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THE CITJZU.V, WEDNESDAY, JUIA' 27, 1010.
TO OUST BILLBOARD v
Fight For Abolition of Town U:
EFFECTIVE LAWS INSTITUTED
Cincinnati and St. Louts Adopt Regu
lations Restricting Construction of
Signboards In Certain Sections of the
City and Matter Exposed on Them.
It Is well agreed on as n start'!'?
point in the quest nftor n town iiml
city beautiful that the ever ugly bill
boards must by nil means disappear.
The colored poster that adorns the
dead wills nnd vacant spaces of town
streets Is nbout the only created thin;:
for which uo claim of beauty Is made.
The signboard stands unrivaled and
alone ns something that Is franklj
ugly and Justifies Its existence on oth
er ground thnn attrnctlveness to the
aesthetic sense. Mnny towns nnd cities
throughout the United States nre wag
ing n successful light to nbollsh bill
board advertising. Cincinnati Is mak
ing a strong stand against the nui
sance that should be duplicated In all
towns nnd cities. The light has been
led by the municipal art committee of
the Business Men's club and lias cul
minated In the ndoptlou of n cede of
regulations embraced In the city's
building ordinances. These regula
tions nre directed toward, first, the
character of materials to be used, nnn
combustible material only being al
lowed; second, the limiting of their
height nnd nrea; third, raising them
from tho ground; fourth, mnlntalutng
an open spneo nt the end; fifth, re
stricting their proximity to the street
and maintaining the house line, and.
sixth, restricting the matter that may
be exposed on them. The business
men's organization nlso expects to
maintain the right to require that no
signboard shall be erected on or facing
B01T BILLBOARDS DEFACE A TOWN.
any public park, square, municipal,
county or federal building. This Is a
grand example shown by Cincinnati,
and let the public spirited of other
towns and cities follow suit. St. Louis
is also trying to rid Itself of the
boards upon which the obnoxious post
ers appear and tend to deface the
beauty of the city. The building com
missioner recently brought action for
the abolition of over 200 billboards,
the construction of which violates city
ordinances, as a consequence of a de
cision handed down by the Missouri
supreme court at Jefferson City re
cently affirming the right of St. Louis
to regulate billboard advertising by
Timely Town Improvers.
Tho following suggestions If follow
ed will go far to help In Improving
and beautlfjlug the home town:
Make the old home more beautiful
this spring than it ever has been be
fore. Rake up all the bits of sticks and
dead leaves of n year ago and make
the yard ready for the mower when
the grass grows.
nil in all tho little uneven places
that may show In the lawn nnd scat
ter a little grass seed there. It will
soon grow and make tho front so
much nicer to look nt.
Two stout wires with a strip of wire
poultry netting will give the clematis
and other climbing vines something to
cling to as they try to find the top of
the porch. If they have not some
thing to hold them upward they will
trail downward and lose something of
A few climbing shrubs will shade
the porch neatly from tho hot sun
shine of next summer. Tho old fash
ioned honeysuckle is one of the best
for this purpose. It is so clean, nnd It
blossoms longer than almost any other
shrub of tho kind.
An Interesting Advertising Fable.
This fable Is priutcd by a Kansas
newspaper for the benefit of its ad
vertisers aud tliusu who ought to be:
"In a certain barnyard there were two
hens, ono of which when she laid an
rgg cnckled because she knew sho had
a good thing and wanted others to
know It. That hen believed in ad
Tertlslng. And many wero tho break
fasts her enterprise supplied. When
the other hen laid eggs sho disdained
to cackle. 'What's the use sho said.
'Everybody knows I Iny eggs.' And
sho cackled not. Ono day tho owner
of the hens by nccldcnt discovered tho
nest of the noiseless one, and it was
full of eggs, but they wero too old
to use, and immediately ho cut off the
bead of tho hen that refused to be
"modern' and advertise."
HUMOR OF THE DAY
Detecting the Culprit.
There la n woman in the front of
the enr thnt hasn't paid her fare," said
the conductor to the mnn on the rear
scat, "but I can't plnco her."
'Terhnps I enn give you a pointer,"
said the helpful mnn. 'Tick out the
woman thnt fingers her hatpins nil the
time. Thnt Is tho Infest wrinkle of
tho female street plrnte. Rending her
neighbor's newspnper nnd gazing Into
futurity are out of dnte. Everybody
got on to those tricks. But the woman
who bents her way has to do some
thing to hldo her guilt, so she Addles
with hqr hatpins."
