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KEEPING ROADS IN CONDITION
Use of Oil, Following the Vogue of the
Automobile, Ha& Been Found to
Be Most Effective.
The use of oil upon the roads is one
of the many interesting innovations
that have followed the introduction of
the automobile. The wheel of the car
not only raises the loose dust of the
road, but, as the flattened part of the
tire becomes once more rounded on
leaving the ground, actually tears and
disintegrates the surface Itself.
As the foundation of the best road
oil, asphaltum- which is present in
large amounts in the California and
Texas oils-ie unrivaled. In fact, an
authority on the subject declares in
the New York Sun that a road oil ii
effective precisely in proportion to the
amount of asphaltum it carries.
There are three methods of using
the oil. In the most thorough process
the road surface ls first broken by the
plow. It is then sprinkled with the
heaviest oil-half a gallon to a gallon
of oil to the square yard-and then
harrowed and rolled. A lasting road
bed results. This process, with vari
ous modifications, has been much used
Another method that is coming into
very general UBe in the east is to pre
pare the roadbed by resurfacing the
crown of the road and brushing off the
dust Over this the road oil is sprin
kled from a cart, about half a gallon
to the square yard. It is usual to oil
only half of the road at a time, for
traffic should be kept from the oiled
surface for a couple of days. The
preparation will last a whole season;
but if the oiling is done oftener, it will
result in an enduring asphalted surf
The third method, less permanently
effective, is sprinkling the road with
emulsified oil, a mixture of oil, water
and saponifying chemicals-which
lays the dust and binds the road surf
ace, but which calls for reapplication
every few weeks. If the emulsified
oil has a true asphaltum base, this
method will ultimately result in a dur
able asphaltum roadbed.
It may be added that many of the
California crude oils were so weighted
with asphaltum that for a long time
they were used as fuel only. The
chemists, however, have found a way
to extract the naphtha >,and kerosene,
and leave the asphaltum almost pure
for this new use.
SCHOOL GROUNDS COME FIRST
Too Many Cities in the United States
Overlook This Fact, Which ls of
It is laughable to see a community
making strenuous efforts to raise a
fund to purchase and ornament a pub
lic square when their district school
yard, of equal dimensions, was entire
ly bare of trees or plants, ls it not
strange '.hat the only plat in a district
in which all have common ownership
should be the bares: and most unsight
ly yard in the community? No plausi
ble excuse can be given for such a
condition-it costs but little to get
started right-the state university is
always ready and willing to extend a
helping hand in the way of trees,
shrubs, plants and seeds. Almost every
one in the district can spare a plant or
easily-grown cuttings of the hardier
plants. Get started on the right plan
and do not leave too much to the
teacher, who is apt to be changed
every year The work must be car
ried out under the supervision of im
manent residents. Have plenty of
room in the school yards and put it to
a beneficial use. We deplore the fact
that the United States is absolutely
behind every other civilized country
in the embellishment of school
Evolution in Park-Building.
A change is coming to park affairs,
the ideals are taking a more compre
hensive form, and better suited to the
needs of the people. As the park mis
sion is being better understood, parks
are no longer a rarity, but are com
mon. While est" etical requirements
are greater, yet they are being better
adapted to every-day use.
It is necessary that what we do
shall be symbolic of some thought or
feeling, that it shall be a physical ex
pression of some desire or purpose.
We are not only learning these things,
but also that the parks are more for
the people, and that the people who
rove over them are the most beautiful
feature a park can contain, and that
no park, no matter how barren and un
sightly it may be when empty, cai jot
be devoid of utility and beauty when
filled with people enjoying themselves.
Value of Playgrounds.
"So long as there is a child in our
land who toils in shop or tenement
when he should be out at play, whose
school is without a playground and
whose out-of-door is bounded by the
gutters of the public street, with j
never a tree or shrub or flower, so
long the masses will hate the classes,
the policeman will be to the boy an
enemy instead of a friend, and the re
public has not had a square deal. To
give a boy back his childhood is more
than justice and common sense-it is
SONG IN THE NIGHT
By JAS. WILLIAM JACKSON.
