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'P E R F EC T.
A steak broiled on the New
Perfection Oil Cook-stove is
tender and delicious.
The New Perfection has a
special broiler, a hood that
sits away from the flame but
which gets all the heat. It
broils both sides at once.
All the flavor of the meat is
means easier work and a cool,
Made with 1, 2, 3,and 4 burn
ers; also a new stove with
fireless cooking oven.
At all hardware and department stores.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Washington, D. C. (New Jersey) Charlotte, N. 0.
Norfolk, Va. BALTIMORE Charlestown, W.Va.
Richmond Va. Charleston, S. 0.
and be refreshe
Sip by sip here's pure
fort-a satisfied thirst
-a contented palate.
DemandlU the genuinue by f..ull ne
Nicknames encourua substitution.
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Whenever ATLANTA, GA.
you see an 2-P
SALEM, MASS., HAS
Salem, Mass., June 2.-Half of the
old "witch city" of Salem was do
vastated today a nd tonight by fire.
Over 1,000 buildifngs were destroyed.
including a score of manufacturing
establishments, and 10,000 of 'the 45,
000 population are homeless.
Burning embers, carried by a strong
northwest wind, started fires in two
other sections, the fashionable. resi
dential district adjacent to the La
Fayette street, and a manufacturing
and tenement house distric on the
pelilsular, bounded by Palmer's Cove,
South river and the water front.
Late In the evening brands kindled
a fourth fire in the plant of the Qa
loie Oil 'Comnipany in Alason street.
The oli tanks blew up with a terrific
report and showers of sparks fell
threateningly on a part of the town
that before had not been in imminent
danger. This fire, however, was
checked after it had destroyed the oil
company's plant and 13 houses.
When the flames were believed to
be under control at 11 o'clock tonight
all the historic and literary land
marks had escaped destruction. These
included the Peabody Museum, Es
sex institute, custom house, where
Nathaniel Hawthorne did much of his
literary work, and "The House of the
Seven Gables," made famous by the
At midnight the fie was burning
on )erby street, not far froil the
Peabody museum, but it was thought
the building and its valuable collec
tion of curios would bt saved.
"The fHoust of Sev(en Gables" also
wits In the dan .'r zone.
Several builfdings were dlynamited
and late tonight it looked as though
the fire had bten checked. No fatal
ity had been reported up to mid
night, but in the confusion it was
impossible to determine the casual
ties. Some 50 injured persons wert
received at hospitals.
The groat destruction was due to
poor water pressure.
Nearly half of the busintss section
of -Salem was i flames tonight. Block
after block was dynamited, but the
fire. checked in one direction, driven
by shifting winds, found a new path
of destruction. It was nearly 11
o'clock before the area of the con
flagration reached its limit. Starting
about 2 o'clock this afttrinoon as at
result of an explosion in the factory
of 'the Korn Leather company jusl
east of historic Gallows hill, wherc
alleged witches were hanged 20C
years ago, the fire spread quicklb
through the shoe and leathtr manu
facturing district, then south to tih
Boston and Main railroad tracks al
Jefferson avenue and eastward to tit
lante tonight fire Irands carried in
to the business section started a see
ond fire at North street. A little lat
or a tank of the Standard Oil com
pany In the extreme northwest of ti
city was ablaze and p1esently a thir
fire was levelling the butilldings in thal
vicinity. No definite estimate of th<t
money loss is possible tonight. but 11
was variously placed at from $5,000,
O000 to $7,000,000. The blurned dis.
icet .bulildinlgs incltude 111e plants t)
a score of nianufacturing companies
among them the big factory or thii
Naumktag cotton mnills, twice as mlani
business pllaces. St. Jloseph's ilomarm
Cathlol'c chutrchi, re'cently Plrected ata
cost of a qiuarter of a mIllion dollars,
the orphan as lum anld miore thlan
tags. Among thc se residences we(re
colonial hlouses which artists hiave
dleclared ,to be tihe- fintest type of archi
tteture in the country.
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* RIECLAIMING OHINENSE LANID.*
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The story or pirobably the greatest
humnanitarlan work utnder consideria
tlon in the world today--the dIrainling,
canalizing and reclaiming (of tile flood
dievasttatedi, famine-stricken lin ai (Iiv
er region in Central China-is told
inl the American Rted Cross Magazine
for JTuly by Mabel 'T. lIoa rdiman,
chitrmlan of the National l1elief ltiard
of tile Amer~iicant led C:o .
