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THE NORFOLK WKKKLY NKWS-JOIT.NAL , FRIDAY. 0'TO ( KH 28 , 1910.
The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal
Vuc NOWH , Kstabllshod 1881.
i no Journal. Establlshc'el 1877
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No. 22. Business Olllce ( iiul Job Kooms
No. H 22.
Seine men v/lio full to got Justice
ought to thank their lucky start * .
A woman In St. Louis has opened a
linkcry. She Is a well-bred society
Walter Wollmiiu lias won the ad
miration of the women of America.
Ho rescued the cat.
To I'o conioto ] ) ] tlio government
weather report should Include the pre
cipitation of aviators.
Postmaster General Hitchcock says
penny postage Is coming soon. H
Will bo a welcome Innovation.
The crop of wheat may he a little
Bhort In the United States , but the
crop of politics Is a bumper.
It la now urged that boys should
bo taught to talk. The girls don't
need to bo. They talk anyway.
Mrs. Oaskoll , the author of that In
imitable look "Cranford , " passed bet
100th birthday anniversary recently.
A French auto builder has dlscov
cred that pressed leather tires arc
vciy satisfactory even on rough roads
The Northern 1'aclllc railway did
$6,000,000 more business this yeai
than last and this at conflscatorj
Miss Vera Silent of Cincinnati IF
to marry a Lieutenant Hush. It IE
announced that It will be a quiet wed
In some parts of Scotland ether If
sold as a beverage and an ether drunl <
Is considered a most "comforting ex
Woodrow Wilson , the Prlncctoi
professor , who is now running foi
governor , Is taking pleasure in in
structing the voter.
They're having such a warm time
down in New York that winter wll
have to bo postponed until after the
A magazine writer says that Bir
mlngham , Ala. , will soon bo anothei
Plttsburg. It is unfair to slander Dlr
mlngham that way.
Last year the treasury dopartmen
realized ? 19,000 from the sale of iti
waste paper. In some officesthli
would be quite an Item.
Ten balloons started from St. Loui
In the International race , but a fel
low has to lly over open ocean t <
get his name among the persona
The now suffragettes costume ha
pockets In the skirt. These progreE
slvo females will' soon bo weariiii
the masculine regala. It's only a quef
Uon of time.
By 1912 the candidates will hav
to take aeroplane tours , flow fin
they will look up above the cloud
delivering speeches to forty squar
miles by megaphone.
President Taft's obvious belief tha
civil service clerks should earn thcl
salary oven If Uncle Sam does pa ;
it , Is not popular in civil service cii
In New York a man has a legn
right , under certain conditions , to pu
Ills mother-in-law out of his house
but there is another essential besld
If Mr. Wollman carries out hi
promise to try again , wo hope ho wll
Btnrt from the tip of Nowfoundlam
where he will bo away from the ail
vice of the weather bureau.
Anyone thinking of taking up mm
( er ns a permanent occupation wll
find an excellent field for their line 1 :
Chicago , where the records show tw
executions to 693 murders.
Owing to- the spotty nature of th
market for explorers' lectures , Mi
Wollmnn should boo his platform cor :
before the Indian summer suns tur
Into the chill winds of November.
The census bureau reports that ti
borculosls still loads all other ( lit
eases In the number of deaths It ha
caused In the United States , but th
margin over pneumonia is now vor. .
William R. Hearst offers $50,000 t
the first neroplanlst who Hies ncros
the continent. There Is little questlo ;
but what Mr. Hearst will bo calle
upon to write his check for thn
amount within the next year.
The corn crop for 1910 Is placed a
2,977,000,000 bushels. It Is a pity th
estimator couldn't have stretched hi
conscience another 33,000,000 busholt
Three billion would have sounded so
much more complete and Important.
With a national debt of $ SU"OOn,00. )
Portugal Is doing Its bent tn become
piosperous after the Ideas nt our fin
i One reads much about the necktie
workers' sufferings. How about the
Bufferings of the public at wearing
ties built to suit the complexion of n
The sight of William H. Hearst
working for the Roosevelt republican
ticket In Now York is one of the
strangest political anomalies of the
| present time.
Mrs. Flcmmlng , astronomer at Har
vard , finds a new star , but It Is nol
bright enough so that we can yet ice-
otninend conservative citizens to stay
out after dark.
