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Florida Solves the Boll Weevil
Many thousands of dollars and
!" many hard working years, have been
spent in search of a remedy for the
"boll weevil, that Mexican pest which
has so. nearly ruined the cotton grow
ing industry of the United States.
It has remained for Florida, the state
least interested, and the state least
affected, to discover the remedy;
and with the usual generousnesnes
of Florida, to make it known at once
to the world so that it can be applied
hy even the poorest tenant cotton
farmer without expense or cost for
V The State Plant Board of Florida,
Dr. Wilmon Newell, ' director, an
nounces the method of controlling the
holl weevil, evolved and tested to a
?90 per cent certainty by Dr. George
D. Smith, assistant entomologist of
The substance of the plan is to
.clear the field of weevil infestation
early in June, by removing the early
lower squares which are infested by
whatever weevils have successfully
wintered in the fields. That gives the
plant free growing opportunity until
- August, when the annual immigra
tion of the weevil takes place, but
hy this time the bolls have reached
such a stage of growth if not maturi
ty that little harm is done them by
the weevil, a poison spray is also
used. Dr. Smith finds that this meth
od necessitates the removal of an av
erage of two squares per plant, which
means less than IO per cent of a crop,
-even if all should reach maturity. He
finds furtherfi that the removal of all
the squares on a plant in the month
of June, instead of shortening the
crop yield, actually acted to increase
the yield, the plant taking on a thrift
ier and more fruitful growth as a re
Results, as shown by experiment
or>a three thousand acre cotton farm
? in the northern part of the state, in
dicate that the Frodida Plant Board
has indeed given the cotton farmer
of the South at least a preventive of
material loss, which will mean the im
mediate restoration of prosperity to
the southern cotton men, if it is car
ried out as directed.
The Florida State Plant Board is
deserving, and doubtless will receive
the unstinted applause of a whole
country for its fine spirit of imme
diately making public the discovery
that means so much. Tampa Tribune.
The Governor Points the Way.
Governor Harvey's statement that
the people^feralth-demaad that "law
enforcement be not retarded, delayed
and nullified by means of legal red
tape or court machinery or ambigui
ty of terms" deserves the serious con
sideration of every South Carolin
ian. The governor has exposed a
startling series of defects in our
criminal laws and procedures and
now that the people know where the
defects lie, they should insist upon
having them corrected.
The case in question is an inter
esting one. Governor Harvey ordered
that a paroled convict be rearrested
for failure to observe the stipula
tions of his parole. The prisoner con
tested the arrest on the ground that
his sentence, had he been forced to
serve it, would have expired and
that he was therefore no longer liable
to punishment. He was upheld by the
Supreme Court. Thus an entirely new
light was placed upon the matter of
paroles, a phase that not even the
governor suspected. Governor Har
vey's decision was denied, but he per
formed the highly important service
of exposing a weakness of the state's
The public has not known for a
long time that there is many a slip
between the jury decisions and the
execution of sentences. The law is
full of loopholes and evasions, hair
splitting technicalities and ruses. It
leans far too heavily on the side of
the criminal. Strengthening is neces
sary and remodeling should be along
the principle that except in extraor
dinary circumstances the verdicts of
petit juries are inviolable.-Green
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing and all manner of trespassing
upon my land is prohibited and the
law will be enforced against all per
sons who fail to heed this notice.
This is meant for everybody, without
Mrs. M. J. NORRIS.
- In order to keep people out of
trouble, I hereby give notice that I
do not want anybody trespassing on
my land and all who do so will' he
prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. Thi3 means everybody, without
C. L. TURNER.
Carolina Bond and Mortgage
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 25.-The
Carolina Bond and Mortgage Com
pany ,of Columbia, whose president
Charles H. Barron, took his own life
here a few days ago, today was
placed in the hands of a receiver by
Judge W. H. Townsend, upon the
petition of attorneys representing
creditors. R. E. Carwile, Columbia,
attorney, was named receiver.
Petition for the receivership were
filed by th?. American Trust Com
pany, of New York, the Carolina Na
tional Bank of Columbia, and other
creditors. It was alleged that the firm
was believed to be insolvent.
No statement of assets and lia
bilities will be available, it was stated,
until an audit is made of the con
The claim of the New York Com
pany is for $125,000, while the Car
olina National Bank filed claims on
three notes of $8,750, $4,000 and
For Lower Railroad Fares.
Senator Smith of South Carolina,
ranking Democratic member of the
Interstate Commerce Commission,
has been approached by Republican
reactionaries upon the matter of hav
ing the railroads go back to the basis
of interchangeable mileage books and
discontinuance of the fifty per cent
The News believes that ninety
eight per cent of the people are in
favor of this move and that the
Interstate Commerce Commission
should make it effective at once.
Furthermore, railroad fares should
be reduced to the former rate of two
cents a mile.
The Pullman surtax, which goes to
the railroads, should never have been
levied. It is an insincere toll. Why
anyone should pay more railroad fare
to ride on a Pullman than in a day
coach has not been made clear. Prob
ably the charge was made on the as
sumption that Pullman riders are
able to pay "more than day coach pas
sengers. Which makes it the more
The railroads have reduced wages
and had the advantage of other prun
ed expenses. They should pass a part
of the saving to the public in the
form of lower fares. The News hopes
Senator Smith will lend his influence
toward having them d? it.-'Green
The Balance of Booze Power.
Senator Frelinghuysen o? New Jer
seyrhaving been beaten for re-elec
tion largely on the prohibition issue,
may be presumed to know something
"In the country districts," he says,
"the people are in favor of uphold
ing the Volstead law. But when it
comes to the big industrial centers,
and to the working classes, to say
nothing about the foreign-born pop
ulation, they are all clamoring for a
change in the law to permit the sale
of light wines and beer."
