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IN ROAD BUILDING
Evidences of Growth of Sentiment In
Favor of Building and Maintaining
Washington, Sept. 29.?Though
there are doubtless a* few mosBbacks
to be found In every community who
stubbornly and persistently oppose
any movement looking even to their
own welfare, most especially, It ap
pears, when the subject of good roads
is undertaken, sufficient progress has
heen made by the federal and State
governments during the past few
years, in spite of this non-progressive
element, to warrant the belief that
much greater and faster progress will
be made hereafter.
ThiB is the substance of a state
ment made today at thfc office of
Logan Wallare Page, director of the
division of good roads in the depart
ment of agriculture, when officials
there were asked to tell something of
the work of that department during
the past year.
"The question of the economic ad
vantages of good roads, such as de
crease In cost of hauling, and like
questions are too academic in their
nature to require serious attention."
It was said, "at this time any man
with ordinary Intelligence knows these
facts and their value."
"In the cotton states of the south
the average haul of cotton from the
farm to the shipping point is 11.8
miles. The average load is about
1,700 pounds?a little more than
three bales?end the average cost is
80 cents per bale. The cost of mar
keting the 1911 crop of 16,250,276
bales was $13,000,220, If computed on
the above basis. To each hale of cot
ton there is about one-half ton of cot
ton seed, which is hauled from farm
to gin, and then a large percentage or
It hauled again to the shipping point.
The average eost of hauling the seed
in the United States Is $3 a ton. The
1911 crop of seed was, therefore, $37,
375,034. Any system of road Improve
ment throughout this zone which will
reduce the annual hauling charge 5
per cent, will effect a saving of prac
these figures it appears that it would
ho good business to incur an expense
for road Improvement, even if such
investment entailed an annual interest
and maintenance charge of $1,000,
000 to the cotton states alone."
Asked to tell something of what the
automobile has done in recent years
in the matter of road construction
and general highway development,
the following statement was made:
"The roads of this country are being
used each year to a larger extent by
automobiles. In addition to the at
tractions of the short tour and the
country summer residence for the
automohlHsts in this country, there
exists a large number of more remote
attractions comparable to those of Eu
rope. Bach year it is estimated that
no less than 3,000,000 tourists visit
Switzerland, and a large number of
these are American citizens. The lit
tle country of Switzerland depends
lipon the expenditures of tourists for
a large amount, of its revenue. It is
found profitable to build and maintain
roads of the highest type to hold this
business in Switzerland. There are
in this country types of scenery and
points of interest which compare most
favorably with those of Europe, and
of late years Improved roads have
been constructed in not a few of these
"It is probable that during the
present year the record will show
that American automobllists make
trips across the continent have spent
not less than $1,000,000. Figures from
the Denver chamber of commerce
shows that 0,000 nutomobiltsts visiting
Colorado spent more than $2,700,000
in that State alone.
"Figures on file at the postofllce
department show that the total mllo
ago of rural routes in operation on
April 1, 1012. was 1,018,909 and that
the dally travel by the carriers was
1.010.306 miles which is nearly one
half of the total road mileage in this
country today. There are 42,100 de
livery routes witli an average length
of 24 miles each. The cost per mile
traveled by the carrier could be great
ly reduced and the length of the
routes correspondingly increased if
the roads were generally Improved.
In many Instances the department
has found it necessary to discontinue
routes because of the impassable con
dition of the roadrt."
HOW'S THIS I %
We offer One Hundred Hollar* Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
eannot be cured by nail's Catarrh
Cure. .. ?
F. .1. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Wc, the undersigned, havo known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions and financially
able 1 > carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
National Hank of Commerce.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the systom.
if llmonlals sent free. Price 75c per
bottle Sold by all druggists.
