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Contented Itself With Making
essary Changes in Corpora
oluibin, Aug. 2.--Said a mem
ber of the,state board of equalization
as lie was going down the steps of the
court house, after the adjournment of
the state board: ''Well, let's go and
raw our money for the work we have
ot done.'' Other members who were
vithin hearing distance, approved the
expression of this member.
Within the block Chairman Hill, of
the state board of equalization,- said
he did not know what the newspapers
would have to say about the matter
and the action of the board, but that
it did not meet with his approval at
all. He thought the board should
have done something more than it did,
and at least made some effort to equal
ize real estate values.
Another active member of the com
mittee, and who was particularly
zealous in getting cotton mills assess
ments up, said: ''I think this is my
last ineeting with the state board of
equalization. I can iot do any good,
as the board does not seem inclined
to do anything.''
Several days ago a wag wrote this
memoranidumin about whliat the board
would do by way of prediction:
'Soak the corporations, leave real es
tate alone, draw their pay and ad
The fact of the matter is that the
state board has done what. it did four
years ago-nothing! When it comes
to assessing real estate it loses heart.
Whatever effort was made in the di
rection of equalizing property was
done through the influence of Comp
troller Jones and the county boards.
The curious part about the whole
thing is that most of the members
of the state board state hlonlestly and
candidly that they had undertaken to
keep their assessments on real estate
as low as possible. because t1hey be
lieved that the ot her counties were
going to do the saime thin.
Yesterday afternloon anI elfort was
made to find out from the various
counties what. they had really done in
the ial ter of assessments. The state
ments C,ontinued until Greenville
cotuty was reached alphabetically,
when Mr. Cleveland stateo that the
real estate values inl that .ounty were
not 60 per cciit.; that they did not
try to get their property up to.60 per
cent., and th'at the effort really was
to get it as low as possible. This
seemed to break up the whole plan,
bzeeause it was evident that the board
would not have independence enough
to raise the Greenville assessment, be
cause that would involve the raising
of other assessments on real estate.
This morning when the board met
Mr. Derham undertook to have all in
creases limited to 1.5 per cent. over
last years assessments.
Mr. Adair, of Laurens, moved that
all abstracts on real estate be accept
ed exactly as they had been sent in
by the county officeers.
This meant that the board was to
do absolutely niothing to equalize real
estate, and that its work was to. quit
when it got through, with the corpo
Mr. Derham, of Horry, and Mr.
Price, of Colleton, insisted that their
counties were too high, and to satisfy
all parties Mr. H-endricks offered an
amendment that the increase in Horry
would not exceed 50 per cent., and the
increase in Colleton should not exceed
25 per cent. This amendment was
agreed to, and after considerable
wrangling and p)rotest the board
adopted Mr. Adair 's resolution, ac
cepting of the returns exactly as they
have been sent in by the county au
ditors and leaving the assessments as
they were fixed by the county boards,
with the exception made for Horry
and Colleton counties through the ini
fluences of Mr. Derhiam and Dr. Price.
Not "Onto His Job."
A brakeman retired to a farm and
started to lead the simple life. Hav
ing a piece of new land to break, he
hitched up a team of mules, wrapped
the lines around his waist ini farmer
fashion and sorted to work. He had
gone but a short -distance when lhe
saw a stump ahead and immediately
began giving the railroad ''stop'' sig
nal, with both hands. The plow struck
the, stump and the brakeman went
head first over the plow. Picking
himself up, he ran angrily to the muli
es and roared. ''You flop-eared scoun..
drels, don 't you ,ever look back for a
''What was it the poet said was
'sorrow 's crown of sorrow ' '" 'I
(ion 't knowv. Maybe lie meant the achi
ing crown you have the morning after
you tr'y to drown your sorrow.'"
Catholic Standard and Times.
The bigger hurry a man is in to got
When you buy a Bu
brashy material in ii
hide the defects, an<
than we ask you for
and know what we i
best of satisfaction.
So Why Not See
The Largest, Best am
WE Buy in
LANAHAN'S AGENT. parents
- did thc
TiUman Says He Heard He was Mem- childrei
ber of Investigating Com- Master
mittee. bear H
--- to His
Johnston, Aug, 4.-Senator B. R.
Tillman delivered the last address in ''One I
this state this summer here today in The eli
the preseice of about 800 persons. Mr. fa<
Tillman made about the sane speech Missed
whieh he has been making all over the ed
state with the exception that he was But, ch
more bitter toward The State than us- gr"
nal and referred to the editorials One m(
which the paper has recently carried.
