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MORE ATTENTION TO BRIDGES
Greatest Menace to Tractor Which
Could Be Put to More Use on Many
of the Small Farms.
r We will never be able to readily
?nake much use of the gas or steam
.tractor on the farms until we make uj)
our minds to pay more attention to our
roads and bridges. Especially the
bridges. They are the greatest men
ance to the tractor and the tractor's
driver, and there has been little im
provement in the type of bridges since
ithe engine was put to work on the
.farms, writes William E. Rose of Iowa
in Farm Progress.
It is rather strange that we are will
ing to use the traction engine to pull
our road plows and our road graders
and still refuse to build bridges and
.culverts strong enough to allow the
same engine to pass in safety when
pulling a threshing outfit or a train of
farm wagons. But it is the truth, nev
. In spite of all the possibilities of the
tractor, or the old-fashioned traction
engine, a lot of people look upon it as
an ugly contraption that ruins road
surfaces, smashes culverts, breaks
down bridges, scares horses and sets
fire to meadows and rail fences.
It is altogether wrong. We could
make splendid use of the tractor on
any and all farms of more than eighty
acres. Some day we will make these
engines do much of the work, the
heavy hauling done by horse teams,
and we will save money by so doing.
But that time will not come until we
have better roads. And thalt cannot
comes to pass until we get a better su
pervision of road building than we
have at present.
In many states the traction driver
who crosses a bridge takes a chance
not only of injury to himself and his
expensive engine, but also assumes the
liability of having to repair the bridge
if he breaks it down. Such laws dis
courage the use of tractors as much
as they do better road building. The
bridges are'the worst feature of this
The tractor has a right to use the
public highways. It has just as much
right to the public road as the heavy
automobile, the overloaded farm wag
on or any other heavy conveyance.
The men who build such engines and
the men who would like to own and
use them should insist that these ma
chines be given that right. No one
dreams of forcing the automobile off
the public highways now, and the over
loaded farm wagon has used the public
Ute Pass on Pike's Peak, Ocean to
roads since they were the merest
The heavy wheels and the weight of
a tractor help' pack the highways and
make them more durable. The big
wheels compact the road surface, and
this is one reason ,why the tractor is
so efficient as a road grader and build
er. With good bridges and solidly built
culverts there will be no trouble with
the usual type of tractor, whether gas
or steam. A; .
We are going to have to pay more
attention to tho kind of work contrac
tors do on our steel and concrete
bridges and* we will be forced to see
that the original specifications make
allowance for the weight of tractors.
Change to Broad Tires.
A wagon can he changed from nar
row tires to broad tires at a very
small cost Don't wait tot a law to
force this upon you. Do it for the
sake of the road?, for the sake of your
tax money which maintains good
Good roads will encourage the coun
try folks to come to town, and will
bring the city folks out in the country
for freBh air. . j
Good Roads Advocate?.
It is gratifying to observe that ev
ery owner of an automobile immedi
ately becomes an advocate of good;
Having Hard Roed. j '
Good roads appear to be having f>; i
bard road._ J i
He that hath a trade hath an estate,
and he that hath a calling hath an of
fice of profit and honor.-Benjamin
SOME SOUPS WITHOUT MEAT.
The purpose ot' a soup at the begin
ning of a meal is mainly to prepare
the stomach for the
heavier foods which
will follow by warming
it and stimulating the
flow of gastric juices.
When soup is given as
a food, taking the place
of other dishes, lt
should be prepared with
that end in view. A
cream soup is one of
these-a meal with bread and butter.
A puree of beans or peas is another
Asparagus Soup.-Take a bundle of
asparagus, cut off the beads and put
them aside for a more delicate dish
or to be used as a. garnish for the
soup. Cover the shoots, after cutting
in small pieces, with a quart of water;
boil up and drain off the water, throw
ing this away. Cover with boiling
salted water and cook until the as
paragus is tender. Rub through a col
ander, add this to the liquor in which
it was cooked and with a pint of milk
put on to heat. Cook together two
tablespoonfuls of flour and butter, add
to the heated soup and cook for five
minutes. Serve very hot with crou
When you have boiled cabbage for
dinner, save the water in which it
was cooked for
Celery Soup.-Put two tablespoon
fuls of butter in a saucepan, and when
bubbling hot add a slice of onion;
cook until brown, then add the cab
bage water (a pim:) and four good
sized carrots, put through the meat
grinder (fine). Stew gently for an
hour in a tightly covered kettle, then
add two tablespoonfuls of butter; put
the puree through a sieve, reheat,
season with a dash of lemon juice
and salt, and serve piping hot.
