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.'State Tax Commission Makes
The total taxable property in the
state-was valued by the tax'commis
sion at $448,222,786, of which $212,
520"421 was .for real estate; $189,
482,338 for personal property and
$46,220,02.7 for. railroad property.
The 18,637,983 acres of land in the
.state were valued at $109,876,906,
while buildings in the state were val
ued at $26,591,367 and the real es
tate in cities, towns and villages val
ued at $76,052,148. These figures are
taken from the annual report of the
?tate tax commission to the governor
and general assembly.
Assessments on merchants and
sundry manufacturers for 1920 were
placed at $42,128,195, an increase
of $14,727,252 over the assessments
of 1919. The largest increases were
?n Charleston, Greenville and Rich
Tand counties, all of which showed
gains of over a million dollars.. The
assessments on these properties in
Charleston county totaled $5,185,
.020, an increase of $1,595,840 over
the 1919 figures. Greenville county
gained $1,429,325 to be assessed at
:$3,218,530, while these properties in
Richland county were assessed at
:$3,849,665, an increase of $1,317,
'705. Barnwell county alone showed a
Iloss, dropping from $475,895 in 1919
tto $394,660 in 1920. This, however,
was due to the fact, that the 1919 as
sessments for Barnwell county in
cluded Allendale county as well. The
combined 1920 assessments for the
two counties shows a marked gain, j
Public Utility Companies.
The gross earnings of all public
utility corporations done on the state
. during the year as assessed for cor
poration license fees, totaled $25,
?256,287, divided as follows; Railroad
Companies, $14,158,311: express and
pullman companies, $337,323; water, ?
Jight and power'companies, $1,950,-j
4074, and navigation companies, $213- j
110. Of all public utilities operating
an the state the Southern railway sys
item showed the largest gross earn
iings with a total of $5,116,485. The
Atlantic Coast Line railroad was sec
ond with $4,234,442 while the Sea
board Air Line railway only returned
gross earning of $1,612,021. Leaders
?in other classifications were: South
ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
?company, $1*383,726; American Tel,
ephone artd Telegraph company, $61
427; Western Uni?ti T?i?graph com
pany, $19,169 ; Southern PoWer ?o?ft*
? pany, $1482,374; Great Falls Pow?T
.?company, $984,622; Charleston Con
solidated Railway and Light com
pany, $878,515; Columbia Railway,
Gas and Electric company, $350,617;
Parr Shoals Power company, $332,
192; Charleston Consolidated Rail
way and Light company (railway de
partment') $711,919; Columbia Rail
way, Gas and Electric company
(railway department), > $445,851;
Southern Public Utilities company,
$290,608 and American Railway Ex
press company, $287,149.
?j ** Value of Railroads.
'The total assessed value of All
rr?ilrottds in the state was placed at
$48;6^.8,122 of which- $46,465,700
.700 -wasior the 3,770.02 miles of
rtrack in ; the state. $982,579 for de
pots, $426?lp7 for buildings, $187,
720 for lots, 1144,581 for land and
?$334,616 for \wood and water sta
The total assessed value of the
American Railway Express property
in the state was placed at $197,137.
Of this $150,015 was for 3,333,21
miles of track ana $47,122 for other
The telephone and telegraph com
. panies' properties were valued at $2,
'746,493, divided a? follows; Western
Union Telegraph company, $806,
315; Postal Telegraph company, $86
883; American Telephone and Tele
graph company, $1,353,910 and local
telephone companies, $240,215.
All banks in the state were val
ued at $41,401,979 by the commis
sion while trust companies were val
ued at $671,056, and the. .insurance
companies at $705,203.
Cotton mills, of which : 181 are
listed, were valued'at $52,464,905 ;\
cottonseed oil mills at $2,500,435 and
fertilizer plants at $4,064,787.-The
For a Persistent Cough.
Some years ago H. P. Burbage, a
student at law in Greenville, S. C.,
had been troubled for a long while
with a persistent cough, which he
says "greatly alarmed me, causing
me to fear that I was in the first
stage of consumption." Having seen
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy adver
tised he concluded to try it. "I soon
felt a remarkable change and after
using two bottles of the small size
was permanently cured."
? Cans Old Soras, Other Remotes Won't Cur?.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing-,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
? Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
- Fain and Heals at the same time. 2b-,5Cc.?iJ>
Mr. Harding's Warm Expres
sions Toward the South.
