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Wednesday March 1,
Do Lands Deserve No Relief?
If any member of the senate be
lieves that the taxss now levied on
lands and houses, farms and farm
equipment, are not, in the present
crisis, too great, now is the time to
stand up and say so.
That is the issue. That is the ques
tion. . ?
, . To reduce the land taxes substan
tially, two ways are open.
One is close the University, Win
throp, the Citadel, the state hospital,
the college for negroes, the medical
coliege, to cease paying pensions,
abolish the health department and
other activities, shut up the various
reform schools and to cripple the
common schools. Remaining to pay
would be the salarie; of the govern
or and a few public officers, expenses
of the legislature and the courts and
the other cost; of administration in
the simplest form, together with in
terest on the public debt.
The other is to raise revenues by
taxing other objects than land. Sales
taxes may be imposed on certain ax*
ticles that men can live without.
The people can not live without
food, clothing and shelter.
A tax on lands is a tax on food,
clothing and shelter. Who doubts it
let him try to dig. them and the where
.with to get them out of land.
If, in this crisis, the taxes on lands
are NOT TOO GREAT, the true
thing, 'he square thing, the right
thing, s to STAND UP AND SAY
If tV i land tax is too great, some
i?niig " ?e should be taxed in place
The motion picture people object
-^o'a . :. s tax.
Ca' 'e live without motion pic
The beverage people protest.
Without beverages shall we perish?
The tobacco people remonstrate.
Is a cigarette a necessity of life?
The motorist and the gasoline deal
Is life with less joy-riding life all
joyless and desolate?
The producers cf hydro-electric
power and these who would be sub
ject to an income tax murmur
But what is to be done?
That all luxury sales taxes are un
just and destructive is nonsense. Such
taxes are not new under the sun.
What objects should be taxed and
v/h*.it should be exempt is wholly a
matter of expediency; a matter of
selection. On the plans proposed and
pending able and honest mer. have
labored the test two years.
As for objectors, objectors we
shall always have with us.
If th? pending bills are imperfect,
let the l?gislature amend them, if it
takes all winter-and summer, too.
If the legislature is unwilling to
close the state's institutions and is
unwilling to tax sales to raise reve
nues, it follows that the legislature
thinks that lands, in this crisis cf
agriculture, should have no relief
from taxation-and it is time for
them to STAND UP AND SAY SO.
Long Branch News.
Mr. Mike Huir and family attended
the funeral of Mr. Sam Hair near Sa
luda last Friday.
The B. Y. P. U. will hold their regu
ular meeting with Misses Azilee and
Farra Falter next Wednesday night,
and on Friday night they are planning
to have a social at Mr. G. W. Scott's.
Rev. G M. Sexton had an accident
with his car on his way to Phillipi last
Sunday morning. Fortunately no one
was seriously hurt, but had a very nar
Misses Chloe Rhoden, Alma Clark
and Miss Harvey spent las: Saturday
night with Misses Mertieand Pansy Der
' Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clark attended
the funeral of Mrs. Jules Sanders at
Misses Farra and Azilee Salter spent
the day last Sunday with Miss Nellie
Scott. . "
Miss Pearl Claxton spent the dav
with Ruth Scott last Sunday.
Mr. Irving Reames and family of
Johnston were guests of .Mrs. Joe
Clark last Suuday.
Mr. Joe Clark and family and .Mks
Harvey spent the third Sunday at .Mr.
Methodists Plan for World
Another significant step in the
u-ogress of Southern Methodism is
he appointment of a day to be
mown as "World Sunday" through
jut its entire connection. This decis
ion was reached at the church-wide
conference on. world program and
missionary advance recently held in
Memphis, Tenn., and came as a cli
.nax to what is said to be the most
notable meeting of Methodists ever
"World Sunday" as adopted by the
400 and more Methodists leaders in
Memphis, proposes to secure for the
church as brilliant a record in .the
matter of payment of pledges as it
has already attained in subscribing to
the centenary movement which has
claimed the attention of that denom
ination for the past three years and
through which something like $50,
000,000 was subscribed for misions
and other causes of the church.
In a review of the work of the
church through centenary channels
it was shown that 60 per cent of the
entire amount pledged is now due,
whereas, only 40 per cent has been
paid, and that unless church mem
bers in arrears come up with their
payments before the meeting of the
general conference in May, the
church will be hindered in carrying?
on the enlarged program as planned
under the centenary movement.
