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STAY HOME AND
HELP YOUR TOWN
It Is the Duty ot All to Do
What We Can.
CITY NO PLACE TO LIVE.
Overcrowded, Unhealthful Metropoli
tan Centers Have Little Room For
Country Youth—Your Own Town
Has Larger Prospects.
By JAMES SCHREIBLR, Jr.
As one who long in populous city pent.
Where houses thick anil sewers annoy the
—From "Paradise Lost.”
It was ever thus and will no doubt
ever be so—the city, where houses
thick and sewers annoy the air; where
the suit’s rising and setting are seen
by few unless by chance; where the
moon is forgotten, being undistin
guished from the dull glare of the
electric lamps swinging above the
street; where people are confined in
tenements and small roomed apart
ments; where souls are huddled to
gether. all striving to bent their neigh
bors to a phantom goal—riches; where
guileless wanderers come from afar
and become lost m the mire or raiiure.
Or say success is attained—that is,
a moderate success, for one in a
hundred reaches the topmost rung. Is
it worth striving for? Doesn't your
own town show more advantages?
The city is a fascinating place.
The height of ambition of most of
the people living outside the big cen
ters of population seems to he to visit
New York, Chicago or other large
places. Visit them all to your heart's
content, but don’t make your home in
one of them.
A great city is no place for the am
bitious youth who wishes to become a
power where he lives. A clerk in a
country store can do more with his
salary than a manager of some of the
stores in the city.
The smalt town lias advantages
which you can see if you will, but
take your eyes off that mirage, the
city. The duty of tDo average youth
lies in the town of his birth or adop
tion. Instead of wanting to quit it
yourself, you should try to induce city
people to come and live with you.
Show them where they can benefit
by so doing. Help increase the pop
ulation of your town in this way. Tell
them that yon are a big family, not
a lot of strangers to one another, as
they are. Speak of the good times
you indulge in that the city people
There are thousands of people cooped
up in the cities who if they are
brought face to face with the beau
ties of the small town will come to you
and help you grow.
By tho recent census it was proved
that in Missouri wherever a town
showed a decrease in population it was
due to the lack of good roads. This
neglect wil! have a demoralizing effect
on nny community. People who other
wise would reach your town will avoid
it if the roads are in poor condition.
Some of your own people will pack up
after awhile and leave In disgust.
The same might be said if the town
itself presents a slovenly appearance
or if it shows a lack of civic pride.
But the place that shines out in civic
improvement, whose streets and roads
show lliat the people are up and do
ing, will be the gainer by its neighbor's
To Build Beautiful Market.
In Glen Itldge, N. J., a village mar
ket. a unique and pretty feature of
modern suburban Improvement, is to
tie erected at the corner of Hloomfield
avenue and Herman street. It is part
of a general plan for the beautification
of the borough and protection against
the erection of unsightly structures.
The main building will have six stores,
each 24 by 40 feet, with offices on
the second floor, a salt having al
ready been reserved for borough offi
cials and the borough council chamber.
The buildings will be of light brick
and have a risi tile roof. The stores
will be in an arcade. The borough of
Glen Ilidgc is now without a single
store, not even a drug store being lo
cated within (lie limits of Ihe munici
pality of over 3,000 inhabitants.
Cities always destroy; they never
produce. The city sits like a parasite
on the face of the country absorbing
its best. The country always con
tributes to the city, the city never to
the country. The cities could not ex
ist but for the country. We have de
veloped the city civilization beyond
that of the country.—Professor Hailey.
A Quick Thinking Advertiser.
It happened in Topeka. Three cloth
ing stores are on the same block. One
morning the middle proprietor saw to
the right of him a big sign. "Bankrupt
Sale,” and to the left, "('losing Out at
Cost.” Twenty minutes later there ap
peared over his own door in large let
ters, "Main Entrance.” — Everybody’s
One Way to Keep Trade.
