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"I fancy you must have gone about
it very badly," she said, pursing her
"Badly?" he gasped. "Why-why
good heavens, Sara, I actually plead
ed with her," he went on, quite pa
'thetically. "All but got down on my
knees to her. D-n me, if I can
understand myself doing it either. I
must have lost my head completely.
Begged like a love-sick schoolboy!
And she kept on saying no-no-no!
And I, like a blithering ass, kept on
telling her I couldn't live without her,'
that 'I'd ImalT her happy, -that she
didn't know what she was saying,
and- -But, good Lord, she kept on
saying no! . Nothing bat no! Do-do
you. think she meant to say no? CoPld
it have been hysteria? She saflit so
otten, 'over and over again, that -it
might fiaoVe been hyster I never
thought of that. I-"
"No, Leslie, It waen't hysteria, you
may -be sure ot-hat," she said de
iberately. "eLe meant -it, -old fel
He eagggd deeper in the chair.
"I-I oi't get it thWough my head,"
before, you did it badiy,"
she/d. "Y u took -too much for
ed. Isn't that true?"
,"God knows I didn't expect her to
/refuse me," he exclaimed, glaring at
her. ."Would I have been such a fool
as to ask her If I thought there was
the remotest chance of being-" The
very thought of the word caued It to
itick in his throat. He' swallowed
"You really love her?" she demand
. "Love her?' There was a sob in
his voice. "I- adore her, Sara. I
can't live without her. And the worst
of it Is, I love her now more than
I -did before. -Oh. it's appalling! It's
horrible! What am I to do, Sara?
What am I to do?"
Be a man for a little while, that's
all," she said. coolly.
Don't joke with me," he groaned.
"Go to bed, and when -you see her
in the morning tell her that yoU un
derstand. Thank her for what she
has done for you. Be-"
"'Thank her?" he almost .shouted.
"Yes; for destroying all that is de
testable in you,- Leslie-your self-con;
ceit, your arrogance, your false no
tions concerning yourself-in a word,
- He blinked incredulously. "Do you
~knw what you're saying?" he gasped.
She went on as if she hadn't heard
"Assure herst.hat she is to feel no
compunction for what she has ,done,
that you are content to be her loyal,
devoted friend to the end of your
"What utter tommy-"
"Wait! Believe me, it is your only
chance. You will have to learn some
time that you can't ride roughshod
among angels. Think it over, old fel
low. You have had a good lesson.
Profit by It."
"You mean .I'm to sit down and
twirl my thumbs and let some other
chap snap her up under my very nose?
Well, I guess not!"
"Damn It All, Sara! She-She Turned
"Not necessarily. If you- take it
manfully she may discover a new In
terest in you. Don't breathe a word
of love to her. Go on as if nothing
had happened. Don't forget that I
told you in the beginning not to take
no for an answer."
He drooped once more, biting his
lip. "I don't see how I can ever tell
mother that she refused-"
"Why tell her?" she inquired, rising.
His eyes brightened. "By Jove, I
shan't," he exclaimed.
"I am going up to the poor child
now," she went on. "I dare say you
have frightened her almost to death.
Naturally she is in great distress. I
shall try to convince her that her de
cision does not alter her position In
this house. I depend on you to do
your part, Leslie. Make it easy for
her to stay on with me."
adult Now, adults in such cases be
ing regarded as necessary evils, the
girl determined to be one herself for
Down at the ten-cent store she
bought a diamond ring and a smaller
one of plain gold. Then she hied home,
arrayed herself in her mother's best
suit, put on a picture hat with a big
veil and went to the food show. The
doorkeeper passed her In unnoticed in
the crowd of others streaming in, for
the figure seemed that of a short wom
an. Inside, Audrey did her duty. There
was not a bit of food in the house she
did not sample, nor a cake nor candy.
of which she did not bring away speci
mens. When she went horne she was
one of the fullest and happiest chil
dren in Washington. And yet men
talk about woman's lack of inventive
power. _ _ _
Blucher Solved Problem.
One hundred years ago the
potentaries of the allied nationsf c
conferring on the future of 7/the
He mellowed to the verge* of tears.
