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CITY TAX AND [I1
AN ORtDINANCE
ImfoHSig a lAcense Tax on Persons
Who Engage In, Proseeute or Carry
on Any Businest or Profession ii
the City of Laurons.
SttMe of &)Uth Carolina,
Cuunty of Laurens,
Ofty of Laurens.
I1; IT O1itl1AINl0i BY T1i+1i CITY
OQUNOIL OPe TilN' CITY OF' LAJ
Eatls:
tection a. That no person, firn or
corponation shall, after the first day of
ganuary, 1922, engage in, prosecute
or carry on any business or profession
hereinafter named, within the cor
lOruto limits of the City of Laurens,
wilimut having first paid a special
I4lense tax thorefor. The amount of
said special tax shall be the amount
placed opposito each occupation, busi
uess or profession herein below
nramod, respectively, and the amount
shalt be the cost of said snecial tax
per annum, unless otherwise specified,
W& wit:
Avchitects whose (gross annual
income is $1,000.00 or less
per annum ............$ 10.00
Ayqee)Mrrs whose gross an
wiat incbme Is $1,000 or less,
Wer annum ............ 15.00
Whose gross daily income is
PS or less, per day .. .. .. 5.00
Auctioneers of horses, mares,
mules or stock horses or hors
ta, whose grosa daily income
is $1,000 or less, per day .. .. 200.00
Auctioneers of new furniture,
second-hand furniture or
household goods, whose gross
Waily income is $500 or less.
-per day .............. 2.00
Automobile Salesman, transient,
per day ...............10.00
Auto Washing Depots or Sheds
not conneoted with other busl
ness, per year ............10.00
A.qtomobile repair shops whose
gross annual income is $1,000
or less, per annum .. . .. .. 25.00
Whose gross daily incomo is
$10 or less, per day . . .. .. 2.50
Automobile hacks, whose gross
annual income is $1,500 or
les, per -nnum ........ 25.00
Whose gross daily income is
$100 or less, daily .. .. .. 2.Ou
The licensee shall be allowed
Io operate only one autoino
be hack under each licenae
issued to him.
Automobile dealers or agents,
whose gross annual income is
$1,640 or less, tper annum .. 25.00
Balls and dances, where admis
simo is charged, per day .. 5.00
Butchers or dealers in fresh
meats, whose gross annual in
come is $5,000 or less, per an
num .-.............. 25.00
Dealers in single beef or hogs,
or offering for sale in wagons
may take out special license
by the day at the following
Those rwtose gross daily in
ciOme from single beef or hog
MroUntts to $20 or less, per day 2.00
Dealers in calves, mutton, shoat
or kid May take out special Ii
ense by the day at the fol
lowing rates:
Those whose gross daily in
"ome for each calf, mutton,
shoat or kid is $10 or less,
per day .............. 2.00
Provided, however, that the
1icenee shall not have the
right to sell under his daily li
(ense more than one animal.
Vagging and Ties-43agging and
ties reworked, including cot
ton mill waste products . . .. 15.00
Airokeers deal-ing. i.n, steeks and
bonds, per year .. .. .. ....15.00
BrWokers, Merchandise--Meaning
a person, 'firm or corporation
who acts as an intermediary
between buyer and seller for
the consideratdon of a commis
sion, with or without ware
house. .... ........... .00~
Brokers in Lum'ber-not carry
ing tsock, per year. .. .. .. ..25.00
laceksmith shops, two forges,
whose gross annual income is
$760 or less, uper annum . . 10.00
Blacksmith shops, two forces,
whose gross annual income is
$1,000 or less, per annum . . 15.00
J'or each additiona.l forge op
perated in a blacksmith shop,
the license shail be increased
per annum according to in
come,, as herein graduated . . 2.00
Barber shops, operating one
chair, whose gross annual in
come is $500 or less, por an
anm-............... .. 7.50
Whose gross annual income is
more than $500, for each ad
dltional $500 or less, per an
Blarber shops operating more
than one chair shall roay the
foregoing license for the first
chair and name for each addi
tional chair in accordance
with income as graduated.
