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Wednesday? September 28.
Governor Talks of "Crime
Law enforcement, taxation and
education were mentioned as the
three greatest questions before the
people of South Carolnia today by
Governor Cooper, in a statement
given to the press in Greenville on
?fte eve of his return to the capital,
following his summer vacation spent
on Paris mountain, near Greenville.
The "governor ended his vacation this
week, bringing his family home and
returning to his office Thursday, for
a hard season of work, he said, in
mnch better physical condition to
tackle the duties of state than when
he went away.
In his statement to the press, the
governor made reference to what ap
pears to be a wave of crime in. this
state and declared that crime was
no more widespread in South Caro
lina than throughout the nation but
the fact that it is national in scope
makes it no less serious in this state.
The officers of the law need the sup
port of every good citizen in check
ing crime and upholding the laws, he
To Forget Politics.
Governor Cooper said that he was
not going to think of politics for a
while and would make no statement
as to whether cr not he would retire
from the political field when his
term of office expires. "I am going
down to my office," he said, "to get
down to hard work." Speaking of
the political situation in general all
that the Governor would volunteer
was that, "I believe if the people are
convinced that those who hold pub
?~4uL^6r??cfe>are making an. honest and
conscientious effort to serve the peo
ple, the political situation need not
give us serious concern."
The governor announced that he
would soon issue a message to the
people of the state in which he
would touch fully on the major is
sues before the state and the needs
confronting the people.
Turning to a discussion of the
main questions before people of the
state at the present time, Governor
Cooper named law enforcement, tax
ation and tducation as the three out
standing issues that will engage the
public mind for sometime to come.
The Crime Wave.
"Every intelligent man, must be
concerned with what appears to be
the crime wave," said Governor
Cooper. "It is no worse in this state
than in other states, and it is prob
ably a national reaction from the
war. But the fact that it is national,
doesn't make it any less serious. The
officers charged with the duty of en
forcing criminal law need the support
of every good citizen."
The governor said that his posi
tion on the question of taxation was
pretty well known. "Our tax on visi
ble property," he asserted, "is en
tirely too high. There must be a com
plete reform of the entire system.
It is my purpose to discuss this ques
tion at length in the near future. It
should be borne in mind that in con
sidering the matter of taxation that
the money collected by the state is
expended for the benefit of all the
Turning to the educational ques
tion, Governor Cooper said: "We can
not fail to go forward in the matter
of education. Good schools cannot
be had without money and the only
way to get the money is by taxes.
We must also continue the work that
has been started in the matter of
building better highways. This also
means the expenditure of money.
Statistics will show that South Caro
lina has the cheapest per capita gov
ernment of any state in the union. I
am almost willing to say that very
few if any of pur sister states get as
much value for every dollar collect
ed as does South Carolina. We must
not overlook the fact, however, that
we are face to face with a serious
condition in agriculture due to the
boll weevil. Some means must be de
vised to relieve those who are suf
fering most from the pest. But we
must not contemplate any move that
would affect our educational insti
Let The Advertiser do your job
printing. Satisfaction guaranteed.
The friends of Mrs. Ida Stevens of
the Meeting Street section are deep
ly saddened because of her very se
The Mitchell and Cantelou Pharr
macy solicits your prescription busi
ness. Read their advertisement this
Don't neglect the fall garden. A
good garden will help. materially to
keep down living expenses this win
The little son wbo recently came,
into thc home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F.
Logan has been named William Ar
thur Logan for his maternal grand
Next Monday and Tuesday being
Jewish holidays, the stores of Mr.
Rubenstein, Mr. Abram Daitch, Mr.
Victor Daitch and Mr. Israel Mu
kashy will be closed.
Th beautiful little daughter which
the Stork recently left in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Barker has !
been named Sarah Alice for her
mother. Mrs. Barker's mother who
has been in Edgefield* some time is
still with her.
FOR SALE: Good gentle family
horse, very cheap. Apply at The Ad
vertiser office, Edgefield, S. C.
