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Wednesday, January 21.
Our Columbia Letter.
Columbia, Jan. Tr.-One week of
the general assembly has passed with
but little accomplished. 1 Some new
measures of minor importance have
been introduced but the larger ques
tions are yet untouched. Both houses
will get down to solid work early this
week and there is some hope of mak
ing this session shorter than that of
a year ago. The epidemic of influen
za greatly retarded the work of the
The two principal features of the
first legislative week were the annual
message of the Governor delivered
in person before the joint assembly
and the address in the hall of the
House by vice-President Thomas R.
Marshall who was in Columbia as the
guest of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Governor Cooper's address ' was
characteristic in that it was straight
forward, frank and business-like. But
it is not probable that all of his sug
gestions and recommendations will
be enacted into law at this session.
Some may never be, as there is much
opposition to some of the sweeping
changes, the abolition of free schol
arships, for instance.
The members of the general as
sembly are eagerly awaiting the bud
get which is to be presented from
the governor's office. It is yet in the j
hands of the printers. The budget for ?
the State government, colleges, pen
al and other institutions is said to
embody sums of staggering propor-1
tions. The legislature, while disposed .
to move forward along progressive,
lines, is not in a humor, at least now,
early in the session, to permit extrav- j
agance along any line. During this '
period of readjustment and recon-1
struction it is a mighty good time to ,
practice rigid economy, both as in-/
dividuals and as a State. To practice
t economy, however, does not mean I
that no money should be spent. It j
does mean that not a dollar should
be unwisely or unnecessarily spent, j
Two matters of interest to the
people of Edgefield have been unani- ?'
mously agreed upon by the delega- j
tion. Instead of having the marriage '
license fee of one dollar disposed of ;
as heretofore, fifty cents retained by j
the judge of probate and fifty cents
paid into the general school, a bill,
will be introduced providing for the j
full amount to be retained by the j
judge probate. This will supplement j
the very meagre income of his office!
and will take very little from the j
schools of the county. Unless some .
provision is made for increase of pay j'
for the judge of probate the office ;
will sooner or later be filled by an
undesirable person. No good man
.could be induced to serve in that ca
pacity for such limited compensa- !
tion. The other item of interest to
the county is the increase of the
amount received by all of the public
cotton weighers of the county from !
ten cents to twenty cents per bale- (
half to be paid by seller and the
other half by the buyer. Numerously j
signed petitions from- farmers and i1
cotton buyers were presented asking '
for the increase. The inceased cost
of living and labor made it necessary
jfor the weighers to receive more for '
The atmosphere is surcharged with
good roads legislation. Everybody
has some pet, sure-to-work, the-best- 1
of-all scheme. It is practically cer- [
tain that before the close of the ses
sion something definite, some really
workable plan, will be agreed upon.
In fact, there should be no adjourn
ment-even if legislators have to
stay here on their own expense until
Augu?t-before something is done
to lift South Carolina (and Edge-)
field county) out of the mud and
Another big question, large if for
no other reason because both great
national political parties are tooth
and toe behind it, is the ratification
of the suiTrage amendment. At this
time, before the fair suffragists
march this week in one solid phalanx
upon the Capitol, the sentiment in
both houses is against the ratification
of what will, soon of later, become
the nineteenth Amendment to the
Federal Constitution, placing the
ballot in the hands of the American
women. On this issue the Edgefield
delegation is divided at this time
one against and two for ratification.
The outgoing mail must be caught
if this is to appear in to-morrow's
Edgefield Advertiser. More next
J. L. MIMS.
County Wide Boll Weevil Con
The county wide boll weevil con
ference of Edgefield county was call
ed to order promptly b^ County
Agent A. B. Carwile at ll a. m.,
Tuesday 20th. After a few remarks
Mr. Carwile turned over the meeting
to District Agricultural Agent Hen
jry S. Johnston of Aiken, who told of
the purpose of the meeting and of
the meetings that are being held all
?over the State with such great suc
cess, the attendance at each place be
ing near 250 people. Mr. Johnston in
troduced as the first speaker Mr. N.
E. Winters, now with the conference
work of Clemson College.
Mr. Winters took "Soil Building
and Fertility" as a subject and gave
his time to the discussion of peanuts.
The following are the facts brought
out: Plant the Little White Spanish
peanut for oil and confections and
any of the runners for hog grazing;!
use 9-2-2 fertilizer for peanuts on
clay lands and 8-3-3 for the sandy
lands; plant very thickly in the drill,
using 90 pounds in the hulls and 45
pounds of shelled nuts, and plant by
hand or by using an Avery or Ben
thall planter; soak over night if pos
sible where planted in the hulls; use
lime where it has not been used in
the general farm practices; see to
getting pickers for the communities
that grow peanuts.
Mr. J. P. LaMaster , Extension
Dairyman for Clemson, talked on the
"Family Cow" as a great means of
reducing the cost of living. He stress
ed the work of bull clubs and the fact
that pure bred sires pay big divi
dends to the cow man. The discussion
on hogs and beef cattle was led by
Mr. W.-J. Shealy, Extension Animal
Husbandman of Clemson, who stress
ed the growing of feed at home in
the form of beans and peas as much
as possible and of the proper market
ing facilities. He also explanied the
work of "bush whacker trader" in
the cattle business, and told the far
mers to beware of this man. Mr.