i!! posters, whose gross annual
income is $3,000 or less, per
annum ...... ...... ......35.00
Whose gross annual income
is more than $3,000, for each
Additt~nal $l,000 or less, per
afffi~i... .........6.00
.Whose gross daily income is
$25' or less, per day........1.00
Book agents, whose gross an
mual incomo is $1,000 or less,
per annum.. ...... .....25.00J
Whose gross weekly income
is $500 orn less, per .week ..10.00
Whose 'gross daily income is
$100 or less, per day........5.00
Building and loan nuociations,
or their agents, for ibusiness
done within this state, and
not including that (lone with
out the State, whose gross an
nual income from such busi
ness is $50,000 or less, per
annum ... ........1.00
Whose gross annual income
fromn such business is more
than $50,000 on each addition
al $50,000 or loss .. .. .. ....5.00
Blakeres, whose gross annual
inoo u s $1,000 or less, per
en....... ... .. ..-...-. 16,00
)(cyce -dealers, twhose gross an
nual 4peomo is $1,000 or less,
per annum , .,. ... . . 7.60
'rd hrligiouIse proprietors, tek-.
INSt ORDINANCES
Ing regular boarders, whose
gross annual income is $100
or less,.per annum .. .. .. .. 7.50
Banks and banking houses with
an investment of $50,000 or
less in tho business, per an
num -.-.............. 50.O,
On each additional $1,000 in
vested ----.. ........ 1.00
Bankers doing a private bank
ing business, with $2,500 or
less invested in the business,
per annum.. - ........25.00
On each additional $1,000 in
vested in the business .. .. 1.00
Bowling Alley or Box Ball pro
.prietors whose gross annual
income is $1,000 or less, per
annum .. -- .. .. .. 50.00
Each alley operated shall be
deemed and taken to ebe sop
arate business.
Bottling works, whose gross an
nual income is $1,000 or less,
per annum -..-....... 35.00
Boot black, whose gross annual
income is $600 or 1It", per
annum . .---..... 5.00
Each and every boot black
doing business on the streets
of the City of Laurens must be
licensed and must wear in a
conspicuous place a numbered
badge furnished by the City
Clerk.
Canvassers or ipeddlers selling
goods, wares or merchandise
of whatsoever character or
kind, per year ..0.........50.00
-Per day --............ 15.00
Cotton brokers-cotton brokerd,
factors or merchants or ex
porters, each place of business 20.00
Cotton Buyers, per year . . . . . . 16.00
CThiropratic.-Same as doctom,
Candy Manufacturer, per year.. 15.00
Carpenter &hop keeper, per year 6.00
Contmctors or firms of such, em
ploying, taking or offering to
.take contracts not to exceed
$6>0.00 -. .... .."Exempt"
From $50.00 to $590.00 ipor an
num- 7.50
From $1,000 to $2,000, per an
num -. 12.60
From $2,000.00 to $5,000.00 per
annum .......... 20.00
Canvassers-ltinerant not other
wise provided for .. .. .. .. 10.00
Circus or other shows, exhibit
ing under canvas, or out of
doors, whose gross daily in
come is $5,000 or less, per day 100.00
,Whose gross daily income is
more than $5,000, per day, on
each atdditional $5,000 or less 25.Ou
Collection or claim agents,
whose gross annual income
is $1,000 or less, per annum 10.00
Cabinet workmen whose gross
annual income is $500 or less,
per annum ............ 00
Cotton mills for manufacturing
cotton products, with $360,000
or less invested in the busi
ness, per annum 250.00
On each additional $1,000 h
vested in the 'business, per
annum .-.-..--.-.-.... 1.00
