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BUT ONE DIRECT(
When Company was First Organlzed
Walnut Grove and Cross Anchor
Pulled Hard for Road. Dranatic
Meeting Ended In Vote for Woodruff,
Sharp Debate Upon Accuracy of
(Lucy D. Parsons in The Spartanburg
Woodruff, Sept. 30.-4-ave you ever
donned your best clothes, bought your
railroad ticket to Spartanburg and
been on "pins and needles" to get
atboard the train, when the ticket agent
informed you that this train 'was an
homr Or 'moro late? Then didn't you
give that C. & W. C. road down the
country? Hut, listen, Woodruff came
dangerously near not having any rail
road at all-and think what that would
have meant to the development of the
town ind country around it during the
decades before an automobile was ev
er dreamed of, much less invented and
put on the market. There are many
peodle living in this town and here
abouts that have no Idea how nearly
Woodruff came to 'losing this railroad,
and how near it came to 'being built
through by Glenn Springs instead.
The story .as gathered by your cor
responde-nt is as follows:
'So)newhere around the year 1883
Spartanburg county voted $75,000 in
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, South Carolina
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LAURENS, - - - S. C.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic restores
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Enriching the Blood. When you feel its
strengthening, invigorating effect, see ho~w
it brings color to the cheeks and hoiw
it improves the appetite, you ylil thou
appreciate its true tonic value.
Grove's Tasteless chili Tonic is simply
Jron and Quinine suspended in syrup. So
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Grip germs by its Strengthening, Invigor.,
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Try a sack of new
flour from the mill.
There is none bet
)R'S VOTE GAVE
ITE OF C. & W. C.
bonds to help build a railroad through 1
this -part of Ithc county. And hime- 4
diately the people in our part began 4
puL.;i. for the road to come through (
Woodruiff. There were three men who I
were moAt prominent in this work, I
Major A. B. Woodruff, Col. T. J. loore I
and 'Dr. J), F. Kilgore. Dr. Kilgore,
in the interest of the road, made a I
trip to Baltimore, Md., to see J. W. I
Garrett, ipresident of the Baltimore t
and Ohio road. They had this route
surveyed, 'Capt. Kirkland making the I
The Other Houte
But in the meanwhile another fac
tion was pulling for the road to go by
Walnut Grove and 'Cross Anchor. Peo- C
ple taking stock along both sways, try
ing 'to pull the new road their way.
Sparianburg County's Commaissioners
To settle the matter the county ap
pointed flive directors, or commission
ers-Alajor John Earl Bomar, Capt.
John N. Carlisle, Frank Trommier,
Capt. Charles Berry and Col. R. P.
A Lively Meeting t
In a certain meeting concerning
the road, Frank Tremnier, who was
very much interested in the Walnut
Grove route, made a speech. In this
s)eech -he told that they also had had
the road surveyed 'and that an esti- r
mate oi the cost of building the road C
showed that it was a cheaper route
by :Walnut Grove, ending with these
words: "Gentlemen, I have given you
the figures and 'figures do .not lie."
Col. Todd, who ropresented the 'Lau- C
rens Woodruff faction, immediately
Jumped to his feet and replied, No i
gentlemen, 'figures do not lie, 'but liars r,
certainly do figure sometimes."
Capt. Carlisle's Vote Dovided It V
The vote was eventually cast. Two U
were decidedly for ithe NMioodruff a
route and two were decidedly against. a
Cteptaln Carlisle seems to have been t
the .unknown quantity, but his vote b
went for Woodruff. t
The company of Rice & Coleman
did the greater part of the grading.
The first directors consisted of the
five named commissioners, together
with Dr. Kilgore, Major Woodruff and Q
Maj. Woodruft's Faction Won a
When the town limit was reached a
another dispute arose as to whether
the road should run straight across
the town,'cutting out that sharp curve
at the old fair grounds, or ,whether it
should run as it now lies. Dr. Kil- v
gore worked for the straight road
and Major Woodruff for it as it now C
stands. It would have cost $1,500
iore to have run it straight, so Major
Woodruff's faction won out.
Climax to Story
The great climax to this story Is
this: The road went broke a few
years later. All the private stockhold
ers ever got for their invested money
was a ree trip to Augusta ofr about
thlree years to attend tile annual stock
holders meetings. 'is occasion wvas
once a red letter day in Woodruff.
There are many interesting facts
and incidents relative to the build
ing of the Charleston & 'Western Car
olina railway, and 'in connection with
the very interesting story above from
Tile Heraid's Woodruft correspondent
a few of them are su'bmitted:
'For -the construction of this r'oad
the counties of Spartanburg and Laus
rens eac'h voted $75,000 in bonds.
There were in addition a number of
private subscriptions. When the eleic
tion was held on this paruticular 'bond
issue, whichi was early in the '80s, the
polling (box was in the old court
house, whore the 'Cudd-Huitt depart
meat store stands on Morgan Suquare.
The city managers of this election
were: Col. S. T. MoCravy, Judge Geo.
W. Nicholls and the late H. H. Thom
son, brother of J. S. R. Thomson.
-When this road 'was first organ
led, that portion of it known as the
0., IL: & S.-Greenwood, Larurens and
Spartanburg- ad for its president E.
