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PUBLISHED WEEKLY WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1906.ESALHD184
The Bond Issue.
In another colum)i is published
ttie notice of the election to be
held August 28 for the purpose
of voting $40,000 in bonds for the
paying of the present indebted
ness of Fairfield county, so as to
get the county upon a cash basis.
This is a matter that vitally con
cerns every voter in Fairfield
county. Through the lack of
sufficient revenue to meet the
current expenses of the county
for several years past, Fairfield's
indebtedness has piled up till it
has reached the magnificent sum
of about $28,000, which is a very
large floating debt for a county
with less than four millions of
taxable property. To maintain
the financial integrity of the
county something must be done
to put a stop to this increasing
indebtedness and putting the
county on a cash basis.
The quickest way to bring this
mecessary relief is by the issuance
of bonds to . the amount of $40,
000, which would be sufficient for
the paying of the present indebt
edness and also for giving a sur
-olus fund, whicha together with
the revenue that would come in
along through the year would
enable the county to pay all its
expenses as it goes. As shown
several times before, the yearly
interest on this amount of bonds
would be $1,800. By setting
aside one-sixtieth of the princi
pal, $700 per year, there would
be create& a sinking fund which
at 41 per cent interest would be
sufficient at the end of forty years
to pay these bonds in full. The
terest and the sinking fund to
ther would amount to $2,500
per year, which smount or more
the county is now actually paying
in the way of interest on notes to
parties for borrowed money and
also for discounts added to claims
to make them worth their face
value. This being the case it is
seen that the county by the float
ing of the amount of bonds could
pay off its past indebtedness and
get on a cash basis without one
cent of increased taxation so far
as these two items are concerned.
The only other plan that can
be proposed for straightening out
this financial tangle is the making
of an additional levy for every
year for several years. As the
total taxable property of the
county is a little lass than $4,000,
000, it can be readily seen that
with an additional levy of even
two mills a year, which said addi
tion would raise a howl that would
be heard from Blackstock to
Blythewood and from the Broad
to the Wateree, there would be
raised only about $7,500 each
year. It would therefore take
four years in which to pay off
this old debt. It would then take
two more years in which to raise
a sufficient sum to have a surplus
equivaient to what wouald remain
from the sale of the bonds after
the paying off the present indebt
edness. In six years the tax
payers of the county would pay
12 mills additional taxes. But
the great difficulty about this
plan as proposed would be that
the delegation might refuse at
any time to make this additional
levy and tben the county's debt
would go piling up again, whereas
'under the former plan the whole
of the present debt would be dis
posed of in the very beginning.
The whole thing resolves itsell
into this: By the issuance ol
bonds the debt can be disposed
of and paid in forty years with.
ont an additional bit of coat for
the two items of interest and
sinking fund. By the making 0:
an additional levy of two milh
for a period of six years, the
whole debt can',be paid and
surplus fund of $15,000 accumu
lated for paying current expenses
provided--and this is a great bi
proviso-the delegation each yea
continues this levy for the sait
purpose of getting the county oi
a cash basis. There can be n<
doubt as to which of these tw<
plans is the wis'3st and the bes
for the county from every stand
Here is a fact that is perfectl
patent to all, who have made an
study at all of the county's finan
cial condition, that under eithe
4 me plans suggested therei
going to have to be an additiorn
Ly ,of gt iLeast ai half mill for tb
purpose of making the income<
the ,county equivalent to its es
pass Even should the count
Lage the gash is tbp W'easu1
now to pay off all it3 QI4 aea
and have no interest or discoun
to pay, the present levy wou
not raise an amount sufficient
meet all the expenses of tI
county. A continuance of th
. polief from year to year wou
' GQo pgt the cosunty in the hic
A vote for th issance of t
$40,000 in bonds will be a vote
for maintaining the financial in
tegrity of the county, which is a
feature of very vital importance
to the people now living in Fair
field and to, those who might
under favorable circumstances be
induced to come here. Vote for
Mrs. Malinda Jane Legg.
Death has again entered our
midst and taken from us one of
our oldest landmarks in the per
son of Mrs. Malinda J. Legg,
widow of the late Capt. J. F.
