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just imposit:ion of such waxes upon
all .classes subject thereto and to
have a Uniform and equal rate of
taxation and assessment; whereas,
the said license tav is not so gi'adu
ated and makes an unjust discrimina
tion against the petitioner and other
-domestic corporations. That the
said Act if it is to be regarded as a
tax, on property and not a license
and privilege tax is unconstitutional,
null and void, because it violates 6ee
tion XXIX of Artivle 111 of the
state oCistitution, which provides
that all taxes uipon property, real
and personal, shall be laid upon the
actual value of the property taxed,
which shall be ascertained by an as
sessment, whereas this tax is laid
without an assessment of actual value.
It is set forth that the petitioner
pays all ad valoiein taxes levied up
on its property in tile coities of
Laurens, Creenwood aid Abbeville,
and that this tax is an additional tax,
constitutiig a system of double taxa
The petitio1 goes oi to state the
injury that will comlie upon tle peti
tioner if tile Act of .1904 is enlf'orced,
and prays that the Act be declared
un11coIstitutiO1,onal, null and void, aiid
that tile comptroller Cciieral he res
trained atd en11joinled fromll collectilg'
the tax ilmposed by said Act.
A copy of the petitiioii and order
of Chief Jtstice Pope was served on.
Comptroller (enieral Joiies yes;terday
and the papers Nwere turiied over by
him to Attorney General Lyon, who
will represent the Comptroller Gen
eral at 'the hearing on the 22d of
In his estimate sent to the General
Assembly this year Comptroller Gen
eral Jones stated that the state
should in 1907 derive from the cor
poration license fees the sum of $70,
000 under this act which is now at
tacked, and it. was in reality expect
ed that a larger sum might be deriv
ed. In 1906 there was secured from
this source the sum of $69,298.32, as
follows: From domestic corporations
$43,367.S8; foreign corporat.iois $3,
334.56; publiv utiility corporations
These classes paid as follows: Do
mestic corporations, banks $3,670.41;
cotton mills $22,106.89; cotton seed
oil mills $628.03; fertilizer mills $1,
621; building and loan associations
$1,090.86; miscellaneous $14,059.98;
back taxes $190.71, making the total
of $43,367.88. This represents the
tax of one-half of one mill on the to
tal domestic corporation capitaliza
lion of $82,047,950.
From foreign corporations, on a
capitalization of $6,597,328, repres
enting property in use in this- state,
there was collecthd the sum of $3,
From public utility corporations
on gross receipts of Intra-State busi
ness of $7,531,973, the tax being three
mills, there was collected the sum o
$22,595.88 as follows: From railroads
$16,288.25; express and palace car
coinpaieis $325.52; strecet. railway
comp)anics $2,907.92; water-, light and
powier companies $1,.424.66 ; naviga
l.ion comnpaie s $232.28; teIleria ph
and tel ephoine coinpanaies $1 3541.30;
t ot al o f $22,595.88.
Th'le license tax act of. 1904h, which
is now undi(er fire, was drawn by a
legislative commit tee and was sup)
posed to be invultierable, having been
framed by somte of thme best lawyers
in the state, and it is not at all ccer
tain yet that the Supreme Court will
deela re it void, but11 the coi-porat ions
are either declining to manke returns
as reqired under1C its terms or arec do
lie Court will hold thle law unconsti
WilY COURT DOCKET
ADDITION CIRCUITS AND EXTRA
COURTS DO NOT RELIEVE.
There Have Been and Always Will
Be Delays In Trying Cases and
Congestion Will Remain.
ews and Courier.
Columbia, March 30.-At this dis
nee it looks ver-y muclh like a vini
cation for Tom Cothran up in
-cenville. Not in the matter of the
wv local option lawv, of which he is
eof the authors and which in par't
Srs his name, but in the matter of
ounty Court for Greenville.
t will he remembered that dur-ing
last session of the General Assem
there was introduced a bill to
blish a coimty Court for Green
County, or at least to permit
e%)ple to v'ote upon the establish
of such a Court. Mr. Cothran
out squarely and fought I.he
Ssition, saying that there was no
for any additional Court and as
ig that if the lawyers and oth
ould get down to hard work they
~relieve the congestion of the
11ockct which was so greatly com
la-iied of. For this declaration Mr.
