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Grand Jury Presentment.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
To His Honor Judge Frank B. Gary,
We, theGrand Jurors sworn in at
.the March term of court for the year
1921 for Edgefield county, having
been charged by your Honor as to our
duties we desire at this time to re
First: We have acted on all bills
that have been reported to us and
that we have reported on same.
Second: We have appointed the
On Public Buildings: Messrs. Reel,
JVIundy and Miller.
Roads and Bridges: Messrs. Dorn,
Day and McCreight.
Chaingang and Poor House:
Messrs Smith, Scott and Quarles.
Public Schools: Messrs. Dunovant,
Wells and Morgan.
A committee to advise with the Su
pervisor and County Attorney in re
gard to matters now pending with
the Georgia-Carolina Power Co.,
Messrs. W. J. Duncan, Hammond and
. To Examine Books of County Of
ficers and Magistrates: Messrs. Till
man, White, Yonce, Ouzts, Reel and
We Recommend at This Time
First, That the Jury rooms in the
Court House be thoroughly cleaned
Second, That all the recommenda
tions submitted to the Grand Jury
by the County Attorney, and which
recommendations are made a part of
this return, be carried out.
March 8th, 1921.
Recommendations to Grand Jury:
1. That each county officer keep
books open to the public at all times,
showing every expenditure of the
county's money both amount and pur
2. Would suggest that the Super
visor buy all or as much of his sup
plies as he possibly could by com
petitive bids. This I think should ap
, ply both to the supplies in the main
tenance of the county farm and the
3.. Would suggest that the Grand
Jury look into the bond issue by the
county and determine whether it
shall be best to create sinking fund
so as to redeem bonds at the end of
twenty or forty years. I would by all
means recommend that we retire
these bonds at the end of twenty
years, thereby saving the county over
-one hundred thousand dollars.
4. Though a very small matter,
-would suggest that the Grand Jury
.require each county officer to run
Tiis office more on a business basis,
that is, that he should manage his of
fice so as to know at all times just
what money he is spending and for
5. Would suggest that the Grand
Jury at its last meeting of the year
,go over in detail the finances of the
-?county and try to form an intelligent
idea of just what it will take to run
the county for another year.
These suggestions are offered for
what they are worth and with a desire
to help and not to harm.
T. B. GRENEKER,
We find after a limited investiga
tion, that the finances of the county
are in a deplorable muddle.
There are outstanding and unpaid
- approve claims amounting to $86,
461.00. Of this amount we are advis
ed by county" officials that $86,461.00'
of unpaid claims are from the ad
ministration of former Supervisor R.
The last legislature authorized a
"bond issue of one hundred thousand
dollars, and bids will be opened for
these bonds on March 16, 1921. By
selling these bonds the claims unpaid
?are Xo be liquidated, or the money
will go as far as it will to this end
. and the remainder reverts back to the
ordinary county funds.
We recommend in this connection
that a sinking fund for taking care
of these bonds at maturity be provid
ed for, and that by suitable handling
of the matter, the bonds be retired at
the end of twenty years. By_retiring :
these bonds at the end of twenty
.years, it is possible to save a large
amount of interest charges, whereas
if they run longer the interest will
cost the county more than the origi
nal principal sum. These bonds run
xting for twenty years, the interest
charges will amount to $120,000. For
forty years the interest charger will
amount to $240,000.
. We find in connection with the
Dixie Highway contract the following
1. That this contract was entered
into by the then supervisor R. N.
2. That at that time there was no
specific money provided with which to
meet the county's part of the con
3. That having gotten into a con
tract for the building of a stretch of
road from Turkey Creek to the town
limits of Edgefield, with contractors,
and bonds and forfeits fixed, the first
session of the legislature following
the signing of the contract failed to
provide funds for building the road,
or to pay the county's pro rata share.
4. That the county's funds were
entirely exhausted by July, 1920,^11
county funds having been used by
the supervisor for all purposes, the
Dixie Highway included.
5. The county's funds being ex
hausted, a few citizens and the Cham
ber of Commerce of Edgefield city,
negotiated loans, giving notes to the
amount o^$31,000. This money is an
obligatio? on Edgefield county, there
having been made a promise by the
legislative delegation that the county
would pay the same. Provision has
been made in the last supply bill for
the payment of the same, the money
to come from the sale of bonds.
6. In July of 1920 when the county
was without funds, and current ex
penses unmet, the supervisor volun
tarily raised the price 12c per cubic
yard for handling soil, and bound the
county to this increased price for
the balance of the work on this road.
7. The construction company was
under bond for the faithful perform
ance of its work and could have been
held to the original price of 48 cents
instead of the new price of 60 cents.
8. The contract price for the 8.42
miles of road was $48,961.45, for
bridges, $11,327.70. Mr. Waring, the
resident engineer, representing the
State Highway Department, says
$65,076.41 has been paid out or is
already earned (10 per cent is with
held for faithful performance) and
that the road is graded 7.2; soiled 5
miles. Total length 8.42 miles. The
County Supervisor's book shows as
paid out $59,425.82 on this road.
This information comes to the
Grand Jury from Mr. Waring in per
son, and from Mr. Watson, the Su
pervisor's bookkeeper in person.
'We do not reach a conclusion about
these matters, but we feel that the
facts should be returned to the court.