The young lieutenant crouched in
the mud o? the gully. Every man of
the squad wa? wearied to the limit of
'endurance, and the leader was bur
dened with a terrible responsibility.
The enemy was close at hand and ab
solute silence imperative. The colonel,
a few hours before, had detailed this
little force to cut out a detachment of
i the enemy. . .
For houra they had plowed through
the mud, eager for the encounter. Be
fore darkness fell the discovery was
made that the enemy numbered four
: times as many men as supposed. It
would be madness to hope for more
than a drawn battle, the lieutenant re
flected;, and yet-the colonel had giv
en his orders. At daylight the com
mander would march on the assump
tion that the work was done.
"I can't go back and say I was
afraid/' the boy told himself; "but it
would be murder to charge with this
little band. If I had to think only of
There was another hour before he
"And I wonder," he thought, In a
listless way, "I wonder where she is
A few hundred yardB behind the gul
ly loomed up an old mansion. As the
men now lay in silence, Bave for the
dreary, pattering preudle of the rain
and the slushing o? mud as one
changed his position slightly, a light
6hone out across the wet field from a
window of the house. A moment later
the distant, sweet tones of a piano
were audible. The lieutenant heard the
opening chords with a sense of their
Some one began a song. The words
were not distant; not even the music
was sharply defined ?1 that distance.
But as the song proceeded, coming out
? into the night with a mystic, sweet
j ness and power, the lieutenant remem
! bered its mesmeric harmony,
j Granton called to mind a certain day
I before his uniform grew ragged. The
j settings of the song then had been a
! fine old room, a glorious woman, a
! fascinating voice. It was not a song
I that lulls; it thrilled and lifted-high
! and higher it exalted, until the impos
' sible seemed easy to grasp.
; As the song proceeded the lieuten
; ant felt the full strength of its quick
. ening impulse; and gradually he put
! away from himtelf the weak and un
nerving despondency. Almost before
I the last note died away on the night
i he had the squad afoot, confident that
j his own spiritual intoxication was
I shared in some measure by his follow.
j Just beyond the woods a faint indi
i cation of a sentry was discerned in a
I half defined shadow.
! The little band, deploying, came out
; of the deeper shadows in a long line.
ranged against the whole face of the
. opposing force.
At that instant just one thrilling
I "Charge!" was ordered. It came from
. the lieutenant, and it was keyed in
the sharp, enthralling harmony of the
It was over soon. The charge itself
? became a wild pursuit. The lieutenant
! still led the way until-the sword
slipped from his fingers and he sack
headlong into the soft mud and lay
I still, while his men hurried on.
It was hours after, and another day,
j when the lieutenant's eyes opened
j with intelligence. For a few minutes
i his glance ranged about a sunny room
j in a questioning way. From the couch
I where he lay he could see but part of
the room; and as he strove to turn
I himself a quiet figure came quickly
to his side. Then his eyes looked
straight up into those of a woman.
There came another wondering ques
tion into his glance and a great, glad
astonishment to find her there. But
his lips formed a different query.
"The fight?" he asked, weakly, and
with the brevity of spent strength.
"Your colonel is here." she said,
with a smile, as she drew a little near
er, "and he bids me say that this day
surely makes you a captain and a
"And the men-my men?" he
"Two wounded-and yourself; noth
ing worse." she replied, softly.
"It was the song we heard in the
rain and the night," he told her, in a
"Last night, it thrilled mts .0 con
quer an army, if need be; and now it
makes me bold for myself. Last night
I cursed the fates that took me from
you before I could tell you how I cared
for you. I would have lost that fight
-heaven forgive me! I would have
murdered my men in my weakness
and homesick longing. It was your
song, that wonderful song, which gave
me strength; and It gives me courage
now to brave your verdict-to tell you
that I love you better than anything in
all this world. Are you glad? Say
"I am glad," she murmured, with a
world of earnestness. "The song was
all for you. I was thinking of you
through it all."
She looked at him with great-eyed
pride for an instant. Then she laid her
cheek on his pillow. One cool, soft
hand stole to his face and the white
fingers rested on his lip?.
"I was trying to bring you back."
she whispered, "to tell me-that-you
(Copyright by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
Not Yet Famous.
