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THE CITIZEN, FHIDAY, AIMWj 1, 1010.
SHOWING THE MISSOURtflNa
State Issues tew Bulletir Dealing 1
with Road Problem.
Tho Missouri State Hoard ot Agri
culture lias Issued another bulletin,
dealing 7ltb the problem of good
roads. The subject Is exhaustively
treated, tho bulletin comprising twenty-seven
printed pages, and carrying a
number of illustrations. It refers to
local option as curtailing road rev
enues. and make the claim that tho
number of miles traveled with full
loads to marlcet Is 30 per cent, that
tho number of miles traveled other
than to market Is 20 per cent., leav
ing the total number of miles traveled
without roads at 60 per cunt., and on
this point has this to say:
"Thus only Su per cent, or a little
less than one-thin, of the travel over
our public highways Is with loads for
the market. For this one-third of tho
miles traveled man wants a reliable
Toad and one over wlucli he can haul
a fair sized load.' Continuing, it in
sists that "if the people of this State
within the next forty years were to
spend as much money and energy and
apply themselves as diligently to their
own system of highway!, as they have
upon the railroads within the past for
ty, tney would lii.d a very much per
fected system of transportation at the
end of that time."
Tho bulletin quotes from Washing
ton and Hamilton in advocacy of su
pervision. It says: "Naturally, a
haphazard system or road improve
ment has been ineffective and insuffi
cient, yet, strange to say, some coun
ties are so -indifferent that they are
wl'llng to continue In the same old
way. This ill eifect was cited us far
back as colonial days, when Wash
ington Is quoted as having written to
Patrick Henry recdmmending that
road work of Virginia be taken from
under the control of the county courts
and given to expert supervision.
Hamilton's position was that 'road
improvement without competent su
pervision woula never be satisfactor
ily done.' Vet it took a long time to
begin the awakening, since it is only
within tht past ten or twelve years
that the ttates, at the rate of one or
two a year, have "been making new
laws providing for expert supervision
of road affairs."
A Word on Roads.
"Mending the roads" Is the order
of the day. It is an unconscious sar
casm that calls it mending when the
old plan is followed of plowing and
scraping the dirt Into the middle of
the road to be trodden into dust or
mud. It Is the most expensive meth
od we know of "how not to do it."
More time and money ha'e been wast
ed In unsystematic ways c trying to
make good roads than would havo
sufficed if they had been scientifically
used to have mad, hard smooth roads
over whici at all seasons heavy roads
could "be easily driven.
But the loss occasioned by waste
of time and monej by wrong methods
of work is small compared with that
-which the farmer sustains In tho
hauling of his produce to market. Bad
roads mean small loads, and that
It means additional cost for wear and
tear of animals, vehicles and har
ness. Isn't it strange that so many who
rightly insist on having the best ma
chinery, Implements and stock, and
who keep their land up, should be
content to travel every day over roads
that are good only under the most fav
orable conditions? Tne one excuse
advanced is the expense. This is
some force In this especially in 60mo
communities and where good road ma
terial Is scarce but even then the diffi
culty is overestimated.
urain Dirt Roads.
The inesi Important attribute ot a
dirt road is that it shall be well
drained. Keep the water moving away
from tho road, Is a primary rule for
tho road builder. , It Is useless to
shape up or drag a road If you do not
at the same time attend to the drain
age; even the most expensive maca
dam road will go to pieces If un
drained. The principal part of tho
problem of road maintenance is solved
if the water is itept away from tho
road. Tho ground under a shed Is
hard and tlrm when Just In front of It
may bo a sea of mud; the difference
is not in the soli but simply that In
ono case tho soil Is dry and in tho
other It Is puddloi with water. Drain
age Is naturally divided Inti two klndB
- under-draluago and surface, drain
age. Get Ready to Begin Work Early.
