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tir The most dramatic day of the sixty-third congress was when Champ Clark, the speaker of the house, took the floor for his famous speech explaining why he opposed President Wilson's policy of repealing the Panama canal tolls exemption law. Clark was on the losing side and everybody knew that the vote would certainly uphold the president. While the speaker was delivering his remarks in his vibrant, booming voice. Representative Tom Hetlin of Alabama, walked through the Democratic cloak room. Even there the thunder of Clark's voice was audible. Hefiln, stopped, laughed and said: "That reminds me of an old colored man down in my state. He was working in the middle of a Held on a hot summer day. It was so hot that the heat seemed to be simmering vis - * * J * n ibly wherever you iookcu. nun ? while the midday train rushed by about a half a mile away, whistling for a crossing and roaring and thundering as it went. "Old Tom watched it go by, took hold of his hoe. and stooped over his work once more. Then he said, talking to himself: "'Boom! Bing! Bum! Hum! But I's gwine to ride you nex' Sadday night!"?Popular Magazine. On the Trail of Trouble.?"John, if I decided that I wished to divorce you, would you fight the case?" "What has put such a silly idea as that in your head?" "I just wanted to know whether you* would try to keep me tied to you. Supposing I accused you of having been cruel to me, would you go into court and deny my accusation?" "I can't understand why you would ever want people to think I had been cruel to you. I have always tried to be as kind as possible." "I know: but would you fight back if I tried to get rid of you in that way?" "Certainly not. If I thought you would be happier free I should not enter any defense, no matter what charge you preferred against me." "There!" she said, giving way to tears, "you have shown that you do not care for me. If you did you would never be willing to let me go, no matter what happened. I never can believe in a man again."?Chicago Record-Herald. Novel Union.?Many unimpeachable spouses had neglected their Sunday dinner in order to attend church to hear the banns read of several ap- , proaching weddings. i imnu-incr \vhisners. nusuillg auu n?v ? ...o ? and nods and nudgings prevailed among the feminine portion of the j assembly when came the momentous moment of the announcements. The old pastor fumbled among his notes, and found to his dismay that the all-important paper containing the names of the contracting parties was missing. ( However, he desired to trust to memory. "I publish the banns." he started, in a hushed silence, "between?between?or?between " There was a shuffling in the aisle as the old verger hurriedly moved to the pulpit. "Between the cushion and the seat, sir!" he said, in a loud whisper. Interlocking Directors.?Senator Albert Cummins was talking about a notorious interlocking director. "This interlocking director," he said, "declares that if we curb his activities, the poor will suffer terribly. T ~ mnoolf thnucrh ifi hp rpallv 1 unn 111 j oc 11, viivuq>m ? ? speaking on behalf of the poor or on his own behalf? i "He reminds me of a man who j stopped in terrific indignation at sight of a group of boys stoning a bird that , was tied to a tree by the leg. " 'You scoundrels! You pittiless i scoundrels!' cried the man. I "And he took the bird up in his < hand and placed it in his bosom ten- < derly. i "The next day at the office he was i heard to remark with a chuckle: ! "By gosh, you know, broiled robin < on toast isn't half bad.' " , m i Passing It On.?A Sunday school i teacher, after conducting a lesson on the story of "Jacob's Ladder," con- i eluded by saying, "Now, is there any little girl or boy who would like to ask a question about the lesson?" Little Susie looked puzzled for a moment, and then raised her neau. "A question, Susie?" asked the teacher. "I would like to know," said Susie, "if the angels have wings, why did they have to climb the ladder?" The teacher thought for some moments. and then looked about the class, asked: "Is there any little boy who would like to answer Susie's question?"? Everybody's Magazine. Not Big Enough.?A New Yorker tells of a visit he made to Coney Island for the purpose of showing a friend from Arkansas the sights of that famous resort. Now. the man from the southwest had never seen the ocean. So, as he stood gazing out over the surf, the New Yorker maintained a discreet silence while the inlander should reflect upon the sight. "Well." said the host, after a suitable interval, "at last you can say that you have seen the ocean." The Arkansas man gave a sigh of disappointment. "Yes I can," he replied, "but it isn't anything like as big as I thought it was." The very young lady was showin c hf>r school friend from another city about her native town. Presently the pair came to a little square adorned with a statue of the local Civil war hero. "It isn't very much to boast of art," said the sophisticated young chit, "but it's important to know about it because one usually asks one to meet one here." * "Women must consider it a dreadful fate to be an old maid." mused Mr. Chugwater. "They do. Josiah," said Mrs. ('hugwater. "What terrible sticks they sometimes marry to escape it!" And Josiah rubbed his chin and said nothing. Obeyed Directions.?"Pat," said the manager of the foundry, severely, "what are you doing here at work? 1 thought I had discharged you?" "Yes." said Pat, "ye did discharge me on the inside of the note ye sent. But on the outside ye said. 