Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917, August 01, 1916, Image 6

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    TH E COQUILLE HERALD, Aug. 1, 1916
Gbinent Most Popular For Heavy
Traffic Construction.
Question of Durability Depends Upon
Amount and Character of Traffic, the
Quality of the Material and Upon the
Maintenance That Is Afforded—Good
Roads a Matter of Expenditure.
By W. W. MARR,
Chief state highway engineer of Illinois.
in recent years the Portland cement
concrete road has become the most
popular type of construction for heavy
traffic rural roads. It is composed of
stone or gravel, sand and cement, mix­
ed In such proportion that the result
will be a very dense, hard and durable
surface. Tills type properly construct­
ed will sustain almost an unlimited
amount of automobile traffic and a rea­
sonably heavy horse drawn traffic. It
Is easily maintained in the early part
of its life and is an ideal foundation
for resurfacing when this becomes
necessary. It is not expensive when
the amount of traffic justifies its use,
a im 1 the only objection to it seems to be
the developemnt of cracks duo mostly
to temperature changes. These cracks,
however, are easily repaired at small
cost and when properly maintained are
of little consequence and do not mate­
rially affect the durability of the pave­
Probably the greatest recent advance
in methods of construction lias been
made in brick roads. The brick is usu­
ally laid on a concrete base, though it
is an Ideal material for resurfacing
old gravel and macadam roads. Until
lately it was customary to spread a
sand cushion or bed over the concrete
base on which to lay the brick. Now,
however, we are tending rapidly to the
substitution of a mortar bed or to the
elimination of the bed entirely and lay­
ing the brick directly on the fresh con-
< rote base. The proper application of
the cement grout filler Is the most im­
portant part of brick construction, and
with careful attention to this detail
very satisfactory results may be ob­
tained even with the use of poor brick.
A good brick pavement will sustain
tlio maximum amount of traffic coming
on the main highways and is probably
the highest type of contraction now
in general use on country roads.
The quest^n of durability is so in­
timately connected with the amount
and clinracter of traffic, the quality of
material and workmanship and the
intelligent and consistent maintenance
given that it la impossible to mako
u definite statement as to ttic life of
any type of road surface, in general
it may be said, however, that we may
maintain any type of road to a satis­
factory standard regardless of other
conditions If we are willing to pay the
price. Tlie question is then purely a
matter of dollars and cents. The cost
ervlee Is approximately the same
ou all types.
Sacrificed Hie Own Life.
During the war of the Revolution
two British soldiers of the army of
Cornwallis went into a house and abus­
ed the Inmates In a most cruel ami
shameful manner. A third soldier, go-
j ing Into the house, met them coming
out and recognized them. The Inmates
; acquitted him of all blame, but be was
Imprisoned because he refused to dis
close the names of the offenders. Ev
ery persuasion was tried, but in vain,
and ut length he was condemned by
a court martial to die. When be was
ou the gallows Lord Cornwallis, sur­
prised by bis obstinacy, rode up to him,
saying: “ Campbell, what a fool you are
, to die thus! Disclose the names of the
guilty men and you shall bo immetli-
I ately released; otherwise you have uot
fifteen minutes to live.”
“ You are in the midst of a cam­
paign, my lord,” replied Campbell,
i “ You can better spare one man than
| two.” And, firmly adhering to his pur-
■ pose, be died.
WHat Am If
I ’ve wrecked trains; I ’ve saved a
rich man’s life and of course married
his beautiful daughter; I've committed
murder; I ’ ve preached the gospel; I ’ve
found treasure; I’ve led armies to vic­
tory; I ’ve been a king; I ’ve seen hell;
I ’ve toured heaven; I ’ve made men
slaves and freed them; I ’ve threatened
women’s honor and saved it; I’ve coo-
i demned to death the innocent and giv-
| on liberty to the guilty; I ’ve built ua-
i lions and destroyed them; I’ve created
drought and brought flood; I've chang­
ed poverty to riches and robes to rags;
I ’ve fought In the Crusades; I ’ve gone
through the Revolution; I ’ve made men
of politicians and politicians of men;
I ’ve tortured Christians as a pagan
and as a Christian enlightened the
heathen; I ’ve been lawmaker and law
breaker; but, with all. I’ ve made the
world progress—I am imagination!—
A Phrase Explained.