Cotton seed buyers, whose gross
annual -income is $1,000 or
less, per annum ..-.... 10.00
Cotton ginneries, first gin, whose
gross annual income is $1,000
or less, per annum ........26.00
10ach additional gin ..6....5.00
Cabinet and Igeneral repair
shops, whose gross annual in
come is $500 or less, per an
num --.-.-........ ..5.00
Cleaning, dying or pressing
clothing, where the gross an
nual income Is $1,000 or less,
per annum......-...... 1
Cold drink stands, per annuny.. r.0N
Contractors for moving houses,
whose gross annual income is
$1,000 or less, per annum .. 10.00
Coal companies or atgencies,
where the gross annual in
come is $2,500 or less, per
Sannum.--.--.--............15.00
Conveyaneers or scrivners whose
gross annual income -is *500
or less, per annum.. ......5.00
Cotton seed oil mills with $100,
000 or less invested, per an
num.----.............10.00
On each additional $1,000 in
vested, per annum.... .. . ... 100
Cotton weighers whose gross
annual Income is $1,000 or
less, 'per annum .. .......10.00
Dairdes, operating in or out of
the city, selling milk in the
eity.--...... ...... ....10.00
Directories-10ach and every
person comlpiling city direc
tories, per annum ...... ...10.00
Dealers in junk, por day .... 5.00
'Per annum .. .. ........ 1.0
D)ealers in fruits, melons or veg
etables, selling from car by
itinerant dealers, each car or
fraction thereof .. .. .. .. ..100.00
D~ealers in titocksq and bonds,
per annu-m.. ...... ....2.00
Dealers in wagons and other
vehicles, other than manufac
turers, with or without busi
ness, whose 'gross annual in
come is $7,500 or less, per an
num .... .......... ...25.00
Dealers or agents for the sale of
fertilizers, whose gross annual
income is $4i,000 or less, per
annum .. .... ..... .......35.00
Whose gross annual Income la
more than 4,000, on eac'h ad.
ditional $4,000 or less, per an
num .. .. ...............5.00
Doalers in, pianos, organs, sew
ing machines, iron safes, well
fixtures and tombstones, not
connected with stores, whose
gross annual income is $1,000
or less, each, per annum ..25.00)
Dealers in second hand bagging,
'ties, e. .. ...... ......00
Dealers in soaip, jewelry, mer
chandise or other goods on
the streets, whose gross daily
Income is $100 or less, per day 10.00
Per annum ........ ....50.00
Dealers In .green groceries, seli
lng from wagon, whose gross
daily income is $50 or less,
'per day .. .. .... .....,. .50
And each wagon operated.
shall be deemed a separate
;business,
Dealers irn green -grocerles sell
'ig from car or common car
rier, whose gross daily ina
come Is $501) or lops, per day 10.00
And each car operteild *halJ
be deelned a iseNtd $6il1- '
noe.
Dinner houses whose gross an
nual income is $2,000 or less,
per annum............ 25.00
Dentists nvose gross annual' in
come is $1,000 or less, per an
num .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.00
Whose gross annual income is
more than $1,000, for each ad
ditional $1,000 or loss, per an
num .................. 1.00
Dogs, all kinds .......... 1.00
Each and every dog to be paid
for by iperson or persons upon
whose premises dog is kept.
The city police are hereby au
thorized to seize and confine
every (log they find running
at large not having attached
a tag for tax furnished,by tha
City 'Clerk. Eivery dog taken
up $2.00 additional must be
paid, or the dog killed.
