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JJie ||entlD and Jjaus.
Entered at the Postcffice at NewIktj,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
e. h. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, October 22, 1915.
TO OUR READERS.
Every family in this county is now a
subscriber to various magazines and
newspapers. The total amount of
money paid for these publications
probably amounts to several thousand
dollars annually. It is money well
spent, of course, because we must nave
something for the family to read.
But if you can save about 75 perj
cent of this money, and still have all
the papers and magazines you want, it
is worth considering, is it not?
We have made arrangements where
oy we can save tms community nun-j
dreds of dollars by merely ordering!
their reading matter through our office.
Our best offer is a club of four
magazines with your own paper for
only $1.49 a year.
i ou win nna mis Dig oner aaverised
on another page of this paper.
Look up the advertisement and read
all about this remarkable offer. Send
us your order right in?mail it, telephone
it, or bring it to us, and we will
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HA it up at once sy mat can get
If there is anything in the advertisement
you do not understand, drop
into our office sometime and let us explain
all about it. It's the best clubbing
offer we have ever seen, and we
are anxious to ha/ve every reader take
advantage of it.
The time at which tbe sale of The
H-erald and News for $1.19 for one year
was up on Saturday night, but in as
much as several persons had spoken
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to u^> mat ititjj woiuu iiJtve get in
early in the week, we have taken subscriptions
this week at the old sale
price of $1.19 and will continue to do
so the remainder of this week, but positively
We have another offer, however,
which is even more attractive. We
will send you The Herald and News
fmrl frvnr ma^azinps fnr rvnp rpnt 1p<;s
than the price of The Herald and
News. We had intended to charge $1.68
for the combination and it is so stated
in an advertisement in another column,
hut we will make the combination
price $1,49, or we will sell The Herald
and News for $1.31. This offer will
run for the next four weeks, or until
the 20th of November. Not after that
date. After the date we will sell 'The
Herald and News alone for $'.50 and
the combination for $1.68. In other
words, we are now offering you a penny
to let us send you four magazines.
It is an unprecedented offer. It will
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tended beyond the 20th of November.
The Herald and News presents today
a supplement carrying the photos
of all the young ladies who have been
entered in the beauty -contest at the
Harvest Jubilee in Columbia next
week. The noting closes on Saturday.
A -coupon containing the votes is in
each copy of the supplement. You
vote by number after selecting the
young lady for whom you desire to
cast your suffrage.
Though unswerving in our loyalty
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TO sou in uaroima, iirsi, last <iuu <111
the time,'' Lancaster was glad to welcome
the Charlotte boosters on their
"sociability tour" to this section. Lancastrians
are noted for their booster
spirit and are always glad to extend
their hospitality to booster guests.?
And so it is with all booster communities.
They are always glad to
welcome those from other places and
to extend the right hand of fellowship.
"When the boosters come they have a
tendency to arouse the booster spirit
in the community, in fact, we all need
to get together and mingle with one
another more. It helps in the local
community as well as to have those
from other communities for us to get
together more frequently. We are too
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much inclined to be selfish at the best, j
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IT'S JUDGE SMITH. I
The Press and Standard has all J
along held that only the best men in!
the legal profession?men combining
legal learning with real manhood and
ability?be chosen as judges. The kind
of man we have in mind was made
judge only recently. He has ability,
character and manhood. He does not
; fear to take a stand, and having taken
it he has ability and learning to hold
it. That man is Mendel L. Smith of
Camden, and these remarks are made
in recognition of the signal victory
won by him in the recent term* of
court held in Charleston. Judge after
judge presided there, and term after
term "no bills" were returned in the j
I opiAhratpri linnor oases, but when bis I
honor, Judge Smith delivered his masterly
charge to the recent grand
jury, they could not do other than
bring in true bills. This they did and
the petit jury convicted one defendant <
last week?an unheard of thing in
We give Judge Smith the greatest
share of credit for this show of return
to law.?Walterboro Press and Standard.
The Herald and News said as much
some time ago. i\Y>e believe that the
able and fair and clear and impartial |
presentation of the law and the appeal ]
to the higher citizenship which was
included in the charge of Judge Smith
had much to do with the action of the .
grand jury in the iCharleston cases and
with the verdict of the petit jury.
