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A Rousing House Dress Sale
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For one day only, Wednesday, Big j 0 t Q f new Ski r f s come in this
April 7th, we will sell a real SI.OO morning, something new with high I
the very best styles for only wa.st and belt effects in all the new j
colors and the greatest values you *
ever saw for
Not over two of these dresses to a $5.48, $5.95, $6.48
customer. , ;
Prompt Delivery | -sells it for less” uLUKIiIA :
Capitol Corridor Gossip
With the approach of the meeting of
the legislature, things are beginning to
get rather warm in the race for the
speakership of the House of Represen
tatives, in which former speaker W. H.
Burwell, of Hancock county is being
opposed by Hon. Ben. J. Edwards, of
Monroe, Walton county, the othe
candidates having withdrawn from the
Some time ago Mr. Burwell declared
that he had pledged enough votes to
elect him, with possibly one or two to
spare. Since that time, however, .he
friends of Mr. Edwards have 'been
busy, with the result that a few days
ago, Mr. Edwards issued a statement to
his friends, in which he declared that
he is particularly pleased with the
progress of his candidacy—taking the
attitude that if Mr. Burwell has pledg
ed enough votes to elect him, he is
from Missouri.
Both candidates are strong. Mr.
Burwell, as speaker of the last house
wasted very little time, and as a re
sult gained a lot of political strength
Mr. Edwards, however, has also a po
litical record to which his friends arj
inclined to ‘‘point with pride.” In the
legislature of 1900-10 he was in the
middle of things most of the time, and
gained a reputation for constructive
statesmanship. Temperance, Agricul
ture, and Labor, found in him an able
champion, and he has declared his
belief in an economical administration
in the affairs of the State.
The race is going to be a close one,
barring the entry of a “dai® horse,”
which is not probable. And anyway, a
dark horse would very likely find (
small grain of comfort at this late
Inheritance Tax Success.
The new inheritance tax law is go
ing to be a success, believes Comp
troller General William A. Wright, not
withstanding that fact that but forty
five estates have paid this tax in the
entire state since its enactment fifteen
months ago, and that from twenty-
County tax collectors get just the
same commission of this tax as from
the collection cf other taxes, and that
is supposed to be the incentive to the
collection of any taxes.
I As a matter of fact, the law has
really been enforcable but three
j months, for the law allows one year
before the county tax collector may
call upon tthe county ordinary for a re
port upon an estate.
The total amount paid into the
1 treasury of the state through the in
-1 heritance tax so far has been $11,231.84
Price Optimistic.
Commissioner of Agriculture Jim
Price thinks that the acreage of cot
' ton will be cut considerably in the
I Southern states for the next crop, and
j bases his opinion on rile sale of fertil
izer tags for the year so far. The sale
tags in Georgia has been between
fifty and fifty-one per cent less than
for the corresponding period of last
! year, and of the fertilizer sold, by far
the most part is used for cotton.
Commissioner Price has gotten in
toucli with the other cotton producing
states, and declares that every South
ern state shows a reductive of from
thirty to fifty per cent in fertilizer de
mand, which would indicate a very de
sirable state of affairs.
Bull Mooser Pans Hardwick.
The recent bolt of Senator Thomas
W. Hardwick from the Democratic
party in congress on the Shipping Bill
has drawn forth the righteous indigna
tion of the Bull Moosers in the state,
according to James L. Sibley, the Pro
gressive candidate for the short term
senatorship against Mr. Hardwick.
Mr. Sibley, however, has rallied from
his pained surprise at the tactics of
the Junior Senator long enough to
issue a statement to the Atlanta pa-
pers in which he voices the question as
to whether Mr. Hardwick can “get
away with it.”
The main trouble, according to Mr.
Sibley, is that in his speech at Moul
trie, in which he declared he would
answer his critics, he attacked the
administration for its shortcomings,
and failed to answer for failing the
same administration in a crisis.
Mr. Sibley declares that Mr. Hard
wick also is trying to curry favor of
the thirty thousand who voted the
Bull Moose ticket at the last election,
by treachery to the administration.
Mr. Hardwick’s opponents will have
a long time to devise unpleasant
things to say about this bolt in the
next election campaign.
Comptroller Has Hard Job.
Between the debts of the state, and
collecting the taxes, Comptroller
Wright is having his own troubles.
Now comes the Supreme court, and
adds to them.
Sixty-four of the county tax collec
tors of the stale have not yet been
heard from for the taxes of 1914. The
pensioners, who take quite a large
proportion of the revenue of the state,
have been for some time pleading for
their money, when there is no money
to pay them.
The law provides that unless a tax
collector makes his returns by April
30 of each year, the comptroller may
issue an execution against him and
his 'bondsman, and this law is the
only one which provides for enforcing
collection of taxes from the collectors.
