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ROAD MAINTENANCE ! f ONDFNSFn FOR
POINTS ON KEEPING IMPROVED HfGH
WAYS IN GOOD CONDITION.
Constant and Carefnl Attention Very
Hecutrjr Value of Scraping to Im
prove a Koad'a t oat ln Importance
The maintenance of a road already
In good condition and of sufficient
strength, if proporly carried on, is al
most entirely a iiuestion of wear, says
.Robert A. Meeker, state suiiervisor of
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Good Roads Magazine. The rapidity I Wil3 lynched
of this wear varies with the nature of j night.
the rock uwd for the road covering, j , . , .
but even with the softer rocks there : 0 c ? Nat ?ntt,
need be no deterioration if proper at- Ikm of Washington, 1). U, has
teution is Kiven to ina-inteuanee. j been approved as a reserve agent
The problem Is to reduce the wear, I for the First National Bank of
both from truffle and the weather, to a ! Weldon. X. C.
R. E. Simpson, of Atlanta, Ga.,
has been appointed assistant super
iutendent of the Asheville divison
of the Southern railway, with head
quarters at Winston-Salem.
Geo. Estes, a negro who killed
oue officer and wounded another
during a raid on crap shooters at
Hale's Point, Tenn., last Tuesday
by a mob Ihuesuuy
minimum by substituting other mate
rial for that worn out, and to do this in
the most economical maimer.
The conditions under which wear will
be reduced to a minimum under a eer-
Hl.rAI 1. 1 Mi A 1UA !.
tain tr.u!:c are -face
and siilisoil. T
tlie l.iaterial Used I'.i
be hard in oiv'.er t.i
alnaue of sur
;a!:i lh-is object
st the wear of
tl:e tral'.ie. sh.ir.M 11.1t e.xi:aiu Do much
siuall sieae to aluiorb iimisttire and
should be tli i'-u:,U.v consolidated and
of suliiciciit depth to bear the loads to
which the f.ia.l is subjected, so that the
wear nay be c "mine. 1 to the surface.
L'l'ainae almost always requires at
tention, and there i-t usually a great
deal that can be do!u to improve it, trt
a slight expense, and nothing pays so
well In the end. l'r.iper care of the sur
face is generally all that is needed to
prevent water from standing ou the
road or in the gutters, but a dry sur
face is not enough.
On a flat, water may be soun stand
ing in the ditches to within a few
Inches of the surface of the road, in
which case both the subsoil and the
road coating must be softened by it
and remain so long after the water iu
the ditch is gone. A deeper ditch, a
larger culvert or a drain cleaned .out
through the adjoining land Is usuftlly
sufficient b) remove the cause of great
tulscblef. On a biliside, springs under
the road and laud water from the
sides can be cut off and led away by
underdralus at n trifiiug cost.
The road coating may ofteu be im
proved in composition and rendered
harder by scraping, and a fairly good
surface can be maintained at all times
by projer en re. With material of all
sorts the influence that a good surface
has in keeping dowu wear Is greater
than might lie supposed.
Everything should be done to make
a road strong enough to bear the traffic
without betiding or cross breaking and
a reserve of strength is always desir
able. Fluctuations of traffic are most
trying. A road may lie sroug enough
to bear the ordinary loads that pass
over it and still be unable to support
the excessive weights that may be
brought upon it. When we kuow a
road is to be subjected to heavy strains,
it Is always better to strengthen it by
placing an extra coating tipou the sur
face rather than wait u.uil the road is
broken and disrupted. When a road
Is broken or cut into by excessive
weights it is no longer a mere matter
of replacing wear, but of expensive re
pair, and often of entire rebuilding.
To replace wear that is unavoidable
is a very simple matter when constant
attention is given to the road. It is
only when the surface is neglected for
a long period that the matter of re
pairs becomes a seri ms one. A little
attention to drainage, the removal of
slight obstructions from the gutters,
the clearing away of rubbish from the
mouths of culverts, the removal of
grass and brush from ditches and the
careful spreading of small quantities
of stone over depressions as soon as
they begin to appear will keep n road
la fine condition until it is almost en
tirely woru out.
