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   Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - May 25, 1890, Burlington, Iowa                                THE BURL ESTABLISHED MAY PRICE 15 CERTS PER WEQL TUT7 lilD WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN CHAELES or THNBAVKS S ilAJMOX S for The CHAPTER AT first Ituxlon thought to give or ders usainst the Ulpgravli opera tors sending any messages con cerning mailer but that would havn been only a temporary could not control the instruments and operators in only three miles lie almost wished be had been knocked or stubbed in the melee he had in rear when tho skirmish and Eayner and the corporal were the They had been knocked endwise bv Hurleys practiced fists after Hayne was struck down by the corporals mus It was the miiversa sentiment among the officers of the us they scattered to their homes that Buxton had wound himself up this anvhow and no one had any fympatby for very best light in which ho could tell tho story only shower the af fair as a flagrant and inexcusable out in fearful Hi liiid simply obeyed orders but fill the old story of liis persecution of Uayiio would now revived all men would nee in his participation in tho af fair only additions reason to adjudge him cruelly persistent in his hatred of tho young in view of the utter ruthkbsness aud wrong this as would be more than overconfident of the falsity of his position in the orig inal As he was slowly led up stairs to his room and his tearful wife and silent sisterinlaw bathed and cleansed lus ho saw with fright ful clearness how the crash of circum Htances was nmv upon him and his goivil Great heaven how thoso of Haynes five years before throb lient like trip hammers through his whirling lirain It seemed ns though they followed him and his fortunes like a Ho sat awe stricken at tho force of the calamity that had befallen How could he ever induce an oflicer and a gentleman to believe that he was no instigator in this it was all Buxtons lluxlons low imagi nation that had conceived the possibility of such a crime on the part of and Buxtons bull headed abuse of authority that had capped the fatal cjnax It was some timu before his wife could get him to speak nt Sho was hysterically bemoaning the falo that had brought them into contact with such und from lime to time giving vent to comforting assertion that never had there been n cloud on thair domestic or sky until that wretch had been to the She knew from the hurried and guarded explanations of Grimes nud one or two young oflivrs who helped liayner home that tho hnd oc curred at there had boon a mistake for which her husband was not bnt Buxton was entirely to 13ut her husbands ashen face told her a hlory of something far deeper she that now ho was involved in fearful what ever may have been her innermost ii was lie first and irresistible impulse to throw nil I lie blame upon her Miss almost as pale and quite is silenf as the was busying Cer in helping ber sister Imt sho could with diflifiilly restrain her longing to bid linr be bail endeavored to learn from her escort on their hurried hoiuesvavd nisli across tlio pnrndo what the natiii of tin disturbance had liail suggestod but the oflicer by her side set his teeth us he replied lie wished it had been She had the message brought by a cavalry trumpeter from lie wauled Ray to come to llaynes as soon as he had seen Kay safely nnd would hi please nsU Stamuira to come with him at lliesame lime Why should Blake t She Foster run up and speak a few words to Wjildron and beard ilia lady Certainly I will io with you What could it as she was returning to her room after a moments ab she heard a question at which her bean stood It was Ray tier who asked the creaUue was was she not The answer sounded more like a moan of anguish The eronuire was his It was her husband as Kayncr buried his bat tered face in his hands at this the rest of the sentence was Miss Travers had heard quite She stood there one dropped upon the floor the bandage sho had been turned and sought her and was seen no more that Over the day or two that followed this affair tho voil of silence may best be in order to givetiuio for the sedi ment of truth to settle through tho whirlpool of stories in violent Tho colonel came back on tho first train after the adjournment of the and could hardly wait for that Contrary to his custom of sleeping on a he was in his ofiice within half an hour after his return to the and from that time until near tattoo was busily occupied taking the statements of the active participants in the This was three days after its occurrence and though up and able to be had not left his Eayner had abandoned her trip to the for the present at Hayne still lay weak and prostrate in his darkened attended hourly by who feared brain and nursed assiduously by far whom and many other ladies in the garrison could not do enough to content them Hurleys wrist was badly sorained and iu a sling but the colonel went purposely to call upon bun and to shake his other and he begged to be permitted to see who in pale and soft and with a gentle demeanor that touched the colonel mare than he could Her cheek flushed for A moment as he bent low over iier told her