The Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot (Bryan, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 59, Ed. 1 Monday, February 2, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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THE BRYAN DAILY MAPLE
MONDAY FEBRUARY 2. 1914.
i ! 'oil
Cooper & Cole
Towle'a Log Cabin Maple Syrup.
Club House Maple Syrup.
New South Pure Ribbon Cane Syrup.
Velva Pure Ribbon Cane Syrup.
Everybody's Sugar Cane Syrup.
Penick & Ford's Syrup.
Karo Syrup Crystal White.
Karo Syrup Dark.
Wild Rose Syrup.
THE BRYAN DAILY EAGLE
Published Every Day Except Sunday
y THE EAGLE PRINTING. CO.
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4. JT. BUCHANAN.
H. B. WALLACE..
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Tbe Eagle is authorized to announce
the following candidates subject to
tbe action of tbe July Democratic pri-
maries: FOR CONGRESS:
HON. RUFUS HARDY Corslcana
HON. J. L. FOUNTAIN.
CHEAPER TO BE HEALTHY.
The first national conference for
race betterment held in Battle Creek
Mich. made history from the point of
view of the National health. Authori-
ties of wide note were in attendance
.and tbe topics discussed were with
negligible exceptions of a practical
nature and unspoiled by that tendency
to faddlsm so conspicuous in every
American movement toward uplift to-
day. An illustration is found in tbe
following extract from an address by
Dr. C. H. Sumner secretary of the
Board of Health of Iowa:
"Tbe sphere of the medical man
has been enlarged and be has discov-
ered tbat tuberculosis typhoid fever
smallpox and many diseases are
economic maladies; and trade and oc
cupation diseases will not disappear
until social conditions have been made
"Wherever a State practices econ-
omy in public health measures ef-
ficiency la not attained but If we
place efficiency first economy is the
essential result The prime motive
of all health boards should be to pre-
vent the spread of disease at its
Tbe old and tragic rule used to be
never to call in a doctor for the indi-
vidual or community until the indi-
vidual or the community fell actually
sick. It Is only within comparatively
recent times say the last twenty
years that we have recognized the
superiority of prevention over cures
and with it the fact tbat the mainte-
nance of health is not a matter of sen-
timent but one of stern economics.
We know now though we do not
always practice it that that town
which has the best sanitary and health
departments is the town that is the
most prosperous just as we know
that it is rare to associate success
with the individual weakling. We
know that the money stinted in garb-
age disposal facilities or pure water
supplies or campaigns against com-
municable diseases Is lost many
times over in disease and death and
at the very best in impaired efficiency.
In brief phrases it is cheaper for
a community as well as an individual
to be healthy than to be sick. Every
notable progress the world is now
making Is based in the last analysis
-upon tbe application of that discov-
ery of relatively recent date. Atlanta
Will Mayes has submitted his po-
litical destiny to the eliminators com-
pletely and without any strings tied
to It. Water Power Lane is defiant
and says be is in the race to a finish.
If we are to judge the future by the
past Tbe Eagle does not see what dif-
ference it makes as to who comes in
and who stays out The people are
going to vote as they please'anyway.
This is shown by Colquitt's vote in
the prohibition counties of North
Texas and Ramsey's vote In the antl
counties of South Texas.
pa . . .i
Where is the old fashioned Fourth
of July orator who used to state it as
a fact "without fear of successful con-
tradiction?" Bonham Favorite.
He is practicing law in South Texas
and continues to draw the expression
without warning on helpless Jurors
who are Incapable of defending them-
selves or escaping to forest solitudes.
Modern ideas and methods have
crowded the old orator off the plat-
form and it's a great pity too. He
held a unique place in the affairs of
bis day and generation and delighted
thousands with his fiery eloquence. He
was the man of the hour and wore bis
honors with a dignity befitting the
orifiamme of a Bayard adorned with
tbe lilies of France.
The latest Parish fashion report is
decollette gowns to tbe waist line.
Also muffs for the limbs to be worn
while out and removed when removing
tbe wraps. From which we suppose
the whole shooting match is practical-
ly decollette. If that fashion strikes
this country the Lord knows what will
become of Col. George Bailey of the
Houston. Post he's so timid. Now
State Press he'll be tickled to death.
Mayor Harris is heartily in favor
of uniform awngs. He believes if
me neiraps ana eyesores now in use
for awnings were removed and nice
modern awnings of uniform height in-
stalled it would add more than any
other one thing to the appearance of
the business section.
