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WARE SHOALS 0.
lolviews History of Incidents Leadiig
uip to Present Situation on Ware
The Advertiser has received from
.1. F. Macliiroe, Assistant Treasurer
of the Ware Shoals Manufacturing
Com pany, the commnication below,
sent to the Greenwood Index-Journal,
which he re(iuested to have pumblished
In The Advertiser. The letter is in re
ply to a'. report of 'Mr. Thos. W. Coth
Tan, of Greenwood, to the Dixie High
way Association, in which .1r. Coth
ran charged that the obligations of the
Ware Shoals people in regard to the
)ixie Highway had not beei carried
out. The Dixie Highway, so far as
The Advertiser is able to learn, is a
roitte from the Middle West through
this state to Georgia and Florida, orig
inally promoted by certain parties in
the Mitile West and to he paid for by
the counties through which the high
way rnns. Part of it in this state runs
from Greenville through the upper
pmrt of Lauri-ens county to Gr-eonwoU'
anid thence to Augusta. Representia
tives from Green ville. Green wood and
T'mdielleld colnties, it Is learenid
pledged $2.060 toward the promnw
xpX)nse of the h iiliway of which
Oreenwoori conity alone has paid it
The letter t.f .\r. .\TacFanroe to the
Ple-ae allow -m- a little space inl
you r200 paper to say a word on
t1h Dixie I!i-hway proposition.
I have read with mu Ich interest. thlie
report on the )ixie I igh ay in youIr
issue of Thursday, May 1ith, 1920,
ra'do by .\ir. 'i'los. W. Cot hran. Let
ls ifor the sake of argu.millenlt
that the Ware Shoals Maifneturint'
Coni pany a-Itual ly foll down on its
agremnt' anid is today responlsible for
de conditionl of tlie road between
Ware Shoals and Princeton: but be
fore it soaks in too far, let us review
As a item of history, I liglit Ilit m
lion tiat the Princeton-Ware Shoals
Good floads Association was organi-iz
(d at Prilnceton. S. C., Oct. :1.1, 19!M.
'I'lh writ ir had tilie honor of being
Imiade cha irman oif tle mceti ng. The
imrpose of the association was to fir
iu I. hie.inn. hi
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Se our .\lens Sn]iis, ~i'g
itu ur line~ of \Ien 's Shi
All~ IItx yI('s and kinds. *\
2,1000 uai i.- ts Ien 's 0\
:i. 75 a'i pir; all sizes;
.sp eial i ce.... .. .
Ilys (Overa lls, for1 l'ong
1si Work, l)Sirts, lim
goiod shir ts .........
6 Boxes Matches, w
48c; Our Price 25
No. 1 St<
i DIXIE HIGHWAY
ther the building of a good road from
Princoton to Ware Shoals. I have a
collete record of the life and work
of this association in my files. This
assoeiation had an agreement with the
I Supervisor of Laurens county, Mr. -H.
B. Humbert that he was to re-locate
the road from Princeton to Ware
Shoals (where necessary), straighten,
it and widen it. The association
agreed to obtain the necessary rights
of way and top soil grants, and put on
the top soil at its expense which it
did; and further, the citizens along the
route agreed to contribute work and
money to the enterprise. The fact that
part of the road was built on this basis
is proof enough. As further evidence.
I quote my letter to Mr. H-. 1), Hum
bert, date(d Dec. 20th, 1917, as fololws:
Ir. '.1. 13. Humbert, Supervisor.
Laurens, S. C.
This is to aldvise that the Prince
ton-Waro Shoals Good Roads Asso
ciationi hold tleir final meeting today
In (rder to roccive full reports. It
seelms the members of the committee
have secured the rights of way and
top soil grants necessary to Iimrove
te road from Princeton to Ware
I have been requested by the com
mittee to drop you a line to kindly
ask you to re-locate the old road
where necessary, widen and block it
out in order to allow the parties
along tile route to (o the amount of
work whici they have contracted to
lo, and further allow the comm it tee
to spenl t he money that ias beeti a.
propriate(l. They are anxious to be
gin work as they want to filnish be
fore crop time and urge that. you give
Ile matter you r best possible atten
Realizing what you have to contend
wi ti. I asure you that your juidgment
in this matter has been absolutely cor
reet. We started off a little too fast,
but I now feel that we are actually
ready to (10 something.
With I best 'personal regards, and
wishg you a .Merry Christmas, I beg
You's very triuly,
Jas. P. .\aoEnroe,
rry about high prices,
-.... ....$1.75 i:l.S
..$2.39 t o $4.05li~%
dls, all styles \n . m
2.48 Ill) in $10.00 b
. I .im . . . . - ..75c
.......... ..25c li 4
Suils, worth ttils
iie . . . . $12.50 p~es
line to select(1 '.k
.$18.00 t o $45.00 .'au'I
roes anid Slip- 3erni
. .$2.98 i o $11.50 14Su
he 1a2 (lL you
erals good ~ ai)t'
#.00O( and ~ 1115ci
. .. $2.25 t o $2.955 'lW
hi work, all\In' l(
. ... .$1.48 t o $2.25
tC~l iiI~~tl i*~ t .lenof
lii ldSan, 1 West
On Sept. 20th, 1017 my letter to
the Supervisor covers the condition
at that time. This letter reads as
31r. 11. 13. Humbert, Supervisor,
Laurens, S. C.
