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FOR ENLARGED ARMY
1ouse Committee Completes Its Bill
for Increase of Reguiars Force to
Mexiunt of 170,000 Fighting Men.
Washington, March 2.-Final deci
sion was reached by the house mili
tary committee late today upon its
bill for the increase yf the army and
it will be reported unanimously to the
house early, nekt week. In round fig
ures the measure would authorize the
formation of an army composed of
regulars, National Guardsmen and
federal volunteers with gt total peace
strength of approximately 700,000 men.
It provides for a maximum strength
of 170,000 fighting trops for the reg
ular army for -a minimum of '125,000
for the National Guard within five
years and for orgapization of federal
volunteers through an extension of
tho summer training cimp idea. It is
estimated that 100,000 men can be en
rolled in the latter force.
The bill retains provision for or
ganization of industrial and technical
reserves, and authorizes creation of a
board of officers to control an indus
trial mobilization in time of war or
imminence of war. It also provides
that manufacturers of war materials
must give immediate preference to
government orders in war time, or
when there is danger of war, under
heavy penalty for failure to (10 s0.
While the minimum strength of the
regular army remained at 1-0,000 a
change was made before the final vote
to fix the maximum of fighting troops
at 170,000 bringing the total authoriz
ed strength of the regular force, in
cluding the hospital corps other non
combatant troops to 190,00.
Although all members of the com
mittee wil sign the bill they do so
under the reservation that they may
support upon the floor of Ilie house
/ any amendment they desire.
The senate military commi tee ex
pects to vote finally, upon its army
bill tomorrow, and it is possibie the
first of the preparedness measures,
urged by President Wilson will he
placed before both houses of congre s
Saturday. Arrangements to expedite
their consideration already have been
The house committee inserted only
a general provision for a government
plant to make nitric acid, leaving de
tals to be worked out'later in an ap
IN FIVE MINUTES! NO
INDIGESTION, GAS OR
SOUR, ACID STOMACH
The moment "Pape's Diiapepsin" reach.
CH the Stomachi alt distress goes,
"Really does" put bad stomach in
order-"really does" overcome indiges
tion, dyspepsia, as, heartburn and
sourness in live minutes-that---jusl
It.h.lt--makes Paihpe's Dialhiasin the
largest selling stomach regulator in
the world. If what you cat fermients
into stubborn lumps, you belch gas
and eructate sour, undigested food and
acid; head is dizzy and aehes' breath
foul; tongue coated; your ins jdes filled
with bile and indigestible 'aste, re
mem111bet' the moment "'f'aps .3l Dipep
sin"' comes in contact, w~i the stomui
nch all such distress ~v 'lihes. It's
truly astonishing-alni t marvelous,
and the joy is its liar lessness.
A large fifty-cent case of P'ae,'s Dia
luePsib will give you a hundred dollars'
worth of satisfaction or' your dlruiggist
hands you your money hack.
It's wvorth its weight in gold to men
and wonmen wh'lo can't get their stomt
achis regulated. It belongs in yourt
home-should always be kept. handy
in case of a sick, sour, upset stomach
during the day 01' night. It's thle
qhuickest, surest and most harmless
stomach regulator in the world.
Entertainmiient at Barksdale.
There witll lie an entertainment at
Barksdale school Frioday evening,
MAarch 10, at eight o'clock, consisting
of tableaux and songs, fog which a
small admission fee will be charged.
The ladlies of the School Improvement
association will sell light refresh
Our Virginia-grown ,Seed
Corns have an established
reputation for superiority in
productiveness and germ ina
Wood's Descriptive Catalog
teils about the best of prize-win
ning and profit-nmaking varietic in
both White and Y owCorn.
We offer the best and mosT Im
proved varieties, grown In sections
absolutely free from boil weevil.
Our Catalog gives-prIces and Infor
miation, and teils about the best of
100-DAY VELVET BUANS, Soja
Beans, SUDAN GRASS, Dailis Grass
and all Sarthums and Millets.
