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Mr. Leopard Ma
,. ' r vay With Offices
Rather Than Create More.
Hon Harry Simonhoff, of Charles.
ton, recently aldressed a letter to
Honorables Neils Christensen of
i'eaun! rt, 11. L. Smith of Gem-etown,
lH. H. Gross of Beaufort, J. S. Me
Inness of Darlington, and J. S. Leop
ard of Pickens county, all members
r r the fish commission appointed at
the last meeting of the legislature,
in which he says in his opinion the
commission can do nothing of impor
tance, but suggests that it recom
me'"d the creation of a new office
with an expert biologist in charge
to look after .the fishing interest in
the state. He also suggests that
this officer could be paid from funds
vollected from those who fish-one
dollar from each fisherman.
The proposition does not suit Mr.
Leopard and he makes plain and
vigorous reply to Mr. Simonhoff, as
lIon. Harry Simonhoff,
Charleston, S. C.
Yours of December 5 at hand and
,nrefully read. You say that since
ve last met you have been consult
ng nembers of people in and around
Charloston concerning the subject of
fisheries. That is all very well, but
what will it be worth to the other
:eve committeemen who are on the
same work? We have not had the
opportunity of hearing what they had
to say, and how can we sign a report
from what someone else heard
Again you say it is perfectly clear
;o you that our commission cannot
:lo very much toward enablishing
what is the cause of the decline of
fisheries in South C! relina. You
gay we are laymen and any opinion
that we might dare offer could not
meet with respect. Now I am sorry
that you have so little confidence
in yourself and the rest of the com
mittce as to think that, for I think
some of as good brain is on that com
mittee as the senate or house affords.
And the trust has been pliac d in
our hands. Why not do it and do it
right ? and then we need not fear
the house or senate.
Now it is a pity you did not see
some of this before you introduced
the bill that created this committee
aut a great cost to the state.
Again you say it is obvious that
there is demard for increase and
)mprovemefnt in the oyster industry,
though the State of South Carolina
cannot go into the business of pro
. .-- -- -" increasing oys
em to me that
hat before your
:1 offered a bill
e . .e ~.... , . .nention in your
Now you say that it is perfeectlyI
clear that the laws concerning fish
eries are; not prop~erly enforced. We ~'
all admit that is true. It would have -F
not cost the state as much to have
passed acts to remedy this. as it did
to create this committee.
Then you say Mr. Durant is not
the best fish comnmissine(r in the
world, but he is about as the averar.'
public official who receives his ap
pointment through political connect
The home merchar
your nleedS BUY IN GRE
S 'you want. Firms and in
Nearly Forty Years In Busi
,GOOD STORE SER
A Share of Your atr'onas
JUST A REMl
Made by W. C. Durant, former head
206 W. No'rti
to Mr. Simonhol
ions, And you ask in that paragra
What can our commission do? I thi
if we find an office in the state
you say Mr. Durant's is, a politi
one, the thing for us as servaris
the people to do is to (o away wi
the office and Stop the burden
taxing the people to carry on su
an office, and then combine the fli
ga1me al forestry departments i
under one head and have one set
officer; instead of two. This wou
save the state the cost of one set
they both patrol the same groun
Then we would have but one head
look to and there would not be
much politics played at the expen:
of the people.
You mention in your fifth par
graph what the committee may s,
forth in its report and ask the que
tion, What have, we accomplished
and then answer it by saying, Noti
Now, if we can accomplish nothin
why did you ask it.r the commissic
to be appointed at the expense (
the taxpayers of the state? It dot
look like you being a coastal ma
and a lawyer, too, you might hav
seen some of this before you place
more burden on the taxpayers.
Then you come along and propos
to create another great office at th
expVense of the taxpayers of the stat
and have it filled by a man who i
a biologist and expert, with his horn
in Charleston. By so doing I recko
we would get the office out of poll
Then, too, you would have a bil
passed t xing- every person who goe
fishing either -fror sport or to catch
mess of fish to eat, to the amoun
of one dollar, to pay that ofiicei
New the upper part of the state ha
no fi:sh on which to pay one dollai
It voild be like the game law. W
would be paying a tax to catch noth
irg. We are paying a tax to hunt
and nothing to hurt. The game o
the state is all down on the coas
and is controlled by the Northeri
un ciubs, and we have a tax to keel
mien of our own state from hunting
yut let the visitors hunt almost free
u(d if we keep on we will bse payin>
tax. to let the Northern suortsmer
We now have the terrapin bottled
ir(l no no.gro in the state would en
me. of them, and only two men in th
state who handle them. But we pu
s closedseason on them for five year
sand allow men to fish for the shad
for the roe or the eggs. How cai
We have fish and all the ea'gs shippe<
;)ff ? and then pass a law to make
the up-country people pay a (dollal
each~ to catch a mess of mud cats.
I will not be one to (do that. I wil
ight it to a finish as one of the fisl
somimittee and on the ways and meam~
r"mmnittee. I will not standl for an.
;uch tax as one dollar to catch a mess
>f fish. If the tax on the fish now
vill not pay the cost otf fish comnmis.
