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?ATE MEETING OF
W FARMERS WANTED
Bpartanburg Farmers' Union Adopts
Resolution Calling on President
Qoodwin to Issue the Call.
To O. P. Goodwin, President F. F. &
C. U. of A., South Carolina Division:
Silt:?The county Union of Spartan
burg county, in convention assembled
on this 16th day of November, 1907,
unanimously passed the following pre
amble and resolution:
Whereas, The members of this
county Union believe that it is neces
sary for the well-being and effectual
work of the F. F. & C. U. of A., South
Carolina division, that we should have
a more definite constitution, and that
provision should be mado for effec
tually carrying on the work of market
ing our produce through a general
Whereas, Wo, the members afore
said, love the Union and are moved
p^ith^inglc-hearted desire to promote
its welfare, and to maintain peace and
good will among the members, and to
promote such feeling toward and from
all mankind, now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That we hereby, in accord
ance with the provisions of the consti
tution, call on the president of the
State Union to call a convention of the
State Union, to be held in the city of
Columbia, South Carolina, on the 11th
day of December, 1907, to adopt a con
stitution to be referred to the State
membership for a referendum vote, and
to transact such other 'business as may
come before such convention.
A. F. BURTON, Pres.
J. WHITNER REID, Sec'y.
ONK MEETING CALLED.
The call meeting to be held in Co
lumbia on the 18th day of December is
mainly to hear the report of W. G.
Moore, the State representative of the
Union, who is now abroad in Europe
investigating conditions and arranging!
for the spinners across the ocean to
buy the cotton in bulk direct from the
county built warehouses in the State.
From all that can be learned from Mr.
Moore it seems possible that the ar
rangement can be made whereby the
middle man will be eliminated and the
manufacturer will deal directly with
the grower through their agent. There
Is but one obstacle in the way, and that
is the cotton will have to be baled but
ter. At'present when the farmer sells
the bale it is not in condition to be
shipped, and has to be recovered.
When the cotton is placed in the
warehouses it will be graded and
marked and the selling agent will take
note of the stock on hand. Then when
the spinner buys he will know exactly
what he is getting, and the farmer who
owns will have the satisfaction of
knowing that he is getting for his sta
ple exactly what he has jointly agreed
with others that it should be sold for.
Don't buy any articles of Furniture
for your house before you see our line,
and let us quote you prices. We can
save you money.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkcs & Co.
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for Fis
cal Year, 1907, at the Treasurer's Office
from October 1.5th., to December 31st.,
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January, 1907, with one per cent addi
tional. Those who prefer paying in
February, 1908, can do so with two per
cent additional. Those who prefer to
pay in March, 1908, to the 15th., of
said month, can do so by paying seven
per cent additional. After said date
. he Books will close.
All persons owning property or pay
ing Taxes for others in more than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each of the several Townships ;
in which they live. This is important
m additional cost and penalty may be 1
attached. Prompt attention will be
given to those who wish to pay their
Taxes through the mail by check, mon
ey order, etc. Persons sending in lists
of names to be taken off* are urged to
send them early as the Treasurer is
very busy during the month of Decem
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax.41 mills
County Ordinary,.3 mills
Special County,.1J mills
Road Tax,.2 mills
Survey of proposed County of
Total. 14J mills
Laurens Special No. 11 3 3-4 mills
" " No. 1 4 mills
No. 2 2 mills
?? " No. 8 2 mills
" " No. 4 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
Youngs Special No. 10 21-2 mills
Ora " No. 12 2 mills
Fountain Inn" No. 3b 4 mills
Dials " No. 1 3 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 7 4 mills
Sullivan " No. 1 3 mills
No. 6 21-2 mills
No. 7 3 mills
Waterloo " No. 14 3 mills
No. 1 3 mills
" " No. 2 2 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
Cross Hill " No. 3 8 mills
Cross Hill Sinking fund, 2 1-4 mills
Cross Hill Township High
School,. 0 3-4 mills
Mountville Special No. 16 2 1-2 mills
Hunter " No. 5 3 mills
Sullivan Township R. R.
