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RULES FOR DRAGGING ROADS
Dry Highway Should Never Be
Worked-Constant Attention Nec
essary-Drag Towards Center.
(By E. B. HOUSE, Colorado Agricultural
College, Fort Collins.)
Use a light drag.
Haul lt over the road at an angle
so that a small amount of earth ia
pushed to the center of the road.
Drive the team at a walk,
j Eide on the drag; do not walk.
Begin nt one side of the road, re
turning up the opposite side.
Drag the mad as soon after e*ery
rain as possible, but not when the
?mud is in such a condition as to stick
to the drag.
Do not drag a dry road.
Drag whenever possible at all sea
sons of the year.
The width of traveled way to be
maintained by the drag should be from
18 to 20 feet; first drag a little more
Road in Rocky Mountains.
than the width of a single-wheel track,
then gradually increase until desired j
width ls obtained.
Always drag a little earth towards j
the center of the road until it is raised
from 10 to 12 indies above the edges
of the traveled way.
If the drug cuts too much, shorten
The amount of earth that the drag
will carry along can be very consid- j
erably controlled by the driver, ac
cording as he stands near the cutting :
end or away from it.
When the roads are first dragged
after a very muddy spell the wagons
should drive, if possible, to one side
until the roadway has a chance to1
freeze partially or dry out.
The best results from dragging are
obtained only by repeated applica-1
Remember that constant attention !
Is necessary to maintain an earth road
in its best condition.-Highway Maga- ;
NUMBERS OF COUNTRY ROADS
Iowa State Highway Commission Sug
gests That City Plan Be Used
Capital Central Point.
Numbering of country roads and
residences so that every roud and
country home may be instantly lo
cated, is advocated by the service bul- j
letin of the Iowa state highway com-1
mission, which is just off the press.
The system advocated was originally '
suggested last June.
In the system suggested, the section
upon which the state capitol is located
ls considered the central point and all
roads are numbered north, east, south
"?nd west from this. Using the base
nap appearing in the bulletin, one
can easily locate the number of his
road and house.
The system is so arranged that
practically every road bears the samo
designation across the state. The
numbering system does not in any
way Interfere with the use of tho
names of organized tourist routes
such as Lincoln highway and others.
Federal-Aid Road Act
Under the federal-aid road act, with
in the next five years $160,000,000 will
be spent by federal and state govern
ments in improving rural roads.
Cost of Country Roads.
The amount of money spent ou
country roads In the United States
Increased from $28 per mile in 1904 to
$109 In 1915.
Idea of Good Roads.
Another idea of good roads ls to
have them without ragweed border*
Ants preach frugality by cee?s auo*
not by word.
New- friends and old enemies aro
not above suspicion.
Candidates who "also ran" acquire
a lot of experience.
It's better to have a poor opinion
than to have none at all.
Where there's a will there's a lot of
The charitable man never has te
wait long for a chance to get busy.
A guilty conscience needs no ac
cuser, but it nearly always has one.
When a man talks to himself he's
?pt to be more eloquent than inter
But yon can't always tell by a man's
actions whether he's a fool or a genius.
With the man who always knows
what others should do, there is but lit
The world ls slow to recognize a
genius because it has been gold bricked
'?so often In that line.
Money makes the mare go, a bar
gain advertisement makes the woman
go, and a green pickled muskmelon
makes the mango.
Good judgment is often a lucky
The love of money is also the
root of much matrimony.
A woman learns a lot from her
servants, but will not admit lt.
A sure sign that you don't
know much is to think you know
Wise is the married mnn who
keeps his private opinion to him
If a man Is unable to stand
prosperity he should sit down
and enjoy it.
Poverty is no disgrace, but It's
- - l,nolHncr nff
hum up ._" JW_M
It is an ill wind that blows contrary
lo the predictions of a weather pro
Some men treat their wives with
kindness because they are afraid to do
There is no cure for the Indigestion I
caused by having to eat your own
The man who has an exalted opin
ion of himself nearly always has a
poor opinion of human nature.
It's an ill wind that doesn't blow
dust in the eyes of a man who delib
erat ely beats his faithful but tired
Some people do not believe in the
efficacy of prayer because they get
what they deserve instead of what
they ask for.
DO YOU KNOW THAT
A little cough often ends in a large :
Bodily vigor protects against colds?:
Careless sneezing, coughing, spitting, ;
Open-air exercise cures colds?