Electric power companies whose
gross annual income is $5,000
or less, per annum .. .. .. 60.00
Whose gross annual income is
more than $5,000, for each ad
ditional $10,000 or less, per
annum .. ... .. .. .. .. .. 5.00
Express companies maintaining
an agency whose gross annual
Income at such agency arising
from business done wholly
within the state of South
Carolina, it $1,000 or lose, per
annum ..............100.00
Electricians whoso gross an
nual income is $1,000 or lesd,
per annum ............10.00
Provided, that electricians
may take out license by the
Job at the following rates:
Where the gross income is
$100 or less, per job .. .. .. 2.00
Fire insurance companies, on
amount of not premiums col
lected ..................3%
Fruit trees or other tres and
plant agents, whose grose an
nual income is $500 or less,
per annum ............ 10.00
Fresh fish dealers, with or with
out other business, whose
gross annual income is $1,600
or lese, per annum. .. .. .. 15.00
Fresh oyster dealers, with or
without other business, whose
gross annual income 'is $1,000
or less, per annum .. .. .. 5.00
Flour mills, whose gross an
nual income 1is $1,000 or
less, each, per annum .. . . 15.00
Grist mills, whose gross annual
income is $1,000 or less, each
per annum ............ 10.0U
Hay, grain, provisions or mer
chandise brokers, who carry
no stock of goods in either
warehouse or store room,
whose gross annual Income is
$1,000 or less, iper annum .. 15.00
Harness shops, per annum .. 5.00
Ilair dressers or manicurists,
whose gross annual income is
$1,000 or less, per annum .. 10.00
Whose gross daily income is
$50 or less, per day .-. .. .. 1.00
Harness shops, whose gross an
nual income Is $1,000 or less
per anpum ............ 10.00
Hawkers or peddlers, selling or
offering for sale, goods, wares
and merchandise, whoso gross
daily Income is $50 or lesi,
per day .. .. .. .. ...... 10.00
Hog dealers, whose gross an
nual income is $2,500 or less,
per annum ............ 15.00
Whose gross monthly income
4s $500 or less, per month... 10.00
'Whose gross daily income Is
$50 or less, per day .. .. .. 5.00
Hotels whose gross annual in
come is $5,000 or less, iper
annum .............. 60.M
Whose gross annual income
Is more than $6,000, on each
additional $5,000 or less, per
annum ...................25.00
Iorse or mule traders, transient
whose <gross daily income is
$1,000 or lese, per day . . . . 5.00
Horse and mule traders, trans
ient, whose gross monthly in
come is $10,000 or less, per
month .... .... ...... ...15.00
hIsunance companies, life, ac
cident and health, maintain
ing agencies doing business
within the City of Laurens,
whose gross annual income
from such agencies is $1,000
or less, per annum..... .. .. 16.00
lee dealers, whose grose annual
income 4s $600 or less per an
num ........ ..........5.00
Ice crearm vendors, selling from
carts, whose gross annual in
come is $1,600 or less, per an
num . ...... ..... .....15.00
Ice cream venders, selling from
wagons, whose gross annual
income is $24600 or less, per
annum .. .. .. .. .. .... 0
Ice manufacturers, 'weth $i0,6000
or less invested, per annum 40.00
On each additional $1,000 in
vested.. .... ...... ......1.00
Jewelry, watch and clock re
pairs, whose gross annual
Income is $1,000 or less, per
annum .. ........ .........15.00
Jewelers, itinerant, offering for
sale jeyelry, watches, clockes
etc., or .repairing same, whoso
gross dlally Incomo is $100 or
less, per (lay .... ........5.00
Laundries, run by hand, whoso
gross annual income is $1,600'
or less, per annum. .. .. ..20.00
Laundries, run 'by machinery,
whose gross annual income is
$2,500 or' less, per annum . . 35.00
Lawyers whose 'gross anmual in
come is $1,000 or less, per ahi
num .. .................15,00
Lightinng rod agent's or deal
ors, wvhose gross annual in
come Is $2,000 or less, per~
annum .. .......... ...25.00
Whose gross monthly income
is $500 or less, per day .. .. 5.00
Machline shops and foundries,
iwbose gross annual income is
$2,000 or less, per annum .. 15.00
Manufacturers of fertIlizers, 25,.
000 tons or less, per annum 50.00
Each aditional 1,000 tons ..1.00
Merry-go-rounds, whose gross
weekly income is $250 or less,
per week .. .... ...... ...25.00
Merchants, or all persons, firms
or corporations selling at re
tail artIcles of trade or meor
chandise for which a special
gross annual income is $10,
000 or less from sales,, per
annum ..................25.00
Whose frmoss annual income
is more than $10,000. on each
additional $1,000 erm less, pt~r
an m .... .. .. .. .......1.
'By income is meant the
amount of goods sold by the
licensee, and sworn statement
must accompany payment.
