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Why we want
Do you realize thnt a hundred
email accounts make a bank
etf^jger than a dozen ?rrge ones
even if tbey aggregate the same
total of deposit is?
That's why we are constant
ly seeking new customers. We
want as wide a circle of friends
and customers as possible.
Of course, large account* are
welcome, too, for it Is our pur
pose to serve ALL people.
Hut we want men and women
of limited means to know that :
tills bank is willing to accept
their deposits and give them the |
advantage of our advice and ev
ery facility of the institution.
If you are not a bonk deposi
tor at all come In and get ac- i
quuinted with as. We will be
t,,ad to talk things over with
You will be doing yourself
a good turn by installing a
GAS~ RANGE. We sell
.them under the strongest
Easy terms?$2 down add
$2 per month.
Anderson Gas Co.
By the use of this powder
Peaches, Pears* PlnmB, Berries,
of any kind. Fruit Juices and
hcch vegetables as Tomatoes,
Beans* etc., can . be preserved
without the use of air tight cans.
Sufficient quantity to preserve
40 lbs. fruit fur 20c .
At all our Stores.
When You Buy
YOU BUT THE BEST.
We .are sole agents for]
Fant s BookSlore.
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r GBBENWO??, 8. C.
Standard C o I l e g ? for Young
Also Music, Art, Demesne Bclffce*,*
Preparatory Department I
OPEN8 SEPTEHBCR 10, |9M |
V Send For Catalogue. '
diff?ra Ca*? Mistrial
Albany. N, V-, July 4-^-Tho^ Jury
that heard the case of Malcolm Gif
ard, Jr., sou pf a wealthy- Hudson
luahufacturor, charged ; with having
mui dorod Fran* 3. ClUto. a chaffem*,
had failed to reach.a-verdict 'late to
day ?=4 t?s'-''d!5csa'rs?4-''by Grouty..1
Judge Aldington. The Jury waa. out
24 hours. ? ,
Jssrsailat . StatfageaV ? ..
Sfavaa*. Cuba, Jujy ft^PieaUtoajL
Menbcol today pardoned |hjriqn? . W
stVthe Cuban vJourn?fot, w>n In Au
gust, was sehtouteo to two*W
and * half'imilriconment for saffuajr-:
Jag Hugh Qlbson,Hheu. charge d!at
fairs of tho American Ugatioa here. I
From a somewhat careful reading,
it would appear thai the Baptist
Courier hua come out for Chas. A.
Smith for governor. The* following
editorial appeared this week:
The Baptist Courier has no candi
date for governor and takes no part
in the party, personal or factional pol
itic;- of the state. Ours 1b another
task. But we have a very profound
concern for one of the issues in the
present campaign in which the moral
welfare of the state Is involved and
which is in danger of uelnj.* quitcly
tide-tracked. We refer to stete-wido
The effort Jusc now Is to put com
pulsory education In the cente of the
rtage and relegate prhibltlon to a side
room behind 'the cut tain. That which
innke? the sltuu'lon the more alarm-j
Ing 1b the seeming acquiescence in
this arrangement on tho part of the
The Anti-Saloon League, the official
guardian of the prohibition interests
of the state, has not spoken and so far
as we know, is taking not part in this
campaign. It would, we know, be
improper and unwise'for this organi
zation to give its influence to any one
candidate. But we believe that it is
not only proper and wise, but the
bounden duty of the Anti-Saloon
League to bring the issue of state
wide prohibition to the forefront at
least to sec to it that it is not ignored.
What we are saying may not be need
ed by this organization. Let this be
known we ure not criticising the An
tl-Saiooa !.earJ3. .Ms nurse of t?
lence at this time Ib perhaps the
course it teems tu bt- the widest .'or
prohibition. Or, perhaps it sees no
danger in the present sil nation to the
cause it represents. We certainly
havo the highest regard for the men
who guido the league in (his, state.
But we believe that they and all
temperance workers need to be arous
ed. State-wide prohibition is at a
crisis. If Its friends do not crowd
it to the front no ono olse will render
this cervicc. If It Is to reach its
destination in South Carolina it will
not do bo sitting on a side-track. We
feel that we must speak.