She was born near Shelton,
October 17, 1829, and died July
30, 1906. She had been in failing
health for more than a year, and
her death, though unexpected,
was a great shock to the entire
community. Mrs. Legg, better
known as "Aunt Linn," was high
ly esteemed and loved by a large
circle of relatives, friends and
acquaintances, and particularly
by the young people and childreu,
of whom she was very fond. She
was a woman of high christian
character, amiable disposition
and strong convictions. Pos
sessed of considerable wealth,
she took great pleasure in dis
pensing hospitality to her friends
and charity to those in need. She
had been twice married, her first
husband being Andrew McCon
nell. No living children of either
marriage, her nearest surviving
relatives being two brothers and
one sister: Marion A. Dickerson,
John T. Dickerson and Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. Legg, like her late hus
band, Capt. Legg, was a devout
christian, and until her health
failed, let the exercises be what
they might, preaching, Sunday
school or prayer meeting, she
was always in her pew, and seemed
to evince a deep interest in what
ever pertained to the moral and
religious training of the commu
While Mrs. Legg had not been
able to get away from home for a
long time, she will be greatly
missed by her church and the
community from which she has
so recently gone. She was a
consistent member of the Cool
Branch Baptist church, in which
cemetery she was gently laid to
rest by loving hands by the side
of her late husband, who preceded
her to the grave several years ago.
The funeral services were con
ducted by her pastor, Rev. E. D.
Wells, in a beautiful and impres
sie manner. Gone, but her good
example and works will stand-as
a monument to her memory. We
extend to the bereaved relatives
our heartfelt sympathies in their
sad bereavement. .K.
Shelton, S. C , Aug. 3, 1906.
Scrub yourself daily, you are not
clean inside. Clean insides means
clean stomach, bowels, blood, liver,
clean, healthy tissue in every organ.
MORAL: Take Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea. 353 cents, Tea or Tablets.
Jno. H. McMaster & Co.
DEATH OF MRS. MARY E. BOYCE.
Aged Widow of the Late William W.
The death at Alexandria, Va.,
of Mrs. Mary E. Boyce, whose
body was laid to rest beside that
of her distinguished husband at
Winnsboro Sunday, will be re
eived throughout this State with
expressons of deep sorrow. For
many years she had been an in
valid in Alexandria, where she
died last Friday. She was the
widow of the Hon. William W.
Boyce, who before the war lived
at Winnsboro. He was a repre
sentative in the United States
congress before the war, and a'
representative in the Confederate
congress during the war. At the
close of the war he moved to
Alexandria, just across the river
Sfrom Washington, where he prac
Itied law. Mrs. Boyce was Miss
Pearson, daughter of the well
)known Dr. George B. Pearson,
).who lived near Monticello, Fair
tfield count~y. She leaves one
-surviving daughter, Mrs. Richard
W. Gaillard, who lives now at
i Alexandria. Mrs. Boyce was one
7' of the b rightest and most charm
- ing ladies that ever lived to a
r ripe old age. During the last
s sevral years of her life she was
1 paralyzed and was confined to
e her room. Old age crept rapidly
if over her, but she never lost
-cheerfulness, never lost her re
y markable interest in life. She
y e always interested in the
Spig gf pule past, many stirring
s .eene hggng cone into her lif
dduring the war and just after, and
oshe talked fascinatingly about
ie them. But even while her shriv.
is elled body was more than hal:
J paralyzed and she was nearing 9(
lyears of age she kept up th<
keenest interest in present da'
evnts Those who were fortu
nate enough to have known her
and to have visited her room in
old Alexandria will long remem
ber and cherish her bright face
and her abiding soul.-The State.
In this state it is not necessary t)
serve a five days' notice for eviction of
i cold. Use the original laxative cough
yrup, Kennedy's Laxative Honey and
rar. No opiates. Sold by all druggists.
A wedding in which a very sin
,ere interest is felt by all Spar
tanburg, and by a large number
f friends throughout the state,
is the marriage of Miss May
Sanders, the daughter of Hon.
ind Mrs. C. P. Sanders, of Spar
tanburg, and Mr. J. Frank Foo
she of Winnsboro. The wedding
will be celebrated Thursday morn
ing, August 16, at the home of
he bride, and will be attended
by only the relatives and intimate
riends of the families.
Miss Sanders is a young woman
whose attractive personality, un
selfish disposition and serious
purpose in life has made her a
lecided and genial influence in the
ome, and in the community, and
er going away is a distinct loss
to the city.
Mr. Fooshe is the editor of the
Winnsboro News and Herald and
y his honest convictions and
,earless stand for the right, he is
inning for himself an enviable
place among the leading journal
sts of the state. His brethren
)f the pen will extend to him
nost hearty congratulations on
his his last best fortune, .and
nost signal success.-Spartanburg
(Columbia Record, August 2.)
Miss Bertha Griffith and Mr.
J. W. Brice, of Nashville, weie
married at 10 o'clock this morn
ing at the home of Capt. D. J.
