By JEROME SPRAGUE.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated
Bubbles didn’t care whether It was
appropriate or not; she wanted It, and
she was saving up her money to get it.
Every morning when she went to the
ptore she found the girls talking of
their summer hats.
“What kind are you going to have?”
they would ask her, and Bubbles
would laugh—the gay bubbling laugh
that had given her her nickname —and
would say, “Walt and see, girls; wait
“Oh, piffle!” one of them said on a
certain June morning. “I don’t believe
you’re going to get a hat”
“Wait and see; wait and see,” said
And then after the store was closed
she went around the corner and looked
at the hat with the white feather.
The price was in plain sight—slo.
Bubbles earned $4 a week. Out of
that she paid her aunt $2.50 for board.
Fifty cents went for car fare, and the
rest she had for herself. Since last
summer she had managed to save
$9.60, and the other fifty would add the
complete amount necessary to buy the
hat with the white feather.
She decided to tell Alice Forbes
Alice was at the ribbon counter,
while Bubbles sold notions. Their ac
quaintance rose from the fact that
they walked home in the same direc
“I’ll have to wear It with all my old
blue suit,” Bubbles said as she went
along. “But I don’t care. I’ve made
myself a white net waist, and It’s
“Ten dollars is a lot for a hat,” Alice
But Bubbles laughed, with her bead
flung up and her bright eyes shining.
“Oh, what’s the use of living,” she
Bald, “if a girl can’t have something
pretty now and then?”
Alice nodded. Her blue eyes were
wistful. “That’s what I think,” she
said. “Now, there’s a remnant of rib
bon at my counter. It’s white, with
bunches of pink roses on it It would
make a lovely girdle, and I could buy
a white dress for 15 cents a yard and
a little wreath of pink roses in the mil
linery department, and then I could be
bridesmaid for Millie Drake.”
“Does she want you to be?” Bubbles
asked, with interest.
“Yes,” Alice said, “Jimmie Bryan Is
to be best man,”
“Oh!” Bubbles was silent for a mo
ment. Then she asked, “Don’t you
think you can afford the dress?”
“No,” Alice said quietly, “I can’t
And I told Millie last night to ask you f
Bubbles. I knew you wouldn’t mind
being asked second, because I’m her
oldest friend. I laid the piece of flow- j
ered ribbon away this morning, so that
If you wanted it you could have it
You could make a white net skirt to
your new waist. It would be awfully
pretty with the pink roses.”
But Bubbles was looking at her curi
“Don’t you mind,” she asked—“l
mean not being bridesmaid?”
“Yes, I do,” Alice said, and Bubbles
saw that her eyes were full of tears.
“But I have to give all of my money
to mother now that father Is sick and
“Well, it’s a hard old world,” Bub
bles remarked as they reached the cor
ner where they separated. "If I decide
to take the ribbon, 4iipe, let y° u
know in the morning.” ; V~; r
” Afliie next corner bubbles met Jim- (
“Jimmie,” she said, with her gray
eyes challenging him—“ Jimmie, are
you going to be best man at Millie’s
“Sure,” answered Jimmie—“cutaway,
white flower in my coat and all the
rest of the agony.”
“And me to walk up the aisle with
you?” said Bubbles.
Jimmie looked at her in surprise.
“I thought Alice was going—was go
ing to do it,” he said.
“Alice can’t get the clothes,” Bub
bles informed him, “and if I wasn’t a
selfish pig I’d get them for her, but I
want a white feather in my summer
Jimmie hesitated. “Look here. Bub- ,
bles,” he said a little awkwardly, !
“ain’t there some way you could make |
Alice think you were getting her dress
and let me pay for it? I’d like to do
Bubbles caught her breath quickly.
“Why, Jimmie 1” she said.
Jimmie flushed. “She has an awful
hard time,” he said.
“Yes, she docs,” Bubbles agreed ab
stractedly. She was a little white, but
she still smiled at Jimmie.
“So you don’t want me to be brides
maid with you?” she teased, still with
a funny catch In her breath.
“Aw, Bubbles,” he stammered, “you
know I think you’re about the nicest
“But you’d rather have Alice walk
up the aisle with you,” was her quiet
“I wouldn’t,” he declared stoutly, ■
“but I’m sorry for Alice.”
“Of course,” Bubbles agreed, and '
then she went on to plan. "I could get
her the things and tell her the money I
had come to me unexpectedly.”