Unfortunately It lb impossible to
carry on roau-tullding operations In
the Northern Status during the winter
months but tht: letting of contracts
and making of plans for the next sea
son's work can be In a. 'vt progress
In view of tho shortness of tho sea
son for road-building operations, too
much cannot bo said In favor of hav
ing all plans in reabinoas to begin
work at the earliest practicable mo
ment In tho spring. Orders for the
necessary machinery tools equipment
and supplies should be placed during
the fall and wlntoN so that the manu
facturer will be able to aellvor the
goods at tho time wanted. Often this
.effects a saving for machinery and
materials can many timos be pur
chased at lower prices In the dull sea'
THE KING OF THE WORLD OF
International Bible Lesson for April
3, M0 (Matt. 9! 18-34).
From the day when the first mother1
gazed with frantic eyes upon the cold
form of her llrst born son nnd vainly
sought for a heart throb In that Inani
mate clay, the King of Terrors has
ravaged tho earth.
King of Terrors.
He has conquered overy land and
there litis not been" a soul who could
stand before him. He has dug a
trench across the hemispheres and
filled it with the bodies of the slain.
If It had not been for tho multiplica
tion of the race tho world would havo
been depopulated long ere this. Herod
the King slew only the Infants In tho
cradle, but this monster strangles the
babe In arms, the youth. In the school
room, tho old man In the chimney cor
ner. Other soldiers sometimes sur
render conquered territory, but this
king has never yet yielded up a foot
of land. Of all the millions of earth'a
inhabitants since Adam was created
only two human beings have escaped
his dart Enoch and Elijah both of
whom sprang through the gates of
paradise before the old archer could
hurl his Javelin.
Even the Son of Man Himself, re
ceived the shnft of death through tils
holy heart and lay down on the battle
field temporarily slain. A bloody ty
rant! His palace, a tomb; his flowers,
the faded garlands of coffins ; his mus
ic, the wailings of mothers' weeping
for their children; his chalice, a skull;
his fountains the falling tears of tho
Conqueror of Death.
For 4.000 years the reign of this
king was uncontested. He ruled ab
solutely, and he ruled universally.
Then suddenly there npprared on this
planet the Conqueror of Death and
the Grave-Breaker of tho Ages. There
is only one being In the universe that
death fears and He lived and walked
In Palestine swaying tho scepter of
life with infinite ease and with Infinite
Ho put His hand on the hot brow of
the sufferer and the fever fled. Ho
spoke the word of life and the cen
turion's servant arose from the gates
of death. He met a funeral proces
sion going out through the gates of
Naln, bearing "the only son of his
mother, and she n widow. He halted
the fuueral cortege, called back tho
spirit of the departed, and gave tho
young man in perfect health to tho
arms of his mother. He was ushered
Into the room, where n maiden lay.
surrounded by a weeping family, all
their hope3 and prospects blasted,
nnd He said, as ho spread out the cold
fingers of the child in His hand, "Lit
tle Damsel, I Eay unto thee, Arise,"
and in a twinkling there was a flutter
of the eyeHds, a quick heart-beat, a
rosy Hush in the cheek, a dewy soft
ness in the flo&h. and with a glad cry
of joy Jniius' daughter sprang Into
the arms of her mother.
King of KingB.
Yes, this king of the physical world,
Is king of the world of spirits.
Death is tho king of terrors, but
Christ is the King of Kings. And this
King of Kings proposes to chain the
king of terrors to His chariot wheels,
to unlock every prison of the tyrant's
victims, and to lead in triumph a
mighty procession of redeemed soula
into the Capital of the Universe,
shouting, O death, where Is thy sting!
O grave, where Is thy victory!
Death a Sleep.
How this changes tho whole outlook
of life. How it plucks tho sting from
doath and delivers thorn "who through
fear of death wero all their life time
subject to bondage." Christ ca'lod
the daughter of .larlus back from the
pale realms of death, nnd yet before
He did no He assured the weeping par
ents that she was only sleeping. Not
lost, not annihilated, not shipwrecked,
not blotted out of existence, only
sleeping. And that means rest, and
droamless repose, and recuperation,
nnd healing, and freedom from caro
nnd worry and anxiety, and deliverance
from pain and n glorious awakening
in the morning. So the warrior Hos
down on the bp.ttle-flcld, and the
scholar among his books, and the toll
er when his labor Is done, and till ot
us when the shades of evening fall, to
awnke with His likeness in the morn
ing. For tho King of glory holds tho
keys of death and when the uay
dawns He will swing tho doors wldo
open and overy sleeping member of
Hie family, and subject of Hi? king
dom will come forth at His word of
coirmand, with the dew of youth for
ever on their brows. We fall, but we
rise again. We sleep, but we shall
awnko when the night is gone.