how bitterly iwytjgretted that his absence from the fiost bod resulted in so grievous anex mmeuoK it was not the be and IJigiHgiinent would have given her tad tooirai tier intended visit Io briefly wOd that to no said that nothing now could the turn of tho tide hi brothers All the cavalry officers except all the infantry officers except had already been to call upon him since the night of and had striven to show how distressed thev were over the outrageous blunders of their temporary Buxton had written a note expressive of a desire to see him and but was informed that explanations from him simply aggravated the injury and crushed and was fairly in hiding in his too sick at heart to want to see and wait ing for the action of the authorities in the confident expectation that nothing IMS thpji rourt martial anddisj would be his share of the He would gladly have resigned and gone at but that would have been resigning under virtual charges lie had to and his wife had to stay with and Nellie with By this time Nellie Travcrs did not want to She had but one thought make amends to Hayne for the wroni her thoughts had done It was time for Van Antwerp to come to the wide west and look after his but liayner had ceased to while ho continued to implore her to bring Nellie east at Almost any man as rich and in dependent as Steven Van Antwerp would have gone to tho scene and settled mat tors for Singularly this one solution of the problem seemed never to occur to him as Meantime the colonel had patiently un raveled the and had brought to light tlie whole truth and nothing but the It made a singularly simple after all but that was so much the worse for The only near rela tion Hayne had in the world was tliis one younger s who six years before had i energetic a civil engineer in the employ of an eastern During Haynos station exile Hurley liad brought his wife to whero fur better jirosjiects nwaileil He won promotion in his nnd was now one of the principal engineers em ployed by n road running new lines through flio hig to Salt he came around byway of so that his wile nnd he might have a look at the brother had not seen in Their train was due there early in the but was blocked by drifts and did not reach tho station until late at There they found a note from him begging them to take a carriage they would find waiting for them and come right out and spend the night at his quarters ho would send them back in abundant time to catch the west train iu the He could not come because that involved the necessity of asking his captains permis and they know his relations with that It was her shadowBuxtou had seen on the window screen and as none of Bux ions acquaintances had ever mentioned that Hayne had any and ns in had had no one for years to talk to about his personal nobody but himself and the telegraph operator at the post really know of their sudden being an unmitigated had put the worst interpretation on his in his eagerness to clinch tho evidence of conduct unbecoming an olucer nnd n gentleman upon had taken no wise head into his confi Xever dreaming that the shadow conid be thai of u blood never doubting that n frail companion from the frontier town was the explana tion of Hnynes preference for that out of th way housu and late he stated his discovery to llayner as posi tive going so f n r ns to say that his sentries had recognized her ns she drove away in t ho If he had not been an ass as well as a ho would have interviewed the driver of the carriage but ho bad jumped his and his sudden elevation to the command of the post U him opportunity to carry out his virtuous determination that no such goings oil disgrace his adminis He gnvo instructions to certain soldier clerks and daily duty men employed in the commissary nnd ordnance offices along Prairie nvcnue to keep their eyes open and let him know ot any visitors coming out to Haynes by and if a lady in a car riage he was to bo called at Hurley promised that on their return from Salt ihoy would come back by way of spend two days with since only an hour or two had they enjoyed of his company on their way west and the very day that tho officers went off to tho court came the telosjaui saying the Hurleys would arrive that llayne had already talked over their prospective visit with and the latter had told his wife but nil intercourse of a friendly character was at an end between them and tho Rnyners and Buxtons there wore no more gossipy chats among the it so happened that only to one or two people had AValdron had time to mention that Haynes sister was and neither the Ray ners nor Buxtons had heard of it neither had Nellie for it was after the evening of her last visit that Wal dron was Hayne ran with his telegram to the and tho latter had introduced himself and Stannard to nftcr n weary wait of some tin train was on the lookout for some and he was presented to Hurley while her husband was attend ing to some mattersabout the The train went on carrying the field officers with Blake had to go with his friends back to tho and and after the for mer had attended to some business and seen some railway associates of his at the took the carriage they had had before and drove out to the where Private Schweinkopf saw the lady