There is none who has greater op
portunity to make friends than the
clerk in the store, and to him friends
are valuable. Never consider any one
a bore who is a customer of the place.
It Is quite as easy to be goo] natured
and smiling n« to be short, crisp and
Oil Used by Canadian Town to Sprinkle
Consul Augustus (}. Seyfert of
. Owen Sound. Out., says that “the
! sandy lake shore soil upon which
| Owen Sound is located results in very
' dusty streets. .No matter how much
rain falls or how much water is
sprinkled on the streets In an hour
thereafter the dust becomes a nuisance
and a menace to health To overcome
this the municipal authorities ex
poritnenled with oil. which proved
such a success that now all the priu
eipal streets in the town are oiled.
These thoroughfares are macadamized
nml are lirst swept clean and the oil
put on immediately after with the
“The objection at first was that the
odor from the crude oil was offensive,
but in a day or two this disappeared,
and the change for (lie better to dust
less streets was recognized by all
The lirst application of oil lasted six
weeks, and llie second application was
put on tlie other day, and what
were some of the dustiest streets are
now perfectly dustless.
“The town officials state that it will
be an annual saving of $2,000 over the
oid water system and at the same
time give much better results.”
y There are no slums in the coun- ^
f% try, no ward heelers, no dives, no
y houses of infamy, no schools of
Z crime. Hut there are indescrib- <*
'• ably awful roads, especially in %
the winter. <;>
GRADES ON HIGHWAYS.
Three or Four Per Cent Slope Advis
able For Heavy Traffic.
A 1 per cent grade on a road means
a rise of one foot for each hundred
feet of distance traveled tip tlie hill.
A 10 per cent grade means ten feet
rise in each hundred feet so traveled.
A 1 per cent grade, then, means that
in traveling uphill one mile nil ascent
is made of 52.8 feet, while a 10 per
cent grade means a rise in altitude
of 528 feet in a mile. Accurate tests
have shown that a horse which can
pull 1,000 pounds on n level road cun
puli only 810 pounds on a rise of one
foot In fifty, and on a rise of one
foot in ten he can pull only 250 pounds
These fails show that the greatest
load that can be hauled over a road
is the load which can l»c taken up
tile steepest hill on that road or
through the deepest muilhole. It is
therefore advised that all highways
traveled by heavily loaded vehicles
should be kept within a 3 or 4 per
cent grade if practicable. To do this
may require a change of location to
get around bills, always keeping in
mind that the lower the grade the
larger the load may be hauled and
the cost of haulage kept at the lowest
Good roads are the earmarks y
^ of civilization, the emblem olf in- <£.
y telUgenc-e, education and refine- y
Z, ment, whereas bad roads are the &>
sign of backwardness, indolence
I, and Indifferent citizenship.
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ONE WAY TO BETTER ROADS.
Automobile Club Gives Free Drags to
A plan Inaugurated several months
ago by tbe Manhattan (Kan.) Motor
club lias been successful In bettering
the condition of the country roads in a
radius of ten miles from Manhattan
at least 60 per cent, and the plan is
so inexpensive that the club is urging
other towns to take it up.
The club gives a road drag to ev
ery farmer who will guarantee to use
it to keep three miles of road in good
condition. The club lias given away
more than forty drags and Is getting
calls for them at tlie rate of about
four a week.
The club first made the offer several
months ago. Tbe farmers were slow
in taking advantage of it. but a few
days ago tbe club's president, Dr. J
D. Colt, advertised the offer in the lo
cal newspapers, and the result has
been that the drags are being taken
by the farmers as fast as the club can
get them made. The club lias placed
no limit on the territory in which the
offer is good, and the drags are in use
In all sections of the county. They
cost the club about $0 each.
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4 Are you in favor of good <£>
% roads? If not you don’t belong %
I' to this age of the world and this
Z town is no place for you. 2,
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Tar on English Roads.
The county surveyors in England
have reported that the tarring of
roads has resulted in a saving of JO
to JT. per cent of the cost of the road
piainteuaucc. The average cost of
spraying with tar is $1!)." per mile.
