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Question of Public Highways Now In
volves Nation as Whole-Values
of Farm Property Enhanced. '
Many of the southern and western
?tates have made remarkable progress
within the past two or three years in
the enactment of laws which provide
for the extension of theil- highway
.systems, and for the construction and
.care of improved roads. The new con
ditions arising from the development
?of automobile traffic have enlarged the
question of public highways from one
-of purely local consideration to an
.economic principle involving not only
the entire commonwealth, but the na
tion as a whole.
When the traffic consisted of wagons
drawn by oxen, or mules, or horses,
-open roads to the nearest railroad
station or boat landing were all that
was required. The fact that even such
Toads were not well built, nor kept in
repair, was duo to a variety of causes,
writes Robert P. Hooper, in Farm
Home. Each particular locality had
an explanation, purely local, to account
tor the conditions. But, as a rule,
these explanations did not explain,
.even to the satisfaction of those mak
ing them.
The fact still remained that nearly,
.or quite, 90 per cent of the farmers of
A Good Road I? Michigan.
the country were keeping themselves
..poor by reason of the excessive cost bf
marketing their products. These prod
ucts could be hauled only at seasons
when everybody had to haul. This
resulted in temporarily overworked
railway service, congested markets,
and low prices.
The older and wealthier states saw
the- point first, and began giving aid
to counties and towns in building im
proved roads, so that produce could be
marketed at any time in the year. The
result was almost electrical in its ef
fect. Thousands of farms which, be
cause of their relative unprofitableness
under a bad road system, had been
practically abandoned, became pro
ductive again. The general values of
farm property were enormously en
hanced. This was accomplished by
the building of a few to^-n and county
roads purely for local purposes.
Then the automobile became a factor
in the read question, and the road
problem became widened and en
larged. With vehicles, which would
'Cover 100 or 200 miles a day, the con
ditions in each county rapidly became
known to the people in adjoining
-counties, and a broader comprehen
sion of the whole highway question
was inevitable in a country where
intelligence predominates.
.Cost of Hauling Farm Products Over
Common Roads ls Twenty-Five
Cents a Ton Per Mile.
After careful inquiry it has been
found that the average haul ol the
American farmer in getting his prod
uct to market or to the nearest ship
ping station is 12 miles, and the aver
age cost of hauling over the common
country roads is 25 cents a ton per
mile, or three dollars a ton for a 12
mile haul, says Portland Oregonian.
An estimate places the total tons
hauled at 300,000,000 a year. On the
estimate of three dollars a ton for 12
miles this would make the total cost
of getting the surplus products of the
farm to the local market or to the
railroad no less than $900,000,000-a
figure greater than the operating ex
penses of all the railroads of the Unit
ed States. If anything could make an
argument for good wagon roads this
statement surely may.
Important Duty of People.
The making of good roads is one of
the most important duties of the peo
ple and their prompt repair and care
ful maintenance is essential. There
is probably no subject in which the
progressive farmer is more deeply in
terested than that of having roads
connecting him with his markets over
which he may be able to haul the
greatest possible load. Good roads,
like all ether good things, are too ex
pensive to build and of too much value
?to be neglected.
Tasting With the Nose.
Sir Ray Lancaster, eminent man of
science, asserts that the flavor of food
and drink does not come to us through
the sense of taste. That sense, he
says, can only furnish sensations that
correspond to the chemical composi
tion of the substances presented to it.
These sensations, while almost in
finite in their shadings, are few in
number. We can distinguish by taste
only sweetness, bitterness, sourness,
and saltness, although the various in
tensities of these sensations are in
numerable. The distinctive flavor of
various foods is not the result of
chemical action, and is not perceived
by the taste nerves. Flavors excite
the olfactory nerve instead, and are
transmitted by it to the brain. A per
son whose sense of smell is impaired
is unable to detect the Savor of the
food he eats, although'he has the taste
sensation that it stimulates. This is
an explanation of the effect that in
fluenza often has apparently on the
taste, but, really, on, the sense of
Self-Belief the Key to Success.
