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BETTER ROADS IN MICHIGAN
Improvement of Right Kind Making
Profit of 125 Per Cent in Wayne
County-Upkeep ls Less.
Money spent in road improvement
Of the right kind is making a profit of
125 per cent a year in Wayne county,
The county spent $2,000,000 on con
struction and maintenance during the
eight years from 100G to 1914, inclu
dive, and in this period the assessed
yaluation of property In the county,
outside of the city of Detroit, in
creased from $02.707.000 to $114,548,
?120, or S2.6 per cent
Of this increase 35 per cent, or $22,
?00.000, Is credited to road improve
ment, because the assessed valuation
of Detroit increased only 47.7 per cent
The increase in county valuation
above the rate of Increase in the citr
was eleven times the cost of road
-work, or 1.000 per cent profit in eight
years on the total investment in im
More than 125 miles of concrete
road have been put down by the
.Wayne county commissioners since the
county system was adopted in 190G
and the roads built with the $2.000.000
bond issue are still in good condition
and give every promise of more than
Outliving the bonds.
The commissioners state in their
ninth annual report for last year that
?they never have had to take up and
replace a single 25-foot section since
Good Roads in Michigan.
they have boon developing this type of
road, although some <>f the roads have ',
been down more than seven years. I
Every mile of durable roads laid is j
cutting down the cost of upkeep. Last j
year the commissioners had -15 miles j
more roadway to care for than the ,
year before, yet they spent $">.17S less j
ior maintenance, notwithstanding they
bave supervision over 1.245 miles of
other types of road, such as macadam
and gravel, outside of incorporated
cities and villages.
It is estimated that 00 per cent of
the traffic in tilts county is carried on
20 per cent of the road mileage and
that concrete construction should be
continued until there are about 350
miles of such roads.
LOCATION IS OF IMPORTANCE
Most Farmers Would Rather Live Six
Miles on Hard Road Than Three
on Muddy One.
From a study of 050 farms in John
son county of that state the Missouri
experiment station concludes that lo
cation is more important than ero?)
yield as a factor in land values. Here
are the figures: Seventy-nine farms
within two miles of market averaged
in value $7S.80 per acre; 183 farms,
two to four miles from market, $70.20
per acre; 120 farms, four to six miles
from market, $00.00; 113 farms, six
to eight miles from market. $"?3.20, and
140 farms, over eight miles from mar
ket averaged $55.00 per acre. An un
mentioned but important factor is con
idition of the road. Were these farms
located on hard roads or on dirt roads
inclined to be heavy in wet seasons?
Most folk would rather live six miles
out on a pormonent hard road than
only half as far on a muddy road. Let
tis have more light on this interesting
question.-Farmers' Review. ]
Attention to New Road. *
When a piece of permanent road ls
finished it is a big mistake to let lt
go without frequent attention. _ It be
gins at once^to deteriorate through
.wear and weather, and if neglected it
will.be only a few years before it will
?require an expensive rebuilding. It is
economy to employ a "road builder'
whose duty it is to give the roads a
Makes .Good Road Booster.
The auto makes a^kicker into a good
j; GONNA NUKE
?I By IZOLA FORRESTER.
"But, Santy, there are limits." 1
bette pushed back her white sunboni
belligerently. Dcwn on her knees, s
was diligently weeding out the sw<
pea rows. Her hands were soiled a
unseemly looking, her face \*
Cushed and freckled, and altogett
she looked absolutely unpresentab
as her mother would have said.
"It isn't everyone who has such
lovely mother. Can't you appr?cie
that?" asked Santaugelo, amused
He leaned over the fence from 1
side cf the garden, a large flexil
Panama shading his dark, strong
lined face. "How old aro you, Babet
"No, I'm sixteen, going on seve
teen. And I'll never have tho ghost
a chance, Santy. She takes every la
fellow away from me that comes
"You mean your youthful compa
ions admire your mother more th!
your own self?" Santangelo's eyes we
brimming with enjoyment of her i
dignation. "You know the remedy fi
that-marry her off."
