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?LAWS FOR FIRE PREVENTION
?New York City Seeks to Have Them
Enforced Against Owners of Prop
erty Who Are Negligent
The fire commissioner of New York
city has, with the consent of the city's
law department, brought'suit against
the owners of several buildings who
disregarded an order to install fire
checking appliances for the expenses
entailed by the municipality in extin
guishing fires in those buildings,
which occurred subsequent to the
service on the owners of notice to
comply with the requirements of the
commissioner in the matter of provid
ing safeguards against the spread of
fire. The orders in question were is
sued on March 6, 1916, and because of
failure to comply with them were sent
to the bureau of penalties in the cor
poration counsel's office on June 2 for
the enforcement of the legal penalty.
One of the buildings was converted
into a storage warehouse a few months
ugo, and at the beginning of the sum
mer, when the families In the neigh
borhood began to move away, was
filled with furniture and household be
longings. It is stated that the house
hold belongings of about 700 families
were stored in the warehouse.
An itemized statement showing the
complete cost to the fire department
In the services of the firemen, ap
paratus, expenditure of coal, water,
etc., and damage to apparatus was pre
pared, and the suit was brought for
this amount. As it was a four-alarm
fire a very large number of fire com
panies participated. The firemen
worked from 10:20 p. m. until 6:30
a. m. The cost of extinguishing this
fire Is estimated at $1,500.
POLES AND WIRES HURT CITY
Los Angeles Newspaper Complains of
Conditions Which Work Harm in
Many Other Municipalities.
The residents of Los Angeles are to
be congratulated if the city shall
quickly acquire the privately owned
lighting systems and avoid the multi- !
pie pole-and-wire systems now borne
by the northeast districts. In the lat
ter, in Garvanza and Highland Park
districts particularly, more landscape
beauty has been blotted out In a few
months than the residents have been
able to create in several years. Poles
and wires are everywhere, trees de
spoiled, private property rights vio
lated, in stringing wires without per
mission, and all the evils usually at
tendant upon service by employees
protected in their vandalism by civil
.service. It is most sincerely hoped
that acquisition of existing lines by
the city will result in the removal of
at least two-thirds of the present jun
gle, for the district is now despoiled.
-Los Angeles Times.
City Managing a Profession.
"When the commissioners in charge
of Niagara Falls. N. T.. were looking
about for a manager for the city they
heard of a young fellow at Cadillac.
Mich., named Carr. Cadillac was pay
ing Carr $3,500 as city manager, and it
figured that it had made a good in
vestment, for he had saved the city
S7.000 out of a budget of ?7S,000.
Carr looked over the ground at Niag
ara Falls and said he would take the
job at S5.000. But he o"-ced to save
the city $2.~.000 by putt g the city on a
business basis. It lool s as if he would
Tint's what the city manager plan
makes possible. It builds up a corps
of trained men who know how cities
ought to run. Then it permits a city
to bid for the services of a man who is
.conspicuously successful in the busi
ness.-Kansas City Star.
Father of "Tanks."
Patriotic Scotsmen might plausibly
?laira that the real Inventor of "tanks"
was John Napier of Merchlston, who
also invented logarithms. He had
many varied1 intellectual activities be
sides the higher mathematics, and was
a zealous protagonist of Protestant
ism. For confounding all "enemies of
God's truth" he confided to Bacon's
elder brother certain "secret inven
tions." These included a charlot of
metal, double musket-proof, the mo
tion of which was controlled by those
within, "who discharged shot through
small holes, the enemy being abased,
?and uncertain what defense to make
against a moving mouth of metal."
This looks like the original "tank," but
Napier directed the detailed designs
for his weird instruments of war to
be kept secret until necessity com
pelled their use.
Right Type of Patriotism.
