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German Minister of For eign Affairs Is for “Peace.” : . : B £hsH|^^h WMMw 'Wjfaf Photo by American Press Association. READY TO BEGIN ON U.S. NOTE i •*■- - I Further Deliberations by Germany | May, How e ver, Be Necessary. BERLIN. “The last word has not yet been spoken regarding the an swer to be submitted to the United States,” says the well informed Lokal Anzeiger. Other newspapers, including the j Morenpost and the Vocsisches Zeit j ung, say, however, that the delibera tions at great headquarters were car-; ried to a point where the actual work of writing the text of the reply may now be begun. They point out that further deliberations in Berlin will accompany the framing of the answer. These further deliberations doubtless are what the Lokal Anzeiger has in mind saying the last word has not yet been spoken. FRENCH WIN NEW LINE OF VERDUN TRENCHES! i About a Mile of Foe’s Positions' Are Captured. ; PARIS. A srong attack was made by French troops on German positions southeast of Fort Douau mont, on the Verdun front. The French captured a first line German trench 500 meters (547 yards) long, the war office announces, and took. 100 prisoners. ' West of the Meuse activity of the artillery continued through the night from the Avocourt region to Dead Man’s Hill. The war office also an nounces that in their attacks April 29 and 30 on the north slope of Dead Man’s Hill the French gained German trenches over a front of about 1,000 meters (1,093 yards) and a depth of 300 to 600 meters. BERLIN. French attacks on the Verdun front east of the Meuse were repulsed in a fierce struggle at close quarters, which lasted for sev eral hours, the war office announces. MARSEILLES. The fourtn con tingent of Russian troops arrived here. They were enthusiastically cheered when they disembarked and inarched through the streets. DEAN OF FANDOM IS DEAD 1 Isaac Herril, Aged Z\ Passes Away l at Burlington, lowa. BURLINGTON, IOWA. lsaac I He.'ril died here at the age of 84. He had lived in this county since 1836. i Twice he crossed the plains with ox ! teams and once in a Pullman car. He i was the acknowledged dean of lowa j baseball fans and occupied a bleacher j seat sheltered by an umbrella at every game, with few exceptions, for the last few years. When he realized his end was near he told his family he had only one regret—that he could not attend the opening game of the Central association. IRISH REBELS LOSE 2.000 500 Are Killed and 1,500 Wounded in Week’s Fighting. DUBLIN. At least s€o rebels were killed and 1,500 wounded in the seven days of fighting in the streets of Dublin, it was estimated by soldiers who completed a canvass of the city. This estimate is conservative, of ficers said. Rebel bodies were found beneath the ruins of the general post office, which was wrecked by British shell fire; in Liberty Hall and in a number of other buildings demolished by artillery or burned to the ground Farmer and Daughter Slain. THOMPSON, CONN. George A. Pettis, a well-to-do farmer, and his daughter, Sybil, were shot to death in their home here. Deputy sheriffs and a posse are searching for John Elliott, who is charged with the shoot ing. Refusal of the daughcer to re ceive his attention is believed to have been the motive for the crime. Maintaining Earth Roads Drainage of Prime Importance—Drag Should Not Be Used on a Dry Road —How to Operate Road Drag (Prepared by the U. S. Department of Agriculture) i'll , imy / I'*' ’""k.-k' 1 ''■l" 1 '*?!. 1 .. ... .v.'.i'.im..'. ./.I'.ilh Above: Road to Be Treated With Split-Log Drag.—Below: Same Road Thirty Minutes Later. The first and last commandment in j earth road maintenance is to keep the ; road well drained. To insure good J drainage the ditches should be kept j open, all obstructions removed and i a smooth crown maintained. Side ditches of ample capacity should be j maintained with sufficient fall to dis- j pose of surface water. These ditches j in most places can be constructed and j repaired with a road machine. The I road machine or grader may in gen- j eral be used effectively for this work. I The machine should be used when the j soil is damp so that it will pack and bake into a hard crust. All vegetable matter, such as sods 1 and weeds, should be kept out of the ; road, as they make a spongy surface j which retains moisture. Clods at-e I also objectionable for they soon turn j to dust or mud. Bowlders or loose I stones are equally