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Of Industry are .Accu
est ZVLen in Cabinet
Special to Allan
Washington, August TJ.--Thc
tru6tB have devised a new means of
handicapping President Roosevelt's
light against criminal combinations of
They are stealing his best men.
Just as soon as the chief executive
finds an uTieial who has the ability
And courage to get the neceisary anti
trust information, and haB the cou
rage to press for redress in the courts
or wherever else to light is to be
made, the captains ?of industry do not
make the mistake <>f opposing the
Instead they convert him from a
foe into a friend; better still, they
gain him for a hireling.
Thus the government service loses a
good man, thc trusts gain one, and the
battle is postponed, and the more
The process is simple. Money is
the bait, not in thc form of a bribe,
but as an offer at salary.
Some combination of capital quick
ly disoovers that it needs as en official
the man who possesses thc ability to
make trouble for it as an employee
of the government. A bait so tempt
ing is held up and there is no refus
ing ic, and in the twinkling of an eye,
Mr. Trust breaker has become Mr
lu this way within a comparatively
short space of time President Roose
velt has lost tho service of these men,
every one of them directly concerned
in efforts to curb the predations of
Philander C. Knox, attorney gener
al of the United States.
James M. Beck, assistant attorney
Paul Morton, secretary of the
John H. Wallace, chief engineer of
the Panama canal.
Robert B. Armstrong, assistant
treasurer of the United States.
William A. Day, assistant attorney
It is, of course, too absurd for belief
that this is merely an acoidont. It
represents a definite polioy to hamper,
and it is likely to be oontinued in
definitely, for there are limitless
good jobs at the disposal of the trusts,
and men who have the ability to lead
against a centralized wealth are few
and far botween.
It will he noted that four of the
aiz men who have quitted the govern
ment employ have found berths with
insurance companies, whioh, accord
ing to Mr. Thomas Lawson, are but
the toys of the great finanoiers,
wielded by them as best suits their
The first of Mr. Roosevelt's trust
fighters to be stolen from him was
Originally a trust man, Knox when
,he went into the cabinet, had not
been expected to make muoh trouble
for capitalists, but in a short time it
developed that his loyalty to Roose
velt was absolute, and that the knowl
edge he gained as builder of trusts
he was ready to use in the service
of his ohief in order to pull them
This constituted a serious menaoe,
and the order went out to remove
Knox from the attorney general's
office at any ooBt.
The death of Senator Quay give the
desired opportunity. The man who
had given the trusts their most se
rious defeat of history in the North
ern Securities litigation, was decided
on as Senator Quay's auocessor at a
meeting held 'in the office of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, the represen
tatives of the Standard Oil Company,
and through Mr. Cassatt, affiliated
nearly all the big finanoial institutions
of the country that were exposed to
the likelihood of an attack from Pres
Paul Morton, who knew all ?about
rebates, legal and illegal, came into
the oabinet, with the expresa idea of
advising the president of his flghta
against the discrimination by rail
roads. Just aa soon as he became
dangerous, Thomas F. Ryan, the rail
way magnate, who rescued the Equit
able Life Aassuranoe Company, picked
ont Mr. Morton aa the man to put the
company on its feet, and made an
offer ao munificent that Mr. Morton
forgot all about his antipathy to the
trusta and waa promptly made one of
W. A. Day won a great victory
against the beef trust, and gave valu
able aid in preparing tho Northern
Seouritiea ease, Re% must be got oat
of the way.' What oould ba more
eaey? A $30,000 job with the Equit
able aoon won him away.
James M. Beck went into the de
partment of justioo specifically to in
vestigate and proa ec 12 to tho ca so a
against trusts. Ho had a big part io
the Northers Seouritiea triumph, and
sed o i' Stealing Strong
oi" President Boose
was preparing to carry the campaign
still further, when ?the Mutual Insur
ance Company discovered that it had
need of his services as special counsel,
and Kock couldn't turn a deaf car to
the $25,000 call, so the president lost
another valuable aid.
