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Tl I K I'.KK: OMAHA. TUESDAY, APRIL 2 IDlfi
LIFT FARM VALUES
Engineer Johnson Writes of
Economic Good that Comes to
CITIES AND STATE SHOULD AID
fFrom a Ktaff Correspondent.)
UNCOLN". A,1t IIt.--i8peel.il.) - State
Lnsliieer Uenrge K. Johnson ha noma
ideas on road building which hsve made
him so much 111 demand at public gather
Ing. If lie accepted all the Invl at ions
hat received ho would have little tfrn
to attend In hit duties an stale engineer,
in he ban prepared ft tory which covr r,i
good find building. In hU discussion if
the matter Mr. Johnson say:
"At all the taxpayei In the sta e woul I
be benefitted by a system of k rman tit
ron its, I will attempt In discuss the kind
i-.f construction Oat should be used hi
I in different roads, and the benefit re
iMvti by nam.
'Ilatd road would pay In some local
tie, and only welf (traded toad In
others, and It la simply 11 miestlnti of tha
noiount of travel, and tile nle cf loa '
oaulcd, compared wilh ilia coat lit con
struction and maintenance tbat dceldei
the kind of road that should be con
"The coat ut eonstrucPoii per mil i
vail.' In different part of tho s'h'o,
f'WUilf t' the difference In freight rut' a,
the distance tin; material la hu lled, and
the amount of grading to be done,
I dl of Ihe ttnrU,
"I have figured on Improving sever li
toad In tha st.ilo, and find that th
average coal of miMlructlng mm mile o
Monolithic brick surface paving, elxtei. i
feel wide, would In Where: cluy
find gruvel roii'tfl en be Used, the aver.ijf )
coat of eonatructbin would be $I,V.) pr
ti lie, and well graded roadM ll'iK; p r mil1
"The coat of miliitiilnlnit sue), a lirlck
auifiiciil road In eonllnco ' service woul I
be :m pee mile fe-i year; the t o'
depreciation and maintenance of a cluy
and (travel road n-ouM In- $.7) per year;
and 'Si for the graded road,
"A t' lin that can haul H.IY') pound t
ovi r mi ordinary road, enul.l bai.l ,'t 0
pounds o'er wi.,1 graded nad,
Poonda ov r clay and gravil road, a id
7,of; pounds over brick road, in Hnar
haul, freighting la usually done at I
cent per mile per hundred, but for abort
baula, uch a n farmer make to and
from town, It usually costa S3 cm per
ton mile over ordinary road. 5 ;y baiilln :
Ibe amount J have hertofore slated, on
different classes of road, this would
malic a cent of hauling over well snide I
roaiM, 2,4 centa tier ton mile, over cluy
and gravel roada, If centa per Ion mil",
ihd over brick siirfn'e rosin, 1 7 cen'a
per ton mile, Tlda would make the coal
of bau'lns over I rlek aiirfnwd roada fo'
per lint hi than hauling over ordinary
Ail t anluii at Hard (Inada.
"A bard aurfaced road would be on
advantage to all kind of travel at well
iim hauling heavy loada, and would bo In
nervicn ; dnyt a year, Inntead of being
practically out of aeivlce during wot
wtatbi. Tlifl farmer would alo be abl
to market I heir product when If. waa too
toft and muddy to work In the field,
and when the price are right. All thota
thing abouhJ be taken Into consideration
In dei.'lding what the farmer nhould pay
for road building
"I have put In conalderable ' time In
counting tha vehicle In cltle. town and
on the country road, and have found
them traveled by 8w) a day In the con
gealed part of the city, to only an oc
casional one on aome of the country
road. Our record nhow tbat the er-
at travel on our main country roads ex
ceed 100 vehicle per day. Irft u take
a road, for Illustration, that ha an aver-
ag! travel of 100 vehicle dally, out of
which fifteen are loaded, each Convey
ln ;ixXi pounda. Then let u bunch the
rest, and ay that thn advantage of good
load to the other eighty-five la tho aine
ax the f;ftlen loaded. Thla would make
a caving, by having graded roada, of
S.t jar loaded team mile or SI cent for
the fifteen loads. Adding the benefits re
ceived by the eighty-five conveyance.
give n a total benefit per mile of SIX'
per day, or t'ill.M per year.
