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the postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
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lished unless accompanied by the
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olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, June 28.
The slogan should be not less tax
es but more for our taxes.
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Almost every state candidate seems
-to have adopted the policy of hoeing
lis own row. A mighty good one too.
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The two women who are competi
tors for the same state office are set
ting men a good example. Theirs is a
.campaign of education rather than |
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Scarcely a day passes that a terri
lle tragedy does not occur at some
railroad crossing and nine times out
of ten the man at the auto wheel is
more to be blamed than the man at
the locomotive's throttle. The auto
ist who stops, looks and listens is nev
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Undisturbed by the forward march
of the boll weevil, North Carolinians
are buying defunct ginneries in Geor
gia just as South Carolinians did sev
eral years ago. How strange it is
that people will not believe what is
said about the devastation of the
weevil until they actually feel its
Governor's Good Example.
Unless he breaks his record of the
past month, Governor Harvey will go
down in history as South Carolina's
non or anti-pardoning governor. He
has been, chief executive now more
than a month and has turned down
every application for a pardon. Of
course a govenor may err through a
"persistent refusal to grant pardons
but South Carolina has never yet had
such a governor. In this day when the
shedding of human blood is taken so
lightly, is it not better for a governor
__to err on that extreme than by grant
ing pardons too indiscriminately?
Thus far Governor Harvey is setting
his successor in office a good ex
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Indirect Taxes Not Burdensome.
In a few years the expense of op
erating the state government in
South Carolina will doubtless be
raised altogether through indirect
taxation, as is now done in North
Carolina and some other states, leav
ing the real estate and other visible
property to be taxed by a direct levy
for county and local purposes. The
last general assembly took the initial
step in that direction by reducing
the state levy five mills and placing
a tax upon luxuries, gasoline and oth
An indirect tax such as is paid on
luxuries and gasoline is not as bur
densome to the people as a direct
levy, the payment of a luxury tax
being optional with the consumer. If
none of the articles that are taxed
-are used, then no tax has to be paid.
' While some consumers may pay more
- through a system of indirect than di
rect taxation, yet they do not find it
-as burdensome. The tax is paid in
.small amounts and furthermore its
;payment may be left off altogether
Although operators of motor driv
en vehicles now pay a tax of two
cents per gallon on gasoline, the high
way commission has given out the
statement showing that up to this
time in 1922 more motor driven ve
licles have secured licenses in South
.Carolina than for the same period
last year, when a tax of two cents per
gallon had not been levied upon gas
oline. This tax which in the aggregate
mounts up into the hundreds of thou
sands of dollars seems to have had
no effect in decreasing the operation
of motor driven vehicles in the state.
Home and Farm Demonstration
It matters not how much the home
and farm demonstration work may
be adversely criticised, through igno
rance on the part of some, through
prejudice on the part of others and
as an act of demagoguery on the part
of still others, there is a great need
for it in South Carolina, especially
in this crisis. All of the counties ex
cept three, Edgefield being one of the
three, have the advantages of this
- The tillers of the soil in the*boll
weevil stricken section are broken in
spirit. They know not which way to
turn for relief and need some one to
inspire and encourage them to make
a new start. Who is to do this? What
individual can or will help them to
undertake new things? No one will
volunteer for this service.
Not only do they need advice and
instruction in diversifying but es
pecially in providing a market do
they need outside arid expert assist
ance, which the farm demonstration
agent is prepared to give. This ser
vice is rendered too at only half cost
to the county and stat?. The federal
government foots the other half of
Things have come to a pretty pass
in South Carolina when a candidate
for governor will seize upon the ig
norance and prejudice concerning the
work of these government agents to
promote his political intersts. That is
what Mr. Blease did here Friday. He
should rather have sounded a note of
encouragement to the tillers of the
soil and advised them to take advan
tage of every proffered aid by the
e-overnment in this crisis,- instead of
ridiculing it. South Carolina needs a
forward looking man, a man of broad
vision, to lead her people in these
days of great stress and strain, rath
er than one who will seize upon igno
rance and prejudice in order to pro
mote his political interests. The old
Palmetto State will never move for
ward with such leadreship at the helm
of the Ship of State.
Miss Murphy at Work.
Miss Murphey, the tubercular
specialist, who is to have charge of
the clinic in Edgefield on Friday, July
7, is here and is making the Dixie
Highway Hotel her headquarters. In
fact, she is already at work and will
be in the county two weeks. Our peo
ple are earnestly requested to give
Miss Murphey their full co-operation
in order that her time and efforts
here may count for the most. .We are
indeed fortunate in having so skilled,
so willing and so energetic a special
ist assigned for this work in Edge
field. Many of our people do not ap
preciate what a wonderful opportu
nity for bringing relief to scores of
people is at our very door. Miss Mur
phey is also rendering splendid ser
vice in Johnston and Trenton. If any
me has a Ford car that can be spar
ed for Miss Murphey to use in her
work here for a few days, it will be
greatly appreciated by her.