“I am afraid that wouldn’t do,” was
Jimmie’s worried response. “She’d
feel as if she bad to pay it back. You j
get the things and send them to her
and don’t have any mark on the box,
and she’ll never know where they'
“Well.can’t tret the thinini we I
talked about,” Bubbles said, “or shs
would know right away. Do you care
how much you spend, Jimmie?’
"No,” he told her with the reckless- j
ness of the skilled laborer who earns
his $3 a day; “no, I don’t”
“Then Til get a robe dress of pink I
mull with a wreath of silver roses.
She’ll look like a dream. Jimmie.”
“I hope she will,” Jimmie said, and
“Goodby, Jimmie,” she said as she
came to the tenement where she lived
on the third floor.
He looked at her anxkmsiy. “You’re
not cut up about not being bridesmaid,
are von?’ he.asked.
She shook her head. “No,” she an
“Well, you’re pretty nice, Bubbles,”
he said heartily, and then he went on
When Bubbles reached home she
' took out her hoarded store of money.
With what she would add on her next
pay day she would have $lO, and she
could buy the hat with the white
She fingered the money for a mo
ment, and then she dropped her head
on her arm with a sob, for Bubbles
had wanted that bat to wear to church
on Sunday morning when she sang in
the choir with Jimmie Bryan. It had
been for Jimmie’s admiration that she
had craved the pretty hat. And, after
all, it was Alice that Jimmie cared
Two days later Alice came to her
“Oh, Bubbles,” she said, “such a
wonderful thing has happened!”
“What?” asked Bubbles innocently.
And then Alice told her of the won
derful gown and the dainty accessories
that had come the night before in a
“I can’t imagine who sent them.”
“It must have been a fairy god
mother,” said Bubbles demurely.
“And now I can be Millie’s brides
maid,” caroled Alice when she had
exhausted all her conjectures as to the
giver. “You won’t mind, will you.
"No,” said Bubbles steadily.
Add as she sold needles and pins and
hooks and eyes and whalebones and a
hundred and one other things that day
she told herself that she did not care.
Why should she want to walk beside
Jimmie Bryan when he preferred to
She passed the window with the hat
with the white feather that night with
out a glance, and on Sunday she wore
a plain little black sailor with a cheap
red rose, and she looked prettier than
■ ever injt.
“Alice thinks you’re a fairy god
mother,” she told Jimmie after serv
“Say, did she like It?” he demanded.
“Of course she did,” said Bubbles.
But Jimmie did not answer Imme
diately, He stood looking down at her. j
“Say, little girl,” he said presently. I
"you look mighty nice In that hat”
“It cost Just $1.98,” Bubbles inform
ed him glibly, “marked down from $2." |
“I don’t care what it cost” Jimmie
stated. “You look mighty nice.”
Bubbles couldn’t resist saying, “But
not half as nice as Alice will in that
“Bubbles, I believe you’re jealous.”
flashed Jimmie unexpectedly.
Bubbles’ cheeks flamed. “Why, Jim
mie Bryan!” she faltered.
“Look here.” Jimmie demanded, “did
you think I was in love with Alice?”
Under his keen scrutiny Bubbles was
forced to admit *T couldn’t very well
help it, could I?”
“I was afraid you would,” Jimmie
said, “that day when I planned to get
her the things, but I had promised.
Oh, look here, Bubbles, you come out
to the park with me, and I*ll tell you
And all the way to the park Bub
bles’ heart sang, and she seemed to
walk on air, and she was glad that
she hadn’t bought the hat with the
white feather. She was glad she
hadn’t been extravagant for Jimmie
seemed to like her just as well in the
black sailor with the red rose.
In the park the beds were full of
jonquils and tulips and hyacinths and
crocuses, and under the flowering alm
ond tree Jimmie and Bubbles sat down
“You see,” Jimmie explained, “there’s
Bob Travers, and he’s in the navy,
and he’s away on a three years’ cruise,
and he made me promise that I’d look
after Alice— been In love witlj
Sacli other since they WCfe kids—and
when Alice’s father got sick I tried to
help, but they wouldn’t let me, and St
seemed as if getting her the dress
would be what Bob would want me to
do, and now he’s going to get home in
time for the wedding, and I told Millie
she’d have to have him for best man.”
“Oh!” cried Bubbles, aglow with
“And then I told her how much I
thought of you, and she wants us to be
In the wedding party, and— Oh, well,
look here, Bubbles.” And in the shad
ow of the flowering almond he held
out his arms.