There are three main issues before
tho people in this campaign, law en
forcement, compulsory education and
There 1b no possible antagonism
between law enforcement and state
wide prohibition. Wo feel that it
can bo demonstrated that those ' who
want the one cannot afford to be
against the ether.
It might also be thought that eoni
pulcory'education and s t?te-wide pro
hibition . are reforms that can go to
gether, and that there can be no an*
tagonirm between them. We suppose
that It is true that those candidates
who favor compulsory education
would not oppose state-wide prohibi
tion. We do not question their mo
tives. But what we do affirm Is
that there two reforms Cannot come
together in South Carolina unless
statewide prohibition' 1 Replaced first
'and settled -first. If tho ..present ef
fort to force compulsory'- education
to th? front succeeds it will postpone
r-tatc-wide prohibition for years to
come' and will certainly tend to In
crease our wet territory. -
pur reason for saying this is not
because there Is any essential antag
onism between. compulsory education
add state-wide prohibition. On the
contrary. whatever helps our educa
tive work will ultimately redown to
the .furtherance of temperance. The
trouble is to be found in the'fact that
our present dispensary .laws - turn the
profits of whiskey-selling 4n South
Carolina rery largely to the swelling
of Jhe school fund.
uompnlBory education, wimi>m ????.
it may or may not do, will certainly
do these two thingst- (1) It will in
crease our present school tax and (2)
.Mr'.- will. enlarge j the ;' burden idje. the
white-'man Is now bearing for. the
education of the children of negroes.
We are not saying that .either or both
of these things ought not to be dope.
This 'paper does not fight negro edu
cation. - But we ask that the-o facts
bo dully considered . in their ..relation
to r-tale-wldo prohibition. . '
Almost every, county in South Car*
Ollha where the dispensary exists
went wet by the use of two argu
mente, which wore, (I) "We nt-ed the
school money which the dispensaries
furnich," and, (2) /'practically the
only way we can get any.money from
the negroes for public purposes is
through ! the dispensaries; they pat
ronise them and the profits go to pay*
lng for their schools."
Wo havo no sympathy with these
arguments. Put every temperance
worker In the' ernte knows what tre
mendous .uCe was made of them.
Now ' what we ask prohibitionists to
do la to consider What the effect will
bo If the school tax la greatly in
creased and the burden tor negro edu
cation Is enlarged.' In other words
W? ash what will bb the etrect of com
pulsory education, which will cer
tainly do thcto two things on state
wide prohibition* We believe tha> It
compulsory education conies how, un -
der. oar present rpniitlohs- a farther
e?ttenaion or our temperance laws and
embarrassed and madoY??most impos
sible. Much of our at y territory *11!
pe e'jdatisercd ?ml'ttrtse dry? ennntfes
that adjoin dispensary oonhtlea will
be -put Id on almost ' hopo?ess haute,
there never was a state thar wus so
pootly prepared to try compulsory
education as South Carolina Is today.
yflrW'are not fighting eomfmjsdry
edneat ion. Wo arestand In g .for uro
hibitiori.' Thcr* are tho** Who doubt
less think that we could afTord to en
danger ftato-wide prohibition for
eoinpulsory education. We accord
them the right to < think ss they d?i
?ut ; prohibitionists o?ght not < to
agree with them, for (heir'method Is
splendid way to sacrince* c'VCrythl
w* have: fought folr during tho 1
twenty, yoa'rs..'--- ' * % !:ifc < ' '
As we see the situation It ts hot
1 "" ' 111-r
wrong nnd foolish for piohlhltion to
he mado seconciery to ccmpu::iory
education or be etnyk in its coat-tall
pocket. We will not discuss the com
parative importance of the two meas
ures; but we do think that the put
ting of con pulsory education first In
an inversion of values that ougirt not
to be tolerated. Wc will not discuss
the comparative poiituvl rights of
these two isueo. But to us it Ik in
the nature of an outrage to make an
issue that holds in its hands the mor
al and civic welfare of the state, that
is to the forefront in "very part of
the United States, that the people have
once demanded by an overwhelming
majority and were denied by the pol
iticians that must be settled before
we can have law enforcement and the
supremacy of the moral elements?to
make such an issue secondary to one
on which our better people are divid
ed, whose benefits are doubted, and at
best, distant, is, we repeat, in the na
ture of an outrage upon the righto of
the greatest moral question of our
time. But this side of the question
we do not discus.
