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CHRISTMAS IS COMING
And, You Will Want Some Good
UNDERWObo 6. UNDERWOOD
We are pleased to offer to you
with the Seasons Greetings the
best to be had in Poultry Feeds,
as well as all other Feeds.
Gome to see us when you are
ready to buy your Christmas can
dies, fruits and nuts.
Clayton Grocery Store
Once inside our store you will be impressd with the opportunity it
affords the Christmas shopper. Articles of everyMcind and description
are on display, in this store, at prices calculated ' to attract every
purse. Make your selections now.
Just a few items which may
adapt themselve to your needs.
Axes and Leather
Stoyes and Heaters
For a gift that will be gen
uinely appreciated, chocs3 one
of these Seasonable Gifts.
Knives and Cutlery
HAMBY HDWE CO.
NIAGARA’S EDGE MAY
NEED PATCHING UP
Horseshoe Falls in Danger
\pf Becoming Merely a
Washington.—When the fall of n
huge piece of rock threatened to, turn
lhe honeymooners’ Horseshoe fulls of
Nirtgaru into a mere spillway, the
peril to the falls’ beauty brought forth
proposals to hire engineers to patch
111) North America’s outstanding nat
liy dropping a .keystone out of its
Horseshoe arch, Niagara was merely
performing Its duty to the ages.
For years the falls has been
the geological hour glass for much of
North America. By reading the rec
ord of the rocks that go through the
neck of the gorge, as grains of sand
slip through the hour glass, scientists
stopwatch the glacier sheets, which
were the first plows to furrow the fer
tile Mid-West. In the sermons of
the cataract’s stones lie the chronology
of l.ake Algonquin, the predecessor of
Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron,
and of Lake Iroquois, the sprawling
progenitor of Lake Ontario. Their
dates are fixed almost us accurately as
history hooks report William the Con
queror’s arrival in England in It MB}.
"Across the Neck.”
The story that Is told by Niagara,
which Is 1)5.17 per cent Canadian, Is
related la the following bulletin by the
National Geographic society:
Niagara Is the North American
champion In one of the greatest-but-
tles nature ever umpired. Literally
scores of challengers sought her crown.
More than once Niagara fell almost
lifeless on her waterwom rocks. But
finally the seekers for her crown gave
up; the last not many more centuries
ago than the duys of Tut-Ankh-Amen.
Niagara Is said to take Its name
from the Indian title nee-agg-urali,
which appropriately means ‘‘across the
neck.” The Niagara river cuts across
tjie neck of land separating Lake Erie
and Lake Ontario. .lust east »of
Buffalo the river collects the entire
natural discharge of the four upper
Great Lakes, rushes It through,a nar
rowing rjjver for 30 miles,, pushes it
over a sheer drop of 2131 feet, churns
it seven miles through u canyon, and
then carries It gently by seven miles
of lowland to Lake Ontario.
Our Niagara was born wheu the
glaciers melted hack, exboslng the
ridge the water now tumbles Clown.
Like the glaciers of the Buckles, these
enormous sheets of Ice moving down
from Labrador poured out streams
of water. These streams collected
ages ago at the foot of the huge Ice
lobes In depressions extending Into
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Accumu
lated water sometimes rcse hundreds
of feet higher than the present level
of the Great Lakes and poured out Into
tile Mississippi over the present site
of Chicago and through outlets In Ohio
Finally, ah the Ice melted northward,
prehistoric Lake Tonawandu formed
on the edge of the plateau over which
Niagara pours. There were then five
outlets from this lake—at Holley, Me
dina, Gasport, I.ockport and Lewiston.
The spillway at Lewiston—Niagara—
won out. I.ockport gorge now con
tains a lllght of steps for the New
York barge canal.
Early Niagaras Numerous.
About the time Niagara was begin
ning to triumph, the melting glacier
moved buck to Lake Slmeoe, Ontario.
The tickle waters of the upper lakps
lost little time In finding the Trent
valley, a rugged series of lakes and
rivers leading Into Lake Ontario.
Trent valley gorges tell of many early
Niagaras. At that time only 15 per
cent of the present flow went over
Niagara, forming the narrow lower
gorge. Nature came to the rescue, tip
ping a great block of land, ever so
slightly, hut enough to shut off the
v l'rent faucet and make even more
water go over Niagara than the spec
tator sees todny. But the Chicago out
let, predecessor of the drainage canal,
again cut down the flow. The Whirl
pool was made at this time.
Once again Niagara was flouted when
the outlet shifted to North bay,
Ontario, sending the waters down the
Ottawa' over the portage which Cham
plain whs to take to discover Lake Hu
ron. The upper narrow gorge was
then carved, hut again the huge rock
aaucer, which has the Great Lakes pud
dles In the bottom, tipped, leaving Ni
, Niagara started to 'spill over the
bank nt Lewiston about 80,000 years
ago. In 300 centuries it lias shoveled
Its way aeven miles. < At Its present
rate of excavation, more than four feet,
annually, Niagara will dig backjthe re- !
malnlng lt( miles to Lake Erie abobt
the year A. D. 21924. Before this
time, however, man may take a hantY
since the peril t<> the famous Horse
shoe falls, by the recent erosion, hag
brought forth the suggestion of rde
forcing the lip -Of the falls..