'In five days return to Camp Co.," iWisrrllancous ^ratling. COMPLAINTS OF WAR NEWS Newspapers are Getting All the Information Available. Our German friends who complain that the war news in the American newspapers is colored find fault with conditions for which there is no remedy. The German newspapers here have to print the same news that the American newspapers print. There is no other news. All of us have to rely upon the news sources that are open. every great American newspaper is bending all its energies to obtain the facts regardless of nationalities, and that is the best that anybody can do. Our friend, the Staats-Zeitung, for example, which professes to deplore the news printed in the other New York papers, has to depend upon the very Associated Press reports that it regards as so untrustworthy when published in English. Most of the news necessarily comes from British and French sources. They furnish the only channels of news communication that are left open, but even in France and England the strictest kind of a censorship is maintained. No European government is letting any news out except the news that it wants to let out. Nobody can know at this distance how much is suppressed and how much is deliberately colored by governmental decree. Complete and impartial news reports are impossible where the censorship intervenes and the correspondents are subjected to military law. Military law and a free press have nothing in common. In the circumstances and knowing the difficulties which all of them .have encountered, we think the New York newspapers, with one or two conspicuous and incorrigible exceptions, have shown great sense and sanity in handling the news. They print rumors as rumors. They print unofficial reports as unofficial reports. They print unconfirmed statements as unconfirmed statements. What more can be done? If our excellent German friends are prepared to tell the World how to get authentic war news out of Germany and how to get the German view of the military events that are now taking place, there is no price within reason that we are not prepared to pay. When the chancellor of the German embassy in Washington says he has been baffled in every attempt to communicate with Berlin how can it be expected that New York newspapers will obtain war news from Berlin'.' The astonishing thins is that, in spite of the almost insurmountable obstacles that belligerent governments have placed in the way of the press the American newspapers have been able to do so well.?New York World. THE VOTE OF MR. RICHARDS Messrs. Irby and Simms Want to Know Who He Was For Two Years Ago. Greenville News. Union, S. C., Aug. 11.?Whether John G. Richards voted for Jones or Blease in 1912, and his refusal to tell, played a prominent part in a terrific attack made on him this morning by W. C. Irby, who told 1,200 Union county people that he would be "horrified" if the Blease men voted for Richards. Mr. Richards for the first time assumed the defensive and made it plain that he is not going to tell how he voted two years ago, saying that he does not propose to be put on the defensive. Mr. Simms also added his daily excoriation of Mr. Richards' Bleaseism. "They will use him again if they need him." said Irby, adding "that's why some people are trying to ram Richards down the throats of my cotton mill friends." He made a bitter attack on mill mergers. Mr. Irby launched a severe attack on John G. Richards saying: "A word to you Hlease men, and I mean those who stand by him because they believe that Governor Blease stands for the rights and best interests i)f the working white people of this state. Mr. Richards seems very anxious to tell you how he will vote on the i5th," and over in Spartanburg, Saturday night Mr. Simms stated that he had asked Mr. Richards how he voted two, four and six years ago. Mr. Richards' friends called out 'He will tell us tonight.' When Mr. Richards was introduced his friends said "Now tell us how you voted," or words to that effect. At this Mr. Richards seemed irritated and said that who he voted for was a sacred right and secret of his and no candidate or coterie of papers could force him to divulge it now. He also complained that he thought we had come there for a love feast and that the other candidates were attacking him. Now if how he voted in the past is such a sacred secret why has he been so anxious to tell how he intends to vote on the 2f?th? Isn't it just as sacred to him. I do not know, but 1 am told that Mr. Richards told Hlease men last year that he was going to vote for Hlease and