Medicus tells us that it makes him
mad w henever he sees some writer us­
ing the old southern phrase “ the spit
an’ Image” without showing any knowl­
edge of what it means. Medicus snys
that he has even seen it spelled thus:
“ The spittin’ Image.” So we have seen
In tlie works of an English novelist:
“ He’s the spit and image of his fa­
ther, as they say In America.”
And an American short story writer
makes a negro character say:
“ Ynssuh. He’s de spittin’ Image of
his ma.”
The phrase was originally “ the spirit
and image,” explains Medicus.
course that menus that one person is
both mentally and physically like an
other. Southern people are careless
about their r’s, so the phrase became
“ the spit an’ Image’’ and “ the spittin*
Image.” —Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Idea of the hydroaeroplane was
suggested in patent specifications by
Hugo Matullntli o f New York in 1890.
but it had its practical origin In Glenn
Curtiss, who added floats to the aero­
plane with which he was experiment­
ing over take Keuka in 1908. These
were placed under each wing, so that
in case of accident the machine would
not sink.
Langley and others had
“ made their experimental flights over
bodies of water for like reasons.”
Probably the first to make the floats
an integral part of his machine was
Fabre, who on March 28, 1910, made
the first flight with n practical hydro­
aeroplane at Martlgnes on the Seine.
Curtiss soon abandoned floats and built
boat bodies, and for this accomplish­
ment he received the Aero Club of
America trophy In 1911.
Butter From a Tree.
! One shea tree beside each man’s back
[ porch would cut a Dig slice of butter
j off tlie monthly food bill. In Africa
j vegetable butter is made from tlie fruit
j of this tree, and it is said to be of
richer taste than any butter made from
cow’s milk—alleged or actually scraped
from a churn and squeezed into the
wooden mold which leaves a yellow
rosebud on top of the cake. The Arabs
used it In early times.—Pittsburgh Dis
High Calling.
Little* Walter’s uncle was attached to
the commissary department Natural-
! ly little Walter wanted to know what
! that meant. His father explained that
It was the commissary’s duty to supply
the soldiers with food ami drink and
the like. The very next day a lady
came to call and asked Walter how his
Uncle Paul was.
“ Tie’s fine,” said the young man.
“ lie ’s a waiter now.” —New York Post.
The Real Fun In Life.
The Chicago banker who had Inti
mate personal association with James
J. Hill related u little incident which
throws light on the character of that
great railroad man and builder of civ­
ilization, says the Albany Knickerbock­
er Press. Mr. Hill lmd commissioned
the banker to perform a task which re­
quired a Journey out of town. Here is
the story:
“ ’How soon do you want'this, Mr
vUll?' said 1.
“ •Right away.'
“ I suppose he noticed a fleeting ex
pression in my face, for he asked.
’What’s the matter?’
“ ‘Well.’ said I, ‘my family is across
the lake, but that doesn't make any
difference. I ’ll start In the morning
“ Mr. Hill held up his right hand and
said: ‘Hold ou. Let me give you a fact
born of long experience. All the real
fun a fellow has in life is within the
four walls that inclose his family. Go
across the lake and see your family
and start on my job when you get
through with the home folks.’ ”
Seals Can Drown.
It Is a curious fact that the fur oeal
was once a land animal. The baby
seals are actually nfraid of water. They
would drown If thrown into it and have
to learn to swim by repented efforts.
When once they have been taught to
swim, however, they soon forget to
There are 1u existence only two Im­
portant herds of fur seals, one of
which has its breeding grounds In the
Commander islands, belonging to Rus­
sia, the other in the Prlbilof islands,
belonging to the United States. Of
these the latter is much tbe larger.
The Prlbilof islands are government
property, and thus it happens that tbe
United States government finds itself
the owner of by fur the most valuable
herd of fur seals* in tbe world.—London
Roads In Olden Days.
A curious illustration of the lack of
any systematic uutbority over the
roads In England, even as late as the
fifteenth century. Is preserved In the
records of the manor of Aylesbury. A
local miller, named Richard Boose,
needed some ramming clay for the re-
pair of his mill. Accordingly—we learn
from “ Old Country Inns’ ’—his servants
dug a great pit In the middle of the
road, ten feet wide and eight feet deep,
and so left it to become filled with
water from the winter rains. A glover
from Leighton
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home from market,
market, fell In and was
barged with manslaughter,
drowned. Char
leaded that be
he had no place
tbe miller pleaded
wherein to get tbe kind of clay he re-
AUG. 2
Tent Opposite Depot
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is that they’re just scratchings.
