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Annual Appropriation Bill
Reported by Senate Finan?
Carrying only an actual inc?
of $70,561.43 over the house bill,
general appropriation bill was
ported out by the finance commii
last night with its amendme
changing a majority of the secti
of the measure.
The bill of the house provided
total appropriations of $5,670,6:10
while the senate finance commit
measure as reported last night rai
the figure to $5/741,171,.29.
Some material changes are nu
by the senate committee, includ
a big advance to the public sch
over the house measure and the c
ting out of the provisions made
the house to repay loans from 1
sinking fund commission to ^
throp, the university and the st?
hospital. This action by the co
mittee struck out of the house 1
approximately $170,00.0 and the co
mittee struck out $100,000 from t
appropriation for pensions by p]
viding that persons eligible for p<
* sidns should draw but $1 if their a
nual income is $1,000 or more.
More for Schools.
This $270,000 represented the t
decreases made in the bill by t
finance committee while the main i
crease was,to the superintendent
education's office which was a
vanced from $1,186,700 as in ti.
house bill to $1,321,640, an increa
of $125,140, the largest made by t
committee. Superintendent Sweari
gen had asked for an increase .
$521,000 over the house bill.
The committee restored sever
positions abolished by the house ai
adopted a rule of equalizing all tl
clerks as far as possible. For e:
ample all the chief clerks of depar
ments were restored to $2,400 in co:
trast to verying salaries fixed by tl
The bill, according to the figur*
submitted by the finance committc
would carry a levy of seven and om
half mills as compared with five mil
in the house measure. This increas
was made necessary because of th
apparent failure bf some of the ne1
revenue measures that the hous
Only minor changes are made i
the legislative and judicial depar!
ment, the committee restoring th
salaries of the supreme court en
ployees of the same basis as 1921.
In the governor's office the recor
ing clerk and stenographer are com
bined in one position with an extr
$800 for additional clerical help.
''An emergency clerk for one yeai
election year, is provided at a salar;
of $2,160 for the secretary of state'
? office over the house bill.
In the comptroller general's offic<
the pension fund, is reduced bj
$100,000 and $15,000 is added fo:
auditing county offices.
The adjutant general's office is in
creased from $31,202.50 to $55,
\ Decrease for University.
\ The University of South Carolin*
\s decreased from $247,413.70 tc
$\193,203.70, the big cut being $54,
QIV>0 due the sinking fund commission
\ '. proviso is attached to the bill tc
la low the university to retain hospi
tal and dormitory fees.
.Practically no changes were made
in rthe figures for Clemson the state
treasurer and a number of other de
part\ments and institutions.
"Winthrop college while reduced
fr0-n $396,296 to $373,130, really
jrets more as everything asked for
b'y the authorities were granted ex
cept money to complete a building.
The reduction was in the sum owed
the sinking fund commission, which
the senate struck out.
The John de la Howe school is in
creased from $38,222 to $50,702.
Among the items increased or re
stored in the department of educa
tion was the mill school supervisor,
which was not provided for by the
In the board of public welfare the
salary of the secretary in increased
from $2,500 to $3,000.
The law enforcement department
is raised from $12,000 to $28,000.
The chairman of the tax commis
sion is raised from $2,500 to $3,600
and more changes are expected to be
made as the tax commission will have
to carry out the provisions of the
new revenue program.
In the railroad commission item
$5,670 is added for the four new
members to be chosen under the new
In the amount for the department
of agriculture the position of mar
keting clerks is abolished while the
salaries of the chemists and assistant
chemists are increased. The depart
ment is decreased from $80,505.70
In the highway department the en
gineer's salary is advanced from
?2,600 to $5,000 and the secrstary
from $2,400 to ?3,000.
f Provision is made for $5,000 for
the state fair if there are no im
moral shows, gambling devices etc.,
In the amount for the committee
on appioved claims is $5,000 for A.
W. Todd for a replica of the state
The committee provides for the sus
pension of the two mill property levy
In considering the appropriation
bill the -committee was requested to
increase the house figure by $1,060
639.46. The committee had the bill
for two weeks, considering every
Following is the recapitulation.
Legislative department $ 108,267.00
Judiciary department 157,698.66
Governor's office 17,969.24
Secretary of state 10,000.00
Comptroller general 723,906.34
Attorney geneial 14,331.25
State treasurer 257,843.62
Adjutant general 55,996.50
University of South .