"I can't keep on coming. out here
Ifter' this, as I've been doing, Sara."
"Don't be silly! Of course you can.
rhis will' blow over."
"Blow over?" he almost gasped.
"I mean the first effects. Try being
L martyr for a while, Leslie. It Isn't
L bad plan, I can assure you. It may
nterest you to know that Challis -pro
posed to - me three times before I
ecepted him, and yet I-I loved him
!rom the beginning."
"By Jove!" he exclaimed, coming
o his feet -with a new light in his
yes. The hollows in his cheeks
eemed to.fill out perceptibly.
"I say/Sara, dear, you'll-you'll help
nei-bit, won't you? I mean you'll talk
t over with her and-"
"My sympathy is entfrely with
Aliss Castleton." she said from the
loorway. His jaw dropped.
He was still ruminating over the
:allousness of the. world in respect to
overs when she- mounted the stairs
md tapped firmly on Hetty's door.
* * * * :* * *
- ketty- Castleton was standing in
W =!dW& of her room when Sara
mtered. From her position It was
wvideit that she had stopped short in
ier nervous, excited pacing of the
oor. She was very pale, but there
was a .dogged, set expression about
"Come in, dear," she said, m a
manner that showed she had been
-pecting the visit. "Have you seen
Sara closed the door, and then stood
with her back against it, regarding
ier agitated friend with Seous, com
"Yes. He is terribly lipset. It was
L blow to him, Hetty."
"I am sorry for him, Sara. He was
;o dreadfully in earnest. But, thank
lod, It is over!" She threw back
ier head and, breathed deeply. "That
iorrible, horrible nightmare is ended.
: suppose it had to be. But the mock
ry of it-think of -It, ara-the
lamnable mockery of it!"
"Poor Leslie!" sighed the other.
Poor -old Leslie."
Hetty's eyes ,flled with tears. "Oh,
am sorry for him. He didn't deserve
t.- God in heaven, If he really knew
)verythingl If he knew why I could
2ot *listen to him, why I almost
;creamed when: he held my hands in
iis and begged-actually begged me
o- Oh, it was ghastly, Sara!"
She covered her face with her
iands, and swayed as If about to fall.
Sara came Quickly to her side. Put
ing an arm about the quivering
houlders, she led the girl to the
arad window seat and threw open
"Don't speak of It, dearest-don't
he girl lying still and almost breath
ess against the other's shoulders. She
ras still .wearing the delicate blue
inner gown,. but in her fingers was
:he exquisite pearl necklace Sara had
gven her for Christmas.. She had
:aken It off and had forgotten to drop
(t in her jewel box.
"I suppose he wlll. go up to the city
arly," she said monotonously.
"Leslie is a better loser than you
hink, my dear," said Sara, looking out
>ver the tops of the cedars. "He will
iot run away.".
Hetty looked up in . alarm. "You
nean he will persist In-in his atten
:ons," she cried.
"Oh, no. I. don't believe you will
ind him' to be the bugbear you Imag
ne. He can take defeat like a man.
HIe Is devoted to you, he is devoted
;o me. Your decision no doubt wrecks
is fondest hopes in life,'but It doesn't
nake a weaing of him."
"I don't Quite understand-"
"He Is sustained by the belief that
ue has paid you the highest honor a
nan can jay to a woman. There Is
1 reason why he should turn his back
m you, as a sulky boy might do. No,
ny dear, I think you may count on
im as your best, most loyal friend
~rom this night on. He has just said
o me that his greatest pain lies in
e fear that you may not be willing
accept him as a simple, honest, un
presuming friend since-"
"Oh, Sara, If he will only be that
mnd nothing more!" cried the girl -won
(ara smiled confidently. "I fancy
you haven't much to fear in that direc
ion, my dear. It Isn't In Leslie Wran
all's .make-up. to court a second re
pulse. He Is all pride. The blow It
uffered tonight can't be repeated-at
east, not by the same person."
"I am so sorry It had to be Leslie,"
"Be nice to him, Hetty. He deserves
hat much of you, to say the least I
should miss him if he found it impos-,
ible to come here on account of-"
"I .wouldn't have that happen for
the world," cried the girl in distress.