Nothing H more neglected than the
removal cf worn material from the
road. II seems to l.e regarded merely
as a clearing of the surface from the
mud and. as sue!:, an unnecessary ex
ponrte, while in reality this worn ma
terial afreets ct.tltv e .:.:pjsition of
the road o.'jrhig. c ucntly, un
less the mud is wa d:cil away by na
ture from the surface, scraping or
sweeping is naeessary to preserve the
proper proportion of s did stone in the
road. Careful tests of the competition
In our best road coverings have shown
that from three-fourths to four-flftbs
of t'.fe material Is. solid stone, the re
mainder beipg ii:nter!al fine enough to
be washed through a cheese cloth.
Farther caie.'c.l tets have demonstrat
ed tbat as this portion of fine stuff Is
exceeded v.-:;i tlwi rantl be s-'t. easily
acted upon 1 y tragic, water u:n frost.
In consequence there will l.e an ex
cessiva waste of road itintc ial.
The Grand Lodge of Masons are
in session at Winston-Salem today
to lay the cornerstone of the new
masonic temple !in course of con-
' struction there.
Messrs. Moses and C'a'sar Cone,
of (ireetisboro, have contributed
1 $250 to the Mclvcr memorial fund.
Supt. of Public Instruction, J. Y.
Joyner reports that the fund has
reached $l,oU0 which lie has now
The home of Mr. I'toples, at
Kiiiicsvillc wtis entered Friday
night by robbers who secured $150
iu gold and greenbacks. This U
1 he second robin ry Mr. Peoples has
eNptriciiced during the past few
tlas Kci nersviile being without tin
officer Mr. Peoples placed the ciuse
in the hands ut chief Xeely, of
Fire was discovered in one of the.
the tenement houses cf Eugene
II It, at liiiiiiiigton Saturday night
near midnight. The mother had
gone out and locked two children
in. They narrowly escaped death
in die Humes.
Pev. 1). M. Hawthorne, bus re
signed his pastorate ut Thomasville,
and left hist, week for Flainview,
Texas, when he becomes pastor of
the Presbyterian congregation. He
will be greatly missed in Thomas
ville. Lanster Ktiscisoti, a fourteen yeai
old negro boy, fell from a car at
Whitney last week and was instantly
killed. The body was sent to Gold
ston, Chatham county for burial
The school census of Greensboro
just completed fehows -1,319 persons
of school age. Fifty percent of
them are in school. Twenty-three
1 airs of twins were listed.
Do the hard things first.
It's hard to work, but harder to
The heat t that loves must be pre
pared to suffer.
The world doesn't owe you a liv
ing it was here first.
Money isn't everything, but it
ofteu makes a good imitation.
A girl with a dimple will laugh
at any fool thing a man says.
It is easier for the average man to
keep a dairy than a diury.
The only man who never made a
mistake died when he was a boy.
Our moods are the interludes be
tween the comedies and tragedies of
It sometimes happens that a good
man's conscience does not pivctit
him from accumulating money.
Some people imagine that ciinniiir
and wisdom are synonymous, bit
cunning is as plentiful as wisdom is
It is a shock to the man who
! thinks that he is world famous to
di -cover tbat ther are people in the
next block who never heaid ot nun.
,jhuI Vincent in The Bohemian
The Proximity M rcuntile Co.
take a spice 111 this issue to an
nounce that t hey are on the market
for produce in any quantity. They
will pay the top of the market and
wii t the bes'. The Proximity
Ct mil Mills have a population of
5000 people and Mr. Phoenix, the
President of the Meicontile Co. is
determined to iti'-'e. customers the
lust in reasonable produce. Head
the Advertiseui- ut.
The peop'e of IPgh Poii t will, in
J..iMiai, vole on the proportion to
Ucic bonds to t li -amount of $50,000
b- extend the Kiudolpu and dilu
te: l.ui'l K.iibo nl r thttf point. The
teaectp'in no v reached by that
mi is -U uiiits distant, from High
There is no specific for
consumption. Fresh air, ex
ercise, nourishing food and
Scott's Emulsion will come
pretty near curing it, if there
is anything to build on. Mil
lions of people throughout the
world are living and in good
health on one lung.
