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General Assembly New
Efforts to relieve the tax bur;
of the people by the adoptior
new sources of revenue through v
is commonly called the painless
traction method and to reduce
penses all along the line will probi
be the most important work to
undertaken by the general assen
at the session which begins tomor
at high noon.
A small advance guard came in
night and other members will be
arriving this afternoon and toni
and by,early tomorrow morning ev
member will be present. Political
forts will begin to take on new
with the early arrivals as there
a number of places to be filled by
When J. B. Atkinson, speaker
the house, raps for order at noon
morrow and Wilson G. Harvey, pr<
dent of the Senate, does likewise
session that may go down in histi
as "stormy" will be off with a ru
Only a few changes will be noted
the attaches, while four new memb
are to be sworn in. D. D. Moise, ne
ly elected senator from Sumter, a
E. P. McCravev, newly elected sei
tor from Pickens, will be the n
faces in the senate. Eugene S. Blei
succeeds George S. Mower as a i
presentative from Newberry cour
and J. B. Britton succeeds Mr. Mo
from Sumter. The nev/ senators ta
the places of Senator Clifton of Su
ter and Senator Alexander of Pic
ens who died during the year.
New Revenue Bills.
New revenue measures will
among the first bills to be introduce
The joint legislative committee i
consolidation has already drawn bi
covering different phases of its i
port and these are to be introduo
early in the session.
In general the new revenue bil
may be summed up as follows: A ti
on gasoline and kerosese, and inhei
tance tax, a luxury tax, and incon
tax, an increase in the corporatic
license tax and a small tax on hydr
electric power. Taxpayers have bee
meeting in the different counties ar
a statewide meeting was held in Ci
ulmbia to discuss the need for chan;
es in the present tax system. Thes
meetings have gone on record for tl
new sources of revenue.
Probably the most concrete recon
mendation so far is that by the poir
legislative committee. This commi'
tee proposes that a tax of two cen!
a gallon be placed on gasoline and
cent a gallon on kerosene, that th
luxury tax incorporate tobaccos
theatre tickets soft drinks, auto
mobiles, etc., and that the other rec
ommendations be largely similar ti
the general trend of thought. Unde
the recommendations of this com
mittee the new sources would brim
in $3,435,000 and make possible, i
is claimed, the reduction of the stat?
levy from 12 to four mills. An eames
effort to reduce the millage will b<
made, and even if the new source:
are not tapped it is practically cer
tain that t ie levy will be cut, possi
bly to seven or eight mills.
Under the proposals of the joini
committee it is planned to introduce
a bill Tuesday to provide for a tem
porary appropriation to pay state
officers and employees during Jan
uary and February. This would re
lieve the necessity of discounting all
pay warrants in advance of the ap
propriation bill, which policy has
been practiced for many years.
Three of the new revenue bills
that are being advocated passed the
house last year and are now either on
the senate calendar or in committee
rooms. Many other important bills
are alston the calendars of the two
Number of Elections.
Outside of the new revenue meas
ures elections will come in for con
siderable attention. A successor to
the late George W. Gage of the su
preme court is to be chosen. This
election caused a warm fight last
year, but no decision was reached
after near 40 ballots. The four can
didates in the race last year-and
who will be in again at this session
-were Senator J. Hardin Marion of
Chester, Gen. Milledge L. Bonham of
Anderson, Jesse F. Carter of Bam
berg and Judge S. W. G. Shipp of
Florence. "Dark horse" candidates
are being mentioned and the name of
Governor Cooper has been frequent
ly suggested. The governor will not
enter the race, but in case he is chos
en anyway it is believed he would
Seven circuit judges are to be chos
en, the terms of the following expir
ing this year: Bowman of the First,
Rice of the Second, Wilson of the
Third, Mciver of the Fourth, Moore
of the Sixth, Gray of the Eighth and
Mauldin of the Thirteenth. So far
announced opposition has developed
against only one judge, Bowman of
the First circuit. M. M. Mann, clerk
of the senate, will make the race
against Judge Bowman.
