The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 01, 1910, Image 7

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nciLn to suit traffic.
It In Hip One Absorbing Problem n
Hunt Construction.
On city boulovards and In parks
thrra arc found roadways which have
betit built for particular kinds of
t rifle; thoro aro ways especialy
adapted to equestrian travel, having
co.'t and resilient surface for tho com
fort of both horso and rider; there
are other roads designed for wheel
ed vehicles. The streets outside of
park limits aro paved to meet tho re
quirements of the locality; stone
blocks Tor heavy trucking and and
smoother pavements for lighter loads.
The Idea of building the road to
cult tho traffic Is already accepteJ n
cities, and Is not new.
With country roads, however,
the case Is' dlfforent. Special
paving materials have been ruled out
on account of cost, and the Improved
highways usually consist of macadam
or gravel, or some treatment of tne
earth practical to the financial re
sources of tho locality.
With State aid more permanent
and costly Improvement of country
highways Is possible. With the In
creased weight of loads Induced b
better highways, and with the new
conditions presented by automobile
travel, more durable metalling Is re
quired. Thus improved roads in
themselves demand further Improve
ment from the Increase weight and
wear or the traffic that they Invito.
Tho question of building the coun
try roads to suit the trailic 1- the one
great problem relating to highway
contsructloin that absorbs tho atten
tion of engineers at present. Tho
fact that all methods of traffic must
be provided for, including the horse
back rider, which Is perhaps the ear
liest kind of travel, a:l kinds of
horse-drawn vehicles and traction
engines nnd automobiles, has sug
gested a distribution of traffic to
roadways especially adapted for each
particular kind.
This idea of special tracks for each
kind of traffic, which shall be either
parallel in the same road or practi
cally parallel roads, Is being suggest
ed first from one quarter then from
another, and may, perhaps, prove to
bo tho ultimate solution of this prob
lem. Effect of Climate on Macadam.
Division Engineer Henry D. Brow
eter, of Syracuse, N. Y., is accredit
ed with the following statement.
"Macadam pavement can never be
successfully mado In New York
State. Some day tho State will como
to a realization of this fact and seek
a new and permanent road-bulldlng
"The excessive changes in the
temperature experienced in this
State, coupled with varying grades
of soil that form the sub-hase for
our highways, renders the building
of the macadam road not only Inad
visable but Impractical.
"This fact has been discovered by
the Canadians, who have similar cli
matic conditions to ours. They have
found that macadam will not with
stand the varying temperatures. It
has been discovered there, too, but
we seem to give It less attention than
It deserves.
"I think that ut this moment, when
tho State Is about to chango the form
of Its highway administration and is
laying tho foundation for an Import
ant system of trunk highways, it
should first stop to consider the typo
of road it is to build. It appears
that prnctlcally all attention has been
given rather to where the roads
should be built than what they
should be built of."
Promote Education.
Good Roads promote education
and will do more toward tho educa
tion of the next generation than all
tho compulsory education laws in ex
istence. With good roads children
can go further to school nnd can at
tend with greater regularity. Tho
schools can bo enlarged, better equip
ment can bo provided, and better
teachers employed.
Had roads build up tho cities and
tend to centrallzo people into small
communities, but good roads promote
rural life and at the same tlmo add
to tho prosperity of tho cities. I.Uo
In tlio country with such roads in ex
istence is far more desirable, pleas
ant and healthful than life in tho cit
ies. Gravel Itoatln lu Danger,
Kecont observation and experi
ments havo shown that
aro a Berlous menace to stono and
gravel roadways. In some places,
particularly New York, civil engt
neers and road experts havo mado an
extensive study of tho effect of self
propolled vehicles upon the road beds
In tho country districts, aand in ro
ports recently issued by them they
unanimously declare that tho damage
caused by tho rapidly driven cars 1b
far greater than ono would surmise
at first thought.
The Majesty of the Law.
"Pa, what is tho majesty of tho
law?" "A country justlco of tho
peaco who sits In a chicken-stealing
case and thinks the nations aro watch
Ins him."
How Williams Helped Allen.