Cf From time immemorial the
doctors prescribed cod liver
oil for consumption. Of
course the patient could not
lake it in its old form, hence
it did very little good. They
and tolerate it for a long
time. There is no oil, not
excepting butter, so easily
digested and absorbed by the
system as cod liver oil in the
form of Scott's Emulsion,
r.nd that is the reason it is so
helpful in consumption where
its use must be continuous.
C We will send you a
Cj Be s-jre that thit
picture in the form of
a label it on the wrap
per of every bottle of
Emulsion you buy.
Scott & Bowne
409 Pearl Street
$oc. and $1, ill draggiitt
From the faro;
that tlie le.alic'
maintonrji e !
Btant nn;l ciu-f :
the heat r
menui 3'j I.T e:
certain :'c 1
him ro. r.ovi i'
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o a !' a fi
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I have a full line cf attrac
tive designs in wall papers
and can hang same, refer
ol. liarcracnJ, Asl.ckrc, N. C.
Never resisn yourself to suffer pain. Women's
pains are curable. They are the sign of dangerous
conditions of the female organs, which should be
promptly attended to or dangerous results will follow.
T A KV. r O
Ifl flPnt h r
IT COMES TO WOMAN'S RELIEF
whenever she suffers from any of woman's biting and weakening pains.
It not only compels the pains to stop, but It follows up and drives out
th cause of the pains, which prevents them from coming back.
It makes you well. Try it.
Sold everywhere in $ 1 .00 bottles.
WRITE US A LETTER
freely and frankly, in strictest confid
ence, telling us all your symptoms and
troubles. We will send free advice
(in plain sealed envelope), how to
cure them. Address: Ladies' Advisory
Dept.,Thi Chattanooga Medicine Co.,
" WITHOUT A PAIN,"
writes Mary Shelton, of Poplar
Bluff, Mo., " 1 c-ji do my housework,
although, before taking CARDUI, two
doctors had done me no good. I . .n
truthfully say 1 was cured by Cardul
I want every suffering lady to know of
this wonderful medicine."
Now is the Time to Make
Your Fall Purchases.
Our buyer has just returned from the Northern Markets where
he has prepared for your wants. We believe that our customers
should have the best at the cheapest price?, and that is the reason
we have our buyer to go and study prices and look out for you.
That's our besiness.
We feel that Nothing is too Good
for Our Trade
and we don't want trade on anything but merit. We are the big
gest merchants in the county and carry the best line of everything.
It is too tedious to mention all the things we have. When you
have got a day you can spare, it will be to your interest to come to
Christmas is just around the correr and we have thought of the
children too, and when you get r ady to buy j our Holiday goods
come to see us. We have articles that will please the old; nice
things ior the husband and wife; the very thirg for a sweetheart
and tricks and toys that will pie se the Lttle folks.
Our Millinery Department
is in charge of Miss Ora May Cox, cf Archdale, and she knows
exactly how to trim a hat to make the ladies and girls look pretty.
Any of our eight clerks will give you careful attention.
Ramseur Store Co.,
R&msenr, N. C.
Are You Going to Texas
or to Any Point West?
QUEEN & CRESENT
Offers Best and Quickest Train
Write today for map3, r it r
O. CONN, D. P. A.,
, rout 33 and full information.
F. LATIMER, T. P. A..
True economy is wisely choosing that which will
perfect satisfaction at the least cost. Nothing is ever enr.
nomlcal that does not serve your purpose.
In the gathering of merchandise for my new store e
treme care was taken to include only goods of unquestirWrT
merit. They are now here and will be fully displayed rm
this day, and the many special values will prove unusual
interest to money savers. I intend to show my old friend
and all who come, values which cannot be matched eZ
where even at much higher prices. e"
I have planned to increase my business greatly, and now
is the time for all economically inclined to buy, for I intflmi
to nntrriTT crnnra nn cola ut oiipVi lnr yylr, , oaa
opening rank as the lowest price buying opportunity
offered the citizens of Randolph county.