Then a gray and silver car slipp?
into the curving drive around tl
house and Babette Jumped up.
"There she is now. And Docti
Romley with her. He's an explore
Santy, with medals all over him ar
scads of money."
He watched the slim figure in tl
linen skirt and middy speed away i
the car. His eyes glowed, watchie
her alight, the lady mother, as Babetl
loved to call her. She waa hardly oh
er than thirty-four, slender and beai
tiful as an artist mind counts beaut;
Santangelo had painted her portra
twice and yet he felt unsatisfied. H
had never caught the infinite, tende
charm of her after all. It eluded hil
even as she herself always had in th
years of her long widowhood.
And now her child Babette wa
growing into womanhood. And th
time was drawing near the limit tha
he had imposed upon himself when h
would ask her mother again for he
The shadows were beginning to fal
along the far horizon line of the sei
when he heard Nathalie call him a
the little opening between the twi
"Are you very busy?"
"Never, never too busy!" he calle<
"You know I am almost tired to
night" Nathalie said.
He glanced at her quickly.
Once long ago she had told him hal
in jest, half in earnest, that if sh<
ever accepted him it would be whei
she was very tired. Why? Becaus<
he reseed- -her and- gave, ber a sra?
of peace and well-being.
"Let ns walk down through the gar
den to the beach," he said taking hei
lightly by her wrist. And he kne^
suddenly that she wanted to brea!
some news to him.
"Do you like Doctor Romley?"
"Very much," he said heartily. "He
ls a splendid chap."
"He is twenty-six," she hesitated
"but he has really accomplished sc
much ene never thinks of his age. He
is a loader now in all lines of scien
"Undoubtedly," agreed Santangelo.
"And he is well liked and prosperous
and very good looking. What else,
"I wonder if he will make a good
husband, Santangelo," she said softly.
He drew in a deep full breath of tho
keen air and smiled at her.
"And I was Just considering how I
could warn you m the tenderest man
ner that I should ask you but once
more, and, lo, comes the conqueror
and bears you right out from my sight,
ah. my Nathalie."
"You mean the doctor seeks me?
Oh, Santangelo, how funny; yes, how
droll. That I should even think of
such a boy-oh, my dear-" She held
out her hands to him laughingly. "He
has asked me for Babette, and I can't
say yes. She is so young."
Santangelo looked down at her, hold
ing both her hands in his, his dark
eyes full of whimsical reproach.
"And I have been betrayed," he
cried. "I have asked yem again, or
at least, I have once more showed you
how patient I am and how I dare al
ways to hope."
"Always," she repeated, smiling.
"Do you remember when I first met
you in Rome years ago, and you want
ed to paint my portrait? Those days
cn the coast at the quaint little old
villa? And afterward, four years aft
er that, when you came here, and
painted-me again, and you liked the
location, you said, and the island air,
so you built your studio only next
"Babette begged me to help her
with her gardening."
"And I begged you to help with
everything-the flowers, the rearing
of Babette-was there anything I did
not trouble you about?"
"Then perhaps you may even miss
me. Ah," as she tried to speak, "a
man, even a man like myself, cannot
stand it" always to gaze at the star
ho may not reach. I shall sall this
summer for home."
"Not this summer, Santangelo, or
next," she laughed softly.
Behind them Babette and the doc
tor strolled, hut turned hack at sight
of the figures in silhouette against the
sty. Babette whispered happily:
"Santasigelo is'a barefaced fraud.
He wanted her himself all the time."
(Copyright, 1916. hy the?MrCluro Newspa
SHADE IS GREAT NECESSITY
Astonishing to Note How Many Farm
ers Fail to Provide Shelter Dur
ing Hot Summer Days.
