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NEVER LET ROADS WEAR OUT
Boston Man Returns From Trip
Abroad and Tolla of Superiority of
Well satlsfled that the European
countries have little to teach this
country in the way of manufacture of
motor cars, J. H. MacAlman, president
of the Boston Automobile Dealers' as
sociation, returned recently.
It was a vacation trip for Mr. Mac
Alman, but he took care to note the
atate of the motoring Industry In the
different countries and to observe the
condition of the highways. While
praising the magnificent systems of
highways In Great Britain and on the
Continent, where he found roads ev
erywhere equal to our best, he Is of
the opinion that the magnificent care
that is taken of them. The principal
roads are under national control, and
are never allowed to wear out. All
along the main routes of travel there
nre posted at Intervals men who have
a supply of road material at hand, and
when a bole appears In the road sur
face, the road repairers at once pound
atone Into it and stop the wear. The
traffic over these roads Is heavy, but
on none of them, according to Mr. Mac
Alman, Is the traffic as heavy as that
over such a road as the Revere Beach
Parkway and other main avenues of
motor travel out of Boston. What
struck him particularly forcible In
England was the fact that no matter
where he wanted to go there were
flrst-clasa roads, due to the fact that
England has been building good roads
for centuries, while the good roads
Idea In the United States Is scarcely
a score of years old.
ARRANGING GRADE OF CREAM
Lack of Quality Has Long Been Detri
ment to Dairy Interests of
the United States.
Increased attention is being given
tn butter-producing districts to the
grading of cream and the arranging of
price schedules to conform more near
ly with the real value of different
grades of the product. Lack of qual
ity has long been a serious detriment
to the dairy interests of the United
States, regardless of locality. The
production of a higher quality of
cream by the Individual farmer has
long been urged by the creamery op
erators as the prime necessity to the
production of better batter. For the
most part, however, creamery inter
ests and creamery operators even
under the co-operative plan have of
fered no particular inducement to
the farmer to Improve the quality of
his product. Producing cream under
the most improved conditions and
keeping and delivering It In the best
possible condition generally costs more
work and more money than the pro
duction of an Inferior product. As
long an cream Is paid for on a flat
scale at so much per pound of butter
fat regardless of condition, the great
bulk ot farmers are not going to spend
money and effort to deliver a high
grade product at the creamery. When,
however, a price difference Is paid
commensurate with the real difference
In quality the matter becomes a ques
tion of economics, as It properly
should, and there Is a tangible object
in delivering cream of high quality.
Thcro Is Just as much, good, Bound
season back of grading cream as pay
ing for it according to Its relative
value as there is In the grading of
wheat and corn.
Storing Pumpkins In the Field.
You needn't expect to reap much
profit from gorging your hogs and cat
le on pumpkins for a few days dur
ng the harvest season, then cutting
sff their supply of this valuable feed
for another whole year. Store your
pumpkins in the field.
Pile the pumpkins in a row, as high
and as wide as you wish, cover with
hay and set up fodder on each side to
a thickness of three or four feet. This
not only affords ample protection
from cold, bu' 't enables you to form
a most profitable balanced ration by
adding "the fruit of the vine" as you
feed out the cim and fodder.
Filling the Orchard.
The vacant places In an orchard
liuaed by poor stock. Injury In culti
vation or borers, It may be as well to
fill In with younger trees up to the
age of about eight years. After that
time the older trees will occupy the
ground so fully with their root sys
tems that young trees set make very
little growth and seldom amount to
much when they arrive at a bearing
Sheep in the Orchard.
If fruit trees are a good size and
there Is some wasteful fruit on the
ground, or plenty of grass and weeds
hue and there, to turn a few sheep
tn, It Is more likely to do the ground
good than harm. There must, how
ever, be sufficient food somewhere
to keep the young from getting
hungry enough to get after the bark
or twigs. jp
Wireless Power Oenerated by Hand.
A new form of generator has been
developed by the United States sig
nal corps tor use with Its portable
wireless telegraph seta. It conalats
o: a small generator, the motor of
which la driven by hand cranks
through a suitable gearing. Two
cranks are provided, ao that two men
; y drive the motor at the same time,
and If necessary four man may be em
ployed two at each handle. Low and
high speed releasee are provided,
wbleh alsengags the driving gear
COST OF ROAD IMPROVEMENT.
