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Vol. 38, No. 12 8 Pages
LAURENS, S. '., OCT. 4, 1922
HOW NORTI CAROLINA DOiDS IT.
The next South Carolina legislature
will no doibt talke ul the reform or
change in the taxation system of the
state which it began last year, the
principal aim being to discontinue the
tax levied on real property for state
puir)oses and leave this source of rev
enue to be tapped for local Purposes
only. The plan advocated for this
state is patterned after that of North
Carolina, which has for several years
been raising its revenue for state ipur
poses from income, inheritance, 11
cense and other similar taxes.
Some light on the North Carolina
tax program was given In an address
of Gov. Cameron .lorrison a few days
ago at Charlotte. le gives an inter
csting account of the accomplishments
of our sister state uider her new
plan. 'We print a part of it below to
give an idea of how it has worked.
Legislators of this state might well
heed particularly the statement of
Gov. Morrison that "We are the only
Southern state which could wisely
adopt our system, for none of them
has the -business and wealth to justify
it without oppression." Ris reasons
are found in his address, which ap
p)ears In part as follows:
"We adolpted a new system of taxa
(ion, as we were pledged to do, and
under this system we get the money
and reduce tax upon the great mass
of the people, not in demagoguery,,
but in justice. 'We realized these
things had to be done if the state was
to PrOgress. We also realized that
the great mass of the people were
paying all the tax ipon their small
homes, farms and other lroperty, for
local government anld their schools,
they could stand. We -knew that ad
or 'tax on property accord
ing to its VYhue, was a tax on the
principle of What people had; that
many of them who had a little pro
perty yet had a hard time to live; that
old men, helpless womeni and children
might have a little properly, but. they
. l unable to make iony8. We
knew that ad valorem taxatioll bore
equally upon those woi COuld earn
and thQse who rotilid not, and that it
would justly stand no more than the
counties and towns required. so we
discarded it altogether as a source of
state revenue, and left all tax on the
value of the property to the counties
and towns. Under the new system we
raise the funds to run the state al
together from license taxei of vari
ous kinds, franchise taxes, inheritance
tax, income, etc. We put the whole
burden of ruinning the state govern
ment upon0 a new 'bnsis. The tax lu
light andl does not burden any'hody
But 'the basis of It all is that the tas
comes .from all tihe people of the state
according to the butsiness done ant
the success attained. It is just.
"We are the only southern stat<
which -does not levy 'tax on the valuc
of property for state purposes. W(
are the only southern state whielh
could wvisely adopt our system, foi
none of them has the business anm
wvealth to justify it wit houtit oppression
We were able to (do It becautse we ar(
the -ilrst state in the Union in the man
ufacture of tohneco; the second In th<
manufacture of cotton textiles; higl'
iS) in the manufacture of furniture
and in many other lines a great man
ufacturing state, as wvell as the firsa
per' acre planted In agriculture, an<
the difth in the aggregate value of out
annual farm crops, although 't-he 27tl
In area andl the 14th In population.
".We made all the great neeccssar3
Improvements I have mentioned, un
yet for' state purposes the great masm
of the people pay less tax tha~n thej
pay in any state 'n the Union, an
yet we do no Injustice to any zlant.
"WVe had to adopt 'the new syste'
if we were to perform the high ant
sacred duties of a great state. Il
could not be done under the 01(1.
"I want 'to congratulate and t-hani
the great business interests of the
state for' the loyal manner In whic1
they have accepted it. I honor then
"When we were having the contes
over' t before the general assembly
talked to a high official of the corn
pany we -knew wvould pay :nore anaam
any other In the state. 'Hte said I
would cost them a great deal o
nioney, but he agreed with me tha
it was :the only -way to raise the neces
sary money to run the state wlthoui
oppression of the masses, and that h1
was In tavor of doing it. I asked hin
* If he would saiy so to some1 members o.