The Citadel 150,059.86
Clemson (public service) 242,862.85
Medical college 85,450.00
Negro college 72,450.00
De La Howe school 56,702.40
School for deaf and blind 104,620.00
Historical commission 4,258,30
State library 4,020.00
Confederate museum 100,00
Relic room 1,100,00
Confederate college 4,000.00
State .hospital 661,493.82
Board of public welfare 27,054.50
Board of pardons 300.00
School for Feebleminded 47,342.00
Industrial school for boys 70,686.23
Industrial school for girls 15,979,50
Reformatory for negro
Catawba Indians 7,700.00
Committee, deaf and blind
Law enforcement de
Board of health 164,290.00
Tax commission 41,S15:00
Tax board of review 550.00
Insurance commissioner 19,226.25
Bank examiner 24,025.00
Railroad commission 34,447.00
Chief game warden t 11,125.00
Budget commission 6,600.00
Medical examiners 3,000.00
Law examiners 450.00
Board of fisheries 10,500.00
Board of conciliation 500.00
Committee on printing 76,861,00
Commissioner of ag
Warehouse commissioner 54,625.00
Pharmaceutical examiners 2,000.00
Electrician and engineer 33,595.00
Highway department 95,715.75
Sinking fund 8,642.50
Confederate infirmary 31,012.64
State House and grounds 5,285.00
Contingent fund com
State Fair society 5,000.00
Approval of claims 12,848,42
Grand total $5,741,171.29
Long Branch NeWs
Mrs. Kate Clark has been staying
a few days with her mother, Mrs.
Williams, who is very sick at this
Misses Alma Clark, Pansy Derrick
and Miss Harvey spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Miss ('laude
Derrick. Misses Evelyn and Lorene
Scott were there for supper Satur
Mrs. B. D. Derrick's mother. Mrs.
Kirkland, came home last Sunday,
she has been staying a few months
with her son, Mr. Boyd Kirkland.
Mr. Boyd Kirkland and family spent
the day at Mr. B. D. Derricks.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Clark spent
last Sunday at Mr. W. A. Clark's.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ripley
dinned with Mr. Claud Derrick last
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Rhoden
were at Mrs. A. M. Herrins last Sun
Miss Ruby Witt spent last Tues
day night at Mrs. Oscar Clarks.
' Mr. Lavis Clark and family spent
the day Sunday, with Mrs. Irene
Last Thursday afternoon, Miss
Viola Herrin and Mr. Marion Rhoden
of Johnston were married at the
parsonage of Rev. Kinard. Miss
Julia Clark and Mr. George Rawton
were the only ones who accompanied
them to Johnston, after the wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Rhoden went to Au
gusta, after their return they will
reside at Johnston. We wish them
all joy and happiness in their new
FOR SALE: Dry pine wood, four
fee:, $1.50 per cord in woods or $2.50
delivered in Edgefield. Also several
mules and horses.
M. C. PARKER.
Petit Jury, Second Week
J. J. Mayson, Talbert
F. F. Ransford, Wise
Alex Ouzts, Talbert
J. W. Peak, Edgefield ?
J. M. Wright, Pickens
S. H. Manget, Trenton
J. W. Shaffer, Elmwood
Ed Harris, Trenton
E. M. Timmerman, Blocker
L. R. Brimson, Jr., Moss
R. A. Mayson, Blocker
W. H. Timmerman, Blocker
M. W. Huggins, Pickens
0. E. Yonce, Ward
G. G. Waters, Johnston
W. A. Pardue, Trenton
J. S. Satcher, Ward
B. B. Jones, Edgefield
G. Boyd Timmerman, Elmwood
L. G. Watson, Johnston
E. H. Smith, Johnston
L. M. Johnson, Pickens
Wilber Yonce, Johnston
L. M. Herlong, Pickens
H. B. Youngblood, Collins
J. W. Kemp, Edgefield
E. P. Winn, Talbert
. S. A. Bartley, Edgefield
L. S. Covar, Block. :
F. P. Bland, Johnston
H. H. Herlong, Pickens ,
W. L. Derrick, Johnston
J. M. Vaun, Trenton
H. P. Reese, Meriwither
G. F. Mims, Edgefield
J. M. Padgett, Trenton.
The growing of sweet potatoes in
South Carolina is very easy and they
are grown in small quantitieson al
most every farm. Since the Boll
Weevil has come many are turning
to this crop for a source of revenue.
It might be well to state some facts
about the growing of this crop that
are not generally known here.
In the first place, let me say, they
will be found most profitable if
grown early. If you can get your
sweet potatoes on the market early, in
August, you can be assured of <a
good price for them. It is not neces
sary to cure them at this time but
may be loaded on the car in hampers
right from the field and marketed.
To do this they must be planted in
April or early May. Plants must be
grown right on yourown farm. It is
neither practical nor profitable to
buy your plants and have them ship
ped in by express.
Make Your Plant Bed.
The following simple directions
will be carried out will give you the
plants early. Lay off you a bed in
a sunny place on good high land, 15
in., Deep 70 inches wide and as long
as you may wish. ' A twelve-in
board on the North side and a six
in., board on the South side with an
excavation of 4 in., will give you
the desired depth, there should be
at least 6 in., slope to shed the water
when the heavy rains come. Put at
least 4 in., good stable manure well
packed in the bottom. Put in a good
quantity of lime, quick lime. Be sure
to break the lumps and mix it with
the manure. Then put on the man
ure 1 in., of sand. Sprinkle the sand
with sulphur lightly. Dip the seed
in a solution of formilin, 1 pint to
30 gal., water. Place the seed in the
bed pressing them in the sand about
one inch apart. Place the ends of the
potatoes towards the side of the bed.
Sprinkle the seed with water after
placing them in the bed. Cover about
one in., deep with sand and later top
dress with sand as the spi'outs make
their appearance. Two in., slate set
flush with the top should be nailed
in three feet apart to hold the cover.
