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BETTER ROADS WAR MOTORS FOR ROAD WORK Vehicles Comprise Virtually All f Surplus Cars Turned Over by War Department. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) More than 27.000 motor vehicles have been distributed by the bureau of public roads of the Cnited States De partment of Agriculture among the various states for road-building pur poses. Up to October 31 a total of 27, 19S had been so distributed, including 1.S00 retained by the Department of Agriculture fur use on roads in the na tional forests and in connection with tbe administration of the federal aid ici These comprise virtually all the surplus motor vehicles turned over to the Department of Agriculture by the War department to be distributed un der the Wadsworth-Kahn act among the states for road-building purposes. These vehicles, consisting mostly of motortrucks, are a part of the war ma terials originally intended f.r use in France. The number of motor vehicles dis tributed to the states ip to October 31 was as follows: Total Trucks Autos Vehic'a Alatama .. Arlzor.a Ark anas ... California . Colorado .. Connecticut Delaware .. Florida .... Georgia .... Idaho ) . . . . 2Z2 4U 71t 4 3 1G3 50 ZSl 271 1jG 545 277 4S2 &43 4d0 177 62 29G 740 303 1.175 744 772 S30 519 341 211 273 &31 701 4S4 903 471 cs 13:! 2A 12 LS lL'i 22 hid 113 93 lo; 49 34 2t ;i si To i(; ct Illinois l.jt't Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Ixuis:ana Maine Maryland Massachusetts ... Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Mi.souri Montana C20 444 7I) f!7 414 i Top Ordnance Truck as Received by Government. Bottom The Same Body as Converted by Arizona Road Department for Highway Work. Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina . North Dakota .. Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania ... Rhode Island ... " South Carolina . South Dakota .. Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington .... West Virginia .. Wisconsin W'yomins Dept. of Ag Total 447 229 105 2!9 1.132 tCO 341 845 479. 314 837 3."5 3S0 4SS 1,321 2CS lf6 420 3C7 337 oSl S29 1,303 36 36 26 73 50 1G2 112 46 140 59 34 126 10 64 GO S4 203 23 12 76 6S 49 102 2S 497 532 265 121 372 402 1.294 732 387 994 63S 343 973 67 419 440 582 1.524 201 113 496 425 66 6S3 257 1.S00 23,110 4.088 27.198 CONCRETE ROAD MATERIALS, Engineers Making Experiments to De termine Just What Are Best and Right Proportions. Experiments to determine just what kinds of materials are best for con crete, and in what proportions to mix them so that they will wear well- in a road, are being made by engineers of the bureau of public roads. United States Department of Agriculture. An apparatus will be used that consists of heavy steel wheels which, guided by a mechanical arrangement, roll continu ously' back and forth over the pave ment. More than forty different sections of concrete pavement, each ten feet long, will be laid. Materials from many dif ferent parts of the country are being shipped to the government experiment farm at Arlington. Va.. near Washing ton. They will be mixed with vary ing quantities of cement and water to determine which is best. Experience has shown that there is a measurable amount of wear of the surface of a concrete road each year. Good Roads in California. California, already a joy for mo tor tourists. Is to spend $.1,000,000 more on Its good roads system. Its enthu siasm for model highways would ex tend its reads -over the borders of many states. Lead in Farm Products. Iowa, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Kan sas and Ohio are among the first ten states leading in value of farm prod ucts, and are also among the first ten leaders In farm motor vehicle registration. i-x VICTORY HIGHWAY Topeka, Kansas, March 15.-: The Victory Highway, among1 its other claims to scenic -distinction in the route between New York and Kan sas City, will pass over the world's longest suspension bridge, projected between Camden, N. J., an-d Phila delphia, Pa. The bridge, when completed, will have a length, between piers, of 1750 feet, across the Delaware river. It will cost $28,871,000. The cost is to be borne by the states of Pennsyl vania and New Jersey, and by the city of Philadelphia. The shares of the city of Philadelphia and of the state of Pennsylvania are equal, $8, 273,500 and the remainder, $12,324, 000 will be -borne by the state of New Jersey. The bridge and the approach will be built to accommodate a single roadway for six lines of vehicles, al so two lines of surface cars and two lines for rapid transit. Above this deck there will be constructed two ten-foot sidewalks. The clearance underneath the main span of the bridge will be 135 feet above mean high water, in the Delaware river. An exhaustive in vestigation was carried through by the engineers in charge of the pro ject, in-connection with the War De partment, before it was decided that clearance would be sufficient. It was determined that all the ocean-going vessels which are likely to ever pass