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MANY NEW LAws'M
eroinlle Principal Topic of Legilantion
Five Tax Measures.
The State. .l arch I3.
The session o! the gen.ial ase m
.bly brought to an end yesterday after
Iloon was at once one of the longest
and bisiest of any imleet ings of the
state legislature in recent years.
''he Session was extended 2,0 days
)eyolnd tile regithir 111 dav liailt, botti
'hotUses bing occupied mw0ith busiliess
of fiml port1ance uip to the closing hours.
'Tle recasling of tile tc.x programt of
ith( state was the chief probletu fac
ing the legislature, as th1e 1101nher3
of the two holuses saw it, and it was
'to the accomplishmeitt of 'tli enid
tIhat t(e greater portion of the time
alld thought of the Ilembers Of tile
Iwo hcouses was directed.
The session of 1921, the 7 ith gen
(eral assembly's first session, was coi
spiciously barren as compared with
the session of 1922, just ended, but it
Naw the launching inl the house of the
tax reform prograill. Tle sessio of
.1922 (wCeiied .% itLI irac ticallly the enl
tire tax burden of the state borle by
-visible, tangible property. The
i-iou elo.ed yesterday with 10) per
et' t of this hulirden shifted to other
u0111'es as a result i tle action of
the t wo liou ses in pa .ng live of tih
sCeVen new ievenutte Iieaiire- ve
collsideraltion d1111-ung the d a. ot
tie s;sionl. 'The se. i ew 0 I eaisUues areT
tle domestic corporationl licese tax,
the foreign corporation licenlse tax,
the income tax, the inheritance tax
anld the gasoline tax.
Two otier taX mleaSureS, the hydIo
clectric tax b) il and the luxury tax
bill, were Iilled by the senate after
passage by the lower house, while
the Sapp resolution, provilling for the
amendment of the state constitution
to eipower the general assembly to
fix a just anud eoquitable syste-m of
raising the state revenues, owas lost
on (ice se cc alenar,1 bi con11
iinued alolg with tie other bils
wv'hich tle ut pIor hio04e was unable to
reach and iss ill th closiln hcour's
of re session. The companion reso
lution to this, also iltrodule d by
Alepresentative Sap, was lost on tile
hcouse calendar, the absence of so
many mienbers dcig the last two
weeks of the session making it prac
ieally impossible to seeitre the need
ed concs ititional two-third imajority
in favor of the measure.
Thle estimated reIveInues espectid to
be derived lby the various iewi rev
Iue imeasu res this year are: Incomci
tax, $1,000,000; gasoline tax, $:350,000,
and the two corporation tax m1easur'es,
412-5,000. The inlherita nce tax will
produlce but lIttle reunin this year, but
JS expected to be felt to i conscider
ably lar'ger extent Aln .:e years to
The luxuries tcax, killed in he t e n
ate, wa,,s expeeled to give all annual
returiin of between $1,.500,000 i 82,
000,000, while revenues to be derived
from the hydro-electric tax, twice
](filed by the ilupper house, were vaii
Musly estimated 'at $1 50,000 and $:100,
Othier mecascurts of mnoie than usual
liportacnce' enaicted duiring the- ses
Muin include the 33 hiouri textile law,
the railroadl andc :ublic service comc
mission conisolidcatioin law. the bill en
largink the powers of thce consolidat
edl rail road~ cominiioni with refer
once to lpubllic utilities, thce teieplhone
r'ate~ reduccing bill, the bill r1 :.
the use of ciutouits ou. mocctor iv ?ieles
en theo roads of the st(re, the bank
sland~er law, the 1922 eedie H1l, the
Gerald street car arbitra ton bill, the
hill to reap port ion the ie 2sentatIi es
in the genieral assembly, the Well1s
tax extension iresoluition the cotton
standards aet, the \Mcinnea act to re
peal thce an ti-tipi:ing law.
,A serIes of bills to provide for bien
nc'tal sessions ef the generial assembhlly
and~ foir fo~url year terms of office fcor
state olihccrs was killed overwhelming
ly In the house, while the Sellers bIll
to abolish free schoiclarshcips in state in
atittions of higher learning and~ the
L~ecthard bill to create a board of state
;ihiroj>ractlic examicners also met thieir
(eath at thce hatnds of thce lower b)ody.
Unlike the 1921 session there was lit
tle evidenice of possible retrlogresslion,
the greater number of measures in
troduiced being to) enl-arge and perfect
existing depart ments of thce state. A
move to abolIsh the state highwvay
commission reached Its head in the
house for a short timeo, bcut the bill
to carry out thIs plan was pigeonhcoledl
in 'theo commIttee room and~ was nover'
tiebated on the Ilooir of either house.
