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NEW BALLOT SYST
N~OW 1,LAWU OF - TAE
,GOVERNOR APFIXES SIGNATU R E
MAKING AUSTRALIAN SYS-'
TEM A LAW.
DISPATCHES FROM COLOMBIA
Doings and Happenings That Mark the
Progress, of $outh.Carolina People,
Gathered Arotund tKhe 'tate Capital.
Section .1. That -in every. primary
election of this state tibie shall be
provided at each polling- precinct one
booth for each 100* Oni-olled voters or
majority fraction thereef. The booths
shall be made of wood, sheet- metal,
or any other suitable substance, shall
not be less than 32 inches wide and 32
inches deep, and six feet six inches
high, shall .be provided with a curtain
e4nging from the top in front to with
in throe feet of the floor and shall
have a suitable shelf on which the
voter can prepare his ticket: Provided,
That the 'provisions of this act shall
not apply to i-iral voting precincts
outside of incorporated towns and
Sec. 2. The polling places shall be
provided with a table for the mana
gers. The polls shall be provided with
guard rail, so that no one except as
hereinafter provided iall approach
nearer than flve fee- tothe booths in
which the voters are preparing their
Sec. 3. The tickets 'shall be printed
on clear white paper in the usual man
ner, but shall have a coupon at the top
-provided with a table for the managers.
On the coupon shall Wl printed "Offi
cial Ballot." "Club , Ward-,
No.-." The numbers shall run so
ria.tim for each club. There shall be
50 per cent. more ballots than there
are voters enrolled at each polling
Sec. 4. The managers shall be re
sponsible for all ballots furnished.
When a voter presents himself he shall
be given a ballot. The manager in
charge of the poll list shall enter the
number of the ballot next the name of
th4 voter. The voter shall forthwth
retire along to one of he booths and
without undue delay prepare his bal
lot by scratching out the names df the
candidates for whom he does not care
to vote. No voter shall remain in the
booth longer than five minutes.. After
preparing his ballot, the voter shall
present himself to the manager. I-lis
ballot anust be folled in sich a wsy
that the number can be seen and the
coupon can be readily detached by the
manager- without in any way reveal
ing the printed portion of the ballot.
It 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 ticktt in the bo., and shall
immediately leave the polling place.
If a voter shall mar or deface his bal
lot. he may obtai-n one additional bal
* ~ ning to th~e manager in
a ballots the ballot so
S- faced, with the coupon
'K manager in charge of
~ ,~..~. hall change the number
of the ballot on his 1)011 list, and place
the defaced ballot on a file. No voter
shall be given a second ballot until
he has returned the first one with cou
Soc. 5. No person shall be allowed
within the guardc rail except as here
inafter p~rovid'edl. If a voter can not
read or write, or is physically dis
a'bled and by reason thereof did( not
sign the enrollment book, he may ap
peal to the managers for assistance,
and the chairman of the managers
may apploint two of the wvatches rep.
resenting dlifferent factions to assist
him in preparing the ballot: Provid
ed, After the voters' ballot has been
prepared, the wvatchers so appointed
shall immediately go behind the
guard rail: Provided further, That if
there be such watchers available, the
chairman may appoint two bystand
era who are qualified electors to as
list the voter in the preparation of
Sec. 8. From the time of th~e open
ing of the poll until the announce
ment of the result and the signing of
the off icial returns, no person' shall
be admitted to the polling place except
the managers, duly authorized watch.
era and challengers, the chairman of
the executive committee or member of
the executive committee appointed in
his stead to supervise this polling
place, persons duly admitted for the
purpose of voting, police officers ad
mitted by the managers to preserve
order of enforce the law: Provided,
ihowever, That candidates for public
office voted for at such polling place
may be present at the canvass of the
New Enterprises Authorized.
Wienges Brothers of Singleton was
chartered. The proposed capital stock
is $2,000 and a general merchandise
business is contemplated. Petitioners
are F. L. Wienges and 0. HI. Winegos.
Application was made .by the Elloree
Live Stock Company of Elloree to in
crease the capital stock from $10,000
The E. E. Cloud Company of Chester
was chartered with a capital stock of
$15,000. Officers are: E. E. Cloud,
president; W. D. Robinson, Jr., vice
votos: Provided, Canva s ok the votes
shall be open to the public.
Sec. 7. If the watdhers or officers
1Ivwho Aeo-ldmitted to the
by the maagers shall
int rere wI the managers i.or ob6
struct the voting, it shall be the duty
of the managers to suspend the elec.