Other important places to be filled
include the warehouse commissioner
for four years, the insurance com
missioner and trustees for the state
colleges and some of the penal and
Governor Cooper will deliver his
annual message Wednesday, probably
at noon. The chief executive will
deal largely with appropriations, good
roads, schools, the welfare of Con
federate veterans and charitable and
welfare work. He has already advo
cated a $34,000,000 road program for
the next six years.-The State of
Judge Rice Speaks Out on
Spartanburg, Jan. 6.-Judge
Hayne F. Rice, in sessions court yes
terday afternoon in his general
charge tothe grand jury, took occa
sion to pay special attention to the
crime wave which is sweeping over
the country. He said that there is
more killing now than ever before in
the recollection of the members of
the grand jury. Crime is on the in
crease, he said, rather than the de
crease. It is said for the good of the
sta-ce to realize that they have a re
sponsibility to the state.
It is often said that justice can not
be had in the courts, and unfortu
aately that is true in many instances,
he said. He cited several instances in
cases tried before him where a man
had been shot in the back, yet the
jury turned the killer loose because
he entered a plea- of self defense
when they did not believe the testi
mony themselves. He said that the
other judges had doubtless had simi
lar cases. With the juries turning
guilty men loose, there is no safety
for one's self or for one's family. A
little liquor and a pistol are all that
is needed to make a dead man these
days, he continued.
In regard to carrying pistols, the
court said that a law abiding citizen
will not carry a pistol and often the
man who is law abiding is at the
mercy of the man who has the pistol
and if he is killed, the jury will be
lieve a hatched up case of self-de-,
fense when the dead man did not
have a chance in the world. He said
that he believed in 95 per cent of the
cases of homicide, the dead man had
no chance, most cases amounting to
The tendency is to lay the blame
on the lawyers and the court, but the
man who passes on the guilt or in
nocence of the man killer is the jury.
The state of South Carolina does not
want to see an innocent man convict
ed, and there is not a judge on the
bench, he said, who would not set a
verdict aside which, he believed, did
injustice to a defendant. If an in
nocent man should be convicted, the
coui-t would give him a new trial.
The penalty for toting a pistol is
not sufficient. He says the penalty
should be at least $500 and improson
mcnt for six or eight months so as to"
make it worth while not to carry one.
He said that the juries in Spar
tanburg were the best he had seen in
South Carolina, that they were of
the best men of the county and com
mended the jury commissioners for
selecting the best.
Alleged Robber of Trenton
Bank Arrested in N. C.
Greenwood, Jan. 6.-Horace An
drews, one of the alleged robbers of
the Bank of Trenton, in Edgefield
county, who escaped from Gleen
wood county officers last August, has
been captured at Rutherford, N. C.,
and will be brought to the Green
wood county jail, according to long
distance messages to Sheriff White
According to Sheriff White, An
drews made a full confession of the
robbery of the Bank of Trenton in
the fall of 1920, implicating three
others, Will Harper, John Harper
and a man named Hayes whose first
name he did not know. Andrews
claimed that he and Hayes watched
while the two Harpers blasted their
way into the bank. After Andrews
escaped, Will Harper, who was being
held in the Greenwood county jail,
demanded a preliminary hearing and
was released for lack of evidence
In the robbery of the Bank of
Trenton, Mrs. B. R. Tillman, mother
of Major Henry C. Tillman, of Green
wood, lost a large amount of silver,
valuable jewelry and documents.
None of the stolen articles have ever
WANTED: Men or women to take
orders among friends and neighbors
for the genuine guaranteed hosiery,
full line for men. women and chil
dren. Eliminates darning. We pay
75c an hour spare time, or $36.00 a
week for full time. Experience un
necesssary. Write International
Stocking Mills, Morristown, Pa.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
ipply at once the -wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL, a sur
rical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
he same tiaic Not A Uniment, .iso. s^Nina
Bonus Bill is Ready.
While no agreement has been
reached by Republican leaders at
Washington as to methods of raising
the large sum needed to carry out
the provisions of the proposed sol
diers' bonus bill, Senator McCumber
of North Dakota, announced a day
or two since that a bonus bill must
be passed at this session of congress.
The plain reason for applying the
whip on this measure is that Repub
licans hope to stave off defeat for
not having adjusted the soldier prob
As the sponser of the bill in the
senate, Senator McCumber says sen
timent for a bonus bill is more pro
nounced in congress now than at any
time since that issue arose. The chief
difficulty is to raise the money-a
drawback to many plans to raise
money by congressmen and citizen
alike. Mr. McCumber said he hoped
that a part of the allied debt might
be applied to paying the bonus, but
members of the senate finance com
mittee have opposed that plan.