Every American who does not think
his land the fairest that ever the sun
shone on, his own state the finest in
the Union, and his town the best place
in which to live has not reached the
same celestial plane of joy und pa
triotism as the foreigner, who thinks
his little wind-swept bug is the happi
est spot in the happiest land the good
God ever made. This is the love of
country that glorifies a land and the
people that inhabit it. This is what
makes every hill and valley, every
rock and rill, tho most beautiful in the
world, bscause it is ours, made sacred
and beautiful hy the memories woven
LEARNING TO KNOW FLOWERS
Information That Would Be of Im
mense Value to the Man Who ls
Planning a Home.
The home-maker, with facilities at
hand, could choose wisely what to
plant in his own home grounds. Lec
tures, instructive and helpful though
they are, can hardly accomplish for
the amateur planter in the course of
half a year what a single visit to a
shrubbery or a perennial garden would
accomplish for him in half an hour.
And, in addition, as everyone knows,
the parks themselves would be all the
more interesting and delightful for
these garden sections.
The average perron knows few
shrubs and few flowers. To tell one
of these that the snowball with which
he is familiar ls only one of a score
or more of available viburnums ; that
the shrub he knows ns a "lilac" can
j be had in numerous varieties, some
growing even into tree form, or that
what he calls the "syringa" or the
"mock orange," can be had In dwarf
bush that is a mere pygmy beside its
robust cousin-to recount facts of this
sort is to surprise him. Yet it is im
portant that facts of this sort be
brought before him. There is too
much uniformity in the planting of
j city yards-too much use made of
ithe^sarue material. Public gardens,
exhibiting net only the common varie
ties, but the uncommon as well, those
not so often met with but despite that,
quite as beautiful as the others, would
serve to overcome the tendency toward
monotony already only too apparent.
There are many purposes, as a mat
ter of fact, that these gardens would
serve, nil of which the park board
I might do well to consider.
MAIL BOX OF RUSTIC DESIGN
Minnesota Farmer Had Good Idea
When He Placed Ornament in
Front of His Home.
A rural mail box, rusty and dilapi
dated, such as one occasionally sees
fastened to the
top of an inse
cure post at a
presents a sharp
contrast to the
mail box which a
lias erected in
front of his home.
The box itself,
which is of the
type, is inclosed
in a miniature
log cabin with a
gable roof. The
the box and
cabin 'ls sur
rounded with short sticks which have
been laid crisscross. The rustic effect
is very pleasing.-Popular Mechanics
Fire Prevention Education.
Fire prevention in public schools
and fire prevention In homes are mat
ters naturally of keen interest. In the
first case the question is largely one
of proper legislation regarding the con
struction and protection of school
buildings: in the second case It is
largely a matter of individual educa
tion. It is estimated that CO per cent
of fires occur in homes, though of
course 00 per cont of the fire loss does
not result therefrom.
Perhaps it is education which must
be relied upon to furnish the chief
weapon in the fight for fire preven
tion. Legislation is important ; so is
inspection of the construction and con
dition of buildings so that legislation
may be backed up. But, speaking
broadly, the co-operation of the indi
vidual, due to his "enlightened self
interest," is probably the essential fac
tor in fire prevention as it is in the
other activities of the Safety First fed
Owning Home Gives Sense of Security
Ownership, like faith, affords a sense
of security-and the whole concep
tion of home is based on a feeling of
security. You can close the door and
the world ls shut out. You can go
away from lt, and it will be there
when you come back.
Now the tenant, the man who lives
in other people's houses, can never be
sure that it will be there when he
comes back. In fact, that is one of the
reasons why he lives In another man's
house-he doesn't want it there when
he comes back. And he sets forth on
au eternal quest after an elusive, vi
sionary something whose absence
makes this present dwelling a whited
Need Not Endanger Sewers.
Complaints are heard of tree roots
entering sewers, but if the joints are |
perfect no such thing is possible. Roots
are attracted only by soil moisture and
cannot partake of food through any
other medium. Therefore no moisture,
no roots. Concrete is never water
proof, but may be made so by asphalt
and other coverings. If so treated and
a good Job is done, no tree roots will
ever enter a sewer through a joint in
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Christ's Followers Admonished to
"Be Not Fashioned According
to This World"~Rom. 12:2.
