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W. R. RICHEY,
'o the People of 1a1rens County:
The editor of tills paper has kindly
consented to allow me space for a few
avords In reference to an election
:vlich win be held on March 27th, 1917
for the purpose of deciding whether or
2Mot laurens County is to issue $300,
000.00 in bonds for the purpose of
,prililanent road improvements.
In 1916 the Greenville County dele
gation authorized the Greenville Coln
Ity Board of Coumissioners to Issue
bonds in the sui of $95i0,00.00; saId
bonds to be sold an(l the proceeds ised
In the biliding of permanent roads
for Greenville Conunty. In 1917, the
Spartanburg delegation to the Gener
al Assenbly authorized the County
3l1ard of Conitnissioners for Spartan
bu County, to isie bonds in ihe sum
of $1 ,l00,000.i, the proceeds to be
usel for lriilanenit road iliprOve
2nenlt. In IlP17 .\lcCorniek County del
gathn authioized the County lloard
of (lnilisisoneirs to issue bonds in the
ne ighboroo]i of alout $: .000.00 for
ipIlanenti road improV ement. 'lle
OcoIIe Coulny dce'gatioln in 1917 au
th1 f:ized its ('olility ' missioners to
.i'ssue biolids in tle still of abotut $300,
000if.10 for)I 1er1 l i1ent r~oad itmprove
Ini!ts. You will note that tile delega
thmn 11r1In theO Vatinties nuihorizedi
Ih Cotint.y loard t Comni in "oners to
il:(, the ond:; without suibmlitting thle
quo. tion to tIw voters of their coull
l1 is. '1te battirens ('ounty ( i lgation
adil rseveral ther counlty delegations
in 1917, left the question of issuing
hol( for prima neint r)adll improve
Ietlls entl'irely to lh:, <1iu liliesl eleclors
of tielr counties. "> the <iuestion as
lo whether or not lanuniis County
Phall have periallent. roads will be
lett entirely to the qualified ele(ors
oi .\larch 27, 1917.
It has -.:;aid that $:;m1l,o.00
woul not luil1d ein ough roads to bene
it ;t ma.jority of the peollle generally
t I h and onl this av
tion i ; hi k a 1 :in I I Ill inl a. ptistiion
to nfow j'- uhat a.$::10.0it.:0 bond
isuVo if :-nu nt rib li improte-l
n~e iswil e si hepro)perty 4wer )f
L:lesCounty, and just hlow\ . ar
I want; to iv that lltlen (' nll
ty : ihe .r1al t I op p tIn to a
PII . Cn ueltiwewadb
-tionj of thi cont. Te ukra
.la'in to th1- o ~ frk h e
1 i V I \\.' -
lie out I of11 low . e h ve the imm
l 'ln 'ounti. an oss nil il othr
d irections. WT he od; fro l1aurens to
Futai lln l'in ony eighteen lies ini
lengs th (nd thei rod ro lure ns to
I:rinon ('1 is aoud Iixten mIl eri
li e(ngt . The roa from aiurens to
W"ia Ihnal is aoly eeteen miles I
ig I lnt. Thie roadI from hanurens to
JWi er too is;aloo i teven 11ile.s in
nt il Ii Ild 1)2(1 OaIrfiol fIlurens t.0
iro 'Iii lI i : abioit fifte (n i miles i
1eineh. ah lii It'lad fromi laulrenls to
Enrt .; ah-tI t welve miles ill lntgfth.
borofu:t h '.I is a bou ~i lt tn ItSl in
leng1 th, taWkin7 atn aggregat of l1s
ittiles. .\.; ilbtvi Atled we uis' the
samet road tl of the( Cit of sialren
pioints. llTherefore, Ititle wouldi lie a
saving ini that re.:pe't, (onlserva.tiv':.
spieakhIng-, of about1 eighitienil r twelty
mifles. Th tetefor, we twilt have comi
from1 thle ('oilnlty seat, 1and i venturl e to
isay thatI. if' these bond(s are lisuedl peo..
'ple living~Il inhe miostI. reitlnote sections
of the 'ounft~y would niot have to tr1avel
oyer sIx mIles, at. the outsIde, belore
reachIng ai permanenft road leadIng ini
to the City of liaurens. Of course It
will be impossible to make permanent
.11 of the roads in Laurens County with
$300,000.00, but you must remember
that with 200 miles of permanent
roads the chain gang and county road
departnent will have more time and
more money to spend on the roads not
made permanent. It will take some
money and some work to keel) up these
permanent roads, but it has been fig
ured out that the biggest part of the
chain gang will be able to spend all
of its time and most of the money
which is now appropriated for roads
on what you imight call the less im
portant roads of the county and they
will be made as good or even better in
a short time than the best of our pres
The next question that presents it
self is, what will $300,000.00 cost the
property owners of Laurens County.
