The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 26, 1910, Page 4, Image 4
U'MP.KI.V MRWS-.mi KNAI , PHIMAV APrti'ST 2fi Norfolk Weekly News-Journal Tue News. KstnbllHhcd _ I no Journal , KBtnlillshed IS1 ! . THE HU8E PUDLI8HTNGCOMPANY. W. N HUHO. "N. A. Huse. 1'renldcnt Sei rotary. Every Friday Hy innll PIT year. $1.60. Entered at tlu < postolllco lit Norfolk , Neb. , UK Hi'foml olnHa matter. TT'IephonolTf njirforTaT ( fiopartincnt No. 22 , Business Office and Jolt Kooinu No H 22. If you don't know wtmt to do , sup- JIOHO you don't do It. Then1 are ninety million people In thu Unlttul States liut there IB room for nilllloiiH more. Freight rat 'n nre to lie higher soon , which lt < pretty tough on automoblllBts who have gasoline to pay for. The flying tackle and other things are out of football , hut while the Old Adam rt ! in id tin In the ituue ; It IB not much different. A man hy the name of Looser Is a candidate for congress In Pennsyl vania. A good Looser ought to make a good winner. Pedcstrlanisrn line received another flerlous blow among the feminine per tlon of the population "by the coming of the hobble skirt. A man jumped off the Brooklyn bridge the other day. Considering the jam there , ho showed good judgment in looking for a soft spot. An average of only one ounce of tump a head IB used by the people of India. Not many millionaire soap manufacturers In India at that rate. The KsperantistH are having n con gress in Washington , although every one else got over talking hog latin when they were school children. Medical men were afraid Colonel Iloosevelt would get the sleeping sick ness In Africa , hut no one ever said lie would lose the power of speech. Mayor Oaynor will he out in two weeks , and if the doctors reckon the advertising they've had at its value , he will have saved the cost of his trip to Europe. The fellows whom Assassin Gallag her really hit seem to have been him- belf and President Montt of Chili , whose end was hastened by the shock of the shooting. A Chicago professor says living in small Hats in the great cities makes boyb bad. Supposedly because if they are going wrong , theio is no room to turn over a new leaf. The Milwaukee man who quit railroading reading because it was so dangerous and got a job as teamster , was killed in a runaway. Evidently that man Lntl his day coming , anyway. The Uiooklyn woman who applied fi' , iii ' , 'jn' ctlmi to su. . n a baby in the Hat above her from crying , found that she had run up against something that wouldn't injunct. The Duke of Abruzzl is seeing Miss Elkins home from the church socials again , but he can't marry a nice American girl until he gets divorced from European notions of royalty. Gallagher , the man who shot Mayor Gaynor , has come to the conclusion that he is crazy. There is a kind of insanity that should fetch up promptly at the penitentiary and Gallagher has it Forty thousand men have quit work in Russia because of the scourge of cholera. Ignorance , despotism and disease are the direct legacy of a gov ernment that Is so henlghtedly bar barian. A Chlcagooji has crossed the Eng lish channel on his sixth aeroplane flight. A man so venturesome should be able to travel in Europe without tipping everyone of whom he asks a question. Mayor Gaynor , regarding Gallagher as Insane , does not want to prosecute Lira , but If the assassin is put where lie will do the most good for twenty years. It will be a tonic to the mentall- t > of many office holders. Mayor Gaynor Is improving and the ilemociatle party is talking already of making him its candidate for the presidency In 1912. Hasn't the poor man enough to bear without making him the leader of a forlorn hopeV A woman In Germany who recently died has left $100,000 to Miss Alma Neunian of Milwaukee , providing sh" gets married. With that kind of a start , the proposition ought not to be a difficult one for Miss Neuman. The death of Florence Nightingale takes from the world one of Its great characters whose fame will grow more lustrous the longer It Is studied. She devoted her life to the alleviation of human suffering , and posterity will give her a large place In its affections , A quaint philosopher remarks that some men are born good , some make good , nnd others are caught with the ; oods on tht m. Which ( lass arc you in ? , Summer vacationists are returning Business Is picking up and the out look for thu autumn IB generally oJ the best. The wheat crop IB a little short , but oats and corn promise bumper yields and oatmeal porridge and corn cakes , are good eating. . I Secretary Halllnger says It will take an order from the president to cause him to resign. There are a large nunv ber of men