Newspaper Page Text
ROAD BUILDING LARGE TASK
President of Nations! Highways Asso
ciation Tells How a Great Sys
tem Can Ee Built.
Thanks to the pushful, pervasive
motor car. American road building has
"got a move on" at last. There is ev
erywhere the cry for roads. Tho draw
back has been that, as yet, there has
been no co-ordination of these multi
tudinous enterprises. The president
of the National Highways association.
Charles Henry Davis, in a recent paper
stated that we spout last year $249,
0??.9G7, or more than two-thirds the
total of money expended so far on the
construction of the Panama canal
for road improvements throughout the
country. Mr. Davis' contention is that
good roads, roads that run for thou
sands of miles through state after
state, are, properly, not the responsi
bility of the state, but of the nation.
He would have the federal government
build a system of national roads join
ing the West with the East, the North
and the South, connecting every part
of the country, as is the case with the
national highways of Europe, and, as
history shows, such as was the essen
tial equipment of every first-class
power of the past, according to the
Boston Evening Transcript.
How would such an enormous con
struction ho paid for and kept up?
"Suppose," asks this eminent engi
neer, "the government built 100,000
miles of properly planned roads, and
at the same time purchased, say, 300
Good Road Needed.
feet of land on either side? This land
would so continually increase in value
and in demand for leasing on long
rental, that the cost of the road and j
the land purchase would soon be paid.
A rental rate of $G.C? per acre would
pay the Interest on the cost of con
struction. But such would rent at vast
ly higher rates iu cities and towns,
high enough to give the nation nu in
come equal to its total annual expendi
tures, from these national highways
GOOD HIGHWAYS IN ONTARIO
Approximately 55,000 Miles of Road
In Province-43,000 Miles In
Fairly Good Condition.
The province of Ontario has ap
proximately 55.000 miles of road.
More than 43,000 miles have been
treated and are in fairly good condi
tion. About 20,000 miles are well
graded earth roads; about 3.000 miles
are surfaced with broken stone and
about 19,000 are surfaced with gravel.
In the city of Toronto there ls one
motorcar to every twenty-five inhab
INCREASED VALUE OF FARMS
lnfluer.ee of Road Improvement on Ru
ral Property ls Described by Bal
The Influence of road Improvements
on the value of rural property was de
scribed in a letter recently sent to the
Manufacturers' Record by the president
of the Ballimore Commercial fcunk,
who wrote : "Around my home town In
Virginia property could be botfght
three years ago for ?G0 to $S0 an acre.
We put a fine road several miles
through that county, and today you
cannot buy anything for less than $100,
and some is held at $150 per acre."
Net-Work of Good Roads.
This whole country will some of
these days be a net-work of good
roads, which will have a place on the
maps along with the railroads. The
Lincoln highway linking the East and
the West, the Jefferson highway, Hnk
.ing the lakes and the gulf, and the
iDlxie Overland highway, are a begin
Georgia's Good Roads.
Between the years 1909 and 1914,
Georgia surfaced 6,364 miles of state
roads. _,... . ,
Sugar the Most Common Sweet
The world has a sweet oth. It
would he difficult to find Individuals
; and probably Impossible to lind a peo
' pie who do not li*:e sweets. And of
all sweets the most common is sugar,
practically all of which is produced
' from Hie sugar cane and the
; beetroot, the beetroot hoing the
I source of somewhat more than
j half the supply. Sugar not only
' pleases the palate, hu! it helps io sus
' tnin the body, for though it is not suf
ficient itself. It forms a very useful
component of foods, being easily sol
uble uud assimilable.
Injecting Ink Into the Eye.
Sometimes when a scar has hcen left
on the cornea of the eye it is most un
sightly. Oculists used tn tattoo these
scars with India ink, but the method
was not satisfactory and has almost
been abandoned. Dr. F. H. Verhoeff
of Boston describes in the Journal of
the American Medical association the
delicate operation by which ho injects
India ink with a hypodermic syringe
into such scars, and says the results
are far superior to the old-fashioned
Garden Hose Restores Vision.
Garden hose, at full pressure, re
stored a man's sight at San Rafael,
Cal., recently. The mun, Charles
Brown fell 40 feet from the roof of
his home. Neighbors turned the gar
den hose on his head as a first aid
measure and after an examination
Brown was found to be the be.ter in
stead of the worse for his tumble. His
vision was completely cured. He is
wondering whether it was the fall or
the garden hose that was responsible.
History of the Louvre.
The Louvre was originally a royal
residence. Napoleon turned it into a
museum and deposited in'It the finest
collection of paintings, statues and art
treasures known in the world. Many
of those brought from Italy have been
restored to their rightful possessors.
The magnificent buildings of the new
Louvre, begun by Napoleon I and com
pleted by Napoleon III, were inaugu
rated in 1857.
Ox, Slowest Animal.
