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Manchester Democrat. (Manchester, Iowa) 1875-1930, July 05, 1911, Image 3

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FOR GOOD ROADS.
EFFORTS OFTEN MISDIRECTED
Oood Reads Fever Carrie* Community
CH Its Feft Frequently and Work
It Started Along Impractical Lines
—"Tax Levy Plan Wrong.
By HOWARD H. GROSS.
In forwarding any great movement.
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the funding of good roads, enthus
iasm Is essential, but unless this Is
couple! with a knowledge of the sub
ject, Et 1b a question whether it some
times does not do more harm than
good, The writer believes that a
movement for better highways is oft
en retarded by over-zealous friends
:who are attempting to do something
Ithey «k not understand. The propo
sition to build good roads throughout
the land Is a very big one, and ex
ceedingly important. It Is a question
Ithat oust be handled in a big way.
If ans»ne had suggested fifty years
ago tfcs building of a railway to the
Pacific! slope, he would have been de
clared! at least visionary. This has
|been Accomplished and today there
fare a ttalf dozen such railways, and
.-.'the (OUT months' Journey across the
idesert Ls now compassed In less than
Ithree Says. While the building of
good Tagon roads throughout the
country la an immeasurably big job,
yet tMre are back of it boundless re
source! there is far more to encour
age 11a than the builders of these first
great continental roads had to en
courage them. Let us go forward
with, a stout heart and high purpose
and with a clear head, and all ,will
com* out right.
In good roads campaign one of
the m-ost Important things is to un
learn some things that are not so, to
get \rlew of the proposition from
the right angle, and not to work along
impractical lines. The good roads
fever atually breaks out in some .com
munity'vith a hurrah, to build a mile
or two of hard roads, and there ls a
scju&lble to determine which particu
lar road shall have the Improvement.
Selflshjeas crops out and must b«
reckoned with. When the particular
road has been determined upon, then
comes tie question of raising funds.
Thos« who are disappointed will give
nothing others will contribute va
rious amounts the banker, merchant
and grutn dealer are called upon and
aubscrlta different sums others will,
contribute labor an entertainment
will lie held in the town hall, the pro
ceede Co be devoted to the building of
.the TtMd Tbe local paper will be
filled with letters, interviews and edi
torials: everybody is patting himself
on tbe back and talking of the won
derful jrogress that is being made.
This La all very well so far as It
-goes, ud perhaps the moral effect ls
good—It stirs up the community, but
It dock- not do very much in the way
of road building. Usually a half mile
or so lathe limit and may reach from
the town to the cemetery. Well, that
does tome good, and will give a de
parting citizen a smoother road in
death than he had in life.
The neans empleyed in such a cam
paign, are wholly inadequate to the
end so-night. It reminds one of the
old woman who proposed to keep the
tide tja«jlc with her broom.
There are also other unsatisfactory,
expensive and wrong ways to take up
this question. The most common one
Is for tie township to levy an annual
'tax for bard roads that will produce
perhaps 91,000 or $2,000 and expend it
'upon a gTavel or macadam stretch of
•road, wUch 1b to be extended from
:year t® year at a rate that will give
the township a fair amount of hard
troads, any. In twenty or thirty years.
By the time tbe last mile is built un
.der thU plan, the first one ls worn
lout, the rule being that the road once
'built .receives no attention, and that
ithe money raised ls spent upon bund
ling mo3» roads. The roads are usu
ally liiatlt without much, if any, at
tention being paid to drainage, and
'the results are not always satisfac
tory, Im fact, they are seldom what
they should be. Those charged with
the dvts of spending the money nine
teen tlrae, in twenty know little., If
anything, of how the road should be
built, toil when it is finished it ls
psually stxiut half as good as it ought
*o be aaidl bas coat nearly twice as
much ta It should, for let It be said
again ami again that the greater part
of the ttxes raised for highways ls
ifrittered away by misdirected effort.
An emltemt engineer, who has had ex
tended eiperlence, says at least sixty
per cent of the funds raised for high
ways li ranted. Certainly the waste
la at l«ait one-half. This being the
case, It follows that one of the first
things (4 do la to stop this awful
waste amd see that a dollar's worth of
road results from every dollar ex
pended, Iiustead of forty to fifty cents
worth. It ought to be clear that it la
very lxncoxtant that roads should be
constructed under expert supervision,
'and that a capable road engineer ls
needed. Of course it ls not practical
to have tills and build the roads piece
meal, a abort stretch at a time, hence
A Hearty Laugh.
