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lu Trip From Columbia via Lauren*
to Crccuvlllo Joe Sparks Oh*
scncs Mini) Improvements.
Tho following oxtrnctH uro from n
two column article In The Stute of
Monday, Juno Gtli. flood roads nro
the liest advertisement for a commun
ity or a county. Wc cannot get as
much desirable publicity at so small
a cost in any other way. to say noth
ing of the satisfaction of possessing
The most Important highway in
South Ca roll mi the road Hint connects
the Capital city and middle Carolina
with the rich Piedmont section the
road that would add a trade territory,
to Columbia bringing thousands of dot- j
lars to the merchants, cotton men
and others, the road Dial hundreds
of tourists would travel annually to
the mountain resorts of western North
Carolina and of th!c Stnfe, the road ,
that passes through a line section ol
the Stale, the road thai would hind
ttie two sections of the Slate together,
more closely, socially .financially and t
in many other ways, the road that,
would in ing hundreds of visitors to i
the capital city annually is possibly,
in places, the worst stretch of road,
in South Carolina.
The road which has (legenrated al-1
most into a "hog pain through the old.
fields and pastures," as one travel-1
ing over it expressed himself, lies al
most wholly in Lexington, and. there
fore would come under supervision ol
the supervisor of that county.
The people all over upper Carolina ,
are now clamoring for a highway im
proved from the capital city. Sc\
ernl good roads meetings hav e been.
hold as to Which will be the i?.st
route from Columbia. Union is light
ing for the highway, just so with
Laurens. Clinton and other points ,
along the route. There can be lots
of talk and many good roads en cl
ings. .Much interest may be display
ed. The citizens of tho Piedmont sec
tion of the State may build the most
improved highway down as far as
Newberry, for it has been agreed thai i
the "mountain highway" will go as ,
for as Newberry. From that yolltl I
its route has not been decided upon.1
Columbia to Greenville.
From Columbia to Greenville, over
110 miles away, running time: six
This run was made by Frank Knebln
one of the best known autotnobilists
in the Piedmont .section of the State,
driving his 50-horsepowor Seldon tor-1
pedo machine, .Mr. Kneble won the
prize in the race from New York lo
Atlanta last year.
This run was made, necessarily go- ,
ing over that bad stretch of road
through Lexington county, which con- ,
sinned almost as much timo as tin
other part of the trip. The car was
of high power and made a good run ,
Without a break down. .Mr. Knoble
was accompanied by a represontativi
of Tito State.
The first obstacle encountered on
the trip was the bridge across tin
river just above Columbia. Here a!
ice was paid to cross the bridge. This
fee keeps many farmers away from
the capital city.
" I lie Jungle.*1
This road which runs for several
miles beyond the bridge was, how
ever, easy sailing for "The Jungle,'
as it has been called. The hills and
hollows were struck and then it was
feet the way for 15 miles. Down into
n hollow the roads went then through
'n muddy, swampy stretch a hill is
struck here are veritable boulders,
worn and rough. Which the traveler
must climb over. It does not seem
possible for a wagon loaded with cot
ton to pass over the road. The road
Is not wide enough at any point for
two teams to pass. On the top of the
hills there are Bometlmes soverol roads
to choose from for a few hundred
yards, and It sei ins that every traveler
tries to find a heller route around a
rough place. HridgCd are an unknown
quantity, and it seems that the band
of man has never been placed on this
On to Xcwborrr.
From Prosperity the improvement
is noticeable and good lime was made.
It Is here that the good work of
the supervisor of Newberry county
Is shown. He is gradually Improv
ing all of the roads leading to tho
town. For several miles before en
tering Newberry, there is just a? good
a. road as can be found in any county
In the State The road Is of red clay,
and could be made permanent and
passible for any kind of vehicle In
wet weather by the application ol
Out of Newberry.
The "mountain highway" has been
decided upon as far as Newberry.
From that point the road is undecid
ed. The citizens of Newberry and
there nre many progressive people in
tho town, all fighting for good roads
will cooperate with the citizens of
other towns, no matter which route
from that point to tho up.country
Is decided on. The people say that
they will have their part of the road
in Just its gnod condition as any
other purl 111 any other county.
From Newberry to Clinton, with
the exception of posihiy five miles
out of the city of Newberry, much
WOI'k is needed. The location of the
road is good, tin* bod la hard, hut
there are many ruts and the drainage
lias been neglected, The road is not
wide eilOUgh. Some work has In en
'done on the road and much more is
Into I.aureus County.