The commission form of government
is gaining many friends , but Jt can't
bo generally adopted because It vould
compel the politicians to go to work
with their hands.
A government surveyor says be Kas
found a peak 2,000 feet above Mount
I McKlnley , but until he brings the cus
tomary brass tube to this ollico we
During the naval test nt Indian
Head a new 12-Inch gun costing $160-
000 was exploded. Our naval machin
ery Is self-destructive , whether it can
destroy others or not
There's no logic In arguing prosper
ity from Increased sales of shoes. It
i may merely Indicate that those who
formerly rode In state are now re
duced to walking.
Talk about an uplift. A new moun
tain peak has been discovered In Alas
ka 22,000 feet high. That boats any
thing In the world outside of the An
des and the Himalayas.
Wall street's only experience so fsr
In animal Industry has been slu-'ir-
Ing the lambs and riding the ulc-
pliant. Now It remains to be seen
whether It can also drive the donkey.
Twenty people were killed at a
Spanish bull light last week. The
bull fight is coming to the front again ,
and at this rate can be ranked with
automoblllng , aviating and other man
The government will Investigate
carefully the causes of the explosion
[ of the Maine. This Is locking UK-
stable door after the dead horse Inter
ests only the undertaker
Secretary Ballinger got considerably
shaken up In a railroad accident the
other day. An Inglorious freight car
was able to accomplish more than the
' entire Insurgent movement.
| Much Is said about Wellman's heroIsm -
Ism , but Mrs. Wellman should alsc
3 have quite as much mention , while
she was trying to figure whether she
J was to live on lecture receipts or in-
1 suranco money.
Since ex-King Manuel of Portugal
3 is barely 21 the defects In his early
education might yet bo overcome and
? n useful citizen made of him. En
vironment sometimes does much tc
Mr. Rockefeller has given $3,820 ,
3 000 to the Rockefeller Institute foi
3 medical research. Some of the pee
3 pie who felt so badly about tainted
1 money recently ought In conslstencj
to refuse to be cured by this unsauc
f , Over 500,000 civil war soldiers arc
" still drawing pensions. The last sol
dler of the revolution lived until foui
years after the close of the civil war
so It Is possible for some of the civl
war veterans to live a good numbei
' of years yet.
The Immortal address of the clvl
war was uttered by Abraham Llncolr
at Gettysburg. Its companion piece
Is the poem written by Julia Ware
Howe , "The Battle Hymn of the Re
public , " will live as long as men love
One of the most practical uses yei
suggested for the aeroplanes , is the
establishment of an aerial messengoi
service across the desert of Sahara
I The great arid piano would make ar
D Ideal aviation field , If the avlatoi
. _ would always bo sure of a goodly tan !
In New York the ofllcecs are rlgln
after those who are trying to chea
itho public by false weights and meas
iures or by misrepresentation of goods
s Including "fake" bankrupt and fire
o sales. A rigid enforcement of such (
law In nil the states would be wol
coined by many people.
When n college nresldent some
years ago suggested social ostraclsn
. ns nn effective punishment for dlshon
1 csty In public life , ho was laughed at
t But recent events show that It Is quite
as effectual as n legal Indictment am
cannot bo made null and void by some
technicality of the law , as legal in
dlctments so often are.
When an American Is puzzled , he
scratches hla head , but when n China-
man Is In an embarrassing piodlea-
nii.'Mt lie ; hcratclips Ills looi. Til-.1 orl-
i-n la I customs ate usually the uxact
opposite of thopo of western countries ,
but In this Instance the scratching of
either head or foot Is not likely to
enlighten the mind much.
In \le w of the jobbery and graft
so piutnlcnt In city and plate govern
ments , the biggest triumph In govern
ment work over iccordeel In the
world's history Is the conduct of the
Panama canal operations so far with
out a breath of scandal.
John A. llx , democratic candidate
for governor of New York , Is for n
lower tariff. Hut as the wall paper
company of which he Is a director
asked 25 percent more tariff In 1908 ,
he does not seem to have become
enough of n Hebrew to eschew pork.