In thu country who would like to be president just long enough to give Buch an ordei. J i Alaska IH right up to date along , ' some lines but they are slow on strawberry - berry festivals. The fact that this popular fruit sells at $1.2"i a quart makes It easier to dig gold nuggets with which to meet chun-h expenses. The Japanese explorer. Lieutenant Shlrase nnd his company , hope to reach the south pole at an outlay of only $20,000. Our north pole , no larger , higher or colder , cost us many times that amount. These Japanese have economy down to a line point. An epidemic of cholera has raged In Hussla since June which has re sulted in the death of more than fiO- 000 by this dread disease. The ter ribly unsanitary manner In which the Russian masses live , gives every op portunity for the fatal scourge to spread. A German company is manufactur ing n Kind of potato meal or dried potato tate from the surplus tubers which have forincly gone to waste In land of rigid economy. The liquid which Is pressed from the potatoes is about 80 percent pure albumen and finds a ready market. America's Chinese friend , Wu Ting nng , former Chinese minister to the Jnlted States , has just been nppolnt- wi counsellor to the Chinese foreign Olllce. This distinction is said to come to him largely because of the experience he acquired during his diplomatic service in this country. A decided preference Is given by the civil service commission to men for stenographers and typewriters. In .fact for many of these positions men alone are eligible. This will be welcome news to the men who felt that they were being practically crowded out of this class of positions. A wheat expert states that an acres tf growing wheat uses sixty tons of A-ater a month. We would like to in- quire where the acres of growing wheat In many of the states got their supply this year ? They must have received It by underground passages , since it certainly did not come over the usual aerial route. King George has scored strongly for his present and future popularity by ordering that hereafter representa tives of the British colonies shall take s precedence next to diplomatic repre- sentathes of foreign countries , on i state occasions. This is a just and I proper recognition , but it has never been granted them before. The Chinese minister , Wu , Ting Fang , was noted during his American sojourn for being the most Incessant t and persistent questioner in public life at Washington. He has now drawn a job from his government where his duty will be to answer tha other fellows' questions. Some people get thelr's in this world. There can be no better sign In any city than to have a popular spirit of home-seeking and home-making amongI its inhabitants. The man who owns no home is much less likely to become a substantial citizen in any commun i- ity than the man who is located and Is consequently vitally Interested in the prosperity and development of the town and its institutions. There Is no better thing for any town than to have a large proportion of its resi dents home owners. In New York City and some parts of New England the determination that the man who pays for a pound of Hour shall get a pound of food - and not an appreciable portion of it be the pasteboard box or other re ceptacle , has led to an ordinance for- bidding grocers to use wooden hultpr boats , skewers , and oil paper In sellIng 1- Ing butter , unless they weigh them separately and give the full pound of butter. Some man with a great deal of > fs spare time and n head for figures has estimated that the American people lose $10,000,000 a year by falling to stir their coffee , thus wasting the su gar which remains at the bottom. This may be correct , but why choose such an Insignificant example of wastefulness as that. Think of 90- 000,000 people wearing clothes all sum j mer when they would bo vastly more comfortable , as well as richer , without | them. Who will estimate this waste ? . There Is a great deal of talk about the future of Alaska , and everybody IB settling It except the people of Alaska themselves. They are not con sulted. Iut ) since they are the same kind of peojle who have settled fhe oth < r states and territories they will tifc keep on developing from the Inside , and In due time the people on the ground will settle their own problems In I their own way. If not , they must be * a distinctly different race from the Americans that dominate the rest of the continent. . If there is any advantage to he tnkni t of the Hies take It. A Call- fornlan has taken advantage of the fact f tiiat Hies always walk up a win dow by inventing a trap to be fast ened to a pane in Btich a manner that a , fly will enter It