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Making Shady Roads for
If young lovers of the futui
not take to the air for their sur
joy rides, they will find ideal c<
lions for romanee by driving ?
the highways of Minnesota. I
smooth stretches of road, shady ]
and stately trees-all will be tl
Minnesota is building a 7,000
state trunk highway system, ar
lining the roads with trees.
"A state of tree-lined highway
such is the goal of W. T. Cox, s
forester, who has set out.to pre
Minnesota for this rather plea
distinction. During the past year,
the co-operation of the State H
way Department and interested
izens, he has planted 30,000 t
along the highways of Minnesota,
that's only a start. As quickly as
sible, he is to plant trees along
the 7,000 miles of the state ti
highway system. It will take s
years to finish the job, and req
many thousands of trees. After
.he hopes to extend the work to
the local and connecting roads. E\
highway in Minnesota lined \
trees-that is the ultimate go?l.
Consider the prospect, a paved
gravel road through a continu
lane of trees. Sounds inviting, doe
it? So it did last spring when
Cox launched his campaign. C
and commercial organizations "w
quick to join in the movement,
?were the municipalities. The 1
Scouts arid the American Legion
thusiastically took up tree plan ti
All Mr. Cox and his assistants 1
to do was to furnish the trees,
found everybody ready to put th
out. In fact, he couldn't begin to s
ply the demand.
Because of this co-op?ration ?
partly because of a fortunate p
chase, planting one of those trees
the side of a Minnesota road c
the state just a little more than t
cents. For $678, it planted trees alo
more than 100 miles of highways, a
retained a generous number for :
placement next year,
t Now, there's a valuable lesson
that, not only for Minnesota, but i
other states. It suggests a most eff<
tive way of making our highways i
tractive, almost without cost, and
the same time it constitutes a sple
did illustration of reforestation, n<
so much needed in this country.
Suppose we look into the future
bit and see what we may expect frc
$678. In the highway planting in Mi
nesota this year, black walnut w
used. Later, other varieties of tre
are to be planted, depending upi
conditions in the localities where t
planting is done. But the first yeai
work was confined to black wain
trees, which were set out in Sout
In 20 or 30 years, these highwa;
will be lined with fine, big trees. Fi
that $678, the state will have mo:
than 100 miles of roads borden
with attractive trees. Nor will the in
provement be of passing raoraen
The walnut trees will live from 15
to 200 years, according to Mr. Co:
The ether varieties selected for higl
way planting likewise are long livei
Thus, one of these two-cent trees wi
go on shedding its benefits upon sui
ceeding generations. Indeed, linin
.highways with trees makes a ver
impressive monument for the futun
P. O. Anderson, silvicu?turist o
the Minnesota Forest Service, put th
case this way: . ,
. "Trees along the roadside protec
the traveler from the direct glare o
the sun and the hot, dry winds o
summer. A journey through a regioi
barren of tree growth will soon con
vince anyone that roadside plantinj
is almost as necessary as road im
provement. It increases the value o:
the state as soon as such a planting ii
started, and it continues to <increas<
it yearly as the trees grow. The peo
pie are beginning ito appreciate this
I have known road commissioner!
even to leave individual trees in tht
center of the road,* and no interfer
ence with traffic has resulted."
But beautification of the roads, de
desirable as that may be, is not the
only idea back of the movement. Pro
viding for the comfort of the future
traveler is something. Raising wal
nuts for him may be of some mo
ment. But there is something else
back oil the program.
"We want to make the roads at
tractive" Mr. Cox said. "But in ad
dition to that, we want to encourage
people generally to plant .trees. Ev
ery man who plants a tree becomes a
friend of f orestry in other lines, and
right now we cannot have too many
people interested in planting trees.