rapturously welcomed by Hayne and escorted into tie while Hurley remained settling with the driver out in the It was not long before the commanding officer pro was called from the hop where tie dance was going fits mysterious viator had again with evi dent intention ot spending the as had returned to reMnnnd tte wty t Mere was ample lor Brill iant stroke of He would first satisfy himself she was then sur round the house with sentries so that she could not while with the offi cer of the day and the corporal of the entered the house and confronted hin and That mould wind up Haynes career beyondsjnestion nothing short of dismissal would Over he full of his listened at Haynes like the eavesdropping pppaV he saw again the shadow of the graceful form and heard the happy and then it was he sent for It nearmidnight when he led his forces to A light was now burning in ths second which he thought must ce Sams but the lights had been turnedlow in the parlor and the occupants ed from sight and Ey inquiry he had ascertained that Havres bed room was just back of the A man was stationed at the back others at the sidefc with orders to crrest any one who attempted to escape then softly he stepped to the front tell ing Rayner to follow and the cor poral of the guard to follow To uis the door was and a light was burning in the Never he stepped marched rough the hall into the parlor wMch was signaling Come on to his crossed parlor and seized the knob of the bedroom It was looking white and stood just behind and the corporal but a step farther Before Buxton could knock and demand admis was his quick foot steps camo flying down the stairs from the second and the triowheeled about in surprise to find iressed in his fatigue standing it the threshold and staring at them with mingled incredulity and A sudden light seemed to dawn upon him as he glanced from one to the With a leap like a cat lio threw himself upon hurled liim and stood at the closed door confronting them with blazing eyes and clinching Open that sir cried You have a woman hidden or stand You Ill kill first man dares enter was tho furious an swer llaynchnd snatched from the wall his long infantry sword and flashed the blade in the Rayner idi n stp half ivno leaped at him like a Fire Quick shouted wild excite Bang went tho and tho bullet crashed through the plaster over seeing the gleaming steel nt his superiors the corporal had the heavybutt crashing upon the lieutenants skull only just in time there would have been murder in another sec The next instant he was stinding on his own head in the seeing a multitude of whirling from the midst of which llayner was reeling backward over a chair and a number of soldiers were rushing upon a powerful picture of furious stranger in who had leaped from tho Told n it it had to over the tkero seemed to bo but one thing to and that referred to Buxton Well isnt ho a phenome nal nss JiayiK up and around The springtime was and the prairio roads were good and and the doctor had told him he must live in tho open air awhile and rido and walk and lie stood in no want of for three or four of his cav alry friends were ready to lend him a saddle horse any and after making many pleasant ac bad gone on to nnd Buxton was congratulating himself that nt had not run foul of tho powerful Buxton was not in for the case had proved a singular It oc curred during tha temporary absence of the colonel he could not well place the captain under arrest for things he had when acting as post comman In obedience to his orders from department he made his report of tho and indicated that Buxtons conduct had been inex Rayner had done nothing ns was reluctantly obey the cap tains so ho could not bo who had committed one of the most serious crimes in tho military cata of drawing and raising a weapon against an officer who was in discharge of his duty had tho sympathy of the whole and nobody would prefer charges against The general decided to have the report go up to division and thence it went with its varied com ments and indorsements to Washington and now a court of inquiry was talked ileantimo poor bewildered Buxton was let severely What made him utterly miserable was the fact that in his own the nobody spoke of it except as something that everybody knew was sure to happenthe moment ho got in If it had nt been that twould have been something The only certainty was that Bux ton would cover lose a chance of making an ass of Instead of being furious with the whole and ply ridiculed and laughed at He had talked of preferring charges against Blake for and asked the adjutant what he thought of it It was the first tune ho had spoken to the adju tant for and the adjutant rushed out of the office to tell the crowd to come in and hear Buxtons latest It began to look as though nothing serious would ever come of the untiLEajnerre appeared and people saw how veryflHw Pease had consulted and it was settled that he as well as his wife must go away for several months and have complete rest and It was decided that they would leave by the 1st of All this Hayne heard through his kind One day when he first began to sit and before he had been out at she came and sat with liim in hg sonshiny There had been a silence for a moment as