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Telephone 4*6-401-402
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anun*catb>ns from Its readers, but letters Intended for
publication must be reasonable In length and must be
■toned by the name and address of the writer. If re
quested the name will not be published uless person
alities are Indulged In. __
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©r not otherwise credited In this paper and also the
local news published herein.
The Evening News Is also a member of the Ameri
can Newspapers Publishers' Association and the Audit
Bureau of Circulation.
In their new and more elaborate statement
published yesterday, the Board of Freeholders fail
to bring out any new feature In the defense of
their paving program. It is merely a repetition
of what they said in their statement of a Tew (
days ago when they declared that thdy had !
merely tried to give the people what they j
It Is an old saying that there is more t.ian
one way to skin a cat. Likewise, there is more
•than one way to get patent pavements laid all
over the county. One way is to make the people
believe that there is not enough money to take
care of the particular road they want this year,
particularly If the people petitioning for the im
provement should happen to show an Inclina
tion toward concrete. Then it becomes noised
about—the noise coming from nobody knows
exactly where—that if the people are not too
particular about the kind of road they want it
might be possible to squeeze through the ap
propriation this year.
Naturally, being particularly anxious to have
the pavement, the petitioners, after being put
off from time to time and being left in doubt as
to whether they are going 10 oe ianen chic
not, lose Interest in the kind of pavement and
simply urge pavement without specifying any
particular kind. Sometimes, being convinced
through some mysterious channels that by com
ing out boldly in favor of a patent pavement
they stand a great deal better chance of getting
what they want, the petitioners ask for that
material. Others find it discrete to ignore the
particular kind of pavement altogether.
In any ease, it is usually found that by keep
ing up the jjgitation long enough, either for the
patent pavement or for no particular kind, the
Improvement eventually goes through, but al
most Invariably it is the more expensive patent
pavement that Is specified.
By thus scaring the people oft until they are
willing to either ask for a bituminous variety or
specify no particular kind at all, the freehold
ers are able to say they have tried to follow the
wishes of the people, especially if the wish Is
openly In favor of ths patent variety.
Immediately following the previous statement
•t the Board of Freeholders in which It was de
gftpgiTthHt the Fords-Rogan's Corner road was
paved with the patent material because Commit
teeman Hoy declared that that was what the
people wanted, the Evening News received a
communication from a resident of Fords chal
lenging Mr. Hoy to show wherein ha represen
ted the property owners on New Brunswick
avenue through Fords where the paving was
done. The letter asked that the original peti
tion in which the patent pavement was asked
for be made public.
Likewise, on the morning following the publi
cation of the previous freeholders’ statement in
Which it was declared that the patent pave
ment was specified on West avenue, Sewaren,
only aft'.’ Freeholder Quackenbush had inter
viewed his constitutents there and found that
that was what they wanted, a property owner on
West avenue called on the telephone to learn
who Mr. Quackenbush saw. It was declared by
this resident on West avenue that, as one of the
largest property owners there, he was not seen
end he did not know of any of his neighbors
who were seen. Furthermore, he declared that
he knew that the preference of a majority of the
property owners was for concrete.
But when it was seen that the freeholders
were not inclined to pave West avenue at all
this year these property owners along West ave
nue decided it would not be wise to emphasise
concrete too much and simply urged that the
road be permanently paved. The wisdom of
this course was proven by subsequent events.
For when the resolution appeared in the Board
of Freeholders to have West avenue paved the
patent pavement was specified. Now the free
holders claim that they were simply carrying
. . . .i . i __.tn.l «rttnflrf V own
Ouv me Wisuro v/a i»v . «
ers, AS said before, there is more than one way
to skin a cat.
The freeholder lay great stress on the letters
received from prominent citizens who express
much satisfaction over the decided improvement
that has been brought about by the new pave
ments that have been laid. There is no denying
that the roads mentioned by these prominent
Citisens have been greatly improved. But it is
noticed that these citizens do not praise the
freeholders because the patent pavement is laid;
they rejoice merely over the improved condi
tion of the road. And so do we all. No one objects
to road improvements. The point Is that if the
freeholders had taken better care of the tax
payers' money they would have received just as
much praise from the citizens for road improve
ment and, at the same time, they could have
saved money to make even more improvements
thereby receiving still more praise than they
have received.
