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HOMES IN VACATION SEASON
Beauty of the Town Is Badly Marred
if They Are Allowed to Show
i Half the charm of the New Eng
land towns and villages that every
year are drawing more summer resi
dents and motor tourists from be
Vond the Hudson, surely the better
jhalf. Is merely a matter of what the
(old assessors called the home lot.
Arching elms, like those of Hadley
land Deerfleld, lend a beauty that
'prairie towns cannot duplicate; but
the aesthetic value even of a shade
tree varies with what it shades; it
Its shadows move on open windows
and green, close shaven lawns, that
'is one thing; if they fall on broken
Fence and tangled weeds, the tree
(itself is little noted. . Width of street,
ample space between the houses,
efficient lighting systems, these all
re needed for a pleasing village or
.a pleasing city yard; they only in
crease the disappointment if the dooi
yard show neglect.
; All the more pity that, in conse
jquence of the steadily growing vaca
tion habit, the very roadways that
tahould most delight the visitors with
trimly kept lawn and cleanly swept
walk, with clipped hedge and well
(ordered flower border, now repel his
jeye and quicken the pace that should
be slowed for leisurely enjoyment.
Every second or third house is closed;
the shutters are folded in upon the
rindows; the approaches are dusty
and littered; the lawn is gray with
drought or degenerate with weeds,
(and tall grass. A very little of such)
eesolation blights the cheer and fresh
ess as a dead branch blights the
grace and lightness of a living tree. '
SPLENDID LIGHT FOR CITY
'Kansas City Newspaper Thinks Highly
of Method of Illumination Re
cently installed There.
A new system of street lighting has
appeared on the South Side, and it ap.
parently solves the problem of orna
mental illumination for residence
streets. The lights have been placed
'on Oak street and lead into the Coun
try club district by way of Brookside
boulevard to Broadway and Hunting
(ton road. A lamppost that should be
(ornamental by day as well as by night
:was the purpose of the designer.
The post is of iron bronze, about
13 feet high, slender and graceful in
line. The shaft is fluted and the globe
Is of ground glass 12 inches in di
ameter. Electric lights are used and.
milk white globes cause an unusually1
effective illumination. The first cost
of the complete electrolier is little,
more than that of the ordinary street;
lamppost, but there is no comparison
in effect, day or night. Kansas City
Newspapers Best for Theaters.
David Belasco, one of America's
greatest theatrical managers and play
rights. In speaking of the various ad
vertising mediums recently. Bald that
Jio had found that the best results were
to be secured from newspaper adver
tising. They are, he declares, the
jmost direct means for reaching the in
dividual. Mr. Belasco continues:
"It a man and his wife suddenly de
Jcide after dinner to attend the thea
jter, they do not rush out on the
'street and scan the billboards for halt
!a mile; they refer to the amusement
icolumn of today's paper. It they can
not find it they hunt up yesterday's. So
;this column la a standing guide to the
theater goers. Under present condi
tions I am convinced that the daily
'newspaper carries stronger influence
'and secures better results."
i All of which Is sound common sense
and will be endorsed by thousands of
business men who appeal to the pub
lic through advertising.
Value of Parka.
Public parka are important factors
In promoting the health, happiness
and general well-being of all the peo
ple, but more particularly those Uv
lng In crowded parts of cities. Parka
'also bring all In closer touch with
(nature, encourage outdoor sports and
jrecreatlons, giving exercise and pure
lair to the lungs of tired factory work
lers and those of sedentary habits;
people who are always glad of a
chance to spend a day amid restful
fecenes and under conditions of ease
And comfort. Tired wivea and moth
ers; children of all classes, without
distinction, all meet on common
ground in public parks where there
are equal rights for all; special privi
leges tor none.
Cities With Civic Pride.
Conspicuous among the cities which
are now brushing up, or planning It.
fare San Francisco. Portland, Ore.;
Minneapolis, Seattle and Chicago,
nrhlle many towns of smaller size like
Cedar Rapids. Ia are also in the
imovement. The western cities are al
'most making a rare of this work and
twho have taken up this work may be
called, are overcrowded with work.
:The profession has more than it can
tdo and there is room In it for many
'more clever men, with ample financial
'reward and lasting civic fame for
Copyright. 1312, by Underwood Underwood. N. T.
