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derson, 8. C.
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L. M. GLENN_Editor and Manager
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April 28, 1914, at the post ofBco at
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1915.
Genially fair Thursday and Fri
Swat tho narrator of Ford jokes.
Tho stato of Tabasco, Mexico, seems
to be getting in the soup.
Colleges throughout tho country aro
engaged just now planting next com
mencement's crop of graduates.
And soon lt will he hard to distin
guish somo straw hats from autumn
Will Romobody kindly tell us how
to pronounce the ?ame of tho gover
nor's now secretary.
.Now that thc home-coming at York,
with all lui feasting, is over, Bro. Bell
should convey to tho brcthron of tho
porfosh some of the "leavings."
Tho Clyde .Steamship Company ls to
increase its sailing from Charleston.
Tho more moans pf getting out of
somo places the better.
So many folks think they know how
tt newspaper ought, to be run we won
der there are not more engaged In the
During the isonth of August the dis -
pen Bery sales in Charleston amounted
to $65,026.15. No report from "blind
tigers" Is available.
H's' n pity Homo folks can't dirfer In
opinion with a newspaper without
charging the presB with being sub
- Somo day we are going to sit down
and try and get ont a paper that will
please everybody.--Tugaloo Tribuno.
'<And then we want you to take a day
off and come down and help us try the
same thing. Bro. CosBett.
That old-fashioned fellow . who
writer anonymous communications to
(tho editor, just hy. way of being un
pleasant, still lives tn Spartanburg.
Sparenburg Herald. And some of the
saine forced are over here.
Some of these dsfs some good o!?
prohibitionist is coming elong in
each town where IhSre ls a newspaper
that passed up. the Local Option
League advertising and show bis ap
preciation of the papers' act by doing
some extensive advertising.
TIIK UEHXAN K HI TO It H.
Germany's back-down in (lie subma
rine controversy lum left the Oerman
Anierlcail newspapers In an embarras
(?ur German editora hive out-Ger
maned the Germans. They justified
(he Lusitania massacre, and some of
them glorified In i'. The widespread
horror mid Indignation aroused in
America hy the von Tirpitz policy
seemed to make no Impression on
them Tiny went further thun the
Herlin papers in their plea of "neces
sity." They bitterly denounced Pres
ident Wilson for voicing the Ameri
can demands for lawfulness and hu
manity in ?ea warfare.
When (lie Arabic was sunk, the
Chicago Staals-Zcltung said that thc
American victims suffered simply "the
nm ural consequences of their reck
lessness. " The I'iminnati Freie
Press? declared that In destroying the
ship without warning Germany had
"performed a holy duty." Tho New
York Stuats-Zeltung complacently ac
cepted it as evidence that "Germany
would never agree to the demands of
President Wilson." The general atti
tude ().* the Gorman-American organs
was that it was presumptuous and
absurd for the American people "to
ask Germany to chnnge lier policy.
And now the editorlul "super-Teu
tons" are left high nn?i dry. repudiated
and made ridiculous by the Cerman
government whose cnuse they pleaded
not wisely, but too well.
In their humillaron the more Intel
ligent of these editors must now rea
lize mournfully the great opportunity
they Ignored. And what a pity lt ls
for everybody concerned, that this
noble victory for justice nnd human
ity, creditable alike to America and
Germany, lias been won not with the
aid of ibo German-American editors
who should have been mediators be
tween the :wo nations, but won In
spite of their bitter opposition!
FOREIGN LAW IN AMERICA.
The application, of foreign law to
American ^efrltory may yet provo to
be a serious problem.
The first evidence of lt was tho or
der given by ths Italian government
for the mobiliz?tlon of Italian reser
vists In this Country. That ordor ap
plied not only to, the newcomers who
still owe allegiance to Victor Im
manuel, but to tens of thousands of
Italians who have become American
citizens. They are, of courso. under
no legal compulsion to return and
join their colors; thc Italian govern
ment could not tako them by force.