Colds sometimes pet well in spite of
the excessive use of alcoholic bever
Overheated, air-tight rooms beget
Neglected colds often forerun pneu
Persistent, often-repeated colds indi
cate bodily weakness?
Statistics collected in Germany
show that of all thc trees that are
struck by lightning In that country al
most" one-third are oaks.
Russian engineers soon will begin
experiments that will cover three
years to ascertain if sugar beets can
be raised profitably In Siberia.
Southern Japan has the lnrpest vol
canic crater in the world, measuring
14 miles across in one direction and
10 miles In the oilier.
Switzerland protects rare plants hy
law ?r> strictly that to he found in the
possession of specimens Illegitimately
collected ls a penal offense.
Tom Crawford Jingled the chnnge In
his pocket nnd looked out nt the snow,
the first of the season. He had much
the same thought now that he had had
when the first yellow buds on the
maples In front of the house were
swelling In the spring. Why was it
that the seasons changed so fast and
he was still not engaged to Martha?
The whole thing amounter! to this:
Tommy was never sure that he wanted
Martha forever until some other fellow
came along and threatened to curry
out the program himself.
"1 think." he said, with a shrug,
"that I need a change. A week or two
of New York will put new life Into me.
The girls lhere have a dash and style
that's diverting after a diet of quiet
village maidens. Even Martha, pretty
as she is. has about as much pep as
So he packed up, fixed things at the
office so he could leave, and called
Mnrthn on the phone to say "good-by."
"Isn't It funny," answered Martha,
when she he?.-d the news. "I was just
going to cali you and tell you the same
thing. I'm going to New York, too.
Cousin Walter's wife sent for me to
make them a visit, and I'm starting to
morrow. Wouldn't lt be funny If I'd
see you there?"
Now tlds was Tommy's cue to say:
"Of course you will, if you give me
your address." But Instead he an
swered hastily: "Yes, wouldn't It; but
I'm afraid I won't be so lucky. Every
minute will be full to the limit; busi
ness must be attended to, you know.
But I hope you have a fine time, little
girl, and won't quite forget me while
you're doing society."
And with his mind firmly fixed upon
the good time he Intended to have with
Brlnton from Albany, whom he had
wired to meet him, he boarded the
8:30 express and forgot all about
But when he reached the hotel next
morning he found a telegram from
Brinton saying that he couldn't be
present at the festivities. 1
This was a damper, because he had
always counted on Brinton to steer
He tried to think of what he and
Brinton had done in the mornings on
their last visit to Manhattan; surely
they had done something,to choke in..
He was the only one alone and he
didn't know a soul.
But Tommy was game. He had come
to New York for a time, so a time he
would have If he died in the attempt
The next day was a new round of soli
tary pleasures, varying little from the
j first, and the next was almost like lt
Then one day as he was walking
alone Fifth avenue two women came
out of a shop and were climbing Into a
limousine when one of them cried,
"Why, there's Tommy Crawford. Hello,
And Tommy turned to see Martha
beaming on him delightedly and hold
ing out her hand.
"Cousin Mary, I want you to meet
Tommy, Mr. Crawford. Come and get
In and drive home with us, won't you?
I'm dying for a talk. I've been having
such a glorious time I'm crazy to tell
someone 8'J about lt."
Tommy's lonely heart gave a few
longing thumps, now he wanted to
nccept. But he remembered his excuse
of urgent business. "No. thank you,"
he drew out his watch. "It's getting
late and I have an appointment. But
ni ring you up and maybe you can
spare me a minute again."
Cousin Mary mentioned n night for
dinner, and after considerable reflec
tion and deliberation Tommy mur
mured that she was very kind and he'd
certainly do his best to arrange to go.
It was almost a week ahead.
And in the meantime lt seemed that .
Tommy was due to collide with Martha
and her friends everywhere he went j
and Tommy's heart had many a Jeal
ous pang when he saw the number of
men who paid her attention.
Ihen came the night of the dinner.
Tommy found the affair a state cere
mony large enough to leave his ab
sence and Martha's afterward prac
tically unnoticed. They had slipped
Into the conservatory.