"When John Allen was tunning for
congress n number of years ngo he
feared ho would not be re-elected, nnd
ho called In to help him his old friend
John Shnrp Williams," said former
Representative Joe Sibley of Pennsyl
vania at tho Wlllard not long ago
whilo tho two old friends were swap
ping stories to n gallery of newspaper
"Tho two mapped out n plan of cam.
palgn, nnd they stumped the district
together for a couplo of weeks, when
Allen was called to nnothcr part of the
district, leaving Williams to go on and
fill his engagements. John Sharp nl-
ways loved to play tricks on his
friends. Ho had been with Allen on so
many of his campaigns that he knew
pretty much all of the lattor's good
stories, and so when Williams hauled
up at n small place where Allen was
popular ho determined to have some
fun with his friend. He began by tell
ing what n great man Allen was, and
then he told his audience every good
story Allen had been telling. The Al
len constituency listened and laughed
and dismissed Williams with n great
"A week later Allen visited the same
neighborhood, and once more the
crowd wns big. He began by thanking
the citizens for their attendance nnd
then launched In on some of his sto
ries. He told one, two, three. There
was not n ripple visible, not a smile to
break tho solemnity of the occasion.
Allen was dumfounded. He looked
around tho audience, but In return got
nothing but the glassy stare. He Imag
ined that he was nddresslng a conven
tion of undertakers. Evidently be had
lost his grip entirely.
"After the meeting adjourned Allen
called one of the men aside and In
quired: ) " 'naven't I got a single friend In
this section of the state? ncre I have
talked on for an hour and a half, told
tho very pick of my stories and did not
so much ns evoke n smile from n sin
gle one.'
" 'You are all right personally,' re
sponded the fellow. 'The next time
you como here to speak, however,
don't repeat tho same speech that was
delivered by Mr. Willlnms over n week
"Didn't I toll the story correctly?"
asked Colonel Sibley of "Prlvnto"
"That's just one of John Shnrp's
canards," returned "Private" John.
Washington Tost.
The Imagination's Power.
Hobert Herrlck. professor of English
at the University of Chicago, was talk
ing about the curative power of the
imagination, to which the beautiful
Vermont chapters of his novel, "To
gether," were devoted.
"The Imagination Is wonderful," ho
said. "I know a Chicago man who
went last summer to Asbury Park.
He in a quaint way proved my point.
"Ho didn't reach Asbury Purk till 10
at night, and, very tired, ho turned In
at once. As lie settled his head com
fortably on the pillow ho said to his
" 'Listen to the thunder and hiss of
the surges, Maria. 1 haven't heard
that glorious sound for forty years.
No moro Insomnia now!'
"And Indeed for tho first tlmo In
three months tho man slept Hko u log.
But when ho nwoko In tho morning ho
found that tho uproar which had lulled
him to sleep was the uproar of a
garage In tho rear of tho hotel. Tho
sea wns over a mllo away."
A Suggested Raise.
Harry Thurston Peck wns talking at
the Century club In New York about
tho valuo of suggestion In literature.
"Suggestion Is often moro effective,"
ho said, "than out and out statement.
This is especially truo regnrdlng a
hero's oxcellenco. A hero's excellence,
stilted out nnd out, may wlu him, you
know, tho reader's dislike. Suggestion
Is moro artistic, nnd this Is truo no
less In llfo than In literature. A busi
ness man said ono day after borrowing
his office boy's knlfo:
" 'How Is It, Tommy, that you nlono
of ray whole office Btnff always havo
your knlfo with you?'
" 'I guess,' the boy answered, 'It's bo
causo my wages are so low I can't af
ford moro than ono pair of pants.' "
He Was Pressed Into Gsrvlce as an
Art Critic.
A London horse denier fninctts for
his expert treatment pf "whlsllli.g,"
"roaring," "bucking" nnd other equ. to
nllmcnts had n friend who wns n pic
ture buyer. Tho Inttor,' hearing
one of James MncNelll Whistler's
works had been put on sale, was hur
rying to Mew Bond, street to havo n
look nt it.
Meeting tho horsy mnn on his wny,
bo stnted thnt he was going to havo a
look at a Whistler nnd Inquired Jocu
larly If his friend know anything about
"If I know nnythlng In the world It
Is what constitutes n genuine whis
tler," replied the man, greatly to tho
astonishment of tho first, who had
never heard of such nn Infirmity of
tho horse.
"Come nlong, then," snld ho, "and
I'll get your opinion on one that's In
this neighborhood."
Well, they entered New Bond street,
nnd when they enme opposite tho print
seller's whore the picture wns banging
the lender of the quest said:
"Here wo nre. It's Inside."
"What's Inside?" nsked the other.
"The Whistler," said tho first.
"It's the queerest placo for a stable
I ever knew," remarked the horsy
man. "Where's the whistler here?"
"It's upstairs," snld his friend, en
tering. "How the mischief did they get it
upstairs?" Inquired the other.
"I suppose they enrried It up. You
didn't fnncy It could walk, did you?"
"Is It so far gone as that? It must
be a ronrcr," said tho horsy mnn ns
they went up to the first floor.