Dut great pressure has been exerted
on thom by the declaration that. If
they Ignore the call, they may never
return to Italy without being liablo
to arrest and Imprisonment. ' Italy, lt
appears, does not acknowledge thc
complete expatriation of her subjects,
and we seem to have-no troaty cover
ing tho matter.
Tho latest manifestation of irritat
ing foreign authority is ot German
origin. It appears that there has been
a widespread effort tn tho United
States, sanctioned by consular and
diplomatic representatives of the (?or
man government, to apply to German
Amorlcan citizens the Gorman penal
code for treason. 3ucb citizens, to
gether with Cerman Immigrants with
out citizenship rights, have boen noti
fied Tn great numbers of cases that lt
ls illegal for them to engage in any
work connected with "war orders."
Thoy are threatened with a clause in
tho German penni codo which provides
imprisonment in a fortress or In a
state prison at hard labor as the pen
alty for Germans "who knowingly nld
or assist a foreign power at war with
tho German Empire, or who do any
thing that may Injure the German
government or its allies."
The code, of course, cannot be en
forced on American soil; but lt ls
made practically effective here by the I
explanation that any German who j
sells war supplies to the Allies or (
helps to manufacture them, will be ^
subject to ithe penalty If he ever sets ;
foot in Germany.
Needless to say. this is Improper in
terference with the rights of Ameri
can citizens and tho sovereignty of j
tho American nation, and deserves
the careful attention of our govern
(ronni. We admit no such thing as
divided alh?rlance. Even if some cit- j
Isens are disposed, to recognize nilen (
authority, ohr government can ac
knowledge no such,Jurisdiction. At
the very loast, tiie.^rartlce is mls-|
chlevous and pernicious, no matter j
whether the purpose for which lt is
Invoked is intrinsically good or bad.1
Cor it tends to undermine the loyalty,
of American citizens.
A New Sensation.
"I believe," said the Impatient man,'
as he put saide thc telephone, "that !
I'll go fishing." 1
"Didn't know you cared for fishing." i
"I don't ordinarily.;But lt's the only
chance I have to finding myself at the '
end of a Une that Isak busy."-Wash- '
A letter received in the city from
Henry rason stated th'*: he expected
to report for work at Oelsberg Uros,
on September 15th. Mr. Cason has
ben away (rom Anderson over two
months and for Hie greater par? of
thal lime he hus been In a hospitul ?*.
Chester where he underwent un op
eration, He has been slowly improv
ing and li in many friends here hope
that he will soon he entirely well and
will he back in Anderson.
Among the visitors in the city yes
terday were Messrs. W. T. McKlroy,
H. M. Bigby and Bagwell. Mr. Mc
Klroy has just returned from uti ex
tended tour in the northwest and the
Panama-Pacific exposition. He talks
very inti restlngly of his trip. Willie
awuy he attended tho Shriners' con
vention In Portland, Oregon, and
Platen that he had a great time.
Mr. S. C. Foster, who has been in
charge of the Columbia Tallrlng com
pany for the past several months,
has been transferred to Athens, Ga.
Coming to Anderson in his pince IE I
Mr. C E. Kay. who will have charge
of the tailoring establishment.
In yesterday's column of Lino O'
Dope there were two references to thc
People's Bank. One was regarding
a Statement coming from Mr. T. H.
Anderson about being ready to loan
money at six per cent on cotton prop
erly warehoused. The other was about
Mr. L. H. Anderson having accepted
a position with the Peoples Hank,
In both Instances the bank referred
to should have been the Citizens
National Bank instead of the Peoples
On Friday the proceeds of tho An
derson theatre will be turned over to
the ladies of the Catholic church, who
will have charge of the house for tho
afternoon nnd evening performances.
Four reel--, will bo shown. The fea
ture will be "Kor Old ireland," a
three reel picture and another reels of
comedy will be put on. A portion of
tho money realized will lie applied to
thc church building debt.
