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Md. jftk Sole Proprietor and Distributor fißgflSf ARAn cleaned alfalfa seed: direct PirUM Bnßaß Hm, from Kansas alfalfa growers vIIVB to Eastern and Southern far- mers. Price $12.60 for 100 lbs. Sacks 26c each. You pay freight, about $2 or less jper hundred. The B. Rockwell Mdse. & Grain Conjunction City, Kansaa trifS ie a 9 WATER wind. Booklet free JOHN L. THOMPSON SONS & CO.,Troy ,N.Y. W. N. U., BALTIMORE, NO. 41-1913. HYMNS~ARE POORLY WRITTEN >. GC Od Pr> 4 " Mqye Not CO!Tn ”” r H Re. 1 ligious Songs We Sing, Says Englishman. It is a melancholy thing to read an English hymn book. Doubtless for most of us sacred associations gather around the hymns we sing, so that we abandon ourselves to the feelings called up by these associations, and do not notice what we are singing, writes Prof. W. H. D. Rouse in the English Review. Yet if in a critical mood we examine them we cannot but be overcome with melancholy. They are so well meant and so badly expressed, so pious and so ridiculous. They are sentimental when they should be impassioned, groveling in stead of penitent, incoherent when they ought to be simple. It is not true that great poets are irreligious.; on the contrary, their glory it is to see a soul of goodness in things evil, and this is the essence of religion. Yet our hymns are obvi ously not written by poets. There is surely no reason why religion and illit eracy should be unequally yoked to gether, and it were better to sing up hymns at all than to sing trash. Sprinkling the Garden. "And the one with the light hair and pink frock, who is she?” "Oh, that is Daisy; she’s--the flower of our family garden.” "And do you ever turn the hose on her?” Cheer Up About It. “Yes, I’m married. I married a per fect genius!” “Oh, well, I wouldn’t feel badly about it; I suppose some one has to marry them.” DOES YOUR HEAD ACHE? Try Hicks’ CAPUDINE. It’s liquid pleas ant to take—effects immediate—rgood to prevent Sick Headaches and Nervous Headaches also. 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Use |gg in time. Sold by Druggists. K&S FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE GATUN LOCKS AT PANAMA This is a splendid view of the upper Gatun locks, taken from the center wall and looking north along upper Gatun locks, showing the almost completed condition of this, section of the Panama canal. The water of the canal may be seen on either side in the foreground, being held back by the gates. In the left background is the Gatun lighthouse. The unsightly tracks on the center structure will soon he removed, having been placed there only temporarily during the construction of the center wall. WORK ON PANAMA mum eno Waters of Gatun Lake Turned Into the Culebra Cut. BIG DIKE IS TO BE REMOVED This Will Mark the Practical Comple tion of the Big Waterway After Nine Years of Labor by an Army of Men. Colon, Panama, Oct. 1. —The Pan ama canal stands today virtually com plete. The preliminary steps toward the destruction of the Gamboa dike, which until the present time, has held the waters of Gatun lake out of the Cu ebra cut, were taken today when the valves in four great 26-inch pipes which pierce the dike were opened and the waters of the lake began flowing into the Culebra cut. Within a few days, it is expected, enough wa ter will have flowed into the cut to form a cushion and prevent the dam age that might be done if th- dike , were blown up and tne water” o' war) ; to rush into the empty cut. The final destruction of the big dike is scheduled for October 10, wc-en charges of dynamite placed in hoies already drille.d in the dike will be ex ploded. The explosion of these charges will not completely destroy the dike, but will weaken it and loos en the dirt so that the force of the waters from Gatuan lake will carry It away. Steam shovels will remove the remnants of the dike, leaving an open passageway from ocean to ocean. Canal Really Complete Now. Although the canal will not be offi cially declared completed for some time, and the formal opening of the waterway to the commerce of the world more than a year distant, the canal engineers look upon the de struction of the Gamboa dike as mark ing the real completion of the canal. The big engineering feats have all been accomplished, the excavation work practically has been completed, and the great locks have been con structed. The work that remains to be done is largely detail, and is but child’s play as compared with that which has been done. More dirt is to be removed from the channel, but this will be done with suction dredges floating upon the waters of the canal. There still remain some finishing touches to be placed upon the locks, but this work will take comparatively little time and presents no engineer ing difficulties such as have been en countered in the past. The fact that the canal stands prac tically complete more than a year be fore the time originally set as the date for its completion is one of the remarkable features of the work. When Count de Lesseps, the great French engineer, abandoned his ef forts to build the Panama canal after eight years of labor, he had scarcely made a beginning upon the gigantic task. In nine years, the American en gineers, starting almost at the same point as de Lesseps, for the latter’s work was of little value to the Amer icans, have virtually completed the undertaking. When the work was started the world scoffed at the idea that it would be completed within the time limit set, but hats are now off to the American army engineers who have more than kept their word, de spite unforseen difficulties that have beset them at every band. Goethals to Make Final Test. The first vessel to pass through the canal probably will be a boat of the Isthmian canal commission, Col. George W. Goethals, chairman of the commission and chief engineer of the canal, and his principal assistants. Ceremonial Bath. Considerable pomp used to attend the entrance into the water of the Duchess de Berri, who, close on