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dersnn, S. C.
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April 28, 1!)14. ut tho post ofllco nt
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| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1915.
! What w?ul?Tlliu ;bq. without mince
fi plo? Detter.
Ch??sU?i?a aboard the Ford ship
j&ISwill find plenty of nuts on hand.
?'???v.-.-.-' v ?
Too many cranks on the Ford ship
- might turn the trip to no account.
; Queen Sophie soemo to be the secret
of. the constant in King Constantine.
Would you know a Byzantine
Logothete it you met one in the road?
And now the war ia about to break
about among the paciilcistB on Ford*3
And, in the meantime suppose you
tell us tho name of the assassin who
set tho European. in motion.
Jans Behind Trouble in China.
I Headline. Wsll. ?o had rather be
?. ii jiehind' troublo than in front of it.
? . 0 ? '
The State has ari editorial or "The
Now Prosperity." A llttlo of the cid
fashioned .kind would bo acceptable to
y.%\ ns. .
. . ?. ??: ?
',[*?? - A irian does not have to be a muslc
ian to know good music anymore than]
; lio has to be a hen to know a good
m eg?. -.
'/i' ' . - At - Columbus the other day Presl-J
dent Wilson shook honda with 7.000 j
Wg-peopis. Must hnve hoon n gripping
They are voting today on th?; pro
posed McCormick county for tito sec
ond '.time this year. Just seem to have
thc habit. .
yuan Shi Kal waa . twice offered!
the cts^?T. ci Chlria before he accept
j cd it. Which goes to -stiow ' that a j
king can be modest. '-.
it has beendmcrivoved that it'is no!
i*W thing for a president to morry a j
,&?ow, Washington, Joffe'r?on, Madi
tife. Filmore and Benjamin Harrison'!
having embarked on tho sea of matrt-j
moby with parin era who had salle
the deep before.
(JE NH KA LH V.N1? ADMIKALH
Thc incomprehensible thing about
our professional war experts I? thal j
tho army Insists on ignoring t?io ex
I Istenoo of thu navy omi the navy in
I olats on Ignoring thc existence of Ute
army. It is this fact that makes if
necessary for civilian'branches of ourt
government-congress nnd the execu
tive department-to mediate between j
thc two and adopt compromise plans.
The national-defense report of the
general army staff i? a Htriking ex
ample. It calls for the creation of
an effective, mobile fighting force of
1,500.000 mun. with ull the equipment
required Tor so great an army, entail
ing an expense for the first year of
more than $500,000,000-live times our
present army expenditure-and .1 cost
of $310.000,000 n year thereafter.
Tito price is, at first blush, appal
ling. We may admit, however, that if
the need is u real one no expense ls
too great to pny for our ?afs?iy. Thc
iim.iodi.ite miestion is, what ure the
wur staff's reason for demanding so
great un army?
The military experts have figured
out thut Gcrmnny und Austria, co-op
erating In an attack on the United
States, could land a fully equipped ex
pedition of more than 1,000.000 men
on our Atlantic const within six
weeks, and thut Japan could lund
240.000 men on the Pacific coast in
less than two months.
Wc may waive tho question wheth
er these figures are reasonable. It
does seem absurd to a reasonably well
Informed citizen to say that the muny
hundreds or even thousands of ships
needed to transport an army of 1,
000,000 soldiers with the vast quantity
of munitions and supplies required
for warfare in a foreign land under
modern conditions could leave Ger
man ports, croBB tho Atlantic and set
all ashore In so Bhort a period as
six WCC-UB, even with the best land
ing facilities on tho Atlantic coast nt
their disposal and no coast defense
gunr firing a shot. But we must as
sumo that tho army experts know
what they aro talking about. That
million teutons could como and land
in six woek8, roady to conquer us, IP
-wo had no navy
That little "if" tho army?* experts
What do you suppose our navy
warned monthn beforehand, would bo
doiug whllo that vast armada wad
steaming slowly across the Atlantic?
What would all our submarines be do
ing whllo those thousands of trans
ports and supply ships were ap
proaching our ports or lying at an
chor for the landing?
Tho army simply ignores the ocean,
and shuts Its eyes to the biggest
strategic fact of this war, which ls
tho protection of England by its licet.