without being aware that ( he has left the surface of the glass. Our trade with the South American republics ' In the last year , while not large as it ought to be. still reached very ' respectable proportions. It was almost ' $000,000,000. The hopeful fact about i these figures Is that they have almost doubled In the past ten years , ' and i in the next ten , with the Panama j > canal ' completed. It ought to increase even more rapidly. A Hindu of the Hrohmln caste has applied for admittance Into a Chicago Odd Fellows lodge and the committee adjudging his case is up against a hard proposition , trying to decide whether he is a white man as he In- ' slsts , or some sort of colored man , ' as their optical senses declare. When you come to deciding who are white men and who nre not , it is both a delicate and dlfllcult question. The Palestine , Tex. , "race war" was so clearly a case of wanton and brutal - tal murder of negroes by a heavily armed white mob that the state au thorities could not wink at it. They have thirteen white men In jail , held I without ball , charged with murder in i the flrst degree and more arrests are ; promised. If state authorities will act In this way oftener , "race wars" will lose their popularity as an exciting ; sport. Miss Florence Nightingale , the i "angel of the Crimea" has gone to her reward and the English people mourn for the good Samaritan whose' deeds of mercy made her name a beloved - loved household word throughout the world. It Is a blessed thought that * the Red Cross , now so well organized all over the world , will continue it. 'wherever ' humanity vis stricken and suffering there this organization , in spired by this noble woman's life of service , will be represented to minister - tor to and alleviate theii distress. New York City has a new business In operation. A company lias been formed to wash dishes for families In partment houses. Machines are set up in basements or carried about in vnnsvwhich wash all the family dishes - es at a minimum cost of twenty cents a day. Perhaps that kind of washing | wou. _ suit some housekeepers , but It will never appeal to the mistress of i a well-kept house who likes to use j dainty china , and know that It Is pro- I i perly washed. / . - j Since the United States came into possession of the Philippines and Por- to Rico , a special interest has been added to the study of the Spanish lan L. guage. It Is much more popular ns an elective in all colleges and has been made compulsory at West Point. t It Is a decided business asset for the young men to have a working knowl- edp of the language spoken by sixty million people with whom America has trade relations which she wishes o Increase. The great problem of the age Is dis- tribution. If the right things could be gotten into the right places at the right time , there would be an end o' poverty and suffering for material j ( comforts. There is always food enough iraised in the world to feed every hu- man being bountifully. But while one family is starving another Is feasting. There is always work enough in the world that needs doing to provide sup port for every one , but the problem Is to get the man that needs work and the work that needs a man together. Who con solve the problem ? Admiral Von Tirpltz , the Imperial secretary of the German navy depart ment , who is the father of the Ger man navy , is contemplating retire ment. Not because this remarkable naval leader wishes to retire , but be cause the German people refuse to j bear the excessive taxation required for the realization of his projects of constructing a fleet able to cope with Brltalns and making the Germans the masters of the sea. Admiral Tirpltz's retirement will mark the abandonment j of Germany's ambition to oust Great Britain from her control of the seas , and the turning of all Germany's en ergies to enlargement upon the conti nent itself. A letter in the Chicago Tribune from nn American resident of the Philippines again arouses the ghost of the Japanese war scare , by telling of the constant spying of the Jnpa- nese Into the fortifications and forces In the islands. There Is one fact , however - over , to offset such reports. That Is that the Japanese navy is still much smaller than that of this country and no marked increase Is being made. Moreover , the Japanese alliance with Great ( Br'laln In an assurance of pea < e with < Atmrlca that can hardl > be or - estimated. < There has been a great deal of delay - lay 1 because of governmental red tape In I reserving the coal lands In the public 1 domain from settlement. Meanwhile. In Colorado , Wyoming and other < parts of the west , the best coal lands ! were long ago appropriated