Jones men that he was going to vote for Jones. I am also told that he told several men a fewweeks before this campaign opened that he had never voted for Hlease. and never expected to. If these statements be true it is easy to see why he refuses to state who he voted for two years ago. I considered the meeting open to all candidates for state offices, and the asking a question of a candidate only proper. My record for ten years is open to criticism, and if anyone can show where I have ever voted against the interest and welfare of the working white people of this state, I will get out of this race. If you Blease men vote for Simms or Mullally, I will be satisfied, if you vote for me I will be gratified, but if you vote for a man who has suddenly deserted his own crowd to come into our ranks without first letting him sit upon the stool of repentence and prove his loyalty I will be horrified." John G. Richards said he was b<fing misrepresented and fought hard hut had always stood with the people. "I do not propose to he detoured from the tight I am making for the people, no matter what charges are made," he said explaining his refusal to declare as between Jones and Mease in 1912 on the ground that he was running for an administration office, hut did this year because the governor is head of his faction or party and the people are entitled to know how he stands. "I have not declared how I voted in 1912, and no coterie of newspapers and candidates are going to make me tell," he exclaimed. Mr. Richards said this was the first time he had paid any attention to the charges against him and was on the defensive. He denied as false the charge that he had flirted with both Hlease and Jones men in 1 !# 12, and nailed as false, the charge that he was a traitor in the Blease camp. He said that he did not propose to allow these men to pull him on the defensive. His customary announcement that he was going to vote for Blease and his prediction that Blease will be elected on the first ballot drew cheers of "hurrah for Blease." DOOM OF THE ARISTOCRACY One of the Promised Results of Great War in Europe. Speculation as to the effect of the war upon the European monarchies is most fascinating, especially to Americans who have an ingrained suspicion of every form of government save theix own. There are many who maintain that it is a war of dynasties, entered upon for territorial greed or because of animosities of the reigning houses. The Hapsburgs are fighting to extend their boundaries toward the Aegean, the Hohenzollerns have dreams of world dominion and the greater glory of their name; the Romanoffs are seeking to maintain their hold upon the loyalty of the Slavs outside of their empire and to bind them more closely to St. Petersburg so that the ultimate extension of the Russian frontier to the Mediterranean may be facilitated. There is no doubt that these are among the potential reasons for the conflict. Hut they are not all the reasons. The German army is not merely the kaiser's lighting machine. It is Germany in arms. When 5,000,000 men respond to the call to the colors, or stand ready to respond, to carry out the plans of the kaiser, it is pretty safe to assume that the cause of the kaiser is the cause of Germany, and that national as well as dynastic reasons lie behind the great enterprise. The same reasoning will apply to Russia and to Austria only to a lesser degree. Germany and Austria are in alliance because of their common interests. They both seek an outlet to the Aegean and to the markets of the east. The dynastic policies are supported by the commercial interests of the two em |J1IC8( (IIIU 111 ? i(u^r iavuoc iuv aiuii* i. zollerns and the Hapsburgs art- the spokesmen for and leaders of their people and are leading in the direction in which they would go. There is no dynasty in France to be glorified, but the French people have been arming for forty-four years for this great conflict. The Frenchmen who took their hoardings from their stockings to help their government pay the indemnity to Germany in 1870 have been waiting for the opportunity to get it back again, and their children have inherited the same relentless purpose. They have watched and waited nearly half a century for this one great, over-whelming, all-absorbing opportunity of "revanche!" Despite the fact that the ambitions of the people and the dynasties are in accord, the effect of the war upon monarchical institutions will be momentous. The spirit of democracy is abroad. It has practically abolished the British house of lords. It has forced the establishment of a parliament in Russia. It is so active and alert in Germany that the Social Democratic party is the largest and most powerful political organization in the empire. In France it overturned the monarchy nearly half a century ago, and is now so firmly established that only the wildest dreamers ever imagine that republican institutions can be displaced. It is regnant in Portugal and nearly so in Spain. A nation in arms, as Germany now is, will not long be content to remain a nation without a