Few people who recall the industrial
depression the last tlmo the demo
crats had a president and congress
would vote for another doso. It Is up
to all of us to tell young men and
newcomers to our shores a few cold
facts about the dinner palls of 1893-
Considerable leniency Is always ex
tended to sick people for their eccen
tricities and 111 temper , but the In
valid In Georgia who killed his doc
tor because ho was not being bone-
fitted by his treatment , was hardly
excusable except on the ground of
A man down In New York who Is n
lawyer is to bo disbarred because it Is
alleged that he stole $150,000 of his
client's money. In Buffalo a snealf
thief stole a few pennies and the judge
gave him five years. There's plenty
of justice In this country , but the
trouble is in Its very uneven dlstrlbu
If more people , says an exchange
would follow the suggestion of John
Newton there would be much more
happiness In this great big world
He said : "I see in the world twc
heaps , one of misery and the other
of happiness. It is but little I can dc
to take from the one heap and add
to the other , but let me do what 1
Earl Gray , governor-general of Can
nda , has just returned from an explor
Ing trip through the Hudson bay coun
try. He reports the trip delightful
and likens the bay to the Medlterrnn
can. It undoubtedly is a most pic
turesque country , but it takes quite E
stretch of the imagination to see f
likeness to the Mediterranean in the
Ice-locked bay , surrounded by 1m
measurable dark , pine forests.
In many cities throughout the coun
try , at the hour when the body o ;
Julia Ward Howe was being laid ir
its last resting place , the children ir
the public schools stood and snni
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic , '
her grandest production. It was i
fitting tribute to a life of activity foi
the right In which the writing of thli
I hymn was but an Incident.
Few people realize the enonnoui
change In railroad control In the pas
six years. Rebates to powerful cor
porations have been cut off , the pee
man pays the same freight as th <
rich , an army of dead heads have beei
! made to help keep trains running , am
a body representing the people hai
been given power to say whether ratei
are fair. All done under repnblicai
William B. Dana , who was recentl ;
called by death from his carthl ;
career , was the brother of James E
Dana , the geologist , and came fion
a family noted for Its strong mental
Ity. Through his life time of editor
lal work ho was a great conservatlvi
and was always on the side of sanity
His work was that of a scholarly am
patriotic man , deeply concerned fo
the best Interests of his country.
Twenty years ago the beet suga
output of the United States was nbou
. 5,000,000 pounds annually ; It hai
grown to 1,024,000,000 pounds annual
ly. It is still true that the beet sn
gar raising Is an Infant industry whoi
compared with what could and sonv
time will be done. There is no rea
, reason why , with our sugar cano am
j our sugar beet , the United State
, should import an ounce of sugar.
A deal of unusual magnitude evei
in this ago of mammoth busines
transactions was closed recently whlcl
transferred to the Standard Oil coir
pany 550,000 acres of coal land ownei
by Josiah V. Thompson of Unlontown
Pn. The amount paid was about $100
000,000 and the average price per ncr
not far from $300. Mr. Thompson pui
chased thousands of acres of this lam
for $10 an acre years ago. Some of i
ho paid as high as $100 an ncro foi
That's a very safe and sane way ti
make a fortune.
There is a constant effort by thos
who deslro to preserve and purify tin
mother tongue to eliminate slang. I
Is true that the present age Is degenerate
erato tn this respect and much o
the slang of the street has no forci
whatever , but there are expression
so terse and unmistakable in mean
ing that there Is no equally pat sub
stitute. These phrases creep Into the
dictionaries and find a permanent
Pluto. riuch hlnug will merely repeat
hlstoiy by looking the world squarely
In II o fact1 in the next conturv as
Honfort's Wlno and Spirit Clioubr.
in n recent editorial , questions nt con
siderable le'iigth the causes which are
bringing to many states to pass pro
hibitory laws , and forecasts the disas
ter imminent to the liquor business If
the temperance- wave is not checked.
In closing the writer asks "Can It bo
possible that the liquor trade Is so
llHoputnble that It cannot be sue-
ess'ully defended at the bar of pub
ic sentiment ? " That Is just where
the bhoe pinches , Mr. Liquor Dealer.
