FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1924.
THE McDUFFlE PROGRESS, THOMSON, GA.
Q. What is meant by “pepper
A. This is a nominal rent to be
paid on demand. A nominal rent of
one peppercorn per year was an ex
pedient for securing acknowledge
ment of tenancy in cases where
houses or lands were let virtually
free of rent. # *
BY J. E. JONES.
This is a valuable educational fea
ture in The McDuffie Progress Send
fa your questions, and address them
to U. 8. Press Association, Continen- k ! nd ' y cha8 f , dow . n tke namea of Le ‘
Q. In view of some of the extra
vagant names given to steamships,
tel Trust Building, Washington, D. C.
Mention this paper when you write.
viathan and Lusitania.
A. Leviathan was an aquatic ani-
Enclose two cents in stamps for re- mal mentioned in the Old Testament,
*ly. Do not include trivial matter the Hebrew word probably denoting
•r questions requiring extensive re
a crocodile. Lusitania was a region
almost coinciding with Portugal; one
of the people of Lusitania.
Q. When were clocks first cori-
Q. We hear a good deal about the
prosperity of business Institutions,
tut how about almshouses—how are structed on mathematical principles?
they getting along? j A. This seems to be fixed in his-
A. There are fewer paupers in tor y <l uite definitely as in 1326.
the almshouses in the United States
than at any time during the past Q- What part of milk is water?
twenty years. The number per 100,- A - That sometimes depends upon
•00 of population is smaller than it the milkman, but ordinarily there
ever has been in the history of the should be about 86 per cent of water
•ountry. The United States Census > n milk.
Bureau announces that there were
18,090 paupers in almshouses on
January 1, last year, compared with
•4,198 in 1910, when the last census
•f the kind was taken. There were
store than twice as many male pau
pers as female paupers last year,
while in 1880 the males only slighty
exceeded the females. Of the males
more than half were between the
•ges of sixty and eighty years, the
largest percentage being seventy and
aeventy-four years of age. Native
bom white paupers numbered 48,019,
and foreign born numbered 23,567.
Q. Has the radio developed to any
•stent in the farming district?. It
seems to me that I have observed a
decided absence of antennas on epun-
try houses, while I have been on au
A. The United States Department
*f Agriculture estimates that there
are how more than 370,000 radio sets
in use on farms as compared with
145,000 a year ago. The number of
radio sets is greater in proportion
to population in cities than in small
towns and in rural districts.
Q. What is meant by the expres
sion, “spilling the beans”?
A. It is from the Boston, and
means the divulging of information
concerning which one should have
leen more reticent.
Q- To what extent are one cent
pieces legal tender?
A. A person cannot be forced to
accept more than twenty-five pennies
«n a debt.
Q. What is the difference between
aormal schools, colleges, and univer
A normal school is a school
whose methods of instruction are to
serve as a model; an institution for
training teachers. A college is an
institution for special instruction, us-
■ally of a professional kind; as, a
college of music. A university is an
institution organized for teaching
and study in the higher branches of
learning, and empowered to confer
degrees in special departments, as
theology, law, medicine, and the
Q. What is meant by the expres
sion to “carry coals to Newcastle”?
A. This refers to a “superfluity,”
because Newcastle is the coal region
Jlfter every meal^
sweet and a
1 - a - s-t-l-n-g
Q. Does the Red Cross instruct
women in hygienic home care of the
A. Half a million women in the
United States have received instruc
tion in hygienic home care for the
sick by the American Red Cross.
Q. Docs Governor A1 Smith of
New York wear his hat off on one
ear, or are the photographers libeling
A. Governor Smith is said to have
a distinctive shock of hair on one
side of his head which tilts his hat
Q. Is the story of Barbara Friet-
chie historically authentic?
A. This is the kind of fascinating
poetical history that may be said
to be “founded on facts.” At Fred
erick, Maryland, one may find a site j
where the flag was successfully de- i
fended by Barbara, but the people l
of the place accept the poem as a j
choice bit of sentiment, rather than '
as absolute history.
