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\ "^GOSSIP Of THE
I State Officials to Make Few Recommendations to ?
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; General Assembly"-Some Proposed Work j
j for the Legislature. ;
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jk AU State otllcials arc working on
t).. annual -reports, of the-various de
jjpnrtmeqti, for the year, and the indi-i
lations are that th< re will he few rec
ommendations. A majority of the
State officials have come to the con-|
elusion that suggestions made to the
general assembly do not receive very!
guuch consideration unless pushed,
and therefore they will this year hare
little to say.
Comptroller General Jones has ?
?been wrestling during the year with
the enforcement of the income tax
law and the amount collected is just
about the same as last yoar. A re
vised list of taxpayers has been sent
to several of the counties, and a few
additional names have been reported.
For several years Mr. Jones has rec
ommended to - the general assembly
the abolishment of the law or that
provision be made for its strict en
forcement. The legislature has prac
tically ignored those suggestions. The
recommendation will he repeated this
Estimates are soon to be furnished
11 e comptroller general by the heads
nf departments to make up the esti
"inate for the expenses of the govern
ment which Will be furnishod the
ways and means committee. It is es
timated that approximately $1,000,000
will be required this year, and this
will mean a State tax levy of about
five and three-fourths mills, the same1
as last year. Tinier tho existing con-!
jditlons it is accessary to borrow about ,
9000,000 annually for the actual rim
ing expenses of the government. This
money is borrowed at a very low rate
of interest by tho State financial
Moncj \ ceded.
Tho S;.;u- treasurer needs some
money. About $000.000 will bo re
. ? mired to meet all of the necessary
expanses of the state by the end of
jlhcjyenr. Part of this amount will be
t:s d to pay up the notes of which
tho loan of $500,000 is made up, and j
n 'arg;- amount will be nseded for the
interest on the State debt. The
county treasurers are sending In the ]
ptate tax money very slowly, and all
nrc urged to pay up as soon as pos
sible. The collection of taxes was be
on October 15, and only about
$75,000 has been received so far. R.
11. J?nnings, the State treasurer, will
eoon prepare his annual report to the
general assembly. Ho will very prob
ably Bend in his report, without rec
Neu state Capitol.
The question of enlarging the capl-1
tnl is being gonof?lly discussed. The!
plans for enlarging tl.e State hqnse
pero prepared by A. \V. Trod, al
member of the house from Charles- ,
ton. The plan? conteinpite the ex-1
pendlture of about $1,000,000 during
the next three year-.
All Strne officials realize ti.a: more!
room Is heeded for the various de-]
p'artments. I'nder the present condi
tion the offices of the railroad corn
nil sion, insnraiiC.-? department and
department of education a?-e not lo
cated in the Sr;-;e capitol. During the
sessloii Of the legislature the officer:
of tho State department bl agrlcul
tare are moved to another building,
condition.- In the supreme court room j
are crowded, and more room Is need-'
? d in thai department for the office
ot el -rk, ..here the records of tlx
Court arc kept and In the llgrary. i
Mqch Progress Shown.
The report of tho secretary ot state j
ft .M. fvpeOown, will show that ap-J
proxlmately $27,000,000 in new capi-l
t.l has been Invested In South Caro
lina during the year. The office fees
this year are several thousand dollars
in ext'OBS of last year. TJo- statteticH
fw,m his office shows that Greenville
cormty l ? id? in the matfar of now
capital Invented. f!?- #fjj devote a
Chapter of his report to the control of
certain corporations. This section of
tho report will be announced later.
? Much of ?.'te time of the general a?
. nombly v.ill be taken up with tho
election of several officers. There
will bo elected a chief Justice and
associate justice of the supreme court
' eev^ral circuit, judges,' three directors
( of the State penitentiary, Jonurance
/ Vommlsslone.r, tfqateCtCof (he various
ftfatn lnstitu'ion-j where vacnneleH
occur, a SfcW librarian. A numbur Of
, <umU<}aten for the various places have
Already' been mentioned
: :;>r '0^f,isWy fMiles.