A toothache is the outward sign
of tin unhealthy tooth. Y o u can’t cure
it by deadening the pain.
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A social pervert is the outward sign of
an unhealthy society. A n d you can’t
cure the wrong by clapping the per­
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vert in jail.
Y o u must get to the causes of un
pleasant things if you would stop them,
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'stories-7of/life that try to shed light
Tillman Wins Applause
on the dark causes of 'd atk d fects/
T h e y may strike a nerve or two in the probing and make
Senator i illtin n h is won ihe
m * t l >
h I1J
i l l ->t applause
H J ' p i a V i a t that
111.11 h
11 »s
j lbm u<tl atiylhin^ lhat he has done
^ enate since lh * days wnen
be wielded a pitch fork. or bad
you wince; but they shall reach truth at last and if it is in
you to want truth you will not grudge the shock.
He 1 ,)Hra]y ljc stroke He has made a M R S . W IL S O N W O O D R O W has written the stories
¡vigorous attack upon ihe usual ip
for this paper
Don’t miss them!
! propria non of $40,000,000 lor in I
Evaporated Liquids.
ITien see A nna Nilsson and Tom Moore bring the stones
Steam emanating from hulling milk teiior improvements, because he
if condensed would become water.
to life on the screen of your favorite theater showing the great moving pictures.
This may be seen in Ihe manufacture
of condensed milk, which Is only ordi­ with the idea turuished by Mtlitur
nary milk boiled down until the water ists, cannot understand how there
is out of It. I f a liquid which contains
solid bodies in solution be evaporated is any public money that can be
the solids are left behind. That this spared lor anything except ammu­
is so may be shown by adding to wa­ nition, battle ships and tbe like.
ter that Is to be distilled a trace of
magenta and a little salt. The dis­ According to their idea the United
tilled water has no taste and Is color­ States is entirely able to pay $500,-
less. The magenta is generally depos­ 000,000 for "preparedness,” hut too
ited upon the sides of the boiling ves­
poot to spend money legitimately
for dredging harbors, or public
A Waste ot Powder.
buildings, a hullabaloo has been
A man who never before had been
duck bunting shot at a duck ln the air. raised in an effort to cast opprobiutn
“ Gee!" exclaimed the amateur’s upon this very essential class of leg
friend. “ You got him.”
islatiou The retort is to the ef­
"Yes,” returned the amateur, “ but 1
might as well have saved my ammuni­ fect that practically all of ihe large
tion—the fall would have killed him appropriations made for the a my
anyway.” —Harper's Magazine.
1 and navy, represent nothing bat
A t Port Orford
Ric. In China.
! waste and it is pointed out thatsixty
Many persons fancy that the entire j two cents spent out of every dol-
Cblnese people depend on rice as the j |ar (|)at js r«iserd bv the government
main article of diet, but there are mil- I . . .
lions in central and north China that j ,s clUler for war or ,,s ,eslll,!*’ 1 he
For the entertainment of visitors at Port Orford the
have never tasted rice, and to other remaining thirty-eight cents of
Carnival Committee has secured the
millions It Is more of a luxury than each dollar of public money goes
1 to permanent improvements, or
into legitimate expenses ol main
Smallest Part First.
Presenting the latest and up-to-date Park Riding
“ When I n«k your ace why do you taining ihe government.
The so-
Gallery and a 60-foot, steel constructed
«ay elk-lit in. I twenty instead of twen-
called “ putk barrel” really intends
“ I believe In putting the best foot for­ that our large communities may
ward. “ — Exchange.
have belter public buildings, and
The only one of its kind on the Pacific Coast which
><& 4 1 b ^ ^
< tbe government in such cases be­
has its own Military Band Organ
comes eniiched through its real
<* estate holdings, instead of continu­
ing as a rent payer.
It means in­
For Pyorrhea.
Side Show of Curiosities under one canvas tent, and
Prevention Is the best remedy 4 creased facilities for navigation in
pastime games that will interest you.
<* for pyorrhea.
