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|B*j ^ vr^ - ?? l$e Times Invites contributions on ' live subjects but does not acres to publish more than 200 words on any subject. The right Is reserved to edit every communication submitted for publication. On application to the publisher, advertising rates are made known to those interested. Telephone, local and long distance. No. 112. Entered at the postofflce at Fort mm,, a. u., m man maner or me second class. THURSDAY. FEB. 17. 1921. Work of Highway Commission. There will be difference of opinion of course respecting the action of the house of representatives in adopting in the general appropriation bill the section setting aside for this year collection of the two mill levy for road purposes. If the senate agrees to the section, the tax burden of the people will bo lightened approximately a million dollars for the year 1921. So far as York county is concerned, it would seem that the taxpayers would welcome the suspension of this levy. In 1920 the county paid about 130,000 as its part of the tax and it is Interesting to note what our people got In return for this sum. The State highway commission took over and agreed to maintain the road between Rock Hill and York and the concretemacadam section of the rond between Stock Hill and Catawba river. The Rock Hill-York road was plowed up last fall under the direction of the highway commission and left in that condition. Since'then the roud has been impassable for the greater part of the time. On the Rock Hlll-rlvor road a number of barrels of binder material and a quantity of rock were nlncod for rennlr tunrlt fnllnurlr?o- Oto storm of Inst August. This road has not been repaired. . Last week In the house of representatives a bill designed to take the control of the public highways of the State out of the hands of the State highway commission and place it with the county authorities fell short of passage by only t\Vo votes. One is on safe ground therefore in concluding that the days of the highway commission aN it is now operating are numbered. The representatives oT the people do not intend that their respective counties he given practically no voice in saying where the money they pay under the two mill levy for the Improvement and maintenance of the public roads shall be expended. Perhaps a majority of the members of the house of representatives are of the opinion that the General Assembly has never created a more cxtravngant, arbitrary body than the State highway commission and that Its methods and accomplishments do not Justify Its existence as the present law provides. And taking note of the lire It has beeen under In the house of representatives for the last month, the highway commission Is now busying itself circulating propaganda through the columns of dally papers In the form of alleged news articles telling of the great work It claims to have done during the Inst year In building new roads and Improving old ones. The informed man will take these articles for what they are worth, and that is precious little. In our opinion they contain so much virtue as Is wrapped up In the recital of not what the highway commission has done but what it should have done. llack to the Farm. The steady Increase of town and city population at the expense of the rural districts, as shown in? went cinsiiB figures. 1b not cause for alarm. In seeking the cause of this migration such things as the desire for city conveniences, better educational adM.ntugos and wider social opportunities are usually enumerated. And these aro, no doubt, the principal causes for desertion of the farm. Hut In recent years thes? advantages have been minimised In lurge degree by the coming of goood roads, tho nutoir.cblle and the building of comfortable homes In the country. With still gTcater Improvement In means of communication and the Introduction of city conveniences In the rural home, It may he expected that there will he a decline in the number of persons who move each year from the farm to the town. Tho Ideal agricultural condition is said by economists to be the greatest posiblo production per man, rather than tho largest yield from an acre. To serve this condition there must be available as much land as each person can cultivate. The moving away from the farm of numbers of individuals makes available more land for those who remnln and ought to cause an increase in production of that community. Socalled intensive farming, where the largest possible yield per acre Is sought, is only desirable ot necessary In thickly settled localities where land Is scarce and prices of products are high. Intensive cultl1 vatlon of small areas has been found I too expensve for the usual crops ^ grown In this State and has only been 1 profitable in the case of truck crops, J melons, asparagus and a few other.