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,lwhity v J1 spt his . -"e,'ans
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to is wvan ideal"
how ~ ~ cuk ;(. -,(
vIi ,nDrea m Cni.t ear
:1 li di' ho 4 4 4 4 4
a t u~;id to ifl1C (.iiie I. Years
t!c,;'v from . the Scmitli Ai-or tou htate
Nj doubil. h o had d ipentt h erij.Mas
T.1rar the5 succ loed In .il:tp 'it thed
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tot v.n sl loils: 't 71- feu cir
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d the Reality.
the qualitie. of ii-ar. and mind thalt
had lifted her -o high abov her S'x
an:d ju 1 him culstant to hir. Iir
splendid freedon froi conve-ntionalitv
and her bright humor had been. in. his
eyes. her greatest charm.
Ie tried. but rather unsuccessfully.
to remember dethiite instances of her
breadth of mind. But she had often
expressed her impatience of tho;e coni
ventions that hedge the freedom (if
young Englishwomen. and once,. as he
distinctly recalled. she had allowed
him three dances in succession.
I Another proof of her originality was
her contempt for her own sex. She.
had gloried. he remembered, intcr
lack of women friends.
Then he tried to recall, but. with
eurious !aCk Of success, examples of
her rich and original humor. Well, it
muist have been ier quaint wny (if
saying things-the bright little touches,
no doubt. that evade the nzeonory. Yes,
and le clearly recollected her apprecia
tion of good puns, and of .jokes from
th - comi- which she used to retoil to
Thus. time miglht dim her' leauty. but
lth- elever. merry girl of twenlty would
most surely have dleveloped z't thirty
ilito the idal comead of his dreals.
Then. at last. the door opeiied. and
thry stood favc to face. The lonely
yetrs fell aiwy :1 d were for1in ,i as
he looked upoin hr untariished boauty.
iThre was no chiinge. save' that she
had grown a little thinner. The color
mantled her cheek and her oriuht ey(s
sank modestly under his e:ger gz.
He tried to speak her beloved iauie,
hut emotion held him spechless in,
his supreme moment of ecstasy upon
which he had counted for more than
a year. His ecstasy lasted some five
seconds at most: but emotion is not
to bie measured by timia or weighed
like so mtuchi bacon.
She came forward briskly, offering
him lier hand, at arm's length. just as
if he htad been some rather unwelcome
acquaintance. Simultaneously a chill
ing torrent of words poured from her
red lips. *"IIow (1d' you do. M~r. MIams
field? I'm~ so glad to see you again.
I'm afraid I've kept you waiting quite
Ia long~ time: hum. you see. i'd no idea
yon would come. so early. :mld I seldom
ve rekas efr half-past 9."
"Why, ye'." he said. dre::riby. feelin.g
as if . he luni: lih! individuality.
"Yes. ' fra.h1 L'i i.: ary."
"I'll tell H: lamis to have 'i somethig
cooked at isi-e." -he said. "You must
be famuisi:ud aftr yo' ~ :: r jourm'a . They
seldom piripa an~tythinit hc: :m c'.g or1
two for ;x..
"P1ray. donli .vable." ce s:tid. trinig
to hid. his disappoin im not
ailence tel))uponi them for :1 moment,
11- ('ould m e 1a11 whsheiir or r im
.-lt ny real ' eiin *ut it wes w\1e(ity
erhiet \1: wihd (Io disin;:z ttoe.
in 0:-- eeni:: hmalirut
She: ha:d a gret de: to s::y to him
:Go~ :: onihe:-iiu in nilt of some' d'
:Ei-r * :y o tI0: tav. iy hien
beIt ii lion-I of foo!!sti wor.'Oi
to iv.;i a scene.t 'cit he could not bet
Hto found'' Ina l lyiing in wait for
-mei t'i'i'ath n of 1:*'r br-idht humor
,a aotientl Io k I for. A:nd. at inst.
h::eou'd im frn -.n a uiri of twe:n
ty He' ~r' Inde to the~ poor' hu0
ins w". h ii ay ri aia s inkin:
:0o.m. Hie would not adi te himuself
m ewas dis!:lsi'oned.
