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Bishop Gue rry on Divorce 1
Much interest throughout I
Carolina attaches to the positic
Bushop Guerry, of the Epis
church on the question of dh
as expressed in an interview
him recently published in the
During the month of August the
op filled the pulpit of Trinity ch
The Boston Herald published
following dispatch from New "5
"The Right Rev. William A.(
ry, Bishop of the Episcopal Dh
of South Caroina, in an interview
cently pointed out that the Ang
episcopate throughout the world
placed itself on record as agains
vorce and against the remarriag
a person divorced for any cau?
"He preached Sunday at Tr
Episcopal church, where he is
preacher every Sunday this mont
By Invitation of Bishop.
"I am the preacher in Tri
church for the month of Auugsi
'invitation of Bishop Manning,
Trinity is still his own church
for me to express my opinion al
this very delicate matter of Dr. Gi
would be entirely improper and &
a lack of consideration for my fri?
fellow bishop and class mate, Bis
Manning, he said.
"Bishop Manning is perfectly c
petent to deal with this very delic
question,' he continued. However,
gave an interview on the question
marriage and divorce in general J
said that not only was his church :
state against divorce on any groi
but that he as bishop would not
any of his clergy perform the ce
mony for any marriage in which t
of the contracting parties had b(
divorced upon any ground.
"?* The house of bishops at the 1
ennial general convention of the Er
copal church, held in Detriot, t
years ago,' said Bishop Guerry, 'vol
in favor of the indissolubility of t
marriage relation. But the house
deputies refused to concur. The]
fore, it did not become a law.
" 'He recalled that from the tn
she became a state, South Caroli
in the days of the colonies wrote
into her law forbidding remarria;
after divorce on any ground.
" ' You can't get a divorce in n
state on any ground whatsoever,' ]
said. South Carolina will, grant a 1
gal separation, but-the husband h
_ to sunnort t&e chil?en^"j^amLai
wife can get this separation but. th?
cannot marry another.
" 'I believe that there is not a la
on the statute books placed there i
the last 150 years which meets wit
such universal approval. And I don
believe there is any state which h?
a purer home life than ours. The S
Cecilia Society of Charleston, whic
is the oldest social club in the stat?
a very exclusive and much sought al
ter organization, gives three 'bal]
every winter and their standing rul
? . is that no man or woman divorce
and remarried can ever be invited t
one of these social functions. It is th
only institution of the kind " that
know of in America which maintain
" 'We find from actual experienc?
that it acts as a deterrent and ha:
even greater influence in preventing
divorces outside the state than anj
law on the statute books. Socia
ostracism people dread almost mor<
than any other punishment.
" 'Bishop Guerry then spoke ir
more detail of the growing desire in
the Episcopal church to make the re
marriage of a divorced person foi
any reason against the canon law.
" The question came up before
Lambeth conference in England lant
.summer,' he said, 'and after long and
earnest debate, which lasted for sev
eral days, the bishops voted by a
large majority in favor of the, indis
solubility of the marriage relation,
on any ground.'
j Christ's Ideal of Marriage.
" 'They were careful to say that
Christ's standard and ideal of mar
riage was an indissoluble union of
one man and one woman to the ex
clusion of all others until death part
" Tn regard to the single excep
tion mentioned in St. Matthew's gos
pel, chapter xix, verse 9, they said
that it would be competent for na
tional and regional churches to make
such provision as they saw fit.
" 'My own policy, although the
American church . allows remarriage
after divorce for one cause only, is
one of absolute disapproval of di
vorce. In South Carolina the stan
dard of the state is higher than tin at
of the church.
" 'I, as bishop, have refused to give
permission to any of my clergy to re
marry persons divorced on any
" T am not willing to undermine
public sentiment in South Carolina
regarding: the indissolubility of the
marriage tie by giving permission to
any of my clergy to remarry a di
In St. Matthew's Alone.
" T do not believe in divorce on
any ground and therefore I do not be
lieve in remarriage. The fact that
the single exception in St. Matthew's
gospel is found in that gospel alone,
and that St. Luke does not make an
exception nor does St. Paul in his
epistles has led many eminent schol
ars to look with suspicion on the sin
" 'The verse in St. Matthew's is :
'And I say unto you, whosoever shall
.put away his wife, except it be for
fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery; and whoso
marrieth her which is put away doth
" 'It it the 'except' in the above
verse that canon 42 of the 'constitu
tion and canons' of the Episcopal
church permits if the bishop of the
diocese approves, the marriage of
the innocent person if the other per
|son was unfaithful. One year, how
ever, must elapse before a marriage
can he contracted.' "-Charleston
Pick Rapidly, Destroy Stalks
and Clean Fields Thoroughly.
Clemson College, Sept. 19. The
earlier the cotton stalks are destroy
ed, the fewer the boll weevils that
will survive the winter and conse
quently the smaller the damage to
the next crop, says Professor A. F.
