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SHOULD PLAK AIR TRAFFSG
Lord Montagu Predicts Time When
Craft Will Travel on a Sent?
of Flying Levels.
-In a recent address before the
Aeronautical society in London upon
the development of aviation after
the war, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
painted an imaginative picture of
the possibilities of air traffic in the
near future. He predicted a time
when the traveler from London will
save ll days in the journey to India
and 23 days to Australia ; when air
planes will cover a regular average
of 1,200 miles a day and when traf
fic will be regulated in a series of
air levels of 2,000 feet each-pri
vate planes up to 2,000 feet; com
mercial machines in the next level;
"ordinary flying/' together with the
fast commercial machines, in the
next ; then the official planes of each
nation (from 6,000 to 10,000 feet),
including those of the air police, who
will drop down on offenders in the
lower depths; and finally the levels
above 10,000 feet, which will be used
for international travel.
Lord Montagu believes that there
?will be such a tremendous increase
of air travel at the close of the war
that it is already time to consider
!how routes shall be defined and kept,
and how the best use can be made
of our present knowledge of the air
currents of the world. Such a pic
ture as Lord MontAgu paints may
seem very unreal, says the Youth's
Companion, but those who have seen
the birth of the locomotive, the ma
xine steam engine, the electric tele
graph, the telephone, the submarine
cable, the motorcar and wireless
telegraphy and telephony will not
be incredulous. The internal com
bustion engine, with its light weight
and high speed, was the beginning
of an evolution the ultimate char
acter of which it is impossible to
BIRD IN THE HAND
?"I thought you liked George bet
ter than Howard ?"
s "But Howard has proposed."
CALLING A BLUFF.
The doctor was letting on that he
was a very busy man in his profes
6ion, says an exchange.
"I declare," he said, "I simply
can't keep track of all my patients !"
"I should think it would be hard,"
acknowledged his caller, sympathet
ically. ''They always drop a man's
name from the directory when ho
dies, don't they?"
Then the caller, thinking he had
?said something smart, came up to
Tepeat it to us. But the doctor got
?here first, with a cigar.
"Did I understand you to say that
'Mrs. Twobble is an active club
"'Active' is hardly the word.
.Why, I don't believe she has lunched
at home in six months."
THE CURRENT CRAZE.
"Views vary on running the comi
"But most even-body seems to be
in favor of speeding 'er up."
A LONG WAIT.
Yvonne-And why did she reject
so wealthy a suitor?
Edythe-She feared that he was
younger than he looked.
THE BIG TROUBLE.
"Do you have any trouble with
jour steam furnace?"
"Nothing, except getting coal for
She-Why do they say a maa
:"pines" ?or a woman?
?Tft-I suppose because tho pint
is abou ' the softest there is.
(Copyright. WIS, by Wetters Newspaper Union.)
Nan stood ut tho window, and
drummed, not at all disconsolately;
she had often wondered how it might
feel to be penniless in a strange city.
Now she knew, but the knowledge
seemed irresponsibly vague.
"Here I am," said Nan to the ca
nary, "without a cent iu the world,
and the fact does Hot affect me at all."
Determinedly she sat before a mir
ror studying her own bright face.
"Can't you realize the seriousness of
your failure?" she wem: on. "The
musical career which brought you here
ft ended. Your last pupil has gone, your
board bill is paid until Monday only,
and then what will it be?"
Back in the country one heart was
ready to claim her, but Nau turned
impatiently from that devotion. If she
married it must be for love. If not, of
what use were all the old golden
dreams, the charra of romance which
made youth beautiful? She jumped
up. "Oh, something will happen," said
Nun. "In all this big world there must
be a little place for me. What did
Maramie Chloe use to sing, T%rn out
your silver-liniu', chile; show your
own silver-limn'.' "
Spreading her wardrobe upon the
bod preparatory to packing, Nan
hummed the song, then rebuked her
self. _ "Nan Robins, you're not acting
much like a dowu-and-outer, and that's
what you are; a regular down-and
outcr." Her voice trailed off musingly,
while her head bent appraisingly over
a violet silk petticoat. Silk petticoats
were not much to Nan's needs these
days, when her elbows persisted in
finding their way through the last of
her waists. Here was one of lavender
chiffon, cast away because of that same
fault. Nan gave a cry. "Why uot (
combine the useless petticoat and the
unfortunate chiffon into a whole and j
presentable waist? 'Your silver-linin', |
chile,' " hummed Nan, and crossed the
hall to a neighor's apartment.
"Oh, Mrs. Burns," she said, "I am j
going to ask as a favor the use of your j
sewing machine for the afteruoou, if I !
might wheel it across the hall, and ?
offer you anything for exchange, my
victrola, perhaps? Would.you care to
have it for a few days?"
But Mrs. Burns was only too glad
to accommodate her cheery neighbor.
"At six," Nan said, "I will wheel the
machine back into your rooms, and you
will not be able to appreciate how
much you have helped rae."
Before six Mrs. Burns came into
Nan's sunny roora, where the canary
sang in tune to her busy sewing. "You
must pardon my invasion," Mrs.
Burns said, "and my quick acceptance
of your friendship. I do get so lonely,
away from my own young friends, and
there is something about the very' way
you carry yourself, Miss Robins,
which gives one courage. I suppose
being busy and successful, as you are,
gives one a sort of confidence. Oh,
what a love of a waist!"
