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QUESTION OF TAXES.
Equalization Problem Seems Biari to,
Solve-Loss of DispensaAy lReve
Columbia, June 2.-The refusal of
Comptroller General Jones to confer
with the executive council of the
State Bankers' association, the fact
that this is the year for reassessment
of property and the approaching
campaign, which, it is expected, will
feature taxation questions, have
aroused a lively interest in the never
ending subject of taxation.
Throughout the State there have
been "kicks" recently on the fact that,
the boards of assessors have raised
the tax values, and prope'ty owners
have been complaining at the high
rate of taxation. Several things have
entered into the consideration. In!
counties where the sale of whiskey
bas been tabooed, naturally, it was
necessary to increase direct taxation,
and in other counties, in fact, nearly
all counties of the State, land and
roperty values have materially in-1
,Treased within the past year.
While many people have been dis
posed to jump upon corporations, it
has been conclusively shown by the
actual figures that country land is
the lowest assessed in proportion to
its value than other property owned
by people in this State.
Equalization of Taxes.
The principal trouble in this State
has been the fact that there have
arisen questions relating to the
equalization of taxes.
Comptroller General Jones has al
ways fought for the equalization of
the property in the State. Several
weeks ago, in speaking of the situa
tion in this State, he said, "much of
the property in this State is assessed
at a very low rate. This is caused
by the fact that the boards have not;
done their duty. The tax laws of the
State are all right if they were en
Figures taken from the last annual
report of the comptroller general in
dicate that there is a wide difference
in the assessment of the banks of
the State. Several of the banks of
the State are assessed at nearly their
real value, while others fall below 40
n 27 counties of the State there are;
banks, which are assessed at 60
cent. of their capital, surplus and
bvided profits. This is majority
e banks of the State.
e following comparative state
t shows the number of banks in'
ain counties and the percentage
~ssed <>f the capital, surplus and
Banks. Per cent.
ee.. ... .....4 70
ter.. .... ....5....66 1-2~
ns.. .... .....8 66 2-3'
.er.. .......4 62 1-2
ro.. .. .......7 67
msburg .. .....6 65 1-2~
mn the above table it will be
that in six counties, 34 banks
assessed at over 60 per cent.,,
several at nearly 70 per cent.I
ere are a number of banks in the
te that are assessed below 55 per
ent. The xres taken from the r
port of the comptroller general are
for an average assessment, several
banks in the respective towns, being
assessed at a higher percentage.
The following table shows the:
banks, counties and the percentage
of the capital, surplus and undivided
profits as assessed:
Banks. Per cent.'
Charleston.. .. ......14 40%k
Chesterfield .......... 7 41.3
Darlington .. .......5..., 50
Georgetown.... .....2 '50
Greenville.. .......15 55%,
Lee...... ... .... ... 4 50
Pickens.. .. ........7 43%,
Saluda.. ............2 42
Sumter.. .. .........5 52.3
It will be seen that in nine coun
ties of the State there are 61 banks
which are assessed a.t less than 55
per cent. of the capital, surplus and
rundivided profits. In four of these
counties the banks are assessed at
less than 45 per cent.
It is~recognized by the State Bank
ers' association that there should be
a change in the method of bank taxa
tion and that to this end a meeting of
the executive council should be held
to confer with the comptroller gener-:
Sal, who a few days ago declined to do
this, saying that it would do no good.
Very many matters have come to
the attention of the comptroller gen
eral where country property is not
properly assessed. For instance, a
few weeks ago someone wanted to
know, in GorgeLown county, if coun
try land could properly be assessed'
at $3.50 per acre. On the other hand,'
there has been property which was.
assessed above its value. The whole
matter, it seems. can be summed up
in one expression: Equalization is
LThe banks and street railways are
assessed by the county auditor and
con+y boards, and the work is not
reviewed by any one. It is therefore
impossible, in the opinion of many,
to equal4e this class of property as
compared with other places.
The State board of assessors has
charge of the assessing of the rail
roads, Pullman cars, telephone com
panies, telegraph companies and ex
press companies. This board will
meet some time during the summer.
The State board of equalization is to
assess textile industries, cotton seed
oil mills, and this year assess real
estate. The first are assessed annu
In 1903 the State board of equaliza
tion decided to assess the textile
plants of the State on a basis of 60
per cent, The board of assessors
have assessed the railroads on the
It is the opinion of many that the
tax laws of other States are much
more improved than in South Caro
AWAIT NEXT DISPENSARY TURN.
Significant Statement by Judge De
Tore-Richland Grand Jury In.
structed to Return.
Columbia, June 2.-Judge Devore
announced in court of sessions this
morning that, at the request of the
attorney general's office, the grand
jury would return next Wednesday.
"The attorney general will have
something for you then," was the
statement made in court today. The
grand jury had been asked to return
today, and it was generally expected
that some dispensary indictments
would be handed out, but, in accord
ance with the statement from the of
fice of the attorney general, the mat-:
ter is postponed.
