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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 5, 1913, Acton, Massachusetts • e.Am TWO umfonttÀito^.1111 :When You Want Electrical Work 00 Well Done an When You Want it Done Cheaply When You Want It Done Promptly ......CALL ON...... ROBERT M. PRENTISS Tel. 240*2 Concord Jet., Masfl. tol. 204*WET WASH, WET WASH If. you want your wet wash don» promptly and cleanty and delivered on time» the place to send It la to the men who know how to handle t quickly and satisfactorily. We positively guarantee to glvo you absolute satisfaction. There Is no method of handling tho family washing equal to patronising the wet waoh laundry If the work la handled properly. One trial will convince you that we know our business. I. DROP U8 A POSTALPETERSON & WALBRON . ■ ... Stow, Lower Village* ' ^¡¡gjjflgOQlMlllliilllllllOllllDnMIlD^ TillniB —J i uup.jnuj When You Think ot Electricity Think of ,1kg i No matter what you want In the electrical line, I will do It a little better and a little 'cheaper than anyone else. ' Let me estimate the coat of Wiring your house, of equipping It with bells or putting in new fixtures. Yoii mpy think you cannot afford it, but my prices will convlnco you that you can. B. Aa KING, WEST ACTON MASS.HANLÈY & GOULDINGHouse Painters and Decorators Everything In the Paint Line—Dealers in Window Glass, Paints Oils and Varnishes Grant Street, Concord. Mass. Telephone 204-2Warm Weather has done it» Also better,cleaner coalWHITHEY COAL & GRAIN 60., Inc. Tel 115-2 Concord Junction, Mass (l^jjiA^jrf^lP^i^jiift^TT^iA^iAiijifi^ji "Assabet Institution for Savings ^B^MAVNARD, MASS. Business Hours IO a. m. to IO p. m. Also 7 to 8 p. m. Fridays nn(l 51 to 4 p. m. Saturdays INVESTMENT BOARD 0. J. Bodfifih 0. H. Persons S. II. Kitchen À..ÇÎ. Hnynes O. S. Fowler • * . ........■■■■"..................I'll......w™»»»^SEASONABLE GROCERIE Just at this time of tho year there am demands for groceries of a special nature more or less. You will find tins store equipped with the best in all lines at all times and unswering all demands that maybe made upon it. All our groceries are of the best and are priced very low. > If you would try this store once you would come again Kaleva Co-operative Store Main Street <3> O 0 « # « j PLUMBING AND HE, ATI Let Me Figur© on Your Work HSOÉS IS MAL WÊÛNÉS.6aS\ ÊèBftUIAÀY è, 101*3 Itfrjiliï .til <1.. «Mil toftiWMiltl kf .....rffr.i4ilifì NJUTttHfe SON TALKS | ON NI^SPAPER MAKING.; Heir of Latt PublUhor Says Lattor'e Religion Was Truth. Colonel 6. W, Goethals Tolls of Assistant.he made project possible "Would Bo No Canal but For Harry F. Hoclgeo," Saya Chief Enginooi—Ho Invonted New Design of Locks, Con-coivod Idea of Arches In Approach Wallo—May Got Promotion, + +I <3> o 240 Main St., Concord Jet., Tel. Con. % ♦ GE.O. E. KB: ••I 'olonei Harry !•'. Hodges is ilio innn wiio designed I lie canal. Il<- i-iis p'iiIum. Wllliuut III in there would have iit'i'ii no cauul." Tlmt Is want Colonel George \V. OuotlmlM. iMi^im'fr iu i-liii'f at tin» Pan a inn canal, in mi.v <>f the technical orcppit in finiw «r flip iMIUStrUOtlon Of tllC (il'IMIt waterway. The engineer Iu chief spoke lilt prnlse In a recent Interview nt \V:isii-Iniiion. Colonel (toethals Hayn further: "Colonel Hodges lo n iiinn of detail U'lien lie deslfiiied the raiwl he u-ml;<><! out the design» In detail, never over-¡ooUIiik any nmall tliluft which inntle for the success of the canal. As the work nearu competition criticism of the project,'technically or otherwise, Is being refuted liy the project Itself. "It In not generally Uuown why ihe approach walls of the locks are nivlied. The lni|ireBslon Ih that the arches were put Into the walls to save concrete. That question never wan considered by Colonel Hodges. Tho renRon he designed the walls with arches was because of tho danger of the waters of the lake washing up nnd Into the locks. "There Is a mean wind which