And Bubbles, having wept a little
weep of joy on his broad shoulder, sat
up and wiped her eyes. “Ain’t I glad I
didn’t spend all my money for that
feather, Jimmie?” she said. “I’ll get
the white net skirt and wear the rose
“And a diamond ring,” interrupted
“A diamond ring! What for?’ de
"Because we’re engaged,” said Jim
A Ready Answer.
The captain of a schooner that trades
between New York and Savannah is
noted for his wit, and on every occa
sion that offers he loosens his shafts of
humor, to the chagrin and embarrass
ment of its target. Sooner or later the
stinger gets stung, and this chronic
pun artist is no exception to the rule.
On one occasion when about two
days out from New York he approach
ed a group of sailors who were wash
ing the forward deck, and, singling
out a big, rawboned Irishman who
was experiencing his first taste of
sailor’s life, he gravely asked, “Can
you steer the mainmast down the
forecastle stairs?’ Quick as a flash
came the reply, “Yis, sor; I can if you
will stand below and coil it up.”—Phil
Economy Begins at Home.
“I hear you’re teaching your son to
play draw poker. .Do you think that
“Certainly. He’s bound to learn from
some one. If he learns from me It
keeps the money In the family.”—New
An Ideal Husband.
The Man—And you really think you
have an Ideal husband, don’t you? The
Matron—l know I have. Why, he
treats me as if be were a candidate for
office and I was a voter.—Chicago
About the poorest kind of a reputa
tion is the kind a man gets for being
sarcastic.— Chicago Record-Herald.
THE DEMOCRATIC ADVOCATE, WESTMINSTER, AID.
All of the Several Varieties Are Heav
ier Than Water.
Ebony was known and highly es
teemed by the ancients as an article of
luxury and was used by them foi a
variety of purposes.
In India it is said that it was em
i ployed by kings for scepters and also
for Images. On account of its sup
posed antagonism to poisons it was
used largely for drinking cups.
The name ebony is given to the wood
of several varieties of trees. All kinds
of ebony are distinguished for their
great density and dark color. The
wood in all varieties is heavier than
water. The heaviest varieties are the
darkest. The other grades require a
considerable amount of staining to
make them black.
Ebony is of a uniform color through
out and will not show any deteriora
tion even from long continued use.
There are three varieties of ebony
well known In commerce. The ebony
from the Gaboon coast of Africa is the
darkest The Madagascar ebony Is the
densest. The Macassar ebony furnish
jes the largest pieces. It is sold by
Imitations of ebony can always be
j distinguished by their lighter weight
and the cheaper imitations can be de
tected by merely scratching the sur
The Bloody Mark That Appeared on
Who shall say that spectral warnings
are entirely chimerical? History has
many instances to the contrary. Thus
the once well known tragedian John
Palmer died on the stage at Liverpool.
At the same hour and minute a shop
man in London, sleeping under a coun
ter, saw distinctly his shade glide
through the shop, open the door and
pop into the street. This an hour or
two later he mentioned very coolly, as
if Mr. Palmer himself had been there.
Cardan, the noted Italian philoso
pher, saw on the ring finger of his
right hand the mark of a bloody sword
and heard at the same time a voice
which bade him go to Milan. The red
ness progressively increased until mid- !
night. The mark then faded gradually
and disappeared. At that midnight
hour his son was beheaded at Milan.
The father of Dr. Blombey was cap-;
tain in an army serving in America.
We are told by Dr. Rudge that six
officers 300 miles from his position
were visited after dinner by this mod- i
ern Banquo, who sat down in a vacant
chair. One said to him, “Blombey, are
you mad?” He rose in silence and
slowly glided out at the door. He was
slain on that day and hour.—St James’
The Wooing of the Woodcock.
The wooing of the woodcock is one
of those sights to witness which a
lover of nature in all its moods will
make a Journey of miles. The scene is
enacted at twilight and the setting is
of willow or alder bushes whose
branches are just beginning to show
the tender green of early spring. Sud- :
denly from the damp ground a bird
form shoots upward like some swamp
spirit until It Is outlined against the
gray of the evening sky. Then it circles
above the branches, and the song of
the wooing begins. Hidden in the
darkness of the thick lower growth is
the object to which this love song is
directed. The bird above circles per
haps a score of times, then drops back
to the damp thicket, making a sound
which can be likened only to the drop
ping of water into a woodland pool.
Again the bird soars and circles, sing
ing still the love song. This is repeat
ed time after time until the last gleam
9f light has faded and night’s dark
ness ?omes down. 1
The Life Saving Service.