Robert B. Armstrong, thc youngest
und abl?st assistant secretary of thc
treasury the country has ever had,
fought thc tobacco trust to a stand
still on the question of its importa
tion, and was recently made president
of the Casualty Company of Ameri
The retirement of John P. Wallace
1 as chief engineer of the Panama
canal, is of too recent occurrence to
need much comment. Wallace was,
pre-eminently, the mau to build that
But the transcontinental railroads
mean to fight the canal project to the
bitterest end. Ergo. Mr. Wallace'
suddenly received an offer of a muni
ficent salary. He could not resist the
temptation, and the work of building
theaanal mu?t be undertaken by a lesa
Day's retirement, coming soon af
ter that, Mr. Morton, Armstrong and
Wallace, has caused wide discussion
of tho apparent determination of the
trusts to combat thc administration
in every manner conceivable, and
especially by robbing it of its most
efficient workers; and the question ?B
"Where will President Roosevelt
lind men to stand by him in his
battle for tho people, when the
trustB arc so eagerly baiting his as
sistants with enormous salaries?''
? Shocking Confession.
Benedict is a New Haven man who
has been eight times the father of a
bouncing bounder. In the outskirts
of the university city is a little town
j among thc hills named Prospect, and
1 .?st year four of the children were
Rent there for the summer.
One day Benedict and his wife
entertained at dinner a new ac
quaintance, Professor B. The Pro
fessor is a bachelor, and like maoy
scholarly men, rather ill at eaBe in
"What a fine little family of chil
dren you have." he began with an
admiring glanoe at the four stay-at
"Yes, indeed," replied Benediot
proudly, "and we have four more in
The Professor blushed his astonish
llupld Fire Justice.
Yankee dispatch characterizes the
court rulings of a Toronto magistrate,
of whom John Foster Fraser tells in
his book, "Canada as It Is." The
magistrate, who is reported to have
got through with forty esses in forty
minutes, was once asked how he
managed it. "You must have some
system," was the suggestion.
"I never allow a point of law to be
raised," was the magistrate's prompt
reply. "TV.o is a oourt of justice,
not a oourt of law."
"Not so very long ago a young at
torney wanted to quote law against
my sending his man down for six
months. ; He wanted to quote Math
ews' I think.
"'Well,1 said I, 'Mathews may
be a great authority on law, but I
guess he hasn't as much authority as
I have in this oourt. Your mangoes
down for six months.'"
A Scotch minister instructed his
derk, who sat among the congrega
tion during servioe, to give a low
whistle if anything in his sermon
appeared to be exaggerated. Gu
hearing the minister say, "In those
days thoo were snakes fifty feet
long,'* the derk gave a subdued
"Iehould have said thirty feet,"
added the minister.
Another whistle from the el er k.
"On consulting Thomson's Con
cor dan co," said the minister, in con
fusion, I see the length is twenty
Still another whistle; whereon the
preacher leaned over and said in a
stage whisper: "Ye cnn whistle as
much as ye like, MoPheson* but I'll
no take anither foot off for anybody !"
- There would be fewer divorces
in this vale of tears if there were
more good cooks.
-.'Just before the mosquito season
women begin to make open work
I clothes so they oan bite through.
A NATURAL DIKE.
T??e Volcanic Formation Alone tb?
Coarse of Pall Uiver.
Nature is full of strange freak?, and
her ugeuts-raina, storms, winds and
even ?dust-prod um? results that might
often bc mistaken for the works of
human hands, though frequently on a
Volcanic activities are mighty fac
tors, and tl rough them some wonder
ful phenomena aw? wrought. One of
these may he seen along the course of
Fall river, in northern California. This
stream ls of considerable size, and the
work of nature's gigantic forces may
be seen between the upper and lower
cascades of the river.
It is what might properly be called
a "volcanic dike." This dike extends
for some distance along Fall river,
near Its banks sad nearly parallel to
the course. It bears close resemblance
to a roughly constructed wall. Tho
top of tills dike is very ragged and
the height of varying altitudes. In
some places it ls twenty feet high and
several feet In thickness, and again
may be easily clambered over. The rock
of which this wall of nature ls com
posed is of a very porous character,
bearing some resemblance to pumice
stone, though much more solid and of
greater specific gravity.
That entire region 1B of volcanic ori
gin and evidently was once the sceao
of great eruptive uctlvlty. Scoria and
lava abound, though the face of the
country ls now thickly clad with timber
and brush. The dike begins and ends
The wall of the dike is evidently the
result of volcanic forces, and has no
doubt stood for many centuries. It
stands clear from clinging rocks, bas
a narrow foundation, with vertical
walls, and is very straight. The mys
tery ls what forces of nature could
have plied up or left standing this
rock formation so uniform. This dike
has puzzled not a few geologists who
have visited and examined lt--Ameri
A FIERCE MERMAN.
