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TUE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
Founded August 1, 1860.
116 North Main Mret
AHBERSON, H. V.
WILLIAM HANKS, . Editor
W. W. 8MOAK_Business Mauuger
Entered an secoud-class matter Ap
ril 28, 1914, at the post office at An
derson, South Carolina, under the Act
of March 3, 1879.
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Washington, August 19.?Forecast:
South Carolina?Partly cloudy Thurs
day and Friday; showers Friday
And all day long with pleasing song j
Ii lingers to caress you!
I'm sure uo uuiuaa heuri goe;i wrong
That's told "Good-byo, God bless
War in Europe, and Teddy not in
Some of .the, freshost yarns are hot
.. Putting on a new tin roof is over
The cotton blossom turus red just
before it falls.
Well, it is all over In Jaw-Jaw. And |
the result was Smith.
' We thought congress had made "free
sugar." But not sugar free.
A coat of paint makes a house look
like- new?but not a woman.
The rural school should be the]
center of community Interest.
A sexton may not look like the
preacher, yet he Is a ringer for him.
Cubist fare Is not square meals, but |
painter's colic causes these abomi
?*.-;?..* ? 1'
The sun never Bees the shadows It
makes, nor a great man the envy he
In 25- cities the cost of text books
provided free to pupils 1b less than
tipper11 capita. ,
/Jho cotton mill Industry has suf
fered from stylish living?silk hose
and tight skirts.
Anderson people are complaining I
about the unreasonable waits of the |
interurban trains at Belton.
Disappointed aspirants for places j
as foreign ambassadors are not kick
ing very hard these days.
It.has long been a mystery how;
some candidates can afford to uiako
tho campaign tor state offices,
.The-next governor will appoint a
state board of education which
among other things will adopt school
text books for five years' use.
The civic association has done I
] wonders for Anderson. Why not or- j
ganlxe the boys and girls into civic i
Turkey was we? I basted In that
Balkan soiree; and now there is quite
m ?t?V In the hell's kitchen of Eu
. Headline In local afternoon paper?
"Tho World Is Waiting on News of the
War." Re&d the Daily Intelligencer
, . end set it.
Wonder If the majority in the sen
atorial election In South Carolina
wUl. )>e as overwhehni?g?y as the one
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^Whila-in some ways we admire the
French, yet if any of those good peo
P^.,hiyo. to die in battlo we think the
IVY ATT HIKE* IN WASHINGTON
Tin; South (.'itroliuliiiii! In Washing
ton lam week were shown many atten
dons by Wyutt Alken, the big blonde
congressman from the Third District.
In the enmpuign liier? has been criti
cism c>f Mr Alken for not having been
in blH ofllee ut all times when vlsi-|
tors called. Mr. Lever on a recent
visit to Anderson volunteered an ex
planation, to the effect that Mr. Alken
is alwuys looking out for the comfort
und the business of visitors from
this district und that this is a consid
erable job in Itself.
ThoBO who declaim (lint Mr. Alken is
not an influential factor in Washing
ton evidently have never been there to
sec for themselves. Mr. Alken .h not
a conspicuous floor legislator, al
though he bus made some good speech
es, cspeclully one recently upon his
bill for farm bunks or rural credits,
but his worth to his constituents Is In
the fact that he knows more people in
Washington than any other congress
man and is on friendly terms with
One evidence of his personality is
the way In which he secured for the An
derson county delegation a hearing on
a petition for the recognition of this
city as one of the places where the
government funds are deposited to fi
nance the cotton crop as cheaply as
possible. John Skelton Williams, the
Prince Rupert of the administration,
hurried from a conference at the
white house tc keep the appointment
and took personal charge of the dele
gation. The cohrteBy aqd frank
kindliness and tho respect shown by
Mr. Williams, who is the comptroller
of the currency, is an absoiuie nega
tion of any accusation that Mr. Alken
by u vote of his has put himself out of
touch with the White House.
THE ENI? OF AUTOCRACY!
The United States has offered its
good services to briug about peace in
Europe. Up to this time the proffer
has been received us information. But
we look for the appearance of an
other mediator unless the war Is con
cluded within a few weeks.
It (s a possibility that socialism will
assert ttaolf and that monarchies will
topple and that there will be a great
many new republics in Europe. It is
one possibility that after this war will
como a worldwide peace.