"Cor~al'it. e wi.p:e-e. fer'venl.
n a. \n-::!kedl :after h-er 1hroucji ih
: im. be' 's' sh' wVas talkintg tast oiver
unw '-eemed' ch.'-e. tawdry timetrn.
1nlId sea ted hiimsetlf at the tabtle
-hi pla's had been'~ lid many fee:
1'..r.ind. tied main~fully to ea:t the
'o pre-pared for- him. Shie, sittinig
at Ih heaid of thle biIle. hiehinmd a hear
riealamju-s and platedl ware. talked
I n ine.-.-miyt. It reouired somle ef
forit iOna hi :trt io followi' wh.at shte
i m!! atl:theclo-se of thie. me.al. 5>he
:nren-mhe'tlr t hat in::tne. Is shei a
"Ol i.no. st.' ::e.red initiVly
"anwne:in::mee. I elont 't i:
"Ii re imb r. he i: "h i Ia
iie o ou !a go: h t1:1
foo1ljsw gihifI 1: am.v1s i t Ie lotdn a the
it:s :- ho r :: :
In I o tam in Q'o-lb -x i
C1 EN TFI C
openi-air tr-tnttfrpinunian .
tle Forti i l sptital , i N x I rI
C'ity. T.e pasiit :ir t kep in tent>
wvith the. air sn)W:ia . Into
to freezing. :it e e 3 h v h :w
comiplished in :t ;iici h iwer orlt
aItof eas(t than un i .
11*r f4-t c iv-.- Tl tItm I!ut.
Ct feso Emi!.-1' I o p h hring v he d-.
::d-. re :at I:e li recekly : . a h : 11~
he was makin, inarked rores witd
his tcrrosis serum. IH- *eats CIe
wien very 01111 with al .titkoxti hl
ais tuiereiIas': this. h I ays, in
nniz's the cows to tuberenlosis. and
so ncts upon thlieir milk t hat children
drinkng it are in turn trutdered imt.
EaIst of theo Missoulr* River ;nut
Dakota mlore than 1 0 rteian wllS
now exist.drawiiitheiir wavter from tic
suppiy carried by the underlying sand
stone formatoti. -.nid supposed to cewn-:
from the' Blek Hills and the Rocky
Mount:tins. These welis. used muinly
for irra. 1tion purmoses. are fron 5O
to 100) feet deep. and the pressure of
water in the easterni part of the State
is sufficient to give a surfaue low. es'
Cept on the nighest lands.
It happens that shalde ires are
known in different parts of the cou
try often by very different and in many
ases wrong names. The forestry brt
reau at W'1as1igtol is low ready to
id cities and towns to identify their
re's without charge, on receipt of
proper specimnens of the foliage. Pt(.
It is recommended that town otficials
.e that unlfainiliar trees are propl.y
aheled. so that the peopl uay learn to
Tho Frec chemist. MoissitI, reports
ia n1 ; !he electrie furnace told boils
freely at a temerature of 2-K4-w de
rees0i (ntgrade. In thvo or three
mimites froni 14) to 150 grams of gold
l)ass 1into the sttet, of vapor. Itn con
dosing ponl a cold Imly. this goien
apor forills filifort masses anti cubie
rystals. At its temperature of ebuli
ont gold dissolves a little carhon,
hich. at the moinent of resolidilica
ion1, is deposited in the form of graiph
Trunnel's cli for ml~ore tunlsl andO
analis for more' canals, the cotuluon
bject being to facilitate traffic around
the world. A singular result of the
romise to dig the Panama Canal is
iretly connected with the recent COml
pl'tionl of the Simpion Tunel through
the Albs. This is the revival of a
project in France to tap the northern
eni of the Simition Tunnel by means
f a (hain! of thmree tunlsl through the
Iura Moumnains, having ani aggregate
Ieglh of albout twenty mtiles
Man ve. Veef.
The lunct(h rounter man ~valke1 in
irily. took his usutal plae. and gatvec
den:e." heo saiti gatily. "I've ::ot at is
:-for you to-daty. See who'll es
irs. Why is a tinan' like lm'f'
apn down the pltihont ,~oe Mmlt.