In order that at least $4,000,000
of unpaid centenary pledges be se
cured within the next three months,
plans have been well made to call
back into action all of the forces of
the church in an effort to bring the
payment of pledges up to date.
The idea of a "World Sunday" for
Southern Methodists, when through
out the bounds of that denomination
a simultaneous effort will be made for
collection of centenary dues, origi
nated with Dr. Charles C. Selecman,
pastor of the First Methodist church,
Dallas, Texas. Dr. Selecman has al
ready demonstrated the practicabili
ty and efficiency of this plan, using
Easter Sunday of last year as
"World Sunday" for the church of
which he is the pastor, with the re
sult that the missionary offering for
that Sunday amounted to between
$5,000 and $6,000.
"The real result of the movement,"
said Dr. Selecman, "could not be es
timated in cash. Many who had been
backward in their payments were re
minded of the sacredness of the
claim and came forward in a few
weeks with their money, while the
zeal of the church for missions was
quickened by the campaign."
Urges Reduction in Cotton
Columbia, Feb. 26.-Convinced
they say, that any increase in cotton
acreage this year would be absolute
ly ruinous to the state, officials of the
South Carolina Division of the Ameri
can Cotton Association today issued
a statement setting forth the facts
in the situation as they see them, and
urging every inerest in South Caro
lina to unite in an effort to hold the
acreage down at least to that of 1921.
A further reduction would be strong
ly advisable the association says, four
major reasons are given by the as
sociation why the agreage should not
be increased and it says there are nu
merous reasons, the four principal
"First. An increase in cotton acre
age would cheapen all collateral held
by Southern banks.
Second. Under boll weevil condi
tions an increase in acreage means an
increase in possible disaster by the
"Third. An increase in cotton acre
age means a decrease in food and
feed crops. Let's make the Southern
farm seif sustaining before we again
undertake to raise a surplus of cot
"Fourth. After bearing the brunt
of deflation neither our bankers,
merchants nor farmers are in a posi
tion to finance a large crop.
Under existing conditions we
ought not to run the risk of a crop
failure and thus embarrass banks,
merchants and farmers. Plant only
such crop as can be financed with
The association in its statement
takes the view that while "a large
acreage this year would not by any
means insure a large crop, it would
certainly very greatly depress the
price for the next eight or nine
months anyway. If we overproduce
prices will be l-uinous, if we over
plant and the boll weevil repeats her
1921 performance, ruin is certain,
either way you look at it our only
salvation is in a very small acreage."
The association says that it feels
it to be its duty to sound this note
of warning to the farmers of the
stare and it reminds them that "it
is better to be safe than sorry."
WANTED: We will allow 82.25
per bushel for Peas on account.
YONCE MOTOR CO.
/'Camp Branch News"
By the weather being so warm
and the sun shining so pretty it
makes us feel like Spring is here
again) hope it will continue tb be
good until the land gets a little dry.
There hasn't been much gardening
around here so far, .but the gr?in
is growing and looking pretty. We
hear of a great deal of sickness
through the community. Sorry to
hear of Mrs. Genie danton being on
the sick iist also Miss Irene Mc
Daniel, hope they will soon recover.
Mrs. J. B. Holmes and sweet lit
tle daughter spent last week end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. R. DeSaughter.
Mrs. 0. M. Burnett and Mrs.
Annie Seigler spent Saturday night
?and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.
|W. A. Burnett.
Miss Mae Peeler from Lawndale,
N. C. has been visiting her brother,
Mr. Ellis Peeler for several weeks.
The young and lonely bride Mrs.
Hugh Seigler spent last week with
hW parents Mr. and Mrs. N. R.
Misses Lena and Lou DeLaughter
spent several days last week in Red
Hill with their sister Mrs. J. B.
Miss Carrie Langley was the guest
of Miss Margaret Bartley Saturday
Mr. Willie Thurmond and Mr.
Billie,McClendon from Augusta, Ga.
was welcome visitors in our . com
munity last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr and Mrs. J. iH. Reed also Mrs.
0. M. Burnett spent last Tuesday
with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. R. De
A crowd of Huntsmen from
Johnston came up last Wednesday
and went rabbit hunting with Mr.
Capers DeLaughter, and enjoyed a
delightful stew cooked by Mr. Clark.
A large number of our young peo
ple attended the Box party at Mr.
R. H. Christie's last Friday night
and enjoyed it very much, the boxes,
brought a hiigh price, the proceeds
being over $60.00 for the benefit of
the Sunday School.
