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IN THE ANNUAL REPORT (
Says His Office Has Accomplished
Great Deal with the $1,000 An
The State, 28th.
One of the most interesting amn-i
reports to be sent to the general
sembly is that of Comptroller Gf
eral Jones. Extracts from the rep<
were sent in yesterday. There are
p4mber of recommendations e
braod i4 t report.
Aecording to tip report, the to
moUnt avAlab,8e for oinary
penses for the year 1910 is $1210,5
It is pointed out that the estimat
expenses for the government will
$100,000 more than last year.
The report is an indictment of I
inequalities existing in the nfor
ment of the tax laws, and the con
troller general gives some highly
teresting data along this ;line, sho
ing alleged "gross inequalities.'"
"I feel it my duty, - says I
comptroller general, 'to again e
your atten.tion to the confusion,
equalities and unlawful exemiptions
the assessment of shares in the bar
ing corporations brought about
county auditors, eoniity boaids
equalization ignoring or setting asi
the assessment laws; the -violation
banking laws of this State by'soi
of the banks in their investmen
and illegal exemptions allowed ban
in the assessment of their shares i
It is stated in the report that t
operation under the corporation
censes tax act of 1904, amend<
1905, has been uniform and satisf,
tory and there has been little fr
tion in the adminItration of t1
law. The license fees during t
past year amounted to $89,5?2.85.
As to Delinquents.
'"I renew the recommendation
says the comptroller general, "ma
in my report for 1907: The penal
for non payment of taxes of 1 I
-eent. for January, 1 per cent. I
-February and 5 per cent. to 15th
March, entafls unnecessary work.
eounty auditors, and the penalty 1
ing nominal, it becomes an incenti
to taxpayers to defer the payment
*tdaxes. I recommenid that a total pe
alty of 4per cent. be added to all
]inquent taxes January 1, and t
the time for the payment of tas
and penalty expire March 1, a
that exeontion be i'ssued immedia1
ly after, Ihat idate.''
The comptroller general is of t
opinion that if the income tax w~
enforced between $50,000and$75,0
'would be realized. "I desire to s
that the counity auditors of Sparta
burg, Charleston and Rich.land, wi
those in some of the other counti
~have made earnest efforts to enfor
The State Debt.
As to refunidig the public debt
the State, the report says:
"The .total State debt, as appea
by the State treasurer's report,
*approximately $6,526,885.41, of whi
$5,613,781.69 is in 4 1-2 per ee2
Brown Consol bonds and stocks.
1913 the State can exercise its rig
to refund the B..own Consol bon
"The sinking fund has now
'band, which could be applied to sa
debt, $780,000. The amount whi<
will probably be on hand July, 19]
will be $900,000, which will ;redu
the State debt by that amount. T
believe that the balance of t
Brown Consol debt can be refund
at 3 1-2 per cent. In refundiing ti
debt, the bonds should be made no
taxable, but exemption of corpor
tions investing in such bonds shou
mot be exempt from taq:ation on t
amounts so investedfare it simr
srhifts the taxes so exem ted on t
Shortages Reported On.
As to special investigations, the
"With the special appropriati
placed at my disposal at the last s,
sion, I have had special investis
tions made in .the c.ounties of Eds
field, Fairfield, Georgetown a
"I had the investigation of -t
treasurer's aceounts commenced di
ing the fiscal year of 1908 complet
in 1909. This investigation confirm
that of the previous year. T
amount due by ex-County Treasur
Pattison has not yet been paid os
to his successor. The matter is n<
inl process of adjustment.
"I had a thorough examinati
made into the accounts of the coun
treasurer of Fairfield county. Ma:
errs some of them serious, we
discovered and corrected. At the
conclusion of the investigation the
county treasurer produeed evidence
showing that he had fuinds sufficient
to his credit in -the bank, together
OF with his cash on hand, to meet his
liabilities to the State and county.
