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---Modelled to the Young
Man's mind---and made
'to our Standard
Here's' a."Suit-or rath
er a line of Suits-on
which we have put the
best thought and buying
abilityo that we possess.
There's quality in the
fabric; quality' in the
hand-tailoring; quality in
the fine silk thread; qual
ity in the style.
'Made by Schloss Bros.
& Co., the famous Young
Men's tailors-leaders in
style for almost half a
Their guarantee, and
ours-goes with. every
$1750 to $30.00
This is the set
when comfort is
of every man. To
-fort you must W
Clothes. A PaIn
Cloth Suit is just
leviate the inte
summer: Buy a
Will you please allow me space in
your paper to explain in part to the
public what occasioned the corre
spondence published by you in last
It was my purpose when elected
as one of the peoples representatives
to guard their interest and as I stated
on every stump in the county that
if elected I would see that there wad
a change in the county's affairs and
especially would I endeavor to cor
rect a lame feature in the road law
to wit: I would see that the road
tax would be expended on the roads
in the several townships from which
it was collected, afid prepared a bill
and introduced same and I am proud
'that it met with approval of the en
tire delegation so there was not a
single amendment offered to it.
Now just as soon as the auditor
and county officers found that it had
become a law it wad discussed freely
by them, and upon their opinion the
auditor proceeded at once to refuse
to list the returns for the road tax
from the people that applied at his
office, and when my attention was
called to it, on investigating found
that he was making up his records
for the treasurer to collect taxes by,
and refusing to enter -up the road
returns on it without even consulting
authority on the matter, knowing that
about one-fourth of the county reve
nue would be lost.
Now when I get straight behind
him he then can go to authority, and
the result is he will have to enter
those returns up but to my life I
can't see how he will be able to
get those persons on that he absolute
ly refused to take their returns.
I will not at this time give the
reasons for this most deplorable pre
dicament, but. I must believe it is
nothing more or less than one of
those mysterious moves of the poli
Below is a copy of the law in
question and the opinion of the at
torney general's on same and the
people of Clarendon county can see
wvho has played the dickens.
Calendar No. 371
Introduced by Mr. W. W. Johnson.
Printer's No. 273-Z. House.
The Clarendon D~elegation,
To wvhom was referred a Bill (H. 371)
to provide for a commutation or
road tax for Clarendon county, re..
That they have carefully considered
the same, and~ .recommuend that the
same do pass
W. W. Johnson,
J. H. Lesesne,'
M. H. Mellett,
Clarendon Delegation in the House.
H. B. No. 371. In the House of
Representatives. Read the first time
January 31, 1917.
To Provide for a Commutation or
Road Tax for Clarcndon County.
Be it enacted by the General As
nembly of the State of Soutn Caro
Section 1. That all .able-bodlied
male persons between the ages of
eighteen and fifty-five, both inclusive,
in the county of Clarendon county,
shall be required annually to r pay a
commutation or road tax o'f three do01
lars, except ministers of the Gospel
actually-in charge of a congregation,
teaichers employed in the public
schools, school trustees, and all stud
ents who may be attending any school
or college at the time wh~en the com
mutation tax hereinbefo re provided
for shall become clue: Provided, That
any person claiming exemption from
the provisions of this Act on -the
ground of physical dlisability, where
such disability is not apparent, shall
bo required to produce a certifieate of
disability from a regular practicing
physician of Clarendon county, dated
within the month before the applica
tign: Provided, All money collected
from the comnfutatlon tax shall be
expended in the towr~hip from which
It is collected: And provided, -fur
ther, That all persons liable to the
bson of the year
the first thought
secure this com
i Beach or Cool
the thing to al
ase heat of the
Suit now and be
payment of cbmmutation tax shall be
permitted to perform six full days'
labor in lieu of the payment of said
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the
(.ounty Supervisor and Board of
County Commissioners to divide the
townships of Clarendon county into
suitable sections in each of the sev
eral townships in said county, and
shall appoint an overseer of roads for
each of said sections. They shall also
assign the persons liable to road duty
into convenient and suitable squads or
companies, and assign a squad or com
pany to each overseer of a section, as
signing the road hands, as far as
practicable, to the nearest roads.
They shall require the overseer of
roads to call out the hands assigned to
their respective sections, and work the
roads, and repair and build bridges
of same, whenever they may deem it
necessary, after twelve hours' notice.
The Supervisor shall cause overseers,
when working sections in which there
are bridges, to preserve and keep
them in order, as are in their opinion
of such character as not to require
to be given out under contract, and
can conveniently be (lone by the road
hands: Provided, Any person liable
to perform labor hereunder shall have
the right to furnish instead a compe
tent substitute, or with the consent of
the overseer, instead of labor, to fur
nish stock, wagons or machinery, the
use of which is of equal value: Pro
vided, further, Ten hours a (lay shall
be a day's work.
