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CORPORATION LICENSE TAX
University Measure Approved and
Returned to House?Income
Trip State. 10.
Action in plenty featured the senate
day session yesterday, the upper
house passing and ordering enrolled
for ratification without a dissenting
vote the corporation license tax bill
and sending to third reading the inrsv
hills of the ways and means
committee and of Senator Padgett
with the understanding that the debate
The senate also passed and returned
to the house the university trustee
bill enlarging the board of trusX
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lina to 21 elective members' by !92*?.
One amendment adopted by the senate
merely changes the years as ihe
bill was introduced last year and this
clerical change was necessary, but a
last minute amendment offered by
Senator McGhee to provide that no
member of the general asenibly. shall
be eligible to be elected a trustee un
der the terms of the act may provoke
opposition in thp house. The
senate agreed to the amendment.
By a vote of 26 to 10 the senate
adopted a resolution at the beginning
of the session giving all :he revenue
measures now before the body and
those yet to come right of way over
all matters, with the exception of
local, uncontested matters. Later an
attempt was made to get up the income
tax bills for the purpose of send
ing them to third reading with tho
understanding that the debate come
then, and this brought cn considerable
debate as to the advisability of such
Hydro-electric Bill Held Up
Spn&tor Moore tried to get up the
two income tax bills and the hydroelectric
tax bill so they could all be
advanced at one time to third read*
* ingr, but upon objection of Senator
McGhee that the hydro-electric tax
bill had not been on his desk 24
hours, this measure was held over.
A lively debate was then entered into
?? oHvifsnhilitv of referring the
two income tax bills to the judiciary
committee, but the bills were finally
advanced to third reading and not
referred to the committee. The general
opinion as voiced by Senators
Moore, Hamilton a'id others was that
the senate must ,:buckle" down and
dispose of the revenue measures one
way or another.
Senator MeGhee has prepared a
substitute bill for the ways and means
committee income tax measure and
introduced it last night. He would
have the tax 10 per cent of the
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ment in all instances. A full report
would be required on the return of
every person, firm or corporation
made to the federal government unoiiViofifnto
UCI 111XO w.**.
When the corporation license tax
bill increasing the amount to be paid
by corporations from one-h?.lf of a
mill on every dollar of the value of
the property of the corporation used
within this state in the conduct of its
business to one mill was brought up
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no objection was voicea ana me um
passed on a viva voce vote.
This bill will increase- the revenue
of the state from corporations from
$120,000 and $240,000, it is estimated.
The bill to incerase the number of
trustees at the university from seven
elective members now to 21 by 192G,
five new members to be chsoen this
year, all terms to be six years following
a complete organization of the
new board, brought on a good deal of
Senator Beasley opened the discussion.
He poin+ed out that the alumni
were supporting the bill practically
to a man and he said he saw no rea?
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son why The measure snouin not ue
parsed. He said the university was
doing a great work and has wonderful
opportunities ahead of it *:nd
the placing of more members on the
board of trustees will assist the institution
to expand. He said the institution
belonged to the people of the
state and he wanted to see the people
more interested in it.
Senator Williams an ex officio mem"
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ber of the board, said ttte Dili snoum
not pass. He said the plea had been
made for "new blood," but he thought
the larger board would be unwieldy.
Senator Williams intimated that there
might be some friction at the university
and said Dr. Currell. the president,
had Seen the effort being made
aim auiiouiiceu ins res>igii'ai/ivii. -?*<said
he thought the legislature ought
to let good enough alone. He thought
the bill might prove a dangerous experiment.
Moore Against Bill
Senator Moore said he had never
struck a lick at the univtrsitv or any
other state institution, hut lu- thought
the measure was unwise. He asked
why !: was the other state institutions
were not asking for more members
and added that this bill might
hang as "nig stick" over Winthrop.
C'lemson and the Citadel, lie said if
there was friction at the university '
it should not he brought to the leg's-;
lature, but added that he made no <
charge that there was friction. i ;
Senator Pearce said the bill was not ;
' sponsored by students at the univer- <
sity, hut by aiumni of the institution 1
who were now leaders in business af- !
fairs of .he state. He said several of <
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ed the measure. Ho said there was no ]
friction at the university ami that x'ne i
proponents of the hill were not try- 1
ing- to put anything' over the legisla- . t
, Senator Hamilton s.ud the idea did ]
r,ot originate among the students at j
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Christie Benet, J. Rion McKissic-k, J.