Medicine sellers and vendors,
whose gross annual income is
$500 or less, per annum .. 0.00
Whoso gross daily income is
$1,000 or less, per day . . . . 10.00
Marble yards or agencies, whose
gross annual income Is $1,000
or lesif, per annum .. .. .. 10.00
Moving picture shows, whose
gross annual .income Is $2,500
or less, per annum .. .. .. 40.00
Newspapers, whose gross an
nual income is $1,000 or less,
per annum............ 15.00
Opera house haLl nihose gross
annual income is $1,060 or
less, per annum .. . 40.00
Organ grinders and itinerant
musicians, whose gross daily
income Is $100 or less, per
day ............... 10.00
Oil and gasoline companies or
agents whose gross annual in
come is $15,000 or less, per
annum.............. 75.00
Whose daily income is $100
or less, per day .......... 1.00
Occulists or opticians, itinerant,
whose gr-oss daily income is
$50 or less, per day . . . . . . 5.00
Opticians or ocoulists on their
own account, or working for
otheri, whose gross annual
dncome is $1,000 or less, per
annum.... .......... 15.00
Lumber yard, selling planks,
shingles, framing, laths or
moulding, whose gross npnual
income is $5,000 or loss. par
annum ....0.......... 25.00
Lumber yards or dealers as'l
ing other kinds of building
material other than the ones
last before enumerated, whose
annual income from the sale
of such material is $2,600 or
leIss, per annum ........10.00
Paint shops, per annum .. 10.00
Pawn shops, or money lending
shops, whose gross annual in
come is $1,000 or less, per
annum . . .. .. ross. ar.-.15.00
Planing mills, whose gross0 an
nual income 4S $1,000 or less,
per annum ............ 10.00
Pool, billiard, or bagatelle pro
prietors, operating three ta
bles or les, whose gross an
nual income Is $5,000 or less,
1per annum ..........500.00
1oo, billiard or bagatelle
proprietors, operating inre
-than three tables, whose gross
annual income is $7,000 or
less, per annum, shall pay the
above license for the first
three tables so operated and
one hundred dollars for each
additional table. Plain view
from the street or side-walk
Into the interior of pool
rooms, billiard rooms or bag
atelle. rooms must not be ob
structed by screens. frosted
vl'ss in doors or windows or
otherwise.
T hotographers or artists, who.se
gross annual income is $1,000
or less, per annum .. .. .. 10.00
Whose monthly' income is
$1,000 or. less, per month .. 5.0t
Whose daily Income is $60 or
less, per day .......... 2.00
Physicians whose gross annual
income is $1,000 or less, 'per
annum .............. 15.00
Printing office, job, whose gruss
annual income is $750 or less,
per annum .............1.O
Plumbers, whose gross annual
income is $1,000 or less, per
annuni.. ............ 15.00
Plumerm, whose gross income
from one job is $20 or less,
per job .............. 2.0"
Public weighers, other than
cotton weitghers, whose gross
annual income is $5300- or less.
per annum .. .... ...... 50
Ibestaurant or eating house,
whose gross annual income is
$1,600 or less, per annum . . 25.00
Iailroad agencies whose gross
annual income from business
done exclusively within this
state is $100,000 or less, for
the first track, per annum . . 250.00
For each additional track . . 100.00
For each additional $1,000 or
less', per annum.. ........1.00
Tbenoveaters of feather beds,
whose gross annual income
is $2,500 or lees, per annum 25.00
Whose gross monthly income
is $150 or loss, per month ..1.00
Real estate agents whose gross
income is 41,500 or .lees, per
annum .. .............15.00
Berivners whose gross daily in
comes is $10 or less, .per day 1.00
Shows, performances, exhibi
tions of all kinds, except cir
cus or similor exhib',tions,
whose gross doily incot~ne is
$500 or less, per day .... ...25.00
Boda fountains, without or with
store, whose gross annual in
come is $1,500 or less, per an
num .. ...... ........ 1.0
Btable, feod only, whose gross
annual 4ncome is $1,000 or
less, per annum .... .... ...10.00
Btable, livery only, whose gross
annual income is $1,500 or
less, per annum ...........1.00
ta-bl-es, sales only, whose gross
annual income is $2,500 or
less, per annum .. .. .. ....40.00
Btables, sales, feed and livery
whose grosw annual income
is $4,000 or les1, per annum 40.00
Bialvago or bankrupt sale man
agers, or sale conductors,
whose. gross annual income is
$5,000 or loss, per annum ..50.00
iWhose gross daily income is
$50 or less, per day.... ....5.00
Btock yard, whose gross annual
income is $500 or loss, sper an
num .... ...... ........5.00
Burveyors whose gross annual
income is $1,000 or loss, per
annum .. ........ .....10.00
Whose income per job 'is $5 or
.less, per job ...............100
Street -hacks or carriages, ono
horse, .whose gross annual in
come is $1,500 or loss, per an
num .... ........ .....15.00
5treet hacks or carrialges, two
horses, whose gross annual
incomo~ is $2,000 or less, per'
tntium .. .... .. ..........200
No person, firm or corporation
shall let or hire any haeks,
automobiles or other vehicles
for hauling or transporting
passengers, 'within the cor
mporate limits of the icity. with.