Lisbon, Sept. 28.?The Lisbon high
school commences Monday with Miss
Elina Garrett, of Pelzer, as their
teacher. Miss Garrett comes highly
recommended, and we feel satisfied
that she will give perfect satisfaction
In every particular and all she needs
Is the co-operation of trustees and
We were very much impressed with
Mr. Pitts' letter. The trustees and
patrons, as well as teachers, should
We farmers are very much discour
aged at the present outlook. The crop
will be not more than half of that of
last year. Some of us will make bet
ter corn, while others will make less
Upon the whole, the crop will not
make over a half. The only salvation
is a better price for what we do make.
The cotton is opening right along in
some places and the farmers will
soon have all they can do for a while
Mr. and Mi's. Rivers Mllam, of Dur
ham, N. C. are spending a while with
Mr. Milam's mother, Mrs. Mary Mllam,
Rev. Mr. McLin will hold services
at Lisbon church tomorrow and a
good crowd is expected as Mr. McLin
always interests his hearers.
Mr. A. R. Holmes is sending three
of his boys, James. Reed and Paul to
the Laurens graded school.
This morning your correspondent
caught up with Mr. Simpson Malone.
who lives on Mr. .lohn Jack's place,
D miles from Laurens. We wanted to
know after he had walked S miles
wasn't he very tired, and his reply
was that he was a little tired, but was
fr< sh enough to make the trip with
little effort on the part of himself.
Mr. Malone is about 80 years old
and can get about like a man of 40
years. He was born and raised in
Union county and lived there until he
was 45 or ?O years old. We noticed in
an Issue of the Union Times that at
the first primary election Uncle Dan
iel Burnett and Uncle James Bison
were both at the polls ready to cast
their vote for men of their choice. Mr.
Barnett is 94 years old and Mr. Bison
92 years old. Your correspondent
knows these old gentlement and can
say that you could depend on them
at any and all times.
Mr. Wesley Madden can get about
some on crutches, we are glad to state
Rev. Machen to Yorkvllle.
Rev. James H. Machen of McCor
niick, N. C, has accepted a call to the
pastorship of the Baptist Churches of
Yorkvllle and Hickory Grove/. Mr.
Machen preached to the Daptist con
gregation in Yorkvllle during the sum
mer, and those who heard him were
very much pleased. He is to take
charge of the work about November 1,
and with Iiis family will occupy the
IJaptist parsonage in Yorkvllle. Under
the arrangement Mr. Machen is to give
one-fourth of bis time to Hickory
drove and three-fourths to Yorkvllle.
The pulpits of the two churches have
Ixen vacant for nearly a year.?York
Rev. Mr. Machen is a native of this
county and is well known as a Chris
tian man and forceful preacher. The
large number of his friends of Lau
rens wish for him great success and
congenial surroundings in his new
A i. - on The Track
of tiie fast express means serious trou
ble ahead if not removed, so does loss
of appetite. It means lack of vitality,
loss of strength and nerve weakness.
If appetite fails, take Electric Bitters
quickly to overcome the cause by ton
ing up the stomach and curing the
Indigestion. Michael Hesshelmer of
Lincoln, Neb., had been sick over
three years, but siv bottles of Electric
Hitters put him right on hs feet agan.
They have helped thousands. They
give pure blood, 'trong nerves, good
digestion. OnD- i0 cents at Laurens
Drug Co. and .'almetto Drug Co.
Rings That Look Like
Twice Our Price
Men, women and children love
Q C Rings nt sight, because
they're so beautiful. No other line
affords such wonderful values. So
strong that the makers guarantee to
replace lost stones (except diamonds).
Look for Q. C. stamp inside each
ring. Yon hare over 2000
choice patterns to select
from. $ 2 and up.
Call and get
JjM I card.
I.aureus, S. C.
THE BEST NEWS OF ALL
Is This Advertising Story of Fine New Styles
and Superior Values. Every Word is Important
How They Do Crowd In! More Styles, Handsomer
Styles; More Values, Bigger Values; Every Freight
and Fast Express brings a fresh Fall consignment
that seems to add a hundred per cent to the
beauty show that is now on display here. Are
you seeing all these? Are you getting a share of
all the big values? We want to be sure that every
single woman in Laurens County sees them be
cause these Goods are splendid values and sold at
prices most reasonable.