We have ilgured it all out and as a
result we conclude, that in thirty-five
years an additional levy of 2 1-4 mills
will retire the bonds. A 2 1-1 addition
al levy will amount to $2.23 per $1,
000.00 or in other words if a mian has
properly returned for taxation at
$1,000.00 his additional taxes will be
$2.25. If he returns property at $500.00
his additional taxes will be $1.12. If
lie returns property at $100.00 his ad
ditional taxes will be about 22c and
so on. So you see that the cost of
these bonds to tile average man is nleg
Iigible, taking Into consideration the
vast beneti t derived fromli perinalelit
roads. Good road statistics show that
a man living twenty miles from a
place that he makes an average of one
trIp a month to. and traveling over had
roads, can save .i weati and tear
of his stock, vehicle and time, going
and coming over good roads, five
times as much as the additional levy
thait thIes' bollds will cost him, basi.ed
on11 iropierty assessed at $1.000.00.
iThe lext qtuestion and I think the
tluo.At iliplortalit Iuestionl of thie whole
prolositionl is, will 11ho tulone'y deihved
froI the Sale of these bolds lihe ex
1wended .itnivion:,1y? The law auithoriz
jtig this lelction r11 lov.ides that foil I
ili!b'way 4'nnisllils4 il r shall he ap
imt h:- tle Governor onl rec4' om
'la i.1 1:'06 i o of thiey lio. do
ntwith the CountyII SuperIvi.,or who
'4h;11ll ha the. chnirm~lan of theo boar,1
inl decidlina_ on) wha roads.;shall11be im
p1Oved '11md inl ( xjimnlilig the IollyIt\
,'ii tI m 1 t1he l e of that e h(ofids.
Th' irn Counlity delgation had
a .in 1;n ('ol1:1nhi:, atid w\.( deeld
ud tIt 'A i choong t hese (ommission1
.ve 'XWould e tfour lin-nI from dif
n . ' '. a i
i mt :ho w op i
11 I w bond i . 4' there, h v
.dno be .4n on)erted : ni ale ill
inI to sp nd morefl nIne .1 alona this.
l sin i :141 I n sai fied4 that the ;:)44d
Ir'-! of L.auren!4 County will be tihe
the prlOpiltionl out, and1( that t hey wvill
road (Is f Iound1 to be' iadeqlae to1I(' 4
Ivole 11o0e hon ds in the futurel'4.
Is the. Statement of This Laurens~
l1..kn~ehe i4 oft'en kidnety ache:
IDon't. dela Y--use( Doianl'sh Kiney
Alr-- .l. .1. P'lluss, 11:4 lull ivan41 St.
ar4' I ((I I ('n 114 enu l wbi for 44 reli'v,
b-lek arol((other'F'l ;y'''ans of! kid
roubleI ~s. I ad'vise anIIYonef whoisi1
ill. ''Ii'" na K lha l iy Ollsa ir)~ tol
i IVres wh1(never i Ihav ~e had1
ny1 .1 Ii 4n If khinel comp4.h' lt and I
-'f I- to 11(1 relif;."
I r 4 - -i , 441 a1 ' ll dealers. I'11 111 im-1l
l. 'ak for' a kh'sI oins ren Itdy geti y
AIs .Pl'is v u .\lrniI ll.. er ibn Co..~n
ol( ri~s berhali, '1ne-h Hemoedy a1'14(1 eay.
"Dur ling the 'cast fifteen year i's hIas
l.een miy skIter's favorite m~edhicin4 for
colds oni the lunesL~. I mylself havn
taken it a numbher of tImes whaen sur'
for ing wit ha cold and it alw~ays ic
* OL. POINT lieti,
e e ** e t o e .. S S e *e ee
Cold Point, March 12.-Miss Nina
Duncan, after an extended visit to her
brother, Mr. H. C. Duncan, of Mount
ville, has returned home.
Mrs. Emma Leak has recently pur
chased a nice horse and buggy.
Mr. Guy A. Moore visited the city
Miss Agnes Wheeler, of Stomps
Springs, is visiting at Cold Point.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Duncan and lit
tle Rachel visited Mrs. IOuncan's fa
ther, 'Mr. Joe C. Weeks, of Laurens
lr. Guy 10. Moore, of this commun
ity, has a sick child.