Sec. 3. It will be unlawful for any
ovorseer to perform or cause labor
to be performed on any roads not
Sec. 4. Any person warned to per
form any labor upon the public roads
and highways under any provisions
of this chapter, shall by himself or
suitable substitute, who shall not be
under the age of sixteen years, ap
pear at the time and place appointed
by the overseer at the hour of seven
o'clock in the forenoon, and shall
bring with him such necessary tools
and ijnplements used on a farm as
the overseer may direct.
- Sec. 5. For the purpose provided
for in the preceding section the resi
dence of any person who has a fam
ily shall be held to be where his fam
ily residles, and the residence of any
person without a family shall be held
to be where he boards or may be1
Sec. 6. In case any person shall
remove from one county to another,
or from one township in the same
county, or one district to another in
the same township, who has prior to
such removal performed the wvhole or
any part of the labor aforesaid, or in
any other way has paid the wvhole or
any part of the amount aforesiid in
!ieu of such labor, and shall produce
a certificate of the same from the
overseer of the proper district, such
certificate shall be a complete dis
charge for the amount therein speci
Sec. 7. It shall be the dluty of the
overseers to warn out the hands liable
to road dluty, and to superintendl the
work of said hands; and for superin
tendling saidl work the said overseers1
shall be paid at the rate of not ex
ceeding one dollar and fifty cents per
(lay: Provided, That said overseer
shall not work the public roads with
less than ten hands at any one time;
that said overseer may warn the road
hands in person, or appoint sonme suit
able person liable to road duty on
his road as a warner, and such per
son so acting as wvarner shall be ex
empt from road dluty for the time he
acts as warner.
Sec. 8. Any person liable to road
duty under this Act and refusing to
perform such work under the require
ments of this chapter shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and, upon convic
tion thereof by any Court of compet-,
ent jurisdliction, shall be punished by
a fine of not less than five dollars
nor, more than twenty-five dollars, or
be "confined at hard labor upon the
public works of said county for not
less ' than ten days nor more than
Sec. 9. It shall he0 the dluty of the
ountu 'teansm-m- tn keep In his offic
a separate account with each town
ship, listing the name of each person
in the several townships.that pays his
computation tax: And provided, fur
ther, That the County Treasurer shall
prior to April 1st of each year make
a report in duplicate to the County
Supervisor' of the total amount of
commutation tax received from each
township and the names of each per
son who has paid said tax.
Sec. 10. That this Act shall take
effect December 31, 1917.
Sec. 11. . All Acts or parts, of Acts
inconsistent herewith be, and the
same are hereby, repealed.
W. W. Johnson.
May 15, 1917.,
Hon. W. W. Johnson,
Alcolu, S. C.
Referring to our conversation in the
office yesterday in which you request
ed me to advise you as to the effect
of the Act passed at the last session
of the Legislature to provide for a
commutation or road tax in Claren
don County in lieu of the tax now
provided by the Acts of 1914 and
1915, I beg to to advise that the Act
of 1917 does not take effect until the
31st. clay of December next and until
that time persons liable to perform
road duty are required to pay the
tax of $2.00 per annum fixed by the
Act of 1915. In case they fail to
do so within the time prescribed for
the collection of taxes, that is, before
December 31st. next, they are then
liable to indictment and punishment
as for a misdemeanor.
These parties cannot be indicted
for failure to pay the tax before the
31st. of next December, when the
time allowed them to pay expires,
and on the date the new law fixing
the road tax at $3.00 takes effect.
Both the 01(1 lawv and the newv law,
provide for the payment of a road
tax and it was clearly not the inten
tion of the Legislature that the mere
change in the amount of tax to be
paid should release persons liable -to
such tax from paying the tax fixed
by the prior law for the year 1917.
I am, therefore, of the opinion that
if the Act of 1917 conforms to the
Bill shown me and returned herewith,
the Courts may construe it as not
repealing the provisions of the prior
law which subjected persons failing
to pay the commutation tax of $2.00
during the year 1917 to fine of not
less than ten nor more than twenty
five dollars, or imprisonment for not
more than thirty days, imposed upon
them by the Act of 1914, should they
fail to pay the $2.00 tax due during
the year 1917.
W:.ile the language of the Act of
1917 repeals all Acts or parts of Acts
inconsistent therewith, there is no
such inconsistency between the new
and former law as would operate as
a repealing of the provisions of the
former law for the punishment of
those failing to pay the tax fixed by
it during the year 191?.
I think that the Courts will sus
tain this construction of the two Acts
and that persons failing to pay the
road tax of $2.00 a year during 1917
will be liable to punishment during
the year 1918 for failure to pay the
$2.00 tax during the year 1917 and
before December 31, 1917.
