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Connecting up the unfinished links
in the Spartanburg, Laurens, Waterloo
and Augusta highway as far as Wa
terloo, bringing to a finish the work
started on that Part' of ftlt) propsed
Calhoutn highiway in this county from
the Newberry county line near Whit
-llire throutgh Clinton, 3 ountville to
Cross 11111, and-the connfecting of these
two miniU thloroughthures at a point of
coiImonioiso 'h i1low Cross 11h and Wa
IArloo to imaike a comm11on (ross ing of
;!alulda River ait or- near l'tick~ett.'s
Ferriy (oi'o);cd the main feattires of
tj htighvay buil(ilg progIlnm (1dorsed
6, a joint imeting of committees fron
the Clint on (Comm tuercial Club h a) 0 h
uurens hltisinet 1' ~lgtt' beih at the
U otrre coilit ry -Qlub Friday.
The 1netaig was presided over by
Geo. M. Wright, of laurens. and MIugh
Silmpson, ( Clinton, acted as secre
tary. Present at the meeting was a
ielegationl froml Greenwool county
which pledlged its support in having
Greenwood coumnty co-operate .with
I-aliirens coutt ay in buldI ing the bridge
over tSalida river and extending the
proposed joint higlway to .a point in
Greenwood county to tie up with a
top soil road already being built from
Greenwood toward the vicinity of
Coranaco. Representatives from the
state highway department, including
Chief 'ngineer Mooreleld, were also
The goal to be attained in the pro
posed progmn twas outlined in the
following program recoinmended by
the johnt-tioetnge' -
Copipletion of the Spartaubur-Green
'wood 'Highway from Ora to Laurens
and from Cold Point to Waterloo.
Building of Calhoun Highway from
Newberry county line near Whitmire,
-passing near Garlington, Renno and
through Clinton and Mountville to
romss '11M.
Mrging of the Spartanburg-Green
wood highway and Calhoun highway
into ono road at some, poiit in Cross
1 ill township so as to make only one
crossing of Saluda river, point of said
crossing to .he at or near Puckptt's
Fverry, which 'we consider to .be about
'half way between the C. & W. C. and
S. A. G. railroad bridges, the exact lo
cation of crossing to be decided by the
state highway commission.
Building a cross country road. from
Oiay Court, on -Piedmont ;highway, to
Woodruff .bridge on Enoree river..
Building a cross country road from
Cold Point, on Laurens-Greenwood
highway,, to Mt. Olive church. By Mt.
Olive church to the old Greenville
Augusta road.
To carry out the provisions of the
program, a resolution was adopted re
qiuestIng -the county delegationi to pass
neepsary legislation "to provide for a
bond issue of $250,000. This amount
is expected -to 'be supplemented by an
appropriation 'from state and federal
-funhds sufficient at least to bear half
the cost of the bridge over Galuda
.river. : I
-Mr. 'Moorefield, state highway engi
nleer, carne into the meeting almost at
gram cod after -the tnaiepo
grmhdbeen adolited. tie sl h
meoling thtat the highway departhient
had refutsed to approva a bridge over'
the Sal-uda rIver on the' proposed Cal..
botm bhituay ini view of the need, of
a brdg~e connei'eting iWatehloo d and
OrdEewood -on the coulntecounty
syM m of roadls, bit thathbe felt the
de'prettnent wotikd aZp deethidoint
prpjeqt whee.ae conjPtdnief hdd been
\reelihde cmi ,g dematon or'sdag' idoi
,fei e. two )ighways. tL'r. .Moei,
w ua 4inabler to difdgefii
pr 0tte ito*;much ethto atitd
or i af4 .hgcounty obuefe 4~r
theutgw kt,0$tu ~
lr4etle hyemids for n
by #~i~ oties.
~t~ike oe ev
e~t~~leotge~ f 'f~e Iltigh qimig
n0'he in
Bar Assoelation Commends Jaimes 1.
Sullivan for Judiclary. .
- James 1-. Sullivan, prominent attor
ley of this city, was indorsed by the
L-jaurens bar as a candidate for judge
of the Eighth judicial circuit to fill
tht vacancy caused by the recent death
of Judge Frank 13. Gary. The indorse
nient given Mr. Sullivan by the Lau
rens bar states that "recognizing the
ability and the qualifications of James
H-. Sullivan of :jaurens, we unreserv
edly indorse and recommend him for
the position of judge of this circuit."
It is understood that the Laurens
delegation to the general assembly
will algo. indorse .the candidacy of Mr.
Sullivan and numerous friends are al
ready at. work in his behalf.
