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PACIFIC COAST GOOD ROADS
Interest Centers Particularly in High
way Extending From California
(By HERBERT NUNN. Stat* Highway
Engineer of Oregon.)
The Pacific coast is particularly In
terested in our national highway ; that
ls the Pacific coast highway extending
from California to Oregon and Wash
ington. This when completed will have
approximate length of some 1,400
miles, and the large part of it Is now
completed or nearing completion.
Mr. Fletcher of California stated to
me that his state had completed 525
miles, extending from Los Angeles
north to Sacramento, and we are now
under contract to complete the roap\
Oregon now has under contract on this
road some 400 miles of construction,
all of which will be completed by the
middle of next year, 200 miles of which
will be paved and the rest macadam
or gravel. Washington has completed
this road to Seattle, and next year its
entire length will be complete.
I am unable to say at this time Just
how much money was expended dur
ing the year 1919 In the three states,
but In Oregon approximately $7,000,
000 was expended. The three states,
however, are pretty well fixed finan
California has a new bond Issue for
$40,000,000 and previously bas ex
pended some $33,000,000. Oregon has
some $32,000,000 available and roads
to cost $19,000,000 to $20,000,000 under
construction. Washington has less
money. They failed to carry the bond
issue there this year, but have between
$8,000,000 and $9,000,000 available for
The eastern connections with the Pa
cific highway are the Santa Fe trail,
the Lincoln highway, and the Midland
road. I think the Santa Fe in pi^tty
well cared for. It connects with south
ern California. In Oregon we are con
necting with the southern highway
and with the Columbia river highway.
Labor conditions on the Pacific coast
are about the same as In the East.
Improved Road in Oregon.
The pay is about $4.50 with $7.50 for
teams. We doz>'t expect better labor
conditions next year. Material condi
tions are better. In Oregon we have
sufficient local material and don't re
quire much rail transportation. Wash
ington is fixed similarly. So is north
ern California. Southern California is
in worse condition as to transporta
MOTORTRUCK IS INSISTENT
War Brought lt Into Prominence as
Commercially Practical Form of
The value of the motortruck as an
the war, sprang into prominence as a
commercially practical form of trans
portation and while the fighting has
ceased, the need for the motortruck re
mains with us, more insistent than
ever before. Within certain limitations
the freight car of the highway Is more
efficient than the rail carrier, and, be
cause it Is, It may be taken as a per
manent form of transportation and one
destined to have a large Influence on
the movements of trade in the future.
PUSH GOOD ROADS BUILDING
Construction Work Retarded by War
Should Now Be Resumed to Fa
Good roads construction retarded
by the war should now be pushed vig
orously and nothing should be per
mitted to Interfere with the expansion
and development of these important
arteries of transportation aud trade
which can serve to materially reduce
high living costs by facilitating the
movement of foodstuffs from the farm
to the table.
Significant Auto Fact.
Observers are said to regard lt as
significant that the states which will
spend most freely for better highways
and which manufacturers depend upon
to buy the most motortrucks in 1920
are states In which farming is the
Value of Motortruck.
The value of the motortruck as an
aid in marketing farm products ls now
well established. In bringing this
about Improved roads have been an
By ALVAH J. GARTH
(?. 1920. Western Newspaper Union.)
Morris Davenal stood spellbound
viewing a scene that seemed so lovely,
yet filmy, that he almost deemed him
self under a delusion. He had been
camping on the banks of a river, occu
pying a rude board shanty, and had
cut across what seemed to be the ex
tensive grounds of a great, gloomy
mansion. At the edge of a glade a
flitting figure had crossed his range of
It was "nearly midnight, and the
moonlight filtered down in a silvery
flood and showed a form girlish, full
of natural grace, and a face the out
lines of which were perfect. She drew
within the shadow of a towering elm
tree and stood motionless, her ear bent,
her gaze fixe?.
She made a gesture of keen disap
pointment as no one appeared.
Beyond the tree a man, evidently a
worker about the grounds, suddenly
came into view. He halted, applied a
whistle to his lips and blew an echoing
trill. The girl hurried in the direction
of the house to be confronted by a sec
ond man, past middle age, who regard
ed her with sternness, almost anger.
"You will not be warned!" Davenal
heard him say, and there was the
venom of menace In his tones.
"Please stand aside," spoke the girl
in Icy tones. "I will return to my
"And stay there, If you are wise,"
observed the man. "You are trying to
play me false. Be careful-you know
Davenal delivered a deep breath like
one seeing an entrancing picture fade
into nothingness. The scene remained
Imprinted on his memory all the way
to his temporary home near the river.
He entered the dilapidated old shack
and sat for an hour lost in meditation.
Finally he aroused himself and walked
over to a cupboard.
"Again !" he muttered, as its shelves
came into view, and the puzzled excla
mation expressed' his wonderment that,
for the second time within twenty
four hours, someone had entered the
place and had made away with food
In the cupboard.