$, series of similar measures, aimed
at the highway department, was thor
Oc-gly Ccsideored by the seniate,
however, and overwhelnmingly defeated
.by 'thn,t body. Senator' 'Wlghtman'o
mills to abolish the tax commission
and- the ~board of public wvelfaro were
Habitual Constipation Cured
.Ini i4 to 21 Days
"LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a sjpecially,
onstipation, It rel16ves pronmptly but
dhould bo taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular actione It Stimulates and
fRegtulatoa a Very Pleoasant to Tcke. 600
'te Unluicky Signs. *owl
Thle ide that it is uinlucky to walk
tinderalad(er hits its origin in the
entenibrallce of the ladder ised at
Calvtry, while the dislikeo to the nlun- t
her "3'" c'an be traced to the number P
present at the Last Suipper.
Merely a Matter of Choice.
"Bobby," saidf tie lteacher sternly, c
"do you know that yil have broken C
the Eighth Coin nIanm iten t by steal
Ing -Jnies' alipple?" "Well." explailed
Bobby, "I thought I might jttst as well
break the EIghth as to break the
Tenth anti only covet it."
Plies Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Druggists refund money if PAZO OINTMENT fails j
to cure Itching, Blin. Bleeding or Protruding
Piles. Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and yot1
can get restful sleep after first application. 6c.
NOTI'E OF RE4iS'TtATION
4lite of 8011h11r1 ila
Cottiliy of Ltrls
Notice is hereby given that Books
)f Itegistration for tle registration of
'ectors for the l unicipal EIlection to
)e hld onl TIll esday, April 11th, 1922
or M3ayor ani Aldermen, and (or i three
ommissioners of Public Works for
he city of Laurens will be closed it
welve o'clock noonl on Friday, the
1ist tday of March, 1922.
T said books are open at the of
ice of the undfersiglned in Laurons,
o1tth Carolina, and the crooduction of
L (ertificate of registration from the
loarId of Registration of the County
m11titling the applicant to Vote in a
iolling prlecinct withini tile illcorporat
'tI limiits of the (ity of Laltrens shall
)e a condlition prerecquisite to obtain
t certificate of registration for the
dtllie]pal lection anad tle appleant i
nust be a eitizen. of this State and of
le I'lnited States, tweity-otle years of
1ge, or mor; a resilent of the State I
or two year,; ot' more; a resident of
he county for one year orl llore; ati
i resilelt of the city for il months
>r more; and the applicant itist have
aid all taxes assessed against 111111 or
ler due and collectable for' tile fiscal
RI. 1E. BAI3iI,
Supervisor of Registration.
NOTWIE OF ELECTION
Stae of South (narolina,
County of Lauren I'lis.
Notice is hereby giveu\ that.an ele
tion foi Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Laurens, al(i for three Col
alssioners of Public 1Works will be I
eld in the City of Laurens on Tues
ay, the 11th day of April, 1922.
The 'P0118 will o)e1 at the hour of
o'clock in the forenoon and close at
he hour of 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
o person shall be allowed to vote at
aid election w-ho shall not have regis
ured with the Municipal Supervisor
f Registration as required by law.
The polling precincts and managers
f the election at the different pre
Incts are as follows:
For Ward One-Voting place at
Ity Clerk's ofice. Managers: .1. F.
olt, J. 10. Tollison and J. D. Watts.
For Ward Two-Voting place at
witzer's store. Managers:Jeff D.
exton, J. .1-. Cunningham, Carl Roper.
Por Ward Three-Voting place at
,aurens Cotton Mill store. Managers:
im Lewis, Walt lIellams, Horace
For Ward Four-Voting place at
lavis-lRoper Company store. Man
gers: J. C. ,Wasson, John W. iowler,
For Ward Five-Voting place at
os-''aylor Company store. 'Man
gers: T1. P. Kendrick, It. F. Jones,
oy 13. Owings.
ford ar( Six-Voting place at
aslhlence of Jalmes W. DLunklin. Man
gers: M. W. Machen, James Clardy,
At the close of the election, the
lanagers will ascertain the result and
14urn the same to the City Council
r the Cioty of 'liaurens as Leunoired by
JOHN A. FRANKS, Mayor.
TAN'lEY W. CREWS, City Clerk.
See Hough to See Well
Eyes Examined and
W. H. HOUGH
Five Years With Fleming Bros.
To Appreciate an Essex
You Have to Drive It
You Realize Its True Value'
Touring and Roadster $1250
Coach . . . $1500
Delivered in Laurens
Make Arrangements for an Early. Demonstration.
Adams Motor Co.
as Low as $25.00
as High as $39.75
es as Low as $15.00
es as High as $35.00
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