Attorney General Lyon was not in
the city, and it is thoaght that he is
now making arrangements for some
dispensary fire which will be started
up next week in the courts of this
county. A number of attorneys and
others interested in the dispensary
situation 'appeared in the court room
this morning expecting something to
turn up in the dispensary cases. The
grand jury had some minor indict
ments to consider, and then stood
adjourned until next Wednesday,
when it will return. Gen. John D.
Frost, former adjutant general of this
State, is foreman of the grand jury.
With the dismissing of the grand
jury, for the time being,, interest in:
the dispensary cases does not end,
and there .is yet much speculation as
to what the attorney general propos
es to do at this term of the court. The
general impression today appeared to
be that the indictments to be handed;
out to the grand jury would represent
new matter entirely.
Te Interest Revived.
Tefirst intimation of the renewed
development in the dispensary mat
ters came last week, when upon mo
tion of Solicitor Cobb two indictments
charging conspiracy against mem
bers of the old dispensary directorate
and whiskey agents were taken from
the vaults and nol prossed as to
Morton A. Goodman, one of the whis
key agents doing business here dur
ing the regime of the old -State dis
pensary. The grand jury at the time,
was asked to return today; anc. tmis
was the .reason it was thought that
the indictments would be handed out
this morning. The absence of the
attorney general from the city and:
the probability on his considering the
course at the present time caused the
postponement of the matters to come
before the grand jury.
In court circles the most plausible
conjecture is that the indictments to
be handed out next week will involve
persons not hitherto connected with
dispensary matters. That new mat
ter will centre arounid the testimony
of Moton A. Goodman is the conclu
sion reached in this connection.
The two indictments in which Mor
ton A. Goodman goes free involve
more than $150,000 in alleged frauds
perpetrated against the State of South
The Big Conspiracy Indictment.
"No. 50" is the big conspiracy in-'
dictment, which was nol prossed -as
to Morton A. Goodman. After setting
out the position held by the members,
of the board of control, the indict
ment on two counts charges the di
rectorate and whiskey agents with
defrauding the State of South Caro
lina of $24,000 and $133,000.
SALUDA 'TEACHERS ELECTED.
Newberry Graduate Chosen Principal.4
Funds for School.
Saluda, June 2.--J. H. Shealy, a
graduate of Newberry college, and a*
successful teacher for the past five
years has just been elected principal.
of the Saluda school for the next
scholastic year. Mr. Shealy is re
garded among the best teachers in
the State, is a young man full of en
ergy and his work wherever he has
taught has been satisfactory in an
The assistants elected so far are:
Miss May Padget Miss Anne D
Jones and Miss Aline Kearse. The
latter is of Olar. Miss Padgett and
Miss Jones taught here the past year.
Two other assistants are yet to be L
The Saluda school district has for
the past five years had a special tax
of three' mills. By the election held
a few days ago this has been increas
ed to seven mills. It is doubtful if
there is a district in the State that
has a larger special tax.
The interest in the local school is
practically universal. It is the pur
pose of the people of this town and
community to have one among the
best schools in the State. The funds n
for such a school are now rovided for, 8
and the trustees are looking for only
the very best teachers.
Saluda is looking up!
Now is the time to subscribe to The
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SUMMER SCHOOL FOR COLORED
Summer school for colored teachers'
will begin June 13, and continue for
four weeks. Permission will be ask
ed to conduct the school in the Hoge
school building. Arithmetic and his- m
tory will be taught by Rev. B. Levis- I
ter. English grammar and. geography
-to be supplied. No certificates will H
be renewed until after the close of
J. S. Wheeler,
S. J. Derrick,
E. 0. Counts,
County Board of Education. H
Banks on Sure Thing Now.
"I'll never be without Dr. King's
New Life Pills again," writes A.
Schingcek, 647 Elm St., Buffalo, N. Y.:!
"They cured me of chronic constipa
tion when all others failed." Un
equaled for biliousness, Jaundice, In- in
digestion, Headache, Chills, Malaria
and Debility. 25c. at W. E. Pelham &
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Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, th
Rev. Edw. Fulenwider, pastor- Iw:
Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. n
Sunday school at 5 p. m. J. B. Hunter,1
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, J. F.
J. Caldwell, lay reader-Lay reading
every Sunday at 11 a. m. Sundayo
school at 10 o'clock. J. F. J. Caldwell ul
Associate Reformed Presbyterian T
Church (without a pastor). Pulpit sup-'
plied at stated times. Sunday school
at 9.45 a. m. E. C. Jones, superintend
Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, Rev.
J. E. James, pastor-Preaching every C
Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school at
5 p. m. Rev. J. E. James, superintend- -
Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church,1
Rev. J. D. Shealy, pastor.-Preach- T
ing every first, second and thrird Sun- 01
day at 11 a. in., and every first, third ihi
and fourth Sunday at 8 p. m. Sunday
school every Sunday morning at 104 l
o'clock. J. D. Kinard, superintendent. s
Preaching at Mollohon every second W
Sunday night at 8 o'clock and every b(
fourth Sunday morning at 11. ai
First Baptist Church of Newberry, T
Rev. G. A. Wright, pastor-Preaching d4
every Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday a
school at 5 p. m. W. H. Hunt, super- h
West End. Baptist Church, Rev. T. T.
