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OVER INCOME TAY
Wall Street Doeg not Know how to
Construe (lie Meaning of Different
? Art kles.
New York, Oct. 31.?That part or
New York whicll is referred to
vaKitely as "Wall street" was in a
state of confusion today. For once
in Its career Wall street did not
know which way to turn. The new
Income tax law becomes effective to
morrow and soaie of the highest!
priced lawyers bankers and corpora
tion officials were completely at sea as
to its meanings
At 7 O'clock tonight a group of
men emerged from one of tin- largest
banks In the downtown dlstrh t. In
the group were the preshh . ? and
vice presidents of the hank They
had just concluded tho bist of se
ries of lengthy conferences which
have been held every cvoiling this
week alter business hours. The sub
ject of all these conferences was tho
Income tux law,
"We're swimming in mud," said
One Of these officers expressively.
"For a day or two I thought I was
coming to know what was meant by
the Income tax law, and the treasury
regulations concerning it, but now
I'm convinced that I hardly know
anything aboul them, and imy fellow
Officials know less."
Chief Source of Trouble.
The chief source of trouble is that
portion of the law which provides for
tho collection "at tho source'" of tho
tax on Incomes derived from interest
on bonds, mortgages and certain
other obligations. Hanks and corpor
ation are roqulrod to wlthold this tax
in making payments of interest due
to holders Of securities. .More than
$80,000,000 is due tomorrow In Nov
ember interest payments in New York.
The ruling in question has given
rise to endless confusion. In cases
In which bonds are not registered,
tho names of their owners often are
not known to tho hanks or liscal
agents to whom coupons are present
ed for payment.
Certain exemptions are allowed
under the law. Six classes of ex
emptions have boon defined. Evory
lawyer and hank olflcinl in New York
has had life made a burden by clients
who wish to know which of the six
founts of exemption apply to their
particular cases. There are no prece
dents to apply. For the last two
weoks Wall street hag been flooded
with booklets, diagrams, charts and
pamphlets purporting to summarize
and clarify tho law. Newspapers have
printed many columns of Interviews
with lawyers and bankers. Some
iKiuks have Bent out printed Instruc
tions to all their clients regarding
the procedure for claiming exemp
tion. The result of tills deluge has
been to leave the average Investor
more confused than ever. Appeals to
lawyers avail naught, as the lawyers
themselves are in doubt.
Wires Kept Busy.
The wires to Washington have been
kept busy the last fortnight with ap
peals to tho internal revenue depart
ment for help. Last Saturday a ?et
of Instructions was Issued. On Mon
day It was said the regulations would
he changed. Oil Tuesday it. was said
there would be no (banges. Since
thotl there li:ts been no further light.
Tonight there was a deep-seated sus
picion in the quarters affected that
Washington was nearly as much in
the dark regarding the new law as
was Wall street itself.
It is practically a foregone con
clusion that payment of a large part
of the $80,000,000 interest due tomor
row will he deferred, pend'llg solu-j
tton of the riddle.
Whatever the outcome, it is pre-1
dieted that many suits will he insti
tuted against the government to test
the law. Some, Of the leading insur
ance companies have questioned that
feature of the law which imposes a
tax on corporate holde: s of state or
municipal bonds exempting individual
The provlsolns of the law requir
ing employers to withold the tax on
salary employes receiveing more than
the exempt amount, and In respect to
the tax on rents to be witheld by ten
ants, also will take offcel tomorrow,
hut they present few immediate prob
lems. Additional regulations cover
ing these features of the law are open
soon to he issued by the treasury de
A Xlglll of Terror.
Fow nights are more terrible than
that of a mother looking on her child
Choking and gasping for breath dur
ing an attack of croup, and nothing
in the ItOUSO to relieve It. Many moth
ers have passed nights of terror In
this situation. \A /little forethought
will enable you to ovoid all this. Cham
berlain's Cough -Remedy is a certain
euro for croup and has never been
known to fail. Keep it at hand. For
sale by all dealers.
Alt. Olive, Nov. 3.?Married here, at
the home of the Rev. J, O. Martin, the
officiating minister, last Sunday, Miss
Lizzie Reeks to Mr. Homer Halentlne.