It appears that leading members of
the congress and members of the
American Legion practically have
agreed upon the Fordney bonus bill
introduced in the house of represen
tatives some months ago. That meas
ure provides the following options:
1. Adjusted service pay, at the
rate of $1 a day for home service and
$1.25 a day for foreign service. The
maximum is $500 for a man without
overseas service and $625 for a man
with overseas service.
2. A paid up 20-year endowment
policy of insurance. The face value
of this policy will be 3.33 times the
amount that would be received in
cash if that option were taken.
3. Vocational training aid of
$1.25 a day while taking a course.
The amount thus paid in no case
would exceed 140 per cent of what
would have been paid in cash.
4. Farm or home aid: To be lim
ited to 140 per cent of what would be
paid under option No. 1, if the mon
ey is used to purchase, improve or
make payments on approved farm,
city or surburban home.
5. Land settlement providing the
establishing of reclamation proj
ects for the development and im
provement of vacant land. This may
be government land or may be pur
chased by the government. If possi
ble the projects will be located in
each State, the State paying part of
the purchase price of private " land
bought for this purpose.
Various and varied estimates have
been made by experts as to the
amount of money needed to carry
out the provisions of the Fordney
bill, ranging from $3,500,000,000 to
$5,000,000,000. This tremendous sum
will be taken up from the pockets of
private individual and corporation
alike. It may be said that no Ameri
can is opposed to a pension system
for all the wounded and the diseased
as a result of their far service, but
we have never been in favor bf add
nig another great burden to the tax
payer at large to give a certain sum
to all seiwice men. The service men,
at large do not want that kind of
law, but congress must hand the le
gion the sop from the people in or
der to try to save its own bacon
that is the crux of the whole thing.
' Southern Politics.
There is one thing about Southern
politics that we have noticed; it has
prevailed for years. That is the effort
to keep the people dissatisfied by per
suading them that they are imposed
upon. It is the Mark Anthony style,
over the dead body of Caesar, who,
while protesting he did not want to
"stir their hearts to sudden mutiny,"
was adroitly trying to do that very
thing. Usually the man who wants
office at the South goes in for "re
form." He is not always, we may say
not usually, clear in what he is going
to reform or how he is going to re
form anything; but he finds all the
faults possible against the govern
ment, and none of its good points,
and blazes away in a determined ef
fort to stir up the people against the
existing condition of things. There
is very often much that is true in
what he says, fur no government is
perfect, and when one sets about to
find fault with any human institution
he can find more or less to harp on.
The evident purpose nf this kind
of politics is to make the people dis
satisfied with their own government,
and therefore anxious for a change
just anything so it is a change. The
result is that the people are kept in a
political ferment a large portion of
their time, for there is always some
thing wrong that needs reforming
and always sly politicians ready and
anxious to undertake the job at so
much per annum. Southern politicians
seem to go on the theory that what
ever is is wrong.
We might specify; but what's the
use?-Newberry Observer. I
CUT DOWN LOSSES BY FIRE
Recommendation? That Should Be
Heeded by Every Dweller in
City or Country.
Rod all tall buildings, using stand
ard equipment and see that It is prop
erly installed. Inspect every inch of
rodding at least once a year.
Put up "no smoking" signs about
barns and outbuildings, and enforce
Ventilate the barn, but also see that
tight doors and windows are provided
against the Invasion of sparks and
If you have nothing to fight fire
with, get something If only a bunch of
. Do not put the well pump too close
to the barn-you may need that water
to save your property some night.
Get non-freezing pumps.
Know where the ax ls, and have
two ladders on hand long enough to
reach over the eaves of the tallest
Talk over with the family just what
each ls to do In case of a fire In home,
barn or field.
Keep oils out of the house and
"Stagger" your buildings with refer
ence to the prevailing winds. Do not
let a fire in one building wipe out your
Watch for spontaneous combustion
In the barn.
Cut the weeds and do not "bank up"
the house with dead herbage.
Keep matches in ?. metal box away
from children, mice and rats.