What we call attention to now i?
r.imply the folly, the egregious, un
speakable folly of subjecting the for
tunes of state-wide prohibition to
those of compulsory education. Divid
ed as our people are over compulsory
education, that issue is very liable,
for at least a while, to carry any man
who advocates it down in del eat. But
its triumph would be worse for prohib
ition thai, its defeat. To put compul
sory education on the statute books
of the state next January would give
a new lease of life to the dispensary
as a necessary moans to furnish the
needed money for the extra taxes.
What do the temperance leaders of
the slate think? Are they willing to
see the very worst evil that nov? ex
ists in South Carolina entrenched for
another long lease of life?
THE STATE TAXES
Comptroller General Jones Now
Makes Financial Statement
as to Conditions
Editor of The Intelligencer.
I am Impelled to make the race for
re-election to the office of Comptrol
ler General because of my continued
interest in the fight for tax reform,
and- honest and economical expendi
ture of .public, mouoya. . I say eco
nomical, because the legislature must
leave a great deal to the discretion of
public officers and a close scrutiny of
their accounts is necessary to discov
er any wasteful extravagance which
may creep into tue handling of the
public /unds. . In many Instances, It
Li easier to spend money which comes
from the pockets of others, than from
your own Individual exertion. When
the legislature has placed an expense
fund at the disposal of an officer the
expenses are apt to be larger than It
they baC to be paid out of hlr. salary.
For these reasons. It is necessary to
have a Comptroller general who will
look, into nnd check over or audit the
accounts of public ofllcialB and call
attention to any expenditures which
do not i ome within the plain. mean
ing, of the legislative appropriation.
Of courso tho people hold an officer
directly responsible who extravagant
ly expends tho money which they
place at his disposal. If ! they dis
cover that it has been so expended
they can show their disapproval by
roiuaiuB to - cotntnus u'm In office,
but it Is like locking the stable door
after the horr-c Is gono, for the money
has been expended, and In the major
ity of canes, thoro would be no chance
to get it hack into the-stale treasury,
as It would cost almost as much as it
Is..worth in the expense of litigation
to recover it; ^'
This is what I mean when I say
that public office is a public truBt, arid
if tr?Bfee* were never held lo an ac
counting for the moneys passing
their hands, their position would cer
tainly be delightful. .
.It reminds me of the old story of
preach sent for his son and told 'him
he had made his will, leaving him all
of his estate and appointing a law
yer, friend executor to manage it for
him and asking if he had any sug
gestions to m?ke as to changes. The
.son promt ply roplied " "Only one,
leave your money to your lawyer, and
make me executor."
If the accounts of trustees are not
rciutiuUed and examined closely and
continuously, the moneys in their
hands ore apt to be wasted and the
party ihv, interest gets nothing but an
honorable mention. ,
It has frequently been told me by
public officials that it was unneces
sary to Inquire whether or not fhe
expenditure*.made* by them were such
as were auf-irlied by the legislature,
as they wo? .d be' acountable to the
legislature when they came before It.
U is certainly not a pleasure to
have to criticise the accounts Of broth
er officers, but It lr a duty - Imposed
upon th? office of tho Comptroller
General, and.'is necessary to on evo
nomieal conduct of public affars, thai
public accounts he thoroughly check
ed and alt Items unauthorised by law
be pointed out when hills are present
ed for payment. Tho publicity given
ce puoHc affairs by this scrutiny acts
as oJatrong deterrent to extravagance
arid wasteful ' ?xpendftures o< public
moneys. In this alone, I am satis
fied that thousands of dollars have |
been saved to the state during *he
time I h?vo boon entrusted with th*
office of tho Comptroller General.
As a member ot tho sinking, fund
commission, having charge of the ac
cumulated assets' of the rtato and
their uro for the public benefit; I have
'leif^y^rm.w^btfiept r the reckless,
loaning of these assets, other 1 than <
upon Stute bonds, so that the Stato
property be cured tor and preserved
in tbe inout economical way.
It was for this reason that I approv
ed the policy of the StateV insuring
its own property and grudually ac
cumulating a sufficient reverse fund
to avoid the payment of future pre
miums intll losses should occur ren
dering lurther premiums necessary
to make good the losses.