Dothrai received the parliamentary
naledictions of many of his brother
lawyers in Greenville, and the Green
ville Bar Association sent a delega
tion down to appear before the judi
'iary committee of the house ind tell
;he committee that while Mr. Cothran
was a delightful fellow he was talk
ing through his hat, or words to that
3ffect. Mr. Beattie, of Greenville,
who is also a lawyer and also a mem
Jer 'of the judiciary committee, stood
6vith Mr. Cothran, and they won their
right and there is no county Court
bill for Greenville.
To give whatever relief is needed
ir. Cothran introduced a bill to pro
oide an extra term of Common Pleas
Court for Greenville in July, at a
Lime when it is nice and cool in the
Nfountain City and any Judge in the
itate will be pleased to speid two
weeks there listeninl'- to tle celebrat
A eliqluelece of th 1,'e Piedimont plead
2is. It was getti1 late in the ses
iion before this bill reached the final
Sta2, and it was possible th?t it
would not get tiroughi at all, but Mr.
Cothran arose oiie memorable day
and said he had a favor to ask of
the house, sayi im pressively and
modestly that lie h1ad iever asked a
1avor of tlie house before at all, even
X lie had asked it tIo kill the dispen
4ary and immortalize himself and Jim
Carev. That, favor was to let h)is spe
eial Court bill come up out of its
regular order, 1nid to pass it forth
with. Yielding to the persuasive per
3onality of the dispensary destroyer,
the house passed the bill and it be
same law, so that a special term for
greenville inl July is ordered.
The regular term of Court was held
in Greenville this week with Judge
Ernest Gary presiding and the publie
prints have recorded that Judge Gary
read the Bar a sharp reprimand from
the Bench because there were no
nases ready for (rial, and lie threaten
Ad to adjourn the Court. The excuse
,)f the lawyers was that the Franklin
?ase, which had been e.pected to take
two (ir tiree days, was compromised
and that the roster had been disar
raiiged thereby. Rosters are doubt
less very necessary and admirable
things, but the laymen find difficulty
ill uniiderstainding why the Judge
should not call any case that is on
tle book for trial at any time during
That, howev,er, is not the question.
The question is if there was not en
rmghi work to keep the regular term
-oing, as Judge Gary intimated, why
a county court for G'reenville, or
even a special term in July?
Of course all of this may seem a
Greenville matter purely, but it is
not. Similar conditions exist in many
)ther counties of the state; certainly
iin Ricliland, and have given rise to
the demand for County Courts and
for special terms, all of which cost
money, and the taxpayers have to
foot. thle bills. There were at least
forty' or fifty eases left over from
thle Sessions Court in [Richland last
month,(Ii so me of t hem very import aii
asesC. While day after day was eon
umiedc~ iin trying l4i ne5re for stealinig
b)icyc*le4. True. Solicitor Tim mer
man thloluht lhe was going~ to he able
o get a special t erm for next. monthI,
Smd liater foumd out t hat lhe could inot,
b)ut that dloes not alter the situation
materially. TheO civil (locket in this
'oun ty is likewise congested.,
And in the Supreme Court it is
lhouit as bad(. There are at least sev
enty-five eases heard at the recent
Novembehr term thait have niot been
leccided, wvhileI a number remain un
!ee lded from pre'(viousi t ermis.
The Just ices have been1 filing de
r'isions every day and these decisions
are the products of hard work, ev'ery
mie of them requliring study and Ia
lbor, aind there is 1no intentimi to re
flect upon the Court biy -calling at
mtenion to the fact tha10t thle Supreme
?'ourt, as well as the lower courts, aie
'Irowded. Sectioni 16 of Article 1 of
the Constitution of South Carolina,
however, prlovidles: ''All Courts shall
1)e public aind every person shall ha've
speedy trial remedy therein for
wrongs sustainied.'' The processes of
thie Courts ini South Carolina arc fre
-inently so slow as to compel the be
i lista this provision of the Consti
lutiion is nlot always complied with.
At any rate there is something wrong
wih th Ile Courts, either not enouigh
Indges oir too many lawyers or too
manny lit.igants, or something.
DEPEW AND BLISS'
Newv York, A pril 2.-Senator Dc
pew, when asked ablout thIe IIarriman
''I know nothing about it, except
['le part thait. refers to ime as a po0ssi
[ile ambassador to France. Tt is true
Lhat al friend told me that T might bo
sppointed to that place, but I told
1im that I did not care at all for the
imbhassador'shin. That. is all I can say
about tQic Harriman letter."