Finding the small mirror in the vanity case inadequate, a new opera bag
has been made, the top fitted with a bevelled mirror of fair size, showing
a good deal of the features. The mirror part is folded inside the bag,
giving it a flat effect.
WHEN BUYING WRITING PAPER
Certain Times of the Year When
Suitable Colors and Tones May Be
Acquired in Quantities.
The woman who would get the most
tor her money buys her writing paper
m quantity at an annual sale.
The reason for these sales is that
he manfacturers accumulate small
lots of discontinued papers. They are
lot cheap qualities or seconds, merely
styles that are not novel.
It -is possible to get four quires of
japer and 100 envelopes for a dollar,
md there is a choice of different
weight, texture and color of the paper,
various shades of blue, gray, lavender,
;ream and white, also stripes and bars
A self tones. These come in two
lizes, usually letter and note.
Marking varies according to color.
Two-colored letters are most expen
lve; plain gold, silver or a single
netallic color costs about 25 cents a
tuire; a single plain color, gray, blue,
violet or brown, ten cents a quire,
and embossing in relief without color.
ibout five cents a quire. These are
tandard prices almost everywhere
he year round, the reduction being
an the price of paper.
In buying paper by the quantity it
b not wise to choose novelties. An
Inconspicuous color and good quality
la always good. Many women adopt
a certain tone and kind of paper and
nake it individual. Thus, the girl who
loves violet will have pale violet paper
with a deeper tone or silver for the
stamping, while the transparent en
velopes are lined with violet tissue
paper ot a deeper shade than the en
velope. Gray paper or very pale blue Is also
permissible, but it is bad form to use
Brown voile over blue silk was the
material used for the dress shown in
the sketch. This stylish but easily
made frock has a plain blouse, sleeves
and bodice in one and high waist line
with short gathered peplum. The
sole trimming of the bodice is finely
plaited frills of cream shadow lace
which turn back from elbows and
neck. The sketch above shows a sim
ple arrangement ot a pannier, which
of the voile draped over the voile
covered underskirt. Three wide ruf
fles ot the voile finishing the skirt add
another truch ot qualntness to this
IN OPERA BAGS
GIVE TOUCH OF SMARTNESS
Artificial Rose or Orchid, Easily
Made, Adds Much to Appearance
of an Evening Gown.
Make & huge rose of black velvet if
you need a little extra touch of smart
ness for your evening or tea gown.
The rose is formed of a dozen or
eighteen petals, cut in the graduated
sizes pertaining to the natural flower.
eighteen petals, cut in the graduated
foudation easily made of firmly
twisted chenile. To make the petals
appear crisp, the velvet Instead of
being doubled, as is done in making
exotics of thin material, is smoothly
pasted on one side of a piece of coarse
black net. The necessary quantity of
mucilage used will stiffen the joined
materials to the desired firmness and
yet they will be sufficiently flexible to
be easily pressed into proper shape
Easier to shape than the rose is the
orchid. This, also made of velvet and
coarse net, has six long and slender
petals with pointed ends tied at their
tips with slender golden threads. An
olive, such as is employed in connec
tion with military loops, is the best
foundation for a velvet orchid, and to
one end of it the wider ends of the
petals may be securely fastened.
This will leave a point protruding
from the heart of the exotic, but one
which may be beautiful concealed un
der a catlix group of seven yellow
silk French knots. The other half
ot the olive will be needed as the base
through which to thrust the safety
pins that fasten the flower at the
breast or wherever the corsage bou
quet is worn.
A good partner is rather to be chos
en than great hands.
Jack of all suits is master ot none.
A fool and his aces are soon parted.
It's a long suit that has no return
ing. Take care of the trumps and the
tricks will take care of themselves.
A little 10-ace is a dangerous thing.
Bridge table conversations corrupt
A woman Is known by the trumps
The wages of bridge Is debt.
The proof of the bidding is in the
All honor is not without profit, save
In the dummy.
Fringes both, straight and curled
6 rill persist, but only a few strands
of hair are cut upon the forehead.
Puffs and curls are arranged from
back to front instead of following the
line of the brow, and the dressing is j
done very softly and with a strong
bias in favor of the side parting.
There are no longer any coils. show
ing on the top ot the "head, but the
back is covered with puffs so soft and
fiat that they look like waves.