"He is your dearest friend. Send me
way, Sara, If you must. Don't let
nything stand in the way of your
riendshp for Leslie. You depend on
1m for so much, dear. I can't bear
the thought of-".
"Hush, dearest! You are first in my
great task undertaken by the allies,
had been accomplished, and there now
remained only the march upon Paris.
So far the coalition had accomplished
its work well. But at this point the
ealouses of the allied nations began
to come to the surface. The most of
the plenipotentiaries favored pushing
an to Paris without delay. But the
A~ustrans were not eager to hasten the
advance of the armies and thus in
sure the triumph of Russia and the
passionate vengeance of the Prussians.
At this juncture Marshal Blucher
solved the problem by boldly continu
Lng his advance on the French capital
without waiting for the plenipoten
tiaries to agree.
Why He Yurned Pale.
"Wretch," exclaimed his wife.
2Show me that letter."
L "What letter?" replied the Innocent
"The one in your hand. It's from
woman. I can see by the writing,
dyou turned pale when you saw
Mr!5,1>/2 BY A0,MDD OAD CAfPAA
love. Better for me to lose all the
others and still have you." a
The girl looked at her In wonder
for a long time. "Oh, I know you mean v
it, Sara, but-but how can it be true ?" c
"Pat yourself in my place," was all 3
that Sara said In reply, and her com- b
panion had no means of translating t
the septence. '
She could only remain mute and V
wondering, her eyes fixed on that il
other mystery, the cameo face in the e
moon that hung high above the som- d
ber forest. s
"Poor Leslie," murmured. Sara, a
long time afterward, ;. dreamy note
in her voice. "I can't put him out
of my thoughts. He will never get
over it. I have never seen one so
stricken and yet so brave. He would C
have been more than a husband to t
you, Hetty. It is in him to be a slave
to the woman he loves. I know him 0
well, poor boy."
Hetty -was silent, brooding. Sara q
resumed her thoughtful observations.
"Why 'should you let what happened
months ago stand in the way of-" c
She got no farther than that. With b
an exclamation of horrcr, the girl b
sprang away from her and glowered at
her with dilated eyes.
"My God, Sara!" she whispered ,
hoarsely. "Are you mad?"
The other sighed. "I suppose you
must think it of me," she said dis
mally.. "We are made differently, you
and L If I cared for a man, nothing t
in all this world could stand between
me and him."
Hetty was still staring. "You don't
mean to say you would have me marry
Challis Wrandall's brother?" she said,
in a sort of stupefaction
Sara shook her head. "I mean this:
vou would be justified in permitting
Leslie to glorify that which his broth
er desecrated; your womanhood, my
"My God, Sara!" again fell in a
hoarse whisper. from the girl's lips.
"I simply voice my point of view,"
erplained Sara calmly. "As I said
before, we. look at things differently." n
"I can't believe you mean what you
said," cried Hetty. - "Why-why, If r
loved him with al my heart, soul and C
body I could not even think of- Oh, C
I shudder to think of it!"
"I love you," continued Sara, fixing 0
her mysterious eyes on those of the ,
girl, "and yet you took from me some
thing more than a brother. I love
you, knowing everything, and I am
paying in full the debt he owes to
you. Leslie, knowing nothing, Is no
less your debtor. All this is paradox
ical, -I know, my dear, liut we must
remember that while 'other people
may be indebted to us, we also owe
something to ourselves. We ought to
take payatrom ourselves. Please do
not enneln1ida that T y '.-"
give you in this world of ours-we
women all are, for that matter."
"I was sure that you couldn't ask me C
to marry him. I couldn't believe-"
"Forget what I have said, dearest, ~
if it grieves you," cried Sara warmly. ~
She arose and drew the girl close to C
her. "Kiss me, Hetty." Their lilps
met. The girl's eyes were closed, but
Sara's were wide open and gleaming. C
"It is because I love you," she said t
softly. but she did not complete the ~
sentence that burned in her brain.
To herself she repeated: "It Is be
cause I love you that I would scourge
you with Wrandalls!"
"You are very good to me, Sara,"
"You, will be nice to Leslie?"