"You'll never guess how lonely Tve
been, Martha," confessed Tommy with
a meaning he thought the girl little
"Poor Tommy I" sympathized Mar
"And I can't have all these fellows
monopolizing my girl this way," he
went on. "I love you, Martha. Let's
get married here In New York before
we go borne. Don't say you can't care
for me, dear," anxiously. "I'm crazy
And if Martha still hesitated, lt was
because she had known how lt was
from the beginning. And, if she cared
to punish Tommy, now was the time.
But to show how really superior she
was to any other girl we know, she
smiled up at him adorably, albeit H
trifle mischievously, and said: "Yes,
I'll marry you, Tommy, If you're not
(Copyriglit. 1316, by the WcClura Newspa
. ^s. ...A
suffering women, from
Mrs. W. T. Price, of
Public, Ky.: "I suf
fered with, painful..."
she writes. "I got down,
with a weakness in my
hack and limbs... I
felt helpless and dis
couraged ...I had about
given up hopes of ever
being well again, when
a friend insisted X
Be Woman's Tonic
I began Cardui. In
a short while I saw a
I grew stronger right
along, and lt cured me.
I am stouter than I
have been in years."
If you suffer, you can
appreciate what it
means to be strong and
well. Thousands of wo
men give Cardui the
credit for their good
health. It should help
Cardui. At all
Effective Dec. 10th 1016.
Between Edgefield and Aiken.
Trains 100, 120, 107, 108, 130
and 100-No change.
Train 131 leave Edgefield 11:45
a. m., same as at present, time at
'PineRide-e Camp 1:05 p. m., ar
rive Trenton 1:10 p. m., same as
Train No. Ill leave Trenton ll:
15 a. m., Baynham 11:30 a. m., Eu.
reka 11:40 a. m., Milledgeville ll:
50 a. m., Lakeview 11:55 a. m.,
m., ?ixuiwu^^vijje ?.iu \>. m., aure
lia 2:18 p. m., Baynham 2:20 p. m.,
Trenton 2:40 p. m., Park Hill 2:50
p. m. Arrive Edgefield 3:00 p. m.
Schedule figures are shown as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
Fred R. McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth Street,
I take this means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened I
my pressing club, and will appre- |
ciate their patronage. I am better j
prepared than ever to clean and j
press all kinds of garments, both |
for ladies and gentlemen. All ?vork
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs ?
Colds, LaGrippe, Rheumatism
A pleasant but effective emulsion,
which rebuilds the tissues, revives the
system, adds strength and stimulates
the nervous system. It has no alco
hol, and is in every sense a tonic.
$L00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
Monufactured Solely By
THE FERROL CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
?iPifi PM'S IS THE ONLY
SOME STRIKE IT RiCH
IN THE BAN
CoDTriaht 1909. by 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.
m BARRETT & COMPANY
. FARM LOANS!
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Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER o
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nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1802.
JAMES FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.
Our Edgefield Friends
are invited to make our store their headquarters when
when in Augusta.
On our first floor we carry a large stock o? 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
vi?? be extended them.
J. Willie Levy Company
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGRFIELD.
Whereas a petition has been filed,
and all legal requirements having been
met, it is ordered that the regularly
appointed Board of Trustees for Edge
field School District No. 25, do hold an
election in the court-house at Edge
field, Friday June 1, 1917, to vote upon
the question of levying and collecting
an additional special tax of three (3)
mills on the dollar of all taxable prop
erty in said district, proceeds of such
additional levy to be used for school
purposes in Edgefield District, No. 25.
Those favoring such additional levy
shall vote "Yes," and those opposing
such additional levy shall vote "No."
The polls shall open at 8 o'clock a.
m., and close at 4 o'clock p. m., and in
all respects comply with section 1208,
Code of Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK,
G. F. LONG.
Co. Board of Education,
Saves Doctor's Bills
lmtead of calomel and other violent purga
tives, which are dangerous as well aa nausea ting,
lt ia better to use a reliable medicine Uko
Granger Liver Regulator
Under date of
Oct 27.1916. J.W.
Ala., R. F.D. No. 4.
writes: "I have
been using Granger
Liver Regulator in
my family for years
and find it to be a
fine family remedy
which has saved
bilja. I always keep
lt in my house and
would not bo with*
Sold by drug?
gists, 25c s box.
Ref uso all Bubsti
Granear Medicine Co., chattanoogra, Tana
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
To get the genuine, call (or full name, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE, took for signature of
E.W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
couch and headache, and works off cold. 25c.