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WIDE ROADS ARE IMPORTANT
Time That Highway Builders Awak
ened to New Conditions-Involves
Safety and Convenience.
The road builders of today are neg
lecting a very important point.
The motor car is a new thing In the
world and creates entirely new con
The travel of the future will be
The fashion should be set at once
for a 100-foot right of way on all main
One half should be developed first;
the other could be used by the former
ownerfi under a free lease from the
counties until it is needed. It will
surely be needed some day.
Allowing ten feet for a sidewalk the
first hard-surfaced road should center
Making a Road in South.
on the remaining 40 feet The model
to be worked to is two 40-foot road
ways, two ten-foot sidewalks and three
rows of shade trees-a most proper
plan for a hot climate. J T;
All travel ol! course takes the right
hand road. The grade should allow
crossing from one road to the other.
On a single road with a 50-foot right
of way, two ten-foot sidewalks and 30
feet for vehicles, when autos are
standing at each curb there is not
room for safe passing of vehicles go
ing in opposite directions and this
difficulty and danger increases with
A single-track road should be 60
The middle line of new roads ls gen
erally on a section line or other line
between two owners. If the fashion ls
set for a 100-foot right of way owners
will give the 10 feet.
If county commissioners will insist
on the 100 feet and make it a state
wide rule supported by?public opinion,
owners will fall into line and give the
The double-road plan allows speed
with safety and the speed of motor
cars will in the future be increased
on long runs.
The point ls that lt is the duty of
the pioneer road builders of today to
provide for the travel of the future.
Fifteen years ago In Chicago a
street a mile long between Grant and
Lincoln parks was widened from 60
to 200 feet. It cost 110,000,000.
If thc people who laid out that street
could have looked ahead the expense
would have been only the amount of
the surveyor's bill. In less degree
such things will happen some day in
Florida wherever narrow roads are
California has awakened to the idea
and h&3 some main roads 100 feet
As soon as Florida gets hard roads
the travel by tourists and citizens by
motor car and motor truck will rapid
ly increase and will grow In time to
The climate and the motor car will
accomplish it and lt is time that the
road builders awakened to these en- j
tlrely new conditions. Besides the
question of safety and convenience
there ls the question of beauty, of
civic pride and the satisfaction of
building right for all time.
Road builders must realize that the
motor car has brought entirely new
They must lay out the roads wide
enough for all time, while the land can
be got for nothing. It is a duty. I
Kindness to Cow Pays.
Be kind to the dairy cow. You can't
pound milk out of her with the milk
stool or run milk out of her with the
dog when bringing her from the pas
ture to the barn. Get on good terms
with the dairy cow, and her friend
ship will he seen by increased profits
In the milk pail.
For surfacing footpaths, gravel, mix
tures cl sand and clay; and cinders
will, in general, give good satisfac
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JACK HAS HIS WAY
By LOUISE OLIVER.
"You don't love me-so there, Jack
Haven!" nobbed Lura.
"Don't love you! Just because II
happen to have an Idea of my own
about a wedding! I like that!"
"It's such-such a horrid Idea. I'd
rather not get married at all than
have lt the way you say. All my life
I've dreamed of a white satin dress,
and a veil, fluffy bridesmaids and
millions of roses."
"And all my life I've had a horror of j
marching through a crowd of people,
wearing white gloves and a flower in
my buttonhole, and learning to keep
step to that infernal 'Lohengrin'
"You don't have to," eagerly. "TL
groom doesn't have to march m."
"Don't, Lura, dear. It makes me
shiver even to talk about it. Think
of having to stand on exhibition for an
hour afterward while a crowd of peo
ple you never saw before in your life
weep over your shirt front, or fall on
your nock and kiss you! When all 1
want on earth ls you, Lura, why
should I Lave to have the whole town
Lura get up and faced him angrily.
"1 think you are a hateful, horrid
man, Jack Havens! If you aren't will
ing to endure a little bit of discomfort
for my sake you don't care enough for
me to murry me-that's all! Here's
your ring! I won't wear it an instant
longer! Goo-good-night!" Lura rushed
out of the room and up the stairs.
Then Jack heard a door slam some
The days that followed were lonely,
miserable ones for Lura, followed by
sleepless nights and hours Ailed with
After one particularly had night
spent ta trying to rescue Jack from
cannibals, Lura called him on the
phone. "Jack, dear, will you come
around tonight? I want to talk to you.
I'm simply wretched."
"Yes, dear! If you hadn't called I'd
have come anyway. I've reached my
So the flowers in the moonlit garden
witnessed an interesting little scene
that evening, and the moonbeams
caught tee light that flashed again
from the diamond on Lura's left hand.
"Dearest," whispered Lura, "let's not
talk of a wedding any more. I know
lt makes you wretched to think of it,
so I've decided to get married any way
He caught her to him exultantly.