Mr. George Sullivan, former state
senator from Anderson county, was
among tho Interesting visitors attend
ing court yesterday. Mr. Sullivan
spent n great deal of thc morning In
the court room but stated that he had
no personal Interest In tho proceed
Mr. Sullivan took dinner with his
sons, Messrs. Joe and "Boots" Sulli
van und during the dinner hour the
Line O' Dope man asked him about
the new county proposition that is
being promulgated around Willlam
"Well, stated Mr. Sullivan, from t'ai
enthusiasm that is being shown, I
see no reason why it will not be car
ried through successfully. The move
ment was started by prosperous young
farmers in Greenville and Anderson
counties and they got the people of
Will Umist on Interested. They rre
pushing tho molter and there ls going
to be something done.
"I was chairman of the committee
which 19 years ago attempted to get
a new county Including practically
the same territory and we worked
faithfully but were defeated, badly dc
feoted too. I was in New York and
Tho Intelligencer, In common wll
will publish brief and rational lett
when they are accompanied by the
and are not of a defamatory natu
not In any sense stand as an exprei
views on the subjects discussed, no
ity for any statements or opinions
ASKS SEVEN QUESTIONS
To the Editor of The Intelligencer:
May I ask seven questions for the
consideration of voters ot your coun
Why ls tho Flying Squadron in
Why are paid speakers of thr. Anti
Saloon I<eague from Indiana and Ohio
Imported into this state foi- the pur
pose of trying to dictate their ideas
of the best form of government for
?SouNi Carolina and South Carolin
Why are ex-governors and reputed
leaders of Indiana and Ohio attempt
ing to thrust upon our state a system
of government which they have never
been able to pass in their own com
Why have not these alleged leaders
of public opinion in Indiana and
Ohio first cleaned np their own states
and placed "Their own houses In or
Why are these \m speakers plead*
lng for state-wide prohibition in
South Carolina, while their own state?
enjoy the Democratic privilege of
received a wire to como home und
help- with the matter. After unend
ing to my business I came on horne
and went to Columbia before the con
stitutional convention in order to try
to ?et Ute new county added. The late
George Tillman and Senator Tillman
were members of the convention and
I put the proposition up to them. They
stated that they had already mad;
Greenwood ?nd another county and
that tiley wore not going to allow any
more. Tliey told us, however, that we
would be able to get It under the new
constitutional amendment, but we
I In those days the operatives of the
' mills generally voted os the presi
dents asked them to. and they being
opposed, tills had a great deal to do
with tho new county proposition 19
years ago. Mr. Sullivan stated that
personally he waa in favor of the new
county and thought that it would not
Mr. T. \V. Blakely of Aiken, former
ly a dispenser at the Aiken dispen
sary No. I, was an Interesting visitor
In Anderson yesterday. Mr. Hlakely
has boen in Aiken for a number of
years working in tho capacity of dis
penser and knows about as many men
in the county nnd has about as keen
a foresight Into the way elections will
turn out as any man down there. Mr.
Hla-kely was asked about tIto prohibi
tion election in Aiken county and he
slated that In bis opinion there would
be a largo majority for prohibition.
There has been considerable unrest In
dispensary matters in that county
during the past twelve montliB and
this will greatly aid the dry side.
Mr. Hlakely had not boen a visitor
In Anderson B?ace 190G, and he stated
that he was surprised at tho city's
rapid growth. He said that it looked
ns if it .vas one of the coming cities
of the upper section of the state.
Alonzo Cherry, a 14 yenr old negro
boy, was convicted In recorder's court
yesterday morning of stealing brass
from the city's engine. He was given
a fine of $"5 or ?10 days. Cleve Leslie,
another negro boy, is In jail awaiting
trail on the charge of stealing from
Barton's Lumber company.
For the past few months, since the
price of brass has Increased so much,
vandalizing bas been going on to a
great extent. It was almost a certain
ty that if a house was left unoccupied
for a few days all of the load and
brass connections of tho water pipes
would bo stolen. The police have been
trying to catch the thieves and Chief
Sammons things that he has at last
caught up with some ot them.