The spirit of co-operation shown by
Judge Maloney and the County Com-
missioners in agreeing to have the
county road force grade free of charge
a number of streets which connect
with the most important county roads
Is indeed commendable.
We'll lift Bryan out of the mud yet
It can't be done In a day but tbe
movement Is now on in dead earnest
and within a year from now there'll
be a wonderful change.
Lincoln Beachey's engine busted
Saturday and he took a thousand-foot
drop. The limbs of a friendly tree
caught him and postponed the funeral.
Today was Ground Hog Day. The
little critter saw his shadow and
crawled back into his hole to wait un-
til spring opens sure enough..
It Is a heavy loss to those farmers
who are still feeding their hogs wait-
ing for cold weather to kill.
Clean up your guns boys and lay
them away. It's all off until November
Editor Estes of the Franklin Central
Texan is the owner of an automobile.
What do you know about that?
The sausage crop is ripe unto the
harvest but the weather is too warm.
The Rubicon is crossed. If you paid
it you'll vote and if not you won't
and that's all there Is to it.
SOUDAN GRASS IN BRAZOS
By A. W. BUCHANAN.
Early last year the writer was fur-
nished with six small sacks of Soudan
grass seed from the experiment Btation
at the A. & M. College with tbe re-
quest that he give them to six farmers
residing in different parts of the coun-
ty and that these farmers plant and
grow the seed and report on them ac-
cording to Instructions. The seed were
given out to men that the writer felt
would comply with the above request.
During the growing season the writer
saw four of these plats of this wonder-
ful grass. These plats were all upland
and made a growth from five to eight
feet hlRh. It is of better stalk better
head and better blades or fodder than
Johnson grass. The stalk is much bet-
ter than Johnson grass because it Is
pithy instead of hollow and is partial-
ly saccharine and Its nutriant strength
is fully as great as Johnson grass.
Then there is no more danger of it
spreading from its roots than there is
In an ordinary Beason with rain In
early fall this grass can be cut as
many as three or four times. The
writer cut on the Steep Hollow school
One-third off on all
Suits and Overcoats.
One-fourth off on all
One-fourth off on all
Men's and Boys'
One-fourth off on all
One-fourth off on all
Novelty and Stiff
The Store for Values
In Men's Wear
experiment plat on the 20th of Novem-
ber from the" second growth of this
grass stalks that measured over seven
feet. This same grass could have been
cut in September and this could have
been the third growth instead of tbe
But he writer Is sorry to have to
state that notwithstanding all this
favorable experience with this grass
for the first year amongst our farmers
we have received but one report from
these six lots of seed.
Mr. F. W. Yeager makes the follow-.
Ing report: He planted a few square
yards more than a quarter of an acre.
He fed part of this green which left
less than a quarter of an acre from
which he gathered the seed of two
cuttings. He gathered and saved 123
pounds of seed. He also saved the
hay and while it was too ripe for good
hay when it was cut on account of
having to wait until tne seea were
ripe still his cattle are very fond of it
and eat it up clean. While Mr. Yeager
has sold his seed for less the price
quoted in the different seed catalogues
is from $2.25 to $2.50 per pound. Mr.
Yeager says that he believes that from
one-half acre he can feed as many as
six horses all the green feed they
might want from early summer till
frost with early rains in the fall. Mr.
Yeager is very enthusiastic over the
experience that he has had with this
With the present prospects there
will be quite a good deal of this grass
planted this year and we feel sure
that with proper treatment it is going
to prove to be the greatest forage
plant ever known in this part of the
State. The growth of a good forage
plant Is of more importance just now
than anything our farmers can grow
on their farms. A plant that will make
more and better and cheaper hay will
mean more and better live stock In
our county and plenty of good live
stock will add wealth to our people
faster than any other one tbtng.
Mat Harris and Emma Smith.
At the Crystal tonight six reels
of fine pictures including Phil-
lips Smalley and Lois Weber In
Thieves and the Gross
Two Parts; one fine comedy
and three additional dramas;
all good; see our ad.
POLL TAXES PAID
Heavy Increass In Both County and
City Indicating Growth In
The following is a statement ot the
number of poll taxes and exemptions
issued in the county by precincts:
Precinct No. 1 Milllcan 143 poll
taxes and three exemptions.
Precinct No. 2 Wellborn 103 poll
taxes and 1 exemption.
Precinct No. 3 College 190 poll
taxes and 10 exemptions.
Precinct No. 4 Steele's Store C8
poll taxes and 1 exemption.