We must plant more trees. We
should have more trees on the farms,
and there are vast areas of cut-over
timber lands that need to be re
"Twenty years ago, Minnesota was
at the top of the timber-producing
?tates. Now, it is sending out of the
state $30,000,000 a year for timber
products. . We are hauling timber
1,000 to 2,000 miles from the west
coast or the South. Take Iowa, for
example. Iowa pays -$18 freight, a
thousand feet, or something like that,
to get its lumber from the coast,
whereas, it might get it from Minne
sota at $4 if we had it.
"Now, we can just as well raise all
our own timber, and have some for
J export. If. we stop the fires, adopt
conserving methods of logging, and
(reforest, we can supply Iowa, Illinois
and the Dakotas with great quanti
ties of timber. For every $12 spent
now in the planting of an acre of for
est, there will be a saving in imports
of approximately $1,200 for Minne
sota in 40 years.
"Timber is being cut over and de
stroyed in Minnesota at the rate of
200,000 acres a year, while only 100,
000 acres are being deared. The ori
ginal stands of old timber in the
state are few and far between. At
the present rate, it will be practical
ly all cut over in 15 years or so. Un
less more planting is done and the
forests protected from fire, 20 years
will see Minnesota practically elimi
nated as a lumber-producing state.
The timber we havi? now is inade
quate to stand the constant drain of
eastern and middle-western con
' "So, you may see why we are so
anxious to encourage the planting
of trees in every way we can. Of
course, we have grea'; areas of young
timber coming up, but many thou
sands of acres are barren because of
improper logging or subsequent fires.
Much of this cut-over land is unsuit
able for farming ard should be re
"We have wasted areas of timber.
This is true not only of Minnesota,
but of nearly all states which once
had great forests. We have allowed
the forests to be logged clean, instead
of preserving the young timber, and
fires h?ve destroyed big areas.
"It's time we did something definite
to reforest these lands. We need to
realize in this country that timber is
a valuable crop. Eur, orean countries
have reforested lands that for cen
turies were regarded ?is untillable and
only waste. There ar>? forests in Eu
rope that have been furnishing tim
ber for hundreds of years, and they
have just as many trees as in the be
"Plant trees, plant trees-that's
what we need to do ! We want to get
people in the habit. Every, farm
should have a woodlot. And then,
there is the shelter belt.
"More and more, farmers are real
izing the value of placing a shelter
belt of dense and low-branched trees
along the side of the fields. It increas
es the yield by reducing evaporation,
beautifies the farm, aids in weed
control, and provides a nesting place
for birds that eat insects. This may
affect the crop over a whole field of
40 acres. The crop is noticeable bet
ter in the lee of the growth. Evapora
tion increases with the square of the
velocity of the wind."
The trees are set about 50 feet
apart, being "staggered," or alter
nated. This gives opportunity for cir
culation of air, and the shade will not
be dense enough to interfere with
drying of the road.-'Dearborn Inde
Salvation Army Will Provide
Big Dinner for One
Preparations are being made by
the Salvation Army for its 17th an
nual Christmas dinner. Adj. J. V.
Breazeale of the Salvation. Army is
expecting to provide for about 1,000
people this Christmas. This number
is larger than the usual number pro
vided for at Christmas time.
Adjutant Breazeale said that prac
tically all of the homes in the city
had Christmas boxes for the Salvation
Army this year and that there were
also boxes for collection in the lead
ing stores, cafes, and other public
The kettles will start boiling Satur
day. These familiar looking Salva
tion Army kettles will be located on
all of the principal street corners to
recive money from the passersby in
order that those less fortunate than
they may have at least a comfortable
Christmas day .
As Christmas com?s on Monday
this year, the baskets will be deliver
ed Saturday from the S?lvation Army
headquarters on Lady street. Monday
night there will be the annual Salva
tion Army Christmas tree celebration
with a real, live Santa Claus for about
200 of Columbia's kiddies who will
perhaps, not find quite as many of
Santa's gifts in their stockings on
Christmas morning as other Columbia
Turn under the cotton stalks
and starve the wee vils.
