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Keeping Well in August: How
to Prevent Typhoid and
Frcm August to November typhoid
fever is usually more prevalent than
?during any other time of the year
and should be especially guarded
against. The best means of preven
tion are home sanitation and vacci
nation. Sanitary, fly-prcof privies,
safe wtaer supplies, and clean food
will prevent the spread of the dis
ease in the home and community, but
everyone should be vaccinated in
order to be protected against ty
phoid carriers and the danger of
catching the disease while away
from home. Typhoid vaccination is
safe and simple. It is given by a hy
podermic (beneath the skin) and
does not produce a sore. Three dos
es of the vacine taken at intervals
of a week or ten days are necessary
for protection; the protection lasts
from two to five years. Many state
boards of health supply the vaccine
free of cost, though it is not expen
sive when bought. The family physi
cian should be consulted in regard
to having every member of the fam
ily, from the youngest to /the oldest
vaccinated against typhoid fever.
Malana is also more prevalent du
ring tho late summer and the au
tumn months. In malarious communi
ties protection can be secured by
small d:ses of quinine taken daily
Drainag} and the destruction of the
breeding places of mosquitoes (al
ways standing water) should not be
overlooked as a means of perma
nently ridding a district from chills
Personal hygiene during the hot
months will do much to lessen the
disagreeable effects of the heat
aside from eating plenty of fruits
and vegetables and a decreased
amount of meat and the wearing of
suitable clothing, a clean body is the
best means of keeping fit and cool
Bathing with soap and water after
the day's work to remove perspira
tion and dirt, the lodging places of
germs, is important. Keeping clean
should be made a habit. The hair
and scalp should also be washed at
regular intervals at least once a
week during the summer; and the
hair should be brushed thoroughly
every day to remove any excess
scales of dandruff.-Progressive
Favoring the Farmers.
. Seal estate in South Carolina was
assessed for taxation in 1918. At
that time property values had great
ly increased, a smeasured in dollars
The State Tax Commission is not
the assessing agency. Its duty is to
equalize the assessments of all prop
erty so that each county should
make, in proportion to its value, the
contribution in taxes to the state
that other counties make.
The assessments of cotton mills,
packing houses, power companies
and of most corporations have been
subjected to larger increases than
have lands and houses. The bulk of
the income and gasoline taxes will
not be paid by farmers. That every
one knows. The state tax levy has
been reduced from 12 mills to 7 1-2
In substance, attack on the State
Tax Commission and policies advised
by it, together with the policy pur
sued by the last legislatura, is
equivalent to attack on the policy of
relieving farmers of as much of the
burden of taxation as possible.
The state tax levy is but a mill or
a mill and a half higher now than it
was in 1914, notwithstanding the
general increase in prices and costs
and notwithstanding that millions
of dollars have been expended on the
stats hospital and on numerous edu
cational and charitable institutions.
The plain truth is that the policy
pursued by the state at the last ses
sion of the legislature greatly fav
ored the farmers as a class and the
danger is that departure from it
would necessarily throw back upon
the farmers a larger share of the
burden than they are now bearing.
Never in the history of South Caro
lina has the disposition to help the
farmers been so strong and never be
fore has so much been accomplish
ed in this direction. It is not short of
astounding that any farmer in the
state imagines the contrary.-The
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Snake Bites: What to Do.
"What snakes in the Southern
Jnited States are poisonous and
vhat are the symptoms and especial
y the treament of bites from such
makes?" asks another subscriber.
The bites of copperheads, water
moccasins, coral snakes and rattle
makes are poisonous; the bite from
i small snake is not as poisonous as
i bite from a large snake of the
?ame species. Snake venom, which
:ontains the poison, is a thin, green
sh yellow fluid of characteristic
)dor. The deaths from bites of pois
>nous snakes vary from 5 per cent
n the case of copperheads to about
IO per cent for the large rattlers.