Secretary Wilson Show That 300,009
muss or Public Thoroughfares
According to Information Just mad
public by the director of the office of
public roads, Indiana leads all the
states ot the Union In mileage of Im
proved roads. Most of the Improved,
roads of Indiana and Ohio are com
posed of gravel and were, tor the;
most part, built by farmers In working
out the taxes. The eight leading good
roads states are: Indiana, Ohio, New
Tork, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois,
California and Massachusetts.
The states which are leading in pro
gress ive road building are: New
Tork, Georgia, Washington, Missouri,
South Carolina, Alabama, Pennsyl
vania, Tennessee, New Jersey, Florida
That the natton-wlde movement
for the Improvement of the public
roads Involves a large undertaking la
indicated by Information just made
public by the U. S. department of
agriculture. Secretary Wilson showa
that 300,000 miles of roads must be
Improved before the public road sys
tem can be considered really efficient.
It is only within recent years that
the movement for better roads has
gained force. The consequences of
delay are shown tn the fact that there
are now but 190,476 mtlea of Improved
roads in this country. These Improved
roads constitute 8.66 per cent, of the
total mileage of all public roads, Im
proved and unimproved. It Is figured
that the percentage will have to be in
creased to 20 before traffic can be
moved throughout the country with
the minimum of wear and tear on
horse, wagons and automobiles.
The French system of roads, long
considered the best In the world, was
bonded by Napoleon III. for 16,000,
000, and something In the neighbor
hood of $612,775,000 has already been
apent on that system. In this country,
owing to the great distances, It la
probable that close to $2,000,000,000
will have to be spent before a proper
road system Is developed.
While the amount necessary to per
fect a great road system seems fabu
lously large, it does not seem too large
when It Is divided among the various
states and spread over a period of
five, ten or fifteen years. When It
is considered that New Tork state
has bonded Itself for $50,000,000
and that $6,000,000 a year Is now
being expended by that state, it will
be seen that a nation-wide system
might soon be perfected were all
states to progress as rapidly.
South Carolina, Alabama and Flor
ida have also made great gains by
building sand-clay roads, and this Is a
very cheap and satisfactory type of
The Window Garden Season.
The window mrdener'a vear hosrtna
In September, because that Is the i
time to bring tender plants Indoors,
and because bulbs begin to arrive I
The Ideal Is to have flowers Indoors j
every day from the first frost of an
turon until the last frost of spring.
Bulbs alone will give flowers from
Christmas to Easter. A lltle $2 col
lection of bulbs will give a spot of
color dally if carefuly selected and !
managed, but It Is pleasant to have a
roomful of bulbs about 250 pots.
The most practical bulbs for Christ
mas bloom are Roman hyacinths and
the paper white narcissus. Chinese
sacred lilies will also bloom then if
protected from drafts.
For February, plan to have cro- I
For March and April plan to have
tulips, hyacinths and daffodils.
Asparagus Doubly Useful.
Asparagus plant Is hardy. It re
quires six weeks for the seed to ger
minate and come up. The young
plants may be cultivated In rows aa
other garden vegetables, and set la
permanent rows or beds this fall or
The plants are very hardy, will
stand all kinds of treatment, but will
respond liberally to good treatment,
and thrive in one placo for ten or
twt&ty years. The asparagus plant Is
doubly useful. The young shoots can
be used for food, and the foliage
branches for decoration. Sprays of j
asparagus are equaled by few other
plants for their pleasing effect In
Good roads are essential to the suc
cess of the farmer the world over.
Poor roads are very costly; they cauae
the speedy wearing out of wagons, the
loss of animals and the failure to
market crops profitably. Good roads
mean a greater ease In marketing,
longer wear of farm wagons, more
profit and more comfort. Good roads I
are not expensive; all roads can ba
Improved at small cost In money, time
Avoid Weed Growth.
If there Is any part of your garden
or fields that you do not wish to grow
vegetables or staple crops on do not
allow it to grow up In weeds Weeds
are obnoxious, do not afford any profit
or pleasure to the land owner and rob
the soil of Its fertility. Sow any un
occupied parts of your land In cow
peas or other legumes. It will pay
Poor Fall Work.
Where the road Is plowed and
scraped up till It la so late In the fall,
the dirt does not have time to pack
and settle before It freezes, with the
result that these newly-worked spots
are not only rough throughout the en
tire winter, but they will he soft and
difficult of travel all next spring.
when the speed rises above or falls be
low a predetermined limit, ao that the
motor may be kept at a fairly constant
speed. The generator Is capable of
turning out about 200 watts, and it la
light enough to be packed on a mule.