Judge Smith is a clear thinker aftd a
good lawyer and has the capacity of
expressing himself forcefully /and in
this charge he put the situation clearly
up to the Charleston jurors without ;
any grand stand play. ]
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Con yon realize ltr it nas scarcely (
been six weeks since we were all won
dering if arrangements could be made ]
to borrow money on cotton on a basis 1
of six cents the pound. And now the J
banks are willing to lend you money at
six per cent on a basis of ten cents .
the pound for your cotton. Why should
any one complain? Why not get the
'.7% * t
money on your cotton and buy a year's (
subscription to The Herald and News? ,
Chairman Jones Says That Taxation
of Real Estate is Largely
The South Carolina tax commission
has issued an advance sheet containing
part of their annual report, which
sets forth the work which the com- i
mission has been doing. The tax com- ,i
mission was created'by act of the last (
session of the general assembly "in ?
order to effectively carry into execu- t
tion the equitable assessment of prop- 1
erty for taxation." ;
The powers hitherto lodged in the 1
State board of assessors and the State ^
board of equalization were conferred *
on the State tax commission and both ]
of these boards abolished. The act 1
gives the commission general super- 5
vision over the assessment and tax 1
laws of the State, over all boards or
assessors and equalization, over all 1
assessing officers in the performance
of their duty, to the end that "all <
assessments of property may be made 1
relatively just and equal in compliance i
with the laws of the State."
The tax commission can not assess !
real estate this year under the act, but '
they are specifically empowered and T
directed to "assess and equalize the '
taxable value upon the property ana 1
franchises of railroads, street railway '
companies, electric railways, water, 1
heat, light and power companies, cor- 1
porations engaged in textle industries,
cotton seed oil and fertilizer comDa- i
nies, Pullman Palace Car company, c
express companies, telegraph and tel- i
epnone companies, private car lines ?
and canals furnishing power for rent, t
hire or sale, and public service cor- ]
porations, banks and banking corpor- <
ations, insurance and trust compa- 1
'ine real esxaie can noi ue reassessed
before 1918 unless the legislature so 1
directs. . *
The State tax commission is com- '
posed of A. W. Jones, chairman; <W. ^
G. Querry and J. P. Derham. They
were appointed by the governor, who
will submit their names for confirmation
to the State senate at its next
Assessment of Banks.
The following excerpts are from the .
?nvqn(>o c'hppt sroffpn out. hv the tax
"In assessing the banks and banking
corporations which have heretofore '
been assessed by the county auditors <
and county boards of equalization on j '
a basis 'varying in each county, the j <
State tax commission sought for a uni-!;
form percentage of value which would
place the banking properties on the
same relative basis on which they were
asssed in 1914. The aggregate amount
of assessments of such property for
the year 1914 was $13,07S,6S1, but a
great difference existed in the per
eentage of the true value taken for the
purpose of assessment, in the completeness
of the returns for purposes
of taxation, and in the allowance of
alleged exemptions; banks in some
counties being assessed at 20 per cent
of the real value of their stock, while
others in the same counties were assessed
at 60 per cent. The tax commission
ascertained that the average
percentage taken for assessment and
taxation of the actual value of all
bank stock throughout the State for
the year 1914 was 48.1 per cent and^j
therefore adopted this basis of percentage
of the true value of the banlTs
in 1914 as the basis to assess* and
equalize all banks' stocks of the State
"The incidental effect was to reduce
the amount of taxes to be paid by
some banks and increase the amount
to be paid by others. In making the
assessment and equalization of the
banks, the tax commission discoverei
and added some items of taxable property
held by the banks escaping taxation
which will more fully appear in j
the tabulated statements in another j
part of this report. No radical changes
were made; the object of the tax commission
being to equalize the amount
of taxes paid by the banks throughout
the entire State; to assess and equalize
them upon a common basis, so as to
place them upon an equal footing for
taxation, until such time as there
would be a new assessment of all
classes of property in the State, including
real estate, when a common
percentage of the true value for pur
poses 01 taxation win oe appnea 10 an
property. The increase of $1,487,904 in
the assessment of bank stocks for 1915
over the assessment of 1914, is accounted
for, not by the change in the
percentage of true value taken for the
purpose of taxation, but the increase
of new capital, surplus and undivided
profits, together with property heretofore
escaping taxation, and by the disallowance
of exemptions erroneously
illowed in the assessments of 1914.
"Matter of Gness "Work."