Griffith, on Gadsden street. The
eremony was performed by the
Rev. C. A. Freed.
The wedding was to have taken
place some months ago, but the
date was changed on account of
the health of Mr. Brice. Mr.
Brice made many fiiends while
in Columbia some time ago and
everyone is sincerely glad to know
that he has almost completely re
covered from his severe illness,
and hopes soon to be able to take
up his work again.
Miss Griffith is dear to all who
know her, and will be greatly
missed from her old home. She
has the loving wishes of her
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. B3rice left for the
mountains of North Carolina.
They will rgemain th-re during
te "summer months, until Mr.
Brice has fully recuperated, and
will go from there to Nashville to
make their home. Mr. Brice holds
the important position there of
manager for the Swift Packing
AN OLD ADACE
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Sickness makes a light purse.
The LIVER is the seat of nine
tenths of sill disease,
go to the root of the whole mat*
ter, thoroughly, quickly safely
and restore th e action of t he
LIVER to normal conditIonl.
GiVe tone to the system and
solid flesh to the body,
take No Substitute. -.
All the following at great
ly reduced prices:
11 pairs Women's Ox
fords, plain toe. Just the
thing for comfort.
28 pairs Don. Bluchers.
28 pairs Cho. Bluchers
23 pairs Men's Patent
22 pairs Men's V ic i
Some remnants in Mus
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Dqr't fail to come and
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NOTICE' OF ELECTION
Upon the Proposition of
Fairfield County Issuing
$40,000 in Bonds for
Paying of Present In=
debtedness and Getting,
on a Cash Basis.
Notice is hereby given that an elec
Lion will be held at the several pre
Aincts esta blished by law in Fairfield
ounty on TUESDAY, AUGUST 28.
1906, upon the question of Fairfield
Dounty issuing $40,000 in bonds for the
paying of present indebtedness and
etting on a cash basis, pursuant to an
Act of the General Assembly, approved
he 16th day of February. 1906, which
aid Act is as fol!ows:
kN ACT to Provide Funds for Paying
the Present Indebtedness of Fairfield
County, so as to put the said County
on a Cash Basis.
Section 1. Be it cnd~eted by the Gen
ral Assembly of the State of South
,arolina, That for the purpose of pay
ng the present indebtedness of the
,ounty of Fairfield, nand providing for
he expenses of the Cc-unty, the County
Board of Commission ers of the County
>f Fairfield be, and h areby are, author
zed and empowered to issue and sell
nterest-bearing coupon b nds of said
,ounty, payable to bearer, and in such
enominations as they may deem
est, for the sum of forty thousand
$40,000.00) dollars, and be ring inter
st at the rate not exceeding 4 1-2 per
,eat.jperannum, payable annually, on
;he first day of November of each and
,very year, to bear date first day of
\oveniber, A. D. 1906, to be made pay
ible forty years from the date thereof,
with the right to redeem and retire the
same, or any part thereof, after twenty
Vears, to be made payable in any legal
;ender of the United StatE s; and said
>onds shall be. exempt from all State,
ounty and municipal taxes. And
my bank investing any part of its
urplus in said bonds, that part of snr
Mus shall be exempt from taxation:
Procided, however, That the question
>f issuing said bonds shall be suibmitted
;o the qualified voters of Fairfield
Dounty, on August 28, 1906, by the
Board of County Commissioners: And
Provided, further, Tha.t said election
shall be held on said date in the man
2er and under the rules governing gen
ral elections in this State, at which
,lection the question of bond issue shall
,e submitted to said electors as follows:
here shall be two sets of tickts, on
me of which shall be printed, "For
Bond Issue;"and on the other, "Against
Bond Issue;" and if the majority of
he ballots be for bond issue, then said
:onds shall be issued as provided in
his Act; and if the majority of the
ballots cast be against bond issue, then
said bonds shall not be issued.
Sec. 2. That said County Board of
Commissioners of Fairfld County
shall issue said bonds, to be signed by
the County Supervisors and counter
signed by the Clerk of the Board of
County. Commissioners, to be impressed
with the seal of the County Supervi
sor, and the coupons thereof shall be
signed in the same manner: Provided,
however, That the signatures of said
officers may be lithographed upon the
coupons of said bonds, and such litho
graphing shall be sufficient signing
thereof, and- said bonds shall be num
bered consecutively from one upward,
and a record of the respective numbers,
denominations and amounts of said
bonds shall be registered and kept by
said Board, in a suitable book provided
by said Board for that purpose.