Never leave an outdoor fire for the
night nor leave an Indoor fire without
safeguarding your home from fire.
Do not stack crops close to build
ings and see that your road from pike
to house and barns is In good shape.
Conserve your water supply.
CARELESS DRIVER WARNED
Instructions to motorists who dis
regard signs merely calling attention
to steep hills or railroad crossings
must be explicit, according to the Trav
elers' Standard. Any novice should be
able to make a safe crossing if he
follows the advice set forth by this
warning near Ithaca, N. Y.
Grow Flowers With Vegetables.
There is no reason why dowers and
vegetables should not he grown to
gether. It is difficult to draw the line,
anyway. The dahl in, now one of the
most popular flowers, was originally
planted with the intention of using
tl?e tubers as a potato substitute. The
scarlet runner hean, grown by the
acre on the farms of England, is most
often used In America as a climbing
vine around the house; In fact, there
are many persons not aware the beans
are good to eat
The ideal garden Is one which com
bines flowers, vegetables and fruit
Such a garden should have a place (Si
every farm and back of every sub
urban home. Oftentimes the vegetable
plot can be surrounded with a border
planted on two sides with small fruit
like raspberries, currants, gooseberries
and grapes, and on the other two sides
with annual and perennial flowers.
May Restrain Billboards.
Many people, especially those thut
go down to the country In motorcars,
will welcome the efforts that are be
ing made in Maine to deal more
faithfully than ever with the billboard.
If an amendment to the state bill
board regulations now before the .sen
ate is carried, no billboard or advertis
ing sign may in future be erected at
any point where It can obstruct the
view of a curve or ungle. It is a
good amendment so far ns It froes.
A better one would be to abolish the
billboard In th-? country, altogether.
Chrlstiun Science Monitor.
Four-Handed Twin-Grand Piano.
A twin-grand plano, the first of Its
kind ever constructed, was recently
demonstrated at an orchestral con
cert, nt Leipzig, Germany. This novel
Instrument, of which a photograph
appeal's In Popular Mechanics Maga
zine, Is like two grand pianos placed
end to end and inclosed In one
frame, excepting that It has only ono
soundboard. Consequently, the key
boards are at opposite ends,- and the
playo::s lace one another. The sound
board Is constructed so that there 1B
BO mtermjnglipg oj ms4 TOff? _u
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of Oc
tober, 1921 to the fifteenth day of
All taxes shall be due and pay
able between the fifteenth day of
October, 1921 and December the
thirty first, 1921.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty first,
1921 the County Auditer shall pro
ceed to add a penalty of one per
cent, for January and if taxes are
not paid on or before February the
first 1922, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for 1921 are as fol
For State purposes_12
For Ordinary County__11
For Past Indebtedness_5
For Constitutional School tax_3
For Antioch _8
For Bacon School District_14
For Blocker _8
For Blocker. Limestone_4
For Colliers _?4
For Flat Rock_8
For Oak Grove_3
For Red Hill_8
For Edgefield _10
For Elmwood No. 8_8
For Elmwood No. 9_2
For Elmwood No. 30 _2
For Hibler _._8
For Elmwood L. C. _1_3
For Meriwether (Gregg) _2
For Moss _3
For Brunson School_4
For Talbert _.8
For Trenton _14
For Wards _ 8
For Wards No. 33._4
For Blocker R. R. (portion_6
For Elmwood R. (portion_6
For Johnston R. R._3
For Pickens R. R._3
For Wise R. R._3
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dogs are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
Best Value in
Manufactured under ou
and absolutely all right.
635 Broad St.
For Salo at your Dealer
ASK FOR THE YELLOW PEI
EAGLE PENCIL COIV
but a tag laust be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog be
tween October 15, and December 31,
of each year.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 year? must pay $4.00 commuca.
tion tax. 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 ?ax
will expire February 1, 1922.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
tual insurance Asso
Property Insurred $17,226,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you may
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM, or LIGHT
and do so cheaper ths.n any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plap of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties of
Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick,
Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda, Rich
land, Lexington, Calhoun and Spar
tanburg, Aiken, Greenville, Pickens,
Barnwell, Bamberg, Sumter, Lee,
Clarendon, Kershaw, Chesterfield.
The r^P-jrs are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, Hesident, Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M.' Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
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