GOOD ROADS ARE NEGLECTED
Lecture lu Read to States by American
Highway Association-New Jer
sey Tcok Initiative.
The American Highway association
reads the states a lecture on their neg
lect of good roads. There are 2,250,000
miles of public road in the United
States. The annual expenditure for
construction and maintenance amounts
to $260,000,000. Yet inadequate results
are found everywhere. This is due to
the lack of continuity of purpose, the
lack of co-ordination in management,
and the general lack of control. Of
the 2,250,000 miles of roadway, less
than 10 per cent is really improved.
Improvement in most instances means
a plowed furrow for a drain and a
-wagon load of gravel in a chuck hole.
In fact there are only about 120,000
Concrete Road in Indiana.
miles of realty good road in all the
48 states. The trouble with highway
construction is that often waste and
graft get togeUier.
The association has been doing some
market figuring, and it finds that 450,
000 miles of real highway, around the
centers of population, would reduce
the cost of living as well as add to
the enjoyment of living. A system is
proposed whereby each of the states
could undertake the construction of
600 or 600 miles of highway each year.
Thus in twelve years or so, with the
120,000 miles of road already improved,
the nation would possess the nucleus
?of a fine market system. These reads,
radiating from the centers of consump
tion, could easily be connected with
the trunk highways that are now being
.?constructed in all parts of the coun
try, largely as a result of the activity
cf motor clubs.
Concentration in Washington might
mean unity and co-ordination, but it
would also mean increased appropria
tions. The work belongs to the states.
It was not, says the highway associa
tion, until 1891, that the state of New
Jersey took the initiative, *and three
years later established a department
o? public roads. Since then other
states have followed in form, but hard
ly in spirit. The association places In
diana in the list of lazy common
wealths. For all the fine gravel roads
it possessed a few years ago, Indiana
-can, apparently, no longer be regarded
cs a leader in highway improvement.
If this is true, it is time that some
thing were done.-Indianapolis News.
SURFACED ROADS IN COUNTRY
Ohio Leads With 28,312 Miles-In
diana Next With 26,831-Mis
souri Brings Up the Rear.
There are 2.273,000 miles of reads in
-tte United States, of which 217.490
miles, or 10.9 per cent, are surfaced.
Qt surfaced roads Ohio has 28,312
miles; Indiana, 26.S31; New York, 22,
398; Georgia, 12,500; Wisconsin, ll,
500; Kentucky. lO.QO; Texas, 9,700:
California, 9.3S8; Illinois. 9,000; Massa
chusetts, 8.92S; Michigan, 8.S59, and
.Missouri, 8,000 miles.
In 1914 6,505 state and state-aid
.roads were built, and 3SJ.9S8 miles
-were maintained with state aid. The
total mileage of state and state-aid
roads built in the whole country up
to January 1, 1915, was only 35,477
To Spend $3,000,CC0.
Minnesota will spend $3,1)00,000 for
lvetter highways. To date this year
the state has given counties for state
rad $750,000 for highways, which will
be increased to $1.500,000 before next
January. George W. Cooley, engineer
tnt the state highway commission, rec
ommends a one-miii tax, and making
the state's share of the expense for
c?ate roads one-half.
Booster Never Quits.
The good roads booster never quits.
.He talks good roads until he gets
them, and then he keeps reminding
'everybody what a blessing they are.
Roads Should Shed Water.
Country roads should be kept in
?ach condition that they will shed
?very drop of water that falls on them.
Had fads are ur.proiiiabie. They
pott farmer out of business and mue
flouting for any iua?.
Life of a Baoy Gorilla.
There is a baby gorilla in a certain
zoological garden which has become
the pet of all the keepers there. His
favorite pastime is playing with chil
dren, of whom he is very fond, and
whom he never hurts, however rough
ly they handle him. The gorilla is
very methodical. He wakes up about
eight o'clock in the morning and asks,
in gorilla language, for a glass of milk.
