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kAS TAFT f Gia D
.MAY RETURN TO PiLTPPINES
AS PRIVATE CITIZEN.
Man Believed to be Theodore Roose
velt's Candidate For Presi
dent May Have Made Oth
er Plans for the Future.
Manila. Oct. 19.-At a banquet
given in his honor in this city to
night Secretary of War William H.
TaFt made a most siunineant state
ment. He was referring to the Fact
that he had alreadn visited the philip
pine islands three times. and in
expressing his intention to come here
again, he said:
"I hope in another two years to
visit Manila again, but then I prob
ably will come as'a privatc citizen."
The significance of Mr. Taft's re
mark in relation to the chance of his
nomination for the presidency next
year did not seem to strike his aud
ience. The secretary's speech was re
ceived with much enthusiasm by the
representative Filipinos present
when he declared the government was
anxious and ready to help the busi
ness prosperity of the islands.
Secretary Taft opened his address
by declaring that the future pros
perity of the Philippine island de
pended primarily on the Fiiipinos
themselves. They must take prog
ess as a nation before they could
obtain the benefits realized by other
nations and it was the duty of busi
ness men and others contemplating
investmer+ in the Philippines to help
the nati. - better their condition.
It was with the most intense satis
faction that he came to the islands
today and found them quieter than
ever before in their history.
He was glad the assembly had been
established and hoped it would take
over some of the responsibility of gov
ernment. He said to capitalists and
others looking for franchises and
concessions that another power Lad
arisen in the land and that hereaf
ter they must come to the assembly
with their requests. He had no doubt
the assembly would carefully consid
er all questions affecting the welfare
of the islands. That it would not
only look out for the interests of the
people but would welcome with liber
ality the investment of foreign'eapi
tal so absolutely necessary to the de
velopment of the Phiiippines. The
existence of the assembly would
strengthen the hand of the govern
ment and the gove'rnment was anx
ious and ready to help the business
prosperity of the islands in which
the people themselves were quite as
much interested as the merchants.
This was the beginning of a per
iod of prosperity, the speaker assert
ed, and he trusted that under it ev
erybody would be happy and content
The secretary declared that he was
not -ashamed of anything in the is
lands and urged the Americans here
to make every effort to bring the Fil
Sipino people to a realization of their
wonderful opportunities. He had
been to the Philippines three times
already and he hoped in another two
years to visit the islands again, but
Sthan he probably would come as a
Mr. Taft's sp.ech at the close was
greeted with cheers.
This afternoon Secretary Taft had
the cornerstone of the first perma
nent sehool house built in Manila un
der the American regime. He deliv
ered a short address to the pupils of
the school in which he congratulated
them upon the event.
INRBASE IN LEVY.
Gov. Ansel Wants .the State on a
Columbia, Oct. 15.-In his next an
nual mnessare to the legislature Gov
ernor Ansel will rcomm end that the
State ta: 1ev;- be inercaised, but to
just wimzt filure he ha not himself
fflve? deelded'. Hie has been consider
hal a il h prsn lev is4 -
m '!!. avn been deceae ha! a
hal by il.The preent le.ivle: . a1
ht'a -nill by the precediuvs le isla
in1. hu 1905 the levy was placed1 at
5 1 2 Pilis upon the recommendation
1ah basis. a invards the legisla
ture, banking on an increase in tax
values, reduced the levy, although it
increased appropriations each year.
The reoprts of county auditors are
coming in rapidly now. and the comp
troller general's ojee will in a few
weeks be in a position to say what
i'e total tax values f'r 1907 will be.
N ir every county so far shows a
dviided ince, o('r the previous
year. due principally to the in-I
,reaise in railroad assessments. Son:e
of the counties show increases of over
a million dollars. while many show
i t ion of5 be r a :i'illion o: more'
It is estimated ihr :. i tz:! iini'e e
Ill b;e abott, .0 .00 Th.2 ril
r)atds a lone have been inreased oe
The state's total assessment for
006 was $249.534.422, t'e increase
being due to the quadrennial assess
ment of real estate. The 1907 assess
ment will, therefore. be qbout 6269.