Make the cover of unbleached mus
lin to fit the bed, dip in hot linseed
oil, tack it .on the North side and
fasten with loops on the South side
of the bed so that it can be unloosed
and rolled back. Tho b:d roust be
kept well watered as need may be.
When the plants get up the bed.must
be carefully watched and the cov r
removed on hot days.
Bed your potatoes as soon after
the 1st of March as possible, when
the plants get up the cover can be
removed and the plants 'toughened.
When the time comes for transplant
ing, draw only the large healthy
plants leaving the others in the bed to
grow. After each drawing, top dress
the bed with guano or very fine
stable manure. When you trans
plant, put the roots of the plants in
buckets or tubs filled with water suf
ficient to cover the roots. When the
plants are treated thus they will not
wither or shed the leaves. Thel
Edgefield Produce Exchange will be*
prepared to pack and ship your
early Sweet Potatoes.
For Sale: Chryanthemun plants
from Elmer D. Smith-10 cts. each
assorted colors. Petuna plants, gol
den glow niants Verbena, Astor and|
Mr. and Mrs. John Seagler and
family were pleasant callers in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Strom
The friends of Mrs. Herbert Penn
will be glad fo learn she is better
after having an attact of Tonsilitis.
Mrs. J. A. Bryan and little girl,
Lucile, spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Johnson.
.Miss Velmer Cogburn spent last
Saturday with home folks.
Missrs W. P. and Rufus Johnson
were visitors in Saluda one day last
. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hall and
family, dined with Mr. and Mrs.
Strom last Sunday.
Miss Mary Emmie Johnson spent
the week-end with Misses Cecil and
.Miss Cecil Strom was the charming
guest of Mrs. W. B. Walton last week
Where she assisted her cousin Miss
Evelyn Johnson with her school, at
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Connelly spent
last Sunday in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Johnson.
Mr. W. D. McClure has returned
home after visiting relatives in N. C.
Mr. Wyatt McDowell is visiting
his grand parents, Mr. 'and Mrs.
W. S. McDowell.
Messrs. John Blocker and John
Ouzts, were business "visitors in
Ninety Six last Saturday.
Messre John Blocker and John
Ransom are constant visitors in this
Quite a number of young people
enjoyed- a very pleasant evening in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Strom last Saturday.
Mr. Clyde Hall was a business
visitor in Greenwood Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Buzzhardt, spent last
Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs
S. T. Stroln.
Death of Mr. Joseph W. Leech
Hickory Grove, March 6.-Joseph
W. Leech, a prominent hotel man of
Hickory Grove and for 21 years a
rural mail carrier for this town, died
Saturday morning at 1 o'clock. The
funeral service was held from his
late residence Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock, and was attended by one of
the largest crowds ever assembled
here. The floral offerings were
many and beautiful.
Mr. Leech was one of the most
popular men of this town and com
munity. He 1 eaves, besides his
widow, who was before marriage
Miss Gussie Henderson of Laurens,
one daughter, Miss T. Marie Leech of
Hickory Grove, and a son, Joe H.
Leech of Charlotte.
Mr.Leech was the father of Miss
Marie Leech, one of the teachers in
the Edgefield High School. She was
summoned by telegram Saturday to
the bedside of her father, but he died
before she reached home. Her
Edgefield friends sympathize with
her deeply in her great berievement.
Great Need of Sunday Schools
York, S. C., March 6, 1922.- "The
Greatest need of the Sunday School
today is competent, consecrated
teachers," said Prof W. S. Morrison,
vice chairman of the Evangelism
Committee of the Soulth Carolina
Sunday School Association in an in
terview with the correspondent. "The
greatest task of the superintendent
is the training of his teachers. Many
things go to mal;e up a trained
"Every Sunday School teacher who
is really interested in giving boys
and girls in his care the best re
ligious training that he can possibly
give should attend Sunday school
conventions, both denominational
and interdenominational whenever
and wherever possible.
"The Convention is the dynamo
of the Sunday School movement,"
Prof. Morrison continued. "The con
vention is the mother of Sunday
School improvement. The South
Carolina Sunday School Association
recommends and urges that each
Sunday School worker take his or
her denominational training course
and also the reading course offered
by the Association."
Prof. Morrison who is at the head
of the department of History at
Clemson is* one of the best known
Sunday School workers in South Caro
lina.' ' He has taken an active interest
in the growth and progress of the
State Association for 'many years.
Head of Mules
I WILL BE IN
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Friday and Saturday
March 10th and 11th
And will buy anything in mules. My
headquarters will be at CANTELOU'S
J. E. DARBY
GET IT FROM
W. P. CASSELS, Johnston, S. C.
EDGEFIELD WAREHOUSE COMPANY
Edgefield, S. C.
COTTON SEED OIL
GREENWOOD, S. C.
Commercial Trust Building Long Distance Phone 880
Local Phone 362
Member of New Orleans Cotton Exchange.
Member of New York Produce Exchange.
We Furnish a Daily Cotton Letter Free to All Interested.
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta, We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A? I. REN KL