It is well known that the approval of the au
thorities at Trenton has to be secured before a
pavement can be laid, But under the present
administration at Trenton it is not surprising
that patent pavement is very acceptable. It is
pretty generally agreed that the patent pavement
trust had a great deal to do with the ousting of
the old highway commission because it had
adopted concrete as the standard road for state
highways. It is noticed that the new state high
way commission is showing a decided prefer
anco for the patent pavement and it is no won
der that the patent pavement, when specified by
the county boards, receives hearty approval.
The Beard of Freeholder# bring out a point
* thetr onfbt t0 b* duly con‘
sidered by the voter* »t the coming election
when voting for it state senator and assembly
men. They declare that under the ruling from
the attorney general's office the county Boards
of Freeholders, under the county roads law.
"arc restricted to advertising for one type of
pavement and cannot legally advertise for al
ternate bids on different pavements.”
This is just the law that Senator Parry, of
!>sex county, fought so hard to have amended
last year, but was defeated by the lobby of the
patent pavement Interests. Senator Parry would
have open specifications on all bidding for high
way lavements. Ho la going to make the fight
again at the coming session of the legislature
and it is up to Middlesex county to send men to
Trenton who will back him up in this effort.
Such a law is outrageous and is tying up the
state to the patent pavement trust.
If the Board of Freeholders had the best In
terest of the taxpayers at heart they would not
submit to such dictation. If the law unjustly
restricted them to but one type of pavement
when advertising for bids they ought to look
about for the best type available and If they '
found that a type not controlled by any patent 1
was giving excellent service and could be built '
tor less money than the patent variety, they
ought to urge with all their influence the type j
not controlled by the patent pavement trust ,
and give the people the advantage of the sav- i
ing at the same time showing their contempt for j
such methods as have been put over at Trenton, i
There is no question that if the freeholders j
pointed out to the petitioners who asked for ,c
road improvement that concrete, while giving as s
good. If not better, service than any other va- (
riety, could be laid more cheaply, the property r
owners, where any preference was shown at all, (
would readily agree to concrete. Oil the con
trary, however, the policy of the freeholders has '
always appeared to be in favor of the patent c
material ignoring the saving that might other- i
wise be brought about. j!
The freeholders, In their statement speak s
about the severe traffic that the county roads are J
subjected to and declare that "the county has ]
overburdened Itself by taking over roads that •
should be more properly maintained by municl- t
palities.” As a matter of fact, the severe traffic j
that the freeholders speak of Is confined almost e
r,-v„!iisivpiv to the roads that the state has taken j
over from the county, thereby relieving the f
county of all the expense of the upkeep and f
maintenance. This includes the Lincoln high- ^
way from the county line at Rahway all the „
way through to New Brunswick; from New c:
Brunswick all the way to the Mercer county t
lne the state had taken over two of the most c
mportant highways—the road from New £
Brunswick through Franklin Park to Kingston ,.
md the road from New Brunswick to Cranbury. :i
furthermore, the state has taken over the other j.
leavily travelled road which leads across the »
■ounty from the county line at Rahway to the a
Monmouth county line near Kcyport. Besldee, ^
he state has taken over the maintenance of the j
wo most expensive bridges here and at New i
Brunswick, that were a tremendous drain on I
he taxpayers of the county. Being relieved y
this tremendous burden the freeholders s
ought easily to be able to care for the com- £
paratively short stretches of highway that the i
county has taken over in several municipalities,
und still have money to spare. On the contrary, i
in spite of this relief that the state has given, j
the expenditures of the freeholders are greater f
than they were before the state lifted such a i
heavy burden from the shoulders of Middlesex f
county taxpayers.
