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TO REASSESS PROPERTY.
A Matter of Great Moment to The
Taxpayer.-The Scale Different
in Different Counties.
Columbia, Nov. 3.-On January i
the taxable property of the State will
be liable to a resassessment.
It is a most important and far
reaching problem, and has for all
time been, how to get property on the
tax books at full valuation.
Comptroller General Jones is of
-*e opinion that the constitutional and
statutory laws ought to be enforced
*nd that property should be assessed
ai: its iull value, -that is upon a one
fMundred per cent. basis, and that it
is a clear violation of law to under
take to arbitrarily assess property on
a fifty or sixty per cent basis when
the law directs otherwise. It has
grown out of the custom and it is
-a habit that appears to have sup
planted the law.
Mr. Jones thinks that full valuation
will not mean additional taxation, but
be is anxi6us to have all property pay
upon an equal basis. Some property
and some counties, he thinks, are now
paying on a higher basis than others.
He can do nothing but point out and
undertake to have the remedy ap
plied and hopes to have every county
in the State placed on the pioper
basis. There is now on the tax
books of the State real and personal
property-all pro-perty-an assessed!
valuation of $210,ooo,ooo. Mr. Jones
is satisfied that the aggregate of the
teal estate, personal property, bank
stocks, cotton mills, railroad property
and other classes of taxable properties
is worth $6oo,ooo,ooo, and he thinks
1hat the present assessment ought
after January next to run up to twice
what it now is and reach the $4oow,o,
obo mark with ease.
Mr. Jones says he hopes to have
die taxable property in the State
reach that figure, and if it does there
will be no proportionate increase in
the taxation, because with a large as
sessment more money would be raised
and the rate of taxation is always de
pendent on the amount of available
property for taxation.
If there were one board in Colum
bia to handle the entire-matter of tax
ation and each county- did not pull
quite .so 'hard for its own property
holders, there would be an entirely
*different state of affairs in the mat
ter of eassessments.
No intelligent inquiry li ~ been
miade for the State as a w'hce as to
* te present basis of market valua'tions,
as compared with assessed valuations
*and until this 'is done it is difficult to
see how real estate and f'arml lands
are to be 'gotten to anything like their
value on the 'tax books, except in
those counties where the officers are
orthodox and do their full duty.
For December De.'lg'e:.
The joyous spirit of Christmas
stcrikes the keynote for' stories. verse
and several of the mis-tellan eous ar
ticles ia The Designer for De ember,
among the latter being "Deuts~ch
Spielwaaren 'for Christmas," by Julia
D:,i-'e Cowle's, who describes the
interesting .toys m'ade for Aerican
youngsters by 'the little pe wi of
Germany; and "Holiday Sweetness '
by Frances Peck, instructing how to
make The most delightful dainties.
"The Rise and Fall of the Christmas
Tree," tells in pictures what the well
known fairy tale does in prose.
"Gran'ma Voshurg's Christmas," by
Myra .Emmons, is an excellent holi
day story excellently illustrated, 'and
"The Admission Ticket," by Zelia
Walters, is another bit of fiction 'whidh
will please the chil'dren, as will also
"Dollies of an Unusual Kind," by
Eleanor Marchant, and "A Searc'h for
San'ta Claus," by Bertha Bush, the
l''ter giving tihefi a ~hance to display
their talents in the dramatic and mus
ical line. David Belasco give's a most
interesting "Talk with the Amateus
Stage Manager." and Bertha Has
brook, "I the Interest of Bread-Win
ning," supplies a remarkably well-il
lustrated and practical article on "The
Teacher of Dancing." Bertha Gaus
begins a series of pleasant talks with
"Our American Daughter," and "Per
sian House-keeping"~ is presented Iby
Laura B. Starr. Saki Sugaki con
tinues "Jiu-Jitsu Training for Wo
men." What will be of particular in
terest to the mothers will be "For and
Against the Christmas Sain't," an ar
gument as to tihe right 'or wrong of
teaching the tots belief in Santa Claus.
Sarah Comnstock writes of '9Tlhe Care
>f Pets as an Industry for Women,"
mnd Mary Kilsyth tells of "Fitting Up
:he Library." There are several pages
levoted to the manufacture of Chri'st
mnas gifts, and these are supplemented
by lessons in lace-making, knitting
ind crochet. In addition to the reg
alar supply of fasihions, which is un
Lsually generous, are special articles
on costumes for full-dress occasion
Lor ladies, and party dress for little
Folks. "Points on Dressmaking" gives
directions for pressing tailored gar
rnents, and the Millinery Lesson pre
sents an effective hat of the new
"mushroom" shape. In "At the Sign
of the Silversmith," by Jessie Gar
wood Fritts, many articles in the prec
ions metal are suggested for gifts, and
Mine De 'Cardeva illustrates and de
cribes Christmas novelties obtainable
t the leading shops.
Don't abuse your rival. Behave bet
er than he does.
Every one has an excuse for drink
ing. None of them is good.
DELINQUENT TAX SALE.
State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
By virtue of an executive to me di
rected by Geo. B. Cromer, Esq., May
or of the town of Newberry, S. C., I
will 'sell on -onday, the 4th day of
December, 19o5, (.salesday), at New
berry Court House, the following
One lot in rrown of Newfberry as
sessed to Lucinda Satterwhite for
Fresh lot Seeded Rail
New Orleans Syrup,
Sour Kraut, Grape Ni
Prunes, Figs, Dates, I
Evaporated Fru't, Min<
G. D. Da
Phone 1 10.