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Notions,
Shoes, Hats and Gents* Furnishings,
that make a fine display of style and beauty. We
are expecting a visit from you and firmly believe
that if you don't come you'll be the loser.
two doors above i ~lir#aric C C
<$> our old stand. L.aurens,o.u
Knocks at your door but once. Laurens Real
Estate offers an opportunity unexcelled as an
investment built on a solid foundation.
Look these over and call
around for a talk.
121 Acres two miles from Cross Hill on main
road to Laurens known as the Conway Dial Home
Place. This place has a good three-horse farm
open and is easily cultivated, being a sandy loam
with red subsoil. It is one of the most desirable
places in that community for a home, having a nice
6-room dwelling, good roomy farm cotton house,
corn crib and all necessary out-buildings for an up
to-date farm, three tenant houses; it has an excellent
pasture for cattle, mules and hogs, with a clean
stream running through it. The land is in fine
shape being drained and terraced with very little
waste (and on i*. Has some fine timber and two
gooa welk of wther. The price of this place is
only $37.50 per acre.
BISHOP & WOLFF
Laurens, S. C.
Take notice that on the 4th, day of
October, 1012, Wo will render a final
account of our acts and doings as
Administrators of the estate of (!. w.
L, Tongue, deceased, in the office
of the Judge of Probate of Laurons
county at 11 o'clock, a. m'., and on
the same day will apply for a final
discharge from our trusts as Adminis
Any persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said dale,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
.1. II. Wharton,
B. W. Tcaguo,
Sept. 4, 1012. 1 mo.
Citation for Leiters of Vdmliiistrutioii
State of South Carolina,
County of Lnurens,
By O. O. Thompson, Probate .Indue:
Whereas C. K. Brooks made suit to
mo to grant him Letters of Adminis
tration of the estate and effects Of .1
These are therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and sigulnr the kindred
and creditors of the said .1. It. Brooks,
deceased, that they be and appear lie
fore mo, in the ('nur! of Probate, to
he held at Lam ens ('. IL, S. ('.. on the
9th day of October, 1912, next, after,
publication hereof, at II o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said administra
tion ihould not be granted.
(liven under my hand this 24th day
of September Anno Domini 1912
O. (i. Thompson.
Take notice that on the 20th day of
October, I will render a final account
of my acts and doings as Adminis
trator of the estate of II. P. Taylor,
deceased, in the office of the Judge
of Probate of Lnurens county at II
o'clock, a. m.p and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
my trust as Administrator.
Any persons indebted to said estate
arc notified and required to make pay
ment on that dato; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
T. L. MOM ROE,
September 2",, 1912.?1 mo.
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sure sign you need MOTTS NERVERINE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
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LAUKKVS DUUfl CO.
Lumens. S. C.
We are now showing a splendid line
of clocks at moderate prices.
S. M. & B. II. WllkOB A Co.
The Hooks of the County Treasurer
will be opened for the collection of
State. County and Commutation Koadi
T^ixes for llscal year. 1912. at tho
Treasurer's Oillce from October l&tu.
to December 31st, 1912. Arter Decem
ber 31st. one per cent will be added.
After January 31st. two per cent. wHl
be added, and after February 28tli .
seven p?r cent, will be ndded till tht?
loth day of March, 1913, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property In more
than one Township are requested to
call lor receipts in each of the several
Townships In which the property iw
located. This Is important, as addition
al cost ami penalty may be attached.