Brand of Marine Monster Vlrfflcln
Sported in 2670.
B. II. Blackwell of Oxford has pub
lished a careful reprint of "An Account
of Virginia; Its Situation, Tempera
ture, Productions, Inhabitants and
Their Manner of Planting and Order
ing Tobacco." It ls, in brief, a pam
phlet communicated to the Royal so
ciety In 1670 by one Thomas Glover,
"an Ingenious Chlrurglon," who had
lived for some years in the province.
Mr. Glover would seem to have reckon
ed the sea serpent among the inhabit
ants of the colony to Judge from the
minute accuracy of the following de
"A most prodigious Creature, much
resembling u man. only somewhat lar
ger, standing right up In the water
with his head, neck, shoulders, breast
and wast, to the cubits of bis arms,
above water; his skin was tawny, much
like that of an Inaian; the figure of
his head was pyramidal, and slick,
without hair, hlB eyes large and black,
and so were his eyebrows; bis mouth
very wide, with a broad, black streak
on the upper lip, which turned upward
at each end like mous tn eh oes; bis coun
tenance was grim and terrible; bis
neck, shoulders, arms, breast and wast
were like unto the neck, arms, shoul
ders, breast and was. of a man; bis
hands, If he bad any, were under wa
ter. He seemed to stand with bis eyes
fixed on me for some time, and after
ward dived down, and a little after ris
ett? at somewhat a farther distance and
turned bis head toward me again, and
then immediately falleth a little under
water and swim me th away BO near the
top of the water that I could discern
him throw out his arms and gather
them in as a man doth when he swim
meth. At last he shoots with bis herd
downward, by which means be cast
tayl above the water, which exactly re
sembled the tayl of a fish, with a broad
fane at the end of lt"
- No woman ever reads anybody's
will in a newspaper without hoping
her name got ia somehow.
- Tho man who has more than
he needs never had more than he
- One time rn man bad a son who
was graduated from college and was
not supported by his father beoause
he married a rioh wife.
- When the long distanoe telephone
calls a woman is sure that either her
husband has made a million dollars or
been killed in a railroad acoidtat.
- When a man is married he oan't
afford to spend what money he has in
his pocket, and he can't afford not to
beoautie his wife will take it away
- Every man takes his turn at act?
- Love is a disease of the head
that affectB the heart.
- A statement isn't necessarily
false beoause you disbelieve it.
- Dollars are more plentiful with
some men than common sense.
- What an admirable voice- the av
erage woman has for destroying ti
- The average wife believei any
thing her husband says-exoept his
explanation of a long hair on his coat
- A man is always io a bigg sr hur
ry to get married than he is afterword
to let people know he is.
- It ?B a shame to end a good ser
mon GO soos, when a man is in the
middle of a fine asp and it wakes him
- The way people tell about what
fan they had camping out/after it i?
over, they almost eonvinee themselves
they had a good time.
- What a woman is afraid of when
sha is making a railway journey is
that maybe the road doesn't go where
the timetable says it does.
- Yon can make people b~?ie?e yon
have a very fine judgment by always
A Young Chesterfield in R age.
A email Ea6t Side urchin in New
York found a cigar butt in the gutter,
ami lacking a match to set it going,
went into a tobacco shop to beg for
"Say, mister,, will you give me a
"No, I won't. We don't give
matches away here, we sell em."
"Yer don't Bay so-weil, wat's de
"Cent a box."
"Chuck one over." The kid felt
round in his pockets, finally locating a
single copper down deep in his pocket.
He took a match, lit his inch of Ha
vana, and after getting it going in good
shape, handed the match box across
the counter, and administered this
lordly rebuke to the astonished pro
"3ay, mister, put that box up there
on yer shelf, an' if anuther gentl'mun
comes in here an' strikes yer fer er
match, just give hi JI one out'en my
box, see. So lo.ig."
- V- ? li
The Habit of Observation,
"Be observing, my son," said Wil
lie's father, according to the Newark
News. "Cultivate the habit of see
ing and you will be a successful man."
"Yes," answered Willie's uoole.
"Don't go through the world blindly.
Learn to use your eyes."
"Little boys who are observing
know a great deal more than those
who are not." Willie's aunt put in.
Willie took th&ir advice to heart A
day passed, and once more he stood
before the family council.
"Well, Willie," said his father,
"have you been using your eyes?"