Precinct No. 5 llnrvey 108 poll
taxes and 5 exemptions.
Precinct No. 6 Kurten 176 poll
taxes nml 9 exemptions.
Precinct No. 7 Cottonwood 119 poll
taxes and 4 exemptions.
Precinct No. 8 Edge 137 poll taxes
and 2 exemptions.
Precinct No. 9 Smetana 160 poll
taxes and 3 exemptions.
Precinct No 10 City Hall 413 poll
taxes and 19 exemptions.
i Precinct No. 11 Court House 478
poll taxes and 17 exemptions.
Total 2101 poll taxes and 75 exemp
There were 596 city poll taxes paid
at the City Hall and 40 exemptions is
sued. Both the City Hall and county
tax collectors office were kept open
to a late hour Saturday night to give
everybody a chance to pay their taxes
There were more exemptions issued
this year than ever before.
The number of poll taxes paid In the
) county last year were 1944; this year
2101; increase 157. Number paid in
the city last year 476; this year 596;
COLLECTING STREET TAX.
Secretary Crenshaw reports that
over $1100 have been collected In
street taxes and they are only about
About wenty-flve warrants for ar-
rest have been Issued and served on
those who failed to show up with the
necessary $3 on the day they were
summoned. No partiality is being
shown to anybody; and City Attorney
Young is seeing tbat the law in re-
gard to the street tax is being rigidly
MR. R. L. SMITH DEAD.
Mr. R. L. Smith known as "Uncle
Ran" by his many friends died at his
borne near Smetana yesterday and
was buried today. A more extended
notice will appear later.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
C. G. Walker to Frank Dominik. 16
acres of land on the Wixon creek in
Brazos County; consideration un-
known. Nettie Sharpe to Willie Mosely a
tract of land in the W. J. Bryan addi-
tion No. 2 to the city of Bryan; consid-
The War Department Is reforesting
a large area near Fort Bayard New
.Mexico for use as an army hospital
The light house reservations on the
Great Lakes are able to grow all the
white cedar needed for spar buoys in
The Kaibab and the Coconino Na-
tional forests adjoin each other. Yet
it takes from two to three days to go
from one to the other across tbe Grand
Canyon of the Colorado.
There are several bands of the Per-
sian fat-tailed sheep on the National
forests of Southern Utah. The large
fat tail sometimes weighs as much as
forty pounds and like the bump on
the camel is a reserve supply of nour-
ishment when food is lacking.
Dr. B. E. Fernow dean of the forest
school of the University of Toronto
and Bristow Adams of .Hie United
States Forest Service have just been
elected president and secretary re-
spectively of the Society of American
Foresters the only organization of
professional foresters In the Western
London Feb. 2. A teachers' strike
for five hundred dollars minimum
yearly salary tied up eighty schools
in Hereford County today.
CflUrJTY ATtlD CITY
SPRING THE PROPER TIME TO
By tbe United Stales Department of
i . . Agriculture .
Washington Feb. 2. It is a great
mistake to put off working roads until
August or September according . to
road experts of tbe United States De-
partment of Agriculture. The roads
should be worked when the soil Is
damp so as to make the soil bake
when it dries out. If tbe roads are
worked when they are dry it takes
more power to draw the machine and
besides dry earth and dust retain
moisture and quickly rut after rains.
The use of clods sods weeds or vege-
table matter in building earth roads
should be avoided because they bIho
If the working of the roads Is de-
ferred until the latter part of the sum-
mer when the surface is bnked dry
and bard they are not only difficult
to work but the work is unsatisfac-
tory when done.. Earth which is loose
and dry will remain dusty as long as
the dry weather lasts and then turn
to mud as the rains begin. By using
the road machine in the spring while
the soil is soft and damp the surface
Is more easily shaped and soon packs
down into a dry bard crust which is
less liable to become dusty in sum-
mer and muddy in winter.
Repairs to roads should be made
when needed and not once a year after
crops are laid by. Because of Its sim-
plicity efficiency and cheapness the
split-log drag or some similar device
Is destined to come Into more and
more general use. With tbe drag
properly built and its use well under-
stood the maintenance of earth and
gravel roads becomes a simple and in-
expensive matter. Care should be
taken to make the log so light that
one man can lift it with ease as a
light drag can be drawn by two me-
dium sized horses and responds more
readily to various methods of bitching
and the shifting position of the opera-
tor than a heavier one. Tbe best ma-
terial for the drag is a dry cedar log
though elm walnut box elder or soft
maple are excellent. Oak hickory or
ash are too heavy. The log should be
from seven to ten feet long and from
eight to ten Inches in diameter. It
should be split carefully as near the
renter as possible and the heaviest
and best slab chosen for the front
When the soil is moist but not sticky
the drag does the best work. As the
soil In the field will bake If plowed
wet so the road will bake if 'the drag
is used on it when it Is wet. If the
roadway Is full of boles or badly rut-
ted the drag should be used once wben
the road is soft and slushy.