F. Verdery. Judge George W. Nicholls
was it~he first secretary and treasurer,
serving in that capacity for several
After a feiw years' operation the
road was placed in the hands of a
receiver, and John B. Cleveland was
named receiver. Subsequently under
his supervision and sound manage
ment, the road was successfully op
orated and Mr. Cleveland was elected
president of the C. & W. C., in which
capacity lie served for quiste a num
ber of years. In recent years the
.r0$4 was purehased by the Atlantic
ea~st Lie, whose headquarters are
at Wilmington, N'. 'C.
klppinefs is alot a passive stpte, but
thi4 joyeus actiyity of the ,best enid.
bitqest powers 0f the dl-Mso
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Lanford, Oct. 2.-We had the pleqs
are of hearing Dr, 1W. J. Langston, o
3roenville, preach at - the Baptis
hurch last iSunday morning. All wer
lelighted to have him make us a visi
Lnd preach. He has been here befor
nd has many friends who were gla(
o welcome him again.
Rev. Bowen, of Jonesville, wil
ireach here next 'Wednesday. eveninE
it 7:30 o'clock. Everybody is invitet
o come and hear him.
Mrs. S. T. 'Lanham, 'Mrs. James an
diss 'Daisy Commings, of Spartan
urg, were invited here last Thursda)
fternoon to organize a commuunit3
sible class. Mrs. -W. D. Patterson
?as selected as leader and a largc
rowd joined the class. It promises t(
e of great .beneflt in the study of the
Mrs. Othella J. (Payne and Mrs. C. D
ox were guests at the home of Mr
D. W. Watts last Thursday. Mrs
ayne and Mrs. J. W. Watts( ne
Ithella Johnson and 'Mattie Leia
teid) were school mntes and girls to
ether and it was a delight to see the
alk and enjoy the friendship and
iomories of girlhood days.
A good many attended the Lauren
ssoclation at 'Highland fHome church
ist Tuesday and 'Wednesday and re
ort a very enjoyable meeting. The
eports of all'the churches and speech.
s of the different ones were good and
Misss Laltha Willianxs and tAllie
lae Taylor were recent v'isitors of
liss Nannie Taylor near Warrior
Mr. and 'Mrs. Allen Garrett aiid fam
y visited Ir. and 'Mrs. -1. C. Gar
3tt and other friends recently.
-Little Fred William,s son of J. D.
tilliams, who was operated on som
me ago, is improving some bunt not
3 much and as rapidly as his friends
nd family would like to see. The lit
e fellow has suffered much and has
orne his suffering bravely and pa
Miss Viola Holcombe, of E asley, and
Irs. 'Lida Howard visited Mrs. J. D.
/'illiams last week.
Mr. J. D, Williams has made a large
uantity of cane and will have an ov
r-supply of delicious home-made
yrup which is so much bette' than
ny tlpat can be bought. If other
irmers would do the same they would
ot feel the effects ot the boll weevil
Mrs. Stella Biomar was a recent
isitor in L.aurens.
'Mr. 1. HM. Johnson and Mr. Vernor
ox are on a visit to relatives in Hen
ersonville, N. C.
Mr. Bdd Vernon and family, o1
partanlburg, are visiting 'mr. and Mrs.
. L. Lanford and other relatives.
Mr. P. A. Thomas and family, of
chandise and th4
--We have coi
We feel confide
--We urge you
where you get tl
A Few Specia
36-inch all-wool Serge
Pretty yard wide Suit
Children's all-wool Sw
Boys' all-wool Suits.....
Lad Lassie Cloth, per
Ladies' Outing Gowns
F'ranks and tM, and1 rs ~-opo
Franks were guests of:Mr.,. .M, Can
non and family last Sundgy.
Mrs. (William IWix and chldflie spen
the -week in Greenwood with 'rolatives
Prof. Knox and Miss Jennie Werts
were in 'Laurens -Saturday afternoon.
'Mr. John 1B. Ilarmon, of Laurens'
was among visitors here last Sunday
Irs. J. !W. Johnson delightfully en
tortained ,the teachers last Wiednesday
in honor of Mrs. Othella Payne.
This pretty weather is giving - the
farners a good chance to gather theh
cotton and the ginnery is kept busy
most all the time.
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We wish to
the prices of all
making values g
t who has complet<
Sfairness of his price:
out of his store to "la
nplete faith in the q
at that a comparison
to Shop Around-tc
ie most for your morn
adies' Ready--to-Wear D<
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per yard--.. ---85c
ing, per yardL 8
yid- - - d, .P
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Investigate our plan of liberal ad
vance at 6 per cent or paying you 6 per
cent if you do not want the advance.
It's here to stay and growing .every
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Laurens, S. C.
TION IN PRICES
)N AND ESSEX
announce -a substantial reduction in
models of Essex and Hudson Cars,
reater than ever before.
S MOTOR CO.
Laurens, S. C.
confidence in the quality of his mer
3 does not fear the outcome when a
uality and value of our merchandise.
All leave no doubt in your mind.
compare values and prices--to know
partment on our second floor is
I line of new Dres6e Sweaters
e At all times to .shop round in.
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