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Value to the 1 annrr.
At the recent meeting of t lie Indiana
t:ite Hoard of Trade, held at Indian
npoliK, a morning kcmkIoh was devoted
to the subject of "(Joo.l Koads." The
lirKt speaker wns C V. Sherrltt, of
Mniirio, who laid ppoclal stress upon
the value of good roads to the fanner.
He tpnke of nn old fogy fanner, in
Kentucky, who reds toil the building of
a macadamized road through his furm,
and said that If they forced the build
Ing of It he wonld kcII out and leave
the county. He had 280 acres of fair
land, only a part under cultivation,
inoHtly covered with a fine growth of
poplar timber that, up to the time of
building this road it was practically
Impossible to market. But the road
was built, and, true to his threat, he
did Roll out, at $30 nn acre. The pur
chaser of this property sold the timber
for $:'00 more than the entire farm cost
him. He afterward old the farm at
;r2 an acre. The entire cost to that
farm was a little more than SS00. "So
you see," Raid Mr. Sherritt, "that farm
er No. 1 was 'penny wise and pound
"Our farmers," he continued, "have
the situation in their own hands. They
can Influence legislation that will give
them ample road facilities for market
ing their grain and all the products of
their farms at nil seasons of ,the year
Good roads not only give them this,
but save their horses and protract their
lives and their usefulness. They save
In time. A load of wheat over a bad
road may be excessive at a few hun
dred pounds, and require another day
to haul to the market and take many
pounds from his horses' flesh and maDy
days from their lives, whereas a good
road may mean several thousand
pounds, one-half day's time and flesh
and buoyant horses at night.
"Good roads add to the enjoyment of
country life. The distant church bells
oa Sunday morning only cause the
farmer upon a bad road To shake his
head, aud, with his family to remain
at home. How different from the man
upon the other road. A prancing pair
of horses, a happy family. All points
are nearer upon a good road, as all are
distant upon a bad one. The time is
. Vapidly approaching when the whirr of
horseless carriage will waken the
oes in every valley in our land. We
aie living in a wonderful age. Every
day brings us In contcat with new won
ders. The tramp, tramp of the magic-
feet of progress awakens us In the
morning, and its ringing clanging lulls
us to sleep at night. All about us mo
tion. Our roads must keep pace with
the grand procession."
Good Roads Arithmetic.
Good roads enthusiasm appears to
have run away with the arithmetic of
v. Supervisor Couboy. If he is correctly
.cuoted in Saturday's Commercial. The
public has been given from time to time
various glowing assurances of the re
duction which could be made in con
Btructing highways by using prisoners
from the jail and the penitentiary
Supervisor Conboy has got past the
stage of predicting a mere economy.
He has now figured it out that the con
vict labor plan is going to save the en
ti:e cost, so far as the county is con
cerned. This is the way the Commer
cial quotes him: "We have figured
closely and carefully, and .do not think
any mistakes will be discovered. The
State appropriates half the money for
these road improvements. The county
supplies the other half. Well, we think
we can do the work so cheaply that
( Mb money the State will give us will
Vbe sufficient to meet all expenses with
out forcing the county to furnish any
money to meet the half of the entire
cost advanced by the State."
Isn't that clear as city water in May?
The law provides that the State shall
pay half the cost of building roads.
The county, by using convicts, will do
the work for half the cost Ergo, the
State will be paying it all, and the
' County will get its roads for nothing.
A resolution authorizing the purchase
of a stone crushing plant for $CQ0O al
ready has been put in through the
Board of Supervisors.
The law provides that the State Engi
neer may in lus discretion awaru tne
contract to the Board of Supervisors
j of the county or the town board or
boards of the town or towns in which
such highway lies, provided their re
spective bids do not exceed by ten per
cent, the bid of such lowest responsible
b'dder, and except that no contract
shall be awarded at a greater sum thau
the estimate." What the supervisors
evidently have in mind to do is to make
a bid approaching the State's estimate,
if- say, $iOW a nine, ana men uo me
v.-oilc for half that figure. They think
tin-. State would pay half the contract
pifco. which would be only half the
real cost, so the county would have
i:othii:g to pay. Even if this rosy
uean of clu-r.pness s-honld be realized
it is a question whether, as the law
rcadi", the State would not base Us
quota on the real cost, instead of tU'
contract prict'.-JtulTalo Express,
The 1'rnpl" Aroiiaeil.
IWid roads throughout the greater
portion of the year, la inany section
of the United States, have aroused the
people to definite action. Object lesson
roads were built hist year by the Fed
eral Government In nine States. Some
of the older States are also doing such
work on their own account. New York
has a good roads law that encourages
the building of Improved roadways by
providing both State aud county aid.
This arrangemeut has become so popu
lar that the applications are a long way
In excess of the available funds. Other
States have similar la wb ami the move
ment for respectable highways Is ap
parently well established. We have
not paid much attention to the proper
care of a road after It is built. Water
Is permitted to collect In pools that
soon puddle Into mud. Each passing
wheel throws out a few drops of mud
dy water and the depression deepens
with each rala until the mud settles
around the large foundation stones.
This gives the frost a chance to lift
them out of place, and the road Is In
jured In that spot beyond repair.