"Maybe you're right." said tho con
ductor. "Anyhow. I'll try."
After a little ho reported to tho help
"That worked all right," ho said.
"She owned up. She said you would
pay for her."
"Me!" exclaimed tho helpful man.
"What hnvo I got to do with It?"
"Everything apparently. Sho hap
pened to look back nnd said she knew
you and thnt It would bo all right.
There sho Is now, stnndlng up and
nodding nt you. Know her?"
"Yes," snld tho helpful man wcnkly.
"Sho Is my wife." Now York Herald.
Divorce Too Handy.
Mr. Coonley (gloomily) Mali wife
done tolo mo today dat she's got near
ly two hundred dollabs saved up in a
savin's bank In huh own name, and I
don't like dat nt nil.
Mr. Mokcby (nstonished) You don't?
Why, man, ain't dat nice fo a rainy
Mr. Coonley Ynas, I s'poso so, but
In case ob a stormy day look how easy
she kin git to Itcnot Illustrated Sun
An Excuse He Couldn't Overlook.
"Where are you going, John?"
"I think I'll go to my club, and per
haps I ought to take my pajamas
"Why in the world should you think
of doing that?"
"You said you didn't feel like your
self tonight, so It would be improper
for me to stay here, wouldn't it?"
What Missionaries Do.
Two little girls saw tho wide open
mouth of a crocodile in a picture book.
"Crocodiles is awful," said one se
riously. "They eat up little heathen
babies what don't say their prayers.
In my Sunday school wo give pennies
to buy missionaries to go and shoot
them." Harper's Weekly.
"Mamma, when 1 say my prayers to
night may I pray for rain?"
"Of course, dear. But don't you
think we've had enough rain?"
"Not quite. Jennio Jones is going to
have a picnic tomorrow, and I ain't in
vited." Cleveland Leader.
Respect For His Mother.
"Enpeck's son takes after his
"How do you know?"
"When ho nnd his brldo were on
their honeymoon he registered at the
hotels as Mrs. nnd Mr. Enpeck."
I At the dedication of a new fire cn
i gine In a little town on the Massachu
1 setts coast tho following toast was
! proposed: "May sho be like the dear
I old maids of our village always ready,
! but never railed for." Success Maga
zine. 1 Waiting.
i "How is the good roads propaganda
I "Not much doing now until tho
i farmers find out whether they nre go
ing to have automobiles or aeroplanes."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In the Way.
"You haven't much of a memory for
, dates," said the conversational boarder.
I "Nope," replied Farmer Corntossel.
"I used to have, but It Interferes with
i business when you're sellln spring
chickens." Washington Star.
j Method In His Madness.
1 She But you do write a wretched
I hand. Why, 1 don't think I can read
1 ono-half of any ono of your letters.
no I know it. I do that so they
! never can be used In court. Yonkers
Mrs. Jnwback John, you're n per-
- feet fool!
J Mr. Jnwback I know something like
, that would happen when marriage
mado you nnd mo one. Clevelnnd
! Natural Phenomena.
"I wonder why tho weather is vane."
"For the sumo reason, I suppose,
that tho dog wood or tho tin roof
ipouts. Bnltlmoro American.
Did He Eat Her Up?
"The bride and bridegroom seem
"Yes; she's n grass widow and he's
n vegotarian." Lippincott's.
in South America,
General Whero is tho left wing?
Aid Around tho corner. ne'B wait
ing for tho vanguard to get his horse
Many people who want whnt they
haven't got ought to get rid of some
thing they havv Washington Post
Beds Should Be Established as Soon
as a Home Is.
"Like asparagus, strawberry beds
should be established ns soon as tho
family has settled In n country home,"
says Koto V, Salnt-Mnur In Woman's
Homo Companion, "because it takes a
yoar to get a full crop. Thcro aro a
groat many vnrletles to choose from,
but I think It Is best to restrict selec
tion to tho old established kinds. Tho
Marshall for first early, the Glen Mnry
for mid-season nnd tho. Gaudy for lato
gathering. And truly I don't bellevo
there can bo n better selection for the
homo garden near New York.