objectionable if a ! smooth surface is to be obtained. A spli: itc drag or some similar de- j vice is very useful in maintaining the surface after suitable ditches and ’ cross-sections have once been con- : structed. This drag can also be j used to advantage on most gravel '■ roads as well as on earth road. The principle involved in dragging is that j clays and most heavy soils will puddle j if worked when wet and set very hard j when dry. The little attention that j the earth road needs must be given ! promptly, therefore, and at the prop- j er time if the best results are to be I obtained. In dragging roads only a small j amount of earth is moved, just enough to fill the ruts and depressions with a thin layer of plastic clay or earth which packs very hard so that the next rain, instead of finding ruts and depressions in which to collect, runs off, leaving the surface but little af fected. Using the Drag. The drag should be light and should j be drawn over the road at an angle of j about 45 degrees. The driver should j ride on the drag and should not drive I faster than a walk. One or two round j trips, the first straddling the wheel tracks, is usually sufficient to fill the ruts and smooth the surface. If neces sary, the road should be dragged after every bad spell of weather, when the soil is in proper condition to puddle well and still not adhere to the drag. If the road is very bad it may be dragged when very wet and again when it begins to dry out. A few trips over the road will give the operator an idea as to the best time to drag. Drag at all seasons but do not drag a dry road. The side slope or crown of an earth road should be about one inch to the foot. If the crown becomes too high it may be reduced by dragging toward the ditch instead of from it. If the drag cuts too much, the hitch should be shortened and the driver should change his position on the drag. If it is necessary to protect the face of the drag with a strip of iron, it should be placed flush with the edge of the drag and not projecting. A cutting edge should be avoided as the main object of the drag is to move but • I a small amount of the damp soil which is smeared over the surface of the road. BEAUTY OF OUR STATE ROADS Plan of Planting Shade Trees Along Roadside Is Good One —Decision of Maryland Court. The decision of the court of appeals sustaining the validity of the law which confers upon the state board of forestry regulative power and author ity in the matter of planting or cutting and pruning trees along the state high ways, is of potential importance in connection with the latest proposal to improve the side lines of the state roads by the planting of forest or fruit trees. The state road law apparently, in the original draft, contemplated such a scheme of improvement, says Baltimore American. While the plant ing of shade trees is not made a man datory duty on the state road commission, there is a clause in the law that opens the way for such a plan of beautification. The state forestry board would per haps be the agency through which such a plan could be best realized. The activities of the annual arbor days have not been largely resultful in the matter of roadside tree planting. Such a scheme can only be brought to realization through systematic and persistently maintained effort. But the idea is a good one and should be brought to realization even though it is necessary for the state to invest some money in the undertaking. Noth ing would more conduce to the beau tification of rural neighborhoods than the lining of the highways with shade trees. STATE TO MAINTAIN ROADS Amount Exceeding $160,000,000 Ex pended Annually for Construction and Care of Highways. The realization has become quite general that, in ordel* to render maxi mum service, state highway depart ments should be given some measure of control over the construction and maintenance of local roads. For this class of roads an amount exceeding $16,000,000 is expended annually, with comparatively little result to show in the form of improved road mileage for this great outlay. The state of lowa has met this situation by placing all the road work in the state under the direction of the state highway depart ment. Traffic is increasing so rapidly as to cause excessive wear upon the roads, especially in the vicinity of congested centers of population. This results in a heavy annual maintenance cost, averaging in the large Eastern states not less than $750 per mile per