The preseident-elect, enroute to
Florida, was interviewed in Atlanta
and what he said is most interesting,
and will be received with undisguised
pleasure throughout the length and
breadth of Dixie. Mr. Harding said,
among other things that he expected
his administration to more fully de
velop understanding and concord be
tween the various sections of the
country, and, particularly, between
the North and South.
To quote him further: "There isn't
the slightest excuse for a sectional
line in America. We are one people
with one flag, and it is folly to allow
long time ?prejudices to stand in the
way of the fullness and understand
ing and the utmost cordiality of re
We are, indeed, glad to hear such
a statement from the president-elect.
Not than anyone thought he had any
particularly evil design upon the
South, but that we like to have him
commit himself on a question which
means so much. Mr. Harding, ever
since his election, has been noted for
utterances that are inclined to har
monize and bring together conflicting
elements of the people over the coun
try, and he has brought to his home
at Marion distinguished men of both
political parties with whom he con
sulted fully and frankly over the
problems of the day.. He shows no
indication of being a man who is un
willing to accept advice from tho?e
who are also as interested in the well
being of the country as the president
himself can possibly be.
There are momentous issuer fac
ing America and the reconstruction
period will last for some time. It is
to" be hoped that the new president
will. expedite those forces of con
struction which will very greatly aid
reconstruction. We cannot imagine
that the new president/ for instance,
would sanction a policy of deflation
to pay war taxes when billions of
debts were created when money was
inflated to several times it's pfe-war
value. However, the worst of the de
flation is over, we assume, but there's
a vast amount of work to be done by
the new president and the new con-,
The foreign and domestic problems
that confront the nation are deserv
ing pf the most careful study and the
quickest action. Peace with Germany
must be declared; America's attitude
??vi'?f? Sv?'iet Russia must be .deter
mined, and whether, or not America "
is to join oth?r1 Countries to' prevent
a repetition of war ir? siso a matter bf i
supreme importance. The Question of
taxes, and the best way to tali*; ?are
of the interest and principal of our
huge public debts, must come up.
The president of the United States
will receive a warm hearted sympathy
in his efforts to solve these problems,
certainly from the people of the
South, and we hope that no Southern
congressman 6r Senator will prove
to be a heckler of the lidm?iiistration ?
and differ from it and obstruct it!
j purely for political effect back bonne, ?
Th? people of the South are willing
that &he new administration shall be i
?iven ? real chance to win esteem be
fore the country.
As for the South, while the great
majority disagrees with the party
headed by the distinguished Ohioan
who is about to step into the shoes
of President Wilson, still the people
of our section are Americans first
and democrats afterward. We are
happy to know down here that the
new president intends to foster the
most friendly relations and we be
lieve that right here in Georgia and
South Carolina and throughout Dix
ieland he has hundreds of thousands
of well wishers. Certainly Augusta
wishes him well and hopes, ere the
winter is over, to again welcome him
as the most distinguished member of
uor winter colony, a colony that
usually includes some of the most
celebrated statesmen of the day.
DR.KliW? NEW tiHSCOVEBTC
ft?l Surely Sfoo That Cona*.
your best fri?
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Newspaper Creed of President
The following was the newspaper
creed given to every young reporter
on becoming a member of "The
Morning Star," which is owned by
Remember there are two sides to
every question. Get them both.
Be truthful. Get the facts.
Mistakes are inevitable, but strive
for accuracy. I would rather have
one story exactly right than a hun
dred half wrong.
Be decent, be fair, be generous.
There's good in everybody. Bring
out the good in everybody and never
needlessly hurt the feelings of any
In reporting a political gathering
give the facts, tell the story as it is,
not as you would like to have it.
Treat all parties alike.
If theres' any politics to be played,
we will play it in our editorial col
ot,fs,D atGimpthe nwsoal e
Treat all religious matter rever
If it can possibly be avoided, nev
er bring ignominy to an innocent |
man or child in telling of the misdeed
or misfortunes of a relative.
Don't wait to be asked, but do it
without asking, and, above all, be
clean and never let a dirty word or
I suggestive story get into type.
I want this paper so conducted
that it can go into any home without
destroying the innocence of any
childi-Warren G. Harding.