a hundred years ago, first made sea bathing fashionable in France. When the duchess went bathing at Dieppe her arrival on the beach was hailed with a salvo of artillery. The holder of the then newly created post of “in specteur des bains” had to be there to receive her, attired in a resplendent uniform, cocked hat and white gloves. This functionary led her rayol high i The final voyage through the canal is scheduled for some time during this month. Within another month it is expected the waters in Gatun lake will have risen high enough to bring the waters in the entire canal up to the deep water level required for the passage of the largest ships. It Is said that as long ago as the | early part of August, assurances were given Washington officials that if the emergency should, arise, the entire Atlantic battleship fleet could be put through the canal into Pacific waters I within 60 days from that date. The work has been hurried with that end in view, it is said, as no emergency has existed, but this assurance is an ‘ indication of the belief of the engi neers that their work is now practi cally finished. Culebra Cut Caused Trouble. The excavation of the Culebra cut, into which the water has just been turned, has been one of the engineer ing feats connected with the building , of the canal, and has caused the en- L gineers more trouble than any oth , er portion of the big “ditch.” To ' Col. D. D. Gaillard, the engineer of , the central division, is given the | credit for carrying this portion of the | work through to a successful termina tion. The disastrous slides in the cut were discouraging to the engineers, t nullifying in a few hours the work of many weeks, but Col. Gaillard and his , assistants have kept untiringly at i their work, and at last have conquer ed the treacherous tmmpif- of the deep , cut. The engineers believe that the ' danger of slides will be eliminated i now that the water has been turned into the cut. , A little more than a month ago the , giant steam shovels finished their work in the Culebra cut. Since that time the workmen have been busy ’ removing the shovels, the railroad [ tracks and other machinery used in the excavation work. There is still some dirt to be removed from the cut before the channel is finished, but this work will be done by suction dredges floating on the waters of the ! canal, and will not interfere with nav ! igation of the waterway by such boats 1 as may be allowed to pass through. Immense Artificial Lake Created. Gatun lake, the waters of which are now flowing into the Culebra cut, is the pivotal point about which the en tire canal system revolves, and the creation of this lake, together with the ' construction of Gatun dam, consti tuted another great engineering feat 1 in the construction of the canal. Gat un lake is an artificial body of water covering about 164 square miles of territory and was created by the building of the immense Gatun dam and the impounding of the wild wa ters of Chagres river. Beneath the waters of Gatun lake lies what a few months ago was the valley of the Chagres, dotted with native villages and plantations. The channel of the canal passes through this lake for a distance of 24 miles with a width vary ing from 500 to 1,000 feet. At the northern end of the lake is the Gatun dam, which is in reality an artificial ridge more than a mile and a half long. Figures alone give an adequate idea of the magnitude of this dam. Nearly half a mile wide at its base, about 400 feet wide at the water surface, and 100 feet wide at the top, the dike which many en gineers predicted would never with stand the rush of the Chagres’ wa ters, is admitted now to be so strong that nothing short of an earthquake such as has never been known in the Central American region can harm it. The Gatun dam, Gatun lake and the Culebra cut, so gigantic are the proportions of each, dwarf the other engineering works of the canal that in themselves have challenged the ad miration of the world. World Gives Goethals Credit. To Col. George Goethals, chairman of the Isthmian canal commission, chief engineer of the commission and governor of the canal zone, the world will give the credit for the successful completion of the Panama canal. Col. Goethals could not have accomplish ness into the sea until the water reached her knees, when he retired with three profound reverences. The duchess, who was an expert swim mer, then proceeded to enjoy her self. Test Your Tea. A remarkably simple method of testing the purity of tea for coloring matter is to use an ordinary table knife and a sheet of white paper, upon which a small Quantity of the tea to THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD. ed his task without the assistance ol such men as Col. H. F. Hodges, Lieut. Col. David Du B. Baillard and Lieut. Col. William L. Sibert, army en gineers, who have had charge of va rious phases of the work, but Col. Goe thals is recognized as the real builder of the canal. Under Colonel Goethals the greater part of the $375,000,000 which the can al will have cost when it is completed has been spent. It has been by far the costliest engineering project in the world. Nearly three-fifths of a billion dollars has been spent in dig ging a 40-mile “ditch.” This means that the Panama canal has cost the United States $10,000,000 a mile. Over $15,000,000 of the total amount spent has been used to make the canal zone habitable and sanitary. It has been suggested that this is an enor mous amount of money to spend in cleaning up a place in which few peo ple will reside permanently, but the engineers say that the sanitation of the canal zone was the chief factor in making the canal a reality. The fail ure of the French has been attributed to a large extent to the fact that the workmen could not survive in the fever and pest-ridden country. The building of the great locks which raise a vessel to a height of 87 feet above sea level at one end of the canal and lower it the same dis tance at the other end, has been in charge of