Our navy IB and al ways must bo
our first line ot defense. Even at
present, though inferior to Germany's
navy, it is superior to any squadron
that Germany would dare send across
the Atlantic while she has au enemy
lett in Europe. With a navy bigger
than Germany's-which we ought to
have, and will have soon-r-what pos
qiblo chance would that clumsy
armada have of getting within strik
ing db,tan ce of New York or making
a landing with lighters on an ex
posed coast? Tho Bttmc reasoning ap
plies to Japan, whose whole fleet ls
no stronger than tho squadron we
shall soou have In the Pue'a-: alone. "
Manifestly, If ono Branch of our na
tional defense IB to bo greatly en
larged, it should bo the navy, al
though the naval exports ure nearly
as one-eyed in their views as thc j
army men. But-whatever plan ot. der
fen se ls worked out, tho army and
navy should bo considered as co
ordinate branches bf defence, co-op
erating in every particular. A rc
tional system of adjustment would
-...cop us from running into absurb ex
tremes at the behest of either the gen
orals or the admirals. ^
COM VI CT:} AS DEFENBESS
At tor ney General Gregory reports
that the construction work with
which federal prisoners have been, oc
cupied at Atlanta and Leavonworth is
about completed, and eeks congress
tor authority to utilise the prison;
lober in making goods for/the govern
ment. ? "
Ho says tho prisons should bo reufct
ered' self-sustaining it tho convicts
were utilised in manufacturing furni
ture, mai) bags, blankets, twine, etc..
for the poo tomeo department. As a
part ot this system, lae advocates pay
ing Um prisoners wages and sending,
-their earnings to their families, If they
have families. - :j7 :
CougresB! may balk at this plan, ?LT
though it's hard to SOD any good rea
ison why men who are Imprisoned for
breaking Oncle S?m's laws shouldn't
mako things that 'Uncle Sam needs in
his business, lt there IB any object
tlonr 'howevdr, to- usihg- ?rlson labOT
to produce pcetolfico supplies, there's
uiiutlier Important department of gov
ernineul activity whore such objec
tiuoa could not hold. That 1H national
defense pro pa nit iona.
The need of great quantities of mil
itary supplies ls recognized hy all the
experts as ono of the primary re
quisites of preparedness. The war
college, as a part of Its proposed army
systom, advocates spending $259,000,
000 for reserve materials and sup
plies In the next llscal year. Even
If the army ls not greatly increased,
there will have to je a great accumu
lation of such stores.
Why, then shouldn't the federal re
serve to help manufacture army sup
KLECTlMtTTY ON THF, KAHM
An instructor In electrical engi
neering in the Kansas Btate agricul
tural college ls urging the general
U?:O of electricity Tor lighting pur
poses on thc faim. Most farmers,
even In Kansas, are likely to regard
the suggestion as impracticable. And
yot, ns a matter of fact, an electric;
lighting plant is within thc reach of j
almost any fairly prosperous farmer
In any part of the country.
The Instructor In question teaches
his students how to make for them
Kelves an electric lighting outfit
which costa comparatively little tor
materials, and little to operate, un
less the farmer ls so enamored that
he wants to make a nocturnal Broad
way of his furm. If there Is running
water at hand, with enough fall to
furnish motive power, tho problem is
simple, and the cost of running tho
plant when oneT Installed ls almost
nothing. Where "white coal" ls not
available, It ls possible to light Um
house from Ptorngc batteries charged
by windmill power, though this
nicholl is less dependable and has not
boon so thoroughly perfected.
The slmplest-'plan for tho ordinary
farmer who has neither waterfall nor
practical knowledge of electricity ls
to buy a ready-made plant of tho sort
that is now coming into popularity.
Tho power is furnished by a small
gasoline engine which, onco started
runs Indefinitely without attention. A
complete plant, including engine, gen
erator, battery and switchboard, can
bo obtained for ns little as $134.
fi costs moro than kerosene lamps,
to be sure, but a well-to-do farmer
nowadays will pay from three to ton
times as much for an automobile and
think nothing of it. And good light
ing always pays for itself in comfort
nnd convenience. Tho progress or
civilization may be gauged pretty well
by tho amount of artificial light peo
ple uso. . .
I A, LINE \
Weather Forecast-Fair and some*
what colder Tuesday; . Wednesday
At Tho Anderson theatre next Wed
nesday will bo seen the most wonder
ful motion plcturo that has ever beon
exhibited in Anderson, and, with the
exception of the celebrated "Birth ot
a Nation."" the greatest photo play
over exhibited. The performance is to
be 'a benefit for tho Senior Philathea
class nt" the First Presbyterian
church. The title of the picture to bo
shown is "Cabiria." Inasmuch as it
would bo all but impossible to glvo er
adequate description of this great pic
ture, a few of tho' salient points will
bo mentioned. To make this remark-i
able exposition of ' silent drama re
quired 7,000 actors, 20 elephants,
hundreds of horses 14 months work
and an expenditure bf something like
$260,000. Cabirla tells a stirring and
yet a beautiful story of war in the
ancient days, before the daye of
Christ. One ados how war was car
ried on in those times, and ls given
several vivid d?monstrations, such as
the storming of a walled city by a
horde of mighty limbed warriors who
make use of battering rams, lmmer.se.
tiling?., elephants end the like. It is
before'the days ot gun/powder, and
the fighting la ot the hand-to-hand
kind, men fighting with spears,
swords -and other such weapons.