the general assentbly. -Ho said h<
would, and he did. 'ils comnpany epaic
more state tax under it last year a
every Jawvyer, farmer and -politiciani
the state combined,
"Under this new system we not 9gn
2 y nieet every dollar of the
obligation, under the .eblarged 'p.
greku, .without any tax on the valute 0l
property, Ibut' we give $1i,Oo16td'the
c64tmotn school systen aniffromi lhit
p~ more than.50~ couritiestipu thi
i d,. oal schools, 2
( f'! gIlre the ,Od 6 ie 441'W461
gallon on gasoline, and converted it
all into an interest paying fund, and
instead of frittering it away as it
caie trying to build roads with it, we
are selling 1the bonds and building
the linest system of highways in
Amerlea. We (lid not increase tax on
anybody to (10 it except oil the auto
mobile owner, and on him very little.
We simply applied Round business
principles to the situation and behold
the magic-like consitruction of the sys
Senator Fletcher Points Out How
Burden of Tariff Will Profit a Fav
ored Few it !Expense of the Country
How the recently coacted tariff bill
will affect the consuming public of
the nation was graphically set forth
in a speech in the senate by Senator
Fletcher, of Florida, qnd ipublished in
the Congressional Record on Septem
ber 20th. A part of his speech fol
Mr. Fletclier. Mr. President, it is
not surprising, as the Senator from
Alabama (Mr. .Underwood) has sug
gested, that the committee proposes
to correct, change, or modify this bill,
even after it has ibeen passed. We
know what an extraordinary perform
alce was indulged in during the six
months or such a matter lie bill was
under discussion in the Senate, after
it was reported from the committee.
The committee would meet every
morning while lie 1)hIl was under dis
cussion and conclude to offer amend
ments which they had found advis
able to their own bill as reported and
after the revort had .been submitted.
It should not be at all unexpected that
it is discovered some other correc
tions should be made. hiut we have
spent enough time discussing the bill,
I take it. The country is pretty well
advised as to its meaning.
iriuging the subject down to a prac
tical, everyday considerat lion by the
plain, ordinary consumers of lie coin
I ry, an article appeared in the New
York Evening Post recently which is
rather impressive, it seems to me. It
is along lines we have heard before,
but perhaps it ought to be considered
again by those who pay the taxes un
der th bill as it finally stands. T
The new tariff bill, says the New
York Evening Post "makes the free
breakfast table a mockery," tin(] in
this paluer William Q. Scroggs, the
economist, recently recounted "the
short and simple but somewlat inti
mate annals of a morning hour in t1he
life of a Plain middle-class American
consumer," to "see how the tariff pen
Orates into the inner temple of his ex
iStence." To quote from -his story
as amended by I '. Progg3 to fit the
final form of the Senate hIll:
'*1s day begins when he is arouse(l
by an alarm clock, and the new tariff
.bill raises the duty on this artIcle 7
per cent. His first act is to throw off
tile bedcovering, on which tile di'ty is
advanced 133 per cent. le j.umps
from his bed. on which the duty is ad
vanicel 133 per cent. and dons a sum
mner bath robe with the duty imti 60 per~
cent, and slip:)ers with the duty in
creased 33 per cent.
',ile walks .over~ a Brussels carpet
(duty up 100 per cent) to close the
window, the dulty on the pane of wvhiceh
has been raised 33 per cent. and ad
justs the shade (duty up 20 per cent)
a.ndl curta,ins (up 30 per cent). Then
lie enters thie bathroomi, standls before
a mirror, on which the duty has been
raised 100 pier cent, sets out hIs shiav
iiig stick, subject to an increcaso in
duty of 67 mtier cent, his shiaving-hr'ush1
('duty up9 30 per cent). andl razor (up
100 per cent), and~ begins his tonsorial
opei'ations. This over, lie devotes his
attention to the .bathtub, on which the~
duty has beeii raised 100 per cent.