This attempt on the part of the Board of ,
Freeholders to escape responsibility for the ex- 1
travagant handling of the taxpayers' money by ,
saying that they have given the people what i
they wanted will not stand close analysis. In j
the first place, they have not always given the
people what they wanted and, in the second <
place, the people have not always wanted what ,
the freeholders have given them, but have i
deemed It wise to take what they could get and .
say nothing rather than run the risk of being
told that there were no funds this year for the
improvement they desired. i
As we said at the beginning, there Is more ;
than one way to skin a cat. The Board of Free
holders have proven themselves past masters
In several different ways of forcing upon the
county high priced, patent pavements.
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F/dltorlal Comment From Other Newspapers.
ciuae, iuij
safeguard passenger rights and privileges.
With a schedule arranged to bring passenger,
into New York in the morning commuting hour
and back in time for dinner, a new commuting
area would be opened if fares are
\nd if tho ferries have adequate provisions foi
passengers’ comfort the company could rely on
a largo summer evening patronage for a trip
more than twice as long as the Staten Island
service now gives.
Good service to South Amboy would mean a
big addition to the healthful and restful di
versions of ferry-riding to escape city heat anti
noise, which is one ot the most popular of the
city’s small-cost amusement*.—New York Eve
ning World.
leave it to the women
A wide difference of opinion among both men
and women exists as to the women serving on
grand juries or on trial juries in criminal eases
where tho testimony is of necessity so obscene
i and revolting as to disgust even the most sophis.
i icated. . .. ,
Sonic woman say that those of their sex
should not hesitate to face tho facts no matter
how unpleasant as that would be shirking the
duty of a citizen, while others say that It will be
offensive and bring a sense of degradation to
women to be forced to listen to vulgarity in pub
lic and In a mixed audience. We thus have two
points of view, both sincere.
ITosecutor Hart, of Bergen county. In a re
cent statement, said that his "old-fashioned re
spect for the sensibilities of womankind” leads
hint to deplore the enactment of the statute
opening the way for women to serve on juries in,
all kinds of cases. He refers both to cases in
which language that is shocking must be used
i and to eases in which disagreements compel
juries to remain over night In close confinement.
Manifestly the only way in which to minimize
the unpleasantness of such situations is for sher
iffs and Jury commissions to have consideration
tor the feelings of women and put them on jury
panels only when being fully Informed as to
what jury duty may involve, they indicate their
willingness to serve.
Compulsory^ grapd or petit jury service for
women who olldeet would not be fair to them or
good for aoclet ewark Letjgvr, “~*J
By Frederic J. Baskin.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.—When you see a
straight stretch of road in front of you don t
.peed up. You are going fast enough already.
Every time you decide to cpen the throttle and
Burn the road for a while, you are in ft measure
•lsking^ you own life and the lives of other
pe Vt'least that seems to be the opinion of some
•xpcrt observer* of automobile traffic, who are
rylng to solve the ever-growing accident prob
em For example, Harry X). W.llar aesiatant
•hlef engineer of the Maryland State Roads
Jommlssion, finds that most of the accidents
n that state occur on straight stretches of the
Best road, and not at Intersections or at curves.
Passing on such stretches is a leading caue
iccldents. Sometimes the faulty driving or
udgment of the man Who is trying to pass an
ither car Is the cause, and about as often it is
iue to the failure of the man ahead to give
'^whlar's observations directly contradict the
datement which has often been made that most
iccldents on surfaced roads are due to .Wd
linr They concur, however, with the opinions
!f many other observers. The danger increases
n direct ratio as the speed inci-eascs^ Few accl
lents of any moment occur In crowded tr^Rc
Because everyone is going slowly, aad oecess^
ilv taking a good deal of care. Neither
nany accidents occur cm rough **”**»•
vhere It is hard to make more than e)g^een
niles an hour. But when “"Vretch o?road®
hirtv miles an hour on a long streten oi ru ,
Bnd another one tries to pass it, necessitating a
peed of perhaps forty miles, the scene is set for
n accident The man ahead may not near tne
ianal may veer to the left after the other car
ars approacning safely accommo
ate all three cars in a row.
