, pe:
before tho formal opening of '
terway will take place, and val
fleet, headed by the famous
gon, will pass through Into t
ern ocean, and the canal
fairly said to be open to trac
These facts arc not of oflV
ord as yet. The date of Jai .
1016, still sands for the a
predicted by Col. Goethals; 1
thc opening will he anticip?t
great extent has been prom
tho canal builders in unofficia
monts, and now comes a cle
mation of their purpose, in
nual report of tho Cr"-' fi
sion, just published, tc .. ? ,
It is disclosed that w
pletlon of thc great loci
1st next will not be pc
to contract delays, within six
theroafter the channel will be lu)
ed, \\hlle to insure the safe ]
of the, locks, the contractor ht men
called upon to finish tho gates me
flight first, so that if the rest
work is in condition passage o
can be permitted without v King
for the completion of the her
flights. This statement will . Un
dorstood when lt Is krrown (thal , i. .
great locks are being built in d ipil
cate, side by side, not only to a l l
the capacity of the canal, but s ? ?
sure its continuance In opera
case of a serious accident to
in one of the locks.
Slides Hnvo Ketarded Woi
The report shows a most si
tory state of progress of the 1.
great work, though In view o ie
fact that it is dated Septembe
last, the figures regarding ? ...
tlon, placing of concrete, erec
dams and locks and subsidiary
are not as recent as those cor ibvl
in the regular monthly report*
Urally the most Interesting fea-,
tho report relates to the opoi
in the great Culebra Cut. Hore rea! ;
landslides, many ranking with A.! ?
pine avalanche In magnitude, h
Increased tho aipbunl of matei . v.
be excavated, 'Ka; wert* il hot ibtsnJ
possible to .-><.. i illly reduce thc
poi ;.'urd it tin Igljig '..?.i steam shj^t j
cling I h rough the growing ''>.ypv(t .?1
ncaa of (lie employees and Improved !
engineering methods, the t il eofct
of excavation would have bei i
greater than the estimates. I iring ?
the last year nearly 16.500 .1
hie yards of earth were take nui of 1
this cut, leaving nearly 12,0( DO c
he displaced before the cana;
opened. Tho damage, cause,
slides may be appreciated f ho
fact that nearly 6.000,000 .
earth excavated was so com
nearly 36 per cent of the toi exi i
There is only ono way to c i! willi
these slides, and that is to i
ont as they occur, though sc
is gained by terracing th< upp'oi 1
banks. That is because the I gi
cal formation changes SO fr ioil
and suddenly that no other ti o
treatinenl luis been found, i
ble ls the earth that the ma
one part of the cut begins
on an inclination as low as
owing to the mass of strati:
sliding over a layer of lignl I i<
slide now in motion, near tb
of Culebra, covers an area
acres, from which 11,7 10,00'
have already been removed. ng
1,300,000 still to be handle?
Then there ls another slid he
opposite side of the canal o
than 50 acres.
Cost of Canal.
Already the appropriatloi
by Congress for the canal 1
into big figures, the total up
80th last being $203,564,41 i id
since that date there have Ix
tlonal appropriations, exclu DI
those for fortifications, arnot
$28,080,000, making tho gr?
$322,541,468. On June 3(
these appropriations thc e
had expended 69 per cent of
estimated cost of thc canal.
Of even greater interest n
engineering point of view. ?
vast but commoplnce work .
vatlon In Culebra Cut, was I
of constructing the great h ul
Gatun, and .Miradores and
Miguel, for theil' many nov pi ih
lenis have been solved, and !
chinery constructed of spec
sinus of a magnitude neve
heard of. Poi* Instance, so
the valves ul the side of t
that a test showed that it re
pull of over ten tons on tho
open om* of these valves. /
work is done electrically, a
again the engineers were co
with new difficulties, Owln
peculiar climatic conditions
isthmus, with tropical heat
treme humidity, and the de
ing effect of these condition
insulation of electric machin
ordinary insulation proved
hie, and the engineers fount
essary to make a great nu
experiments, no less than 16
motors being pitted against <
thor. lt was an awful test
namo and motor builders t
their machines required to
for a period of ten days In
ing filled with steam at a t
turo of r>0 degrees contlgra
having the motor casos fille
water for five hours at 30
But finally the American niot<
ors responded and suitable a;
ls hoing Installed. Thus oleo
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We will GIVE AWAY, from our store, in prizes,
the following articles :
One "Blue Ridge Steel Range," Price . . . $35.00 ,
One Art Square, 9 by 12 Feet, Price .... 12.50 *
One Two-Burner Blue Flame Oil Stove, Price . 7.50
With each One-Dollar Cash Purchase, or One Dollar
paid on Account we will give you a numbered Coupon. **
The Duplicate Number is deposited by holder in a sealed
box. On December 31st, 1912, a Committee of three
gentlemen will award the three prizes.
In addition to above Coupons we will give, on same
! conditions, with each $1.00 purchase, or one dollar paid
on account, a Coupon entitling the holder to ten votes, ?
!;o be used in voting for the most popular little girl under
ten years of age. The little girl receiving the largest
lumber of votes will be given the small model Heating
Stove now on display at our store. The vote must be
?ast and counted each week. Votes for the preceding
veek must be left at our store not later than 6 o'clock
p. m. every Monday.
Count will be made Monday nights of each week,
and. the results post?e! in our window Tuesday and pub
lished in The Keowee Courier o$ y^odnosday,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH.
Yours for business. a.
MOSS & ANSEL,
Cement Front, Walhalla, S. C.
. i's i under tests, are now swinging
e great gates of the canal, each J
ngiling very many tons, and as tall
ns a great sky-scraping building, in
'Me remarkable time of one minute
id forty-eight seconds. Incidental
it appears that to make these
tes, the iron workers must drive
nd head ?,750,000 rivets.
To supply the power to operate the
. tes and sluice valves In the locks
d furnish current for tho monster
.. ctrlc locomotives which are to tow
-nj steamships through tho locks, a
. ?at hydro-electric station is being
jeted adjacent to tho spillway in
. tun dam. There are three 2,250
liowatt water turbines, and three
000-kilowatt generators with suit
lo exciters and other auxiliaries,
ere will be enough available wa
I . from tho storage in Lake Gatun
warrant the Installation of G.000
owatts, though lu tho dry season
will bo necessary to draw upon the
Outside of tho canal proper, tho
tort shows that work has been
lng on rapidly in preparing bar
rs for the shelter of ships at each
1 of the waterway. Tho work of
..tl Heat lon has also boon progress
; well, nearly halt a million yards
concrete having been placed in
. <! mortar pits and gun omplncc
nts during tho last year. The san
i.tlon of tho Isthmus also has boen
Intalned at the high lovel set by
I. Wm. C. Georges, the chief sani
y officer, from the beginning.
Contrary to the common lin pros
it, the sanitary work in tho way of
arlng land does not extend over
. entire Zone, but less than 1,200
the 278,848 acres in the tract are
>t clear for sanitary purposes, and
lost tho entire Zone ls in its orlgl
condltioil as regards brush and
Only a Fire Hero,
tho crowd cheered, as, with
mod hands, he held up a small
md box. "Kellows!" ho shouted,
ils rJucklon's Arnica Salvo I hold,
i everything beat for burns."
. ?ht! also for boll?, ulcers, sores,
oples, oczenia, cuts, sprains, brui
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? '(animation, kills pain. Only 25c.
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