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Tme cranr, Wednesday, dec. aw, teo.
BAD ROADS AFFECT TRADE.
Tha Country Merchant la Directly
Benefitted by Good Hlghwaya.
The effect of road condltiona upon
highway trafflo haa been Tory forcibly
Illustrated by the data recently com
piled by the IlUnota State Highway
CommtBalon. A systematic count wat
mide of trafflo oror various kinds of
highways leading to towns and cities
tn different parts of the State on gir
en days each month throughout the
year. Serenty-two points were se
lected and a record kept of the exact
number of vchicloa passing, as well as
tho weather and road conditions.
The results show that traffic over
stono and gravel road's Is fairly uni
form throughout the year, while over
earth roads the widest variations are
noticeable1. The following figures, tak
en from the report, are suf&cleat to
show the effoct of earth road condi
tions on traffic during the winter and
early spring season, the very time
when tho farmer haa the most lets
are and wants to go to town.
Tho Clear Lake earth road leading
into Springfield, 111., for March, show
ed an average traffic of 65 1-2 vehicles
per day. On the same road In June
and July following, an average of 289
vehicles passed. On the same days In
Ieorla, under probably the same
weather conditions, over a hard road
the trafflo In March was 166, tho aver
age for June and July 153.
A Champaign earth road leading to
ward a Tolono road, showed an aver
age for January, February and March
of 63; for September and October 200.
The same year at Deoatur, over a
gravel road, March and April showed
240, July and August 278. Tho report
on the whole would Indicate that the
falling off In traffic due to bad earth
rop 1 conditions, ranges from 40 to 80
The farmers are the best customers
-of the country merchant, and any In
terference with traffic Immediately
cuts down his trade. Again, the far
mer will trade In the town nearest,
not In mtlos, but In time and effort
to get there. He will go five miles
over a good road rather than throe
over a bad one. It Is to be observed,
also, that where roads are good the
farmers are more up-to-date cltisens,
thqy live better and are more liberal
spenders; and the country mercaaat
la directly benefited.
Good Roada as Memorials.
Do men of large means, desirous of
leaving a memorial to themselves, ap
preciate the few forms of memorial
are more permanent and confer great
er benefits on those who come after
them than a thoroughfare, construct
ed after the moat approved Methods
in road-making? If tho Romans could
build roads that endure to tha present
day, modern constructors ought to be
able to do likewise, and we know that
a name once given to a thoroughfare,
whether In the. city or the country, Is
seldom changed. Soma day rural
highways will be named with the
same care aa city streets are now
named and tho difficulty in Hading
one's way around In the country will
thereby be much lessened. If there
are men anxious to perpetuate their
memories to posterity in the names of
country roads, now is their chance,
while the good roads movement is
Hay should be well forked and
shaken and slightly dampened and fed
on the floor or In slatted mangers.
Tho farmer should not buy his work
horses he should ralao thorn. He
can grow thorn at a profit.
It Is bettor for tho average farmer
to raise draft colts.
Only the man who la a born horse
lover can raise roadsters profitably.
Colts like fine hay much better than
they do coorso. Second-growth hay,
fed a little at a time, is preferable.
Shredded corn fodder is relished,
hut should bo fed In the same way
a little at a time. Grain should be
Right Kind of Road.
The right kind of country road is
the one which furnishes tho smooth,
est, soundest, safest surface at all
times, but specially that which
stands up best in bad weather and
makes the least dust or is most easily
kept free of dust by oiling or by some
other similar method. Cost, of course,
has to be taken Into consideration,
and durability also, but in every case
the welfare of the farmers who live
on the roads and could not get along
-without thorn must be held in mind.
V The Mlaalon of the Auto.
While the automobile has beea ex
ceedingly destructive to the old maca
dam pavement, none are mere anxi
ous than the motorlats that the harm
done be offset by an improved meth
od of road laying. And as the farm
ers Invest more and more la automo
biles the Interests of the leaaore
eeekora and of those to whom the
Toads are purely utilltarlam will be
come less diverging.
Neoeeetty ef Cooperation.
It baa eeme te be oaeerseeea sad
acknowledged abet sjeea nafta eaa
oaly be aware Mwiwti a ee-efera-.
tlon la vWea) an tea reeeweea af the
aauoa aaan ta eae way w aaatfeer
eemaWaed, a4 ta Btaaty fttatea
aytroffMMMM bare beea made
Lot the Mete Treasury te aafi
LIBERTY VERSUS GREENS.