Mr. Sullivan is a gradiuate of 'the
Universif.y of South Carolina, having
received the A. 1B. and M. A. degrees
at this institution. i-fe was admitted
to lie bait for liractlce in- 1910 and
practieed under' tht law firn name of
Irby & Sullivan tuntil 191.1 and from
the latter (late until a few imonths ago
as Blackwell & ISullivan in' hen. the firm
.became BItckwell, Sullivai: & Wilson
as now constitbuted.
h ring Ilie 12 yeanr. Mir. Stillivan
has been a mittbeler of the Laurens bar
he has hlaid work 'in every court and
his ability and success on both sides
of the court, criminal and civil, has
brought hilu prominently to the front
as an attorney. le is a forceful jmb
lie speaker and a pleader oif acknowl
edged ability and skill. Ile is a mem
bcr of the board of trustees of the
University of South 'Ca-rolina and is
well known in the educational circles
of the state.
Fifty Gallon Outfit Captured in Fork
Setion by Rurol Policemen. Two
Negroes Arrested.
One of the largest distilling,outfits
big fifty -gallon boiler and other para
phernalid., was captured in the Foi'k
section of the county near the junc
tion of the Saluda and Reedy rivers
Monday afternoon by Rural -Policemen
C. 1L. Owens, W. H. Bryson and Andy
Boyd. Allen Austin and Elliot Gilliaan
were found working with masi near
the outfit and were taken into cub
tody. The 'boiler was brought to tow.n
and has been on display in the sheriff's
According to Chief of Rural Police
Owens, Information as to the where
abouts of the still was given by Sheriff
White, of Greenwood. Wihen found,
the still had evidences., of having been
in continue(d use. Besides the mash
twelve quarts of whiskey were - cap
tured, besides a number of fruit jars
and other con-tainers.
City Council Ratifles icense Ordin
ance and Tax Levy for 1923. Due.
January 1st,
At -a called meeting of city council,
held Friday night 'the annual license
ordinance was -passed. cnd tax levy
fixed for 1923. The license drdindhriee
as passed is practically the same as
last year. The tax levy aloemenains
at the same -figure, 25 mills for' all inr
poses, including interest 'and sinking
-Mayor Dial asidl yesterdiay that li
conses are due the fir'st dat of the year'
and called attention to the fact that it
is unlawful to carry on business uin
less the license has been paid:' The
time limit on licens~es, according to
the ordinance is January' 15th.
The ordinane in fulIuvill' be pub
lished.itt the advertising columns next
Edwin afodeley, Kocal 1o t Okfoe
Unlie$ity 111 Ein ai:M ien
:wo i Nigld i
piorit h-esu hetd 0dxfptd
eolay, tnest. vrshi~, oseedoIsiistafred
b sl ~ia, ,beetif(rOxfordte
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Coveted Meii Presentedl to Former
Coinianlder of Local National Gtuird
Company for Distinguished- Services
lin World War.
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 1i5. 1922.
Captain William HR. Richey, Jr., Infan
try,. Urited States Army, was decorat
ed with the Distinguished Service
Cross on Shield Watkins Field at the
University of Tennessee at 3:30 P. M.
today'. The presentation took place
in the presence of the 1R. 0, T. C. bat
talions of the University of Tennessee
and the Knoxville High Schools. The
ceremony connected swith this decora
tion is one that the public seldom has
the privilege of seeing, too often the
hero is killed in the act for which
the award is made. The Distinguished
Service Cross is awarded to persons
who, while serving in any Capacity
vith tie Armny o.f the Inited States,
distilguishes~ tiimselves by extra or
dnary Ileroisi n coelllection With
mil-tary operations against anl aimed
The act for wilich Captain. Richey
has been awarded this decoration is
for extraordinary leroisn in action
near Ardenil, France, September 29
,0, .1918. Although badly gassed dur
Ing the night of Ceptember 28, Ile
nevertheless remained in cominand of
Ihis companly and with litter disregard
o' l)erSonal danger, twice led it in the
aktaCk on successive days and was not
evacuated until colipletely exhausted
oil September 30, 1918. Captain
Richey, at the time nmtiled, wMs in
command of Company "L" 371st Infan
try, 93rd Division; the action at this
1)oint was so severe that all live of
flcers of this company were wounded
and all have since been awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross.
Captain Richey is at .present 6n duty
with the Military Department at the
University of Tennessee, ie is a memn
ber of a -prominent South - Carolid
R. ichey, Sr., and 'has enjoyed a suc
cessful civil.as .well asaa military life.