Bonds.4 1-2 mills
All able bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 are liable to pay
a Poll Tax of $1.00, except old soldier."
who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00. in lieu
of Road duty. Road Tax to be paid by
the 1st., day of March, 1908. Other
Taxes to be paid at the time stated
J. D. MOCK,
Oct. 9 1907?td.
Before you buy be sure to see our
line of solid oak, beautifully finished
Beds, Bureaus and Washstands. On
account of buying these in carload
quantities we can sell you the best
made and best finished furniture for
what you would have to pay for a
cheaper quality at other places.
S. M. &E. H. Wilkes & Co.
The firm of L. B. Willis & Co.. Gray
Court, has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent and the business will
in the future be conducted by J. W.
Wells, who assumes all past obligations
and will be responsible for the future
conduct of the business.
14-3t. L. B. WILLIS,
J. W. Wells.
On account of bad health and other
changes, I earnestly request all par
ties indebted to me for guano and gro
ceries to come and settle same at once.
T. N. BARKSDALE.
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
Are cured l>y Cliaml-crlnin'a Solve. One applica
tion relieves the itcliing and burning sensation.
A. COOPER, C. W. TUNE, J. F. TOLBERT, M. J. OWINGS |
President. Sec'y and Treas. Mgr. Ins. Depart. Vice-Pres.
J. O. C. Fleming,
E. P. Wharton,
C. D. Moseley,
H. K. Aiken,
S. M. WlLKES,
C. E. Kennedy
J. W. todd,
S. j. Craig,
D. A. Davis,
j. W. DuPkee,
W. j. Fleming
j. F. tolbert,
W. A. Watts,
M. J. Owings,
R. A. Cooper.
Capital Stock $25,000
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds bought and sold. Loans negotiated on Real Es
tate?long time and easy payments. Our Insurance Manager, Mr. J. F.
Tolbert, can give you the very best Life and Fire Insurance contracts.
We also act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Receiver,
We offer, subject to previous sale or withdrawal
Five Shares Enterprise Bank at . 121.00
Give Us Your Business and Help a Home Enterprise.
DEPOSIT BY MAIL, AT 4%
Twice a Year
This bank receives deposits by
mail from all sections of the country,
and allows 4 per cent on same, com
pounded twice a year.
By this method you can deposit
and withdraw quickly, safely and
conveniently, apcl have the benefit of
the security afforded by the large
resources and financial strength of
Depo its are received in any
amount trom one dollar up, and may
be withdrawn whenever desired.
Write for booklet, free.
Kw 0. OitfTHjm (Pr?a. Cuca*CulfcCo.) ? ? Prwi<Unt
W. II. l'Am?Mi*.VirC |.rOM.Irnl
JkO. S. owsxi.Vice-|>ro.iilrnt
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Wm. i>. owki .a.lt. GmMci
CANDLER BUILDING. ATLANTA, GA.
"Before you buy be
sure to see our Line
of China Closets, Hall
Racks, Wardrobes and
All made of Solid Oak, beautifully finished in different
designs and sizes. On account of buying these in large
quanities and direct from the factories, we can sell you the
best made and best nnished|Furniture for what you have
to pay for a cheaper quality at other places.
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Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Simpson of Cross
Hill spent Thursday and Friday in the
Rev. W. E. Callender has returned
from the Greenville Convocation of the
Episcopal church held at Yorkville last
week. This Convocation will meet
with the church of the Epiphany in this
city next June.
After spending several months in
Laurens, his old home, Rev. Conway (i.
Anderson has returned to Guatemala,
Central America, to resume his labors
as a missionary.
A word to lovers of
WM. H. RROWN & BRO'S.
It pleases the most fastidious
Buy it now.
For Sale by
Dodson-Edwards Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
NOT SO LARGE
Income Was Larger Than Was Expected,
and Less Money Than Usual Will
Have to be Borrowed.