Conradi, entomologist, who advises
that as far as possible the stalks be
destroyed at least two weeks before
the first killing frost, for the early
fall destruction of cotton stalks is
practically the most important single J
step in any system of fighting the
boll weevils. In other words, clean
ingof the fields, destroying the stalks,
and the planting of cover crops con
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the farmers, who by efficient fall
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pass the winter on his farm. This
fall cleaning program is also of the
greatest benefit generally in destroy
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food plants of other injurious pests J
of the farm.
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til frost kills it. Many thousands of
them may occur in each acre of cot- J
ton. Weevils hibernate, that is they
pass "the winter, only in The f?ll j
grown stage. Hibernation usually be
gins with the coming of the first
killing frost. The weevils hibernate
principally in cotton fields, and stand
ing stalks make for them splendid
winter homes. The most favorable
condition for successful hibernation
is found in fields where cotton stalks,
grass, weeds, dead leaves, etc., are
left during the winter. There are
little prospects for successful cotton
growing under such conditions.
In some sections the .stalks are
uprooted, piled and burned. This
has a very serious disadvantage of
destroying a large amount of vege
table matter which should be turned
under. Whenever the farmer is
equipped with plows and mules to
turn under the stalks five to six .
inches after they have been cut down :
with the chopper, it is a very effec- ;
tive plan. A less effective method is
to graze off all green cotton within j :
a period of a few days. Whatever
the method the destruction of. stalks .
Some of the many advantages se
cured from cleaning the fields and
destroying the stalks are: (1) A
great many full grown weevils are
killed outright; (2) Many young
stages in the plants are killed; (3)
The full grown weevils not killed will
be weakened by starvation if the J
stalks are destroyed two to three I
weeks before the first frost and these
will not have sufficient strength to
pass the winter successfully. The j
removal of the stalks also facilitates
fall plowing and the planting of
Gold Dishes and Democracy.
President Harding's sound common
sense has appealed very strongly to
Americans since he was inaugurated
and we might venture the ouinion
that after six months of Harding no
one can say that he is a flat failure,
or that he is controlled by the sena
torial oligarchy. Of course, his ad
ministration is yet quite young and
we will have to observe him under
more crucial circumstances than have
yet developed. The president takes
more vacation trips on the Mayflow
er, we believe, than any other man
who has ever occupied the White
House and life with him seems to be
one week-end vacation after another.
However, if he does nothing worse
than this his critics will not be cap
tious, in their remarks about him.
The President has called a disarm
ament congress, which is the next
best thing after his party was swept
into power on a platform of the re
jection of the League of Nations.
The President and his party have
been quite considerate of the South
so far and we hope they will contin
ue so. However, we hesitate to say
too much in his behalf for fear of
having to take it back. We only hope
that he will continu? to measure up.
Illustrating his common sense and
democracy is the story of his refusal
to use a gold dinner sent at a hotel
in Atlantic City. That stamped him
as being opposed to the "royal fool
ishness" which some would surround
the president with.
Of this incident the Detroit Free
"When Warren G. Harding waved
aside the gold dinner set in the Atlan
tic City hotel and demanded, "the
tools to which I have been accus
tomed," he made a gesture of democ
racy which will find indorsement in
the heart of many a commoner, and
which will keep him in good standing
with the neighbors at Marion.
"If the news has been spread
abroad that the President had eaten
his Sunday dinner on a solid gold
plate and with a 14-karat knife, fork
and spoon there would have been
considerable talk back home. The
crowd at the Marion club and the
group in front of the postoffice would
have been shocked a little and a little'
resentful. There would have been
sure to be misgivings. Marion is
proud of "the senator," as' they -call
him down there, and she wants him
to be stalwart. Gold plate is a sym
bol to Marion, as indeed to most of
America, of effete and tinseled aris
tocracy, if not of actual royalty.
"So the presidential veto on gold
dishes at Atlantic City will maintain
"the senator's" standing as a good
neighbor and a substantial citizen
undiminished in Marion and will
furnish further proof to the rest of
the nation that our amiable, gre
garious President is a regular fellow,
who spurns the trappings of place
and remains close to the sources of
his authority."-Augusta Chronicle.
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All taxes shall be due and pay*
aUu . Kottt-o?n .tho- fiffcoonth doy-e?: -
October, 1921 and December the
thirty fjrst, 1921.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty first,
1921 the County Auditer shall pro
ceed to add a penalty of one per
cent, for January and if taxes are
not paid on or before February the
first 1922, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of '
March, after which time all unpaid <
taxes will be collected .by the Sheriff. .
The tax levies for 1921 are as fol
For State purposes_12
For Ordinary County_ll
For Past Indebtedness_5
For Constitutional School tax_3
For Antioch _8
For Bacon School District_14
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 1_3
For Meriwether . (Gregg)_2
For Moss _,3
For Brunson School_4
For Talbert_ .8
For Trenton _14
For Wards _ 8
For Wards No. 33_4
For Blocker R. R. (portion_6
For Elmwood R. (portion_6
For Johnston R. R._3
For Pickens R. R._3
For Wise R. R._3 I
All male citizens between the
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exempt by law, are liable to a poll
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dogs are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
but a tag must be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog be
tween October 15, and December 31,
of each year.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. 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, 1922.
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