ministry responsible to its parliament. The democratization of German institutions is inevitable after the war, whatever the result. The people, even in Russia are no longer driven serfs. They think they reason and a demonstration ot the power of 5,000,000 men on the battlefield will not be lost on the patriots who wish also to demonstrate the power of the same number of millions in deciding at first hand the causes for which they will take up arms. Whether the kings and the emperors remain on their thrones matters little. Great Britain, though it retains the fiction of a monarchy, is as democratic as the United States, and its parliament responds with greater precision to popular sentiment than the American congress. The war means the end of autocracy whether the kings remain or not ?Philadelphia Ledger. IS RUSSIA'S REAL RULER Illiterate Siberian Monk Said to be Power Behind the Throne in Czar's Realm. While Rasputin was visiting his family recently in his native town of Krekovksy, province of Tobolsk, Si beria, a woman named Guseva plunged a dagger into his abdomen. She wished, she said, to put an end to the awful evil wrought by this man in Russia by his impostures and intrigues under the guise of prophet. Rut Rasputin will recover. And when lie does, woe to his enemies! He blames it all on Heliodorus, abbot of Esaritsyn, whom Rasputin, by his inlluence, drove from the imperial court. Rasputin will live, he declares, in spite of Heliodorus; and he will take a terrible reckoning. Since the spring of this year keenest watchers of the Russian skies have taken a second long look at Gregori Rasputlin. This strange, quiet personality, unobtrusive and yet conspicuous, used to be the target mainly for scandal mongers and for the vast number of Russians who are disgusted at the character of the dominant intluence in the czar's household. Rut recently people of harder liber?ambitious men high in the councils of the empire? who are struggling and scheming against one another, and the ablest members of the foreign embassies, who are seeking to trace the motive springs for the working of the czar's will, tind in Rasputin their most absorbing problem The politically ambitious ay him court by sending their wives to the receptions arrangi d by his devoted followers. The diplomats must glean what they can from the outside, for he does not cultivate the acquaintance oi foreigners. None of them but would admit that the half illiterate Siberian peasant exercises greater sway over the mind of the czar and his sovereign decisions than did the austere and exalted l'obedonostzoff, procurator of the Holy Synod, over the stern policy of Alexander III. Middle sized, middle aged?he is about 48 years old?of spare, wiry frame, letting his light brown hair and beard grow freely in peasant fashion, Cregori Rasputin holds attention til lirst sight by his remarkable nose and eyes. His gait and his dress are those of the devout, humble lay brother and Scripture reader, which is the Russian social type to which lie approximates. Rut his large, strong, well-set nose is that of a man of commanding will and authority, and he has the large, bluegray eyes of the seer who will not be drawn into discourse on the plane of ordinary mundane affairs. Some men have a kind of magnetism other than that which manifests itself on the intellectual or spiritual side of the personality. It may be exerted, physically, in the form of animal magnetism, in the "laying on of hands" to allay nervous torture, and even in such healing processes as osteopathy or bone setting. The most competent objective psychologists who have studied Rasputin declare that he possesses this animal magnetism to quite an amazing degree, and that as a dynamic human organism he is a phenomenon. Much in Russian tradition favors the periodic appearance of some such wizard and soothsayer. These may be charlatans for the most part, but now and again they prove to be something more. To say that the world has outgrown them is quite erroneous as regards Russia. Among the scattered pastoral villages around Tomsk, where Rasputin lirst began to exercise his strange power nearly twenty years ago, the conditions of daily life and the vocabulary in which the people exchange their thoughts are not essentially different from what they were two or three centuries ago, nor so very different from the early ages when a Peter the Hermit could inspire a crusade. None of Rasputin's followers thus far, whether dupe or devotee, has come fooiirnivl in hie hniir of L'rcnlnpsS to de nounce him as an impostor. Such a one would assuredly run no risk if he did, for Rasputin is most cordially hated both by the police and the press censorship. To people familiar with the habits of Russian life it would have sounded incredible a year ago had they been told that the government bureaucracy and the radical intelligence would ever agree on anything. Yet today they are as one in their antagonism to Rasputin. In a recent Duma debate a much-respected leader of the Liberals, Mr. ICphremoff, declared "that the highest affairs