she looked around upon the few pictures and upon that bareness and coldness do what be no man can eradicate from his abiding place un til he calls in the deft and dainty hand of I shall be so glad when you hares Hayne was ber qmet com shall was the And isnt it high timeire were begin ning to hear of a choice Forgivemy bat that was the very mat terof which the major and I were talk ing as he brought me There is something to be done he I cannot offer any woman a clouded It is not enongh that people should begin to believe that I was innocent and my per go but it proved Ana ne ighed I had expected to see he major about it the very day be got ack from the court but we have had no chance to she a womans intuition is not always at ault Tell me if you believe that any one on the post has any inkling of the I have a reason for I did think it cannot be certain now and its too too late Whats too later He paused a a deeper shadow tian usual on his face then he lifted his head and looked fairly at I should not have said It can never be too But I mean is now I spoke of offering no woman a clouded Jven if it were I could not Ser it where I Because you have heard of the en was the eager ques There was no instant of doubt in he woman 33 to where the offering would be it it only I knew of the engagement only a day he with stern effort at elf Blake was speaking of and it came out all of a He turned his head away It wasmore than Waldron could She leaned impetuously towards and put her hand on his that is no engagement if heart to It is entirely a thing f Eayners doius and I know She is has been simply sold into And you think she cares nothing for he tiie wealth and social ad vantages this would give her I have if I vcre a like that child should icrcr go back to And they are go ng next You must get It was remarked that Hayne was mt surprisingly quick for a fellow who lad been so recently threatened with irain Tho Rayners were to go ast at so it was though the aptains leave of absence had not yet Jeen The colonel could grant lim seven days at any and he ind telegraphic notification that there vould be no objection when the formal application reached tho war Inyner called at the colonels office and skod that ho might be permitted to tart with his wife and His sec ind lieutenant would move in and oc upy his quarters nnd take care of all lis personal effects during their ab once nnd Hayne was a most horonga nnd lie felt that in urning over his company to him he eft it in excellent Tho colonel nw the misery in the captains itid ho was touched by both looks and ords You must not take this last affair too much to We in have known Buxton so many years that with us there is no ucstion as to where all thfe blame t to bo clearly understood by As for your previous ideas af that I consider it too delicate i matter to speak You must how entirely beyond reproach iis general character appears to have But heres another matter Clan ys discharge has Does theold ellow know you had requested it answered with hesi ation and We wanted o keep him as I told you we nnd he would probably get on a ig tear if he knew his service dayswere I didnt look for its being granted for fortyeight hours he will know it before night and no doubt he will be badly cut Hancy was a fine soldier before he mar ried that harridan of a She has made him a good wife since hey came into the and las taken mighty good care of the old It is more than she did in the Sho was a showy wom an when I first saw my pro motion to tho Clancy vas one of the finest soldiers in the bri ade the last year of the She ran through all his money and in we looked upon her as the real cause of his break especially after icr affair with that sergeant who de Youve heard of him 3e disappeared after the Battle Bntte and we hoped hed run off with Clancy but he hadnt She was there when we got big as ever and growing Do you mean that Clancy had a over when she was in the We sup josed it was commonly He ivas a fine black dark dashing of good educa a great swell among the men the short time he was with and Clancy made a dead set at him from the He never spereed to care for her very This is something I never heard said with grave and it will be a good deal of a shock to my for she had arranged to take her east with Clancy and and they were to invest their money in some little at their old Yes it was mainly on the womans account we wouldnt reenlist Clancy in he We could stand but she was too much for for the other He avoided her before we tarted on the I Odd cant think of his hat was the name of that bowling swell of a sergeant who was hi Hulls troop at Battle Hnlliwas killed I mean the man that Clancy was said to have eloped Sergt said the adjutant looking up from his Hd lid look when a moment after the captain hurriedly left the and he saw that Eayners face was death y white it was What took Rayner off so suddenly said the wheeling around in his I dont unless there was something to startle hm in the should there be There are those who think that Gower ot away with more than his horse and colonel he was not at Battle and that is what made it a mvs was then Back with the wagon and 10never got insight of theButtesor Sayners Yon know Eayner lad four companies