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.Letter Explains Federal Road '
South Carolina is not alone in ex
periencing delays in regard to fed
eral aid for building roads, accord
ing to a letter received by the state
^highway commission from Thomas
H. MacDonald, chief of the bureau
of public roads. Mr. MacDonald tells
pf the delays and why so much pre
caution must be taken before vouch
ers are approved. The letter from
Mr.- MacDonald to Engineer Moore
/'With reference to the difficul
ties encountered and the delays in
curred in connection with making
federal payments on a number of
?vouchers recently submitted on South
Carolina projects, I wish to state that
the same difficulty as encountered in
other states where funds to meet the
state's portion of the cost are pro
vided by.the counties, or other local
subdivisions, and county depositories
are named to receive the federal pay
Each voucher, with the state
ments and supporting papers, must be
in such shape as to make a complete
record which will meet the require
ment of the comptroller of the treas
ury and the office of the auditor for
the. state and other .departments.
Before a voucher is passed for pay
ment by this bureau, it is necessary
that we have the record in such
shape that it will pass the treasury
s department offiicals, for the reason
that all vouchers are given final
audit in the treasury department,
iind, if exceptions are taken to any
items, such items are disallowed and
unless a satisfactory explanation can
then be made there will be deducted
from the state's allottment of federal
.aid a sufficient amount to cover the
disallowed items. This bureau en
. deavors to avoid any such disallow
ances being made by the treasury de
partment. The principal trouble is to
get sufficient data from the counties
to complete the record in connection
with the vouchers in such forms as
? ) will meet the treasury's require
"in this connection, it is suggested
that this situation with reference to
payments might be remedied to a
large extent if the state ? legislature
would create a revolving fund of
about, $300,000 or such other amount
as might.be determined to be ade
quate, in the state treasury and au
thorize the state treasurer to receive
-and disburse the federal funds paid
to the state, it would enable the state
highway department to make prompt
payment to counties for work done
*he rein and would thus avoid the in
convenience heretofore caused to
counties by the delay incident to
making payments on vouchers sub
mitted. The creation of. such a re
solving fund would really cost the
; -state nothing in the end, as federal
funds paid to the state would be con
.-stantly reimbursing the revolving
fund for payments made therefrom,
and in the final analysts there would
-romain in the fund a total of $300,
.000, or thetother amount originally
.appropriated for its creation. The
amount of $300,000 is arrived at
Jfrom the fact that on November 30,
1520. there were under construction
-ifedeml aid projects for which the
.estimated cost was $3,049,800 and
Cn which $1,0S6,91? federal aid was
allotted. On that date projects had
bsen completed- on which $486,830
?federal aid had been alloted and the
^alue of the work done on projects
.under construction, involved addi
tional federal aid*in"the amount of
#424,766, making a total of $921,
59i> federal aid due to the states for
tyoric done up to that date. The total
.-amount of federal aid paid to the
.state up to December 31, 1920, was
$629,563 so that there still remains
-due to the state about $292,033,
.which amount can not be paid until
- vouchers in such form.as will pass the
treasury officials are submitted and
? can be passed upon by this bureau.
The difference in the rabove figures
; as to the amount .due and amount
;paid i>eaas: ?bo.ut the same ratio as in
.Kdther states where federal aid work i
is financed in the same manner.
"I might also add that it would
3it> doubt facilitate matters if the
:atate highway department were em
powered to let the construction con
tracta for federal aid projects, and
have the funds provided be the coun
ty to meet its portion of the cost
paid into the state treasury to be ac
tually disbursed :by the state high
way department for the construction
cd! the project, as is done in a number
of other states where the counties
are required to meet all or a part of
the state's share of the cost."-The
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Senator Dial Wants Curb on
Washington, Jan. 23.-Senator
Dial has received so many letters and
inquiries from constituents in South
Carolina as to his positior\on the Im
migration bill, some of these con
stituents having the erroneous im
pression that he is opposed to the
present bill, that he issued the follow
ing statement Saturday in order that
his position might be thoroughly un
"This is a very big question, I real
ize that it has many sides. It is un
doubtedly true that a large influx of
immigrants might make labor cheap,
but, on the other hand, there is a
very dangerous social and moral as
pect to the question.