Million Packets Of
Flower Seeds Free
We believe in flowers around the
homes of the South. Flowers brighten
up the home surroundings and give
pleasure and satisfaction to those who
have thom^-^ ^^sasasaaa^
We h?Te filled more than a million
packels_ oi seeds, of beautiful yet
fiddly grpwa flowers to be given to
our "customers this spring for the
beautifying of ..their, homes, y****""
Wouldn't you ' like to have, flyj
packets or beautiful flowers 'free?
YOU CAN GET THEMJ Hastings'
?irflstr?ted jjeea. book witjL twenty
beautiful pages showing" the finest va
rleti?s In tr^eir true .fiajtural colors.
jfrisTull"of helpful garden, flower and
farm information that is needed in
every home, and, too, the catalog tells
you how to get these flower seeds ab
Write for our, 1921 catalog now. It ?
ia the fmffit most valuable and beau-'
?ojiwiiLieJnjghty glad you've got &
Tb^er? is_ np obligation to buy any
tjiing. Just ask for the catalog.
H. Cfc HASTINGS CO., SEEDSMEN,
" " ATLANTA, GA,
NO. 1 Ten-room dwelling with* fin1
roof, almost new, within ? short w?lk j
of post office. Completed V/?t?t mod
ern conveniences, electric lights, Cte'.
Has garden, also corn and potato
land at premises. All out buildings.
NO. 2. Twenty-one (21) acre farm
with seven-room, modern dwelling
with electric lights, and all ou't build
ings. Has plenty of wood, pasture
with water and 18 acres will make a
bale of cotton to the aci'e. Conve
nient to High School. Partly in the
town of Edgefield.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oilr Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every, day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, \frood Sawln? and Feed
ls Not Dull
oesn't seem worth the living
:nds annoy you-rverything goes
ces are, your liver is out of order,
x it up, things are likely to be
ow. You can't find anything that
u more quickly and' effectively than'
iles' Liver Pills
couple when you go to bed1 to*
feel a lot better in the morning,
an occasional laxative,, these. little?
Sf our Druggist
HEART" CAN FEEL NO PAIN
But Vital Organ Sends Out Its Mes
sage of Warning When Physical
The heart has no ^nerves of sensa
tion, Stanley M. Rinehart, M. D.,
writes in the Saturday Evening Post.
If the surgeon could get to.it without
cutting through the sensory nerves on
the surface of the body he could op
erate upon the henrt itself without
causing pain. And yet pain is some
times a symptom of heart disease, but
it is produced In a roundabout way.
If the heart cannot feel, how can
there be pain in heart disease?
Branches of the heart nerves go to
certain subcenters in the spinal cord,
and there they connect with the super
ficial nerves'of sensation. Continued
irritation of the heart nerves is thus
communicated to the surface nerves
and there is reflex or referred pain,
not in the heart, but In the chest wall
over which the sensory nerves are dis
True heart pain is always due to ex
haustion of the heart muscle and may
be recognized by the presence of other
symptoms. It Is made worse by
the slightest "exertion ; by anything
that increases the rapidity of the
heart's contractions. And nearly al
ways the respirations are labored and
deefc, expressing the desire of the slug
gish blood stream for more air. But
the pain is in the chest wall, never In
. More significant than pain ls a feel
ing of contraction, of tightness In the
chest behind the breastbone, which
may be experienced by those of middle
age. It ls especially noticeable after a
full meal, after smoking or during ex
ertion. This is another of nature's
quiet warnings. It usually accom
panies high blood pressure, with or'
without hardening of the arteries. The
more often the sensation recurs and
the more easily lt is Induced, the more
attention it demands.
CAT SCORED, USUAL VICTORY
Japanese 'lAgenc? Merely -Another
jg^^ Conquering Feline.
r. *&g$ r-. -,
There ls an enchanting story told bj?
the Lady Sel Shonngon, a beauty of
j"apan of nine centuries past, of.the
emperor's favorite cat - herself a
spoiled beauty. She had received a
cap of honor and had been raised to
the third rank of nobijity, with the
title of Wiyobu-no-Ototo, or "Chief of
the Female Attendants," and was a
cat of many graces. Unfortunately,
on a day of disobedience, ber lady-in
wniting summoned the emperor's dog;
Okinamaru, to startle her Into good be
havior. He barked obediently, and
the cat dashod madly behind the
screen, whei- his majesty sat at brenk
fasi -^nd sought refuge in his arms.
ti-_ TYWIfVfi c>< r\rA-r\t\ - '
Thev^^ornr? pf^-c^y woo* wr
the lord high 'cKamb?l'lain, and pre*
nounced sentence oh poor Okinamaru.