Why the Cullud Qem'man Wanted a
A colored man from Georgia had
lived In Washington but a few days
when ho was arrested for some alight
violation of tho city ordlnaneeo. Upon
hearing that tho negro wae tn jail, tho
secretary of the colored T. M. 0. A.
secured the services of a mtatater to
go with him and sign the priaomer's
ball-bond. Thoy reached the jail
shortly before noon, and told tha ne
gro the object of their viatt la re
sponse to the proffered kradaese he
"Mlstah Johnsing, I aho U glad rec
all Is gwlne tah git me out. but I
wanta you-all to fix it ao I east git
out toll late die ebenlnT
Of oowse the two Samaritans were
Eomewhat taken aback by this un
usual request. But a moment later
they lost thetr breath when, la an
swer to the secretary's questtea. tha
Georgia negro replied la a wmlapor:
"Well, sah. dera a-aittta' dinnab
ready, an' (ley's cookin' greeaa; aa' I
she would like to' git some ' dees
greena beto' I leabes dia placet
I visited a school one day where
Dlblo Instruction waa part at the
dally course, and In ordor to test
the children's knowledge asked
some questions. One elasa ef little
girls looked particularly bright, and
I asked the tallest one: "What sin
did Adam commit?"
"Ho ate forbidden fruit"
"ItlghL What tempted Adam?"
"Not really Eve, but the serpent
And how was Adam punished?"
Tho girl hesitated and looked con
fused. Behind her aat a little 8-year-old,
who raised her haad and
said: "Please, pastor. I know."
"Wall, tell ua; how waa Adam pun
ished?" "He had to marry Eve."
Little Reginald came orying to hla
mother In tho parlor. "Reggie," she
Inquired solicitously, "what are you
"Because the a tore-pip fell all
over papa while he waa tryiag to put
it up and ooverod him with soot," sob
blngly explained little JtecUsJd.
"And that Is all?" reproved tha
mother. "Reggie, my little aaaa, you
shouldn't cry for that Tea ought
rather to have laughed when the
stove-pip tell on papa."
"Why, mamma, that's what I did
do," sobbed Reggie.
The Villain' Ixowee.
A melodrama of the xaeet atirriag
kind waa being played la a theatre in
a small provincial town. la one of
the critical seenea the hero saddealy
bocame aware of tha faet that he had
come upon the stage salaua hla dag
ger. Without a momeat'a heaitatloa
lie made a dash at the traitor.
"Die, villain!" ha exclaimed. "1
meant to strike thee with aty dagger,
but I left the weapon In my ereeslag
room, and will therefore strangle thee
lu the presence of thla tadalceat
GOT THE WORST OF IT.
"Did you have a
the picnic, Ronald?
pleasant time at
I trust that you
remembered to fletcherizo, and masti'
cated each mouthful 100 times."
"Yes, sir, an' while I was chewin'
my first bite the other boys et up all
the grub." Lifo.
The Kingdom Saved.
When Barry Sullivan, the Irish
tragedian, was playing Richard III.
one night, and the actor came to the
lines, "A horse, a horso! My king
dom for a horse!" some merry wag
In the pit called out:
"And wouldn't a jackass de as well
"Sure," answered Sullivan, tuning
like a flash at the sound of the voloe.
"Come around to tho atage deer at
If I ahould steal a kiss, what weald
"I ahould accuse you ef petit lar
ceny." Ha ran the risk and then
"Now, It I ahould eteat i
what would yeu say?"
"Oh, that would be 'grand I
Where Stto Pert Weree.
A little girl eame te her
morning and aald: "Knaaii, I'deal
feel very well."
"Well, thafa tee bad," acid aaaaaaaa,
"where de you feet the worst?"
"Ia aeheoL" waa the print warty.
Mother "Jofcaay, why are ys-a
beating IrtOe stetorf Varety (he haa
tot beea aaktad to ye?"
Johaay "Jfe, anj Inst ahe la
to fearMs gawd. I ejaaalf east
THE DUST BATH.
During Dry Spell Lay In Stock of
Dut for Winter.
While things are dusty aad dry It
ta a fine time to gather up the bath
ing' material for the hens curiae tho
winter; don't stint youreett ta the
amount, get a plenty, remeeafcer the
winter la long enough fer the hens
to require lota of duat aaatectal.
Have a very large hox, aa aoveral
hens oan be duatlag at emta, bettor
yet partition off a corner ar end of
the house and fill In with several bar
rels of dust
In very cold weather It la well to
alft In the warm aahea.
When the bath la targe tiamngh heaa
will duat at once to Baake a thlek fog
that Is hard ea the lice.
When the old heaa are said, cr tha
ones culled out, la a goed Use to clean
up the promises, at aay rata tho
houses, for the wtater. Give a thor
ough cleaning, removing all accumu
lation from the roeetroeaa, U In with
fresh duat or gravel, a little higher
than the old dirt waa, then whrtewaob
the walls well, net being alee about
dropping tho wash; then eeal oil ttu
roost until every craok aad crevice
la full of oil.