The warring empires are supposed to
be those of Home and Carthage? and
one sees Uie immense annies leaving
oas country arid crossing the seas tb
tho other, winding over shew clad
mountains, with their vast trains of
elephants, horses, et?i, .;and layln?
siege tP tho other city iv is captured.
Thero arc hundreds ot beautiful
scenes throughout Vhs plcturo that
beggar description. Throughout the
entire play there runs a beautiful love
story. ';: <?Several ?ndorsonians Wye
seen1 tho picture elsewhere and declare
lt most wonderful lu'every particular
An Important meeting of the execu
tive board of Saluda Baptist associa
tion is called to be held in Anderson
ut the FJrst- BaptlBt chureb on Mon
thly, December tho 20th ?it ll o'clock.
All tim members of the board ure
urged to be present. Petitions to the
Ktata mission board for help will bo
passed upon at this meeting and all
churches expecting to apply for aid
should have their petitions in the
hnndH of tho chairman of the board.
Any one who bas any matter which
mould como before thu bourd is ask
ed to present it in person or in due
form. The board a? fleeted at tho
last meeting of thc association ls com
posed as follows: E. S. Reeves, H.
W. Stone. A. U. Shirley. John E.
White. J. M. Paget, J. H. Branyon, R. !
W. Alexander, A. B. Campbell, E. P.
Vundlvrr, H. B. Fant. J. T. Milford,
J. J Smith W. B. Hawkins.
Thero will be an Important meet
ing of Ruff Lodge, Ko. 240, A. F\ .M.,
this evening at 8 o'clock In the hall
over the Anderson Cotton Mille street.
Election of offlcera for the ensuing
I year will ba thc order of business for
! tlic evening. Xotlcc of the meeting
I was given yesterday by Secretary W.
j li. Wright and Worshipful Mas
ter C. C. Gason. Ail membera are re
quested to be present at the meeting
Among the many pretty show win
dows of the city are the two of th?
Columbia Tailoring Co., and while
these windows arc rather small, thc
two young gentlemen who run this
business have made a very attractivo
showing of their windows. Mr. Key
reports that they are meeting with
big sucoeBS on their' big Xmas sale,
advertised exclusively in Thc Intelli
Mr. Babb of Mnrchbanks & Babb
stated yesterday to an intelligencer
man that their engraver had stated to
him Monday morning, that If they did
not quit advertising that Gorham
I silver that he wonM havo a lot
extra work to do. This is something
that waB advertised exclusively in tho
Mr. E. H. Parks, the aged Jeweler
of Anderson will reopen his store at
an early dato and will Bell out what
jewelry he has on band In a .short
time. Some very attractive prices are
Receipts or the Standard Warehouse
for thin Bcason aro 11,298 bales, as
eg? inst 13.081. bales this time last
year. Thia shows a decrease of over
2,000 bales, but this of course does
not Includu cotton bought direct by
millB, or stored in other places.
At thc meeting of the ritrectors
of th? Citizen's National bank yes
terday, an annual dividend of 8 per
cent on tho capital of 1150,000 was
declared. Only other matters of rou
tlno were before tho" meeting.
Manager Trowbridge of The Ander
son-announced last'night that three
performances of th?;celebrated photo
play "Carbirla" wilt be given WednfeB
day.- Inasmuch as it toko about three
houri1 to show the picture, it 1B Impos
sible to show lt inore^thun three times
in an afternoon and evening. These
performances wilt begin at 2:30, 5:30
and 8:30 o'clock.
Manager PIn-kston ,of Tho Palmetto
theatre announces in his usual space
today a contest In which $10 In gold
la tb be p'rl'e. Tho prize ls to go.to
tho young lady who; most resembles
the leading lady of the company
showing there this week. Entrants In
Ute contest are to send their photos
tb the box office, either by mall or
messenger, and they will be viewed
by a committee consisting of Mayor
Godfrey, Dock Allen and Judge Cox.
Details of tho contest are announced
in The Palmetto advertisement this
Cen. M. L. Bonham has shown his
appreciation of work done by the fire
department in saving bia homo from
damage by fire on Thursday night by
the following open letter, addressed
to Chief Jackson:
Wv,?? Jackson, Esq., Chief Fire De
partment, Anderson, S. C.
