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Driveways Are Frequently of Sufficient
Importance to Warrant Some Sur
face improvement.
(From "Weekly News Letter, United States
Department of Agriculture.)
Hoads and drives immediately
?round the farm yards and barns
which are used very frequently are
usually of sufficient importance to
warrant some surface improvement
Very light or extremely sandy soils
cut up badly in dry weather, while cer
tain heavy and absorbent soils become
very sticky and soft during the rainy
season. Where any considerable
amount of hauling is necessary, roads
over soils of this character may re
Quire to be surfaced.
Many of the materials ordinarily em
ployed in road construction will be
Improved Farm Driveway.
found too expensive for use in improv
ing the farm roads. One or more of
the following will, however, usually
be found available and within the j
means of the farmer for surfacing his j
roads and paths: Gravel, mixtures of i
sand and clay, cinders, brickbats from I
old buildings, brick-yard waste and j
quarry waste. The material selected j
should, however, be hard enough to j
withsts.r.d crushing under heavy loads
and possess sufficient binding power
to conrpact well and maintain a firm,
hard surface under all ordinary weath
er conditions.
Drainage and a good foundation arc
the first considerations in improving \
a road with a hard surface. The best j
possible foundation is a good earth ;
road with a low crown. Earth 'shoul- |
ders may be graded upon each side to
prevent the surfacing material from
spreading, as in the construction of an
ordinary macadam road. The materi
al used for surfacing should be placed
In a uniform layer or layers on this
foundation and should be given a suf
cient crown to shed the rain waters to j
the sides. If a road roller can be se
cured the material may be quickly con
solidated, otherwise considerable time
will be required for it to be consoli
dated, by the traffic. During this proc
ess the road should receive frequent
attention with a split-log drag or other
means for smoothing the surface and
filling the ruts. On steep grades
where there would be a tendency for
the side ditches to wash, this can usu
ally be overcome by providing out
lets and getting the water away from
the road before it accumulates in large
volume. Cn roads where wagons will
not be required to pass each other, a
width of from nine to twelve feet be
tween ditches will usually be suffi
cient. The surfaced portion neec rare
ly exceed seven or eight feet. There
is no particular virtue in building a
farm road wider than is necessary to
answer the special traffic require
ments. Thc need or desirability of
moving occasionally extrr wide or
heavy implements, such as certain har
vesting machinery, over thc roads
should, however, not be lost sight of.
A little foresight in the alignment of
ditches, in providing ample width of
gates, or of giving extra strength to
culverts, may save . great deal of
both annoyance and delay during some
very busy period.
Good Roads Booster.
There's one sure way to make every
citizen a booster for good roads: buy
him an automobile.
Silage la Much Cheapest.
At the Ohio station silage produced
milk for GS cents per 100 pounds and
butterfat at 13 cents per pound. The
grain ration produced milk at $1.05
per 100 pounds and butterfat for 22
cents a pound.
Have Good Roads.
Good roads may be had by dragging.
TJse tho drag.
?uild Better Roads.
Every rain is an argument for the
365-day road.
Katharine, young, pretty and impres
sionable, exclaime'd excitely: "Motlier,
you ought to read this account of the
way the jewels were stolen at the Ter
ricott dinner-the one they gave for
Don Pedro Savelli. The thief, it seems,
got into the house some way when
everyone was in the dining room and
hid in the music room until the wom
en came in. They were alone, naving
left all the men at the table with their
cigars. So the bandit stepped from be
hind a curtain, flourished two auto
matics, and the ladies laid their jewels,
even their wedding rings, in a neat lit
tle pile on a table. The bandit
masked, of course-put them into his
pocket, stepped out of a French win
dow on to a balcony, and that wa? the
last of him. When the men came in,
the women, jewelless, were in various
stages of collapse. The thief mnde a
clean get-away. No clue at all for the
Mrs. Kendall looked impressed. "I've
always said, Kitty, that it is an ill
wind that blows no one any good.
Wasn't it a mercy that our machine
broke down on the way home from
Fairoaks in the afternoon so that we
were too. late to go? Ofrcourse, your
father was dreadfully disappointed.
He's so anxious for you not to miss an
opportunity to-"
Katharine interrupted her hastily.
"Tes, I know, mother, please don't say
it. Don Pedro likes my looks and be
cause he's rich father has set his heart
upon me marrying him."
"Well, he has been a good friend to
your father, Kitty, getting him such
large holdings in the Mexican mines
that promise so well."
Katharine got up rebelliously. "Don't
let us talk any more about it, mother.
I'm going out for a walk on the beach."