I>ontists preaen •$> ! seaports like New York, Boston,
this everywhere. Iiekiu with the 4
f Sen Francisco, G alveston, and New
<8> children and tench them how to
O leans The wat-mad congress-
keep the teeth clenn nnd free
on the grounds.
<?> from nil kinds of food particles.
men ol the Tillman type do not ad-
$- Teach them to brush the teeth
mit that there should he any public
Deer Hunting Season begins immediately after the
qulred except on the highroad.
Was acquitted.
Prizes For Road Photograph«.
“ Is It your Intention to offer your
A nation wide photographic contest
In the interest of the “ good roads ev­
“ I’m not sure.” replied Senator Sor
erywhere” movement, with cash prizes
of $*¿.(¡00, open to everybody, has been ghum. “ We ll try out the olive branch
announced by the National Highways proposition. But we’ll fix the thing so <?■ and rinse the teeth and gums „ , .
It can be turned Into an ax handle.’’— ♦ thoroughly three times a day 4 im provem ents m the United States
♦ after, meals Clean
ss keeps 4 and they would stay the baud of
The photographs selected in the com­ Washington Star.
♦ the minis healthy
Have the 4 progress in order to increase the
petition will be used to establish in
From the Star« to You.
♦ tartar removed from the teeth; 4 amount of money lhat might be
Washington a national exhibit on the
Somewhere beneath the stare there 4 tills. If allowed to remain, makes 4 available for the purpose <>l adopt­
good roads problem, designed primarily
to promote a nationally conceived Is something that you alone were : 4 the minis recede and loosens the 4 ing the military schemes of our il­
♦ lustrious European examples.
meant to do. Never rest until you have j ♦ teeth
scheme of highways.
Pyorrhea ts not a constltn- ♦
The prizes were subscribed by Gen­ found out what It Is!—John Brashear 4
♦ ttonal disease; tt Is a local nffec- ^
eral Coleman du Pont, chairman of In the American Magazine.
$100 Reward, $100
♦ tton.
Rut the existence Is a #
the board of national councilors, and
The readers of this paper xvill b«
to learn that there is at least one
♦ menace to health, for tt causes <$
Charles Ilenn l»avis, president of the
dreaded disease lhat science has been
“This bill has been running now for i ♦ disesses of the Joints as well as ♦ able to cure In all lis stages, and that Is
National Highways association.
4 many other systemic dNcnses.
♦ Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
The first prize, to be given for the three months,” said the collector.
positive cure now Known to the medical
Watch your own teeth, watch F fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional
“ Dear me,” said the debtor, “ how F
mrmt striking or bad) road pho­
4 the teeth of the children, for the # disease, requirts a constitutional treat­
tograph. will N' a $300 cash «w a n t tired It must I k »." - Detroit Free Press.
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken In­
4 first sign of tartar nnd go to a 4 ternally. acting directly upon the blood
In nil there will l»e 168 cash prizes
F dentist to have tt removed. F and mucous surfaces of the system, there­
The Plan of Oppoaitea.
by destroying the foundation of the dis­
“ What Is the best way to get some ♦ Keep the teeth clean at all times. ♦ ease. and giving the patient strength by
The competition will l>e kept open
#■ Use plenty of tooth powder and 4 building up the constitution and assisting
for eight months, closing at noon. hard cash?”
nature In doing Its work. The proprietor«
“ Get hold of some soft thing.” —Baltl- #• water to brush the teeth and do 4 have »o much filth In Its curative pc
Tuesday. Nov 7. All photographs
♦ not neglect thoroughly to rinse ♦ ers that they otter One Hundred Dolla
should be addressed to "Good Ronds , more American.
any case that It falls to cure. Send
*■ the month and teeth
♦ for
Everywhere" Photograph Contest. Na­
for list of testimonials._____ . , „ ,
A.t t r e s s F J CHESTY A CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Good manners are made op of petty 4
th»-, ml Highways Association, Wash­
Sold by all Prügelst«. Te.
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ington, D. C.
Tat. liait . F u s il Pills lor constipe Uon.
SCENIG Theater
Every Monday Alight
Agate Carnival
August 10, I I and ! 2
Browning Amusement Co.
Good Eishing and Camping
Everybody Come to Port Orford
This Coupon will
Five Cents
«■ §
lie accepted
Five Cents
Admissions to Scenic
Use Before Aug. 8