He graduated from the Citadel, th
South Carolina Military Academy, In
1905, he then entered the practice of
law with his father at Laurens. He
was active in National Guard affairs
and was t13e .imoving spirit in the or
ganization of a company of the First
B. C. Infantry at Laurens, of which
lie served as 1st Lieutenant and later
Captain. Our declaration of war with
Germany found him a member of the
state legislature, chairman of the
military committee'. He' resigned
from this office in order to enter tile
first officers training camp at Fort
Oglethorpe, from which -he was grad
tiated as a Captain and was assigned
to the 371st Infantry with which regi
-ment he served in Fj rance. He was en
gaged In the actions in the Avocourt
sub-sector, the Verdun sector, the
NMeuse-Argonne offensive, and the
Vosge Mountains, After hostilities
ended, he resigned and -returned home
to practiee la.w. He was elected mayor
of Laurlens inl February, 1920 and lat
er the same year was reappointed to
the regular army as a Captain Qf In
fantry and assigned to .the 60th. .in
fantry at Camp Jackson, S. C. ,He nowv
reside8 at 521 West Cuinberland Ave.,
With) Mrs. Richey, formerly Miss Nelle
Enugen in' Bolt, of :Iaurens, and hbis
dlaughter Sarah.
The presentation 'was mlade by
Colonel William R. Samle, Infantry,
Chief of Staff of tile 8slt Dilvision as
the eepesentativo of tile Corps Area
Comn delr, A cordialI invitation was
extendedl by Colonel .Sample, especial
ly to thle American Legion, former
flionbers of the 93rd Division and tile
puibhic to -be -present to pay resp~ect
(tnoile of our heroes who still lives,
and to witness one of the mOSt im
prosslve ceremonies of military life.
hduston Estes, Age' li, Klled When
Jother.'s Oun is Nlttharged on
lihlnt. .
.ilouston Ehstes, aged 17, oldest son ot
$tare, Etes, resident of the Nar
Vilectioes of thy~ count, twas acci
'pu1tly' sihot and llied Saturday'af
t'enaor hite hunting wlth his young
efr uotr, Jack. IEtes, and one or
r~Otaiften'ieid, Wlo iwont to Estes'
'lrl2 4$Nb1't dat *atl& stes Stated
th~n 'Mv~ nthe -act of giving to One
e6T~ enagfoboys pne of his squirrels
'eith egiti he held wasneident
entphttge of
Florence Interests Take Over Famous
Resort 'and Platit Vigorous sitles
-Waterloo, Dec. 1S.-According to in
formation given -by Mr. W. Carl Whar
ton, who is. .president aid general
manager of the Harris Springs Co., the
property consisting of a number of
aieres of land, large hotel and the hot
fling plant has been sold to lessrs.
Thomas Anderson and C. R. Hanna, of
Florence. They will move their fan
ilies here the first of the year and
take over active management.
'Ilarris Springs has ;. state-wide
reputation as a health resort and up
Intil the last season, a large numaber
of people from all parts of the country
cale to spelnd a' few weeks at the
h1otel and drink the famous water. A
la rge amount of the water is shipped
ann1ual1v to a iiilnmber of places in
tile soulth.
. The comply has reeeit inii allld
t moderin .ho tiing plant. at he springs
anlid is shippilg a large uantity of
.Iin r, ",Io bottled daily at the spring.
I is uinderstood tihat .lrs. An
derson andl thinna plan to puf on') a vig
orous campaign l'or the sale of, boti
thle water. and bottled products.
TIE.\CII ElIS .1ilT NStT~I'll) At
Initeresting 1l iscussins llouowed by
Laeclure onl l14adio by Prlof. A. (',
Carsonl, of 11le Uivrrity of Souti
The County Teachers' Association
held a very interesting and onlight-1
citing imeeting Saturday morning at 11
o'clock at the court nouse. At the
regular divisional meetings Mi An
nie N. Ilatton, of the Clinton schools,
led the dilcusiion of "Arithmetic", in
the ,intermediate sedtion. 'he prl
mary division had "Roading" for its
subject at which Miss PIt.4, of Clin
ton, spoke' on First Grade Methods,
Miss'.Mc~wtain, of Clinton, on Second
Grade 'Metohds and 1,4'ss Putiam, of
Wonr.imff, on Third Crade Methods.
The high school 'roup led by Supt.
'Gasque, discussed 'English," his re
marks being based upon the treatment
of the subject in the manual of the
high school inspector.
After the divisional meeting, Prof. A.
C. Carson gave an interesting Illustra
tated lecture on the Radio. Prof. Car
son is hefid of the department of
physics at the University of South
Carolina and has given especial study
to the subject of the radio. In his
talk he dwelt upon the evolution of
the radio from the telephone to the
present -highly developed instnnent.
