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fiSkl - mii i HISTORY PASS JLTY, - K 1 U Lj Slmyr A Knuf TM Rilw SksJ AP f 3 I jiffy." 'Nothing Slow About This Fire!" "The kettles boiling already breakfast will be done in a The New Perfection cooks fast or slow as you like. Thciflame is always visible, always Ask your dealer to show you the re stead. It's the LongtBlue Chimney versible glass reservoir a new and insuring perfect combustion that exclusive feature. ' . doe lL ALADDIN SECURITY OIL For hot weather comfort, cook on a a superior kerosene, always clean and New Perfection. dear-burning, is most satisfactory. STANDARD OIL COMPANY (Neyr Jersey) BALTIMORE MD. Washington, D. C Norfolk. Va. RichViond, Va. Charlotte, N. C Charleston, W. Va. . Charleston, S. C. Staggering Blow Given Civiliza ing by Impending War. Safest Druggists Sell ERU-S.4 Pile Cure BECAUSE it contains no opiates, no, lead, no belladonna, no poisonous drug. All other Pile medicines containing injurious narcotics and oth er poisons cause constipation and damage all "who use them. E-RU-SA cures at $50 paid. For sale at Hunte r's Pharmacy, W. H. Justus and Rose's Pharmacy. ."'" axxg-31-pd Constipation and Indigestion. "I have used Chamberlain's Tablets and must say they are the best I have ever used for constipation and indi gestion. "My wife also used them for indigestion and they did her good," writes Eugene S. "Knight, Wilmington, N. C. Chamberlain's Tablets are mild and gentle in their actidSa. " Give thern. a trial. You are certain -to bev pleased with the agreeable - laxative effect which they produce:. Obtainable' every- X whre. Eiterhationak News Service Staff Correspondent. . New York, July 28. The three most awful years in the world's hitory are drawing to a close. 'three 'years ago next "Wednes day, August 1, Germany declared war on Russia, precipitating a con flict which has killed five million soldiers, and certainly over a million- civilians perhaps many more; cost directly between seventy-five and a hundrde billion dol lars, and piled up a sum in human woe entirely incalculable and in comprehensible. Not a corner of the earth has been too remote to feel the effect of the forty million or more men who have gone forth to war. Nofr an intelligent being but has been stirred to his depths by the dread ful wasteful fire that has scouraged the globe. ' From a petty Balkan quarrel, resulting in' the seizureof Bosnia ami Herzegovina by Austria and in the assassination of the heir to. the throne of the dual monarchy and his consort by resentful Jugo slavs, the conflagration has spread I to every continent and everyt land. Most of the world is direclty mvol vel in war, andin the non-beliger-ent countries questions" stiddel up by the conflict are the subject of intense andconstant domestic dif ferences. Vast Human Changes. ' " What changes "on the map" the war will make still await the great peace conference to be told ; but already human society lias been al tered with- such swiftness as can scarcely be parallel even, in that of the French Revolution. Russia has changed from the greatest example of an absolute and burdensome autocracy to the world's freest and most liberal de mocracy with itseyes -et on ideals as high as the stars. The people rule in Russia after centuries of oppression, and in many other nations the bonds forged by birth and privilege are giving way. - Germany has its" firs Imperial Chancellor with a "von" to his .name a small, uncertain step to ward democracy,, yet a ray of hope. The Junkers and the militarists are still m the" saddle, but their lati tude carefully nourished slaves for the first time have them worried. In every country the importance of government has increased. The central authority has had to take over powers it never possessed or wished before. The people are thinking more about their govern ment, selfish thoughts perhaps, for their leaders mean more to them than formerly. - -' Governments More Activfe. The British Government has taken over thousands of great in dustrial plants to run on war work while similar changes of revolu tionary character have taken place in France, Italy and Germany. Even the United States has com mandeered all the ship 7ards for the purpose of speeding them up, and will undoubtedly take over more and more lines of production as the conflict wears on. ? : Thorugh the vast pressure of war business, woman's place in the community everywhere has in creased in importance. -The wives and sweethearts must labor white thrir men are on the field of battle. And ths prominencevof the iair see has resulted in the promise of equal suffrage to women in Great Britain and will undoubtedly give greater political rights to women in many other lands. 7 . The dignity of work has received v recognition such as was never ac- " corded before. Germany has' forced by law perhaps a million persons into industry ; France would have put a similar measure into effect had the entrance of the United States into the war not made this unnecessary Thetate of "West Virginia has passed a -statute making it a crime tO( be idle in war time, and the sentiment' which was behind this law -is felt throughout the world. ' Human Life's Worth. For their working millions the Governments are caring as never before. Their health and their lives are the objects bf solicitude. The valueof a human being, sim ply from the standpoint of produc tivity, is realized. The well learn- lesson, that it pays to eonservehu man lifeand energy, will be re membered and will undoubtedly, some day, when this war is over, result in making the werld e bet ter place to live in. .Men's brains have been busy these, three years of war. But, if we take .Thomas A. Edison's word for it, the results in new inventions have been surprisingly small. And' still smaller have these results been . from the point of view of human benefit. Most of the" new devices are means to slay and maim. In two directions, however, the world has progressed in ways to be- utilized in peace, time. Th( conquest of the air has gone for ward rapidly ; a'eroplanes fly vast distance at enorrmous speeds in. (Continued on Page ?. 11 hUJUR 4 S3 e 3si eh - the History of Jl mevnlllle wnllilbe flEnanflgiuiraiLed cuext w n 6 99 1 1 The entire stock of Shoes for Men, Women arid Children " about $ 15,000 has been turned oyer to the American Special Sales and Salvage Co., of Wash ington, D. C, with, their Mr. X B. Sad din in charge with orders not to leave anything undone to make it the Greatest Sale ever held anywhere. y - Read our page in next week's issue of this paper which will give you some idea of the value of this sale to you. !It will pay yoii to fcold. 3 f. roinni DiiyiEn U 66 .nioes. W ait 99 Aslkeville, IM. C : v r V . - ' 4 Y -v.