Sec. 3. That said County Board of
Commissioners shall negotiate and sell
said bonds for cash and for not less than
par, and shall appropriate as much of
the proceeds of the sale as necessary to
the purpose of paying off'the indebted
ness and pay balance to the County
Treasurer, to be used for the general
expenses of said County.
Sec. 4. That there shall be levied and
collected annually, from and -upon all
the property in the County, a sufficient
sum to pay interest on said bonds; and
the County Treasurer shall collect the
same and pay said coupons as they
may mature. And there shall also be
levied and collected upon all the taxa
ble values of the County a sum equal
to one-sixtieth of amount of bond issue
for the year 1907, and for each and
every year thereafter; which sum shall
be, and eonstitute a sinkimg fund for
the payment of said bonds when they
Sec. 5. That the sinking fund hereby
created for the redemption of the said;
bonds shall be kept separate and intact
by the County Treasurer and Clerk of'
Court of Fairfield County, and their
successors in offce, who shalJ consti
tute the Sinking Fund Commission,
and shall be denosited at interest in
some solvent bank or banks within ;his
State for the benefit of said fund. The
said Sinking Fund Commission are
hereby authorized to use the said sink
ing funds or any part of it in purchas
ing and retiring the bonds herein
authorized at any time, whether they
be due or not, if same can be purchased
at a reasonable priee, and to keep a
correct record of all such purchases and
cancellations. The said sinking funds'
shall be protected and held under the
official bonds of the said County Treas
urer and-Clerk of Court...
Sec. 6i. No part of thre money arising
from the sa4le of bonds shall be applied
to the indebtedness of the said County
of Fairfield until the legal amount of
such indebted-ness shall be first deter
mined by a Commn~issioni to be appoint
ed for that specific p)urp~ose.
A pproved the 16th day of February,
A. D). 1906.
The following named persons have
~een appointed Managers of Election,
Albion-J IE Stevenson, W L Rob
borough, Adam Dunbar.
Bear Creek-Johnl H Cooper, Charles
Hes, E W Kennedy.
Blythewood-C B Boney, W A
Broom, P B Hoffmnani.
Centreville-WV Bris Hogan, David
Bran ham, Jr, T 0 Hollis.
Festerville-M D C Colvin, 'Thos I
Dye, Henry Coleman.
Gladden's Girove-Jas M Higgins,
Thos McDonald, J1 W Keistler.
grenbier- i~ A titland, J R Del
leney, WV P Blair.
Horeb (Hawes' Store)-N DRoberts,
J WV Clark, A J Brown.
Jenkinsville-B H Yarborough, J B
Curry, D L Glenn.
Jackson Creek-Moses Clarke, J WV
Pope, C K Turner.
Longtowl-Saml McCormick, J T
Steart, A WV Matheson.
Moiticello-J H Aiken, W J Burley,
A G McMeekin.
Ridgeway-W G -1innian1t, William
\Vinisbor)o-.Jo A Hiniiiait, Jine if
Neil, Jas W Bolick.
Woodward-W M Harvey, S L Mc
Donald, A W Brice.
On the day of election the Managers
must orgilize by the election of a
Chairman and a. Clerk, if necessLary.
The Chairman elected is empowered to
admin ister oaths.
The Managers have the power to fill
any vacaney, and if none of the Man
agers attend, the citizens can appoint
from among the qualified voters the
Managers, who, after being sworn, can
conduct the election.
At the close of the election the Man
agers and Clerk must proceed publicly
to open the ballot boxes and count the
ballots therein, and continue without
adjournment until the same is coin
pleted, and make a statement of the
Within three days thereafter, the
Uhairnian of the Board, or sonie one
riesignated by the Board, must deliver
Lo ttie Cominssioners of Election the
poll lit, the boxes containing the bal-.
lots, and written statements of the re
ult of the election.
The Managers at each precinct named
ihove are requested to delegate one of
,heir number to secure box's and blanks
ror the election. They can be secured
n and after August 21 at the Court
Man*gers will be paid $1.00 per day
'or coming for the boxes and five cents
per mile each way by the most direct
route; one dollar per day for returning
he boxes aind same mileage as above;
ne dollar per day on day of election
ind five cents per mile each way, goig
ind returning home, not to exceed
:hree days in all. Each set of Mana
Zers is allowed a Clerk, who receives
he same pay as the Managers.
R. D. BOLICK,
J. A. STEWART,
Commissioners State and County .Elec
tions of Fairfield County.
In accordance with the constitution
Lnd rules of the Democratic party due
iotice is hereby given that on TUES
DAY, AUGUST 2S, 1906, a primary
lection will be held at the usual places
>f voting in Fairfield County for the
>urpose of nominating candidates for
;he following offices, to wit:
One Lieutenant Governor.