"If tim road surfaced with clay
and grael, and the coat of marketing
the fifteen" loads reduced from' to
1M centa per ton, the aavlng would 1e
li.Vi pep day, or l,ll!iT.i per year; and
in like manner, the aavlng by having the
load surfaced Willi brick pavement, over
which HU team puna dally, would be
Jil.41 per duv, or iL'.ms.TK per mile per
cur A ft- r ion auhlra't the f.''0 for
ilcprcciatimi and maintenance, you lia. e
a mi iik by having a brick am faced
ro'id. of J.'.HH.Th r nir: or in other
woul Ihe i.iiid Mill pay f"r llnelf in cveii
e will now take a road, lead ng into
! hit main road, that baa an era!e
iracl of twenty-fit e chicle daily. Thl
uenl.l ncike n itaviiifc' in ti annpnl talliui 'if
t"; l i per cnr. nvi-r bihk aurfio ed
iiiii'U, nr t II ?H-r iNr over i'lay mi'l
lrtvi-1 ri'ud, anil $H,J ever tatlctl r"d.
Aflir nulit rit. I lug tie ce-t of upkeep, 't
"lld Ink.! Shli I v l(ihl m to pay for
.ti tolik r.iinl ol five ru f'T the
lay and gicl road, or to iar for
i be grade I road In ihl ' ce. il wmiM
f to ' OhlrU' t clay and v I r''l
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of penp'e (hat the uutomoblle at pres
ent receive M per cent of the advantage
of good roada. I believe that we ahould
work out a system of taxation where all
would pay aa near a possible according
to benefit received. In F.urope, they
raise a larger portion of thl money by
vehicle tax Their auto tax I from
to ft per horsepower per year Our
neighboring state, Iowa, has a tax ot
41 cent per horsepower,
'In my opinion, we should t.ix our
automobile JO cent per horsepower, and
place thl money into a special road fund
In each county, where the taxe are col
lected. A there Is at present one and
one-hald million horsepower represented
In the automohile In the slate, there
would be collected a total of fliKr) tier
year from thl source.
"We should also make a slate levy of
2 mills, place thl money In a state aid
road fund, and disburse to each county
an amount equal to that collected by I
them from the special automobile tax.
(Hie Must Help.
"There are a few who would object to
any tax of tlii kind, as half of our popu
lation are living In the eltle, but they
innnt he fed by the product from the
country, and thus the cltle are directly
concerned with the condition of the
country road. Traffic ha developed,
not in conformity with the administra
tive organization upon which the
tern of road taxation nd road manage
ment real, but baa overflowed township
lln and county Hues, until today It has
become apparent tbat a township I lit'
ter'y unable, and should not In equity be
called upon to construct and maintain I't
roads under a destructive traffic that
mac come from a dozen o'her township,
and In logical sequence It ha become p
P"ient tbat the farmers in an entire
eotintf should not b called miin to'con
sleuct a road which Is rlpp'd to piece
by automobile from nearby cities, tinlesa
thoe el'le help to bear ihe burden of
expense for construction and mainten
ance of uch rod; and tbu has grad
ually developed the trend away from
local responsibility, so a to make he
county help carry the townshin bur
den, and th cltle and tate help carry
the county' burdens,
"At present we ere rperiillnr over
yoiiii per year on our ciuntry roads,
with practically no permanent benefit;
not di e lo anyone In partlcu'or, but owing
to our present system of road manage
ment, "III order to perfect all efficient nd
co-operative administrative orranlnatlon
the enmity eommlaalorer or r'ipervlsor
of each county should be required to ap
pelnt a highway rommladoner, In jart
of the state, where a county eiu'd not
keep a commissioner Iciay, two or more
eountle could appoint Ihe same com
missioner, Till appointment should be
approved by tho Wale Ijonrd of Irriga
tion, Highway and Itrolnage to Inmjre
co-operailon between th highway com
missioner and the utate engineer' ffb.
