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Well, the June weddings are pretty
and dovln' comes the supplying of the
ntgh over with. After all this lOVin'
? ? ?
(The advocates of the new county at
"Wodruff have so far made no reply
to Col. Moore's article except personal
?abuse of him. Although the colonel
was a litle too vitriolic, his arguments
cannot 'be refuted and they are hav
ing a telling effect. All of those
bridges and those hilly mads will be
expensive to keep up and the Wood
ruff people know it.
? ? ?
The South Carolina congressmen
might as well turn over their "patron
age" to Sen. Till man and Sen. Smith
sis it ?seems as If the latter are having
bhe final decision on the appoint
ments In this state anyhow. At first
it was said that the congressmen
would have the right to name the
postmasters in their respective dis
t.rii ts during the Wilson administra
tion, but it seems as If they are to
nave this power just so long as the
nominees are persona grata to the
? ? ?
, EQUALIZATION OP TAXES.
In another part of this paper will
be found a "Comparison of Tax Values
over the Sit. at o" taken from The Green
wood Index to whom it was sent by
Auditor Canlicld, of that county, the
table having been prepared from
books in the Comptroller General's
Office by M. G. Powles, of Coronaco.
The table was accompanied by a let
ter from Mr. Canflold as follows:
"I am handing you herewith the ad
dress of each County Auditor in the
State. If yon will publish the ab
stract made up by Mr. M. G. Howies
(member of the State Hoard) and send
a mark od copy to each of these olll
cers that they may see the gross in
equalltios Of assessments. I feel sure
we can use our influence with the va
rious board of assessors and the gen
era! public, and in that way bring
about more general equality in the
assessment of property.
"As 1011 is the year for assessing
Yeal estate, 1 hope to see some Inter
est taken in equalizing values of real
and personal property. My experi
ence as Auditor and a study of this
abstract convinces .mo that real es
tate Is entirely too low or personal
property too high. Prom a study of
this abstract 1 estimate the average
assessment of real estate throughout
the State as about 16 per cent of Its
market value and personal property
as at least 40 per cent of its value,
the personal property being assessed
?as will be seen, nearly three times
as high as the real property.
Now, In addition to the fact that this
Is a violation of the law, there are
two reasons why It Is wrong: 1st.
(Real estate is permanent property and
constantly enhancing In value, while
?personal property Is perishable prop
erty constantly decreasing In value.
2nd. The bulk of real estate is owned
by wealthy individuals and corpora
lions, while the bulk of personal prop
erty is owned by the poorer class of
"Yours very truly,
"J. W. Canfleld.
"Greenwood. June 16, 1918.
(This matter of tho inequalities of
assessments Is one that should be glv
cn serious consideration. It will bo
remembered that during the county
campaign last summer one of the can
didate* for the legislature. Mr. W. R.
Illcfoey, urged as one of his platforms
tihal something should be done to
* luring about An equality In the assess
ments between certain parts of tho
?t?te. He stated, and the table bears
(him out, that In some of the eastern
?Sonnties whoro tho land valuation is
Boveral tttwys as thigh as it Is in this
county, tho Assessments wore very
nearly equal to those In this county.
And then, a8 Mr. Canfleld points out,
it Is apparent that real estate, owned
largely by well-to-do and wealthy peo
ple, does not hear a proportionate part
of the tax burden, whereas persona!
property, owned largely by the poorer
people, bears a larger percentage of
This table submitted by Auditor
Canfleld should have a great deal of
weight with the assessment board;! of
the different counties ami with the
? * ?
Ceo. it. ii. Tengue, of Alken, has
come in for considerable criticism be
cause of Ilm manner of distributing
the fund of $l.nui) provided by the
state for the transportation of the
Gettysburg survivors to the scene of
the battle. General 'league has re
plied to his critics' by pointing out
that the disposition of the fund was
left entirely to his judgment and that
he had disposed of It as he thought
best, that when at first it appeared
that but a few would make application
for the fund he distributed the
money as It was called for In amounts
largq enough to pay full railroad fare
to each applicant, being just as ig
norant of the total number who would
apply as was the legislature.
We do not see how else den. Tongue
could have acted. The state had pro
vided inadequately for the occasion
and it was left to him to make the
best of it. If, as It at first appeared,
only a few of the soldiers had made
application for the fund, all would
have been well and good, but when, at
a late day the applications began to
How In, Ufere was nothing else to do
but to carry out the policy first set
tled upon.* that Is. supply full rail
road fare as the applications came In
and let the blame for the lack of funds
go where It should, to the legislature.