Now comes the Supreme court, which
decided in a recent case of this sort
that the law conflicts with the four
teenth adment to the Constitution,
which is the ‘‘due process of law ’
amendment, and which holds good in
both criminal and civil cases, and
leaves the state with no means of en
forcing collection of taxes from the
county authorities.
There is much talk of a bill to
remedy this, wnich will not be in con
flict with the Constitution, to be passed
by the next legislature.
N'ew Wood Yard. Phone 288
Come share in the benefit of
buying from us the right kind of
FUEL at the lowest price
We offer nothing but the best
Long Leaf Pine, Oak and Hick
ory—perfectly u./ and sound fire
wood. If ont of our customers,
you have already observed, and
appreciate the difference and
quality of our wood, as compar
ed with others. One order is
sufficient to convince that it pays
to patronize.
Phone 288 Amencus, Ga.
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, April 6. —The care of chil
dren has becohie such an important
part of the work of the free schools
administered by the London County
Council that provision has been made
for the medical and dental treatment
of 106,676 children for the period April
30. For the ensuing year, it is pro
posed to provide for 123,486 cases, to
receive treatment at 63 centers. In the
past year $187,500,000 was spent on
the medical and dental treatment of
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
That Contain Mercury
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell
and completely derange the whole system whet)
entering It through the mueoua surfaces. Such
artlelea should never be used except on prescrip
tlons from reputable physlclana. aa the damag<
they will do la teu fold to the good you ean poe
elbly derive from them. Holla Catarrh Cure,
nianufaetured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0..
contains no mercury, nnd la taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mueoua aur
facea of the system. In buying Hall’s Catarrh
Cure be sure you get the genuine. It la taken
Internally and made In Toledo. Ohio, by F. J.
Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists. Price. 76c. per bottle.
Take Hall's Family Pi'.U foe coujtlpaWwt.
ATLANTA, Ga., April 6.—Governor
elect Nat E. Harris of Georgia, will be
a passenger on a special train which
the Southern Railway will run on
April 30 from Macon via Atlanta, to
Richmond for the accomodation of the
! veterans of the Georgia division who
will attend the annual reunion and in
his honor the train will be named, “The
Governor’s Special.”
| Governor-elect Harris will be a fig
ure of great prominence at the reunion
and the veterans will do him special
honor as it is generally thought that
he w ill be the last Confederate soldier
to serve os governor of state. General
Joseph W. Preston of Macon, com
mander of the Georgia dibision and the
members of- iis staff will also be on
this train.
Elaborate arrangements are being
made by passengers and operating of
ficials of Southern Railway for the
handling of "The Governor’s Special”
and every effort will be made to con
tribute to the comfort of the Geprgi.t
veterans. In view of the fact that
Governor-elect Harris will attend the
reunion General Preston is already
asking all veterans of Georgia division
to make a special effort to join the
party which will go aboard "The Gov
ernor’s Special.”
(By Associated Press.
BOULOGNE, April 6.—The aeroplane
as a rest cure is recommended by at
least one British soldier as a result of
his personal experience.
He joined a line regiment in the ear
ly days of the war, and being an excel
lent shot ard a good mechanic, was
put in charge of a machine gun. He
and his gun w-ere left by accident in
an isolated trench position when his
battalion was withdrawn, and he had
a continuous spell of 43 days in the
forward trenches, much of the time
completely cut off from his army, be
fore he regained his regiment.
By that time he was a physical and
mental wreck and he was sent to a
hospital to recuperate. When his leave
was up, he confided to the officer in
charge that his nerve was so shat
tered that he simply could not beal
- go back to the trenches. "I con’t
get the sound of bullets out of my
head,” he declared. “You must find
something else for me to do for a
He himself suggested that he be
transferred to the Flying Corps, and
A Rock, a Pretty Girl
And an Ideal . Seeker
five part mutual MA6TCRPIC.TORE Produced by American. 4
Nal, the beautiful wild girl, proves to be the ideal of the pampered society
man cast on nn island in the south seas after a shipwreck. The ideal throws
stones as well as smiles, and the society man has many troubles before he
inasmuch as he had already had some
experience in this line of work, the
transfer was apgroved. In a few
weeks he had qualified as an aviator,
and began spending an hour or two
aloft daily. The "change of air” work
ed just the relief he required, and re
stored his nerves to their original
Please make your returns early for
state and county taxes and oblige
31-lw-advt Tax Receiver Sumter Go.
Practical Girl.
Ha (ardently)—"l would lay dowa
10,000 lives for you.” She—-“ You'd
please me better if you’d lay up sl<V

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