Organized Labor for Education
The South Carolina branch of the
American Federation of Labor in its
convention in Greenville has, as usual
adopted an excellent educational pro
gram. It recommends larger appro
priations for schools, higher stand
ards of certification of teachers, in
creased provisions for the night
schools, medical inspection in the
public schools and old age pensions
or insurance for teachers.
The position of labor everywhere
in the world is directly related to
progress in education. The laboring
man's child can not and does not look
forward to an inheritance of great
wealth, but if the child has inherited
a good mind and body, its chance in
the world is better than one based
upon the expectation of property, if
its mind and body shall not be denied
In this democratic republic, shift
ing and changing in the relative po
istions of men are the unending-pro
cesses. Most of the property holders
in South Carolina today are the sons
and daughters who were penniless or
in moderate circumstances. The
American families occupying high
places on account of inherited wealth
are so few that they are almost a
negligible factor in affairs, notwith
standing that they receive exaggerat
ed attention and advertisement. The
spokesman for organized labor in
South Carolina seem to have a clear
understanding of this condition, they
are aware that the natural inheri
tances of br?ins and health are of
first importance and that the youth
having them will make the best of
them if not handicapped by igno
Will the working people of South
Carolina always follow their able and
enlightened leaders? Will they go to
the polls and vote for governors and
legislators who believe in medical in
spection in schools and compulsory
school attendance? Will they support
for office men who insist on taxing
property for the support of educa
Unhappily, demagogues who make
the loudest outcries about high taxes
are frequently most effective in their
appeals to poor men who have the
most to make, from the redistribution
of profits through the channel of tax
ation. In Spartanburg county four
cotton mills have lately spent more
that $200,000 in the erection of new
school building for the children of
their operatives. That probably is a
larger sum than 2,000 operatives di
rectly pay into the public treasurty.
There is no other way by which work
ing men and women so surely receive
again a large share of what their
labor has produced comparable with
that of taxation for public benefits.
The state college, the public school,
the public hospital, and the good road
are of infinitely more importance to
the poor man than to the rich man.
Wealthy South Carolinians are
sending their daughters to college at
a cost of $1,200 or $1,500 a year,
but at Winthrop are 800 or 1,000
girls who would not be in college at
all were taxes not levied to maintain
the institution. The girl at "Winthrop
has a better chance than many an
other who is in an expensive finish
ing school.-The State.
tutions unfavorably or that would
seriously retard the important work
og building the state system of high
Which Legume Shall I Grow?
Alfalfa is perhaps the greatest of
all legumes. It is, however, an exact
ing cropland a very good.soil, inoc
ulation, lime and the best preparation
are all required for its successful pro
Crimson clover will produce, well
with less lime than, alfalfa, and on a
responds to good fertilization, lim
responds to good fertliization, lim
ing and soil preparation.
Red and mammoth clover have
about the same soil requirements and
do best on lime, clay or clay-loam
soils. The> often do remarkably well
for one or two years on rich and
moist sandy-loam soils.
Alsike, while costing less per acre
for seedf is more of a pasture than
a hay legume. It will often grow well
where red clover is a failure, though
it yields less.
Vetch will grow well on a wide
range of soils and probably is the best
winter legume we have in the South
for sandy soils. It is less dependent
upon lime than other legumes but re
sponds profitably to its use in soils
deficient iii lime.
Lime, inoculation, and phosphoric
acid are usually all three necessary
to success and. should be used if
there is any doubt as to the soil's be
ing well enough supplied with them.
If seed are sowed on sandy soils,
some potash should be used in addi
tion to lime and phosphoric acid.
Christmas Seal Goal Set at
It was decided by the executive
committee of the South Carolina Tu
berculosis association at its quarter
ly meeting yesterday to raise the
state's quota of Christmas seals from
$25,000 to $30,000. A committee was
also appointed to apportion this mon
ey among the local associations of
the state. The Rev. Hugh R. Murchi
son, John P. Thomas, Jr., and Miss
Chauncey Blackburn were appointed
to serve on this committee. .