"1 don't know nny modern pnlnter
named Roarer," snld the other. "But
there's the Whistler, nnd you may give
mo your opinion on It. no calls It
'Sauterno In A Flat.' "
The horsy man turned without a
word, strode out of the shop, nnd the
two have never spoken since.
A Clincher.
An Irishman visited a tuberculosis
exhibit, where lungs lu both healthy
and diseased conditions were display
ed preserved lu glass jars. After care
fully studying ono marked "Cured tu
berculosis lung" he turned to the phy
sician and said:
"Perhaps It's because Ol'm Irish,
but If he cured th' patient how th'
divll could ye have his lung lu a bot
tle?" Llppincott's.
Overreached Himself.
A doctor living In a country town
near London wns notoriously fond of
good living. He had accepted an Invi
tation to dine with friends, but as he
climbed their steps he smelled venison
cooking In the kitchen next door.
Tho neighbors being also his friends,
ho resolved to drop In on thoin unex
pectedly to partake of the venison.
They pressed him to share their in
formal dinner, but when he refused
both soup and llsh his host began to
apologize for the simple fare.
The doctor then confessed thnt ho
wns waiting for the venlsou, which ho
had smelled as he came In.
"Oh, that venison." said his enter
tainer, "we were roasting to oblige our
neighbors, who hnve n dinner party
uext door."
Duty is a power which rises with us
In the morning nnd goes to rest with
us at night. It Is coextensive with tho
nctlon of our Intelligence. It is the
shadow which cleaves to us, go whore
wo will, and which only leaves us
when we leave the light of life.
The Accommodating Night Clerk,
Up to the night clerk's desk went
Abo Perlmutter, n Chicngo traveling
man. "I wonder," he says, "could you
find mo somebody to play a game of
pinochlo for nn hour or two tonight?"
"Why," says the clerk, "I guess so."
And ho runs his eye over the register.
"Boy," he calls, "page Mr. Gutwlllig."
Before long Mr. Gutwlllig Is found
and Introduced to tho pinochlo hungry
Perlmutter, and a game Is arranged.
"How did you know I played pino
chle?" Mr. Gutwlllig asks tho clerk.
"Oh, I" begins tho clerk. Just then
emerges from tho bar a young mau
triple plied with wine. He staggers
up to tho desk and says: "Shay, I
wanna fight! D'ye hear? I'm lookin'
fr a scrap!"
Thus tho clerk: "Boy, page Mr. Kelly
and Mr. O'Brien." Success Magazine.
Lucky Jim.
A tall, gaunt, disappointed looking
woman walked into tho office of a
southeast Missouri county clerk. "You
air tho inarrlago licenser, ain't ye?"
alio Inquired sourly.
"I am," tho clerk replied.
"Well, hero's ono y kln.lpj back
an' sell over. Mo nn' Jlmcs wuz
a goln' to git married, mf Vim ho
kind o' got cold foot an before I know
ed It he escaped."
(These articles and Illustrations must not
be reprinted without special permis
Somo persons are awfully particular
about other people being clean.
My, no they wouldn't buy milk
from Mr. A. nor bread from Mr. B.
nor meat from Mr. C. And why?
"Well, those dealers nrcn't any too
clean. Their shops aren't sanitary."
At the same time a lot of these very
fastidious folks will kill and cook n
chicken that has been tortured with
vermin and housed In filth, and "It
Just tastes too good for anything."
But people whose chickens live In
Bughouse row ought not to throw
The majority of towns and cities
have ordinances against hogs In town
Four legged hogs, we mean.
Town councils get awful nightmares
about those "Insanitary hogpens," but
never get the harpoon out after John
Bughouse and his numerous relatives.
who decorate back lots with shacks,
where poultry Is penned amid vermin
and filth and microbes multiply.
Some people do not see the Incon
gruity of a property half Broadway
and the other hunk Slnbtown. P.ui
.1 ' rctiv
Jentry i lf FT
ROOST ' '2
H scale iVt.n.".
such are those where a beautiful
house adorns the front and a tumble
down the rear.
We present photographs of henneries
that stand at the rear of two haud
somc homes. Both are cheap and
No. 1 Is covered with rough boards,
sheathed outside with painted sheet
no. 2 nnxnousE.
Iron. The roof la galvanized Iron,
floor concrete nnd foundation stone.
The building is eight feet high In
front, six lu reur nnd cost $50. See
No. 2 Is twelve feet long, seven wide,
seven feet high In front, six feet In
reur. Tho frame Is covered with Inch
boards, stripped; tnr paper roof, board
Uoor, fouudatlou stono piers, Build
Ing cost $20. Take your pick.