If the neat boxes are resaeved, sug
gests the Indiana Farmer, they ahould
have been removed at the beadantng
of tho clean up, if not reeae-raMe, thon
all tho nesting should be reeaoved and
burned, the aides of tho aesta oiled
Inside and whitewashed eutolde.
When tobacco atoms and eerapa are
obtainable, use them amoag the nest
ing. The benefit will be very groat
Where there Is room to use one end
or corner of the house for a bathroom,
and It will really take no aaere room
than will the duattng box, the neat
boxes fixed firmly above the duat
place Is a good thing.
Tho more dust the boas raise the
better for the boxes, as lice and taltoa
cannot live In a fog of dust; then,
too, space Is economised.
Freeh Egg In Peokaejee.
Guaranteed fresh eggs are aa good
aa money In the bank la aay town.
Even whon only properly graded aa to
slzo aad color in the trade-egg cases,
this holds good; but when properlj
cartoned by the produeer, his pro
duct at once possesses an added at
tractiveness as wall as aa enhanced
value to tho thrifty housewife and
the chof of tho kitchen.
To make this system effective, eggs
should be gathered every day and the
date stamped on each egg. Xggs of
uniform slio and color are put in car
tons or paper cases holding one dozen
each. These are sealed with a label
on which Is printed a statement that
tho eggs are guaranteed to be strictly
fresh, and are marketed, selling read
ily and at an advanced price. If the
breeder establishes his own trade
(selling direct to the consumers) vre
believe the advance price over cur
rent market reports would be from
25 per cent and up. The average con
sumer wanta fresh eggs, and Is will
ing to pay for a prime article.
A reader asks us what we think of
crossing pure-bred Leghorns and Bar
red Plymouth Rocks, In order to got
a breed of wols larger than the former
and better layers than the latter. Our
advice Is to stick to a pure breed, as
just as soon as we cross tho two we
take the first step backward, and
from thence on we will have only
mongrel fowls, which become more
worthless with each year.
Many pure breeds of fowls are
large enough for tho demands of any
market, and they will lay almost as
many eggs, all thlnga considered, aa
will the Leghorns. The trouble Is
that the larger breeds cAem ait aad
hatch out a brood, and sotaetbaea more
of chicks during the stutater, while
tho Leghorn loses no Uaie that way.
An Incubator or common hen dees the
work of hatching for the letter, while
the former Is expected te aatead to
that herself, bat is give aa credit for
Turkeys ahould havo aa ataea room
as poaarMe and ahould always c al
lowed to roost where there la rdenty
of fresh air. They pick up &ed aa
they m, eerertag large area. Whon
old encash te bo t turned eat wt range
they aacmld not be fed ea 'aaashes.
Orersaedtac ef turkeys art ea die
ease. Feeding Chkfca.
Dent ever-feed the first week ef fat
tening. Rather feed 1 Watty throe
times a day.
Ceraaaeat, meat aad potatoes are
three ef tha meet rateable faagredl
eats ta, the aetoatag- MB of tare.
racjga eatekeaa are awer so
tor reaatfeg aa th4o wteh Uav
Poetry Worth Reading.
Shave Are oihei.
Doa't taaaajtne, my boy, if you throw
up your job
That the firm that eiayfoya you
That the wholo office force ta thetr
aqguish will sob
Aad the senior partner tara pale.
Tern are highly efficieat aad active
Ba yea say. Tm uawlUtag to
Bat the ehaaee of all thla is incredi
There are plenty ef ethers without
Dea'i set aad with the girl, aad to
make her feel bad
Fall te go fer your usual call.
It's the truth, though I kaew It
eeuada awfully aad,
That aha Mover may aalaa you at
It'a a mighty poor polloy staying
Though I grant that at times sho
may flout you,
But I know that I'm In a position to
There are plenty of ethers without
Sea't get soured on tho world aad do
Mot to apeak of the good fer your
If you jump tn the' lake you may
make a small rplash,
But you'll nover leave much of a
Sea't oxpect folks to make suoh a
When thoy think very little about
And, to use common language, aren't
caring a cuss,
There are plenty of othora without
The Man Ahead.
Ia almost any newspapor
Tou're pretty sure to find
A lot ef gush In printer's Ink,
About the man behind.
There's the man behind the counter,
And the man behind the gua,
Tho man behind the kodak,
Aad the man behind the sua.
The sleepy man behind the time
The man behind his fist,
The man' alas, behind his rent,
And ao throughout the list.