I dont see how Gower could have taken the if thats what you if he never came npto tbeButtes Rayner swore it was there in HuHs original bow could Gowers name affect him if he had never him Possibly be has heard Clancy has been I have looked into that the Clancy denies knowing any be was drankand didnt know what he was talking THE MORN1NC importance of Beginning the Day in the Right Boarding House a Lady Wrought a Bevolut Ion In her Hotuo Mornin Re pasts and Good CELIXGTOX has as good boarding houses as the average but Burling ton boarding house tram meled with incompetent often fail to please either themselves or their and then not every mistress knows what constitutes a tempting They iavethe mistaken idea that good eating meajps increased This may be in a but it also means a better of boarders and increased But it is not all to be charged to Creevy in an article copyrighted by the American Press Association and secured for publication in THE HAWK illustrates this in his description of the culinary management in two 3ie arc wealthy and hos They give elegant dinners and but their every day table to say the I for I was their invited guest one Our dessert was invariably cut up oranges and I have never wanted cut np oranges and sugar But the break fasts have left a lasting impression on my especially has that of First we had a saucer of cooked oat and very tvm Even the de sire to be polite could not induce me to eat Then there were chops and slices of brown The count was Chops averaged one and none over slices of bread one apiece and one Presently Frarfk reached for the one over slice of said his mother leave one piece for said cant I have all the bread I want But he like went hungry to This is not Doubtless breakfast is the meal that suffers most from indifferent housekeep and many wives sigh for the conti nental rolls and coffee in place of the substantial meal that custom and climate demand of a charming young married told with tears in her that Tom had spoken his first cross word to who vowed to love and the honeymoon was dimmed and life was Tom had said that the break fasts were only fit for a boarding and he might as well not be Tom was bnt his wife did a brave nnd jrwvl She deter mined to make a stuciv fasts and rise above tho level of i boarding house So we talked it over and to gether made few The next morning when Tom cnme down to breakfast the table presented an inviting It was covered with a pretty red At each place were a fruit covered with a red and finger On one side of the plate lava saucer and spoon on tho other the white salt bottle and butter In the cen ter of the table was a basket of Newtown grape fruit and Tom looked Ho was soon in the middle of a mellow giving small pieces delicately pared to his How do you oat these things said holding tip a grape fruit as big as a babys Cut through the across the and give me one Tom did Sow and Plmnmer dex terously removed the pnlp with a spoon into the You must not get a seed or any of the white part of the rind into your They are very con tinned We will have raw apples and grape fruit or oranges every The grapo is a compromise be tween a lemon and orange and deserves to be universal Tom liked After cleansing their fingers and wiping them on the red nap the fruit apple parings and were Tom took np his morning paper to hide the frown of disgust which the thought of half sodden oatmeal had in Tho girl entered with a dish of rolled and a red glass pitcher of Only the tops of two exclaimed The rest of the milk is just as good for This is the way Plnmmer prepared her A baked bean as it was had been purchased on tho pre vious At 3 in the afternoon she put two cups of wheat mixed with one teaspoon of and a quart and a pint of boiling water into this Without covering or stirring it was placed in a hot oven and baked several It was then taken out and allowed to cooL In the morning after the fire was made it was put back into the oven till wanted for steaming it was lifted in solid lumps of ten der kernels crowned with two inches of starch or jelly into the dish for the tabler This is the nicest stuff I ever said Tom as ha passed Ms saucer for the third I dont want much else to added Donteverfeed me upon oatmeal again its a plebeian dish beside And so murmured MOly only two and a half cents for all The last course of this breakfast was a Eniall rolled cooked for one minute on the griddle in the fat of Four eggs well a little salt and onethird of a cup of milk composed this which would hare been far less sa vory cooked in the usual way as one fat omelet Tom ate his with a crisp slice of bacon and bit of bread and drank his then going straight to took her in his kissed and said Im sorry I was cross to you yester You are a first rate and the dearest I know the next time leaw Plnm mer that love bad A favorite dish of the Plummets is fish It U prepared by soaking fish over trigiitj boiling it in the morn ing with twice as much raw potatoes for half an The water is then drained off a tiny pinch of Tory and a few drops Wtxuestauhin sance are Bis then packed into frying pan with beet drippings and browned slowly on the Plummer bought a dozen earthen baked ber eggs for This is her rote or Btttossltand wrer with