Don't bo effulgently eloquent In try
lug to make n sale. Just a few true,
choice words uiako a good ben title.
Doat pack eggs In smeared egg
cases. Your customer will think you're
u tf?AtK case.
DoRstet your mother ben rot lu u
dlrty? Little chicks won't get sick
If the'u f)ps nro nlco and slick.
Don't ii'y 'turkey poults in tho com
crib to cat, nnd keep them shaded sul
try days from tho heat.
Don't let ducklings out In heavy
tain. You'll havo to go and batch all
iver again.
Don't let llttlo pheasants run on
tainted ground. That'a where hungry
gupoworms wait around.
Don't snoro on when wlfo tells you
tho dog Is making a big racket. Two
or four legged prowlers may bo clean
ing out your coop.
I jump Into bed with ...e t-.nt.keni
An' snore like a bull, all night.
I'm crowed out of bed Uic roosters
As soon as it Kits ui.u llin light.
When tho larks Is a-.aio!i:f sweetly
An' tho roses is Kit. in nwnko
I Bwollor a lot of spring water.
There's somo of the tonic I take.
I sits meself up to tho table,
wnero the win or us lar an' stow rat.
There's smllln' an' Joktn' an' latin',
An grub tliore Is plenty of thnt.
There's good homemade bread an' sweet
An' smearkasa an' bully ham steak.
We swoller 'er down with nary a frown.
There's somo of tho tonic I take.
The bosses Is rlddy fur plowln.
I jumps on ole Fan, an' wo eocs,
An' there on the hill In tho sunshine.
We turn tho green sod In Ion rows.
I breathe air that smells of sVcct flowers,
My thirst at a clear spring I slako.
I get a good sweat drlvln' Fan an' ote
There's somo of the tonlo I take.
An' thus I'm a child of Damo Nature,
An' she Is a good mother too.
I get from her health, I git from her
As I live beneath her sky blue.
There's rollglon a-bloomln' about me.
It's sung In tho hills an' the brako.
In Ood an' his world an' a llfo free from
I havo found the best tonic to tako.
Q. Is It not a fact that tho fewer tho
hens with a rooster the moro chicks
you get? Isn't fertility highest when
ono hen Is kept with tho male?
A. When just a few hens aro mated
tho results aro not so good, becnuso
the hens nre always jealous and fight
each other nnd thus few eggs nro laid.
When ono hen is mated the male
chases her so much that she often
does uot lay well at nil, and then often
soft shelled eggs. When a male has
eight to fifteen hens they are more
peaceful and there nro not so many
cockerels hatched.
Q. I have seen carbolic acid recom
mended for gape treatment. How Is It
used, Internally or how?
A. Drop tho acid on a hot brick or
stovo plate and have tho chick Inhale
the vapor.
Q. To get real early chicks for show
I sot a hen In my cellar In January, as
I was afraid the eggs would freeze.
At tho end of ten days tho hen began
to molt, nnd when her chicks hatched
she wns almost bare. Will you ex
plain? A. A sudden change of temperature
often lias this effect. A change of cli
mate nenrly always causes hens to
molt, but does not often affect male
Q. A great many eggs that my old
hens lay have a thick ridge around the
middle, nnd I note these eggs seldom
hatch. What Is tho cause?
A. Your hens aro too fat, and this
Interferes with the egg organs.
Q. I am thinking of running Incu
bators In the fall and wish you to In
form me ns to percentage of fertility
at that time.
A. If you havo vigorous stock, for
tlllty should run from 70 to 00 per
cent. As old stock will be molting,
you will havo to depend on early pul
lets for eggs, and these should not be
sot until a pullet has laid her first
It Is claimed that New York specu
lators lost $2,000,000 on cold storage
eggs tho past season, the eggs being
bought nt n high figure and failing to
reach a top notch winter price.
Chicken hnwks often appear in a
locality for a few seasons and then
mysteriously disappear. While many
are shot, these chicken fiends appear
to change residence, perhaps becauso
chickens are thicker and come easier
In another locality.
The shading of a water vessel Is so
easily and quickly done, and yet some
let tho water get hot In tho sun. This
heated water Is no relief to thirst and
causes bowel trouble.
"Why Is It," said a show visitor,
"that this fancier wins so often on old
birds nnd seldom gets a ribbon on
young stock?" It Is becnuse ho buys,
but can't breed, show specimens. He
Is simply an exhibitor, which all tnny
bo If they put up the cash.
When a beginner sets his first Incu
bator he generally marks every egg
and just turns It so far around each
day. Later he Just scrambles them
and gets Just as many chicks. That's
the old hen's plan, and It's no fllmllam.