500,000. Half a mill additional
levy on this would yield $134.500. and
the five mills on the twenty million
dollars' increase would bring in an
other $100,000, bringing up the to al
income for next year $234,000 above
that for the present year. This would
about cure the floating debt evil.
provided the appropriations are not
increased. The state treasurer has
already borrowed $350,000 this year
for current expenses. in spite of the
big increase in tax values for 1906.
It seems practically certain that the
appropriations of the coming legisla
ture will reach high water mark in
spite of the warning of next sum
mer's elections. A strong fight,
lead by Governor Ansel himself, will
be made to have the salaries of all
state officeis raised, and an equally
determined effort will be made to
have the supreme court and circuit
court judges' salaries rai-sed and each
esurt stenographer provided with an
with an assistant, which will mean
an additional appropriation of about
$10,000 to $15,000. Winthrop college
will ask for $60,000 for a new dormi
tory. the elections will cost $20,000
extra., the state board of -health will
ask for the establishment of a $50,000
tuberculosis hospital for the state
hospital for the insane, the reforma
tory at Florence wants about $65,000
to get its work properly started, the
new high school system will need
about $50,000 and the militia will ask
for about $30,000 to enable it to pass
the requirements of the Dick law.
THE OLD DISPENSARY.
Dr. W. J. Murray, Chairman of the
Commission, Gives Out an
Columbia, Oct. 19.--Dr. W. J. Mur
ray, chairman of the board charged
with the winding tip of the state dlis
pensary, wa's seen this morning rela
tive to the winding up board sup
porting Attorney General Lyon in his
efforts to secure evidence with regard
to the purchases of the old' state
board of control.
Dr. Murray said he was adverse to
talking about the affairs of the com
mission and declined to talk for pub
lication except to say that the wind
ing up commission was giving Attor
ney General Lyon all the suppoi pos
sible, and that there was entire co
operation on the part of the attorney
general and the commission to wind
up the state dispensary.
Dr. Murray, who .has given a great
deal of time and attention to this
work stated that it had t ken up a
great deal more of his valuable time
than he had ever expected. He does
not know what the position of the
board will be with reference to the
Garrett suit, as that is a matter for
the board to determine for itself. A
m!eetn; of the board was called yes
'erd:ay but on aceonut of the absence
of Mr. W. F. Stevenson- who is spe
eial counsel for the board-on busi
noes connfected with the hoard, the
umeeti2g was nlot held yesterday.
The board may determine to ask
for ai modification of tile order allow
n'I it to pay out all of the funds with
he xwptioan of so much as is neces
ary'* to satisfy the Garrett eiaim or
1n o*p!y.1 aillow. the Garrett inl
. iiito'1 to be moule permanet and
-. : 1 a 1ri n e e ern h ti
no2 (r -: hi Io Hm'!y with the reegu
* . lat'u of the commilssion in placingt
thec money Onl deposit, thle board re
goiring ample collateral as well as
THE NOTABLE EVENT I
The great Two-States
Agricultural and Industr
Exhibits of the resources of
Over $4,000 in Pre.miu
and rmDst dv-anced Farmin
For the first time in the S
Picking Machine will be in<
Magnificent Display of Pc
ever erhibited in the Southi
Great Cotton ? arade-$'
Splendid display of Cattle
Attractions and Amusen
Band, the finest in the Sout]
casion at a cost of over $1 ,
Fine Running Trotting a!
Over $4,000 in Purses.
The ,,rreatest Football Ga
Georgia vs Clemson Colleg
A variety of Free An
Free Balloon Ascensions
The L argest and Finest I
Remember the Dates, N(
Lo>w 3ates :
For Further Information i
FRANK E. E
THE COMMERCIAL B1
under call of State Ban:
September 17, 1907.
Loans and discounts
Overdrafts - - -
Furntiure and fixtures
Cash and,sight exchange
Capitl Stock - --
Undivided profits (less ex
Dividends (unpaid) -
Cashier's checks - -
Due Banks - - -
Bills payable - -
Individual deposits -
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J. Y. Mc
Interest Paid in o
PANY, of Green
Sannounce to the
Iyour cotton, ins.
for 10c. per moni
ofa month to Cc
SWarehouse is ne
respects and has
W 3. ?V( "!RE. Pres.