Catalog mailed free on request.
T.W.WOOD & SONS,
SEEDSMEN,4 Richmond, V.
Slpecal-White anod gold D~inner
Sets, only $3.00 for the 30 pieces.
d. Mi. & 10. H. Wilkes &. Co.
WOMEN HAVE NEVER FAILED
All History Shows Their Quickness
to Respond When Duty Has
If Great Britain really needs any
form of military porvice from her
women, she has but to speak the
word and millions of volunteers' will
respond. Lord Kitchener could begin
organizing a corps of amazons tomor
row if ho chose to ask volunteers for
such'service. The women of the lrit
ist races, in the home isles and on
this continent, have over boen ready
to serve their country effectively In
time of war. When Mr.'Lincoln was
unwillingly drafting men into the
army, women were volunteering for
all sorts of service. At times then
and sinco the number of such volun
teers for hospital service has been
embarrassingly large. The women of
the Confederacy made amazing sac
rifices to aid the ragged armies in
the fild. Some of them took their
lives in their haa s and acted as
spies. Thousands and hundreds of
thousands sewed and knitted and
spun, and not a few actually worked
it the cornfields and cottonflelds. The
.need for such work was not so grave
in the North, but. millions of women
above Mason and Dixon's line woro
ready to volunteer for any service
that the government at Washington
.might require of them. In all this,
the women on both sides but imitated
their great-grattnothers of the Revo
lution. No modern war has been
fought without the aid of women, and
such women were always volunteers.
Men sometimes have to be dragooned
to serve their country, but thus far in
human history the simple call to duty
has been suflicient for the women of
WONDERS OF GRAND CANYON
No Other Spot on Earth 1 Believed
to Possess the Same interesting
lany people still living can remem
her a thrill of Wonder and admiration
that ran through the woril in reading
of the. dlaring exploit of Major Powell
in 1 *%t in navigating the rapids of
the grat d ('anyon of Arizota in a
small boat. It was his account of his
trip more than anyIhing else up to
that time that called the attention of
the world to tho nagitlicence of that
Wonderful gorge and to the brilliancy
of the coloring on its rocks.
The United States has recently pub
lished a bullet in, No. 519, at report on
the geology of a portion of the Grand
Canyon by L. F. Npble. This gorge
offers alt opporilquity of stidying the
history of the fortation of our globe
presented in no other spot ' now
known. On the t )p are deposits of
the Carhonife rous p'riod, antd below
this strata, some of th(r of immense
tlcktness, ranging down to the Cam
brian period at the basR. in the (grand
Canyon we come to the basic rocks
of the earth, the granite and gneiss.
This panorama is described as prob
ably the most con.plete geological rec
ord of the world revealed to the eyes
She Cured Him.
Mrs. Bollo Armstrong Whitney. who
is to dress manikins in all the late(st
creations and have a regular daily
foulsjon show at the Iludsoin theater,
in speaikiing of econtotmy ini dress5 thte
otheor (lay said: "I katow a mnt who
was so stinigy he gtrmbled ever'y time
his wife bought a ntow gowit. D~eter
mined to cure hinm of this habit, his
wife for One tmointh iiittyed away from
the shuoping distrtict and thle stores,
aitd succeeded in itot buying a sinigle
ccint's wvorth of clothes. When tho
n iext mtointh's billsi arrived the htusband
ntoted thtere was a 'mmor'andhum for
about thirty Turkisht bathts. HeI in
quired if there was real ntecessity for,
such a large nuntber of Turkish baths
in one month. 'Certainly,' rep~lied tho
wife. 'You (01(d me not to spend anty
more moitey Ott clothes, attd "a 'Tutrkish
bath is about the otnly place I can go
and not wvear clothtes.' All of whtich
proves that when a woman makes up
her mtind shte wants that $30 stit,
marked (hewn to $29.98, shte is going
to schema until she owits it,'contrary
notwithistand~ing."--Now York Trolo
British Museum Treasures Guarded.