few ftndy gated bread cramDa pas a pieca of butter in the BriaafeaadbaketenntattMin t the covering of bread erumns ce thicker than for Once a week Plummer has griddle tender and made of sour salt and She gets her maple syrup in gallon Tom thinks them a hearty breakfast without after the fruit and wheat you never have and nor fried potatoes for breakfast said Tom after several There is not the faintest flavor of a boarding house breakfast about Ton dont even have nor hash on added he Whatever is left over I eat for my luncheon when yon are not at was the MOHAMMEDAN WOMEN IN Darld Ker Describes the Watch fulness They lave Copyright by American Press Tradition tells of an innocent country youth from the west of England having made the usual trip to and being asked on his return what he thought of the eastern women as com pared with those of aaswered Are there any women hi those countries I never saw any there jnj GOOD ROAD How the Highways of France aro Kept in Excellent tourists experience of Mohammedan la dies usually amounts and it is a truly exhilarating spectacle to behold some spruce young spark from London or Paris exhibiting his airs and graces in front of the grated casement which he supposes to mask a group of lovely Gnl nares and when the only woman who is there to look at him is an ugly old black slave without a tooth in her who is sweeping out the rooms for the In countries liko Tunis and where Mohammedan bigotry seems to have found its last and most impregnable tho seclusion of the sex is naturally more rigorous than In every Moslem town of North Africa you see ono massive stono building towering high above the tumbledown burrows around and you are told that this is the house of some native prince or Bassah and that behind tho grated windows which are visible far up in its dimjceon liice wall the imprisoned beauties of his harem are peering out at that mysterious outer world which lite all oriental wo see only as a peep When one of these little great men adds another specimen to this museum of caged birds takes a new wife1 you if you witness the greater part of the marriage such as they You can see the unfortunate villagers from the brides native district filing over the hills in a hot and dusty laden with the wedding pres ents upon which they are forced to waste as much money as a maths hard labor could You can watch the white red girdled horsemen of the Bassahs guard circling at full gallop around the bridal shouting their native war cry and firing their long rifles in the while tho clouds of smoke that curl around this demon dancs give quite an unearthly aspect to the fierce faces and tossing arms as they loom spectrally through You can look your fill at tho red cap ped foot soldiers moving in a rhythmic dance before the eyes of their in time to the cadence of a dirge like chant and the deep booming roll of the Moorish tossing thenguns into the air and catching them again at every But all that yon will see of the bride herself is a large covered litter girthed on the back of ahorse or a behind the embroidered curtains of deafened with the hideous up sickened by tho stench of burned tortured by a splitting and not particularly consoled by the prospect of a life long imprisonment with an ugly old Vit man for her lies the poor girl in honor of whose mis ery all this fuss io To such a pitch of jealous watchful ness is this strange system carried that the meie suspicion of a wish on the part of any foreigner to approach or even to look passingly at a Moslem woman has often cost that foreigner his I my while rambling tiround the outskirts of a mountain fortress among the hills bordering the Sahara happened to follow a goat path which seemed to offer me a short cut back to the town and suddenly found myself in the midst of a native camp which had been pitched in a hollow at the foot of tho precipice on which the fortress Instantly a savage looking Arab stalkec forth the nearest with an motion of his gaunt brown hand toward tho long dagger in his crimson sternly demanded what I was do tag I explained at but I could se plainly that the worthy barba rian did not believe a word I and had he followed his own inclina ho would have killed me there and DAVID The 3IeriU of Steam Opin ions of a Practical a Xew Tork Town Is Doing Shape for Road FORMER articles hi THE HAWKEYE have considered how country roads can be In this issno we wish to use tho republic of France as an illustration how roads may be mended and kept in and also con sider the steam roller and other appli ances for making good Joseph Pennell gives the following interesting account in Harpers Weekly of road mending in France After the road has been constructed comes the important part the mending of As has been this is most So marvelously is it done in France that I can scarcely expect any one to believe the statements I am about iff military Women In Public It seeins queer to seeing the promi nent part which women take in public affairs in that one of their chief objections to American women is that they are bold and What would be thought of for in during a presidential cam she were to preside at a political as Gladstone has done again and during her husbands candidacy It is no unusual