-* / that supply special demands at high prices. For extensive farming, then, as found to he most profitable in this Htnte, the migration of population Vfrom country to town Is not alarming * go long as the present ratio is maintained. r~ ?ku ? * mm suuuiion, nowovcr, there appears to bo one disturbing fact, that too large a percentage of the young people who go to the colleges do not return to the farm. Whether the colleges themselves are responsl. l>le for this fact we do not know. Put It Is a fact, we believe, that not more than 26 per cent of the college trained boys and girls return to their hordes In the country. They take up various petty occupations In the eltTeo and towns where they receive only the merest pittance of salary, while the old farm back home suffers tor their help. When'the farm and the farm home shall be made so attractive that these young people . will want to make agriculture their ' occupation, the trend In population will be away from the elty and back tc the oountry. m . Miwawjr - ? k.mUT* OOCNtl TAX LEVY CUT. Buppply Bill tor Yew Stem Half Mill Lea Tbaa tor 1M0. Thai coudty supply bill u pawed loaf week by the house of represent*' tlvea for the government of York county during 1111 carries a levy of one-half mill less than was carried In the bill last year. The bill Is now In the senate and likely will pass that body and become an act by the latter part of the week. Last year the gov- , ernment of York county cost the tax payers for ordinary purposes $107,295. This year the supply bill provides for tho expenditure of $95,267, or a 6 mill levy, as against a 6 1-2 mill levy fcr 1920. The various purposes for which the money is to be used is as follows: For ordinary county purposes, 6 mills, and a levy of 2 mills for road purposes as provided by law. and in EbOnezer township a special levy of 3-4 of one mill; and in Catowba township a special levy of 1 mill; and in York township a special levy of 2 1-2 mills to pay tho Interest on bonds Issued by said townships in aid of the Charleston. Cincinnati & Chicago rnllroad, and on bonds refunding same; also In said townships of Rbonezer, Catawba and York a sneclal low of i-? " mill as a sinking fund to retire said bonds. The treasurer of York county, for collecting and disbursing this special levy, shall be allowed the commission as now provided by law. l'"or pnylng Interest on court house bonds and to provide a sinking fund for same, a spcclnl levy of 1-2 of a mill, as now provided by law. A spcclnl levy of 1 mill Is hereby levied to ropny loan for building bridge across Catawba river, uetween Kock Hill and Fort Mill, as provided for in the act of 1917: a special levy of 1-2 mill Is hereby levied to repay loan to build bridge across Catawba river between York and Mecklenburg county as provided for in aot of 1919. The county supervisor Is hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon the county treasurer for the amounts for the purposes herein staled. If so much be necessary, for the tlseal year beginning January 1, 1921: Bond* nod Bridges?Cross roods $20,000; convicts and maintenance of road working organization $19,000; countv engineer $800 . . . $ 39,800 Salaries ? Clerk of court $300; sheriff $1,600; deputy sheriff $1,600; treasurer $800; clerk of treasurer $:,r?00; auditor $800; clerk t i auditor $1,600; superin tendent of education $2,400; nltorney $200; physician $1,000; coroner $100; Janlto to court house $780; supervisor $2,000; two county commissioners $600; clerk to board of county conimissoiners $600; judge of probate $200; magistrates and c instablcs $7,000 23,080 County Boards?Board of education $100; board of canalization $60o 700 Jail expenses. Including dieting of prisoners 2.000 Jurors nnd witnesses 6,000 County home, poorhonse nnd poor 5.000 F< st mortems, inquests nnd lunacy 1 500 Public buildings, including water, light and insurance. 8,000 Printing, postage nnd stationery 2,000 Miscellaneous Contingent: Vital statistics $512; telegraph nnd telephone $4 00: sheriff, rnnvovlncr r?r to $4 01); magistrates and constn files, for conveying prisoners $100 1,400 Military Companies?Ttook lliii military company $250; Fort Mill military company $250 r,?o Demonstration W o r It? Home demonstration work $1,200: county farm demonstration $500; pension commission $100 . 1,800 Interest on County Indebtedness?Interest on current loans in anticipation of collection of taxes $875; Interest on court house hinds and to sinking fund fci retirement of bonds. $4.6?0 5,475 Total $95,267 For ordinary county purposes the board of county commissioners of York are hereby authorized and empowered to borrow a sum of money not exceeding $30,000, if so much be necessary, at a rate of Interest not exceeding 6 per cent, and to pledge the ordinary county tax levy to secure the same. It shall be the duty of the county supervisor and county commissioners to purchase all implements and supplies for the chaingang and the county home, in such quantities and on such terms as will guarni tee the lowest price and be most advantageous to the county. And for this purpose the county supervisor and county commissioners, in their discretion, mny contract upon competitive bids each