I ' AfoU. rr.; !nbbie// tote': mm dis pon
amry av.dltor;;i??iOTpn-to tynue h,h an
nual report on tho sales of the dispon
narW'fu- fix cbnfitiCa Suite. Mr.
Mobley OStJmates^hnl the salc3 for
?.c yotfr v. .,1 ?; pvo^lantt* I^M)/ "1
It is estimated that the operating ex
penses win amount to about' $100,000.
There \Vfll be several interesting
reports iiled with the legislature ' by
legislative commission's. It is said
that the report of the State dispen
sary commission has been completed
and Will be transmitted to the general
assembly through the governor. The
asylum commission will also make re
port as to the work for the year at
State Park. The commission was au
thorized to expend $200,000 during
the year to relieve the congested con
dition at the State Hospital for the
insane. More than 2,000 acres of land
has been purchased near the city for
about $00,000, and work on the im
provement of the place .s progressing
nicely, it is expected that the gen
eral assembly will make provision for
the future development of the prop
The report for the year on C.emson
college has been completed by Dr. W.
M. Higgs. the president, and is in the
bands of the State superintendent of
education. This report will be an- ;
nounced in a few day?. The annual 1
report of Winthrop College has also j
been completed. The reports v.-ill show
that both Institutions have passed
through a most successful year. The
report for the I'niversity of South
Carolina will also ben sent to the leg
islature. This report will show that
excellent work has been done during
the year, and that the usefulness of I
the institution to the State Is increas-!
Dloodine Cough Checker will quick- !
ly allay that backing irritation ac- ,
eompanying a severe cough or cold.
The safest and surest remedy for chll- !
dren. Keep a bottle constantly at
Laurcns Drug Co., Lnureus, S. C. j
Tili: COUNTRY WEEKLY.
Oh, the little country paper so modest.
thin and small;
Mong all the great big dailies I love
it best of all.
And Cheerfully unfold it. ami read
each item through;
I low they Jill my heart with gladness
though they simple seem to you.
i:;ii liogan's just married ami Aunt
Eliza's got the grip.
And Hen Davis and his daughter is
on an auto trip.
How many great big tutors was raised I
on Scranton's farm,
And how little Mandy Starbird is sing
ing like a charm.
How Ralph Parker's awful busy
a'fixlng up bis sited,
And Dan Duffy's old horse Xerg is
numbered with the dead.
How .Jake Horn and his stm Willie
'is yarding in the logs
And Ned Hudson's still a-drinking and
going to the dogs.
And 1 bee the Chester homestead has 1
passed to other hands
And the children, all that's left of
them, now live in other lands.
There was one among their number \
that was once quite dear to me, 1
And 1 used to think -Well, never ,
mind. I found 'twas not to he. \
Oh, the coming from the old home of ]
that little weekly prize,
Though sometimes it brings a sadness [
and a teardrop to our eyes.
How lovingly we read along each item 1
to the end,
An echo from the old home, so like ',
an old time friend.
How uselOSS seems the struggle for
stock and bonds and cash.
Oft times they lose their luring and
all the lot seems trash.
How freely we would give tlietn all
to be a boy once more
And come in again to mother, in
through the open door.
Ktisy to Make it Soft, Luxuriant snd
Many women have hair so dull and
faded that it is actually repulsive.
These Women have probably never
heard of PARISIAN SACK the invig
orating hair dressing that is being
used by thousands of refined women
If your hair is falling or thin or
faded or llkeb'ss; if you have dandruff
or Itching scalp; If your hair is not
as fascinating as you would like to
have it, go to the lAurens Drug Co.
this very day, ask for a fifty cent
little- of PARISIAN 8A0K and start
at once to make your hair perfect
and eyoh glorious.