Mrs. Brown laid aside the paper
she wju. reading and said to Mr.
Browns
"It here that a nautical mile
is 6,080 Nat and a statute mile ls only
6,280 feet, Why ls that? I thought a
jnile was a. mile."
"Well, sou see," explained Brown, "a
tnlle la osxnlle, but a statute mile ls
measures
on
Road Before Dragging at Maitland, Mo.
This ninul presents the worst possible conditions. It ls Inhuman to attempt
travel under such conditions.
dry land, while a nautical
jnlle ls measured In the water, and you
know most things swell while in
iir»ter.'\._t
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the township wih nnd it wise. Instead
ot a& acnual tax levy, to Issue bonds
to tbe full constitutional limit and
build, say, fifteen to twenty miles of
road at once and pay for them by the
bond issue, paying off the bonds in in
stallments. This is vastly better and
cheaper than to build short stretches
by an annual tax levy. Of course In
terest will have to be paid upon the
bonds, but on tbe other hand the peo
ple will have good roads to use, and
if the use of the roads is not worth
more than the Interest on the bonds
required to build tbem, then road
building Is not worth while. The
world's experience ls that good roads
are always worth several times what
they cost to any community.
There are many advantages to this
plan. By building many miles at once
it la practical to have good engineer
ing supervision and proper specifica
tions, and the result will be a well
drained, a better and a more durable
road and one that will not cost nearly
as much to maintain as one poorly
constructed. Again, on so large a Job
contractors will figure lower than up
on a small job and the best machinery
and methods can be employed to ad
vantage, EO it ls fair to say that twen
ty miles of road built under a single
contract will cost from 15 to 20 per
cent, less than If built a mile or so at
a time. Again, the roads are all new.
at the same time and will* be far more
satlBfactpry: to the people, and the
benefits will be simultaneous to the
whole community.
Suppose the state In which a given
township is situated aids in building
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permanent roads, under the plan that
is followed in more than one-half the
states. This will make the roads built
a much lighter burden.
Let us see how the matter of taxa
tion will affect the owner of a typical
farm by tbe two plans of road build
ing, that is, a little each year by an
annual tax levy, and the other by. a
bond issue, supplemented by state aid,
or in other words, by comparing the
old way with the new. In order to
give exact figures and have a concrete
example, it will be necessary to take
a typical farm in some portion of the
central west, and apply the two plans
to that farm. Aa the figures are at
hand, the writer, selects an average
farm In the corn belt of Illinois.
There is no reason why this farm
should be taken in preference to a
farm In any other state, except that
more complete data ls at hand, hence
it will be used. The same plan will
apply with slight variations to other
farms in other states, the owners of
which, by getting the assessed valua
tion of their township and state, can
figure out and ascertain each for him
self just what the effect-will be upon
his farm.
The assessed valuation of an aver
age 160 acre farm in tbe corn belt of
Illinois ls about $3,000. Suppose tbe
township, of which this Is a part, has
an assessed valuation of, say, $600,
000 and is out of debt. By the old
plan, suppose there ls an annual tax
levy for ten yeara of 60 cents on one
hundred dollars. This will produce
$3,600 per year, and in ten years will
total $36,000. This money spent un
der average local conditions means
that about half of it will be waated,
and the farm in question will have to
pay each year sixty, cents on thirty
hundred dollars or $18.00 per year.
The net result of this expenditure
will be the paying out of $36,000 du-
ring ten years, and probably will pro
duce not much over $18,000 worth' of
roads at what they ought to cost.
Suppose the new plan is adopted, by
lasulng bonds to the full constitutional
limit of 6 per cent., paying the same
off in Installments spread over twen
ty yeara, and letting the next genera
tion, who will use the roads, help to
pay for them. The bond limit on the
township In question ls $30,000, of
which exactly $150.00 rests upon the
farm in question, to be paid off one
twentieth each year, or $7.50 on ac
count of principal each year for
twenty years. Interest of course will
be paid annually, but will decrease as
the bonds are paid off. Tbe first year's
interest will be 5 per cent on $150.00,
or $7.50. Add $7.50 on account of
principal, and the first year's payment
on this farm for good roads 1b $15.00.