The symptoms of snake bite are
ntense pain, discolored swelling of
;he bitten part and profound distur
jances of the circulatory and and
lervous system. There is great weak
ness and prostration, nausea, and a
profuse flow of saliva. Muscular pa
ralysis may occur in from three to
jour hours. Unconsciousness is rare,
jut the patients often fall into a
As soon as possible after the bite
las occurred, a band made of a
landkerchief or some similar article
mould be applied a few inches above
;he wound, between it and the heart,
ind twisted with a stick to prevent
;he poison being carried into the sys
?em by the circulating blood. The
oites of most snakes consist of but
;wo punctures; these should be free
,y incised with a knife and then suck
ed. There is no danger in sucking
she wound if there are no cracks or
sores in the mouth or on the tongue.
After the would has been sucked it
should be cauterized by applying
carbolic or nitric acid on the end of
i stick, such as a match. Or cauter
ization may be done by heating a
?ail, knife blade, or some such ar
;icle and freely burning all parts of
After the wound has been sucked
md cauterized, the bandage may be
.oosened. It should be allowed to re
nain loose for one minute and then
se tightened up again. If no alarm
ng symptoms have developed within
20 minutes it may be loosened again,
;his time for two minutes, after
which it should be tightened again.
After another period of 20 minutes
;he bandage should be loosened for
:hree minutes. This procedure should
De kept up for several hours, grad
lally increasing the time the ban
iage if off; the object is, of course, [1
;o allow only small quantities of the
poison to get into the system at one \
If in spite of the local measures
md the use of the bandage general i
symptoms of weakness develop, the ]
patient must be given stimulants. It 1
s commonly believed that large dos- i
?S of whiskey or alcohol in some 1
:orm should be administered. This is 1
i serious mistake, as the alcohol will
lo harm by addinng another depres
sant to that which is already in the 1
Instead of whiskey it is better to
rive aromatic spirits of amonia, one
lalf teaspoonful in water every hour, j
md half a cupful of very strong t
loffee every two hours.
Of recent years serums have been
)roduced which are very effective in
;ertain kinds of snake bites, butjt
hey are rarely obtainable when most
?eeded.-Dr. Washburn, in The
People Who Flout the Law.
This is a record taken on the
eventy-eight miles of road betwe?n
Jpindale and Charlotte on a recent
ifternoon and night, and in it is es
ablished a graphic illustration of I ^
h.3 general indifference to the law, *
he rules of the road and the safety c
>f people who us the highways: a
Failures to blow horns at curves, s
sight out of ten; failures to dim 1
ights, nine out of ten; without lights
intirely, trucks 4, autos 12; autos
vith one headlight, 9; road hogs, t
orcing people into ditch, overtaken \
?r passed, 7. t
It was found by experimentation c
hat most drivers bowling along t
vould dim their lights in response to r
he approaching auto, but in no case s
vas the rule observed except when e
he example was set. The increasing f
lisposition to bounce along the V
lighways at night with only one i
leadlight flashing is a circumstance a
lard to explain. Why the use of one "v
ight only? There is no economy in e
t and it is a source of danger not t
>nly to the driver of the single-shot c
:ar, but to all travelers meeting it. (
Zare was taken to observe whether a
he light was invariably used on the
eft side, and it was found that no i
itandard obtains. The right hand a
ight was dark as frequently as the \
eft. The only explanation of the c
pringing up of this dangerous and p
ibominable custom is that people do I
i just because it is against the law. p
rhe one-light automobile was fre
?uent in town3, which fast indicates r
tow dilligent the officers are in pro- \
noting observance of the law. The
nan reckless of rules of the road
eems to be doing pretty much as he
?leases not alone on the highways
?ut in the streets of cities and towns.
tanagers and Clerks for Pri
mary Election for Edge
field County, August
Bacon: J. B. Yonce, Cole Berry,
3. N. Smith, W. H. Smith, Clerk,
'oiling place, Store of J. M. Yonce.
Cleveland: S. T. Pettigrew, T. L.
Talbert, D. W. Smith, Charlie Jones,
21erk. At Pettigrew's Store.
Colliers: Joe Hammond, Crafton
lammond, John Mathis, Murphey
Hiller, Clerk. Store of Tuck Mathis.
Calhoun: J. G. Halford, J. H.
?Vhite, Joe Clark, J. L. Walker,
:ierk. Store of A. S. Rhoden.
Edgefield No. 1.: W. J. Duncan,
?V. L. Dunovant, Jr., D. J. La Grone,
?. H. Nicholson, Clerk. Evans' Of
Edgefield No. 2: J. W. Kemp, T.
