Halley’s Comet Preparine for Exhibition (Jf gRICK, ----- A great deal has appeared in Heth<111 F<lr Construct^ a Road public print during the last six °f This Material. months about Halley’s Comet, ---------- yet it is probably true that a GRADING IMPORTANT FACTOR great many people have even yet ______ no very definite idea of what it F o r S a t is f a c t o r y R e s u l t s th e B e d M u s t is, why it is famous, and espec B e E n t ir e ly F re e F r o m D e p r e s s io n s . P r o p e r a n d E c o n o m ic a l W a y o f L a y ially when it should be looked for. in g th e B r ic k . The editors o f the Index have In an address before a recent engl- asked President Ferrin to write a brief article treating o f these . , , , m atters tor benefit o f our read- ers. He has prepared the fol- low ing' tfiat the conting o f sand will not ab sorb any moisture from the cement ml.Ttr.ro, one-half Inch of sand shall be spread over the whole surface, and In case the work Is subjected to a hot summer sun an occasional sprin kling. sufficient to dampen the sand, should be followed for two or three days. The Inst steps upon which depend the highest possibilities of the brick street are the proper rolling of the brick after they are in the street and the Ironing out of any slight depres sions found to exist. ROY HAPPENINGS The Parents and Teachers’ dub will meet at the High School building next Friday evening at Chronicled by the Field Re 8 p. m. The following is the porter of the Pre»* program: Music by the High School; The noon lunch, Miss Fred Mills is driving the milk Swanson; Our children’s associ wagon again for Mr. Killin. ates, Mrs. M. S. Allen; Music; The rain the past week put a Question box. stop to the farmers plowing. Subscribe for the Press SCH OOL NOTES CARE OF ROADSIDES. H alley’ s Comet is perhaps the most celebrated celestial body in .u u- .. c a i. all the history o f Astronomy. Its prominence is due to two facts in regard to it. N ot only , i . ,, , c ,, has it been in the past one o f the largest and most brilliant o f comets, at times fairly rivaling neering convention in Indiana on the R e m o v e A ll R u b b is h and P re serve construction of brick highways W. L. T r e e s to M a k e H ig h w a y s A tt ra c t iv e . m ajr said: A brick highway to be en- The Sixth grade will soon take No matter how smooth and well tirely satisfactory must be entirely their final examination in Phys codkmcted the traveled road may be, free from depressions, every part con if^^proudsides are not cared for the forming to the grade. This result iology. highway as a whole will not give a must be anticipated in the preparation The attendance is good and good impression. All rubbish should of ,he s!Uld cushion, first spread at the estimated depth o f two Inches and only a few tardy marks so far be removed, the excavations should be ,jlese depressions avoided by the use filled and embankments smoothed and this month. of a hnnd roller weighing from 300 to planted with grass wherever It will Next Friday is class day in the grow. Unsightly brush should be cut 400 pounds, additional sand applied, rolled and screeded again at least High School. Something will be and grubbed out. Sometimes, however, three tlmeg At the last breeding it | the brush aud small trees if suitably will be found that the uncompressed doing all day. : trimmed add to the attractiveness of sand w*,] not be over one-<iuarter inch ; the roadside. the sun in brightness, but more than that, it was the first o f the large comets which was proved . i , a • • v.-,. • to have a definite orbit, moving about the sun in a definite period o f years. The man who estab- i- ,u,„i n i 1 ished this fact was Sir Edmund Halley, astronomer-royal o f E n g- land. Previous to his time, ln, t? ^ t a ^ t a ^ etta tta ironing out what few depressions remain and corn- pneting the brick into the cushion but very little sand will be pushed Into th/ lnterstkes by tUe fl„ al‘ roiiing. The brick should be dropped in straight lines upon the sand cushion, with the best edge o f the brick upper- m08t Economv for lhe coritructor would require that the brick be brought to and deposited within reach comets were supposed to be er- . # ratlC wanderers, moving1 here and there throughout the uni- v e r s e s u h ic c t to n o law TIn-v r * * e y were regarded as mysterious heavenly bodies whose move- ;,f, ‘ h® person " h° lays brick In a way that will accommodate his method of dropping them ill place, Insuring the best edge Uppermost. But Pr‘‘v,ons to dropping the brick In the street attention must be siven to the necessary provision for the expansion cushion next to the curb, ments could not be foretold, and bonr? I" “ '/e prepare<‘ *>y . , . . beveling a Joist eight Inches in width, whose occasional Visits to the the thickness determined largely by earth were supposed to be accom- tbo width of the street. Even in a panied by the most direful and narro'v 8treet the expansIon tU8ll,on dreadful calamities. W ars, pes tilence, famine, earthquakes and all sorts of fearful disasters were ascribed to the influence o f com ets. Ever since Halley proved that the large comet which ap peared in the year 1682 was gov erned in its movements by the same laws which control the motions o f the earth and the moon and other celestial bodies, so that it was possible to foretell its coming with a good degree of accuracy, the m ystery attending the movements o f comets has largely disappeared. True, there are questions in regard to them, that astronomers are not able to answ er; but they are no longer regarded with dread, as harbingers o f ev il, . » ,. . bringing ail sorts o f disaster to the people o f the earth. They are simply bodies in the universe, , i I* i . j extrem ely light, composed in considerable part o f exceedingly rare gases, but controlled in their From Good Roads Magazine. New York, wku . built brick roadway . «bourn not be loss than one inch, one nnd one-quarter Indies for n thirty foot ,( reet aiuj one a„ j one-half inches for n width exceeding thirty feet. This board should be placed next to the curb, worked slightly Into the sand oushlon 1>efore the , 4 k are laid and remain until the street is finished in al1 ° ,her respects, after which it should motions absolutely by the same fulk)Wlnf the applkatl0I/ of (Ue co. laws o f motion and gravitation meat filler