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HOW DOCTORS CAN HELP.
Practical For Securing: (iotMl Roads. In an article recently in the Auto Advocate, Dr. H. H. St. John of Edina, Mo., told how physicians might help secure good roads as follows: “If any one man on the face of this earth knows how to appreciate a good road it is the physician. Except it might be a fireman on the call of duty In the suburbs of some town or city hone can appreciate better than he or she who has a life to save the ines timable advantage of a good road, par ticularly when compelled to drive over it at night. What then can the physi cian do to assist in the promotion thereof? “There are at least three practical ways or suggestions offering them selves —via, one is the education of the people, the showing to the practical ev eryday taxpaying farmer that good roads are good investments and pay over 300 per cent on the net cost. “Educate them, show them the aw ful waste, the actual loss of money ev ery time they haul load or empty wagon over a poor robd, the wear and tear on their buggies, wagons or carts; show them that the cost of building a good road is but little greater than that of keeping up a little dirt in the cen ter and that a road once well built is easy to repair and is a good road for many years. What roads have ever superseded those In Great Britain, many of which are in existence yet. but all of which owe their firmness, solidity and durability today to the old foundations built by the Romans cen turies ago when Britain was nothing but dense forests, plains and ever glades? “Who, then, better than the physi cian, who has the entree into our homes and is imbued with all the free dom and privilege of an exclusive member of every family he visits, who has a better right or is better capable of doing a right loyal part in the fight for good roads? He is revered, re spected, looked up to, and his views are accepted with a degree of positive ness and assurance bred in the minds of his hearers by his calling and his higher education. "Secondly, let every physician who owns or controls a section of roadway along his property set the example of building and maintaining a good road. Then his teaching will have effect among his hearers, his efforts in try ing to establish county and state good road funds, uniformity of road build ing, etc., will have weight and effect. '"Thirdly, let physicians as a class, a special class, express their willingness to sumbit in the cause of humanity to a special nominal tax per annum to a state fund apart from whatever other ordinary taxes they in common with others have to meet, said tax to be known and recognized as “the phy sicians’ own good road subscription,” and it will become before long such a source of pride and glorification of phy sicians as a class that not only will it react as a special lever to their teach ing qualities, but other professions and classes, like sheep following a leader, will be anxious to emulate them and from a sense of pride to see who can furnish the largestpro rata per an num in the state. Teen will come the golden days of good roads In earnest.” CALL FOR PAVED ROADWAYS. Landowner Willing: to Pay |2 an Acre For tlie Improvement. “I would tax myself $1 an acre if my neighbors would join me for the pur pose of paving the road with brick,” said William Jackson, a farmer living on Spring Hill road in Chillicothe, Mo. His suggestion was taken up, and he found others even more liberal than himself, says the St. Louis Post-Dis patch. Among these is J. T. Jackson, who lives on Trenton road. When Jackson heard of the plan he said un hesitatingly : “Why, I would give $2 per acre to pave Trenton road, and I believe there are others who would do the same. 1 know one other farmer on the road who would do it. The money collected this way would be enough to pave the road with brjck and chert rock. Of course chert rock is cheaper. The road need not be wider than sixteen and a half feet, and it could be put up for $3,000 a mile, I think.” Jackson is actively trying to get the opinions of his neighbors, and be thinks with them he will start to raise a fund for paving the road' Prizes For Good Roads. At a recent Kansas good roads con vention the county good roads com mittee made the following recom mendation to the convention: That each township give $25 in prizes for the five best half mile stretches of road made in the township by the use of the King drag and that the city of Law rence give a prize for the best stretch of road on the nine rural routes run ning out from Lawrence, the mail car riers to be the judges. When to Drag. When the smiles of spring appear Drag the road; When the summer time is here Drag the road; When the corn is in the ear, In the winter cold and drear, Every season in the year, Drag the road. When you’ve nothing else to do Drag the road; If but for an hour or two, Drag the road; It will keep them good as new, ' With a purpose firm and true, Fall in line; it’s up to you; Drag the road. Would you do the proper thing? Drag the road; Set the system on the wing, Drag the road; Give the drag a lively swing, Toss the laured wreath to King. Hats off! Everybody sing Drag the road. 4 . —National Stockman and Farmer. anjLPii Children Grow Toward Nor mal Through Exercise. EASY METHCDFOLLOWED First Principle Training Muscular Action —Process Slow and Un limited Patience Required —Med- ical Treatment Has Resulted in Improvement Mentally