Our milliner, Sirs. Emma Wall, haa jtisl
rolurneil from the fashion Centres with tlie
most sillraciive lino of millinery ever slnnvn
in l!nndolih County. Handsome piiiti-rn
lints will he displayed at our openini; day,
.vliii'h can he duplicated from our trimming
dc)iarlinetit. She will take pleasure, in
showing you and serving you.
Winter Wraps. .
$.- 00 ladies' Cloaksat $.'!..-0
.il-'HMI ladies- Cloaks ai sli'.iO.
'ht!,!ren's Cloaks from $1,111) to !?(!.0II.
n'- Heavy Winter
-.it for ill) cents.
Clothing and Overcoats.
IS. Oil l.'ain eoats f ir men for s 115.00.
I.aifr ' stock oveie.ia's in inanv stvlcs fr.nn
I adie-' eoats for .?$ 00
ll'yiiii neetl a suit Tor Siindny or work day,
see us. We have tlieni in prices riiliffiiin
rrom $1 50 to !?IS.(M). Latest fabrics ami
Keith's Conipieror, for Men .fj.(K) f,r S'llft
mid $ 1.00 . f ov
Wolf Sin Hi, for Children. An extra good
sorvicciilile !.. J,,,, ri.,.'t .-, Kn:mn
tenl p'riunn leather throughout" nica
from On cents to A 1..V). 1
.-.'. inch I.VHautsOOeent value at 1.1
Mohairs fmn. l cents to ..-,i ,,r VllrJ
.Many Hindi's slim- lnj; reduction
Ladies Cloth, all liad-s, Silks from cents
1 yard up.
To introduce- the Cascade Unking IWJer
we lire poii.jr tn Rive away "i0( I'lvmiums'
inchi. Immune sS.i mp Im'Ky, reed rocking
chair, .".I piece hieakfa.-t set, ciy-tal water
set, cold tflass raiersct and Hundreds of
smaller prcuiiniiis. for each nddi'ional 50
.cut pumhaw of merchandise, after v.m se.-
if baking piwder, we will give
iinceat tlie Iiiiyjjv.
I.Viiu'mlier soiii -Inly will pet tliis hand
some tup lnutfry for .10 cents.
Urn n o:l!l
111 extra e
G. W. Elliot k Company,
Randleman, N. C.
to Be Given Away to
BEGINNING OCTOBER 27TH AND CONTINUING UNTIL A FEW DAYS
we will Rive a ticket with every dollar Ipurchase. The hold
ers of the lucky numbers will get the following free of charge.
102 Piece Set of China $40 OO
Sewing Machine 30 OO
Silver Tea Set 20 oo
Piece Statuary 12 5o
Set Silver Knives 5 oo
Grand Total to Be Given Away $lo7 5o
I We handle any and everything in the House FurnishW 1
line and the price and quality of goods is our test advertisement &
4 BIG STORES 4
f People's House Furnishing Co., 1
High Point, N. C. J
Choose Wisely . . .
when you buy a SEWING MACHINE. YouH find afl torts tad fciodsat
corresponding prices. But if you want a reputable serviceable Machine, t&en fake
27 years experience hi enabled tit to bring
oat a HANDSOME, SYMMETRICAL and
X7ELL-BUILT PRODUCT, cotrbintcg in its
nuke-vp I all the good points found on high
grade machines and others that are exclusively
WHITE for instance, our TENSION INDI
CATOR, a device tbat shows the tension at a
glance, and we have other that appeal to care
ful buyers. All Drop Heads have Automatic
Lift and beautiful Swell Front, Golden Oak
Wookwork. Vibrator mdRotary Shuttle Styles.
OUR ELEGANT H. T. 0ATAL0QUE8 GIVE FULL PARTICULARS, FREE. 4
WHITE SEWING MACHINE CO. CLEVELAND, O.
Before Moving into Our
we want to reduce our stock of Disc Harrows,
Buggies, Land Rollers, Hay Rakes and Mow
ers and will sell thera at reduced, prices. If
you want, bargains in above or any kind of
hardware call to eee us, before the season is off.
McCra.ry-Redding Hrdwre Company