"We should be very careful in al
lowing the riff-raff of the world to
come to our country. A strict exami
nation should be enforced, and only
desirable citizens who are able to
take care of themselves should be al
lowed to come. Statements that I am
bitterly opposed to any legislation
are incorrect. I want merely to give
due consideration to all legislation. I
want to protect our labor in this
country in every proper way, and at
the same time I want plenty of peo
ple to be here to develop our re
sources. I feel that if foreigners can
not adapt themselves to our way of
thinking, living, and to our govern
ment, and to respect our institutions,
flag and traditions,' that they should
not be allowed to come.
"I read a day or two ago an amaz
ing statement that when the official
census figures for the city of New
York were announced that it was
necessary for the city authorities
there to print these figures in twen
ty-two different languages. This car
ries its own lesson.
"I am informed that in New York
and in some of the other large cities,
there is now a foreign population of
between 35 and 45 per cent. This
would be almost unbelievable, if it
were not borne out by facts. And,
there is another point that carries its
"This immigration bill will y-e?eive
my most careful attention when it
comes up in the senate, and it is far
from my idea to open wide the bars
which would permit the riff-raff, Bol-,
shevists, anarchists, bomb-throwers
and the cast-offs from other coun
tries to mix with our law-abiding
American people. We have the best
land in the world and the best people,
and it will always be my purpose to
see.that this is not changed."
j Tide is Turning Anti-Salooners
Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 20.-"The
tide is turning toward law and order
and the crime wave is being check
This was the declaration of Wayne
B. Wheeler, general counsel of the
Anti-Saloon League, to the Enforce
ment convention here tonight. .
"Even in New York," said Mr.
Wheeler, "the comparisan of the four
important felonies or crimes com
mitted in 1920 with 1917 is favor
able. The decreases is as follows.
Murder __ __ __ 190 236
Felonious assault __ 2,587 2,591
Assault and robbery 1,007 864
Burgl?ry __ __ __ 6,830 9,450
"It is more encouraging when we
x-ealize that the crime wave is the
back-wash of the war. Other nations
that are wet ave hit harder by it than
this country under prohibition. On
December 10, Police President Schob
er, in Vienna, said crime has increas
ed there five fold this year. If sa
loons had been open during this peri
od of unrest and financial stress, the
crime would have been, infinitely
"It is a most hopeful sign of the
times that the governor cf New York
Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the
speaker of the house ire New Jersey
bave recently urged the legislators
of these states to adopt effective law
enforcement codes. These four states
were considered the 'black belt' op
posed to prohibition. :
"Of the ten states without law en- I
forcement codes we tonfidensly ex
pect New York, New Jersey, Con
necticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont and'
California to enact prohibition codes
"Congress evidently realizes the
trend of public sentiment for law 2nd
order. It overruled the appropria
tions committee and added $600,
000 to the bill to enforce prohibition,
and provided $200,000 for extra
United States attorneys to prosecute
"No quarter will be given the boot
leggers and moonshiners from now
on. The dry forces are awake to the
situations and will renew their activi
ties all along the line."
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The union meeting of the third
division will meet with the Bethlehem
church at Clark's Hill on January
29 and 30.
11:00-Devotional by Moderator.
li :30-Roll Call and reports from
1st Query-What Shall We do to
Inherit Eternal Life?-J. C. Morgan,
and J. G. McKie.
2nd Query-How Can We En
courage Bible Reading by our Church
Members?-J. C. Harveley and G.
W. Bussey, Jr.
-1:30-Adjournment for Dinner.
3rd Query-What Should be Our
Attitude Toward Education in our
Public and Denominational Schools
j and Colleges?-J. M. Bussey and Rev
E. L. Kugley.
4th Query-iVhy the Great Need
of Giving the Gospel to the World
at This Time?-T. Q. Talbert and J.
Sunday school in regular order.
11:30-Sermon by Rev. E. L.
1:30 Adjournment for dinner. .
5th Query-What is our Duty as
Citizens in our Church- and Commu
nity?-W. M. Rowland and J. W.
6th Query-Our Women in the
Church Service.? Mrs. W. M. Row
H. E. BUNCH,
Union Meeting of First District
of Ridge Association.