out first obtadning a license
therefor from the City Olerk,
and every person, firm or cor
iporation .running or operating
such a hack or vehicle shall
have the registered number
on same legibly .printed or
otherwise marked upon said
vehicle in letters of not lem
,than three -inches in heig'at
and one inch In width; and v% -
ery driver in charge of such
vehicle must wear a nu.a
bered badge furnished by
City Cleric. Owners and d iv
Ors iudit comply with the City
Ordinance herein, and any
person, -firm or corporation i
olating any -of the above pwo
visions shall, u pon convie
tion, be fined not exceeding
,five dollars, or be imprisoned
not exceeding live days for
each and every violation
thereof.
Street trucks doing drayage
whose gross annual income is
$500 or less ............ 15.00
Street .wagons or drays, one
horse, whose gross annual in
come is $500 or less, iper an
num ................ 10.00
Whose gross daily income is
$5orless, per day .. .. .. .. .50
Street wagons or drays, two
horse, whose gross annual in
come is $750 or less, per an
num .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.00
Whose gross dadly income Is
$7.50 or less, per day .. .. .. .75
Each and every drayman do
ing business in the City. of
Laurens must wear in a con
spicuous place a numbered
badge furnished by the City
Clerk and must have legibly
narked on each side of his
dray the same number borne
'by said badge.
Shooting galleries, whose gross
annual Income is 42,500 or
less, per annum .. .. .. .. 25.00
Sign padnters, whose gross an
nual income Is,$1,000 or less,
per annum ............ 10.00
Whose gross weekly income
is $600 or less, per week . . . . 5.00
Whose gross daily income Is
$10.00 or loss, per day .. .. 1.00
Shoe shops, each bench, whose
gross annual income is $1,000
or less, per annum .. .. . . 10.00
Each additional, bench .. .. 2.50
Tailor shops, and agents whose
gross annual income is $1,000
or less, iper annum .. .. .. 25.00
Terra-cotta dealers, whose gross
annual income is $1,500 or
less, -per annum......... 15.00
Tin or tinker shops whose grosa
annual income is $750 or less,
per annum ............ 7.50
Telephone companies or agency,
for business done within this
state, and not including that
done without the state, whose
gross annual income is $10,
000 or less, per annum . . . . 75.00
Telegraph companies, or agen
cies, for business done within
this tato and not including
that done without the state.
whose gross annual iCome
from such business 'is $2,000
or less, per annum .. .... .. ...75.00
Undertakers whose gross an
nual income is $2,500 or less,
.per annum ..3.............35.00
Wood shops and wagons manu
facturers whose gross annual
income is $500 or less, per
annum .................15.00
Wood dealers or brokers, 'whose
gross annual income is $500
or -less, .per annum .. .. .. 10.00
Wlheelwrights, whose gross an
nual income ds $1,000 or leaj
iper annum,..............' .00
Warehouses kept for storing
cotton, 'grain, etc., whose gross
annual income is $2,600 or
less, per annum .. .. .. ....35.00
Wholesale dealers dn hay, grain,
provIsions, goods, wares, or
merchandise, who cairry ,a
stock of goods either In a
warehouse or store room.
whose' gross annual Income
from sales is $50,000 or less,
per annum .. ...... .....40.00
Vulcanizing shops, per annuw 10.00
Storage battery charging sta
tdlons, per annum..... .....10.00
Sec. 2. All licenses issued for one
day only shall be double the amount
above mentlotied for Saturdays. show
days, Christmas days and other oays
of public gatherings.