"Yes, yes! If he will only let me
be his friend."
"He asks no more than that. Now,
you must go to bed."
Suddenly, without warning, she held
the girl tightly In her arms. Her
breathing was quick, as of one
moved by some sharp sensation of ter
ror. When Betty, in no little won
der, open~ed her eyes Sara's face was
turned away, and - she was looking
over her shoulder as if cause for alarm
had come from behind.
"Wlhat is It?" cifed Betty anxiously.
She' sa the look of dread in her
companion's eyes, even as It began
"I don't know," muttered SarE
"Something, I can't tell what, came
over me. I thought some one was
stealing up behind me. How silly of
"Ah," said Hetty, with an odd smile, s
"I can understand how you felt." s
"Hetty, will you take me in with
you tonight?" whispered Sara nery- t
ously. "Let me sleep with you. I lI
can't explain it, but I am afraid to t
be alone tonight." The girl's answer
was a glad smile of acquiescence. s
"Come with me, then, to my bedroom t
while I change. I have the queerest y
feeling that some one is in my room.
I don't want to be alone. Are you y
Hetty held back, her face blanching. x
"No, I am not afraid," she cried at
once, and started toward the door.
"There is some on 'In this room;" c
said Sara a few moments later, when y
they were In the big bedroom down I
"I-I wonder," murmured Betty. I
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Man Man Might Have Been a Little I
Wiser, But He Was Also Mad- I
der After it.
"How much f'or eggs?" asked the
kicker, as he entered the grocery with I
a basket on his arm.
"Same prica-35 cents," was the re- 1
"You mean that. do you?" 11
"Sir, I have always suspected you
of being a swindler, and now I know
you are! Look at this newspaper. j
Read that article. Doesn't It say that t
owing to the season being a month e
ahead of time the hens are laying to I
beat the-band, and eggs are down tod
20 cents? Doesn't It say that, sir?"
"Oh, yes, but this paper is two 1
weeks old." -c
"And what of that?" c
"Why, two weeks ago the hens did d
begin laying, and eggs went down to t
And yet neither of them looked
bout in search for the intruder!
Far into the night Sara sat In the
rindow of Hetty's dressing room, her
hin sunk low in her hands, staring
ioodily into the now opaque night,
.er eyes somber and unblinking, her
ody as motionless as death itself.
'he cooling wind caressed her and
rhispered warnings into her unheed
2g ears, but she sat there unprotect
d against its chill, her nightdress
amp with the mist that crept up with
inister stealth from the sea.
In the Shadow of the Mill.
The -next day but one was overcast.
ln cloudy, bleak days Hetty Castle
an always felt depressed.
Leslie was to return from the wilds
n the following day. Early in the
xorning Booth had telephoned to in
uire if she did not want'to go for a
mng walk with him before luncheon.
'he portrait was finished, but he
ould not afford to miss the morning
our with her. He said as much to
er in pressing his invitation.
"Tomorrow Leslie will be here and
sha'n't see as much of you as I'd
ke," he explained, rather wistfully.
Three. is a crowd, you know. I've
ot so used to having you all to my
elf, it's hard to break off suddenly."
"I will be ready at eleven," she said,
nd was Instantly surprised to find
iat her voice rang with new life, new
iterest. The grayness seemed to lift
rom the view that stretched beyond
ie window; she even looked for the
un in her eagerness.
It was then that she knew why the
rorld had been bleaker than usual,
ren in its cloak of gray.
A little before eleven she set out
riskly to intercept him at the gates.
rnknown to her, Sara sat in her
rindow, and viewed .her departure
ith gloomy eyes. The world also
ras gray for her.
They came upon each other unex
ectedly at a sharp turn in the ave
ue. Hetty colored with a sudden
ash of confusion, and had all she
ould do to meet his eager, happy
yes as he stood over her and pro
aimed his pleasure in jerky, awk
rard sentences. Then they walked
n together, a strange shyness at
mding them. Shei experienced the
dntness of breath that comes when
e heart Is filled with pleasant
larms. As for Booth, his blood sank.
