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INCOME TAX LAW
TO BE ENFORCED
COMPTROLLER GENERAL IS
Time For Making Returns For Tax
ation Extended, With Approval
of Gov. Ansel to May 1.
Columbia. March 28.-Comptroller
General Jones 1has writte, a eirenlar
letter to the county auditors of the
State in whieh he calls attention to
the income tax law, and instructs
them to enforee the same. At the end
of the letter the following approval
is signed by Governor Ansel: "I ap
prove of the extension of, time to
make th-e ret-urns referred to." This
approval of Governor Ansel will,
do-btless. have the effect of making
the law enforced in the various coun
Comptroller Gen'eral Jones has fre
quently called attention to the non
enforcement of the income tax law.
It was stated a few days ago that if
the law were not complied with un
der the extension of time as set forth
in the circular letter, which is being
sent out today. the auditors in the
counties, where the law is not being
enforced, will be reported to Gover
nor Ansel. and their removal request
ed if it is shown that they a:e respon
sible for the conditions in their coun
The letter of Comptroller General'
Jones to the county auditors is as
Gen. Jones' Letter.
To County Auditors: Under the
Code of Laws Of South Carolina,
Section 276 and 370, the comptroller
general is required to prepare and
transmit instrutions to carry into ef
feet the provisions of the tax laws,
and to decide all qwestio.ns, which
may a-rise as to the :true conditions
of the same.
The instructions thus given shall be
obeyed by, and the decisions thus
made . -l be hcu.ng upon all coun
ty, town and municipal officers.
By virtue of the authority vested
by law in the comptroller general
with the approval of the governor, the
time for making the income tax re
turns is -hereby extended to May 1.
1909. After that date, the penalty of
50 per cent. must attach upon all who
hall have then failed or refutsed to
make such returns.
Immediately upon receipt of these
iAstructions, you are directed to pre
pare *a list of all persons who.m you
may believe are liable for the income
tax. In preparing this list you should
call on and consult with the members
of the county and township boards of
assessors, and such citizens as may
in you r opinion have information
touching the income of those liable.I
You are further directed to place in
S4he hand of each persn so listed an
income tax blank and require such
person to fill out said return and
swear to same.
In cases any person refuse or C dl to
file or Swear to said return, proceed
to assess tihe amount of their income
upon information and belief, and1 add
thereto a penalty of 50 per cent. and
charge the aggregate upon your tax;
On May 1 you are required to file
with the comptro.ller general du.pii-'
cates of the above lists, together with
a statement as to each taxpayer,
showing the action ta-ken by him. ,
Yours very trulv,
A. W. Jones,
I approve of the extension of time
to ma.ke the returns referred to,
M. F. An-sel, Governor.
Enforcement of Law.
The inco'ne t.ax law -has been eiving
coneiderable trouble ever since it was
placed on the statute books.
In the year .iust passed, accordin;
to the report from the office of the
comptroller generaI the following
were the reeeipts from the income tax
Abbeville $47, Aiken $116.43, An
derson $10.20, Charleston $3.577.40.
Clierokee $101.18, Chester 910.14,
Edfgefield $247.5. Fairfield $41.06,
Georzetownu $286.03. GreenviIle $21.00
Kersh aw~ $114.85, Lan caster $58.21.
Lexington $57.30. Marion $.36.2..
Marlboro $36. Newberr $205.91.
Oennee $11.50, Orangeburg $124.38.
Richl $1 .191.49. Son'atabur- $T,
401.04. Sumter $32:3.93, Enion $325.50
York $211.20. Total $8.554.8
The following counties were not re
ported in the statement showing the
income taxes charged in each county
for 1908: Bamnberg. Barnwell. Beau
fort, Berkelev. (l-esterfield, Claren
a-on, ( olleton. D)arlinigoa. i'. chit-!er,
Florence, Greenwood. Hampton, Hor
rv. Lanurens. Lee. Pie,kens, Saluda and
come tax law was put intr. effect in
1898 are $49.929.10. In one r two
of the r-.ontiez there liave heen nl: tax
on mCiheoms collected sinc th law I w W
enatd and in the ma.iority of ti'e
counties the collections have been
Charleston county has led in the
amounts paid in, with Richland see
ond in the list.
