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for Special Imtructtont. and 64-ptfe book. "Horn. Treatment tor Woomu," tent trM. ] M
Used m ever increasing
quantities, because the roofs
put on 26 years ago are as
good as new to-day, and have
never needed repairs.
Don't put on that roof
until you see them.
For sale by
Local Dealers or Cortright Metal Roofing Company
50 N. 23rd, St., Philadelphia, Pa.
TUB BO AD PROBLEM.
Ab "Uncle William" Sees IL F?7crc
the Levying of an Additional MB1
for Beat ImproTomenL
Much has been said and published in
print in regard to the road problem,
by different men who have given much
time and thought to this all-important
subject. I realize the fact that the
time Is rlpo and right here on uo for
a better system of road building, and
I give my views as to what I think
of the subject lu question. While my
Idea perhaps will not meet the appro
bation of the majority of the tax pay
era of Laurens county, I will give It
for what It Is worth.
In the first place to begin with, who
contributes the bulk of the pltable sum
of money we have towards maintain
ing the public roads? Ib It not the
poorer class of people In a large mea
sure and tho 18-year-old boys of both
classes, white and colorod? The com
mutation road tax is paid by an act
of the legislature by all persons be
twoen the ages of 18 and BO. All male
citizens between this age are required
to pay $1.50 tax for this purpose un
less exempt by physical disability or
otherwise. The man over 50 years of
age Is not required to pay anything.
Although ho may be the proud posses
sor of thousands of broad acres, scores
of fat sleek mules, a thousand cattle
browzlng on his hills and meadows,
numbers of wagons and teams travel
ing over the so-called roads of our
county to and from the county seat
hauling corn and hay to feed his stock,
cussing the supervisor for neglect of
duty in keeping the roads In better
condition, when really the supervisor
Is doing all In his power with the
means at band to do with. You must
remember the supervisor Is not omnip
otent. Ho cannot be everywhere at
the bRtiio time. He cannot remove
mountains by command or cause the
streams to cease flowing. He must
have the support of The people, their
sympathy, their means. Th's is tho
Xow, how to get about it--Lot there
be a tax of say one mill on the as
sessed valuation of all taxable prop
erty put on every person owning prop
erty from the large land owner, bank
er, mill man. in fact everybody, rich
or poor, high or low, even down to
the poorest citizen in his humble
cottage, who owns only $10.00 worth of
property and a hound and is kicked
around when he goes to town. Some
at this may frown but if they wish
the roads crowned they must plank the
monoy down If the old hound Is kick
ed around. A tax of one mill for road
purposes would hardly be felt by any
one. It would only amount to $1.00 on
persons paying on $1,000 worth of
property and only 10 cents"on those
paying on $10.00 and so on as io the
amount of his or her taxable property.
Tho assessed valuation of taxable
property of tho county amounts to six
million, nine hundred forty fourthou
sand and three hundred eighteen dol
lars ($6,94b,318), An extra levy of
one mill on this would amount to
six thousand, nine hundred dollars and
forty-four cents. This amount sup
plemented to the commutation road tax
fund would move several steep hills
and fill up many low places on the
public roads and no body hurt. Just
think of It, only one mill extra, I be
lievo wo could stand two mills In
order to get better roads. In a short
while this burden, if a burden at all,
could be shaken off and with the Im
provements made we could go back to
tho present system And perhaps get
along without this extra amount as the
work would be light and could be gone
over more rapidly.
Give, our supervisor the means and
he will give you better roads. We
know he is censured for not accom
plishing what .somo men think he
might or could do, but he has been
doing all In his power with tho means
at his command. True, ho could
bankrupt the county by borrowing
money, employing extra road help,
buying more road machinery and more
mules, but this would not be economy.
Give him more money nnd you will
see the result. Crooked roads made
straight, rough roads made smooth,
narrow roads made vvlder, long roads
made shorter, hilly roads pulled down,
In short a great change In roads will
be brought about and our fair county
be built up throughout the length and
breadth of the rural districts. It will
be tho mail carriers' delight, the autos
and motorcycles will traverse the
county with all ease and everybody
and all the balance of mankind that is
born of a woman and otherwise. The
beasts of burden and the way-faring
man though a fool will not err therein
as a sign post will be put at every
cross road leading to every village
Whisper in the ears of our candi
dates for legislative honors, shake 'em
up on the question of more money for
public highways and less money and
appropriations for things not pertinent
to the common and average citizens.
Get them Interested; get Interested
yourselves; study the question; get
busy, do something; do It right away
SERIOUS BLACKSBURU FIRE.
Probably $100,000 Loss In Cherokee
County Town?Partially Covered by
GafTney, May 31.?Fire which start
ed nt 3 o'clock this rooming burned
the business section of Blacksburg to
the ground, 11 stores suffering from
the flames at a loss which totals ap
proximately $100,000. While some es
timate that the loss may not exceed
$75,000, the first figure Is generally
conceded to be nearer the actual loss.