by millionaires ; and coiiioratlons mostly through fraudulent use of the public land laws by Individuals hlied for the purpose. If the government would only handle this matter In the way the private business Interests deal with them , It would s-ave millions lor the country. For years anybody who bought land from the Northern Paci fic or Great Northern railway took a deed reserving to the corporation the right to al deposits of oil or ruin- crals that might be found beneath the use and cultivation ot the soil. the use and cultivation of the coll. Nor did It check the development of the country , by keeping settlers oif large tracts of land , because It might possibly contain some valuable miner als , but the corporation remained the owner of It all the time. The same' policy If followed by the government , would secure the future rights of the people without checking the immedi ate development of the country. Mr. Pint-hot should be enlightened on this fact. President Tuft's idea about It is the right one. i . .Till- : PRIMARY ISA FAILURE. . . Is the direct primary nomination system n success or is it a failure ? The voters of northern Nebraska , both 'republicans ' and democrats , are ready to condemn it as a failure. They would prefer that the law be repealed j ( and that the old convention system be restored. They nre ready to prove , that the primary is not in practice ( , the representative instrument that it L. is in theory ; they are prepared by I1 | actual figures to demonstrate that the , old convention system actually got out more votes and was , therefore , more thoroughly representative of the wishes of the masses than this . new plan. j ' Theoretically it might be said that -1 ' if a voter wouldn't go to the primary , , he wouldn't attend a caucus. But In I practice this Is disproved. As a matter - ' ter of fact there is a sociability about a political caucus or convention which j | will draw men to It when the primary , a lonely , bloodless thing , fails to at tract. In the old caucus , there was i the crowd of human beings to meet "Jand j to rub elbows with ; there was opportunity for handshaking and in terchange of ideas through the haze of sociable tobacco smoke. There was i a sort of a community reunion that brought men together into a fraternal , j I intermingling which the primary , ma- i chine-like and lonely , utterly fails to do. ) There were not as many votes cast' t in Norfolk nt Tuesday's primary as . there would have been voters at the j' I j combined ward caucuses under the j ' old system. And an instance In Pierce illus trates the point : .fust fifty-two voters ' nominated Boll for republican candidate - | date as county commissioner in that i county. That represents the entire 1 county vote. More republicans than I that , many times over , would have at- i tended the combined precinct cau- j crises under the old plan. A few months ago an old citizen of Madison county died and was car ried to his grave. A handful of neigh bors attended the funeral. If he had ; 1 died four years ago , when the old 1 convention system was In vogue , sev eral hundred representative citizens of Madison county , from all its corn- ers , would have attended that funeral j I to pay a last tribute. For that man ' used to attend the county conven- tions as regularly as they came. And that death of the brotherhood that was formed among the masses of com mon people by the old caucus system that drew men together , has been caused by the primary and is the cause , in turn , of tlie failure of the primary to bring out as representa tive a ballot as the old caucus sys tem used to bring forth. A dispatch j , from Bassett says not one farmer in six drove Into the voting places and marked a primary ballot. It's too lonesome a procedure. Under the old caucus plan , nearly half the farmers would turn out to help name the ticket. The open primary , allowing a voter , to stray out of his own party stall at the primary and help nominate a ri itj j val party's ticket , neglecting his duty to his own party , is fundamentally wrong , as was proclaimed by The News at the time such n , law was In contemplation and as has been dem onstrated by this week's primary. The primary Is made into a farce by this open system. In the last analy sis , the primary law was adopted so ' that voters might have a share In naming the candidates of their own parties to give the control of the party to every citizen. But that kind of system which tempts a voter over Into another party's pasture , Inducing him to neglect his duty to his own party , Is wrong both to his own party and to the rival party. It IB ridiculous that republicans should be able to edge