This Is to advise that I have just
returned from Princeton. I twent on
purpose to measure the distance from
the Turner Wood place to the Green
ville 'County line and find it is exact
ly 3.6 miles. It occurred to me that
we do not lack a great deal of having
a good road from Ware Shoals to Lau
rens by way of -Princeton.
All our work on the Princeton
Ware Shoals road is now at a stand
still. We have top soiled all the road
that you blocked out for ,us with the
exception of a gap between Harmony
Church 'nd John Dnivis' pligce. We
are reserving that strip for the top
soil from the J. A. Ballentine land
when condemnation proceedings are
If we had the balance of the road
blocked out from the Turner Wood
place to Princeton and from the
Becks line to the Augusta road, I be
Mieve we could go ahead with the
work of top soiling and turn over a
top soiled road to you completed from
Ware Shoals to Princeton before the
first of January.
The stretch from the Beeks line to
the Augusta road is what I am par
ticularly interes ted in now. You
promised to come over on 'Monday.
Iooking forward to the pleasure of
seeing you again on Monday, I beg
Yours very truly,
Jas. F. MeEnroe,
In other words the situation in a
nut shell on Sept. 20, 1917, was that
we had top solled practically every
part of the road that had been block
ed out. for us. The parts that had not
been blocked out. were the stretch
from the Beeks line to the Augusta
road a distance of 1.4 miles and the
stretch from the Turner Wood place
to the Greenville county line, a dis
iance of 3.6 miles. Later the stretch
of 1.1 was blocked out and all but. a
small portion top soiled. In other
words, there remained five miles of
Princeton to be re-located, widened
and blocked out by the Supervisor.
The Ware Sheals Manufacturing
-Go to J. C. Burns &
S W\ork Sirts, best union
('('ial price while they hla $1.60
's Elst ic Scatm IDrawersi.
.5, our price......... ..$1.25
D rcss il'ants, good valuts
.. ..... .......$3.48 to $10.00
fenw ............ ........$2.48
lues in .\ie's~ Dr. I)ess Shirts
.... .... .... ....98c to $6.00
Sik Neickwear%(; t. sp(cially
.. .... .... ....50cup1c to$1.50
(Ih, gointg. ont Itime.......$1.79
mid Clocks nt, maoney-satving
SweethIearttt Toilet Soap .. . .5c
ilteum l'owder .... .... ....17c
U' Tlail etmt I'owder I..........25c
lIttonbs ......... .... ....15c
littIotns .... .... .... ....10..lc
'ins ......... .... .........5c
lair' Pinus......... .... ....5c
read i......... ......... ..10c
00e) WVashintg Soap I.... ....25c
tshtingi I'owder ......... ....5c
odI WadshIintg Soa p..........25c
Women'si Sun H ats, speclal
.... ......... .....20c to 50c
A pron and Driess Gintghtams,
Se(, our1 price ......... ....25c
MIDDLE NAME I
Company or the 'PrIncetondWare
Shoals Goods Roads Association had
no authority to re-locate roads or con
demn the necessary land. That was
the Supervisor's job.
All the 'road that was finished and
turned over to the county was not
kept up by the county. Clearly this
is not up to us but it is the county's
The Ware Shoals Manufacturing
Company at its own cost and expense
built a mile of road through Its prop.
erty from the canal bridge to the top
of the hill and cut the grade in half.
It cost about $5,000 to do this. The
road improvement that has already
been done on the :Princeton-Ware
Shoals Road has cost in the neighAbor
hood of $12,000.00.
This might indicate In a measure
that we are still interested. What do
you think about It?
As additional information, 'I might
state that on April 23, 1920, our Mr.
13. 1). Riegel offered the Uhairman of
'OR LESS lY
Co. They sell same
See onrii Rackts full of Men's a
nomn's Shoes anid 81lippers,
out. samuples and odd( lots,
sal. .... .............$1
Sp(elal lot ofi Girl 's anmd ChI
I )resseas. lIig valuies, all aget
l'.ig line of lloy's Snits, all age
up boys. Special . . .. $4.39
Sp(ecial lot and ics ' ti e Voile
'jpec(ial sale o) f l ies ' finte'
Silk andl Geor'get e l)r'esses.
pri........... .... ... ..$12.
See' our line of ladi s fine Shir
Silk an G11(eorgi Ie. SpeeQ
5.01( yards( of fini Dress Gi
(Chlambrlays sa e at...
