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GREATEST WASTE OF MONEYS
Proper Maintenance of Public Roads
ls More Important Than Building
-Lax Methods Used.
(By E. B. HOUSE. Colorado Agricultural
College. Fort Collins. Colo.)
The greatest waste of public
moneys that is being committed today
is in surfacing our country roads and
then apparently abandoning the same.
No county that engages in real road
building can afford to dismiss its
workmen when the road has been con
It rarely ever happens that the ini
tial work on the road is done wisely.
Road in National Estes Park.
but there are a multitude of little
things that later must be added or
repaired in order that the road may
be in good condition. RUTS and chuck
holes are sure to form and these must:
be filled or the road soon goes to
pieces. These things should be
planned for aud done quickly if the
improved road is to do the fullest
sen-ice, and this is the one thing that
it seems to me some of our county
commissioners are neglecting. They
become so imbued with the idea of
building good roads that they fail to
prepare for the maintenance of roads
NEGLECT SEEN ALONG ROADS
Many Farmers Fail to Clean Up Strip
of Land by Side of Road-Keep
lt Seeded to Grass.
It is surprising how many folk have
not gotten around to slicking up the
6trip of land by the side of the road
that belongs to them.
That ls a part of their domain
clear to the center of the highway,
and it is their right, as well as their
duty, to put it in ihe finest shape pos
It makes the farm look so much bet
ter to clear out the old hedgerow uud
seed it down to grass.
IMPROVED ROAD ADDS VALUE
Good Highways Are Wise Investment,
As They Bring Farmer Into Closer
Touch With World.
The department of agriculture Is au
thority for the statement that road im
provement in Dallas county, Alabama,
has added $5 an acre to the value of
lands within half a mile of the im
Good roads are a wise investment.
They bring the farmer into closer
touch with the world, increasing his
access to markets and his opportunity
for joy of living, as well as adding
value to his farm.
RURAL ROADS AND BRIDGES
Increase in Annual Expenditures of
More Than 250 Per Cent in
Past Twelve Years.
During the past 12 years the annual
expenditures ca tho rural roads and
bridges in the United States have in
creased from about $S0,000.000 to
about $2S2,000,000. or au increase of
more than 250 per cent. During this
same period the annual expenditures
from state funds for road and bridge
construction and maintenance have in
creased from $2,550,000 to $53,492,000,
cr almost 2,000 per cent.
Increase Farm Land Values.
An increase in farm land values
varying from 25 to 194 per cent has
been produced by improvement of
main market roads, according to
statistics collected by the federal of
fice of public roads and rural en
Seamless Milk Pails.
Milk pails and cans should be
smooth, with all cracks and seams
flushed with solder. Seamless palls
and cans have been placed on the
ACROSS TKE STREET ?
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g? By ISABEL FROST. ?g
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"One of the joys of living in a city
Is not knowing or caring who your next
door neighbor is, and equal indifference
on his or her side."
Jean poured tea with her customary
air of absorbed nonchalance.
"Now, where I came from everyone
knows all about you. It's simply ter
rible. You never feel grown up. I'm
nineteen and nobody called me Miss
Ashton, not a single person. They just
said Bab, or that Ashton girl. And be
cause I wanted to break away by my
self and do something in the world they
?-well, they didn't approve."
Hartley eyed her curiously from his
place on the high window seat. What
a queer, self-sufficient little Panderer
she was. It was quite as if a very
young, adventurous kitten had started
off to see the world by itself. It was
mighty nice of Jean to get her under
her wing, he thought. Jean was al
ways doing that sort of thing, opening
the doors of her Ninth street studio
wide to all heart wayfarers who need
ed cheering up. He could not measure
up all that her faith and comradeship
had meant to him during his own up
hill fight in New York. Perhaps the
only thing about Jean he did not like
was that she herself never seemed to
need help from anyone. He would have
loved to know she needed him ; that his
presence and companionship were a
strength to her; that she even missed
him when he failed to show up for a
few days. As it was, she merely gave
him the usual smile and happy greet
ing, and went on with her work.
It was a week later when he got the
tickets to Suvelli's musicale. There was
a splendid 'cellist and a good soloist,
a young soprano who sank folk songs.
He thought Jean might like to go. But
instead she told him over the 'phone
that she was too busy, and asked if he
would mind taking Bab. The kiddie
was lonely and rather at sea. said
That was the beginning, and he went
on sullenly at first, then indignantly,
believing it was all Jean's fault. Bab
enjoyed going around with him to the
exhibitions and little studio teas im
mensely. She was pretty and exuber
ant, tantalizing and whimsical.
