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Another Estimate on (
The American Cotton assc
yesterday estimated the cotto
of 1920 at 12,227,000 bales,
sive of linters. The report iss
the association said that uni?
price of cotton increased much
low grades will be left in th?
thus materially decreasing th?
number of bales.
."At present prices the farm
not afford to pick his low gra(
ton and gin it," says the stat
"We believe that much of this
vnH remain unpicked, and
should prove to be the case,
win, of course, be a decrease
total crop, as our estimate of
227,000 bales is based on the :
sition that all of the cotton v
To Curtail in Egypt.
The association also issued a
ment saying that informatior
been received by it that the gr
of cotton in Egypt have agre
?curtail their acreage reductio:
\\ the next crop 33 1-3 per cer
compliance with a request froi
American Cotton association,
this request was transmitted t
^.."Egyptian growers, officials o
association said, it has been c
mined to decrease the acreage i
South'50 per cent., and the Egyi
will be asked to reduce their ac:
"The machinery has all beei
5n motion which will absolutel;
sure a reduction of 50 per cer
the cotton acreage," says the s
President Wannamaker has re
ed the following telegram fron
Texas division of the American
"A special meeting of every r
"ber of the house and senate of
L .general assembly of Texas wil
I held in Dallas at the expense of
Texas division of the American
ton association and will remaii
session three days. Have assur
of 100 per cent attendance. T
I, las decided after a lapse of 50 y
that it is useless to ask for or to
peet the passage of necessary
tional legislation to place the '.
diing and marketing of our g
staple crop upon an economical 1
ness basis and we are absolutely
termnyed to past; state legisQa
that will, beyond a shadow of d(
place the handling of our main <
an the hands of the people of
state. We are determined that ?
laws will be passed that will m
not only economic handling and r
keting but will absolutely secure
the produced the protection and
rights which are justly his. Col
acreage will be.reduced 50 per c
int this only solves a part of
troubles. We have already passe
law assessing every bale of cot
ginned 50 cents. This will raise qi
t; i a sum of money and will solve
financial troubles, but still it d
not complete the -machinery. We
determined and have taken a bind
obligation to pass laws that will <
.ate^ and make effective every piece
^machinery necessary to handle, n:
- ;?et, and control our cotton crop.
Tvilj have warehouses, graders J
-cooperative marketing and we i
?have something that no other of
-cotton states has ever had. We \
furnish by legislation the necess?
profits so that cotton can be finam
.and only sold when there is a derna
for the same at a profitable price.
Your statement that it is usel
.to expect national legislation a
that the people of the entire Soi
have suffered for the last half c<
tury not only because their cott
was produced and handled on the 1
sis of slave wages and an econon
antiquated method, but also becau
we had failed to attend to our o\
business by legislation, has convine
ns that you are correct and, therefo
the Texas legislature will pass tl
legislation necessary. Every state
the cotton belt should follow tl
same course. Fifty per cent, acreaj
reduction in cotton and 50 per cen
increase in food and fee'd crops
our slogan. The passage of evei
Apiece of legislation necessary to pa:
tiie handling, the marketing and th
control of the cotton crop in th
.'.hands of the producers and friendl
-allied interests of Texas will b
..sought, thus bringing to the peopl
l_of Texas the prosperity which w
(..should bave been enjoying for th
Bf last half century from this worl
r necessity, cotton, which has brough
fiches to other sections instead of ti
_our own section, because we permit
.ted other people to attend to om
-business instead of attending to i
ourselves. We urge that you impres:
npon every cotton producing stat?
the necessity in justice to themselvei
. and of exercising their state rights
?and passing the necessary state leg
islation. These rights can not be de
..nied to them."-The State.
.An Appeal for Purchase of
Columbia, Dec. 13.-An appeal to
ithe people of the state to be as liber
tal ?as possible <n their purchases of
" Christmas seals was yesterday made
hy .Mrs. Bertha T, Munsell, of Colum
."As campaign manager, last year
for the Christmas seals," said Mrs.