blows down across Lake (Jntun from the northwest. Had the approach walls been of solid concrete the water* of the lake, whipped by the wind, would have washed Into the locks. Ah It Is. the wind may whip tho waters of l.nke (intuit Into a foam, but Instead of piling up on the dam and Into the locks tho waters will be driven through the nrchcR to the opposite aide of the lake. To Come Up For Promotion, "The foregoing is but one of the many details which Colonel Hodges considered when ho designed the canal. Tho mechanism for hinging tho great i gates wao designed by Colonel Hodges. The typo of gate is of his design. "Too much praise cannot be given Colonel Hodges for his part in the building of the canal. 1 reiterate that but for Colonel Hodges there would not have been a canal.", itecuuuo of hla work uud the credit given him by Colonel Goethals, Colonel Hodges will come to President Elect Wilson as the leader among army olllcern for promotion. Colonel Hodges is the one most to be credited for the present stage of com-1 pletlon of the canal, a feat declared im-' possible by the foremost engineers or ( the world. Ho does the actual work. from the engineering standpoint. Dur-, lug Colonel GoothniB' absence he assumes charge of the canal zone. | la UnaesuminQ and Direct. j Since granduatlng among the flrst five of the class of 1881 of the Military j academy he has won tho distinction ot being called one of the greatest engineers of tho day. For Ave years ho directed the work of river and httrboi fortifications, and In 1001 he was made chief engineer of tho department ol Cuba. IIIb work nnd repuatlon gained by skillful handling of all sorts of navi Ration and englueerlug problems led to his being selected as Colonel (ioetbals' assistant. As a man he is unassuming, quiet and direct. Ho has the respect of every man under bis supervision, and on tho istbmuB he is considered a marvel After It had been decided to build the Gatun dnm It was necessary to deter-1 mine tho amount of water It would take to flU It to the spillway, the ' amount of water required to raise «hips of a certain size, and then bow best to utilize each gallon of water. i iu solving this problem he inveuted ti style of lock whtcb has now become the standard of the world. He designed locks so that nhlpa of different length» tuay bo raised by using just watet enough to lift It. By a unique arrange ment of culverts he so arranged tbt double fiet locks that the water used for lowering a ship iu one set of locke will be used for raising n ship In th« other set. t The flrst large ship will bo sent through on Jan. 1, 1015, and will bt the historic battleship Oregon, with it» commander during tho Spanish-,American wur. Hear Admiral Clarli, on the bridge. j GERMANY LIKES DOG MEAT. Eating of Caninos lo Growing Practice Among Teutons. The use of the flesh of dogs as a food for mun Is becoming common In Germany. i From necessity the German working-man has long made boras meat n substantial portion of his dally fare, but while Saxony consumes thousands ot dogs unnually tbe practice of eating this uieat has not until recently invaded Prussia. Now the overseers of the Berlin cattle yurds have given their approval ot a proposal to erect a municipal-slaughter house for dogs ut the yards, and It Is.expected that tho police president will Boon Issue tbe required permit. I Ralph Pulitzer, son of the late .Toseph Pulitzer, who endowed tho Pulitzer school of JdurnalUut. received an en-thUKltiBtle greeting from the Columbia Btuiientit when lie addressed them Iu the Karl ball auditorium. He spoke Of tho avidity wltft which liltl father seized on all (sources of knowledge. .Mr. Piilltzor wan scathing In his characterization of the newspaper which admits that facts embarrass rather than pIcoko It. Such a paper ho put In tho i-loss of monstrosities, while the paper that prints inaccurate statements, however Innocently, he described as one performing an "essentially