Socialists abhor war. Socialists In
Europe are not the nihilists or athe
ists or destructionl8ts that we bear
of, but are peace loving, labor loving
people. It is they who suffer in war?
and profit not in war's fictitious out
Most of tho monarchies in Europe
are really democracies. England is
considered by some moro democratic,
more of a government by tho people,
than Is the United States. The most
nearly perfect form of government
ever written was the constitution ?'
tho Confederate States of America,
and it is stated that It adopted many
of the ideas of the English govern
Socialism, or a wish of tho people \
to participate in governing, may
sooner or later end this war In Eu
rope. This is a war of conquest, 'of
selfishness, of greed, and is not a
righteous war in which Justice, and.
justice alone is involved. Thcro aro
now muttoringa within the body poll
tic of some of those countries, and it
may be that yet the mass of people
will arise in indignation, demand that
there be made an end of the butchery
of human beings merely to gratify a
few rulers, mad with tho lust of ac
quisition, erased with the greed for
Surely a merciful God will show
some way out of this appalling abomi
nation, and this may be God's way to
humble dynasties and to take the
sceptre out of the hands of princes
whose blood is fevered with genera
tions of degeneracy, and to place
government in the hands of the peo
THE PEOPLE ARE THINKING
Tho approaching election for state
and county offices will in all probabil
ity bo settled quietly and soberly and
Inquiries T.-.do of observing men
from all parts of the county elicit
one anbwer, "the people are. not talk
ing much about politics."
That is a hopeful sign that there
will be no excited, unnatural going to
the polls, but that the election will be
conducted in a quiet, orderly man
We have one wish, that the man
who claims to carry so many votes In
his vest pocket will find that this hi
the year when vesta are not stylish In
politics, and tho people will not be
dictated to by hoLchmen and heelers,
and the men to be ?oted for will be
the best men for the position
We have heard it stated frequently
that mill people can be voted Itt
blocks, as sheep "We believe this to
oat reflection upon a. think
ing people, a good class of citizens, j
The mill people are observant und
thinking und honest, and if u candi
dato fails to get their support, it Is]
only because he has not approached|
them in the proer manner.
Our country neighbors us a rule are
th'- best informed people in the laud
und tiny nro doing some hard think
ing and little talking this year.
A HUSH OF I.MMKJKATION
Senator E. I). Smith is the chair
man of lliu senate committee on immi
gration, which we believe, will be
aiming the most important in congress
for the next few years. Senator
Smith has already declared that he
believes In having a more restricted
immigration, and lie has never varied
from his stand, although President
Wilson is not with the committee on
At the conclusion of the war in Eu
rope, there will be a great migration to
this country, fortune hunters from ull
sections of the wur smitten nations of
the world. Among them may come
some desirable citizens, men of educa
tion and character looking for a home.
Hut there will also come a class that
will be a banality and perhaps a
curse to tills country. What the Uni
ted States, needs now is more of horn
ogeneity in its citizenship und less of
It Is Indeed time that congress
should pass some more restricted leg
islation along this line . And it had
better be done now before the matter
is made to appear too pointed.
ELIMINATION AN H CONCENTRA.
The Columbia Evening Record calls
upon the antl-Blease candidates for
governor to do something and names
among the list of "antis" and at the
head of the list, R. A. Cooper of Lau
rens. It also omits the name of M.
L. Smith of Kershaw. We would like
to ask the Columbia paper what au
thority it has for aligning Mr. Cooper
in that manner. Also why does it de.
by Mr. Smith?
Mr. Smith certainly made more ot
an antl-Blease speech in Anderson
than Mr. Cooper did, although we
have heard that Mr. Smith is the sec
bnd choice of many administration
men. Mr. Cooper in the state con
vention opposed the new rules of the
democratic party and was considered
at the time as leaning to the adminis
tration peopie. He is also known to
have the favorable support of the ed
itor of the Newberry Herald and
News, which is a strong administra
Of course it does not matter par
ticularly whom the candidates for gov
ernor support, Just so the guberna
torial candidates are themselves good
men, but the question is, should
these men be advanced as antl-admtn
istratlon candidates and the suffrages
of the antl.adminlBtration people be
asked for them if these candidates
are not what Ib claimed for them.
Mr. Cooper made a splendid appeal for
law und order, and for that reason
some have classified him, but so is
jW. C. Irby, an avowed partisan ot
the administration, one of the most In
tensely earnest men in the ranks ot
the law and order people.
There is no doubt about the stand
of Messrs. Irby and Slrams for the
administration .and there Is no doubt
of Messrs. Browning, Clinkscales and
Manning as against the administra
We do not believe in rank partisan
ship, and we were pleased when In
his speech here. Mr. Manning in stating
his position, did not inject any "hate"
Into his remarks but merely stated
that as other candidates had raised
the question he would declare h(B po
sition, as he did calmly and frankly.
NEW TRADE WITH CHILE
Southern manufacturers will be In
terested in the announcement made
by Mr. C. L. Chandler, South Ameri
can agent for the Southern Railway
and affiliated lines, that the director
general public works at Santlagc
Chile, has established an office for tbe
collection of catalogues, price lists,
and .circulars of construction mater
ial, also data concerning improve
ments in construction material "and
This bureau will be frequented by
the official Chile engineers and ar
chitects as well as by private con
structors. Catalogues, circulars and
quotations should bo ?unt to La Di
rector Jeneral de Obras Publlcas,
Santiago, Chile. All such matter
should be In Spanish language, and.
if possible, weights and measures in
the metric system and prices In the
Chilean currency. In the opinion of
Mr. Chandler the move is one of im
portance to the Southern manufactur
er generally, as it will give them an
opportunity to place their products
befort an open court where materials
will be Judged on their merits, entire
ly, and that on this ground American
manufacturers should easily outstrip
THIN Kl..FOR THEMSELVES.
