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Apart From Adding to Appearance of
Structure It Also Tends to Re
tard Deterioration,
The foundation reason for painting
is protection of the thing painted.
The owner of property should never
forget that. No one can look upon
painting as an expense if he Is con
vinced that It prevents a greater ex
There is, however, another great rea
son for painting and that is the appeal
of pride in appearance. This Is. quite
human. It is seen in the matter of
clothes. Primarily clothes are to keep
us warm, but a suit is discarded while
It is still warm because it is shiny, out
of shape, or slightly faded. In other
words, one feels that it would com
promise their standing were they to
wear it.
So It is with the painting of houses,
both without and within.
In progressive, proud communities,
houses are painted every three or four
years through pride in appearance.
Progressive citizens are not satisfied
with the looks of their houses after
three or four years’ exposure to
As good citizens we should not only
see that every person knows that
structures will deteriorate if unpaint
ed, but we should also try to make
people as proud of the appearance of
their homes as their more progressive
neighbors. We should deliberately
set out to make them ashamed of their
dingy homes which are a reflection up
on the whole community.
This work is peculiarly one for local
example and community co-operation.
Everyone knows that a newly-painted
house Is likely to start the whole neigh
borhood to slicking up. It becomes
Every person who wants to see his
community prosper will join in such
a movement.
Well to Remember That There Are
Other Things in Life Besides
If a writer on present-day industrial
economic* Is right, the next few dec
ades will be marked, in the United
States, by an amazing amount of self
study by Individual cities, towns, and
even villages. Be foresees “intensive
study undertaken by every municipal
ity to determine what can be manufac
tured In that place.” Within limits he
Is probably right, but there will be
many who will honestly hope that the
limits will not be too widely extended,
find who will believe In all seriousness
that an occasional municipality with
out manufactures has its place in the
scheme of things for a well-balanced
button. “Business first” may be a
good slogan, but “business all the
time” and “business everywhere”
might weaken enthusiasm for desir
able Industry by overemphasizing it.
One is reminded that since somebody
ygve current meaning to the term
“business efficiency” about 2,000 books
on the subject have been written and
printed in English!—Christian Science
Boosters and Roosters.
The difference between the effective
booster and the rooster is that the lat
ter has no responsibility and the for
mer must make good. There was a
time when the boosters from a town
would go on a visit asserting that they
lived in the biggest city, had the tall
est buildings, the largest stores, the
wealthiest people, and so on, using
words without stint simply because
they wished to say something favor
able about home. They would be
placed in the rooster class now unless
they could show by facts and figures
that their assertions were true.
Landscape Gardening.
The great mistake made by mosl
novices is that they study gardens too
much and nature too little. Now gar
dens in general are stiff and grace
less, except just so far as nature, ever
free and flowing, reasserts her rights,
In spite of man’s want of taste, or
helps him when he has endeavored to
work in her own spirit. But the fields
and woods are full of Instruction, and
In such features of our richest and
most smiling and diversified country
must the best hints for the embellish
ment of rural homes always be de
rived.—Andrew Jackson Downing.
Pointed Advice.
"Oh, doctor," cried a wild-eyed man,
"J am dreadfully afflicted! The ghost*
of my departed relatives come and
perch on the tops of the fence posts
all around ray yard when dusk is fall
ing. I can look out Into the gloaming
any evening and see a couple of dozen
spooks solemnly sitting on top of that
many posts, waiting, waiting, waiting.
Oh, doctor, what shall I do?"
"Sharpen the tops of the posts,"
briskly replied the physician. Five
dollars, please.”—‘Judge.
8hould Work Both Ways.
I believe a man should be proud of
the city In which he lives; and that
he should so live that his city will be
proud he lives In It.—Abraham Lin
•An inteiwu.i* ].holograph of wagon trucks of the A. 43. F. In France discarded us unlit for further use and placed
In the hands of the “liquidation commission.” A minimum value is placed on the stuff, and it la advertised for sale by -
the ct mmission.