"But, as somo varieties do better
than'others In a certain locality, it is
advisable to consult old residents In
'tho neighborhood and the nursery
men. "Light sandy soli, sloping slightly
to the south, will produce the earliest
berries, but we aro convinced from
experience that slightly heavier soil
and a more northerly-exposure pro
duces a better fruit in mid-season. Our
beds all slope to tho south, but the
late varieties aro so situated that
they are slightly shnded by a row of
young pear-trees, which protects them
from the direct rays of tho sun. The
soil Is or rather was of ordinary
quality, neither very sandy nor very
heavy, so for several seasons we scat
tered fine conl-ashcs between the
rows of the early plants, which ma
terially lightened tho soli, and for
several years we have had berries
from five to ten days earlier than our
Saving a Broken Tree Limb.
This contrivance Is made of a few
lengths of boards two inches wide,
fastened together with wire, as seen
in tho picture. This is wrapped firmly
around the tree and wire attached, as
In cut. This allows for expansion in
growing trees. Fasten a similar
shield on the trunk higher up and run
a strong wire from trunk to limb.
Protect the Fruit Trees.
If your young trees wero multched
last fall and not properly protected
from mice nnd rabbits, you will prob
ably be surprised when you visit the
orchard to find that many of them
have been ruined. Mulch Is a good
thing for the tree, but It is also a
good thing for mice, as it affords them
the best protection during the winter
and they gather In largo numbers
around the foot of tho trees and eat
away tho bark.
Protection Is easy. Tho best ma
terial is wire screening, although
some use tarred paper and veneer
from wood. Somo orchardlses prac
tice tramping snoyv nround the base
of their trees, but oftentimes this Is
neglected and tho trees aro Injured
before the work is accomplished. Tho
protectors should bo pressed into
the ground deep enough to provent
tho mlco from crawling under. Per
sonally I profer wire-screening, but
in case tarred p.-vper Is used It should
be promptly removed In tho spring to
provent Injury from scalding.
How to Grow Water-Cress.
Those fond of water-cross may have
a summer's supply by sinking an old
tub or bottom of n hogshead to a
depth of ten Inches near a pump or
well or where tho water can be fre
quently renewed from hose. Half till
rocoptaclo with good soli, plant rooted
water-cress and 1111 with water. A
border of umbrella plants or other
aquatic plants will mako It a thing of
beauty as well as of utility. A further
Improvement may be mado by plant
ing iris nround outside of tho tub,
the overflow of water giving tho nec
essary molsturo to tho flowers.
Many market gardeners find it pro
fitable to include potatoes In their
list of crops, and it Is important to
koep tho seed tubers In a porfectly
dormant condition. Cellars with fur
naces aro unsuitable for storing seed
potatoes. Tho room should bo cool,
dry, well ventilated end frostproof.
General Farm Notes,
Good bedding is o value because
it saves tho liquid manuro.
The best crop to redeem a run
down field is alfalfa,
The old fashioned winter is going
to give us somo old fashioned roads
Occasions often nri. v. ; i It Is nec
essary that a family I'lin-m- rather
rigid economy to make hot li cikIs imvt.
When that titno couirs the good wife
should not be the only one expected to
practice the virtue. It should eliminate
tho smoking tobacco ns well as u new
There be many supposedly respecta
ble people who wouldn't steal their '
neighbor's purse or sheep who fall j
down when It comes to the moral In
volved in palming oft beef suet for (
butter fat. This Is just tho same kind 1
of cusscdncss, only smaller nnd more
contemptible, for it is practiced under t
tho guise of an activity which Is law
ful nnd decent. :
Somo feeding experiments which I
havo been conducted of Into by the j
Iowa experiment stntlon show that ,
sugar beets nnd mangels favor the for
mation of calculi, or "stone," in the
kidneys and bladders of breeding j
rams, In some Instances fntal results ,
occurring. Tho discovery would seem I
to Indicate that It Is not advisable to
feed these roots to breeding sheep.
either rnms or ewes, ns tho results
would doubtless be the same with
The western rancher Is not bothered
with Canada thistles or quack grass,
but ho has In his grain and alfalfa
fields an annual, the firewood, that
causes him much nnnoynnce. It grows
to a height of from ono to two feet and
bears numerous yellow blossoms on a
lid 'die neck blossom stalk, the leaves
being covered with numerous short
spines, which, brittle and dry nt hay
ing nnd harvest time, irritate the skin
as much as do fleas and chlggers.