But they've aklpped another follow,
Of whom nothing has keoa said
The fellow who la oven
Or a little way ahead.
Who pays at oaee fer what he gets,
Whose bills are always signed;
Xa's a blamed sight more important
Than the maa who is behlad.
All the editors and aaerehaata
And the wholo commercial clan.
Are Indebted for . existence
Te this honest fellow-man.
Re keeps us all tn business
And his town Is never dead,
And so we take our hats off
Te the man who la ahead.
Australasian Harware and Ma
chinery. Once la a Lifetime.
It waa a pitiful mistake,
An error sad and grim.
I waited for the railway train;
The light was low and dim.
It came at last, and from tho car
There stepped a dainty dame,
And, looking up and down the place,
Bhe straight unto me came.
"Oh, Jack!" she cried, "oh, dear old
And kissed mo as she spako;
Then looked again and frightened
"Oh, what a bad mistake!"
I said, "Forgive me, maiden fair,
For I am not your Jack;
And aa regards the kiss you gave
I'll straightway give it back."
And since that night I've. often stood
Upon that platform dim.
But only once In man's whole life
Do such thing come to him.
Be Doubted It
"I'm aa orphan, sir," she said,
He tenderly censoled hor.
Aad whon he saw It pleased her too,
His sympathy grew bolder.
"Poor, lonely little one," he said,
"I also am another;
'Tweuld be the thing, Fm sure, It I
Bhsnld kiss yeu fer your mother."
He did, hut e'en that thoughtful deed
BecBed hardly te sufdeo her.
Bhe murmured: '1 forgot to say
Ky yaya aaarrled twice, air."
From the Beheasiaa.
She Upper Side.
Whoa the clouds are lew, aad tha
wtada are wild,
Aad tha wertd forget that tt ever
Bare the aa fear tor above the
Aad store tha realm where the
Vcte4fl Mt wl
Leght, aaU gteTy, aad tor esMde;
Than ta at vara Kat ea tha upeet
The Philosopher of Folly.
"I trad that .It pays te pretend X be
lieve what another man says," ob
serves the Philosopher ei Felly. "If
I de, be always pretends he believes
what I aay, and we get aleag great"
Bevrare ef Ideeet
Aa Bagltsh dramatist ahaeOd guard
himself agatast Ideae aa carefully as
a yeuag girl should preserve her char
aeter. Dramas ef advemture axe Im
New Jersey Leetng Income.
New Jersey got f8.MM a year
tram Ito oyster beda, but could get
140,&MO from the eaate aeurce If
the available tide land waa properly
seeded aad cultivated.
With moat men, the beard la atreaa
er on the right side.
Saye the PhResspher.
"Br'ry ataa to hla trade, area to
hoMoc" Boatoa XercJd.
Gtarg Karlea, the etaae aaanager,
I a tercr of nature aad a ha tor ef
ovarceate aad umbreUae. Recently,
duriag a violent ralaatora, ho called
oa hla mother, entering her presence
"George," said aha. firmly, "you
ought not to expose yourself tn suoh
wealther. Tou will get pneumonia."
"But mother,"' exclaimed George,
with a theatrical wave of his hand,
"why ahould I fear the rata? Does It
Dot nurture the grass? Is It not life
u. the flowers,"
"It ta a long time," said tho good
woman, closing a window, "since you
vrero a flower." From Success
' wi$W THE
and whea near SOMMER'S JEWELRY
STORE call la aael see the elegant line
of Dlamsnols, Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry,--alsa Havlland and Japanese
China, Umbrellas, Brlck-a-brac and
Henry Snyder & Son.
602 & 604 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Pa.
PAY HIGHEST MARKET PRICES FOR
Poultry, E&gs,Btittcr, Lambs, Calves and Livestock.
Apples in Season
A SQUARE DEAL FOR THE FARMER.
Old Phone 088 Bl New Phone 1123
This company is preparing to do extensive construction
work in the
Honesdale Exchange District
which will greatly improve tho service and enlarge the
Patroiizi the Indepeniint Telephone Company
which reduced telephone rates, anddo not contract for any
other service without conferring with our
Cutraet fcitrtiMitt Tel. Kt . 300.
CQNSQUIATEI TELEPHONE CI. if PENNSYLVANIA,
Attentlbn is called to the STRENGTH
The FINANCIER of New York
City has- published a ROLL Of
HONOR of the 11,470 State Banks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this fist the WAYNE
COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Stan? 38th in the Unite. States
Stands lOtfe ,n Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wayne County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,009.00
Total ASSETS, $2,733,001.00
Honesdale. Fa., May 29 1908.,
JEWELRY STORE IS
GREAT HOLIDAY BAZAAR
KRAFT & CONGER
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