abnormal function." He said in part: "Accuracy in newspaper writing was with .Joseph Pulitzer a religion. He hud a ravenous craving for information. Ills Intellect was positively leer-hllke Iu the way it fastened ou any other Intellect with which it came In contact atul .sucked from it every sppclilc fact it contained' that bo did not already know, lie wan Intolerant of generalizations, nnd Impatient of conclusions. He would draw his own. He hnteil an lunmirate stoteinent ns another man would loathe a lie. He was inexorable in running It down and tearing it to pieces. Scrupulous as was his love of accuracy in the news columns, it was nothing com-pnrcil to the almost painful consclen-, tlousncsa of his precision ou the cdlto-I rial page. Among his Intimates, in his i spoken words, glowing white hot from 1 lhe furnace,of his convictions, he was I always vehement, often violent and not ! seldom Intensely Intemperate iu big | statement of u case. These same qual-1 itles therefore appeared in the flrst rough dictated draft of an editorial. Paragraph by paragraph, word by word, he would then sometimes for days work hts way through that editorial, weighing each word to see whether It was ever so little of an overstatement or understatement or a misstatement of exftct fact. "The newspaper," Mr. Pulitzer went on, "Is manufactured out of tho subtlest, moat volatile, most elusive raw material in the world—the truth." He showed tho difficulties with which every newopaper bad to contend in getting, writing, printing and distributing its facta, resulting often in unfortunate but innocent inaccuracies, in order that be might point out and criticise more severely those other inaccuracies iu eome papers which are not Innocent, but arc vicious, deliberate fakes.THE GRANGE Ceniotüd -by J. W. BARRO*, Chkihtm. N. Y„ Editor of the jfeip tnrk Stale Oranßo lUtitw »......................................................... ULSTER SAVES MAN IN FALL Farmer, Blown Off Palieadee, Lodges Saftly In Tree. While tho spectacle of & launch at Alpine, X. J-. Is not one of'the ueven wonders of tbe world, a naphtha boat that landsd there hold for John Itouloff, a farhier of Alpine, enough interest to drsw him to tho edge at the Palisades. A strong young breeze camo alone about then and lifted Mr. Rouloff from his feet, whirling him In tbe direction of the Hudson river, 240 feet down, ThO farmer wore an ulster, buttoned. Remember (his ia case you Intend to do any Alpine climbing, or the reverse, for thlrty-flve feet below the top of the cliff Rouloff landed In a tree and was about to contlnuo his Journey down when ho popped out on to a strong limb. The limb ran up underneath tho back of bis coat, knocking offr bis hot. Then Mr. Rouloff remained quiet and fast. ; Michael Neafsey. looking down upon the peaceful river, saw Mr. Rouloff. He shouted to Rouloff to remain where lio was—far from an Impossibility under the circumstances—until he got help. In five minutes Neafsey returned with two more men nnd a rope. The rope was lowered to Rouloff. nnd after ho had fastened It under his nrms lie was drawn up. 'PUG" PRAYS IN PRIZE RING. ASSOCIATED RURAL SCHOOLS. A Subject In Which the Oranges of the Country Will Bo Interested. SVeinimt look to the North Star Hint»« for tin* latest experiment In asHucInt-i'il nirhl kcIiooIs. It Is u new and MUiiewhnt novel effort, yet prnetlenlly siii'icssful, It seeniH that the Mlune-Kota law. known an tlu> iiRrleultural |,]:;li school net of 11101». provides that rni-iiI schools that are contiguous to lil^'li si-IiouIb teaching ngrlcnlture. manual training nnd domestic' iteleiiro may associate with thiun. The Rtate ulvett illl toward the work provided the liljjli school dlKtrlct gives Sl.ijno. and fur each associated district an additional $100 Is added, while the districts so associated are each given .