An Appeal to Democrats
To Democratic Loaders,
State of South Carolina,
Democratic prospects and oppor
tunities are daily increasing provid
ed the necessary funds be secured
immediately to take care of a deficit
of the National Democratic com
mittee and care for the expens e of
National Headquarters in Washing
You served well in the campaign
last year and South Carolina made
the best record in the country.
I am writing to ask that you again
come to the aid of the party.
For the sake of a few dollars we
can not allow Democratic hopes to
I be broken.
Let me urge that you get in touch
with leading Democrats dn your)
county and secure small contribu
South Carolina's quota is $9,600.
This will mean only a small allot
ment from each county.
A letter from Hon. Cordel! Hull,
National Chairman, states that funds
are urgently needed.
Please get the Democratic or
ganization in your county active to
the end that South Carolina Demo
cracy may do its full duty at the
earliest possible moment.
Please address all communica
tions to me in Columbia.
Gen. Wilie Jones, State chairman
and Hon. John Gary Evans. National
committeeman, join in this appeal.
N Joe Sparks,
Columbia, Sv C.
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Overproduction Never Brought
Interests of a more or less selfish
nature have started a campaign to
increase cotton acreage in the South.
They allege that cotton is the natural
money crop in the South aod there
fore the more there is produced the
greater the measure of prosperity.
Among the stock arguments used is
that there is an overproduction of
corn and that this gi*ain is a drug on
the market in Iowa at 20 to 30 cents
per bushel, therefore Texas farmers
should devote acreage to cotton.
They neglect to say that corn was
given a value of 50 cents p?r bushel
in Texas by Government statisticians
and that it has been selling at a much
higher figure, nor do these big cot
ton crop advocates tell the farmers
?what Iowa corn would cost them if
shipped to Texas. Texas corn is more
valuable because there was a short
An overproduction of cotton never
brought prosperity to the man who
sells gin machinery and the man who
buys with a certain stipulated rake
off per bale probably enjoys added
prosperity, but the farmer who sees
prices forced down below cost of pro
duction would have been better off
had tie raised no cotton at all.
Tthe Southern fanner has been in
bondage for more than fifty years
because he has confined himself al
most wholly to cotton. Until recently
he has never learned to grow any
thing else, or at least has never found
as ready a market for other products.
For years he was discouraged from
making any attempt to produce any
thing but cotton and was taught to
believe that nothing else would grow.
Only in recent years have bankers
and merchants realized progress and
prosperity lay in another direction;
that the soil and climatic conditions
of the South invited intelligent di
versification combined with livestock
raising and that all cotton, or an over
production of cotton will lead to dis
Southern farmers are beginning to
appreciate their opportunities for bet
ter living conditions and in this they
are being encouraged by all progress
ive citizens not blinded by prejudice.
Those who urge returning to the one
crop system ar.d to the old days of G
to 10 cent cotton with no possible
chance of other commodities selling
at comparatively smiilar levels are a
generation behind the times. There
are going to be fewer slaves to cotton
every year as time rolls on. The day
will come when every Southern far
mer will produce a large part of his
own living on the farm and make cot
ton his money crop. With a smaller
acreage, better seed, rejuvenated
soil he will produce cotTon that will
sell for cost plus.-Farm & Ranch.
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Samuel A. Derieux Dies in
New York, Feb. 26.-Samuel Ar
thur Derieux, 40, of the staff of The
American Magazine, died early today
at No. 41 Washington square, West,
of appendicitis. He was a native of
Richmond, Va., son of the Rev. Wil
liam Thomas Derieux; a student of
Wofford college, Spartanburg, S. C.,
for two years, and was'graduated
from Richmond (Va.) college in 1904
with the degree of bachelor of arts.
He also studied at Johns Hopkins
from 1906 to 1908 and received .the
degree of master of arts from the
University of Chicago in 1910.
. He was successfully assistant pro
fessor of English in Richmond col
lege, Missouri State Normal school
and Wake Forest college between"
1910 and 1917. Since the latter year
he had been on the editorial staff of
The American Magazine. He was the
author of a number of short stories
and magazine articles, a member of
the Authors' League of America and
a Baptist. In 1911 he married Mary
Ida Wiley of Grinnell, Iowa, who sur
The body left*New York today for
Columbia, where the funeral and in
terment will be held Tuesday.
News Reached Here.