their way Into a democratic primary and nnmo the democratic ticket , or that democrats Lh'ehould be allowed to nominate the republican party's ticket The primary is not n smcesis. j AROUND TOWN. Mow the weeds. The corn llltt > s It. Wh-.il's your honest opinion of the primary j ? It's time to begin worrying about the ' fro t The open season IB on for tall corn stalk yarns. It used to be the house Hy. Now It's I the ijpholtl fly. Swat him. The walls ha\e nothing over the north ' Nebraska corn. And such ears as ; they are , too. ( j I The less money you have corning | In , the less genus you have to Imperil , > our life. So cheer nit. j' ) Collier's Weekly seems to be weak ly all right , when It comes to influence in Nebraska politics. If it weren't tor that confounded i sixth green , Braden's $10 would have taken up its bed and walked. Charles Parker , jr. , saw a shepherd dog chasing a bull. "That must be a bulldog , " he remarked to his father. The new fall hats for women will be small enough to get inside the Nor folk street cars without bending side ways. Five Norfolk women have come to , The News office to ask how in thunder - | der we found out they were having hobble skills made. The cowboy mayor seems to have put a "J. D. " brand on the demo- cratlc mule in Nebraska. He doesn't ir.tend to allow Shallenberger to steal | the animal , either. Mayor Jim told Norfolk people that lie was some broncho buster himself. His posters say he's no straddler. Will he try to ride Into the governor's mansion on a side saddle ? Exery town between Norfolk and Dallas was totally destroyed by fire yesterday. The big hotel at Pierce was burned. Fairfax was burned two or three times. That's what people said about the smoke. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. Is a man who plays a hand organ on the street a musician or a beggar ? Saturday morning is a poor time for a barber to send word that he is sick. What has become of the old fash ioned woman who knew now to make a mustard plaster ? "I know a man , " writes Henry ( Jar- i land , "who shaved his legs the day ' I before he got married. " j A woman bellevt-s she has great J ' faith in her husband if she watches , and doesn't see anything. Some of the insurgents are becom ing so bold that they refuse to pay their bills on the first of the month. "I have as much ambition as nny- ' body , but I haven't as much backing j for it as , well , say Napoleon. " Par- I son Twine. The world progresses : formerly we found only the Police Gazette on the barber shop tables. Now we find the best magazines. A number of Atchison women whose hair on their head is growing there , are so proud of it there is talk of organizing All Our Own club. When a girl comes Into the parlor with a white dust on her clothes , the young man may believe she has been near the Hour barrel , but every wo man knows better. A majority of people demand this version of the new commandment : "A new commandment I give unto you , that ye love me and let mo do as I please about loving you. " Atchison people tell of a certain man who was very fond of his stom- ach , and who nte good things at all hours. He dropped dead one day , thirty years before his time. The reporters are so gallant that if a fat old woman clad In a Mother I Hubbard should drown herself , the printed report would tell of a good- i looking , middle-aged woman , fashion- ' ably dressed. A certain Atchfsoii woman Is good to her husband , and never grumbles 'at ' him except when he lays off unnec- I essarily. The best of women have a ( right to complain about that ; too much of It Is done , An Industrious man always sue coeds ; a lazy man always falls. This ' Is all there is to it. except that the , Industrious man will have greater sue j cess if he is fair , polite and has a disposition to learn as he goes along , Speaking of recklessness : There Is a recklessness In associating with a powder can that Is disastrous to the girl who puts It on her face , and these who get It on their clothes who go any where near her dressing table : Look at nearly every man at work , and you detect him In lazy tricks. We talk a good deal about the pushing , energetic Americans , but probably there Is more laziness among us than among other people on earth. HOW TO GET GOOD ROADS MAY BE BUILT IN SYSTEMS MILES AT A TIME. PUBLIC SHOULD BE TAXTD Would Remove a Heavy Burden on Farm Property 1,000,000 Miles of Highways Out of 2,300,000 Are Used for Rur.l Free delivery. It would nave a deal of time , trouble and expense If one state or community would , profit by the experience of oth ers In the matter of road building rath er than peislst In going forward by tltn and starts and