Cornelius N. Bliss made this rel
"I haven't seen the Harriman I
ter; I don't want to see it and il
did see it, I would say nothing ab<
An examination for teachers will
held on Friday, April 19th, 1907,
arithmetic, algebra, geography, b
Different from othei
of its economy, cleanli
Wick Blue Fla
saves fuel expense and
a strong working flai
under immediate cor
without overheating 1
sizes. Every stove i
dealer's, write our ne
is the best lamp for all.
Made of brass throughout a
Perfectly constructed; absc
in light-giving power; an .
Every lamp warranted. If
write to our nearest agency.
Paid Up Capital -
Surplus arid Individu
For protection of der
H. C. MOSELEY.* President.
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
Better a conservative int
return when wanted, than a I
about the principal.
A National Bank Is a safe
makes it so Likewise our
of prudent conservative man;
0. W. Bowers
J. A C Kible
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
3. H. Hunter.
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best you e
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from uts y<
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of our con
HADEECMh iOwnere o
subjects such as English, gramm
>ly 10 p'clock, a. m. Besides the ordina
tory, physiology, and hygiene, qu
at- tions will be submitted on Hugh(
I Mistakes in Teaching, Petermai
mt Civil Government and current even
The examination for white teach(
will be held in the office of the cour
superintendent of education, for c
be oret teachers in the court room.
at J. S. Wheeler,
is- Co. Supt. Education.
oil stoves. Superior because
ness, and easy operation. The
me Oil Cook-Stove
t lessens the work. Produces
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Arol. Gives quick results
:he kitchen. Made in three
varranted. If not at your
arest agency for descriptive
round household use,
rid beautifully nickeled.
lutety safe; unexcelled
Drnament to any room.
not at your dealer's,
rity, S. C.
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al Profits $5,000 C
ties . . $25,000 C
M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-Preside:
GEO. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
erest on your deposit with its st
iigh rate and a feeling of dot
Deposit. Government supervisi
3oard of Directors is a guarant
.W. P. Pugh.
r. Jno. B. F ellers.
\V. A. Moseley.
H-. C. Moseley.
a $2.85 and we will ship you in a plain
no mtarks to show contents, four..full
rJILLOW DALE RYE, express prepaid.
I if yon don' t find it all right and the
ver tasted, sendI it back to us at our ex
your $38 will be' promnptly refunded.
a fair ofkr?
Ilher we are distillers, so wvhen you buy
mf save the enormous p)rofits of the deal
oid all chanice of adulteration. You are
tting our whiskey just as it comes from
:ry, without being tampered with in any
prefer corn whiskey, we wvill send you
iartsofnour ALLAN SINCLAIR'S CORN
f for $2.80, ex presslprepaidI. You can't
ecr corni whis~key fromi anybody else at
arantee of p)erfet satisfaction or money
oes with evetry shipment we miake. You
k whmen you decal with us as thme owners
pany ha;ve resources of a million dollars
o e:<aetly' as we say.
SWIFT CREEK DISTILLiNG CO.,
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Checks on us are
ted States, and ever
check gives you an
r Your money on a
Bank is absolutely'c
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E. R. HIPF
M. L. SPEJ
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We believe in PUR
We constantly preat
We always practice
PURITY counts, an
Ask your doctor.
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ville, and a
fe Lv. Laurens daily, (
bt Lv. Augusta
Ar. Savannah, (Cen
>n Ar. Waycross
se Ar. Jacksonville
Close connections made
Through Pullman Sleek
Round Trip winter touri
sorts now on sale.
C. H, GASQUE,
Agt. Laurens, S. C.
This is our regula
tions and filling fan
As a cure for that
Vinol, the Tnc
Our stock of Fret
date 1907, has arri
berry, S. C.
recognized all over the Uni
-y man who receives your
added degree of respect.
checking account in this
afe and provides for emer
we pay 4 per cent. com
ally in our Savings depart
, Vice Prest.
fter Your Business."
iout exception the purest grade.
PURITY when preparing medi
d counts for much, in medicines.
nd Best Route
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Eastern Time) 1.50 P. M.
10.20 P. M.
tral Time)' 2.45 A. M.
9. O A. M
at Jacksonv~.ille for all points South.
ing Car service between Augusta
st excursion tickets to all Florida re
GEO, T. BRYAN,
Gen. Agt. Greenville, S. C.
Agt., Augusta, Ga.
r work, prep i'i i g>
lily receipts at
liable Drug Store.
stubborn cough and grip,
e Pine Cough Syrup
itive Cold Tablets
sh Garden Seeds, bearing
elh am &Son,