There is no animal possessing less
speed than an ox. In the old days, the
days before the advent of railroads lt j
would take a farmer and his ox team j
two weeks to make a round trip with i
twenty-five or thirty bushels of grain
to market, a trip that can now be
made by rail in half a day. Then the
patient animals did well to jig along
at the rate of two or three feet a sec
Perhaps no test of one's poise and
manual dexterity is more difficult for
a man of sedentary and Intellectual
pursuits than the effort to pick up
seven or eight newly released water
melon seeds from the tablecloth with
his left hand without arousing so much
as a passing suspicion in his wife's
breast that they're there at all.-Ohio
Edward had been told repeatedly :
not to say he did not like food which i
was passed to him at the table. He
was Invited to a neighbor's to dinner
and was offered cherry pie, which he
did not care for. He tactfully said,
"Well. I'm just crazy for cherry pie,
but won't you just save it for sup
Chinese Plant Statuettes.
Chinese gardeners sometimes pl"nt !
statuettes of tiny men firmly in !
pots, just like real plants, and then j
train live evergreens to grow up over i
these Statuettes. The vines thus form
a kind of robe for the statuette men,
their white faces and hands protruding j
from the green leaves.
An Arab's Saying.
"It is well that all men are not rich.
Ttlches corrupt the soul, but virtue
enlarges the hope." These words were
found in the parchment of an Arabic
treatise by some ruler, and ls no doubt
the bitter verdict of many that are
What Might Have Been.
"What are you worrying about?" "If
I eat eggs I think about the chickens
they would have produced, and If I
eat chickens I think about the eggs
they might have laid; and It's becom
ing difficult for me to enjoy anything."
Uncle Eben's View of Life.
"Life," said Uncle Eben, "is like a
trip in a flivver. If you misses de
right way, the harder you travel de
worse you gits lost."-Washington
Culture Not Enough.
"Culture is dust and ashes if the,
spiritual foundations are not well laid,
and lt takes two, a man and a woman,
to lay those foundations."-Dorothy
In the meantime, what has become
of the old fashioned man who gave
away all the pennies he received to
Thought for Day.
There are In the world few things
that are worth having.
lt Is a Solemn Thought That the
Mind Builds tho Man
"All that n man ls, is tho results of his
thoughts," so runs r.il old Hindustan
proverb. A man cannot allow his mind
to dwell on the low and impure and ex
pect to become the same individual he
might have been had he chosen to en
tertain lofty thoughts and high ideals.
"To think rightly ls to create; we
become like that on which our thoughts
Science has proved that discordant
thoughts, such as hate, envy, fear, jeal
ously, etc., contain poison, and the va
por from the breath of an angry man,
injected in tho veins of a guinea pig,
caused instant death. The case of the
woman who said she spent half her
time doiug things, and the other half
worrying because she had done them,
is n very common case. The worry
habit is one of the most insidious in
its effects, nnd one of the hardest to
cure. In the "Dawn of a Tomorrow,"
Glad, the little beggar, said to the no
bleman who contemplated suicide,
"Things ain't never as bad as you
think they are." We worry over what
we have done and what we have left
undone; we agonize over what muy
happen In the future, and our state is
one of constant unrest.
The other discordant thoughts are
almost as bad in their effects. Every
one has ex]*orIenced the cpilck throb
bing of the heart in a fit of anger; In
some persons the hands grow cold ; ia
others the face becomes red, and a fit
of nervous depression follows, togeth
er with a loss of self-respect. In cases
of long-standing jealousy, the cause
must be removed before the victim be
comes normal again.
Overcome Evil Thought With God.
"How may we rid ourselves of dis
cordant thoughts?" someone asks, and
the reply ls, "Stop thinking them."
Turn the mind instantly to somo pleas
ant thought, preferably the direct op
posite of the one you are trying to rid
yourself of, or turn to something which
you are deeply interested. Surely,
with but one life to live, this beautiful
world should contain something to In
terest us besides our petty worrylngs
over the crops that may not turu out
ns we expected ; whether Mrs. Jones
really didn't see us when she passed
by without speaking, etc., ad infinitum,
until, before we are aware, the years
have sped by, and we have grown
neither better nor wiser, and we mourn
over the wasted time.
This persistent turning of the mind
from discordant to harmonious
thoughts cannot be done In a minute;
but persistent effort in this, ns In all
things, will win the day. Now, this
does not mean that In order to stop
thinking discordant thoughts about a
person whom you know to be contemp
tible you must turn around and love
bim. Stop thinking of him ; stop dwell
ing on his shortcomings, and condemn
ing him ; simply let him go his way.
Emerson states repeatedly that nil
character is the outcome of one's way
of thinking. "What you nre speaks so
loud that I cannot hear what you say :"
and. again : "There is no beautifier of
form and expression like thc desire to
spread joy and not pajn around us."
Thoughts Written on the Face.
One's thoughts will, sooner or later,
be written on the face. The youth
who secretly indulges In Intoxicating
liquor very soon publishes his secret to
tho world through the medium of bloat
ed features and bloodshot eyes. The
woman who nags, the girl who Is hate
ful nt home and pleasant abroad, will
disclose their real natures without
speaking, for the telltale face is all
Every once in awhile let us take
stock of ourselves, and, as all life Is
from within, let us sweep our minds
free from rubbish, as wc would a room
which we are going to garnish and
make lovely to dwell in.
We cannot do better than to take St.