Glasgow Islay Association Issues
Photographic Album of Tus
cania Graves.
Labor of Love to Show Relatives How
Last Resting Places of Heroes
Are Cared For—Otranto Graves
on Same Island.
Glasgow, Scotland.—Next of kin of
the United States soldiers who went
down with the Tuscania may now se
cure the “Photographic Album of the
American Soldiers’ Graves in Islay,”
which has been forwarded for dis
tribution to the American Red Cross,
bureau of communications, Washing
ton, D. C. This album Is dedicated
“to the memory of the brave men who
perished through the torpedoing of the
S. S. Tuscania on the 5th of February,
1918—‘Their name llveth evermore’ ”
A statement by Dugald Clark, B. D.,
honorary president, and other officers
of the Glasgow Islay association, thus
in part explains the album:
“Sympathetic hearts and loving
hands were not wanting to pay due
Islay Monument.
honor to the gallant (lead. Large
crowds gathered from all parts ol
the island to pay their tribute of re
spect to the memory of the fallen;
and after solemn services the bodies
were reverently laid to rest in four
different and specially selected ceme
teries at Port Charlotte, Kilnaugliton,
Klnabus and Killeyan. In numerous
homes in America Islay will now be a
household word and to many of our
kinsmen across the seas It will be the
scene of loving pilgrimages In the com
ing years. But there will be many
who, though the name of Islay will
touch the deepest chords In their
hearts, will never be able to visit It
and see the place where their beloved
rest. It may afford them some com
fort and satisfaction, however, to pos
sess photographs of the graves which
will in some measure visualize to their
minds the beautiful spots where their
dear ones lie sleeping. With this end
In view the Glasgow Islay association,
composed of natives of Islay resident
lr, the Second City of the Empire,
prepares this album and we offer it
now with every mark of profound sor
row and respectful sympathy for ac
ceptance by the next of kin of the
bereaved whose remains mingle with
the dust of our beloved Island.” •
The frontispiece of the album Is a
drawing in color of the monument, de
signed by Robert J. Walker of Glas
gow, which the American Red Cross
will erect at Mull, Islay. There are
seven reproductions of photographs of
the American graves In the four cem
eteries. Numbered lists and diagrams
make it easy to locate each of the
169 graves; 12, however, contain “un
known dead.” The burial plots are in
g .- —-g
"Hitch in Side" Was
Nine Broken Ribs
St. Louis.—Thomas Morgan,
54, walked Into the city dispen
sary and asked doctors to take
a look at his side. “I’ve got a
hitch there and It’s making me
nervous," he told the doctors.
They found he had nine frac
tured ribs and internal hurts
and ordered him sent to the hos
“A wagon ran over me in East
St. Louis,” Morgan said, “but I
didn’t pay any attention to a lit
tle thing like that. Today my
side got to hurting me consider
able and I thought I had n"little
touch of rheumatism that needed
fixing up.”
is i . a
beautiful order and the association la
pledged to their upkeep.
The monument at Mull will also
serve as a memorial to the American
soldiers who perished In the Otranto
disaster and are buried at Kllchomnn,
Islay. The transport Otranto and the
transport Kashmir, both carrying
American troops to France, collided off
Islay October 6, 1918, In a gale and
thick weather. The Otranto drifted
ashore and was wrecked with the loss
of 366 American soldiers.
This rocky Island off the southwest
coast of Scotland was thus the scene
of the only considerable disasters in
the transportation of the millions of
American soldiers to France. Its Amer
ican graves make It sacred ground.
The work of the Glasgow Islay asso
ciation has been a labor of love.
Plot World Revolt
Documents Found in Germany
Reveal Complete Plans.
Secret Spartacan Circular Urges Agi
tation Among the Noske
Home Guards.