A bo~ve good1s n~ -t ae to 310<
M\en 's tose .... .... .......
iaadies ' los ~X.. ...... .....
Spe'lal .sale this weeck of goc
No. '70 lileaching, worth 4i
I',rs yaird-wide TL. L. Sea
worth 36c, our sale price.
40e quality' Cheviots, our1 spee
I lot Ladl anid La~ssie (Cloth, 5
S "SAME GOODS
No. 2 Sto
the Latunus County Commission, Mir.
J. D. W. Watts, to pay half the cost of
finishing the road from Princeton to
Ware 'Shoals. In other words, assuno
Ing that it would cost $40,600.00, he
personally agreed to- pay half of it, or
Jas. F. MaoEnroe,
"How We Cleared Our Summer Hone
of Rats,' by Mrs. Perry.
"When we opened our seaside home
last May, it was alive .with rats. They'd
gnawe(d all the upholstering. We
cleaned them out in a week with
RAT-SNAP. I prefer this rat killer
because it comes in cake form, no mix
ing. Saves drtying handi and' plates."
Three sizes, 25c, 60c, $1.00. Sold and
guaranteed by Laurens Hardware Co.,
Putnam's Drug Store and Kennedy
Notice of Dfsso'ntfonm.
BY authority of the Board of Direc.
tors, the stockholders of Laurens G!n
& Fuel Company, a corporation, are
notiffed to meet at thie oe of' theO
e of Swt
Cream a Sf
Goods for less mone'
11d Wo. Seur Silks
closinig will save (1011
spec'iatl I lot Lad(1ies'W
98 t10 $3.48 $2.51 , on sl
hiren 's djustreceived a
ess upi. ltst. (!renti)
~.25 to $4.30 i roms ini Ha1
s. I)retss where. 1' ri c
up to $14.50 ham ieCs' Lonig
IDresses, whltite, spCcial
le price Biig Iline of .\lei
.00 t o $9.90 ('aps. (Come
'a ilored gin. t he su n
Special 1 lot solidi CI
75 to $32.50 all co'lors, w<
Waists. $1.15 bottle of
ial sale . Oil . .. .
.98 to $8239 $1.15 bottle of
nlghamts, $ 1.0)01 oc tle.r
30c lo 45c Shoe Il'ol Ih, al
at yartd $1.011 bot 1e X
$1.1.) bottle \\
13c to $1.48 R~ed Jay Tohmt
L~c to $4.95 . 1 lb. Ep isomt 8
d' yard7 1 lb. Suilphuir,
e, our' 30e* size Vick
.... ..25c 1i Alarm CIloek
e, 0ur 1 Oniitar (fine
.. .. ..37c 1 lot 1Box Pap(
.... ....20c 400e, Camp
Island, 10 pac)I(katge P
.......28o (1 hoxes 31tlatch'1
jal pic'ie 33c Se boix Maftehe(
pQciatl . .45c 10e spool be~s
FOR LESS MONE
re North Side Square, in
sad. cumpany at Lauren, South Oato
llhu,. on July 3rd, 1929, at ten .o'clov,
A. Nf., to consider 'a resolutibkvidr
the ds.motution of -the said corpora-i
W. E. MIDNG, President,,
'. 1). MENG, 'Secretary.
May 31. 192'. 46-4t-A
Clthtlin for Letters of:Adinstratdn
State of South Carolinar
County of Laurens.
Whereas, Roxie A. Shoppard made
suit to me- to grant her Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and effects
of 0. H. ShOpard.
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and (reditors of the said 0. T. Shep
par deceased, that they beand appear
before me, in the Court of Probate, to
be held at LAturens Court iousef Lau
rens, S. C., ot the 14th day of July,
1920, next, after publication hereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, iframy/ tilkey have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given undbir my hand this 31st day
of May, Anno. Domini 1920.
0. 0. Thompson,
46-2t-A J. P. L. C.
i all the time.
mid Dress Goods. You
ir's at. J. C. Burns & C'o.
ash I)rness Skirts, wortih
md1( Summeri 11ats, thle
us. maitde in our1 work
es...... ....$2.98 to $9.98
'ilk Gloves, lack(' an
I sale .... .... ....$1.48
's aind lBoy's I bits and
ini andu fit up your nog
is getting hot.
>r'thI 45i', on salIe at .. . .89c
W\amipoles' C'od L iver'
......... .... .... ....90c
S. S. S. for thle blood( . .90c
s. ,Joe PearI1sonl's lReedy 84c
1 colors .........9c to 253c
'ine of Car'dui .......84c
ar'ner's Safe Cure . . . .90c
-co....... .... .... ....20o
. .... .... ......... ..8c
x Salve .... .... ....25c
.. . .. ... ... ... $1.75
hox) .. . . . .. .4 8
I andl( Envelo pes, wor)1th
rtper and1( Envelopes .... Sc
s, (woth 48e), only . .25c
s, special .... .........Sc
Pkgs. Arm and Hammer
Soda for 25c