Down by the water, with the strong
sea breeze blowing her hair and the
roar of the breakers in her ears, Kath
arine forgot all about the Spaniard
and her mother's words. For the first
time that day she was alone, and now
she dared to think of a young man re
cently arrived at the hotel whose
name she did not even know.
The sky grew cloudy and the wind
blew cold and strong. Around a curve
of the beach a sudden blast almost car
ried her off her feet. She would have
turned to go back, but just ahead of
her was a man reading in spite of the
threatened storm. The silhouette
looked familar. In fact, she was cer
tain it was the very man of whom she
was thinking. She changed her mind
about going back and kept on, but be
fore he had seen her at all, he dropped
the book and started away in the oppo
site direction, disappearing between
sone rocks along the shore.
Katharine picked up the book. It
was a geographical guide and as the,
wind whipped over the leaves she saw
the name James Sinclair on a vacant
James Sinclair-the name seemed
familiar; she had heard it recently.
Where could it have been? She had
seen it in print-that was it! And
then it flashed over her memory that
the last paragraph of the article she
had read her mother about the Terri
cott robbery had closed with: "The po
lice suspect James Sinclair, known as
Featherfoot Jim, of having something
to do with the affair. So clever is he
in his methods and disguises that he ls
known as the Ars?ne Lupin of Amer
At dinner, the young man was In his
usual place and Katharine had a way
of knowing that he was handsomer
that evening than any man she had
ever seen-all without bestowing a
single glance in his direction.
The Spaniard was saying in his
slow, halting English: "Yes, Donna
Katharine, I am glad you were not at
the dinner last night. You would
have lost those lovely pearls that loon
so wonderful on your neck. And all
those pretty rings!"
"You're right it's a good thing!"
agreed her father. "With most of
my money tied up in that new scheme I
of yours, It might have been some |
time before Kitty and her mother
could get new jewels."
Later Katharine wandered toward i
the music room alone. Her thoughts
were still busy with her discovery.
She heard no footfall on the thick
oriental rug in the corridor, and she
was astonished whon a man suited his
step to hers, close behind her.
"Go right on, please," he said even
ly, "and try not to look surprised.
People must think you know me. Go
some place where we can talk alone."
And not until they were seated
quite alone did she face him. "Now,
Mr. Sinclair, what do you want?"
His astonishment was apparent.
Perplexity, then amusement, showed
in his eyes. "I-Jim Sinclair! How
do you get that?"
"From the book you dropped on the
beach today."
"That wasn't my book. But, never
mind, I'll explain. Miss Kendall, vour
Spanish friend is James Sinclair, alias
a hundred things. 1 am Dick Blaisdell,
or the secret service. My unpleasant
duty nore is to arrest your friend. I
want you to tell your parents, for we
arc taking your Spanish nobleman
away tonight. And 1 am going to asK
it, after this duty is performed, I may
return and oe presented to you prop
Katharine was radiant. "I would Do
most happy to be introduced conven
tionaiiy. '
(Copyright, 1915. by McClure Newspaper
Syndicate.) . {
Smallest Thing That ls Forgotten May
Completely Mar the Savoriness of
Preparations When They
Gc to the Table.
Salad depends for its savoriness j
on the minutest details of its season
ing. To be sure, the greens of which
it is made must be fresh and crisp.
But given crisp, fresh lettuce, water
cress, escarole, endive or any other
salad greens, the cook who under
stands the blending of seasonings can
produce a savory salad at slight ex
pense of time or money.
To begin with, vinegar holds many
possibilities. It should be bland.
Then, with a foundation of bland vine
gar, the experienced salad maker con
cocts different flavored vinegars. In
one bottle she puts a tablespoonful
of celery seed, and fills the bottle with
vinegar. After this has stood for
a week it has a very good flavor. A
few cloves of garlic are put into an
other bottleful of vinegar. A bay leaf
is soaked in still another.
When mixing French dressing these
various vinegars are used to give dif
ferent flavors. They can also be used
in mayonnaise.
A little crushed mint can be soaked
in vinegar, Just before it is used for
French dressing.
Lemon juice, instead of vinegar, oc
casionally makes a delicious dressing
when mixed with olive oil and sea
soned with salt, pepper and cayenne.
Add mace occasionally to French
Put a slice of onion under a little
slice of bread In the bottom of the
dish in which salad stands. This
method keeps the onion from touch
ing the salad and at the same time
the onion flavor permeates the whole
Add Worcestershire sauce to
French dressing for a flavoring much
liked by tho English.
A little Roquefort cheese creamed
into French dressing gives a rich fla
vor that some psople like.