If Gen. Teague had waited until the
last moment to dole out the little fund
which he had in small bits, it Is more
than probable that but a mighty few
of the old soldiers would have gotten
to Gettysburg and the rest of them
would have been forced to stay at
home because they did not have suffi
cient funds to til! out their apportion
ment to buy a ticket. According to
Gen. Teague's plan, sixty-two, at least,
were guaranteed transportation, but if
the plans suggested since the dispo
sition of the fund had been carried
out there is no guarantee that any of
them would have gotten there. It was
die intention that some, if not all. the
survivors of the battle were to go to
Gettysburg and Gen. Teague's dispo
sition of the fund guaranteed that
OF CAPT. GONZALES
Senate Confirms his Nomination for
Tost of Minister to Cuba*
Washington, June 21.?The senate
in executive session this afternoon
confirmed the nomination of Capt. W.
B. Gonzales to be minister to Cuba.
During the week which has elapsed
since President Wilson nominated
('apt. Gonzales to this high position
many Compliments have been passed
upon the South Carolina editor by
those who are familiar with the duties
of foreign representatives. With al
most one accord, the statement has
been made by those high in authority
that because of Capt. Gonzales" special
fltnos sand qualifications for the place
the selection is one of the best and
most acceptable to all parties con
cerned which President Wilson could
When Capt. Gonzales comes to
Washington within the next few days,
as it is understood he will do to be
come conversant with his new duties
under Instructions from the state de
partment, there will be many persons
here?former South Carolinians and
others?ready to extend him a cordial
welcome and at the same time to say
good-bye before he takes up his resi
dence In Habana.?The State.
1* UK SON ALLY PLEADED
A CURRENCY REFORM
(Continued from Page One.)
more to it unless It be considered
as a threat that patronage will be
withheld, until a banking and cur
rency bill is passed."
Representative Mann criticised the
bill as "stolen from the Aldrleh
monetary report with a few radical
provisions taken from the Bryan
platform mixed In."
Most Children Have Worms.
Many mothers think their children
are suffering from Indigestion, head
ache, nervousness, weakness, costive
D6S8, when they are victims of that
most common of all children's ail
ments?worms. Peevish, ill-tempered,
fretful children, who toss and grind
their toeth, with bad breath and col
icky pains, have aP the symptoms of
having worms, and should bo given
Klckapoo Worm Killer, a pleasant
candy lozenge, which expels worms,
regualtes the bowels, tones up the sys
tem, and mnkes children well and
happy. Klckapoo Worm Killer is guar
anteed. All druggists, or by mail.
Price 2!>c. Ktck?pOO Indian Medicine
> Co., Philadelphia and St. Louis.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Rev. E. V. BamVs Work.
Tho First Baptist church of Easley,
Rev. R. V. Babb pastor, is making
fine progress. Recently it demonstrat
ed tho truth of a spiritual law that
has much to do with the whole sub
ject of church prosperity. After the
present beautiful house of worship
was built there was a debt. A spirit
of economy took possession of the
church and it was thought that while
this debt was being paid the church.
: had liest go to two Sundays. This was
' done. But there were those who felt
i that full time preaching was, after
ail the best way to get the debt paid;
that tho debt was dependent on the
; church's prosperity and the church's
:- prosperity was dependent on full
time preach. With the beginning of
j this year the church came back to full
' time preaching, not, it is- true, be
cause it had found that that was the
way to pay a debt, but because of
j the great 'popularity of Pastor Babb.
But the other thing has happened.
Castor Babb thought it was a good
time to go after the debt and himself
made a search for $4,800; and In a
short time found about $5,000. The
next move will be for a Sunday school
addition.?The Baptist Courier.
About Cherokee County.
But Col. Moore is in error. We
have as good dirt roads as it is pos
sible to have?not only the National
Highway but all over the county
The bonds referred to have been sold.
The creation of Cherokee county was
right and propor and of great bene
fit to the people. It has been the
cause of a rapid development of this
section and we believe the creation
of a new county would help the peo
ple in Mid about Woodruff and not)
hurt either Laurens or Spartanburg.
This, however, does not mitigate
our warning against too liberal
promises as regards economy. If I
people have conveniences they must
pay for them. This applies to coun
ty government as well as anything
else. Qaffney Ledger.
To a New Home.
Mr. A. B. Crisp, for several years
the efficient depot agent at Heard
mont, has been transferred to Hogart,
which is a deserved promotion, He
has already moved his family to Hog
art. Mr. W. T. Moon, formerly of
Coiner, is temporarily filling his posi
tion at Heardniont.?Rlberton, (Ca.)
That New County Project.
It is gratifying to know that the
citizens of the proposed new county
are beginning to get interested. They
should carefully consider the project
and discuss it in a business way. The
first thing to be considered is the
need of a new county. If established
tho county seat with the Court house
and all the county offices would no
doubt be a benefit to some persons.