It was decided by the executive
committee that at least half of the
amount to be raised should go back
to the local associations and that the
other half should go to the state as
t. It was also decided that the negro
seal campaign should be conducted
by negro workers appointed by the
local chairman and that the money" ?
raised by them should go back to
"The Rev. Mr. Murchison Said tV3?'
although his taking on this work
would add to his already burdened
days, he would undertake it because
he knew of the need. Applications
come in daily for admittance to the
state sanatorium and have to be turn
ed down for lack Of room.-The
Many Seek Admission to
The waiting list of women appli
cants seeking admission to the South
Carolina Tuberculosis sanatorium
now holds approximately 20 names,
according to Dr. James A. Hayne,
state health officer.
"There are 28 beds at the sanato
rium for the use of women patients.
We are receiving applications for
admission almost daily, but owing to
the limited number of beds for the
use of women, we are forced to +urn
down these applications.
"A failure to get admission to the
sanatorium when application is made
means that the chances of recovery
from tuberculosis are small, for the
disease shouH be treated in its in
cipient stages. So that unless the ap
plicant goes elsewhere for treatment,
a refusal to an application for ad
mission may be most unfortunate in
its results. Treatment at the sanato
rium is free, and many of those ap
plying for admission are not in po- 1
sition to go elsewhere.
"In my opinion, the legislature
should provide a building for the
treatment of white women at the san- ]
Is solicited by us. We carry
a full stock of fresh drugs
and carefully compound pre
We also carry a large
stock of confectionery, sta
tionery, perfumery and toilet
articles or all kinds. Large
assortment to select from.
Our stock of fancy gro
ceries is always complete
and we can fill your orders
with the best of everything. 1
Your patronage solicited^
Mitchell & Cantelou
But it's Cold, is going to be the bye word with us
soon, for all signs point to a severe winter for us all.
So be prepared for what isvcoming if you haven't
already put your wood and coal.
Come in and let us show you some
Coat Suits, Cloaks, Dress and Skirts
That we ean Save You Money On
AS FOR SHOES! Be ready for those cold, wet
days and protect your feet and health. We are sell
ing all ladies' and men's shoes that we had on hand
last fall at ONE-HALF Price. Now is the time to
get your size
HAVE JUST RECEIVED A SHIPMENT OF
and can fill your wants along this line at prices that
will surprise you.
The Corner Store
Notice is hereby given that a
meeting of the Dixie Highway Hotel
Company will be held in the court
house Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, at
four o'clock. As business of impor
tance will come up for considera
tion, a full attendance of the stock
holders is urged.
J. C. Sheppard,
J. L. Mims,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
Whereas Mrs. Robert Seigler made
suit to me to grant her Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate of and
effects of Mrs. Bell Jones Gallaway,
late of said county , and state.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Mrs.
Bell Jones Gallaway deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
ray office at Edgefield, S. C., on 29th
day of September, 1921, after pub
lication thereof, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
?hould not be granted.
Given under my Hand this 13th
day of September, Anno Domini,
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. .S)
Probate Judge E. Co., S. C. .
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Dealers in Guns, Revolvers and
Repairing of Fire Arms, Bicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.
A Word to the Good
People of Edgefield
We want you just to give us a trial
of our 40c. Regular dinners-when
you visit Augusta.
NEW YORK CAFE
Established in 1909 and have grown larger and
bigger year after year.
Just four doors from the Square, right opposite
the Genesta Hotel.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
r o get the genuine, call for full name, LAX.?
riVB BROMO QUININE. Look for si mat u re 01
S. W. GROVE. Curea a Cold in One Day. Slopa
Coojon ?sd headache, and works off cold. 29c
Stylish Fall Millinery
Ladies* Ready-to- Wear
We have a beautiful stock olF millinery just received
from the style centres that we would like for the ladies
to see. We call especial attention to our sport hats.
Also a large assortment of ladies' dresses, tailored suits
and coats to select from. We can save the Edgefield
ladies' money on every purchase they make of us.
Come and See Our Stylish Fall Merchandise.
THE QUALITY SHOP
Miss Kate Samuel and Miss Ruth Lyon, Proprietresses
After this week in Rear of Smith-Marsh Co.'s Store