The opposition is neatly summed up
In your question affirmatively stated ,
In many parts of the country this
lias been n very dry season , but nowhere -
whore has it boon quite so dry as in
Missouri , if an editor in that state is
to be believed. He said : "It was so
diy beic that the wagons were going
around with their tongues out , Ice
had to be soaked all night In water
before it was wet enough to make lem
onade , the catfish kicked up such n
dust In the bed of the Carconadc riv
er that the river had to be sprinkled
before you could go fishing. A spark
from an engine set flic to a big pond
and burned up a wagon load of bull
President Louis II111 Is to be con
gratulated for prohibiting the sale of
the "penny dreadful" literature on
his company's trains and ncwstands.
Ho was brought to this decision In
recognition of the company's respon
sibility for the character of llteiaturc
sold under its protection. The appe
tite of weak-minded boys for such
blood and thunder tales as these Is
abnormal and they are often perma
nently Injured and led into lives of
crime. If other agencies could be
made to feel their responsibility for
the sale of vicious and demoralizing
literature , it would soon be driven out
Secretary of the Navy Meyer Is an
alert and efficient official , who merits
the confidence of the two administra
tions which he has served. Ho is in
sympathy with President Taft In his
ilneirn tn pronninl o wnornvor it is
possible , without impairing the ser
vice and in line with this thought
will propose the abandonment of
some of the Atlantic coast navy yards ,
which he believes to be superfluous.
Under the secretary's direction the
Kishn island , which commands the
northerly short route between Asia
and America , was made into a second
Gibraltar. In future years the isth
mus is bound to be the rendezvous
of our naval power , therefore , it must
be fortified to a limit and also have
dry docks and arsenals.
.THE LOVE OF CONTEST.
It's human nature to love a contest ,
That's why those world series base
ball games attract so many thousands
and are given so much space in the
papers because they are a contest be
tween stars in the game. That's why
COO or 700 men gathered In a Norfolk
hall Thursday night because of the
human delight In a human contest
It's bom in us and we can't help It ,
Incidentally , that's why thousands ol
people all over this territory are be
coming more and more interested in
the race of votes being run for the
I1.-100 automobile and twenty-seven
other prizes being given away by The
News it's because of the uneertaintj
of the outcome and the human love ol
a fair contest between human beings.
THE CRIPPEN VERDICT.
There is marked diflerence in the
speed with which justice is meted
out in England and in America. Dr
Crlppen , who was arrested only n
couple of months ago for murdering
his wife in London , was put on trial
last Tuesday , was found guilty nftei
thirty minutes' deliberation by the
jury and was immediately sentenced
to hang on November 15. There IE
little chance that he will gain time.
The verdict was based on the evl
deuce. There was no "brainstorm1
Americans can not help contrast
ing the speed of the English couri
action with that in America , where
technicalities play too important i
role and where delays are all too num
Even Mr. Gifford Plnchot's enthusl
. asm has been overdlstnnced by thai
] of Loulsana. This far-sighted common
1 wealth , after having taken the for
, ests and the birds , oysters , fish anc
, - shrimp under the wing of its shelter
3 ing law , Is now preparing to conserve
its bullfrogs. Thousands of these
1 creatures whoso anterior portions are
t so prized by epicures , are caught li
' . Louisiana each year and marketed al
i throughout the country. Indeed , Lou
Isiana Is as famous for its bullfrog !
as Georgia was for possum , following
3 Mr. Tnft's Atlanta banquet. Not the
3 bullfrog , though not n handsome per
t son , has his defenders as well as lilt
. cooks and dovourors. Some klndlj
f people who would never dream of eat
j ing his legs are great lovers of his
3 song. A number of such have appeal
ed to the conservation commission ol
Louisiana to save the frog from the
ruthless laughtci to which ho Is now
a victim. Their plea has been hoard ,
with the result that remedial laws will
LOOM undoubtedly be passed. A frog-
loss state would be n strange and dose > -
late region. The commission Is to bo
e.-oiumeiiett'el , not only because It stands
true In the simplest details to n great
national piluclple , but also for Its
timely work In protecting these must
clans of the pond.
Why arc furnace shakers always get
ting lost ?
The corn crop doesn't seem to bo
affected by the result of that world's
scries of baseball games.
If tills department had bet on Its
judgment on the world series , It would
have cleaned up $10,000.