*\ntd wanted' worPst whlent ir enn't he
ai :,vea mienimt.:aiwhs
''o!! tins of 1 striVPn nu t -r
fl-n r i:7 tl. " ' ro h' a rnin:
lyth ts;:oth:it intfl:t hire::s e stri''
ni:1yv wie t hu arer::emry. nl of
. *Ldti 6 . '. Inm 3a* in all. hI' pu'
\:a n:Die a prict. oferitm pith
"Ganl ipro''. by tCo- ag::
ailatou '' i' n :er h valage'
y isp~t or Ig ofah~ r.!Al sii e. td
Ltour i antoe Ou il eu0c rt- giy
mswe ;s i;'' onevo link.ti hir
:-o.i i ler r- . "- dis *: !. ('- ls :i -
-el ~3. n ouipgeeni' -
0'- zTh stupid of reocty
w t 'K'~ -~o l. mi-: 1 a' i';.ii ta s t
ayo im i' vtl'lat ' 3 ated t SO
--~~ to ::1 b.-r i1 :1 the: miil it1
'-oera tii'c a hw- ur-dn
1)i, -- w e' no U a.'n -od
doi. '''i o hi a ck It he ;Ite
.-' - 'tt e k . 13 fai i
F n....e tieme h v
S!ayer of Joe Ben Coleman 1
Found Not Guilty
ThE PRISOINER BROKE DOWB
Slayer of Joe Ben Coleman Tells it
Sobs of the R.in of His Home and
raints at tho Ehd of H-s
Jury Out a Short Time.
r il to tla. State frezm Saludan savs:
.'ate Senator ;-.a:s' S. Ilease
n* n wit :Ci[ te- mr r h i broth.
I -iBen Coli 'oma. ;I Octo
ber h. wa argineld ajterj aI tria
-wi 1.1,: ov I on a]ty
No mor] Sr amatic (erene has eei
been witnesse.d in the Saluda couri
Louas.e than when Blease told in tears
I sob i* ii,; frienl-hip and love
filr Joe Ben Colema. their associa.
tion fo may yershisexertilons to
eure Colent a p i inii. and then
of thre ruin of his home and the ap
palling weight of shame and dishon.
or the inforimation of his wife's in.
fidelity brought him. At the conc.u
sion of this (iraniatie scene the situa
tion was rendered even more dra.
matie when the defendant swooned as
he was leaviig the stand and became
limp as deatih. lie had to be car
ried to tlhe jury roon where he re
imained during the entire time of the
arguments. attended by a physician.
The arguments were concluded by
8 o'clock at which ime Judge Prince
delivered his charnge. the .iury return
ing a verdict of not guilty at 9:30
Blease and Coleman married sisters
and i. was alleged intimacy between
Coleman and Blease 's wife which led
up to the tragedy in October last.
Fire at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Special.-In response to
an alarm fOirm ire box :'4. the chem
ical fire wagon was called out tie fire
proving to be in a negro dwelling in
the third ward. A stron:: wind was
blowing and it was not lungr before
the negro Cumberlaind P resbyterian
ehwth and another nenro dwelling
were on fire, the three being entirely
consumed while other property was
threatened. The fire orieginated from
some clothe.S which had been placed
too near a fire to dry. igniting and
fromt thlese the clothing of a negro
baby about two years old. caught
fire 1he baby being so badly burned
that it will probably die.
Pardoned by Governor Heyward.
Spartanburg. S. C.. Special.-L. C,
Barns, of Paeolet, who was convicted
on the charge of killing J. G. Gibson,
strikin.g him with a rock, which was
thrownr at Amos Gibson, his son, hai
been prardonied from the penitentiary
by (Goverior Heywvard. up1onl the re~
commondat ion of the board of par.
dons. Solicitor Sease also favored
executive clemency on thle ground thai
the circumstances of the ease indi.
cated manrslaughter and not murder;
and that Burns had been suriicntly
punished for his~ deed.
Burglary at Salisbury.