Ribbons with the picot edge arc
new, and it is usually very much eas
ier to twist a crush belt out ot them
than to make one out ot a piece m
Then gold and silver tissue stock
ings worn with strapped shoes rich
ly jeweled at the toe and along the
strap are a feature ot the evening
dress outfit. Bright colors, principally
emerald, cerise, blue and a rich tone
ot rose, are much in evidence.
WORLD'S STEEL LINES
STATISTICS OF MILEAGE AT PRES
ENT IN OPERATION.
United States Far In Advance of the
Rest ef the Nations Record of the
Greatest Ten Years of Rail
Although most persons are familiar
with the fact that the United States
is the greatest
in the world, says
ers' Record, most
o f those who
know it do not al
so know the large
proportion of the
total railway mile
age there is in
this country. Every year the Archix
fur Eisenbahnwesen, a German publi
cation, compiles and issues statistics
covering the railroads in the whole
world, to do which is a considerable
task, one which, like the publications
of our own interstate commerce com
mission, is necessarily about eighteen
months behind the period of time cov
ered by the figures.
Thus the world data on railroads
that has just been published covers
the year 1910, and shows that North
America had 283,511 miles, Europe
207,488 miles, Asia 63,341 miles. South
America 43,638 miles, Africa 22,905
miles, making a total of 640,158 miles
in the whole world, an increase of 14,
460 miles over 1909, and 8,239 miles
of this increase was in North and
South America and Australasia.
Figures and Poor's Manual show
that the total railroad mileage in the
united States at the end of 1910 was
242,107 miles, or very nearly 38 psr
cent of the total in all countries. The
total in North America was more than
44 per cent of the world's total. More
over, North America had more miles
of railroad than Europe and Asia com
bined by something like 13,000 miles,
and the United States had more miles
of line than Europe and Africa togeth
er. Again, the United States had more
miles of railroad than Asia, Africa,
South America and Australasia put to
gether, their total being only 149,160
mSes, as against the United States'
total of 242,107 miles. Furthermore,
the United States mileage exceeds
that of Europe more than 16 per
cent, notwithstanding that Europe's
population is four times as great as
that of the United. States, and the
mileage of North America exceeds that
of Europe by more than 36 per cent.
In 1840, at the end of the first ten
years of railroad history, ,the world
had less than 5,000 miles of line by
something more than 200. miles; now it
has more than 640,000 by over 150
miles, which is practically 115 times
as much as it had seventy-years ago.
The greatest ten years of railroad
building were those' between 1880 and
1890, when 152,179 miles were added
to the world's total, and the next
greatest were those between 1900 and
1910, when 149,092 miles were con
structed. Powerful Locomotives.
Locomotives recently completed for
a railroad in Virginia are claimed to
be the world's most powerful as they
weigh 752,000 pounds and can pull
155 loaded 50-ton cars at a speed of
ten miles an hour.
TOBOGGAN DOWN THE LINE
Colorado Railroad Men Have an Ex
citing Though Somewhat Dan
gerous Method of Travel.
Two parts novelty and one part dan
ger is the formula that makes many
sports attractive. Combine this with
the fact that the railroad toboggan is
a great labor-saving device, and one
can readily understand why this
unique tobogganing down the cog rail-
V - -S vX,T s- i
Tobogganing Down Pike's Peak Cog Railway, the Steel Rods on the Side
Maintaining the Rider's Balance by Sliding Along the Rails.
way which climbs Pike's Peak. Colo
rado, is bo fascinating. To make a
drop of nearly a mile and a half in a
distance of nine miles of track, some
times at a speed of two miles a min
utes, Is the reason why the railway to
boggan has come into use, for the em
ployes find it far more exhilarating to
slide down the mountain than to go on
foot. When a tired and hungry work-
AT SEVENTY MILES AN HOUR
Wood-Burning Locomotives Made Good
Time, According to Statement of
Veteran Who Ran One.