[e thrilled with the joy of being near
er, of the feel of her all about him,
t tbe-delicious feminine appeal that
iade her so wonderful to him. He
ranted to crush her in his arms, to
eep her there forever, to exert all
t his brute physical strength so thatf
hie might never aain be herself huti
aw the color fade from her cheeks;
er eyes were able to meet his' with
ut the look In them that all men love.
hen he seemed to get his feet on the
round again, and a strange, ineffably
weet sense of calm took possession
"I must paint you all over again,"
e said, suddenly breaking in on one
f her remarks. "Just as you are
,day-an outdoor girl, a glorious out
or girl in-"
"In muddy i boots," she laughed,
rawing her skirt away to reveal a
She Made No Response.
hapely foot in an American walking
He smiled and gave voice to a new
bought. "By Jove, how much better
oking our American shoes are than
he kind they wear In London!"
"Sara Insists on American shoes,
long as I am with her. I don't
bnk our boots are so villainous, do
"Just the same, I'm going to paint
ou again-, boots and all. You-"
"Oh, how tired you will become of
"Besides, you are to do Sara at
ne. She has consented to sit to
ou. She will be wonderful, Mr.
booth, oh, how wonderful!"
There was no mistaking the sincer
ty of this rapt opinion.
ight back to old figures. You have
o idea how quick the best of hens
rl get discouraged and quit bust
"So the hens run this country, do
!ey!" muttered the kicker.
"Alas, they do, sir, and all that a
cor grocer can do is to follow hum
ly after and hope to make a bare
ing for his family. Sorry that I'm
.at a hen, sir, but I must put up with
t Did you say one or two dozen?"
Sir Ernest Shackleton's proposed
,urney across the antarctic continent
is year involves 1,700 miles of tray
1-as far as from New York city to
)allas, Tex. Shackleton himself has
escribed his projected crossing as
a longer journey than to the pole and
ack and Infinitely more diffcult, be
ause we shall always be advancing
ver new ground, with no depots to
raw upon." It Is possible, however,
at the party will not have to depend
tirely upon Its own resources dur
"Stunning," uas his brief comment
She was silent for a long 'time, so
long indeed that he turned to look
"A thoroughly decent, fair minded
chap is -Leslie Wrandall," he pro
nounced,, for want of something bet
ter to say. "Still, I'm bound to say,
I'm sorry he is coming home tomor
The red crept into her cheeks again.
"I thought you were such pals," she
"I expect to be his best man if he
ever marries," said he, whacking a
stone at the roadside with his walk
ing stick. Then he looked up at her
furtively and added, with a quizzical
smile: "Unless something happens."
"What could happen?"
"He =night marry the girl I'm In
love with, and, in that case, I'd. have
to be' excused."
"Where shall we walk to this morn
ing?" she asked abruptly. He had
drawn closer to her in the roadway.
"Is it too far to the old stone mill?
That's where I first saw you, if you
"Yes, let us go there," she said, but
her heart sank. She knew what was
coming. Perhaps it were best to have
it over with; to put it away' with the
things that were to always be her
lost treasures. It would mean the
end of their companionship, the end
of a love dream. She would have to
lie to him: to tell him she did not
Coming to the jog in the broad' mac
adam, they were striking off into the
narrow road that led to the quaint
old mill, long since abandoned in the
forest glade beyond, when-their atten
tion was drawn -to a motor car, which
was slowing- down for the turn into
Sara's domain. -A cloud of dust swam
in the air far behind the machine.
A bare-headed man on the seat be
side the driver waved his hand to
them, and two women in the tonneau
bowed gravely. Both Hetty " and
Booth flushed uncomfortably, and hes
itated In their progress up the forest
The man was Leslle..Wrandall. His
mother and sister were in the back
seat of the touring car.
"Why-why, it was Leslie," - cried
Booth, looking over his shoulder. at
the rapidly receding car. "Shall we
turn back, Miss Matleton?"
"No," she cried instintly', with some
thing like impatience in her voice.