Towels (with the duty uip 60 per cent),
soap (up 67 .per cent), toothbrush and
hairbrash (up 30 u:ier cent each), and
ecmuh (up 67 per cent) are next in de
"As our consumer .dresses, it may be
niotedh that the new 'bill iincreases the
diuty 60 pcir cent on his underwear, 33
per cent ,on his -hose, 15 per cent on his
shirt and collar, 20 por1 cent or more
on his necktie, and 60 per' cent on his
suit of clothes.
''Our consumer' decides to discard
hi~s waistcont andh transfers foun soin
ien (up 100 per cent), penknife i;
200 per. cent), and lead. pencil (up 80
pei' cent), from wvaistcoat to coat
Pocketn, picks ui) a fresh linen hand
kerchief (up '30 uper cent) from the
driesser' (up 133..per'cent), polishes .his
eyeglarses (tip,' 15 per' cent),' ah~d af
ter' giving his clothes 'a toudh ivitig ai
biruish (up: 57 ner cent), is readly for
"i& the enktar tsinple 01i' cohsum
er nigends, a 0npl '(daey UP 15 per
cent). o his knfe and turli 91.ht
'"-- ' hJ' c; . I oasteir, on
Iwmn ma uet es elygre c anced 100
pera c4dnt Ihe dtrinks widi rom
glass,g bit6 w fie edntf Is 45 pot'cerit
Au cplAe (did~y up 200 per cent) b&
Sibiith en ~ua (dl a ti SIPGC0)
cent on his chinaware, 20 iper cent on
his table silverware, 200 per cent on
his oatmeal, and 255 ,per cent on his
butter. The cream for his coffee has
been removed from the free list and
subjected to a duty of 22 1-2 cents a
gallon, and. his eggs also have been
taken from the free -list and made
dutiable at 8 cents per dozen. The
salt for his eggs likewise comes off
the free list, an'd so does his bacon
and the flour that goes into his bread.
iven the duty on the salt shaker gets
a boost of 45 per cent.
"The only things on his table that
have not been subjected to a higher
tariff duty are his coffee and his
No one should be deceived. It might
as well be understood that this tariff
art will Jack up the cost of living and
depress our foreign trade; it will in
crease the burdens of consumers and
close markets or our surplus pro
ducts; it will operate as a license to
plunder, issued to profiteering bene
ficlaries. FVor every dollar the gov
ernment takes, protected interests
will take two.
* * *e * * * * ** e **S**S
* WATTS MILLS NEWS *
Watts Mills, Sept. 25.-Rev. J. A.
Martin, of Allendale, has recently been
called as pastor of the Lucas Avenue
Baptist church and has accepted the
-work. He will be in our midst by the
latter part of October.
Some of our people expect to attend
the annual association at 'H hland
Home church this week. . Y
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Gillespie nd lit
tle daughter, Kathleen, of Spartan
burg, visited relatives here on Satur
day and Sunday.
All persons are hereby warned not
to hunt or otherwise .trespass on our
lands. All violations will be prose
cuted to the extent of the law.
J. H. -Nabers,
Miss Mattie Nabers.
IMiss Lillie Nabers,
Aliss Janie Nabers,
Mrs. 1. V. Ferguson,
8PECIAL NOTICES, I
Lost or Strayed-Froni J. D, -W.
Watts' place last Saturday, white bea
gle bitch with black:yes, black spot
on back. F'inder please notify Carlbs
Boyd, Laurens. 12-1t-p
Found--aCombination ,padlgek be
tween 'Watts Mills and ' 'urs. Own
er may secure same at rtiser of
flee -by paying for thi . - 12-1t
Plenting-All kind of accordian,
side or box pleitti by steam pro
cess. Also furnishw d rooms for rent.
Mrs. George G. MeCravy, (Phone 203.
For sale or Ren oo'r -horse farm
near Lisbon church. T. A. Ballew,
Union, S. C., or B. M. Volff, Lbaurens.
Fresh Flour-i3g stock f Piedmont
b'illls good fresh Flour, pa n an d self
rising. W'ill sell low dow i. J. Hi.