annum. Many experiments have been made in the effort to demise types of road which can be maintained at relatively low cost. Thus far, aside from the cheaper forms of construction, the states are depending upon the various forms of bituminous macadam, con crete and vitrified brick road. Wiioomism T ©base® Reporter ■ AND THE Madisons Democrat EAGHmR ONE YEAR Full mmairkalt ir©p®irtey Comity Cowrit Ea©w§ as well as Associated Press imews ©IF A© world m A© Democraftj, A© official pap©r of Daim© Comity. THIS OFFER IS FOE MEW AMD OLD SUBSCRIBERS OF BOTH PAPERS Chronometers Aboard Ship. A ship’s chronometer is tlie most wonderful and accurate timekeeper made, for upon its accuracy depend the lives of all on board. So accurate, indeed, is a ship's chronometer that it does not vary a second a day. An er ror of only a few seconds may put a captain of a vessel miles out of his reckoning at sea and run the ship into great danger. For that reason every ship’s timepiece goes through the most thorough tests before it is pronounced perfect. It is set going in a very hot room and then transferred to a cold one. for it may be used in any part of the world, from the polar regions to the tropics, and it must always keep good time. Most large vessels have three chro nometers on board in case of accident, and whenever a vessel goes into port they are sent on shore and tested to see if they are still accurate. On board ship the chronometer is kept gmid ships, because there are the least motion and the smallest variation of temperature. How Japs Play Ken. In its most widely practiced form the basis of the Japanese game of ken is that the fully outstretched hand signi fies paper, the fully closed hand a stone, and two fingers alone extended, the rest being closed, scissors. Each of the players, counting one. two. three, throws out his hand at the moment of pronouncing three, and the one whose manual symbol is superior to that of the others, according to the theory of the game, wins the trial. Superiority is determined on the hypothesis that whereas scissors cannot cut a stone they can cut paper and whereas paper is cut by scissors it can wrap up a stone —consequently scissors are infe rior to stone, but conquer paper: stone is inferior to paper, but conquers scis sors. and paper is inferior to scissors, but conquers stone. There are innu merable varieties of the game. Why Mothers Sing to Babies. Psychologists who have carefully studied the characteristics of instinct in women have discovered just why mothers sing their babies to sleep. It is not merely inspired by the expecta tion of better sleep in their children, but it is the primeval call of the femi nine nature. It is a material prompt ing which occurs naturally to each mother. Savage mothers who are never known to sing upon other occasions in variably hum and croon to their chil dren at night and upon one other in stance, when they are planting seed. It is a peculiarity of the Zuni native women and one which has been but recently understood. The theory of primitive peoples is that there is some mysterious connection between the sound of a woman’s voice and growing things.—Columbus Dispatch. Nice Ballroom Ornaments. Count Moltke in 1856 accompanied the crown prince of Prussia to Moscow to attend the coronation of Alexander 11. At a ball in the Kremlin Moltke was introduced to a group of pictur esque potentates from central Asia, with their girdles stuck full of daggers and pistols in the Albanian manner, and he begged to know whether these firearms of theirs were loaded. “Why should I carry them if they were nor loaded?” replied the spokesman of the party, and in a letter to his English wife Moltke confessed that he had never experienced such a setback ail his life. “Here at last.” he said. “I have found *un homme serieux.’ ” a man who is what he looks and means what he says. An Ingenious Picture. There is in one of the European pic ture galleries a painting called “Cloud land.” It hangs at the end of a long gallery, and at first sight it looks like a huge repulsive daub of confused color without form or comeliness. As you walk toward it the picture begins to take shape. It proves to be a mass of exquisite little cherub fUS££ like those at the head of the canvdk in Raphael’s Sistine Madonna. If you go close to the picture you see only an innumer able comisany of little angels and cher ubim. g The great theater for virtue is con rcience.