Q. How do the electric light and
power industry, the automobile in
dustry and the steel industry rank
A. Unofficial figures are to the
effect that the electric light and
power industry heads the list with
an investment of $5,800,000,000. The
automobile industry represents an
investment of less than $1,800,000,-
000, and the steel and iron industry
Q. I have collected some butter
flies and believe that at least one of
them is a rare specimen. Where can
I obtain full information regarding
my butterflies? I
A. Such communications should
Ve addi'essed to the Bureau of Ento
mology, United States Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D. C., with
Q. Who is goirig to be elected
A. Better do your own guessing.
Q. Do the laws of the United
Stntes prohibit a married woman
from the use of her maiden name,
or limit her in the use of it in a legal
A. It is a common practice for
Mothers want it, for it quickly
clears away the choking phlegm,
stops the hoarse cough, gives rest
ful sleep. Safe and reliable.
•f England, hence it would be vain married women to use their hus-
labor to “carry, coals to Newcastle.” j band’s names, but in many instances
In the Satires of Horace one finds :women^are using their maiden names,
snother similar “superfluity,” which This is particularly true among act-
reads, “It would be as silly as to resses, who use their maiden names,
MONEY TO LEND
CHEAP RATES AND GOOD
If you want to borrow money on
your real estate, call on me and I
think I can make it to your interest
Valuable Farms and Town Lots.
JOHN T. WEST.
G. T. NEAL
Office Over First National Bank
stage names, and . an occasional
change of names. But when it comes
to dealing with Uncle Sam it is dif-
airry sticks into the forest.”
Q. Does the sun rise?
A. Not exactly, but you would ferent. For instance, in issuing
be terribly disappointed if there passports the State Department re
should fail to be what Webster de- quires the use of the name of the
fines as the first appearance of the husband. Even Madame Melba has
sun above the horizon with the ac- been compelled to sail as Mrs. Arm-
cmnpanying atmospheric effects.” j strong. Quite recently the Secretary
* * I of the Interior issued an order com-
Q. What were the hokey-pokey polling a woman in the Government
wagons? service to sign the payroll with her
A. Vehicles of the hand eftrt vari- married name. The woman insisted
ety used in peddling cheap ice cream that she had the right to use her
to the streets. ; maiden name, but she was overruled.
Q. Why do the radio stations all
begin with the letters, W, Iv, or N?
A. Initial letters for radio sta
tions throughout the world were as
signed by the International Bern Bu
reau, and these were accepted every
where for radio broadcasting. W, K,
and N, were the only three initial
letters assigned to the United States.
Part of the K calls are assigned
fail At 5 if* 5 is a Combined
fecal and internal, and has been success-
« fill in the treatment of Catarrh for over
forty' years. Sold by all druggists.
F. J. CHENEY & CO , Toledo, Ohio
Q. A drowning man in my com
munity was rescued in fifteen feet of
water by a man who stepped to the
front in a crowd of two'hundred peo
ple, and after three attempts brought
the drowning person to the surface
and saved the man’s life. Is there
nay way in which this act can be
A. The description of the case
seems to come clearly within the
jurisdiction of the Carnegie Hero
Fund Commission, whose address is
Oliver Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsyl
vania. This Commission requires
full particulars and under its rules
the scope of Fund is confined strictly
to the limitations that the person
r eforming the act of heroism vol-
untarily risked his own life; that
such act^ were nqt performed by
persons acting in the regular dis
charge of their vocations, and that
such acts of heroism were performed
within three years.
Q. Do the voters of the country
go to the polls in as large a propor
tion as they formerly did?
A. The best information is that
80 per cent of the qualified electors
voted forty years ago; twenty-four
years ago the proportion had fallen
to less than 75 per cent, and four
years ago it slumped to less than 50
per cent. In 1900 about 18.2 per cent
of the entire population of the coun
try voted, while in 1920, despite the
fact that the percentage of qualified
electors had been doubled, only about
24.7 per cent of the whole population
Q. Has the United States Depart
ment of Justice actually prosecuted
any of the war fraud cases, and re
covered any money to the Govern
A. The Attorney General states
that the Government has recovered
and turned into the Government
treasury $6,195,000. Compromise
offers amounting to more than $2,-
500,000 are now under consideration.
There have been thirty-five indict
ments secured, charging criminal con
spiracies to defraud the Government.
Nine of these have been tried, result
ing in three convictions, four acquit-
als, and two disagreements. There
are seven hundred war cases now
pending. More than two hundred
civil cases and more than twenty
criminal cases are before the courts
H. P. NEAL
Office Over City Bank. Phone 45
DR. HENRY J. GODIN
956 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
J. T. WEST
Attorney at Law.
Office Over Thomson Drug Co
Submitting a proposed amendment
to the Constitution of Georgia, to be
voted on at the General election to be
hold on Tuesday, November 4th, 1924,
said amendment to authorize the Gen
eral Assembly to consolidate the of
fices of Tax Receiver and Tax Collec
tor In the several counties.