under the bridge will be able to pass under it at that height. This clearance height will be main tained for a distance of 800 feet in the center of the main span, which will be nearly one quarter of a mile in length. A thorough analysis was made by the joint commission appointed by the two states, and by the city of Philadelphia of traffic conditions as they exist at the present time, and as they will be affected by the con struction of the bridge. Traffic counts were made of the movement of freight and passenger vehicles across the ferries which represented the crossing to be established with the construction of the bridge, and the destination of these vehicles, as well as their starting points, were taken into consideration when the survey was made. The location .of the termini of the bridge are: On the Philadelphia side, a point on Sixth street midway between Race and Vine streets op posite Franklin square, and on the Camden side, from a point at Pearl and Second streets, curving south ward to a point on Penn street mid way between Sixth and Seventh streets. ip sillp W UAUjLib ) HU: -"' ' - ... - mm n..,u.....- m ... ,,-p. ..u Ztf MU DOUBLE treat V. ''MMM' , Peppermint Vv Jacket over Pep- 10 for 5c Sugar jacket just "melts in your mouth," W&ii . then you get the delec- k . table gum center. And with Wrigley's three did X W standbys also affording friendly rMk' aid to teeth, throat, breatb, ap- ' petite and digestion. v'(i'" Soothing, thirst-quenching. v Making the next cigar yfpf , ,aster; Wm M rjtf ff The cables which will sustain the weight of the bridge will be two in number, each of them 30 inches in diameter, and made up of 16,500 strands of steel wire , .192 inch in diameter. The towers which will support the cables, will stand 308 feet above the level of the water in the river, will contain elevators 'which will serve the surface car stations in the mas sive piers, and also sidewalks at the top of the structure. The anchorage of each cable will contain 90,700 cubic yards of mason ry, and will rest on gravel strata and on inclined caissons extending down to rock or other satisfactory material. The scenic attractions of the Vic tory Highway, it is assumed, will be vastly increased by the fact that the highway is routed over the longest suspension bridge in the world, at this point. ANOTHER HAYS CASE It Proves That There's a Way Out for Many Suffering Hays Folks Just another report of a case in Hays. Another typical case. Kid ney ailments relieved in Hays with Doan's Kidney Pills. . Balth Wasinger, farmer, Hays, says: "I suffered from weak and dis ordered kidneys. The action of my kidneys was , too frequent and troubled me a lot at night. I would have to get up two or three times to pass the secretions and this also brought on attacks of backache. My back ached terribly and when I M. I. STRAUSS The well known Eye Specialist and Optometrist, will again be at the Ellis House, in Ellis, Saturday, March 18. Please bring your children to have their eyes examined free. stooped a. sharp pain would shoot up through my back and shoulders. Mornings my back was very weak and lame. I saw Doan's Kidney Pills advertised and one box com pletely relieved the -misery and rid me of the trouble." Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply lask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Wasinger had. Fo-ster-Milburn Coo., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Some Exceptions. The pink, plum girls do not all be come fat old women. Some of them die early. School Supplies at Free Press Office- Our When all that dross around us. tain their steady Irving. Books. is worldly turns to our books only re value. Washington "COLD IN THE HEAD" is an acuteattack of Kasal Catarrh. Those subject to frequent "colds in the head" will find that the use of HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE will build up the System and render them less liable to colds. Repeated attacks of Acute Ca tarrh may lead to Chronic Catarrh. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE Is taken internally and acts through the Blood on the Mucous surfaces of the System, thus reducing the infiammation and assisting Nature in restoring normal conditions. All Druggists. Circulars free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Steamship Tickets, Foreigh Honey Orders, Drafts, Travelers Cheques For the Cunard Line, Anchor Donaldson Line, Anchor Line If you have relatives in any part of Europe you wish to bring to the United States, consult me. I can sell you tickets on one of the best steamship lines in the world. B. M. DREILING, Hays, ICans. 11 List IfdDiuiF Mepsiir WaBts il ha :h; pi , : 1 i . J !!!! .1 w ' M Ha ii: 8 mt Early orders for the season's repairs will save telephone, telegraph, parcel post, and express charges later to say nothing about the time lost during the working season. Buy Genuine IliC Repairs for International Machines rvM: h i i h -,,,-!,, , i'"llf'Hli riaiij.nii ,inn)itli j, ,.jim Mt ! 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