A Neglected Subject.
tt is amazing how little this subject ot auto
yflMexican bandits and revels 1“0“v*^ethe
ccording to one authoU . in f >annua|,y
91? All over the country it is the snni • .
ccidents kill tnore ^ple than raUroad^ ^
ents and more than loboei.. " death in
he greatest single cause °f tv,°*eentn1?mber ot
.merica, and worse thani that, tne are
jtalities due to them grows conditlon.
vidently approaching an into! h whlle
et no one seems to have> found i causes of
d make a thorough an^yssortne dan.
ccidents. so .‘[,CaU:fimt a forlheir control.
^ -Sr
E-d Cplace1,t*the
he driver's band®. In‘ £h® J®omplished, not by
ontrol of accidents is b a by imposing
laborate traflic regulat . b0 actually
eavy penalties “ppn, ™alea^,ess and, above
“ t«kKfcW
rmucr: menace lo1 the public safety as the
verage gunman. . . when the people
uhtolsCthwTthbaaU problem which he'can success
ully solve only by luck.
Abu so of Power.
F B House, presiding magistrate of the N
r L ni*« T’rnfflft Court, believes that the prop
Dm o? auto Ccidents is largely a Problem in
l-eventing the abuse of power by applying ad
ueaU Pun1shment for .uch abuse. It is an axffim
f social observers that any man who has power
dll tend to abuse it. Every monarch, every
ather. every owner of a dog, is more or' lessi a
ullv He has power over something else, an
e has iin irrepressible tendency to abuse it,
ho while making excuses to bmtself for wha
,e does. The man who has fifty horse Tpower
nder his throttle is no exception. He cannot
esist the temptation sometimes to step on ber
nd make her fly. He cannot -help feeling that
he pedestrians ought to have sense enough
:eep out of tho way.
Tho effort to restrain this man in bis exub
rant moments by complicated regulations is a
ailure. Eor example, Washington bas scve-al
peed limits, according to the part of the ru>
no is in ami the number of houses to f*1® btock.
Jut a man does not go along alternately study
ng his speedometer and counting the houses in
he block, especially at night.
Hero the fallacy of so much American .eg
station is again illustrated. Hero Is the theory.
:een in a hundred prohibitory laws of one kind
ind another, that if you just enact enough reg
llaUonn about a man's conduct, you can save
>oth his life and liis soul. _. .
What you actually accomplish is to make his
ife a burden with your endless restrictions, and
o cramp the development of whatever he may
lave in the way of a soul. The only legal meth
id that has ever worked is to give him all the
'rcedoni possible, make laws as few and simple
is possible, and when the man actually does
larm, punish him severely, or if he is irrespon
•ible, confine him in an institution. After all
civilization is only possible on the theory that
most of us are responsible beings who can be
rusted. If most of us are not that, then the
nation should be converted into one »"•>
.urn with a high fence around It.
To come back to motoring, the speed limits
have worked little except injustice anywhere.
3ne man breaks the limit every day and Is
never caught. Another man goes a mile an
hour too fast once, and happens to be arrested.
>noe a month or so the cops turn out and make
i few arrests. That Is all they can do. A speed
limit cannot be enforced more than a few per
-ent. nor can any other statute regulating con
luct’ Furthermore, what is a safe speed de
pends entirely on circumstances. Let the mmi
1,1 ve as he will. If he injures some one, and
the cause Is his own carelessness, put him in
jail. Punish him adequately. If he does it
igaln, revoke his license.
This, in the opinion of most experts, is the
solution. Multiplicity of absurd laws, with len
ient and incompetent courts, cost heavily every
year in life and property.
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By Tom Sims.
The most expensive hunting Is chasing chick
These conservatories of music don’t conserve
Rumors of a hard winter go before a fall.
Dov your Christmas hinting early.
Boston boasts 200 “drunk" cases in one day.
Trying to entice tourists.