"The passenger engines used to haul 1
the Cape Vincent branch trains were
named D. O. DeWolf and D. Utly, both
wood burners, and the engineers were
Casey Eildred and Chris Delaney,"
writes a veteran of the rail. "The air
brake was unknown at that time, all
trains being stopped by brakemen, as
sisted by. the fireman, a brake being on
the tender of all engines. When some
of the fast trips were made I used to
take great delight in riding on the en
gine, and remember the running time
of the trips was thirty-five minutes,
which included stops at Brownville,
Limerick, Chaumont and Three Mile
Pay, my recollection being that the
station at Rosiere was not open at
that time. Deducting the time used
fer stops, the actual running time
would average sixty miles an hour.
All engines used on -passenger trains
had small driving wheels, and it 'Will
be remembered that all passenger
trains except Nos. 1 and 6 consisted
of a baggage car and two coaches,
consequently an engine could get a
train under good headway much faster
than engines with the heavy equip
ment in use at the - present ' time.
There was one exception to this, how
ever The old Antwerp, used to haul
passenger trains between Watertown
and Ogdensburg, had the largest
drives of any engine on the road,
consequently it was slow to get under
good headway, but when it did, I re
member many occasionst when a
speed of seventy miles an hour was'
"During those days it was the cus
tom for the president and directors to
make a trip of inspection over the en
tire road and branches once each
year, one of the drawing-room cars be
ing used for the occasion. The well
known engineer, Jeff Wells of the
Antwerp, was usually sheeted, and
John Leasure took great delight In
decorating his engine with cedars,
flags, etc. - This special was given the
right of way over all trains on the
road, and all switches were ordered
spiked to avoid accidents. I remem
ber ordering a passenger train side
tracked at Dekalb Junction to enable
this special to pass that came near be
ing wrecked. It passed through that
Junction running seventy miles an
hour, and when it ran through (there
being a curve there) it threw the di
rectors out of their seats, and the fire
man, the late Billy Lanfear of Cape
Vincent, was thrown from the fire
man's seat and just succeeded in
catching hold of the window of the
cab on the engineer's side." New
York Evening Post.
"Red Tape" in Hungary.
A remarkable Instance of red tap
on the part or railway omciais naa
just occurred on the Hungarian state
railways near Neutra. While a train
was passing across the bridge over
the Woog . river a passenger saw a
boat keel uppermost and a man strogt
gling in the water below. He stopped
the train by pulling the cord. Jumped
into the river, and brought the drown
ing man safely to the bank. He then
got into the train again, and was en
thusiastically received by his fellow
passengers, who vied with each other
in offering him dry clothes. " T. ne
guard, however, shook his head, and
when the train reached Neutra the
lifesaver was arrested for having pull
ed the cord when no one in the train
was in danger.
man quits work' at the summit at sb
o'clock and is due at the Saddle House,
two and a fourth miles below, for sup
per, he usually prefers to "slide down
the sta irs" from tie to tie in his de
scent. This practice has been respon
sible for several deaths and many se
rious injuries, yet. It continues, al
though the authorities have attempted
to discourage its use. .
In riding the toboggan the operator
sits upright, much as a boy would in
guilding a bobsled, nut were is no
guilding to be done, for the machine
la made to follow the tops ot the cog
rails. The toboggan itself is a board
3 feet long and foot wide. A steel
shod cleat, about 1 in. wide, runs in
the center of the under side for its en
tire length. When the machine is in
place on the cogs this cleat fits in be
tween the cog rails, which are parallel
with each other and close together.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estate No. 3120, of Thomas Hornby,
deceased, in the County Court of Lan
caster County, Nebraska.
The State of Nebraska, ss.: Cred
itors of said estate will take notice
that the time limited for presentation
and filing of claims against said estate
is May 15, 1913, and for payment f
debts is December 15, 1913; that I will
sit at the County Court room in said
county, on February 17, 1913. at 2 p.
m., and on May 15, 1913, at 2 p. m to
receive, examine, hear, allow, or ad
just all claims and objections duly
Dated October 9, 1912.
GEO. II- RISSER,
By ROBIN R. RETD,
Man past 30 with horse and boggy
to sell stock condition powders i
Lancaster county. 75 dollars per
month. Address Room 2. 1106 Fa
St, Omaha. Neb.
Tht Han ffho Kntws Esw t
Yesr Clsihss cr Cit
235 North ittii
Kansas City, Mo. A score of per
sons were injured in a rear end col
lision of street cars on the elevated
tracks in the west bottoms here. Phy
sicians say several may die.
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