Then he capers about for a while, and
at nine has a bath, in which he de
lights. For his breakfast he eats
bread and butter, sausages and fruit.
He carefully picks the stones out of
cherries and is very particular about
selecting good fruit. Dinner is eaten
at one o'clock, and this meal always
excites the keenest interest in Mr.
Gorilla. A cup of beef tea is the first
course; then stew of rice, vegetables
and meat. The gorilla has been taught
to feed himself with a spoon, but when
he thinks nobody is watching him, he
uses his fingers. After dinner he takes
a nap for an hour and a half. When
he wakes he romps for a time, and
eats a light supper of bread and butter
and tea. At 8:30 he goes to bed, roll
ing himself up in a blanket and sleep
ing on a mattress like a child. His
keepers are very fond of him.
In the Woman's Home Companion
we learn that to give a baby a good
disposition the first step is to keep
him free from "nerves." "One mother
accounted for her baby's peaceful
frame of mind," we read, "by saying
that until he was three months old he
was ignored! That seems absurd, yet
there is an element of truth in it. A
?aby is an excitable little being. It
wants to play and be played with, and
:t means real self-denial on the part
of a household to refrain from kissing
and cuddling and romping with the
baby. But the more a baby is left to
itself, provided it is comfortable and
weil, the better for its nerves. It
must sleep many long hours in fresh
air, and, Df course, if it is excited and
stimulated, it will not want tc settle
down to its daily nap, nor at bedtime.
;:ftcr a romp, will it want to gc t:
sleep alone and in the dark. Rest
proper food, quietness and fresh air
are the things needed to establish
Something In Your Eye?
When you get something in your
eye do the best you can to suppress
the instinct to rub the eye. Then pull
the lower lid up and the upper lid om
and the particle in the eye will be dis
lodged by the tears which flow across
the eyeball in a torrent; they will be
washed out and will appear in the cor
ner' of the eye. If any chemical is
thrown into the eye, do not wait to
look in a book for an antidote; the
best thing is plain water; or if you
have time and it is handy, use a plain
salt solution, a teaspoonful in a pint
of water, either hot or cold. This will
wash it out quicker than you can wait
to neutralize it in some other way.
T3enton N. Clover, M. D., in Good
Mr. Gap Johnson of Rumpus Ridge
leaned languidly over the top rail of
his fence and gazed pensively at a
hog lying in the road. A motor car
came skallyhooting down the hill and
ran over the recumbent porker. Some
thing went wrong with thc mechan
ism, the car swerved from the high
way, plunged down into a considerable
hollow and landed wrong side up with
the occupants unconscious beneath it.
Mr. Johnson presently strolled over
and looked calmly down into the pit.
"Say." he finally called. "You folks
don't have to hide under there. That
hog was dead when you hit it. The
!ast automobile that came along killed
it, and the feller paid for it."-Kansas
Where "Dun" Came From.
"Dun" is a word now whose mean
ing is known to everyone who under
stands the English language. Early in
thc nineteenth century, a constable
named John Dun became celebrated
as a first-class collector of bad ac
counts. When others would fail to
collect a bad debt. Dun would* be sure
to get it out of the debtor. It soon
passed into current phrase that when a
person owed money and did not pay
when asked, he would have to be
"dunned." Hence it soon became
common in such cases to say: "You
will have to dun So-and-So if you wish
to collect your money."
Not the Teapot's Fault.
Pat was very fond of strong tea. He
always praised a housekeeper accord
ing to the strength of the tea she
made. Last Saturday the woman of
thc house where Pat worked was pour
ing out the tea for his breakfast, lt
was coming out very slowly, and the
goo i woman asked Pat to excuse the
teapot as it had a bad spout. Pat (not
liking the look of the tea) said sadly:
"Oh, begor, ma'am, don t blame the
taypot, because anything weak must
Night Pencil Has Electric Light.