In human speech tho first sWop of
the night Is called the "beauty sleep"
for It is supposed that tho mystic lin
gers of Morpheus smooth out tho
wrinkles, and erase tho furrowa of
care during the first hours ot reposo.
But tho true beauty sleep Is the sleep
which men mlcnarco death. Bathed In
that deep nnd quiet slumber the fur
rows which have been subsolled by
tho ploughsharo of sorrow will bo
eliminated, the scars of many a hard
fought battlefield will bo smoothed
out and the mutilations of tho body,
tho soul and the spirit will bo ropalred
and rectified. And when tho King of
tho world invlsllilo looks around upon
His ransomed subjects In tho eternal
kingdom, Ho will behold overy soul in
His likeness, without spot, or wrin
kle, or any such thing,
Miss Mabel Boardman to De
Unofficial Arbiter of the White
House With Energy and
Tact, She Has Placed the Red
Cross Society on a Sound Basis.
Miss Mabel T. Boardman Is the un
official social arbiter of the White
House. She litis long been a particu
late close and Intimate friend ot both
the President nnd Mra. Tnft. Mrs.
Taft, contrary to most of her predeces
sors, has no social secretary.
Her long residence In Washington,
which has covered most of her mar
ried llo, placed her much more fa
miliarly In touch with society person
ages and usages peculiar to the social
life o( the capital than any of the first
ladles of the land who have graced the
White House In a generation.
Miss Boardman is a sister-in-law
of Senator Murray Crane of Massa
chusetts. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Boardmon, are wealthy.
Their home In Washington has long
been renowned as a meeting place for
Interesting persons and for the warm
and boundless hospitality dispensed
Mr Tnft, who Is president of the
Natioiial Red Cross Society, Interested
Miss 'Joardman In the work several
years ago. With energy. Intelligence,
and tact characteristic ot the Ameri
can girl who starts out to do things,
Miss Boardman virtually breathed
the breath of life into tho Red Cross
Society after the confusion into which
Its affairs fell during the Spanish
War. Mainly through her efforts, says
Hampton's, the Bociety was reorgan
ized and placed upon a highly efficient
and prosperous basts.
When the news of the Messina
earthquake reached Washington Miss
Boardman within half an hour took
prompt action for the relief of the
sufferers. In recognition of her work
tho Italian Government decorated her
with a reproduction In gold of an an
cient Roman civltT crown. It was be
stowed through the Italian Ambassa
dor in Washington.
Miss Boardman has a desk In the
offices of the Red Cross Society in the
War Department in Washington. Ex
cept for a few weeks In summer she
Is there dally from morning until all
the work In sight Is disposed of.
It was Miss Boardman who got up
the white plague Christmas Btamps,
25,000,000 of which were sold. Their
sale was conducted by the Red "Cross.
A Cage for the Baby.
Our baby cage was a home-made
one and cost a little over a dollar. II
served our three babies nnd was then
given away, as good as ever. I can't
begin to tell what a great help It was
to me, but any mother who has to do
her own housework with a creeping
baby around will know how to appre
ciate It. The "man of the house'
could easily make one at home.
Take a board 2 feet 6 Inches long
by 2 feet wide, for the floor of the
cage; nail It onto 2 cleats across tho
ends, so as to ralpe the door above
draughts; make a frame of 1 1-2-lnch
square strips of the same dimensions'
as floor, bore 1-2-inch holes to corrc
spond in top of floor nnd the framo-J
get 1-2-lnch round spindles 24 Inches
long nnd place upright from 'floor to
frame; mine were about 4 inches
apart; place casters on bottom; sand
paper the whole cage well and giva
a coat of cherry stain; when that la"
dry apply a coatof varnish, and tho
cage is ornamental as well as useful,
I made two pads for bottom of cage of
cheese, cloth and cotton batting, close
ly tufted, so If baby fell he would not
get hurt, then I had u EOfa pillow with
wash covers that gavo me a change
of pads and pillow covers, as both aro
liable to get wet or soiled, Tho cago
can bo moved around easily from room
to room or outdoors, yard or piazza
wherever mother may be. Put baby's
toys Into cago and as soon as ho In
able to ho will begin to pull hlmsulf
up to a standing position and hold
onto tho frame, so you see It helps
him to walk as well as taking good
care of him. .Baby Is better for less
handling and mother can work around
without fear of falling over him or
hurting him. Ours was made 15 years
ago and was as good as over when we
gavo It away three years ago. Mrs,
M, C. Webber.
