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IN LEE COUNTY
People of tii.it Count] Waking up to
the Needs and Henelit* of Belter
BisbopvUle, July 30.?The Blshop
viiie Chamber of Commerce is agi
tating a movement for good roads in
Lee county and supporters of the
project believe it will result in much
good. L H, Jennings, chairman of
the good roads committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, has prepared
an appeal for better roads. This
statement is as follows:
"No one will dispute the fact that
good roads is one of the greatest as
sets and one of the greatest advertise
ments that a county can have. Prob
ably at no time In the history of road
building In this country lias it at
tracted so much attention, so much
so that its construction has become
a skilled profession. No longer can
the average man be picked up and
depend on to build a modern coun
try -higbway. Our industrial and edu
cational development Is bringing to
our minds the fact that this matter
of road building can no longer be un
der control of unskilled hands, but
should be superintended by one who
is skilled and trained in road engi
neering. Not only would we then
have better roads, but wo would pet
them at a less cost to the people And
to prove this fact we hate only to
search the records of those counties
that have such a system.
Figures for Lee.
"Let us examine a few figures from
the records of Lee county for roads,
bridges and chalngRRg for the i>ast
six years, closing 1012. The following
figures do not include the salaries of
the supervisor, commissioners and
clerks. The expenditures for the re
spective years: l!ui7, $S.0t!S.4i: \'m\s.
S9.377.0S: 1900, $9,G3G.99; 1910, $11,
081.79; 1911, *12. 865.74; 1912, $15,
$9,377.08; 1909, $9,636.09; 1910, $11.
778,30?making n total for the six
years of $67,708.33. All this money
has been spent on our country roads,
with no bridges of importance being
constructed nor any stability to tin
roads that have been built. Drawing
from these figures we can safely say
that at least $100,000 has been spent
on the public roads of Lee county
since its establishment In 1902, and
then note the annual increase for
"The figures further tend to make us
a little suspicious of our roads get
ting into politics, as you can easily se
lect from these figures the election
years. Note specially the almost
000 increase of 1012 over 1911, Can
the people Of Lee county allow such
a system to go on with such a steady
and enormous annual increase? This
annual increase is sufficient proof
that here is nothing permanent about
the roads that we get. being built by
unskilled hands and planned by those
who have no knowledge of engineer
ing whatever. When wo want a per
manent building put up In our county
wo employ an architect and trained
builder, why not use the same reason
ing and common sense in building our
county roads; they are equally as im
portant and maintained and supported
by the snmo source.
A Proposed Hill.
"It is pbrposed to have a system
similar In substance to the Stuckey
bill that was up before the legislature
in 1912--that there should be three
L'ood business men as commissioners,
who must be recommended by the del
egation and appointed by the govern
or, to have control of the county af
fairs, and to receive $3 per day to/
their sorfioos and milage, services
not to exceed 30 days yer annum.
These commissioners to be empowered
to employ a competent road engineer,
salary not to exceed $1.S00 per an
num, who shall have control of the
road commotion. No money to be
paid out for road work except upon
* the recommendation of the road en
gineer and a proved by the commis
sioners, the commissioners not to ap
prove claims they do not deem just
"It Is further proposed that the su
pervisor, whose salary is now "M.200
per annum be allowed to take a team
of two mules and four laborers or
convicts and do temporary repair
work on the roads and bridges until
his present term expires, lap:, after
which the ofllco of supervisor i<> bo
"This, wr believe, will place our
road building upon a safe hu ness
basis and eliminate tin \Vilsl< and
worthless work thai is now heinp car
ried on. With n Uttlo flfturlni: m
can see what a great savlnp flii-t plan
will bring about, and a higher and
hotter gfado Of road work, The com
pensation for the commissi no Is
not enough to oncpurage n so
for the places, but enough io com
pensate good patriotic men to
for the benefit of their counl rj."
When Burns snys It's n sale.,
sale. ,T, ('. Bui n? & Go's. Dig
now going oil.
IN ROAD BUILDING
Scientific Study ci Construc
NEW YORK AN EXAMPLE.
Lack of System and Slipshod Methods
Cause Great Waste?Highway Com
mission Now Making Stud/ of Prac
Now York state Is sponging an liver
age of $."><j.<m)o a day in V <s construe
tlon of bettor roads. At two refereu
dUUlS the people of the state have
voted to expend $100,000,000 in the!
building of highways. Prior to the
tinio John N. Carlisle, commissioner
of highways, took hold of the affairs
much money was wasted on account of
slipshod methods and laek of system.
Part of the road fund will bo spent
in ouch county. When the commis
sioner was asked recently when new
contracts for highway Improvement
would be let he replied:
"New York state should have the
best highways In tbu world. No one
familiar with the conditions believes
It has been getting them. At two
referendum* the people have voted to
expend $100,000,000 In the construction
of good roads, and they have a right to
insist thai the highways be Improved.
Hut until I am satisfied that roads will
bo built which will five the people a
dollar in value for every dollar invest
ed In them I nni not u'oing to approve
of further construction.