The necessity for providing shades
for hogs in summer is overlooked by
the majority of farmers throughout
the country. It is astonishing to note
how many herds of hogs are com
pelled to lay in the sun and suffer dur
ing the summer days. If the herd has
access to an orchard or wood lot they
will not need artificial shade. How
ever, if they are confined in open
lots, they should have sunshades built
to protect them. A cheap and efficient
shade can be erected in a few hours,
and at practically no cost, aside from
the labor. A few posts, some old
boards or saplings, and a straw or
hay roof makes an ideal shade. It is
preferable to one of boards, and the
straw or hay roof is cooler than one
In building sunshades it is better to
build them at the highest point in the
field, so that the hogs will get the full
benefit of every breeze. Few farm
ers realize the great losses that are
due directly to overheating, and such
losses can be guarded against ?ily by
providing a retreat for the animals
during the heat of the day. Days
when the weather is extremely hot lt
is an excellent plan to sprinkle the
soil under the shades with water. One
barrel of water will help keep down
the temperature during the middle of
HACKNEY HORSE IS POPULAR
Breed Originated in England From
Crossing Thoroughbred Stallions
With Native Mares.
The English Hackney, a typical head
of which ls pictured herewith, is, per
haps the most popular of all the so
called heavy harness horses. The
breed originated in England from
crossing thoroughbred stallions on
Typical Hackney Head.
good native driving mares. The term
Hackney is derived from hack, orig
inally meaning any horse suitable for
drawing carriages and similar ve
hicles with considerable speed. Speed
development beyond a reasonable
limit has not been emphasized In this
breed, but great attention has been
given to uction and endurance.
In form this horse is rounder and
smoother than the trotting horse, with
less tendency to angularity. In height
he stands from 14.2 to 1?.3 hands. In
movement he resembles the French
and German coach horses. Knee ac
tion is vui.suully high. In motion, the
foot describes a circle.
Hackney and Coach horses are chief
ly used as park animals and for driv
ing in boulevards and city streets. The
prevalence of the automobile has done
a great deal to discourage the produc
tion of horses of this type on a large
scale in this country. From the farm
ers' standpoint the Hackney is desir
able for driving purposes, but too small
for work in the field.-Farm and
TAKE GOOD CARE OF PIGLETS
Necessary That Young Animals Have
Plenty of Exercise-Keep Them
Out of Cold Rain.
It is very necessary that the little
pigs have plenty of exercise and all
the sunlight that can be given tlein.
Do not allow the pigs to run out lur
ing a cold rain. If possible, prcide
green feed or roots. These keep tlje
sow healthy and cheapen the raton.
Encourage the pigs to eat grain aJter
they ure three dr four weeks >ld.
Build u creep for them so they ;an
feed alone. At this age feed for b?ne
and muscle. Give tliem all the slim
milk you can. If skim milk is not
avallable,!i give them some meal md
plenty of pasture. In about eight or
ten weeks the pigs will have practical
ly weaned themselves. After tley
have been successfully weaned .he 1
most perplexing job ls over.
Keep Colt Growing.
Keep the colt growing. It tales
longer and costs more to make up !or
a pound of lost growth than it does to
add two pounds of gain under fav>r
Record Breeding Dates.
Keep a careful record of the daes I c
when all animals are bred.
Prince Albert gives
- its flavor is so different and so
delightfully good ;
- it can't bite your tongue ;
-it can't parch your throat;
- you can smoke it as long and
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comeback but real tobacco hap
On the reverse side of every Prince
Albert package you will read : .
" PROCESS PATENTED
JULY 30TH, 1907"
That means to you a lot of tobacco en
joyment. Prince Albert has always been
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prefer to give quality I
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by K. J. Reynold?
the national joy smoke
in goodness and
in pipe satisfaction
is all we or its enthusi
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y'OXJ'L.L, find a cheery howdy-do on tap no
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some pound and half-pound tin
humidors and the pound
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It answers every smoke desire you
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Will you invest 5c or 10c to prove out our say
so on the national joy smoke?
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winston-Salem, N. C
IPR SMOKERS UNDER?H E .
PROCESS DISCOVERED IN
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? OES NQT BITE THE TONGUE
This ls tba rsfsm sida of tb?
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this " Pntontod Process" moiugo
to-y ou and realize what it maana
in making Prince Albert so mach
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Cardui helps women in time
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