;ion what good would it do to ci'eatt
mn ofi ice like you speak of. Thc
L'Ople at e hollering for lower taxes
tow, and we can't lower themi and
;eep an making newv offices and big
rer salaries. You say this fish tax
vouldl bring in a revenue to the state
t five or ten thousands dlollars an
t is entitled to your trade f
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nually. ' What would that amount t<
in sueb an office as you mention?
Nothing at all,
f Now as to our meeting again be.
fore the legislature. meets in Colum..
bju. As you say, I don't think it is
worth while. You know I tried to
ph get the committee to let's go ahead
nk and finish up *ith the work .when we
as were dowyn there, but it did not suit.
'al I told you it cost the state so much
of for me to go that far, but you said
th we would do nothing until the oyster
of fisheries were runningr. Now you say
-h the whole thing amounts to nothing.
h, But to create another otfihe with big
ill salary-then we would be doing some
of thing worth while.
Id Well, I shall not sinn any such re
as port, but I will be in savor of con
d. ,stt in s, the fish, game and forest
to ry all under one control and do away
o with the ;Ish con'mission, and by se
e doing save the taxpayers S21)00 a yar'
You mkv mention of the derease
. of the fish in the Upper part of tht
t state and sa; we could not tvll wh
it is. Any 'ten-year-ol sehcol boy
y van tell the cause or the (arense.
If you will lito at the dams avro :
our st:rCams anI !ook at the cleared
g land aab'we, and see. the sawdust that
a goes down our strcams, and see. the
,f nets and boats used in fishing in the,
lower part of our state, then you
n would not say we could not make a
e cood re.port on it. Then how many
d fish and oysters do we find on the
shelves of our grocery stores? No,
e) what we see is put up in some other
ej state, and none from South Carolina.
i So we are asked to tax the people
s all over the state to create an office
to benefit the few along the coast. N0W
as the fish and game are all in the
lower part of the state and owned
by the Northern capitalist or sports
men let thpm pay for the protection,
an(d not the poor taxpayers who never
See any sport or fish or oame,
t Let's have less offices and lower
taxes, and this is the only way to get
J. S. L.eopard.
- ke. 7. 1921.
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CITY OF GR11
If you wish to know something oftth<
vice, ask any of our ownera. All are
PICKENS COTTON CROP EXTRA
Accorlng to" the government re
port, Pickens county. stands twelvoth
among South Carolina counties - in
number of bales of cotton ginned up
' to Decemter 1, which is a great ad
vance over kist yc.ar when Pickens
stood thirty-sixth Up to December
1 this year there had been 21,024
bales gined in Pickens county as
compared with 15.08", at the same
time last year.
The only counties ranking above
Pickejns are: Spartaniburg, 65,508;
Anderson, 60,;68; Marlboro. 48,590;
Greenville. .1),-157; York, ;;73%:; Lau
rens, 34.1n1; Di!liont, 3 (31: hester,
25.228; Ch.jstertie , 2'.22:; Darling
ten, 21,8X1; lorence, 21.000. Ocone
with 20.90 hale. foll',,vw Pickes
Orangoburg ounaty has ginned only
17,175 b:les thi; year as compared
with 7SMG la-t year, and ether low
country haunties have falien oi' pro
p.rtion:ately, dhue Co the boil weevil.
DET.H 01' OFMJ. .1. J. CHANDLER.
On Decemher the I uth, Tuesday
mn:lit at abont t; o'clock, the death
angel came into the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Chandler and took away
her dear husband. It was so sad to
give him up but God in his wisdom
knew best when he came and took
hit frot nur midst and left us in
all cur sorrow and pain.
We loved him, yes we love him.
But Jes.us loves him more,
And he has sweetly c.a!! i him
To yonder shining shore.
The golden gates were open.
And a gentle voice said .come.
And with a farewell spoken.
He. calmly entered home.
It w-as so har(l to 'ive him Il),
But Jt 5su krev best.
An. came and tol; ctuar :rt <zanlpa
lito a land of rest.
Will pay 20c for v'otton on buggies,
two-horse Mogul wagot.. "rd one
hor'se IH icknor': want: . Eiv nis &
NOTIC'E TO DEI'ORS AND CRED
All persons hol.ding ;laim= against
the estate of the late Mr's. Ann Roe
must present the scram.', duly proven,
on or beot're the I0th d. of' January,
1922, or be debarred pavment; and
all persons indebted to said estate
must make payment on or before the
above date to S. X. Hendricks.
S. K. Hendricks,
Notice of' Final Settlement and
Notice is hierebyv given that we will
make applie'ntion to N. A. Christopher
Esq., Jud~ge of Probate for P'ickens
county, in th-- State of South Car'o
hina, on the 22nd day of December',
1921, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, or
as soon thereafterP as said application
can be heard, for leave to make finial
settlement of the Personal estate' of
0. T. Jones, deceared, and obtain dis.
charge' as Executors of said estate.
-M. G. Jones
M. W. Jones
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Our iine of Christmaf
and fruit cake ingredients;
We also have fine line
Eat at our restauranti
drinks, smokes, etc.
On January 1st I shall begin takin St
order to be ready for this and the businc;
the remainder of December , MAKE SP
Clothing and Shoes etc. So now is the tin
do your Christmas shopping.
My stock is too large to begin quot ing
in this store, so I will just say that- if
of merch:ndise it will pay you to visit
Bring me your eggs, I am pi
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