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T-.1. A ULL, F.orrOE.
Enered at the Postoffice at Nev
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1905.
Assessment of Property.
We publish in another column t,
advertisement of the county audito
He will soon start on his rounds tal
ng returns of property for *he pu
pose of taxation. All property incli
'ding real estate will be assessed th
year. The comptroller general sei
out a circular to auditors some tin
ago calling their attention to the fa
tfiat the constitution of the -state r
quires all property to be assessed f
the purpose of taxation ac its actu
value, and the au ' r explains in h
notice what is me by actual valu
Every person who'returns his proj
erty for taxation is required to mal
affidavit that he has recurned it at i
actual value. This affidavit has. bet
required heretofore, but the troub
has been that most people understoc
the oath to mean tha:t they were r,
turning their property at the san
ratio of value as their neighbors, ar
in some counties the proper value f<
taxation has been considered to -1
6o per cent of the cash value, and i
others, as low as 40 per cent. It real]
makes little difference -to the tax pa;
er whether -his property is returned
its actual value or at 6o per cent 4
-ts actual value, provided that a
property is returned at' the -same rat.
of value, except that if it were returi
ed at its full value, there would I
more -realized for the. commc
schools, because the common schoH
tax of three mills is a constitution
tax and cannot be changed by ti
legislature. If, howeVer, the peop
could be induced to return their pro,
erty at its actual value, as the coi
stitution requires, the rate of taxatic
for state and county purposes cou
be reduced one-half and probab'
more, because it is a notorious fa
that the assessment for the state
less .than one-half the cap'h value
tche property, an'd it is also -a fact th
there is 'a great deal of propertyi th:
is escaping taxation altogether. .,T
comptroller geriei-al is enitirely co
rect in his efforts to 'secure an asses
ment of property at its actual valu
for in that case ~we would have a
equitable assessment of property, n
only among those 'of the same count
but also among the counties.
While a mem'ber of -the legislatur
we made as strong a fight as we 'kne
bow to secure the passage of a b
which ha'd for its purpose the vel
~thing for which the comptroller ge1
eral is.now contending. The troub
then was, an.d it will be founed noa
that the people are afraid if the proj
>erty is increa.sed, and the revenue
the state is therefore increase
it will tend to extravagance in appre
priations and instead of having ti
rate lowered, 'the ; legislature wi
spend more money.' In .addition1
this, they realize that the school tz
would remain the same. 'This, hos~
ever, should not be an objection, *b
cause our .common schools as a rul
need more money.
In 'the- last fif-teen years the proj
-erty of the state has grown fro
$140,000,000, to over $200,000,000,
present, ind the rate of taxation, i
stead of being reduced is more the
-one mnill higher. Of course the sta
has grown and necessarily expend
4ures have kept pace with r:hat growt
It is the fear that if taxable proper'
should be doubled by having it a
sessed at its actual value, that the ra
of taxation would also increase in ti
same proportion, whi'ch in a Iarn
measure prevents the passage of .ar
law looking to such an assessmer
and that keeps the people from retur:
ing their property at its actual valu
Still, the constitution says that a
property should be assessed at its a
tual value, and that is .the rule whi<
Patent Medicine Ads.
Our able brother of the Lauren
ville Advertiser, whose head is so le
el that quick silver wouldn't run c
of it, may depend upon the Press ar
Banner agreeing to what that pap<
has to say of the mistakes whic
country editors make in publishir
patent medicine ads. This office ha
'arglpie for its space, and thof
wh cannot pay it CM0not get L1
space. \Ve try to treat every custom<
fairly and justly. To do this, it
better to lose an ad now and thei
than to be unjust to our neighbor
This editor :is not now running 11:
business department of the uffice, bi
at the time we sold out there was no
~ with a single exception, an ad that'di
not pay ten cents an inch. In that e.
- ception it was a big ad and the usu,
~ agen.t's commission was conceded.
The above from the Press and Bai
e ner is good hard sense. It took t
quite a while to Itarn it, but we haN
adopted a flat ra-te of ten cents p(
inch, and -the foreign advertiser wl
gets in our colum s must pay th
is same rate that is aid by our hon
people, and he can no longer have sp
e cial position, even if he pays for i
: because if such a contract is mae
with the foreign advertiser he will a
>r ways find some technical excuse f(
11 avoiding payment. Another rule whid
is we have adopted, and which we e:
e- pect to follow, is that no display a(
vertisement can have place on o1
:e firs.t page. We beli.eve it is best f<
ts the advertisers, and we know it is be
n for the paper.
d Mr. N. Christensen, Jr. return<
home last night after three weel
e spent in work connected with the di
d pensary investigation.
>r The above is from the Beaufort G.
e, zette of which Mr. Christensen is ti
n editor. It will be presumed, ther
y fore, it is correct. Nothing havir
been heard from the investigatir
committee in so long a time, we ha
1 taken it for granted that .they ha
6gone into a state of inocuous 4dissui
tude. We had supposed that the con
mittee would investigate the big ii
e s.titution, but it seems that they 'hai
spent their time in going over tl
state hunting small #ame. There
very little time left between. now ai
e the legislature for any further mee
ing, and this information that one
its members -had concluded a thr(
weeks tour of the state, suggests th.
the committee is still alive.