"The taxation of real estate and personal
property other than property of
corporations has been a matter of
raess work, and, of course, will" continue
to be largely so, because'^f the
difficulty in arriving at the market
t-alue of real estate and the changes
:hst take effect with reference thereto
'rom year to year. 'The statutes contemplate
the ascertainment of the valle
of real estate once in every four
rears, and a revision at such periods,
'f the legislature desires a revision be'ore
191S as now directed in the existng
statutes, they should so declare,
ma they should also fix the percentage
)f the true value of rdal estate and
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)asis of assessment for purposes of
taxation. One of the reasons why. the
assesments on real estate and other
property for the purposes of taxation
ias not been at the true 'value of the
)roperty has been the arbitrary threemill
constitutional tax for school, ani
;he practice of the legislature in" levying
a rate of taxation to be assessed
before the assessments are made, and
the amount ascertained upon which
he levy is to be made.
"The abolition of an arbitrary constitutional
three-mill school tax, and
the authorization of a flexible levy to
to meet the amount of appropriations
made by the general assembly for
State, county and school purposes, is
essential to a satisfactory readjustnent
of present taxing methods in this
State, and to an equitable assessment
md taxation of property for the purposes
of meeting the annual appropriations,
and the avoidance of inequalties
and unnecessary taxation.
"The restrictions of the constitution
jpon the power of the legislature to
classify the various kinds of property
in the State for the purposes of taxa:ion
should be abolished; the consti:utional
three-mill tax on all taxable
property for school purposes, and the
constitutional requirement for a uniform
and equal rate of asessment and
taxation should be repealed. If such
constitutional amendments were submitted
to the electors at the general
?lection in 1916, and these restrictions
upon the power of the legislature removed
by amendments to the constitution,
many reforms would follow, existing
inequalities be remedied, and a
simple method of eqritable and just
taxation inaugurated 10 meet the de-,
mands of our necessities.
wnen u:e oujeci ui mis cuiiiiiiisjmuj;
in securing the equitable assessment1
for property for taxation shall have!
been accomplished, the results will j
necessarily be to lower the burden
borne by those who arp paying more;
'han their proport;on of taxes and in- I
crease it on those who have heretofore i
escaped the proportion due by them, j
ind not to increase the aggregate!
amount of taxes paid by the people." '
IB IS SIM!
Business Houses, Counties,
Cities and Towns Will Be
MANY NOTABLE FEATURES
Harvest Jubilee is Unusual Attraction
? Eighty Cars Required to Haoi
Agricultural Exhibits.?Big Live
Stock Show.?Classy Foot Ball
Games, Racing, Bands, Free Attractions,
Columbia, Oct. 21.?W. W. Long,
State farm demonstration agent, was
a visitor to Columbia today, and expressed
himself enthusiastically over
the State fair prospects. "I expect
fully 5^,000 people in Columbia on
Thursday, the "big day' of fair week," j
he said. Mr. Long travels over South
Carolina each week and has an inti- '
mate knowledge of farmers' expectations.
They are discussing the State
fair and Harvest Jubilee in every :
nook and cranny of the State, he
Mr. Long's exhibits will be of prodigious
proportions this year. Fortysix
cans will be required to bring the
fruits ol farm demonstration efforts to
the State capital. Approximately 80 i
booths are being prepared in filie agricultural
hall for the reception of this
"fat of the land."
This will include the live stock ex-j
hibits, field crops, dairy products,;
poultry, women's work, girls' canning!
club products and home convenieiices. I
The Biggest Stunt of AM.
The Harvest Jubilee will be one of:
the "heaviest" stunts ever attempted j
in the State. The selection of the j
young lady to be crowned queen has J
attracted uniisual attention in prac-j
tically every/ county in the State. A j
"beauty jiipplement" of assembled;
photographs of candidates from the j
various counties has "been widely dis* j
tributed. More than 100,000 copies!
of the supplement has been mailed,'
and each coupon is good for 100 votes.
The coronation ceremonies are to take ;
place on the capital steps on next1
Monday evening. The 12 young j
women receiving the next highest j
number of votes will act as maids of
Jionor to the queen.
Three football games are to be
played on the fair grounds gridiron j
tnis year. Porter Military Academy j
and Baylor Training school of Knoxviile,
Tenn., open the series Tuesday
noon. The following day the Presbyterian
College of South Carolina 'and
the Citadel will smuggle for supremacy.
Thursday v,.A see the "big
game" in the annual contest between j
Clemson and the University of South j
The Two Big Days.