MODERN ECG COLLECTIONS.
Trrmrndoui Coat of Keprenentatlve
The collection of eggs Is a fad as
old as the hills, and is as popular to
day as ever. In fact, of late years
the encroachments of science upon
daily life have given a tew zest to the
pursuit, and raised prices accordingly.
At one time a collection which In
cluded the common birds of the St:te
cr a division of the country was con
sidered among the first rank. To-day
such a collection would be laughed
at as a boyish plaything. The regular
collectors desire to represent every
leading member of the bird kingdom,
while several hundred purchase the
eggs of extinct and even prehistoric
birds. The egg of the great Northern
auk, which died out more than a half
century ago, is now worth anywhere
from $1500 to $2000. The egg of the
dodo, which lived formerly In Mada
gascar, is worth several hundred dol
lars. That of the dinoris. a giant
feathered creature of New Zealand, Is
worth even more.
From these large figures the prices
run down very rapidly. Those of the
eagle family are as a class the most
valuable. The golden eagle's egg
brmgs $10, the bald eagie's $4, the
great Swiss eagle $8, the snow eagle
$8, the Greenland falcon $5, the Louis
iana kite $10, the Filipino fish eagle
$10, and the fish hawk $1. In fact, it
may be said that eagles' eggs average
$7, falcons' eggs $4, hawks' eggs $2,
owls' eggs $0, and kites' eggs $3. The
eggs of the grouse and partridge fam
ily are very pretty in their markings
and command good terms. They range
all the way from 6 cents for the egg
of a common ruffled grouse up to that
of the Canadian grouse at 75 cents.
There are l'JO humming birds whose
eggs are in the market, and although
the latter are scarcely larger thau
beans, they bring exceedingly good
prices, varying from 25 cents up to $10.
The eggs of the duck and goose family
are not very high priced. The cheap
est is worth a single cent, while one
species of the wild duck costs $5.
There are said to be 150,000 collectors
in the United StPtes, and the collec
tions run from l6o0 to 50,000 eggs. If
a collection has less than a thousand
eggs it is hardly Worthy of the name.
7he smallest egg is that of the Central
American humming bird, the size of a
pea, and the largest is that of an os
trich. The centre of the trade was
formerly in New York, but it is so no
longer. The merchants say that the
business has been broken up among
fifty cities. New York Post.
A Jfew "Lee Penny.
Out readers have all heard of the
famous "Lee Penny," the "talisman"
from which Scott gave the title to his
romance of the crusades. "Sir Simon
Lockhart," wrote Scott, "after much
experience of the wonders which it
wrought, brought it to his own country
and left it to his heirs, by whom, and
by Clydesdale in particular, it was,
and is still, distinguished by the name
of the Lee Penny, from the name of
his native seat of Lee." But a new
combination of a similar kind has just
come into being. For on the 4th inst.,
at St. George's Church, Catford, a Mr.
Lee was married to a Miss Penny, and
they were hyphened in their matrimo
nial announcement as "Lee Penny."
The coincidence is a very curious otie,
and if there be any talismanic virtue
in names, the union can scarcely fail
to be as happy a one as that of Edith
and Sir Kenneth, the Scotch knight.
The Tip Question Solved.
The awkward question of the tip was
solved by a big New Englander .from
the State of Maine, xvho was dining in
a Loudon restaurant the other even
ing. Having paid his bill, he was
fornied by the waiter that what be had
paid did "not include the waiter"
"Wal." said the stranger. "I ate no
waiter, did I?" And as lie looked quite
ready to do so on any further provoca
tion, the subject was dropped. Ltu
Calling Out Members.
"A rather ruvlous change has taken
place In the way we coll out num
bers." Bald the man who was on the
lookout for the more novel thlnps of
life, "and It has completely revolu
tionize the old way of Tallinn out nuni
hers. Take the number 1,&4C, as an
example: Time was when no man
would think of laying anything but
one thousand five hundred and forty
six. He would use seven distinct
words In railing out the number. Thin
rule is still observed in the schools,
but outside the nchoolroom one rarely
hears it called out after the old
fashion. If it is a street number, a
telephone number or any other par
ticular place or thing designated by
number we will simply call it 'fifteen
forty-six.' Do you notice the economy
in words? Here we use only three
words, Instead of seven, as of old. It
saves breath and saves time, and any
thing that saves time la the proper
caper these days. Time Is the great
element now. If the number should
happen to be 1,090, Instead of using
four words In saying one thousand
and ninety, we dismiss the number
with two words by elmply saying 'ten
ninety.' In the case of telenhonn
numbers In the larger cltlCs where the
duplication of numbers has been re
sorted to, with a final figure Indicat
ing the serial number, as, for In
stance, 154G-23, instead of saying one
thousand five hundred and forty-six
twenty-three, we will simply call out
to the exchange 'fifteen forty-six
twenty-three.' Here we find the same
time-saving principle. Yet If we had
called numbers after this fashion Just
a few years back we would not have
been understood at all. If you call
figures In the old way now you are put
down as worse than a backwoodsman.
You are simply a jay, that's all. We
do these things because we live In a
hurrying age. We want to get
through quickly and pa?s to the next
post." New Orleans Times-Democrat
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wish." Washington Star.
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