The news of the death of Samuel
Arthur Derieux in New York early
yesterday morning of appendicitis
was received in Columbia yesterday,
coming as a distinct shock to his
friends here, many of whom did not
even know that he had returned to
Mr. Derieux spent the months of
December and January in Columbia
on a visit to relatives here and only
returned to New York about three
weeks ago. While in Columbia Mr.
Derieux underwent a minor opera
tion. Upon his return to New York,
however, he discovered that he was
suffering from appendicitis. Five
days ago he underwent an operation
in New York and for a few days ap
peared to be making steady progress
to ward recovery. Late Saturday
night, however, hs suffered a relapse,
suddenly growing worse, death .com-,
ing early yesterday morning. James
C. Derieux, his brother, owh recently
moved to New York from Columbia,
was at his bedside.
, The body will be brought to Co
lumbia today while the funeral will
be held Tuesday afternoon at 4
o'clock, thp funeral services hving
conducted from the residence of his
parents, 532 Harden street. Further
announcement as to funeral arrange
ments will be made today.
Born in Richmond.
Samuel Arthur Derieux, short story
writer, a member of the editorial
staff of The American Magazine and
one of the half dozen best known
South Carolinians engaged in literary
endeavors, was born in Richmond,
Va., November 5, ISSI. His parents,
the Rev. William Thomas and Lottie
(Bookhart) Derieux, later moved to
South Carolina where Mr. Derieux be
gan his literary education and ca
reer. He was a student at Wofford
college ,Spartanburg, during the
years 1897 to 1899, and in 1904 re
ceived his bachelor of arts degree at
Richmond college. He then began his
graduate studies at Johns Hopkins
university, where he was a student
from 1906 to 1908. In 1910 he won
his master of arts degree from the
University of Chicago.
English had been his especial study
in both his undergraduate and grad
uate college years and after gradua
tion he for a number of years served ?
as a teacher, beginning in the Ander- !
son public schools. Hu then in suc
cession served as a professor of Eng
lish at Richmond college from 1910
to 1911; 'at the Missouri State Nor
mal school from 1911 to 1913 and at
Wake Forest' college from 1915 to
Short Story Writer.
In 1917 he became connected with
?the editorial staff of the American
Magazine to which he has contribut
ed a large proportion of his literary
work. At the same time he moved to
New York where he was living at the
time of his death. Since 1917 he has
continued his connection with The
American Magazine, contributing se
rials, short stories, and special ar
ticles to many literary magazines and
at the same time serving as a special
lecturer on the short story at Colum
bia university. The stories of dogs,
published in various magazines,
brought him national recognition and
led him in a measure tb specialize in
this field of story telling. His short
stories are now being collected and
Doubleday, Page & Co., is bringing
out his first volume. This company,
which had contracted to publish all
his works is expecting to ? print a
second volume some time during the
As a teller of interesting tales he
had won for himself no small niche
in the hall of fame of present day
magazine writers and was one of the
best known Southerners engaged in
this field. He was a member of the
Authors' League of America and in
the estimation of Booth Tarkington,
a fellow craftsman in literary labor,
and the author of some of the most
I distinctive of recent American short
1 stories,\novels and plays, was ranked
among the foremost short story writ
j ers of America.
I August 23, 1911, he married Miss
Mary Ida Wiley of Grinnell, Iowa,
who as fiction critic of The Delineat
I or assisted and worked with him in
his literary endeavors. Mrs. Derieux
survives him. He is also survived by
his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. W. T.
Derieux of Columbia; two sisters,
Mrs. T. C. Hamby and Miss ?Minnie
Derieux of Columbia, and two broth
ers, James C. Derieux of yNew York
and T. B. Derieux of Columbia.-The
Pure Bred Hogs More
Batesburg, Feb. 24.-M. E. Rut
land, one of the leading farmers of
this section, shipped a '.-ar of hogs to
day, making the second shipment this,
season. In his efforts to beat the boll
weevil Mr. Rutland planted consider
able corn and velvet beans last year
which were pastured off in hogs. The
car shipped today was made -up of
pure bred Duroc-Jerseys and scrubs.
They all went on pasture in October.
The pura breds went on pasture at
an average of 91 pounds and went
out at an average of 209 pounds,
while his scrubs went on pasture at
an average of 95 pounds and wen?:
out at an average of 122 pounds. All
of them had the same treatment and,
the sama opportunity, ir? so far as
feed was concerned. The results, how
ever, are very favorable to the pura
breds, indicating the possibility of
profit in feeding, while the scrubs in
dicate that there is little opportuni
ty for profit. The same results were
indicated in the shipment made four
weeks ago after four months of pas
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