Wednesday is to be observed as
"South Carolina Day," when the nat:
ural resources parade is to be a;
unique feature. A long list of ooun- j
ties and individual cities has been;
listed for "floats" in the parade. j
Thursday has been designed as
"Columbia Day," and is to be featured
with a S20.000 trades disDlav." This 1
will be the most gigantic venture!
ever attempted by the commercial j
bodies of Columbia, and the "floats" to
be entered are both beautiful.and attractive
in * design. Other incidents j
of the fair, which promise to make it
me most successful ever held in the
State will he the enlarged exhibits'
of livestock and agricultural implements
; i the usual full program of j
racing events; and the participation;
by corn club boys and canning club
girls. At no time has there been
such an excessive demand for concessions
for space, and the indicated
attendance far surpasses that of previous
years. The official program
MnwnAV nr.TORPO oa
Official opening "South Carolina State
Fair, meeting State Mayors' Association,
state county and municipal offiicial
parade to Fair Grounds.
Night?Queen's coronation at state capi- j
tol. band concert, dancing.
At Fair Grounds?Dare Devil Doherty I
leaping the gap on a bicycle. Cyrus
and Mandy and their hay rack. Lady!
high diver, morning and night. Free
gate at Fair Grounds after 5:30 p. m.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26.
Military Day?Parade of U. S. troops and
Night?Open air dancing and Governor's
At Fair Grounds?Horse racing. Foot ball
game: Porter Military Academy vs.
Baylor Training School, Knoxville,
Tenn. Judging of live stock. Baby
show. Dare Devil Doherty leaping the
gap on a bicycle. Cyrus and Mandy
and their hay rack. Lady high diver,
morning and night. Free gate at Fair
Grounds after 5:30 p. m.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27.
South Carolina Day?Natural resources
nnmrlp Countv floats, citv floats. Boys'
Corn Clubs, Girls' Canning Clubs. J
Night-r-Open air dancing.
At Fair Grounds?Horse racing. Foot
ball: Presbyterian College. Clinton, vs.
Citadel, Charleston. Dare Devil Doherty
leaping the gap on a bicycle.
Cyrus and Mandy and their hay rack.
Lady high diver, morning and night. :
Free gate at Fair Grounds after 5:30;p.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28.
"Columbia Day"?$20,000 trades parade, i
Open to the world.
Night?Open air dancing. Band concert. !
At Fair Grounds?Horse racing. Foot
Ball game: Clemson College vs. South I
Carolina University. Dare Devil Doh- M
ertv leaping the gap on a bicycle. Cy- >
? c .in/l "Moiijlv nnd thfir h.'iv
I am. .. ,
Lady high diver, morning and night. t1
Free sate at Fair Grounds after 5:30
p. m. '
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25.
"Ladies' Day"?Floral Parade. Horse
and pony show. Parade Boy Scouts. ,
Night?Open air dancing.
At Fair Grounds?Dare Devil Doherty
leaping the pap on a bicycle. Cyrus and
Mandy and their hay rack. Lady high
diver, morning: and night. Free gate,
at,J?air Grounds after 5:30 p. m. ,
Mr. Lewis Scott of Union and Miss
Gertie Rhodes of Whitmire were quietly
married Friday afternoon, October I
15, 1915, by Rev. L. L. Wagnon, at his ,
residence in this city.?Union Progress.
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Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXATIVE
BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness not
ringing in head. Remember the full name and :
look lor the signature o< E. W. GROVE. 25c- j
for your hen
Feed them I
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what he is selling and
can keep it in order. ^
Our stock of Watches
are new and up to date
with prices right. You
will find no cheap grade _
at our store that we can't ^
give an absolute guarantee
Elgin or Waltham, 20 Y
Elgin or Waltham, Nickle (
Rrappiet Watches for w<
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rage this season, and in ou
the newest and most up to
popular prices from $11.00
P. C. JEAIS
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Agents for Waterman'i
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Who wants to sell the most popularFo
A Real BusineS;
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BRYON G. EI
New York, Oct. 14.?K. Okazaki, a
member of the Japanese parliament,
who ?'rived today on the St. Louis
from Liverpool, said that Japanese am- ,
munition plants and arsenals are running
at full capacity and that a considerable
portion of the products ara
cpnt tn T?,n?sia Wo sa/M that .Ta_raiT?
sells the war munitions at cost to the
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to Buy lour mm
ear Case $10.00 and up
Cases - $5.00 and up *
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)men are going to be the
r stock you will find only
date patterns ranging in g
to $75.00. I
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backed by the strongest guarantee
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VKER, Sales Manager}
ran Avenue, Chicago, III."
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