The first stations of a life saving
service in this country were establish
ed by the Massachusetts Humane soci
ety at Lovell island and Cohasset. All
efforts for saving life and property in
cases of shipwreck were made by this
society till 1837, when the president of
the United States was authorized to
employ ships to cruise along the shores
and render assistance to distressed
navigators. In 1848 congress passed a
law creating a few life saving stations
between Sandy Hook and Little Egg
harbor. New Jersey. From this has
grown the splendid system which now
takes in all the coasts of the country, j
—New York American.
A Watch Tip.
“So you lost your watch In the
crowd, eh?” Lecoq, the detective,
sneered. “Well, I’m ashamed of you,
“You ought to know after your long
friendship with me that there’s only
one safe way for a man to carry a cost
ly watch—in the right band vest pock
et, with the chain running into the
right and left pockets.
“The thief always snatches at the
left pocket, and of course by my sys
tem he gets only a key or a cheap com
pass.”—New Orleans Times-Democrat
Eating Bafora Slaep.
“Is It safe to eat before going to
sleep?’ asks Sibyl.
“Oh, yes, much safer than eating
afterward, we should say! It Is so
hard to see what you are eating when
you are asleep, you know.”—Path
The Mistress—What, Suzanne, going
to leave me? Going to get married?
This is most unexpected. The French
Maid—Oul, madame, but eet ees not my
fault. Eet was only last night zat
your son proposed to me.—Harper’s
Why Thay Doubted Him.
Hewitt—Figures won’t lie. Jewett—
That’s what I tell the people I meet in
business, but they won’t believe me.
Hewitt—What is your business? Jew
ett—l’m collector for a gas company.—
Town and Country.
Mr. Lingerloug—l had a queer adven
ture this afternoon. Miss de Muir
(with a swift glance at the clock)—You
mean yesterday afternoon, I presume.
A landlord can always raise the rent
That is more than many of his tenants
A MODERN MACAULAY.
Wonderful Memory of an Old Time
One of the most picturesque of tb.e
early lawyers of Missouri was Billy
Campbell, who came from Virginia in
1829 and opened an office in St.
Charles. He was a man of great abil
ity, a classic scholar, an orator and a
political writer of unusual power. But
he was indolent, careless about collect
ing and spending money and so lazy
that physical exertion of any kind was
positively painful to him. He had a
most remarkable memory, as proved
by the following Incident: Campbell,
who was a Whig, represented his dis
trict in the state senate several years.
On one occasion he was lying on a
bench in the senate chamber, apparent
ly sleeping, when the Democratic mem
bers came in to hold a caucus. They at
tempted to arouse him, but he ap
peared so soundly asleep that they de
cided to let him alone. The next day a
complete report of the proceedings of
the caucus, including a verbatim copy
of the resolutions adopted, was pub
lished In the St. Louis Republican. A
row followed, and the secretary was
charged with having been bribed to re
port the proceedings of the caucus.
After the excitement died down some
what Campbell admitted that he had
been awake all the time and that he
had done the reportorial work entirely
j from memory,—Kansas City Star.
ORIGIN OF THE HORSE.
The Modern Animal a Cross Between
Two Ancient Breeds.
In Wissen fur Alle Professor Koenig
discusses in some detail the origin of
the horse of today. He finds that the
horse of neolithic times was not spe
cifically distinct from the horse of the
present. While there Is no doubt that
the horse of that period was used by
man for food, there seems to be no con
clusive evidence as to whether It was
domesticated or not. His own opinion,
however, Is that It was probably do
The horse of that time was closely
allied to the tarpan or semiwlld horse
that lived in southern Russia up to a
century ago. This was a “hog maned,”
short legged, large headed beast. It
seems probable that the domesticated
horses of the Germans of Caesar’s time
were derived from this breed.
The Egyptians had horses as early
as 1900 B. C. These were long maned,
more like the Arab horses, and came
from Assyria. Where the Assyrians
obtained them is unknown, but it was
probably from southern Asia, where
this long maned breed has been devel
oped in all probability as the result of
long continued domestication. The
modern horse Is a cross between these
two breeds, with a further mixture of
the Arab horse. This Arab horse, too,
was Itself a descendant of the earlier
long maned horse.
The origin of the long maned horse is
a matter of doubt, but Professor Koe
nig thinks it may have been from an
extinct Indian species.
Women Who Marry at Thirty-five.
A German doctor lays it down as a
well established fact based on close
observation that women who do not
marry until thirty-five or thereabout
invariably achieve matrimonial suc
cess. Why women of this particular
age should make more successful mar
riages than those who fall victims to
love’s young dream Is fairly obvious.