Began nt Early Hour.
The fire was discovered shortly be
fore 3 o'clock in a building occupied
by the White Front grocery on Main
Btreet. The alarm was given, but
with absolutely no apparatus for fight
ing fire and a strong wind blowing,
the property owners were helpless and
stood by watching the buildings burn.
While the lire was confined to one
side of the street there was some hope
entertained for saving a part of- the
business section, but when the strong
wind fanned the flames across and the
Iron City hotel building, the largest
building lnt town, was Ignited, nil
hope was given up.
The fire spread rapidly and In a few
minutes the business part of the town
was in ruins, five stores being burned
on one side of the street and six on
the other. When the walls of the
hotel building collapsed the debris fell
through the roof of the Bank of
Macks burg, completely demolishing
the Interior of the bank and tearing
down the walls of this building.
Origin is Unknown.
Much speculation has been engaged
In as to the origin of the tire. No
plausible theory has yet been ad
vanced, although rumor has it that it
was the work of incendiaries. It is
known that threats were made by ne
groes following a lynching which oc
curred In Blacksburg in March and
some are said to have stated that
"Blacksburg will soon go up in
The heaviest losers in the lire were:
White Front grocery, merchandise to
tal loss, Insurance $1,000; Iron City
hotel, total loss, insurance $3,000;
H< H's drug store, total loss, building
insurance, $600; Hell's drug store,
merchandise total loss, insurance. $.">,
000; L, T. Ltgon, merchandise, total
loss, insurance, $1,500; O. II. Sarrett,
building total loss, no insurance; O.
A. Osborne, total loss, building insur
ance, none: Allio Osborne, total loss,
building Insurance, none; A. H. Pol
lock, total loss, bunding insurance,
non^; A. H. Follock, total loss, build
ing insurance, none; Dnnk of Macks
burg, partial Joss, insurance not
N'o plans have as yet been made for
replacing the burned buildings and It
is not known whether or not all of
them will be replaced.?The State.
Each age of our lives has Its joys.
Old people should be happy, and they
will be if Chamberlain's Tablets are
taken to strengthen the digestion and
keeps the bowels regular. These tab
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* WHITE TOWN RESOLUTIONS. *
The following was received by The
Advertiser from the headquarters of
Hon. W. J. Talbert:
The people of White Town held a
mass meeting last Saturday evening
at which Kx-congressman W. J. Tal
bert was invited to make an address.
Mr. Q. S. Cartledge presided over the
meeting, while Mr. Luther W. Rldle
hoover acted as secretary. Quite a
number of people were present from
the surrounding country.
After the address the following res
olutions were read by the secretary
and unanimously adopted by the meet
Preamble and resolutions of Mass
meeting at White Town as follows:
Wherens It seems to us that the ac
tion of the late county convention at
Edgefleld was not a fair reflection of
the sentiment of the county, and
whereas It npopars that our fellow
citizen from the west side, Col. W. J.
Talbert did not receive fair treatment.
Therefore be It resolvd by the citi
zens of this community in mass meet
1st. That we desire to put on record
our high esteem for and our unbound
ed confidence in our distinguished fel
low citizen above named, who was
born and raised among us, and who
has never been found wanting either
in time of peace or war.
That we hereby heartily endorse his
candidacy for the United States Senate
and earnestly recommend him to the!
voters of his native county of Edge
field as well as to the whole people of
the state of South Carolina as a man
worthy and well qualified to fill the
exalted position to which he is hon
while the harvest Is on and the labor
ers are few.
Your Uncle William.
Store and lot. Also nice new dwelling of
Jno. M. Moore. Store near Laurens Mill. Good
proposition?see us at once.
Splendid lot and three room House on Sullivan
street opposite Mr. J. J. Pluss at a bargain.
Good House and lot on Martin Street.
Fine Farm known as Polly Franks place, four
miles above Lauren*, near Greenville and Laurens
road. 100 acres worth the money we can sell it
Home Trust Co.
N. B. DIAL, C. H. ROPER,
President. Sec. & Treas.
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Bring or mail in your specification. Get our
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Ashville, N. C.
Joint Shrine Meeting
June 9th, 10th, 11th. <DQ RA
Final Limit June 15th VpiJmtJXf
To Washington, D. C. $15.20. Tickets on
sale June 5th and 7th with final limit June 12th.
Purchases may secure an extension of the final
limit to and including July 12th, 1912, upon pay
ment fee of $1.00 per ticket.
To Augusta, Ga., $4.05. Tickets on sale June
16th and 17th from limit June 24th.
To Knoxville, Tenn., account Summer School
$7.40. Tickets on sale June 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 29
July 6, 7 and 13th. Tickets limited 15th days
Purcher may secure an extension of the final limit
to and including Sept. 30th, 1912 upon payment
fee of $1.00 per ticket.
Week End and Summer Excursion Rates now
on to the Mountain and Seashore resorts.
F. J. NELSON, Ticket Agent.