"Then I move that we get married this
very night I Just wa two! JNo dress
ing and no fuss. Just a little walk to
the preacher's and home."
Lura drew a sharp breath. Then
she smiled bravely. "All right, Jack,
I'll do it. Only you forgot one thing
If we go alone, Doctor Luke will won
der about father and mother not be
ing along and he'll want to know all
about it. He wouldn't marry me with
out their consent.'
"Then we'll elope! We can go to
Sharon in the car and be married, We
can take a week's honeymoon and let
things blow over before we come back.
What do you say, girlie?"
"I've already promised."
The compact was sealed properly.
Then as there was little time to lose,
Jack departed to arrange for the trip
while Lura hurried to her room to do
what she could toward her trousseau.
She had promised to walt in the
kitchen. Jack was to leave the car in
the alley and come ta the back way
through the ga raga
Lura groped her way uncertainly ta
the darkness of the kitchen, intending
to watch for Jack from the window.
Outside everything was as bright as
day in the moonlight.
But ta a shadowy corner near the
stove she stumbled over a chair, and
something heavy that had been on the
seat lost its balance and fell upside
down on her feet. It was Nora's pan
of dough "raising" for the morning's
baking. Lura sprang back startled,
but she was too late. The dough was
sticking like chewing gum to her
Finally she heard, "St-st!" from
the direction of the garage. If it was
Jack, why didn't he come to her? It
must be a cat!
Keeping in the shadows as well as
she could, she made her way through
"Here, Lura. I'm caught on an In
fernal nail. I can't move. The cloth
won't give. Unhook me-will you? If
it was only my coat I could slip out,
Lura waa giggling hysterically, but
managed to extricate her lover from
his uncomfortable position.
Jack near, Lura was happier. "Look,
dear! I can't go in these shoes. I
got into some dough! And mamma's
awake, so I can't go through the house
for others. Do you think you could
get me a pair out of my cupboard.
The russet ones with the low-"
"Heavens, Lura! Let's get out of
here. Where's your bag?"
"I won't be married ta these shoes!"
Jack got the shoes, hut returned
bumped, bruised and wild eyed.
They got into the car. Jack touched
the starter. A whirl and they were
off on the road to Sharon-and happi
(Copyright, 1915, by McClure Newspaper
If we did not corrupt our nature, our
nature would never corrupt us.
Lincoln said: "Let lt be said of me
that as I passed along- life's road I
always endeavored to pull the thistle
and plant a rose In its place."
PLENTY OF PANCAKES.
For a cold-morning breakfast or a
chilly night supper the pancake still
holds its popular-j
-Soak some bread
crumbs in hot wa
ter until soft, then
press out all the
moisture, and to j
one pint of the
bread add two well-beaten eggs, a
quarter of a teaspoonful of salt, four
tablespoonfuls of melted butter and
sufficient milk to make a smooth bat
ter. Just at the last add a teaspoonful
of baking powder and fry in hot fat.
Rice Pancakes?-Boil a quarter of a
pound of rice till quite soft, then
drain and leave till cold. Mix with it
one cupful of cream, four beaten eggs,
a little salt, nutmeg to taste, two
tablespoonfuls of melted butter and
flour to form a smooth batter.
italian Pancakes.-Beat well togeth
er two eggs, a quarter of a cupful of
flour, one tablespoonful of sugar, naif
a cupful of warm milk, add ? table
spoonful of melted butter and a few
drops of lemon extract Bake In but
tered saucers in a hot oven for 20 min
utes. Serve buttered and sprinkled
Pineapple Pancakes.-Beat two eggs
well together with a dessertspoonful
of rosewater, two of rice flour, two of
sugar, and then add half a cupful of
cream. Put one tablespoonful of but
ter into a small fryingpan, and when
boiling hot pour in the mixture so as
to cover the pan thinly; fry a light
brown; then drain well. Have ready
some long slices of pineapple and roll
one in each pancake. Beat the whites
of two eggs to a stiff froth, then add
one teaspoonful of vanilla extract, di- i
vide lt bato two parts and fry sepa
rately; do not tum, so that it leaves
the pan like snow. Lay these across
Stuffed Pancakes.-Beat two table
spoonfuls of butter to a cream, then
gradually beat in one tablespoonful of
sugar, four eggs, one cupful of wann
milk, pinch of salt, two tablespoonfuls
of currants, the rind of a lemon andi
flour to form a thin batter. Fry lightly
on both sides. As each is cooked,
spread with fresh or preserved fruit,
roll up and keep hot until ready to
Misery may love company but re
member it loves cheerful company.
All good work begins with content
ment. The heart must sing while the
hand toils, if good work ls to be
THINGS WORTH KNOWING.
If you are ever unfortunate enough
to spill indelible ink on linen, rub it
quickly with salt and
saturate with ammonia,
then rinse in cold wa
ter. The ink will van
ish in less time than it
ces to write about it.