The bride is the charming daughter
of Mr. Jno. \V. Reeks, of Hrcwerton.
The groom is formerly of the same
section, but Is now residing in Augus
ta, Oa. They left Tuesday for Au
gusta where they will make their fu
We extend to'them our heartiest
IDr. S\ A. Boland of Statam, Oa., is
visiting relatives here.
Miss Sula Mae Holt left Sunday for
ifJonosteo, where siic has accepted o
Messrs QeorgO Cooper and .Jfrm Mil
ler attended the state fair at Columbia
Mrs. Lizzie Washington returned
home from Laurens Thursday, after
spending several days there with
friends and relatives.
Dr. Jno. M. Moore of Texas who has
been visiting in this county for several
months, spent several days with rela
tives in this vicinity last week.
School opened here today with Dr.
J. 0. Mai tin as teacher.
TAKES OFF DANDRUFF
HAIR STOPS FALLING
Girls! Try This! Makes Hair Thick,
Glossy, Fluffy, Beautiful No Men'
Within ten minutes after an appli
cation of Danderine you cannot find a
single trace of dandruff or falling hair
and your scalp will not itch, but what
will please yon most will be after a
few week's use. when you see new
hair, fine and downy at first?yes?
but really new hair?growing all over
A little Danderine Immediately dou
bles the beauty of yqrtr hair. No dif
ference how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, just unoisien a cloth with
Danderine and yCarefully draw it
through your\ha/r. taking one small
strand at a tinh/ The effect is amaz
ing?your hair will be light. Huffy and
wavy, and have an appearance of
abundance; an incomparable lustre,
iloftness und luxuriance.
Gel a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine from any drug store or
toilet counter, and prove that your
hair is as pretty and soft as any?
that it has been neglected or injured
by careless treatment?-that's ?II?
you surely can have beautiful hair
and lots of it if you will just try a lit
J. C. BURNS & COMPANY'S
-( BIG NOVEMBER )
NOW GOING ON
Special Values Now in Men's and Boys'
Suits and Overcoats.
Men's Suits going now $3.98, $4.75, $6.89 on up
to $12.50. The above suits are worth $2.00 to $5.00
a suit more. Come and get your fit now.
150 Men's Overcoats closing out at $4.98 up to
$9.39 for a $15.00 coat. Come quick these coats will
Big values in Boys' and Children's Suits. Bring
the whole family and dress them up and save dollars.
Now in every department of J. C. Burns & Company's
Big Department Store. We sell everything for less.
Come and buy your bill and get th advantage of our
J. C. Burrs & Company's
BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
Next to Bramlett's Shop, 210 West Laurens St., Laurens, S. C.
TylerBville, Nov. 3.?Gathering and
storing potatoes Is the order of the
day. There was a fine crop of both
sweet and Irish potatoes raised In this
Community this year.
A good many from our neighborhood
went to Dcthany yesterday where they
heard a fine sermon from Hcv. Mr.
Jacobs. He also gave a good sermon
at Sandy Springs yesterday afternoon.
?Mr. Tom Poole went to the state
fair one day. He reports a good fair.
Miss Agnew, the teacher from Mus
grove school spent Friday night with
Mrs. Tom Pool?.
Mrs. Sula Cooper has returned homo
after spending a month at Salisbury,
Mr. C. R. Cooper's mother Is .spend
ing awhile with him.
Mr. B. W. Blakoley was in Tylers
Some of our progressive farmers
have been busy sowing their wheat.
MISS FLORA ELIZABETH HEX NETT
Here is one of the belles of District
Yo. 1, .Miss Flora Elisabeth Bennett,
the charming little daughter of Mr.
ami Mrs. .1. S. Bennett, of I.aureus.
She won live dollars in gold in her
district on new subscriptions ami no
doubt ?III be a winner el' mail) more
of the prizes before the close x?f the
contest as she is a ?erj popular little
lady and has a host of friends and ad
MISS LOIS NASH
Here is one of our dimpled dar!?
