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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
state tax commission to the governor
and general assembly.
Assessments on merchants and
tsundry manufacturers for 1920 were
placed at $42,128,195, an increase
of $14,727,252 over the assessments
?of 1919. The largest increases were
in Charleston, Greenville and Rich
land 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 j
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
Hess, dropping from $475,895 in 1919
to $394,660 in 1920. This, however, j
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.
p 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 j
.companies, $14,158,311; express and
pullman companies, $337,323; water,]
light and power" companies, $1,950,-j
074, and navigation companies, $213- j
HO. Of all public utilities operating
iin the state the Southern railway sys- ?
?tem showed the largest gross earn
ings 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)383.72.6; American Tel
ephone arl4 .Telegraph company, $G1
427; Western Un?ptt Telegraph com.?
pany, $19,169; Southern PoWer ?o?fc
pany, $1482,374; Great Falls Pow?T
'company, $934,622; Charleston Con
solidated Railway and Light com
pany, $878,515; Columbia Railway,
Gas and Electric company, $350,617;
Parr Shoals Power company, $332,
193; Charleston Consolidated Rail
way and Light company (railway de-1
partment') $711,919; Columbia Rail- I
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
? railroads in the state was placed at
$48;628,122 of which- $46,465,700
700-was for the 3,770.02 miles of
track in ithe state. $982,579 for de
pots, $426?107 for buildings, $187,
720 for'lots, $144,581 for land and
3334,616 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 and $47,122 for other
The -elephone 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 af ter
using two bottles of the small size
was permanently cured."
Om Old Sons, Other Remedies won't Cure.
-The worst cases, no matter o? how long standing,
are cared by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing O?. It relieves
rain and Heals at the same time. 2b \ 50c. $ii>
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 those
who are also as interested in the well
being of the country as the president
himself can possibly be.
There are momentous issues 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 pre-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 of the most careful study and the
quickest action. Peace with Germany
must be declared; America's attitude
?ww'ftF?f SvViet Russia must be" deter
m?n?d, and whelncr. or not America
is to join otll?f Countries to prevent
a repetition of war ls fiiso a rnatter bf
supreme importance. The <j??stion of
taxes, and the best way to t?ls*i ??r?
of the interest and principal of otir
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 61' senator will prove
to be a hackler of the Administration
and differ from it and obstruct it
purely foi* political effect back home,
The1 people of the South are willing
that (fte new administration shall be
given a 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.
OR.KIiWS NEW SuSfiSCOVEETB
Kui Surely Sion That Coua*.
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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
umns. * .
ot,fs,D atGimpthe nwsoal e
Treat all religious matte..* 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
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
We l&ve filled more than a million
pa?j??ts^ Qi seeds, of beautiful yet
fftsUy. 'grown flowers to be given to
our "customers this spring for the
beautifying of ^their.. homes. !
WouJdn't you " like to have, five
packets of beautiful flowers 'free?
YOU CAN GET .THEMj Hastings'
1921 catalog is^?l6-paf;e handsomely
nhfatratea see? J??k twenty
beautiful pages showing th? finest va
rieties in their true _ mitural colora.
??jsTull "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
Wjite for our, 1921 catalog now. It
is the fmggt most valuable and beau
! tiru! Ieea ??OL
?? _ T7^- I ?? . *? m\lM* FUiiiigucu, tutu
j "?U>wj^^ejujiSh ty glad you've got
There is_np obligation to buy any
thing Just ask for 'the catalog.
H. Cu HASTINGS CO., SEEDSMEN,
" ATLANTA, GA.
NO. 1 Ten-room drolling with firi
roof, almost new, within ? short w?lk
,of post office. Completed wifn mod
Jem conveniences, electric lights, ?f?
j 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\ build
ings. Has plenty of wood, pasture
with water and 18 acres will make a
bale of cotton to the acre. 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, tfcood Sawin? and Feed
ls Not Dull
doesn't seem worth the living
ends annoy you-everything goes
ices are, your liver is oiit of order.
