A GREAT CONVENTION.
Two thousand letters signed by
United States Senator Bankhead,
President, inviting Governors,
Senators, Congressmen, State
Highway Officials, County Judges,
Mayors, and Presidents of Cham
bers of Comerce to attend the 7th
Annual Convention of the United
States Cood Road Association
which meets at Mineral 'Wells,
Texas, April 14-19, were mailed
today by Director-General, J. A.
Rountree, who is in Texas lor the
purpose of promoting and giving
publicity to this great convention,
which promises to be the most im
portant and most largely attended
gathering of good roads advocates
that has ever been held in Ameri
ca. Already over 10,000 dele
gates have been appointed to at
Director-General Rountree has
opened temporary headquarters
here with a large clerical force,
sending out thousands ot letters,
circulars and literature, giving in
formation, not only about the As
sociation, but the I nited States
Good Roads Exhibit, which will
have road and street models of
brick, cement, asphalt, gravel im
proved road machinery, automo
biles, trucks, tractors and accesso
ries. The United States Govern
ment. Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma
and other state road exhibits will
be a feature. Some of the lead
ing road and truck manufacturers
of the country have already re
served space and will send their
expert demonstrators to attend.
This feature of “Good Roads
Week” promises to draw many
state, county and city officials who
are interested in purchasing ma
chinery and material.
The Bankhead National High
way Association, which has for its
president, Ex-Congressman, T. S.
Plowman, will meet on the 18-19.
This convention will have dele
gates in attendance from twelve
states through which the Bank
head Highway traverses from
Washington through Virginia,
North and South Carolina, Geor
gia, Alabama. Mississippi, Arkan
sas. Oklahoma, Texas. New Mexi
co, Arizona to Los Angeles, Cali
fornia. Secretary Rountree states
that on the basis of representa
tion. not less than 2000 delegates
will be in attendance. The route
of the highway from Memphis to
El Paso, Texas will be decided at
this meeting, consequently there
will be much rivalry and interest
manifested. The people of Texas
will organize and launch a cam
paign for a seventy-five million
dollar bond issue on April 19th.
Thousands of leading Texas will
attend this meeting for this pur
pose, and to receive inspiration
from the great road enthusiasts of
With the meetings of the United
States Good Roads Association,
United States Good Road Exhibit,
Bankhead National Highway As
sociation and Texas Bond Cam
paign launching “Good Roads
Week,” April 14tli to the 19th
in Mineral Wells will certainly
be a wonderful week for the pro
motion of good roads throughout
The best revenge Is to reform our
Colors of Sardines.
The fresh sardine Is a benntlful lit
tle flah. The scales on Its back are nn
Iridescent blue-green, the exact tint
which the sea so often takes, while be
neath the scales there shows up the
most wonderful peacock blue. There
are bars on its back and sides when It
first comes out of the water like those
on the mackerel, but they seem to fade
and disappear the moment It Is exposed
to the air. The rest of Its body Is pure
To Pump Out Flaming Oil.
A recent fire in which a half-barrel
tank of oil proved a stumbling block
to the firemen and eventually led to
the destruction of a building suggested
to me, writes a correspondent, that
a suction pump with a long nozzle
could be mounted on a two-wheel truck
and used to draw such burning liquid
out of a building. One operator could
hold the nozzle of the pump down In
the oil while the others pumped the
fluid out through a hose Into the gut
For the U“e of physicians and den
tists a tongue depressing instrument
has been invented that switches on an
electric light to Illuminate u patient’s
mouth when it is used.
Fewer Sea Eagles Seen.
That the monarch of the air, the
sen eagle, has disappeared from Caith
ness, as well as from the Orkneys and
Shetland?, Is n well-authenticated fact
The sea eagle is not very uncommon
In the Test Highlands, and still builds
Its nest on various hills abutting on
the cliffy coast. The sites of the nests
are on the edge of some large and well
stocked sheep farms. The birds have
always been accused of killing lambs,
ns well as hares and winged game, but
the charge would he difficult to sub
Wealth and Poverty.
Wealth ns well as poverty has Its
hardships—a species of isolation which
limits choice comradeships and in some
circumstances is very depressing; a
suspicion ns to the motives of courte
sies extended, the sincerity of praise
given, and the genuineness of friend
Lumber in New Zealand.
Most of the better furniture and in
dustrial lumber used in New Zea.'and
is imported, such as oak, ash, hickory,
etc., and comes largely from the Unit
ed States. United Kingdom and Japan.
Insects Carry Disease.
Standard works on medicine pub
lished twenty years ago made no men
tion of insects in connection with the
etiology of disease. Up to the pres
ent time, according to data compiled
from recent literature, says the Scien
tific American, discoveries have been
recorded of the carriage by insects to
man or animals of 220 different disease
organisms; 87 organisms are known to
be parasitic in insects, but not known
to be transmitted, and 282 species of
insects are recorded ns causes or car
riers of disease of man cr animals.
