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ROAD BUILDING HINTS GIVEN
Military Attaches With Former Pre
mier Balfour of England, Im
Some interesting information re
garding: military road building was giv
en to the United States'when the Eng
lish mission headed by* Former Pre
mier Balfour arrived in New York.
Military attaches told how the armies
of France and Great Britain rebuilt
roads in France and Belgium.
English military engineers recently
have made experiments demonstrating
that it is possible and desirable to
build the highest types of road sur
faces for the temporary or emergency
movement of artillery and supplies.
Roads built with asphalt sent from
England have been constructed in the
rear of the Franco-Belgian front.
Roads so improved gave better serv
ice than any type attempted under the
swift and heavy movement necessi
tated by the artillery action which
precedes Infantry attacks. It was
observed that motortrucks and gun
carriages suffered no injury in move-1
ment over these hastily constructed
pavements, while frequent breakdowns
were experienced when road building
was not attempted.
Following those experiments a mis
sion, including officers of the British
and French engineer corps, looked
over the pavements in the environs
of Paris built in the last three or four
years. Among other roads inspected
vas the asphalt pavement laid on the
road to Versailles, which has been j
carrying heavy military traffic ever
since the war started. As a result j
of these experiments and investiga- i
t?ons it has been decided, wherever i
possible, to construct similar surfaces j
for the movement of military traffic
in regions where* roads have been de
stroyed or where they may be made
necessary by battle plans.
PLAN OF MAIN TRUNK LINES
California ls Spending $18,000,000 on
Two Chief Highways From
Oregon to Mexico.
John A. Wilson, president of the
American Automobile association, says
of the federal good roads law recently
"Thirty-four states have now out
lined in some form a system of main
trunk lines, which Is now an augury
for the success of the federal-aid plan
just inaugurated. In this connection
it is worthy to note that California
was the first state to apply for its ap
portionment of the money, and Cali
fornia is expending SlS.000,000 on two
.Good Road in California.
mam highways extending from the
Oregon to the Mexican line. It should
be kept in mind that an application
for federal aid in the improvement of
any road must be made by the high
way department of the state. Con
sequently if anybody in the state de
cires to have a road improved at the
?Id of federal funds it is necessary
that the matter be taken up with the
state highway department and not with
the federal government."
BUILDING GOOD EARTH ROADS
- Can Be Constructed at Low Cost, but
They Require Constant and Costly
<5ood earth roads can be constructed
at a very low cost; however, they re
quire constant maintenance, which may
be expensive where the travel is heavy.
A Well-built and properly maintained
earth road will serve some sections as
well as the most expensive types of
hard-surfaced roads will serve other
sections. Where this fact ls realized
more attention will be paid to earth
roads, and the money spent on them
will not be regarded as lost.
To kill insects on fruits or flowers
that are to be picked within a few
* days, such as roses, currants, etc.:
Use as a dust, 1 ounce of white hel
lebore mixed with 5 ounces of flour. If
desired in liquid form, use 1 ounce
white hellebore to 1 gallon of water.
Engine Sometimes Balks.
A gasoline engine sometimes balks
but so does a horse. You can find out
what's the matter with the engine, but
no one has ever yet discovered the
workings of the mind of a balkj horse*
\ Irene's Little
By Katharine Howe
"Mother! you never want to go any
The other woman regarded her re
bellious, but undeniably pretty off
spring on the other side of the table
with a look of mild forbearance. She
was not yet very old, and had not
forgotten her own youth. But there
were finn lines about her mouth which
indicated that her advice was meant
to be followed.
"Dearie," she said gently, "if you
will think that over a minute, you will
see you are wrong."
"Well," persisted the girl, "it comes
so near to being 'never' I don't see
"I wish," sighed Mrs. Folsom, "I
could give you more good times, but
you know our small income won't al
low me to go much in society, where
I would like to go for your sake."
"Yes, I know," said Irene with some
contrition, "but If you weren't so fini
cal about whom I went with-there
isn't a girl's mother in town as par
ticular as you."
"Perhaps I um a bit old fashioned.
But it seems to me a custom more hon
ored in the observance than the
"Yes, but if you didn't want a care
fully compiled history of everybody I
"Now Irene, let us get down to
facts. I simply don't want you to go
to places with young girls or men
that I don't know anything ahout. I
want to save you from possibly unhap
py experiences. Perhaps I am all
wrong in trying to save you. Perhaps
I ought to let you have the bitter ex
periences, so that you may learn from
them. I know you will have them af
ter awhile, but you will be older, and
better able to face them. So many
"Now Irene, Let Us Get Down to
terrible things are happening these
days. Sometimes when young girls
go off with strange men, they never
"Yes murasy, I know," coaxed the
girl. "But Mr. Garston isn't 'a strange
man,' you've seen him."