The people who say it's cheaper to
move than to pay rent , apparently
don't know how much It costs to
SomoJiow or other , tlie > ao pugs who
were going to challenge Sullivan so
fast , had a sudden attack of frigid
They're on their dignity so many
hours a day that a school teacher with
a love affair always attracts unusual
What's your scheme for carrying
exit the ashes doing It once a week
or stacking 'em up in the corner and
\\alting till spring ?
How conceited man is ! Every Cub
pitcher , after he'd lost ills game , de
clared that if he could just have one
moi e chance , he'd win.
Lot it be recorded for future refer
ence that the first general killing
frost In this territory in the year 1910 ,
A. D. , didn't arrive till October 22.
A man called up The iSews on the
telephone Saturday afternoon and
asked how the ball game was going.
"Three to three , tenth liming , " he
was told. "Whose favor ? " ho asked.
I The heason is at hand again when
! you get ashes in your hair every
time you shako down the furnace.
And with the present prlco of eggs ,
n shampoo comes high. ( They're not
quite so high if you lean over when
you take e'm. )
j ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS.
If you do a good day's work , don't
grunt around the balance of the week.
"If I had his money , " said a br ke-
man in speaking of a wealthy citizen ,
"I would burn a few lights. "
' An Atchlson crank has added one
j more to the list of things he despises :
familiar tunes with variations.
What has become of the old-fash
ioned woman who regarded "fainting
away" as a sign of refinement ?
We're tired of the old politicians
fighting each other , and making out
that they are so big. How do you feel
about It ?
If there were not so many laws al
ready , the Globe would demand one
requiring all pies to bo at least an
Science and invention have over
come a lot of automobile troubles , but
the trouble of paying for them re
mains about the same.
The supernumerary stage hand can
usually toll you more about the the
atrical profession than James K.
Ilackett ever knew.
We have noticed that most of the
Missouri housekeepers who are fa
mous for making good biscuits have
sale-ratus looking biscuits.
There seems to be a very general
disposition this year to raise hell.
What's the matter with introducing
smallpox In the public schools ?
Ever notice that a man not as smart
as you are is always a little jealous of
you ? ( This will appeal to all of them >
everybody has thought of that ) .
Over In Missouri , if a man asks ,
"How are you getting along ? " you are
considered impolite unless you ask
back : "How are you getting along ? "
A colored girl who is employed In
an Atchlson family says her steady
young man is a barber's assistant.
( Chart. A porter in a barber shop. )
It doesn't do n great deal of good to
laugh at trouble , the result usually
being a sickly grin. Nor does It help
any to whine ; about the only thing
that counts Is to work your way out.
A stingy man might as well act na
tural , and be stingy ; if he attempts n
liberal thing ho will trim It down un
til ho attracts unfavorable comment.
If you could buy the average man's
nolltical Inlli'snco at par , and sell it
at his own estimate , there wouldn't
bo any object in using It to bo elected.
According to the neighbors , if
father loafs around homo n good deal ,
ho ought to bo at work , and If ho
doesn't loaf around homo a good deal ,
ho is neglecting his family.
A man may not earn the money ho
wins at gambling , but , if ho follows
the game regularly , ho must earn
more than ho would require to pro
vide the ordinary necessities and corn-
forts of life.
Railway Man Shows Money Is
Wasted on Highways ,
WILL SAVE FARMERS MILLIONS
B. F. Yonkum Talks to National Convention -
vention on Development of Country
as Proof Tha' Highways Should Be
Improved by National Appropriation.
One of the ; most interesting addresses
delivered before the National Good
Roads association at Niagara Falls
recently was that of B. V. Yoakiun.
chairman of the St. Louis and Kan
l-'ranclsco Unllrond company. The key
note of his address was that the ge > v-
( riimeut wastes enough to. build all
highways anel the saving to farmers
of millions of dollars. The salient
points of his speech were :
"Your organization stands for n duty
sadly neglerted by the government.