Sullivan. . 2%-1t-pd
Sow Otrain--Now is the tiipe to sow
grain. 'We have t-he seed in stock and
coming-Abrizzi Rye, -Plain Rye, lHar
Iey, Star Seedl Oaits. Prices right. J.
HI. Sullivan. 12-1t-pd
Best Coffee--JVe sell good, better
and best Coffee. Also hone ground
flour, our ot' home grown whopt, fresh
and sweet. 'H-ere competition 'We meet.
Sold only by 'J. 'H. Sullivan. 12-1t-pd
Bgging and Ties-Call on pms for
bagging and ties to wrap your cotton.
We sell cheap. J. H. Sulliyan.
3Magaz.ines-~ubsefilbe sto the follow
ig magazines thropg-h line: Cosmoe
iolitan, Good H~ouse~ ep9iiing, H-arper's
Bazar, Hlearst's In ernational, Tho
American Magazin%, iWoman's I ome
Com'panion, Ladies (Home Jou rn al, Sat
ur'day 'lEvenhig tPost, Coitry Gentle.
nmin. (Mrs. J1. F. Burton, ' lfone 44.
For R~ent-Two down-stair rooms
for light housekeeping. He vacant
October 15th. 'Water. Mrs. iM. IL.
Hloyd, phone 194. 12-it-li
For Sale--Pack o seven fine Blea.
gles. WillI soll lpac) or separately.
Well bred and. well 'r i1ned. Jamnes
Davenport, at Willard ~rvice Station.
Bring us your ol
Irade you new oni
give you a liberal
your car up with I
market for the mc
OLD TIRES SI
Lostr-Pocketbook with sum of
money, other -papers and identification
card of J. B. Harmon. Finder please
return 'to J. B. Harmon at ilixie Flour
& Grain Co. and receive reward. J.
.B. Harmon. 12-1t-pd
For Sale--Ono Dodge touring car,
$375; 1 Chalmers 7-pasenger, $600;
1 Overland "85", $250. All ready to
ride. Adams Motor Company. 12-it
ln111g Notlee-I am operating the
Watts Mills ginnery and will receive
cotton every day. Plant now in op
eration. A. D. Gray. 12-1t
For Rent-Oeveral rooms over
Shell's store suitable for office or
house-keeping. See d. C. Shell or
Mrs. R. L. Gray at Gray Court. 12-1t
For Sale-aOne Ford touring car,
now to0 and seat covers. Absolutely
good condition. $325. Easterby Mo
tor 'Company. 12-itt
Collard Plants For Sale--0c per
.100. T. B. Sumerel, i 'jd~renp ( '12-1t
For Sale-<Several z ir 1buggies.
Will trade for good fres cows or for
Ford cars. T. (. !Sumerel, lAurens.
Used Cars Cheap--'Ve 9ie several
used cars we offer very heap. Over
land models 85-4, 90 and 85-6. T. B.
Sunierel. 1 12-it
Phonographs For Tr de-We have
several new phonograpl lIft over,
mahogany cabinet size, o $50.00 to
$200.00. 'Will sell cheap r trade for
other things. T. B. Suner6l, Lau
rens. ? / 12-1t
Wauted-Hlalf dozen 3 4'.used auto
tires. iust )be bargains.- T. B. Sum
erel, Lauiens. 12-1j
For -Sale--1 year old apple trees.
Early 'Harvest 1inon, Ben Davis,
Arkansas Black e and June Ap
ple. Prices -reas a Ie. M. H-. Hun
ter at iHunter Bros. 12-tf
Wanted--Position as office assist
ant. Address "X" care The Advertis
er. - 12-1t
Wanted-To trade new buggies,
wagons and harness for young mules.
John A. Franks. 12-it
Stocks Wanted-1Enterprise (Nation
al, Union Buffalo 2nd Pref.; Anderson
Motor, 'Pref.; Victor Monoghan, com
mon. United Agency, Inc. 12-it
Wanted-To rent six or seven room
house. United Agency. 12-It
pire Abruzzi Rye--Cleaned and
sacked, at $2.00 bushel, F. 0. B. An
derson. F. E. Watkins, Anderson, S.