Ini thle last half dozeni yearst t he
American Rled Cross has ex pended a a
proimately $730,000~t, iniciluding thei
value of dlonatedl suptplies, inm trying
to afford some1 measure of selief for
hundredsC(1 of thousands of eimjaciated.
star'ving, misery-ridden human bleligs
ini thait area whlere', acecordinig to t ho
*tiicial Chinese records covering t wen
ty'-flyet centuies, periiodical floods
have laid waste vast st retches -of
r!ehly I'.')du ct ive agricutur aal lands.
In na mucil as the act of Conlgress
Incorporatinjg tile America n Red(
Ciross provides that. it shall devise
anid carry on measures for tile pie
v'entionl of distress and suffering, as
well as give relief after they come,
tile Rled Cross, in co-operation with
the Republic of China, is finanoing an
investigation .by a board of eminent
Amneican civil engineern in the afnlict
ed territory with the i)tention ulti
mately to prosecute a reclamation and
conservancy selmelno which will cost
approximately $20,000,000 to be paid
by China. The present investigation
will entail an expenditure by the 1ed
Cross and China of about $75,000.
Tho members of this board are:
Lieut. COol. William L. Ilibert, En
gineer Corps, United States Army,
builder of the (Gatun locks and dan
of the Panama Canal, chairman; Ar
thur' Powell Davis, Chief Engincer of
the United States Rteclamation Ser
vice, and Daniel Webster Mead, Pro
fessor' of Hydraulic Engineering in
the University of Wisconsin. Charles
Da1vis Jameson, the Ied Cross engi
neer who iade the prelimina ry sur
vey, is accompanying the board as
general advisory engineer. Several as
sistant engineers, including the bril
liant young Chinese Sylvanus T. Suen,
are with the conservalncy board.
.\liss Boardian's article, under the
caption, "The Proof of Friendship,"
says in part:
"The great master, Confuciusv was
once asked by one of his disciples, 'Is
there one word that may serve as a
rule of practise for IlI one's life?'
Thie master replied, 'is not "Rtecipro
city" such a word?' .Another time the
sam1e miaster sald, At first it was my
way to hear a mian's words and give
hinm rrcuit for his conduct. Now I
hear a man's Word and look at his
"Wise, indeed, was Old Confucius.
in acts, not words, is to be found te
proof of true friendship. The great
opportuni(ty to do anl act of friendship
for China, an act of hutanity for
her people, has been offered by the
Chinese Govertment to the Ulited'
States through the nedium of the
American Red Cross. This opportuni
ty lies in the line of being of assist
ance in the work of flood prevention
in the central part of China, thus do
ing away with tile untold sufferings
of hundreds of thousands of famine
victims; and, furthermore, of rec14im1
ing a large amount of rich agricultur
al land in a district where every
square foot is needed for food pro
Speaking of the general plan, Miss
"A dam has been created by the
high dikes of the Grand Canal. Sev
eral large shallow lakes, some back
ing directly up against the Canal
dikes, have thus resulted on the west
side from the back waters of the Ilual
River, which flowing fir'st into the
lungtse Lake, have not suflicient out
let to the sea. Much of the land not
actually under the water in the lakes
is still of a useless, marshy charac
ter. At times of heavy rainfall, these
shallow lakes and the swamIp land
cannot take care of the water, which,
finding no adequate outlet to the sea,
spreads out fot' hundreds of square
miles over the surrounding country,
ruining the crops and reducing the
large population to utter destitution
and starvation. The plan of the Ited
Cross Engineer, Mr. Jainleson, is to
carry tihe water of the 1uai river and
theo H-ungtse Lake throughm a well
built channel acr'oss tihe Grand Canal
into tile old, inow un11o*cupied, bed of
thme Yellow Rivet', with its huighm dikes;
to sh)ut off this water from the lakes
to the southmeast; and to dm'ain these
lakes by another channel into the
Yangtse River.' This pilanl, if feasible,
aIs the land elevation and other topo
grap ihical features indicate, wvill nlot
onuly purevent all floods5 save those
caused by absolutely abnmorimal rain
ralls, but will reclaim a tmillion
acires, and hmpr'ove prlobably about
111n1 millions more.