"While the deficiency in the finances
of the State government is not so large
as estimated early in the year," said a
State official yesterday, "still there is
need either for retrenchment in the ap
propriations or an increase in levy, un
less the general assembly estimates
more exactly each year how much will
be raised. This year the deficit would
have been about $180,000, but for in
creased revenues from several sources
and for unexpended appropriations."
The total appropriation for 1907 by
the general assembly amounted to $1,
460,216.93, and so far the State has
borrowed $350,000 to meet current ex
penses. At the time of the appropria
tion, however, the revenues were esti
mated at least$120,000 below what they
actually will be, and the prediction of
Comptroller General Jones would have
been verified but for this increase in in
come. In his annual report, in calling
attention to this deficiency, Mr. Jones
said in part:
"The estimated expenses of the State
government for 1907 arc $1,271,781. It
appears that if the appropriations do
not exceed the estimated expenditures
for 1907 it will require of the taxes of
1907, $425,000. and as no part of these
taxes will be available before Novem
ber 1, it is apparent that the State must
borrow $175,000 to pay expenses bcf< re
the taxes of 1907 are available. The
State's revenue for 1907 from taxes es
timated and based upon the present as
sessment of $249,500,000, at a rate of
4? mills on the dollar, would realize
$1,122,750. To this add from indirect
and other sources $151,400. This would
give a total estimated revenue of $1,
274,150. If the estimated expenditures,
$1,271,781, are not exceeded, then a
State levy of <1? mills will pay all ap
It so happened, however, that the
appropriations exceeded his estimates
by about $180,000, and for that reason
it was thought that the State would be
just that much behind.
The revenues from the franchise or
corporation tax amount to $78,352,
against an estimate of $70,000, due
principally to collection of the linos and
penalties. The State taxes from the
railroads will show an increase of $60,
000. duo to the roiso of $11,500,000 in
values, while the Slate taxes on real
estate will amount to as much on ac
count of a proportionate increase. The;
insurance fees will bring in about if 17,
000 against an estimate of $42,000, and
the fees of stale will amount to about
$20,000, against an estimate of about
$18,000, and therefore the deficiency
will not bo over $65,000.
This will bo still further reduced by
the turning back into the State treasury
of some funds left over from the high
school appropriation, as well as seine
other unexpected funds.
At the next session of the general
assemby, however, it is almost certain
that a more systematic effort will he
j made for estimating the revenues of
the State, as well as providing a more
uniform tax law. -Columbia State.
If I had J. LVs money, said old man
I would make everybody happy, from
Oregon to Maine;
You don't need money, j isl be free
(Jive your family Rocky Mountain Tea.
Palmetto Drug Co.
There will be no kick coming if yon
buy yonr goods from Red Iron
Suits for Buster $1.39, $1.98
up to $4.48.
On Clothing! Clothing:! Hats, Shoes, Dress Goods, Millinery, Notions
and Racket Goods.
$6.39 up to $14.75
$4.98 to $12.39
$2.00 Hat now $1.48
$8.39 special and $12.50
breaks all records
98c to $3.48
Beautifnl ll:ils, new arrivals
in Latest Hals and prices are
?* ? v
SPEC I At.
msy ' 4 Iff
(58c to $22.::<>. Guaran
$3.50 buys a $4.00 Shoe. $1.98 buys a $2.50 Hat $1.98 buys a $2.50 Shoe. 98c to $1.48 Heavy Winter Shoes. $1.18 to $1.98 Heavy Shoes. $1.48 Big Value. 48c, 69c, 98c, $1.25 School Shoes. $12.!)7 and $18.25 (iuar
anteed for 12 years
Don't fail to see the Special Bargains in our New Annex. Tin, Qlass, Crockery, Lamps, Rugs, Dolls, Prunks, Bags, Toys and Racket Goods. Come and bring the whole family along.
6 Special Bargain Days Each Week
Red Iron Racket
Laurens, Greenwood, Spartanburg, S. C.