Soc. 3. That all licenses issued un
der and 'by virtue of this Orinance
shall be non-transferable arnd, ex
cept a lHeense for a day, a week or a
month, shall terminate ,and .end on
the 21lst day of December of the year
in which they were .issued; but niay
,be revoked at any time by the City
Pouncil of 'the' City, of IAufens on
satIsfaetory cause being shown, Ex
jropt license issued for a day, a week
or a month, annual rates sha.ll be
charged for all licensee issued prior to
Juno 30th of any year, three-fourths
the annual rate shall 'be chartged for
all licenses issued after June 30th of
any yeir and prior to September 30th
of any year; and one-half the annual
rates for all licenses issued after Seep
tember 30th of any year, and Drier to
December 311s~t of any year.
Sec. 4. Any person, firm, company
or corporation proeseuudng or engag
ing In any business, occupation or
profession, or keeping or maintaining
any establishment named in this Or
dinance .without having first paid the
iMcensk tax imposed thereon, shall, up
on conviction, be fined not exceeding
one hundred dollars, or be imipris
oned not exceeding thirty days with
or without hard labor at the discre
tIon of the officer trying the case,
Sec. 5. Where a license 18 'Imposed
by this Ordinance upon any business,
profession or occupation, and such
business, profession or occupation is
carried on or conducted by an agent,
clerk or employee, such agent, clerk
or employee shall 'be subject to all
the penalties herein' imposed should
the said business, professional or oc
cupation 1he carried on or iprosecuted
without the license Imposed, having
beoen paid, ini the same manner as If
such agent, clerk or ensployee were
the proprietor of' such business, pro
fessional or. occupation,
Sec., 0. Tlhat every person, -fim,
coompany or'corporation, required by
this.Ordinaaice to. obtain a license i9
engage In buisiness, trade, profession
or oceagtation 'for *'lCh ft litense 1
required, saill at the- timnw of appni
Ing for such license -mak6 a iltatetaft
under oath, before an ofilcer qdalified
to administer oaths, and file said state
ment with the City Clerk, setting
forth:
(1) Glis or her name, style of Arm,
name of company, or corporation;
(2) The trade, busmess, p'roes
slon, or occupation for which a Ii
cense is required;
(3) The - amount of business prb
posed to .be done during the currewt
year, and in those cases In which suCh
information is required, the amount
of business done the previous year
in the sanic occupaioni, trade, bul
ness or profession if same was car
rod on in the C.ty of Laurens the
provious year.
The City Clerk shall thereupon af
sess and collect the proper license tax
as provided for in this Ordinance,
and upon such tax being paid, ablsi
issue to the auppliicant the proper
license.
,Sec. 7. For any bsinnss, trade, c~
cupation or profession not cnu-merat
ed in Section 1 of this Ordinance, the
license sha.ll be fixed by the City
Council of the City of Laurens at any
regular or special meeting thereof.
Sec. 8. The licenso taues herefa
imposed are levied for the purpose of
raising funds to meet the annual qr
dinary expenses of the City of ALu
rens for the fiscal year commentag
on (the 1st day of Janualry of any year
hereafter and for the .purpose of p.
ing in whole or in part any legal fT
debtedness of the said City ineurred
for ordinary erpense,^ thereof faMtIn
due during the said fiecal year.
Gec. 9. This Ordinance shall go ib
to effect on the lt day of January A.