and Phys ically. In the educational world Springfield, Mass., is known as the city of special school for feebleminded children, “th eludes eight or nine schools devoted to special training. But perhaps the most interesting experiment is its schoo for feble minded children, “the special preparatory,” as it is tactfully called. This has a threefold aim—to rid the ordinary public school rooms of pupils who are a drag on both the teacher and the normal children; to benefit the child himself, and to make him a more useful member of society. To teach these children is a slow process, requiring unlimited patience on the part of the instructor, as noth ing so confuses and bewilders a feeble minded child as a cross word. The instructor is careful to act as if she regarded the children as normal, and their devotion to her is pathetic. The first principle in training thesy children is to quicken their muscular action. They are invariably sluggish and muscularly lazy, and therefore fully one-half of the school session is given up to physical exercises. As defectives have difficulty in thinking and moving at the same time, special exercises are given to cultivate this power. The teacher gives two children each a ball, placing them about six teet apart, one with his back to the oth er. One of the pupils then throws the ball and turns around quickly to catch the ball, which is being thrown to him. This seems simple, but for new comers at the school it is an impos sible feat. In fact, simply bouncing a rubber ball is beyond the skill of a newcomer. Another feajt is to walk through the rungs of a ladder placed on the floor. A newcomer is told to skip one or two rungs, and he always makes hard work of it. Balancing helps to steady the mus cles, and anew pupil is asked to walk a broad beam placed on the floor. ,This achieved, he is then asked to walk a higher, narrower beam, which he tries with much fear as a normal per son does a narrow plank over a brook. Another feat is to throw balls to one another between the rungs of a ladder placed on two chairs. At first the ball flys widely about the room, but finally the pupils learn to catch them quickly and deftly. The ten dency to giggle during these games, or, in fact, at all times, Ss one of the most difficult things a teacher has to overcome in the children. In the winter the boys and girls are encouraged to slide on the ice and coast, and to run hard, that they may breathe deeply. The boys have made a sled (for manuji training is one of the most important parts of the in struction), and this is used for all sorts ov mad rides in tae school yard. Every vhild who goes into the school has to have special attention. One is high strung to a fearful degree, an other is anaemic and lifeless, heavy and stupid, and a fifth is as quick as lightning in grasping certain things and totally deficient in learning oth ers. To quicken their sense of sight, they receive packages of many colored sticks, w r hich they are required to di vide into little piles of the same color. To cultivate their sense of form they have blocks in the shape of cubes, cylinders and balls, which they must string in this order; Firt a ball, then a cube and last a cylinder. Nine times out of ten the blocks are piled higgledy-piggedly, and it is only al ter trying again and again that the proper arrangement is made. Medical treatment of these pupils has resulted in a wonderful improve ment., both mentally and .physically. One little girl, who appeared helpless ly stupid, was operated on twice lor adenoids and soon became bright enough to go back into the school for normal children. Ears are inspected for deafness, and often it is found that a child’s dullness is largely caused by inability to hear half that is said to him. Properly fitted glasses have re sulted in brightened intellects, and po eraiions on the nose have also been beneficial. The school has paid in every way, for many of the pupils after a law years in the “special preparatory'” go out to work in the mills and factories, earning from 60 cents to $1 a day. Those who never develop far enough to be wage-earners learn habits of personal cleanliness, gain higher ideals of living, know how to busy them selves about something and are bet ter equipped to live happy, useful lives. Sealskins to the number of 3,128 were shipped from Alaska last season. An elephant has so delicate a sense of smell that when in a wild state it can scent an enemy at a distance of 1,000 yards. Steps are being taken to utilize the 500,000 horse-power of* the Victoria Falls for industrial purposes, care be ing taken not to mar the scenery. (no! mi City on the Bay a Metropolis by Act of God. HER NATURAL RESOURCES Only Port for a Flourishing Country, Rich in all Things Fresno Largest Raisin Shipper in the World—Heavy Beet Sugar Inter est. San Francisco Is to be rebuilt. Even though the capitalists involved agree by mutual consent to withdraw from the peninsula, they will have to re build on the shores of San Francisco Bay, for this a metropolis not by the hand of man but by the act of God, says the New York Tribune. It does not exist because lines of transportation have agreed upon it as a site, but because It is the only natural site, the only possible site for the port of entry and the metropolis of Califbrnia and all the country which lies back of it to the* Rockies. Seattl®, on the only good harbor to the north, been pressing it close for some of the Pacific