Opportunity to Enter Clemson.
The attention of young men inter
?sted in a technical education is di
rected to the Clemson scholarship an
nouncement appearing elsewhere in
Edgefield County is entitled to 3
four-year scholarships and 1 one-year
scholarship. Last year there were no
poung men from this county at
Clemson on scholarships.
For the session of 1922-1923 there
ire 3 four-year scholarships and 1
jne-year agricultural course scholar
ships vacant in this county.
A college education, viewed mere
y as an investment of time and of
money, is equal to an estate worth
thousands of dollars. Viewed, how
ever from its highest sense such an
education prepares a young man for
greatest service to his country and
places him in a position to enjoy some
)f the good things of life. Education
its one for a life whose possibilities
ire limited only by his capacity and
A Very Sad Death.
Our entire community was sadden
:d by the death of Little Ruby Hud
;on Monday morning at four o'clock,
she was three years of age at the
ime of her death. All that kind hands
ind medical aid could do, was done
or her, but God had need for this
>recious flower in His great garden
She was the pride of her fond pa
ints, Mr. John Hudson, Jr., and Mrs.
^anie Burnett Hudson. They are left
vith sore hearts and a vacant chair.
Jut Thy will, oh, Lord, not ours!
Little Ruby was laid to rest Mon
lay afternoon at 4o'clock at the Red
lill cemetery beneath a mound of
Ve shall miss you, little Ruby,
^or you were one of the best;
Jut sleep on, little darling,
ind take thy rest,
iod called thee home,
Ie thought it best.
Painting and Stenciling.
Place cards, tally cards and invi
ations made of good quality of pa
ter and decorated with simple or
?lab?rate designs. Luncheon sets
tenciled in oils on be3t quality of
anitas. All orders will be promptly
iliad and appreciated. Write me for
Edgefield, S. C.
(Continued from first page.)
taxes'. Mr. Blease said he told the
people in 1914 that if they elected
certain men to office they would
bankrupt the state.
He stated that so many commis
sions have been formed that we al
most have a commission form of gov
ernment. He said the tax commission
which is spending about $80,000 of
the people's money annually is per
forming duties placed upon the comp
troller general by the constitution.
Mr. Blease paid a tribute to Edge
field's delegation to the constitution
al convention in 1895, declaring it to
have been by great odds the ablest
delegation of the entire body. He fa
vors abolishing the board of chari
ties and corrections and opposed the
appointment of farm and home dem
onstration agentr, ridiculing the idea
of sending experts to teach farmers
how to plow and farmers' wives how
to cook and can tomatoes.
Mr. Blease favors supporting the
public schools but criticized some of
the appropriations made for the col
leges. He stated that when he was
governor he addressed a special mes
sage to the general assembly urging
that a special levy of one mill on all
property in South Carolina be made
for the support of weak schools with
He favors providing a pension for
Confederate veterans but declared
that first of all the pension roll should
be purged of the names of unworthy
men who never saw service in the
Mr. Blease stated in conclusion
that he will not inject personalities
into the campaign unless forced to do
so, and if elected will fight for a re
duction nf taxes and the expense of
the state government. At the conclu
sion of his speech he was presented
with a large basket of flowers by the
little daughter of Mayor J. G. Ed
wards of Edgefield.
Mr. John T. Duncan.
Mr. Duncan, a candidate for gov
ernor, said he has his competitors
standing with their backs to the wall.
"The system," whatever that is, is
supporting two candidates in this
campaign. Mr. Duncan made a direct
attack upon Mr. Blease and in re
ferring to his law enforcement
pledge, Mr. Duncan said satan smiled
when Mr. Blease said he would en
force the prohibition law. He stated
that the Republican party pays $50,
000 a year to a traitor in the ranks of
the Democratic party of South Caro
lina. He charged Mr. Laney with fail
ure to perf orm his duty as a member
of the canal comission. Mr. McLeod
was referred to as the best orator of
the campaign but he never said any
thing. Mr. Duncan said whenever a
man reaches the zenith of his power,
?then falls down and out, he can never
come back, declaring Tom Watson to
be the only exception. Mr. Duncan's
gibes and sallies provided a sort of
oasis in the desert-like campaign
Mr. George K. Laney.
The last candidate to speak for the
office of governor was Mr. George K.
Laney of Chesterfield who was grate
ful for the privilege of standing up
on the historic ground where white
supremcay was established in South
Carolina in 1876. Men who fought in
the sixties returned home and re
moved this stigma from the fair
name of the state. Mr. Laney paid a
E. Nicholson, with whom he was asso
beautiful tribute to the lamented B.
ciated in college and in the general
assembly. Said Mr. Laney, refering
to Mr. Nicholson, "His type of citi
zenship is the type which sets the
goal for us to strive for."