On this item of State insurance dur
ing the time I have been Comptroller
Ueneral, the State has paved and ac
cumulated over $100.000 in profits
when carrying only from 10 per cent,
to 30 per cent, of the amount of In
surance on State property.
Under the Act of 1914, providing
that the sinking fund insurance shall
carry the entire insurance on State
property and re-insure 60 per cent,
thereof in responsible Old Line Com
panies, the sinking fuad commission
has been enabled to save more than
$7000 on the insurance now in force
without any additional risk to that
heretofore carried by it. The re-in
surance of GO per cent of the insura
ble value of State property heretofore
carried by other companies on origi
nal policies, effected a caving of
about 30 per cent on the amount paid
for premiums on such insurance.
It is nuiural that a few Insurance
agents, who, under t?ie old system,
Were receiving this 30 per cent, as
profit for themselves and their com
panies, should complain of this poli
cy, but It is inconceivable that any
well informed taxpayer, seeking the
economical administration of public
affairs, should object to it.
If re-elected, I will continue my ef
forts for the enforcemeat of the tax
laws and the advocacy of such re
forms as are necessary to secure the
equitable assessment of all property
for taxation, and to prevent the es- .
cape from taxation of the rich and
well to do. I mention this latter
class, simply because it is harder for
them to return their property for' tax
ation at Its true value than for a poor
man whose taxes do not amount to as
many figures when it comes to pay
ment. While a .man might console
himself at the s?ss of hia taxes by
tbe thought that he has been bleBsed
with mpre property on which to pay,
he is apt to forget the amount of ben
efit and prosperity he has enjoyed be
cause of his objections to diminishing
his accumulations in the Blghtcst de
The question of tax reform is one of
the mort vital importance '' to tho
whole community, and when the peo
plo have become thoroughly awakened
to the inequalities, existing and the
lore to the masses ;on account of
them, they will demand that their rep
resentatives In the. legislature find a
remedy for the existing evils.
Tho failure, to obtain there reforms
haa been largely duo to a lack of ap
preciation of the exemptions enjoyed
by others, and a false feeling that so
long as tho direct ,'taxes are not in*
creased they do' not care how much
more their neighbor"fescupes paying.
Wa can !uovbf"expect a''perfect sys
tem of equality In taxation, but the in
equalities now existing can be great
ly ? reduced and the public burdens
more equitably distributed.
. in so far as tho voters have kept up
with the conduct of public affairs of
the state, as made known in tho pub
lic press from time to time, they are
acquainted with my efforts along
these Unes and during the campaign
I hope I shall havo th?.opportunity of
meeting the voters and explaining to
them my views and ascertaining
their's, and dlpcusslng'wlth them mat
ters rcjA?ng to the conduct of the
Comptroller General's office.
If my efforts meet with their ap
proval and they Bee fit to re-elect me
to this office, I shall appreciate it;
but if otherwise, I will cheerfully
submit to,their will and surrender tbe
office with which I have been honored
and which was entrusted to me.
Yours very truly,
A. W. Jones.
ANDERSON GIRLS ,
Applicants For Winthrop Scholar
ship Appeared Yesterday and
(From Saturday's Daily.)
Andeicon girls evidently appreciate
the fact that education Is Invaluable
and. something to be greatly desired.
About SO young ladles,- balling from
all ' sections of - the county, appeared
at the court house yesterday and un
der tbe direction of the county board
Of. education' stood competitive exam
ination for the . vacant . scholarship
from this county to Winthrop College,
it wiy some time for the papers
to bo.oprrected and the winner of the
scholarship decided upon.
The following is a list of the young
ladles here for the examination:
mit-.*. Annie Donnald, Willlumston.
Miss Sarah Bigby, Williamaton.
Miss Annie Laurie Coly?r, William*
. Miss Fan ?na Knox, Williamston.
Huts Glenna Barrett?- Anderson.
Miss Madge LaBoon, Anderson.
Miss Lena Clarke. Anderson.
Miss Kate LaBoon, Anderson.
. Miss Carrie Moore, Anderson.
Miss Francis , Major, Anderson.
Miss SaraSpearman. Anderson.
MIbb Mary McCants, Anderson.
Mies Loretta Nicholson, Anderson.