Experienced men say that it pays to
spend tliis much for tarring the roads
that cost $760 to $1,000 per mile a
year for maintenance. Nothing more
satisfactory than tar lias been found.
Two methods are used in applying it
If tlie road is resurfaced the material
is previously saturated with tar. On
roads that are not used too much such
treatment will last five or six years.
The other system is to spread hot
tar on the surface, and this lias proved
to be more than a dust protector. It
makes the road waterproof and binds
together tbe material, making it more
resistent to water, wheels and hoofs
A GRAVEL ROAD
Use No Stone That Is Larger
Than a Walnut.
ALWAYS NEEDS ATTENTION,
From the Very Instant of Completion
Either Gravel or Stone Road Begins
to Deteriorate, and the Longer It Is
Neglected the More It Will Cost to
Following Is nu extract from “The
Maintenance of Gravel and Broken
Stone Bonds," written by Daniel N
Button, Perdue university, Lafayette.
Ind., in Stale's Duty:
“The gravel used should contain no
stone larger than a walnut and
should contain not more than 40 per
cent of tine material, which limy con
sist of sand and clay in about equal
WORN ORAVEL HOAU.
[Courtesy Good Roads, New York.]
proportions. At least 20 per cent of
fine material must be present for ce
menting purposes ami to help make
the gravel impervious to water.
“If after a hard winter’s frost the
sides of a gravel pit remain steep
without caving it may be taken as
a satisfactory test that that gravel is
a suitable road metal.
“When a business man invests
money in a business project, such, for
instance, as the purchase of houses
for renting, ho finds it to his interest
to keep tliose houses in good repair.
If tlie roof begins to leak it must be
attended to at once or the interior
may he ruined. If furnace or chim
ney tines become defective (hey must
be repaired before the dwelling is en
dangered by fire. So it should be
with our highways. A good road sur
face must not only support loads, hut
it must act as a roof to shield the
softer foundation front moisture. A
leak in the surface of a road may be
as disastrous to the capital Invested
as a leak lu the roof of a dwelling.”
“From tlie very instant of comple
tion of either a gravel or stone road,
that road begins to deteriorate, and
the longer it is neglected tlie more
rapid will be tlie loss, due to lack of
maintenance. What such roads need
GIUVKIi ItOAlJ M’VJjh I'AltKIi FOR.
[Courtesy Good Roads, New York.]
is not n great amount of new material
to replace the wear due to traffic, but
attention nnd labor. Fifty cubic yards
of gravel or stone will replace material
worn from one mile by a year's traffic.
“The gravel or stone should be up
plied in small quantities and only when
the road is muddy. It should be ap
plied upon the low spots, cure being
taken to keep the center of the road
always crowned and all cliuck holes
and ruts filled and leveled. Wherever
water is found standing upon the road
that spots needs new road material
nnd It should be applied before the
water dries off. The aitn should he to
keep the road in such shape that (here
would he no opportunity for water to
stand upon any portion of the road
surface It should have a ready means
of escape to the side ditches, and then
should escape front ditches before it
has time to saturate the foundation."
“ The sand and oil roads of ('all T
fonila are said to be waterproof. !
HOUSE CAT BESTS BEAR CUB
Exciting Encounter In Candy Store at
St. Paul Witnessed by Many
Rt. Paul. Minn—A fight between »
cat and a black bear cub took place in
full view of several hundred employee*
of the Great Northern general office,
and but for the timely arrival of the
keeper tho bear would have got the
(worst of tho "scrap." The tight start- j
od when an employee of one of the I
express companies playfully took tn«
bear cub out of Its crate, In which It
was being shipped from Duluth to Chi
cago, and started out to tlnd some
thing to eat for the animal.
The expressman, who had constf
ted himself keeper of the animal, took
the cub, on tho end of a leash, to a
confectionery More on Rosabel street,
near Third, and just as soon ns Bruin,
Jr., entered the place the leash slipped
and the bear became the possessor of
the little Btore.
