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Love and Law
By MIRIAM LEE DALLAS
(Copyright, 1919. by the Western News
"I don't like lt. not one bit!" ex
claimed Reuben Hall, in a worried
! "What Is the trouble now, Reuben?"
(Inquired his wife.
"Verda. She's on ?ty mind and it
[makes me suspicious and uneasy."
J "Suspicious of what? Uneasy
fwhy?" demanded Mrs. Hall, rousing up
?considerably, for her favorite niece
(had woo from her almost a motherly
! "Just this, Martha," explained Reu
jben soberjy: "Verda has been here a
?month, and talks of staying two.
(Doesn't it look to you as if there is
.something in the wind when a city
Ibred girl prefers this dull, way-back
(life of ours to the excitement of the
town? Then, again, who supposed
when Brother Luke sent her on that
the bewitching little fairy was going
?to have every young man in the village
ifall head over heels in love with her?"
? "You great goose! Verda is simply
?enjoying the heydey of her beautiful
youth. Do you want to shut her up
^v^jjlftfe a prisoner In a nunnery?"
"I don't," dissented Reuben, "but
il owe a duty to her father to see that
ishe doesn't fall in love with some poor,
'shiftless fellow and ns get blamed by
iLuke for it to the end of the chapter."
"She is up to enjoying life like the
?sweet, rational creature she is," per
sisted Mrs. Hall, "and don't go, like
ithe meddling simpleton you are, and
.interfere with her innocent pleasures."
It was coincidental and suggestive
quite that at the general store that
evening the usual indolent, gossiping
Igroup making their headquarters there
should be discussing a new legal meas
. ?ure, "the search and seizure law."
?Now Reuben did not very deeply take
In the merits of the proposition and
Ihugged the delusion to his narrow
f :mind that he had discovered a way out
.of his trembles. " --- -
"^'Search lu. j seizure," he meditated,
?on his wav home. "That strikes me
?right. must mean that when a per
son, say a relative or a guardlnQi
[Wtehes to protect a person under his
care and* res^isib?lTry' the TiRT says
search and seize for the benefit of the
relative or ward. My duty is plain. I
[won't.tefl Martha; she'd ?nlywenc?uf
age Verda under all circumstances. I
^owe it to my brother" rind to my con
j?ien^??~^k??epa "close eye on the
|girl< "and Tm going to do ItT. -
t^verda went away with some girl ac
quaintances the next day and Mrs.
iHall had occasion to visit the town
istores. A? soon ns he was alone Reu
iben locked himself in the house, so a's
ito be sure-there would be no Interrup
itlon, and went upstairs to the room
'apportioned 'to Verda.
"I like the girl," he soliloquized,
"and I'm no prying spy. It's for her
'own good and my duty to Brother
iLuke," and he went to the bureau in
?one corner of the room and opened its
top drawer. There was a ring with a
dainty blt of ribbon tied around it, and
.a faded rose and a little packet 7>f let
jters. The first of these began with,
"Dear Miss Hall," the next three or
?four with "Dear Verda," and the last,
(ardent, full of love and expressed de
motion, bore such words as "darling"
|and "dearest." They were signed with
an Initial only-lt was "R."
! "Who ls 'R?'" ruminated Reuben,
?"and I wonder what Martha would say
to all that gushy trash? Why, the fel
low writes as if he owned Verda ! En
Igaged? Oh, I must advise her father,
[or get the girl back home at once."
Reuben sat down under a tree in the
[garden and cogitated deeply over 'the
?eubject in hand. Then the hayrack
?wagon came up and Verda went up to
?her roora, but came down again almost
?immediately and, with an expression
Jof palpable anxiety and excitement
?clouding her face, discovered Reuben
iand ran up to him.
j "Oh, Uncle Reuben!" she exclaimed
[breathlessly, "some one has been ran
sacking rey bureau and they have
taken some-some things I wouldn't
lose for the world. Maybe some bur
glar has visited the house."
I "Was it some letters you have
hulssed?" questioned her uncle.
"Why, yes, uncle-how did you
i "Sit down, Verda. I have something
[to say to you," and forthwith he ex
plained the merits of the case, while
?his niece, open-eyed and astonished,
stared at him as though he were a
* "Oh, uncle! How could you?" she ut
"And who is 'R.?'" he challenged.
"He is the only man I shall ever
I love," declared Verda. "He if Ray
mond Breer, and although I only knew
him two weeks, and he has gone away
for a spell, he writes me every day,
land who has a better right?" and
Verda broke down with tears and soh>,
while Reuben Hall muttered to him
:?elf: "Well, she's got good sense to
I win the wealthiest young man in Rush
"And, oh, uncle," suddenly voiced
! Verda, "with your horrid search and
?seizure idea you missed something. I
?may as well confess everything while
; I'm about it There !" and she extend
I ed a folded document.