Disarmament will decrease warships but In
crease friendships.^
• Soma live to a ripe old age; others talk back
to their wives.
Ireland seems to be divided by the Atlantic
Prosperity seems about to begin to commence
to start to return.
Another way to train a football squad is to let
it tackle prices.
Many are invited to weddings because their
presents are needed,
| By Walt Mason
t hav* two cars that keep me
broke; one Is a gem, and one a Joke.
One cost enough to buy a farm, and
it is but a false alarm. A modern
wagon, fine and fair, with all the
modern doodads there; It gleams
and glitters in the sun, but, ah, the
blamed thing will not run. It will
not spin, ft will not toll; Its cylin
ders are pumping oil, it will not
start unless it's primed, the timer's
wrong when it Is timed, and if along
the road it swings, it's always break
ing costly springs. My other car is
red with rust. but. gee, she surely
throws the dust! She clanks and
rattles when she runs, her pistons
sound like sawed off guns, but when
X hand her out the gas, you’ll have
to hump If you would pass. She
looks as though she'd fall apart the
next time she is asked to start, but
when I back her from the shed she
fairly pants to surge ahead; month
after month she snorts along, with
nothing broken, nothing wrong.
And I remark to my nine sons, "The
good car is the car that runs, The
auto men t«£k wildly well, they try
to bind us with a spell; their cars
have this, and that, and which, and
all refinements rare and rich, with
mirrored doors and baggage recks—
but when we get right down to tack»
;o chewing gum and hot cross-buns,
the good car is the car that runs."
Any reader can gut tha anawar to
any quaatlon by writing Tha Parth
Amboy Evening Nawa Information
Bureau, Frederlo J. Haakin, Director,
Washington, D. C. Thia offer ap
plies strictly to Information. Tha
bureau cannot give advice on legalv
medicinal and financial troubles. It
does not attempt to settle domestic
troubles, nor to undertake exhaus
tive research on any subject. Write
your question plainly and briefly.
Give full name and addreas and en
close two cents in stanmpa for return
postage. All replies are aent direct
to the Inquirer.
Q. How many cities and towns
ire there in the United States and ■
low many postoffices?—E. D. IB.
A. The Census Bureau says that
recording to the figures for 1920
:here were 2,787 Incorporated cities
ina towns in tne unitea Htatcs Hav
ing populations of 2,500 or over,
rhere were 12,9 05 incorporated
owns having less than 2,500 popu
ation. The Postoffice Department
;ays that on July 1, 1921, there were
>2,638 postofflees In the United li
Rates. q
Q. I understand that honeydew t:
nelon is not good until after frost. 1;
is this true?—W. D. G. c
A. The Department of Agricul- k
lire says that there is no truth in t
he statement that honeydew melon k
a not good until after frost. How
>ver, successful culture of this var- j
ety is uncertain east of the Rocky v
fountains. j,
Q. To settle a dispute, can the g
word “today’’ be written without „
he hyphen ?—R. V. D. ],
A. The word "to-day” may never n
>e written correctly without the hy
Q. Is it true that a horse closes °
lis eyes when he is running away?
-W. M. C.
A. A horse does not close his eyes ”
ntirely when running ajway, but nar- 0
•ows them down until they appear to
jo closed. "
Q. What is the largest comet ‘
mown?—C. B. J
A. The comet of 1811 Is the great- L
est on record, and was estimated to r
je 1,250,000 miles in diameter. '
Q. Is La Paz. Bolivia, high
snough for people to suffer from the
iltitude?-—I. A. U.
A. La Paz, the highest capital In
:he world, is 12,700 feet above the
lea level. Strangers are advised to
stop over at Arequlpa or other half
ivay points before entering the alti
ude of the Bolivian highlands. Even
so. it is a matter of weeks or months
Before much physical exertion should
be made.
. q. Were there Instances during
sur Civil War when troops were af- j.
tected by scurvy?—M. S. F. . g
A. It is estimated that a: least !
15 per cent of the deaths In the Civil j
War were caused by scurvy. j
Q. What is the exact place In the
3ible where the word "girl” appears?