"Andspoil our walk?". shetadded in
the next breath, adding a nervous
little -laugh. ,
"It seems rathr- hebegandu
"Oh, let us hav s our day," she criedi
sharply, and led the way into the by
They came. In . he course of a nuar
incidents of the Revolutionary war,
when eager patrh ts held secret meet
ings inside Its walls and plotted undler
the v'ery noses u ' Tory adherents to
*Pausing for a -'ow minutes on the
bridge, they lea ad on the rail and
looked down int , the clear, mirror
like water of thba race. Their own
eyes looked up a L them; they smiled
into their ow:2I i aces. And a fleecy
white cloud pass4 d over the glittering
stream and swepi through their faces,
off to the bank, a ad was gone forever.
Suddenly he lo' ked up from the 'wa
ter and fixed his eyes on her face. -He
had seen her clei .r blue eyes fill with
tears as he gazel into them from the'
"Oh, my .dear!' he cried. "What Is
She put her ilandkerchief to her
eyes as she quid :ly turned away. In
another instant the was smiling up
at him, a soft, leading little smile
that went straigi t to his heart.
"Shall we sta : back?" she asked,
a quaver in her "oice.
."No," he excli ined. "'Te got to
go on with It n sw, Hetty. I didn't
intend to, but-ct me, let us go up and
sit on that fazrz liar old log In the
shade of the mil. You must, dear!"
She suff'ered h im to lead her up
the steep bank beyond and through
the rocks and re tten timbers to the
great beam that protruded from the
shattered found! .tions of the mill.
The rickety old 'i heel, weather-beaten
and sad, rose ab ve them and thra
ened to topple a .Jer if they so much
as touched its flu ,sy supports.
He did not rd'.ase her hand after
drawing her up i eside him..
"You must knm n that I love you,"
he said simply.
She made rio : sponse. Her hand
lay limp in his. She was staring
straight before hi z.
(TO BE ( CNTINUJED.).
A somewhat la ggard and procrasti
nating student E no Sunday evening
went to his inst uctor for aid in one
of his studies, asking him If .be
thought it was 'w ong to study on Sun
day. .He was s inmewhat surprised to
receive the repli; "If the Master was
justified in pulling the ass out of the
ditch on the Sabbath, was not the ass
justifable in frying to get himself
sea' and sledge southward along a
previously arranged meridian as far
as latitude 83, If possible, to meet the
explorers coming from the pole. The
expedition will have two ships, driven
by oil fuel, for the main and auxiliary
parties respectively. The sledges,
which will perhaps be constructed of
steel tubing, will be drawn by dogs,
except two, which will be driven by
Evil of .Gossip.
Every man and woman will be en
titled to think better of themselves
and will have a stronger claim to the
regard of others.:;If they cease to be
on the lookout far something to find
fault with, to treasure up and repeat
and magnify evey scandal, little and
big, and to ret l and spread every
small item of te~ tabl e gossip, which
carries with it ri icult- or censure for
some one. Suppos~ all that were drop
ped, and really i is u nworthy of in
telligent, well m ni ng people, and
the habit formed ofon' y speaking well
WORK ROADS IN THE SPRING
Mistake to Put Off Task Until August
or September When Surface Is
Dry, Declare Experts.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
It is a great mistake to put off
working roads until August or Sep.
tember, according to road experts of
the United States department of agri
culture. The roads should be worked
when the soil is damp so as to make
the soil bake when It dries out. 1]
the roads are worked when they are
dry, it takes more power to, raw the
machine and besides dry earth and
dust retain moisture and iuickly ral
after rains. The use of- clods, sods
weeds or vegetable matter in build
ing earth roads should be avoided be
cause they also retain moisture.
If the working of the roads is de
ferred until the latter part of the sum
mer when the surface is baked dry
The Kin'g Road Drag.
and hard, they are not only diftcul
to work, but'the work is unsatisfac
tory when done. Earth which, I loos
and dry will remain dusty as long ai
the dry weather lasts, and then turz
to mud as the rains begin. By using
the toad machine in the spring while
the soil is soft'and damp, tie surface
is more easily shaped and soon packi
down. into a dry hard crust which -i
less liable to become dusty in sum
mer and muddy in winter.