Mr. Tillman also took up the dispen- One les
sary investigating commriittee again 'Its pai:
and roasted them sev'erely. Mr. Till- shi
mnan criticised them very strongly for One les
not putting Briggs Wilson on the bei
stanid to corroborate the testimony of One me
C. C. Davis of Newvberry and said that to
they did wrong in not forcing Mr. At lion
Lewis W. Parker to tell the name of
the state officer W'ho was at present One mc
representing Lanahan -in this stat'e. That h1
Senator Tillman stated that he had ~ ete
heard that Lanahan 's representative Lord J
was a member .of the investigating Th
committee. At lion
News From Beth Eden.
WVe have had a great deal of rain
here and continue to have the showers Exce
daily. Four terrific rain storms have someic
visited us since the crop' wvas planted. the pa
Miss Frances Jeter, after visiting badly
her grandparents at Whitmire, has re- Mr.
turned home. lumbia
Miss Rosa Folk has returned to her with hi
home near Columbia. She spent sev- Scho
oral weeks in the country visiting rel- the Lit
Mr. and Mr.SmDrikvisited visiting
his fathier and br'othiers in Saluda last Mr.
wveek. ing at
Mr. J. B. Dominick is quite sick home c
with fever. We hope lie may soon be Mr.
restored to health. visiting
Miss Willie May Shannon spent Mr.
Wednesday with her friend, Miss home f
Frances Jeter. Springs
Miss Pearl Goodlette, who has been Dr. I
visiting at Mr. A. C. Sligh's rnear visited
Dyson, has returned home. Little Old To
Miss Annie Bell Sligh accompanied ports t<
her and will visit friends here. section.
Sarah Elizabeth, the only daughter Mr. I
of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Abrams, died to his r
at their home near Cromers, Friday, Thei
JTuly 27th. The child wais taken with in this'
a chill on Wednesday and passed will he
quietly away Friday afternon at 1 it.
o'clock. The day following the body Miss
was laid to rest in the grave yard at Ihis wei
Mt. Tahor. A umher of friends and l'xel
relatives attendled the services and hol Ih
cover'ed the little mound with flowers. Mr. .J.
Elizabeth was a bright, interesting Fr'iday
baby. JIer cute little ways, loving be ecea:
disposition and sweet baby-talk filled dinner
the- oip )wlth gladnessaand won all iatin
ri 4f6th6r Mo're ien $l%gh/]I
ggy without a name
, covered over with
: may stand ordinat
T YOU PA
.old reliable makes
ire selling, for they
Us Before You I
L E-A S T
d Prettiest Stock of Bul
large lots. W E
Our Buggy Bus
We Want Yoi
love a child more than these T. C. ]Ihnter
ir baby. 'Suffer the little present and n
i to come unto me,'' says the line- of the
and although it is hard to pleasant day
a will strengthen us to submit for. "
vll. 'Mr. Whittl
One Less. county have b
ess at home, with Mr. D. I
armed circle broken; a dear
day by day from its accustom- Knieker
place; and no mistal
ansed, saved and perfected by Bocker-Ye
ce, hired a inagi
re in heaven. private busin
s on earth !
is, its .sorrow~s and its toils to A Pea
re . . -A fly sales
s the pilgrim's daily cross to of our young
re the crown of ransomed souls ished oak ea
wvear, .you a peach
e in heaven. ,-he id.
re at home, ' - .ne in.
me where. none are ' missed "\Yliat kin
rnally. ,'-'The best
esus grant us all a place with response.
Le i-heaven. - - next question,
Nita. " Married i
News Fromn $xcelsior. victirn elsewh
lsior, August 6.--We have had -
vashing rains in this section "I cant ur
~t week and crops have b)een so attractive
lamaged1. any accomph
P. S. Cook and family of Co. is to.)tlk a
are up spending a few days deal.''''"Tha
s mother's family. Cleveland Pia
>l dismissed Friday to take in -
:le Mountain reunion.
Lula Rikard of Newberry is All persons
relatives in this section. grave:yard, 'n
.1D. Stone wvho has been work- same, Wednes
Georgetown for some time is o'clock a. m.
n the sick list.
mad Mrs. Crumpton have been --
in St. Phillips section.
3erry Livingston has returned A lady tea
'onm a few days stay at Stomp length of tern
t. C. and Mr. J. A. C. Kibler the positionirr
their sister, Mrs. Fellers at
wn last week. Mr. Kibler re- Newberry
>o mitch rain for crops in that W E
'. H. Kinard has been confined farm land<
nom for twvo weeks with fever. write-rne ant
ispensary has very fewv friends T. E. Alexa1
ection and if brought to a vote
wiped out again. Away with'
Rosaline Wheeler will 'leave The campa
k to visit relatives at Irmo. - ' on the 21st in
sir Farmiers association willh -.rrve at Mr.
eir g'athecring in the grove at intead of at
M. -Schumpert 's home next exC(clet barb
the 10th. This gathering will ed by Messrs
of politics while a barbecue slighi. The
will.be enjoyed by the asso.. will take noti'
hendO'T.iWyte nd 9. t.o3. beetbnd ;
lhat You A
,or record. It may k
cheap paint and a h
-y use six months,
which we have been
have stood the test
3uu, and Get the
ggies, Carriages, Harness
Discount our bills.