TlHie dinger says the reason shs
:s quitting her present boarding house
s beenuse she dreamed last night she
,vns married to a cannibal, and when
die waked up a horrid little luge was
•ating on her. —Dulln? News.Ww
Fitting Expiring Scntimcdfe.
To Vespasian is attributed ns an ex
plring sentiment, “An emperor ‘MiiltT
die standing!” which seems to nQH
appealed to two sixteenth-century
lish bishops—Woolton, whose last ut
terance is recorded ns, “A bishop
ought to die on his legs,” and Sewell,
who declared, “A bishop should die
To he able to summon courage
enough to one’s own
wrong-doing lsvtope possessed of qual
ities that raise humanity to the plane
of the angels, observes a writer. The
man who has this courage in the high
est degree "cannet in the world be
How to Conquer.
Infinite toll would not enable you
to sweep away a mist, but by ascend
ing a little you mny often look over
It altogether. So It is with our moral
Improvement; we wrestle fiercely with
a vicious habit, which could have no
hold upon us if we ascended into a
higher moral atmosphere.—Helps.
Superstition Concerning Caul.
It used to be the belief that a child
"born with a caul” would turn out
very fortunate, and that the caul It
self would bring luck to those who pur
chased It. Even lawyers usd to buy
them at high prices, as a means of
making them eloquent, but their chief
virtue always has lain In the fact
that they were supposed to be an In
fallible amulet against death by drown
ing. Hence in the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries there was a great
demand for them in the British navy.
CALLED HER FAMILY
TO HER BEDSIDE
Six Tears Ago, Thinking She Might Die, Says Texas Lady, But Now
She Is a Well, Strong Woman and Praises Cardni For
Royse City, Tex. —Mrs. Mary Kll
man, of this place, s&ya; "After the
birth of my little girl...my aide com
menced to hurt me. I had to go back
to bed. We called the doctor. He
treated me...but I got no better. I
got worse and worse until the misery
was unbearable...l waa In bed for
three months and suffered such agony
that I was Just drawn up In a knot...
I told my husband if he would get
me a bottle of Cardul I would try 1t...
I commenced taking It, however, that
evening I called my family about
me... for I knew I could not last
many days unless I had a change for
The ancients lacked buttons—one
wonders. Indeed, how they got along
without them, but evidently they pos
sessed studs of modern pattern, such
as those with which wr fasten our
ruffs and collars. And, in truth, they
did even have a kind of button (though
not sown on), which fastened gar
ments with a pin and hook exactly in
the way our brooches and clasp pins
The only really important household
Idea patented by a woman up to date
Is the ice-cream freezer, credited to
Mrs. Nancy M. Johnson of Philadel
phia. The original model (now pre
served in the National museum at
Washington) shows flint modern con
trivances of the kind are In no way
materially different from her design.
In its way, her Invention (dated Sep
tember 0, 1843) was an epoch-maker.
Gulls in the Hencoop.
A curious custom of the Newfound
land fishermen '/a that of keeping sea
gulls of a large species as domestic
fowls. They capture the young while
they are nestlings, and rear them on
fish, confining them in pens. Their
eggs are eaten, and, for lack of a tur
key or goose for Christmas, the fisher
man is satisfied with a selection from
his coop of fattened gulls.
An excellent flash powder which pro
duces a light of dazzling brilliancy,
may be made by mixing equal quanti
ties of magnesium dust and powdered
chlorate of potash. Place the mixture
on a piece of asbestos paper, and ig
nite it with a long wax taper. In a
darkened room the suddenness and ex
treme brilliancy of the flash will daz
zle everyone and produce a startling
effect.—Popular Science Monthly.
Time to Watch Them.
The sagacious old New York Her
*ld says there Is no gallantry In poll-,
(Ucs. Oh, yes, there is, but when the
politicians begin to act with gallantry
the chances are they are getting ready
to bamboozle you or slit you In the
A Tough Wood.
One of the toughest of woods is that
of the so-called Osage orange, which,
however, is not an orange at all, but
belongs to the nettle family. Some
idea of Its strength may be had from
a report made not long ago by the
forest service, which shows that a
q>lock 30 inches long and two inches
by two inches in cross section, when
(bent, breaks under a stress of 13,660
Of what great Importance the loaf,
which before 1200 was the name of
bread, was a dally food can he in
ferred from Its relation with the word
“lord.” For lord, A. S. hlaford (hlaf,
bread, loaf; weard, a keeper), is prob
ably a contraction of hlaf-weard, liter
ally “loaf-ward” and therefore, origin
ally signified the keeper or dispenser
of bread —in short, the breadfather, to
whom the members of the family had
to apply for their daily bread.
An Authoritative Opinion.
When does the honeymoon end? Is a
question which has been discussed for
u good many generations. It would be
jsresomptuens, perhaps, notes the El
I’aso Times, for us to try to settle it,
but just the same we have a strong
s-nsplclon that this little seirtiment
could he prolonged if she, when she
hears his footfall, would go to the door
and greet him, rather than skid into
the kitchen to hurry up a dinner which
nas languished while she gossiped with
the neighbor or bathed the cat.