The Boy Suffragist.
A mother In Miles City, Mont,
writes to Mrs. Cntt. "We wero talk
ing about women's rights ono day, nnd
my youngest boy started up and said,
I would like to know who started this
foolishness, anyway?' Wo asked him
what ho meant, 'Why. tho foolishness
of not letting women vote. Thoy
know as much as men, and somctlmoa
more.' "Woman's Journal.
Women Want New Bureau.
At the convention of the National
Women's Trade Union Leaguo In Chi
cago resolutions wero adopted favor
ing the creation of a federal bureau to
collect data In connection with worn
an In Industrial pursuits. The womon
want a woman as head of the bureau.
IT THTfTT "TITTiftfe'
j OF THE, HOUR
Caught 'Em At It.
Two policemen picked up a rathor
well-known nctor on Broadway ono
ulght nfter he had been making a
night of It.
They toted him Into a night court
nnd tho tudgo, who knew tho actor,
Well, well! Drunk, eh?"
Sure, Judge," replied tho nctor,
pushing the policemen forward, "both
Keeping Cupid on the Job.
'That widow Is a good manager,
Manager? I should say. She got
that house of hers prnctlcnlly fixed up
like now for nothing."
"How did she manage It?"
"Sho was engaged to the carpenter
till nil the woodwork was finished,
nnd then she broke It off nnd married
He Lydla, I saw a lovely pair of
She Oh, where? I'm all ears.
The Ruling Passion.
The editor was dying, but when the
dortor bent over, plnced his ear on
his breast, and said, "Poor man! cir
culation almost gone!" the dying edi
tor sat up and shouted: "You're a
liar; wo have tho largest circulation
In the country!"
"I married my first husband for
money, and my second for love."
"Then you are very happy now, I
"No. Alas! no. You see, my first
husband married mo for love, and my
second for money."
"I don't see why you are dismiss
ing me," said tho chauffeur angrily.
"Didn't I take you out In your car
twice last month?"
"Yes," nnswered tho owner; "but
you wouldn't take me where I wanted
Keeps Her Suspicious.
"Mrs. Closepenny has lots of trou
ble with her laundry."
"is mat rigntv '
"Yes. If the bills are small sho
thinks they're keeping her clothes,
and if they're big she thinks she's
Children of the Rich.
Sunday-School Teacher (impres
sively). Of course you all know that
Elijah went up to Heaven In tho
Johnny Mlllyun Oh. I don't know.
That's probably Just the story the
family gave out!
Hey dlddle-dc dlddle.
A boy up a troe.
Gathorlng the nuts
That won't fall.
And his chums
Catch tho nuts
He does throw.
So they'ro playing
A new game of bail.
Ferdinand And do you really lore
Penolopo Love you, Ferdinand?
Why, only yestorday papa askod mo
if I wouldn't sooner have a pug-dog,
nnd I refused!
The Egotistical Actor.
Thoatrlcal Manager I'm sorry, bul;
there's no place for you In this drama;
overy part has boon taken.
Egotistical Actor Never mind that.
111 create my part.
"How do you overcome insomnia?
"Say tho multiplication table up to
twelve times twolve."
"But I can't get the baby to learn
The fjtory of n Song.
Tho story of "Ninety and Nino,"
the well-known hymn the music for
which Mr. Ira D. Sankey improvised
In a burst of deep feeling, was told
by tho Hev. Dr. C. E. Locke, at tho
funeral of Mr. Sankcy. The evan
gelist had found a little poem, "Tho
Lost Sheep." In a Scotch nowspapor,
so runs Doctor Locke's nccount In
tho Brooklyn Eagle, and hnd clipped
it. One night In Edinburgh Mr.