—L. A. P. *
A. The word "girl” occurs In the 1
third verse of the third chapter of j
Joel, while the plural form 'girls’ ap- 1
pears in the fifth verse of the eighth *
chapter of Zechariah. -J
Q. Do sea gulls drink fresh or J
salt water?—C. N. B.
A. Sea gulls drink fresh water. J
They build their nest* and raise their J
young along the sea coast, but there •
is plenty of fresh water available J
for them. 1
Q. Was the Roma Acta Diurna
printed or written In long hand?—
D. Q.
A. The Roman newspaper "Roma 1
Acta Diurna” was written in long J
hand and was a daily largely devot- J
ed to the activities of the Roman .
Army, the data for which were fur- 1
iuniiuu uy me gcnci mo. u aiou euu
tained, however, news of feasts, sac- *
rlfices and trials, and was a small ‘
sheet which was posted In a consplc- <
uous place on the city walls or build- *
lngs. '
The women’s Jury question be- j
comes quite amusing. From what ,
we read in your valuable paper, It ]
seems there could be better jqdg- ,
nient used In choosing a jury of wo- r
men who are Interested In civic bet- j
ferment suffrage and the right to
vote, (of which we are so proud). J
Women who have wanted suffrage
and worked and fought for it for
years, women who would delight to
serve In any capacity seem to be
overlooked at this time.
We have all heard from these good ]
women when we wanted them to sign !
our petition a few years ago. They 1
told us then that they had plenty 1
to do at home and were glad to leave
such matters to their men folks.
Bosh! We know If they were to tell
the truth it is because they might
miss a movie or a card party which
would be a calamity in their esti
mation. , .
Please, Mr. Jury-Picker, in the fu
ture look for some of the wopaen
who wanted and worked for suffrage
when picking your jury.
We are willing to let the good
housewives sit back and 1st us do
their civic work for them.
Brace Avei
help them—help yourself
When you oonsider the steady,
continuous, never-interrupted work
demanded of the kidneys, you do no*
wonder that they must have help
occasionally to filter and cast out
from the blood stream the waste
matter that forms poisons and acids
if.permitted to remain, causing back
ache, rheumatio pains, stiff joints,
sore muBclef, dlziiness. floating
specks, ssllowness and irrogulat
bladder action. Foley Kidney Pill*
gjve relief promptly. Sold evcjg*
•'The Yoohg Love* WHo
rttcg J^eW ^CHOOU gooKE. j
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Health Talks
■ m»«iM
Nose Bleed
Ofttimes bleeding from the nose »
a vefy helpful method whlbh nature
adopts to Ward off danger. It acts,
in fact, as a safety valve In permit
ting excess blood pressure to be re
duced in the blood vessels and in the
A nose bleed frequently prevent*
an attack of apoplexy. In the oaee
of women nose bleed often occurs as
a perfectly natural phenomenon to
relieve the system of congestion.
On the other hand when a person
bleeds severely from the nose as a
result of injury to that member
either because Of a blow or catarrhal
trouble that continually Irritates the
membranes, the blood should be
promptly checked.
In severe nasal catarrhal condi
tions it sometimes happens that a
blood vessel will break. This calls •
for quick action to control the hem- ^
orrhage. First press both nostrils
shut firmly, thus compelling the
blood to run backward Into the
throat. This gives It a chance to
form a clot, which is nature’s way ot
checking violent bleeding.
The sufferer should breathe
through the mouth. Any attempt to
breathe through the nostrils only
serves to make the bleeding more
violent by loosening any blood clot
that may have begun to form.
Next, take a small strip of a clean
handkerchief or a piece of cotton
and pack Into the nostril by means
of a pencil or match stick. Pack It
back Into the nostril on a line paral
lel with the roof of the mouth. It
should not be tucked upwards.
Gently work it straight back
wards, as the nasal canal is Imme
diately above the roof of the mouth.