(.aureus county in a (pilot way
hau been doing much toward the
cause of good roads, To one going
over the toads in that county after
several years, (hero is a lost feeling.
There have been so many marked
j improvements. Below Clinton to the
county line, there is some work II.led
The road from Clinton to LnureilS,
in miles, is possibly one of the best
pieces of roadway in the Stale. All
hills on this road have been elim
inated and by automobile Ihe trip
can he made in l'.~> minute: running
al a moderate rate.
The road follows the Columbia.
Newberry & Luurens railroad for lour
miles, then turns to the light follows
the ridgo which is known na Pea
Kldge, by the county home, Park's
Station ; lid into I.aureus. It Is of red
(lay and white (day. about 20 feet
broad. The drainage is in fine shape.
I.aureus to Greenville.
From I.aurens to Qreonvillo the dis
tance is 38 miles. The roads have
been improved to a marked degn
within the past several year.:. The
grades have boon cut down and the '
curves eliminated. The bed of Clay
and gravt I. There are few ruts and
holes. This condition Is due to the.
work of the supervisors of I.aurens
and <; recuvillo count lea.
Where once was found a rocky,
rough road up and down hill is to
he found a smooth lovel highway,
where one team could haul one hale
of cotton in lair weather and none in
wet weather; one team may haul two
three ami lour hales of cotton.
Th.e statement can be made that the
Piedmont section of the State has
done just as much if not more than
any oilier section for the Improve
ment of tlie highways.
None of the counties have voted
bonds for the Improvement of the
highways, but the work has been done
out of tiie funds of the counties rais
ed by taxation.
Greenville, Spartanburg, I.aurens.
Greenwood, Gaffney, Clinton and
Newberry are all connected by excel
For Von to Judge.
Thousand of gallons of the I.. M.
Paint are produced in one operation
by machinery. Only chemically pure
color is used. The actual cost of I..
& M. in only about $1.30 per gallon
when the job is finished. Will you de
pend upon this product, or a paint
made by costly hand labor in a pot
with a stick, producing a few gallons!
at a time; and at that very likely made
with common earth paints, and ques
tionable quality Linseed Oil. The L.
& M. Paint is sold by J. II. & M. L.
Nash. Laureus; j, W. Copeland St Co,,
Misses Mottle Tarrant and Wll Lou
Cray will coach a limited number of
pupils for six weeks beginning Mon
day, June 13th, 1910. This work has
the hearty endorsement of Mr. B. L.
Jones. The examinations given In
the school will, if passed, admit a pu
pil to the next grade in the I.aurens
city schools. Terms live dollars per
month, hours !? to 12 o'clock, location
the Dial-Cray block, over J, C. Shell's
store. Those desiring admission to
these classes should phone 135,
The I.aurens County Teacher's Insti
The I.aurens county hoard of edu
cation met Saturday and perfected the
plans for the county institute for
teachers. It was decided that the
school will open .1 iino 20th, and close
July 15th. The school will be held
in the I.aurens city graded school
building. Kvery teacher who expects
to attend is urged to be in the audi
torium at !? o'clock of the first day in
ordoi thai the organization and sched
uling may bo perfected without delay.
Fach teacher will be required to
lake three of the branches of study
and may take four. No teacher will
t be allowed to take more than four
studies. Fach of the four instructors
are re pleated to keep a strict account
of the work done by each teacher,
noting the time of entrance, times
absent and times tartly. Those who do
satisfactory work and attend regularly
may have their certificates renewed.
As will be seen further in this ar
ticle there will be a faculty of four
instructors, and that there will bo nine
branches taught. One may readily see
that the faculty and course of study
j are very strong and complete; very
much more so than In usually found
I in a county Institute.
Prof. I). T. Klnard of the Mathemati
cal department of Clemson college will
be principal of the school and will
. teach Arithmetic, Algebra, and I'eda.
gogy. Mr. Klnard Is considered one
of the most thoroughly educated and
best teachers of the State. The posi
tion he holds at Clemson is a strong
recommendation within itself, i.au
rens county la indOOd, fortunate to be
able to secure the services of such a
man. Mr. Klnard will use the State
adopted Arithmetic and Algebra. Bar
rett's Practical Pedagogy is the text
on that subject.
Miss Leila Morgan will have charge
of the department of Engll8h Grammar
(Deuhler'S) and Civics (State adopted).
Miss Moigan comes highly recom
mended and enjoys tho reputation as
being one of the most cultured ladies
of the State.