The portable generating aet has a
sanding capacity of about 15 allies.
Their III Success.
Chicago doctor opines that the aver
age woman loves a cava man. Rut
moat of them have to ba content with
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OLD DAYS OF FIRE ENGINES
When to Be "Washed" Was Consid
ered a Disgrace by the Man Who
Manned the Brakes.
In the old days, before steam fire
engines came Into use, there used to
be fierce struggles between rival fire
companlea to aee which could "wash"
the other engine. A Are was then
"fought" by extending a line of en
glnea from the nearest water to the
burning building. The engine at the
cistern or hydrant pumped water to
the one In front, this In turn supplied
the third, and so on, till the one at
the Are end of the line was reached,
and It played upon the flames.
The foreman of the first engine to
reach the fire hailed the next com
pany that arrived with, "Will you take
our water?" A refusal was not to be
thought of; It would be showing the
An engine was "washed" when Its
rival supplied It with more water than
it could pump out, ao that Its box
was overflowed. As the engines were
all of nearly the same size and pat
tern, the victory would belong to the
oompany that applied the most muscle
tit Its brakes.
The exciting contest began with the
first stroke of the alarm-bell, for each
company was ambitious to be the first
arrival at a Are. The flrst member
who reached the engine-house threw
open the doors, kicked away the
chocks and rolled out the engine
Then a dozen members rush up, seize
the drag-rope, and away the "ma
"Start her lively, boys!" shouts the
foreman, running ahead. "Let out
more rope!" is the cry, as fresh mem
bers lay hold. "Pull steady!" cry the
men, as they bend to their work.
A rival machine Is heard rumblins
a square or two behind. "Now Jump
her, men!" yells the foreman through
his trumpet. "Jump her lively!"
Down the street rush the engines
followed by crowds of cheering boys
Sidewalks, windows, doors are filled
with sympathizing spectators.
"Take our water, boys?" shouts
the foreman, as the rival engine pulls
up at the fire.
Round go the engines Into line; the
hose Is reeled off and all being In
readiness, the commands are given:
"Stand by your brakes, men!" "Put
in the butt!" "Play away!"
And twenty partly stripped men, ten
on a side, dash down the brakes at
the rate of sixty strokes to the min
ute. On the front of the engine stands
the foreman, and with body swaying
to the motion of the brakes, he shoute
words of encouragement to his men.
Then, as he sees the water "boiling"
In the box of the rival, he grows
frantic In his endeavors to increase
the speed of his men. As It washes
over the sides, he will lead the cheet
of victory. If he has voice enough left
to raise a shout.
Sometimes the second engine
pumped out water faster than her an
tagonist could pump it into her. Then
the latter was disgraced, or, in fire
man's slang, "sucked on."
All sorts of excuses would be
offered by the members when their
engine had been washed. "She was
graveled;" "she had a brick In her;"
or "there was a stick under the
valve." Men have even been known
to bore holes In the boxes of theli
engine In order to prevent her from
being washed. Youth's Companion.
New Idea for Display of Goods.
Called a "roundabout," a motor
driven display rack for stores Invent
ed In England carries goods to be
shown on the ends of urms that re
volve vertically and at the same time
swing around a vertical shaft.
"We are very sorry." said the
Trust, as it forced a competitor out
of business. "We have nothing
against you personally. It is nit-rely
a matter of principle. We am firm
believers In the closed shop."
"Why Is there no great American
dramatist?" asked the art pessimist
"Because," replied the sardonic man
ager, "when an American Is capable ol
thinking up a first-class practical plot
and dressing It up in good speeches
he doesn't bother about the theater
He goes into politics."
Uncle Pennywise Says;
A man who's been a failure at ev- 1
erythlng else figures that he can al
ways fall back on the chicken busl- j
CHICAGO Cattle - Beeves. 11.10
11.00; cows and heifers. 12.85'.; S no ; stack
ers and feeders, (4.007.60; Texans, 14.60
Of. 35; calves. tS.00911.50. Hoes Mixed
and butchers, 38.10(28.82; heavy, 18.109
1.76: rough heavy, 37.90S.10; light. tS.lt
88.85; piss, 16.0008.00. Sheep Native,
.3504.40: Western, $3.50 rf4.i0; lambs,
$4.7607.16; Western. 34.86(97.30.