The tenth year one-half of the bonds
will be paid off, and the Interest will
drop to $3.75 so that that year the
"Why, of course," replied Mrs. Brown
as she picked up ber paper again, "how
stupid of me!"
Rings as Buttons.
For dainty chiffon or silk dress
waists use Instead of ordinary but
tons brass rings of the proper size,
buttonholed over in silk of a color to
match the fabric or the trimmings.
In white thread this is very nice
for a lingerie blouse also, and easier
to make than crocheted- buttons.
If you wish, you may darn across
Macadam Road Near Charlotte, N. C.
Here is a view of a North Carolina road built by convict labor. Note provision
has been made for an earth road along s!de of the macadam roadway. .Thus the
traveler has the choice. When the earth road ls lp good condition It will be used,
at other times travel will be upon the hard road. This ls an excellent plan In every
way.'
tax will be The laat year's
payment will be $7.59 oa account of
principal and 38 cents on account
of Interest, making a total of $7.88.
Thirty thousand dollars of bond is
sue will build far more and far bet
ter roads on a general contract, than
$36,000 spent in ten years on a patch
work plan, and the cost to the tax
payer will be considerably less aa
well.
Now, let us suppose that Illinois
had, as It surely needs, an up-to-date
state aid law, whereby one-half thr
amount required for building perma
nent roads should be paid from
state tax levy. If this condition ob
tained, then the township in question
could after raising $30,000, draw $30,
000 more from the state, and expend
$60,000 upon highways in their town
ship. In Illinois leas thnn one-third
the property of the state Is represent
ed by farms, so the state tax will be
spread over an immeasurably greater
nmount of property. A tax of ten.
cents on one hundred dollars for the
'state, will produce nearly $2,500,000 a
year, and the state aid tax upon the
farm in question will be $3.00 per year
in order to raise the second $30,000.
This state tax would add $3.00 to the
tax bill of the farm in question, so the
maximum amount per year, if $60,000
were expended upon the roads of the
township would be $18.00 per year
less than 12 cents per acre per year,
and take It for a series of years, any
one who can figure at all. will see that
the cost to that community, spread
over a series of years, will be even
less under the bond contract plan, and
that they can get, by tbe new plan,
about three times as much road as
they would upon the old. In handling
road building in this big way. It will
give an early and practical solution of
the good roads problem, vastly better
and tnore effective than to pass the
hat, get up ,an entertainment and
wear oneself out to raise the money
to build a little bit of road.
Uses of Paper Metal.
At the great coronation pageant,
which will be next June, when George
ls crowned King George IV. of Eng
land, there ls to be something entire
ly different from anything that has
ever happened before.
Instead of real armor the armor
that la to be ..worn will be made of
"paper metal." There. Will be exact
copies of all the old sets of armor used
and the. paper metal will, be. so fixed
that the armor made from it will
give the appearance of the original.
And It is said that in the future the
"metal" will be used for almost all
outdoor decorations, because It is
much cheaper than plaster parts and
also ls waterproof.
It can be made to represent all the
different metals and ls so strong that
one can jump on it without making
any Impression on It.
Dog Attended Funeral.
The sagacity and faithfulness of a
dog were illustrated in a striking man
ner at Wycombe, England, recently at
the funeral of a citizen named Henry
Adby- The dead man's dog, a rough
wire-haired terrier, took Its place
among the mourners, proceeded with
them to the parish church, and. enter
ing tbe sacred building, lay down be
side the coffin. Attempts were made
by the verger to remove the animal,
but It showed Its teeth and refused to
budge. When the efforts at removal
were relinquished its behavior was aa
decorous as that of any other mourn
er. After the service In church the
dog placed Itself between the officiat
ing clergyman and the coffin, and
walked sedately to the cemetery. The
ceremony over, It trotted quietly home.
Royal Physicians.
Tbe German emperor, on whom the
University of Prague has conferred a
medical degree, is not the first Ger
man royalty entitled to 'Style himself
doctor of medicine.
The late Duke Charles Theodore of
Bavaria, father of the queen of the
Belgians, after serving with distinc
tion in the Franco-Prusslau war,
studied medicine at Munich, Zurich
and Vienna. When he had taken his
degree he established an ophthalmic
hospital at Tegernsee, at which all
patients were treated free of charge.