trade and has nearly taken away the Alaskan trade, which used to be in the hands of Californians, but It can never be the port of entry and of exit for the country of central and northern California and for the mountain re gions further inland. These are the resources of that part of California w r hich lies tribu tary to San Francisco: There are two great interior valleys running for 400 miles be tween the Coast Range and the Sier ra Nevada, and tributary to the Sac ramento and San Joaquin Rivers. San Francisco Bay is at the mouth of these rivers, which are navigable through their richest districts. Once, these valleys were all in wheat; now, when the bottom is cut of that crop, they are beginning to break up these rich lands into small tracts and to raise concentrated crops. In these valleys, but more es pecially in the smaller valleys, like the Santa Clara, flourishes the great dried fruit Industry of the United States. There was a great industry in fresh fruits for the Eastern markets, also, and most of the fresh deciduous fruits sent to the Eastern markets come from the North. The orange and lemon industry is mainly is. the South through the country tributary to Los Angeles, but lately it has been found that oranges do well in the hot interior valleys at a latitude even with Phila delphia; and the orange industry of the north was increasing. Every year more and more wheat land was go ing into concentrated crops. Fresno ships more raisins than any other city in the world; Petalu ma is one of the greatest "hen towns” in the country. The Santa Clara Valley, beginning just below San Francisco and running for sev enty or eighty miles down the coast, is one great orchard. There is a heavy beet sugar indus try. The little Napa and Sonoma valleys are the center of the wine in dustry, which is growing steadily as the wine men win out in their fight for the improvement and recogni tion of California vintages. This is only a narrow and brief summary of the agricultural resources. Up the coast, north of San Fran cisco stretches an unbroken forest, one of the few considerable tracts of forest land left in this country. The State is a steady and persistent pro ducer of gold—sl7,ooo,ooo last year. Once, it led in this respect, but Colorado has passed it. This comes in the main from the mother lode of the Sierra—and the end of the mother lode is not yet in sight. This mining country is naturally tributary to San Francisco; so is all Nevada. California is the only State which produces quicksilver in quantities, and these mines lay in the bay re gion. The copper industry is grow ing. The base metals of the Sierra are hardly touched, and Californians have been howling for Eastern capi tal to come in and do something. One tiling the State lacks —coal. There is only one bed, and that of inferior quality. The fuel coal is brought from Washington. Although the power transmission lines, which have turned the torrents of the Sier ra into light, heat and the whirl of wheels are industrial wonders of the world, there can never be any great and general manufacturing. The backbone of California wealth is the incomparable richness of the lands, which, under that soft, grow ing climate which makes all things large, has an immense producing power. Secondary, but still impor tant, is the mining wealth, by uc means fully developed. Hard to Kill an Ant Ants are really long lived, consid ering their minuteness. Janet had two queens under observation for ten years, and one of Sir John Lub bock’s ant pets lived into her fif teenth year. _ 1 Ants are very tenacious of life alter severe injury. Following loss of the entire abdomen they sometimes live two weeks, and In one case a head less ant, carefully decapitated by aseptic- surgery, lived for forty-one days. A carpenter ant after being submerged eight days in distilled water came to life upon being dried, bo that they are practically proof against drowning. They can live for long periods without food; in ope case the fast lasted nearly nine months before the ant starved to death. Bailiff—What did they do with the deaf prisoner? Attorneys —Gave him a hearing. “Mama” and “Papa.” German chauvinism penetrates everywhere nowadays. Some earn est Teutons have started the idea that German children must drop the words “Mama” and "Papa” In of "Mutter” (mother) and "Vater” (father.) "How,” say they, "can anybody prefer the unmeaning Ma ma’ to the deep and impressive 'MutterT’ Nothing can. replace for a German the word ’Mutter,’ certainly not the French "Mama.” A certain philologist, however, asks how it can he suggested that the word "Mama” is derived from the French, seeing that it is probably to be found in all languages of the world. In the nu merous dialects of Africa and in In dia the word for mother is "Mama” which Is given as a title of honor to every elderly dame deserving of es teem and respect. "Mama” and "Papa” (Baba) are so generally used m all parts of the world that they probably date back some thou sands of years. BOUDOIR CHAT. Don’t worry. Worry wears you out quickly. When the hands are in bad condi tion of chapping or redness cosmetic gloves will heal them more quickly than anything else. Don’t wear rings that are too small; the inevitable result Is dis figurement—red and swollen hands and knuckles. Creams containing animal rats are liable to cause & growth of down, and for that reason should be avoided. For the hay flower bath fili a small bag with the