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EFFECTIVE WORK ON ROADS
Pulling a Drag Through Mud When
Soil Is Sticky ie Waste of Time
Farmers Work Together.
We have a road drag club of 33
members that has been in existence!
ifor nearly two years. About a third ?
lof the members own drags and these
?are in use nearly all the time. It is
'understood that any member has a
perfect right to hitch to anybody's
drag that is not in use.
We have learned a good many
things about road dragging since we
?started, writes W. D. Dennis of Mis
souri in Farm Progress. Dragging a
road ls not quite as simple as it looks j
and there are some kinds of dragging
that are not worth doing. For in
stance we have found that pulling a
drag through the mud when the soil is
sticky enough to cling to the drag ls
>a waste of time.
Nor do we ever drag a road that is
bone dry. All the good that does is
to heap the dust in the center of the
* highway. Of course, we have no one
lin the club whe has authority to send
a man home if he wants to drag a
road in dry and dusty weather, but it
lis understood that such road work is
foolish and no one does it.
Drive the team at a walk, always,
.is another of our unwritten rules.
You don't want the drag bounding and
hopping along, leaving the road sur
Harriaburg Road, Near Houston, Texss.
face dragged in places and skipped in
-oihers- Slow aniLs>eady does the best
We have no heavy drags. A few
months' experience showed us they
were not what we wanted. We use
light drags, pulled over the road at
about the regulation angle of 45 de
grees. This pulls a small amount of
.earth over to the center of the high
way and firms the whole wheel path,
v We have a 60-foot highway. "Natur
ally we do, got try to drag all of that
surface. What we try to maintain is
a roadway of about twenty feet In
width. We begin in the center and try.
ito fljst get a good^ whee] track width
in fair shape. As soon as this 'if done
"the drags are lapped a little farther J
over into the undraiged roadway at
r We drag the roads as soon as pos
sible after every rain. The best work
is done after a rain and just before
the road surface begins to harden as
it dries. One side of the wheel path ls
taken going in one direction, and the
other side is smoothed up on the re
turn trip. Half a dozen drags on a
road after a spring rain will work
wonders. Keep this up a few weeks
and you are able to build the center
of the road up to a height of from
ten to twelve inches above the level of
the edges. This gives a good drain
age and makes the future dragging
easier and much more effective.
Road dragging is something that
must be kept up continually. Eternal
dragging is the price we have to pay
for dirt roads- that are above the av
erage. If we paid for the work put on
them it would probably cost us all of
$10 and maybe 112 a mile for the
year. Some years the roads will re
quire much more work than in others
because of the weather conditions.
The amount of traffic and the nature
of the soil on which the road is built
aro other faotors that affect the
?mount of dragging necessary.
There are socio spots in every road
that should be graded and filled be
fore roo can expect to do very much
with the drag. A drag will not help
these bad spots touch. Get them fixed
np once, though, and you won't have
much trouble tn keeping them in shape
with the drag.
Reduce All Grade?.
Reduce all gradee to at least five per
cent If possible. In som* states roads
are laid out on section linea and hills
must be gone over, bot where possible
?void steep grade?, as these are a con
stant cost for maintenance and danger
ous to travel.
The way to build a good road 1?
to work at ft sjvtom&tlcally and con
tinuous^. You cant do a little new
and then and have it ooma out the
war roa want U ia the IWff rm
FOR THE SUCCULENT CARROT
Six Ways of Serving Vegetable That
Should Be of More General
Creamed Carrots.. - Scrape and
wash the carrots, cut in thin slices
crosswise; boil in salted water until
tender, drain off the water, cover with
sweet milk, add salt to taste and a
small piece of butter. Thicken *ith
a spoonful of flour to the consistency
of good cream.
Carrot Croquettes.-Boil four large
carrots until tender; drain and rub
through sieve, add one cupful of thick
white sauce, mix well and season to
taste When cold, shape into cro
quettes, and fry same as other cro
Carrot Soup.-One quart of thinly
sliced carrots, one head of celery,
three or four quarts of water, boil
for two and one-half hours; add one
half cupful of rice and boil for an hour
longer; season with salt and pepper
and a small cupful of cream.
Carrot Pie.-Scrape and boil the
carrots until very tender, then mash
thoroughly, and to one cupful of car
rot add one pint of milk, one-half tea
spoonful each of salt, cinnamon and
ginger, one well-beaten egg, sugar to
sweeten to taste. Bake slowly in one
crust like squash pie.
Carrot Preserve-Boil the carrots
until tender; peel and slice them and
to each pound add one pound of gran
ulated sugar and one-half cupful of
water; flavor with lemon. Simmer
slowly until rich and thick, then seal.