The duke was devoted to his profes
sion and between 1874 and 1909 per
formed over 5,000 operations for cata
ract besides treating Innumerable
patienta for other diseases of the eye.
Planning the House.
"Well," said Glfford Berrlngton,
cheerfully, "I've got the plans for my
new house on the lake fihore all An
iahed."
"Finished to suit you?"
"N-no. But the architect ls satisfied,
and that's the best I can expect"
"Ha, ba! How about Mrs. Berrlng
ton?"
"It's all right with her, too. In fact,
she got that fixed before we started,
Tou see, she laid out the cupboards
and wardrobes, and ai! tbe architect
had to do was to build a house around
them."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Yea, environment does influence
ua."
"How now?"
"You never see a man coming out
of church with his hat perched on the
side of his head."
the rings, or cross threads and but
tonholes over them but really the
plain buttonholed rings are just aa
pretty.
Where you have crocheted loops
Instead of buttonholes the soft bat
tenburg rings will do as well, and can
be bought ready made at any em
broidery supply or notion store.
Happy ls that man that eats only
for hunger, and drinks only for thirst,
and lives- by reason, not by example,
and provides for use and necessity, not
for ostentation and pomp.—Seneca.
ST.
Many Lives Lost in Recent Years
From Accidents.
Installation of Comparatively Inex
pensive Fighting Appliances,
Regulations and Drills Would
Help Materially.
New York.—Herbert M. Wilson,
chief engineer of the bureau of mines,
in an address delivered at the annual
meeting of the National Fire associa
tion in this city the other day, said
that failure to appreciate the serious
ness of mine fires and a lack of ade
quate fire protection have resulted in
the loss of hundreds of lives and the
destruction of millions of dollars
worth of property in the last few
years. He declared that two of the
most serious disasters In coal mines
in the last two years, one at Cherry,
111., in which 262 lives were lost and
tbe other at the Pancoast mine, near
Scranton. Pa., in which 74 lives were
lost, originated from trivial causea
and ought to have been quickly ex
tinguished without the sacrifice of hu
man life.
"The contact of several bales of
hay with a blazing torch or an open
miners' lamp," said Mr. Wilson,
"caused tbe Cherry mine disaster wltb
its great loss of life and a total cost
of one million dollars, of which $50,000
a day was spent in direct tire fighting
for several days.
"The fire in the Pancoast mine
killed .74 miners, left 45 widows and
137 dependent orphans. This fire is
known to have started in an under
ground room, presumably from some
oil-soaked waste. The fire was not
thought serious until it bad been burn
ing two hours. This delay was, in
large measure, responsible for tbe
great loss of life.
"Besides the loss of life, fires have
cost much in money. At Deadwood, S.
D., $1,000,000 has been spent in fight
ing fire in a metal mine. Today fires
are raging in coal and metal mines in
various parts of the country. Some
of them have got beyond control, and
have been burning for many years, de
vouring hundreds of thousands of tons
of coal and miles of mine galleries.
One mine fire near Carbondale, Pa.,
has burned out such a vast area of an
thracite coal in the last ten years as
to result in a subsidence pf the sur
face and destruction of surface prop
erty. Near Summit, Pa., a lire which
has been burning 51 years ls estima
ted to have destroyed $25,000,000
worth of coal. Near Jobs, O.. a tract
of coal valued at several million dol
lars has been burning since 1884. In
some of the deeper metal mines at
Butte, .Mont., fires have been burning
in the old timbers since 1889. In the
Comstock vein in Nevada thousands
of feet of tunnels which bad been
opened and timbered at great expense
are being burned out.
."The mining engineers of the bu
reau of mines have made a careful
study of fires in mines, and have
reached the conclusion that the intro
duction of comparatively inexpensive
fire fighting appliances, the adoption
of proper regulations and the Institu
tion of a reasonable system of fire
drills may minimize fires and confine
others to a brief period of time with
little damage to life and property. The
engineers of this bureau have bad
much success in combating mine fires
through the use of the oxygen helmet.
This is an apparatus that entirely
protects the head, and through which
air is furnished artificially, thus en
abling the wearer to explore the vi
cinity of a fire under conditions of
smoke and gas that would render his
approach otherwise impossible. By
the use of such an apparatus a num
ber of fires have been promptly extin
guished which would doubtless have
spread and perhaps extended beyond
control.