Pack both nostrils and then, If Ice is
obtainable, rub a piece upon the
patient's spine and abdomen. This
"freezing’’ helps to check the flow of
blood to the head. All tight clothing
should be loosened.
In lesser cases a roll of paper, the
size of a pencil, packed between the
upper lip and the gums will check
nnflA without, nnv further
It*is said that Ignorance of the
i.w excuses no man. That is <fiot
uite true. Indictments charge
lat a man "wilfully and malicious
r” did the deed for which he is
illed into court. He may not have
nown the text ol the statute, or
tat there was a statute, but he
new that he was doing wrong.
"He did not know it was loaded.”
robably not, but he knew that he
as doing a very foolish thing when
e pointed, the supposedly .empty
un at another human being, and
ulled the trigger. If he did not
now enough to know that, he is
ot a safe person to have around.
There are some things j'hich it i3
nr business to know.
We ought to know that it is neith
r safe nor right to do to another
■an what we would not like him to
0 to us.
We ought to know that in matters
ivolving danger of life or limb
lere should be a. margin of safety
1 our actions: we should take all
ne precautions which safety de
mnds, and then add a margin for
defect* of mechanism or error of
human Judgment.
You may have the rlgjit of way
according to the rule* of the road,
and the man coming down the in
tereectlng street may owe It to you
to slow down when you honk at him,
but that fact will not repair your
car, nor settle your hospital bill.
You may not know that he does
not intend to slow down for you, but
it is not always safe to assume that
he is going to do it.
Do you read the mounting statis
tics of death from automobile ac
cidents? People did not know that
the other car was coming; did not
know that the policeman really
meant what his signal seemed to
mean: did not know that the steer
ing wheel was out of order, or that
the emergency brakes were not
working very well.
There in a place a long way this
side of heaven for the men who take
chances with human life because
they did not know that the danger
was so great.
It is men's duty to know.
Learn One New Thing Every Day
Bulletins By
San Antonio, Texas, scene of the
iteet destructive flood in the United
tates, is the subject of the follow
Dg bulletin issued from the Wash
igton, I). C., headquarters of the
rational Geographic Society.
"San Antonio is an intimate mix
ure of old Spain and Mexico, and
he hustling .bustling America of
oday,” eays the bulletin. “It began
:s l'fe in 1716 as a tiny Spanish mil
ary settlement—'131 1’residlo de
an Antonio de Bexar.' But that
tisurely name officially lost most of
s trimmings when tho town be
ame an American community, and
q any who have known it beat—
Deluding O. Henry—it has taken on
he .unofficial cognomen, ‘Sanan
Losing Ita Foreign Flavor
"A hundred years ago San Anto
io was almost entirely Spanish and
fexican. Fifty years ago it could
e considered only halt American,
'hen the railroad came to quicken
ts life ,the rich ‘cow country' round
bout was developed, and a few far
ighted business men woke up to the
act that it vas situat.'J without
ft™ natitnra in a vfli’v center of a
sented, with the Alamo and the pre
sidio and the village of San Antonio,
all that there was of civilization in
that part of Texas 200 years ago.
Automobile buses now whisk tour
ists over the ‘mission loop’ and they
clamber over the crumbling walls
and halt over the liquid Spanish
Purisltiia Canceptlon, San Jose, San
Francisco de la Espada and San
Juan Capistrano.
River Hidden by Business Buildings
‘‘A visitor to San Antonio could
hardly Imagine destruction from tho
San Antonio J^vor. He might even
maintain that the city has no river,
at all only a creek. In the
forest of modern business buildings
the river is as effectively hidden as
is the Genesee in Rochester. The
San Antonio rises practically within
the city limits, gushing full-grown
from rocky fountains. Its narrow
bed has been paved, and it mean
ders sluggishly through the city for
all the world like a medium-sized ir
rigatlon ditch. In a stroll through
the business district one will cross
the little stream half a dozen times
fin going less than score of blocks.
■■Ran Antonio's little river has &1
trouble. A teaspoon of salt to a cup
of water, snuffed up the nose may
prove beneficial.
