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SENATE LIKELY TO ACT THIS
WEEK IN THE H. C. OF L.
Washington, August 23.-Events in
the government's effort to bring
down the high cost of living tonight
were turning about probable senate
action on legislation asked by 'Attor
ney General Palmer.
Before the week is over Palmer
will probably know whether he is to
get the extension of the war time con
trol act, which he has asked and which
the house has already granted, or
whether he must base his actions on
Palmer has made it plain to sena
tors that he considers it essential that
nev.- legislation which would provide
a fine and prison sentence for food
profiteers, including clothing in the
food control act and give him addi
tional power to stop profiteering by
So far members of the senate
agriculture committee who have Pal
mer's proposals under consideration
have not been favorable to them.
While awaiting senate action the
department of justice, it was an
nounced tonight, is going ahead with
its campaign to organize fair price
associations, notwithstanding the fact
that the new legislation has not re
ceived final action.
Dealers who sell goods for more
than the fair prices are liable to pros
ecution, notwithstanding the fact that
the new legislation has not received
Food hoard seizures are also to
continue, it was made plain today by
the department in estimating that
food to a total value of about $9,500,
000 has been seized during this week.
Early developments are also antici
pated in connection with Palmer's an
t nouncement that the packers had vio
lated anti-trust laws.
In congress, in addition to senate
developments in food control law
amendments, is expected.
The nouse agriculture committee
will take up a bill by Representative
Hutchinson, New Jersey, prohibiting
the cold storage of food more than
ten months except by consent of the
secretary of agriculture and provid
ing that all cold storage food must
"be so stamped. This is one of the
measures suggested by President Wil
Another measure along the lines
suggested by the president is before
the house judiciary committee. It
provides a licensing system for cor-j
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-^loraioo suoi^BudojddB asnoq aqj,
additional appropriations by the de
partment of justice and others to
carry on the war to reduce prices.
Whether army food sales to cities
and through the parcel post are to
continu? will be decided soon when
war department supply officers have
determined whether there is any
more food on hand. Sales by parcel
post have been so heavy that officials
believe most the surplus food is al
ready disposed of.
Is It Worth While?
. Joaquin Miller.
It is worth while that we jostle a
Bearing his load on the rough road
ls it worth while that we jeer at each
In blackness of heart?-that we
war to the knife?
God pity us in our pitiful strife.
God pity us all as we jostle each other;
God pardon us all for the triumphs
When a fellow goes down ; poor heart
Pierced to the heart; words are
keener than steel, I
And mightier far for woe or for
Were it not well in this brief little
On over the isthmus, down into the
That we give him a fish instead of a
Ere folding the hands to be and
For ever and aye in dust at his side?
Look at the roses saluting each other;
Look at the herds all at peace on
Man, and man only, makes war on
And dotes in his heart on his peril
Shamed by the brutes that go down
on the plain. ?
The Best Physic.
When you want a pleasant physic
try Chamberlain's Tablets. They are
easy to take and mild and gentle in
effect. They are highly prized by peo
ple who have become acquainted with
their good qualities. They only cost
a quarter. J
REDUCES STATE LEVY
BY ONE-HALF OF MILL
Rut L. Osborne, comptroller gener
al, has fixed the state levy at nine
mills. The 1919 general assembly
made the levy 9 1-2 mills, authorizing
the comptroller general to reduce this
if the assessed, valuation would per
In reducing this levy from nine and
a half to nine mill:;, Mr. Osborne says
it will mean the taxpayers of South
Carolina will pay approximate!y $200,
000 less taxes. The one-half mill on
the total taxable property would raise
approximately this amount. Mr. Os
borne makes the following statement
regarding the t^x levy and tuxes:
"The appropriation act pissed by
the last legislature amounts to $3,
S82,682.7S. From this is deducted
$382,000, the amount estimated that
will be raised "from sources other
than taxes. After making this deduc
'ion it will be seer, that the amount
to be raised by taxation is $3,500,
In 1918 the total taxable proper
tv in the state vas assessed at $378,
000,000, this being ::n increase over
1917 of $59,000,000. However, 1918
was the year for assessing real estate
and the increase for 1919 over 1918, !
it is estimated, will be about $15,000,- j
000, which will give the state $393i- j
000,000 worth of taxable property. It
is thus shown that nine mills will raise
j the necessary amount.
I "In fixing this levy, it has been nec
j essary for me to estimate the amount
to be raised from sources other than ,
J taxes, and also the amount of taxable
! property in the state. The South Car
olina tax commission has been engag
ed in equalizing the assessment on
merchandise. This work was complet
ed during the week and the assess
ments forwarded to the various coun
ty auditors. The tax commission has
also been assessing automobiles this ?
year and these clasr ?s of property are I
now placed on an equal basis of as
sessment with corporations, banks and
All property, real and personal, is
being assessed on a basis of 42 per
cent and our tax levy is' nine mills.
Were these assessment made on- a
i basis of 100 per cent, as in many
other states, the levy would be about
four mills. It is in this manner that
other states have such small tax lev
ies, their assessments are made on 100
per cent basis.
"It is my opinion that South Caro
lina should adopt this 100 per cent
basis and thereby reduce the tax levy
to less than half of what it is at
present. It was at the request of the
general assembly that the tax com
mission adopted a 42 per cent basis.
A low rate of taxation is one of the
biggest advertisements to outside cap
ital a state could have.
"At the present time there are no
j income, franchise or inheritance tax
I laws in this state. Such laws should
be passed by the next general assem
bly. A large revenue could be de
rived from these sources which are
contributing nothing towards the ex
penses of the state department."