Good roads menu more for the people
nt largo than any other public work
and add more to the comfort and up
building of the country. They are of
"Government statistics tell us that It
eo'Ms ' our farmers lf cents more to
haul one ton one mile In this country
than It co N In European countries
The products of the farms of the Unlt-
e'd Stales last year amounted to ap
proximately L'oO.000.000 tons. The gov
ernment shows the average haul of a
ton was nine miles. This difference of
15 cents a ton per mile represents an
additional cost of $1.3 ! ) a ton for an
average haul of nine miles. Estimat
ing that two-thirds of the agricultural
products of last year were hauled
away from the farms , there would
have been a saving to the American
fanners of $2l . -.000.000 If our roads
had boon up to the standard i > f Kuro-
pe-an roads not Including theli back
haul of supplies from the stations to
the farms. They wenild also have
saved largo siinm in the cost of rcplac-
lir-r and repairing Imrnoss. wagons ,
etc. . and in the investment and care of
extra draft stock.
"It took three-quarters of a century
to build up the American railroads.
During the same time little attention
hav been given to the building up of
American country roads. Yet the vnl-
IKof the two te > the public goes baud
In hand. Food and clothing must bo
handled between the producers and
tin * consumers over both the country
road and the railroad. It Is important
that the country roads approach the
lilirli standard of the rallroaels.
"Tho greatest value of good roads
will be to the farmers who have not
as yet bofome Interested. You have
not yet found a way to reach them to
proporlv place your arguments and
statistics liofrro them. They need to
be shown that the poorest roads are1
the most expensive roaels. They have
not been shown that their broken wag
ons , broken harness and blacksmith
bills cost them more than the cost of
having good roaels. They have not
be-on shown that a four dollar a day
team can ele > twice the work eiver good
re > aeK 'vhlch makes that team worth
to them $ S dnj. The way to got good
roads Is 10 make all the people know
them and keep them constantly in
mind. The transportation system
which carries our food and clothing
from maker to user Is part railroad
and part country road. One part Is ns
ne'cessary as the other. Your organi
zation In Its support of the betterment
of our public highways snould talk In
millions instead of thousands.
"We > have U.I00.000 mile's of public
roads. From the best Information ob
tainable there are about 41,000 miles ,
or two miles out of each 100. under a
hlph standard of Improvement. There
are not ineiro than IT..OOO miles , or
eight miles out of each 100. under any
kind of Improvement. In other words ,
wo luvo l.OL'i'.OOO mile's of public roads
which are In as poor condition now ns
they were when they were laid out by
our onrly settlers and pioneers.
"If wo build 100.000 miles of public
highways annually for ten yours and
glvo to this country 1,000,000 miles of
good public roads at an average cost
of & 5.000 a mile , or SUOO.000.000 annual
ly , we will be engaging in a national
development the advantages of which
In economics , commerce , comforts and
enhanced land values none can foro-
toll. Wo will bo accomplishing some
thing worth while. This work of car
ried on by counties and townships as
at present wll ! be very slow. It should
bo pnrournjroil under n broad , compro-
henslvo plan outlined by the federal
Kove-rnme'iit. co-operating with the
states. The agricultural department
of the pove'rnmont Is In sympatl y with
all things that tend to Improve our
public road system.
"Your association should have ap-
Rrpsslvo organizations In every stnto
and have working relations with all
commercial , manufacturing and agri
cultural Institutions. While I can
speak but feir one system ef ) railroads.
I fu-l confident that ove-ry railroad of
the country will bo In sympathy and
work In harmony to aid In the doveOop-
mont ef the country's public highways ,
with n vli'w of upbuilding and Increas
ing the production of existing rultl-
vatod Holds and aeldlmr now acres that
are now Ij lug Idle for lack of rail
transpeirlatlon or uooel public roads to
enreitirago Miolr cultivation "
The Better Sclume.
"The man who knows Just what lu >
wants Is bound to be Hwcossful "
"Not half KO much ns the man who
knows how to get what he wants. "
FILL ELIMIN/UhS / UHADE.
Macadam Road From Cortland to' '
Ithaca Nean Completion.
The nbe > vo out glu-M olio nil Ide-a of
: lu > vast nmeiiint of work that lias
tioon ae-compllshod at the ( lulf hill ,
'hanging a stoop , oroeikcel roail to a
tralght macadamized highway with n
zrado eif about 7 per conl.
This Is on the road known as No.