"Chemistry, through the quick an
alysis of gases at frequent Intervals
Wllkesbarre. Pa.—While working In
the kitchen of Ryan Brothers, at Ply
mouth. Charles Dilg, a cook, found an
egg which bore the name of Miss
Bertha Garrett of Huntsvllle. Madison
county, Arkansas. This egg brought
him the acquaintance of the young
woman, her love and now a legacy of
$3,000 at her death.
PETERSBURG.—The American battleship fleet under command of
Rear-Admiral C. J. Badger arrived at Cronstadt, and remained several
days. Emperor Nicholas did tbe United States the unuBual honor of visit
ing the vessels, and also received Admiral Badger and the fleet officers In
tbe palace in this city. Tbe fleet comprises the battleships Louisiana, South
Carolina, Kansas and New Hampshire.
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PREVENT MINE FIRES
Fortune From Common Egg
Although he had written her only
BEES CONTRACT CIDER "JAG'
Even the Queen Is Intoxicated as She
Crawls Out of Barrel—Whole Col
ony Hopelessly Drunk.
Hilton, N. Y.—Having discovered
bees crawling on the floor of his fur
nace room, John Haynes investigated.
Soon be saw they were coming from
what appeared to be the bungbole of
a cider barrel. Plugging the hole, he
rolled the barrel out into tbe yard.
CZAR WILL VISIT AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS
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in tbe neighborhood of the fire, has
proved a most successful adjunct In
fighting fires. It seems almost unnec
essary to call attention to the neces
sity of providing at each mine ample
storage of water properly conveyed
In protected pipes to possible danger
points, the desirability of using larger
amounts of fireproof material in place
of wooden mine timbering or wooden
doors, the proper disposal of waste,
fireproof manways and air shafts and
the use of fireproof material as far as
possible In all surface structures with
in fifty to one hundred feet of the
main openipg to tbe mine."
PAPA GANDER ATTACKS BOY
Defends Goslings Which Mrs. Goose
Has Just Hatched Out When
Youngster Gets Inquisitive.
San Antonio. Tex—Shaughnessy,
five years old and adventuresome, got
too well acquainted with a wild gan
der near the deer range in the Bronx
zoo, and as a result he will bave a
sore chin for a few days.
Harry and his brother William
went to the zoo and spied the gan
der and bis mate. The mate has just
hatched out some goslings.
The boys admired the goslings and
tried to pick up one. While Mrs.
Goose chased William through tbe
fence ber indignant busband grabbed
Harry by the chin and had worried
him along ten feet when an attend
ant. rescued bim.
Thp lad's face was lacerated and
be was taken to the zoo office, where
tie wound was dressed.
City Builds Sidewalks.
New London, Conn.—This city will
be the first in New England to under
take a uniform system of sidewalks
at the municipal expense. Tbe project
will cost nearly $150,000 and work la
to begin at once.
Walla Walla's Unique Institutbn
Has Spa?e for Playground.
I
Chief Feature of Building Is Its Flood
of Sunlight, There Being as Many
Large Windows as Could Be
Put in Four Walls.
Walla Walla, Wash.—Flanked by
converging roads which lead past
fields and orchards and homes to
the city, and facing miles of rolling
prairie mottled with gardens and
groves and farm houses, stands a
building unique in the development of
the land of Marcus Whitman—Walla
Walla's firsi model "country-life"
school backea by the enthusiasm of
a united school board. Among Walla
Walla's -dozens of substantial school
houses which everywhere mark tbe
interest taken In educational matters
the Prospect Point school, soon to
close its term, is one of the best.
Larger plans are being entertained
for the development of Prospect Point
school and It is semiofficially In
charge of the State Country Life
Commission, of which J. L. Dumas is
a resident member.
Tbe building ls of red brick, two
stories in height, surmounted by a
tower. It contains four large study
rooms, basement lunch rooms for both
boys and girls, library, auditorium,
spacious halls open to the sunlight,
and storage room for fuel as well as
furnaces and lavatories.
The chief feature of the building ls
its flood of sunlight, which is let In
through as many large windows as
can be placed within the four walls.
The library ls tucked away off the
stair at a wide landing,- and auditori
um ia provided by opening sliding
a half dozen letters, and had not even
heard her voice, she decided on her
deathbed that Dilg should be remem
bered, and attorneys for the estate
are now busy arranging to carry out
her bequests.