quarter with the lowest responsible bidder for all implements and supplies for the chaingang and the county home, after advertisement one time, for at least one week, in not more than two newspapers published in the county, ptrvious to letting such contracts: Provided, That the county supervisor and county commissioners shall have the right to reject any and all bids. The supervisor anil county commissioners are hereby required to keep a book, called '"File Hook of Claims." and in it shall be entered all claims presented for payment. This book shall he kept so as to show: Claim number, date of filing, whom claim belonKs to. nature of claim, amount of claim, amount nllowed, on what account. This book shall be open for Inspection by the grand Jury and the public; and it shall he the duty of the supervisor, within two weeks after the first day of July and January, respectively, to publish, one time in some newspaper, published In the county, nnd whlc\j will give the largest publicity thereto, at a cost of not exceeding $60, an itemized statement of all claims allowed during the preceding six months, and it shall be that which is done in strict conformity to the law governing same. The | county treasurer Is herehy authorized to transfer any unexpended balance of the several funds on hand at the end of the fiscal year 1920, not otherwise appropriated, to the year 1921 to be used for ordinary purposes. port mn.b people should take advantage op the opportunity to hear the great violinist, albert kpaulding, at w1nthrop college friday evening at 8 o'clock. reserved seats fl. Fpmi FORT MUX MAN MASTER SHOT. Ttwaau K. Lee World ClaipiW Witt* Rifle and PWoL Fort Mill la the old heme town of the world's champion rifle end ,?H*ol shot and his name Is Thomas K. Lee. son of Mr. and Mr?. D. A- Lee of Fort Mill. He left here about 12 years ago ond Is now located in Birmingham. Ala., as treasurer of a coal mining company. As a lad on his father's farm near Fort Mill Mr. Lee acquired a local reputation as a marksman, but at that, time neither he nor hi* fi lends thought that ho would eventually become the master shot of the country. But that's what he Is now, thanks to hard, consistent practice and e'ean living. Mr. Lee Is now 32 years old. When his father moved to town 13 years ago he had just attained his majority and wns ready to strike out in the word for himself. A course at a business college tlltted him to acept a commercial position In Georgia and he went to that State to work. Seven or eight years ago he moved to Birmingham and has nlnr>? rnmlo home In that city. There he has acquired the reputation which hat made him famous as the possessor of the most perfect trigger finger In the world. Mr. Lee has the reputation of shooting one firearm about as welt as another. The rifle, pistol, revolver and shotgun?they are all alike to him. A recent issue of the Blrmirghatii News contains the following story of Mr. I*ee's wonderful shooting ability: "Birmingham has one champion she never gets tired of telling the universe about in Thomas K. Lee. the greatest living allround shot In tho wcrld. l.ee. the master mnrtcvmsn of the century, holds 31 world's records, with pistol, and 17 world's records with rifle. Rvery one of Lee's records was made In official competition. Since 1913 Lee has won 31 national championships with rlflo, pistol and revolver and one International title. He has won so many .local. State nnd other matches than national that he has lost count of them. "Lee's record for shooting would fill the Congressional library. ITe holds the record for smallest group of shots made with rifle at 25 yards, every shot being fired Ins'.dc a quarter Inch ring. A half dollar covered nm snois at too yards, while a small envelope covered the tat get at S00 yards. He has made posslblo scores at every rnnge from 200 to 1.000 yards with army rifle, having- made 11 consecutive possibilities at 200 yards, rapid re. He has scored 27 bulls-eyes out of 3 5 shots In 52 seconds with army rifle at 200 yards "Fans can still recall how Tackho'e Ree astonished audiences at the Jefferson theater with his daring marksmanship. shooting objects, the slse of a quarter, from hip wife's lingers, hend. mouth and shoulders, while holding rifles In various difficult position*.. "I-.ee wins so often at the traps cf the Birmingham Hun club at the Alabama State fair grounds that It has become monotonous. He has held the doubles championship of Alabama f? r two years In succession nr.d was > runner-up one year in the singles. His longest runs with shotgun are 137, 151 and 224. He has shot 50 and 100 straight over a hundred different times. "Reo Is a teetotaler. He doosn't use Intoxlennts, smoke or eat hlghty I seasoned foods. He has a wonderfully developed physique and marvelous control of his nerves. " 'A pistol shooter's arm doesn't have to he so strong,' said Champion Ree In commenting on his arm. 