Berlin.—A complete and carefully
drawn plan to overthrow the present
government and further world revolu
tion Is contained in a secret Spartacan
circular to its agents and district
The document, which was secured
by the “general bureau for the study
o£ bolshevism,” begins by regretting
tlint the government signed tbe peace
trenty, thereby delaying the inevitable
j crisis.
i Tl.e document speculates on various
! possible developriients and then sets
, forth a concrete plan, the first step of
which would be to hasien an internal
German crisis by tampering with the
home guards of Gustav Noske, minis
ter of defense, which are declared to
be less reliable than formerly.
The circular urges Spartacan organ
; lzntions to agitate among the soldiers
| by leaflets and verbally.
The railroad men, the document
says, can be counted as won for revo
The postal workers are depressed,
according to the circular, which goes
on to say that the program with re
gard to the peasants Is complete. The
winning over of the peasants Is de
i dared to be important, for without
their sympathy or with their enmity
revolution would be difficult, If not Im
Delay In provoking the revolution Is
rather welcomed, “as It will enable
further education of the proletariat;
but every moment and every situation
must be utilized toward the final goal.”
Want Original Tune.
New Haven, Conn.—To obtain a
new air for the Yale song “Bright Col
lege Years,” which Is now sung to
“The Watch On the Rhine,” the class
of 1899, through Murray Dodge, its
secretary, has offered $1,000 as a
prize. The prudential committee of
the corporation received the notice
and selection of a tune is to rest with
the nlumni advisory board.
Must All Be 8ick.
New York.—Dr. Louis Weizmiller of
the Y. M. C. A. has discovered that
microbes caused ball players to “crab”
at the umpire. Players In good henlth
don’t kick, he claims.
- «——
Greeks “Parboiled” and Then
Sent Out Into Cold.
Charges of Frightful Atrocities by
Turkish Officials Mads by
Doctor White.
Charges that Turkish officials dec
imated the Greek population along
the Black sea coast. 250,000 men, wom
en and chlldrefi living between Sinope
| «^d Ordou, without the shedding of
I >iood but by “parboiling” the victims
in Turkish baths and turning them
half-clad out to die of pneumonia or
i other ills In the snow of an Anatolian
winter, are made In a letter from Dr.
George E. White, representative of the
‘ American committee for relief In the
near East
Sinope was the birthplace of the
philosopher Diogenes, Doctor White re
| y.lls, and Ordou la just beyond Cape
Jason, which Is still preserved In mem
ory of the Argonauts and the Golden
The letter, written to Prof. J. P.
Xentdes, secretary of the Greek relief
committee here, described the new
method of ridding the land of its In
habitants which, It Is said, was some
what different from that employed by
the Turks against the Armenians.
The worst of the crimes laid to the
Turks, according to Doctor White, were
committed In the winters of 1916 and
1917, when order? were issued for the
deportation of the Greeks along the
Black sea coast. The people, he wrote,
were crowded Into the steam rooms of
the baths In Chorum under the pre
tense of “sanitary regulations,” and
after being tortured for hours were
turned out of doors Into snow almost
knee-deep, and without lodging or food.
Their garments, which had been
taken from them for fumigation, were
lost, ruined or stolen. Most of the
victims, ill-clad and shivering, con
tracted tuberculosis and other pul
monary diseases and “died in swarms”
on the way to exile, the letter de
Doctor White said that In the prov
ince of Bafra, where there were more
than 29,000 village Greeks, now less
than 13,000 survive and every Greek
settlement has been burned. The num
ber of orphans, including some Armen
ian and Turkish children, In the en
tire district, It was said, aggregated
60,000. Since the armistice, the doc
tor wrote, many of the deportees have
been returning to their ruined homes.
An Egg Oddity.