If the bleeding continues without
stopping a physician should be
If you are subject to biliousness,
gas, bloating, sick headache, sour
stomach or other ills that result from
Indigestion and constipation, you t
can get relief with Foley Cathartic w
Tablets. They are a genuine, whole
some physio that affords prompt,
sure and safe relief without griping
or pain. J. T. Osburn, R. F. D. 1,
Lucasville, O., writes: "Foley Ca
thartic Tablets are fine. I had stom
ach trouble. I took Folpy Cathartic
Tablets and now I can eat anything.”
Sold everywhere.
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681-87 SAYRE AVI,
erritory that would need unmeas
ired supplies. Since that time San
intonio has grown its forest of sky
crapers and factory chimneys lilfe
cores of its fellow American cities,
approaching the 200,000 mark, and
rith a greater population than that
uring the winter tourist season, it
eada all other cities in Texas,
hough it is closely approached by
lallas and Houston. An observer
ot down suddenly on Commerce or
'exas streets might easily imagine
ilmself In Syracuse. Atlanta. Mem
ihis, Dayton or any one of a dozen
ither cities of a similar size.
“As it has grown San Antonio has
oat most of Its exotic flavor; but
ouches ot old Spain and Mexico are
itlll to b* found if one searches for
hem. A few of the narrow, winding
itreets of the old days are left with
ildewalks on which two pedestrians
;an hardly pass. Iron-barred win
lows are to be seen behind which
’.oy senorltas have stood as Spanish
>r Mexican yoyths ’played the bear.’
Grated doors and gates in yard
hick walls of the mission days hint
it mvstery. Those who like the pep
pery "dishes of Latin America may
Ind them of a quality not equaled
juUide the City of Mexico and a
lew of the larger cities of the south
ern republic.
TUe Alamo-Shrine of Texas
“And in the canter of the town
strolling down ordinary business
streets, one comes suddenly upor
:ho historic Alamo, the ^Thermc
pylae of America.’ There in Texas'
war tor independence from Mexicc
179 American frontiersmen held off
tor ten days a Mexican army of £,
D00 until the last defender was kill
ed. It is a battered old building
raised by the hands of Franciscan
monks 203 years ago as an outpost
Df the Christian religion among the
Indians. Because of the part it play
ed in their war of independence It it
a sacred shrine to all Texans.
“A string of four other mlssioni
extending for fifteen or twenty milei
down the San Antonio river repre.
ways added a picturesque touch to
tho city. Throughout the business
district tho banks of the wall-con -
fined stream have been parked, and
groups pause constanlv on the many
little bridges to admire the sloping,
olose-cropped Jawns set with flower
beds and shaded by tall, deep green
clumps of banana trees.”
Easy For Thin People to
Put on Flesh and Gain Weight
It'* such an easy matter nowadays for
thin, weak, scrawny people to put on
good, healthy, Solid flesh and become
plump and graeeful that one often won
ders why there are itlll so many people
who seem to prefer to be “all skin and
bone,” ungainly and unpleasant to look
upon. \ . .
Phyeicians have long known that who
ever could discover a remedy that would
cause the food that one puts Into tht
stomach to turn Into good. rich, flesh
making blood Instead of going to waste
would also discover how to put heaSthv
muscular flesh onto thin under-nourishec
people and this has now been accom
If you ars thin, under developed, ner
vous, weak, or lack vigor and vitality
you can secure at any good pharmacj
at moderate cost, a ten days treatment i
combination of fleeh producing, muscli
building, strength creating elements tha
Is guaranteed to put good, solid, lasting
flesh on your body and to make yoi
strong, healthy and vigorous, or monej
Physicians who have watched the re
suits of the Evans' Triple Phosphatei
treatments ore astonished at It rapid ac
tlon—eften In a month five to ten po ndi
of desirable weight Is gained. Barnekov <£
Petg have agreed to supply readers of thii
paper With Evans’ Triple Phosphates anc
to guarantee It to do Just what is claimed
for It or money returned.—Adv.

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