Farms For Rent-Several farms
near good schools to rent to lpartles,
either white or colored, with their
own stock. J. P. Gray, Woodruff.
Notice-No hunting or trespassing
of any kind will be allowed on my land.
Frank Posey. 1 1-2t
For Sale-Ash or poplar wood in 8,
4, 2 ft. length. Burns like coal. See
R. T. Dunlap or F. H. Caine, phones
186 or 411. 11-5t
Library Ifours-The library will
now be open on Tuesday and Friday
afternoons from 3 to 5 o'clock. 11-2t
Money to Loau--Loans on farnis and
city 'property negotiated. Applications
thandled with the First Carolinas
Joint Stock Land Bank, the Federal
Lind Bank, insurance companies and
other sources, .Apply to Dial & Todd,
Attorneys, Laurens. 5-13
'Money to Loan-The Planters N. P.
L. A. is now receiving a"plications for
loans on farm lands. Apply to A. C.
Todd, Secy-Treas. 5-13t
Good Tires--Cheap at Counts' Sta
Rim Repair Parts-For all makes of
ears. Rim bolts, wedges and clamps.
City Vulcanizing Station. 40-tf
Money to Loan- on improved farm
land at 71-2 per cent. H. S. Black
well, Attorney-at-Law. 42-tt
Money to Loan-On improved farm
and city property for a period of years
at seven per cent Interest. Bomar,
Osbotne & Brdwn, Attorneys, Spar
tanbur'g, S. C. 34-t-f
Loans og Real Estate-F'unds inme
diately available at six -per cent. In
surances companies, Joint Stock Land
Bank, Federal 'Land Bank and other
sources. Apply to Simpson, Cooper
& Ylabb, 'Attorneys. 4-tf
hhugjginig anid Ties-Buv our selected
second hand machinery r'e-rolled bhag
ging and tics. All prices and grades
guaranteed. Phone 380 our expense.
U. S. Bagging Co., Greenville, S. C.
Notice--Prchl Potato Chips -made
daily. Mrs. J. C. Shell. 10-5t
All Work Guaranteed
LAURENS, S. C.
S FOR OLD
d tires and let us
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allowance .and it
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"NO DOGS ALLOWED".
A Comedy in 4 Acts
By REBECCA DIAL.
Friday and Saturday Evenings
Oct. 6 and 7, at 8:30
ALL STAR CAST
Auspices Converse Alumnae Chli
Tickets 50 Cents and 75 Cents
A New Cord Tire
For the Thrifty[Buyer
Here are the features that make this the best time value in its
Full 10 per cent oversime-4 Inch tires actually 4.4 inches.
Slightly flat tread-rubber properly placed to give traction, long
,wear and easy-stearing.
Tread rubber extends fron bend to bead resisting rut-wear and
Carcass of 1 1-2 to 1 5-8 Ieh long staple Arizona and Egyptian
cotton. (,Full 1-4 inch longer than is ordinarily used in tires of
this type-giving greater resiliency and tensile strength.)
Cured on air-pressure front within that minimizes the possibilities
of hidden defects.
Cords are built up on the exclusive Goodyear "Group-Ply" princi
ple whilch reduces the Internal friction in the tire.
0 UCDS HAVE THESE
And we have these new
CORDS for sale at prices
usually asked for cord
tires of unknown merit.
COME IN TODAE. LET
US QUOTE. ON YOiRi
Laurens, S. 0. Phone 402
"I'll Mail You a
Why is it you have a peculiar feeling of re
spect for the man who says to you; "I'll mail
you a check today?"
You respect him and he deserves it. Analyze,
if you can, his felings when he says it. He
is energetic anfl0onfident and all because. be
is SAFE. He knows -the check will come back
caidelled, this beink an indisputable receipt.
He knows hismoney is Oafe, and---here's the
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