"And what's that,, new?' he Interro
gated, and Verde's reply came Ilk? a
thunder clap :
"Oh, only our marriage certificate,
WEET DEMANDS OF TRAFFIC
Construction of Freak Highways
Should Be Stopped-Permanency
Should Be Sought
J. J. Hill, in a speech in Minne
apolis, January 23, 1910, said : "If the
problem of the railroad terminals be
neglected for the next five years as
it has for the last ten, it will blight
every form of activity by paralyzing
the whole trade."
W. C. Brown, president of the New
York Central lines, said November 5,
1932: "If cars are kept in motion at
the average speed of freight trains at
at present time, they would make on
the average four times the mileage
they do now. The trouble is the cars,
as a rule, are held longer to load and
unload than the time involved in the
actual movement of the cars"-that ls,
the terminal had the railroad by the
throat and was choking three-quarters
of its efficiency out of lt. The predic
tion of Hill was absolutely correct.
A period of acute congestion in rail
road transportation had already set in
Motor Truck Adapted to Carrying
^ Farm Produce.
and would have gone to the bitter end
of paralyzing every form of activity
had not the motor truck, which had
no terminals, gone to the rescue. Now
at thisjime, May 1,1919, another thing
has got the_motc)r truck by the throat
frpd, is choking three-quarters of Its
efficiency out of it^S^^^^
This time It is* the dime museum
freak"constru?tl?B of our so-called
good roads, not by tying up the motor
truck as the locomotive was tied up
hi the terminal, but by knock*
lng lt and its trailers) to pieces, thus
cutting short the life of the rolling
stock, as well as making it move
slower and with not over one-quar
ter of a load over the imperfect sur
faces, increasing the cost of motor
truck transportation way beyond what
lt ought to be for what the motor
truck does, as well as limiting the
amount it can do way down below the
normal, writes Frederic J. Nash, In
New York World. Had these roads
been properly constructed they would
have gone to the stock exchanges and
been bought and sold there, like every
other kind of transportation securi
ties. As it ls, they have gone to pieces
and left the bondholders, the states,
counties and townships, their bonds on
their hands and only a scrap heap of
bad roads to show for them. These
freak roads, had they been offered on
the stock exchanges with only them
selves as security would not have sold
for one cent on the dollar. They are
built on the credit of the states, coun
ties and townships through which
they passed. This at the rate of two
hundred millions of dollars per year.
A speed of 150 miles an hour on the
beach at Daytona, Fla., was made last
Lincoln's birthday, a rate of speed
which the locomotive has never been
able to reach. Anything beyond a
three-ton truck load is more than a
freak highway can safely carry, while
the ordinary normal load of the freight
car on its railroad ls 50 tons. If these
few things could be combined in the
highway-absence of terminals, a rate
of speed beyond that of the railroad,
a freight-carrying tonnage equal to
that of the railroad, a cost of the up
keep less than that of the railroad,
this would multiply our present means
of transportation seven or eight times
and give this country a prosperity dur
ing the next dozen years such as we
have never even dreamed of. We
want to change our form of highway
construction over night and put our
highway securities on the stock ex
changes and not our highways on the
dump heap. Highway stocks and
bonds based on the value of this prop
erly-constructed highway will pay a
higher rate of Interest than the rail
ways ever have, for it will do much
Good Roads in Arizona.
Assisted by national and forest
service appropriations, the state of
Arizona and its 14 counties have start
ed upon a road improvement program
expected to consume at least $10,
Bond Issue Is Answer.
Few communities, except those hav
ing large cities in them with a result
ing high valuation, can afford a mod
ern system of highways ands pay as
they go. The only other alternative
la to issue bonds.
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The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1919, to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable"
between the 15th day of October,
1919, and December 31st, 1919.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31. t, 1919, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid ori pr
before February 1st, 1920, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent and five per cent, addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15 th
of March, after which time all un-:
paid taxes will be collected by the
Sheriff. :JJ$ ?J ? ? n<
The tax levies for the year 1919
are as follows:
T * Mills
For State purposes - 9
For Ordinary County- 7
For Special County_?- 3
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch _ 4
For Bacon School District-10
For Blocker_ 2
For Blocker-Limestone- 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_ 8
For Oak Grove._. 3
For Red Hill_ 6
For Edgefield_._ 8
For Elmwood No. 8_2
For Elmwood No. 9_ 2
For Elmwood No. 30 ^. 2
For Elmwood L. C._ 3
For Hibler ___._. 3
Fe:- Meriwether (Gregg) _ 2
For Moss_. 3
For Biunson School_ 4
For Ropers_ 2
For Shaw _ 4
For Sweetwater _ 4
For Talbert_ 2
For Trenton_' 8%
For Wards _ 2
For Wards No. 33_ 4
For Blocker R. R. (portion) _-_ 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R._ 3
For Pickens R. R._- 3
For Wise R. R.._ 3
For Corporation _ ll
. All the male citizens "between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, ex
cept those exempt by law, are liable'
to a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
capital tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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False Rumor Corrected.
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Remember, we are prepared tc
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Our Association is now licensed
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Lyon, President, Columbia S. C..
J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
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EDGEFIEL1), S. C.
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