OUR SPECIAL ORi
I desire to call your attention
& Harris' Tailoring Establis]
people were recommended
reliable to deal vath, reasonabi
their styles and workmanship, 1
chances in serving our custoi
specimens of their tailoring an4
factorily my special orders. I I
and solicit your orders for any
to make this a feature of my bi
this line, but in addition to this,
line of B.,Stern & Son, New Y
Tailoring Department which I be
you a full dress suit, a business
coat at about twenty-five per<
charge you and still you would
workmanship you would get in
ments of the country. Messrs
"the fundamental principles of
their friends and make enough
tion as the largest buyers of w
every possible profit by going
their customers the. benefit of t
these principles, we find no d
year. The swellest merchan
charges, do not or cannot pro
cut or balance, and we protect
fiom any pos sible defect in fit<
order, a Thanksgiveng suit or
Come in and look through the
line, and in the mean time set
clothing. I am receiving new
week I have received the large;
have had this fall. I have the
and spring trade already, inclu<
small shapes for college men.
wear, New Shoes. New
added recently to our stock, an
My business is increasing every
continue to increase by meriting
At Ewart-Pifer Co.'s Old Si
SALESMEN-Win. F. Ewart
cry taxes for 1904, bounded by land
of John Daniel, Geo. Pressly, Robt
Willians and Jesse L. Burns.
Terms of sale: Cash. Purchaser t<
pay for papers.
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry County.
November ist. 1905.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ANI
OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
You will take notice that the under
signed as Executor of the last will an
testament of Ned Whitter, deceased
will make a final settlement of th
said estate in the Probate Court o
November 15, 1905. All person
holding claims against said estat
must present same duly attested ti
the undersigned on or before sai<
Charles J. Purcell
Executor of the last will and testa
ment of Ned Whitter, deceased.
Newberry, S. C., Oct. 12, 1905.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersig-ned will make a final setlemen
as Executrix on the estate of Tho.
F. Harmon, deceased, in the Probat
Court for Newberry county on t1h
14th. day of November, 1905, at I
o'clock a. m. All persons holdinj
claims against the said estate wil
present the same duly attested b;
said date and all persons indebted t
the said estate will make payment.
Adelaide B. Harmon,
ins, Currants, Citron
its, Cream of Wheat
rench Peas, Dried an(
o our connection with Sampsoi
ment of New York. Thes<
o me last spring as bein;
ein prices and up-to-date ir
)t I was not willing to take an:
1ers until I had seen severa
found that they could fill satis
eel confident now that they car
hing you may need. I expec
siness, and will,.have, not onl:
I have secured control of th<
rk, for spring, a'nd may add
ieve is needed here. I can orde
suit, extra pants, vest or over
~ent less than a tailor woul<
ave all the style in cloths anm
he leading Tailoring establish
Sampson & Harris claim tha
heir business are mainly to hal<
ewones to sustain their posi
olens in the country, savini
traight to the looms, then giv
his enormous buying power witi
ifficulty in forging ahead ever
tailors with the.lr exorbitan
uce garments more stylish i1
you, as they cannot afford tc
r durability." Giie me a tris
vercoat, or a Christmas sui1
~ampes I have representing thi
what I have in ready-mad
goods almost every day. Thi
t assortment of Hawes Hats
advanced styles for the holida
ing the Telescope shapes an
New Shirts, New Neck
Umbrellas, have all bee
I am sure I should please yot
month, and I hope to have
your confidence and patronage
"d Under Newberry Hotel.
,Walter B. Wallace, T. Gri
arry, S. C Nov. 11, 1905.
12th Car, Ma
Although Flour advar
Best Patent, Gottor
Best Half Patent, 0Q
While we are doing
are also leading in Di
ing, Millinery, &c., &
goods, carefully selE
Baltimore, and want
see for themselves an
are headquarters and
all kinds goods at vei
pay $40.00 for Sewinj
drop head $17.93, gu
high tone, 12 stop Org
Choice Western SeE
Thousands of barge
Almost impossible to
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST
. CONVENIENT SCHEDULE
WINTER TOURISTS' RAT]
For full information as to rates
SRailway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HU:
AIR - LINE
NORTH - SOUTI
Two Daily Pull man
Between SOUT H
- The Best Rates and
SVia Richmond and
Norfolk and Ste
t Louis, Chicago, f
Points South and Sot
s PoSSITIVELy THE '3
NORT H A
I j For detailed informai
Y I man reservations, etc., a]
d board Air Line Railway, c
Passenger Agent, Colum
C. F. STEWART,
SAV AN I
W. L BURROIIGSTr;
king 1-200 Bbls.
iced we hold for our cus
ame old price.
1, - -$5. 25
the Flour business, we
y Goods, Notions, Cloth
rc. We are brim full of
kcted in New York and
everybody to come and
d be convinced that we
the proper place to bu?y
y bottom prices. Why
Machine? We sell good
aranteed; good Walnut
d Oats, sacked 55 cents.
Lins in our immense line.
mention them all.
EPING CARS ON.ALL THROUGR
S ON ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
Eare now in effect to all Florida'
routes, etc;; consult nearest Southern~
T, Division Passenger Agent;
Charleston, S. C
'I -- EAST -- WEST.4
Vestibuled Limited Trains
and NEW YORK.
Route LO all Eastern Cities
Washington, or via
>his, Louisville, St.
4ew Orleans, and All
F.nd all points in Florida
HOPTEST INE BETWEEN
ion, rates, schedules, Pull
ppqy to any agent of The Sea
er Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
Assi.G~enl. Pass. Agt.e
v. Pass. Agt. Coltibia S C