Rigid rules In feeding nre often
adopted at tho start. Feed Is dis
pensed by tho ounce and grain, tho
i hen's breathing spnee is measured,
and protein and corbobydrates are
dispensed ns scientifically necessary.
Thus so culled sclenco makes valu
man a tool till he discovers ho's a fool.
At Pasadena, Cul., the unusual oc
curred when a uegro appeared In court
and pleaded for a light sentenco for u
wblto man who stole his chickens. lie
said; "Judge, If you will allow me I
will ask you that you will just bo ns
easy as possible with this white mau.
I Just want him out of the way so bo
will not steal nny moro of my chick
ens." TUo thief got twenty days.
In February, while fresh domestic
eggs sold at 30 cents wholesale In
Now York, eggs shipped from Austria,
Franco nnd Gerraauy via null, Eng
land, sold In (bo same market for 23
cents. At this prlco foreign shippers
inndo a profit after pnylug 0 cents
duty and freight per dozen.
Ily feeding whlto hens rbodnmlno
dyo during molt tho New York Statu
College of Agrlculturo has succeeded
In changing white feathers to pink
and tho yolks of eggs red.
In tho hot months when you find
Incubator nn&riKPp'ler heat hard to
tontrol trim ISVteners of tho lamp
r.'lck and note tho difference.
Is Your Appetite
Always Good?
Why can't you cat as you used to i Sim
ply because your liver doesn't do Us work
properly. Its business is to tako bile out
of the blood, which acts as Nature's
cathartic, but your liver is sluggish and the
bile accumulates too fast, and you feel
worn out, tired and lifeless, and each suc
ceeding day brings no relief. The use of
Smith's Pineapple and Butternut Tills will
regulate your bowels, stimulate your liver,
and promote a healthy, vigorous appetite.
Mr. It WW. Dlxox.of 8anfonl,Me.,'wflte:
" I linre Rained ten jK)Uiid. 1 can now eat all
kinds ol food."
Try them and you will be convinced that
these little vegetable pills are indeed a tonic
and stimulant to the functions of the liver.
Then your brain will be active, your mind
clear, and health conditions again estab
lished and jou can eat anything. Get
your liver right. Smith's Tineapple and
Butternut Pills act gently but surely on the
liver. Physicians use and recommend
They form no habit? You should always
keep them on hand. These little Vegeta
ble Pills will ward off many ills.
To Cure Constipation
Biliousness and Sick
Headache in a Night, use
Ike Stomach UPI
liver An Knmlt 7 w"-
CO rills In filniM Vial a.lcv-AU Denier.
Fcr Sick Kidneys
Bladder Plscavs. Ithenmatlsm.
the, one best remedy. Itellable,
endorsed l.jr leading phjslctans:
safer, cjeclnal. Itcsulls lasting.
On tho market IS year. Hare
enred thousands, loo puis In
original class package, CO cents.
Trlallioxes,CO pills, Kcents. Alt
druggists seU and recommend.
Buss for Every Train and
Town Calls.
" s for sal
Prompt ,i polite attention
at all times.
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, The Jewels,
"Gunranteod articles only sold."
i IE8 In compliance with Sec
tion 3, of the Uniform Primary Act,
page 37, P. L., 190G, notice is here
by given to tho electors of Wayne
county of the number of delegates
to the State conventions each
party is entitled to elect, names of
party offices to bo filled and for what
offices nominations aro to bo mado
at tho spring primaries to be held on
1 person for Representative In
1 porson for Senator in General
1 person for Representative In
General Assembly.
2 persons for delegates to tho State
1 person to bo elected Party Com
mitteeman In each election district.
1 person for Representative In
1 person for Senator In General
1 person for Representative In
General Assembly.
1 person for Delegate to tho State
1 person to bo elected Party Com
mitteeman In each election district.
1 person for Representative in
1 person for Senator In General
1 person for Representative In
General Assembly.
3 persons for Delegates to tho State
3 persons for Alternate Delegates
to the State Convention.
1 person for Party Chairman.
1 person for Party Secretary.
1 person for Party Treasurer.
Petition forms may bo obtained
at the Commissioners' office.
Petitions for Congress, Senator
nnd Representative must be filed
with the Secretary of the Common
wealth on or before Saturday, May
7, 1910. Petitions for Party offi
cers, committeemen and delegates to
the state conventions must bo filed
nt the Commissioners' office on or
before Saturday, May 14, 1910.
George P. Ross, Clerk.
Commissioners' Office,
Honesdalo, Pa., April 4, 1910.