)F 1907. S
THE SECOND ANNUAL
k I RC
Exhibition at Augusta, Ga.
ial-County, Club and Individua t
Georgia and South Carolina.
ns-Great Exhibition of the newest
x and Agricultural Madhinery.
south the great labor-saving Cotton
>peration daily during the Fair.
)ultry and Pet Stock-the greatest
00 in Special Prizes.
and Live Stock.
ients-First United States Artillery
--engaged especially for this oc
id Pacing Races for large Purses.
me of -.he Season-University of
e. Special Trains.
iusemrents, including "Dare Devil
Aidway ever brought South.
w>vmber 4 to 9.
'rco2xn ALl 3Pciate.
PEANE, Secretary, Augusta, Ga.
NK OF NEWBERRY, S. C., j
k Examiner at close of business
- - - $406,831 16
. -m 5,653 08
-- - - 3,116 93
-- - - 42,172 36
.. - - - $ 50,000 00
penses paid) - 49,484 84
- - 1,030 00
--- - - - 103 88
.- -858 38
.. - - 20,000 00
- - - - 336,296 43
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.j'
ur Savings Department.
wood, S. C., wishes to I
Farmers of this and ad
i that they will store
are it and grade it, lii1
h per bale, the fraction
ont as a month. Our
w and Up-to-Date inY
a capacity of 6,000 :ics.
i Save Money. ____
VA EH OUSE GO.
s. . 1 t R ' ra,i
tatement of the condition <
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 12
call of State Bapk Examin
ills receivable.......$219,605 64 (
verdrafts........... 5,180 75
ash on hand and due .
-om other Banks.....$ 10,193 92 ]
Watch us grow. We pay 4 per ce
ient compounded Semi-annually.
D. DAVENPORT, GEo. B. CR
W. B. WALLAcE
rhe People's I
Daid Up Gapital - -
nurplus and Individual ]
oor protection of depos
i. C. MOSELEY, President. 1
V. W. WHEELER, Cashier. C
Better a conservative Intere.
eturn when wanted, than a high
bout the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Dep
nakes it so. Likewise our Boa
if prudent conservative managei
G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. H. Hunter.
J. P. E
Ne allow 4 per cent. pei
)epartment, interest p,
Japital $50,000 --
No Matter How Small,
will give it, careful atte
pplies to the men and t
The Firsi Cough
SEven though not severe, has a t
tive membranes of the throat
Coughs then come easy all win'
* slightest cold. Cure the first c~
P set up an infiamation in the deli'
,lungs. 7se best remedy is
SYRUR. It at once gets right
moves t e cause. It is free fro:
Ia child as for an adult. 25 cent
- EVERY ONE DOESN
Some have to dig,
share But if you will 1u
partmecnt anid lay up a :
ings you will soon have
year own. npe. a
SDr. Ge2. Y. Hunter, Pres't.
j.F E;owne. Cashier.
>f The Exchange Bank of
th, 1907, in response to
,apital stock.... ...$50,ooo oo
Ourp1us............... 6,460 74
ashier's Checks...... 269 84
)ividends unpaid...... 87 50
ills payable ........ 75,000 00
ut. interest in our Savings Depart-.
OMER, L. SPEARMAN,
:y, S. C.
- -$25.000 00
Profits $6,000 00
. I . $25,000 00
. A. CARLISLE, Vice-President.
rEO. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
t on your deposit with its safe
rate and a feeling of doubt
osit. Government supervision
rd of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
ino. B. Fellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
- annum in our Savings
- Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Large,
~ntion. This~ message
he women alike.
J. E. NORWOOD,
of the Season,:
endency to irritate the sensi
and delicate bronchial tubes.
er, every time you take the 0
>ugh before it has a chance to #
ate capillary air tubes of theg
QUICK RELIEF COUGH
at the seat of trouble and re
n Morphine and is as safe for 0
[JG STORE. 0
[ INHERIT MONEY.
nd dig hard, for their
tize our Savings De
mortion of your earn
an "inheritance" of
count in this Baik to
Dr J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
J. A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.