It is well nigh impossible to state
just exactly the amount of the coun
ty indebtedness. The Grand Jury
urges strict economy, and business
methods in handling the affairs of the
county on all who have that respon-.
sibility. * - ' -
If the contracts for the construc
tion are carried out, and paid out of
the funds raised by the recent sale
of bonds, close attention to the claims
and economy will be necessary or the
county may have to float other bonds
to complete the work, or pay for it,
and there .seems to be little doubt in
the County Attorney's mind that the
contracts can be enforced.
Th,e county officers have not been
paid in several months, but we are
assured that relief is in sight.
The Grand Jury urges all citizens,
officers, particularly the sheriff, that
a determined effort be made to stop
the making of moonshine whiskey and
the carrying of concealed weapons.
We recommend that the supervisor
connect the jail with the city water
works and sewerage system.
B. R. TILLMAN,
Manassas Battleground Will
Washington, March 10.-A corpo
ration has been formed in Washing
ton the object of which is the acqui
sition of the Henry Farm in Virgin
ia on which the first and second bat
tles of Manassas were fought.
On this farm, an option for $25,
000 is held by the corporation. When
the option is exercised, the states will
be asked to appropriate for monu
ments and marbles.
The battles of Manassas resulted
in Southern victories, and the cor
poration plans to make of the field
a Southern memorial park. Other
fields on which the South achieved
victories have been nationalized with
the result that the South is practi
cally ignored in memorials. It is said,
for instance, that in after years the
world will wonder whether or not
the Southern army even made an ap
pearance at Chickamauga, whereas
now it is known by students, if not
school children that the battle was
won by the South.
The board of directors of the cor
poration which' will buy the Henry
farm will be composed of representa
tives of the United Confederate Vet
erans, the Confederate Memorial
Association, and of each of the South
ern states, including Kentucky, Mary
land and Missouri.
Officers of the corporation are
Maj. E. W. R.' Ewing, president;
Capt. Westwood Hutchinson, treasur
er; E. H. Blalock, secretary. Prelimi
nary work is in the hands of an ex
ecutive committee of which the fol
lowing are members: Col. W. S. Wil
kerson, Jesse Anthony, W. E. Dodge,
and Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Branch
R. Walton Moore and Col. Robert
E. Lee are members of the financial
1ERE MONEY GOES
GENERAL DIRECTOR 75-M1LLION
CAMPAIGN TELLS PURPOSES
TO WHICH MILLIONS GIVEN.
EVERY CAUSE IS BENEFITED
State, Home and Foreign Missions,
Christian Education, Hospitals,
Orphanages and Ministerial
Relief Share in Receipts.
DR. L. R. SCARBOROUGH,
Chairman Conservation Commission
Baptist 75 Million Campaign.
Dr. L. R. Scarborough, who was
general director of the Baptist 75
Million Campaign, and .who was later
elected chairman of the Conservation
Commission that is seeking to con
serve all the interests of that cam
paign, has issued a report from the
Nashville headquarters showing the
various interests that have profited
from the $16,851,100.68 collected on
campaign pledges up to Dec. 1, 1920.
,Wlth its receipts of $2,958,808.07,
tb?e Foreign Mission Board, hag added
to its territory five newprovinces in
China and made the beginning for
opening up work in the new fields of
Spain, "Hungary, Roumania, Jugo
slavia, and the Ukraine in Russia;
strengthened its work in Syria and
Palestine, made a beginning in East
ern Siberia, added 100 new workers
to its force of American missionaries
in foreign lands, provided new houses
of worship, hospitals, schools, pub-'
lishing plants and other institutions
needed in the prosecution of mission
ary work? What is of even more im
portance, in the estimation of Secre
tary Love, is the completion of many
institutions and undertakings that
had been held up for lack of funds.
Home Missions Doubles Budget
By reason of the larger receipts
from the campaign, the Home Mis
sion Board has been enabled to prac
tically double its annual budget for
its work of ' evangelism, church build
ing, work among the foreigners, In
dians and negroes, mountain mission
schools, enlistment, and general mis
sion work in Cuba and Panama. The
appropriations to evangelism have
been practically doubled, those to
church building increased between
500 and 600 per cent, those to the
mountain schools, forty in number,
100 per cent, and those to the work
of enlisting undeveloped churches, 300
In the realm of state missions,
which embodies such work as provid
ing missionaries and other special
workers for needy fields within the
states and aiding weak congregations
In the building of houses of worship,
the advance made possible by ' the
campaign ranges from 25 to 100 per
cent in the eighteen states of the con
Returns to the Conservation Com
mission by forty-five of the Baptist
institutions of learning which are
sharing in the returns from the cam
paign, show that they have received
$2,713,756 so far. Of this sum, $1,
640,000 has been expended cm im
provements, $400,000 has gone to en
dorment, several hundred thousand
dollars in old debts have been wiped
out and other improvements are un
Ten New Hospitals Provided
Southern Baptists were operating
fourteen hospitals when the campaign
began, and as a result of the new in
terest in this work aroused by the
campaign ten additional hospitals
have been launched. These hospitals
have received $1,111,439.45 from the
campaign so far, while local commu
nities in which the hospitals are lo
cated have subscribed approximately
$2.000,000 additional. The hospitals
have practically $1,000,000 in im
provements under way. The seven
teen Baptist orphanages have like
wise come in for much larger support
as a result of the campaign, their
receipts from this source being
$1,018.798.67. As a result of this in- ,
come the orphanages have been en
abled to make improvements valued
The work of aiding aged preachers
ls a new one among Southern Bap
tists as a whole, but as a result of
the campaign the Relief and Annuity
Board his received $408,148.82 from
that source and $300,000 from Mr.
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