$50. At C0U11I0 thirteen common school dls-tricih have united with the high school. They assess themselves mills for the promotion of this ngrlcultural work, which produces a revenue of about 91.700 per year. Tbe amount received from nil sources for agrleul-turnl work I11 tho associated-districts Is approximately ¡?l!.f)00 per year. Authority of control 1« vested In 1111 associated board of hIs members of t lio high school hoard and tbreo members of each of the common schools, thus making a total board membership of forty-tlve: but. to simplify management; tho chairmen of each of the sep iirate school boards constitute tbe managing board. The Ruperlntendent of the high school has n supervisory control over the country schools thus Joined, but only ntich as the managing hoard may give him. His valuable ai! vice Is given In the selection of teachers and In arranging the course of study, nnd he visits and takes an especial Interest in each of these schools, thus bringing them Into harmonious relationship with one another. In point of fact they nnd the high school have become n unit of power for agricultural progress, a strong, vitalizing, rejuvenating force. While the rural Rcbools are thus left intact, yet they become a part of a larger whole and so enjoy benefits which singly they could not have. The high school' at Cokato has engaged three special teachers, one for agriculture, one for domestic sclonce and one for the manual training work. Eighth grade pupils receive Instruction in these branches. The instructor in agriculture devotes about half bis time to outdoor work when the season permits and halt to classroom Instruction. As tbe high school owns a tract of ten acres of land, opportunity is given for actual work by the students. The agricultural instructor has also eight I demonstration farms under his charge —^that is, bo works In conjunction with eight farmers who aro willing to allow him a certain latltudo In planning and directing their work. Those farms aro visited by him frequently. He notes tho conditions under which each farmer Is laboring, not only of his land, his cattle and his buildings, but he takes Into account his entiro environment -the financial and other difficulties under which ho Is laboring-and, having taken all these into consideration, he Is In full sympathy with the farmer's position and consequently knows how to help him. It is this particular phase of tho work, says one who Is closely Identified with It, that Is bo now and that Is destined to bo the most powerful ngency for rural progress that has yet been tried. It Is so simple, so systematic ond so effective the wonder Is that It has not long been tried. A visit to these farmers Is enough to convince one that this is the efflclency test nnd proves its right to a place In the front rank among the forces for ogrlcnitwal betterment. THE OLEO QUESTION. OUR SYSTE! In to kppp only ptricM.v fi'psli fish,to linndlo t-lii» H.-»h in u cleanly iitnninT tliui it-giu'H to your lutile in poii'oot condition^ We k vp » liirge nssorlinont ol' IìfIi ami tln> pl ii-os uro uh low as business spiihp allows. This is a catchy coiribiimtion—it suits ns iiihI it will suit you. tarane© McAusIan Nason and Summer Streets Maynard ,ouse s □ ainters Intimates given l'or nil kiwis of work which is done fit. ronsoiuiblr prices. If yon wnnt the right, kind of work done in the right way try ns ♦ REILLY $ 1 Crest Street Concord Junction Bedford Safety Razor Company, Bedford, Mass. PLU Oil Baww Steam m Ro- Englioh Champion Aleo Touchod sary on Ankle and Won. Johnny Summer.