The dul leg of the commissioner should be1
to make all survey for road improve
ment and to :ipcrintend the construc
tion of all road nd bridge work In the
county, The field note of all survey
should be filed with the stte engineer.
who should prepar all plan and sped- j
ficatlon, asalst In letting eontrac( and
inspect all work done with statu aid be
fore the work I paid for.
"Thl ytein of management ha been
tried In a number of Mate, and proven I
to be very satisfactory; and I being used
at present on our state aid bridge work.
Male Must Act.
"Considering from every angle, the
riuestion of public road Improvement In
the state I fundamentally and practically
a queiitlon Important enough tnd Indi
cate enough to engage the attention and
active participation of the slate govern
ment. The very fact that all other
agencies have proven Inadequate, and
that the exprrlenee of other alafe Uki j
demonstrated conclusively to them the
necessity for participation by the state
government, mint convince u that to
The Seven Ages
tn fmtn With t
to St. Louis National Convention
f ' ' V' w ..il4:
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t4ti, i iJi igtaiiiMMiniimMwiiTii nminMiai
W. I, OMIIfAM,
longer delay stale partb li alloii i to
evade a "iloii nnd uiimhituknhlo
resiumalbllHy; nnd f sincerely hope tliaU
oir r'taie AKaocntloii of I'cmmoreal
clubs, rnriuers' nnloiis, county crjmmls
sinner and other organizations will get.
together and present a bill to the next
session of our legislature, that will pro
Vide mean of building up a system of
permanent hlghw.iya for less money than
we em spending at present for mainte
nance," SALOON LICENSE IS NOT
GRANTED TO HANS VOSS
The application of liana Vo, saloon
keeper at f.HT .'enter sireet, for a re
newal of hi llceno ha been turnel
down by tho county rommltoncrs be
cause of protest of neighbor, who as
sert that not only are there too nviny sa..
loons In the neighborhood, but tbat Voi'
saloon In the pa at has not been properly
, wU '".( .11 'Ik
YOU Like It" Shakespeare
First the infant, mewling in the nurse's
arms. Then the whining schoolboy, then
the lover, sighing like a furnace. Then
the soldier, full of strange oaths; the jus
tice, in fair round belly shifting to the lean
And slippered pantaloon. And, last of all,
the second childishness, sans teeth, sans
eyes, sans taste, sans everything but
ALWAYS, IN ALL AGES,
FOND OF ICE CREAM.
fminUy -Wu! C! rt t.f t.t
Matron of Famous
Robbers' Roost Dies
Mr. I.llen ,M, Ilolthoallng, a pioneer of
Neliraska, died at Huron, H. D,, last week
and the body Is being brought her for
burial, runeral services will be held st
the Dodder undertaking parlors st 4
o'clock thl afternoon, with burial
In thn family lot In Prospect Hill ceme
tery. Mr. Jloltboallng Is survived by two
son, Frank, residing In l.ucaa, B. !.,
and George, In (ioltry, Okl.; a daughter,
Mr.- Albert Tlmberly, favour, 8. I).', a
sister, Mr. Amelia Wrench of f)nnon,
beside twenty-one grandchildren snd
eleven great grandchildren.
ftorn In Xew York K.llen Fienjamln,
In IsM, she rame to Omaha with her
parents In latiri, and tha sains year wa
married to Moses Ilolthoallng, who died
thirty year ago.
After their marriage, for tome year
Mr. and Mrs. Hnllhoaling kept a ranch
house a short distance west of Beneon.
It was a popular stopping place for over
land traveler and although of excellent
reputation, it we known a th Kobhers'
Koost, n nme that clung to the place
so Ioiir a H was In existence. Ijiter
the family moved to a farm a short
distance, west of Irvlngton, remaining
there until the death of Mr. Ilolthoallng.
The widow then moved to ilensnn, where
the ri aided until three year go, when i
sha went to live with a granddaughter,
Mr. A. H. Htevenson, at Huron, 8. I.
