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Greenwood Frowns on Gam
blers and Bootleggers.
Greenwood, S. C., Oct. 7.-A war
against bootleggers and gamblers was
begun today following a meeting of
city council this morning which every
police officer in the city had been no
tified to attend. Members of council
told the police officers that they had
been lax in their duties and asked for
explanations and suggestions. Mayor
A. S. Hartzog declared that expense
would not be spared and any amount
of money necessary to clean up
Greenwood would be spent to protect
the morals and good name of the
Chief of Police M. B. Chandlerl?
clared police offioirs were handicap
ped in efforts to enforce the law
against bootleggers by failure of so
called good citizens to co-operate
with them and that it was practically
impossible to secure information
against liquor traffickers.
In reply to the statement that the
law against bootlegging could not be
enforced. Alderman J. B. Harris de
clared that council and the police
force were composed of men of av
erage intelligence and if they could
not cope wiht the situation they ought
to acknowledge their failure and step
down in favor ol: those who could.
.'Any police officer who is friendly
to gamblers or bootleggers ought to
have the decency to resign," he said.
- Council d?cid?e, to call a meeting
of . the mayor, the chief of police and
the police committee at once, to work
out details of the campaign against
vice. Mayor Hartzog declared the
war would not be sporadic, sudden
and soon over, but he and city coun
cil would see that it was waged in
cessantly from now on. As many ad
ditional officers as necessary, will be
added, he said.
How to Make Sauerkraut.
S. P., Quinton, Ala.-Please tell
us how to make sauerkraut from
cabbage, also from collards. How
much salt should be used? We wish
to keep in open jars.
We never heard of kraut being
made of collards, and it would seem
that there is too much of the loose,
green leaf to make a well-flavored
product. However, there is no reason
they should not be handled just the
same as cabbage, with perhaps a lit
tle more pounding as the kraut is be
ing packed. The following recipe is
ccpied from a government bulletin:
For sauerkraut select only mature,
sound heads of cabbage. Shred either
with a hand shredder, an ordinary
slaw-cutter or a large knife. Pack in
open jars, pressing down firmly, but
not too tightly. Distribute as evenly
as possible two ounces of salt to each
five pounds of cabbage, or about a
pound of salt to 40 pounds of cab
bages. When jar is full cover with a
clean cloth and a board cover or
plank. Weight this enough to bring
the brine up to the cover. If it is kept
in a temperature of 86 degrees F.
fermentation will start promptly. A
scum soon forms on the surface,
which shou!'.!"be completed in from 6
to 8 days. After this is complete, the
jar should be set in a cool place. If
it is put down in the fall, when the
weather is likely to be pretty cool, it
will need only covering enough to
protect from insects. It is safer, how
ever, to pour a layer of melted para
fine wax about the cover over the ex
posed parts. This seals the jar and
prevents spoilation.-Southern Plural
Why France Is Watching Ger
many So Closely.
M. Viviani is not at all satisfied
with the way things are going. As it
is stated in a newspaper account, vis
iting the Rhineland "Viviani saw a
rich country where the peasant is
gorged with crops and the manufac
; turer with profits," and contrasted
it with devastated fields and wreck
ed industries of Northern France.
And, in bitterness of spirit he remind
ed himself-that it was Gennany
who caused th 2 war and was conquer
ed, and France who won the war and
is left ravaged."
Germany has been ordered to pay,
3)ut, meantime, Germany is not pay
ing; at any rs.te is not restoring; for
it is French capital and French la
>bor which are reclaiming the wreck ;
-ed places in France. Germany is mak- :
ing a gre'at display of German prom
ises and of the taxes under whici. sh? j
says her people are bending in tin ir
effort to pay. But France can ra ^e
no money or. German promises, i or
France knows^ and the world knovs,
the regard ia which Germans hold
their pledged word as put down ;>n a
"scrap of paper." And, as the Ashe
ville Citizen states it, even, the Ger
man taxation of Germans is decep
tion. Viviani has held this. It is what
the French statesman describes as the
"'Fountain .system," whereby taxes
collected, like thc waters of the foun
tain, largely return to their source.
'.Taxes are levied, great taxes, taxes
intended to impress creditors by their
staggering proportions, but these are
in a large degree immediately re
stored, if not to individuals at least
to communities, by subsidies or re
bates. They have served their pur
pose of impressing creditors with the
burden of debt which Germany is
All this explains the determination
of France, if she can have her way,
to keep an army of occupation in
Germany and explains her appeals, if
not her demands, upon the allies that
they sustain her in that determina
tion France believes, and is probably
right about it, that Germany would
today repudiate the treaty obligations
to pay if she were strong enough to
do so, and believes Germany will re
pudiate if she is ever permitted to
again gather strength.-The Augus
ta Chronicle. i
Cotton Exchange Doors Should
Be Closed Says Weston.
Requesting the introduction of a
resolution in the United States sen
ate calling for an investigation as to
the amount of spinnable cotton on
hand in America and at European
points, United States District Attor
ney Francis H. Weston Friday ad
dressed a letter to United States sen
ator E. D. Smith, in which he makes
an attack on the cotton exchanges, as
the cause of a lower price for cotton
than should be expected in the face
of the short crop.