The Point of I
By JUSTIN WENTWOOD .^
(?, 1022, Western Newspaper Union.)
*T do wish you wouldn't keep Inter-,
rupting me', Palsy," said the popular
author. "Here I've got 'to complete
this story by twelve o'clock and I
can't think of a tiling to write About"
"Oh, well, you needn't be so snap
py," answered the popular author's
pretty young wife. "I'm suire I don't
want to trespass upon your valuable
She went out and slammed the door.
Fired with desperation, the popular
author leaped at his typewriter, and
"It was all over. Their six months
of married life had shown each con
clusively that they were mismated.
Eric had done everything In his pow
ed to conciliate the beautiful creature
to whom he had devoted his life, but
all was in vain.
"Sometimes, Indeed, he wondered t|
she could possibly be the woman he
had loved \ so blindly, so devotedly,
with such consuming passion-"
* * * * * * - . j
"Was it really consuming passion?"
the popular author demanded of his
machine. "Was it not just infatuar
And what was going to happen next?
He must bring in a third man some
how. But who? How? Where? The
popular author's fingers fell from the
keys. The plot refused to come.
He looked up angrily as the door
'Tm sure I don't wish to be a
nuisance to you, Eric," said Daisy,
"but, unless you're prepared to go
without meat for supper somebody's
got to go to the butcher's. I can't,
unless you want the pie to be
"D-n the butcher!" said Eric
"Well, that's the limit," answered
Daisy. "That's the first time you've
sworn at me, you monster."
"I didn't swear at you, I swore at
"Oh, yes, you may have some par
ticle of decent feeling left in you,
but it Isn't enough for me. I'm going
home to mother, and you can let your
old p-pie b-burn," sobbed Daisy, giv
ing the door one of those peculiar
slams that impart the greatest amount
of sound and vibration and the mini
mum of damage.
The popular author gritted his teeth
and leaped at his typewriter again.
"With such consuming passion. She
had warned into a fiend, a slave-driver.
She bad no consideration for his work
at all. And now she was going home
to lier, mother. ' ? -
"He knew that he w:as glad. He had
grown tired of her. Her presence
drove him mad. He loved her no
Was there. another man? He was
sure of lt. He knew that she was
pulling the wool over his eyes,'but
he Is.ughed inwardly. Let her go-let
her go forever.
She came Into the room. "Have you
anything to say to nie, monster, before
we part for all time?" she demanded.
"Only that 1*11 be glad to see the
last of you," he answered. "Don't
trouble to come back. I'm sailing for
"What are you going to do in
Paris:?" she queried insolently.
"Forget that you ever existed In
the smiles of the beauties of the Gay
City, ' he replied.
"Wretch, that insult constitutes the
last word!" she cried, and slammed
the tfoor. It was one of those peculiar
slams that Impart the greatest amount
of sound and vi
,* ' * * ' * * * *
The door opened. Daisy came soft
ly in and glided up to the popular
"I've telephoned for the meat from
Mrs. Higginson's," she said, "and
Tm sorry, . dearest. I know I have
been horrid to you, but I get so nerv
ous with the housework. Won't you
. The popular author turned from his
machine. He caught Daisy in his arms
and set her down on his.knee. They
kissed each other. They were very
"I suppose I'll have to go or the
pie will burn," said Daisy. "But we
mustn't have any more quarrels, must
"Never again," answered the popu
"How are you getting on with your
? "Oh, fairly well," the popular au
thor answered. "I've just got to
change the end a little."
When the door had closed softly
behind her the popular author leaped
like a- demon at the typewriter.
"Forget that you ever existed In
the smiles of the beauties of the Gay
City," he replied.
She sank, half swooning, at his feet.
**Oh, I can't bear it," she pleaded.
"Forgive me, and I'll never make you
angry again. Take me back, or I shall
He raised her In his arras .and put
her down on his knee. "Darling, I was
only speaking in bitterness," he an
swered. "There never was anybody
Sometimes Gets Reversed.