Accordiung to (the annualt teport pt'e
sentted to parliamtent, special precau
tiots htave beent taken to protect thte
British mtuseumn collections in (lie
event of raids b~y htostile aircraft. At
an early stage of the war' a large ntum
bor of (tho mtore portable objects of
special vanluo '\"ro remttved to posi
tions of greater security in safes or in
strong roomts, themr places in (to ex
htibition galler'ies being taken by ob
jects of lesser valtte or by facsimiles.
Additional me-asures, including the
protection of certain objects which
cattnot safely be removed, have been
taken since the close of (te year to
which the report relates.
Bible Saved Him.
How to cap~taint in te Cofdstreamr
guardls was saved from death was told
by Bishop Taylor Smith.
Thto captain, ho said, w~as wounded,
and the men who examuined himt fouind
in his hip pocket a Ilible given him by
his father, whlo hiad written in (the fly
leaf from (lie ineitty-first Psaln:
"Thou, ILord, atrt my refug~e. There
'shall no evil haplien unto thee." The
'shell had struick the Bible, cut thtrough
th'o leather cover, had gone throught
the pages as far as thte ninety-flrst
Psalm, and had then cuit off at a tant
gent, The dlootor said that but for the
Bible the man wvould have-been killed.
Hie had since gone back to the f'ront.
DO NOT NEGLECT TOOLS
Farmers Suffer Large Losses by Fall.
ure to Care for Implements That
Are Not in Use.
The farmer who puts away his farr1
machinery without oiling and clean
ing It is certain to lose in the dete
rioration of the machinery many times
what the time to caro for it would
have been worth. Failure to take care
of farm machinery is a source of largo
loss to the American farmer annually.
Most farmers realize that they
would save money by taking good care
of their machines, but neglect to do
so, either through carelessness or in
difference. The most important stop
toward having efficient machinery is
keeping; it in good repair. In spare
time, each machino should be care
fully inspected and all missing, broken
or overworn parts noted. Write the
names and numbers of missing parts
on tags and fasten these tags to the
All machines should have a general
inspection at least once a year. A
rainy day in late fall is very good for
.Exposure to weather Injures both
wooden and metal parts of machines
and a machinery shed shou' I by all
moans bo part of the farm equip
ment. .Ivery machine should be clean
ecl, oiled, and housed after it has been
Painting aids greatly In improving
the appearance and prolonging the life
of iachines. It protects both wood
and metal from the weather. Paint
should be usd( freely when needed.
One of the best paints for all farm
in1iplemcits Is nmade with red lead and
The Ise of good farm iiilements is
increasiig rapidly in South Carolina
and fiarniers owe it to themtselv es to
be more careful of their tools. In the
year that has gone. they have learned
some imi rtant lessons in economy,
but there is probably no more practi
cal way in which a farmer can econo
mi" than by taking the proimr care
of heis farn implemen ts-repai ring
theml, oiling them, housing -them, and
Sil)NEY S. ITTiCi'Nilei:to,
Clemson Agricultural College.
LOOK AT A CHILD'S
TONGUE WHEN CROSS,
VEVIRISI AND SICK
Take no1 ebancee(s! 3dave poisonls 11ron11
Ihei' ail howels at, once.
.\lothers can rest, easy after giving
"Calilornia Syrup of Figs," because in
a few hours all the clogged-u ty wasie,
sour bile and fcrienting fdod gently
mloves out of the bowels, and you have
a well, playing child again. Children
sii'ilily will not take the tiue firon
pay to empty their Bowes, and they be
coiir tightly packed, liver gets slug
gish and stonlach disordered.
\ihen (ross, feverish, restless,ee it
longue is coated, then give ii Is deli
cous "friuit laxative.' Chil 'en love
i. and it cnn not. e' use i jury. Ne
diflIerence' what ails 'ou r ittle one
1 i faii of cold, or ia $Or'e thrioat , (diar
rhoia, sIioch-nehe I dI bieath, ire
11n011nberi, a gentle 'I :ide cleanisinig'
shioiiid alwi~ays he tie first treatmieii
g ivein. iFull diriectins for blaies, clii
(dien of all ages and grownm-uipis areO
iir'inted oin each bottle0.