An electrically lighted ler?d pencil
that will permit its user to write legi
bly in the heart of the darkest Egyp
tian nigiit has been invented by an
eastern man. It is made on the prin
ciple of the vest pocket electric light
and resembles thc case of a fountain
pen. Clamped to the end is a frame
work which support* a piece of lead.
The Ifgv* is thrown directly upon tue
paper and centers i.t the tip of the
CHICAGO-MIAMI MOTOR ROAD
Details of Work In Various Localities
-Progress Made in Construction
That the Dixie highway is a road
that has appealed to the people both
North and South of the Mason and
Dixon line is evidenced by a report
from the offices of the Dixie highway
association, located at Chattarooga,
to the effect that fifty counties alone
have spent more than $1,705,200 on the
Chicago-Miami motor thoroughfare in
the last six months and are preparing
to spend $0,931,000 during the coming
year, writes J. C. Burton in Chicago
As the fifty counties reporting to
the association represent less than a
third of the total counties that are
crossed by the road that links North
and. South, it would not be unreason
able to estimate that approximately
$5,300,000 has been expended on the
Dixie highway to date and that $20,
793.000 will be used to put the thor
oughfare in shape in 1916.
When it is considered that the
Dixie highway was routed only eight
months ago, the progrees made in its
construction is remarkable. The large
mileage of permanent roads built or
under contract is an indication of the
wonderful advancement made in such
a short time. The fifty counties re
ferred to report that nearly one-tenth
of the distance either is paved or will
be paved before another year rolls
around. Using only a multiple of two
to represent the other 112 counties,
it can be seen that a good part of the
road is or will be of a permanent tyne
The preparations being made for
even greater progress along this line
are highly gratifying to the officials of
the Dixie highway association. Sev
eral divisions of the thoroughfare are
planning paved roads for their entire
stretch, the most notable of these be
ing the links from Chicago to Danville,
111., from Toledo to Cincinnati, O.;
from Jacksonville to Miami, Fla., and
from Tallahassee to Bartow, Fla.
The reports by states show that in
seven cut of the eighteen counties of
Kentucky there has been expended
$1"5.000. In Ohio, eight counties out
of twelve and exclusive of Hamilton
county, of which Cincinnati is the
county seat, have spent $33S,000. Five
counties out of twenty-two in Florida
spent $('01,000 on the Dixie highway
Typical Concrete Bridge on
Highway In Tennessee.
in the past six months. Four counties
out of five in Illinois, not including
Cook county, report a total of $:-52,000
for road improvement. Ten counties
out of twenty-four in Georgia spent
In the fifty counties reporting to the
association provisions have been made
for spending $0,931,000 on the Dixie
highway in 1916. This amount is di
vided by states as follows:
Illinois ... 1,250,000
Ohio . 1,204,000
Tennessee . 921,000
CARE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
Compelling Helpless Child to Force
Its Way Along Mud-Fouled High
way ls a Crime.
All good roads lead to a schoolhouse.
In good roads there is a consideration
of the school child. Compel a helpless
child to force its way along a mud
fouled thoroughfare and a crime is
committed. Its health is endangered
and its mind is dwarfed. He who
would not strive to overcome a ca
lamity it not civilized though garbed
in the broadcloth of an honored citi
zen. A community should, above all,
consider the school children's welfare.
The destiny of a nation rests in this,
careful study and the thoroughfare
along which their little feet must
travel cannot be constructed with top
much precision to gain the happy rd
sult. Texas can never become great
until she becomes civilized.-Delti
Raise More Turkeys.
If turkeys are let roam over the
fields they will get three-fourths of
their growth on weeds and insects that
would otherwise damage the growing
crops. They will need very little at
tent ion until after cold weather de
stroys the insects. Then feed some
corn to fatten them for market.
Arouses Farmer's Interest.
One result of nearly every fame)-]
own:r* an automobile is thar, ht
pricks up tis ears when good rono<
Dangers of Draft.