"No man not familiar with the con
ditions enn understand how disorgan
ized Ibis department was when 1 be
came commissioner. Although it was
and Is now spending on an average
$00,000 a day, (here was no system In
Its office work, und mall was received
at the postofllco in live private letter
boxes. No one thing surprised me
more than the fait thill this depart
ment, charged with the expenditure of
$100,000,000 In construction of new
highways, had no facilities for making
a scientific study of road construction. ,
"It is not necessary to tell the people
that, with this lack of system and with
this slipshod method of doing business,
mono)' has been wasted. There Is evi
dence of It In every county where high
ways have been constructed. Not even
the engineers believe that some of the
roads. If built according to contract,
would stand the trafllc, but It was ex
pected that the contracts would be
modified by supplemental ngt'OOtnonts,
ami in nearly every Instance this was
U. S. AIDS IN R0ADMAKING.
Improvement Marked and Many States
Now In Line.
Improvement of the public roads ot
the United Slates is to be greater this
year than ever, according to the re
ports received from all parts ot the
country by ex-Soerotury W ilson of the
United States department of agricul
ture. A Joint committee of congress Is
engaged in an Investigation of the
feasibility of federal nid in the con
struction, improvement and mainte
nance <>f public highways, ami a num
ber of the state legislatures have con
sidered good road legislation. In con
Itection with the general Impetus that
I the good road movement has recently ,
had in all parts of the country, the
director of the office of public roads
"Too much stress cannot be laid
upon the importance of maintenance In
connection with the work of Improving
the roads. The people in nearly all the
states are tilled with enthusiasm for
road Improvement and are spending
enormous sums of money in tin; con
struction of superb roads.
"To maintain the n>;ids In good con
dition year after year requires a con
siderable annual outlay, but this out
; lay is indefinitely less than the loss I
i which must fall upon the people even- !
tually If they nllow their roads to go
to litter ruin. The thing for all advo
cates of good roads to do is to ur^e
Continuous, systematic maintenance
and setting aside every year of an
amount per mile estimated by the en
gineer in charge to be sutllcient for
the maintenance of the road a course
which must make for economy and
National Federation Meeting.
The National Good (loads federation
has closed an Interesting meeting at
Birmingham, Ala., win re much enthu
siasm was shown upon the subject
of better public hlghwn.\s. Odlcors
elected were .lohn II. Hankhead, Unit
ed states senator from Alabama, pres
ident; United Stntes Judge W, T.
Qrubb, treasurer; .1. A. Kounlrco, sec
rotary, The vice presidents uro: Del
M. Potior, Arizona; R. ?' Watson,
South Carolina: John W. O'Neal, Ala
bama. The meeting was well attend
ed, there being delegates present
from twenty-four states. The next
meeting will lie held in fit. f ouls not
later than Nov. 15.
Roads Bolonrj to Public,
In theory (he roads are "puhllc;" in
fact Hie roads are ;li ? prop <d" (bo
private citizen; in theory the roa Is are
controlled by highway olllelals; in fact
the roads are controlled by any man
who in most localities u<es (lieiu for
his own individual purposo and in any
way and at any time of the year.
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Aug. 11th, 12th and 13th.
We shall have with us, an EXPERT DESIGNER together with a I
great and comprehensive showing of all the New Fall Woolens in both I
Foreign and Domestic Goods, including the best patterns, fabrics, colors
and shades at all prices from / I
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the foremost high-grade Tailoring House in the country. This is a grand I
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Iof an expert Designer and Cutter, select the patterns and style models 1
which will be most satisfactory. I
Come and meet him. You need not order now, if you do not |
' wish,?you are under no obligation whatsoever,--but it will pay you well I
! to come and look. I
! You'll find it well to order early, this year. Better let this Expert
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TIM. HU FF NEWS.
Fine Muff, Aug. i. Children's Day
at llathnbnrti was quite an enjoyable
one. The children's exercises were
very pood to have had only one week
practice. The devotional ser\i<e in
the morning was conductod by Itov.
\v. I'. Turner and Prof. W. I*. <"Ul
bert son made an address specially to
the children in the afternoon though
older people were muchly benefited
too. Uathabarn is noted for its good
dinners, hut there hasn't been such
a gooil one in years if ever before as
Miss Inez Dobbins, of Goldvillc, is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. \V. Brown and
family. Miss Dobbins has many
friends in this county that she made
while teaching at Pino Bluff in 1908.
.Misses Ethel and Wynonta and Clyde
McDaniel, of Kkom, came down Sat
urday to take in Children's Day.
While here they visited Messrs G.
Una/man's family ami It. W. Brown
.Miss Mess Guthrie, of Raleigh. N.
('., enmo Saturday night to visit Mrs.
Miss Bthel Still of Greenwood vis
ited Mis. I.izize Pitta last Thursday
Misses Dona Lipford of Jones and
Ola and Mr. Jim Oil fun of Grcen
wood are on a visit to Mr. K. S.
The protracted meeting a: Bathn
bara is going on now. Rev, Mr. Mor
rison is helping Rev. Jodie Martin
Mi s Jewel Gardner, Mr. Rd Smith,
of Atlanta, Miss ICstclle Turnei and
Mr. R. D. Chapman of Cro s liill
spent Sunday witli Misses Mnrv and
Miss Bettio Atchtson of Mudllch
spent Saturday inght with Miss Annh
Miss fiuclie and Mr. Will Fold of Ml.
Pleasant visited Mis. VV. 1' 'I'.; r.<
Hat May and Sunday.
.Mrs. (Jury Johnston and Mrs. I'.btko
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