two of Colonel Goethals’ assistants, Colonel Hodges and Lieu tenant Colonel Sibert. Colonel Hodge’s work in installing the immense lock gates that form so important a part of the operating machinery of the canal, and his ability to overcome all obstacles had led Colonel Goethals to call him a genius. The building, pois ing and operation of the lock gates constitute one of the delicate prob lems of lock canal construction, and the proper handling of this problem nas been Colonel Hodge’s contribu tion to the work of construction of the canal. Lieutenant Colonel Sibert has had charge of the building of the great dam and locks at Gatun, in addition to other duties. He saw long, ac tive service in the Philippines, and he is known in the army as a fight er as well as an engineer. Realize Dream of Centuries. Through the work of these men —all of them members of Uncle Sam’s fighting body, the United States has been able to attain what has been in truth the dream of centuries. In nine years these men have carried through an undertaking that was first thought of several hundreds of years ago. The United States government first took definite action looking toward the construction of an isthmian canal in 1834. when the Benate voted for the building of a Nicaraguan canal. An expedition was sent to Nicaragua to make an investigation, and report ed that the canal could be construct ed for $25,000,000, hardly one-twenti eth of the amount that .the Panama canal will have cost when completed. De Lesseps First to Dig. The matter rested until after the Civil war, when negotiations for a canal commission were entered into by the United States government. Be fore anything had been accomplished the concession for a Panama canal had been given to Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte Wyse, a Frenchman. He organized a company, which sold out later to the financiers associated with Ferdinand de Lesseps. The company organized with de Lesseps at its head was the first one to actually begin op erations on the isthmus. For eight years de Lesseps struggled manfully against the greatest odds that man ever was called upon to face. Then he was forced to give up the fight, his company collapsing as a result of dishonesty and extravagance on the part of Its promoters, and de Lesseps, driven insane by the scandal, ended his days in an asylum. Such was the history of the isth mian canal project for some 300 or 400 years, until the day in 1904 when Uncle Sam undertook the task. In nine years the dream of the cen turies has been realized. be tested is placed. The tea is then rubbed in with the knife. When the leaves have been reduced to a pow der the paper is dusted clean with a brush made of common bristles and its surface examined with the naked eye or a microscope. If the tea is artificially colored little spots or streaks of vivid Prussian blue will appear in the fiber of the paper. These strains are so distinct in their coloring that they cannot possibly be confused with any other stain that may be in the naner. A Beauty Parlor In Your Own Home Science Devises a Perfect Home Treat ment for Wrinkled, Sallow Complexion Here is a chance for those who look in the mirror with dread as they note the approach of crows-feet and wrinkles. “Miss Sallow Face—you may have a v complexion AS BEAU TIFUL AS YOUR SISTERS.” Here is the wonderful formula: Purchase two (2) ounces of Casosterine and add to four (41 ounces of hot water; this will make six (6) ounces of delightful Massage Cream, which should be used each night. Also purchase two(2)ounces of Borosterine and add to half a pint of hot water; this will make eight (8) ounces of the finest greaseless Cold Cream you have ever used. This should be used after the Massage Cream. Both of these preparations are on sale by all your druggists at fifty (50) cents each or $1 for both, or may be purchased from the Cootes Laboratories, at Norfolk, Va., and will be shipped postpaid on receipt of price. 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A miner, who was proud of his hoy's attainments at school, one evening picked up a home lesson book and read from it a quotation which ran like this: “Some books should be tast ed, some swallowed, and some chewed and digested.—Bacon.” Turning to his boy, he said: “What’s this, sonnie? Thou doesn't eat books at school, does tha? I know you are very clever, but you cannot do those nanny-goat tricks, I’m sure. I’ll warrant that’ll be one of those print er’s errors, sonnie.” "00, no, father,” said the boy. “Met aphorically speaking, we eat books.” “Now, you cannot fool me like that.” said the father. “I didn’t go to school very long, but I ken that’s one of those printer’s errors. Why, sonnie, can thou not see? He's put the word ‘Ba con’ in the wrong place. It should be: ‘Some bacon should be tasted, some swallowed, and some chewed and di gested.—Books.’ ” i Way to Woo Sleep. The following method is described as one which is almost certain to woo slumber with success. 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It is beginning to look as though the funniest lines in the theater are saved out of the plays and used between the acts. A few nights ago De Wolf Hop per got his best laugh by a remark made during an entre ’acte speech. And last night this growing fashion was again illustrated at the Criterion, when William Collier, thanking the audience, said: “George Cohan is out of danger.” The audience applauded vigorously, whereupon Mr. Collier added: “And has been for a week.” Then the audience laughed.—New York Times. Dance as Hotel Burns. Nero's fiddling while Rome burned has a modern parallel in the action of a crowd that kept “turkey-trotting” and “tangoing” by the light of a burning hotel at Horseshoe Lake, 111., until fire dancing pavilion also caught fire, relates the St. Louis Re public. Not until the heat and smoke be came unendurable did the strains of the "trot” and the “tango” cease. This Beats Winsted, Conn. 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