A full report is given on the 'ex
a amination of the -conditon of the ae
Pcounts of James F. Detyens, of
'Georgetown. This case was report
ed to Governor Ansel. The Lang
ford shortage in Hampton county is
tal reviewed, also the inivestigation of
Ms- the county treasurer's office in Spar
wrt The following conclusions as to in
a vestigations axe reached by the comp
m- troller general:
''It is matter of gratifieation to
al me that in those cases where inves
Ix- tigations by this office have shown
, sa tages on the part of officers, and
ed the sureties thawe zubsequently inves
be tigated tho matter, they have invari
ably confrmed the results of the in
he vestigation reached by this office. It
x- is not a pleasant duty to discover and
tp- report defaults on the part of the
in- officers, bat it is a duty prescribed
w- by law, and can more effleiently be
performed under the direction of this
he office than by independent investiga
all tions made by persons unfamiliar
i- with our tax laws and methods of
in county adm tration.
Lk- 'The cost of these investigations is
by comparatively smad1, when compared
of with the good accomplished, not only
de in discovering shortages amd leadiag
of to the recovery of misappropriatel
ne funds, but even more so in the pre
ts, vention of the occurrenees of short
ks ages and mistakes on the part ' of
or county officers.
he "Irregularities and shortages oe
li- cur not because if defeet in the sys
tem of bookkeeping prescribed for
xe- county officers,/ but, on account of
le. their carelessness and negligence -aid
is in some cases where shortages have
he been discovered, the officer respoasi
ble has omitted to keep any intelfi.l
gible record of funds received and
" disbursed by him, it would seem for
de- the very purpose of affording an op
ty portunity for him to make mistaked'
er as -to what funds he actually has on
or hand for the county.
of "With the system of bookkeeping
on alr'eady prescribed, competent offi
e eis, using ordinary 'eare, can avoid
ye these mistakes. Frequent and sys.
of 1tematie investigations of their ac
a. counts will; tenid to make them care
to. ful and to keep their accounts and
at offiees in proper order.
:es ''I would ask that your honorable
ad body increase the appropriation .at
c-my disposal for such investigations
to the sum of $3,000. This will give
he better results than double the amount
a s pent in special investigations of
00 such offices by independent anid tern
y porary commis.ons.
n- "'From $15,000 to $18,000 have
th ~been spent by the, counties in inves
es 'tigations by special legislative comn
ce mittees or grand juries during the
-last two or three years, as against
the annual appropriation of $1,000
of for investigations under the direction
of this office. A comparison of 'the
rs results achieved is decidedly favor
is able to investigations made under
eh the supervisionr of the tax depart
[n ''In the county of RicMand $1,000
ht' was spent during 'the last year for
ds an examination of the a,uditor's,
treasurer's and supervisor's offices.
mn The result was a fine exhibition of
id bookkeeping, bu't not much else of
sh value. Yet this amount was the same
.3, as that placed at mb disposal to ex
ce amine the county officers' books in
e 42 counties of the State..
hs 'lHence, I earnestly ask the~ above
ed increase of your appropriation for
dIs this- parpose.''
a- STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
id County of Newberry.
hCourt of Common Pleas.
ly The gank of Prosperity, Plaintiff,
E. A. Hen'tz, J. J. Hentz, M. C. Kis
er Company and G. B. Bunadrick,
By virtue of an order of Court
Oin the above entitled case, I will
~ sell before the court house of New
a- berry, S. C., on the first Monday in
~e- February, the same being the 7th
nd day of the month, within the legal
hours of sale, all the interest of E.
A. Hentz and J. J. Hentz in that
he tract, piece or parcel of land lying
Sand being situate in the county
ed and state aforesaid, in No. 11 town
he ship im the Town of Pomaria, S. IC.,
hecontaining thirty feetiby eigby~-eight
er feet, bounded on the south by Hol
er loway street, on the north by Victo
ria street. on the east by Lot No. 2
and on the west by lot of C. H
Counts, this being the samne lot con
on veyed from E. A. Hentz to W. W
ty Hentz and J. J. Hentz and recorded
ain Book 14, 'i't page 459, in the office
ers.6Ths ar y ks Orm
Sylresed pot toes reln
arhig paned n inbleqai
qus,anitis ea ' yea bte laresof
the most prftable and reliable of
We are headquarters for the best
.Wood's 30th Annual Seed
Book gives full descriptions and
information, with the h~hs tes
timonials from success growers
as to the superiority of Wood's
Write for p rices and Wood's
Seed Book, which will be mailed
free on rdqjuest.