There are two new groceries pre
paring for business Just, now, ar.d
both of them arc rapidly getting In
shape to bid for a share of the busi
ness of Anderson and vicinity. Both
are starting with brand new stocks,
and while not quite In ""ship shape"
they both state they are prepared to
tako care of most any order that may
be entrusterd to their care now.
Messrs Robinson Brcs. JUBt west of
the Peoples Bank on East Benson St.
and Osborne & Co. who are In Os
borne & Pearson's old grocory stand
at tho corner of McOutne and East
Benson stroets. These gentlemen aro
experienced In this line, and no doubt
aro well qualified to handle all busi
ness that comes their way.
th all other newspapers in -the land,
ors on subjects of general interest
names and adu.esses of the aulnors
re. Communications so printed do
islon of the The Intelligencer's own
r ls there assumed any responslbll
contalncd in them.
Why do they not practice?
Why do not these paid outsiders
practice in their own home states
tvhat they are now preaching as the
only safe policy for South' Carolina
Did Indiana or O'.iio speakers over
come to our assistance during the
most critical period to work out our
These are some questions wl.-ch I
respectfully ask of all true' South
Carolinians. Answer on both Biders
will be gratefully received and keenly
appreciated not only by. myself, but
hy many other Dem?crata who be
lieve that South Carolina ls easily
able and competent to settle her own
affairs with out outside Interfer
feigned) E. J. Brennen.
Columbia, S. C.. Sept. 6, 1915.
Mr. Brennen, a well known busi
inesa man of Columbia, ia secretary
ot the Local Option league of South
Carolina, an organization which by ex
tensive paid advertising through cer
tain newspapers of the state is wag
ing a fight fer local option aa against
atato-wlde prohibition, a decision
which is to bo made by thc voter? of
the state in a referendum September
ltth.- Ed Intelligencer.
Men of Anderson County:
The prohibition question comes be- |
foro us this year not as a political
issue, but as an opportunity for every I
qualified elector to vote against a
present soci-.d evil, and for such a let
tering of conditions now and hereafter
as may conduce to remove from the
path of our children the commonest
and most costly pitfall of youth. Those
of us who have conducted this cam
paign did not ask thc legislature to
enact the law outright, but we in
sisted that the whole question bc sub
mitted to the men of the state, so that
thc election being ti:e expression of
popular will, might settle the matter.
*inco tho adjournment of thc legisla
ture, men of public spirit havo ap
peared before you to diacusB the
great benefit to our business and so
cial life which would accrue from
prohibition. We have kept all this
free from politics, appealing to our
fellow Carolinians to look at thc
whole question In thc light of truth.
There has appeared a publicity bu
reau, styling itself "Local Option
League of South Carolina," which I
regard as the effort of liquor men in
disguise to play upon tho term
"local option," while trying to defeat
prohibition. No name appears in its
advertisement, but the heavy expense
of its advertising campaign points
rather convincing'y to Its base of sup
Local Option league," that is who
ever is standing between the contri
butors of all that money and the peo
ple of the state, has appealed to the
voters to vote against prohibition for
the following reasons, as copied from
their big, expensive advertisements:
(1) To vote for prohibition "will
depart from the true ideals of Jeffer
(2) The county is the beBt unit for
(3) Because fifteen states (be
ginning 18C"? to 1903) have voted out
(4) Because if you have prohibi
tion conditions will be as "prevails
in Tennessee and West Vlrglnl?.;
(5) Because prohibition will bc
voted for by blind tigers and their
(6) Prohibitionists are not "gov
erned by expediency;"
? 71" "Should this state vote state
wide prohibition, for the continuance
nf tho liquor traffic lt will be exped
ient to put those in power who will
wink at the illicit selling of liquor?"
(8) A majority Of the legislators
from the wet counties voted for the
(0) T'iat if we have statewide pro
hibition the iffteen counties now
wet will agitate for state sale of
(10) "There aro thousands of men
In South Carblina who aro tipplers.