He predicted that in two years time
the popularity of the radio would be so
increased that there would be no one
who would not be unable to hear the
Pres,1lent's inaugural .address and
stated that even now almost every
new home in the north.was built iwith
radio equipment.
The next meeting -will be held on
Jdnuary 27.
Tiroubadour Male Quartet to be At
tractioni on Thmuirsday Night,'D-eem
ber 28th.
The Troubadour Male Quartet .is to
be the next attraction on the lyceum
course sponsored by the Thusiness We
mnen's Club. This attraction is to ap
pear at .the Opera 'llouse~ Thursday
night, Dee'ember 28th.
The quartet iOt only is a singing oi'
h1anization but It also featurer, a rich
ly vjirled -program of instrumental
selections anld character impersona
tions. Thle -program includes popular
and classical music, humorous and
serious ini character.-.
Rural Carrier Examintation.
The United States Civil Service conm
mnission has announced an examination
to be held sat ILaurens, 6. 'C. on Jan
itary t~Ith, 1923 to filli the position of
rural carrier at 'Waterloo, S. C., and
vacancies that may occur later at that
9tflce. The salary is $t,800.00 per 'an
num for a standard route.
The -e~emination1 will be open only
to citizens, both men and w~on, whQ
are actually. domiciled In thle territory
of the Posf. Office Where the vacancy
exiets,ind 'who meet the other requit.i
men0It0. Applications uitay- .be seurthf
fron the local secretary at the fn
puflIAllen's, S~ C...,
- Iay at Poplar Springs 39
Th atn1yivatma.'Mamiraldat' wilt
-re .l)epItm ent Hampered by Per.
sons Who HoIller at Firenen. 31ust
be Stopled.
"There is too unch confusion during
fires," said Mayor Dial a few days ago
when lie issued a warning to those
who holler at firemen and give instrue
tions without authority. The work of
the firemen Is hampered, he said, by
persons yelling at firemen to cut the
water on1 and off when this must be
left to the firemen themselves if the
tlrc-fighting Is to be effectively done.
As an illustration of the confusion
caused by the well-meaning public in
these things, he cited a case at the
Bienchoff fire last Monday evening
whenl Some irresponsible partkes cauls-!
ed the .Ilremen to disconnect a hose at
t lie Lairens National Bank corner and
returin with it all the way to the Naiu
relns iHotel when the water froi this
strcmi was sorely needed. If giving'
of directions in tiis case had been lett1
ei tirely to the firemen such costiy (oin
fision woulid not have come about. In
tile lfiiture, he said, persolls hollering
at fir-ilieen and otherwise in!terferin
with theml in their duiles tl4 aill be sub
ject. to l'ul unishnilcit.
Anotlheri matter miientI ioned by thec
nuii yor was tle (nrelessiess of soein
)e'Oil(' iii' driving wagons and aitct
miiobil Os over (lit lc'se sprend by the
ii remen. This is unlawiiui, sai the
mayor and subjects the parties to i
fine. In the fuiu re, he said, policemen
would lbe instructed to watch for such
Violations of the law and make ar
While on the subject of fires, con
tinued Mayor Dial, the ringing of the,
lire bell does not automatically repeal
the speed regulations of the city.
There is no reas'in why a -ire should
imean a speed contest for everybody
who wants to go. Wild driving to and
from fires he said must be stopped.
Gold Handle Knife Presented Him by
City Employees as Christmas Pres
Mayor W. 'H, Dial eat back in his
arm chair yesterday morning unable'
to get his brain working on municipal
affairs.. Closed roads where vehicles
must detour, the dwindling balance of,
the city's bank account, chicken or
dinances, the twelve o'clock court and
all other troublous matters that en
gage the attention of the mayor about
twenty-four hours out of the day were
forgotten. it was all about a little
package lie fondled carefully in his
hand. In a pretty plush covered case
rested a handsome gold handled pocket
knife .with a gold chain attached, a gift
of the city employees to the "obs".
Dr. Dial plainly showed that lie was
immensely pleased with the gift and
said that he wanted to "tell the world"
that he deeply appreciated it.
Plans for a Conference of Business
Men From all Parts of State.
Greenville, .Dec. 14.-Plans for a
con ferenc of business men from all
parts of the state and representing
all lines of industry and commerce to'
'be held here at an, early date for dis
cussion of ways andlc means5 of effecting
a revision of the taxation program of
the state, wvere launched today by the1
board of directors of the Greenville
chamber of commerce. A commission
wvas appointed to take charge of the
movements. t is plannedi to bold
the conference some time this month
in order that a. definite program for
tax reform may be 'worked out and p~ut
under way before or during the forth
coming session .of the South Carolina
general assembly.