"Yes, just twice, and I didn't like
"That's because you're so wrapped
up in Jerry Carver."
"Well aren't you?" smilingly asked
"Of course I-I like Jerry, but he
can't take me out as much as he'd like
to. He can't afford it. I haven't
been in an automobile In six months,
and now when Mr. Garston wants to
take me for a little spin, you don't
want me to go."
"No," answered her mother, "decid
edly, I don't Who knows anything
about him. He's been in this town
just about two weeks."
"Well, everybody likes him, and I
met him at Bessie's house."
"Does she know anything about
"I didn't ask about his past history.
If he was her friend I thought that
"It ought to be enough," responded
her mother. "But in this place lt
doesn't seem to be."
"Well," said Irene looking at her
wrist watch, "I suppose lt's time for
me to go downtown for these things."
Irene now never consulted the clock,
since her birthday present had come
from her uncle. It was a beautiful lit
tle gold wrist watch, set around with
diamonds, and the mother had ex
claimed just a trifle regretfully when
it came: "Oh, if Uncle Albert had
just sent a check for that amount, it
would have bought your clothes for
two years. It must have cost two or
three hundred dollars."
But when she saw the girl's delight
in wearing it. she remembered her own
pleasure in her first watch, and said
That evening Jerry Carver called.
He was a wholesome, hard-working
young fellow with the refinement and
good breeding which uppeuled especial
ly to the mother, and It was plain he
was deeply In love with Irene. Mrs.
Folsom asked him if he knew anything
about Gerald Garston.
"No," he answered, "li don't think
anyone does, except that he stops at
the hotel, and is pretty much of a high
flyer. I don't suppose they'll let him
stay much beyond two weeks, if he
doesn't pay his bill."
"How do you know he doesn't pay
his bill?" flashed Irene with evident
"I don't know," he answered quietly,
but her look and manner stabbed bim
to the heart.
"Because Mr. Garston is popular
with everyone, that's no reason why
anybody should say such things."
"No," he answered, "if-but I don't
think I'd better say any more."
"I think not," she responded icily.
The constraint of the silence that fol
lowed was broken by the young man
rising, and taking his leave.
"I think," said Mrs. Folsom, "Jerry
knew more than he would say."
"I think," said Irene, "it was just
mean contemptible jealousy. I didn't
think he'd be so mean !"
Irene walking toward the post office
late the next afternoon saw Gerald
Garston passing in an automobile. He
saw her at the same moment, and be
ing at the wheel, immediately stopped
the machine. He was alone, and
begged her to come with him for a lit
tle spin. She objected that she must
be home in about an hour, but he said
she need not stay an hour if she did
not wish. The temptation was too
much for the girl, and she got in.
About half a mile further, in the out
skirts of the town, he halted the car
before a small house, and excusing
himself, went in. He was not gone
more than two minutes when he re
turned, and they went on. They
bowled along a pretty country road,
Garston's manner was respectfully po
lite, and Irene was enjoying lt to the
full. After a while she began to re
mind him he must get her home in
time. Ue promised, and put on more
speed. After a minute or two, he
looked behind, uttered an explanation,
and said: "A cop's coming! Speed
ing I suppose!"
Here the man behind yelled a warn
ing, and Garston halted the machine.
The policeman came up on^ his j
wheel, put Garston under arrest, and |
told him to drive on to headquarters,
which was only half a mlle away, and
he would keep with him. Garston,
followed by the policeman, went in.
After a few minutes Garston came out,
worried and embarrassed. He was
fined tifty dollars, he hadn't more than
five in his pocket, and the prospects
were they would both have to-spend
the night in the station.
"Oh, but my mother!" cried Irene.
"Oh no ! no ! something must be done !"
"I haven't even my watch with me.
It's at the jeweler's," he said.
Nearly crazed, Irene took the jew
eled watch from her wrist, and begged
him to leave it till he could pay the
fine. Promising to get it back to her
the next day, he took it In, and soon
they were on their homeward way.
Irene anxiously waited for the return
of the watch. The second day she
telephoned the hotel, but Mr. Garston
had left. Then she called up police
headquarters at Easton, but they had
never heard of a watch or a man
named Garston. It was a very neatly
contrived robbery. The policeman was
simply a disguised confederate, and
the building not "headquarters." The
watch was never recovered, and poor
Irene had to confess to her mother,
and acknowledge that In nine cases out
of ten, a girl would better take her
mother's advice. Whether or not she
followed it in regard to Jerry, the
wedding cards were out in about three
Legends of Polar North.
