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Cotton Mills Pay Dividends
Spartanburg, Dec. 31.-Sparta
lurg county cotton mills are payi;
out $838,170 in semi-annual dh
dends today as follows:
Arcadia mills, 3 1-2 per cent, i
$200,000 preferred, $7,000.
Arcadia mills, 5 per cent, on $201
^ 000 common, $10,000.
Arkwright mills, 5 per cent.. <
$200,000 common, $10,000. '
Beaumont Manufacturing Coi
pany, 3 per cent, on $90,000 prefe
Beaumont Manufacturing Coi
pany, 5 per cent, on $310,000 coi
Chesnee mills, 5 per cent, on $39
900 common, $19,745.
Clifton Manufacturing comp?n
6 per cent, on $1,000,000 commo
$120,000. V \
Cowpens mills, 3 per cent, c
$100,000 preferred, $4,000.
Cowpens mills, 3 per cent, c
$400,000 common $12,000. -
D. E. Converse company, 4 pi
' cent, on $1,000,000 common, $4C
Drayton mills, 10 1-2 per cent, c
$350,000 preferred, $40,700.
Enoree mills, 3 1-2 per cent, c
$130,000' perferred, $4,550.
Inman mills, 3 1-2 per cent, c
$150,000 preferred, $5,250.:
Inman mills, 3 1-2 pen cent, o
$600,000 common,. $21,000.
Pacolet Manufacturing compan;
3 1-2 per cent, on $2,000,000^1^:
Pacolet Manufacturing compan;
10 per cent, on $2,000,000 commoi
. $200,000. I
.. Saxon mills, 4 per cent on $900
OOO common, $36,000.
Spartan mills, 4 per cent on $2
000,000 common, $80,000.
Tucapau mills, 5 per cent, o
$807,000 common, $40,000.
Victor-Monaghan company, 3 1
per cent, on preferred, estimate
"Whitney Manufacturing company
~~5 per cent, on $350,000 commor
Woodruff Cotton mills, 10 per cen
on $525,000 common, $2,500.
W. S. Gray Cotton mills, 4 pe
cent, on $260,000 preferred, $10,
Twenty-one cotton mills in Spar
.tanburg county,' having a total capi
.tal stock of $8,908,900 January 1
have paid stock dividends amountin]
. t4|?~,058,0fl? ,and; caoh dividend
--^-aSfonting W'$2,099,949, a totalHI
$8^57^949 during the year en din]
-today according to figures compilei
"by A. M. Law & Co. Included in th
cash dividends is the sum of $838,
170 being paid in semi-annual divi
dends today, but the totals do not in
elude dividends paid during the yea
ay mills in adjacent counties, th<
-managements of which are locatei
here. The combined stock and casi
?dividends paid by the mills of thi
-county during the yea** lack bu
$850,900 of equalling the combin?e
capitalization of the mills at the be
ginning of the year. ,
The stock dividends represent foi
the most part profits accumulatet
during the era of high prices pre
vailing since 1915, but which wen
not distributed until after the Unit
ed States Kipreme court d?clar?e
early last summer that stock divi
dends were not taxable. All the mills
it is said, have good surplus account!
left after paying their dividends.
* Since the deflation of prices be
gan several months ago there has
1>e?n little curtailment of output bj
-the mills of the county. All are run
ning on practically full time now and
expect to continue jdoing so. There
las been a reduction in wages during
recent weeks averaging 20 per cent.?
?which has been accepted in good
spirit, it is said, by the operatives,
who seem to realize, that the reduc
tion was necessary under changed
The mill men report more in
quiries for goods during the past
-week than for sometime previously,
iiand they say they are expecting a
.brisk demand a little, later on. Sev
eral substantial orders have been
filled during the past ten days. One
Tnill this week sold 50 cases of goods
at a net loss of $1.50 per case. The
cloth, however, was made months ago
.from high priced cotton and under
-the wage scale then prevailing. The
same goods, manufactured now from
. present priced raw cotton and with
the present wage scale, would show
a substantial profit. Local. mill men
. without exception say they look for
^tisfactpr^tfusiness during the year.
When You Are Billious.
To' promote a healthy action of the
.fiver and correct the disorders caused
'-by biliousness Chamberlain's Tab
lets are excellent. Try them and see
low quickly they give you a relish
ior your food and banish that dull,
Contempt Sentence for Ge:
Washington, Dec-31.-A contera
sentence of ten days in jail was ii
posed today on Maj. Gen. Peter
Harris, adjutant general of the arra
by Justice Siddons of the district s
preme court for his refusal to pr
duce certain records in connects
with the selective service act whii
were sought in Ohio divorce procee
An appeal from the ruling of tl
court that such records should 1
produced was immediately noted 1
counsel for General Harris and tl
contempt sentence automatical
was suspended pending disposition i
General Harris said that he had h
"field equipment" ready and was pr
pared to serve out the sentence
necessary but added that he did ni
expect to have to go to jail.