BAST ST. LOUIS CATTLE Native
beef steers, 35.60010.70; cows and heif
ers, 34.00 0 9.10; stockers and feeders,
$3.7507.25; Texas steers. $1,000 $.00;
cows and heifera, $5.5007.50; calves. In
ear load lota, $5.5008.60. Hogs Mixed
and butchers, $3.5008.90; good to heavy,
$1.650 8.76; rough. $3.0008.40; light, $8.70
08.86; pigs, $6.258.00. Sheep Sheep
and muttona, $3.75 0 4.00; lambs, $5 500
ST. LOUIS Wheat No. 2 red. 1.03'
1.05; N& 8 red. 97U01.O2: No. 4 red,
38; No. 1 hard, 910934; No. 3 hard.
091U. Corn No. 3. 71: No. 3. 70'
No. 4, 69 H; no grade, 67 Vi; No. 2 yellow.
TO, .u. yejiow, nm'rj; no. a yeiiow,
69 H: No. I white, 760 fc; No. 3 white. 74
fi ; No. 4 white, 63. Oats No. 2. 33
I I No. I, 33; No. 4, 32S; No. 3 white.
V 036H: Standard. 34036: No. 8
wh te. 33H036; No. 4 white, 830H.
CHICAGO No. 3 red, 1.0101.06; No. S
rod, 9801.00; No. 3 hard. $lf)2H; No. I
hard, 36090; No. 1 northern, 93096;
No. 3 northern, (103; No. 3. 72K078;
No. t, 72H014; No. 4, 710 No. 1 yel
low. 73140; No. 3 yellow. 730U; No. 4
yellow. H; No. 3 white. 74HC; No. 3
White. 7SH074; No. 4 white. 72H 073.
Oats No. 2 white, 36037U: Standard.
35036H; No. 3 white. 3304: No. 4
NEW TORK. Butter Creamery exvra.
tieSIHe; atate dairy, 22 03914c; cream
ery firsts. 28H291tC. Eggs Nearbj
wniie isncy. fic, newrpy Drown la riey,
13034c; extra Orate, 30083c; flrata. ?f.3
I'o. Presold poultry-
For Fourteen Yean. Restored
To Health by Lydia E. Pink
Elgin, HI "After fourteen years of
suffering everything from female com
plaints, I am at last
restored to health.
"I employed the
beat doctors and
even went to the
hospital for treat
ment and waa told
there was no help for
me. But while tak
tag Lydia E. Pink
Compound I began
to improve and 1 1
continued its use until I was made well,"
-Mrs. Henry Leisebero, 743 Adams St ;
Kearneysville, W. Va.-"I feel it my :
duty to write and say what Lydia E.
Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound has ,
done for me. I suffered from female
weakness and at times felt so miserable
I could hardly endure being on my feet
"After taking Lydia E. Pinkham
Vegetable Compound and following your
special directions, my trouble is gone.
Words fail to express my thankfulness.
I recommend your medicine to all my
friends." Mrs. G. B. Whittington.
The above are only two of the thou
sands of grateful letters which are con
stantly being received by the Pinkham
Medicine Company of Lynn, Mass., which
Show clearly what great things Lydia E.
Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound does
for those who suffer from woman's ilia.
If yon want special advleo write to
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KMMBM and Bladder
DOG DIDN'T COUNT.
Mrs. Smith (Indignantly) Here's
the tlnpan your boy Willie tied to my
dog's tail this morning.
Mrs. Jones (after seeing pan) And
I'm going to give him a good whip
ping. That's my best pan.
HOW TO TREAT PIMPLES AND
For pimples and blackheads the fol
lowing Is a most effective and eco
nomical treatment: Gently smear tii i
affected parts with Cutlcura Oint- j
ment, on the end of the finger, but ;
do not rub. Wash off the Cutlcura j
Ointment in five minutes with Cut!- ;
?ura Soap and hot water and continue
eathlng for some minutes. This treat
ment is best on rising and retiring.
At other times uso Cutlcura Soap
freely for the toilet and bath, to as
sist in preventing inflammation, irri
tation and clogging of the pores, the
common cause of pimples, blackheads,
redness and roughness, yellow, oily,
mothy and other unwholesome condi
tions of the skin.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 82-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura, Dept. I Boston."