One day she came up to Jean's studio
rather white and discouraged.
"You know I'm not earning anything
nt all. not a cent," she said suddenly.
"It's funny how little one can live on
here, isn't it? I hate spaghetti and
cereals. Mother was the most wonder
ful cook you ever saw. I don't see
how people starve In garrets and paint
or write masterpieces."
Jean did not take her seriously. It
was so usual to say you are not mnk
lug money, and only meant you were
not earning the hundreds you had
The morning of the fourth day a
phone cull came from Miss Milligan,
the landlady across the street.
"You're little Miss Ashton's friend,
aren't you? Well, she's pretty sick,
and if something isn't done the doctor
says she's got to go to a hospital right
away. It's pneumonia, he says, and she
hasn't been eating regular."
Jean stood in the middle of the floor,
thinking quickly. Then in five minutes
she had called up a good nurse, her
own doctor, and had made arrange
ments for bringing Bab over to her
own cozy suite of rooms. When Hart
ley came down at noon she met him at
thc door with her finger to her lips.
He listened in silent wonder us she
told him what she had done.
"But your work-"
"Never mind my work. We've got
to feed her up and put her on her feet
again. Go and send a telegram to her
mother for me. Answer that phone,
will you, while I write this?"
Hartley obeyed, and turned from It
to her with a curious smile.
"There's somebody downstairs from
Haines Falls," he said. "He wants to
know if you know where Miss Ashton
ls. Isn't she from Haines Falls?'
'TH see him." Jean went down the
winding staircase quickly, and met the
tall, anxious-faced youngster wuiting
"I got a letter from Bab-from Miss
Ashton-last night," he said brokenly.
"We were engaged, you know, and she
broke it, but she wrote me she was on
the last lap, and she didn't care what
happened she was so hungry and sick.
So I came at once to take her home. I
wondered if you'd fix lt so we could be
Half an hour later Jean left the two
together in the darkened room, Bab,
her eyes bright with fever, but con
scious and holding fast to the big boy's
hand. Hartley sat in the studio on
th-1 window seat waiting for her. She
vent to him; her eyes rather tired
now that the nerve-strain was over.
"I'm going to let him take her home
as soon as she can travel You don't
know how guilty I feel, Wade, to have
let her live right across the street and
get Into such a state. I thought, of
course, you were looking after her if
you were in love with her."
"Who said I was?"
"You did, over in the Kquare."
"I said I was In love."
"Jean," he said softly, despairingly,
"Jean, can't you see anything; can't
you understand anything ut all?"
The nurse stopped to the door for
something, but after one glance retreat
ed noiselessly. There is such a thing
as professional discretion.
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicate^ _
FOOD AS WELL Ai
South May Be Face to Face With C
le Not Grown by Farmers-Home
Is Position of
From the Farm
In time of war the interests of the
army come first. Regular commerce
must give way to troop trains, ammu
nitions and army freight in general.
At such times the wants of people can
not be readily supplied. Forethinking
people will, therefore, prepare against
The Southern farmer is facing^this
situation. What ought he to do?
Railroads have been hauling mil
lions of dollars' worth of food prod
ucts to the South each year. Recently
there ''lave been occasional "famines"
in some of these articles because of
the inability of the railroads to haul
all they were offered. In fact, serious
situations have been narrowly averted.
What then might be the result of a
car shortage more acute than has ever
How would Southern cities be fed?
Where would the Southern farmer who
raises only cotton, get food? ""Grave
possibilities are, therefore, confronted.
They are probabilities if immediate
steps are not taken.
How can such a disaster be fore
stalled? Only by the Southern farm
er growing foodstuffs as well as cot
ton. He can do it. It is his duty to
do it It is his patriotic service. In
doing this piece of work he will be
one of the most useful units in the
army of defense.
At this time it is as important for
the Southern farmer to enlist to pro
duce food crops as it is for the young
men of the South to enlist as soldiers.
It will be easy to get men for the anny.
It should be easy to get men to raise
farm crops. Let Southern fanners
rally to the call. Let them become
Home Guards by producing this sum
mer such crops as corn, cowpeas,
sweet potatoes, beans, sorghum, pea
nuts, soy beans, velvet beans and such
garden crops as tomatoes, turnips, j
cabbage, onions, Irish potatoes - by
raising hogs, poultry - by producing
eggs, milk, butter - by preserving
berries, fruits, vegetables - and do
all this not only for themselves, but
produce enough to have some to sell.