Upon finding the egg five years ago
Dilg went to his boarding house. He
sat down at once to write the girl
of his discovery. A short time later
Immediately he heard bumming
from the entire tribe of bees be bad
incarcerated. Cautiously he removed
the barrel head and the bees slowly
emerged. Some were so much intoxi
cated that they could not fly. They
staggered. Others fell down and
rolled over on their backs, in which
position they remained until Haynes
turned them over with a stick. Hard
cider had done effective work. The
whole colony was drunk, including
the queen. She lay prostrate, with her
feet wiggling in tbe air.
SCHOOL FARM A MODEL
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ARE WED IN SPEEDING AUTO
Couple Married While Being Whirled
Under Palm Trees In Westlake
Park, Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Cal.—A novel wedding
occurred the other day when Max
Botefnbr and Miss Avis C. Doebler,
daughter of William Doebler, a re
tired capitalist, were married In an
automobile as the car glided under
tbe palm trees in Westlake park.
The ceremonies began at the Sev
enth street entrance and when the
car arrived at the Sixth street en
trance the happy young couple were
man and wife. When the automobile
entered tbe park Rev. Casslus Morton
Carter, pastor of the First Baptist
church, arose with book in hand. "We
are standing here together In the
sight of God and man—"
"Go a little, slower." said the brlde
groom-to-be. "We want it all to bap
pen in the park."
The minister continued:
"To join together in the holy bonds
of matrimony this man and this—"
"Oh. my hat!" exclaimed Miss Doeb
ler, as tbe palm leaf became entan
gled in a ribbon.
The minister continued: "If anyone
can show just cause why they should
not be joined together, let htm now
stand forward or forever—"
"Don't stop the car!" said Bote
fuhr, "I want it to keep moving."
"Hold his peace." the minister waa
looking pretty serious.
"Do you. Max Botefuhr. take Avis
Doebler to be your beloved—"
"1 wish papa was here," said Miss
Doebler, "he would enjoy this!"
"Wife to honor and cherish until
death do you part?"
"I do," said Botefuhr.
"Do you. Avis Doebler. take Max
Botefuhr to -be your beloved husband,
to honor and cherish until death do
you part?"
"I do," said Miss Doebler.
The car was within ten feet of the
Sixth street entrance when tbe min
ister said: "Then 1 pronounce you
man and wife."
doors which throws two large class
rooms into communication with a
small centrally located room where
Is a starge.
The cloakroom feature of the open
halls ls Improved by the situation of
the doors, which make it possible for
tbe pupils to come ^into tbe building,
pass through the halls and enter the
schoolroom without confusion.
Tbe school ls supplied with a 11-'
brary of 200 volumes which Is to be
soon increased, with maps, charts and
a globe, and facilities for Instructing
the eight grades assembled there un
der the direction of three teachers.
Playgrounds, gardens, lawns will
be laid out on the five-acre tract.
With plenty" of land
fo-
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a rough-and-
tumble playground, th- board has felt
justified in making a lawn around the
building, and this will be done next
year and preserved as a beauty spot.
Back of the lawns win be an ample
playgrounds and the teachers' cottage.
The cottage will bj sunounded by a
lawn and flower beds.
One of tbe finest features of the
site is a water right which the dis
trict obtained with the five acres. Out
of it Is to be developed a water sys
tem fir the scboolhouse and teachers'
cottage which will supply drinking
water from a spring not more than
two miles away, and irrigation for
lawns, gardens anc' flower beds with
out any expense except Installation.
Roosevelt, Jr.. Wins Prize.
Cambridge. Mass.—Quentin Roose
velt bas won a prize for being tbe
second highest in standing in his
class at the Groton school.
However, he does not feel the
weight of his honor.
"That ls nothing." he said. "I had
much rather be good at baseball and
football."
he wa8 delighted and surprised to re
ceive a letter from tbe girl, In which
she said she was tbe daughter of a
wealthy hardware merchant at Hunts
vllle. Her letter said she bad a girl
friend whose father was In the poul
try business, and while there she con
ceived the idea of writing ber name
and address on the egg.
This was five years ago. and in tbe
meantime Dilg had forgotten bis expe
rience until it was recalled by the an
nouncement of the girl's death and
of bis inheritance.