thing for the wives and daughters of candidates for parliament to make speeches on the hustings and canvass for votes as open ly as their When the Earl of Compton was standing for parliament from Holborn meetings of women were daily features in the and wo men speakers of rank regularly ad dressed meetinss of men in crowded The Primrose league is to the full as powerful as any other political club in and it is aa secret that Queen whose rigid morality re fuses to acknowledge any divorce or to receive the wife of made an exception in favor of the Duchess of because even she could not refuse to oblige the grand dame of the Primrose the dowager duch who insisted that her daughter in law should be received at The Duchess of Rutland is a well known fig ure in public and is constantly pre siding at the meetings of societies for the promotion of something or whQe the Princess of Wales and Princess Bea trice lay quite as many corner stones aa Princeof and probably more than the Duke of who is by no means as obliging as his yeas and young well m mind that an teak fc all thank bearen some of ft to devouring rnof Les Routes radiate from the large cities like the spokes of a They are all marked with kilometer a kilometre being about five eighths of a The stones are about two feet and a half a foot and a half and a foot As you approach the first stone jrou will notice on the side nearest you tne name of the next important with its distance hi kilometers and On its following the lines of its semicircular you will read grande route number so and and below the name of the great city from which it starts and the great city to which it say Paris and and the actual distance to each by this On the other side is the distance from the large town from which you Every hundred meters you will see a neat little white stone with the number inscribed on As there are a thousand meters in a there are ten of these and when you come to each you can tell exactly tho distance you have The fifth which marks the half way distance between the two kilometer is usually a little larger than the As you pass from one of the eightysix departments of France Into another you will see a larger stone marking tho boundary line and record ling the distance to many important If the gradient becomes at all the fact will be announced some what as it is at the side of a and there are several other marks used by the engineers which I do not On the first house in each village ap proaching from either end you will find the name of that village clearly written in white letters on a bluo ground on a metal the name of the village you have just with the an ar row pointing in its the name of the one you are coming to and the names of the nearest large cities both At all cross roads you will find the same The kilometer stones themselves are painted and the numbers and names are cut into the stone to protect them from the and painted The roadway is wide enough for two or three teams to Beyond is a sweep of beautifully kept and be yond again two great deep out side of which is bank of earth higher than the fields which it keeping all the if there should be back in the fields and off the Every hundred feet or cut in the grass by taking the turf is a small through which any water which may fall in the road is drained into the deeper As you ride along you will see that the road is divided by mova ble tin signs with cantonniers on Near these which are usually about a mile or two yon will find a man breaking stones small enough to go through a two and a half inch piling the broken stone up in a symmet rical mass like a house which must exactly fit into a skeleton frame the can tonnier places over These stone breakers ara at work summer and Other men will be picking up the drop pings on the putting them in a In another part of which is fresh sand to sprinkle over the and they carry rakes and brooms to touch up any imperfections on the for a thing as a loose stone or a lump of dirt is almost Having gathered anything which may have fallen from passing carts or wagons for the horses hoofs do not kick up the surface of the nor do the wheels grind into It each goes over the whole of his allotted space with a broom about ten feet sweeping off the which is taken away and stored for fu ture use or This is kept up daily from April tfll and so thoroughly though I have traveled over the roads of France in both the wettest and driest summers and I have never found half an inch of dust or mud on the Grandes The when anydi tance from villages or have houses in which they and they go to their work morning and evening between magnificent avenues of poplars in of cypresses in the of syca which line so many roads of It ia absurd to say the roads ara like those of a for in no park out of France are they THE MERITS OF STEAM The Opinions at Which a Practical Ofc Has In response to a query regarding the relative merits of steam and horse rollers in the building and rebuilding of countoy of recently sent this letter to 3L Bowen DEAB replying to your letter I must begin by saying that my knowl edge of like my ia very not having given much thought to the beyond a natural love of good That love was early strengthened by my having lived for a