All able-bodied male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and til) years of
age arr liable to pay a poll tux of $1.00
except old soldiers, who are exempt at
fiO years of age. Commutation Hoad
Tax $l..r>0 in lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows:
For State purposts.6% mitts
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mlHa
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds I mill
For Head and Bridge Bonds 3 mlltw
For Court House Ilouds .. ..2 mills
Special Schools?Laurens Township
Laurens No. n.7 mill:*
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Narnle No. 3.r? mills
Baileys No. I.2 mills
Mills No. f..2 mills
Oak Qrove No. ('..2 mills
Ora No. 12.4 mill ;
Special Schools Youngs Township.
Youngs No.3 .2 mills
Youngs No. 2.4 mills
Youngs No. I.4 mills
Youngs No. D.3 mills
Fountain Inn No. 311.II mill.
Lnnford No. 10.C/6 mills
Ora No. 12.4 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Central No. II.2 milU
Spccinl Schools Dials Township.
Green Bond No. I.4 mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shlloll No. 3.4 mills
Cray Court-Owings No. G .. ..4 mill ?
Bnrksdale no. 6.2 mills
Dials Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. IIB.II mills
Mernn No. s.2 mills
Special Schools Sullivan Township
Mt. Bothel No. 2.3 mills
Princeton No. I.3 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.4 mills
Rabun No. I.I mills
Ilendorsonvlllu No. '?>.4 mills
Friendship No. C.2?A mill;.
Browerton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township It It Komb 4 mills
Mornn No. S.2 mills
Special Schools Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. H.4 mills
Mi. Gallagher No. t.3 mills
Uethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Ekom No. 3.4 mill:,
Centerpolnl No. i.2 mills
Oakville No. r.2 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. i;.2 mills
Ml. Olive No. 7.2 mills
Reedy (trove No. 8.2 mills
Special Schools?Cl'OKS Hill Township
Cross Hill No. 12.0 mill:.
Cross Hill No. I.2 mill.
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 4.2 mills
Cross Hill No. fi.2 mills
Cross Hill No. G.2 mill.
Special Schools lluntet Township.
Mount ville No. 1(1 .I mills
Hunter No. i'.2 mills
I hinter No. 3.2 mill -
Clinton No. f.C> mills
I hinter No. 8.3 mills
Wadsworth No. i.2 mills
special School- Jacks Township,
Odclls No. t:.2 mill.
Hurricane No. I.'.3 mills
j Shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
Special Schoolf Scufllotowii Township
Lnngston ('hutch No. 2.3 mills
j Sculllotown No. I.2 mill:
Lanford No. hi.CV& mill.
Ora No. 12.I mills
Prompt attention will he given lhos<
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mail by check, money order, otC.
Persons sending in lists of names to
lie taken off ate requested to semi
them early; and g], ? the Township of
each, as the Treasurer |h vory busy
Itii ii.i- the month of December,
ROSS I). YOUNG,
County Treasurer. ,
October 2, |!i|L'. td.
Citation for Letters of Administration
Stale of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
By o. c. Thompson, Probate Judgo:
Whereas Nancy Oarllngton made
suit to me, to grant her Loiters of Ad
ministration of the estate and effects
of .lohn Oarllngton,
These arc therefore, to cite and ad
monlsh all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said John Gail
Ington deceased, that they be and ap
pear before nie. in the Court of Pro
bate to tie held at Laurens Coup
House. Laurens. S. C, on the 14th day
of October, 1912, next, after publica
tion hereof, at It o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, If any they have,
why the said Administration should
not be granted.
Given under my hand this 28th day
of Sept. Anno Domini 1912.
o. (j. Thompson,
J P. L. C.
Notice of Teachers examination.
The dato of the regular fall teach
er's examination has been fixed for
Friday, October 4th. The examination
will be held in the court room begin
n1ng promptly at 9 o'clock and clos
ing tit l o'clock. Tho questions will
be based on the State adopted text
books. Those on Pedagogy will be
based on the State Manual for Elemen -
tary Schools, and the State Manual f?>:
High School;:. Both ;;f these pamphlets
are distributed free at tho superin
Qoo. L Pitts.
Co. Supt, of Education.