Iew b'0ie otf'ilI conerfeit. lig syru us. Ash
your i druggist 1for a n0-cent. bot the of
" aifoii IlIa $Syrup of Figs,'' theni look
('0riefull y aind see t hat it is n10iad by~
Itie "'Cailori'ja Rig Syrup QCiopan.
Wle iake no( ainaliler size. i land bach
wl thi ('onite(in lt any3 otiier fig syru'lph.
ATT1A(OK ON WIiFEi
It. Lee ~Johnson iIlls Self at, Bet hune.
P'lanms were .Made.
('aniden, Mlarch 2.--F'ollowing an
at tackl upon01 his wife wi~th an axe, R1.
Ie Johnison, '45 years of age, killed
hiim1sel a':t lI ethu no this miorninig by
shootinug himself itt thle head withi a
shot gun. 'The i nju red wvoman has beeni
un iconscioiis si nco Ithe attack amnd may03
not mecv'er. She has been1 carriied to
a hospitai in Columbia.
.11 lohnson has been1 simtfering front
enneer~i anjl was in a desl:iondenit muod.
I ie hadi~ c'ariefully made(1 his lahns tot'
Si l'de, it. seems1, for' w ieni a neigh
her1 (ii aledi at. hiis home while lhe was
shiavinug t his 11n0orninig Jothnson told1
imi that. his ar'rival was tlimely, as
le had lnt ended -t0 end his life wiheni
lie had finished his shave, ie coni
fiuled that he would (10 it later' in
thle d1ay, bitt nO at tenitioni was0 iade~l to
L a IerI ini the mor01ning hlis chi.'drlen
we'(re senit on v'ariioug err'ands andl
J1ohnn 1101secuIred a shielI for his sh ot
g un. Coling to thle reai' of the hoiuse
he eiii unart of ' lie hanleI frotm an1
axO and1( when Atlirs. Johnson wvent tol
tile y'arid fr'omi the kItchen,. wvher'e she
wa'is preparing (flnner, he., stuck het
in the head( with thle axe. Johinsoni lm..
medi1 at ely turnued thie gun on himiiself,.
iying ailmost. lnstaintly. 'lue shOt took
('ffect ini the head. Whleni f'oundi he had1(
remoitvedt one slhoe and It- suposed0( to
havi~e dlicar'ged the weailgon with his
toe, 'Tere wvere no witi itsse$.
.Johnsonif leaves one gri ,wp son a01(d
fhtree ,.ollal Ii liird'n.nn- 'i'o utate.
All the music of the world, and most
of the fun of it, too, is yours the moment
you place one of these instruments in
te" as shw in abve ill i h 1a h 1.o
Its tne voume i as tnishin an id stn (ialitu nusal
.. C B " $
JON H. WILIAM
Hedurr o Columbia Grafonolas"FRecords(mahndnySruppkised.
'I'lle1-s f'voi eletison in 7aboube i1) ist rtn inclha Reords.
Grad Oer Hous oe Buildien. GreMedumvillee Se.. C.of
.I !l l'u yello tone ele her Crl engother I s utsh i)('l 1 te.ot.
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i It te vo'lo i a ietonmp iet R endi te wolalg ue . 1 11 5 111 is
CCLUB "B"i $50.5
ia U, Ilie ounestsonof M ~ $j f as and $:and Liivery a1woi weeks.en
( Hyeadqufaers fo olms raos Rords ad dauppt l, Mes
Grd) Opr HueBulig renil,.C
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a Hmeraodurte s yr Rev.bi .ools D.od adSppis
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palPaearrs, while the girls of th eiday t. e nt of i igh t n (un1ay wuth
oIhlii elani \ at'C 1 r).iota id ea- Mise s M ar Hawe.ll of M tiinea Pa , t a ht