Mansell, "I had a real and intimate
insight in to the scope and bigness
of the South Carolina Tuberculosis
association and teh great need for
education along this line.
"Many of our negro nurses are
tubercular or come from tubercular
homes. They are not physically able
to do heavy work so they nurse our
children, and young children are very
.susceptible to the disease.
"The barge majority of incipient
.cases are curable, but they must have
special care, plenty of milk and eggs
?ind fresh air.
"The cheery little Christmas seal
?with -which we are all familiar is
the means which the association uses
to raise funds for this big, splendid
humane work. * v
"Let me urge our women especial
ly to buy these seals for their Christ
mas packages and thus do their bit
towards wiping out this dread dis
ease and at the- same time giving a
chance to those who have been so un
fortunate as to have contracted it.'
Crop Pest Quarantines.
Clemson College, December 6.- |
Besides the areas heretofore infest
ed by the pink boll worm in Texas
land the three additional counties in
Louisiapa, this pest has now appear
ed in the vicinity of Shreveport, La.
While the Federal Horticultural
Board, in cooperation with the states
of Texas and Louisiana, is doing
everything possible to prevent the
spread of this pest, the people of
South Carolina are requested to bear
j these infested areas in mind and be
fore ordering materials from the
West to correspond with the South
Carolina State Crop Pest Commis
sion, as this may avoid considerable
trouble or loss.
The sweet potato season will, soon
be upon us again and our people are
cautioned about the sweet potato
weevil, which exists in several coun
ties in Florida and in one county in
Georgia. The South Carolina Crop
Pest Commission as usual will do
everything possible to facilitate the
movement of shipments, but all ship
pers are requested to get full infor
mation in regard to this quarantine
before placing orders and it will pre
vent misunderstandings and disap
pointments that appeared to be un
avoidable heretofore. The sweet po
tato borer also occurs in Texas,
Louisiana and Mississippi. It is the
sovereign insect pest of sweet pota
toes and we must guard against it.
FOR SALE: A six-room house
0:1 Jeter Street. Apply to Mr. A. S.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
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County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1920 to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1920 and December 31st, 1920.
That when taxes charged shall not
I be paid by December 31st, 1920 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 1921, 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 1920
are as follows:
For State purposes_ 12
For Ordinary County_ 8
For Past Indebtedness_2%
For Special, Good Roads_ 2
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch_ 8
For Bacon School District_ 14
For Blocker_ 8
For Bloeker-Limestone _ 4
For Colliers_ 4
For Flat Rock_ 8
For Oak Grove_ 3
For Red Hill ._ 8
For Edgefield_ 10
For Elmwood No. 8_ 8
For Elmwood No. 9_ 2
For Elmwood No. 30_ 2
For Elmwood L. C._?- 3
For Hibler _ 8
For Harmony _ 3
For Johnston _ 15
For Meriwether (Gregg) - 2
For Moss- 3
For Brunson School- 4
For Ropers_ 2
For Shaw_.- 4
For Sweetwater_ 4
For Talbert_ 8
For Trenton _11%
For Wards _ 8
For Wards No. 33_ 4
For Blocker R. R. (portion __ 15
For Elmwood R. . (portion - 15
For Johnston R. R._ 3
For Pickens R. R._ 3
For Wise R. R._ 3
For Corporation _30%
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 each. 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 $4.00 commuta
tion tax or work 4 days on the public
roads. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying road tax
will expire March 15, 1921.
j. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
I Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. .
Now is the time to lay in a supply
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It
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the winter is over. You will look a
good while before you find a better
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I COLDS SHOULD BE
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? As soon as a cold is contracted
g the system becomes disordered,
o This may develop into any one of
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j? You can't afford to take the
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WANTED: Men or women to
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Capital and Surplus Profits - - - $190,000.00
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