Leaving them to sleep off the ef
fects of their debauch, Haynes went
away for a few hours. Returning, he
found that the bees had swarmed on
the branch of a neighboring pear tree,
having deserted their hoard of honey,
weighing about 150 pounds. Now
Haynes and his family are regaling
themselves with honey that has a
strong flavor of russet cider.
Many a fellow's only chance to win
a girl lies In the fact that her family
is opposed to him.
The Truth
About Coc*Cola"
toYrarGood Hulth and Pleasure
Come—follow the arrow til you join
the mertytKibngof paUte pleated men
and women who have quit aeekingfor
the oae beat beverage because they've
Real latlsfaction in every glass—snap and apaikle—vim
and go. Quenche* the thirtt—cool* like a breeze.
Delicious—Refreshing—Wholesome
Sc Everywhere
THX COCA-COLA CO.
Atlanta,
The Great Toilet Germicide?
You don't have to pay 50c or $1.00
a pint for listerian antiseptics or per
oxide. You can make 16 pints of a
more cleansing, germicidal, healing
and deodorizing antiseptic solution
with one 25c box of Paxtine,—a sol
uble antiseptic powder, obtainable at
any drug store.
Paxtine destroys germs that cause
disease, decay and odors,—that is why
It ls the best mouth wash and gargle,
and why it purifies the breath,
cleanses and preserves the teeth bet
ter than ordinary dentifrices, and in
sponge bathing it completely eradi
cates perspiration and other disagree
able body odors. Every dainty wom
an appreciates this and Its many other
toilet and hygienic uses.
Paxtine ls splendid for sore throat,
inflamed eyes and to purify mouth
and breath after smoking. You can
get Paxtine Toilet Antiseptic at any
drug store, price 25c and 50c, or by
mail postpaid from The Paxton Toi
let Co., Boston, M»8b., who will send
you a free sample if you would like
to try it before buying.
Well Domesticated.
Judge Parry in the course of a
sketch of his Judicial duties states
that he has learned to sympathize
with domestic frailties. "I was once
rebuking a man Jor backing up his
wife in what was not only an absurd
story, but one In which I could see he
had no belief. 'You should be more
careful,' I said, 'and I tell you candidly
I don't believe a word of your wife's
story.' 'You may do as you like," he
said, mournfully, 'but I've got to.'"
t-lze Was "Otherwise at Present."
Sam Jones found Eliza Williams
animatedly talking with Jim Lewis
at a colored baptism. Now, Eliza
was Sam's "best girl," or he reckoned
her that way so walking up he
sought to monopolize her attention.
But Eliza, considering the interrup
tion unwarranted, wheeled upon Sam
with, "Yo" will have to "souse me, I
am otherwise at present."—Frank P.
Fogg, National Magazine.
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOR1A, a safe and sure remedy for
Infants and children, .and Bee that It
Bears the
Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
CT,
53
THE REASON.
De Quiz—Are you in favor of a
safe and sane Fourth of July?
De Whiz—No let the boys bave
all the giant firecrackers they want.
De Quiz—«But such things are dan
gerous.
De Whiz—I know It' I haven't any
boys.
HAVE YOU TRIED PAXTINE
Net Guilty.
Fletcherize your food,
"Do you
Auntie?"
"No, ma'am! I pays for every bit
I gets."—Judge.
LANDS for sale In North Dakota, Mon
tana and Canada. Write us for
lists and terms. HODGSON REALTY
COMPANY, Fargo, North Dakota.
A half truth always seems more im
pregnable than a many-sided view a
liberal ls always at a disadvantage in
contention with a dogmatist.
LADIES CAN WEAR SHOES
one size smaller after using Allen's Foot*Ease,
the antiseptic powder to be shaken into the
shoes. It makes tlg-ht or new shoes feel easy.
Rtftut tubstituUs.
Life without love Is like a good din
ner without an appetite.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Symp for Children
teething, softens the guma, reduces inflamma
tion. allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
Not many lives, but only one have
we one, only one!—Baxter.
Chew and smoke untaxed tobacco, eheap and
nndoped- Meriwether A Kdwards. ClarksvlUe,Tenn.
Laziness is premature death.—Sir
H. Gilbert.
Remedies are Needed
The genuine has on Its
outside wrapper the
Signature
whenever
yon
Arrow think
of Coca-Cola
When
you want the
best there is, ask
your grocer £or_
Libby's
Picklesj
and
,01ivesj
Ubby.