0i.n tntil order isgrestored, or as may
be' provided l 'tie rules of the party,
No person shall be allowed to approach
-pqlling' pleces within 125 feet while
polls are bpened, Othir thill the per
sons herein provided for.
Sec. 8. Upon the close of the olec
foin man#Jers shil account to the
executive34o nmitt Va f ill ballots do.
livered ttblem, alfd ialtib the follow.
ing returns:.:(a) .Tie nuibor of offi
cial ballots fiirnished to 'each polling
precinct; (b) the number of official
ballots spoiled and returned. by voters;
(c) the numiber of officiai. ballots re
turned to the executive committee; (d)
.the number of official ballots actually
SeC. 9. That all acts and parts of
acts In coflict with the provisions of
this act are hereby 'repeated except
an act to regulate t1he holding of all
prirniy elections and the organization
of clubs in cites .containing 40,000 in
habitmits or more, approvod 16th day
of February, 1915, which said act, shall
remain in full force and effect.
Sec. 10. The state executive com
mittee provided for under the laws
regulating primary elections In this
stato be and they are hereby author
ized and empowered to make such reg
ulations as may be necessary to pro
Vide for the enrollment and voting of
citizens of this state holding positions
under the government of the United
States, or any branch thereof, and re
siding temporarily out of the state,
but within the United States.
Sec. 11. That this act shall go into
effect upon its approval by the gov
Drive for More Hogs.
Extension workers at Clemson Col
loge in close co-operation with the
various county demonstration agenir
are directing a terrific d'rive, Statewide
in scope and of immense magnitude
as to possible consequences, in thou
efforts to stock the State with thou
sandA of pure bred hogs.
The channel through which the ef
fort is being made is largely throigh
the pig club boys in c-operation with
sympathetic bankers, but in some com
munities the number or pigs desired is
much in excess of available boy pur
chasers and the adult farmer is be
ing enlisted in the movement. Three
plans are being presented:
First: To sell the pig to the boy
for cash, where such plan is !ractica
Second: To sell the pig to the boy
on his note, payable in the fall or
winter, at the bank, thW animal being
sold under binding contract as to
proper feeding and care.
Third: The endless chain proposi
tion in which the bank pays for the
pig and allows the boy to return a pig
or two from the first or second litter,
which offspring are again entrusted to
other boys on a similar plan.
The proposition of co-operation of
bankers of the State with the exten
sion forces in stocking the State with
purebred hogs and also increasing th
volftme of pork production was sub
mitted to the executive committee of
the State Bankers' Association last
summer and heartily commended.
Since that time blanbs indicating the
numlkr and kind of pigs desired for
their customers have been filled wvith
all bankers of the State and in some
sections the immediate response has
surp~rised the workers beyond their
most optimlistic expectations. The or
der's are placedl with three live stock
experts, who are assigned b~y the
United States department of agricul
ture to this State, who will make trips
into the West andl pur'chase the hogs.
Abolish County Poor Houses.
D~r. Hastings Hart of the Russell
Sage Foundation, who has just com.
pleted a survey of South Carolina on
behalf of Governor Manning, the State
Council of Defense, and the State
Board of Charities, heartily recom
mends the board of charities' plan for
district hospitals in connection with
district almshouses, said Albert S.
Johnstone,, secretary of the state
board of charities.
Dr. Hart's rep~ort is not yet published
but is now in press and in the ad
vance copy sent Mr. Johnstone lhe
-dtt'ongly recommends such district
hospitals and calls attention to the
fact that war conditions are likely to
make the need for local medical aid
greater and that the rfiral districts
are in special need of such hospitals.
The plan of the state 'board of chari
ties is that county poor houses 1)0 abol
ished and district hospital homes be
established in -their places tio take
care of the sick poor and the aged in
firm. The county unit is considered
too small to provide adequate care in
each case, and the concentration of
the population of the poor house in a
district home wvill insure better equip
n-ient and better care for the indi
The Parker-Moore Company of Sum
ter was chartered. The capital stock
is $50,000. Officers are: ii. J. Harby,
president; H. R. Parker, vice presidlent
and general manager; Rt. L. Moore,
secretary and treasurer. A general
cotton and fertilizer business will be
The Greenville Paper Company was
commissioned with a proposedl capi
tal stock of $10,000. A wholesale p~a
per andl wooden ware business Is con
templated. Petitioners are E. L. At
kinson of Anderson and W. E. Atkin
son of Orangehurg.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
FROM CAMP SEYIER
117 AND 118 INFANTRIES ARE
INCLUDED IN EDUCA
INDEXING OF MEN BEGINS
Corporal Earl B. Hultt Acquitted of
Shooting Lieut. Tripp of Easley, S,
C., and Warned "Not Be So Con.
fident the Next Time."