Do you still believe in yourself? If
so, you cannot become a failure. You
can, at worst, only have failed to learn
aa yet the science of success, of which
self-respect is the key. In the great
gamble of life we can afford to lose
everything but our self-respect. Money
lost is little lost; friends lost, much
lost; but self-respect lost, and all is
lost. Self-belief is the husband of self
respect, just as self-respect is the
mother ol self-reliance. Believe, in
yourself and you will win through. For
self-belief is the mainspring of human
activity and the* principal source of
human improvement. It inspires you
to do things. It teaches you to try
again. The man who retains his be
lief in himself will never give up try
ing. And success is the reward of per
sistent effort. Self-reliance will pull
us through many a struggle, from
which the coward flees in vain, and in
which the weak succumb. The ability
to "get up again" is the reward of the
Music and Physiology.
That "Music hath charms to soothe
the savage breast" has usually been
accepted a3 a quotation from the ad
mirable William Shakespeare, when,
as a truth, it should be credited to a
later dramatist, Richard Congreve.
The salutary effect of music in quiet
ing these pulmonary disturbances has
never been questioned, but the Journal
of the American Medical association
goes further in its claim for the be
nignant influence of music and says:
"Not only is music physic for the soul,
dissipating mental depression, sooth
ing psychic perturbations; but its in
fluence may also enhance nutrition,
further digestion (as by the 'liver mu
sic' of the French) and restore organic
equilibrium. Indeed, the entire work
ing of the human mechanism, physical
r.nd mental alike, may be lubricated
by a stream of music, which with art
and science should therefore have a
place in the medical armamentarium."
Rewards of the Commonplace.
"If you want to go anywhere you
have to start from where you are,"
said Burke. First steps are as im
portant as last ateps. Starting from
where one is involves a right under
standing of the commonplace. A great
motive invests every deed with sig
nificance, Murillo painted Angels'
Kitchen. The convent porter, faith
ful to his humble duties, finds the
kitchen filled with angels, each doing
a simple service. The monk's vision
was his reward for ordinary work
well done. Commonplace tasks be
come great achievements when per
formed with all our might. The sol
dier dying in the trench-is he not
I equal to the king on the throne? To
do common things in a perfect man
[ ner is a truer sign of religion than to
do great things in an imperfect man
I ner. The despised ordinary relation
ships of life may be the rounds in the
ladder that reaches to the skies.
Supplanting the Tallow Candle.
Probably the first exhibition of in
I flammable gas ever given in this coun
j try was the display made by fireworks
I in Philadelphia in 1796. The exhibition
?was- merely ::or entertainment pur
poses. The gas v/as released through
j holes in iron tubes, for the burner, as
wo know it today, had not been in
vented. No oiie, however, thought the
illuminant would ever be generally
utilized, and it never dawned upon
those who saw the exhibition that the
tallow candle would, in the course of
i time, be dijven from the field by this
i peculiar commodity. It was half a
j century after this Philadelphia exhibi
tion before gas had taken the place
of cai.dles and oil lamps in the homes
of the best people of our American
cities-"New York Leads the World
in Gas Development," W. C. Jenkins,
in National Magazine.
. Wooden Beads.
Children always like beads, and
I their stringing passes many hours
I safely and happily. At the same time,
the children gain a knowledge of color
and color combination and form from
the bead work. Large wooden beads
are the easiest for the small child to
thread on a piece of stout thread. The
end can be waxed, or a blunt-ended
needle can be used. These beads, half
an inch in diameter, are sold at 15
cents for three dozen, or 40 cents a
gross. They are shaped in spheres,
3ubes and cylinders and are colored
red, orange, yellow, green, blue and
It -wouldn't be possible not to b<; kind j
In the Land of Beginning Aga.in; J
- And the ones we misjudged, and the {
ones whom we grudged
Their moments of victory here, \
Would find in the grasp of our loving ..
hand clasp j
More than penitent lips could ex^ J
plain. j
At the holiday season we delight)
in sweetmeats, calces and homemade^
goodies. One of]
the chief pleas^'
ures of the sea?
son is getting
ready, making
things, which i9
also a good way pt
keeping the ?hiw
dren in the house*
j Interested and feeling that they have,
I a part in the preparations. (
j Orange or - grapefruit peel make$
such a delightful confection whici.
may be used as a garnish or as ?
confection. 1
Save the skins from two or thre?,
oranges, those which have thick,
skins are best. Remove all the ?be?
and cut the skins with a sharp knife,
using a board. The English product
is so attractive because it is shred
ded so fine. ' Put the skin on to coq?c
in cold water and allow it to boil half
an hour. Then change the water,
starting again with cold, repeat this
two or three times until it has boiled
in all about an hour and a half br un
til tender. Then pour off the water,
adding as much sugar as there is pe??,
just cover with water and let boil rap
idly until all the sirup has boiled
away. During the last five minutes
it must be watched constantly, pour
it out on a plate covered .with granu
lated sugar and toss ii rapidly over
and over until every bit is covered
with the sugar. Set away to cool,
then put in tin boxes.