are settled in the highest spheres by an obscene charlatan." The press censorship allowed this to be published broadcast, and the crown prosecutor has taken no action. The campaign against Rasputin is allowed to proceed publicly on lines which among decent Russians are far more Biilnrarolvn i,f povepencp fur t h*> throne than anything that is secretly circulated from the revolutionary printing presses. The political hatred directed against Rasputin is based on the fact that he is the incarnation of irresponsible, oneman power, the result being the absolute repudiation not only of constitutionalism. but of the actual administration and bureaucratic system, or indeed of any system at all. He has checked, nonplussed and baffled the clever men in the governmental machine and the wily men in the Holy Synod. In the duma, some weeks ago, Mr. HilinkofT read a letter of the present procurator of the Holy Synod, Mr. Tabler, in which the latter thanked Rasputin for allowing him to retain his high office! Tabler denounced this as malicious tattle, but he did not deny the specific allegation. The only minister of the czar who showed open enmity to Rasputin was Kokovtzoff, and Kokovtzoff had to go. Wandering about the corridors of Tsarkoe-Selo palace in felt slippers, like the most intimate member of the household, Rasputin waited for Prime Minister Kokovtzoff to come out from an audience in the czar's cabinet, and said to him quietly: "Well, how much hast thou stolen today?" KokovtzefT flushed angrily and moved off, but he could neither say nor do anything. A few weeks ago a governess of the czar's youngest daughters was standing at their chamber door at bedtime. Their father had gone into bid them good night. Rasputin was about to follow when the governess barred his way, saying that the young grand duchesses were retiring for the night. Rasputin made no reply, but forbore to enter. The czar, when he came out, thanked the governess for her watchfulness over his daughters, but in less than a week she was given notice that her services were no longer required. Each step of Rasputin's progress has been taken with the help of women devotees. He has a quiet, well-modu luted, "warm" voice, and uses at all times the archaic "thee," "thou" phraseology of the Bible?which sacred book, except for a few simple devotional works of the old Orthodox church, is the only literature he has ever read. First in western Siberia, and later along the Volga, he used to sojourn as Scripture reader in the houses of the provincial merchants* and others of the peasant class who had prospered in a worldly way. These men would often have money enough to be able to indulge their wives in any luxury, but the simple elementary life in those remote districts provided no means of relaxation. The women would frequently drop into the state of nervous depression which is the common malady of idle rich womankind the world over. 'I'lw.n frnm htillsolinli] til household spread the rum<?r that Gregori Rasputin. the Scripture reader, had the marvelous secret of dispelling this restless, nervous feeling. Kastward from Moscow he attained some fame as a "healer" anion? bourgeois religious circles. It was part of Rasputin's practice to use absolute patriarchial directness in his talk with his women followers, no matter what the subject discussed might be. The simple words he used in relation to the elementary facts in human life would sound coarse to cultured ears. He believed, moreover, in the "laying on of hands," and practiced it literally. This reputation proved nothing in his disfavor, and he advanced into the more select circles as the center of religious assemblages. A lady of the Karnovitch family, whose sister is now Countess Hohenfelsen, murgantic wife of the Grand Duke Paul, first brought Rasputin to St. Petersburg. There was not much pretense of religious pietj about her salon, but the "healer" was cultivated as a new diversion in a blase existence. In fact, the guests looked on him somewhat in the light of a spiritual medium, although Rasputin has always repudiated any suggestion of "seances" or of hypnotism. His absolute sway over many people, especially women, and notably the empress, and their passiveness under the spell of his personality undoubtedly partake in the broad sense, of hypnotism. Hut Rasputin practices none of the hocuspocus of the craft. Rasputin's enemies charge that he holds and makes silent use of certain ambiguous messages from the empress indicating his complete dominion at the palace of the czar. He was introduced there by iMme. Vyrbova, the wife of a naval officer and the most intimate of the empress' ladies-in-wait ing. He goes two or three times a week to the palace, remaining from morning till night, and is sent for by telegram whenever the court moves from one place to another. In every direction his influence is felt. The dowager em press, however, is an avowed antlRasputinite, and since the "monk's" sway set in she has rarely seen her son the czar, or her daughter-in-law except at public ceremonies. The crowning miracle