When a young woman marries be
tween thirty and forty she either does
so for companionship, choosing her
mate accordingly, or from need, in
which case she also chooses with a
certain amount of care. She has no
wild dreams of unalloyed bliss.—Lon
don Lady’s Pictorial.
A Freak of the Lightning.
A curious case of lightning destruc
tion took place some years ago at Gat
china, an imperial summer residence
not far from St. Petersburg, where
stood a stone column fifty feet high,
held together by iron angles. When
rain fell more or less water penetrated
the stones in the interior of the monu
ment One day It was struck by light
ning, and instantly the column disap
peared from view, killing a lone sen
try on guard. The only explanation Is
that the heat of the lightning instant
ly generated steam on coming in con
tact with some of the water and the
terrific explosion followed.
On New England Tombstones.
There were several epitaphs which
fascinated you for awhile, epitaphs like
that of “Solon Tyndall, Killed by a
Fall from the Main topsail Yard of the
Bark Amazon, in the Harbor of Bue
nos Aires on March 12, 1850:
"He as a seaman did his duty well,
But his foot slipped, and from aloft he
Fell, but to rife and climb the shrouds on
And greet his Master with a glad ‘Aye,
Or that which recorded the fate of
“Absalom Peters, Shot in the Creek by
the Explosion of his own Gun.” —Col-
What He Was Looking For.
“I do wish, Edward,” said the lady
of his choice, “that you wouldn’t stare
at other women so much. It’s very
rode and Is certainly no compliment to
“On the contrary, my dear,” replied
the resourceful benedict, “I was look
ing to see if I could find a prettier
face than yours, and I confess I really
cannot”—New York Press.
The Change of a Comma.
“Whenever she asks me to do any
thing,” soliloquized Mr. Meeker pen
sively, “I always go and do it, like a
“Yes,” said Mrs. Meeker, who hap
pened along in time to overhear him.
“Whenever I ask you to do anything
you always go and do it like a fool.”
The Baby Helped.
Jones—Yes; our household now rep
resents the United Kingdom. Smith-
How's that? Jones—Why, you see, I
am English, my wife is Irish, the
nurse is Scotch, and the baby wails.—
"Do you believe that man and wo
man should have equal rights?”
“Well, I used to, but since Pve been
married I don’t dare to say so.” —
A Nice Large Thermometer Free to June
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LUMBER AND MILL WORK.
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too large or small for us to quote you on. Remem
ber we carry in stock PORCH and STAIR WORK,
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Smith O. R.eif snider.
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We are now showing tne largest line of
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styles are beautiful, the finish fine and our
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quality of goods. As for Buggies we have
a carload of special work here and set up for
sale. We invite all to come and see our
large stock before buying, as we are sure
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Agents for the Compound, and Cameron
Yours for business,
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We are prepared to do all kinds of
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PLATE WORK AND REPAIRING
will be given prompt attention.
J. B. Myers will be in New Windsor
all the time except the first Friday and
Saturday of each month,on which days
he will be in Westminster.
J. S. Myers will be in Taneytown the ,
first Friday and Saturday of each
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opens the season of 1908, with an up
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Jiew Store, Bowers’ corner, 43 E. Main
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promptly filled and work of every kind warranted. ,
We haveon hand a complete stock of HARNESS '
and WHIPS of all kinds, for light and heavy driv
ing, at prices that defy competition. Come and >
see our stock of Vehicles and Harness before pur
chasing. We can save you money. i,
JOHN E. ECKENRODE A SON,
Cor. Liberty and George Sts.,
may 28 Westminster, Md. 11
WHITE FIXE SAMTARim.
Interesting Account as to the Tr
ment of Patients. eat '
The following interesting account
White Pine Sanitarium .is taken?,
the Blue Ridge Zephyr, of ’Warn oll
boro. This camp is located at
Alto, in Franklin county, and th^? nt
cellent description will no doub-' S
interesting to our readers. 1 06
! They have short days at the can,
11 Thirteen and three-quarters hours
the length of them. The hours a
not many but it is aimed to ffia v
every one of them health giving
, every patient is required to be th
;open air as much as possible. ‘ 46 I
The day begins for the patients
i 6.45 a. m., and closes at 8.30
At 6.30 a. m., the watchman sounds
the rising bell. Then every one wm
enough understands that it is his dut
to get out of his bed and prepare fa
; breakfast. This is served at
| o’clock and then on through the dav
there is a succession of meals and
: lunches,for next to the open air comes
food, and an abundance of it, %
treatment prescribed by Dr. Rothrock
Here are the hours for the daily ’
10.00— Milk and eggs.