Orange Fromage.-Strain the juice
of five oranges and a lemon. Boil to
gether one cup of sugar and one cup
of water three minutes. Pour this
over a tablespoonful of gelatin which
has been softened in two tablespoon
fuls of cold water, stir until dissolved,
then add the fruit juice. Put this
in a two quart ice-cream brick. It
should be about half i'ulL Whip a
pint of cream until stiff, sweeten and
flavor to taste. Fold a buttered pa
lper over the mold, put on the cover
and pack in ice and salt for four
hours. Tear off the paper that pro
jects, and grease with sweet lard. This
prevents the salt water from soaking
into the frozen mixture. " |
What use for the rope, if lt be not
Till the swimmer's grasp to the rock
has clung?
What worth is Eulogy's blandest
When whispered in ears that are
hushed in death?
No! no! if you have but a word of
Speak it while .1 am alive to hear.
-Margaret Preston.
At ( this season of the year, when
chestnuts are fresh and plentiful,
some different ways of
using them in dishes for
the table may be accept
able. After cooking un
til tender in boiling
water the nuts may. be
added to any fruit salad.
Cut in small pieces and
mixed with apple and
celery, with mayonnaise!, a most ap
petising salad may be prepared.
Chestnut Fritters.-Cook the nuts,
peel and blanch them and pound or
mash fine. Add a fourth of a pound
of butter to a pound of the nuts, two
ounces of sugar, a beaten egg and four
ounces of flour; roll with the hands
into little balls, dip in egg and crumbs
and fry to a delicate brown in butter
or oil.
Preserved Chestnuts.-Roast or boil
the nuts, shell and remove the inner
skin. Make a sirup of* a pint of water
and a pound of sugar, the juice of
two lemons and the rind of one.
When the sirup has boiled well, add a
pint of blanched chestnuts, let sim
mer gently for half an hour or more,
then seal up boiling hot in small jars.
These are delicious served in sherbet
glasses filled up with ?ce cream or
sherbet. They are used over ice
cream or lemon jelly, or may be put
into a mixture of any gelatin jelly
and served with cream.
Chestnut and Apple Dessert.-Boll
a pound of chestnuts, remove the
shells and skins and boil again in a
cupful of milk until soft enough to
press through a sieve. Butter a mold
well and line it thickly with sifted
nuts, then add a layer of thick sifted
apple sauce, sweetened and colored
pink with currant jelly; then add an
other layer of nuts and one of apple,
squeeze over a little lemon juice and
bake in a moderate oven. Serve with
whipped cream.
Pup-Great cats! That's a nerve!
Somebody has put up a building right
where I buried a bone!-Puck.
"Are yea s oing to the mceunj ?
Yes, I'll be ready when yon come."
Women living on farms and in rural districts
h aves't rime to seek and enjoy social pleasures.
Distances are too great-the work is too urgent.
Women grow lonesome and listless when robbed
of these pleasures.
solves the problem. It enables women to talk with neigh
bors and friends and keep alive to the news of the day.
Our free booklet tells how you. can have a telephone in
your home at small cost. Women living in the country
should write for it Address
e Farmers Linc Department
SoaSii Pryor St, Atlanta, Gs.
Many of the troubles of life such
as headache, indigestion, constipa
tion and lack of energy are due to
inactive livers.
a natural, vegetable remedy that
will get the liver right and make
these troubles disappear. It has
none of the dangers or disagreeable
effects of calomel.
Get a 50c or fft bottle of this
splendid remedy from your drug
gist today. Every bottle bears the
likeness of L. K. Grigsby, who
guarantees it through.. .
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Auditor's Notice.
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required to
make returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Febru
ary in any year.
All male citizens between the ag?S
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
fer failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers. I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Roper, W ednesday Jan. 13.
Meriwether, Thursday Jan. 14.
Collier, Friday Jan. 15.
Red Hill, Saturday Jan. 16.
Clark's Monday Jan. 18.
Modoc, Tuesday Jan. 19.
Parksville, Wednesday Jan. 20.
"Plum Branch, Thursday Jan.i21.
Morgan's Store Friday?Jan.f22.
Liberty Hill, Saturday Jan. 23.