The proprietor, a well known smnll
merchant, was behind the counter
when the visitors entered, but, upon
looking up, he made for the hack exit,
leaving the bear to do his best to de
vour the array of pies and cakes
upon the showcase.
The cat In tho meantime escaped
the bear's observation for a few min
utes, but soon the cub saw It and play
fully slapped her under the ear. The
eat as playfully slapped back and evi
dently got her paws tangled up In the
cub’s whiskers, for he grew mad and
cufTed the cat a jab that sent It Into
the street. The bear followed up Us
advantage and the two were having
the "go" of their lives when the ex
pressman managed to grab the cub
and attach the leash just In time to
save many of the stenographers of the
big office building from hysterics.
The merchant said later that h*
thought the cat would have licked the
bear if it had had a fair chance.
PIGEONS ON HORSE’S BACK
Unique Spectacle Is Witnessed by
Wayfarer on Down-Town Corner
In Busy Chicago.
Chicago.—Pedestrians In Wabash
avenue at Washington street paused
(the other day and watched with inter
est the spectacle of pigeons almost a
dozen of them—walking on a horse's
back. it was a unique sight.
There are a number of cabmen who
make their stand at the northeast
corner of Washington street and \N ab
,ash avenue and one of them, perhaps
because he Is more kind-hearted than
lthe others, always saves a cob of the
corn which he feeds ills horse for the
innumerable pigeons which make their
!nest8 in the cornice of the Chicago
(public library, half a block distant.
'The pigeons have learned this and
have grown to accept the dally
t On the day In question a fellow
(jeliu suggested that the corn be
sprinkled on the horse’s back Instead
of over the cobblestones, as usual, to
*ee if the birds would alight upon the
animal and gather the few grains at a
time which they were allowed. The
cabman acted upon the suggestion. He
shelled oft a handful of the corn and
scattered it on the horse's back, from
Its ears to its tail. In a trice a dozen
'pigeons, which had sat on a building
across Washington street and watched
their benefactor's movements, whirred
down and planted their feet lightly on
the horse They pecked away, one
grain of corn disappearing with each
J>eck, just as much at home as if they
had been gleaning their noonday meal
from the more finulllar cobblestones.
The born* never winked an eye
when the birds alighted on his back.
He was having a "bite to cat’’ him*
(self, and nothing else mattered.
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LONE MULE CLEARS $928.10
Alabama Farmer Demonstrates What
He Could Raise With Aid of
TuBOumbta, Ala A striking Illus
tration of what can bo done with one
mule In farming during a "short
crop" year Is shown In figures fur
nished by L. A. Ford, living near
I^lgbton. This mule enabled him to
Seven bales of cotton weighing 608
pounds each; value at 14 cent*.
Seven thousand pouuds of cotton
seed. at 11.86 a hundredweight, $87.60.
Remnant of seed cotton, $37 14.
Two tons of pea vine hay. $86.
Thirty-two gallons sorghum, $16.
Three hundred and fifty bushel*
corn, at 75 cents, $262 50.
Total value, $929.60.
The hired labor employed In pro
ducing this crop cost $1.50. The net
profit was $928.10
To Appease "Cow 8ouls.”
Seattle, Wash.v— Steamer advice*
tell of the ceremony of the "beef soul
celebration" recently In Tokyo, for
the purpose of appeasing the souls of
thousands of cows and oxen killed dur
ing the recent war to supply the army
In Manchuria. It was estimated 130
a day were killed. A monument waa
erected "to prevent the souls of those
slaughtered animals rising In retribu
tion against the butchers.”
Fund for Good Food.
Wllllamatown, Mass.—An unusual
gift to Williams college Is announced
here. A fund of $10,700 has been de
posited with the officials, the Inromo
of which Is to be devoted to Improv
ing the quality of the dairy products
served to the students at the college
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