\. Hightower, W. W. Adems, S. B.
Vlays, Clerk. Court House.
Lee: J. W. Cox, Elsie LaGrone,
Mike W. Crouch, John Wright,
:ierk. Lott-Walker Store.
Long Branch: L. C. Clark, W. L.
Rutland, D. G. Derrick, L. S. Yonce,
Dleik. L. C. Clark's Store.
Meeing Street: W. M. Ransom, E.
3. Lewis, J. M. Bell, J. K. Allen,
Slerk. T. A. Owdom's Store.
Meriwether: F. B. Barker, T. B.
aarley, Dr. J. T. Reese, J. H. Mathis,
Slerk. Meriwether Hall.
Moss: T. P. Morgan, W. A. Reel,
R. C. Griffis, D. D. Brunson, Clerk.
West and Williams Store.
Pleasant Lane: N. F. Manly, E. M.
rimmerman, Whit Harling, M. B.
Byrd, Clerk. F. L. Timmerman's
Red Hill: C. F. Mathis, 0. 0. Tim
merman, Lewis Eubanks, R. M.
Fohnson, Clerk. Red Hill Store.
Ropers: W. D. Lanham, F. F.
Rainsford, W. J. Lanham, J. D. Bos
well, Clerk. Boswell's Store.
Rock Hill: R. D. Seigler, E. C.
?Vinn, John Press Sullivan, J. D.
Elughey, Clerk. Residence of J. C. C.
Trenton: T. P. Salter, J. R. Smith,
Ed Harrison, James D. Mathis, Sr.,
31erk. Store of J. D. Mathis, Sr.
30. The managers shall open the
polls at 8 o'clock a. m., and close
;hem at 4 o'clock. The managers
mall then proceed publicly to count
;he votes. After tabulating the result
;he managers shall certify the same
ind forward the ballot box, contain
ng the ballots, poll list and all other
papers, except the club roll, relating
;o such election, by one of their
lumber to the chairman of the coun
;y committee within 36 hours after
;he close of the polls.
35. The county committees shall
issemble at their respective court
louses on the morning of the second
lay after the election on or before
L2 o'clock noon to tabulate the re
;urns and declaro the results of the
j ri mary so far as the same relates
;o members of the general assambly
ind county offices, and shall forward
inmediately to the chairman of the
?tate cpmmitte at Columbia, S. C.,
;he result of the election in their re
?pective counties for United States
lenator, State officers, congressmen, :
ind solicitors. The State committee
>hall proceed to canvass the vote '
md declare the result.
36. The protests and contests for
:ounty officers and members of the
reneral assembly shall be filed with '
n two days after the day of the dec- :
aration by the county committee of 1
he result of the election with the
ihairman of the county committee 1
md said county committee shall hear 1
ind determine the same at its first .
Rule 45. (
Section 1. In every primary elec
ion in this State there shall be'pro- .
rided at each polling precinct one ^
looth for every 100 enrolled voters,
tr majority fraction thereof. The
tooths shall be made of wood, cheap
netal, or any other suitable sub ^
tance, shall not be less than 32 inch
is wide and 32 inches deep, and 6
eet 6 inches high, shall be provided 1
nth a curtain hanging from the top
n front to within 3 feet of the floor,
;nd shall have a suitable shelf on
vhich the voter can prepare his tick
it. Provided, That the provisions of
his Act shall not apply to any pre- 1
:inct where there are less than fifty J
;50) voters enrolled on the'club roll 1
t such precinct.
Section 2. The polling places shall 1
te provided with a table for the man
igers. The polls shall be provided
vith a guard rail, so that no one ex
ept as hereinafter provided shall ap- '
troach nearer than 5 feet of the
tooth in which the voters are pre
taring their ballots. . i
Section 4. The managers shall be '
esponsible for all ballots furnished. ?
