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To Ask Tolbert to Make
Washington, Dec. 6.-The Demo
cratic national committee issues the
"Investigation of charges against
Joseph W. Tolbert, to whom Presi
dent Harding gave a recess appoint
ment as United States marshal for
the Western district of South Caro
lina, has been undertaken by a new
subcommittee of the senate judiciary
committee. The charges against Tol
bert include one that he was convict
ed and fined for misusing funds of
the postoffice department when he
was postmaster at Ninety Six in
"Members of the new subcommit
tee are Senators Colt of Rhode Is
land and Brandegee of Connecticut,
Republicans, and Senator Overton of
North Carolina, Democrat. They suc
ceed Senators Shortridge of Califor
nia and Ernest of Kentucky, Re
publicans, and Senator Ashurst of
Arizona, Democrat, to whom the
charges were originally referred.
"The first committee called Tol
bert to appear and defend himself
against the charges, being considered,
but' he failed to appear. The present
committee, it is announced, will in
sist on his appearance; It is expected
that several witnesses who have writ
ten letters decribing Tolbert's alleged
.practices in connection with federal
patronage in his state will also be
"Senator Dial of South Carolina,
by whom the charges were laid before
the judiciary committee, believes that
the present investigation will result
in the rejection of Tolbert's nomina
tion. Senator Colt is a former judge,
and it is expected that he will be scru
pulous in protecting the courts from
the reputation of being represented
by unworthy attaches.
"The record. of the federal court
for the Eastern district ol' South
Carolina shows that Tolbert was in
dicted on nine different counts for
taking money from the postoffice at
Ninety Six during his term as post
master there. It was proved that he
used the money in making purchases
of produce. After a trial before Judge
Brawley, Tolbert was found guilty
and fined $50.
"As an additional ground for the
rejection of Tolbert's nomination it
is alleged that he has been peddling
federal patronage in South Carolina.
Besides being Republican national
committeeman for South Carolina,
Tolbert is a 'referee' in the distribu
tion for the federal appointments so
that the Harding administration. It
is charged that Tolbert has been col
lecting fees of from $200 to $600
from applicants for federal jobs.
"At least one witness is expected
to testify before the committee that
Tolbert had a plan for creating com
petition for Federal appointments so
that he could increase the amount of
his fees. One man wrote in a letter,
now in the committee's possession,
that Tolbert would promise, on pay
ment of a given sum of money, to use
his influence in obtaining a federal
appointment for one applicant, and
then tell another candidate for the
same position that he had a rival.
When the latter would agree to pay
$50 or $100 more than applicant No.
1, Tolbert would back him for the
job, it is alleged.
"The renewal of the fight against
Tolbert's confirmation is expected
to disclose to what lengths President
Harding is willing to go for a mem
ber of the Republican national organ
ization. In the face of the charges
against Tolbert and notwithstanding
the senate's refusal to confirm his
first nomination, President Harding
has stood pat. When the senate ad
journed in September without having
approved Tolbert's selection, Presi
dent Harding promptly made a recess
"Tolbert's case recalls President
Harding's fight for Newberry,. Nat
Golstein, E. Mont Riley and others
who were under fire. The president
ignored the accusations against New
berry even when the Republican sen
ate practically admitted their truth.
He has stood by E. Mont Riley, gov
ernor of Pueto Rico, in the face of
numerous charges of unfitness for the
post he holds. When the senate re
fus?d to confirm the appointment of
Nat Golstein as collector of internal
revenue at St. Louis, the president
wrote him a letter expressing admir
ation for his good qualities.
"Tolbert is more powerful politi
cally than either Riley or GoLsiein.
He is the oldest member of the Re
publican national committee, and for
years has been a big influence in Re
publican national conventions be
cause of his control of negro dele
gates from the South."
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Practically All Money From
Christmas Seals Spent in
Money talks and the funds spent
during the last year by the South
Carolina Tuberculosis association
tell of the effort to do a big work
with limited money.
The association is a voluntary or
ganization supported by the sale of
Christmas seals, bonds and a few
memberships. It has no appropriation
from legislature and is not supported
by the state board of health, although
working in cooperation with it. The
South Carolina organization is affil
iated with the National Tuberculosis
association, to which 5 per cent of the
funds derived from seal sales are re
turned each year. The national organ
ization gives consulting services, na
tional legislation, research work, and
sets the standard for the state.