I think it wvould be well to publish
this letter in your Cournty panpers in
ordler that pers5ons liable to road tax
may know their status and be warnedl
against failure to pay t'he roadl tax
required of them this year.
Yours very truly,
Thos. H., Peoples,
HAIL INCH IN DIAadlER
G~eorgetowni, May 28.-One of the
heaviest hail storms, of short dura
tion, recalled by the prov erbial oldest
inhabitants panssedl over Georgetown
about 5 o'clock this afternoon, break
ing windlow panies in a number of resi
dences and dlamaging to some extent
gardlens and truck farmrs. Its radius
extendled but a fewv miles beyond the
city limits andl no great dlamage to
crops is reported. The hail stones
mleasuredl over an inch in dinameter
and remained on the streets like snow
for several minutes.
There is more Catarrh in this see
tioni of the country than all other
(iseases ut together, and for years
it was supplosed to be incurable. Doe
tors prescribedl local re~medies, and by
constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronouncedl It incurable.
Catarrh is a local dlisease, greatly in
fluenced by constitutional conditions
and there fore requires constitutional
treatment. Hall's' Catarrh Medicine,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is a constitutional rew-.
edy, is taken internally and acts tan
the Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of
the System. One Hundred Dollars
reward is offered for any ease that
Hall's Catarrh Medicine fails to cure.
Send for circulars and testimonials.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills for constipa
MEETINGS Of THE DiffERENT
DuRant Home Demonstration Club.
The DuRant Home Demonstration
Club met with the Vice President,
Mrs. J. C. DuRant, Sr., May 16th.
Very, few were out but the meeting
was very interesting. Discussed the
Bulletin on "Community Sanitation"
and stressed the Short Course for
Women which is to be held at Win
throp College in June. Much interest
is felt in 'the Club work.
Next meeting will be held with Mrs.
J. C. DuRant, Junior.
Mrs. James Reaves, Sec.
Harvin Home Demonstration Club.
The Harvin's Home Demonstration
Club met with Mrs. Genie Nettles,
The President called the meeting to
>rder in regular form. There were
two visitors present, Mrs. E. S. Ervin
and Mrs. E. C. Dickson of Manning.
There were ten members present, the
roll was responded to with quotations.
Minutes of last meeting were read
and approved. Community Sanitation
was the topic.
Miss Richardson gave us very good
instructions and advice on a good
many subjects, especially on flies,
mosquitoes, providing pure water for
the homesand how to keep the yards,
stables and all out buildings in a sani
tary condition. Miss Richardson then
asked that -we get our Pastor to
preach on Health one Sunday. She
also suggested that we have a Clean
The annual County Demonstration
meeting will be held in Manning on
14th, 15th and 16th of June. Satur
day the 16th will be especially for
the women and each member was urg
ed to attend. On account of this Miss
Richardson can not be with us in June.
Miss Richardson also stressed the
Short Course for -tome Demonstra
tion Workers which Winthrop College
is offering to 100 women in the thirty
six counties having the' Home Demon
stration Work, under the instruction
of Winthrop College and the U. S.
Department of Agriculture.
Each organized county shall send
two women and the counties having
the largest enrollments shall send
three. The women shall be selected
by the following score card.
1. Applying Demonstra
tion Methods in the Home 50 points
a. Gardening and Canning.
b. Cooking breads, vege
d. Farm butter making.
e. Labor saving devices.
2. Carying Demonstra
tions to others ---- ..-50 points
3. Attendance----- 50 points
There being no further business
the meeting adjourned with motto
Mrs. E. D. Hodge, Sec.
Sardinia Home Demonstration Club.
The Sardinia Iome Demonstration
Club held its regular meeting in the
school building, May 18th, 1917, and
was called to order by the President,
Mrs. Tr. M. McCutchen. A number of
visitors were present andI add~edl much
interest to the meeting by giving
some helpful suggestions. The Presi
dent calledl on Miss Richardson Dem
onstrattion Agent, to take charge of
the program, the subject being "Com
munity Sanitation." The usual print
edl program was followed and many
splendid points brought out during the
discussion. T1he Club is planning to
have a real Clean-Up-Day at an early
One interesting feature of the af
ternoon was a beautiful display of
dishes and kitchen utensils, wvhich had
b~een selected by Miss Richardson for
the Club Kitchen. The Club was de
lighted with the selection anid we hope
soon to have a separc'te room for the
Miss Richardson presented to her
plan for a Short Course in (Canning
and Drying of Fruits and Vegetables,
'te., to be held in Manning June 1-4,
15 and 16th. She urged the Club
Members to attend and they are hop
ing to (10 so.
The reports of work dlone bty C'lub
Members sipce last October were call
ed for. Also the Course at Winthrop
Miss Lottie Woods, See.