generally making a mess of It before learning what to do nnd how to do It. It would shorten the piocess , and the same end would be the sooner reached. New York be gan with an appropriation of $ r > 0.000 , J but In live .tears voted a bond Issue of $ .10.000.000 and Is expending $ r > ,000.000 a , \ear. Maryland Is expending one- thiid ' as IIIIK b. Pennsylvania IN put ting ' millions every year Into good per manent roads. Illinois , Iowa , Missouri nnd i other valley states should sit up and take notice. The split log drag or Its equivalent Is a very valuable road tool. Its use should be encouraged.Ve should not , howe\er. deceive ourselves that the road drag Is a solution of the good roads problem. Nothing short of a hard wearing surface upon the main roads will meet the need of the ago. The money required to build peed , permanent roads throughout the coun try would reach enormous Hguies , and If Itere nn Item of expense that IHUH' ' be paid now one might well regard the task as hopeless. However , the situa tion when understood is not at nil dis couraging from n financial viewpoint. The only drawback Is the reluctance of the public to study the question closely. If the following points nre kept In mind it will aid to n clearer conception of the facts involved In the good ro tls question : First. Every good road built Is nn asset. It adds to the property value of the countrj more than Its cost. It OKTTINn THK ISOAl ) IN CONDITION. [ From Good Ilouds MiiK.i7.ino , New Vork ) Increases the value of all forms of property. jut , farm property most of all. This leceives the largest and most direct benefit from good roads. H , , good rends are an Investment as sure ly as building barn * , drainage or any other Improvement that adds value. Second. The roads ought to be built In systems , many miles at n time. In this way bolter work can be scoured and the cost per mile will be much less. If twenty to thirty miles are built at a time competition will be sharp. Contractors will plan to use the latest and most approved methods , and the result will be a better job at 10 to 2. per cent less money. There Is apt to be better Inspection and con struction , consequently less cost to maintain , than If built In short strips. Third. The payment of * the original cost of building the roads ought to be extended over twenty or thirty years. There Is noalld reason why those now carrying the burden of taxation hnild ( bear the whole load. A stone , brick or even n good gravel road If well built will servo for a generation \\lth a moderate up keep expense Why should not those who come lifter us and enjoy the benefit help pay the bill ? This makes the payment com paratively easy. Fourth. The roads belong to the public. Their condition nffec ts the pub lic welfare. They are used to carry the food supply of the world's market and to return a large pnit of the fac tory output to the farm. It Is equita ble that nt least one-half the expense of building and curing for good roads should be chargeable to the public as a vliole and the other one-half paid by the luiallty receiving the Immediate and most direct benefit. This takes a heavy burden off farm property. Fifth.-Out of approximately ' . ' .JiOO.- 000 miles of highways In the United States about LOOd.ooo are u ed fur rural delivery and are thus post ronds. It Is cstlimitctl that four-fifths of all the t radio the country over passes over one-fourth of the road mileage. It Is those roads with the heavy traffic which should roiolve the first atten tion. If100.000 miles of good stone or gravel roads were added to the e already built It would give a complete network of good rends from ocenn to ooean and from the lakes to the gulf nnd would serve from 7.1 to SO per cent of all the traveling upon the pub lic highway ? . A store must be advertised regular ly on aB sure a schedule as IB followed - ed In opening and closing Its doors. In fact the advertising should bo the key and interpretation always to all people , of what the store is what il offers. WILL GET BETTER ROADS. Ruort Men In Monroe County to Pro * vide Hlghwnys For Motoriiti. An Important meeting of proprietors of holds of the rcsorlx throughout tlto county WMH held at Stroiidshun ; . Pa. , recently , at uhlili II WIIK dei-ltled to boom the region IIH II has IIOVIT been boomed before. The manner In which this Is to be airompllHlicd Is by the generous use of printer's Ink In the iiewHpaperH of the great cities. Thcno men realize thtit In order to keep the resortH prominently to ( he fore thin move Is ncccMHar.nnd . the manner lu \\blcb nil the memberri responded to the callH for MibserlptUum Is Uu > very best evidence that they are heart and soul In