It wu at the home of thl granddaugh
ter tbat she died.
Clark Shelly Has
to Omaha Builders
SrM'ctui'' t'la'k Mielly of the nina'ui
Itullib i V exchange I'M lenocie.l hit ie.
Ig'tillloil In tile (lilictoti.
Mi', Shelly U HOlng In Wnn il-(jo, i'al.,
where lo II no on a flint i inch wl'.h
Ids 1'H'tliei. lie l.nfi lien S'lielarj i'
Ibe iu'lninge for th seals. 1'ibn i.
that Utile h mix in lec phiiiliiu noil
I'Ui'liHss hi Umaha.
M". H ' Uy lendnred a temnstlon So
Vei.ib.i p tint This, linwevi'i, was not
HMVtc(J. iici hot) i oioniii ri
Some t'nie liefoie the teslnntlon Iih J
bien acted upon ird'iced Mr, Shelly le
rlay al an Increase In stilary. The oc 'ii
slim for tendering the resignation at thai
time s that Ihe secretai.v had received
a proposition from hi brother, In fall-
.in ula then, and bad pti ll' ally deeldcl
to accept It. 0
rilnce be cledrled at that t me to I '
main with the exchange, however, hi
brother on the coast never ceased lo re
new these propositions to him, until fi
lially lie has offered one tbat Mr. Mielly
does not feel he rail loner Ignoie,
It Is understood that several candi
dates ere seeking the plce a aecretary
of the exchange Among them I K. il.
Ulckel. idllor of the M d-West I'nnstruc
lion News, pnbl, sited In Omaha.
From Words Taken
From Friday's Bee
The third of a serle of spelling rontets
will held at the High Hrho i of ('i)in
nteree. the word thl time being taleeted
from Th I tea of last Friday, One hun
dred word wers selected for each of the
four classes of the school, the list being
resd by th teachers during the various
The written list will he handed to s
committee of the faculty and on Wednes
day the winner will be announced.
This Idea wa conceived by I'rlnclpa)
Adam a a mean to awaken a new
Interest In spelling, which ho fear la
becoming on of the "lost arts."
selling gum in the world.
Because it benefits while it gives the
longest-lasting pleasure for the price.
rtl Win. WrWr Jr, C. IWmI
Kt titer tml4uiB, Ihkarfu, I if tH
t"igi4tUj M ' (.mm fHt Wtxsi.
CROP CONDITIONS '
Rain of Last Week Gives Great
Boost to the Growing
PLOWING FOR CORN UNDER WAY
Tho llurlitigton'i Boeond weekly
i rop report for the season, Issued
tin data compiled up to lust Satur
day indicutes that the Nobraakii
vlntt-r wheat crop i pretty ilosu
lo Ihe perfection siuRe. due In u
largo inetisutp. to tho abundant procl
llliitinti anil favorable weather of
All oer the winter when! belt of
Nibriiskn tho soil Is reported to t
in the In-st of condition tor the
tro th cf the crop. The pi cciplia
llon lust week w?s k'enerHl, vaflglnR
from three-fourths of an Inch to
tipre than three Inches, the heavlent
r.ilnfull being over the 8iiMi Plait"
l'iiite on the nndltinn of the wheat
crop al the end of last week and t th
end of the pceilous weeii, flijureil tlit
I'll k i cent is pei fu'l. are,
I .ant Previous
Hi lei, in -'
unnh'i .. . .
MclV'k . ..
, ni '
Xionll l.raln Seed In.
Plowing and seeding of sptlna grain
all oer ,,e stale Is prsetbally completed
and plowing for coin is well advanced,
with a prospect that In the southern
counties, if the westher turn warm, om
planting will be done this week.
In some localities, heavy winds that
preiallcd prior lo Ihe recent rain, dam
aged Ihe winter wheat to some extent
b) blowing the earth away froii I tin
roots. However, the arc so Injured was
so small, compared with the acreage Into
crop, Hist the damage n eonidered in
The potato crop ha been planted and
the acreage I estimated to be uliout
Ibe same as last year.