THE PLACE TO B
t If I have accomplished an:
ething in the past year in bus
ness, besides increasing rr
e sales and enlarging my stoc
"it has been to prove to the pe
p, le of Newberry County th;
my sfore is the place to bt
e their Clothing, Shoes, Hat
SMen's Furnishing Goods, H(
Ssiery, Gloves, Underwea
Neckwear, Shirts, Collars at
~Cuffs, Suspenders, Suit Case
Traveling Bags, Trunks .ar
'Urnbrellas, and in fact ever:
thing that is found a fir
eC class Clothing, Shoe and Hi
:Store. They also know th;
a my business is conducted c
the principle of live and let liv'
~and that everybody will receix
fair treatment, and that a chi
can buy as safely as a grow
person. I appreciate ver
-highly the buisiness you has
given me already this fall, bl
-havie now, and will continue 1
- have, unltil the close of tl
yyear bargains in all of our d<
te partments. New Hats, Ne
eShoes, New Clothing, Ne
*e Shirts, New Underwear adde
~, this week, and I am expectir
~more next week, and with thei
lsomne goods specially suite
- for Christmas presents and ft
:h. the holiday trade.
Come and see me ofte1
Tell your friends about my stor<
~A. C. JONES
h W. F. Ewart, W. B.' Wallac<
gT. Griff Williams.
sNew berry, S. C., Nov. 16, 1905.
All of th
ty tion. W
ce & ci.
DESIRABLE, WELL IMPROVE
t- I offer for sale, subject to the leas
yf on the property, two of the most cc
!e veniently located and most desiral
it houses and lots in the city.
"The Brown ylace" on the corner
- Caldwell. and Boundary streets, cc
taiping a half an acre, more or lec
with a good two story residence wi
seven large rooms, besides large kitche
pantry and two bath rooms, house
the yard, good barn and stables, go
Sgarden. The residence has electi
- lights, water workCs and sewerage, a:
is the best property in the city for sa]
I also offer "The Metts place,"
the same square-lot about the sar
)- size-with the most comfortable c<
atage on it in the plake. It contains a
large comfortable r ooms, be sides Jar
kitchen and pantry, a two-room s<
vants house in the yard, a good ga
S d:n and stables. The residence h
electric lights, water wor,ks a:
sewerage, and is a delightful horr
I improved both of these places for
home for myself, and my object in se
d ing them now, is to-use the money
pay for the improvements I have p
5, Ion these places and my present horr
and to put the balance in my busine
d' which I nave enlarged in the past a
Smonths, and which I hope to make st
larger than it is today. If you want
3valuable, convenient and comnfortat
home this is your opportunity.
ut A. C. JONES
SNewberry, S. C., Nov. 9. 1905.
Y State of South Carolina,
e County of Newberry.
iEdward R. -Hipp,Plaintiff,
0 Henry Herbert and Fred H. Don
e nick, Defendants.
In t:he Court of Common Pleas.
~By virtue of the decree of t
Court herein, I will 'sell to the hight~
bidder 'at public ou.tcry, before t
dCourt House door at Newberry, S.
gduring the legal hours of sale on t
First Monda (Salesday) in Janual
19o6, that certain t.ract-of land situ-a
d in Newberry County, sai-d State,.co
)r taining seventeen acres, more or let
.and bounded 'by lands of Randol:
Jefferson, Estate Richard Pearson,
LH. Boulware and others.
Terms of sale:- Cash. Purchaser
pay for making of deed.
H. H. Rikard,
Mastr Newberry County.
s- Master Newbrerry County.
IFrenzied finance by any other nan
would savor of graft.
Ifthe public is willing to 'bite ti
e Latest We
nd Stylish Di
iow rare tas
ge of the lad
ity and Cot
that we are Right on
I so m0a
0Capital - -
FIRE PROOF VA
care of your banking busin,
n Our Savings Departmei
de est Compounded Semi
We are much encouraged sc
of Courteous attention. Call a
n- J. D. DAVENPORT, R (
s, President.- Vi
ur plus . . .
"Tomorrow" is a pc
e By opening an acco
CALL ON GE
le . Where you will find k
'= Cgeese Wafers,
Lemon and Zo Zo Snaps,
too numerous to ment
And Prepared Buckwheat in pack
- A fresh line of, Cl
stgWhich we use are with~
he We believe in PURI
SS We constantly preac
-y, We always practice
te ,3 cinies.
"* PURITY counts, ant
'~ 3 Ask your doctor.
SMAY ES' i:
For Sale by
k. C. H. CANNON.
aves in te
te of selec
1 the liberal
ies of New=
inty. Call and
Quality and Prices.
- - $50,000.00
i SAFE, Manganeese Steel.
ULT, for 'your boxes and val
ACTIVE. Well equipped to take
at Allows. You 4 per cent Inter
[-Annually, January and July.
far, but solicit your business.
ad give us a trial.
. CARLISLE, M. L. SPEARMAN
ce- President. Cashier.
3ROMER, A ttorney.
[ERCIA L BANK
IERRY, S. C,
. . . $50,000.0Q
. . . $30.000.00
-3 of Million Dollars1
Start Saving Today
unt in our
:0. D. DAVENPORT
>ts of good things to eat, such as
Cheese Biscuits, -
5 o'clock and Social Teas,
and many other varieties
on. Buckwheat in bls.
Fresh Crop of Maple: and New Orleans Syrup..
Nuts of all kinds.
ocolate Candies just received. -
out exception the. purest grade.*
URITY when preparing medi-*
I counts for much, in medicines.*
Dr. R. NI. Kennedy,
Newberry, - -S. ,C.