Justice Siddons in entering the r
der adjudging the general in co:
tempt directed that should he deck
to produce the records sought b
fore the expiration of the ten da:
hewas to be released. The war di
partment, however, is to make a te
of the status of draft records.
The record which Justice Siddoi
ordered the general to produce wi
an affidavit made by Mrs. Mary I
Walsh in behalf of her husband, Her
ry H. Walsh, before Walsh's loo
board. Walsh is now suing his wii
for divorce and his counsel obtaine
ah order for the production of the a:
fidavit in connection with these pr<
General Harris contended th?
President Wilson in the order pr<
mulgating the selective service ac
promised that certain information i
connection with the questionnaire
would never be made public and tha
among this information was the phj
sical condition of the men examinee
matters relating to dependents an
additional matter of affidavits tha
might be filed.
In view of this the general con
tended that he was stopped fror
making the information public no
only by the law itself but also b
the president's order which consti
tuted a "moral promise" to the wive
and other relatives of'men called t
.service that information furnished b;
the men would be kept from the pub
bjr the 'secretary of state", for - 192i
reached a total of $78,621.56, a
compared with $37,312.76 for 1919
according to figures in the annual re
port of W. Banks Dove, secretar;
of state, obtained yesterday.
The receipts for the year closing
yesterday at noon more than doubl?e
the receipts of 1919. This increasi
came earlier in the year as for th?
past.three months the business hai
been exceptionally dull.
During December of 1920 the fee:
collected amounted to $5,567.50
This amount includes the money tak
en in yesterday.
The report of Mr. Dove shows thai
his office has had a very, successfu
year. The charter fees brought ir
$65,747.55 while dissolutions ol
charters,, amendments and othei
items of this nature netted the office
$5,779.01. 'A total, of 871 charters
were issued, 78 eleemosynary insti
tutions were chartered, 270 declara
tions were filed, 768 notaries public
were commissioned and a large num
ber of foreign companies were grant
ed domestication papers during the
Attorney General Asked to
Attorney General Wolfe was yes
terday asked to frame a bill to be
known as the employers' liability
act or the workmen's compensation
act to be introduced at the approach
ing session of the general assembly.
Mr. Wolfe was asked to frame
such a bill by Senators Frank C.
Robinson of McCormick and W.. F.
Lightfoot of Hampton, who propose
to introduce the bill soon after the
meeting of the assembly in January.
The bill will be introduced with a
view to making railroads and all
other corporations liable for injuries
sustained by their employees while
the employes are in the service of
Attorney G?nerai Wolfe said yes
terday the proposed act would be in
keeping with the federal act along
this line. It is understood that Mr.
Robinson and Mr. Lightsey favor a
bill similar to the New Jersey or
Ohio act. .
Mr.- Wolfe, said that his office
would frame the bill and have it in
readiness by the convening of the
general assembly or soon thereafter.
-The State. j j
By RALPH HAMILTON
(GD, 1920, Western Newspaper Union.)
It.seemed to Miss Mary Burton that
she bad reached the very height of
earthly felicity when she became the
sole owner of a home of lier own. For
fifteen years she had taught school,
carefully saved her. money and now at
thirty-five with a paid up annuity pol
icy bringing her forty dollars a month
she had settled dowu amid beauty and
The house was very pleasantly arr
ranged and there was a. two-acre ga^
den. This latter had been neglected
I-and Miss Burton had great Ideas of
Improving it as she accumulated the
money to do so. An orphan niece, My
ra Davis, had come to live with her,
bringing the furnishings of two rooms,
inherited from her mother. The ar
rangement was that Myra should as
sist about tte house, and If they could
get a little fancy work to do they
would join in this feature of increas
ing their Income.
"The first thing we must do is to^et
that old chicken yard In order," Aid
Myra. "It will take about fifty ydrds
of poultry netting to patch up the^old
fence and a new gate must be i^ade
for lt. There's laying boxes to get for
the chickens, too, and the inside shed
dught to be whitewashed. You'll leave
all that to me, won't you, Aunty?"
Miss Burton was fully agreeable to
this arrangement. Her own hobby
about the place was a cherry tree that
occupied the center of the garden^ "It
bore for the first, time last year," a
neighbors tell me," she said to Myra.