JSIJ. Dr.velon-Cortland. e-xtondlng freim
theDryelun village line , In Tompklns
: e > unty , N. Y. . to the Portland county
line , a distance of a.S..O miles Thn
eintnipl was lot to J. Mcl'ormiek of
( Cast Providence' . It. 1. The e'liglnoor-
Inn was In charge of A. L. Northrop
, ) f Drydon. the elhlsloii onglue'or's as-
ulstant for Tompkliis county. The on-
U'lne-e-rs em the work wore L. H. Snyelcr
iif S.M'aeuso and Harold Fox of Caiin-
The Hiungo of grade has been effect-
oil by emitting away the tops of the
hills mi ell her sldo and filling In the
valley between. The fill at the culvert
Is \\onty-llvo i foot high , eighteen foot
nbovo I bo old road bed. The culvert
T1IK (11 1,1' IIILI , I'lI.I , .
at the baseof the fill Is a humlreel
fe > et long , with a threiat live fe-et across
both \\iiy.s. In making the fill , which
Is about 500 feet In length. 11.000
yards of earth wore inove'd.
This Is said by state road men to be
the largest job of filling that lias over
been attempted on a state road In New
York , says the Prydon ( N. Y.I Her
ald. When the reiad was first survoyinl
the1 engineers planned a ellll'pront remto.
not serioii'-ly considering the possibili
ty of filling the- valley , but after a
Inter Mirveiy the highway commission
directed that this plan bo used.
T'u ' > ' : o who have used the road In
I ho past \\lll appreciate.1 the change
of grade1 , ns this was the emly bad bill
between Pryeleu ami Ceirtland. and
the automobilist will make It on the
"hlsb" without a bit of worry. When
this and the two sections of the Pry-
eloii-Ubae-a road are demo there will be
a macadam road all the way from
Cortland to Ithaca , an important link
In the system coniie'ctliig central New-
York with the southern tier.
The curves on this road are being
banked , which Is a new scheme in
macadam construction. The outer slde >
of the' curve is raised a little higher
than the inner edge like a race track.
The Need of Road Specialists.
After years of investigation the office
fice of public roads has come te > the ,
conclusion that the chief cause of had
roads In this country , first , extreme
localization of road administration ;
sofonelly , the payment of remel taxes In
labor , and. thirdly , lack of sklllod su
Those are days of specialists. We
do iieit have our houses built by the ?
doctor or call a carpenter to treat UH
for pneumonia. We think schoolteach
ers sboulel be required to take exam
inations , and we approve of military
and naval schools to teach military
discipline * . Wo believe' In the civil serv-
leo and competency for civil employ
ees. We require skill and experience
in almost every line of human en-
denvor. Why not , then , insist that our
road taxes be expended under com
petent supervision ? Maurice O. El-
Good Road Truths.
Good roaels bear about the same re
latlou to the commercial welfare of a
country that a good circulation does
to the physical welfare of the Indi
vidual. As long as there are bad roads ,
hilly , muddy and Impassable , there
will be a certain and inevitable de
pression from n normal anel healthy
commercial tone. The circulation of
crops will be retarded , the cost of pro
duction will be Increased and the full
vigor and potential power of the com-
munlty will not be realized. The truth
of the'se facts has become more and
more generally accepted throughout
the country nt largo and millions of
dollars are being spent in the move
ment for good roads. Selected.
Oil Imprisons Bird * .
Because the- birds of Ulver forest get
their feet entangled in the- oiled sur
face of Gale avenue and fall victims
to automobiles cltize'iis of the suburb
are going to try another plan for
flghl'ng ' the dust evil , says the Chicago
Tribune' . Illvor forest Is proud of Its
feathery songsters , and the slaughter
this summer Is said to have been enor
mous. A dry compound which. It is
said , will draw moisture * from the air
and keep the dust down will bo usp fl.
Must Educate People.
uurlnj. the next few ye-ars the memt
engaging topic and the- most acute sit
uations In the body politic are to re
sult from good roaels and the attendant
transportation over thorn. Unless the
people are eMm-iiteM to an appreciation
of the'in they cannot solve the ques
tions of the
Parts of Speech.
Te-nehcr Thomas , what are the parts
of spe'ooh ?
Tommy Tucker ( after an exhaustive
mental t'ffortl-It's the
way a man
talks when he stutters.
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