Program of the Union Meeting of
the First District, Ridge Association,
to be held with Philippi Baptist
church on Saturday, January 29,
and Sunday, January 30, 1921.
10:30-Devotional exercises, M.
10:35-Enrollment of delegates
and organizationi i
ll:00-=?Question box. (Bring a
good questio.n for discussion.)
11:30-World-Wide Missions: (1)
The Wherefore, S. B. Sawyer; (2)
The Value, J. S. M. Finch; (3) The
Responsibility, P. N. Lott.
12:30-Quiet Hour, W. S. Brooke.
1.00-Adjourn for the day. "*?
10:00-Sunday School. ^s?-. -
11:15-Sermon, C. E. Burts, D. TS.
1.45:-Quiet Hour, Jas. M. Ed
2:00-The Layman; (1) His Op
portunity, W. M. Sawyer; (2) His
Need, S. J. Watson; (3) His Duty,
G. M. Sexton.
2:45-Some Lessons from the
Work of the W. M. U., W. S. Brooke.
3:15-Miscellaneous business ajid
Adjournment. ' ' .
The Union Meeting of the Second
Division of the Edgefield association
convenes with the Antioch Baptist
church January 29 and 30 at 10:30
Devotional services^ by the Mod
Discussion of Subjects:
1. Our Second Year Task and
Upon What Wr Should Place Great
est Emphasis.-S. B. Mays and J. H.
2. Scriptural Plan of Church- Fi
nance. 1 Cor. 16:2. (1) Weekly or
monthly plan; its meaning, advantag
es and how to work it in the churches.
(2) Consideration of its adoption by
all our country churches as recom
mended by our S. C. Baptist Con
vention.-G. H. Eubanks and L. R.
3. Putting on a Program of In
formation.-H W. Quarles and Rev.
W- R. Barnes.
4. Soul Winning and Christian
izing America.-O. J. Holmes and
Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Subjects for Discussion:
1. Our European Program and
the 75-Million Movement.-Rev. W.
R. Barnes and Rev. P. B. Lanham.
2. Stewardship and Tithing.
Martin Medlock and .7. O. Atkinson.
3. What Can Each Country
Church do to Succeed in our Second
Year Task?-L. R. Brunson and S.
Other services to be provided for.
P. B. LANHAM,
LOST: A new "Racine" auto tire,
30x3 Vz on Ford rim, lost between the
Parker place north of Edgefield and
Trenton, by way of Huiet's Cross
Roads and Mr. Abner Broadwaters.
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Trenton, S. C.
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tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $8,875.360
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Remember, we are prepared tt
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Our Association is now licenser'
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of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
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The officers are: Gen. J. Frasef
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
j. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C. , ^(if|
A. 0. Grant, Ml Carmel, 8. C.
J. M. Gambreli, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, ?. C. .
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
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January 1, 1920.
All persons owning property of
[any kind whatsoever, or in- atty ca
pacity, as husband, guardia?n,. execu
tor, administrator or trustees are re
quired to make returns of the same
to the Auditor under oath'within the
time mentioned below ?nd the Audi
tor is required by law to add a penal
ty of 50 per cent, to all property that J
it not returned on or before the 20th I
day of February in any year.
AU male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The1 50 per cent, penalty will
be added for failure to make re
For the connvenience of tax pay- j
ers, I or my representative will be at |
the following appointed places on
the dates mentioned to receive tax
Ropers, Mcnday, January 17.
Meriwether; Thurmond's Store,
Tuesday, January 18.
Collier, Wednesday, January 19.
Red Hill, Thursday, January 20.
Cleora, Friday,.. January 21.
W. R. E. Winn, Saturday, Janu
Pleasant Lane, Mdriday, January
Meeting Street, Tuesday, January
Johnston, Wednesday, January
Herrin's Store, Tursday, January)
Trenton, Friday, January 28.
The office willi be open to receive
returns from first day of January till
the 20th day of February, 1921, as
prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor; E.. C., S. C.
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OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President; :
E. J. Mirns, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos, H. Rainsford, John Rainsford;
M. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Mims, J. H. Allen.