"Do you think so?" asked Nan. "I
have been trying to follow out the
idea of a high-priced waist in 'The
Women's Shoppe,' but violet aud lav
ender are not becoming to me." She
laughed. "I'd sell the whole thing for
Little Mrs. Burns caught up the
waist and held it beneath her face.
"If you really meant that you'd sell
it," she said, "I would give you five
dollars in a minute."
"It does look lovely on you," Nan
slowly agreed. "I would like to give
it to you."
"My dear child!" the bride ex
claimed, "do you think I could accept
your material and work?"
Nan made a hasty mental calcula
tion. "Four dollars, then," she said
Joyfully Mrs. Burns assisted in roll
ing the machine back across the hall.
"And you will go to the matinee wiui
me tomorrow?" she begged.
"You have not been giving lessons
lately?" Mrs Burns inquired the next
day. "I do nul hear?your piano. Are
you resting?" ?
"No," Nan replied, "I am not rest
ing. My classes are closed. I must
go away Monday."
"My dear!" her companion com
plained} "Just when I had hoped tc
know you better. Where are you
Nau gazed far out over the chimney
tops; her eyes were still untroubled,
and she smiled.
Suddenly Mrs. Burns arose to beck
on a tall mau who crossed tho res
taurant floor. Hat in hand, he ad
vanced to their tabl*
"Why, Tom," greeted the bride,
"when did you come to town? Miss
Robins allow' me to introduce my
brother. You will sit with us, Toni?':
The tall young man obeyed with
alacrity. "I came in this morning un
expectedly," he explained. "Want tc
place a ~,o< d pianist with our agency
here. < or, who has been playing
the piano in our studio, is too much of
a banger. Think a woman's touch
would better emphasize the tone. But
my time in town is limited. Happen
tc have an acquaintance you could rec
ommend temporarily for the position,
Mrs. Burns put out her hands to
Nan. "If Miss Robins would only be
persuaded to consider it," she sug
The man turned to look irrto Nan's
still visionary eyes. Into his own
came a quick, eager light.
"You would have to begin your du
lles ct euee," he told her.
Nan's smile deepened.
'This aiteruoou," she agreed, .y^.
GOOD ROADS IN NEW ZEALAND
Concrete Declared Mo-;t Satisfactory
in Land of Heavy RainB-Cheaper
In Long Run.
The New Zealand authorities, both
loca? and national, are carefully study
Ins the subject of good roads, realiz
ing that this is the best way to open
up the hinterland of the dominion. The
roads of the country, in the main, are
not In very good condition. There are
some good stone roads, about the larg
er centers, but few of them extend out
more than 2? or 30 miles. Their up
keep has been found very expensive,
especially in the northern part of the
country, since the rainfall is heavy
and washouts ore numerous because
the stone used Is soft and grinds up
rapidly, the Scientific American states.
Of late much has been said in re
gard to the construction of concrete
highways, and It Is thought that this
will bc far cheaper in the long run
than the stone roads as they are now
?constructed, for the- reason that the
upkeep will be so very greatly reduced.
It is estimated that a mile of 12-foot
concrete road four Inches thick could
be built In New Zealand for $2,000
more than a mlle of ordinary stone
road, on which there would be a saving
in upkeep for the first five years of at
least $1,200. while at the end of ten
years there would be a saving of $7,
000 or $S,000.
FEDERAL AID FOR HIGHWAYS
Organization Arranged by Secretary of
Agriculture Described In Re
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The organization that has been ar
ranged by the secretary of agriculture
to administer the provisions of the
federal-aid road act of 1916 is de
scribed in a recent publication of the
Ten district offices, each directed by
a district engineer, reporting to the
director of the office of public roads,
have been established. The district
offices are located In Tortland, Ore.;
San Francisco, Cal.; Denver, Colo.;
Minneapolis, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.;
Fort Worth, Tex. ; Chicago, 111. ; Mont
gomery, Ala.; Troy, N. Y., and Wash
ington, D. C.
The procedure adopted calls for the
submission of an application, known
Sand-Clay Road, If Well Kept, ls Sat
isfactory for Moderate Traffic.
as a project statement, by the state
highway department to the district en
gineer, who examines the road It is
proposed to improve, and transmits
the project statement with his recom
mendations to the headquarters office
In Washington. If the secretary of
agriculture approves the project
statement, the plans, specifications and
estimates are then submitted by the
state highway department to the dis
trict engineer, who transmits them
with his recommendation to the Wash
ington office, and when they are found
to be suitable for approval, a formal
certificate to that effect Is Issued by
the secretary of agriculture to the sec
retary of the treasury and the state
highway department, and a formal
project agreement ls entered into be
tween the secretary of agriculture and
thc state highway department. As the
work progresses or upon Its comple
tion, payment on a special voucher ap
proved by the comptroller of the treas
ury Is made of the federal funds ap
portioned to the state.
COMPLETE PAVING IS SOUGHT
Only Nineteen Miles of Lincoln High
way Remain Unpaved in the
State of Ohio.
There will be Improved In the state
of Ohio during 1918 many miles of
the Lincoln highway. The plans for
Improvement are so far advanced that
of the 234 miles In the state only
19 miles of the route will remain
unpaved after the contracts for the
present year are fulfilled. Practically
all of the road completed is of brick.
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See our beautiful assort
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Large stock of Light-Wei
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and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.'xNicholson, 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
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