Carrot Marmalade.-Boil the carrots
until perfectly tender, then mash to a
fine smooth pulp, and to each pound
allow one pound of sugar, six almonds,
the grated rind of one lemon and the
juice of two and a few drops of al
mond flavoring. Bring to a boil grad
ually, and let boil, stirring constantly
for Ave minutes; then pour into
jars and seal.
DAINTY 8ASKET OF MACARONI
For the Luncheon Table or the After
noon Tea This ls a Delicious
Take two cupfuls sugar, one cupful
boiling water and one-eighth teaspoon
ful cream of tartar. Put ingredients
In a smooth saucepan, stir, place on
range and heat to boiling point. Boil
without stirring until sirup begins to
dissolve. Remove from fire and place
in larger pan of cold water to instant
ly stop boiling. Remove from cold
water and place in a saucepan of hot
water. Now dip macaroni in sirup at
regular intervals close to edge and
put two together. When firm add a
third macaroni and so on until a circle
ls formed large enough for base of
Over these fit another layer of maca
roni and over the second layer a
third one. Make a handle of stretched
candy twisted, and adjust same. Ar
range basket on small plate, fill with
ice cream, garnish with whipped
cream, flavored and sweetened, aiad
surround with holly.-Exchange.
Wash Chamois and Doeskin Gloves.
The secret of success in washing
chamois and doeskin gloves lies in
using lukewarm or cool water-better
cool than even a few degrees too
That, at least, is one of the secrets;
the other is io use soapy water. The
soapier the water, providing it ie of
the right temperature, the silkier and
softer the gloves will be. They should
first be freed from all dirt in a soap
bath, and then put through another
soapy bath in order that they may be
rinsed from the dirt set free. They
should then be pressed and squeezed
in a thick towel until they are free
from soap and water as nearly as pos
sible. Then they are ready to be
hung to dry in a cool, dry place. Nev
er hang them near a fire, and nevi?r
hang them in the sunshine if you
would have them soft and pliable af
Date and Peanut Pudding.
Dates and peanuts make an excep
tionally good combination. Beat two
eggs well, add one cupful of granu
lated sugar, one cupful peanuts finely
chopped, one-third of a cupful of flour
sifted with one teaspoonful baking
powder, and one-eighth teaspoonful of
salt Turn into a large layer cake
pan, buttered and bake in a moder
ate oven about one hour. When cool
turn out upon a flat serving dish,
sprinkle with two tablespoonfuls of
lemon juice and cover with whipped
Beat yolks of four eggs until very
thick; beat into them gradually one
cupful powdered sugar and one-half
teaspoonful of salt. Beat until sugar
is dissolved. Add juice of two lemons
and beat again. Peel and slice thin
six bananas and four oranges, put in
a deep dish a layer of bananas, then a
layer of dressing, then of oranges, and
so on, having the bananas on top, and
pour the remainder of dressing over
iL Serve very cold.
Soup for Invalids.
Cut into small pieces one pound of
beef or mutton or a part of both. Boil
it gently in two quarts of water. Take
off the scum and when reduced to a
pint strain it and season with a little
salt Give one teacupful at a time.
Odd Use for Coffee Grounds.
Needles and pins will never rust If
kept in a cushion filled with coffee
grounds. Rinse the grounds in cold
water, spread on a sheet of paper to
dry thoroughly, and then stuff th?
I SWEETS AND SUZANNE
By DOROTHY DOUGLAS,
(Copyright, 1914, by the McClure Newspa
Suzanne, enveloped in an apron,
stood over the gas range stirring
fudge. "It seems such an odd thing
to1 s?nd to the army," she said to her
"Chocolate is very nourishing and
sustaining, dear," replied Mrs. Adams.
"The boys can carry it along with
them on a march and, when they feel
hungry or fatigued, eat a piece with
out stopping. Don't you see?"
Suzanne nodded. "Oh, I'm more
than willing to make it, and since the
cali for it bas been sent out I'm sure
it is required."
And then she W6nt on with her
candymaklng, thinking and wonder
ing as she stirred where and by whom
it would be eaten.
"I-I wonder if any of the boys will
get a whole box, by any chance," she
said to herself. "I-wonder!"
When a trainload of wounded sol
dier boys arrived at the big city, of
which her home was a suburb, Suz
anne was anxious to Join the volun
teer workers who were 1:o care for
tho soldier laddies.
"I am not a trained nurse, but I
could help," she told her mother.
"All right, dear," her mother said.'
"It is a noble work and you have my
permission to go-so long as you go
chaperoned by Mrs. Greene."
Mrs. Greene was a matron of the
community who was going to help
with the nursing of boys who had
been brought home, and she had of
fered to take Suzanne with her.
It fell to Suzanne's lot to be sent '
to the home of a soldier boy whose
motlier was an invalid. At his home
she was to assist in taking care of
him, and from the young man she
.'cerned much of the life of soldiers
"But we had much to be thankful
for," the wounded soldier told her
one day when she sat by his invalid
chair, which was drawn out on to the
sunny porch beside that of his moth
er. "We had wonderful Red Cross
service. We were not left to suffer
on the field, but were given the best
and quickest of attention at all times
and sent home to mend up. And
the good people all over the country
even saw to lt that we had candy
chocolate sweets-on our marches. It
was great!" the boy said.