DEMOCRATS WANT SPEEDY
ACTION ON TREATY OF PEACE
Washington, Aug. 23.-Democratic
members of the senate foreign rela
tions committee tonight announced
"they will submit without debate to the
adoption of the whole program of re
publican treaty amendments in the
committee, in the interest of speedy
action. The Shantung amendment,
the effect of which is to return the
territory to China, went through in
committee without a word of opposi
tion from Democratic members, who
contented themselves with voting
against it. Debate they pointed out,
would slow up action, as they are out
numbered, even with McCumber, a
Republican, voting with them.
Once they have the treaty in sen
ate, however, Democrats will assume
a different attitude, and will make the
strongest fight of which they are ca
pable to reverse the committees ac
tion on amendments.
Today's action, Senators Swanson,
Pittman, Pomerene, and other Dem
ocratic committee members declared,
"means nothing but the writing of a
partisan record which the senate will
erase. It slows up committee action
at a time when the senate and the
country are demanding speed."
Republican members replied that if
speed is demanded, President Wilson
can accelerate the treaty's progress
by a prompt and favorable reply to
the committee's request for what Sen
ator Lodge declared is "essential in
This includes two protocols to the
treaty, the text of the treaty with Po
land, and information as to the boun
dary provisions and territorial changes
made by the treaties with Austria,
Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria.
If the president declines to furnish
this information, Republicans inti
mate, they will be forced to get it
elsewhere, and their plans to com
p?ete committee work on the treaty
next week-will be upset.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
of next week will be devoted to vot
ing on amendments, committee mem
bers said tonight. Though more than
a hundred amendments are to be pro
posed, many of them cover but one
subject, and they arc numerous sim
ply because that same subject is re
ferred to in many sections of the
treaty, in different ways. Senators
illustrated by saying that though Sen
ator Fall, of New Mexico, has many
amendments, they will accomplish the
same thing-elimination of the Unit
ed States from participation in the
work of more than a score of bureaus
and commissions set up by the treaty.
Republican leaders also are seeking
to reduce to a minimum the number
of amendments, to shorten the time
Framing of the committee's report,
and the resolution of ratification
which may accompany it, is expected
to consume a long time, but work al
ready has been started, informally, on
the resolution of ratification.
An Old Fault Finder.
An irritable and fault finding dis
position is often caused by indiges
tion. A man with good digestion and
bowels that act regularly is usually
good natured. When troubled with
indigestion or constipation t?ke
Chamberlain's Tablots. They strength
en the stomach and enable it to per
form its functions naturally. They
also cause a gentle movement of the
Splendid opportunity for men and
women selling guaranteed hosiery.
Handsome profits made in either full
or spare time. Full line of men's, wo
men's and children's up-to-date
styles. Large commissions. Experi
ence not necessary. Write
PHOENIX HOSIERY CO.,
West Market Street Station,
SOME STRIKE IT RIC!
BUTA SUREW?Y IS;
IN THE BA
Casrricht 1909. br C. E. 2
THERE is no
sure and positive. M
is the satisfaction tin
tive in every way, bo
and that it is safe.
B?NK OF ?
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, Presi
E. J. Mirna, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assist!
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thoi
Parker, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller.
Our warehouse having bee?
tion to the following articles:
1st. All persons having cort
bring said receipts to us by oi
receive new receipts from the
1919, we are relieved of ali rt
on said receipts.
2d. This does not mean y
moved from the warehouses,
warehouses change hands oi
hereby desire to give notice tl
ble for outstanding receipts a
W. W. ADI
By W. W.
the nationaljoy smoke
ky R. J. Reynold?
NEVER was such right-handed-two
fisted smokejoy as you puff out of a
jimmy pipe packed with Prince Albert !
That's because P, A. has the quality!
You can't fool your taste apparatus any more than you
can get five aces out of a family deck! So, when you hit
Prince Albert, coming and going, and get up half an hour
earlier just to start stoking your pipe or rolling cigarettes,
you know you've got the big prize on the end of your line !
Prince Albert's quality alone puts it in a class of its own,
but when you figure that P. A. is made by our exclusive
patented process that cuts out bite and parch-well--you
feel like getting a flock of dictionaries to find enough words
to express your h^ppy days sentiments!
Toppy red bag?, tidy red tina, handsome pound md half-pound tin
humidors-and-that classy, practical pound crystal glass humidor with
sponge moistener top that keeps the tobacco in such perfect condition,
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, N. C
;im\>?rmao Co.-Ns. SI
i doubt about
the bank, it is
[aybe slow, but there
it it is sure. Posi
th that it will grow,
dent; A. S- Tompkins, vice-President
3. H. Rainsford, John Ransford, M. C.
E. J. Mirna. J. H. Allen
i sold, we hereby call atten
:on stored with UL will please
r before Sept. 1, 1919, and
Lew firm, as, after Sept. 1,
esponsi bili ties of said cotton
our cotton will have to be
but merely means that the
i the above date, and we
lat we will not be responsi
fter Sept. 1, 1919.
IMS & CO.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
Handy and Expeditious
When your friend Jones who^lives in a neigh
boring town gives you his check on his home banker,
do you have to go to that town to cash his check?
Did you ever atop to think how very convenient
the present banking system is and how every man
ner of business transaction is simplified and expe
dited wbeu handled through the bank? A great
many business transactions would not be possible if
it were not for the bank. We wish to encourage
everybody to use thia bank wherever possible.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
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Augusta - - - - - Georgia
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