Efficiency and maximum crops are
what the national leaders are calling
for. This means making every lick
count to the utmost. It means good
F. E. GIBSON, President ^ L
If you are going to bu
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE B
We manufacture and d<
stairs, interior trim, stor
pews, pulpits, etc., rougj
lath, pine and cypress shii
Distributing agents for
Estimates cheerfully ar
Corner Roberts an
Long-Term Loans to ]
Your farm land accepted as sec
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited
nominations of Three Hundred and u
Corner Cumming ai
/p?ff" See our representative
g in the South
riON ASKS OF DIXIE
?isaster If Food As Well As Cotton
Guards of Defense In Great Army,
the Farmer. )
preparation, liberal fertilization, thor
ough cultivation, and crop conserva
As a guide in meeting the crisis,
which is now confronting the South,
the Farm Service Bureau suggests the
following, which of course, :nust be
modified to suit local conditions:
Those crops which can be used for
food for man or beast, and which can
be planted at once should be given im
mediate attention. The acreage of
cotton per plow may be maintained,
and all possible efforts should be put
forth to increase the yield. Lint will
bring a good price, and seeu will prove
valuable because of their oil. On a
25-acre tract, in ten or eleven acres
of cotton may be given each plow, and
it is recommended that seven or eight
acres be given to corn in which
should be planted peas, soy beans or
velvet beans. The corn can be har
vested, and the beans or peas given
over to pasture or gathered for feed.
At least two acres should be given to
soy beans or cowpeas and sorghum for
hay. One acre for grazing; one acre
for sorghum syrup; one acre for sweet
potatoes, and one for different kinds
of vegetables. This will give a total
of 25 acres, and represents only the
crops for summer planting. Winter
grains may be seeded immediately af
ter some of these are harvested.
Everything bearing upon large
yields should be given emphasis. The
land should be thoroughly prepared ;
the best known varieties used; the
right kind and liberal amounts of fer
tilizer applied, and thorough cultiva
This is of special importance over j
much of the South where the soils are i
lacking in soluble plant foods. Not j
less than 400 to 600 pounds of f?rtil- \
; izer should be used per acre on the
On account of the car shortage and
the farmers' inability to secure ample 1
fertilizer to put under their crops at ?
the time the land was being prepared,
it is recommendd that a liberal side
application of fertilizer be used on all
crops already planted. Increase of crop
yields will come with increase in quan? j
tity of fertilizer used.
IANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
ild, remodel or repair,
ILLS A SPECIALTY.
ial in doors, sash, blinds
e fronts and fixtures,
h and dressed lumber,,
ngles, flooring, ceiling
id carefully mane.
d Dugas Streets,
Farmers a Specialty.
nrity WITHOUT ENDORSER o
funds immediately available in der
p. Established 1892.
LNK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
BROS. & CO.
.s and Dealers in
Hay and all
id Fenwick Streets
R. R. Tracks
e, C. E. May.
SOME STRIKE IT RIC
BUTA SURE WAY IS
TO PUTA LITHE
IN THE BA
CoDTtkht 1909. bT C. E. Zimmerman Co.-No. 51
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.^Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
Spring and Summer
Warm weather is here, and we must lay aside heavy
clothing of all kinds and don what the season demands.
In supplying your needs for warm weather garments
come in and let us show you through our large
Spring Clothing, Shoes
Dry Goods, Notions
We placed large orders early and are in a positions
to make as close prices as any merchant in this section,
if we haven't in our large stock what you want we will
order it for you. Come in to see us.
Daitch Bros. Bargain Store
Next Door to Farmers' Bank
BARRETT & COMPANY
Our Edgefleld Friends
are invited to make our store their headquarters when
when in Augusta.
On our first floor we carry a large stock of Cloth
ing, Hats and Furnishings for boys and men. "We
buy from the largest manufacturers, therefore we
show the most stylish and the best of everything.
See our large assortment of Underwear, Shirts,
On our second floor we have our Ladies' Depart
ment, showing the latest in Tailored Suits, Evening
Dresses, Waists, Skirts, etc. We invite the Edge
field ladies to visit our store. A cordial welcome
will be extended them.
J. Willie Levy Company