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���"WARNING" sign about three by four feet is erected on temporary standards about a street block apart along the thoroughfares which are to be improved, and as far in advance of actual paving work as is possible. These signs are painted in large white letters on a bright red background as follows:


��This warning is placed on all streets to be paved, as far in advance of the work as p>ossible

How Baltimore Protects Newly Paved Streets and Saves Time and Trouble

��THIS STREET WILL BE PAVED! All underground structures, gas and water pipes, etc., must be put in at once

After completion, no permits to cut will be granted for five years.

James H. Preston, Mayor.

By the strict enforcement of this regula- tion, city officials have convinced contrac- tors that they are in earnest in their determination to make one cutting up of a street the limit for necessary installations.

��BALTIMORE, Maryland, and proven entirely practical a system which reduces the number of "cuts"instreetsand which has eliminated the tearing up of new pave- ments for the laying of gas and water mains or services, sewer pipes, con- duits and the like at different times.

1st. A list of streets to be improved is adver- tised in the daily papers four times within a period of six weeks.

2nd. This list is sent to all city departments and to all public service corporations operating within the city limits.

3rd. A printed form notice is served on each owner or leaseholder of property abutting on streets to be paved. This form contains some good advice on "Before," "Dur- ing" and "After" paving operations.

4th. A conspicuous


��Quartering Potatoes for Seed with a New Double-Blade Cutter

has adopted TJ^VERYBODY knows that potatoes JIL/ grow from the "eyes" cut from other But only a farmer knows how to ut the eyes so that the largest nd healthiest potatoes are ob- tained. Even he can stand improvement in his methods of cutting. Nine farmers out of ten use an ordinary single- blade "potato" knife. But the cutter shown in the photograph will double, and even treble, the speed of cutting.

This cutter has a double- edged blade held verti- cally in front of the opera- tor. With the horizontal guide below it, the blade is securely held in position by steel bracing which is attached to the iron board upon which the operator sits. A potato is taken in both hands and pushed sharply against one of the edges of the knife. The smaller of the severed pieces is dropped into the ^:.^Tt£t^^T^& basket, while the rest is

halves the potato, and the puUed back agamst the

backward stroke quarters it Other blade,tobecut again.

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