number of years hi the then town of as you must poor roads are the pecially so within tea miles of Coming from there to Rhode Island yoa may be to estimate toy opinion of the public roads or of the towns in this state aa they were twentyfive years Bat you want my opinion as to the relative of steam and horse for baQdhlg or rebuilding country Off if no other can be a hone bet ter than no but there no more comparison between them thanbetween theoldFrankbii that iron wmchjemnre the to r 3irshort during the past point of e account 150 per would the correct Wefindaftsrf months of rather weather for loads these have those of road rolled with steam an firm and smooth as when first while the parts rolled with the 1 axe badly muddy when wek i exceedingly rough when These facts are patent to any o may have occasion to pass over Cranston road from the city line to a point i the residence of on t From the city line to Avrliagr ton Hay and Grain storey the work was done by the steankloQnv From the car barn to the point the west side of the rolled by the east side by Let the public judge between In permit me to suggest tint with the ample supply of gravel posacased by the town of at and steam it ia certain that good roads can be made as any in too and at a comparatively low coat over that of the old and in tSe end I sincerely hope that the Cranston will as it in accordance with good as to the merits of the steam over the horse and order a fifteen ton steam perfected roller at iU financial meeting in April What a Tork Town Im The town of Monroe a stone crusher and him men by the day to run Last spring the town appropriated to make a rough I the crushed stone enough to maker about five miles of perfect They J set the crusher near which is nated the town pays for hauling to the and pays for crushing it the road districts go and get the crushed stone and lay Each road district andt individual greedy to get the and I think that money thus expended goes ten times as far as any other in In the laat three years the town of Sweden has made about twenty miles oC so good that a team can haul am large a load in the muddy winter as in The land ia and the roads not laid with stone or gravel are simply It would pay a per son to go a long distance to see what bast been done to the roada in the town of 1 When the roads are all with crushed stone and the fences moved the bleak places where thai snow the millennium will not to far Not the HMponatbto tot At a prayer meeting held in the Itnfc Methodist church in re cently a lady expressed her inability to see why certain things were thus and and was especially severe upon deuce for Inflicting so much mud upon Said she No matter much I may my house is contin ually tracked with mud my kept in a filthy and notn ing but When speaker finished the pastor arose remarked I cannot conclude meeting without saying that God ia i responsible for the mud in if tbml were no men there would be in where i about six months in the t is no for the simple they have men there who know i to make Vnmcd Advantages In In 1880 or 1881 the board of cnratonof the Missouri State university passed olution providing that any county or and exomcio roads and bridge who felt not fully prepared his position might take the engineering i coarse in the university free of tnittoev l That the generosity ot the board is taken advantage says a Loofe is evidence of the indif ference of the people at large the improvement of ground of this indifference is simply noranceof the advantages of impraredh When the taxyaying citizenaeaail see the profitableness oC the investmeajt Missouri as in other i to the front in the development of 1 internal The for Rhatl The shape to be given a road murfae has been a subject of much In order to get a good water sential to long many roada hanN been made so rounding in the center to be uncomfortable to now generally conceded that the section should be a curve and that height of a road should be oneauttietl of its that a roadbed feet should be six inches the center than at the At a recent meeting of the SewJaiaajj board of agriculture Frank Mercer fax a paper on road recommended that where the pense can be borne asphalt be where stone ia a Telford where districts are thinly a inch bed of stone covered a inch layer of He abo I mends especial care in maintaining i after they are and suggests giving of prizes by the state each the counties having the best Connecticut The total expenditure for j Connecticut last year amounted tof The largest amount in New Haven Fairfield county was second wittii total expenditure of jb ford county the years expenditure a gregated The total pended by the towns in the i during the year was the ten cities then maintenance amounted fo the boroughs expended Notwithstanding these large the public thoroughfares inx necticnt are in no way as good i ought to The present winter been the severest in years on the and from every part of there is complaint of ruined ro the wheels of vehicles in cutting through the best material When one thinks of 1 of bnsbeb of wheat this practically att of except that saved for tauuported tVcE of several OB the wbenone to that the faced whichis   

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