Saili bury. Special.-There was a
Islight burglary in whielh a burrglai
Idid a v poor job. lHe entered the
honme of Mr. GordoJn in East Salis.
bury ani'd mranaged to find thc trous
raof the landlord, fronm wllich he
stole 43 cents. In a vest pocket the
man might have found SU1 but he
was to clumsy about it. Alter steal
inm the watch and smuall change. the
tiefL was feeling aromund in the dark
and caught M'rs. (Goorons foot. She
was aroused and Ire made his escape.
The city of Philadlelphia bezar
suit to recover( $.O.00.00 from con
traetors and former cityV oflicials in.
terestedl in the const ruction cf :iltera
The Russian eleetion commission
has set aside thle election of twvo Con
st itutionalI Denmocrats on eleventhi
The~ d;&'renerslii b't-.ri Aunstria and
Hlunrgaryve bnn-- adljusted bya
comprnieinire ad Dr. : A hexantder Welk
crle ha:s bcee a ppintedl Premier.
Thea mnneruipalI conventbion in Kis
ebeneri(. 1he-sn rabin. reslt ed in a vie
torn for a Jlew:.inn majority.
IColit ical pi iSoner' s at MoCscoCw arc
refusiing ii patakme of. lood utiil the.
Ire legally triedI.
Th'ei erniaion Cf Mount \esuvins is
i-ei in yiiience and mnany. per
Sir Wyke Wrvyies. presidenut of the
Royal Soriety of .\rt ists. is (dead,
aed 71 years.
Died From Bxposure.
-;rnt :n:burm. S. C.. Special.-The
de:i dbody of the negro which was
Ic nid in a badly deconmposed state. in
he Datil ing Springs nei-ghborho .d. i~
believed to be that of Ga1 Copeland,
a half wit ted - .mr who Ilived t here
and who hmas been missing for several
Iweeh,.. The tilleory is that rhln neg
e sdeath dturng the trcent colt
sln and that (death was due to ex
I' To Hav tve:: C on
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPI
Reporlt of Crop Conditions For th
Past Week as Given By, the. De
partment of Agriculture.
Th w- !I- S .ri'r l O s ia
of tn- wek eali~r a 8 :. m. ill
dAi. .\pil 9th. was 'ze nerally clea
1n Ico wI - ith una i llV co1 4)1n i.:ht
hnt duriinz the iidl~e of1 the4 we'
;Q11 v rits clo the tempLeratires wet
mehnd i-her and the ig-hts wler
Thv average teimpera tuire was 54 de
reis, wilch is about 2 degrees ab'ovi
She inormal for tie week. The hiai:
(st occumpeeratures ocuid general
on the 5th when a maximmu of S
defgrees was recorded at Sumner
ville, Dorehester county. The lowues
teraperatures occurred genVierally oi
the 3rd when a minimum of 3-1 dh
gre wiS IN r1ed at Darlingt'uto
Dariington Comty. :nd at Newber
ry. Newbirry county.
Lizht frosts; occurred in expoStv
place over iohe entire State. incluri
ing' the imnediate coast distriets.
the 2nd and 3rd. and thin ic- wa
oted inl I;.,. eeintrial and wesirn p.ur
tions oil the morning ot Ole 2nd.
There was no prec'ipitationi ini
State during the .irst six days. bu
d1ur14ig the n ight of the Sth a gni
raini fi-ll in places althiough th-,
amu'lnts were generally too small t
measure :ud had no beneficial cffee
in softening the grounidi, which. ol
elay soils. has become hard aid dr.y
due largely to the fresh to brisk
dryin : winds that. prevailed durin;
the grelter part of' the week. and t(
the prevailing low relative humidity
The deficiency in precipitation. va ri
eld bei ween three-fourths and oie inel
ThIe Sunshin(e was in excess ot th
norm1al un1itil the last two (ays whN1
eloudiness increased gradually wit
the skyn over(ast when the week end
ed. accompaiied by a marked rise i
the percentage o relative humidit
of the annosphere.
Convention Going to Columbia.