"A telephone girl always reminds
me of a pictured saint"
"Theie's a continual 'hello' around
GUINEAS GROWING IN FAVOR
Raising of Fowls Becoming More
Profitable Because of Garney
Flavor-Market in Fall.
Guinea fowl are growing In favor
as a substitute for game birds, with
the result that guinea raising is be
coming more profitable.
They are raised usually in small
flocks on general farms, and need a
large range for best results.
Domesticated guinea fowls are of
three varieties. Pearl, White and Lav
Guinea Fowls Gain Favor as Substi
tute for Game Birds.
ender, of which the Pearl ls by far
the most popular.
Guinea fowls have a tendency to
mate In pairs, but one male may be
mated successfully with three or four
Guinea hens usually begin to lay in
April or May, and will lay 20 to 30
eggs before becoming broody. If not
allowed to sit they will continue to
lay throughout the summer, laying
from 40 to 60 or more eggs.
Eggs may be removed from the nest
when the guinea hen is not sitting,
bat two or more eggs should be left
in the nest.
Ordinary rhens are used commonly
to hatch and rear guinea chicks, but
guinea hens and turkey bens both
may be. employed successfully, *al
though they are mor* difficult to
Guineas are marketed late in the
summer, when they weigh from one to
one and one-half pounds at about two
and one-half months of age, and also
throughout the fall, when the demand
is for heavier birds.
RATS ARE GREAT ANNOYANCE
Best Time to Take Precautions
Against Rodents ls in Building
of Poultry House.
Rats are often a source of much
annoyance and loss in the poultry
yard. Perhaps the best time to take
proper precautions is In the building
of a new poultry house, through the
use of cement and fine mesh wire net
ting under the floor and around the
bottom of the side walls to make it
The next best thing is to have the
poultry house or houses erected by
themselves at a little distance from
the other farm buildings, and so con
structed as to make it hard for the
rats to find lodgment there. In this
case the rats will have to travel some
little distouce before entering and
therefore run more risk of being
caught by the family dog or cat.
TRAP NEST HAS ADVANTAGES
Mighty Useful for Breeder Seeking
sary for Pedigreeing.
Trapnesting is usually not practical
on general farms where chickens ar?
kept largely for eggs and meat, though
If pays well to head the farm floch
with cockerels out of high-producing
trapnested hens. Trapnesting is tre
mendously practical for the construc
tive breeder and absolutely necessary
for pedigreeing, unless birds are mated
in pairs only and each pair separately
penned. Pen matings, as compared
with pair matings, make it impossible
to Identify the eggs laid by individual
hens unless trapnests are used.
Stale water is not good for any ani
mal, much less for a laying hen.
* * *
Eggs kept in a cool place will retain
their fine qualities for stiyeral days.
* * *
Gather the eggs at ten in the morn
ing to prevent tramping through the
* . .
It doesn't pay to let tile chicks get
sunhurned. Provide plenty of shade
* * *
Have a good litter of straw on the
floor. Hens wipe their feet if they
have a "door-mat" to scratch in.
*. * *
A pile of fine sand serves as an ex
cellent bath which the hens relish
these hot summer days. Sand is better
Police Get Frick in Georgia
W. B. Hughey, clerk in the police
department, returned froni' Augsta
last night, where he went to get
Gebrg? Frick, who is Wanted in Co
lumbia on a charge of grand larceny.
Frick was lodged in the city jail.
Frick was arrested at Augusta Mon
day night on complaint of J. E. Med
line, a grocer at 500 Green street.
The shopkeeper claimed that Frick
was a clerk in the store and that $33
was missing from the cash register
shortly after Frick left the place
Monday afternoon.-The State.'
Buying a Great State.
It cost the Republicans State Com
mittee of New York $429.271 to de
feat Nathan L. Miller in Kis race for
re-election as Governor c-f that state.