of Rasputin is this: He has moved the empress, who for nearly twenty years that she has shared the Russian throne has cared for nothing outside of her domestic affairs and who has not shown the slightest intellectual curiosity about anything, into an ardor of political interest sympathetic to that in which the czar is acting and working, neither through his ministers nor the people, hut through a Siberian peasant who can scarcely write his own name?an avowed mystery man who represents absolutism incarnate. Neither the imperial bureaucracy nor the elected legislature has been able as yet to bring Nicholas II., into definite light as a reigning sovereign. And now, under the will of a human enigma, behold this same sovereign autocrat emerging and asserting the authority that bewilders alike the defenders and the enemies of his throne! HISTORIC WAR TREASURE Germany Has $30,000,000 in the Tower at Spandau. The German government has 120,000,000 marks (about $20,000,000) stored away in its "war chest" in the famous Julius Tower at Spandau, an island at the confluence of the Spree !inu navei rivers, auya nit- rvcw iuii\ Sun. It is a secret hoard, known in Baedeker as "the imperial military reserve fund of ?6,000,000." Early last year it was reported from Berlin which is only eight miles from Spandau, that the German war programme contemplated tripling the treasure, but if such a move was made it has not been announced. The Julius Tower has been shrouded in mystery. It was first used by Frederick the Great as the Prussian "war chest" and then turned over to the empire for the storage of the $30,000,000 which was a part of the J 1,000,000,000 indemnity paid by France, after the Franco-German war. Although it has been estimated that the money would be exhausted in a day and a half in case of actual war, the fund has been reserved for the expenses of a quick mobilization of the German army, to pay for horses and supplies nlready contracted for an emergency. The tower of Spandau stands in the midst of a citadel surrounded by barracks and officers' quarters, not far from the great German arsenals and manufactories of war implements. It is cylindrical, built of heavy, massive masonry, about 40 feet high and almost as thick. The tower is guarded by three steel doors at its only entrance, each opened by a system of simultaneous keys held by different persons. The chancellor of the empire holds one set and the president of the committee of debts of the empire another. The treasure is protected by constantly changing sentries, under a guardian, who was made curator by a decree in 1874. The treasure itself, made up of 20franc gold pieces, the same that was paid by the French, is stored in bags in a dozen small cabinets built in the walls in various levels reached by a spiral stairway. The guard is usually made up of twenty-four men, eight of them on duty constantly, changing every two hours. A patrol is made about the base of the tower, inside and top. Once a year the gold is weighed in bulk for an official count. The amount of the treasure never changes. There was one attempt at robbery on the part of a drunken cobbler, who got into the tower in some mysterious fashion, but fell when he was half way up the staircase and broke his neck. Only one American has been known to have had a glimpse of the interior of the Julius tower. He was Robert W. Poindexter, according to the story, asked the sentinel to see the commander, and then slipped into the tower when the sentry turned his back. He got into serious trouble with the Spandau authorities for going too near the treasure, but finally convinced them of the innocence of his purpose. The tower has excited great curiosity on the part of German tourists, but sightseers are not welcomed on the Island of Spandau. Other nations have considered it a waste of money for Germany to keep the treasure stored at Spandau, because it was known that it could last only about a day and a half if used in case of war. It was often said that if Germany had invested the money at r> per cent she could have increased the principal so that the aggregate fund might last as long as a week in time of war. WAS A MAN'S JOB. Why the Colorado Dam is One of the World's Wonders. Word came to Tucson in the still of the winter of 1!K)7, that the Colorado river was keeping an old threat and was sweeping into the dry Salton Sink of Lower California at the rate of 44.000 cubic feet to the second. Already there was a lake fifty miles in length. Iff miles wide, 10 feet deep in the center. Washington was alarmed. It looked as if the entire Imperial valley?a Holland in America, below the level of the sea and one of the richest farming spots in all the west?was to be inundated. Theodore Roosevelt buried his pride and asked K. H. Harriman for help. Harriman did not have to bury any pride when he turned to Randolph and ordered him to do the Job. Randolph was having one of his "bad turns" at that time. Rut he is enough of a soldier to obey orders. And he went to the Salton Sink Hat on his back in his private car. From that