IllgS from (?ray Court II. V. D. No. 1
She is Miss Lois Nash, little daughter
of Mr. and .Mrs. Walter Nash.. She
won a the dollar gold piece und her
friends say (hat that is not the last
prize she is going to win as they all
Intend to do their vorj best for her
and surely she is deserving of all her
friends can do for her.
Miss Mavis Claire Curry
How many are acquainted ?Ith this
little ray of sunshine? She Is Miss
Mat is Claire Curry, little daughter of
Mr. und Mrs. Fest us Curry, of Gray
Court. Miss Mavis won a gold ring,
by being one of the lirst live to be
entered from her district, and no
doubt v, ill be a winner of more (ban
one of the prizes before the close of
MASTER CA PKRS SIMPSON
This young man is Master Capers
Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. .1. M.
Simpson, of 1,aureus, R. F. D. No. I.
Master Capers IgtOne of our flncsl lit
tle fellows and a leader In his district.
He is rery popular in his neighbor*
hood and has friends who ?III stand
by him throughout the race.
GOODBYE DANDRUFF ..
I'se Parisian Sage.
If you have dandruff HI Is because the
scalp is too dry and flakes off. Fresh
en up the scalp?lubricate it and
dandruff disappears. I
Surely try 'i f>On little of Parisian
BagO, It cleanses \t*e hair, nourish
es it, stops falllngVhair and itching
scalp. It is just what you need to
make the scalp healthy and immediate
ly remove dandruff.
Lauren;, Drug Co., I^aurens, S. C.
How many, many people have rushed back into the jjji
house for their money and lost their LIVES? Their ;g
money had no business being in the house, it should jw
be in the BANK. Wnen it is in the bank it is safe. M
If you want to pay a/bill write a check on our bank p
then you have a receipt. It is easier, too, because you k
I can mail it in SAFETY.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
I We pay interest in Savings Department.
N. B. DIAL, Pres. G. H. ROPER, Gashier
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WHENEVER YOU HEED
A GENERAL TONIC - TAKE GROVE'S
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is Equally
Valuable as a General Tonic because it Acts on the Liver,
Drives Out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds up
the Whole System. For Grown People and Children.
You know what you are taking when you take* Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic
as the formula is printed oh every label showing that it contains the well known
tonic properties of QU I Mi NIC and IRON'. It is as strong as the strongest bitter
tonic and is in Tasteless Form. It lias no equal for Malaria, Chills and Fever,
Weakness, general debility and 1< ss of appetite. Uivcs life aud vigor to Nursing
Mothers and Pale, Sickly Children. Removes Biliousness without purging.
Relieves nervous depression and low spirits. Arouses the liver to action and
purifies the blood. A True Tonic and Sure Appetizer. A Complete Strenpthener.
No family should be without it. Guarantee 1 by your Druggist, We mean it. 50c.
? I OFFER THE FOLLOWING ?
j> Property for Sale at a Bargain:
65 Acres near Barksdale Station.
One new seven-room cottage near Watts Mill.
3 '^ Acres on Farley Avenue.
One Grist and Flour Mill run by electric power.
One splendid two-story dwelling on Hampton Street.
One storeroom with dwelling and six acres of land
just outside city limits on Princeton road at $1,600.00.
One two-story brick building on East Main Street.
This is probably the cheapest piece of property in the city.
2 Acres on Farley Avenue. A bargain in both of
One new nine-room house, Acres of land in the
city of Laurens.
100 Acres of land with good house and out buildings,
two miles of Princeton, at $20.00 an acre.
100 Acres fine fanning land with all necessary build*
ings, four miles of I/anrens, for $25,000.00.
343 Acres good land, in two miles of Clinton, one
third cash balance in four or 5 years.
50 Acres of excellent land just out side city limits
at $65.00 an acre. Iyet me show yon this tract.
J. S. MACHEN
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
McCRADY BROS. & CHEVES, Inc.
Engineers apd Contractors
Special Attention Given Land Surveys.
Laurens, S. C. Charleston, S. C.
iimik ofLanron? lliilldlng People'* Office ntilldlng