This is the amount expended by the
Republican State Committee; but it
is claimed that with the amounts
spent by local Republican^ organiza
tions the total cost of the Miller cam
paign to the Republicans of New
York was far in excess of $500,000.
It is said that for every one thousand
plurality for Alfred E. Smith, the
Democratic candidate for 'Governor,
the Republicans paid about $1,000.
Two years ago it cost $579,699 to
elect Mr. Miller Governor; this year
it cost the Republicans $429,271 to
run Mr. Miller for governor without
going into office.
The men who put up "the dough"
for Mr. Miller were men of large
wealth and individuals and corpora
tions who were investing in an enter
prise giving" promise of fat divi
Too Much Football.
"Athletics, and particularly foot
ball, is becoming entirely too* impor
tant in prseent day college life," Dr.
W .M. Riggs, president of Clemson
College, declared in an address in
Greenville last Saturday.
"People think too much of the cali
bre of a football team put out by a
school and too little of its curriculum
or the degree of training it gives
young men of the country," said Dr.
Riggs, who added that thoughtful
educators are beginning to "view with
alarm and apprehension the extent
to which football has supplanted oth
er school features in the mind of the
Dr. Riggs is entirely right, and it is
?wrorthy of passing notice that The
Carolina Citizen in its last issue ex
pressed somewhat the same views.
Football is not of itself harmful or
detrimental to college life. The same
may be said of any other sport.
But sports can easily be carried to
extremes, and there is a widespread
belief among the people that this has
happened at most colleges during the
past few years. It is gratifying to- see
that Dr. Riggs and other leading edu
cators are beginning to realize the
necessity for putting on the brakes.
We Can Give Yo
on Mill Work an
'Large stock of Rough and I
Comer Roberts and Di
Gloria Flour and Da
Corner Cumming ai
t/9T See our representativ
The Whiskey Traffic
Judge Peurifoy, of the circuit
Courty has the right view of the whis
key, traffic and those who engage in
ii. Read the following from the York
In sentencing a number of negroes
and whites yesterday for violation of
various phases of the liquor' laws
Judge Peurifoy gave them his ideas
as to the heinousness of their crimed
Among other things he told them
that whiskey is the cause of more de
gradation, more destitution, more
poverty, more crime, more disease,
more insanity, more death, than any
other one thing which afflicts humani
ty. The man who will sell whiskey he
said is responsible for all the crimes
that arise out of the traffic. The only
thing that makes men do this is greed
for gain, and the mah who is willing
to coin the blood, and tears of women
and children into money through the
sale of whiskey is lost to every hu
man instinct. Further, he went on to
say that "the people of this country
have determined that this traffic must
stop, and I am here to do what I can
to help in the carrying out. of their
Judge Peurifoy is fight. Less .ex
cuse can be offered for making and
selliing whiskey than for almost any
other crime against the laws today.
Most people are beginning to realize
this, and judges who impose heavy
sentences upon violators of this law
will be warmly supported by the pub
lic at large.-Carolina Citizen.
GUNS, PISTOLS, FISHING
TACKLE, SAFES AND
617 Broad St.
Telephone 679 Augusta, Ga.
Six Per Cent Money.
Under Bankers Reserve System
six per cent loans znay .be secured on
city or farm property^ to buy, build,
improve, or pay indebtedness. Bank
ers Reserve Deposit Company, 1648
California Street, Denver, Colorado.
I hereby give notice that all hunt- '
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
orm whatsoever is prohibited on my
land. This means everybody and the
law will be enforced against those
iwho fail to heed this notice. Keep off
of my premises.
A. G. OUZTS.
FOR SALE: Barred Rock- chick
ens. Apply to
Mrs. EMMA MARSH.
u Prompt Service
d Interior Finish
)ressed Lamber on hand for
igas Sta., Augusta, Ga,
BROS. & CO.
's and Dealers in
Hay and all
n Patch Horse Feed
ad Fenwick Streets
R. R, Tracks
e, C. E. May.