When tho firewood gets In possession
of a Held, about tho only way to eradi
cate It Is clean cultivation of some
Tho Maine experiment station pub
lishes the following recipe for tho dry
mash which it has tested and found
excellent as a poultry feed: Two hun
dred pounds good wheat bran, 100
pounds cornme.il, 100 pounds mid
dlings (or Red Dog Hour), 100 pounds
gluten meal or brewer's grains, 100
pounds linseed meal and 100 pounds
beef scraps. This should bo-thoroughly
mixed on a clean floor before being
put in tho feed hoppers. Tho scratch
ing ration recommended by tho same
station consists of four quarts of
screened cracked corn, two quarts of
wheat and two quarts of oats for each
hundred hens (Plymouth Rock) daily.
Wild morning glory is one of the
common weeds difficult to kill out be
cause of the habit of multiplying by a
system of underground rootstalks, usu
al cultural methods only serving to
spread the pest. One old fellow we
beard of the other day got rid of a
good sized patch by hoeing off all of
the vines which showed above ground
every Monday morning. Tuesday morn
ing would probably have done just as
well, but he thought Monday morning
was tho appointed time. Tho impor
tant fact in connection with the in
stance is tbat this weekly attack wor
ried the life out of the morning glo
ries, sapping the vitality of the root
systems to such an extent that there
was not enough plaut food left to car
ry the plants through tho winter.
While euphoniously named brands of
wheat flour often come from tho same
bin In the mill, were the truth only
known there nre distinctions with dif
ferences In nt least three of the grades
of flour usually milled which tho con
sumer might well be acquainted with.
The highest priced "patent" flours
are made from tho Inner portion of
the wheat, running from CO to Co per
cent of tho berry. "Clear" flour con
sists of tho edible portion of the wheat
less tho patent which has been taken
from it and contains from 15 to 30
per cent of the wheat berry. Straight
flour contains all of tho berry which Is
flt for huinau food and. though con
sidered Inferior to the patent flour In
grade and lower In price, contains
more of the nutritive elements of the
wheat berry and therefore makes a
more nutritious bread.
Only within the past few years has
an adequate value been placed upon
sklmmllk, yet It is a well known fact
of chemistry that It contains virtually
all of the casein (protein) of tho whole
milk, the butter fat removed In the
cream being carbon and water. Practi
cally all of the food value of sklm
mllk may be removed In tho shapo of
cottage cheese, also known as
"schmlerkaso." Tho following recipe
for making this appetizing fowl is rec
ommended by tho Nebraska experi
ment station: Allow tho sklmmllk to
become sour nnd curdled, then heat to
00 or 100 degrees V. In about thirty
minutes. After It has reached tho de
sired temperature removo tho vessel
from tho stovo nnd allow curd to re
malu in hot whey for nbout fifteen
minutes. Then removo whey by pour
ing the clnbbcr Into a cheesecloth bag
or through n lino wlro screen with
cheesecloth spread over It and allow
to drain until uo moro whey appears.
Tho texture hnrduess or softness of
tho curd depends upon tho tempera
ture to which tho milk Is hented and
tho timo tho curd is allowed to rcmnln
in tho hot whey. Tho greater tho heat
and tho longer its duration tho harder
tho checso will bo. Adding to tho curd
about one-tenth its voluino of rich
cream greatly Improves tho flavor of
tho cheese, together with sufficient
salt to season.
Dot Another Copy,
A troll dressed man was standing
outside a bookseller's shop In Charing
Cross road closely examining ono of
Balzac's works Illustrated by Gustave
Dorc. "How much Is this Balzac?' he
nr. ked nn assistant outside.
"Twcnty-flvo shillings," was tho re
ply. "Oh, that's far too much. 1 must seo
tho manager about a reduction," con
tinued tho prospectiro customer, and,
suiting the action to tho word, bo took
up tho book and went into tho shop.
Approaching tho bookseller, he took
the book from under bis arm nnd asked
whnt ho would givo for it. "Seven
shillings highest offer," ho was told.
Tho offer was accepted, tho man took
his money and left.
"Well," queried the assistant later,
after the man had gone, "wero you
ablo to hit it off with tho gentleman,
"Oh, yes. I managed to get another
copy of that edition of Balzac for 7
Then tho bookseller went out to
lodge a complaint with tho police
A Victim of Leprosy.