The earth road can best be crowned
and ditched with a road machine and
not with picks and shovels scoops and
plows. One road machine with a suit
able power and operator will do the
work of many men with picks and
shovels and In addition will do it bet-
ter. If the road is composed of fine
clay or sot It will sometimes pay to
resurface it with top soil from an ad-
jacent field which has sand or grave)
mixed with it. This method called the
"top soil method" is now in successful
use in Clark County Georgia.
Storm water should be disposed of
quickly before It has had time to pene-
trate deeply Into the surface of the
road. This can be done by giving the
road a crown or slope from tbe center
to the sides. For an earth road which
is 24 feet wide the center should be
not leBs than six inches nor more than
12 Inches higher than the outer edges
of the shoulder. The narrow road
which is high In the middle will be-
come rutted almost as quickly as one
wbich Is too flat for the reason that
on a narrow road all the traffic is
forced to use only a narrow strip.
Shoulders are often formed on both
sides of the road which prevents
storm water from flowing into the
side ditches retaining It In the ruts
and softening the roadway. These
ruts and shoulders can be entirely
eliminated with the road machine or
split log drag.
The width of the earth road will de-
pend on the traffic. As a rule 25 or
30 feet from ditch to ditch Is sufficient
if the road is properly crowned. Or
dinarily the only ditches needed are
those made with the road machine
which are wide and shallow. Deep
narrow ditches wash rapidly especial-
yl on steep slopes. The earth road
Bhould not be loosened dug up or
plowed up any more than is absolutely
necessary. It should be gradually
raised not lowered; hardened nor
COMMERCIAL CLUB MTETING.
The Eagle is requested to announce
the regular weekly meeting of the
Commercial Club tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock. Th presence of every
member is urged.
At the Crystal tonight six reels
of fine pictures including Phil-
lips Smalley and Lois Weber in
Thieves and the. Gross
Two Parts ; one fine comedy
and three additional dramas;
all good; see our ad.
"Oil Burning Routs"
' National Corn Exposition Dal-
las greatest agricultural exposi-
tion the world has ever known
$50000 in prizes. To occupy the
buildings and grounds ot State
fair of Texas. $5.95 round trip.
On sale Feb. 9 to 23 inclusive;
limit Feb. 2G.
. Mardl Gras New Orleans
$15.13 round trip. On sale Feb.
17 to 23 Inclusive; limit March
6 with privilege of extension to
March 23 by deposition tlcxel
not later than March 6 and pay-
ment of $1 fee. .
S. II. HARRIS
I Have Three Cars Both
Hard and Soft
Alabama and Illinois
C L. EDEN
Give us a trial and you will
become a customer
MRS. OTTO BOEKME
lm fha Indian end ClKla j
floodi. the cyclone atOmaba
the Jdi.tieaippl overflow and
oitaac diaaatere at the yeai ISIS Ihooiuda of
IT 17D1M? sewing
the r IKjtftL MACHINES
wrt dettroyed and new machinal rtvea away
wiinool com M bolden el Tbt FKBK Imur-
an ca policy.
Sss Pictures In our Windows
But Tha FREE Sawinc M. china and aeenre
policy whicb protacu tha machine asatnat loot
by flood tornado cyclone fire hri.ak.ra or
any other came. The only Insured machine.
WE SELL IT
E. F. PARKS & CO.
Cement Walks Around
your Home Means a
Don't criticise the walks of your
neighbor or of the city until you
have them built around YOUR
home. Increase the value of
your property and help to build
up the town.
W. H. O'BRIEN
Successor to V. P. Wallace.
A. S. ADAMS
Office: City Hall. Phone 424
LUMBER FOR SALE
$10 and $12 per Thousand.
See W. F. Holly Main
Building College Station
Glenview Dairy Farm
Aerated Sweet Milk Cream Butter.
Eggs and Other Dairy Products
Deliver Twice Daily
L. M. GANDY Manager.
JOE B. REED
Life and Accident
Fraternal a Specialty
Office Masonic Temple
Hours 8 to 10 A. M. Bryan TeJeas
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