Mlr. Mack Nelson had the misfortune
of breaking his leg while playing at
school this week. We are glad to say
lie is resting very well.
A crowd of young people from Watts
.i\i visited Cold Point Saturday even
Dr. J. L. Fennell, of Waterloo, Is
seen most every (lay in our commun-.
"Uncle luek" Pasley has returned
to ('old Point.
'Mr. .1ohni .lonies is visiting his sis
Ier, Mrs. Walter 1Ientdrix, of this com
The farmers of this community have
their gino hauled and have some hard
work before them, preparing for plant
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* WTT MTiL NEW&, *
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Watts .\ill, .larch 12.--On last Tues
day little James Roland, son of Mtr.
and Irs. Will Ilazel. was so badly
buned that It (ied on Wednesday fol
powing. On Thursday tle renains
were carried to Warrior Creek church
for intermnctt. Rev. .1. A. Brock con
dtteied the fitieral service.
There was an old-day singing held
ltere ott Siuiday and was miuch en
.ioyed by all ltrseit. Quite a large
crowd attenided. Among some of tile
excel li~tinge rS prCseit were tihe fol
1,W in: r\l. \\. M. .\lthaftey and sis
11.! .\ks: l'flik, \aha1.ffey. .All:'! SaIllie
larper from niar \\'illiamlistont, .\r.
lool (Chasti'en. of (ren lwoo, and .1t .
I 1;1(St\\a1r. of UIil Ion1. Qu1ite a1 num11
Key.. gr. Mtillth4 and Rev. Mrb
Broclc both Qlled .hpir regular ap
pointments on Sunday night.
The Laurens township singing con
vention will convene with Holmes St.
church at Laures mill on second Sun
(lay In April. The public is cordially
invited to attend. All churches of dif
ferent denominations are urged to
send delegates of two or more good
Mrs. J. W. Hellams and children, of
Laurens mill, and Mr. and Mrs. I. I.
Thompson, of the city, all were visit
ors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.'R. H.
Donaldson on Sunday.
Miss Octavia McQuown of Clinton
is visiting her father, Mr. E. Y. Mc
Quown of this place.
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* ('ROSS HILL NEWS. *
Cross 11111, March 12.-Miss Lilly
Mac Rudd will continue the nillinery
business left by the death of her sis
ler, Miss Lyda Rudd, some time ago.
She has Just returned from the mar
kets where a spendid line of the lat
est patterna of hats was selected and
will be ready now soon to open up the
spring cason of millinery trade. She
will have as her assistant. Miss Bessie
I11 who has had experience In this
line of merchandise.
R1ev. t. G. Lee, pastor of the n 1itist
church will attend this week the B3ap
tist lAiymenl's convention in Atlanta.
In his absence his place in the Water
loo school will be filled by Miss Lillie
Rev. W. 1). Ratchford, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, attended the
Presbyterian Conference in Columbia
Rev. W. S. lutchison, a student in
the Presbyterian Theological Semi
nary in Columbia, preached at Liberty
Springs on the first Sunday morning.
The evening service was postIo1ed
because of the continued heavy rains.
Mirs. C. 1). Nance and two daughters.
Misses Vivian and I-lise, spent the
week end a week ago with friends in
Mr. It \. Wharlon. after spending
ten days ihome witi his family, re
Iurned last Monday to the hospital at
Chester wher e h will coitinuIe the
n the Little Tot
ARE NOW RE.
We have just con
that came in dur'i
with machines t(
ie<h Is fmlreoving and' hoIes '0o. Spent tllb week-end with Mrs. Avant'%
Rermaneut. recovery. sister, .Mr.. S, H. Goggans.
Mrs. Dona 'mith hab also found it Mr. W. S. Atchison bought a new
necessary to return 'toi the Baptist Ford car Saturday. *ho purchgso
hospital in Columbia for further out- was made from the Scurry Agency
gical treatment. She went to Colum- here which has sold a number of cars
bia last 'week. sinco opening up last fall. It is ui
Mr. Ben Goodman who has suffered derstood that another sale has beeli
for several years of asthma, went to made to N. 13. Crisp of Mountvile,
Atlanta last week for special treat- and the ear will be delivered some
ment. He had gone to Atlanta for this time soon.
purpose a few years ago and felt con-c
siderably relieved, but since that time Complete Standstill.
Is malady has returned, making It There was at young fellow who was
necessary to try the treatment again, convinced that he knew It all when he
Mr. Goodman suffers a great deal and graduated from college. He hasn't
his friends wish for him ermanelt re- progressed ny since.
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