Gordon Hughes, W. W. Byil and oth- j
or;? and he was in favor of the meas- t
ure. i r
Senator Beailey said the bill was i
absolutely no attack on the present ?
board, but an effort to enlarge the j
n arn-fii lrio?? nf th(? liniversitv. II
Senator Young said the university' c
had grown much in the last number +
of years and with the increased activ-! ?
ities ho thought more men should be
added to the trustee board. He said c
. he had not heard of any friction.
Senator Massey said the intent was j
to increase the uset uiness 01 rne m-,g
stitution and to advance its work.jj
Trie bill, he said, had not originated ^
at the university. He said the alumni i
were all .'n favor of the measure. I ^
Senator Wightman said the bill ?
would add more useless expenses to' (
the state and he was against it. He ' ]
asked why the other institutions were; j
not' asking for more trustees. j j
Senator Moore moved to strike out i (
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tne enacting woras 01 un- um, uui,t
this was lost by a vote of 20 to 13, |(
and the bill was thc-n sent to the house,r
as amended. 1}
A large number of bills were receiv- j
ed from the house, including the Ger-jj
aid street railway arbitration bill, j
which was referred to the judiciary ]
! The Richland delegation Columbia. (
hospital bill was advanced to third I j
' reading. j,
The senate finance committee bill i <
to repeal an act entitled "An act to j ]
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25 pe< cent of the amount of the cap-!,
ital stock and surplus of any banking j j
'corporation doing: business in thisi,
state, invested in United States Lib-]
erty bonds, and farm loan bonds, of j,
the federal land bank of Columbia." ,
approved the 14th day of January
I 1920, was recommitted to the finance
. committee for the purpose of hearings.
: Edward C. Strutt in Charleston American.
Rome. Feb. 8.?Cardinal O'Connell
, had an extremely busy day today and
i was received everywhere with a eon
tinuation of ovation given him at the
cardinal went again to the}
American college this morning at
.10:50 to confer with Vice Rector
Burke. When he appeared, tli" students
renewed the ovation, and if it
, had not been for the respect for his
I rank they would have "chaffei" him.
i The cardinal th?n called on several
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of his colleagues 111 vne oscrt?u mij
lege. He was recei 'vd everywhere
| with a nearty we.'.T.nj ;.nd ait?i expressions
of regret thar he had not
arrived in time to participate in the
It is stated that the Roman carjli'
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dinai O'Connell assured nim that the
, conclave anxiously hoped for the arj
rival of the American cardinals.
Cardinal Daugherty will arrive to.
morrow morning. He will stay at the
American college. Cardinal Begin
! will stay at the Canadian college.
They will immediately proceed to the j
Vatican to perform the ceremony of I
adoration of the new pope. Five hundred
thousand Italian widows, mothers
a:-.d sisters bereaved in the world j
war have addressed a congratulatory]
telegram to the pope, especially j
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thanking him for the lirst solemn <
blessing on Rome and Italy and his
!prayer for peace for the whole world.
FLORENCE MAN, REPORTED
MISSING IN FIRE, SAFE j
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Florence. Feb. 8.?Captain J. R. j
Nelson, A. C. L. passenger train con-!
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ductor, reported missing wnen tin' j
Lexington hotel was destroyed by lire ;
Tuesday morning, is alive and we)] in <
Florence. Capt. Xelson left the ho- j
tel at 11 o'clock and the lire starred'
at 4 o'clock in the morning, ills room j
mate, F. L. Shaw, is listed as missing. !
j What happened when an unwanted .!
bride determined to make herself de- j
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DEBATE ON BILL
Uncontested Matters Given Consideration
The Slate, 10.
Debate on the luxuries' tax bill con
turned almost every minute of the
morning session ol' the house, local
ami uncontested measures being the
^lilv other bills considered. Among
the number of these uncontested bills
lowever, there were several measures
[)f statewide import, all of which were
advanced on the calendar without debase
or opposition. Conspicuous
among -these were the Biease resolu:ion
to authorize the borrowing by
he counties of money needed ,10 con
:inue the operation of schools, the
Ballard bill to amend the embalming
ict and the bill to lix the warehouse
narges for the sale of tobacco.
The Ballard embalming bill was
massed ori third reading and sent to
he senate as was the W. R. Harris
neasure to prevent the introduction'
nto and the dissemination wit n in tne
tare of South Carolina of contagious
m<i infectious diseases of honey bees,
["he Richland delegation bill to rejuire
administrators and executors
o render their accounts one year
ifter their appointment was also giv-.