'but so much practice has made mine so anyway. -? good deal of my physical development I owe to my work as physical director some years back. I used to play hnsehnll on my school teams and I have always had a g-eneial liking for things athletic and outdoor sports.' " The Illuo Buckle cotton mill at Bock Hill resumed operations Monday with a day force of 500 vorkers and It was announced that a nlgnt shift of 500 soon will he put to work. I NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. All persons holilng claims against Estate of William H. Wlndle will present same forthwith to one of the undersigned, duly attested; and all persons indebted to said Estate will make Immediate settlement. Oracle L. Wlndle and J. S. Brlce, Executors nt w u i~ J. S. Brlce, Attorney, York, S. C. 3t Mar3 CALL on i CULPBROS. for your Groceries, Coal, Ice, Gas ol ineJ Kerosene and Motor Oils. W. BROS, l PHONE tft . . -I ' MILL TMB8, TORT MILL, 8.0. ;i * Figaro Pr For M < ( < > < :: FIGARO PRESERVAR is a lit ;; condensing wood smoke and the < cial ingredients, forming a perfe Meat, being better and more a ;; fashioned smoke house. iI The Preservar is guaranteed to ; for it?preserve meat in a more ! 1 much less work and care than un * * 20 Ounce Bottle i? 4 i ij LYTLE DRUG1 * TK* m&xaSJL Garden! ? . I We have a complete Ferry's Gard In package oi I B. C. FERC 8 Groceries and Fr< -A., o. o"on GOOD THIfi Grocwifi, Market, Country "Produce. Phone Fourteen. < ? Bring Your I Heath Motor < 4 > 4 4 4 4 4 4 \* For first class repair work at ;; Spring season will soon be here ;; will want his car put in good coi ;; tion to completely overhaul any ! I tice and at a price that will pi \ i owner. 4 4 J! We have recently installed a Bur it renewal of Ford Bearings and it work to the best advantage. W i i complete assortment of genuine 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 !! HEATH Fort Mill, 4 4 4 4 > 4 > 4 4 4 > 4 4 I 4 < 4 0 Discretion is some 4 4 comes to a man i 4 4 <' too old to benefit I < older you get, th< are likely to earn. Use discretion and Savings account v SAVINGS BANK < Mill. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ( 4 1 4 ? 4 I 4 < 4 eservar !| eat iuid compound made by ;; addition of other benefi- \' n;t agent for curing Salt ; conomical than the old- " do just what is claimed palatable state and with !! der the old method. ; | 85 Cents ! > UUMfAINY I Star* \ * Seeds assortment of en Seeds r bulk. I iUSON, esh Meats. STES [GS TO EAT f, ,yt a ,ytAAA ?f? 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STARNES Get the pep in that Ai ing your Repair Work c Electric Starters, Gene The Best of Ser STARNES. A. R. Starnes, Gen'!. Mgi TAX NOTICE?1020-21 Offina tl... '? - * " , ^ ...v* X^m ui<: VVUIUJ lniMtUIXT III l"m County. Notloe Wi hereby given that the Tax Books for York County will be opened on Friday, the 15th day of October, 1920, and remain open until the 31st day of December, 19 20, for the collection of State, County. School and Local Taxes, for the fiscal year, without penalty, after which day One Per Cent Penalty will be added to all payments made In the month of January, 1921, and Two Per Cent Penaty for all payments made In the month of February, 1921, and Seven Per Cent Penalty will he added to all payments made from the 1st day of March, 1921, to the 15th day of March, 1921, and after this date all unpaid taxes will go into execution and all unpaid single polls will be turned over to the several Magistrates for proeecution In accordance with law. All of the banks of the county will offer their accommodations and facilities to taxpayers who may desire to make use of the same, and I shall take pleasure In giving prompt atten. tlon to all correspondence on the sub graph re h K PCP llirrV?l*r ?-y?"i T /-?J .??vuv- Hlgiuy p 1 1/.CU lance for a long life ye. th keeping is worth t, and the best treatwell made frame. rtment with its mod- ^ and materials is at fl ices Guaranteed Phone 144 and ed for, finished and y. Sc WOLFE . FURNITURE MEN. I ring Hats our first shipment of ill's Spring Hats, and dark shades for early i in and see what we rwwl in oni' d\ i 1 1 J ? WV ill (III I IfUlVI J 1 111" >H STORE F. LYTLE, Mtfrs. MOTOR CO. ltomobilc of yours by hav lone at Starncs Motor Co jrators, Magnetos Repaired vice Guaranteed. MOTOR CO. \?W. J. Steele, Machinist. cct. All taxpayers appearing at my office will receive prompt attention. Note?Tiie Tux Hooks will be made up by townships, and parties writing . about taxes will always expedite mat. ^ 1 ters if they can mention the township or townships in which their property ur properties are located. IIA Hit Y E. NEIL, Treasurer of York County. Pyramid Paint Shop ItOCK HILL, S. C. PAINTING If your car needs painting we will paint it for you and do it in such a way thut you will bo surprised at the difference it makes in the looks of your old car. Our corps of painters are the best that can be obtained and only those who are experienced In car painting ure on our force. The looks of your car Is Just like the looks of your person. It goee a lang I way. - _ JAlflCS A. JOUHBOlf, Proprietor. > Ns.