Pottsville, Pa.—The most curious
egg ever seen in this section was ex
hibited by Deputy Clerk of the Courts
Charles Hawk and Deputy Recorder
Unger. It is six inches in diameter and
when opened was found to contain two
yolks and two shells, a perfect egg be
ing found within the outer shell. The
egg was laid by a Plymouth Rock hen
owned by William Baker, a fanner
near Tower City
Unfortunate Miscalculation of Indian*
■polls Young Lady Who Was
Trying to Look Her Best
One particularly hot day a pretty
North side girl whose crowning glory
Is quite Tltlanly Inclined, met a friend
—a young man whom she had not seen
recently—to Monument circle. At his
suggestion they decided to take In the
picture show and.. Incidentally, have a
little visit. "
Always solicitous about her appear
ance. this afternoon she was excep
tional,'y so and fearful that her n ,se
might, perhaps, be shiny. Wherefore
on emerging from the theater, she
lagged a little behind her escort, and,
hastily opening her dorine bos, gave
her nose a surreptitious dab.
Fortified with the thought that even
If It was a hot day she was looking
pretty fair, she couldn’t account for
the very peculiar expression that she
saw on his face as he turned to speak
to her In the lobby. After a minute of
strained silence, he said: “What have
you been doing to your face, Ellse?
Trying to match your nose to your
hair? It’s a poor job If you did. Let’s
beat It back and you take a look in a
“Which same we did," she said, when
she told the story on herself. Said she:
“I knew he’d tell It, so I thought I
might as well tell It first. Of course
you know I hadn’t powdered my nose.
I’d rouged It—and abundantly, too.
And It didn’t come off as easily as It
went on, either.”—Indianapolis News.
Generally Understood That the Influ*
enza Epidemic Was a Direct
Result of Great Conflict
Sufficient time nas not yet elapsed
to determine the Indirect effects of the
recent eruption of Mount Kloet in Java
which wiped out over a score of vil
lages and killed thousands of the na
tives, but recollections of Krakatoa's
volcanic outburst in 1883 which within
six weeks sprinkled its fine lava dust
over the whole world, has given an In
teresting suggestion to certain mem
bers of the medical profession. During
the closing year of the war an influ
enza epidemic raged in many parts of
the world. The manner of Its out
break in different countries indicated
that the germs of the disease had been
conveyed by the currents In the air.
The theory, therefore, has been
broached that the poison gases with
which many sectors of the fighting
area were drenched were carried by
the wind in every direction, causing
the Influenza outbreak in Spain, Ger
many, England, France, South Amer
ica, Australia, Africa, Asia, as well as
in the United States and some of the
Central American countries. That the
Influenza is a corollary of the war Is
undoubted. Any similar gigantic con
flict, Is argued, would be attended with
a similar widespread pestilence—an
other reason why every effort should
be made to avert wars in the future.—
Persian Envoy at Mount Vernon.
Shortly after Sir Julian Paunce
fote’s coming to Washington a com
plimentary trip to Mount Vernon was
arranged for him on the Mayflower,
which was the president’s yacht.
Among the Invited guests was the Per
sian minister. It was quite a social
and Impressive event. The spectacle
of tae minister of Great Britain pay
ing respect to the tomb and memory
of Washington did not pass without
comment upon its historical signifi
cance. During the visit the Persian
envoy was observed to be standing In
profound reverie in front of the Iron
gate of the tomb. He remained in si
lence for some minutes, and then,
doubttess full of obvious contrasts that
might occur to an orlenta. mind from
the land of shahs and of ivory pal
aces and gorgeous tombs, he turned to
a friend and said: “How great a man
and how little a cemetery!”—Lieuten
ant Colonel E. W. Halford in Leslie’s
German Cripples Employed.
According to the American Journal
for Cripples, published in this city,
Germany issued a peremptory order in
January requiring the employment of
her disabled soldiers. All public and
private Industries, offices and adminis
trations are directed to employ at least
one disabled soldier for every 100 per
sons on the working staff, making no
distinction of sex, It Is stated.
In agricultural work the proportion
must be one disabled soldier to every
50 employees, and in all cases the
disabled cannot be discharged except
with the consent of the workmen’s
committee and after receiving 14 days’
notice. Private employers who disre
gard the order are liable to a fine of
not more than 10,000 marks.