By His Excellency,
Clifford Walker, Governor,
State of Georgia,
August 21, 1924.
WHEREAS, The General Assembly
at its session in 1924 proposed an
amendment to the Constitution of this
State as set forth in a resolution ap
proved August 18, 1924, to-wit:
Proposing to the people of Georgia an
amonrtmf-nt to Pare~raph l, Section 3,
Article 11. of the Constitution of the
State of Georgia, so as to authorize the
General Assembly to consolidate the of
fices of Tax Receiver and Tax Collector
In the several counties and to fix, with
out regard to uniformity in the various
counties, the compensation of the officer
performing the duties of said offices when
so consolidated and for other purposes.
Be It resolved by the Senate, the House
of Representatives concurring, that the
following amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Georgia be, and the
same Is hereby, proposed to the people
of Georgia, to-wit:
Amend Paragraph t, Section 3. Article
11, by adding at the end of said para
graph the following:
"And the General Assembly shall also
have authority to consolidate the offices
and duties of Tax Receiver and Tax
Collector in any or all of the counties
of the State, the official performing the
duties of said two offices, when so con
solidated, to be known as County Tax
Commissioner, and the General Assem
bly may prescribe the compensation of
such County Tax Commissioner or au
thorize county authorities to fix the
same, which compensation may be on the
basis of fees or salary and may be fixed
without regard to un'formlty In the va
rious counties, and when such compen
sation is fixed on a salary basis the
authority fixing the same shall determine
what disposition shall be made of the
fees and commissions accruing to each
of said offices so consolidated and to
provide fer the levy and collection of a
tax suflciont to pay the salary so fixed.
Ho that said Paragraph. when so
amended, shall be as follows:
Paragraph 1. Whatever tribunal, or
officers, may hereafter be created by the
General Assembly for the transaction of
county matters, shall be uniform through
out the State, and of the same name,
jurisdiction, and remedies, except that
the General Assembly may provide for the
appointment of commlsioncrs of Roads
and Revenues In any county, and may
abolish the office of County Treasurer
In any county, or fix the compensation
of County Treasurer and such compen
sation rpay be fixed without regard to
uniformity of such compensation in the
various counties. Aral the General As
sembly shall also have authority to con
solidate the offices and duties of Tax
Receiver and Tax Collector In any or all
of tho counties of the State, the official
performing the duttes of said two offices
when so consolidated, to be known as
County Tax Commissioner, and the Gen
eral Assembly may prescribe the com
pensation of such County Tax Commis
sioner or authorize county authorities to
fix the same, which compensation may
he on the basis of fees or salary and may
be fixed without regard to uniformity
in the various counties, and when such
compensation Is fixed on a salary ba
sis tho authority fixing the same shall
determine what disposition shall he made
of the fees and commissions accruing
to each of said offices so consolidated
and to provide for the levy and collec
tion of a tax sufficient to pay the sal
ary so fixed.
Be It further resolved, that if the fore
going proposed amendment shall be
agreed to by two-thirds of the mem
bers elected to each of the two .houses
of the General Assembly of Georgia, such
proposed amendment shall be entered on
their journals, with the yeas and nays
taken thereon, and the Governor shall
cause such amendment to he published
in at least two newspapers in each Con
gressional district of the State for two
months previous to the time of holding
the next general election, and the Gov
ernor shall also provide for the sub
mission of such proposed amendment to
the people at the said next general elec
tion. All persons voting in said elec
tion in favor of said proposed amend
ment shall have written or printed on
their ballots the words, "For the amend
ment to the Constitution authorizing the
General Assembly to consolidate the of
fices of Tax Receiver and Tax Collector
and fix their compensation," and all per
sons voting in said election against said
proposed amendment shall have written
or printed on their ballots the words,
"Against tire amendment to the Consti
tution authorizing the General Assem
bly to consolidate the offices of Tax Re
ceiver and Tax Collector and fix their
Compensation.” The returns of Bald
election shnll be made to the Secretary
of State, who shall certify the result
thereof to the Governor, and if the
people shall ratify said proposed amend
ment by a majority of the electors qual
ified to vote for members of the Gen
eral Assembly, voting thereon, the same
shall become a part of the Constitu
tion, and the Governor shall issue a proc
lamation to that effect.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Clifford
Walker, Governor of said State, do
issue this my proclamation hereby de
claring that the proposed foregoing
amendment to the Constitution is sub
mitted for ratification or rejection to
the voters of the State qualified to
vote for members of the General As
sembly at the General election to bq
held on Tuesday, November 4th, 1924.