"On my travels in Venezuela," said a
Now York man. "I stayed In a hotel
with n young man In whose family
there was the tnlnt of leprosy, though
he apparently did not have It. Ono
night sitting nt dinner he beenmo an
gry nt n waiter nnd brought his hand
down on the tablo with full force. He
instantly realized that ho did not feel
tho blow nnd sat looking at his hand, !
his face whitening with horror. 'Givo
me your knife. Bob,' ho said to his i
chum. He grabbed tho pockctknlfo In '
a frenzy nnd stabbed tho side of his j
hand with vicious cuts from finger tip I
to wrist. You may not know that lep- (
rosy appears in the side of tho hand, j
numbness being n sign. Tho man did
not feel the cuts. lie arose from tho
table, knocking over hl3 chair, rushed
out into tho courtyard of the hotel, and
we heard the quick tang of a revolver
shot, telling us how be bad conquered
the leper's curse by ending his life,"
New York Times.
He Could Wield an Ax.
The skill of the old Maine shipbuild
ers In the use of the adz and broadax
was wonderful. One old timo yarn is
of a carpenter who applied very drunk
at a shipyard for employment In or
der to have a little fun with him the
foreman set him to give a proof of his
skill by hewing out a wooden bolt with
no chopping block but a stone. The
carpenter accomplished his difficult
task without marring the keen edge of
the broadax and showed the foreman
a neatly made bolt. Then he brought
tho ax down with a terrific blow that
shattered Its edge upon tho stone. "I
can how fust rate on your chopping
block." he hiccoughed, "but I'll bo
blamed if 1 can mako tho ax stick in
It when I git through." Tho story runs
that the foreman lost no timo in em.
Dlovinc such a workman.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT
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ncss and fcst.Contalns neiitvr
Anerfect Remedy for Ccmsfioa-
Uon , Sour Stomadi.Dlantaa
ncss andLoss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
ftnnranteed under the t'Ogfl
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
WE ARE DYINO YOUNGER,
Only the Ilahles Have a Bettor
CIuuico to Survive Now.
In vlow of all that has been said
about the fall in the death rato It
seoms strango to realize, says Health
Oulturo, that wo aro not living so
long as our grandfathers and grand
mother's did. More babies llvo to
grow up nowadays than formerly,
but people In later life die younger.
Onco arrived to adult age tho avor
ago man or woman has fewer years
of survival to expect. This seems
on tho face of It so surprising a state
ment that in order to bo accepted it
should bo backed up by data authen
tic and indisputable. Such data aro
furnished by the figures of tho In
surance companies (which all agrco
on the point), but It Is easier to ro
fer to tho Government census re
ports, which toll the tale In simple
and convincing fashion. Even In
tho last fifteen years tho death rato
among all persons over 55 years of
age of both sexes has risen very con
siderably. Lion'1, Tigers nnd Leopards.
Mr. R. Lydekkor, the English nat
uralist, calls attention to the obser
vations of Mr. R. I. Pocock on tho
significance of tho spots on lion cubs
as indicating the close relationship
of lions, tigers and leopardB. On
Hon cubs the pattern of the markings
Is Intermediate In character between
the stripes of the tiger and tho
rosettes of the leopard, but Inclines
more toward the former. East Afri
can lions retain more or less distinct
traces of these early markings ovon
when they roach maturity. A dis
tinct tiger-like feature of the lion
cub Is a white patch over the eye,
which disappears In the adult. Puma
cubs show a pattern quite unllko
that of the lion, tiger, leopard and
jaguar. Youth's Companion.
Not All Hawks Chicken Thieves.
The hawks have as bad a reputa
tion as tho crows, and all hawks aro
called "hen-hawks" by those who aro
Ignorant of what they do live on, but
the majority of the hawks do not llvo
on poultry by any means. A great
manv live on Insects and mice form a
a large Item In their bill of fare.
The sparrow hawk Is the one that
is to blame for the hard name given
to his brethren, and It Is he who kills
the chickens and hens. When hard
pressed for food other hawks rarely
may carry away a hen or chicken, but
this Is the extreme rather than tho
average case. Maine Woods.
Value of Salt.
Wlssen Feur Alle had a sympos
ium to discuss the value of salt in
digestion. One of the physicians
wrote that, while salt la moderation
is good for the stomach, and often
absolutely necessary, It ought to be
tahen apart from the meals In much
the same way as medicine.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
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