blossoms, put in a kettle of water and boil fifteen min utes. Strain and pour the decoction into the bath. This bath, according to Father Kniepp, opens the pores and dissolves the effete matter shut up in the body. FOIEYSHONEMAR Cures Colds; Prevents Pneumonia Sold by Q. W. Frost. ' Announcement The summer meeting of the Wis consin State Horticultural Society will be held at Bamboo August 29. It will be a one day session devoted largely to a discussion of the value of native shrubs, vines and flower ingplants for cultivation. The establishment of park sys tems in villages and small cities will be treated by a competent landscape gardener. Liberal premiums will be offered for both native and cultivated flow ers in bloom at that time. F. Cranefield, Sec. W. S. H. S. Scrub yourself daiiy, you’re not clear inside. Clean insides nwaus stomach, bowels, blood, liver, clean, tissue in every organ. Moral: Take Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. —Fox Bros. Pharmacy. FOIEYSHONET™TAR for children; safe, sure* No opiates Sold b\r Q. W- Frost. 28,000 ACHES 28,000 LANDS. In All Parts of Bayfield County. Owner Not Agent, E s y Payment and Interest at 6 per cent Call on or write, D. M MAXCY, Washburn, Wis. 28,000 ACRES 28,000 There is nothing so pleasant as that bright, cheerful, at-peace with the world feeling when you sit down to your breakfast. There is noth ing so conducive to good work and good results. The healthy man with a healthy mind and body, is a better fellow, a better workman, a better citizen than the man or woman who is handicapped by some disability, however slight. A slight disorder of the stomach will derange your body, your thoughts and your disposition. Get away from the morbidness and the blues. Keep your stomach in tune and both your brain and body will respond. Little indiscretions of overeating can be easily corrected ard you will be sur prised to see how much better man you are. Try a little Kodol for dys pepsia after your meals. Sold by M. M, Sweet. I- Children like Kennedy’s Laxative Honey and Tar. The pleasantest and best cough syrup to take; be cause it contains no opiates. Sold by M. M. Sweet. v A PuzzleWortn Having Dr. G. G. Green, of Woodbury, New Jersey, whose advertisement appears in our paper regularly, will mail to any one sending a two cent stamp to pay postage, one of his new German Syrup and August Flower Puzzles, made of wood and glass. It amuses and perplexes young and old. Although very diffi cult, it can be mastered. Mention this paper , i \ In this state it is not necessary to to serve a five days’ notice for eviction of a cold. Use the original laxative eough syrup, Kennedy’s Laxative Honey and Tar. No opia tes, Sold by M. M. Sweet. FOLEY’S KIDNEY CURE WILL CURE YOU of any case of Kidney or Bladder disease that is net beyond the reach cf medi cine. Take it at once. Do not risk having Bright’s Dis ease or Diabetes. There is nothing gained by delay. 50c. and SI.OO Bottles* REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. Sold by Q. W. Frost. ♦ The Most Perfect BLOOD PURIFIER That Can Be Found Is Matt. J. Johnsons 6QBB cures all kinds of blood trouble, Liver and Kidney trouble, Catarrah and Rheu matism, by acting on the blood, liver and kidneys, by purifying the blood, and con tains medicines that pass off the im purities. For Sale and Guaranteed Only By M. M. Sweet, Washburn, Wis. H. A. Robinson and G. B'roman, Pratt, Wisconsin. A W man's Complexion. It is rank foolishness to attempt to remove sallowness or greusinesd of the skin by the use of cosmetic*, or “local” treatment, as advocat'd by the “beauty doctors.” The only safe and sun way thu a woman can improve her nmplexion is by purify ing and enriching the blood, whicii can only b<> accomplished by keeping the liver healthy and active. The liver is the seat of disease and blo.nl pollution. Green’s August Flower acts directly on the liver, cleanses and enriches the blosd, purifies the complexion. It also cures consti pation, biliousness, nervousness, and induces refreshing sleep. A singls bottle of August Flower has been hnown to cure the most prenounced and distressing case of dyspepsia and digestion. New trial size bottle 25 cents; regular size 75 cents. At Frost & Spies. DRT PINE WOOD Delivered to any part of the city onOshort notice. Call up ’ THOMAS L. DDXELOW. Both Phones- ORDER YOU I next lot ofD • * POINTING A 1 , from) “THE TIMES” We have a great var- S iety of papers to sel ect from. In Printing We Lead! 'L'! MED TABLES, iso a . TRAINS, ®TIMP CARO , TRAINS FOR WASJiBBRj! West Bound : Arrive : Depart No. 573 Washburn and Ir -ft• ~T River Ex pi ess : ■ 7:15. m feast bound : Arrive : DepS.it No. 574 Washburn and Iron : River Express 7755 pm: Through tickets to all points in the Unih 1 States, Canada. Alas’ a. < • ua and Japan. A. M. Cleland G. P. A. aui. Minn. VY . B. Du if y. Agent. C. St. P. M. & O. By. PASSENGER TRAILS: SOUTH NORTH *8:30 a. m. daily 10:35 a. in. daily 11:55a.m. oxSunday 1:40 p.m. exSnnday $8:00 p.m. daily 4:30 p m. exSnuday 46:30 p.m. daily 5:15 o-m. Sunday o ly 9:17 p.m. daily •Connect at Ashland Junction with some bound trains. % dourect* at Ashland June* tion for St. Paul or Chi -.go. tConneet Ashland with Northw. stern train for Chicago. WIS. CENTRAL TRAINS * V <*p FROM ASTTEAND. A UR, DEP’L Through mail and Ex press (daily l. Wpm 8:40 a¥h Limited (daily) 7 15 am 7;25 he* L , * Orders for t ickets can be procured of *4 W. Frost, Druggist Washburn, Wis.