3.00 Milk and eggs.
5.00 — Cooked supper.
7.30 — Milk and eggs.
Each meal is a substantial one
Anything that is healthful can be
eaten and in as great quantities as the
; patient desires. Chickens, beef, other
i meats, potatoes and all other vege
j tables, etc., are served. Big ranges
j are kept busy almost all the day p re .
I paring the meals for the 131 patients
and the other people about the camps.
Four cooks are at the ranges and
exerting all their skill to provide
tempting food for th*s patients and ten
-waitresses are working part of the day
in serving the meals, arranging the
tables and such like work.
No patient is allowed to touch any
of the food that is being got ready for
j the table. Not even is a convalescent
; permitted to pick the feathers off a
Healthy men are engaged for that
work and for all other work about the
As a matter of fact no patient is al
lowed to do any work about the place
| except to make his bed and “tidy” his
: room. If he is not strong enough to
jdo this without noticeable exertion
; orderlies (men engaged to look after
; patients and to do work about the
i camps) do it for him.
A particularly interesting sight is
the gathering of the patients at the
dining halls at the milk and eggs per
iod. Three times a day—at 10.00, 3.00
i and 7.30 —the bell is rung and each
time from all parts of the camp can
be seen the patients coming for their
Each carries his own cup or bucket
for milk and each is given as much
milk as he can drink. Some have
small mugs; others have buckets that
hold almost a quart.
At the same time each is furnished
with an egg or two which he breaks
into his milk then drinks the two to
gether. Eggs and milk, as is well
known, are two of the main helps the
treatment calls Into use.
It is natural to suppose that there
is no inconsiderable quantity of these
| two food articles used each day but
the exact amount will probably cause
surprise to some.
i At the lower camp there are now
j used daily 280 quarts of milk andl2o
[ dozen eggs.
At the upper camp 80 quarts of milk
| are consumed daily and 17 dozens of
All must be of the best quality and
stand the test of inspection. The milk
|is tested daily. It must be “milk from
j the cow” and if it fails to meet the
i the vendor of It is given to under
■ stand that he need expect no more pa-
I tronage from the sanatorium.
All of the day is not occupied with
the attendance upon meals. There are
some vacant hours and these are spent
in different ways. If the patients are
strong enough they Indulge in plenty
of walking about the camps. The old
| custom of allowing them to wander
about over the mountain has been
abolished as it too frequently resulted
lin the expenditure of too much
OUR WRETCHED ROADS.
Good Highways Attract Settlers of the
Our highways are at present a dis
grace to us as a civilized people. We
i boast of our advancement, when we
'cannot"send a motor car, the highest
type of our mechanical development
today, 500 miles without being mired
helplessly. Washington, for an ex
ample, is virtually isolated from the
North, the South and the West, as re
gards the ordinary roads of travel.
Heavy teams can make their way
through over long distances, but with
the greatest difficulty.
Motoring to Washington should be
one of the most delightful pastimes of
those with the leisure to travel about
the country in this manner. But it is
no idle task. It is an achievement, a
triumph of patience and mechanical
construction. Only the more intrepid
motorists undertake It, save those
who venture without asking the way.
There should be a road between this
city and New York so well built and
well maintained that a good car
could make the run easily in a day
and a half without pushing at any
stage. Such a road would cost money,
but it would pay quickly. It now
takes four days,unless the car is raced
regardless of safety.
Those who use the roads always
note the difference in the appearance
of the country when the highways im
prove or deteriorate in quality. Mov
ing through a muddy, treacherous
road, the traveler see on either hand
the signs of Indifferent management.
Passing thence into the x’egion of the
well constructed macadam “pike,
with evidences of constant, intelli
gent repairing, no Imagination is re
quired to discern the tokens of pros
perity and progreselveness.
It is always interesting to the trav
eler by road to ponder whether the
good road is the cause or the effect of
the prosperity which Is always so
abundantly visible on every hand.
Certainly the good road enables the
farmer to do his work with less labor,
saves his stock, increases his profits
and adds to his net income if he hauls
his goods to market. That is a dem
onstrable fact. The poor road dis
courages settlers of the better sort
gives the land the aspect of neglect
and discouragement and. In short,
stamps, the region with the sign of
shiftlessness or poverty.—Washington
In Germany all workmen, servants
and clerks above 16 and getting less
than SSOO a year are obliged by law to
insure against old age.
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