Most people want to be in fashion;
or, perhaps it is more correct to say
that most people are afraid to be out
of fashion. The tyranny of fashion is
the greatest despotism which the
world knows. It enforces its dictates
without any code of laws or any po
lice to see that it is obeyed. It issues
new commands every little while, for
"the fashion of this world changeth."
Sometimes it appears to us to change
a Httle for the better; often we are
certain that the change is for the
The world upon which St. Paul
looked was also a world of fashion.
He saw the people of the cities of
Athens, and Corinth, and Rome. The
luxury and fashion of Rome have
never been surpassed, not even at the
present time. Paul is writing to the
Christians in Rome, and he is think
ing of the dangers of that world of
fashion and luxury, and he says : "Be
not conformed (or fashioned), ac
cording to this world." "What did he
have reference to? Did he mean that
Christians should not wear the clothes
which were then in fashion? Perhaps
he meant that partly. No doubt St
Paul objected to some of the fashions
In clothing then, as I am certain he
would object to some now.
Deeper Than Mere Clothes.
But "fashion" goes a great deal
deeper than that. There are fashions
In speech, in deportment, in living, in
conduct, in morals, and in religion, and
he says to the Christians, "Be not con
formed to them." It is to these deep
er things which lie at the basis of all
human conduct and life that Paul re-,
fers when he says, "Be not fashioned
according to this world."
When St. Paul lifted up his voice
against the fashion of this world and
besought Christians to be separate
from it. he was thinking of the im
posing paganism which surrounded the
early church. That paganism with its
love of pleasure. Its glorification of
power, its imperial pageantry, its idol
atrous temples, its sensual art and its
seductive rites, cast its glamour over
the Christian converts and tempted
thr i away from their allegiance. The
world into which Christianity was
born was an unclean and a leprous
A Different World But the Same War.
But surely the world has changed,
and everything which was written for
Christians in the first century does
not apply now. The spirit of Christ
has counted for something through
nineteen centuries. The spirit of so
ciety ls no longer arrayed in open hos
tility against the ethics of Jesus Christ.
His followers are neither persecuted
nor seduced according to the fashion
of former days, and it Is not neces
sary to preach the separation from the
world which was almost compulsory
then. But that does not mean that
there is no anti-Christian world to
day, or that Christians have no need
to watch and pray. It only means that
the war has changed its form, that it
has become suhtler, that there is no
longer the clash of sword and battle
ax, but the unseen danger of the bul
let and the shell. And so it may be
harder to withstand the fashion of this
world now than ever before, because
Its. evils are not so notorious nor con
"Rut a man nped not ero to the extent
of participating in the world's open
sins and vices. He is fashioned ac
cording to. this world when he is so
taken up with his property, his pur
suits, his schemes, his employment,
that he gives no time nor thought nor
interest to spiritual things.
Be Ye Transformed.
The apostle exhorts us to be "trans
formed." The same Greek word ls
used to describe the Transfiguration of
our Lord. A transformed life is a
transfigured life. The inward life, If
lt is healthy and true and strong, will
certainly shape the outward conduct
and character. Just as truly as the
physical life molds the infant's limbs,
just so truly will the renewed mind
make a fit dwelling for itself.
"Be ye transformed." We dream of
the transfigured life, the beauty of it,
and how desirable it were to live such
a life. But how shall we attain it?
We are not left In any doubt. "Be ye
transformed, by the renewing of your
mind." It is the work of the Holy
Spirit. The change must come from
within, and we must invoke spiritual
Influences. It is all very well to cor
rect outward habits, but to be lasting,
to have any real value, the change
must be the result of an inward grace.
The Pharisees were most correct In
their outward conduct, and Jesus lik
ened them to whitewashed sepulchers
which outwardly are clean, but within
are full of rottenness.