Mondy asked him to sing. Mr. Moody
hat? Just finished his Bcrmon, "Tho
Good Shepherd." Air. Sankey had no
thought of composing a new song,
but as he used to tell the story:
"As I sat at the organ my lingers
fell on A flat and my eyes fell on
that little poera. I began to sing
nnd I sang the words of that poem."
When he had finished. Mr. Moo-ly
rushed down from the platform and
asked him where ho had found that
song. He said It was the most won
derful song he had c"tr heard. Vr.
Moody ras weeping, Mr. Sankey wis
weeping and Hip nudlence was In
tei.rs, so great was the Impression
produced by the song.
"I sang it as God gave It to .me,"
Mr. Sankey replied. Hp never chang
ed'a note of the rong from tho tlmo
It fell from his Hps.
An Oatl'.lc Vegetarian.
"If you aro not an outside vege
tarian, you are not really a vegetar
ian at all."
The speaker was a member of
Philadelphia's little vegetarian
church uptown. An odd figure In his
gray health shirt, gray ventilated
suit, gray knit gloves, gray aerated
hat, gray cloth boots, ho continued:
"An Inside vegetarian is one who
puts in his interior nothing that has
been procured "by the slaughter of
animals. An outside vegetarian puts
on his exterior nothing that has been
procured by the saughter of animals.
"See my gloves vegetable gloves
of cotton not made of the skins of
murdered kids. See my boots wov
en owing nothing to some poor
murdered calf. See my buttons
wooden not made of grisly bones.
"Inside and outside" so the
quaint faddist concluded "1 am a
vegetarian, and inside I get along
without the murdering of any cr a
tu e. fish, flesh or fowl. There aro
cii iy like me." Philadelphia Press.
Drinks Polrcn to Reassure a Patient.
Leattle, Wash. Mrs. John King of
Helix swallowed a teaspoonful of
aco"ite by mistake. Realizing that
her "ife was in danger from the deadly
pol "n she ran to Dr. John Griswold, a
neighbor, for help.
"Why, I could take a tablespoonful
of that and It would not hurt me,"
said Dr. Griswold. To prove his words
he swallowed the drug. Doctor and
patient were soon unconscious and it
took another physician hours to restore-
thorn. They will live, but avoid
Ii ' ' ' I -
Al rntrni nr... ,.
ting tlic Stomachs ardBoveis of
Promotes DigeslionJChe etful
ness and ResLContalns neither
Not Narcotic. ;
Ctottkd Sunsc '
Apcrfect Remedy for Conslif
ncss aiulLoss or Sleei.
Facsimile Signature cT
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
EXPERTS BAFFLED BY SAFE.
Unskilled Man Comes Along and Sur
prises Lock Sharps.
Bollofontalne, Ohio. Some records
of tho Logan County Infirmary havo
bcon undisturbed for fourteen years
becauFe no person seemed able to
open the safo containing them. Ex
perts from all parts of the country
hav" worked on It and employees from
different safe factories hnve endeavor
ed to get It open, btt all gave up, and
It was finally thought that It would
be necessary to break It to secure tho
records It contained,
T. D. Smucker, a Bellcfontalne man,
offered to try the Job. He turned tha
safo over on Its back, nnd after a short
tlmn opened tho rusty door, which had
not been locked at all.
Had Ilcaclicd Her Limit.
"Mamma," exclaimed four-year-old
Dorothy one day, "I'm so full ot
happlnesB that 1 couldn't be happier
unless I was bigger."
Where did tho flamingo? Why
to rpc the aunflsh.
Attention is called to the STRENGTH
The FINANCIER of New York
City has published a ROLL Or
HONOR of the 11,470 State Hanks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
COUNTY SAVINGS HANK
Stands 38th in the United States
Stands 10 1 i in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wayne County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,000.00
Total ASSETS, $2,733,000.00
Honesdale, Pa.. May 29, 190S
For Infants and Children.
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