To Destroy Plant Worms.
Worms may be killed in jars of pot
ted plants by taking a dozen horse
chestnuts and pouring over them two
qunrts of hot water, writes L. M. T.
In the Mother’s Magazine. Le* stand
over night and with this wntei thor
oughly saturate the earth In tb. Jars.
It will not Injure the plants, but the
worms will be dead in a few hours.
the better. That was six years ago
and I am still here and am a weH
strong woman, and I owe my life to
CarduL I had only taken half tha
bottle when I began to feel better.
The misery In my side got less... 1
continued right on taking the Cardul
until I had taken three bottles and I
did not need any more for I was well
and never felt better In my life... I
have never had any trouble from that
day to this."
Do you suffer from headache, back
ache, pains In sides, or other discom
forts, each month? Or do you feel
weak, nervous and fagged-out? If so,
give Cardul, the woman’s tonic, a
trial j. 7i
Haunts of Napoleon Are Home
to A. E. F. Troops Through Ef
forts of Y. M. C. A. Forces to
Better “Leave” Facilities.
Paris. —Where Napoleon 111 and
King Edward VII of England spent
many leisure hours the American en
listed men are now at play. The fam
ous yacht club at Cannes, founded and
patronized by King Edward, and St.
Sauveur, where the third Napoleon was
wont to go with his court, indicate the
variety of attractions offered by the Y.
M. C. A. in the leave area system oper
ated in co-operation with the military
authorities. From the Alps to the Pyr
ennes and from the Brittany coast to
the Riviera, there are seven “Y” leave
areas in which 50,000 soldiers can be
entertained at one time. Preparations
are now under way to Increase these
much-appreciated facilities to double
their present capacity.
Representatives of the army and of
the Y. M. C. A. are now traveling from
one end of France to the other seek
ing new spots in which to set up leave
areas. The experiment at Aix-les-Bains
has been successful from the start,
as America now knows pretty well
from first-hand information carried
home by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr,
who organized the woman’s canteen
work at Aix.
‘‘Aches and Pains’’ was an ideal spot
for the experiment, but six others have
been found and put in operation, each
equally satisfactory as the original
model. Consequently it is with opti
mism that the army and the “Y” seek
to increase the centres where sure
cures have been found for homesick
Location, climate, hotel accommoda
tions, opportunities for entertainment
and sight-seeing and the moral and
physical cleanliness of the area are
all-important in the selection of a
leave resort. As soon as a site is
selected the largest available is ob
tained by the Y. M. C. A. as its main
center of operations, men and women
are assigned to service and negoti
ations are begun to secure reduced
prices from such entertainment en
terprises as cannot be duplicated by
the Y. M. C. A. and every effort i3
made to give as much service as pos
sible. The army provides transpor
tation and pays the hotel bills, thereby
enabling the soldier to enjoy all the
attractions formerly restricted to
kings and emperors and malefactors
of great wealth.
The Jetty Casino at Nice and the
Municipal Casino at Cannes are the
centres of attraction in the Riviera
for the 8,500 men who can be accom
modated in this area. Many officers
favor this Mediterranean section and
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To Remove Rusty Screws.
Applv u red-hot iron to the head of
i rusty screw and hold till the Iron
viols a trifle. Immediately after re
noving the Iron use the screw driver
ind the screw will turn easily.
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A. C. Plows 7.00 Points 35c
B. C. Plows 9.00 Points 45c
10 Plows 10.00 Points- 45c
13 Plows 11.00 Points 50c
Man’s Steady Progress.
Men no longer scratch matches on
their trousers, because It leaves a
mark. It will occur to the men some
day that matches will do the same
thing on a wall. —Kansas City Star.
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160 acres, 4 1-2 miles south of Dacula, Ga.,
4-room house, 3-horse farm, barn, good pasture.
25 acres of original forest, plenty ot wood, pub
lic road divides it. Selling tor only $35 per acre.
40 acres red land, good house and out cruild
ings, 4 miles east of Winder, at S9O per acre.
330 acres, Hancock county, Ga. 4-horse
farm open, 3 tenant houses. Thousands of feet
of second-growth pine and hardwood timber, 90
acres in bottoms, at $25 per acre. Easy terms.
785 acres in Hancock county, 6-room dwell
ing, 7 tenant houses, large barn. 3 miles hog
wire fence, on public road and mail route, phone
line. In 1 1-2 miles of schools, churches and
stores. Gin and corn mill with 30-horse-power
engine and boiler goes with this. 10-horse larm
open, and over a million feet of saw timber.
Sold together at $25 per acre, or will cut and
give choice at S3O.
Tenants wanted for 8-horse farm.
City property for sale and rent.
W. H. QUARTERMAN, Atty.
Professor (In chom. lab.)—"TVs is
a very explosive substance and it
might blow us all sky-high. ■"'Come
closer, gentlemen, so you may be bet
ter able to follow me.”