iness is Rapidly I
-i to See Our Line.
have been invited to be TEAHER W
itke addresses along the At Bethel school, Pc
issociation work and a Of Six ('r QCvVIl 11oiitli
is expected and hoped thirty dollars per iow
are requested to ineet
B and family of Saluda August 9 at 4 o'cloel
een spending a few days j
1. Cook's family. Jas.
mart idea of Newrieh's We will ONi(, a fi
.. - 1. wicker'
s, I heard about it. He from Newherry,
tziie to investigate his Wyatt Aiken has 1)
,ss.-Puek. all o010er ealli4lates 11
ch of a Talker.CoeneCmeala
man dropped in on one atdyadago1(i
business men the other jAG'
in his hand a finely pol- Mw
binet. "I want to sell
of a talking machine,"'' BEU A O
replied the young busi- a ol teto
i?'' was asked. i n lc o h
kido erh,fa the en o teseves maftl
Jas. e i,''~'a h
,"sith y.b .,nd We will give a nii
hike of to ookfrmAuus N0wherry,UAug
allwer othe adidaes tu
priceend attenil, tor
dertan wat he e mahide. rteai
Comteil. hhs onet Coms e B air an
NOTIE. TheAgriultrs. M.&
'ilIlaemett l wi furs h in fi
Aug Agst1th usandr, and Cilhp
Full atendace deire Mcanial lcrithe
H. I Fok, ad Meallugica En
yon youngtwito' wsath
hied foff Bton oo l,adtedkn for
eigt mnh.Slr,ciand aghatuthere is
suhe. Alcts fores cleecnspl
ly itle d smith a re T h netssino
Rin M Dealrti.r1,10.Nwa
wntrested ibe orAldtuetsonls
)rl tw rpl e rtyseeo m eet to rcleanstal
dilldav youg money. 128
Full Ral te ace Agtesired.rtntfo
H.lala H . ol. ineetdnthsIt
their applications ber
tan bewill e ld inth e ta th 'lC ca
RV . . Maelsretince iis S h
, S. C., SR . N no .960 ~'l
Weed .i ilhesiv .gi llt gea e,ni
S. B A nl anl AugC. s t 10cth aPoot Uo
waddt~Ia( I he re i the laies Repr
peta h eeigh r ianforaetion ao
cooking.1 a l to
z J. V:
iave nothing but cheap
eavy coat of varnish to
selling for many years
and are still giving the
Best Buggy for the
and Wagons in the City.'
N E Sell for less.
ANTED. BARBECUE AT FORK.
m1aria, for teriu The nidersigied will firiiis1h a ilrst
it it IaIII- of class harbeett at, Fork onl cam1paign
t. The ptriolI. day, Anu- Ist 16th, and will provide
lit PoIlaria godil msic and a place for the young
. L11" II.II
C. Aill people to enjoy themselves.
P. Setzler. . H. F. Counts,
otice. - - - - -
!1-elass ete it BARBECUE AT SEEKWELL.
bouit 0 111 e Wv wif) .-ive .1a barbecte at Seek-.
Ist .22. 11in wel1 Baptist h reb till Friday Aulgust
en1 imvited and J7. M sic an d daInciml'-, and baseball
re I'I ste< t tl :1" and 1 uood dinner.
" iige ts I - s I T. S. Titus,
s ad chiildreni. .J. . Mens
di en,joy a pleas-_______
ham, R. L Alexander & Co.,
LY STREET. BROKE RS.
~anasaigrbeen, Cotton Stocks. Grain and Pro
avide good mais- , -- Visions,
you"g people to Private leased wire.
r the speaking.
.Richardson. Office over C. D. Davenport s
and entlemen. Market Information gladly given.
~ia, the place Call up Phone No. 200.
a out. Special
the women and
lair will do theT E FO
er I. Herbert.
naolipped is the Right Witing Machins,
"aclInuty Beginners Like it!
,Civil, Textile, Because it makes learning a
gr(."ate1 fro pleasant occupation.
ositions of trust Experts Demand ItI
is greater thtan Because they have no time to
ens on Septemi- waste on experiments.
ulicants and stu- Em ployers Buy It!
to make tip
on that date. Because it requires less repair
ession who ex' ing than others.
so report on the
1 Sell It!
boys who are
uition to make Because it's easy to sell and
r next session.stysod
ations are madle There is no Typewriter on
ond for the se.the market, that has a guaran
>e made b)y as.. tee that will equal the Fox,
thle ntumber of
to the mlembe)rs
I catalogue, ap- *uuu
,President. L LU
Co1taga. 8. C.