The citizens living nearer the coort
house of Laurens and Spartanburg
than Woodruff would suffer In con
venience. A map of the proposed
county has not been received, but the
portion to be cut from Spartanburg
county Is on hand. The commission
ers are entitled to a chromo for that
line. It does not run in compliance
with the commission received. That
line will tend to weaken the vote In
its favor of the new county. There
is another consideration. More than
half the territory will coHno from
Spartanburg and about three-fourths
of the voters will be from this county.
Where there Is a natural division like
a river between two sections of the
county, the larger section In which
the county seat is fixed will domi
nate the smaller and give it little
chance. They will have the privilege
of paying taxes, serving on the Jury
and electing their school trustees.
That is about all they will get accord
ing to the way It works In new coun
ties generally. As soon as it can be
secured a map of the new county will
be published and all other facts which
can be secured from surveyors. It
Is our desire to lay them before the
people so that they may consider the
question fairly and vote Intelligently.
There is going to be considerable talk
in the new county territory before
the election. First, get all the facts
as to lines, shape of county and the
motives which brought about that
change In the proposed line. Let
everything come out. Publicity will
do no harm. The matter is not ex
citing much interest in the old part
of this county. No Information has
been received from the Laurens side,
but It may be inferred that many vot
ers will object to coming across the
Rnoree to get to their court house.
They will prefer to go to Laurens.
If the plan carries, It will cut off at
least one-fourth of the nroa of this
county, but perhaps there would be
less than one-tenth of tho taxable
property to go with it. Lot the
question be wisely and calmly con
sidered. Let there be no strife. If
they conclude to form tne new cyun
1y, let It no done In such a fair man
ner tn:>.t th'et'6 will be no strife after
wards. It is a cool business propo
sition asd should be settled in a busi
ness way.?Spartanburg Journal.
The -New County .Matter.
Some day, perhaps, the gods will
smile on Fountain Inn, but for the
present we are having a run of mighty
bad luck. Not that we mind, espec
ially. Our grin is still In place, and
as a town we don't know what it l>
to be licked, put we are?well?say,
sparring for wind.
Woodruff, Cole Blease and Attor
ney Welsh constitute a hand that is
hard to beat.
Perhaps the cards were marked and
the game wasn't on the square, but
we won't say that?yet?because we
When we presented our petition
to the governor, duly signed by one
third of the qualified voters within the
territory of our proposed county, we
were informed by His Excellency that
Woodruff's petition had been in the
hands of the attorney general for sev
A week later we learned that Wood
ruff people were still circulating a pe
tition in an effort to procure the re
quired one-third?and that caused us
In a short time a dispatch was sent
out from Columbia stating that Wood
ruff's commissioners had been ap
Yet it was several days later that
Woodruff made her expense-guaran
tee deposit at the county seats?and
our wonder grew!
Meantime, upon one technicality and
another, the governor postponed ac
tion upon our petition until the way
was clear to issue a proclamation call
ing for Woodruff's election.
And now that Woodruff's election
has been called for July 29th, the
governor turns his angelic, smiling
face to us. Let us demand what we
will, to the half of his king loin, and it
shall be given us?anything, that is,
except a chance to vote ahead of
Some days ago I talked with the
most prominent citizen of Woodruff.
Said I: "You fellows don't seem to be
paying much attention to the law.
over there." The prominent citizen,
who Is a very good fellow, laughed in
high good humor. "Why, no," said he;
"we don't have to. Please is for us.
Personally, I have no use for the man.
but if lie can get a county for us, we ll
accept It, gladly enough."
And there you are, as McCarty says.
For the immediate present, unless
my judgment is sadly in error, Foun
tain Inn Is out of the running.
Woodruff will probably fail. She
takes only a small portion of her ter
ritory from Laurens county, none
from Greenville or Union, b it several
hundred square miles from Spartan
First comes the election. Farmers
will have finished their work by July
29th. If the weather is at all favor
able on that date there will be a heavy
poll In the contested territory. And
two-thirds of the ballots cast are re
quired to win.
No one who studies the situation
can escape the conviction that *Enoree
county, with its rivers and hills, would
be one of the most expensive In South
If the people over . there, after
studying the matter, desire to accept
the risk of increased taxation that
the rough nature of the country will
impose, and believe that the increased
burden will be amply compensate I for
by Increased political freedom, then I
say let them have their county, no
matter what the effect on Fountain
In a democracy?limited or other
wise?majorities should rule. Sure
ly, If two-thirds of the qualified vot
ers to the north and east of us desire
a new county, no power under high
heaven has the right to say them nay.
Lot the people form Enoree coun
ty, if they want it.
I doubt their wanting it, but that
Is merely opinion. July 29th will tell.
After that date Fountain Inn will
lay her case before the people?al
ways supposing that Woodruff fails
?and then we Bhall see.
The Righ Honorable Charles D.