Drafts feel best when we are hot
and perspiring, just when they aro
most dangerous and the result is
Neuralgia, Stiff Neck, Sore Muscles
or sometimes an attack of Rheuma
tism. In such oases apply Sloan's
Liniment. It stimulates circulation
to the sore and painful part. The
blood flows freely and in a short
time the stiffness and pain leaves.
Those suffering from Neuralgia or
Neuralgic Headache will find one
or two applications of Sloan's Lini
ment will give grateful relief. The
agonizing pain gives way to a ting
ling sensation of comfort and
warmth and quiet rest and sleep is
post-ible. Good for Neuritis too.
Price 25c. at your Druggist. 1
To the Citizens of Edgefield County:
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for Supervisor of your coun
ty, and if elected will try to serve the
people as near right as I conceive,
pledging myself to abide by the results
of the election, and support the
nominees of the democratic party.
W. G. WELLS.
I hereby announce that I am a can
?idate for the office of Supervisor of
Edgefield county and solicit the sup
port of the people, pledging myself, if
elected, to serve the people to the best
of my ability and to abide the results
of the Democratic primary election.
J. W. HUDSON.
Morgana, S. C.
I respectfully announce to the voters
of Edgefield county that I am a candi
date for the office of supervisor and
pledge myself to abide the result of the
Democratic primary election.
R. J. MOULTRIE.
I hereby announce that I am a can
lidate for the supervisor of Edgefield
county and solicit the support of the
jeople, pledging myself to abide by
the result of the primary election.
J. 0.. SCOTT.
The State of Sooth Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
ty W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Frank L. Middleton, of
ibove County and State, made suit
0 me. to irrant him Letters of Ad
ninistration of the Estate and ef
fects of P. C. Middleton, late of
bove Countv and State.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
ired and Creditors of the said P.
j, Middleton, deceased, that they
.e and appear before me, in the
Vmrt of Probate, to be held al
ridgefield C. H., S. C., in my of
lice on the 30th day of March 19 Ul
iext, after publication thereof, al
. 1 o'clock in tlnj forenoon, to show
ause, if any they have, why tm
'aid Administration should not be
;. ran ted.
Given under m}' Hand, this 1st
lay of March, A. D., 1916.
YV. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J., E. C.
Buildings For Sale.
I am authorized to offer for sale
,he two wooden buildings on the
.chool grounds that were formerly
ised for the graded school. Persons
-.ontemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
New Through Sleeping Car.
Between Aiken and New York,
Washington, Baltimore, Phil
adelphia, effective November
23, 1915 on the Augusta Spe
cial Via Southern Railway.
Lv Aiken 1:45 p m
Ltr Trenton 2:25 p m
Ar Washing 7:00 a m
Ar Baltimore 8:32 a m
Ar Philadelphia 10:50 a m
Ar New York 12:57 p. m
Drawing Room, State Room an!
Open Section Steel Electric Lighted
Sleeping Cars? Dining Car Service
For All Meals. For reservations
ind information, apply to
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Ticket Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
Notice to Stock Raisers
My stallion, "Denmark," and
ilso two of the best bred Jacks, will
Hand at ray farm for short season.
?Jest possible care taken of mares,
hut not. responsible for accidents
should any occur.
J. H. GARRETT,
Clark's Hill, S. C.
March 16, 1916.
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??uros Old Sores, dtlitrf Remedies Won't Cure
!'hc worst cases, no matter of howlong standing
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sin and Heals at the same 25c. 50c.
Ford Cars Have
Stood the Test
The experience of scores of own
ers of the Ford Automobiles has
proven that there is nothing better
made for the Edgefield roads. Ford
cars will carry you safely over any
road that a buggy or any other ve
hicle can travel.
An All-the-Year-Around Car i
They are light, yet substantially
built. They are cheap, yet the best
of material is used in their con
struction. Are you contemplating
purchasing a car? Let us show
you a Ford Run-About or Touring
Gr. W. ADAMS
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
Next to Court House
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