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E. H. AULL, 3DITO1.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER io, 1905
The Tax Question.
rflhe Herald and News observei
that Mr. A. W. Jones, comptrollei
general, is advocating a plan b3
which property could be assessed foi
taxaton at its actual value and b3
which it could be more equitably val
ned as among the counties. That i.
he favors some legislation which wil
accomplish 'that result. 'Ihiase per
sons in Newberry county who recal
anything of the ca-;paign i this coun
ty last summer and in 1902 will re
call .tlat rthe editor of this paper ad
vocated the same thing and when ir
the legicia+ure we introduced and en
deavored to pass a bill which had thi!
purpose in view, bit. it was a very diffi
cult proposition. We agree with Mr
Jones -that the property in this s;tat<
is much nearer worth $6oo,ooo,ooo thar
ts present assessment of $210,000,000
Some law should be passed to remed]
this evil. The constitution says al
property should be assessed at its ac
-tual value and every man when he re
turns ihis property for taxation make:
affidavit that he has put it at its ac
tual valuaition, but he really mean,
about 4o to 60 per cent of its actua
The state board and the railroai
board of assessors when they come -c<
take up' the assessment of railroad
bank and facbory property assess it a
about 60 per cent. of its value. Whi
should they do this? Because it seem
to be generally understood that every
body else does it.
One of.rthe results of our advocac,
-the plan to have property assesse4
t its actual value was that the peopl
%put us down as a high tax.advocat
ad sent -ow tax advocates to the leg
slature with the result that taxes ar
it igher tod'ay tihan they were before
It is difficult to get the people to un
derstand the difference between th
'levy and dte valuation. The averag
legislator spends more time :crying t<
get something he thinks hvill be pop
nilar and reelect hi'm than he does ni
Erying to do 'tiat which is best for thi
people and equitable among all th
people when it c.omes to the mat:te
of taxation. And 'yet-if we could ge
te valu'atiori increased we could the1
reduce the levy.
It is a big and an important questio1
Sand there is more room for reform il
, tthan anything before the people c
t'his state today, reform which -wil
benefit the people.
It is not often- tihat the editor or:
niewspaper is. called upon to publist
~his own bankrupt notice but such i
Sde case with the editor of this papei
Ee does not wish .the public to -rhink~
however, that he lhes been brought t<
~ bankruptcy on 'account of bad manage
refit\ of 'his newspaper business, bu
ldesi'res it -distinctly understood tha
it .was 'the endorsements for the In
4 dependent Cb'tton Oil Company whick
was represented to be perfectly soun<
at the time, which has caused ihim t
g~o into bankruptcy. . His stock los
was large, it is true, but that was no
suffcient 'to bring about .insolvency
v'One thing, 'however, he has gaine
lately, and that is experience and;
plenty of it at tremendous cost. Al
h dough crippled, he is still in tdhe rinm
and will come again. The Darlingtoi
-News will run on as usual -and the of
lice will not be closed on account o
~ban kruptcy proceedings.-Darlingtoi
-We are glad to know that the losse
sustained by MVr. Kollock do not af
fect his newspaper. We sympathiz<
with him in his losses.
The News has always been fearless
ndoutspoken in its editorial utter.
an'ces for 'the things its editor conceiv
ed to be right and for the best in
, terests of 'his state and its people. H<
has never knuckled to the powvers tha'
be and i-t is gratifying to know thad
hi~s newspaper plant is not affected b~
the heavy personal loss Ihe has sus
'paned- in the failure of the oil mil:
Full of Interest.
The Newberry Herald and News -de
serves the praise and support of the
people of that enterprising city if for
.ion purblised yesterday in connectiol
with the eighty-first Synod to be con
vened in St. Paul's Church, Newber
ry, this morning. The articles4are ful
of interest and some of them are real
ly important from the standpoint o
church history.-Greenville News.
The dispensary was voted out o
Spartanburg on Tuesday by abou
seven to one. The *dispensary will b<
voted out of every county wher
there is an election called, or veri
nearly so. The legislature should abol
ish the state dispensary at the nex
session and let each county have w.h:a
it wants provided by the constitution
There are counties in which a licens<
system would be preferable and ther;
are others where we believe :the dis
pensary would be the best system.
A Pee-Dee Clemson.
We regret to see people of the Pee
Dee advocating another state colleg
in that te.'- : of the state. Th
state has as many higher institution
of learn-ng as she can care for an
with the raflroad facilities we hav
now a cotole hundred miles do no
amounr to anyfhing.
If anything is to be done Clemsoi
should be given more dormitory roon
in order to accommodate the 20
young men whD were turned awa:
. :his fall for lack of room. To do thi
would not require any ad~ditilona
. teach..ing force or equipment.
What the state needs in an edi
I cational way is to have our syster
better articulated so that the gap be
tween the common school and the col
lege could be filled. But no mor
higher institutions supported iby th
Don't Need It.
I has been intimated that probabl:
Solicitor Cooper would ask for an ex
r tra term of .the criminal court in De
I cember. It is true that a few case
were continued on account of Iri:e a:
sence of some of the attorneys in th
- case but there is no go:od reason an
no demand for an extra court. It oost
the county several hundred dollars t
- hold an extra court and the count
Sis in no condi,tion 'to incur extra e:S
.oenses for extra courts and justice wi
)not sniffer by letting the casesth
-w-re con'tinued wait 'over f.or the rea
1ular term. 'No, Mr. Solicitor; the f
Snances of ou~r county 'do not want an
Sextra counts and extra -courts neve
raccomplish much in Newberry an
A great many of the Republica
states went Democratic on Tuesda:
'They 'generally get back in 'the Repul:
lican line oni a presidential year.