Spartianburg, Special.-The 101!
annual convention of the Bap i
YoungI- Peoples' Union came to a clos
after theo most slccessfil! coiventi4
e-:ir held At the meeting Thursda
unirnei:i. Colnbia vwa selected a i1
next iiecting place of the union an
the time selected was 1he Tuesday af
ter the first Smulay nApi Te
was an effort made to have the cor
veniti'on go to Greenwood and als
to Darlington. but the convent ioi
adtopte'd the report of' the comnmitte<
which wais in favor of Columbia.
Petitions for Pardon.
Gov. lHeyward has received a nuir
beCr of petitions for pardon. One wa
in the case of' Susannah Malachi o
Marion: anothlen from Orangeburgi
behalf of ( leveland Hooker: anothe
in beha:lf. of Dock Davis of Ande1
son,1 who is upl for murder and sni
I t'red hr not. having a lawyer ut
lie day of tial; ano.aher for Austi
Sammons, a whlite 1boy~. wll) in
killed Franuk Gr iflina at l'iednmnt: ar
thter in behalf of J1oe~1 lumbert o
Greenville: one for L~v i Bluitfond o
Marion .whio will be pa rd 'ned on t
reconoi-1'lat ion 4f lte panlon4)i hoand
and one in behalf of Fr:'ildie like
A 'omiss.i' a wa' uin'O to tit
en'or:tors (of the Spaienborii' T'he
ver'it . Arc i UiI. ( a!lvert. 0. L...1 Johnsr
The Airant D''r Cop. of Kiazstre
The Ashley Mf 't. Co':. of Newherr'
was1 !2iveni a conniion54I. TheC (orp
ator's are .1 1) ). alanlpor alld .1.
BackwelOei' to rui a h iti ng til
efa tital~iia'tion to 1h. .t'U .
The .orpora4itor of I I- Entpt:i
lBuidingz anild ' iia Asseitin!i i
"um4ter we ..rei e l'' \i . om ('Of i5i''. ea;
ializatione to b4" 25.Onn. Pe'irr '\
ses'. Jri.. and L C. Strni cor15. 4 pora
The Roy' Aid o A.-4'eunt i4' of (
lmbiai was' (ennuis'~ionied. Thisi
n1(Css iil cloreC mnain
A\ ohbartri was isued to the 1)Dl
.\vrise'r (ntp:'ly- ('.1ap in'i
Futc' Compiany it to becapitalized a
:00,ti00. c"rporaitor's be0ing W\. I'. BC
tt ie. J1ohnii B. Mar:shall and L. (.
Mr.1J. C'. Mi; belhl has snut in hi
resinati'n as mavi-traute at I ed
Andersons Freight Receipts.
\iii.,:-'.-. Spteein1.-'-D)una i
* ' \enri 'a i ot or fri- It h .n
1 Occurrences of Interest From
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range--What is Going
On in Our State.
r Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices repreent: the pries
Ipaid to wagons:
(Good middling.... .... ..... 11.35
Strict middlinz .... .... .... .11.35
Middling.... .. ........... 11.25
Good middling, inzed.... .... 11.25
Good middling tinged .... ..... 1
Stains .... .... ...... 10 to 10 :-4
General Cotton Market.
Galveston firm.... .... ......11 5-S
3 New Orleans 1rm.... .... ..11 1-4
- Mobile quiet.... .... .... ..11 :;-16
t Savannah steady............11 1-S
Charleston quiet.... .. .... .. 11 1-8
Wilmington steady ........ ...11
Norfolk steady.... .... .....11 1-2
New York quiet.... .... ......11.)70
ABoston (JUiett.... ....1........ -70
Philadelphia steady.... .... .. 1.95
Augusta steady.... .... ....11 3
Memphis steady.... .... ..11 5-16
The Excelsior Mills to Establish a
Union. Special.-The Excelsior knit
t ing mills of this city will in the next
-30 days establish a branch knitting
mill at Newberry, with R. A. Horn.
formerly of Union. as resident super
t intendent. The mill will have as its
i present equipmer.t about 50 knitting
,machines of the most improved pat
, tern. will employ from 35 to 50 opera
tives. and will occupy a building eon
veniently located in the incorporate
limits with Columbia, Newberry and
Laurens and Southern railway siding
facilities. Electrieitv will be used as
operating power. The mill will de
vote its attention exclusively to the
knitting of high grade hosiery, the
yarn to be shipped from the mills
h Iere and the completed hosiery to be
returned here for dyeing. It. will be
under the same manaiient as the
Announcement of the Medical College.