Foote Lighte-This paper says a
certain playwright ia the proud pos
sesBf- 127 pairs of trousers.
Mi- e Brette-He probably pants
for fame. '
H. ""W M.
FENCES MADE TO LOOK WELL
Climbing Flowers and Plants Will
Hide Ugliness of Necessary
"Shall we have backyard fencesT"
Many enthusiasts for the city beauti
ful would do away with them entirely.
The newer slogan for city life is "the
city useful." Combining both, we have
"the city useful and beautiful" It
must be useful first and then must
have all the beauty compatible with
usefulness. Board fences are ugly, but
under present conditions of city life
they are very useful. In fact many
people would have no privacy at all
if fences were removed. In ideal con
ditions, where the backyards open
upon parks and playgrounds, the fence
is not needed. Well arranged hedge?
and shrub plantings give the neces
sary seclusion to each place. It is to
be boped that many cities will be
planned in this way. In the meantime
we have to cling to our back yard
fences, but there is no reason why
they should be ugly. English and Bos
ton ivy, Virginia creeper, clematis,
cobea, scandars and the scarlet runner
bean will soon transform the most un.
sightly fence. The northern border of
the fence is often dreary, but may be
planted to our native woodwardia and
aspidium ferns. The common brake is
very lovely and gives out a delightful
woodsy odor. A shrub or two of tho
wild pink currant, plenty of the com
mon white iris, pink foxgloves and
hollyhocks will make this border a de
light through the whole season.
MAKES FIGHT ON 'HOARDINGS'
English Newspaper Proud of Action
Which Does Away With These
Biete on the Landscape.
Under the head "Hideous Hoard
ings" we lind au interesting note in a
daily paper of London wherein is
shown the subordination of the bill
board to the claims of the landscape.
England is as badly afllcted with bill
boards, largely advertising American'
goods, as we are, and it must be quite
a relief to find even a single county
that has relegated them to their rrop
er place, l'or it would now seem as
though the latter is indefinitely indi
cated by the following list ol' restric
tions taken from the London Daily
"In the campaign against hideous
hoardings the latest by-law to rome
into force is the following, which was
promulgated by the Surrey county
council on Saturday: 'No advertise
ment shall be exhibited on any hoard
ing, stand, or other erection so as to
be visible fror any public highway
? whether carriageway, bridgeway or
footway), or from any public water
way (whether river, tributary or
canal), or from any railway, so as to
disfigure the natural beauty of the
Among the older children in com
mon schools there have been organ
ized a number of nature-study clubs,
the members making a business of
going afield Saturday and holidays to
study and collect. Sometimes the
teacher goes along, but more often by
far one or more of the mothers are
present. The object of these trips is
to get into closer touch with nature
than is possible at school-to really
see and come in contact with many of
the things only known at school
through hearsay. Some of the mem
bers of these clubs will be certain,
later in life, to distinguish themselves
in some branch of natural science, for
not all can escape the lure of nature
or forever remain free from a close
sympathetic appreciation of its num
berless charms. I
Pioneers for Civic Problems.
All civic problems stand sorely in'
need of pioneers to point the way and
create public sentiment in the educa
tion of the Biasses. The great and im
portant task oi bringing the country
into the city, the unmasking of wi'
nature we have and preserving i
the fullest and highest must nece.s :.
ily be done by the municipal offlci.
Hut the machinery of government ..
all such matters moves slowly and a
strong and sound public opinion must
be formed and expressed in order ta
push the work forward and influence
officials to tackle these problems cour
ageously and with a determination to
accomplish their proper solution.
This they will do when assured great
numbers demand it. Do not forget
that your help is needed.
Care of Hanging Baskets.
All hanging baskets, no matter how
large, should be taken down at least
once each week and soaked in a tub
of water ten or twenty minutes. Once
each week they should also be watered
with a pot when in position. Once
each month every basket should be
given some plant food; liquid manure
is excellent for the purpose though
soluble fertilizers may either be mixed
into the soil in the dry state or dis
solved in the water in which the
plants get their weekly persion. Most
baskets suffer from lack of thorough
watering, but if above directions are
followed, satisfactory results will car*