Mr. Weston ,asks that American
consuls in Europe be instructed to
inevstigate the amount of cotton on
hand at various points on the conti
nent, and that agricultural agents in
this country ascertain the amount on
hand in the United States.
In the face of a six million bale
crop, Mr. Weston says, the smallest
crop in a quarter of a century, cot
ton is continually going down. He
tells Senator Smith that the crop in
this state is practically gathered," and
the return is only a small fraction of
a normal crop. Unless there is a good
price for the staple this year, says the
letter to the senator, the condition of
the farmers and of all industry will
Mr. Weston tells the senator in his
letter that he has been to cotton of
fices here to sell cotton and that the
buyers first have ?o consult New
York, New Orleans and Liverpool Ex
changes as to the -price that should be
paid. "This looks unusual to me," the
letter says, "and the sooner the
doors of the exchange are closed, the
better it will be for agricultural in
Turn Under Cotton Stalks or
If the farmers of Georgia and
South Carolina are to make any cot
ton next year it behooves them to
get busy right now turning under or
burning the cotton stalks. Millions
of boll weevils are in the cotton fields
now and are feeding on the late
squares thut have come with the
growth of the cotton plant during
August and September. The lack of
fruit on the cotton stalks, caused by
the earlier depradations of the wee
vil, caused the stalks to grow much
larger than they ordinarily would
have and during the warm weather of
September the stalks grew rapidly.
Boll weevil experts tell us that it
is imperative fo turn these stalks un
der with the plow or plow them up
and burn them in order to destroy
the weevil's places of hibernation for
the coming months. If these stalks
are not destroyed thc weevils may be
expected in greater quantities than
they were even at the beginning of
this year, and every one knows that
in most fields there were weevils on
each tiny cotton plant waiting for
the squares to appear.
The farmers must tackle this prob
lem intelligently and earnestly. It is
no plaything and we are informed
that the success or failure of the
yield next year largely depends upon
the destruction of the weevils this
fall. It is stated that mere plowing
up the stalks is not enough for they
should either be turned under with a
turn plow or plowed up with a "mid
dle buster" and then burned. Ex
perience gained in Alabama in attack
ing the boll weevil problem is said to
have taught the farmers there that
t ie stalks must be turned under and
the weevil with them or the stalks
burned. Of course, the turning under
)f the stalks will help the land and
farmers who used to do fall turning
of the land can go back to first prin
ciples. During the last few years, with
high priced cotton, it was difficult to
get tenants to do anything after pick
ing cotton until well after the Christ
While The Chronicle is urging liv
ing at home, is urging diversification,
so that there may be more money
crops on the farm than cotton, yet
we must make cotton and we should
be ashamed to be a quitter in the face
of the boll weevil. Wc must apply
the most intelligent methods to a
soluci?n of this, the mightiest prob
lem that ever confronted agriculture
in America, a problem which if not
solved will, as the head of the New
Orleans Cotton Exchange well says,
end our supremacy among the world's
?growers of cotton.
President J. P. Woodall of the Au
gusta 'Cotton Exchange has received
a letter from President Edw. S. But
ter of the New Orleans exchange,
urging that the Augusta exchange
use its every effort to get the farmers
to turn under or burn the stalks. All
1 cotton factors in Augusta will be ask
ed to send an appeal to every cus
tomer to this effect.
The following is the letter received
by Mr. Woodall:
"New Orleans, Sept., 28.
'Pres. Augusta Cotton Exchange,
"Dear Sir: It has been suggested
I that a campaign should be inaugurat
ed throughout the South embracing
every region affected by the boll
weevil, urging and insisting that far
mers immediately on gathering their
cotton burn or turn under the cotton
stalks. This should be done without
delay as we understand that if the
stalks remain in the fields untilirost
the weevil will have ample food.
"It is hardly necessary to impress
upon you the importance of some ac
tion that will minimize if hot totally
destroy this frightful menace to
Southern cotton culture.
'Will you not take this matter up
with your members and get them to
write and if necessary to wire every'
bank and merchant with whom they
do business and every farmer from
i whom they receive cotton, insisting
that cotton stalks be cut and burnt
or turned under.
'It goes without saying that if the
weevil menace continues to spread as
it has done, it is only a matter of
time when our supremacy among-the
world's cotton growers will end.
"Something must be done, and that
without delay, and it is hoped and
believed that the course suggested
will contribute materially towards
"Kindly let me know what action
you may take in the premises."
"Very truly yours,
"Edw. S. Butler,
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth dayjof Oc
tober, 1921 to the fifteenth-day of
All taxes shall be due and pay
able between the fifteenth (day of
October, 1921 and December the
thirty first, 1921.
That when taxes charged shall not j <
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 Blocker _8
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 _
For Hibler _.-?
For, Elmwood L. C._3
For Harmony _3
tFor Meriwether (Gregg)--2
For Brunson School_4
For Sweetwater -4
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
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
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
I 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 February 1, 1922.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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