Charleston. Specia.-The 76th an
t niversary' commencement exercises of
the South Carolina Medical college
I were held at the Academv of Music.
in the presence of a large audience,
when. with impressive and interest
ing ceremonies, the degree of doctor
of medicine was conferred on eight
graduates and of pharmacy upon 29
- students who had completed this
course. The class in medicinc was tin
usually small this year. having been
small from the start and reduced by
varou et.uses, but the exception will
not be so marked in the future as the
succeeding classes all very much
- Anderson, Special.-At the meeting
Sof the city council Messrs. Fred G.
f Brown. J. A. Broek and T. C. Walton
appeared before the body and ask
edta council increase its appropria
infor the maintenance of the Car
- negie library in order that Mr. Car
neigie might be asked to give at larger
l(onat ion than thle $10.000) already ae
etetd by the city. A letter was read
Sfronm Mr. Carnegie's secretary say
in that he had been unable to) con
- fer with the philanthropist on the
subjct. butt it wVas reasona~bly sure
that Ihe dlonat ion would be increased.
The council vi ted an appropriation oft
$2.000) annunaly to the library. provid
1 ed that Mr. Carnegie would increase
his aift fromi $10.000 to $20.000.
One Negro Shoots Another.
Branchville. Special.-Son Tucker
Swas shot and mortally wvoundedl by
- Denis Sumter here, both negroes.
- Suint e lef after the shooting. but
was locanted in a Ihense near here ant
in his elforts ti escape was~ shot by
constables Li yvd an Dllukes. but was
not seriously hurt. Ie wc~as taiken to
Orangeburg jail this mornintg by ('nm
m sable Boyd. Smunter elaims to have
- shot Tucker in tun. but eve witnesses
- a that he rested his ri!lc tin a fene
-ant took deliberate aim at lucker.
who was about :800 yeardls away.
Kaolin Mine Sale.
- Columbia. Spweial.-Neaotations are
- now ,pending for tile sale of about 8C
aers of kaolin landl in the lower part
- of this couty to be developeti. The
, land is owned by the R~ev. d1. i- dlohn
i son, coloredl one of tie assittant
deouty revenute rioil eeltors at the rev
s emue otirechere. The kuohdn is said
to be excellent and rev.nt ly there has
been a great <h-a1l of~ it aimned mn this
State. The mine is si tated about
two railes north of Conigaree statuon.
Pant Factory May be Built.
Columbia. Special..--Planis are be
tinZ (iscussed for the establishment of
a pans factory in Clumbiat.Ac'ord
in to Mr. C. M. D)empsey. the real
etatte anent. Mr. Dempa'snv lhas heen
apnroached by a number of. busin's
-met for an option -n a lot On upe
Main street. adjointin:.- theC residnme
of the llev. Walter I. I~erb 'rt. pastor
of the Main Street Methodist chutrch.
To Meet at Bamnberg.
- abr.Siecia!-Thl! mie'
me -' 0 tihSe EporhL n
Tne i: a i.aw to, t ca.
w.ork is haulii:: r:ivel. I do my grad
iing int, spring. Th lnith road bed
is well sted for Ihe grave.Can I
do the work for the noney? No. I can
not. Then I munst. tell you why. On
'Monday we put four men in tei pir.
to load the wagons. antd warned out
ten teams to work on the roads. Some
of thes team!s were i make lown
hafulS:. Other1S shorMT 0110S In1 all WV
should take- out seventy-tive loads of
gravel. have four teams come to work.
the ones that were to make long hauls.
The result was we got out sixteen
loads. Four en in the pit at $1.50 per
day equals .6, and divided equals thir
ty-seven and one-half cents a load, for
putting the gravel on the wagon. Who
is to blame for this? It can not be the
fault of the supervisor. On Tuesday
you have arranged for a like number
of teams. Every one comes: the bal
ance of those that were to come on
Monday. Now what is the trouble?
Too many teams for the number of pit
hands. You cannot send them home.