McN«i11
CSil
Libby/
44 Bu. to the Acre
to a heary yield, hot that's what John Kennedy of
B&monton, Alberta, Western Canada, sot lrum 40
acres of Bprinc Wheat in 191U Reports
from other districts in that prov
Ince showed other excel'
mm
lent results—such as 4^
0U0 bushels of wheal
from 130 acres, or 881-1
ba. peracre. 2&.S0and 4U
bushel yioids were num
erous. As high as 1&2
bushels of oats to the
acre worn threshed from
Albert* fields in liaQ.
Tbe Silver Gup
at the recent Spokane
Fair was awarded to ti
Alberta Governmentfor
Its exhibit off rains.giusses and
vegetables. Beportsof excellent
iolds for 1010 com* also from
akatchewan awl Mftplfoha in
/•stern Canada.
Free homesteads of ISO
•ores, and adjoining pre
emptions of 160 acre* (at
•3 per acre) are Co be had
In the choicest district*
School* convenient, ell
mate excellent, soil the
very best* railways closest
hand* buftldlnjr lumber
cheap* fuel easy to get and
—asonable In price, water
jaUy procured, mixed
farming a success.
Write as to best plnee for s«*
tlexnent, settler** low railway
rates, descriptive Illustrated
"Last Beet West** (sent free on
application) and other Informa
tion, to Bup*t of Immigration,
Ottawa, Can.,
or to the Canodlo
Government Agent. (80)
C.J.BNSfktM,4
•Mv., C5toa«* IILI
Treedee Tiraiatl Bid*., uwwpiwi
AM. A. Mill, ISt Si., SUvast**, Wfa.
The Army of
Constipation
I* Growing Smaller Evtiy Day.
CARTER'S LITTLE
LIVER PILLS are
responsible— they A
not only give relief Mk
they perma- Mi
nentlycureCa*
•tipatiaa. Mil-,,
lions use
them for
ITTkC
Sick HuJacke, Stllow Skia.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PR1CS.
Genuine
most bear
BALE
Tor Free trial package, ad­
dress Allen S. Olmsted. Le Roy* X. "Y.
Signature
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oW/, o,'
PRESS
YOUR HAY
a good
It will brinij yon more
money. Send for Catalog.
P.K.PEDERICK'S SONS
100 Tivoli St. Albany, N. Y.
plM* aaywb»vt*sS
trtau and ki..« aJI
fllto. Neat, clean,
otnameotml, conven*
iciit«cbe4p. Last* *U
mams. Can't frpht or
tip over, will Dot «oi|
.ajure AoyUiiDc.
Guaranteed effect*
t:n\-
01 *11 Scaler* at
•est prepaid for
20c.
HAROLD seatB*
lltf D*
KILB AIL,
BmUra t.
Live STOCK AND
MISCELLANEOUS
In great variety for sale at tho lowest pr set
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Were we perfect, which we are not, medicine* would
not often be needed. But since our systems have be
come weakened, impaired and broken down through
indiscretions which have gone on from the early ages,
through countless fenerations, remediea are needed to
aid Nature in correcting our inherited and otherwise
acquired weaknesses. To reach the seat of stomach
weakness and consequent digestive troubles, there is
nothing so good as Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discov
ery, a glyceric compound, extracted from native medic
inal roots—sold for over forty years with great satisfaction to all users. For
'Weak Stomach, Biliousness, Liver Complaint, Pain in the Stomach after eating,
Heartburn, Bad Breath, Belching of food, Chronic Diarrhea and other Intestinal
Derangements, the "Discovery" is a time-proven and most efficient remedy.
Yon can't afford to accept a secret nostrum as a substitute for thi non-alco
holic, medicine OP KNOWN COMPOSITION, not even though the urgent dealer may
thereby make a little bigger profit.
Dr. Pierce's Plesssnt Pellets regulate and invigorate stomach, Srrer and
bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take as candy.
1
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ELECTROTYPES
BATBIIT6 Fortunes are made in patents. Pro
in ikn I tectjrourideas, OurM pase bookfreek
ntageraldA Co., Box K, Washington, D. C*
AAFMYQ Self nesting Gasoline Plat Iron*
sample C1.7&. Start today, OTery
home needs one. aouKRX L. co., *so
DEFIANCE STARCH 'or
sta-culineuL
finest
W. N. U., CHICAGO, NO. 26-1911.
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