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(.Copyright, 1918, by the McClure Newspa
When the car gave a lurch which
sent Jack with great force against
some one behind him, and he turned
to apologize, he almost lost his breath
with surprise. For there smiling with
amusement was the girl he had been
Jack was nu sentimentalist. He was
not given to dreaming at all-mucb.
Only this girl had got into his head
some way, how, he couldn't have told,
and he took to dreaming about her.
One night at training camp he had
awakened suddenly in the barracks to
find a dozen fellows beuding over him
"Sweetheart !" One grinning soul
had mucked. "Dee-ar little sweet
heart! Oh, mamma!"
"Don't worry, darling. How can I
get killed .when you're waiting for
me," sang another, waving his arms
and dancing around on one leg.
"You devil*;!" cried Jack, springing
np. Of the dozen men in his bar
racks, he was probably the only one
who didn't have a real sweetheart.
So now was it any wouder that he
was too paralyzed with amazement to
make the apology he had begun, and
colored like a girl under his tan? His
eyes hold hers for quite several sec
onds before he remembered. "I beg
your pardon," he said, his hand to
his cap. "I hope I tiidn't hurt you."
"No," she said kindly, "you didn't."
"It's too bad a woman has to stand,"
declared Jack. "If you say so I'll pick
up anybody you choose, and you may
have his seat."
"No, thank you. I like to stand."
"Good," said Jack. "I'm with you.
Only soldiers, you see, get the habit."
"And I'm trying to get the habit,
too." She still smiled.
The car stopped. "I get off here,"
"Why, so do I." He alighted first
iind turned to help her off. He could
do no less-could he?
'Tm going shopping," she explained.
His face fell. "Oh, I had hoped that
you were going somewhere that I
might-that I could perhaps be of
"Well, you can. If you really want
to be useful, slay by me and I'll find
plenty for you to do before the after
"I'm yours forever," he cried hap
"I don't want you forever," she said.
"But I can make good use of you this
afternoon. I need some one to help
me with my family."
"Don't look so horrified. Tm not
the mother of ten, nor the wife of any
body at all. You see, I've been trying
to hunt up families of drafted soldiers
who need help. There are people too
proud to ask for aid. Take the
Caseys I've just discovered.
"You're a sort of good Samaritan,'*
said Jack, admiringiy.
"No, I'm not. Don't call me that,"
she denied impatiently, turning into
a big department store. "I'm going to
get them a few things they need,
though, and as deliveries are slow you
may help carry if you wish."
And so Jack and the girl arrived at
Casey's, laden like caravan camels.
"Now, you tell Mr. Casey a few
ftrnny stories te cheer him up," said
the girl, "while I make a hot poultice,
and put things lu the kitchen to
So Lieutenant Jack and the dream
girl stayed all afternoon at the Caseys*.
By five o'clock the little house was in
order, dinner ready, and a neighbor
Installed to serve it.
"Can't I call a taxicab?" asked Jack,
when they were ready to depart. "The
cars are so crowded now."
"No," she refused. "I either walk
or use street cars everywhere I go
now. War times !" she reminded.
"But you spent a fortune on those
people this afternoon."
"That's it, don't you see. I save
where I can. It's a little game of my
When he put her on the car, she
held out her hand. "Thank you, oh
so much, for all you've done today.
Perhaps another day I may ask your
assistance. But you see I don't know
yet who you are."
He gave her a card. "I'm only
home another week," he said. "Make
it soon, won't you? But won't you
tell me your name, now?"
"And isn't it funny," she said teas
ingly, after a second's hesitation, "I
haven't any. Just call me the Dream
That night Jack was going over
some sport things he was packing
away, and unfolded an old newspaper
full of fish hooks, reels and fiie?, he
had brought home in the spring from
a fishing trip. And there was a full
page picture of the Dream Girl; He
?understood jt now. His brain had not
manufactured her. He had seen her
in the paper and his subconscious self
had retained the Impression.
"Miss Dorothy Armor, daughter of
Prank Hamilton Armor, capitalist and
philanthropist" ran the note under
neath. "Richest girl in the city does
war work, and won't use motor cars,
bdys hand-me-down clothes, and turns
entire income over to various societies,
for relief." The telephone rang.
f1l you'll not be too busy in the
morning. I think I can use you," said
Dorothy's voice. "Can you come?"
"Delighted," he cried. "Can't I go
tins evening and talk it over?"
'Yes," came her voice graciously, i
?I was hoping you'd say that."
SUGGESTIONS ON GOOD ROADS
Special Thought Should Be Given by
Builders to Road Crossings to
While highway engineers, commis
sioners and others are planning good
roads sind strong, durable bridges,
they ought to give special thought and
work to the road crossings and* the
sewers or culverts placed at such cross
ings, says a writer in Fanners' Review.
Such crossings are generally about
12 to 10 feet long, and it requires an
abrupt turn of a vehicle to take them
at right angle. These are danger
points on account of the short turn
and narrow space to mnke the turn.
The remedy for such places is to
make sewer or culvert as long as the
width of the road will permit, say not
less than 40 feet, and more if possible,
Durable Concrete Culvert.
and then if vehicles meet, there ls
plenty of room to pass without inter
fering with the speed or rights of the
one going In the other direction.
We have seen several narrow es
capes from accidents in such places,
and the watchword now is "Safety
First.'* The automobile ls here to
stay, and we want room to sprend out
and avoid all danger of accidents.'
Our counties are now paying large
salaries to men who are supposed to
be efficient, and good civil engineers,
and the safety and comfort of the pub
lic largely rests on them. It is the
duty of such men to catch up with the
times and provide roads suited to the
needs of present-day travel. Such Im
provements are not very expensive,
and when properly made last a life
time, and save time, trouble and acci
TEST OF TIRES ON HIGHWAYS
Results Obtained by United States Of
fice of Public Roads After Pe
riod of Years.
In Its testing of tires on country
roads during a period of several years
the United States office of public reads
has prepared the r$ad prior to each
test by plowing, grading and rolling
thus, with further consideration of
moisture and atmospheric variations,
giving conditions as nearly identical as
possible for each of the trips compared.
It was found that the draft decreased
with increase of tire width to a cer
tain limit, beyond which it increased.
As a result of the experiments, j,t ls
recommended that for ordinary farm
work and general trucking, the stand
ard width of tire for a one-horse
wagon, with gross load of 2.000 pounds,
should be two Inches ; light two-horse
waeon. 2,.r)00 pounds, two and one
half Inches; medium two-horse wagon,
4,.r>00 pounds, three inches: standard
two-horse wagon, 6.800 pounds, four
Inches; lir'avy two-horse wagon, T.?OO
pounds, five Inches.
CONSTRUCT NEW HIGHWAYS
State of Illinois Expected to Expend
$3,000,000 in Improving Roads
It Is expected that Illinois will ex
pend ?r..000.000 this year on federal
aid highways. The proposed road con
struction outlined by the Illinois state
highway department has been ap
proved by thc national government, ac
cording to Secretary of Agriculture
The proposed work includes con
struction along the Dixie highway, the
Lincoln highway, the highway from
Chicago to the Wisconsin state line,
the Chicago to Jollet highway and the
road from Peoria northeast to Spar
land. Federal-aid money for these
roads ls to be available shortly, It ls
Good Roads Campaign.
The goori roads campaign is always
on and will always be on until every
road shall have been paved with the
best of material and In the best of
manner. And then there will probably
be the establishing of more main roads,
and so lt will go on until the country
Is well supplied with roads that will
be practicable 305 days In the year.
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The ?-jesiinn of roods gains In Im
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Property Insured $2,500,000.
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
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