''Thme Ye andl the Shu, 0111er riv~ers5
fat her north, antd lmnprovemetnts Oin
thle Grand Canal. are included in the
"The first step in this implor'tant
work is thte senin~ug of a board of emi
nenit engineers to Chitna to studly Mr.
i. tmeson's plan, repor't upon01 its va1lue
and1( practicability anld make1( such
chlarges as a more extensiv'e survey
mauly ' suiggest. Th'ie Chinese Govern
ment has1 left to thte Amuer'icani Red
('toss thte selection of tis lioarid and
1has asked, itn case the idlan isu car
riedl out, that thle Amier'ican Red(
2trosr, recotmmend to tile Chiines' Giov
Armny i~I'CCee, for appIitnmU'it as
''The prtesidenit, the secretar'ies of
state, war,' and itetlot', and1( congress,
have all bitt t heir a 1( to) 1.1e Chlintese
goveranmenlt and1( thte Amieican Redl
C'ross to I'ur ther this effor't.''
Take notice thtat oin the 10t (liy oh
Jully, I will reniderl ai fltnal acc'(ount of
liy acts and1( doin~gs af$ Admniin istrator
of the e'state of J1. Y.M Aa~'mws, de
casedl. tiIn the of1lee of tihe ,Juldge of
l'ro(baite of lainren'l. /COunfty, ait i1 0'
clock, a. m.i. mdll or the same (liy will
apply for' a Inal lischarge fr'om m~y
tr'ust as Adti lnisy'ator'.
Atny per'son ildebuted to saidl estate
au'e notilldl aiijAequired to muake pay'
tment 0on thait dlate: and~ all per'sons
having claiims against said estate wvill
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forover 12arred.
- Beonton HI. Mathlews,
Jnne 6. 114...-1 mo,
JAMES CANNON, JR., M
20 Years sirsi1
Result. 36,aue nt bod
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Vests at 1 Octs and :
grades at 50cts and '
Ladies' and Mi
Hosiery in all grades
to 50cts a pair.
5ored tips all sizes 154
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A full line new ]
we show a complete
ored fabrics adopted
After Four Years of Discouraging
Conditions, Mrs. Bullock Cave
LUpin Despair. Husband
Came to Rescue.
Catron, Ky.-In an interesting letter
from titis place, Mrs. Bettie Bullock
writes as follows: "1 suffered for four
years, with womanly troubles, and during
this time, I could only sit up for a little
while, and could not walk anywhere at
aill. At times, I would have severe pains
in my left side.
The doctor was called in, and his treat
ment relieved me for a while, but I was
soon confIned to my bed again. After
that, nothing seemed to do me any good.
A, D. D., PRINCIPAL.
k''oonc School aoopted the (J". ng
orourgh lust ructlonl unde11r psle
Alnetees at the lowest pos',ifbc cui.
.culty of 33, a boadtlit:i;ntrcw of
of 4:18, and a,-1.lant vrth .00,
ool for Girls in Virgina.
;tr, includihg Table Boar,
Laundry, Medical Atloln
id Trition in all 1n('bjet
letIter record, wilamr serer
Vl- . 1at i lgea d 41app .)lc a tti b l kI
taly, 1hsicn Va.
are in the County
t 66 degree Gasoline
'k the State Oil Insp(c
1, S. C.
and outsize ribbed
n Underwear in two
$ 1.00 the suit.
sses umm (r weight
and colors from 15cts
in plain white or col
ts and 25cts.
Vaists special at 50
lar shades all widths.
N4eck*'ear for Ladies,
line of white and col
for hot weather wear.
1 had gotten so weak I could not stattd,
and I gave up in despair.
At last, my husband got me a bottle of
Cardul, the woman's tonic, and I comn
mnenced taking it. Fronm the very first
dose, I could tell it was helping me. I
can now walk two miles without its
tiring me, and am doing all tny work."i
Ii you are all run down fromt womianly
troubles, don't give up in despair. Try
Cardul, the woman's tonic. ft has helped
mtore than a million women, in its 50
years of continuous success, and should
surely help you, too. Your druggist has
sold Cardui for years. Hie knows what
it will do. Ask him, Hie will recom
mend it. Begin taking Cardul today.
Advisory ept., Chttnooa Tekine. o Sal
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