The law gives them the right to work
the tax. for which you are to al
low them $3.73 for ten hours. You can
take the money and hire the same
teams for $2.50) per day. Mr. Cullen.
my neighbor. has the county work and
is hauling from the same pit. Can he
get men? Yes, by the dozen. He
has no 'phone. and I sometimes call on
men or tell them when he wants them
to work. Last night I called a man
for him. I wanted to know of the man
what he was doing. He said not much
of aLyihing. Then I said. can yoit
work the roads to-morrow? Well. he
had not bought a farm, nor married a
wife, and it was amusing to hear hini
Tell why he could not work the road>,
Oh: I said Mr. Cullen wants you Lo
work oni the coun.ty roads. A sudden
change cane at that time. Yes! I
promised Cullen to haul a few days
for him. At the other end of the
'phone he was saying "I can work for
you at any time."
Now to the inen who made the Road
law: Why nor give the supervisor
the same chanlce with the other fellow?
The railroad companies are paying men
in my road district S2.30 for ten hours
labor with man and team. They sell
the work to the lowest bidder. "Come
off and change the law." Or stay at
home. and let some of the poor. ig
norant supervisors make laws for a
while. They can do no worse, and
might do better.-T. M. I., in the In
Dragng the FEoacl.
"Out there ill Kansas," where they
have been very successful in Reeping
ordinary dirt roads in most excellent
shape by the use of a common, ordinary
drag, a speaker at one of their meet
ings made the following suggestions
as to how to use the drag: "Don't
drive too fast. Don't walk; get on
the drag and ride. Don't wait for
our neighbors to take hold: they may
be waiting for yor. Don't bother about
a tongue: it is much more trouble and
expense, and is of little benefit. Don't
wait for tihe big grader to come and
shape up your' r'oad: all you canf do first
will help to) make the work of the
rader permanent. Don't be particu
lar about mnaterial: with an axe and a
two-inch auger almost any kind of a
log can be made into a drag: the onec
I used for several years is a bow-elder'.
Do't try to drag with one piece: use
two. One wvill sc'oop out the hollows
in the road and. deepen them. When
two are used the one- keeps the other
up: and in a amonith or so the hollows
wll hamve filled. and become level andl
hard like thle balanee of the road."
A National Oblikstirn.
The proposition to have the Govern
mnt aid the States in the improve
ment of igh~ways. :as embodied- int the
bills now before Congress. means only
to diseharge a national obliention. The
Governent belongs to the people. In
its eontrol there is a community of in
terest involved. The necessity for
Government aid to good roads is so
plainly apparent that it is outside the
doain of controversy. Bad roads in
the manted States cost the produc-ine
people $l.5l.300.m) every twenty-four
hors. This drain is fearful: it is
deadening the natilonal life, a nd is at
at onal dlisgrace. Good roads deve:op
god people. 'Tie wagon roadis are tho'
higialvays along wvhich civilization and
de'vlpmefnt mEore. Trhe rural free de
livry ini our posnal servi(c is doing
nch to :iaken. ou~r Congressmen tuo
The ne.'is of the ctounitry roads: and
the' develonment of the touring auto
mobIile' is b ring' ag thle uroan tioptii1
tion~ to ho et'r under'staind the highay
neids of tihe nation. Every interest
o ouri plet dema~nds good roads. and
we can only have them through a great
no i:il ml(P~ovemet, the G;overment ot
the U-nited Staates leading thet way.
'rnwns Maa't Wnnli You Watt.
In the earings the log house is a
rariy. hieause the portalie sawvmill
goes atlon:: with the timbesrm~au and
-li s the log imon framing and boardst
fr the: dweiiing while you wait. Antd
h pople~ a ra even in t9o('h with the
vi:olbi. If they have- 1n0 time to phttt
teephon:. pl'.. they mw i the in~sula
tr to the trees anld runa thma wire
tarugh the wo~ods. In the old days
of mel -'Ptial We'Si." ib' kownl was
bor whn the sal son. si.' smalibshp
atnl t h enrnler tore :hr.- ope-n their
J)ours. Ia int iJ'orthwer t he connuu-l~