which we recognize on the earth. Aftcr ,he brl, k are dropped into the i, n , . street the surfnee should bo swept. Halley s comet appears every 76 pm.QUtioI> thorotofora exercised that years. Its return to the region no brick go Into the street which are o f the earth this year was fore- dirty, or, after ill. that they are not . i , f. , made so by use, ns It Is Impossible told many je a r s ago. It ha8 for , cement filler to adhere to a been visible through the tele- dirty surfacing. After the sweeping scopes since October, and is get- thorough roiling must take place by .. ,, . , the use of a roller not weighing over ting nearer and becoming bright- flve tons er every day. Just how soon it The filler shall be composed o f one can be seen by the naked eye Ir>nrt ca, h of clean' *,iarP s,uul *nd cannot lie stated with certainty. dry Tho llllItur„, DOt exceed,ng one. but as it is rapidly approaching third bushel of the sand, together its perihelion— the point where it L ., , . , .. ... IS nearest the sun which It Will reach on April 19, it should be visible within a very few days . . . , . , , , . now. It rises about 4 O clock in the morning during this week and should be looked for just be fore dawn in the east a few de grees north o f the east point o f the horizon. Index. What It Waa Lika. “Goodneas:'' exclaimed a gentleman, coming Into a restaurant aud eveu tbeu bolding on bla bat from bablt because of tba gala blowing outside. “1 never •aw such a wind In my lifer -Never maw aucb a wind?” said an other “ What a stupid remark! Who ever saw a wind? Pray wbat la It Uker -Like?" replied the first speaker. "Like to bava blown my bat off!" 'vlth, 1* of cem*nti sha11 be placed In the box and mixed dry u,mi the mass assumes an even nnd unbroken shade. Then water shall be *ddeJ*. formln* « u.iuta mixture of the consistency o f thin cream, From the time the water Is applied until the last drop Is removed aud floated Into the Joints of the brick pavement the mixture must be kept In constant motion. To avoid the possibility o f thicken ing at any point there should be a man with a sprinkling can, the bend perforated with small holes, sprinkling tho surface ahead of the sweepers. Within one-half to three-quarters of an hour after this last coat Is applied and the grout between the joints has fully subsided and the initial set is taking place the whole surface must be slightly sprinkled nnd all surplus mixture left on the tops o f the brick •wept luto the Joints. After the Joints are thus filled flush with the top o f the brick and sufficient tim e for hardening baa vL/o-ed, so Earl Ryals was having some dental work done in Forest Grove last week. Mr. and Mrs. B. Q. Killin spent Saturday with Will Thornburgh o f Banks. Mr. and Mrs. Moore o f Hills boro are the guests o f their son this week. Miss Helen Chalmers of Forest Grove spentJSunday with her pa rents at Roy. Mr. and Mrs. Darity o f Glen coe are visiting at the Rieling home this week. Mrs. Gardner w as absent two All trees which are ornamental or days this week and Mrs. Bogges which have value as shade trees Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ryals taught in her place. should be preserved and protected un were the guests of 0 . W. Hum less they grow so close together as to Our Botany class will soon be make a dense shade. In hot, dry cli phrey’s Sunday. Louis Roy whitewashed his or- ready to analyze flowers and go mates particularly and Indeed In most places trees are a considerable factor | chard last week, which certain- on specimen excursions. in reducing the cost of maintenance since they lessen the evaporation of | ly gives it a fine appearance. Forest Grove and Hillsboro the moisture from the macadam. In High Schools will have a contest exposed places, where the sweep of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rieling are the wind would be otherwise unbro the proud parents o f a fine boy debate at Hillsboro May 21. ken, they serve to prevent in a meas that came to their home Sunday Our school w ll soon cPsa and ure the blowing away of the binder from the road surface. Unfortunately evening. preparations are bei ’ g made for In such places It Is often difficult to Considerable work has been fitting exercises for the last aay. make trees grow. Care in the selection of the kinds of trees best suited to the done on the roads lately in this As we now have a full High locality Is important. vicinity, but still there is lots o f A good arrangement along roadsides School and are only doing three room for improvement. for trees with large tops is to set them years work this year, there will about fifty feet apart on each side, but Hops in this vicinity are ma k- be no commencement at our close. alternating, so that there will be a tree every twenty-five feet along the road. ing wonderlul progress, despite Miss Todd who was absent tw o , the unfavorable weather. John U s e i f a D r a g o n G r a v e l ly R o a d s . days on account of the illness o f In soils full of loose stones or even Parsons can hardly find sufficient her sister returned Wedesday. small bowlders the drag has done help to train his vines as rapidly Miss Inez Luce taught for heron good service. The loose stones are as their growth dem grids. drawn into a windrow down the cen Tuesday. ter of the road, while the earth is de The Ladies’ Aid society met at Six o f our teachers attended a posited around the bowlders In such the home o f Mrs. W. W. Phillipp a way that the surface is leveled. local institute held at Tualatin The loose stones in the center of the on Wednesday, the 6th inst. last Saturday. Miss Scroggs took road should j f course be removed. There were 17 present and a very a class of four girls to demon Where there is a large proportion of interesting meeting was held. small stones or gravel the drag will strate a painting lesson in water keep down the inequalities in the sur Delicious refreshments were face. colors. served. A n Opportunity For Yourself & Family Secure a steady income. Let my pat ent Reversible Disk Plow earn you money and rest free from care. For the next 25 days, or until April 25, I will sell 5 0 0 Shares In M y patent, for the purpose o f constructing a demonstrating model and commenc ing the manufacture o f the Reversible Disk Plow Shares $1.00. any one party. C. E. Dixon Not more than 100 to Forest Grove, Ore.