D. 1922.
Done and ratified by the City Coo.
ell of the Oity of Laurens and the ear
porate seal of the said City of LAu
rens herito affixed this the th day
of (December A. D. 1921, and in the
Dno Hundred and Porty-Sixth 7ftr
of the Sovereignty and Independentle
of the Unite.d States of America.
yNO. A. FR4iNKS,
Attest: Mayer.
STAN.LEY W. OI4ZWS,
City Clerk.
AN ORDINANCE
State of Eouth Carolina,
Count of Lanrens,
City of Laurens.
An ordinance to levy an annual tax
upon the taxable property within ie
corporate limits of the City of Lau
rens, to Taise supplies to defray bond
ed indebtedness of the said City of
Laurens for the fiscal year commene
ing January 1st, 1922, and to pay pwat
indebtedness of said city, and also t
levy and collect a sufficient amount
to pay the interest upon the bonded
indebtedness of the said city for the
year 1922, and to raise a sinking fund
for the payment of same.
BE IT ORDAINED, by the City
Council of the City of Laurens:
Sec. 1. That a tax of One and 05-100
Dollars on every one hundred dollars
worth of property, real and porsegqq
not exempt by law from taxation witR
in the corporate limits of the City of
Laurens, be and the samo Is hereby
levied- for corporate purposes to de
fray the public expenses of the City
of Laurens for the fiscal year, corn
mencding January 1st, 1922, and to
meet other indebtedness as has been
contracted by said city for corporate
purpcecs; That an additional levy of
fifty-five (5) cents on every one hun
dred dollars worth of the assessed
value of all property, real and per
sonal, not exempt from taxation, sit
uated within tho corporate limits af
the City of Laurens, be and the same
is hereby levied, to meet the interest
accruing on the bonded indebtedness
of the 'Olty of Laurens during the fis
cal year 1922 and to create a sinklags
fund to be used in aid of retirement
and payment of said bonds, and the
excess, if any,. shall be need by lbe
City Council for other corporate -pur
poses.
See. 2. That the Clerk of the said
/' shall enter levies and aeseements
upon the books of the said city and re
ecive said taxes. That the sald taxes
herein levied shall be paid to the said
City Clerk In lawful money of the
United Sthtes on or before the 1st day
of March A. D., 1922 and any persen,
fIrm or corporetaion failing to pay said
taxes when due shall be liable to the
penalty of 15I 'per centumt of the tax
so levied, and also cost of issuing
rxecntion and collection s now pro
vided by law for the failure to pay the
general County and'0tate tabe4.
'Done and ratified by the City Coun
eiJ of the City of Laurens and the oor
porate aseal of the. said CIty of slau
rons hereto' f~ed this the 6tht day
of IDeeember A -D~o1921, and in the
One Hundired and P'orty4ixth -*ear
sf the Sovereignty and Indapenden.e
f the 'United States of America.
JNO. A. lFIANKB,
Attest: Mdayor.
BTANLE~Y W. (YRIFEWS,
City Clerk. N
AN ORDINANCE'
State of South Carolina,
CntofLaurens,
Cofty of Laurens,
BEh IT OIRDAINE~D by the City Voun
oill of the City of Laurens:
Sec. 1. That al.1 able-bodied male
residents of the City of Iaurens, be
tween -the ages of 18 and 60 years,
,hall each pay a per capita tax, for
street Improvements, the sum of $2.,0
mn or before the lst 4ay of March,
L922, end all persons failing to pay
said stveet tax on or before thu4 date
thall pay to the City Clerk th64 sum
>i -$4.00 as such street taxes, and fail
ire to do so shall, upon conviction,
ao -punished as otherwiso prdvided iby
ho City Ordinance.
Done and matified by the City Odirn..
>ll of the City of Laurens and the cor
orate seal of' thje said City of Ian..
rens hereto af~xe4 this tlye 5th day
>f.ADecember A D. 1921, and in the
)no Hundyed and Portyixth~ year
f the Sovereignty and Indnpend~ence
>f the IJntted States of Amqriea.
attest: 'Mayor,
STAN1AlY W. OIflEWS
City QIyrLt
UUt3bete Nmedreth.
I.AXA11V 01Q es 9 homo QJai e.e

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