Davenal threw himself on his couch,
but memory of the fair girl in the
moonlight remained for a long time.
He finally slumbered, to rouse up at
early daylight as a groan disturbed
him. It was repeated, apparently from
an attic overhead. Davenal went to a
corner where cleats were nailed along
the wall, ascended these and glanced
about the confined space under the
A human form was stretched out
upon a heap of old rags, moving uneas
ily, with closed eyes. Davenal fancied
this must be the despoiler of his food
supply. He noticed that one foot of
the intruder was swathed in a bandage.
He touched his arm. Instantly the
other, a young man of presentable ap
pearance, although he looked haggard
and distressed, awoke.
"Who are you?" challenged Davenal.
It was only after persistent question
ing that Davenal was able to gain the
confidence of the stowaway. He helped
him below, prepared a meal and at
tended to a bad cut on one foot, the
result of falling over a keen-edged
Finally the stranger told his story.
He was Earle Wilton, and his visit to
the vicinity was to secretly meet hi?
sister. Adrienne. She was a captive in
the power of an unprincipled guardian,
who hoped to gain her fortune by forc
ing her to marry him.
"I received a letter concerning the
situation of affairs," Wilton told Dav
enal, "but had to proceed with caution.
Wolfe Dubrow's hold on my sister was
his claim that he had proof of my com
mitting a forgery of my father's name
before he died. It Is false, but he has
the power to imprison me. In sixty
days Adrienne will be of age and can
defy him. "If I were not thus crippled
I could convey her to a safe hiding
"Let me help you," eagerly pleaded
Davenal, at once divining that Miss
Adrienne Wilton was the fair girl of
the moonlight episode.
An hour later, appareled In his most
commonplace attire. Davenal strolled
by the Dubrow place. The man with
the whistle of the night previous hailed
him. Was he looking for work? Was
he willing to put in a forenoon's labor
on the lawn for a dollar? and soon
Davenal had located the room which
Miss Wilton occupied and had also
spied a long ladder In the barn of the
Then he went back to the river
shack, planned with Earle Wilton what
they should do, made arrangements to
have an automobile on hand after dark,
had Wilton write a note to his sister,
and at midnight helped the startled
and excited girl captive down the lad
der, hastened to the shack and they
were miles away before daylight.
Davenal accompanied brother and
sister to a retired village, saw them
comfortably settled and left them filled
with gratitude for his helpful atten
tion. Twice he revisited them during
the next two months.
The day when her coming of age
released her legally from the care of
her guardian, Adrienne Wilton wrote
Davenal of the fact and asked his ad
vice and co-operation as to her further
action In regard to her estate.
Davenal secured a lawyer and the
baffled Wolfe Dubrow was compelled
to relinquish his evil schemes. By that
time Davenal and Adrienne had be
come swaething more than friends, and
ere the end of the year she had t
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIEDD.
Charles Cochran, Plaintiff, Against
William Cochran, et. al.,-De
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall offer for sale
at public outcry to the highest bid
der before the Court House, Town
of Edgefield, County and State
aforesaid, on Salesday in October
1920, the same being the 4th day
of said month, between the legal
hours of sale the following describ
ed realty, to wit: All that piece,
parcel or tract of land, situate,
ljing and being in the County and
State aforesaid, containing Seven"
ty-Six and 31-100 Acres, more or
less, and bounded by lands of C.
C. Fuller, Edgar Reynolds, Ches
ter A. Stevens, Willie Stevens and
Terms of Sale Cash.-If purchas
er at said sale shall fail to comply
with terms thereof, within one
hour from the time of said sale,
said premises, upon direction of
plaintiff, or his attorney, will be
re-sold on said day at the risk of
the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers and
J. H. CANTELOU,
Master, E. C., S. C.
, State of South Carolina,
County of Edgfieeld.
Notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate of
Mrs. Amina F Ouzts, deceased, will1
make payment to the undersigned.
And all persons holding claims
agaist said estate will render all
accounts of their demands duly at
tested to the undersigned.
ALBERT G. OUZTS,
Duly Qualified Executor of the
Will of Mrs. Amina F. Ouzts,
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Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Under and by authority of an or
der of the Probate Court. Notice is
hereby given that on the 17th day
of September, A. D., 1920 at Elm
wood, at the residence of A. G.
Ouzts, at 10 o'clock A. M., I will
proceed to sell all of the personal
property belonging to the
estate of the late James T. Ouzts,
deceased, consisting principally of
household and kitchen furniture.
Piano, iron eafe, two-horse wagon,
top buggy and harness, black
smith tools, plows, and all other
personal property belonging to said
Sale to begin promptly at ten
o'clock A. M.
A. G. OUTZS,
Executor of the last will of James
T. Ouzts, deceased.
August 25, 1920.-3t.
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