Miss Maggie M. Qarllllgton will pre
sent Primary Methods, Drawing and
Oeography. Miss Garlington needs
no Introduction as a teacher in Lau-j
rens, and tho information that she has
accepted a position in the institute.
i specially as teacher of Primary Meth
ods ami Drawing, will he cheerfully re
eeived by teachers of tho county, The
adopted Geography will he used. Tho
other two branches under Miss Gurl
Ington will bo practical work with
note hooks. No text Will he Used
Prof. T. I'. Jackson, of the Agricul
tural department of Clcmson, wilt he
hei'0 for the first two weeks (d* tho
school and will have charge of (lie
Agricultural department of the insti
tute. This course will he taugh en
tirely hy lecture, only iisin? the text
books as reference. Iloncycutt's hook
will doubtless he used. A great deal
of Importance is at last being mani
fested in this very important study.
No doubt all the teachers will take this
course. Mr. Jacks ,n is a practical as
well as an experienced man, and
comes strongly endorsed by tin; Clem
As may be at once seen, the text
books will cost very little. No doubt
most of Hie teachers have those books
already or can secure them without
cost. Any of the books may be found
however, at the Dodson-Kdwa'rds Drug
store. There will be no tuition or
Other fees. The only expense al
Inched to the month school will he the
hoard bill and possibly the cost ol
Olio or two books. The majority ol
the teachers of the county have al.
rondy signified their eagerness to at
tend. We will have the largest at
tendance tiie county has e\tr had at
one of these institutes. Kvery teach
er of the county and those who expect
to tench here next session arc invited
and urged to attend the mil time. The
wi , k throughout will be practical with
the view of assisting the teacher to
present the subjects in the classroom.
If furthei information is desired write.
Ceo. I.. Pitts.
45-2t County Supt. of Education.
Have you ever examined the excellent stock of high
grade Watches we have in stock?
If you will spend a moment in our store we can show
you the very best in Howard, South Bend, Waltham and
Klgin movements, and our prices are always moderate.
Jewelry and Watch Repairing;
of every description carefully and promptly done.
Jewelers and Optometrists
We have selected from our various departments some special
values which we will put on sale
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The prices on these items will be so low that no one can afford
to miss getting some of these bargains. In addition to these items
mentioned, we have a fine 5election of goods in our several depart
ments which we are sure will interest you.
Wo have gathered together all the Remnants and
will sell them at about half price.
Remnants of Silk! Remnants of Dress Goods!
Remnants of Ginghams! Remnants of Percales!
Remnants of Bleaching! All Remnants!
Sale of Muslin Underwear
One lot of Gowns and Chemise, slightly soiled, to
be closed out at this Friday and Saturday sale at a
Gowns worth up to $1.00 and $1.25 at .49
Chemise at .49
Sale of Ladies' Wash Suits
The weather is getting warm and now is the time
to get your Wasn Suit, just when you need it.
$10.00 Wash Suit
Special Shoe Sale
One lot of Ladies, pat, vici. gunmetal and tan Ox
fords, worth $2.50, 3.00 and 3.50, size <fc i n ^
2 to 5, special Friday at Saturday ?Pl,y?
One lot Ladies' Oxfords, size 2% to 5, f aq
worth $2,00 and 2.25, special I ? ** V
Specials for Friday=Sat
One lot Ladies' Long Gloves, worth $1.
in black, white, gray, brown, navy, at
One lot Regal $1.00 corsets, at
One lot 50c Girdles, at
40-inch White Lawn in short lengths,
special Friday and Saturday, yard
One lot of Lace, worth up to iOc yard,
special Friday and Saturday, yard
One lot Colored Muslin, special at yd
One special lot Muslin, at yard
Ladies' extra size Panama Skirts,
30, 32, 34 and 36 waist, at
One lot Parasols, at
Special Suit Sale
i's two-piece nobby colored
suits, $12.50 value, Friday & Saturday
One lot Men's two-piece nobbv colored <fc r% r% o
"ry & Saturday *PV,VO
One lot $10.50 value, at
One lot Men's Negligee Shirts, with or
without collar, special at
Men's white feet socks, special per pair
Men's Wash Ties, special at
Men's Undershirts and Drawers in Balbrig
gan, at Friday and Saturday, each
With a purchase of $6.00 or over Friday
and Saturday we will sell 10 yards of An
droscoggan Bleaching at
Come to the Special Sale Fridav and Saturday at
p J. E. Minter & Bro
Laurens, S. C.