The polar North is filled with weird
Imaginative legends, but perhaps the
most Imaginative ls the theory of the
north Greenlanders recently studied by
European ethnologists, concerning the
controlling power of the universe.
This, they believe, is a woman, known
as the Old Woman of the Sea. Accord
ing to Hartley Burr Alexander, "once
she was a mortal woman ; a r^trc!
wooed her with entrancing song and
carried her to his home beyond the
sea. When her relatives tried to res
cue her the bird raised such a storm
that they cast her into the sea to save
themselves. She attempted to cling to
the boat, but they cut off her hand and
she sank to the bottom, her several fin
gers being transformed into whales and
seals of the several kinds. In her
house in the depths of the sea Ner
rlvlk dwells, trimming her lamp, guard
ed by a terrible dog, and ruling over
the animal life of the deep."
Corn Saved Pilgrim Fathers.
Had It not bean for the Indian's corn
our Pilgrim Fathers of Plymouth and
our Cavalier forebears of Jamestown
would have perished from famine.
They were saved from "The Starving
Times" by the Indian corn which the
redskins had stored for the winter.
Indeed, the settlers wanted that corn
so much that they introduced the hith
erto unknown vice of theft among the
Indians. They stole from the caches
and cribs, a practice of which, to quote
Capt. John Smith, "the Indians griev
ously complained." Civilization came
to Its own on this continent through
corn not only in the East but in the
West, for the journal of the Lewis and
Clarke expedition shows that those In
trepid ?xplorers would have died for
lack of food had lt not been for the
parched maize they obtained from the
"Th? Itinerant musician yonder is In ?
grinding need." V
"Poor fallow ! Not of food?" f
"No; of new aire on his hand or- ?
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COAL and SCRAP
For the next three weeks I will
pay forty cents per 100 lbs. for
ill kinds of Scrap Iron except old
boilers. Rush it in as my price
?'ill decline after three weeks.
I'oal shipments now en route and I
pill be ylad to name summer prices
o be delivered in July and August.
M. A. TAYLOR.
June 18. 1017.
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.
$1.00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
Monufactured Solely By
THE FERROL CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
I take this means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
To My Friends anl the
Although I have accepted the
position as City Carrier, I have
no intention of discontinuing the
Insurance business. Your busi
ness will receive the same core
fnl attention, and will be appre
Office'Hours:-0:00 P. M. to
8:00 P. M.
J. T. HARLING
At The Farmers Bank.
Edgefield, S. C.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds. 1
EDGEFIELD, S. C. i
College of Charleston
South Carolina's Oldest College
133rd Year Begins Sept. 28
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats Friday, July 13, at9:00
Four-year courses lead to the B.
A. and B. S. degrees. A two-year
pre-medical course is priven.
A free tuition scholarship is as
signed to each county, of the State.
Spacious buildings and athletic
grounds, well equipped laboratories,
unexcelled library facilities.
Expenses moderate. For terms
and catalogue address
HARRISON RANDOLPH, Pres.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
"o Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
'ake the Old Standard GROVE'S
'ASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
/hat you are taking, as the formula is
irinted on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form,
'he Quinine drives out malaria, the
ron builds up the system. 20 cent?
is the appropriate designation of the
Mountains of Western North Carolina
Located in the magnificent section of
lofty mountains, abounding in towering
peaks, beautiful rivers, smiling valleys
and charming wooded slopes, are hun
dreds of excellent places at which to
spend the su m mer. ranging from pre
tentious hotels with gay social life to
home-like boarding places, quiet re
treats and camps for roughing it.
Get Out in the Open
Gojf. tennis, horse-back riding, mountain climb
ing, boating, bathing, motoring, driving, and all
other out-door recreations.
Send the Boys to a Summer Camp
Excellent camps to take care of the "Towing boys
during vacation time. Academic instructions if de
sired. Out-door life and athletic instructions under
Many Wonderful Sights
In the "Land ot the Sky'" within a one-day trip
from any central resort.
To be found at Asheville, Hendersonville, Hot
Springs, Lake Junaluska, Waynesville, Brevard,
Saluda, Lake Toxaway, Flat Rock, Tryon, Black
Mountain. Ridgecrest and many other.
Southern Railway System
Write for illustrated literature, fares and schedules.
FRED R. McMILLIN,
Division Passenger Agt.
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Ticket Agt., Edgefield, S. C. Augusta, Ga.
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Large stock of Drugs and Drug Sundries always
on hand-fresh from the leading manufacturers.
Prescriptions accurately compounded from
drugs any hour of the day or night.
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If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
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stairs, interior trim, store fronts "and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
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