This may be taken as a fairly cor
rect analysis of the situation, with
a certain omission that will be noted
later. Not only in New Jersey but in
nearly every state and section this
same fact is to be observed, that the
industrial centers are inclined to be
wet and the agricultural regions to
Nowhere does there appear any
pronounced sentiment for the repeal
of the prohibition amendment and a
return of strong drink and the old
Senator Frelinghuysen himself men
tions vital exception which strength
ens the dry sentiment of the country
and cuts throughthe wet sentiment of
the industrial city. It is this: "The
church people are against any modi
cation of the dry law." And those
"church people" are probably strong
enough to prevent any.letting down
of the bars by Congress, at least for j
some time to come. They hold the bai
ance of power.-Greenville News.
We hereby give notice that we for
bid hunting, fishing and trespassing
in any manner whatsoever upon our
land or lands controlled by us and
will prosecute, without exception,
any person who fails to heed this no
tice. We have a man employed to ap
prehend and prosecute hunters and
others who trespass upon our prop
J, G. HOLLAND
H. C. MITCHELL
J. G. TOMPKINS
J. E. MIMS
W. E. LOTT
Mrs. EVA OUZTS
Mrs. ELLEN STROTHER,
Turn under the cotton stalks
and starve the weevils.
Views With Alarm. Athletics
Hold on the Colleges.
Greenville, S. C., Nov. 25.-"Ath
letics, and particularly football, is
becoming entirely too important in
present-day collegiate life," declared
W. M. Riggs, president of Clemson
College, in an address here today be
f or the Booster Bureau of the Green
ville Chamber of Commerce at its
"People think too much of the cali
bre of a footbell team put out by a
school and too little of its curricu
lum, or the degree of training for
citizenship it gives young men of the
country," said Dr. Riggs, who added
that thoughtful educators of the
country are beginning to "view with
alarm and apprehension the extent
to which football has suplanted oth
er school features in the mind of the
He named the alumni, the press
?and the people as three forces or j
[groups contributing to this condition, j
All persons are hereby warned not j
to hunt on land owned or controlled
A. S. J. MILLER.
Just received a few Tennessee
mules, 1,000 to 1,200 pounds, all the
finish you are looking for, and well
broke, cheaper than have been in 20
years. Call around and look them
over whether you want one or not.
Did you say Harness? Yes, we have
a full supply. Prices right.
FOR ?SALE: A fine lot of pine
timber six miles from North Augusta
on Martintown road. Address Mrs. J.
H. Harrison, Augusta Ga., Route 5.
All persons are hereby warned not j
to hunt on land owned or controlled
D. R. DAY.
Trenton, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
Whereas Mrs. Louise Hoyt Dent]
made suit to me to grant her Letters
of Administration of the Estate of 1
ancT???cts of" Thom?s"RrH?yt7^at?^|
of sadd county and state.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Thomas R.
Hoyt, deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro-1
bate to be held at my office at Edge
field, S. C., on the 8th day of Decem
ber after publication thereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my Hand, this 21st
day of November, Anno Domini,
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, F. L. Rearden has made
application unto this Court for Final
Discharge as Administrator in re the
Estate of John L. Rearden, deceased,
on this the 31st day of October,
These Are Therefore to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
1st day of December, 1922, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of Dis
charge should not be granted.. Said
administrator will at same time make
a full and final settlement.
W. T. KINN AIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
We carry a large stock of drugs that
are pure and fresh, from which we
Compound prescriptions with the utmost
We are constantly replenishing our
[ stock and can compound your prescrip
tions without delay.
We respectfully solicit a share of
I your prescription business.
Mitchell & Cantelou
RS AND KIDN'EYS
Q A T TY? about 20 pe?
i O Ix. V xld cent on y0ur
toll charges during the day
by using the station to
Q A T 7"[? about 50 ]per
O/l V cent at night
between 8:30 p. m. and
midnight by using the sta
tion to station service.
1 SA VF about 75 ***
&Ix- y cent by using
station to station service be
tween midnight and 4 30
County Treasurer's Notice.
'The County Treasurer's office will
I be open for purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of No
vember, 1922 to the fifteenth day of
All taxes shall be due and pay
able between .the fifteenth day of
October, 1922 and December the
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty-first,
1922 the County Auditor 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; 1923, 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 1922 are as fol
For State purposes_7%
For Ordinary County_8
For Past Indebtedness_3%
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 Elmwood No. 8.8
For E.mwood No. 9,- __'_2
R$*JElmweocr ITO! ~so rr -zr^-z^zzTZ
For Elmwood L. C.-3
For Hibler __ _._.8
For Harmony_- - - - 3
For Meriwether (Gregg)-2
For 3runson School - - - __ .4
For Sweetwater - - - - - 4
For Wards_-- - 8
For Blocker No. 33_4
For Blocker R. R. (portion)-6
For Elmwood R.- R. (portion) __ 6
For Johnston R. R.-3
For Pickens R. R.-- 3
For Wise R. R._3
For Corporation_-- 30Ya
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 dog 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 dur
ing January 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, 1923.
J. L. PRINCE,
County Treasurer, E. Co.
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Cotton OH, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
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Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing and Feed
J. S. BYRD
. Dental Surgeon
Office Over Store of
Quartes & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Is Depository for Public Fund
County of Ed gefiel d, of S?
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If you suffer from fimiale ail
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SEED OATS AND WHEAT.
We want the farmers to know that J
we can supply them with seed oats,
seed rye and wheat. Let us have your
orders. We also carry a complete
stock of Heavy and Fancy Groceries.
We can make you very close piices.
Come in to see us.
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ELD, S. C.
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