Todd, pastor-Preaching every first,
second and fourth Sunday night at 8
o'clock and every second and third
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Sun
day school every Sunday at 10 a. m.
S. Y. Jones, superintendent.
Central Methodist Church, Rev. M.
L. Banks, pastor--Preaching every
Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school at
5 p. m. Jas. F. Epting, superintend
O.'Neall Street Methodist Church,
Rev. W. C. Kelley, pastor-Preaching
every first, second and fourth Sunday
at 11 a. in., and every s3cond, third and
fourth Sunday at 8 p. mn. Sunday
school 9.45. W. C. Bouknight, super
Preaching at Mollohon every first
Sunday night at 8 o'clock and every
third Sunday morning at 11. Sunday
school at 9.45. F. H. Jones, superin
If you are not satisfied after using -
according to directions two-thirds of
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and Liver Tablets, you can have your ai
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digestion, regulate the bowels. Givea
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Woodmen of the World.
Maple -Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W,
eets every first and third Wednes
iy eveLing at 7.45 o'clock. Vijit.
g brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
eets cviery second and fourth Wed
sday night in Klettner's Hall, at
B. B. Leitzsey, C. C.
J. J. Hitt, Clerk.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. I.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. 3.,
eets every first Monday night at 8
!lock in Masonic Hall.
Visiting brethren cordially invited.
Harry W. Dominick,
W. Earhardt, W. M.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, I. A. M.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
ets every second Monday night at
o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick,
irry W. Dominick, E. H. P.
Golden Rule Encampment.
Golden Rule Encampment, No. 23,
0. 0. F., will meet at Klettner's
all the 4th Manday night in eaeh
>nth at 8 o'clock.
W. 0. Wilson,
W. G. Peterson, Scribe.
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, I. 0. 0. F.,
11 meet Friday night, June 10,
Klettner's' Hall, at 8 o'clock. Let
ery member attend.
C. G. Blease,
G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, L 0. I. IL
Meets on Thursday nights at 8
,lock. Next regular meeting on sec
.d of June, and every two weeks
ereafter u-ntil September 15, after
ichi time will meet. every Thursday
ht at Klettner's Hall.'
0. Klettner, C. R.
teechee Council, No. 4,. D. of P.,
I. 0.. M.
Metsi on Tuesday nights at 8
~lock at Klettner's Hall. Next reg
ar meeting on 31st May and every
to weeks thereafter until September
,after which time will meet every
iesday night. 0. Klottner, R. C.
Newberry Lodge, No. 75, K. of P.
Meets every second and fourth
iesday night at 8 o'clock, at Frater
A. Bowman, C. C.
K. of R. & S.
Wants to Help Some One.
For 30 years J. F. Boyer, of Fertile
o., needed help and couldn't find it
iat's why he wants to help some
te now. Suffering so long himseli
feels for all distress from Back*
he, Nervousness. Loss of appetite
ssitude and kidney disorders. He
OWS that Electric Bitters worls
onders for such troubles. "FivE
ttles," he writes,' "wholly cured me
id now I am well and hearty." It's
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ouble. Dyspepsia, Blood Disor
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ia. Try them. 50c. at W. E. Pel.
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We have the goods to please you-all
selected with utmost care, by men who
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prices are always reasonable.
If you want a treat for breakfast try our
a coffee of Smoproved flavor-slow-cooked
and dry.cured, after long seasoning. It
makes a delicious drink, because the
bitter principle' is extracted, but the real
coffee tang is all there.
A Cu p in the morning will "set you on
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Lame shoulder is almost invariably
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d yields quickly to the free appli
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is liniment is not only prompt
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Red Deer Corn 3.00
Red Deer Gin 3.00
Belle Haven Rye 3.00
Sydnor XXXX Rye 4 Qts. $2.60.
Sydnor XXXX Corn 4 Qts. $2.60.
Sydnor XXXX Gin 4 Qts. $2.60.
Name . 4 qts.
Old Capitol Rye $5-75
Fern Spring Rye 4-5C
John Black's Private S. 4.0o
I. E. Goff AAAA Rye 3-50
Goff' AAAA Rye 24 Pts
Bell Haven Rye 24 Pts.
Red Deer Corn 24 Pts..
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In Bulk. i gal. 2
AA Rye $2-50 $
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Straights Yrs. Old Rye 5.25
AA Corn 2-50
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For information leading to
the arrest and conviction of
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Several unscrupulous fakirs
have been deceiving the public
and selling worthless glasses
at an exorbitant figure.
This is a picture of Dr. G.
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it at "Low Water Mark"
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a from this point reach any place.
od and Drugs Act.
in 100 per et1
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950. 48 Half Pints $1o.oo
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