Rx it up, things are likely to be
row. You can't find anything that
)u more quickly and1 effectively than'
iles1 Liver Pills
couple when you go to bed1 to*
feel a lot better in the morning,
s an occasional laxative, these little1
HEAfiT 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. lt without
cutting through the sensory nerves on
the surface of the body he could op
erate upon the heart Itself without
causing pain. And yet pain is some
times a symptom of heart disease, but
it is produced In a roundabout woy.
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,
nnd 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 henrt, hut In the chest wall
over whi.ch the sensory nerves are dis
True heart pain is always due to ex
haustion of the heart muscle and maj
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
deep, 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 Is a feel
ing of contraction, of tightness In the
.chest behind the breastbone, which
may be experienced by those of middle
age. It is 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 lt demands.
CAT SCOREQt USUAL VICTORY
Japanese 'Legend Merely Another
- Ff2?^' in the Cap of the Ever*
r. ~:-i ~-s -. . .
There ls an enchanting story told by7
the Lady Sei Shonagon, a beauty of
Japan 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 nobijlty, 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, her lady-in
waiting summoned the emperor's dog,
Okinamaru, to startle her into good be
havior. He barked obediently, and
the cat dnshofl madly behind the
- screon, whei- ids majesty sat at break
fnsi '.'nd; sought refuge In his arms.
The^ityornr, ^?v*n>?f wcjji wr
the lord high ?c?mmbei'?aln, and pto*
nounced sentence oh poor Okinamaru.
A thrashing find exile! The Lady Sei
describes him as hitherto a happy deg
Fud, much esteemed. But a short time
before. Le Sa*? been parried in a proces
sion in a willow* l?tt?f, jv'lth peach
blossoms and hollyhocks on lui bea dj
He was now an outcast od ?log Island,
"and none so poor to do hln? rever
ence/' He may possibly have found
I life~easfeT without the, hollyhocks, but
it is interesting to see that the eternal
tat is victorious ns ever. The dog is
vanquished ; the lady-in-waiting ruined,
and the cat lies in the emperor's inp
and purrs. So was lt always; so will
lt 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
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
physician 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,
and therefore could not be killed sub
sequently by anybody."
Book as Granaries.
* * * Books are the great civilizers
I 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
I man can be engaged, while to prostl
! tute the powers requisite for such a
position is one of the basest.-Hubert
i Howe Bancroft
Why, of Course.
Pop Moore, relates Louge, believes
in telling children the truth, and when
his youngster heard him read the
weather prediction and Inquired how
the weather man knew, Pop laid aside
his paper and explained Hie best he
could. He told ?rf the charts,
the instruments, the telegraphic re
ports, etc. "And that's how lie find?
out the weather for tomorrow." he
finished. The kid listened Intently,
sat thoughtful for a few minutes, and
then earnestly Inquired: "And thea
does* be - tell Ged?"
'ft "J Tl . 1 O A season s toil wasted on a soil deficient
W tllCo* m plant focd? or a ?ttle money ?nvested
in Planters Fertilizer? Make your choice
now. Planters Fertilizer doubles, your yield and pays for itself.
Progressive Southern farmers long ago realiaed the necessity'of supplying ex
hausted soils with Phosphoric Acid? Ammonia and Potash, which every crop
DOUBLES YOUR YIELD
because it contains available Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash ia the
Better place your order for Planters right now, and avoid delayed del?Tery.
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 Mark. Look
for it-It*s for your protection.
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLIttA^^^
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?
If BO 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 not ba done all at once but it's worth trying.
How can it be done? As others do.it, by saving, by
placing the-savings flo matter how small, in our bank,
by keeping this up, by adding to the account by forc
ing yourself to save, lt is no easy job to get of a rut,
but it Can 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.
Make 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 ?. Felder
81 Broad Street OR S. C. Representative
New York City, N. Y. 1512 Sumter St, Columbia, S. C.
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