In Richland County.
The following letter was sent out
by Auditor Gibbes, of this county:
Dear Sir: Whatever its merits or
otherwise, the assessing office of Rich
land are chargedl with11 the duty of
enforcing the income tax law of this
State in this county.
We find many returns which seem
to be below the proper figure. and an
absence of numerous names which we
think should ibe added to the list.
According to th-e best estimate we
can make your net taxable income
would seem to be $-, while the
amount assessed against you is $
The law requires you to return all
regular business and investment in
come from all sources, except from
non-taxable bonds. except that actual
business expenses or the cost of mak
ing the income may be deducted.
You cannot deduct any investments
you may make in stocks, 'bonds, prop
ertV. life insurance or building and
loan companies. for such investments
After ascertaining your net income
as above defined $2,500 is deducted as
Income from investments in other
States is taxable at the residence of
the citizen. In law the residence of
the husband is the residence of the
The assessors sympathize with re
luctance in ma.king these returns and
for the reason that their enforcement
has been law throughout the State, no
penalty will be attached in ease you
comply wtth this request by the date
named. Otherwise the estimate quot
ed will be entered against you wita
50 per cent. penalty for non-return.
E. W. Parker,
A. M. Wise.
C. M. Lide,
W. H. Gibbes., Auditor.
The enforcement -of the income tax
law may bring about some interest
ing developments this year. It is a
subject of general discussion and com
ment here these days.
FARM WOEK IN THE SCHOOLS.
Agricmttural Feature To Be Intro
duced in State Industrial
Columbia, March 29.-Mr. Ira Wil
liams. State agent of farm demon
stration work, and Commissioner
Watson will go to Florence on Thurs
day for the purpose of establishing
sricultural school work in connee
tion with the St-ate Industrial school,
located at Florence. There has been
an urgent demand to expand the
school demonstration work and this
is .a step in that direction.
At the session of the legislature
there was some talk that the demon
stration work was being droppe'd be
ause no appropriation was asked for
it from the general assembly. Bat
the reason for this was that there
was no basis upon which to work and,
until this is in hand, it was not con
sidered necessary to ask the legisla
ture for State aid in this work.
Tshere are now two schools in the
State in which farm demonstration
work has 'been successfully carried~
on. In connection with this work the
Farmers' Union Sun .this week says:
"Even while the agitation, which
began last summer. for the teaching
of agriculture in a practical way to
farmers' sons was but beginning,
Commissioner Watson and Prof. Wil
liams were working to get actual ex
periments under way independent of
State aid. With Dr. Knapp's hearty
support and Col. Dargan's earnest in
terest class room work and field work
in agrieulture was inaugurated at the
Gen. Sumter Memorial Institute, at
Statesburg, in Sumter county. From
th'e first both boys and girls mani
fested an absorbing interest in the
class room work. and twenty-five
bnys are nowv talking.the work on the
practice farm. It is worth the trip to
the school farm to see these boys at
wrk in the field, see them ditching
ad doinn other things and finding
keen pleasure in t.Th is indepen
ie Leen ealced fo th traiping of
eftr h4\e) in t2 !;1d ! of all pro
fe -ions-ai plan int d ashed at thle
It cssi'n ofA the dene:al assembly
for the re:wson that it waos desired to
fi rnish ;a practi?2 1 demonstration
first--is already proving a most grat
ifvng suc cess."
As to the school in Sumter county,
f which ('ol. Dairgan has charge,
ami1ce fromn time to time in the pa
pers. The .twenty-five boys there are
engaged, during the time they are
not at other work in the school, in
cultivating the fields, and not only
they but the girls also, have grown
very much interested in this feature
of the <c.iml. nairying. trucking,
FO R STI
One-year-old Roses, with
roots formed and its own sc
These are not dormant Ros
growing when you buy them a
positively Woom this year.
The big Rose offer we make
Friday, April 2. will afford a
to secure some of the choicest
for early Spring planting.