-!, the welterweight lioxing champion of England, who retained I.ord I>oiis(lule's belt symbolizing that distinction by defeating Syd Hums nt the Nat loan I Sporting club. Is n devout Catholic•. Just before the n^-lit began Summers knelt In his corner, bowed his hend revoreutly and uimle tbe sign of tho cross. Then lie sprang to his feet llko a panther, dashed at his man and with both bands did Ills best to hammer tbe Benso out of him. At the end of each round Summer» turned down his left nopk nnd touched a rosary that was wound nromul hw ankle, and at the call of tbe time to start each bout ho dropped 011 one knee and passed hts right bond across ids face. When tho flfcht was over and ho had conquered on points after twenty fierce rounds Summers again dropped to his knees In bis nvrner. Although in such a place nnd at *m-li a time tho actions of the "pug" M-cined utterly Incongruous, there whs nut even a titter from tho assemblage of sports and fighting men. Indeed, not a few present wero obviously moved by tbe simple faith and courage of the man. Gold Hoois Worn In Prance. Flcklo fashion has decreed to encircle tho heel c.itu a narrow band of gold. If a fad introduced at the closing cross country meetings «t Anteall, Prance, 1« a correct indication of fbe coming styVs in footwear.. Stockings were wort, decorated with lizards and snakes done iu green .and blue spangles. National Grango Demands Lawo Prohibiting Snle of Fake Butter. The following resolution was adopted at the rei-ein meeting of tin> national grange: Wliorena, Tie, ulconiargarlno in.i-.ufac-turcrs ot tho cnimu v huvo lonp nought to counterfeit Ben»'»'- buttor tliat tlir-v inlsht dispose ot tcaclr i.xxtucts fraudulently to tlioso who deslio 10 ciinBUino butter; and. Whereas, There ima been a bill Intro« duccd In conitrcB!'. known qb tho l.ever bill, whleli If onuiti.i into law will re-movo all restriction); 10 tho-coloring of olcomargarlna In Imitation of.butter and leavo tho millions of uur people who «at at hotels, restaurantu una boardlny houses without protection aealnut counterfeits of tho butter that tliey nsli for and pay for: therefore, Resolved, That we aro turoncly oppose^1 to tho Lever bill and that wo demand tho enactment of a law that uliall, no far as possible, prevent tho fraudulent sale of butter substitutes by prohibiting their manufacture and sale when contalnlns a higher ehado of yellow than that produced by the admixture of "j pc>r rent of puro white. Another Grange Crodit. Thousands of rural schools in a number of states began tho teaching of agriculture lu the fall. The grange has been an earnest advocate of this. So far as we know, the flrst agitation for the teaching of ngrlculture In the rural schools was started by T. U. Harwell at tbe national grange meeting. November. 1878. Public Comfort Room. A new idea uow being talked up by some of the gruugos Is the establish, ment of a public comfort room In the elty where most of them do their trad lug; where the farmer's family can feel they are free to go and rest or pass the time. South COAL, LIME, Also in Eastern and material of all kinds. — Dealers in— CEMENT AND BRICK Western Lumber and Building Southern Hard Pine Sheathing and finish. Please give us a chance fto^quote prices. Frames to ordev at snort notice. SOUTH ACTON COAL & LUMBER CO. .. P. Fletcher, Qen. Manager, South Acton, Mass. HUBIMAR STANDARD «WeaiKafj-Mark FIRST QUMJTi Rubbers This Wintc . "Standard fint quality" means that after 60 years of cspc* fience it is the Standard established by us for first quality out ©very rubber is branded with the "Hub-Mark." Hub-Mark Rubbers are constructed ;uul the compound put together|to give the best possible service under all conditions and still be sold at a price that will ivrmit everyone to wear .them and get the maxjimim return for his money. They cost no more than any first-class rubber, Try them.' Hub-Mark Rubbers are made in all styles and for all purposes. The Hub-Mark is yovr Value-Mark. Jf your dealer cuniiot »/"/you, \i :ic us. BOSTON RUBBER SKCiS CO., Maiden, ¡ass.TÉ WILSON R. L. Wilson Prop. T. A. Wilson Mgr. Opp. Fitchburg Depot, Concord Red Birch, Maple, Hard Pine Floorings, Full l ine of Lime, Portlan Cement, Bricks and Beach Sand, Hair, Nails, Lead, Zinc, Roofing Paper, Tarred Paper, ' Sheathing,"etc. ALL FLOORINGS KEPT UNDER HEAT SWBBai'gSHTg CTTM ■ issili Wf rn TfrrffT^Tir g„ADVERTISING is the LIFE of TRADE ;