Cream of Celery Soup.-This, per
haps is the soup which is the best
liked of all the cream soups. Take
three bunches of celery, wash and
cut into small pieces and-cook slowly
for half an hour: press through a col
ander, using as much of the celery as
can be pushed through. Put this into
a double boiler with a quart of milk.
Cook together three tablespoonfuls
each of butter and flour and add to
the puree. Cook ufctil smooth; add
seasoning of salt and dash of paprika.
Men who look on nature and their
fellow men, and cry that all is dark
and gloomy, are in the right; but the
somber colors are reflections from
their own jaundiced eyes and hearts.
APPETIZING DISHES FOR SUNDAY
The meals for Sunday are best pre
pared largely the day before when
possible, so that
the day may be a
day of rest. . If a
roast is to be
served it may be
cooked on Satur
day and reheated.
The salad may be
prepared, all ex
cept putting together. A dessert is
often better to serve if made the day
before, especially gelatin desserts.
Veal With Sour Cream-Take a
loin of veal for roasting and lard with
strips of fat salt pork, lay some in the
pan before putting in the meat. Brown
in a hot oven or sear over in a hot
pan on top of the stove, dredge with
flour and season and baste freely with
sour cream the first half hour, then
cook slowly. The flour will thicken
the gravy suffciently and it -may be
served either poured around the roast
or in a sauceboat.
Cherry and Grapefruit Salad!-Cut
the chilled fruit in halves. Take out
the pulp with a spoon and dress with
French dressing. The juice of the
grapefruit may be used in the place
of French dressing. Serve on lettuce
leaves or return to the skin from
which the pulp was removed. Take
half a cupful of canned cherries or
maraschino cherries and add to the
Grape-Nuts Pudding.-One cupful
of grape-nuts, one quart of milk, two
eggs beaten until light, half a cupful
of sugar and half a cupful of raisins.
Bake slowly in a moderate oven. Serve
with sauce as follows: Two table
spoonfuls of flour added to two of
bubbling hot butter, add the juice ol!
one lemon and enough water to make
a thick sauce, sweeten to taste. This
will serve eight guests.
Italian Potatoes.-Cut potatoes in
cubes and cook in boiling, salted wa
ter. Drain and arrange in layers with
a rich white rauce and a generous
sprinkling of cheese. Bake until the
buttered crumbs over the top are
in France farmers are experiment
ing with a prolific potato from Uru
guay, which perpetuates with roots
left in the soil.
I have opened an up-to-date press
ing club in the front room over the
store of Dunovant & Co., and are
prepared to do cleaning and pressing
in the most approved manner.
In addition to cleaning and press
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tention to ladies' garments. Give
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Life is too short to go on
renting land, when you can
buy a small farm for almost
the rent money.
I have land in small lots
around Johnston, and near
Batesburg, Meeting Street,
Celestia, Rocky Creek or
Fruit Hill, Ropers and near
Edgefield, and lots and
stores in the town of Edge
Edgefield, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
DR- J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER P0ST0FFIC?.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
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WALLACE HARRIS, PROP.
'Notwithstanding the fact that I
have tried to visit every section of
tho connty, I have been unable to
do so. I appointed a great many
road overseers in the county to work
the delinqnent taxpayers, and mest
of them responded but some have,
on account of so few hands, return
ed their commissions to me. If there
are any who will undertake the work
where I have not been with the
gang, let them notify me at once
and I will send them a commission
and instructions. It is my determi
nation to have all delinquents work
a the road, even if I have to violate
my promise not to have them work
ed by the chaingang authorities.
A. A. EDMUNDS,
AU persons holding claims against
the estate of the late R. A. Coch
ran will present them to the under
signed duly attested for payment,
and all persons indebted to the said
estate will make payment to me.
T. E. Cochran,
Plum Branch, S. C.
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