Repairs to roads should be made
when needed and not once a year
after crops are laid by. Because o
Its simplicity, eficlency and cheap
ness, the split-log drag or some sim
ilar device is destined to come into
more and more general use. With
the drag properly built and its use
well understood, the omantenance of
earth and gravel roads becomes-a sim
ple and inexpensive- matter., Care
should be taken to make the log so
light that one man can lift It with
ease, as a light drag can be drawn by
two medium sized horses and re
sponds more readily to various meth
ods of. hitching and the shifting posi
tion of the operator than a heavier
"'n '!" - -MM~~~ tnv the draR
ten inches in diameter. It should be
split carefully as near the center as
possible and the heaviest and best
slab chosten for the front. When the
soil is moist, but not sticky, the drag
does the best work. As the soil In
the field will bake If plowed wet, so
the road will bake-if the drag is used
on It when It is wet. If the' roadway
Is full of ho'les or badly rutted. the
drag should be used once -when the
road is soft and slushy.
The earth road can best be crowned
and ditched with a road machine and
not with picks and shovels, scoops
and plows. One road machine wit11
a suitable power and operator will de
the work of many men with picks and
shovels, and in addition will do It bet
ter. If the road is composed of fine
clay or soil It will sometimes pay i
resurface It with top soil from an ad
Jacent field, which had sand or gravel
mixed with It. This method, called
the "top soil method," is now in suo
cesful use in Clarke county, Georgia
Storm water should be disposed o:
quickly before It has had time to pene
trate deeply into the surface of thi
road. This can be- done by giving-the
road a crown or slope from the en
ter to the sides. For an earth roae
which is 24 feet wide the centel
should be not less than six inche:
nor more than 12 Inches higher thai
the outer edges of the shoulder. Th4
narrow road which is high In the mid
die will become rutted almost ai
quickly as one which is too flat, fo:
the reason that on a narrow road al
the traffic Is forced to use only a nar
row strip. Shoulders are oftes
formed on both sides of the road
which prevents storm water froti
flowing into the side ditches, retair
lg It in the ruts and softening the
roadway. These -ruts and shoulderi
can be entirely eliminated with thi
road machine or split-log drag.
The width of the earth rood wil
depend on the traffic. As arule~, 2
or 30 feet from ditch to ditch I:
suficient if the road is properl:
crowned. Ordinarily the only ditche:
needed are those made with the roa<
machine which are wide and shallow
Deep narrow ditches wash rapidly, es
pecially on steep slopes. The earti
road should not be loosened, dug up
or plowed up any more than is abso
WIde Tire Law Benefits.
Results of experiments In different
states indicate that the wide tire law
Is not only a benefit to the public high
ways, but gives the teamsters a big
advantage. Reports from various states
show that with the wide-tired vehicle
30 to 60' per cent, less power is neces
sary to move a given load than with
the narrow tires.
Farm productions are increased ir
value by getting them where needed
at the proper time. Good roads Irn
For Unplesanft Odors.
Burnt coffee will free the house
from cooking odors. So will a smoul
dering piece of string. A handful of
lavender flowers in a bowl with lemon
peel covered with boiling wm.-e im
parts a gentle fragrance te an entire
What the Earth Ia Made of.
Nearly half the earth IS oxygen; a
-~-- arly eight per cent. of it
~.and nearly 5% per cent.
ham' Vegetabl 0 Cod -
Westbrook, Me. -"I was
troug the ChaofLife
-pains in my bac -
side and was
week I could hardly
-do -my. housewo.
- I hav taken L-~,
-- it has doname -
of good. 1
'., 12 King St., Westbrook, Ma
Manston, Wis. -"At the Changed
Life I suffered with pains inmy :
and loins until:couldnotstand. 146i
had night-sweatsso that the .ieets
would be met. I tried other medicin'
but gotno reliefj A.ftertakingonebot
tie of Lydia-. Pinkbani's Vegetable
Compound I began to-mptove szA
continued Itsejru6 tsit
pain left me .the hwm tmbo
flashes grew less, andn
a. different voman I
thankc you for my continued
ever since."-Mrs. M.L.
The saccess of Lydia . Pinkbn
Vegetable Compound, made1rom4opt
and herbs, Isunpariled fi sMu
IV you watspealadi80
Lydia E. PkMnntn I
dentlal) Eynn, Nass.
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