The preventive and educational
?idea is carried out in all the work of
the South Carolina Tuberculosis as
sociation. Its main work is to organize
health clubs, to establish free clinics
for expert examination and early
diagnosis, and in getting educational
matter before the public.
Less than half the returns of the
Christmas seal sale are spent by the
state headquarters, from 50 to 75
per cent being pent by local county
committees. Altogether 95 per cent is
spent in South Carolina, and 5 per
cent returned to the national.
Last year the sela s&le throughout
the state was financed, i;he secretary's
salary and the salary of a part time
stenographer paid, clinic supplies in
all unorganized counties furnished
and paid for, also the printing and dis
tribution of literature, exhibits fi
nanced and the expenses of a tuber
culosis specialist to address the medi
cal association paid. The state organi
zation also paid part salaries of the
public health nurse in five counties
and the salaries of two trained social
workers for four months. These work
ers conducted free clinics in Oconee,
Pickens, Edgefield and Colleton
Anderson, Richland, Greenville and
'Charleston counties ' employed paid
secretaries. In Sumetr county funds
were used in the county sanitorium;
in Florence for the relief and support
of patients in sanitariums and at
home. York and Spartar.burg counties
banked their funds to be used this
year to secure a paid worker. Green
wood supported a nursa for the full
Money raised by the Christmas
seal sale this December will be spent
next year in establishing more free
clinics, employing more workers to
locate the thousands of undiscovered
cases and get them under treatment,
to make possible early diagnosis, and
to carry on the general educational
and preventive program through the
schools and press.
Prayer for Voters of Country.
The National League of Women
Voters' campaign to teach voters that
exercise of the franchise is a sacred
duty and an obligation of conscience
has a new champion in Dr. George
Horton, poet, novelist and United
States Consul General at Smyrna,
who is spending a leave of absence in
Washington. He has written a prayer
for the use of voters and has given
it to the National League. A prayer
used by the Florida League has been
widely circulated and in some cities
was read out in churches on the Sun
day before election. The League hopes
that religious observance of the Sun
day ibefore every election will become
a national custom. Dr. Horton heart
ily favors the movement to establish
such a custom and contributes the
prayer in the hope that it will prove
helpful. It is a brief and simple
prayer, for, says the author, emer
gencies in which "you have to pray"
have taught him the value of un
adorned language and to-the-point
utterance. The prayer is as follows:
"0 God, help us to realize that this
vote which we are about to cast is
the greatest instrument for good or
ill which can be wielded by human
hands; that it can set the worthy,
however, lowly, in high places and is
a thunderbolt to cast down tricksters
and tyrants. Help us to vote thought
fully, reverently, and prayerfully
and with an eye single to the common
good. And especially, O God, to whom
all minds are an open book, save us
from voting for any selfish or dis
honest candidate, or for any unpa
triotic measure. And this we ask for
Jesus' sake. Amen."
Notice is hereby given that all per
sons are forbidden to hunt or in any
manner trespass upon my land and
that of Limus Perry. The law will
be rigidly enforced against those who
disregard this notice.
R. T. HILL.
Standard Divorce Law for AU
U. S. to be Sought in Na
Washington, Dec. 8.-National
uniform marriage and divorce laws
-embodied in a twentieth constitu
tional amendment-will be sought
through the new Congress.
Ministerial and reform organiza
tions are behind the movement to
dig out of the archives of the senate
judiciary committee a resolution
buried there 19 months. It was intro
duced by Senator Wesley L. Jones,
Some reasons advanced are:
The United States grants more di
vorces than all other nations com
Divorces in America increased 160
per cent in 20 years while population
increased 40 per cent.
Forty seven states have 47 differ
ent divorce codes and Congress en-,
acts another for the District of Co
lumbia and territories.
South Carolina alone does not al
low divorce for any cause.
New York and the District of Co
lumbia grant divorce for one cause
only-infidelity-while reasons fori 1
divorce elsewhere run as high as 14
in New Hampshire.
Different ?Codes make some people j
bigamists and their children illegiti
mate in one state and legally married [
and with legitimate offspring, in an- '
"This conflict," says Dr. Kenwick ;
H. Martin, of Pittsburgh, a leader of
the National Reform Bureau, "tends ;
to break down respect for those iaws 1
themselves and to their loose inter
pretation. This tends to lessen re- ,
spect for marriage."