..A Chamber Of Commerce.
-rnIhe Augu'sta people and 'busines
men have gone to work to raise $1o
ooo a year' for -four years 'wi'tih whic
to -organize a ch'amber of commerc
:ro look after Augusta and 'her intel
ests. That is the spirit that 'builds
town. Do you suppose we could ge
ten or a 'dozen men in Newberry t
sto into an organization and form
chamber of commerce and agree t
pay $20 a year for four years for th
purpose of -arousing -thie Newberr
spirit. That is wh'at 'we need and 'w
know they 'are here if sJome live ci:t!
zen would just get 'them togethe:
Who will do it? Don't 'all speak a
once. 'Newberry is building now a
never before. Help it along.
State of South Carolina,
County of; Newberry.
fCourt of 'Common Pleas.
Thomas WV. Davis, et al., Plaintiffs
William W. Riser, Jr., Defendant.
By an order of the Court herein,
will sell 'before the Court House a
Newberry, S. C., the first Monday i1
December, same being salesday, a'
that tract of land, lying and 'being sit
uate in Newberry 'C'ounty, S. C., con
taning One Hundred and seventy
four acres, more or less, and bounde<
by lands of W. W. Riser, J. G. Miller
Eduard Scholtz, Mrs. M. E. Gillian
and Mrs. A-lice John'son.
r[erms of 'sale: One 'half cash, bal
ance in one year, with in'teres't froer
date of sale on the credit portion
Purchaser to pay f.or papers and re
-ording of same.
H. H. Rikard,
NeT-erry.... C.," No.r eth. 90ne
All of the L
tion. We a
be convinced that
A Firw-2a ssH ir Cut
a first class White Barber
J. H. Haji & Barber Shop,
the place to et it.
The Dwarf Tree.
Two travelers .are said to have seen 11
on the Mountains near Cape Horn a Ii
.tree.which was only one or two inches 1
high, yet had roranches sprea'ding out
four or five feet lon-g the ground.I
>State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.c
0Court of Common Plkas.
Charles J. Purcell, Plaintiff,
Y ~Against S
Sidney J. Domin.ick, Mary Lee Dom
inick, Emma Irene Dominick, DaisyDe
tE. Dominick and Peter F. Baxter,
SBy an order of the Court -here^in,1I
will sell before 'the Court House at
Newberry, S. C., thie firs-t Monday in
December, 193 same being sales
day, all that tract of land lying and
being situate in Newberry County, S.
C., containing Three Hundred and
Thirty-Ninse acres, more or less, ano
bounded by lands of Jno. D. 'Pitts, the
Estate *of J. H. Williams, Mrs. Sue
Smith, Dr. J. 'McIntosh an.d tracts
Numbers 3, 4 and 1 of wlhat is known
as the J. C. Hill Place as will more
'fully appear by a plat thereof made
by Jas. F. Glenn, August 5th., 1893, 1J
jand on file in the -case, Mayer vs Har
. Also, all thalt tract lying and being =.
situate in the Coun.ty and Stat~e afore- afore
said, containing Two Hundred Forty- *mwel
Four and Four-Tenths Acres, more or less
less, boun'ded by lands of or formerly by C
-of Est-ate of 3. W. Rhodes, Estate of by k
.Dr. Clark, Jno. Brooks and Richie Smit
Place, Hunter Place and Kinard Place, three
-as will more fully appear by plat made Bo
by Jas. F. Gbenn, Surveyor, anid on
fie in said case. Dick
Also, all that .trac:t of land lying and
bein situa in 'the County and State Te:
v rare taste 4
of the ladies
we are Right on Qual
and Thave, in a first
at popular prices, sh
Lower Main Street, ru
pital stock paid in
r lus . .
posits . . . -
Ve do business on bu~
Ve xtend every con
h safe and sound bar
ur per cent. paid or
said, containing Six Hundred and p
e and One-Half acres, more or fb:
hounded by lands of 0. Klettner, 'ci
arson Creek, by Anderson Place, ci
inds of Laura Mayer and P. C. a
5, said trac:t being made up of d
-tracts known as Tract No. 1, n
ks Workman Place, Tract No. 2. pi
ds Pastrre Tract, Tract No. 3,ti
.m-co .a le: One-Third of tihe
Es in the
y. Call and
ty and Prices.
ass Ba'ber Shop by
ould be appreciated.
ar Southern Depot, is
y, S. C.
. $ 50,000.00
. . 235,000.00
deposits in Savings
e Proof Vault.
*J. E. lNORWO0D,
irchase money -to be paid casih, ibaI
3 lance to be secured by bond of pur
iaser and nmortgage of premises sol.d,
edit portion payalble in 'two equal
nual installments with interest from
te of sale at eight per cent per an
im until paid in full. with leave to
irchaser to an-ticipat" the credit por
>l in whole or in part.
H. H. Rikard, Master.
Newberry, S. C., Nov. 9, 1905