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Good Roads

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One of the srood evklences of civilization is a good road. The editor of the Caro Advertiser reaĆ¼zes this and makes the following remarks : Illinois derives an annual income of half a million from the Illinois Central railroad. It is proposed to expend this amount in improvino; the wagon roads of the state.- East Saginaw Herald. It is a great pity that Michigan coiild'nt devise sotne method of raising an income to be expended in the same manner. The great need of this State to-day is decent wagon roads. Not only In the northern and new counties, but the older counties as well. Bad roads are the greatest drawback the farmer and business men have, and yet year after year passes by and comparatively nothing is done to make them better. Legislature after legislature meets and dissolres, and nothing is done. Establish stone yaras tourjails; give the highways money instead of labor; have grades established, and plans made and every year work to them. As the law is now, a man turns in labor for hls highway taxes. And every year a new oomniissioner of highway in a townsliip is quite apt to expund a large share of the labor in tearing up and doing over what bis predecessor has done, because it dou't sxactly suit his ideas.


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