lied Kpes Randolph huikled one of the world's great dams. In this day, when there are many huge impoundings, that may seem a broad statement. Men may think of the dam across the Nile or the Mississippi, the mighty structures of Panama and of the New York City waterworks, but not one of these was budded under pressure. Kpes Randolph's dam was built under a stop wateh and in 14 days and 21 hours. In 14 days and 21 hours he had placed 250,000 cubic feet of rock and gravel in the gap. all at a cost of something like $1,000,000. Hut the Colorado had been stopped, and, like a naughty child, forced back into its own bed. once during the work Roosevelt by wire had asked Harriman how the job was getting on. The railroader replied that if the darn was not completed within live more days it never would be, and 000,ooo acres of fine, new farms would be forever lost. And when the president of the United States asked the then president of the Southern Pacific if the work would be done within five days Harriman replied that he had Epes Randolph on the Job and that Epes Randolph had not yet know failure. Epes Randolph was Indeed on the job. He lay on his bed at the edge of the muddy flood and gave orders? thousands and thousands of orders in a single day. In the first place, the rock and gravel had to be brought a long way, and it was Epes Randolph who gave the directions under which the hundreds of gravel trains moved. They closed the main line of the Southern Pacific and all its branches to travelers; they took the engines ofT freight trains up and down the lines wherever they could tind them. They sent north to San Francisco and east to Houston and New Orleans for more engines and for Hat cars by the mile. This Hood tide of gravel traffic a master mind operated with his left hand; with his right he hullded the dam. Before his car moved back to Tuscon again he got out of bed and went out upon the work. Out toward the end of the embankment, steadily advancing across the path of the truant river, a group of men were struggling with a fine new steel car that had become derailed at the end of the temporary track. "How long have you been trying to save that car?" asked Randolph. "Twelve minutes," replied the foreman. "Let it go," came the order from the chief. "Twelve minutes' time on this job is worth more than a hundred cars." And so the car went down under some thousands of tons or roes anu gravel that went to hold hack the mighty Colorado from the haven that it coveted.?.Metropolitan Magazine. YOU CAN GET MOST ANYTHING YOU WANT TO EAT AT THIS STORE SEE ME FOR? CHEWING TOBACCO SMOKING TOBACCO CIGARS SANBORN COFFEE AND TEAS I. W. JOHNSON THE COFFEE AND TEA STORE. Indigestion and Nervousness are overcome by Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy, which purifies the blood and tones up the system. Mrs. Mary Amanda Nash, Lumberton, N. C., was a severe sufferer from acute indigestion. which brought on extreme nervousness, suffering daily with catarrhal headache. Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy relieved all these ills and she endorses it as the best medicine in the world. GIVE NATURE A CHANCE Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy purifies the blood and permits nature to repair the damage of the ills brought on by .impure blood?indigestion, rheumatism. scrofula, eczema. Get the blood right and most ills are cured. Your druggist should have Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy. If he hasn't, send us his name and one dollar for a large bottle. RKMEDY SALES CORPORATION, Charlotte, NT. C. Mrs. Joe Person's Wash should | j be used in connection with the t Remedy for the cure of sores and the relief of inflamed and congested surfaces. It is especially valuable for women, and should al| ways be used for ulcerations. I professional (Tards. Geo. W. S. Hart Jos. E. Hart HART & HART ATTORNEYS AT LAW Yorkville - S. C. Witherspoon Big., Second Floor, Front. 'Phone (Office) No. 58. D. E. Finley J. A. Marion FINLEY & MARION ATTORNEYS AT LAW Opposite Court House Yorkville, S. C. Dr. B. G. BLACK, Surgeon Dentist. Office second floor of the New McNeel Building. At Clover Tuesday and Friday of each week. JOHN R. HART ATTORNEY AT LAW No. 3 Law Range YORKVILLE. 8. C. A Big Cleat YORK B YO BEGINNING FRII Don't Miss This Oppor Money will go further I Must Go. Cost Will 1 $3,000.00. Therefore seasonable merchandis This Sale Is N( Us that it a go< Prices. You i ..The Yoi "Gets-It" For Corns Sure as Sunrise. New Plan. Corns Shrivel, Vanish. Until "GETS-IT" was born nobody was ever sure of getting rid of a corn. Corn treatments nearly all conVankee Doodle V '^ H* bid to rid* y He put tome / Jj on hie corn, f , M And called it, h / "Oyouonljr taincd the same ingredients, only some were liquid, some plasters, some "wrappers" and some in salve form. Now comes "GETS-IT" with a newly discovered formula?the corn cure on a new principle and a simple plan that never fails. This is why "GETS-IT" has grown in three years to be the biggest selling corn cure the world has ever known. There's no more need of fussing with corns, no more digging or cutting. There's nothing to press down on the corn, nothing to inflame the flesh, to "pull" the corn or cause pain. Put two drops of "GETS-IT" on in two seconds. That's all. For any corn, callus, wart or bunion. "GETS-IT" is sold by druggists everywhere. 