The boy nodded.
"Tell us what you have learned."
"Uncle Jim's got a bottle of whis
kep hid behind his trunk," Baid Wil
lie. "Aunt Jennie's got an extra set
of teeth in her dresser, and pa's got
a deck of cards and a box of chips be
hind the books in the secretary."
"The little sneak!" exclaimed the
family._ _ _
John Aam's Toast to his Friend.
When John Adams was a young
man he was invited to dine with the
court and bar at tho home of Judge
Paine, an eminent loyalist, at Wor
Judge Paine gave as a toast, "The
King." 8.'me of the Whigs were
about to refuse to drink it. Mr. Adams
whispered to them to comply, saying
"We shall have an opportunity to re
turn the compliment."
At length, when John Adams was
desired to give a toast, he gave, "The
Devil." His hoBt was about to resent
the supposed indignity, but his wife
calmed him, and turned the laugh up
on Mr. Adamo by immediately saying,
"My dear, as the gentleman has seen
fit po drink to our friend, let us by no
means refuse to drink to his."
Huggsd Till Ribs Cracked.
Beaver Falls, Pa., Aug. 10.-Ste
phen Polaski attended the wedding
ceremonies of Viona Tuterioh, his
former sweetheart, who had jilted
him, and seising-upon an opportunity
for revenge in the Hungarian custom
of hugging and kissing the bride, he
squeezed her so hard that he broke
three of her ribs and caused her to
The woman was being married to
Michael Petosk, Polaski's rival in
love. Acoording to tradition, the
guests are allowed to embrace the
bride, after throwing a dollar into a
hat, the money beiog used to' set the
young couple up in housekeeping.
The disoarded lover fondled the
bride so roughly that she was unable
to take part in the remainder of the
Couldn't Ask Questions.
"Io thc old days io Texas and other
arts of the southwest people were
ever inquisitive about a newcomer's
decedents," said T. R. Stringfellow
f Paris, Tex., at the Arlington.
"It was not deemed polite to ask
uestioos regarding a man's past, and
j when a stranger arrived he was
ilten on faith, and if he proved to
e a decent man the community co
opted him. Nobody brought letters
f introduction in those days, and so
man established his own status. An
ther reason why questions were not
sked was because too many of those
rho might ask them had records of
heir own that wouldn't bear close in
pection. A man who had run away
rom Georgia or Alabama to the Rio
rraude for some infraction of the law
nd who had beoome a respectable and
rosperous citizen in his adopted home
rould resent beiug interrogated him
elf, and so he extended the some im
'l un i ty to others.
"I knew lots of men in those days
tho came West with the sole purpose
if blotting out the errors of the past
.nd of turning over a new leaf. In
nany instances they took new names
deo, in order to completely sever the
inks which bound them to their for
ner lives. Nearly always these men
rere genuinely reformed. In their
lew homes they ranged themselves
nth the law-abiding and honest class
is and set their faces against the evil
loers and toughs, who were numerous
inough a third of a century ago in
nany parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and
"Some of the best people in these
States today are the descendants of
nen who in their youth had been con
sidered candidates for the penitentiary
>r the gallows."
Collie Recovers The Cat.
A family living in Vermont remov
al from their long-time residence to
mother village, some forty miles away.
Fhey took with them a Scotch oollie
3f unusual intelligence, but left be.
hind tho family cat. The collie and
the eat had been warm friends for
several years and had fought each
other's battles with courage and im
After the family reached their new
home the oollie was evidently lone
some. One evening as the family was
gathered about the open fire some re
marks were made about this and the
man of the house, patting the collie
on the head, Baid: "I am sorry that
we did not bring George with us. You
miss your old playmate, don't you?"
The next morning the the oollie had
disappeared. Three days afterward
he oame into the yard in a great state
of enjoyment, indicated in the usual
dog way, followed by George, the oat.
Both seemed somewhat exoited, and
the oollie showed marks of battle.
Each seemed greatly delighted in tho
company of the other, and the old
time status quo was,an onoe resumed.
Out of curiosity inquiry was made
by the family, both at their old resi
dence and along the line of the main
highway between the two places, whioh
developed the fact that the dog ap
peared at the old home, very deliberate
ly and very distinctly induced the
oat to start os the journey with him
and had protected him en route, with
a clash of arms for nearly every mile.
Of course, the question arose as to
the laogusge by which he told George
his wan tn and what inducements were
offered to go. wi th him on the hasard
ons journey.--Ne? York Times.