My Dear Chief: I \v?ut to thank
yon and through, your fine "fire lad
dies" who did ov;cb. efficient service, in
suppressing the fire ai my house
jThxt'fSday.. night - your: ond'^ttlt?
prompt work prevented what at one
tone. threatened to be a eorlous f re.
t ant very grateful to you and them
; I hope tho Christinas reason will bo
tull of Joy and good cheer and that
the coming year'Will bring tb you and
them health, and prosperity.
With kindest regards, I ara,
Sincerely. Your <i.
M. Xi- Bonham.
YOU KNOW that thc
it is in what it is not \
the point that this is a
high class merchandi:
lenee in stocks a'nd er
must effect a compro
they will not satisfy t
tion Bath Robes and I
sible utility; there's nc
prices $3 to $10.
Suit Cases always pla
nent role in well clio:
gifts. Qualities mad
the baggage smashe
knocks, $5 and up;
Cases $2.50 to $15.
High Point school, between Honea.
Patli and Belton will be the scene of
an Old Fiddler's convention Thursday
r.'ght. The public is cordially in
vited ' to attend the convention and
some good music is sure to be rend
A breakdown of the engine 133C
was responsible for a delay of almost
5 hours in the east' bound passenger
train reaching Anderson. Something
about tho engine went wrong and lt
was impossible to start on time. t
At Anderson, another train was
made nu, and left here on time. This
made the trip from Anderson to Bel
ton and return before the regular
passenger train reached the city. Mail
was brought to the city on the morn- i
ing frleght train. . j
-o- - i
Delegates to the Southern Commer- j
c'.nl congress at Charleston were ap- j
pointed yesterday by Mayor Godfrey, i
The delegates appointed by him were I
members of tho local Masonic ledges ,
who are going to Charleston to at- !
tend the meeting of tho S. C. Grand j
Those appointed this morning were:
Foster McConnell, W. A. Speer, T. F.
Watkins, Dr. R. F. Dlvv?r and Dr. J.
i John Heaton, a white man about CO
years of ago was struck by a switch"
engine on the Blue Ridge yards yes
terday morning and was painfully,
but not seriously Injured. Mr. Heaton
was walking near the tracke and Baw
the engine coming up from behiud.
He thought lt was on one track and
crossed over to the other, but he was
mistaken in the tracks, anw was con
sequently struck by tho train. He was
knocked to the ground, cut and pain
fully bruised but not seriously hurt.
A petition was received by the Lan
der Alumni association recently.from
Miss v Jane Addams, president of the '
association to bo signod by the local
club, asking Pr?Rirt?nt Wilson lo do
Rome thin g towards ending tho war.
Thia petition was sighed at a recent
meeting. At this meeting, Mrs. D. S.
Vandlver waa chosen as tho - Ander-,
son delegate to attend,tho meeting .of
the commercial co rx gre -? B at Charles*
Copper lrJ?tes In paiijcr ?
?Berlin, 'Dec.'. 13 -German illus-j
tratera and engravers are much oda-?'
Cerned over Xhevossimllty that their '
original copper plates ruay> bp consid
ered subject io expropriation along
with' otho* copper supplies c? f te am'-/
pire. The association of Germ?n II- i
lus trat or?.?; hastaken liteps to secura !
a definite ruling in (tho mather.' Tho j
Standpoint ol the authorities is under-,
stood xo;.ij(?. thas an engraved plate ]
can bo considered na a work of-ax^ i
only so long aa prints uro belog rAada !
from it for salo. ?
: Grasshoppers : have their ears on ;
their front legs. The great, green .
grasshopper has vita ?ara -utder it?
? value of a holiday gift tc
vhat it costs. For that r
i quality store; nothing ri
se. We offer you secur
stmaa Gifts for Men and ?
mise between beauty ai
hose to whom the}' are ?
-ounging Coats are beau
)thing he'll appreciate 01
Bags and Among the
y a promi- is an aime
;en lists of ment of th
e to stand colorings ii
rs hard $ 1 in gift b
Bags and and handk
s $ 10 to $2 5 ; Overcoats $
s $3 to $10; Overcoats $3
Oto $6,50; Hats $2 to $5
i Shirts for ideal gifts $1.5
Store for Men's and B
The Store with a (
HOW THE BEI) CROSS SEAL OBI
GIN ATE B
Anti-tuberculosis Borkers After $7'>0,
Nearly $2,500,000 has boen rained hy
Red Cross G.'.ristmas seals in the last
seven years, acl yet many peoplo who
will buy these holiday stickers at this
eighth annual sale do not know how
the charity stam> idea originated.