Cleora, Monday Jan. 25.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday Jan. 26.
Meeting Street, Wednesday Jan. 27.
Johnston, Thursday Jan. 28.
Herrin's Store, Friday Jan. 29.
Trenton, Saturday Jan. 30.
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of February as prescibed
by law.
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
BiTTERb Family Medicine.
Guard Your Children
Against Bowel Trouble
Many children at an carly age
become constipated, and frequently
serious consequences result. Not
being able to realize his own con
dition, a child's bowels should be
constantly watched, and a gentle
laxative given when necessary.
Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets are
especially well adapted to women
and children. The Sisters of
Christian Charity, 531 Charles St.,
Luzerne, Pa., who attend many
cases of sickness say of them:
"Some time ago we began using Dr.
Miles' Laxative Tablets and find that
we like them very much. Their action
is excellent and we are grateful for
having been made acquainted with
them. We have had good results in
every case and the Sisters are very
much pleased."
The form and flavor of any medi
cine is very important, no matter
who is to take it. The taste and
appearance, are especially important
when ? children arc concerned. All
parent? J:now how hard ii is i? give
the average child "medicine," even
though the taste is partially dis
guised. In using Dr. Miles' Lax
ative Taileis, however, this diffi
culty is overcome. The shape of
the tablets, their appearance and
candj'Tiike taste at once appeal to
any child, with the result that they
are taken -without objection.
The rich chocolate flavor and
absence of other taste, make Dr.
Miles' Laxative Tablets the ideal
remedy for children. s
If thc first box fails to benefit,
the price is returned. Ask your
druggist. A box ot 25 doses costs
only 25 coins. Never sold in bulk.
MILES' MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
should be "nipped in the
bud", for if allowed to run
unchecked, serious results
may follow. Numerous
cases of consumption, pneu
monia, and other fatal dis
eases, can be traced back to
a cold. At the first sign of a
cold, protect yourself by
thoroughly cleansing your
system with a few doses of
the old reliable, vegetable
liver powder.
Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, or
Madison Heights, Va., says:
"I have been using Thed
ford's Black-Draught for
stomach troubles, indiges
tion, and colds, and find it to
be the very best medicine 1
ever used. It makes an old
man feel like a young one."
Insist on Thedford's, the
original and genuine. E-67
A. H. Corley,
Surgeon Dentist
Appointments at "Trenton
On Wednesdays.
"k thirst is a
great blessing
if you can get
Chero-Cola. Drink
it from the bottle
through a straw.
Always uniform.
Perfectly delicious.
Real Estate
125 acres land near Hibernia
in Saluda county.
120 acres near Monetta? Sa
luda county.
330 acres in Aiken county,
near Eureka.
100 acres near Ropers.
300 acres near Celestia or
Davis' mills in Greenwood
and Saluda counties.
50 acres near Edgefield ?C.
250 aeres near Trenton, S. C.
Several tract5? near meeting
Street, and other tracts near
Monetta and Batesburg.
-Apply to
A. S. T0MP;
Edgefield, S. C
Ideal Pressing Club
Ladies Coat Suits Cleaned and
Pressed.__... ..75c.
Ladies Pleated Skirts Cleaned and
Pressed .__._ _50c.
Ladie Plain Skirts Cleaned and
Ladies Evening Gowns Cleandd and
Ladies One-Piece Dress Cleaned and
Gents' Suits Sleam Cleaned rand
Gents' Suits Dry Cleaned and
Hats Cleaned and Pressed_25c.
Hats Cleaned and Blocked_50c
Remember we are first-class in
every workmanship and can please
the most fastudist person. Work
done while you wait. Don't throw
away that old suit or hat. Bring it
to us and let us make it look like
new. We appreciateyour patronage
and guarantee satisfaction.
Bacon Street,
Edgefield, South Carolina.
Southern Railway.
N. E. Schedule figures published
only as information and are not
Trains depart to
No. Time
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 am
231 Trenton, Augusta 11:10 a m
220 Aiken, Charleston 12:20 p m
297 Trenton, Augusta 7:20 pm
Trains arrive from
208 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Columbia, Trenton 11:55 a m
232 Charleston, Aiken 4:00 p m*
20:6 Columbia, Tienton 8:05 p m
For additional information, Tiok
ets, etc., Communicate with
Magruder Dent, District Passen
ger Agent, Augusta, Ga. J. A.
Townsend, Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
Er, King's New Dsscovei

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