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Sedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
for said county.
Terms of Sale: The purchaser
will be required to pay one half cash
and the balance in twelve months
from the day of sale, the credit por
tion to be secured by the bond of
the purchaser and a mortgage of the
premises sold, said bond to provide
for interest from day of sale at eight
per cen.t. per annum and- that the
buildings on the said lot be insured i
from loss or damage by fire and the
policy of insurance assigned to. the
Master .as additional collateral.
Purchaser to pay for papers and 3
for recording same,
H. H. Rikard,
Master Newberry Co., .
Jan. 12, 1910.
At the same time and place, and ont
same terms, I will sell the interest of
Hentz Bros. in above described I
(brick store house and lot) property t
located in Pomaria, S. C., and make e
deed therefor at same time with the a
IMaster of Newberry County.
,Lambert W. Jones,
Trustee of Hlentz Bros., Bankrupt.
A few mintes delay in .treating
some cases of croup, even the leagth ~
of time it tak~es to go for a doctor t
often proves ~dangerous. The safest ft
way is to keep Chiamberlain 's Cough 11
Remedy in the house, and at the
first indication of croup give the!
child a dose. Pleasant to take and
always cures. Sold by W. E. Pel
ham & RSQLl
At the Close of the Busi
Condensed From Repor
.oans and discounts $269,495.25
urniture and Fixtures 2,275.00
)verdrafts secured and unse
3onds and Stocks 680.00
,ash and due from Banks 59,437.65
40[ Paid On Se
While They Last.
A limited number of slightly used
$95 High Grade Organs for only
$58 50. These organs appear near v
new and are warranted to last a-long
lifetime. Terms'of sale given on ap
plication. Write for catalog stating
terms desired This is an opportu
nity of a life time to possess a fineor
gan at about cost. Answer quick, for If
such bargains don't last long
Address: Malone's Music House,
Columbia, S. C. Pianos and Organs.
Pure~ Blood ~wn
( Vl1~My s
Drug Store 5
Ne....berry, S~ C ____.
People sometimes ask us: "How
1ay I nwwe ybodis bad?"
ou may have rough or scaly skin
-a sign ,of coming skin disease.
,ittle wounds, scratches, cuts or
urns, do not heal up quickly, as
Now Nyal's Hot Springs Blood
ing, to make the blood right, to We are 1:
nrich it, cleanse it, strengthen it,
nd it does it. Good blood means greatest:
'ood health, nine times in ten, and pepeii
yal's Hot Springs Blood Remedy
akes good blood, rich, red blood. OUR
We do not recommend patent LARGE
edicines, but this is not a patent
edicine, it is a scientific remedy same car
>r the blood, and we know what
:will (do.T h
layes' Drug Store,
N ewberry, S. C.
RY,1 S. C.
ness November 16,19
t to State Bank Examiner
Capital $ 50
Undivided Profits 2
Notes\and Bills Re4iscount
. E. NORWOOD,
ou are looking for some
that is beautiful and upm
te in VALENTINES, you,
to come to
EIE BOOK STORE
tock is worth your time to~
it over. I have a Valen.
:o suit every one, in quality~
n. price. They are now on
y. Come and look them
and if you see anything
suits you can have it put
My prices run from ic.
ay es' Book
nki Witht a Policy
, Deposits January lst, 1910
,Conservatism & Servi
repared, ready and willing to renden the
possible service to the greatest number of
Sthe greatest number of ways.
FACILITIES ARE AMPLE
AND SMALL AMOUNTS receive th
[ewest Bank in Newberry S. C