They will be averse to prohihtilon be
cause they. rightly think it ls Inter
fering with their personal liberty'. .
. . . .Prohibition will chill their ar
dor for good government":
(11) Because the liquor mep will
try to defeat prohibition next year,
and counties now dry may be invad
ed by "whiskey sellers"4
(12) If a law-en forcing administra
tion should not be elected next year,
the prohibitionists would he respon
sible "for a period of disorder, cor
ruption; and crime with open if un
Now let us consider these objec
tions in order:
(1) The chief tenet in Jefferson**
political creed was his belief In thc
Wisdom of the masses, the good sense.
of a majority. If a majority favori
prohibition how are wo departing
from the "ideals ot Thomas Jeffer
son." The Local Option league ap
pears to be playing with names and
Here's something big ir
50c. Pure silk, new p
designs and extreme qu
Tie up here for your t
week buyer keeps this
The Store with* a t
words of whoso connotation it is
(2) The county is the host unit for
prohibition. The legislature doesn't
consult a county about tho operation
or enforcement of general acts; why
should this be such an exception?
Again, dry counties have found that
neighboring wot counties prevent th
full effect of prohibition from being
enjoyed, albhough many of the evils of
liquor are felt. Liquor men didn't
think much of county option when
the state dispensary flourished. Their
plea for county option now is not a
sincere espousal of a principle; it
ls merely the' expediency they have
so much at heart.
(3) We are not alarmed by that.
In 1855 even our ministers had their
toddies. Times have greatly changed
since then, haven't they? The last
sta to to vote it out waB in 1903!
Since then eighteen ihave voted for
prohibition. That ls Impressive.
Evierybody knows that the greatest
impulse to prohibition has been within
tho last three years! With Virginia
voted dry and nearly all of Kentucky
dry why go back to 1903, not to men
(4) What , are the conditions in
Teunessee and West Virginia. In
West Virginia arrpsts for drunken
ness decreased seventy-five per cent;
arrests for other offenses wero re
duced fifty per cent. This is tbs of
ficial statement just issued. If South
Carolina can say as much shall we
pot be happy? With regard to Ten
nessee I take the liberty to quote a
friend who was there recently: "I
am not a prohibitionist, but I tell you
wVrot I saw. I went to a town of fif
teen thousand inhabitants and there
was just one policeman! When I ask
ed the policeman how 'ie could keep
order without assistance he replied
that since Tennesseo voted prohibi
tion he seldom had to make an arrest,
and tlie only cases of drunkenness
are those of tramps." A- town the
size of Sumter with one policeman!
But. by the way Sumter is doing well
(5) If I favor prohibition as a
moral principal and an economic
benefit why should I ' stultify myself
because I do not approve some oth
ers who may vote? But I wonder Just
how much truth there is in that
charge. I ottered to take one tiger
at his word when ho said he would
give flvo hundred dollars for prohibi
tion, but he hasn't produced Che mon
ey.' In fact, he had no more tb say.
But let us go to the bottom of this.
If tigers think they can sot tho law
at naught would it bo quito coura
geous and manly to surrender? If
we fail to pass a law because we fear
such parasites and leeches our man
hood must be pretty v. oak. If we
are to decide between decent citizens
and blind tigers lt should be easy to
side with tho upright men and strike
(6) Prohibitionists are governed
by u lofty principle.i They are sus
tained In mind by the knowledge that
they are advocating the conservation
of our greatest resource-our people; i
the promotion of the economic de- ?<
vialopment of the state; the larger
and truer happiness of all our peo
ple. Expediency is never to be set up
in favor of community evil.
(7) Very likely the liquor men
want liquor men elected. Probtsbly i
they will spend money again. But lt i
ts not likely that a' prohibitionist can i
be frightened by such a bogey. If
tine liquor men die hard, they die <
Just the same. If we have to whip
thsm again, we can do it. But io
urge a prohibitionist not to vote pro- i
hlblblon because of some future ac* 1
tivity ot liquor mon is to ask us to t
surrender In advance.