Shealy is a great believe in putting
the scrub boar and bull out of busi
ness and getting the best and not the
The discussion on cotton was led
Mr. McLendon, of the Southern Fer
tilizer Association, and contained the
following facts: For lands infested
with wilt, plant either Council or
Covington Toole (first choice) and
Dixie Triumph (second choice). For
lands without wilt, plant Wannamak
er's Strain of Cleveland'Big Boll; for
the long staple varieties use Express
variety first and Webber 49 second
choice. These are for weevil condi
tions. Mr. McLendon is a ^graduate of
Clemson College and has had eleven
years of cotton breeding and knows
his business. The reader will notice
that the King cotton is not recom
mended as so many seem to think.
Just here, to break away from the
regular program, Mr. Johnston read
testimonials of boll weevil oils, sure*
cures, cure all and kill none stuff,
and of weevil catcher machines, and
all similar, rot. Farmers are urged
to let alone fake medicines and ma
chines and to use none other than
those that have the Government
stamp on them.
Mr. George M. Anderson made his
usual boll weevil talk. He is the boll
weevil man of Clemson College. He
says that we need, not e: peet a great
damage next year unless we have
very unfavorable seasons. But he
urged the farmers not to depend on
that last big crop of cotton but to
adjust themselves to farming under
weevil conditions. He also spoke of
the fake boll weevil killers and oils
and assured the audience that none
of them contained alcohol.
County Agent. Carwile read an in
teresting paper from President Mix
on of the South Carolina Cotton As
sociation, urging the farmers to mar
ket their cotton through the plans of
the Association. Farmers are urged
to attend the meeting on February
13th of the Edgefield Cotton Asso
ciation at the Court House.
Mr. A. E. Schilletter, Horticultu
rist of Clemson, spoke a few words
on the proper marketing, grading
and storing of sweet potatoes. He
will be back in this county to aid in
building government storage houses.
The last speaker of the day was
Mr. E. L. Ring, of the Southern Rail
road, on the tobacco subject. Mr.
Ring was the means of getting the
Johnston people started in the tobac
The following program was recom
mended by a committee consisting of
Messrs. E. C. Asbill, Erwin Smith,
Roper Day, Pomp Cheatham and D.
B. Hollingsworth as a fitting form for
the Edgefield farmer to carry out on
?his farm. This report was voted upon
by a rising vote of the house.
Crops per Plow for Edgefield County
8 to 10 atres cf cotton.
8 to. 10 acres of corn, with either
or both of peas, beans, in the mid
5 to 8 acres of small grains, fol
lowed by peas sown and planted.
Sweet potatoes for home consump
tion and 1 acre per plow'where stor
age facilities are provided.
1V2 acres of peanuts.
IV? acres of alfalfa in the clay
sections and the use of clover as cov
1 er crops to be urged.
Garden, orchard, poultry and bees
for the home supply and farm sup
ply. Special attention to be given
poultry and orchards.
A sow t? the plow, and every home
Elimination of all scrub ' sires in
Organization of bull clubs.
Every farmer to join the National
"Better Sires-Better Livestock"
crusade as quickly as possible, and
Livestock production not consider
ed profitable unless all feed stuff is
Feed steers where velvet beans are
grown by running them on the beans;
feed steers for manures.
The organization of an association
of farmers and business men to look
after the standardization, prepara
tion and marketing of the additional
money crops recommended above for
The expansion of the State and
National warehouse system so as to
take care of the warehouse needs in
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1919, to the 15th day of March,
\All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1919, and December 31st, 1919.
That, when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31.t, 1919, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1920, "the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent, addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all un
paid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1919
are as follows:
For State purposes- 9
For Ordinary County-'- 7
For Special County- 3
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch - 4
For Bacon School District_10
For Blocker_ 2
For Blocker-Limestone- 4
For Colliers ._ 4
For Flat Rock_- 8
For Oak Grove_. 3
For Red Hill_ 6
For Edgefield - 8
For Elmwood No. 8-2
For Elmwood No. 9_ 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C._ &
For Hibler_ 3
For Meriwether (Gregg)_ 2
For Moss_ 3
For Brunson School_ 4
For Ropers_ 2
For Shaw _ 4
For Sweetwater _ 4
For Talbert_ 2
For Wards _ 2
For Wards No. 33_ 4
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwdbd R. R. (portion)_15
?For Johnston R. R._ 3
For Pickens R. R. -_._ 3
For Wise iL? R._ 3
For Corporation_ ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, ex
cept those exempt by law, are liable
to a poll tax of One Dollar eaeh. A
capital tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
FOR SALE: One work steer,
weighing about 900 pounds, price
B. T. LANHAM.
SINC'S NEW LIFE PILLS
the Pills That So Cure.
The Corner Store
Friday, Jan. 23
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AT LAST MICKEY IS COMING
Matinee 3:30 P. M. 35c. and 20c, Plus War Tax
Evening 8:15 P. M. 50c. and 25c, Plus War Tax
See MICKEY. Laughter and Tears
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