The real secret of the transfigured
live Is the transfused life, having its
source in Jesus Christ and flowing into
every vein and artery of our being, un
til we shall be fashioned like the Son
Church's Glorious Privilege.
It is the church's privilege and op
portunity, as well as responsibility,
to lead men to that God whom the Sou
of man came to reveal as the Father;
to preach the gospel of spiritual and
social redemption in all its wonderful
fullness; to seek to win all who will
to tho true Christian brotherhood, and
thereby hasten ibo answer to tho oft
repeated prayer: ''Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earl h. as ii: is in
heaven."-Church Family Newspaper.
The spring sea;
replenish your w
We can clothe ye
you get it here y<
What about a
and color? We
Try a pair of
for the money.
Large stock of
to select from.
See our stock
line ever shown i:
To kind and just and grateful hearts
The present grace ls given
To find a heaven in themselves,
And find themselves in heaven.
When a small amount of meat ls
left from dinner a meatpie will use
the left-overs, making a
most palatable dish.
Veal and Ham Pie.
Take half a pound each
of cooked veal and hum,
cut lu small pieces; add
two cupfuls of cooked
macaroni, one small,
chopped onion, one tea
spoonful of chopped
parsley, two hard cooked
eggs, chopped fine. Mix
well and season with salt and pepper ;
add a half a cupful of veal gravy and
four tablespoonfuls of butter. Line a
dish with pastry, fill with the mixture
and cover with pastry. Bake in a
medium hot oven and serve with slices
Braised Tongue.-Put afresh tongue
in a kettle, cover with bolling water
and cook slowly two hours. Remove
the tongue and take off the skin and
roots. Place in a deep pan and sur
round with a third of a cupful each
of carrot, onion and celery, cut in
dice ; add a sprig of parsley, then pour
over four cupfuls of the sauce. Cover
closely and ' bake two hours, turning
after the first hour. Serve on a plat
ter with the following sauce strained
Brown Sauce for Tongue.-Brown a
fourth of a cupful of butter, add one
quarter of a cupful of flour and stir
until well mixed. Add four cupfuls
of the stock in which tho tongue was
cooked. Season well with salt and
pepper. A cupful nf tomatoes may
be added In place of a cupful of the
stock if desired.
Dietetic Brown Bread.-Take ono
and a half cupfuls of graham flour,
one-half cupful of bran, one-half tea
spoonful of salt, a teaspoonful of soda,
a half cupful of molasses and one and
a quarter cupfuls of hot water. Steam
in baking powder cans two hours, then
dry in the oven.
Peach Tea Cake.-Cream two table
spoonfuls of butter, add a half cupful
of sugar, one egg, one-half cupful of
milk, two teaspoonfuls of baking pon
der and two cupfuls of sifted flour.
Spread in a large shallow pan and
cover with sliced peaches, add a few
kernels, a sprinkling of sugar and cin
namon. Bake 35 minutes in a hot
SLOAN'S LINAMENT FOR RHEUMA
T^he torture of rheumatism, the
pains and aches that make life mis
erable are relieved by Sloan's Lini
ment, a clean clear liquid that is
easy to apply and more effective
than mussy plasters or ointments
because it penetrates quickly with
out rubbing. For the many pains
and aches following exposure,
strains, sprains and muscle soreness,
Sloan's Liniment is promptly effect
ive. Always bave a bottle handy
for gout, lumbago toothache, back
ache, stiff neck and all external
pains. At all druggists, 25c. 1
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Staudard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic piopertiesof QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
3ar for lien and Boys
son is upon us. Now is the time to
ardrope with light weight apparel,
ai from head to foot in dependable
ght early from the leading manu
bers. We buy only the best, so when
ou know the quality is dependable,
new spring suit of the latest style
have a large assortment to select
Crossett Oxfords. Nothing better
We also sell the Selz-Schwab Shoes.
Underwear, Hosiery and Neckwear
of New Spring Hats-the nobbiest
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F. E. GIBSON, President
LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
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Our Association is now licensed
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