In reply to Mr. Duncan's attack for
failure to do his duty as a member of
the canal comission, Mr. Laney ex
plained in detail his connection with
the canal commission and the legal
status of the matter| He became a
member because of being chairman
of the judiciary committee of the sen
ate and since becoming a member
has been fighting for the state's in
terest up to this time. The state has
won the case in the circuit and su
preme courts of South Carolina and
it is now in the supreme court of the
United States, and he expressed the
belief that the state would win there.
Mr. Laney referred to the great val
ue of the canal which would be de
veloped by the state with profit or it
could be sold at an enormous price.
Even now before the decision has
been rendered by the supreme court
there are individuals ready to pur
chase the property.
Mr, Laney said he has for 20 years
been standing for an economical ad
ministration of the government. In
this time of unusual depression
we have to curtail expenses in
our private affairs and he believes the
same principle should be applied to
public affairs. He advocates tho co
ordinating of the various depart
ments so there will not be- overlap
and hurt your feet otherw
at a big saving to your p
have to save money for th
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ping, causing increased expense. Mr.
Laney said he voted against the tax
commission, against the board of c
charities and corrections, and against j
the -budget commission and against t
the immigration commission, but he j
has neyer voted against building up
the' common schools. He said when he
was first elected to the legislature
soon after leaving college his one su
preme purpose was to put the oppor
tunity of an education within reach
of every boy and girl in South Caro
lina.'Mr. Laney explained why taxes\}
have increased. The student body of
Winthrop college and other colleges
have doubled. The appropriation for
the Confederate veterans has been
almost doubled. The number of in
mates of the state hospital has great
ly increased and more sanitary quar
ters "h'ad to be .-.provided. He stands | ]
unqualifiedly for law enforcement.
There' are two candidates for the
office of lieutenant governor, Mr. E. | j
B. Jackson of Wagener, Aiken, coun- j
ty, who graduated from the Citadel j
in 1902 and is now engaged in bank
ing and farming, and Mr. E. C. L.
Adams of Columbia. Both of these
aspirants presented their claims.
' Superintendent of Education.
AIL?'lux of the candidates for state
superintendent of education were, ^
present and spoke in the following 1
order, Mr. C. H. Seigler of Aiken,
Hon. John E. Swearingen, of Colum- 1
bia, Mrs. E. B. Wallace of Columbia, *
Mrs. Bessie Rogers Drake of Marl
boro, Mr. J. H. Hope of Union and
Mr. O. D. Seay of Columbia. Those 1
receiving closest attention were Mr. *
Swearingen, who was amonng home *
folk and who is always warmly greet
ed hvEdgefield, Mrs. Wallace and
Mrs. Drake, all three of whom made j r
highly creditable speeches. After ? r
hearing the two intelligent and cul- j r
tured women, who entered the cam-' s
paign with high and unselfish motive, ! I
the men who were present went j f
away with a higher regard and a ' i
deeper respect for womanhood, es- J ?
pecially womanhood in public life. 1
Mr. F. Hagood Gooding of Hamp
ton, candidate for comptroller gener-1 s
al, addressed the people. He was fol- JI
lowed by Mr. George W. Weightman j t
and Mr. B. Harris, candidates for. (
commissioner of agriculture. Mr. D.
M. Winter, candidate for attorney
general, was present and spoke. Mr.
H. E. Craig and Mr. Thomas B. Mar
shall presented their claim for the
office of adjutant and inspector gen
Notice to Pastors. .
All pastors of the respective
churches throughout our county are
hereby respectfully requested to
write me at once, or as soon as pos
cible, the dates of their anticipated
protracted meetings to be held in the
various churches, as we wish to so
arrange our county camp?ign meet
ings as not to conflict therewith.
J. H. CANTELOU,
June 19, 1922.
I am now prepared to sell ice in
any quantity. Will deliver anywhere
J. P. NIXON.
McMurrain's old stand near depot.
Buy a FORD and bank the
Its alluring fragrance TT A VT
tempts a trial Y A J3I T
ise by wearing old shoes when
ocket book. The pocket boc
ese days, so look over these t
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IME TO SAVE YOU MOI>
FEET BY WALKING TO
In sad but loving remembrance
?f our dear and devoted daughter,
jillie Ransom Ouzts, who departed
his life June 21, 1918.
rour years ago today, dear Lillie,
It pains our hearts to say,
["he one we loved so dearly
From earth was .called away.
Mother's and Father's hearts are
By inches day by day,
Vhen we sit in sadness thinking of
How our precious girl was taken
Tis sweet to know we will meet again
When parting is no more;
Ind that the one we love dearly
Has only gone before.