Paul's advice: "Whatsoever things
are lovely, whatsoever things are pure,
honest, of good respect . . . think
on these things."-Mary B. Andersou,
In Christian Standard.
The New Happiness.
Have you learned how to be happy
when you are sorrowful? Christ can
accomplish that paradox for us and
In us. It comes with the miracle of
Christ's making himself our actual life.
Real sorrows may come Into our life,
heart-breaking sorrows, testings and
afflictions of a terribly severe sort;
but If we are "letting go and letting
God," our Lord Jesus will produce In
us "the joy of the Lord." The Scotch
are generally counted not very emo
tional ; but It ls said of a Scotchman
who had found Jesus that he was so
happy he could scarcely find words to
express himself ; he stood up In a tes
timony meeting and declared, "I'm hap
pier noo, when I'm no happy, than I
wis afore when I wis happy." That
tells the whole, blessed, wonderful
story. Is lt your story?-S. S. Times.
"For their sakes"-that ls the prin
ciple of service ; "I sanctify myself '
that Is to the education of the Indi
vidual ; and In ti a giving of a conse
crated Individual for the sake of an
unconsecratedworld the desire of Jesus
Christ, even for himself, ls fulfilled.
Susan E. Blow.
The grand essentials of Happiness
3re, something to do, something to
love, and something to hope for.
By D. B. Osborne, Chairman Soil Im
The above picture
of your position in
tho World War
The fight of free
dom and democra
cy against German
Upon you is
placed the grave
D. B. OSBORNE ant crops with
which to feed and clothe our army
and navy; the armies and navies of
our Allies-our own people at home
and the peoples of our Allies in Eu
Failure would bring disaster to our
army and an untimely and unneces
sary death to many of our boys who
have gone forth to battle in defense
of our liberty.
But, Mr. Farmer, we know that un
der the great responsibility placed
on you by our Government, that there
is no such word as "fail" in your vo
cabulary and that nothing short of in
surmountable providential causes could
prevent your answering fully to this
However, maximum crops can cnly
be had hy the judicious and intensive
nee of fertilizers, good seed, thorough
cultivation, and labor-saving machin
We desire to not
we are agents for tl
let us show you.
We are also se
E. P. WINI
MCCORMICK AND EDGE
Jewelry to ?
We invite our Ed gefiel (
when in Augusta. We h
of all kinds that we have ever sh
show you through our stock. Ev<
plenished with the newest designs,
We call especial attention to o
has every improvement. Your ?
new. Work ready for delivery in
A. J. i
980 Broad St.
We Solicit Y(
Call, write or wire whei
of cotton market of country
provement Committee, Atlanta, Ga.
One of your most pressing prob?
lema and one to be acted upon without
delay, is the matter of obtaining your
In spite of the best efforts of ?he
manufacturers and the Government,
materials for making fertilizers are
scarce and high in price. Therefore,
it is all the more necessary that what
fertilizers are to be distributed, should
be used upon soil that has received the
very best preparations the farmer is
capable of giving.
The mobilization of our army, re
quiring a maximum movement of
troop trains and supply trains, has ov
er-taxed the capacity of our railroads
as never before, and in order for fer
tilizers to be distributed this season,
the movement must of necessity, be
gin early and the unloading of cars
at destination be done with utmost
despatch. Every car must be loaded
Today fertilizers are cheaper than
farm crops or farm labor. A bale of
cotton, a bushel of corn, oats or
wheat, will buy more pounds of fertil
izers now than ever before, hence to
assure the performance of a patriotic
duty, with great profit to yourself, or
der your fertilizers promptly so that
you may be sure to get them. And
when you get them, use them with
the greatest, degree of intelligence.
Satisfactory results are bound to fol?
low-both to you and to the Govern,
ify the people that
ie celebrated Chev
If you want a car
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
J friends to visit our store
ave the largest stock ot
own. It will be a pleasure to
?ry department is constantly re
ur repairing department, which
'atch or clock made as good as
a short time.
i desirous of information
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th clay of October, 1917, to
the 15th day of .March. 1918.
All taxes shall be duo and payable
between the 15th day of uctober, 1917,
and December 31st, 1917.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December31st, 1917, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before February
1st, 1918, the County Auditor will pro
ceed to add two per cent, and five per
cent, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1917 are
For State purposes 8h
" O it''n a ry County 7
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7?
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 8
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
" Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston ll
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 8
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. li
" Corporation. 10
" Sinking Fund. 3-4
All the male citizens between the ages
of 12 years and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll tax
of One Dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
No commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
"BEST BY TEST"
Let us quote you.
DAVID SLUSKY & SON
In keeping with modern tenden
cies of architecture.
for your Fire Places, Floors and
Youngblood's Old-Style Tin.
All grades of Metal and
American Twin Asphalt Shingles.
American Ready-Roll Rooting,
NEPONSET WALL BOARD
Roofing and Mantel Co.
625 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
is purely veg
tains no calo
mel or alcohol,
and is a most
for liver and
by druggists, 25c a*box. Refuse all
substitutes. Demand Granger.
Granger Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den. All persons failing to heed
this.notice will be prosecuted under
MKS. M. J. NORRIS.