4 ROSES FOR 2E
On display Thursday Evenir
grown by the Americar
The Sale will be conducted by
Barrettes, flair Combs
poultry .raising and other important
brancehes of farm work are taught.
At the school in Aiken, the Down
er Institute, there were laid out by
government aid ten acres of land for
the purpose of. farm demonstration.
There are separate plots for the fruit
trees, rotation crops, etc., and the
school has been very successful in its
Commissioner Watson will meet Mr.
Ira Williams in Floren'ee on Thurs
day, or some member of the depart
ment ~of agriculture, commerce and
industries will be present to co-oper
ate in the wonk. The government will
grive to the State Industrial school all
the agricultural features necessary
for .the demonstration work. The
school will be instructed by Mr. Wil
liams and the department in how to go
about the work, and it is expected
that there will be as much interest
shown by the pupils as has been
shown by those who have the inter
ests of the school and State at heart.I
Mr. Hartwell Ayer, of Florence,
was here to see Mr. Watson last week
and it was Mr. Ayer who took up this
matter with the department, with the
result that within one week arrange
ments have been made to start in the
farm demonstration feature at the
school in Florence.
Commissioner Watson is very en
thusiastic about the work and believ
es that, wihen it is started at Florence
there will be some basis upon which
to work for State aid.
Letters remaining in postoffice at
Newberry, S. C., for week ending
March 27, 1909:
Mr. Jeag Anderson, Fred Arm.
Mr. Lomus Baity, Rachel Bales,
Mr. A. E. Beekham, Miss Mabel Bock
er', Miss Lola Cannon.
Mres. Florence Clekl.ey. Counte &
Bros., Mrs. Zenner Counts, Mr. A. Eu
eene eGates, Mr. Silas Glim. Mr. John
Fate Harmon, Miss Bessie Hawkins,
Mr. John Herehel.
Mfrs. .MIaggie Johnst on. '
Mr. G. W. Koon.
Miss Lizzie Bell Onse.
Miss Alice Leaphiart.
Sallie Musteon, Miss Anniie Miller,
Mr. Edward Perry.
Mr. Johnnie Stewart.
J. L. Sweligrove Co.. Mr. A. L.
Sheaiy. Mrs. 'Sula Swindler, Miss
Mary Shumkin, M. S. Suber.
Mr. 1L. E. Troutman. James Thomn
Mi s Jassia Younsg.
Mr's. Nelhe Wallace.
.\l 11 rsons .:3.lling for the.,e e
wil please.( av that they? weeL adLvL.
rea test R
DE TO THE L
rd will m
1g in our Show Window. None
Rose and Plant Co., of
Mvr. Powell of Sprir'gfield, Ohio.
,Waist Pins, Large K
LEFT bE HER DOORSTEP'
Mrs. A. G. Tuson, of Livermore, Cal.,
Writes: "I picked up from my door-I
step one day a little book in which it
soon became very much interested.
My little girl of five years of age had
been troubled for a long time with
loss of appetite, extreme nervousness
and undue fatigue. She was all run
down and in a very delicate condition.
"This little book was very comre-1
bensively written, and told of the new1
method of extracting the medicinal ele
ments of the cod's liver from the oil,
eliminating the obnoxious oil which is
so hard for children to take.
"'Just the thing,' said 1. 'for my litle
daughter,' and I immediately went for
a bottle of Vinol. It helped her won
derfully. She has gained rapidly in
flesh and strength, and she does not
take cold half so easily.
"I am extremely grateful for the
good it has done her, and I hope other
mothers who have weak, delicate or
ailing children will be benefited by may
experience and just give Vinol a trial"
Vinol is sol in Newberry by
Win. E Peiham & Son.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
I will make a final settlement of the
estate of Sumter Jones, deceased, in
the probate court of Newberry coun
ty on Friday, April 9, at eleven
o'lock in the forenoon, and imnmed
ately thereafter apply for letters
dismissory as administrator of said
estate. All persons lhaving claims
against said estate will present the
same on or before said date.
John C. G3oggans, C. C.,
Administrator Sumter Jones, deceas
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