"Did-did you have any fudge?"
Suzanne asked timidly.
"Fudge? The best ever and one of
the fellows in our regiment has gone 1
clean daffy over some girl who sent
a box with her name written all over
it. He pieced it together, taking our
candy out of our very mouths al
most-" the soldier laughed-"and
managed to make out her name and
where she lives. He swears if he
lives he's going to find that girl, and.
-well, you know how such thl??Ek \
always turn out"
When her charge was well enough !
to be about she left him, but not be
fore she had promised his mother to
go each summer to visit her at their
cottage by the sea.
It was three summers later that
she went down to the cottage at the
invitation of the old lady and her ex
soldier son to spend a fortnight. The 1
war was ?ver. i
"Mr. Henry," Suzanne asked of the
boy she had nursed, "did you ever j
hear again of your comrade who ate
the girl's fudge and was bound to win j
her. Did he ever find her?"
."Funny I He's coming here tonight
to sp?na "the night with three other
fellows, and you caij. ask him for
yourself. I hope he's either found her
or forgotten her," Henry added. "This
love business gets me-I'm heart |
whole for one," he laughed. i
It all seemed so natural when Sus
anne shook hands with Robert Moore
-so much as if it had meant to be.
"Suzanna Adams," he said. "Suz
anne-it's not an ordinary name and j
I've been searching for it." I
"Why so?" asked the girl, blushing '
"Because she made some fudge and ,
wrote her name upon it to give me j
hope through many a long march, j
that's why, and you know it. Later !
on I'll tell you more," he said, dar-1
ingly. "Will you listen?"
Suzanne choked with emotion and ,
could not answer, but she knew that '
she would listen-that she had been .
waiting for three years to listen.
"Home, Sweet Home/'
It was dark and cold and the gaunt
and leafless trees were swayed by fit
ful gusts of wind that Bpoke of com
Plodding Pete and Weary Willie
quickened their pace in order to reach
a place of shelter ere the storm
should overtake them. This sudden
burst of energy seemed to excite con
"Wot's up with yer, Pete?" inquired
Willie! "Yer look as if yer goin' ter
"I dunno," was Pete's reply. "I dont
feel the joy o' livin* like I used to.
I've been thinkln' o' my wasted life,
an' I've got a sorter uneasy, homesick
"Homesick!" broke in Willie. "Why,
bless me, I believe that's wot both of
us are sufferln' from. We ain't nei
ther of us bin inside a jail for close
in three months now. 'ave we?"
"Do you think that marriage ls a
"Can't say I do. Still, everybody
who marries takes a chance."
A telephone on the Farm affo
from isolation as well as protection
Mr. S. S. Lee, of Blanch, N.
of our friends' husband was compe
night. During that time no one
She talked to us all up and dowr
readv to ?o to her at a min ure's n<
she hud a phone, as she would not
Write for our free booklet ani
telephone on your Farm. Address
Formers Une Dcpai
SOUTHERN BELL TE
& TELEGRAPH Ci
Goad Pryor CU, AU
Why He Favored Left Hand.
Jimmie, aged four, was much In
i dined to use his left hand. One day
he was busily drawing with his left
hand when I said, "Jimmie, why do
you use that hand?" He said, "Why,
there always seems to be more ma
chinery in that one."
And Sometimes Trousers.
The teacher was examining the
j class in physiology. "Mary, you tell
I us," she aBked, "what is the function
j of the stomach?" "The function of the
I Btomach," the little girl answered, "is
to hold up the petticoat"-Buffalo Ex
Half of Pencils Wasted.
! Lead pencil manufacture in the Uni
ted States is consuming 73,000,000
feet of lumber annually, of which about
one-half is estimated to be wasted in
sharpening or throwing away short
Why Worry About Birthdays?
Don't start counting your birthdays;
they don't really count We've been
confusing age with efficiency for too
long. How far have you developed?
How 6barp are your faculties?
A woman is generally sufficiently
conceited to think her husband must
really be a superior sort of man or she
wouldn't have married him.
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Remember we are first-class in
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FRANK MAYNARD, Prop.,
Edgefield, South Carolina.
N. E. Schedule figures published
ily as information and are no*
Trains depart to
)9 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
31 Trenton. Augusta 11:10 a m
29 Aiken, Charleston 12:20 p m
)7 Trenton, Augusta 7:20 p ra
Trains arrive from
38 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 ara
30 Columbia, Trenton 11:55 a ra
32 Charleston, Aiken 4:00 p ra
3:6 Columbia, Ti en ton 8:05 p m
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