American Buys Old Chapel.
The Havas agency states that an
American has bought the Belle Croix
chapel, on the heights of Vllleneuve
les-Avignon, France, which was built
by the Chartreuse monks In the four
teenth century.
The chapel, which contained some
fine carving, has been carefully torn
down and packed for transit to an un
known destination.
Rastas’ Ambition.
Visitor—Rastus Johnson Is very
shiftless. Isn’t he?
Sambo—No, sub. Dat man am de
most ambitious nlggah what is.
Sambo—Yes, suh. He says he won’t
be satisfied until his wife am doin’ all
da washings in town.—Life.
Motor-Vehicle Revenues Devoted f»
Maintenance and Repair .of State
Improved Highways.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
In most states the motor-vehicle
revenues are devoted to the mainte
nance and repair of the state roads
or other Improved highways. These
states thus seem to have solved fairly
well the knotty problem of How to
secure sufficient funds to maintain the
more Important roads under the ever
increasing traffic requirements. As
both the traffic and the revenues In
crease with the number of cars, there
exists a possibility of so adjusting the
registration rates as to keep pace with
the ever-growing maintenance charges.
Recently, however, a movement to
capitalize the motor-vehicle revenues
and devote these funds to road con
Good Roads Mean Greater Rural Com
fort and Prosperity.
strnctlon has been quite noticeable.
This Is especially true in those states
which have a comparatively large
number of cars and only a small mile
age of improved roads. Thus, Illinois,
last November approved a bond issue
of $60,000,000 for the construction of a
system of state roads. The Interest
and principal of these bonds are to be
paid entirely from the motor-vehicle
revenues. There is no doubt that these
revenues will prove sufficient for this
Purpose. The main question which re
mains is whether or not a satisfactory
source of maintenance revenues can
be secured so as to prevent these
roads, when constructed, from dete
drainage Is Chief Essential in Putting
* Earth Roads in Proper 8hape—
Drag Must Be Used.
It can he truthfully said that drain
age is the chief essential in putting
earth roads into proper condition. AH
old Scotchman, an expert road builder,
aptly said that the three requirements
of good earth roads are, drainage, more
drainage, and still more drainage. E.
YV. Lehmann of the University of Mis
souri college of agriculture indorses
this sentiment and adds: Roads must
not only have good surface drainage
but must also have good underdrain
age. Surface drainage Is secured by
proper grading, adequate side ditches,
and by keeping the crown of the road
properly dragged. Stretches of road
that do not dry out quickly must be
underdrained by tile.
The drag must be used after each
rain, if the best results are to be se
cured. Don’t go on the road while too
muddy, let it dry out slightly; It should
be wet enough, however, -so it will not
crumble, but smear. When properly
used, the drag brings a thin layer of
earth toward the center of the road
which is rolled and packed between
wet periods. If too much crown is se
cured by dragging, the -angle of the
drag should be reversed.
Getting the earth -onus graded,
ditches open, well drained, and prop
erly crowned by dragging Is about all
that can be done until the people are
ready to surface the road with gravel,
broken stone or some other surfacing
Approximately $300,000,000 for High*
way Expenditures to Be Used
This Season.
Estimates of contemplated highway
expenditures In the United States for
the season of 1919 place the total at
approximately $300,000,000. Because
of governmental restrictions the
amount was considerably lower than
this In 1918, while in 1917 it was placed
at $280,000,000.
Concrete Road Building.
A great era of concrete road build
ing has begun. Comprehensive sys
tems are being constructed In many
counties and many through highways
are being Improved with concrete in
various states under state supervision.
Discomforts of Poor Roads.
If people don’t Invest in good roads,
they Invest In getting stuck In the
mud, more horsepower for hauling,
more time spent on the road, and
mtanh lUamunfnrt when they ride.

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