Dr. W. E. Pelhamn Dead
F~riends in this city of Dr. Wi. E.
Peiham, of Newberry wvill regrbt to
learn -of his death, 'which took place
at his home last Thursday night. The'
funer'al took place Sunday afternoon.
Dr. ,Pelhami was a frequent business
visitor here as a life insuranfe agent
and had many.'frieiidai in thie city'. lie
was A brother of the' late Mrs. Jos. 'H.
Sullivan, of .this city. lie is survived
'by his widow, who was a Mss-Leavell,
one brother, $am thatei, of New
York City, a son, - c. P~. 4'elam, of
.0reon.ville, and one daughter, Mrs.
To Johntone, of leWberry.
ho0lts wit1id~ asiade at the Lsubens
The" school will r1'ope11
J4, anuarys seofond. '
11922 CROP LU
REAC1Sl1uG HIH 1:1GUff
Washington, Ue. 15.-Tho nation's
crops this year are worth $7,572,890,
000, based on their farm value as of
December 1, the department of agri
culture announced today in its final
crop report of the year.
Their alue is $1,842(978,000 more
than last years crops, reilecting im
provcment in lprices for farm products
prevailing now as coml iared 'with a
year ago and increased pt'oduction in
sonic crops. This year's farm pioduc
tion is wortih about t1ho same as'L that
of 1916 but is lower Ohan 1920 iby about
$1,500,000,000, and lower twin any year
since 1915, except last year. It i only
a little mtore than half as mutch as
the record value year of 1919.
tecord p)roduct bio was maide this
Y( .ar inl rye, white potat.o0s, sweel po
tatoes and hay. Other bin per Crops
1his year were ric', the third largest
iroduction; tobacco, with tie f'ourth
lartgest crop in history; wheat 'with
the it fth largest p(oductiont, and corn
witI its seventli largest crop. Cottan
this year is the fourth most valuable
erop of that staple ever grown, al
though a small crop in point of pro
Corn, as usutal, is the Cotintry's most
valuable crop being worth this year
$700,000,000 more than last year with
a total value of $1,900,287,000. Cot
ton stands second with $1,368,517,000,
the lint being value at $1,190,761,000
and the cotton seed, $177,750,000. Hay
Is the thipd most valuablo crop with
a total of $1,331,679,000, No other crop
reached a billion dollars in value this
year. Wheat was value at $864,000,
000, standing as fourth most valuable
crop of the country.
In today's final estimates, based on
revision to conform with the census
bureau's decennial crop production
statistics the preliminary estimates of
production announced last month were
soniewhat changed, There was a -re
duction .in the corn crop of about 6,
000,000 bushels. Increases were shown
for other crops, including: Winter
wheat, 45,000,000 bushels; spring
wheat, 1,700,000 bushels; oats, 14,278,
000 bushels; rye, 15,874,000 'bushels;
buckwheat, 1,467,000 bushels; rice,
2,806,000 bushels; potatoes, 17,280,000
bushels and hay, 4,055,000 tons.
The final production figures and the
total value of various crops' follow:
Corn, 2,890,712,000 bushels and $1,
Winter wheat, 586,204,000 bushels
and $614,561,000.
iSpring wheat, 270j007,000 bushels
and $249,578,000.
All wheat, 856,211,000 bushels amnd
Oats, 1,215,496,000 bushels anid
$478;54 8,000.
Bat'ley, 186,110,000 bushels and $97,
Rye, 9h,497,000 bushels and $66,085,
I uckwheat, 15,050,000 bushels and
Flaxseed, 12,238,000 bushels and
. Iuce, 41,965,000 bushels and' $41,836,..
Potatoes, 461,185,000 bushels and
Sweet potatoes, 109,584,000 bushels
andl $84i,492,000.
Hay (tame), 96,687,000 tons and $1,
Hlay (wild) 16,104,000 .tons and $21.1,
All hay, 112,791,000 tons and $1,811,
Tobacco, 1,324,840,000 pounds and
Cotton, 9,964,000 .bales and $1,190,
Cotton seed, 4,424,000 tons and $177,
Clover seed, 1,875,000 bushels anid
Sugar beets, 5,2413,000 tons and $29,
Beet sugar, 1,382,000,000 'pounds;
value not given.
At Center Point
'I'here is going to be a Christina#
tr, exercises and a cold plate suppg
dt CerWt PoIit 'an 'Friday nigh't, nD
esig'. ,twenlt9-,second,' beginning
protnptly at sevegLthirty 'o'cloock. The
pnlla is cordially Invited (d attend.

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