Put your wax candles
for the birthday cake
and evening table on ice
and they will not drip
Citron melon ls far more delicate
and enjoyable if grated than cut in
dice as lt is usually preserved. A
spoonful of the grated citron on a
dish of plain ice cream makes a sim
ple dish quite elegant
Take a nap everyday if it is no long
er than five minutes. Learn to relax,
let go of every muscle and rise re
freshed and ready for more work.
For a variety, when using cream
puffs, make them smaller than com
mon; AU with ice cream and put into
sherbet glasses, then pour over a ma
ple sauce when about to serve. This
sauce may be accompanied with
chopped nuts if desired, making a
most delicious dessert
The following ls one grandmother's
cure-all. Take one tablespoonful each
of the bark of sassafras, sarsaparilla,
and cascara; add one tablespoonful
of senna leaves and pour over ft a quart
of cold water, simmer slowly until re
duced to one-half, bottle and keep in a
cool place. For an adult a table
spoonful night and morning when the j
liver needs jogging or the appetite j
A piece of sandpaper is as valuable
a help ta the kitchen as It lr at the
desk in sharpening lead pencils. Keep
a piece to sandpaper off the rough
place on the broom handle or to serape
a dish that has had food burned on, to
polish the flat irons, in fact a hundred
uses will be found for emery and sand
If in a hurry for baked potatoes
boil them a few minutes then pot
them into the oven to bake. They w?l
cook in a much shorter time.
Cabbage is of much better flavor it
cooked uncovered and contradictory
as it may sound neither does it scent
the house as much.
A. J. Renkl
J 4> R
We have the largest assortment of pres
ents in every department that we have ever
shown. We have ordered largely of Clocks.
Watches, Gold and Silver Jewelry, Sterling
Silverware, Cut Glass and China. Every de
partment is filled.
lt matters not what you want we have it or
will order it out at once.
Come in to see us. We have our entire stock
marked very low, much lower than you find the
same class of goods elsewhere.
706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia
We announce to our Edgefield friends that we carry
tke largest stock of Fresh Fruits, Candies and miscella
neous Table Delacaeies yi Augusta. Come in to see
ut when in the city
California . Fruit. Store
Corner Jackson and Ellis Sts.
3. B. RUSSELL, Jr. R. E. ALLEN
SHIP YOUR COTTON TO
RUSSELL & ALLEN
Cotton . Factors . and
Bended Warehouses, Liberal Advances Made on
Cotton in Storage.
6ur Edgefield Friends
Are invited to make our store their headquarters
when in Augusta.
W? are better prepared than ever before to supply
their needs. Every department of our large stock is
filled with stylish fall merchandise.
In Dry Goods we were never better stocked. Our
Shoes were bought from the leading manufacturers.
Our stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing was never
We invite the ladies to see our tailored suits from
the largest makers of women's ready-to-wear factory in
Our Millinery Department is also filled with the
most Stylish Hats and Trimmings ever brought to Au
gusta. Do not fail to call in to see us whether you
buy or not.
Augusta Bee Hive
816-918 Broad Street * Augusta, Georgia
S. M. Whitney Co.
Personal Attention to all Business. Correspond
The wondefully different coffee in
Hermetically Sealed Can
Penn & Holstein
Gut Your Store Bill
Down One Half
Tens of thousands of farmers as well as
town and city folks cut down their store
bills one-half last year and saved money
in spite of generally short crops and re
Absolutely mittons of dollars were
saved and countless families lived better
than ever before in the face of the cotton
crisis and general business depression.
How were these burdensome store bWLa
cut down? By the real money-saving
power of good home gardens, rightly
planted and kept planted and tended
through the season.
Hastings 1916 Seed Catalogue tells how
to cut store bills down; tells about gar
den and farm seeds of kinds and a qual
ity that cannot be bought from your mer
chant or druggist. It's full of garden and
farm information. It's free if you ask
for lt Write for it now. R G. HASTINGS
CO., Atlanta, Ga.-(Advt)
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
ed by law to add a penalty of 60 per
cent to all property that is not return
on or before the 20th day of February
in any year.
I All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
[ The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers, I
I or my representative will be at the
I following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of Feb. 1916, as prescrib
ed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
Go to see
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Harting <?j Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
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gle Mills, Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
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GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
Premier Carrier of the South
Passenger train schedules, effec
tive October 24, 1915.
Trains arrive from
108 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
130 Columbia, Trenton 9:40 am
110 Aiken, Augusta 3:00 p m
106 Columbia, Angosta 8:30 p m
Trains depart for
109 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
129 Trenton, Augusta 8:46 a m
131 Aug-Columbia-Aiken 11:45 am
107 Augusta, Columbia 7:80 p m
Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply ^
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
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