- It hurts a girl awfully to get
o unburned through her openwork
- A great deal of money can bo
made by not having a private vege
Ml IS Ht UK TB (El ?ll.
Nature Helps Mi-o-na Cure Stomach Troubles in Short Order.
The summer months are (he beat
ia the whole year for the treatment
and eure of stomach troubles. The
out-door life, with natural exercise,
the fruit sad berries which are, so
freely eaten, all help to restore
healthy sotion to the digestive or
Now when nature will aid Mi-o-na
in curing indigestion and giving
strength to the stomach and whole
digestive system, is the beat time to
use this remarkable remedy. .
If you suffer with headaches, indi
gestion, flatulency, specks before the
eyes, fermentation, heart boro, dlisl*
ness, or have a variable appetite, and
a general feeling of despondency or
weakness, it shows clearly that the
stomach is not digesting the food as
Just ene tittie tab?et' oui of m. 50
cent box of Mi-o-na for a few days,
and all this will be changed for the
better, and health .restored. Ask
S vans Pharmacy rio show you the
Mi-o-na guarantee. ?
Buggies and Harness !
How iee good time to buy ariew Buggy and Harness,
and we want yon to look at our lari o steak of the latest and
best up-to-date styles, and it will be no trouble for you to
make a selection. Our work is all sold nader guarantee We
haVe extra bargains to offer, Give no a trial. Our prices are
low and terms to suit i?|?
TEE J. s. BOWLER COMPANY. *
P. 8.-We have a few last Fall's Jobs to go at Cost, 1
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been,
in use for over SO year?, has borne the signature off
and has bsen made under his pear- '
?ffi-/ f?},, sonal H'uiver? isic:i since its imancy*.
(-o&ccfUwZ AUOT/ no ona to deceive you in this
All Counterfeits, Imitations and s? Just-as-good" are but?
Impertinents that trifle with r*nd endanger the health off
Infants and Children-Expedience against Experiment*
What is CASTO RIA
?astoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil? Fore"
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It*
contains neither Opium? Morphine nor other Narcotic*
substance. Its age is it** guarantee. It destroys Worms.
?nd allays Feverishness, It cures Diarrhoea and Winft
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles? cures Constipation.
and Flatulenc; . It assimilates the Food? regulates the
Stomach and Bowels? siring healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend?
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Beam the Signature of
The Kind You Haye Always Bought
in Use For Over SO Years.
TM? eiNTAUn CONCAHY. TT MUMU? ?TUEST. HEW TONK CIT*.
This Establishment has been Selling
IN ANDERSON for moro than forty years. Daring all that time competitors*
have come and gone, bat we have remained right here. Wo have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years wa have not had one dis
satisfied customer. MibULos will sometimes occur, and if at any time we
found that s customer WAS dissatisfied we did not rest until we bad made him
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we caa say with pride, but without boasting, that we have the confi
dence of the people of this section. We have a larger Stock of Goods this>
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our v**rd th'.t we have never
sold Furniture at as dose a margin of profit as we are dor og now. Thia is
proven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only a?! over Anderson
County but in every Town in the Piedmont section. Come an? ?oe us. xour
parents saved money by baying from us, and you and your obildren oan save
money by buying here tao. We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line?.
CU F. TOLLY & BOW, Depot Streak
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
? LONG LOOK AHEAD
A man thinks it is when the matter of life
insurance suggests itself-but circumstan
ces of late have shown how life hangs by s
thread when war, flood, hurricane and firs
suddenly overtakes you, and the only way
to be sure that your family is protected in
case, of cala* *?ty overtaking yon is to in*
sure in a solid Company like-".
The Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Go.
Drop in and see us about it
X?. B?t. MATTISOW,
Peoples' Bank Building, ANDERBON, O Bi
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID
ALSO, COTTON SEED IVS EAL.
If you want High Grade Goode we will be glad to sell you?.
Splendid line of- x
98f LOUR, COFFEE, TOBACCO,,
OATS AND CORN.
We want your trade.
! VANDIVER BROS..
Fresh Shipment jost in-all the Varieties hit
grow well in this section. Fruit Jars, IMi
Jar Tops and Fruit Jar lubbers. .
ev . ? ., . 4&
A* ?; STBIGKLAI?1),
Offley over Farmers and Mor?haats.?i???*, Anderson, S. O.