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CONSTRUCTION OF HOOD ROAD
Concrete Highway Is Composed of
Mixture of Sand, Stone, Portland
Cement and Water.
The concrete road is composed of
a carefully proportioned mixture of
clean, hard, well-graded sand, peb
bles or broten stone, portland cement
and water. This mixture is laid upon
the subgrade to a depth of 7 inches
or more for the entire width of the
road, and soon hardens into a mass
as hard as rock. The materials are
bonded together by the cement so firm
ly that it ls impossible for traffic to
loosen or separate the particles. For
this reason no expensive maintenance
Tl.*? foundation or subgrade is com
pacted where the concrete is to be
laid and the roadbed is drained so
that no water will remain under the
slab, writes A. L. Pettibone in Dakota
Farmer. Upon the foundation con
crete is laid in one or two courses.
A one-course concrete road consists of
a relatively rich concrete mixture
throughout. A two-course road con
sists of a somewhat leaner mixture for
a base with a richer top or wearing
course, applied before the concrete in
the base has begun to harden. Fre
quently re-enforcement In the form o?
wire fabric or steel rods is embedded
In the concrete. This assists to pre
vent cracks in the slab and aids In
keeping cracks which may form from
^opening to any appreciable extent.
The high wearing quality of the con
crete road results from using properly
graded, clean, hard sand and pebbles
or crushed rock. These must be com
bined with portland cement in care
fully measured proportions, mixed with
a power-operated batch mixer to pro
duce a stiff plastic consistency, then
placed upon the foundation and struck
off with a template or strike board,
so shaped that the surface of the pave
ment will have the desired crown. Af
ter rolling with a light metal roller
to compact the concrete and remove
excess water used In mixing, the con
crete is finished by seesawing a sec
tion of rubber or canvas belting along
. An Improved Highway in West
the pavement, leaving a true, even,
gritty, dense surface. When sufficient
ly hardened to prevent pitting or
marking, the surface is sprinkled with
water, then covered with 2 inches 01
more of moist sand or earth, which
ls kept wet by sprinkling for from ten
days to two weeks to prevent the con
crete from drying out too rapidly. Un
der no circumstances should a con
crete road be put in use until it is 14
days old and in cool^ weather a longer
time is necessary. This is a brief sum
mary of the essentials of the construc
tion of a concrete road.
GOOD ROADS ARE PROFITABLE
Authorities Should Act to Meet Grow
ing Demahds Before Trade
Goes Other Ways.
Good roads are a paying investment.
Local authorities in cities, towns and
counties should act without delay to
meet the growing national and local
demands before trade goes in other
directions. It is almost impossible to
get back the lost advantage after oth
er districts have won it.
NOT AFFECTED BY WEATHER
Heat or Cold, Freezing and Thawing
Does Not Injure Concrete Once
lt ls Hardened.
Concrete roads are not affected by
heat or cold nor by freezing or thaw
ing when it Is once hardened. Other
materials tracked upon concrete have
no effect upon it. Heat does not soften
the binder pennitting it to flow; cold
does not make It brittle, causing lt to
Proper Grade of Road.
The grade of the road Is Important,
for on this depends the weight of the
load which can be hauled economi
Improvement in Texas.
Texas this year will spend a total of
$76.216,000 on improved highways, ac
cording to figures compiled by the
state highway department.
- Building Roads ls Important
The building of good roads ls of the
yreatest importance to a comjiuiiJtg.
After the ChercrCola bottle has been soaked,
sterilized, scrubbed, rinsed and carefully inspected,
an exact amount of Chero-Cola syrup is, auto
matically measured into each bottle.
This insures its unfailing uniformity, accuracy and: purity* Tn!
Always the same-no guess work-no hand work here.
That is why every bottle of Chero-Cola tastes like every
other one. They are all alike. \
Still another reason for Chero-Cola's ever increasing pppur- /
Have Made Large Purchases
We invite the people of Edgefield county, the ladies especially, to visit
our 2nd floor and see our large stock just received from the largest manufacturers
we have the best assortment of Bureaus, Washstands, Hat Racks, Wardrobes,
ChifForobes, China Closets that we have ever shown.
Also see our Rocking Chairs, Dining Chairs, Centre Tables, Iron Beds,
Springs and Mattresses, purchased direct from the factories.
Large stock of RANGES and STOVES to select from. Make your
wife happy by buying a new stove for lier.
Trunks, Suit Cases and Traveling Bags
See our stock of trunks, suit cases and traveling bags, all marked at rea
Rugs and Art Squares
Beautiful assortment of rugs and art squares. Just what you have been
needing to make the home brighter.
Lap Robes and Harness of all Kinds
We have on hand the largest stock of lap ropes and harness of all kinds
that we have ever shown, both single and double, for wagon or buggy.
When in need of a buggy or wagon call on us. We carry a stock of good
buggies, open or with top. We sell the celebrated Mitchell wagons. No
thing better on the market for the money. It you need a one-horse wagon,
try our "Chase City." We have been selling them to satisfied customers for
eight or ten years.
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES
AV hen in need of fancy or heavy groceries get our prices before buying.
We buy in large quantities and carry a large stock, consequently we are in a
position to make attractive prices. If in need of hardware of any kind for the
farm or supplies of any other kind come to us. We can save you money.
Edgefield Mercantile Company
Ju?t What She Needed.
"I used a bottle of Chamberlain's
Tablets some time ago and they
proved to be just what I needed,"
whites Mrs. Volta Bankson, Chilli
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. L. J. Crim has
made application unto this Court for
cothe, Mo. They not only relieved Final Discharge as Administrator in
me of indigestion but toned up my |re the Estate of w- H- Crim> deceas
liver and rid me of backache and ? ed, on this the 6th day of October,
dizziness that I had been subject to .1919
for some time. They ?id me a world ! Th.se Are Therefore to 'ite any
of good and I wili always speak a and all kindred, creditors, or parties
good word for them." 1 interested, to show cause before me
_'. my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 10th
day of November, 1919, at 9 o'clock
a. m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
October 6th, 1919.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The-OId Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malar in .enriches the blood,and builds up the sys*
tem. A true tonic For adults and childi ca. ?Qr
To Our Edgefield Friends
We have the most complete stock of shoes that we
have ever bought and they were bought before the
rise in price, making it possible to sell good, depend
able shoes at reasonable prices.
Every department of our shoe stock is full, giving
a large assortment to select from. We call especial
attention to our very strong line of every-day shoes
for men. Nothing better on the market. Try a
pair and you will always come us.
We also have a complete assortment of dress shoes
for every member of the family.
We invite our friends from Edgefield county \p
make our store their headquarters while in the city.
Mr. Walter Harris is with us and will take a delight
in serving his friends.
J. Cook McKie
974 Broad Sreet Augusta, Ga.
Where You Have Valves
overhead or high above the ground, under or on a tank, you should
use one of our SPROCKET and RIM CHAINS, which will permit
you to stand on the ground and operate valve. We would be glad to
hear from you.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St., Columbia, S. C.
B. B. RUSSELL, JR. R. E. ALLEN
RUSSELL & ALLEN
I NCO RPO RATE D
857, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street
Bonded Warehouse. Liberal advances on cotton in storage.
Correspondence invited and consignments solicited.