There were no killing frnts nr freezing
weather lust week, and a a reiilt, d i
to the moderately low temperature hold
Ing the hudii bck and preventing the
blossoms from coining out, (he predic
tion 1 made that the fruit crop will be
fully up to the average.
Ilelidoita In Fine Shape.
While gras ha not grown rapidly, It
I asserted tht Ibe meadow nd i ma
th re at thl season of th year were
never In better condition.
The Northwestern report, which takes
In all the country along th lines of road
"Drop a nickel,
please on the
counter in the
little corner store
If S.vv Xi
In the state. Is equally as flattering as
that of the Hurllngton. During the last
week there wa not a section that wag
riot visited by rain, and generally tha
rain wa of the slow falling kind that
all soaked into the ground. Instead of
running off Into the draw and stream.
In some few localities the winter wheat
v.a tllghtly Injured by wind, but on the.
whole It Is reported to be In better con
dition than generally at this season of
Tints Ycur Hair
In a Minute
Preferred to Slow Acting Dyes.
Th flirmthuit rnd anr tli itmrtrnt cut to th
rfrtaliity i( an t'nbvilvt tn4 beautiful NfpU'
rti t th? u nf "nrnM rtAtnn" HhIt HUIil
T.ii prinrilton Will
IttW'iiiilv i-iitti gray,
lrrHkr1 or fi4 hllr t
(1 thr mrtpit hQ'I rfnmi
J " J.)rk brown "r tUckl-
JtlHl It t(U Wfl.
.hint rfwb nr bmttl H
lino otir httlr.
linprmttli.ii nf 4Ua
'iifiii, vMl not ntn r
ftiwh off, nd BMflfl !"
)'iti.'h(i only tu tfea hlr
fsitu l fir iu parlor t
'vi." mil It ihtVr
luifly listimirji in vry
Holrl hr mi flriwUU,
In I n o nn4
I! M. If ;nii dr itffrti M t)bI llul,
ft.ii hv rrtiHiitc H mi ft nlrliiR "HrowM
ion'' dlrfl fffini Ih muhflm.
lnlt on 'HrtniM,f'" l vour Mlrlrsw.wr'i.
A frill U ntrtlhR hrirrklot will b
mltd f'T 1 tJ rnli. M)titloii flic) atrd.
A't'lt" Ti Kntnn rtiiirin( l Cn,,
Y. 'm Hi , I'.nlnmort. Kf.
u'tM m(1 ntftnfri in iMmh hr Miritun
V.-t 'utiifll Pni in. uorr mifl 0'hf If1trig
The Secret of Having
Pretty Pearly Teeth
Nolliliig add so much to one' ttrc
tlieuiss a pretty pearly toeih, Unfortu
lislely, fi iv have stainless teeth, becauan
eieu the most persistent brushing with the
usual iteniilriees will not remove tho
holt li blown, lilsck or gralsh "plaeqiies,"
These aie thin films of fat, found on all
lietb, and when thev become discolored,
the dcinisi must a rnpa them olf, or this
Is a Irulv lalnahle s. r"t - they can b)
oulckly removed by almply brushing th i
ueih nllh refined aia'nll Now I si you.
inking a short cut to the drug store for a
t ibe of tin remarkable siliinc. You'll
not rryirt try ng It. Vnu. will be perfectly
ntoipsled to n bow (rllstenlna wlilto
Mid lieautlful the tvttol will mk your
Iceth wltlui it scraichlna or snv harm
ful effect, b'liri herniore, It's wonderful
for keeping jour gums firm, healthy and
Hnie you rad about tha recent exper
n n s mudfi by eminent dental and medl.
.mi f iieisii ami ihelr discovery tbat
tbat iilslroM.na affection pyorrhea, wa
caused ry a eertnln parable, or "ameba,"?
Well, It la now known that refined avatnl
posltliely destroys till smabt, rW 1U
oally use (lido looih pnat may i you
all the annoinnee of rpomiy, biaeiiing, re
ceding gum and looe teeth! Th guocn
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