. It was war that brought forth the I
charity stamp-our Civil War or '61 to
'65. Some of your giandmcUiers first
played "post office*' with-stickers sim
ilar to Red Cross seals 'way back ip
1862, when they conceived the idea ot
Sellins stamps at fairs for th?'benefit
of tho relief funds for tho soldiers*
ihospitals in Brooklyn, Booton and
elsewhere. Nearly $1,000,000 was rais
ed in this way before 1865.' After the
war :l"hls method of raising money was
discontinued in this country for a gen
eration, although it found voguo in
Portugal, Switzerland, Austria,
France, Spain, Denmark Norway,
Russia, Sweden and other European
countries. There are now sever?l
thousands of different. typo3 of charity ,
stamps used in all parts of ?toa" world,
as many as forty being used in Aus
tria for children's hospitals alone?
Stamps or Seals were first used to
get monoy for the ahti-tuberculosis
crusade In Norway and Sweden in
1904. To Jacob R?3, tho -woll known
social worker of Now York, and to
Jtfiss Emily P. Bissel, tho energetic
eocretnry oi?;*ho Delaware. Fj:d cress,
jointly belong the honor .ot originating
cu? American Red Cross- Christmas
lill ard Equi]
ji^^ . Ford
yjPffljyr." by experim?ntihj
&a?4&ag plugs with whic
j?rr** are.equipped, v/he
;fart??ry are best a
quiremehts of ou
; J #ny arnount of oil; without fc?
compression charKber ?f.th^ p
. point selling render it really oi
Force Wo" cf l\? highest .qua
?"?.-,>:nickeVypack?ng gaskets carer
/..,' d?partaient from ihe best grat
treated, careful .workmanship
brought- the ;ir1eq]uftd.:yo^:thts <
: over i l .ooo plugVp?r :day af
We carry plugs for all cari.
:, Largest Auto Acct
> anyone who receives
eason we emphasize
tere but high grade,
ity in values, excel
i ii * I
riven! Our. combina
ty gifts with all pos
r use more. Many
\ smaller things, here
)st unlimited assort
e newer qualities and
i neckwear, 25c, 50c,
oxes. With silk hose
erchiefs to match $1
10 to $20.
f If^ Open
?neaEnmauajjjjjjgmaoa^BaanBBiii MIIIIIHB- gi
seal. In 1907 Mr. Wis's interest was
aroused by the receipt of a Christinas
tuberculosis stamp on a letter from
Norway. Ho published an article about
lils queer looking s?-a .np in the Out
look and suggested some possible uses
for it in this country. Miss Bissel? at
oaco.saw an opportunity here and pre
pared a stamp, from tho salo of which
her.society realized $3,000 for tubercu
losis work. So impressed was she-with
this success that oho Induced f:o
American Red Cross to tako up the
sale in 1908 ca a national basis. With
very-little organization and 7/ith hara
ly any attempt at careful advertising
the sale that ryear brought in ovof
$135,000 for .-anti-tuberculosis work in
various .parts! of "Jje United States.- Iii
1009, wlt?. more thorough organizar
tloh, the sale wa3 increased to S230>
000, In 1910 to nearly $310,000 in IOU
to over $330,000 and In 1912 to ov?r
$400,000. In 1913 the salo was In
creased to nearly $450.000 and last,
year, in spite ot war'.and hard times,
22 per cent more, or 55,000,000 sealB
were sold totaling $550.000 for tho an
tl-tuberculosis war. . . '
. It ls-fliting "to; noto th?t.war, inhu
man and cruel, <was the mother of the
Rod Cross seaU and that now war for
humanity against disease, brings it
back to its fullest usefulness.
Brnwlng the Line.
"Imitation l3 thc sincerest flattery."
"Maybe,' reulied Mr. Cumrox,
"But I don't like to have a steno
grapher ' copy my mistakes in gram
r The Ford
is quoted from
, in answer No.
ing to be gained
I with ?iffe?ent
The make of
h Ford engines
n they leave the
dapted to the re
gi reliable, well made in every
ipression tight and will- stand
iilihg dr shortdrcuitlng. The
?lug; together with the n?cull?r
fcproof in action in the motor.
lily, points of the manganese
ully made in our owii -gftsket
ie of asbestos and copperhead
and excellent ,fdesign ; have.
Bl?. type ; of; Champion plug;
the present tim?^^^^^H
Dealer in Up?
Ure^uville, % &