>n its final reading and sent to the
The McElveen - McCutchen-Lewis-:
rord-Prance bill, to fix the charge?
:nd expenses of handling and sellnig
eaf tobacco upon the floor of tobacco
va rehouses was sent ro third reading.;
The bill provides that the auction always
shall not exceed l."> cents on
ill piles oi' 100 pounds or le>s and 2">1
ents on all piles over 100 pounds. :
ror weighing and handling 10 cents'
)ei 100 pounds or less with 10 cents
'or each additional 100 pounds. The
ommissions on the gross sales of the
iin n0f\ chill nnt. exceed 2 1-2 oer
ent under the provisions of the ^ill.
The measure will come up on third
The Blease joint resolution to em>ower
the county treasurers to borrow
at the request of the school cornriissionres
of any school districts the
vioney needed to continue schools in
operation was also sent to third rearing.
The resolution authorizes the
various county treasurers to pledge
ihe county taxes for any money so
borrowed. This bill, it is thought,
will make it possicie ior me unwiLtrirupted
continuation of the school
Lerms despite the postponement of the
payment of taxes.
The Richland delegation bill to provide
for the transfer of the northeastern
section of Lexington county
ihiiwb'mmiu tfii'wijib.ii m umji w t h.jl ? . w
to Richland county \va.- jriven un
v.:i.ous-y t'avorabie : ;?o:\ 1 y the j
: diciary .-on.nnttci-.
Representative .J. 11. O'Rouke
Charleston is the author of a bill
require hotels, c-afrs. depo'.s, and ::t
er places catering to ihe geneva' pu
lie to maintain an eujul number i
free toilets in proportion to the p:
toilets. The bill \va? referred to tl
wav- and means committee. M
O'Rourke !s aiso the father'of a b
fKif ulp'ifioif' r-nmriMJiH'? fvo
reon!ring patrons or subscribers '
pay for services in advance \vh<
these patrons or subscribers are r
quired by the company to furnis
bond before the telephone compar
agrees to install instruments. T1
bill would also provide for deductioi
from the subscribers' bill in case se
vice were Interrupted for three da;
' nr in Hirer. This measure wer refem
to the judiciary committee.
TRINITY SCHOOL TO
A play, "The School Ma'am," \vi
be presented at Trinity school hou.5
Friday ni^ht. February 17th, afc 7:3
o'clock. v 1 ?
i'rpc hmr-r t < will h<> sowed hv til
ladies of the School Improvement a
soc-iation from (5:45 until 7:!>0. Th
public is most cordially invited.
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o the iwun w ho has dri\
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relation in six-cylinder j:
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EAPTiSTS SERVE MANY jj
u- SAiLORS AND SEAMEN j
t.? rr?l)a!iiv the mast extensive work '
carried on among the sa:!or? and seamen
by any denominational r-gencv |
)j- rou:h of New York is \lac. done at j
lV J;.;-) f( *i\jiie. F!a.. under i!v auspfcts!
>,, of rh ;:?>. ,( nrssion Koa'*.I of the '-. u- ;
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v i.icrn rtni?t:st convent on >) *.:nc
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iji to a report for the- past three months J
m just compiled by Capt Karl Frost sup-jj
h() t of t!ie Seam?::'?. ins:it;:te, j
>n a tola" (f 1250 men h.uv visno.I noj
q_ institute, over 7.000 lettc-s hav.> been ;
:in written from there to friends an 1 lov-:
.. w! ones. 2810 free lodzin.zs hn\. be en
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ie er.von seamen out of work, 3X5 iroe J
meals have been served. <.*loth?rijar has j
r. been furnished 31 men and jobs hav<?
been found for 249.
./i In addition ro this service 340 sick j
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ami distressed seamen have been hcln- !
ed, 22 have been given first aid siid j
hospital service, eight have been help-1
ed out of serious difficulty, 11 To have
jj been visited by representatives of the j
:e institute, 385 resolved to live the
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u cnrjsiian me nereantrr, o-j umwu
5 with the church and 1SG enrolled at
1( the institute Bible class. A total of'
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270 Bibles ana Testaments were g;v- '
i en away among the men.
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rity, S. C. :
en other fine cars,
Six is a'delightful
ization has worked
cuously in the periliriesof
this fine car.
A IVhe els and Cord Tires
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away price, an
last you can
75 cents for Razor wo
$100 ? ? ,
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in time of sickne
get well again, b
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aepena upon in
the medicine the
Bring your docti
tion here and yoi
what his order a
up of the purest
drugs, wun cons!
and skiii, yet cha
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