' Miss Felicia Cnnahum, Honea Path.
Miss Agnen Medlock. Honea Path.
Miss Marie Gaines, Honea .Path. '..
Miss Lucy Drake, Honea Patiu
MIf-b Ruby Wardlaw, Belton.
M!?? Amanda Shirley Belton.
. Miss Mary Both rock, Pendleton.
Miss Annie Wetborn. Anderson.
Miss Ella May Tribble, Anderson.
Misa Leila Webb, Anderson.
Mlcr, Winnie Howard, Anderson.
Miss Pauliac K. Hunter. Pendleton.
Miss Mejrrtlt Wlllson, Pendleton.
, Miss Margaret M. Evans, Pshd)ft*
^jftsS' Beatrice MerritU Eaaley.
-.'1rs Irene Brown, Anderson.
MuV Eula Smith. Anderson.
??- ' '.
Joe Acker of Charleston is" spend
ing a few day's,in tfce-city. the guest
of his parents, .u, ' ;
J. B. Martin, a Railroad Conduc
tor and Once an Anderson
Citizen Died in Columbia
J. B. Martin, who hau been a con
ductor on the Southern railway for
some years, was a nutlve of Ander
son county and people in all sections
of Anderson will therefore learn with
regret of hin death, which occurred
Friday in Columbia. The following
appeared in the Columbia State of
"Joseph Brown Martin, a conductor
in the service or the Southern rail
way, died yesterday .at his residence,
after an IllnesB of about six days.
"One week ago toda^ Mr. Martin
was taken ill at Spnrtunbucg. while
6n his run, which was from "Columbia
to Spartanburg and return, and be
fore reaching Columbia he had lost
his speech. He gradually grew
"Mr. Martin was 32 yearB of age
and was a native of Anderson. He had
been a resident of Columbia for about
10 ycare and a conductor for the
Southern railway for about Rix years,
lie is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Anna C. Martin, und two brothers, J.
W. Martin, of Columbia, and. O. L.
Martin, of Macon. Ho was a member
of the Order of Itnilwuy Conductors,
Brotherhood of Railway trainmen and
the Eagles, and representatives from
each of these orders will attend the
"The body will be taken to Honon
Path Sunday morning and the burial
services and Interment will be imme
diately after the arrival of tho train,
about 11:05 o'clock. The body will
lie in state at McCormlck's this morn
EXPLODED A ?OMR
Continued From Page One.)
for threatening to shoot John D. Rock
Cross examination disclosed that all
tho eleven Tarrytown defendants, out
on bail, met here last night with Alex,
ander Berkman, anarchist, and oth
er.- to devise a way to aid the persons
facing trial Monday. Present at this
meeting, according to statements to
the authorities, were Carl Hausen, a
member of tho staff of Mother Earth,
and Carl Berg. 24, a carpenter, a Tar
Blown to Pieces.
Hansen was blown to pieces In the
explosion. Berg 1b missing and Is
counted among tho victims. The oth
er p?rsons known to hove been killed
waa Mary Clavea, 65 years old. a cigar
maker, who occupied an apartment ad
joining the one In which tho explosion
In support of tho police theory
that a bomb was bolng made for use in
Tarrytown a search of .Aaron's apart',
ment disclosed two dry . batteries,
wired for use; ? loaded revolver, car
tridges and partly constructed black,
jack, together with a bowl .of yellow
substanco thought to have been used
in bomb construction.
Statements to the police Indicated
that the meeting last night ended
about midnight. Caron, Hansen, Berg
and a fourth man, Mike Au^pentl, who
came here from Chicago about two
weeks ago, left together and went to
the apartments whore the explosion
occurred, at 1226 Lexington avenue.
Hanson's sister, ' Miss Louise Berger,
who ranted the top floor apartment,
occupied by hersolf. Hansen and Car
on told the Inquisitors the four mon
reached home at 1 o'clock.