By the Governor,
S. G. McLendon.
Secretary of State.
CORRECTED TO AUG. 20th, 1923
DEPARTURE OF TRAINS AT
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No. 9 for Barnett
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Do You Sleep Well
A man with good health should sleep soundly at night. Some
do not. They have worries of one kind or another that rob them
of a good night's sleep.
The possession of money, or the lack of it, often cause worry.
One cannot pay his bills, the other fears his money might be
If your money is in a good sound bank you will not worry
about its safety. No other institution is capable of caring for it
like a good bank. You won’t need to worry.
On the other hand, if you deposit only a small amount in the
bank regularly, it will be there to .ake care of the worries when
the rainy day comes.
We invite you to make your deposits in our bank, offering
you the security you need. It doesn’t cost you any more than the
old sock plan, and we will pay you liberal interest if you want it.
Yours to serve,
Bank Of Thomson.
THE OLD BANK.
ATLANTA AND WEST POINT RY. CO.,
Wilmington, N. C.
No Mosauitoes, Wonderful Breeze, Surf
The Oceanic Hotel, long noted for its ser
vice, is the first stop on the beach.
SUMMER TOURIST FARES NOW IN
EFFECT. Ask your local Ticket Agent or
write to the undersigned.
J. P. BILLUPS,
General Passenger Agent, 120 E. Hunter
St., Atlanta, Ga.
AREY Asphalt Roll Roofings cost but a
fraction of the price of tile, slate, metal,
or wood shingles.
They can be laid in a small fraction of the
time it takes to lay other kinds of roofing.
In spite of their low cost Carey Roll Roof
ings serve from 10 to 20 years—depending on
the weight of the particular roofing. If coated
occasionally, they will last much longer. Thus
Carey Roll Roofings represent the LOWEST
POSSIBLE COST PER YEAR OF SERVICE.
Thomson Hardware Co.
Georgia, McDuffie County:
To all whom it may concern:
Mose Lee having appled for guar
dianship of the person and property
of Rosiland Lee minor chid of Robt.
and Cora Lee, late of said county* de
ceased, notice is given that said ap
plication will be heard at my office
at ten o’clock A. M., on the first
Monday in October, next.
This the 1st day of Sept., 1924.
G. W. LOKEY, Ordinary.
Georgia, McDuffie County:
By virtue of a special order passed
by the Court of Ordinary of Cobb
County, Ga., we will sell before the
court house at Thomson, Ga., on the
first Tuesday in October, 1924, be
tween th legal hours of sale, to the
highest bidder for cash, the following
described land: 187 acres, lying i:
McDuffie county, 2 1-2 miles fron
Thomson on Greensboro road and o;
White’s Creek. Aso, 67 acres on
Milledgeville road on White’s Creek
in Mt. Auburn District, No. 152 o.
McDuffie county. Both parcels of
land have been surveyed by county-
surveyor. If you wish to see maps
of the survey apply to our agent, C.
W. Mathews, Warrenton, Ga.
This land is sold as the property' of
Macy Chalker, of Cobb county Ga.,
deceased, for the purpose of distri
bution among heirs.
G. W. CHALKER,
L. C. CHALKER,
Administrators of Macy Chalker.
is a prescription for Ma
laria, Chills and Fever
or Bilious Fever. It kills
(THE OLD RELIABLE).
Vacation time is here once again
and with it comes the annual summer
These reduced rates, to almost
every section of the country, go into
effect May 15th, and are good return
ing up through October 31st, 1924,
stop-overs being permitted at all
points on either going or return trip
upon application to conductor.
If you are contemplating an enjoy
able vacation trip this summer, we
will be only too glad to make all
necessary arrangements for you; just
apply to our ticket agent in your
town and if there is any information
desired which he is not in position to
furnish, it will be supplied through
this office. Or y'ou may write direct
to the undersigned at address shown.
You can rest assured your requests
for rates, schedules or any other in
formation relating to a journey by
train, will receive prompt and effi
Your inquiries are solicited and it
will be a pleasure to help you in any
and every wav possible.
J. P. BILLUPS,
General Passenger Agent, 120 East
Hunter St., Atlanta, Ga. 5-16 tf
Let The Progress Do Your Joij