PAJUBIAN RAOE Is guaranteed to
give satisfaction, or money back. Girl
whh Auburn-hair! on every carton. For
salo by Lauronk Dim: C'o. and drug
Why do you spend your money for
Inferior tobacco when jo.ii enn buj
l'E.W.S CHAMPION and SOU ARK
DC A1, from Todd Simpxnn & Co. at
Cue same price the common Kind ?111
. <5ost )0u eise?here.
$reaou* Atones = #olfr'anb"Silber fetoeu? = OTatcijes
Cut Cla?? - ^tlbertoare
In our supei b >? diibition of precious stones, watches, glittering jewets, gleaming silver,
scintillating cut glass, beautiful hand painted china and handsome brassware and
pottery, etc.. you will find myriad collections of gifts par excellence for the Yuletide
Season. Wc name below some articles, selected at random from our various stocks.
Gold and Silver Jewelry
Silver, Cut Glass, Etc.
Watches, Precious Stones
Tie ( lasps
t L'.?r Cutters
Chra rette < .im *
Silver Toilet Sots
siher Dep. Ware
Sui;:ir nnd Cream Sets
Coffee or Tea Sets
Knives and Forks
Bras sun re
(')linn, Hand Tainted
Watches or Movements
Gold Filled Cases
Solid Gold Cases
Single St Kings
Scarf Pins with
Wt ! ish to mention that our prices represent splendid values, not ahne for the holi
day seasons, but for all seasons, as the price of each article offered is as low as in
trinsic value and splendid, unexcelled workmanship permits. Every piece offered in
our ::r ;ous stocks has been selected with discriminating care and expert skill. Ar
ticles can be set aside on the payment of a nominal deposit.
William &o Ionian
Will Cure That Racking Coug>h.
A Scientific Throat anQ Lung Remedy whicla quickly allays
all Throat Irritation and permanently cures tho most severe
Coughs and Colds. Prevents Pneumonia and Consumption.
Contains no nauaeatrng drugs, it is most palatable aiad
especially good for Children.
25c 50c & SI.00 Bottles. Try it To-day. I)ela>? arc Dongerous.
The BLOODINE CORPORATION, Boston, Mass.
^ .wUR OWN. *
CR KATE oli CKUIVIBLE.
Kvery man should create a foundation for success beforo
old age crumbles his earning powers. All small savings no.
eounts started today. NOW, will start on the road to inde
pendence. The farther you travel on this road the less you
will wish to turn aside.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
CHARLESTON A WESTERN CAROLINA RAILWAY.
change in Schedules,
Main Lino - Spni
X. B.?Tho following sei
and (vat guaranteed.
effective 12:01 a. m. Sunday. Nov. 20, 1911.
tan burg Division?Spnrtanburg-Augstn.
icdulo figures me published only as Information
4:20 j. (
!: ?> i
5: r, I
i ? ;>.?
!': 2 I
7:1."? a ni
12:40 p m
I .an ford
Ar Spartanburg Lv
1 1 : 1:? 1
6:50 a m
10:25 p m
5:02 p in
(Jreeuvillc llrnuch linurcuH.QreenTllle.
2:35 p in
4:00 p in
>r> are daily
BRNRST WILLIAMS, G
Lv I.aurens Ar
Ar Greenville Lv
P. A.. A.
:20 p in
\Y. ANDMRSON, SUPT.,
COLUMBIA, NEWHEHHY A LACHENS RAILWAY.
N. B. The following schedule figures are published only as information
and not guaranteed.
Lv Laurens Ar
Ar Columbia Lv
Ar Columbia Lv
Ar Suinter Lv
Ar Charleston Lv
? Trains 6,4 and 55 run solid between Greenville and Columbia dally ex
oept Sunday. These trains atop at Carvlas St. Station, while train 52 und
53 go to t'nlon Station.
Solid through trains between Greenville and Charleston via Laurcns and
T. C. WIIITIO, General Passenger Agent.
8:20 a m
2:12 p m
lf>:(ifi p m
2:12 p m
6:15 a m
7:55 p m