But God alone can comfort us,
The hearts that mourn thee here
^.nd only consolation
To try to meet you there. .
Days of sadness still come over us,
Tears of sorrow silently flow;
Tond memories keep our dear one
Thou heaven claimed her four
Devoted Mother and Father.
NO REASON FOR IT.
Vhen Edgefield Citizens Show a Way
There can be no reason why any
.eader of this who suffers the tor
ures of an aching back, the annoy
ince of urinary disorders, the pains
ind dangers of kidney ills will fail to
?eed the words of a neighbor who
las found relief. Read what an Edge
ield citizen says:
Mrs. R. C. Miller, Columbia St.,
ays: "I complained a great deal with
ny back and there was a dull, steady
nisery across my kidneys. My kid
?eys did not act properly and were a
?ourc? of annoyance. I started using
Joan's Kidney Pills and they bene
itted me from the first. Continued
ise of Doan's cured me of the trouble
md I have had no return. I never
lesitate to recommend Doan's.
Price 60c at all dealers. Don't
imply ask for a kidney remedy
:et Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
hat Mrs. Miller had. Foster-Milburn
?o., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
*otted meat, a can 5c.
(Spread it on loaf bread)
talian Pimentoes, a can 20c.
('Tween bread slices)
1RS. DUKE'S MAYONNAISE, A JAR 35c.
(On buttered bread)
1RS. DUKE'S RELISH, A JAR 35c.
(Makes sandwiches deluxe)
'remier salad dressing, a jar 20c.
(On sliced bread with celery seed)
Velsh's Grapelade, a jar 15c.
(A spread that is a spread.)
AT THE DEPOT
TLTJT Its delicious flavour
J3I JL JU gratifies desire
you can get you a pair
)k is the man that you
bargains in Oxfords and
IEY ON YOUR
The members of the Episcopal
Sunday school gave their annual pic
nic at Salter's pond Friday afternoon.
Swimming was enjoyed by the young
folks and afterwards a bountiful sup
per was served.
Miss Susie May Miller of Edgefield
is visiting Mrs. Susie Miller.
Miss Alice McKie of North Augus
ta is the guest of Miss Julia Wise.
Miss Eunice Inman of Augusta is
the guest of Mis3 Zeleme Yatest
Miss Nannie Walker is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Dorothy Roper.
Misses Helen and Eva Knight and
Mrs. Hammond of Columbia were the
guests of Mrs. E. F. Harrison the
Mrs. E. F. Harrison is visiting rel
atives and friends in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Courtney are
visiting in Greenville.
Miss Mattie Harrison has gone to
Congaree where she is to be one of
the bridesmaids of her friend, Msis
Mrs. Copeland of Atlanta has been
the guest of Mrs. S. H. Manget the
Mrs. G. P. Plyler and little son
Glenn, Jr., of oClumbia have return
ed home from a visit to her mother*
Mrs. P. B. Thomas. ?
Mrs. Joe S. Smith and Mr. T. J.
Smith spent Sunday with Mrs. E. N.
Smith vho is at the University Hos
Mrs. W. F. Roper and children of
Columbia are visiting Mrs. J. D.
Miss Ela Huitt has gone to At
lanta to spend the summer with rel
VAN-NIL never disappoints.
Card of Thanks.
We take this means of thanking
our kind neighbors nad friends for
their many kindnesses during the two
weeks' illness pf our dear little dar
ling Ruby. We shall always hold them
in fond remembrance and will be at
their service any time we are needed.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. HUDSON.
Scholarship Examinations for
Examinations to fill 3 vacant four
year scolarships and one vacant one
year scholarship will be held at the
County Seat on Friday, July 14th be
ginning at 9 a. m. under the super
vision of the County Superintendent
1-Four-year scholarships. 'Open
to students desiring to pursue Agri
culture or Textile Engineering.
Subjects for examination: English,
including grammar, literature, com
position and rhetoric; Algebra, in
cluding quadratic equations; Ameri
can and European History, and prac
Age requirement, 16 years or over'
at the time of entrance.
Winners of scolarships must be
prepared to meet also the require
ments for admission of the Associa
tion of Colleges of South Carolina.
The examinations may be taken for..
entrance credits by those not apply
ing for a scholarship.
The value of each scholarship is
$100 per session and free tuition of
$40. Membership in the Reserve Of
ficers' Training Corps, R. O. T. C.,
during the last, two years in college.
2. -One-year short course scholar
ships. Open to students 18 years of
age or over desiring to pursue the
jne-year course in Agriculture. Com
mon school education sufficient.
3. -No previous aplpication to the
college necessary to stand scholar- ?
For catalogue, application blanks,
ind other information write to - .
* THE REGISTRAR
Clemson College, S. C.