One Secretary of State.
One Adjutant and Inspector General.
One State Superintendent of Educa
One Attorney General.
One State Treasurer.
One Railroad Commissioner.
One Member of Congress, Fifth Dis
Three Members of House of Repre
One County Supervisor.
One Judge of Probate.
One County Superintendent of Edu
One County Treasurer.
The polls will open at S o'clock A. M.
iud elose at 4 o'clock P. M., when the
votes will be counted and the result
The following persons have been duly
ippointed Managers of said election
mnd one from eachi precinct will please
mll on the County Chairmflan Satur
lay, the 25th inst., and qualify and get
boxes and tickets:
Albion-J E Stevenson, J T Doug
ass, Fitz Dove.
Blythewood-A S Langford, James
Lorick, Durham Boney.
Bear Creek-T C Duke, C H Heins,
MI L Cooper.
Centreville-W B Hogan, Charles
Abell, Robt Eastler.
Logtown-J C Stev-art, B F Cas
Ridgeway-Joe Coleman, R D Bolick,
R S Spence.
Greenbrier-J WV Richardson, S WV
Broom, WV G Smith.
Mossy Dale-T C Camak, G R Perry,
M R Robertson.
Horeb-A J Brown, G B Hagood,
G G Steele
Jenkinsville-C B Douglass, Jr, B H
Yarborough, S S Curry.
Monticello-W J Burley, S G Me
Meekin, J H Aiken.
Feasterville--H C Coleman, S E Hill,
T E Dye.
Woodwrd-W M Harvey, T W
Brice, Jr, J A Stewart.
White Oak-J H Neil. Jas McDowell,
J E Nichols.
Gladden's Grove-WilI Dixon,Barnes
Mobley, Robt McDonald.
Watere-J D Rawls, IE L Lath~an,
Joe S Isenhower.
Mitford-J M Higgins, Jas Gladden.
Holly Grove-.Anidrewv Ballentine,
Oscar Riley, Oscar Broom.
Winnsboro-W A Beaty, W R Elliott,
Fairfield Cotton Mills-J H Hudson,
S A right, J S Babenbaugh.
Jackson CreAk-W J Turner, WV J
Pope, J C Ste
Sale-J B Frazier. J M Edermng
J. RI. CUR L EE, County Chmn."
Some Plain Facts
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the soreness of the gums.
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plate. A\ 1arge box of Dental Plate
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Mail orders 1~ ( Write for
U SIXTH ANNUAL EA
On Wednesday, Aug1
Air Line will run .its S
to Old Point, Ocean Vic
Va., Wrightsville Beal
head City, N. C.
The round-trip rat
Virginia coast resort:
will be $8.oo; to Wrigi
Tickets on sale Augt
ited for return until A1
The Seaboard Air Lit
WAY to these resorts.
each direction. Special
Pullman sleepers will
For further informat
W. L. BUI
S. A. L
Session of 1906-1907 Beg:
at 9 1
Pupils are requested not to pi
are furnished by their. teachers.
In addition to the common s<
Zion offers &r exceptionally stron
paration for pupils intending to pi
fessional careers. A strong corps
complete set of apparatus for inst
high moral tone and health of the
tions offered by this school to' st
TUITION AND IN
High School Department.... ....
Eighth Grade for other than Engli
Outside of District in Common S(
For further information apply t<
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here before buyil
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ixth Annual Excursion
wand Virginia Beach,
ch, N. C., and More
e from Columbia to
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itsville Beach $6oo.
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igust 31st, 1906.
ie is the only BEST
Two trains daily in
through coaches and
be provided for this
RROUGHS, T. P. A.,
Ry., Columbia, S. C.
)RO, S. C.
ins on Monday, Sept. 17,
irchase books until correct lists
hool or elementary course, Mt.
secondary or high school pre
irsue business, scientific or pro
of teachers, well selected library,
ruction in the sciences, and the
community are among the attrac
dents from. this and adjoining
................$250 per month
sh Branches.. 1.00 " "
hool Branches... 1.00 "
J. H. THORNWELL, JR.,
J. FRANK FOOSHE,
Secretary Board Trustees.
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Not in a trust.
Try us on your next pair or bill
of Shoes and be convinced that
we do just what we say. We
carry iu stock all the new Toes
and Leathers. J ust now we have
some 'extra bargains to offer you
When in the city call in andu
inspect our stock. We will take
pleasure in showing you our lin".
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