Smith, Esq., former member of the
General Assombly of South Carolina,
In whose crfpacious buzzom there
burns an undying fondness for Foun
tain Inn, and an enthusiastic, never
ceasing, all consuming ambition to
boost, bolster and build this rural
metropolis, urges us to drop the new
county matter and turn our little toes
up to the daisies.
Rut we shall not! So long as one
vote In Dunklin township?the vote
concerning which the Hon. C. D. talk
ed with a Greenville Piedmont report
er?so long as that one vote remnlns
loyal to our cause, we shall stay In
I tho ring, thank you. We ain't licked
lylt, na C. D. himself would say.?The
Fountain Inn Tribune.
TO DECIDE CIIICORA LOCATION.
Committee Horn Trustees to Decide on
Locutions under Consideration in
Vicinity of Greenville.
Greenville, June 24.?It was an
nounced yesterday that toe board of
trustees of Chicora College will meet
on next Tuesday) July 1st, for the
purpose of considering the sites that
have been offered for the 'College and
to choose one of them. Quite a large
number have been offered, some within
the city limits and some In the sub
urbs, and in all probability a definite
site for Chicora college will ge chos
on. The meeting will be a most im
portant one and a full attendance will
be had. The board of trustees real
ize that the matter of selecting a site
is of the greatest Importance and that
this is the most decisive step ever
taken in the history of the college.
Som.- time ago the executive com
mittee of the board of trustees and
Dr. Byrd president of the college,
weer authorized to inspect all sites
and offers. This was done and at Che
meeting next week all offers will be
discussed and a site chosen.
I SPECIAL NOTICES. ?
Wanted- One 15 iallo/y barrel or
swinging churn, in good condition and
cheap. J. Wade Anderson, Laurens,
S. C. 48-2t-pd
For Sale?*Cow Peas rought and
sold. Pure Georgia CakjV Syrup, gal
lon cans, 50 cents. W. tI. Davis, Au
gusta, Ga. yf 48-4t
For Sale?A sound nfjd*nim size
mule at reasonable price. Ijrodress C.
M. Copeland, Laurens, Roiffe 3.
Lost?One cameo cuff link.' binder
please notify this office andj^et re
Lookout Mountain Irish Potatoes for
July planting. Price,$1.60 per buVlunc
delivery, $1.75 for July. W/r/e for
prices for 10 bushels or mo.eVW. P.
Harris, Owings, S. C. 47.-5t pd
to buy all h
C. Fleming & Co.
New Shoe Shop?Early in July I
Customers for a ?afi days
lawns at half price. J. O.
e Shop?Early in July I
will open, in the Enterprise / Bank
building of Laurens, an un/o-datc
shoe shop, equipped with modern ma
chinery. All work will be guaranteed
ami will be done promptly while you
wait, not more than 20 minutes. J.
W. Reagin. lG-3t
Pens, Peas, Peas?For sale, /prl
id sample sent on appliaatic
. . ?. a /"I ~ tr. _*... ? \._w c.
and sample sent on application.
Hattaway & Co., Spartanburg" S. C.
Take notice that on the 11th day of
July, I will render a final account of
my acts and doings as Administrator
of the estate of A. W. Sease, deceased,
in the office of the Judge of Probate
of Laurens county at 11 o'clock, a.
in., and in the same day will apply for
a final discharge from my trusts as
Any person Indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
June 11, 1913.?1 mo.
SClIOLAltSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new stu
dents will be held at the County Court
House on Friday, July 4, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must be not less than six
teen years of age. When Scholarships
are vacant after July 4 they will bo
awarded to those making the highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for Scholarships
should write to President Johnson be
fore the examination for Scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will op
en September 17, 1913. For further in
formation and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
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If your hair is too dry?brittle?color
less?thin?stringy?or falling out?use
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It stops itching scalp, cleanses the hair
of dust and excessive oils, removes dand
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hair doubly beautiful ? soft ? fluffy ?
abii .it.mt. Try a 50c. bottle to-day.
It will not only save your hair and make
it grow, but give it the beauty you desire,
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Take notice that on the 18th day of
July, i will render a final account cf
my octs and doings as Administrator
of tho estate of Mary L. Curry, de
ceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probnto of Laurens c?utny at 11
o'clock, a. m., and on tho same day
will npply for a final discharge from
my trusts as Administrator.
Any persons Indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
l resent them on or before said dato,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
J. C. GRANT,
Juno 18, 1913.- -1 mo.
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Pain simply can't stay if you
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Since 1848 the foremost
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LAUBENS DHU(3 CO.
Time works quick changes
in the growing girl. Pig
tails and short skirts are soon
forgotten in the maturer
charms of the debutante.
Some-times though you will
ache for a picture of her just
as she romped in from school
Think how she would like
one too, in the after years?to
show her friends and possibly
her children. WBIBI
Make the appointment while
the thought is fresh in your
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