Vhen a voter presents himself he I
shall be given a ballot. The manager ;
in charge of the poll lists shall enter
:he number of the ballot next the
aame of the voter. The voter shall
forthwith retire alone to one of the
booths, and without undue delay pre
pare his ballot by scratching out the
aame of the candidate for whom he
ioes not care to vote. No voter shall
remain in the booth longer than 5
minutes. After preparing his ballot,
the voter shall present himself to
the manager. His ballot must be
folded in such a way that the num
ber can be seen and the coupon can
be readily detached by the manager
without in any way revealing the
printed portion of the ballot. If the
voter is not challenged, and takes
the prescribed oath, the manager
shall tear off the coupon, put it on
file, stamp the ballot, and the voter
shall deposit his ticket in the box,
and shall immediately leave the poll
ing place. If a voter shall mar or de
face his ballot, he may obtain one
additional ballot upon returning to
the manager in charge of the ballots,
the ballot so marred or defaced, with
the coupon attached. The manager
in charge of the poll list shall change
the number of the ballot on his poll
list ,and place the defaced ballot on
file. No voter shall be given a second
ballot until he has returned the first
one with coupon attached.
Section 5. No person shall be al
lowed within the guard rail except as
hereinafter provided. If a voter can
not read or write, or is physically
disabled, and by reason thereof did
not sign the enrollment book, he may
appeal, to the managers for assist
ance, and the chairman or the man
agers shall appoint one of the man
agers and a by-stander to be desig
nated by the voter, to assist him in
preparing his ballot: Provided. After
the voter's ballot has been prepared,
the by-stannder so appointed shall
immediately go behind the guard
rail. Provided further, That in cities
containing 55,000 inhabitants or
more, the chairman of the managers
shall appoint two of the watchers
representing different factions to
assist him in preparing the ballot;
after the voter's ballot has been pre
pared, the watchers so appointed
shall immediately go behind the
guard rail. Provided further, That if
there be no such watchers available,
the chairman may appoint two by
standers who are qualified to vote in
such primary to assist the voter in
the preparation of his ballot.
Section 6. From the time of the
opening of the polls until the an
nouncement of the result and the
signing of the official returns, no
person shall be admitted to the poll
ing place except the managers, duly
authorized watchers and challengers,
the chairman of the executive com
mittee or member of the executive
committee appointed in his stead to
supervise the polling place, persons
duly admitted for the purpose of vot
ing, police officers admitted by the
managers to preserve order or en
force the law, Provided, however,
That candidates for public office vot
ed for at such polling place may be
present at the canvass of the votes.
Provided, Canvass of the votes shall
be open to the public.
Section 7. If the watchers or iffi
cers of the law who are admitted to
the polling place by the managers
shall interfere with the managers or
obstruct the voting, it shall _be the
duty of the managers to suspend the
election until order is restored, or as
may be provided by the rules of the
party. No persons shall be allowed to
approach polling places within 25
feet while polls are open, other than
the persons herein provided for.
Section 8. Upon the close of the
election, managers shall account to
the executive committee for all bal
lots delivered to them, and make the
following return: (a) The number
of official ballots furnished to each
polling precinct, (b) The number of
official ballots spoiled and returned
by voters, (c) The number of official
ballots actually voted.
Copy of rules will be mailed to
managers of each club with tickets.
Each executive committeeman is
hereby notified that he will be re
quired to furnish the managers of
slection with two suitable boxes, one
for tickets for candidates for State
offices and one for candidates for
3ongressional and County offices.
(Ordinary cigar boxes will do.)
Any ballot deposited in the wrong
bax shall not be counted. That in
:ase the managers find more ballots
n the ballot box than names on the I
poll list the managers shall draw out j
ihe excess ballots and destroy them, j
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State Flag Must be Placed inj
Every Public School
One of the acts of the last legis
lature now on the statute books of
local and general interest in these
days when there is considerable dis
cussion and agitation of having the
United States flag placed over every
school building relates to the dis
play of the state flag of South Caro
lina, the banner on which is emblaz
oned the old Palmetto tree and the
coats of arms of the commonwealth.
In the acts and resolutions just is
sued from the state printer, section
1843 of the civil code of 1912, vol
ume 1, is amended to read as fol
"The state flag shall be displayed
daily, except in rainy weather, from
a. staff upon the state house, and
j every courthouse, one building of'
the state university and of each
state college, and upon the inside
of every public school building, so
that all school children shall be in
structed in proper respect for the
flag, except when the school is clos
ed during vacation."
In conforminng with this law the
flag of South Carolina must be
placed in every school building.
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