A thrashing and exile! The Lady Sei
de?crjbes him as hitherto a happy deg
flbfl much esteemed. But a short time
before he hd^been parried in a proces
sion in a willow litre?, PGnrh 1
blossoms and hollyhocks ou li?sf ?eadj |
He was now an outcast ort dog Island,
"and none so poor to do bini rever
ence." He may possibly have found
Jjfe~eagf?T without the, hollyhocks, but
it is interesting to see that the eternal
cat is victorious as ever. The dog is
vanquished ; the lady-in-waiting ruined,
and the cat lies in the emperor's lap
and purrs. So was it always: so will
it ever be, writes L. Adams Beck in
Isn't the Law Wonderful!
A Belgian paper tells of a woman
living at Mons who is denied a mar- ?
riage license because she does not j
know her name, age or birthplace and
therefore "has no legal existence."
The case is analagous to that of a
man named Mahony who was hanged
some years ago. When the prison
phj'sician pronounced him dead, the
body was cut down and delivered to
the relatives. Life was not extinct,
however, and a few hours later the
man was quite himself again. He was
shot by a murderer some time, after
ward, but the assassin could not be
brought to justice because, as the
court said, "Mahony was legally dead, j
and therefore could not be killed sub- I
sequently by anybody."
Book aa Granaries.
. * * Books are the great civilizers
of the race, the storehouses of knowl
edge, the granaries of intellectual
food. Therefore to designate in all can
dor which books of those that are
made are, indeed, public pabulum, and
which are straw; carefully and con
scientiously to examine and explain,
one man for the million, the publica
tions which are conducive or detri
mental, In whole or in part, to learn
ing and progress, Is one of the most
Important and noblest works in which
man can be engaged, while to prosti
tute the powers requisite for such a
position is one of the basest.-Hubert
Why, of Course.
Pop Moore, relates Louge, believes
tn' telling children the truth, and when
his youngster heard him read the
weather prediction and Inquired how
the weather man knew, Pop laid aside
bis paper and explained the best he
could. He told fit the charts,
the instruments, the telegraphic re
ports, etc. "And that's how fie find?
out the weather for tomorrow." he
finished. The kid listened intently,
sat thou?', rful for a few minutes, and >..
then earnestly inquired: "And thea
d?es> he tull God?"
\TL TL9 IL O ^ season s toil wasted on a soil deficient
wV 1?1C?? . ia p]ant food> or a little money investe^
in Planters Fertilizer? Malee your choice
now. Planters Fertilizer doubles, your yield and pays for itself.
Progressive Southern farmers long ago realbed the necessity' of supplying ex
hausted soils with Phosphoric Acid* Ammonia and Potash, which every crop
DOUBLES YOUR YIELD
becauseit contain? available Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash a. the
Better place your order for PUaters right now, and avoid delayed deuvery.
Ask any agent in your town for information, free advice, or prices, or write
us direct. Every bag is stamped with our Giant Lizard Trade Marie. Look
for it-It's for your protection.
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
How Are You Traveling?
Are you in a financial rut? Are you plodding
along as you have for years? Are you traveling in
the same old circle that lands you nowhere?
lt so isn't it about time to make a change, to.
get out of the rut and into the broad highway where
the successful people travel? It may not be easy, it
may hot b? done all at once but it's worth tryintr.
How can it be done? As others do.it, by saving, by
placing the'savings no matter how small, in our bank,
by keeping this up, by adding to the account by fore
l?g yourself to save, lt is no easy job to get of a rut,
but lt Cati be done- We will belp you.
* " "
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
All checks drawn on The Bank of Trenton can be cleared free of ex
change through the Federal Reserve Bank.
Why take the risk of lower
markets when you buy cotton?
Hedge your purchases with us.
Majie a legitimate merchant's
profit, avoid losses "and keep
your credit good at the bank:
When you buy cotton, sell short
an equivalent amount, then if the
market goes down, you make on
* your short sales what you lose on
your spot purchases. If the mark
et goes up, you make on your spot
purchases what you lose on your
sales so that in either case you
have a buyer's profit without risk
We can handle your hedge bus
iness in lots ot ten bales.
Martin & Go. ' Edmund A. Felder
81 Broad Street OR S. C. Representative
New York City, If. Y. 1512 Sumter St, Columbia, S. C.
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