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 82-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura, Dept. L, Boston."
What She Said.
"How well you look!"
"Do you think so?"
"Tea, Indeed, I do. I never saw you
looking better In my life."
"I'm so glad to hear you say so. I
hope you mean it"
"I really do. Only the other night
I waa aaying to my husband that
there are a lot of women I know who
aren't half so old as you that don't
look nearly so young." Detroit Free
"What are you thinking of?" she
"I waa just thinking of the wonder
ful change a man's countenance un
dergoes when he lets his beard grow."
"Oh, yes; I've often thought of that
Why don't you quit shaving T"
"Why did Maud want to go into the
"I suppose, dear child, she thought
Sweet William waa there."
On a Summer Day.
Maud Muller waa raking the hay.
"I'm an Intelligent agriculturist at
the very time you are In danger of the
recall," ahe explained In refusing the
A woman's headaches are natural;
a man's are usually acquired.
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MADE THE WRONG QUOTATION
Nervous Swain Meant Well, but It
Waa Not Likely He Won Love
of Fair Maiden.
He was diffident and mnlversal In so
ciety's ways, but he waa badly smitten
with a reigning belle, and had nerved
himself to woo and win. So he se
cured an Introduction, and In due
course went to pay his first call.
He thought It would help him out a
bit If he took her some flowers, so
he bought a superb bouquet for her. As
he reached the house, however, he re
membered that she had a splendid con
servatory, and he tried to think of a
way out of the difficulty. Suddenly he
recollected the saying anent "taking
coals to Newcastle," and determined
to make use of It. But he was dread
fully nervous. He broke into a cold
sweat as he rang the bell, and when
the divinity appeared In the recep
tion room he didn't know whether he
stood on his head or on his heels.
"I I thought," he stammered,
"that I would b bring you a bouquet,
b but It's like casting p p pearls
JOYS OF SUMMER.
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Wlfey AH flesh Is grass
Hubby I suppose that's what the
lawn mower thought when it cut my
Albert J. Beveridge said in Chicago
of a corrupt boss:
"He's very virtuous oh, very virtu
ous. "A millionaire once went to him and
" 'I want to get in the senate. Will
you sell me your support?'
"'No, sir!' the boss answered, strik
ing himself upon the chest. No sir!
I'm a free-born American citizen and
I'll sell my support to no man.'
" 'But,' said the millionaire, blandly,
as he drew out his checkbook and
fountain pen, 'but, If you won't sell mc
yuur support, perhaps you'll rent it to
me for the term of this campaign?'
" 'Now you're talking,' Baid the boss
In a mollified tone."
Poser for trie Doctor.
Dr. Lewis White Allen, the Denver
physiologist, was giving an Informal
talk on physiology upon the windy,
sea-fronting porch of an Atlantic City
"Also," be said, "it has lately been
found that the human body contains
"Sulphur!" exclaimed a girl In a
blue and white blazer. "How much
sulphur Is there, then, in a girl's
"Oh," said Dr. Alien, smiling, "the
"And is that," asked the girl, "why
some of us make so much better
matches than others?" St Louis
Passengers Had to Work Their Way.
A drummer and a friend climbed
aboard a ramshackle train In an iso
lated Missouri town. The train was a
feeble, asthmatic piece of mechanism,
and the Humane society should have
prosecuted its owners for allowing
It to run at all.
It finally came to a dead stop Just
In the edge of town, and after a lonp
Interval of trying to make It go the
engineer stuck his head In the door
"Say, you two gents'll have to get
out, till I git it started!"
Forced to Work.
An Edwards county farmer was
short a harvest hand. He went to
Kinsley, a mile away, In his auto.
He found a man there, dumped him
Into his auto and took him out to the
Next morning, when the drunkard
had come out of it, he asked how far
it was to town. The farmer told him j
fifteen miles and promised to take
him in the following Saturday If he
would help harvest that week. The
man worked all week without know
ing that he was only a mile from
town. Kansas City Journal.
Fresh Boarder Mrs. Simpklns, you
would never get employment In a
street railway office.
Landlady Why not?
Fresh Bonrder You exhibit too
strong a tendency to cut down the
By the time a man gets old he
ought to have sense enough not to let
It worry him.
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"What did the preacher preach
"Thou shalt not steal."
"I'm getting tired of that kind ot
talk. What business has a preacher
got mixing In politics?"
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