Clayton County News
July 1913

OLD JONESBORO BOY HAS AWFUL EXPERIENCE July 11 1913
The Jonesboro News
On Wednesday night of last week Mr. Ovid H. Kimble in some way fell from a Coast Line train near Savannah.  The train was crossing a trestle in a large swamp at the time of the accident and Mr. Kimble fell in the water 20 feet below.  When he reached the bank of the stream he found that he was in a large swamp from which he was unable to extricate himself for a day and night, when he succeeded in attracting the attention of three negroes who got him
out and carried him to their cabin, where he remained until Saturday when the negroes succeeded in stopping a train upon which he was carried to Savannah where he is under the care of physicians.  *Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

CLAYTON STRONGLY REPRESENTED IN THE HOUSE. July 11 1913
The Jonesboro News
Representative Melson, of Clayton, is proving himself to be the right man in the right place, and those who have kept up with the proceedings of the legislative bodies since they met for the present session, say that Mr. Melson is making good as a representative and has already proven that he is in favor of solid and conservative legislation. *Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET IN REGULAR SESSION. July 11 1913
The Jonesboro News
Board of Commissioners Roads and Revenues of Clayton county met in regular session.  Full board present. Minutes of last meeting read and adopted. J. E. Jones, overseer Forest Park district, made statement showing balance due
county on road fund in the sum of 33.16, and the same ordered paid to treasurer to credit of road fund. Order No. 1485 for sum of 11.49 being considered in this report, and said order taken up and canceled. ON motion, the salary of E. J. Wynn, engineer, was raised to 60.00 per month, the same to apply to the month of June. Ordered, that the road commencing near the residence of Dr. J. R. Barton, to Atlanta and Jonesboro road, and the road commencing on the farm of Obadiah Hendrix, and running to and connecting with the Atlanta road at or near the old James M. Toney residence, be made the width of 25 feet. The following accounts were audited and ordered paid, including 140.30 passed, but not issued, in January.
J. P. H. Akers supplies roads........................199.94
W. S. Duncan Co supplies roads..................209.57
Oglesby Grocery Co.  supplies roads...........  31.24       
Beck & Gregg Hdw. Co ...............................    5.40
The Austin-Western Road Machine Co..........38.05
A. C. White, pumping, etc. .............................  7.50
J. V. Wynn, jail fees,.......................................   21.00
Fulton Market Co., supplies roads..................10.70
L. C. Lawrence, supplies roads ....................... 14.35
L. C. Lawrence, 1 month salary warden...........50.00
E. J. Wynn, 1 month salary, engineer..............60.00
C. M. Carnes, 1 month salary guard ..............35.00
W. H. Tyler, 1 month salary guard..................30.00
R. C. Cousins, dentist jail..................................2.00
J. W. Mann, pauper..........................................38.00
So. Bell Tel. & Tel. Co., phone pauper ..............1.00
So. Bell Tel. & Tel. Co., court house ........        ...1.67
So. Bell Tel & Tel. Co., jail.................................1.67
Evans Bros., pumping station, etc......................4.43
Evans Bros., supplies roads...............................49.87
Evans Bros., supplies small pox..........................4.00
Jonesboro Enterprise   printing........................11.25
Jonesboro Auto Co. pumping station.................4.80
B. F. Dodson  supplies roads..............................1.30
J. W. & E. M. Rountree   lumber bridge..........36.87
B. H. Coleman, T. R. , stamps, etc.....................3.00
R. L. Lasseter, supplies roads............................89.14
H. C. Turner, supplies roads...............................1.65
J. B. Adams, lumber bridge.................................9.96
J. R. Barton, M. D., services convicts................16.50
On motion adjourned.        F. P. Camp, Chairman.
John M. Mundy, Clerk. *Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

SENATOR HUIE EXPRESSES HIMSELF POLITICALLY July 11 1913
The Jonesboro News
While in Jonesboro on last Saturday, the popular Riverdale citizen consented to talk a little for The News. He expressed himself as believing that the most important piece of legislation right now was to make the income of the state sufficient to meet the expenditures. He is not in favor of cutting the appropriation for the schools of the deaf,
dumb and blind, nor of the sanitarium at Milledgeville. He believes it is necessary, as well as right, to make some provision to pay the school teachers of the state monthly, and is in favor of a constitutional amendment to assess and collect a special school tax. He favors a perpetual registration law with certain requirements, but is not in favor of change of time required to be in a county from six months to thirty days to be entitled to vote. While he is strictly a ladies man, and always considers them with the greatest honor and respect, he does not believe in adding to their already heavy responsibilities the "privilege" to vote. He is against the promiscuous appointing of commissioners to investigate the various state institutions, except where there is specific charge of irregularities. He is investigating the possibility of getting Clayton county placed back in the 5th congressional district, and will do all in his power to
accomplish this result. He favors the passing of a law that will prevent the carrying of pistols. He is opposed to any measures that will place the military above the civil laws of the state. Is in favor of the extension of the state road to deep water. Will oppose the kindergarten measures. *Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

VOTED SEVEN TIMES FOR THE BROWN'S FOR GOVERNOR July 11 1913
The Jonesboro News.
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This Record, Made by a Prominent Jonesboro Citizen, is no Doubt Held by no Other Man in the State
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Mr. J. L. H. Waldrop, one of Clayton county's oldest and most substantial citizens, cast his ballot four times for Joseph E. Brown for governor of Georgia, and three times for his son, Joseph M. Brown, for the same office.
Mr. Waldrop is 77 years of age, having been born in Fayette county in 1836.  He moved to Jonesboro in 1859, and his made this his home for 54 years. As clerk of the inferior court before the war he became identified with the political life of the county, and while not seeking office, and several times refusing to become a candidate for political honors, he has always had a strong influence in the affairs of the county.  He has served as a councilman and one
term as mayor of Jonesboro, refusing to accept the office for the second term. Mr. Waldrop has devoted the major portion of his life to farming and with the weight of his 77 years he looks closely after his farms and never fails to make good crops.  He believes in raising plenty of corn, wheat and oats, as well as cows and meat at home. He is one of the county's best and most substantial citizens and a friend that is always true, ready and willing in the time of need.  He is respected and liked by all who know him. While he has been a very active and hardworking man through his life, his age does not appear to weigh very heavy upon him. May there be many more pleasant years added to his noble life. *Submitted by Linda Blum-Barton

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