Mrs. J1. N. McCord, (Acting).
Edwin August, w ho dlirectedl "The
Bladge of Shame," in which the World
Film Corporation will present Clara
Kimball Young at Thec Pastime Thea
tre on next Friday night, also plays
the role oppos'ite the famous star and
his work both as director and actor
has so impressed the World Film
heads that Mr. August has been
given a long term contract at one
of the biggest salaries ever paidl a
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Your druggist wilt refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching,
Diind,Jleceding orProtruding Piles in6tol4days.
Theo frst anniention gives IRase and 'test. See.
KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Bishopville, May 27.--The usual
quiet of the country Sabbath was
rudely broken into today and the
whole country shocked when it be
came known that in an automobile ac
cident, which had befallen the car of
Mr. James E. D. McCutchen, Sr., his
wife had lost her life and Mr. Mc
Cutchen himself and his only daugh
ter, Minnie, had sustained injuries and
shock that it is feared may prove
fatal to both, especially to Mr. Mc
Cutchen, who is nearly seventy years
The accident happened while re
turning from services at old Mount
Zion Church. Making a sharp turn
in the road the front wheels ran into
a hole or washout and this caused the
car to turn turtle. The shcok kas so
great that Mrs. McCutchen died al
most instantly. Mr. McCutchen is
suffering from slock and it is feared
that the daughter, who was driving,
and was pined under the motor is
suffering from internal injuries which
may prove fatal.
THEY DECIDED TO
GO TO AMERICA
In the meanwhile her uncle finds
her and the two decide to escape to
America just as Vassili enters. The
uncle hurriedly disrobes and when
Vassili accuses her of not leading an
immoral life she opens the door of
her bedroom and shows him her
uncle lying in the bed. Baffled, Vas
sili leaves and Sonia and her uncle
hurriedly prepare their flight.
MEN IN DRAFT AGE LIMIT
Washington, May 26.-By a Census
Bureau estimate today classifying the
more than ten million men within the
military draft age limit, the number
of single men is placed at 5,372,401)
and the number of married at 4,545,
The estimate was prepared on a
basis of a normal increase in popula
tion since the 1910 census and on the
assumption that the ratio between the
married and single men is the same
as at that time.
The classification by chief occupa
tions is given as follows: Agriculture,
forestry and animal husbandry, 2,
864,000; manufacturing and mechani
cal industries, 3,036,000; no gainful
occupations, 500,500; transportation,
967,000; trade, 1,054,000; public ser
vice, 441,000; professional service,
335,000; clerical occupations, 374,000;
extraction of minerals, 364,000.
The government, it has been stated,
will not exempt any particular class
of industry from conscription, but will
deal with cases individually. Individ
unls, however, whose work is consid
.red necessary to preserve an eco
nomic balance, will be exempted.
Nearly every line of industry, it is
said, has appealed to the Wih De
partment for exemption for its work
Some few classifications are not in
cluded in the figures.
In one scene of "The Badge of
Shame," in which the World Filmu
Corporation presents t he pteerl ess
Clara Kimball Young at Tlhe l'astime
Theatre on next Friday nigtht, there
is a thrill ingly rea listitc reproduction
of the .Jewish massacre at K iev, Rus
sia, by the Cossacks.
ATlLANTFIC (OASTi LINE
Tlhe Standard Railroadl of the SouthI.
Special Occasions, Wrightsville
Beac'h, N. ('., .June 19117.
Ticket and passe'nger' agents and
As informat ion we wish to) adlvise
that the following conventions have
been booked uip tlate to be held at
Wrigh tsville' Heach during the month
ILaundry A ssoc iat ion of the Caro
Iinas,. June1 l- 12th.
Indeltpend ent Order of Redl Meni of
North Carolina, .June 13th- 15th.
North Carolina Hankers' Associp
tion, .June 19th-2lst.
IIa rdwa re A ssociation of North and
South Carolina, ,June 19th-2l1st.
Southern Textile A ssociat ion, June
North C arol ina Baptist Chuautauqua,
or Assembly, J1 une 27th-293th.
We take pleasure in adivisinig fur
tht'r, notwithstanding the r'eports andl
rumors to the contrary, that Wrights
ville Beach will he open this seasoin
as in formter years; that the govern
ment has not made' any restrictions
whatsoever as to illuminating the
beach; that the' hotels and "L~uminna"
will be open to the public as hereto
fore; that material improveme(nts
have been made in hotel accommoda
tions and attractions, and in many
respects the beach season promises to
be more attractive than here'tofore.
Kindly give the above facts as
much pubbelity as poss5ible and there
by aid in justly counteracting the er
roneous rumors referred to.
T. C. WHITE.
General Passenger Agent.
W. J. CRAIG,
Passenger Traffic Manager.