—Cicero THE SAWMILL FOREMAN IS LAID UP WITH A MASHED FOOT. (<aLAD you ENJOY IT.) WHEN HE IS OUT OF ) f HELLO. JUDGE ! I DON t| I TELLS ME WILL | CHEW HE’S AS Q KNOW HOW | COULD Hl BE OUT SOON< j PEEVISH AS A CHILD, j j STAND BEING LAID UP f J [ W-B CUT TOBACCO. ' ' J THE comfort of W-B CUT Chewing—the long shred Real Tobacco Chew —whether indoors or outdoors is the small chew. Men appreciate the way W-B CUT lessens spitting and grinding—and the way it satisfies. You’ll recognize the difference in your first ten cent pouch of W-B CUT Chewing. If you don’t want a smaller, abetter chew, don’t buy it. ** Notice how the salt brings out the rich tobacco taste” Made by WEYMAN-BRUTON COMPANY, 50 Union Square, New York City We Extend an Invitation to Every Lady to See Our Un visual Display of Spring Garments Our extensive showing of Spring Fashions will be the center of great activity. Early buyirg has placed us in a position to supply our customers with the right garment at the right price. Displays which not only equal in beauty and luxuriance all similar displays, but far surpass them. An expo sition of fashion which instructs and stands as an authorative embodiment of, what the master designers have created and fashion accepted for the Spring season, 1916. Simpson Garment Store JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN. Rheumatic Pain Stopped. The drawing of muscles, the sore ness, stiffness and agonizing pain of Rheumatism quickly yield to Sloan’s Liniment. It stimulates circulation to the painful part. Just apply as di rected to the sore spots. In a short time the pain gives way to a tingling sensation of comfort and warmth. Here’s proof—-“I have had wonderfnl relief since I used your Liniment on my knee. To think one application gave me relief. Sorry I haven’t space to tell you the history. Thanking you for what your remedy has done forme. ” James S. Ferguson, Phila, Pa. Sloan’s Liniment kills pain. 25c at druggists. 3 Uncle Eben's Philosophy. “De man dat sells de dice,’’ said Uncle Eben, “is de only one dat makes sure money out’n a crap game.” Avoid Spring Colds. Sudden changes, high winds, shifting seasons, cause colds and grippe, and those spring colds are annoying and dangerous and are likely to turn into a chronic summer cough. In such cases take a treatment of Dr. King’s New Discovery, a pleasant laxative tar sy rup. It soothes the cough, checks the cold and helps break up an attack of grippe. It is already prepared, no mixing or fussing. Just ask your drug gist for a bottle of Dr. King’s New Discovery. Tested and tried for over 40 years. 3 Can't Use White Lead. Laws prohibiting the use by painters of white lead or products containing it have become effective in France. —“ROUGH ON RATS” ends Rats, Mice, Bugs. Die outside. Un beatable Exterminator. Used world over, by U. 8. Government, too. Econ omy Size, 25c or 15c. Drug and coun try stores. Refuse substitutes. FREE, Comic Picture R. —E. S. Wells, Jersey City, N. J. 22^6 To Rid Child of Worms. Don’t scold the fretful nervous child. Often it’s due to worms. Get rid of these by giving one-half to one lozenge Kickapoo Worm Killer, a laxative worm candy. Give only plain nourish ing food, lots of out-door exercise and put to bed early. Watch stools and continue giving Kickapoo Worm Loz enges, they will positively remove the worms. 25c at Druggists. 3 A Bit of Poetry. Whatever your occupation may be, and however crowded your hours with affairs, don’t fail to secure at least a few minutes every day for the refresh ment of your inner life with a bit of poetry.—Prof. Charles Elliott Norton. Keep Your Skin Clear and Healthy There is only one way to have a clear healthy complexion and that is to keep the bowels active and regular. Dr. King’s New Life Pills will make your complexion healthy and clear, move the bowels gently, stimulate the liver, cleanse the system and purify the blood. A splendid spring medicine. 25c at your Druggist. 3 * Mere Man. Man is not only of few days and full of prunes, but he is an insignifi cant mutt at his wedding, his wife’s parents are the heroes when the first baby comes, and after that his wife takes over his pay envelope every week. —Houston Post. Ladles Can Wear Shoes One size smaller after using Allen’s Foot-Ease, the Antiseptic powder to be shaken into the shoer and used in the foot bath for hot, tired, swollen, ach ing, tender feet. It makes tight or new shoes feel easy. Sold everywhere 25c. Ask for Allen’s Foot-Ease. Don’t accept any substitute.