the proposition to nuiko 1010 the banner Reason , Al the meeting nnothor matter of much Importance was taken up and discussed the question of good roads. This IH not it new subject , but If was given a new Imp -tun by the notion of the resort mvii , who directed J. H. Williams , the president of the Monroe County Kccort association , to appoint n committee to confer and lny plniiH to greatly Improve the roads In thu coun ty. It IK especially Important at IhlH time because of the fact ( lint the Scranton Automobile club N Interested in the Improvements In the roads of this section of the county. In fact , the Scranton club IIIIH taken a step to assist In bringing about the Improve ment by material aid to rebuild the road traversing the Paradise section of the county. The club wants the assistance of the people of the region In the proposition , and this It IH assured of receiving. The committee to be appointed by Mr. Williams is to work In the Interest of the movement , which will be appre ciated by Hie visitors to the county nnd the motoring fraternity , who corno here lu mich great numbers , being at tracted by the beauties of the county. The action of the association to Im prove road conditions has created more interest In the Benson about to open , the resort men being of the opinion that If the plans of the committee nre successful the region will become still more popular and In consequence will attract many more people to this ec- tlon. tlon.When When the season of 1110 ! opens ev erything will be found to be In readi ness for the proper accommodation of visitors , who take FO much pleasure In staying within the borders of the coun ty to while away the heated season. With good roads , which are assured , and a proper publicity campaign the people believe that nil records will bo eclipsed. GOOD ROADS CAMPAIGN. Highway Commission Reappointed In Ventura , Cal. The supervisors In preparation for proposed bond Ksues In Ventura , Cal. , have reappointed as county commis sioners Messrs. Clark , Kdmumlson and FleNher. This commission was ap pointed two years ago and went thor oughly Into the question of good roads throughout the county , furnishing specifications and an estimate. But the financial depression came on , work was dropped and the commis sion discharged. Since then agitation has been started lor a renewnl. and n proposition ha been set on foot to bond the county for $1. < KO.OOU ) for good roads and a number of bridges. The commission Is empowered to again re tain Surveyor Wand at a salary of not to exceed $100 per month. The matter of a choice of a court house site In Ventura has been select ed by the supervisors. Citizens have raised a purse of .ftiO.OOO wltb which to buy a site , the location being left to the supervisors. Two sites have al ready been offered. Half Million For Texas Good Roads. Seventy-two miles of country roads , distributed throughout the entire coun ty , are to be paved by Harris county , Tex. , with shell and gravel within the next twelve months out of a recent road and bridge bond Issue of $500,000. according to a schedule adopted by the county commissioner's court. In the list of the roads to be paved are a number of the most Important high ways In the county , one of which Is the Webster Air Line road , running from Hnrrisbnrg to the county line , n distance of eighteen miles , where It will connect with n paved road to be constructed by Galveston county , thereby giving a complete pnvwl road way from Houston to Galveston via the causeway. A Good Roads "Smoker. " Recently the Business Men's associa tion of Lamed. Kan. , gave n good roads "smoker" which was attended by more than 300 citizens of the coun ty. The enthusiasm developed Insures n new era in the building and mainte nance of good roads In this section of the short grass country. Such a meet ing would have been Impossible a fe\v years ago because It was thought that the dirt roads of middle and western Kansas would never need any great amount of care. Increased population , however , has shown differently , and there are now no more enthusiastic sections of the state on the good roads proposition. Need of Dry Roadbeds. The most Important object In drain ing a roml Is to lower the level of the ground water. If this Is within n few feet of the surface It will bo absorbed by the material of the road by capil lary attraction. The result of thlH would be n softening In the road Im mediately below the surface. When heavy traffic prices over the road In this condition It so cuts It up that the water will not flow off. The woman who Is not a "bargain hunter" nswadaya IB er eccentric. Whether it's want , need or simple whim , want-adTertlee.