25c a bottle, or sent direct by E. Lawrence & Co., Chicago. YORK COUNTY FAIR AT Rock Hill on October 14, 15, 16, 1914. Two Aeroplane Flights daily. Ralloon ascensions and numerous other fine attractions. Horse Races and Liberal Prizes in all Departments. YORK COUNTY FAIR ASSO. f.t 3 mo. 8 THE TRINIDA Realty] The natural oils nhnlt p-ive life to Gei r"?" o - ? Get Genasco for all your roofs, ar We have it?several different w Wilkerson Mercantile Co., (i McGill Bros., Yorkvill MEDICAL COLLEGE OF THE CHARLES DEPARTMENT OF >IEI) Owned and Contr 8<?TII SESSION OPENS OCTOBE Fine New Building ready for vantageously located opposite Rc Hospitals in the South, where abi Hospital contains 218 beds. Practical work for Senior St' a Special Feature. Large and ' Schools. Department of Physiolc ton Museum. Nine full time tei Six graduated appointments each For Catalogue, address: OSCAlt W. SCHLEETEK, Insurance A Too many of us are inclin and then "holler for help." ? security and ignore the warnln of financial loss, which can b? So co-operate with your neigh ERS' MUTUAL Insurance Com throughout. The TIME to lnsu D.E.B0NEY, I f ? Anderson Collegi For Women Faculty of Christian men an women of experience. Courses leading' to degree of A. 1 and A. M. Diplomas in Music, Art and ] Science and Art. Equipment modern and convenie tennis, basket ball. Situation ideal for health and For Catalog JAMES P. KINAHD, ] i-Up and Cle argHn RKVILLE - - - - S. m, AUGUST 7, tunity to visit a Clean-U than it ever did before. 8e No Object, on accou we place before you a e at unusually Low Pr >w On?You can Ta od time buy Staple may Pay War pric 'k Bargaii FOR SALE 136 Acres?The Wells Place, the property of R. N. Plaxco, a very fine farm. High state of cultivation. t I have had many inquiries about the ~ County Home Land*?First Tract: 90 acres, on Rock Hill road; also 137 acres join J. L. Moss. I must sell this land At Once. .If You want it, see Me at Once?It is a good money maker. County Home Farm?90 Acres, Joining T. L. Carroll, $25.00 Acre. 140 Acres?Joining R. R. Love, J. L. Moss and others. Magnificent bottom land in this tract. See me. Cottage Home?Of W. C. Miller, on Charlotte road, near Ancona Mill. ^ 300 Acres?Property of D. A. Whislonant, Joins J. W. Quinn and others Price $16.00 40 Acres?Property of John Barnett, ^ Joining farm of J. R. Connolly and Wm. Harrison Est lands. 100 Acres?Known as the Dorster place, about 1 1-2 miles from Philadelphia church and school. If sold during February, I will take the small sum of $20.00 an acre for it. 409 Acres?Near Lowryville, $25.00 per acre. I desire to say to my friends that I have property that I can cut up in small tracts and sell on long terms. * The Quinn estate land?On King's Mt. road, adjoining Frank Riddle's Nell place and others, am willing to cut this into smaller farms to suit the purchaser. The residence of the late Dr. J. B. Allison, Joining the new Presbyterian ^ Manse. Can be cut into two beautiful building lots. The property of Dr. Mack White on King's Mountain Street, also 2 dwellings, property of Quinn Wallace, et al, on Klnr's Mountain Street. This property will be sold quickly and if you want it, see me. I have for sale three of the Finest Farms in York county, and they are ^ very cheap at the price; to wit: ^ The John Black?Henry Massey homestead. 600 Acres?The R. M. Anderson Farm. 410 Acres?Of the S. M. Jones-Ware Farm, about 4 miles from Rock Hill. Also 18 acres, and a nice cottage, f beautifully located within the Incorporate limits of Yorkville. Read my list of Farms and send me some offers. Two Go"d Hwusee?On King's Mountain Street. J. C. WILBORN J D-LAKE-ASPHALT RoqftgBl in Trinidad Lake aslasco and make it last. id lay it with the Kant-leak Kleet. eights. Inc.) Hickory Grove, S. C. 6, S. C., R. F. D. No. 1 STATE OF SOUTH CAROUNA \ ITOX, S. C. ICIXK AND PHARMACY oiled by the State. Ill 1, 1914, CLOSES JUNE 3, 1915 occupancy October 1st, 1914. Ad>per Hospital, one of the largest Jndant clinical material is offered. Lidents in Medicine and Pharmacy well-equipped Laboratory in both >gy in affiliation with the Charles- V ichers in Laboratory Branches, year in medicine. Registrar, Charleston, S. C. ?i' fter the Fire 0 ied to wait until trouble comes, !ome feel a sense of apparent gs, while others see the danger ? avoided only by co-operation. bor by insuring In the FARM- ^ ipany?mutual and co-operative ire is NOW BEFORE the Fire. Igent, Yorkviile. s. a ,ug Expression. Courses in Domestic < nt. 32 acre campus. Gymnasium, ^ comfort. ue Address, ^ Ph. D., Anderson, S. C. j ????? * an- Out Sale =H0USE. c. FOR 14 DAYS % p Sale at which Your All Summer Goods 1 nt of having to raise < in opportunity to buy ices. Come and See. ike a Tip from Goods at Low es later on. 1 House..'