(8) Truly this, ls awfnl. 9eo how
the men from your county voted. Are <
they blind tigers, or are they in sym
pathy with tigers? If you know your
dajpresontatlves yon know whether j
they are secret allies of the tigers,!!
i the cravat world at
attorns, exclusive in
?es. Our. six-day-in
store up to the New
?ere's nothing like a
w spicy cravat t o
ighten up that old
it 'till time to don
e new one.
es up to $ 1. A spe
ll offering of 25c val
:s at 3 for 50c.
etson hats to meet
e seasons call. Styles
i e fashion decrees
id you want. Stet
3ns $3.50 to $5;
/ans Specials $2 and
as this "Leaguo" would havo you be
(9) This has been aswered, I
think. Dut aro twenty-nine counties
to surrender in advance? That
"Leaguo" must think we are a craven
(10) We [havo tile tlnso-ftionored
principle of law that the wolfare ot
the people IB the supremo law. Since
a man's rights aro given by the gov
ernment, ho must not complain if the
good of all requires some surrender pf
his liberty. All law involves sur
render of the individual for the com-,
munlty. But the protection of the
government is what creates "rights;"
otherwise every man would retain
hin property only by strength. If
"ardor for good government means
that the few are above the crowd,
what ardor has the moonshiner, who
distilled liquor because in that way
he received a few dollars for this lit
tle corn? Shan we have st il 1B, or do
without some ardor?
(11) Already answered ls, other
(12) "Sufficient unto the day ls
the ev$l thereof." Just now we are'
voting prohibition; next year the
question of .officials will come up.
But is it not dangerous doctrine to
declare that wc should have only such
laws as some officials favor? If that
is true this must be an autocracq.
All these years I thought tho white
men were free. Do we have to ask
officials what laws wo may ha.et cir
shall we ask them what laws they
will enforce; or shall e permit them
to disregard laws We pass?
Prohibition has affected some bene
ficent changes in conditions'Where lt
bas had a fair trial. In. tho state
of Kansas which has enjoyed thirty
three years of prohibition there are
twenty-seven counties which had not
a single criminal prosecution . last
year. The tax levy In Kansas has
been reduced from 6.5 mills (under
license) to 1.2 mills (under prohi
bition.) Why ia that? Because
money not wasted for liquor became -
a part of the permanent wealth of
the state and thus In timo a lower
levy on greater wealth will produce
the amount now raised for the mainte
nance of the- state. The savings
banks af Kansas show moro savings
per capita than any other state. Af
ter one year of prohibition Russia has
an increase in savin, of $900,000,000,
or 600 per cent. And this notwith
standing the war and the removal ot
five million producers from fS?'fShmk.
to the trenefles? it fkyj us In dol
lars, men; buts in happiness, content
ment, health. Vigor, efficiency, and
moral worth it will pay tremendously
Wake up parolina! Let the free
men rule th? state.
J. K. BRBBDIN,
Secretary Business Men's Committee
--^_ ,uT ^ .
Hean nurtband. ^ '
They were as loving as any couple
could be, even If tf.ey have been
married more tSian five years, but ona
Say J-?at week Friend Husband' mari*
what he considered a bright remr^k,
which his wife resented, and up to the
present time things sre net entlr*,Ty
It'happened duriug houseeleanstag.
During tho. day the wife had been
rearranging the pictures on the wall,
and in driving a mail the hammer
slipped and struck her fingfer:
When the husband came hoofe that
evening she told him ot the accident
He sympathized wKh her ?nd even
kissed the bruised finger. "Harry,"
she said, "how can 1 keep from pound
las my fintgors. I'll have more pic
ture? to hang tomorrow 7"
"Hold the. hammer with both
Ife-h-v? he prcsniVry aripliod.
There isnt vary much danger la
proposing to a young widow-it yon
really want Co marry her.