There were no traces of an erpl?- '
slve or of the material for making any,
anywhere in tho apartment, MIso
Berger- said. Tho exploulon occurred
at 9:25 a. m., and she was notified of
It, she declared, while at tho. Mother
*S I'_1 - i- _ _
Alexander Berkman said the group]
allied with him--happened to b? at the'
Mother Earth office when the police j
arrived because they had gathered to]
go on a Fourth of July picnic. Berk
man denied ho had counselled violence
at the coming Tarrytown trin!?. He
and Others planned to go to Tarry
town, he said, arid Itaten to the pro
ceedings. He denied that he had
written" threatening letters to Tarry
"You did send a telegram sometime
ago to' the Judge at,Tarrytown. de
manding the release of the 1. W W.
prisoners, didn't you?" asked Deputy
Police Commissioner Rubin.
"Yes, I sent a telegram containing
resolutions condemning the arrest and
brutal treatment of the men ded wom
en," replied Berkman.
' "The* resolution was adopted at a
meeting of the Torrer gsonp ?nd I was
Instructed to' forward them to the
Berkman said ho was Unable to ac
count for the presence of the explo
sive. He volunteered to produce him
self and his followers at the coron
er's inqucut. _,
?P^ny Saved By Absence.
There were 35 apartments in the
Lexington avenue building. All ex
cept two were occupied. .Tho loss of
life was not greater, accordlfc-s to the
police, because so many of the dwel
lers, bad started off early to upend
th?' holiday at various resorts, nf
the many known to have been Injured
seven were- removed to Hospitals.
Some of those who received minor
hurts, wore in buildings across tho
street. An far distant as two block*,
persons were thrown down by the
' They entire top of the Boutbca?t
front of tho building crashed into tho
street, tore a thirty foot hole in tu*
Sidewalk and partly tilted a stretch
of tho new Lexington avenue tub war
1 Tomorrow a systematic examination
wilt he made of th? ruins In .search'.rit
evidence that may otrpport the police
theory tbat a ?*>l?h. was ?a he, takes
Into th? Tamtbwn court roorii.
H'^I^C*ff#f4iad Berg dead : frdnj
the explosion, nbt.6 d?fen?^ta remaio
to be tried at Tarrytown" Monday.
Anderson C???eg??* .
A Christian Intitution for the Higher Ed
u?a$pn of Young Women >
Three large hrlrk buildings, steam heut, electric lights, private \
IihIIi (o every two rooms. Chins rooms, laboratories, gymnasium? \
all thoroughly equipped. Campus of :\l acres, rerreitllnn grounds, '
tennis courts basket hall lie hi, nil hin easy walking distance of ;
town, on two street rar lines. Course of study in accord with high
est educational lequIrcmoutH. Experienced fiirulty of Clir'sllun men
and ?union. Strong departments In
MUSIC, A HT, KXFHKSHION AM? IIOMKSTIO SIJlKNffi
A PKKPAR?TOKY It l'l'A HTM K NT for those not ready to enter ?
college J i Y
\ Write for catalogue.
James P. Kinard, Ph. JJ., Pres, ,
Know All Wonren
That Preserving and Jam Time
T tir i?.nr. .
is un ine way
hat Man Austin
is better prepared t ever to supply
your wants in this Hr.*;.
Porcelain Top Fruit Jars
Glass Top Fruit Jars
Cherry Ited Fruit Jar Rubber?best
> i' riilibor made.
' ;' Y Apple bloNHom Fruit Jar rubber?the
' best .">< rubber mailet
. Basting Spoons.
*: Vlilppors ;
' Preserving Kettle, etc ' '
On The Corner.
Anderson, S C.
OFSMGQTtt STRANGERS W/Tfi NfCE
IS ?J? v? ib?s? s en c in ta whiuii " Smooth'* strangers o m ?
aroqnd to peddle are each great "Money Maker*" wljy don't they
KEEP them themselves? V
Whtjn n rhai^is trying hard to tell you a propositinn there is
soraeShing in it ^or HIM?that's a sure thing.
' Is it not better for us all to keep -our; money here at home?
invest in and build up OUR OWN Community ?
The man who docs this is prcrjseroui, / >
We p?yfy|fer cent, interest on Savings ' ,
Make OUR Bank YpUR hank ?
Anderson, S. C.
It Is a
that ono must havo a'largo amount of monoy to open an.'account . Seme
of our largest depositors today made a beginning with email Amounts. Puv
the difference between your Income and your out-go in thlrf^rik, and
will always bp "aheadl of the game," ':l-'t$7$$j$$l
Wo make a specialty of small notes running from J25 vo HOG, IMng
them to us. /