"There was only a/little fruit then, but
this will be a good year for it All my
life I've longed te be able to put up
fruit raised by my' own hands." ^
So Miss Burton sprayed the tree and
watched the buds grow Into little green
globes and cleaned and polished some
Old fruit jars and made great prepara
tions for the harvesting of ber treas
Meantime Myra lived in a sort of
elysium of delight Her forte was mak
ing things spick and span and keeping
them so. She was trying to straighten,
stretch and attach a roll of poultry
wire to posts one afternoon -when - a
young man of about twenty-two came
along. He was rolling a lawn mower
and had a small canvas bag, evidently
"Just let me save you time and
trouble, young lady," he spoke briskly.
"You've got too pretty fingers to
scratch and mush up with such rougn
work. Using nails? Ob, that won't
do ! Here's what you need for tacking
and holding wire," and he took from
his kit a box cantainii^|&abaj)?Sd:|
rad?. .. ??RSM !
Myra liked' his face ?h?^-maa^ _
anybody would, for, tie^wa? aU'?mlles ,]
and good'' nature. 'He looked as if ho
would feel hurt if she declined his
help, but she said, "We are doing most
of the work around here, Aunty and
myself. We haven't got much money."
"Ob, that won't be work for me," de
clared the young man. "I've got a lit
tle leisure. Now then, you take this
awl and hold the wire true while I
nail. That's it. Famous 1 Just getting
ready to make a farm of the place,
eh? I'm picking up a sort of tempo
nry living staying here for a week or
two. I know something about garden
work and if you don't mind I'll drop
around once in a while and give you
"Oh, If you would !" exclaimed Myra,
and in her ingenuous way told of Miss
Burton's agricultural ambitions. It led
to her interested visitor telling her
something about himself. His was a
Curious story. He gave her his name
as Archie Lull, and related that he
had come from another state where
he had been In charge of a grain ele
vator for a wealthy relative. One day
a maudlin produce buyer had quar
reled with his wife In the elevator
office and had struck her. All the man
hood of Lull resented the brutality.
He had given the man the trouncing
of his life. The latter was influential
and threatened to prosecute Lull to the
"It was cowardly to run away," con
fessed Lull, "but I was tired of the
monotonous Job anyway, so I've sort
of made myself scarce."
He was a tireless worker, well in
formed, agreeable and accomodatlng
and he made many new friends. He
won the heartiest appreciation of Miss
Burton by putting up a scarecrow to
keep away the robins and blackbirds
from her precious cherries and cur-,
In making the scarecrow Lull had
used "anNold coat of no value," he de
clared, "too loud to wear on the
street-Just used it Inside the eleva
tor office." It was conspicuous and did
Its work well. One day a man motor
ing by halted and came up to the
"Young lady," he spoke to Myra, "ex
cm e me, but that coat on your scare-;
crow strikes me as familiar. Wou1:
you tell me something of Its owner?"
and then, as Lull appeared, he extend
ed his hand with heartiness and the
words : "Lucky I've found you. There's
lot to tell you."
What the attorney told Archie Lull
was that his relative, dying, had left
him one of the heirs to a considerable
amount Miss Burton looked disap
pointed and Myra sad at losing the
companionship of their cheery, helpful
"But Tm coming bael:," declared
Archie, and he did. It was to court
the winsome Myra, and with her later
settle down on Miss Burton's minia
ture farm as the dearest spot on ear JJ,
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
1920 to the 15th day of March,
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day $f October,
1920 and December 31st, 1920.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1920 the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
!ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st 1921, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent addition
al, from the 1st of March to the 15th
of March, after which time all un
paid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1920
are as follows:
For State purposes_ 12
For Ordinary County_ 8
For Past Indebtedness_2%
?For Special, Good Roads_
For Constitutional School Tax
For Bacon School District_
For Blocker-Limestone _
For Flat Rock_
For Oak Grove _
For Red Hill _
For Edgefield_ 10
For Elmwood No. 8_
For Elmwood No. 9_
Fer Elmwood No. 30_
For Elmwood L. C.-_
For Hibler ____
For Harmony -;- 3,
For Johnston _ 15
For Meriwether (Gregg)- 2
For. Moss- 3
For Brunson School- 4
For Ropers-1- 2
For Shaw_ 4
For Sweetwater_:- 4
For Talbert_ 8
For Trenton _11%
For Wards J_
For Wards No. 33_.
For Blocker R. R. (portion -
For Elmwood R. . (portion -
For Johnston R. R.
For Pickens R. R.
I For Wise R. R.
For Corporation _30%
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, ex
cept those exempt by law, are liable
to a poll tax of One Dollar each. A
capital tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax or work 4 days on the public
roads. 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 March 15, 1921.
j. L. PRINCE,
... .... .Co" Treas. E. C.
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the system becomes disordered.
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To satisfy the demand for this
8prescription in quickly obtainable
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g gist for
. MULLEIN AND TAR
Children enjoy taking it. Your
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if your satisfaction is not com
Colds and Influenza are success
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