Figures to be presented to Con- ,
gress show divorces today are in ex- i
cess of one to every nine marriages. ]
The rate is growing. Los Angeles is 3
at top speed ; six years ago the divorce ]
rate there was one to every five mar- .j
riages, now 5 to ll.
Statistics covering 30 years show 1
total marriages in America decreased
during two years (1894 and 1904) '
and divorces increased each year. La- ^
test figures show in one year, 1,040,-. j
778 marriages as aganist 112,036 di-' ]
vorces. Women obtain seven of every ]
ten divorces. ]
Ten years previously the divorce j
total of the country was 72,062 and i
20 years previously 42,937. The in- ]
crease in ten years was 55 per cent ]
and in 20 years 160 per cent.
Seek National Standard.
The movement for a twentieth ]
amendment aims toward a national ]
standard below which no state, may J
go although any state may enforce j
more rigid standards.
It has been suggested New York's ;
law-permitting divorce for infideli- ]
ty only-be made the natior*1 stan- .
Supporting this plan are statistics .'
showing there was a 20 per cent de- ]
crease in divorce last year in New ]
York city over the previous year, as J
against a five per cent decrease in }
Figures also show the number of ;
divorces! per 100,000 is only half as '.
'much in New York as in the United j
State as a whole.
Senator Jones' resolution propos- ?
ing to amend the constitution fol- i
"Resolved by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the ;
United States of America in Con- .
gress assembled (two thirds of each -
house concurring tuerein), that the
following amendment to the consti
tution of the United States be pro
posed to the several states which
when ratified by the legislatures of
three-fourths of the states, shall be
valid and binding as a part of the
constitution of the Unites States:
"Congress shall have the power to
establish and enforce by appropriate
legislation uniform laws as to mar
riage and divorce: Provided, that
every state may by law exclude, as
to its citizens duly domiciled there
in, any or all causes for absolute di
vorce in such laws mentioned.'
Green Succeeds Joseph Tolbert
Anderson, Dec. 6.-Nelson R.
Green, former sheriff of Anderson
county, took the oath of office as
United States marshal for the Wes
tern district of Souh Carolina, here
at 3 o'clock this afternoon and im
mediately assumed the duties of of
fice, succeeding Joseph W. Tolbert.
The term of Mr. Tolbert, who was not
confirmed at the recent special ses
sion of congress, expired with the
doing of the extra session and Mr.
Green was appointed today by Fed
eral Judge H. H. Watkins, who was
advised by District Attorney Cochran
that the United States attorney gen
eral had informed him that the judge
had the power to make an appoint
ment to fill such a vacancy. Mr. Green
will hold office until his successor is
appointed by President Harding.
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'County Treasurer's Notice.
r The County Treasurer's office will
be open for purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of No
vember, 1922 to the fifteenth day of
All taxes shall he due and pay
able between the fifteenth day of
October, 1922 and December the
. That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty-first,
1922 the County Auditor shall pro
seed to add a penalty of one per
cent., for January and if taxes are
?tot paid on or before February the
first, 1923, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for 1922 are as fol
For State purposes_7%
For Ordinary County_8
For Past Indebtedness_3%
For Constitutional School tax_3
For Antioch - 8
For Bacon School District 14
For Blocker __ __ - __ - - 8
For Blocker-Limestone - - - 4
For Flat Rock_- 8
For Oak Grove_.3
For Red Hill_-.8
For Edgefield _.__-10
For Elmwood No. 8 - - 8
For Elmwood No, 9 - - - -2
For Elmwood No. 30_2
FbVElmw?od L. C._3
For Harmony_- _.. - 3
For Johnston - --19
For Meriwether (Gregg)-2
For Moss_- 3
For Brunson School - - - - 4
For Sweetwater - - 4
For Wards_- - -- - - - 8
For Blocker No. 33-4
For Blocker R. R. (portion)-6
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 6
For Johnston R. R.-3
For Pickens R. R._3
For Wise R. R.-3
For Corporation - - - - 30%
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dog are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
but a tag must be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog dur
ing January of each year.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying road tax
will expire February 1, 1923.
J. L. PRINCE,
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