Chintz as an Armor in Household.
The vogue for chintz in dress has
led a young matron who does her own
housework-and likes to look well
while doing it-into making a set of
work aprons and caps out of this dec
orative material.
The firm we;.ve of chintz makes it
an admirable dust-proof protection for
gown and hair ind keeps a fresh look.
Chintz does no. wrinkle easily, and if
a gay all-over design be chosen, lt
will not look spotted for a long while.
Dressed in her chintz apron and cap
to match, the young matron looks
pretty to a degree-more as though
arrayed for some fancy dress'affair
than for mere work; a fact that
makes work go gayly. .
Her aprons cover her gowns en
tirely. They are tightly belted in at
the waist and furnished with a com
modious pocket. An apron and a cap
striped in inch bars of dark blue alter
nating with a pattern of green leaves
and yellow flowers on white back
ground make her favorite chintz ar
mor against dust and soil.
Best Fat for Cooking.
Chicken, turkey and duck fat can
not be surpassed as a substitute for
oil or butter in cooking. The large
flakes from fat poultry, or the fat that
rises to the top in making broth,
should be saved and rendered. When
ice cold, it closely resembles butter in
looks and flavor. The skillful Italian
and French cooks always use this fat
when making the crust for chicken pie
and in Italy one eats cauliflower that
has been dipped in butter and then
fried crisp and brown in this delecta
ble fat.
Jellied Plum Pudding.
Soak half a box of gelatin in cold
water, dissolved, then add a cup
ful of scalded milk, half a cup-'
ful of sugar and strain. When cold
beat till frothy and add the stiffly
beaten whites of two eggs and a cup
ful of candied fruits cut in small
pieces and soaked for an hour in rum.
Drain the fruits before adding to the
jelly. As the jelly stiffens fold in half
a pint of whipped cream and a table
spoonful of sherry or brandy. Pour
into a wet mold and chill.
Roast Beef East Indian Style,
Fry an onion in a little butter till a
golden brown, add a chopped green
pepper and half a teaspoonful of curry
powder. Then pour in the gravy or
a cupful of tomato Juice, also a few
drops of Worcestershire sauce. Sea
son to taste with salt and pepper.
Cut the meat in neat squares and
heat in the sauce. Do not allow it
to boil, merely become heated through.
Smoked Salmon Canapes.
Cut the salmon to flt small rounds
of buttered toast, season with pep
per and heat thoroughly. Serve with
a garnish of watercress. It is well
to cover the canapes while heating
them, otherwise the salmon may be
come too brown. They are good appe
Salmon Grab.
One can salmon, one-half cupful
milk, two eggs, one-half cupful crack
er crumbs, salt and pepper. Beat yolks
of eggs and then add the other ingredi
ents, adding the beaten whites last.
Bake one-half hour. Slice cold and
serve with or without mayonnaise
Interna] throat and cheat troubles
produce inflammation, irritai ion,
swelling or soreness and unites
checked at once, are likely lu l< a<i
to serious trouble. Caught in tim*
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey loosens
tne phlegm and destroys the germ
which have settled iii t!?e ihmat o?
nose. It .is toothing ami healing
Pine is antiseptic; honey is suoili
ing-both toiretner possess excel
lent medicinal qualities for fight ?nj
coUl fferm-?. Insist on Dr. Mall's
PinelTar-Honey. 25c. all ding
'What Splendid
the RAYO Gives!
ITS glow is so soft
and bright that you
can read all evening
without tiring your
eyes. The
is the most popular
kerosene lamp ever
-because it gives a clear,
powerful, mellow light
-because it is easy to
clean and light
-because it is durable,
good looking and
Use Aladdin Security
Oil or Diamond White
Oil to obtain best results
in Oil Stoves, Lamps and
The Rayo is only one
of our many products
that bring comfort and
economy to the farm.
Matchless Liquid Gloss
Standard Hand Separator
Eureka Harness Oil
Mica Axle Grease
If your dealer does pot
carry these, write to
our nearest station.
(New Jertey)
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Richmond. Va. Charleston. S. C.
Ga. R. R. Bank
Graduate Veterinarian
Trespass Notice.
All persons are warned not tn
hunt on land owned or controlled
by rae. This meafcs everybody, so
please stay off.
Trenton, S. C.
To Havel
~ Cosjriiht 1909. bj C. E. Zimmerau Co-No. 44
F all the unhappy horned
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when lt is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
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. Ransford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
J. C. LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
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stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pe*s, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
*nd siding.
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
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A reason for it being handled by
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Total Assets Over.$400,000.00
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