In ar. exhibition boxing match, the
proceeds of which were divided be.
tween the athletic associatlohs of this
camp and' Camtp Wadsworth, Frank
Moran, runner-up for the heavyweight
championship, and now boxing instruc
tor at Va dsworth, putilshed Sergeant
Jones, 105th Engineer, the local liam-.
pion, so severely that he was forced
to retire after only two of the sched-,
uled ten rounds. Several good pre
lminaries, however, gave the crowds
its money's worth. Three thousand or
more soldiers gathered to witi'#ss the
famous pugilist in action, and the con
sensus of. opinion after it was ovez
that Jones was a brvae man merely
to entnr the ring with . him.
Corporal Earl B. Huitt, Company B,
105th Military Police, a native of
Maiden, N. C., has been acquitted of
the shooting of Lieut. Charlton M.
Tripp, Medi*-al Corps, of Easley, S.
C., on December 23 last. It appears
that Corporal Iluitt attempted to halt
Lieut. Tripp, who was driving a car,
and that when the officer misunder
stood him and went oi fluitt drew his
pistol and fired at a tire of the ma
chine. His bullet went wild and
struck Lieut. Tripp in the shoulder, in
flicting a wound which incapacitated
him for a short time. Corporal Hui-tt
has been returned to duty, with a warn
ing not to be so confident of his mark
manship in the future.
Reports that the camp here might
be abandoned along with that at Char
lotte have been discountenanced since
the arrival of a consulting engineer in
-the constructing division of the Quar
termaster Corps to locate sites for ad
ditional buildings which vill probably.
be authorized here. Beside that, con
struction authorized only within the
past three weeks will total in gost
easily a quarter of a million dollars.
These facts, the opinion of the engi
neer, who declared that the site was
excellent, the camp well laid off, and
the entire plans good, and other things
all indicate that Camp Sevier will be
a permanent training centre.
Attention to conservation In the
30th division has resulted in getting
along on two-thirds the bread allow
ance, and this merolt by cutting out f
waste and not by limiting the amount
which anyone may have. The division
is allowed about 30,000 pounds of
bread a day, whereas it is getting
along on about 10,000 2-pound loaves
dlaily. All rise)) bread is suppiliedl by
a bakery company, a regular ar-my or
The ind~eXinlg or every mani ini the
division according to his indultstrial ex
perience and technical abiliteos has
Just 1b0en completed. Ever-y single man
was called up and inlterviewed, each
interveiw requirinig ten in utes or
mlore, anld thle facts thus lear-nedl noted
on an individuoal cardl. These cards
hauve now beeni filed according to an
elaborate system by whlichl it is possi1
bile to r-un down the line and pick out
at a glance all men01 of any particular
occup~ation. A consolidlatedl summary
as also been prepared, showing the
number of men of each trade in every
organization in the (division, as wvell as
the totals b~y tr-ades. The wvhole gi
gantic task wvas (10ne by Capt. William
H1. Kyle, of Momphlis, dIvision pierson
niel officer, assisted by six second
lieutenlants whlo specialize inl such
work. Tile system should 1be of the
mlost immenise value inl selecting meni
for any future drafts.
A nlon-commnissionled officer of the
medical department has ar-rived to in
struct specially enlistedl men in me)th
ods of carrying on a campaign of edu
cation among the soldiers 0on the sub
ject of venereal diseases.
The compulsory education scheme
for all illiterates has just been) ex
tended to thle 117t hand 118th infan
tries, some 700 men from whlich are
now attending reading and writinug
classes four hours a week. Such in
struction was put into effect about
three weeks ago in tile 60th Brigade,
composed of North Carolina troops,
almost 1,000 of whom are going to. id
school to the steachers provided by the
Y. M. C A., whikh is givert charge of
the lessons, or found by associaton
secretaries among the soldiers them
selv'es. Teachera are excused from
all other military duty.
Books especially written by Associa
tion workers are used -in tihese classes, i
l'oyalty and patriotism, the princip~les
of military discipline and obedienlce gi
being inculcated whenever possible. '
Lectures on American hlisitory and(1
thle causes of the United States' pros-ii
once in -the war hlave also been p:o- i
paredl to 1)e read to the classes by the
TPhe "Y", at the 59th Infantry bra- I
gade has again been opened, after bav
ing been closed for some timec on"
' account of a case of meningitis which ut
developed there. I
SEAi CNItWHE EFFEdTS' OF GERMAN PRISONERS F0R. INFORMATIO
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