A noble old Carolinian who wan
'iticiiit lo leave the state he loved and
the people whom lie loved, p muri who
had received every honor that IiIb
stale could confer, a man who fought I
lo uphold the law, ami in three wars
hud sind his blood ami had risked his
life on many of his country's battle
fields, a man who had nothing to ask
or the people, said with his face
turned to the setting sun. "The peo
ple are right at heart. At times they
may be led astray by false ideals and
fictitious appeals, but four times out
of five they are right, und always
they are rlgltf. when left to think for
This was a big and yound philoso
phy. The people's hearts are right.
They want that which is good for
their homes, for their loved ones. In
the election which we are facing next
Tuesday, we are willing to submit the
issues to the people. We believe that
they are thinking. There have been
few demonstrations of excitement.
There seems to be -little definite idea
of the sentiment of the people, be
cause the silent, honest, thinking ele
ment, the farming class especially,
seems to be figuring the situation for
Itself und not being pulled around
by the nose by the leaders of auy
clique or faction.
We believe that the people of the
state resent dictation and the claim
that they are easily led around by the
nose, and it appears that the people
in this election are doing their own
seeing and observing and thinking.
Partisan appeals and the harangue of
the demagogue are not fulling upon
The people realize that there is
such a thing as herding them and
riding them into office?and leaving
them hitched outside. The people are
not stirred now as they have been at
times. They are in a receptive, think
ing mood. The Intelligencer believes
in certain men and in the views they
advocate, but it does not wish to dic
tate to the men of the state for whom
they should vote. We have oUr
choice and have a good reason for it,
but If any reader chooses a different
man, he has our respect and best
wishes. We will hot favor ? solid
"party" ticket. The principle thing
to be remembered is, that we-are all
members of a big family.- Sometimes
we may fall out about the things the
family needs,'but after It Is all over
wo are members of the same family,
just the same. ,
We urge, however, that every man
who can write should( make out bis
own ticket and allow, no man to lead
him around by the nose, and we be
lieve this will be done this year.
THE COTTON CONGRESS
The cotton congress in Washington
last week will be productive of good.
The congress decided nothing; estab
lished nothing. But.lt called a halt
to the tendancy toward depression.
The congress did fix a price below
which cotton should not be sold, and
it conferred with th? officials, of the
treasury department and received as
surances of support and'backing.
Addresses by congressmen and Bena
tors brought cheering news and It is
assured that congress will do every,
thing within reason, and.do it now, to
save the crops.
It is difficult sometimes to point to
any man's career and declare anything
that he has done In r ?instructive
way. and it is difficult bo say just at
this time how the cotton congress will
affect the price of cotton, but the price
will be affected somohow.
It was thus when E. D., Smith,
made his "gatling gun" campaign sev
eral years ago. The' price' was down,
the people were despondent.- But the
cotton association decided to make, a
fight and sent out E. D. Smith, P. H.
Hyatt, F. H. West on and other cam
paigners. The task was so stupen
dous, the undertaking so hopeless, ap
parently, that It seemed prepoaterout
that anything could be-done.
But the campaign was started. Some
preached diversification, others urged
the farmers to hold their cotton, off
the market as long as they could.
Smith's eloquent speeches ; began to
fire the people of this state;' They be
gan to take courage, to have hope, to
show fight. From abject despondency
they were aroused to a. state of mili
tancy. . t
The work in South Carolina' spread
and Smith was called into .other
states. He addressed conventions and
local gatherings and soon the -whole
south was enthused and the holding
of cotton became'a fact and a condi.
tlon and this was followed by the
Brown-Hayne-Sully coup on the cot
ton exchange which fixed the. price
of the staple above ten cents for ail
time. .-.: / ->!>< ';..
Did B. D. Smith put up the price of
cotton? We do not know Yha't h?' ev
er claimed to have1 (done so. but he did
the work of arousing the people and
they did Ike wer*.
; so in this crisis, it la up to
Can't possibly exaggerate
the importance of this Semi
Annual Clearance and Removal Sale.
We can prove anything we say?It's the most
wonderful sale in our history. The purchases you make
here now will be the best in all your experience.
Suppose you make out a list of your wants at
the former and the sale prices, you'll see then how
handsomely you are paid for your prompt action.
Men's and Young Men's Suits
525.00 Suits now reduced *o ....$19.75
$2 2.50 Suits now reduced to. 17.25
S20.00 Suits now reduced to. 14.75
S 18.00 Suits now reduced to. 13.75
$15.00 Suits now reduced to. 11.5o
SI2.50 Suits now reduced to. 9.75
$10.00 Suits now reduced to. 7.50
$ 3.50 and $3.00 Boy's Suits ,2.50
4.50 and 4.00 Boy's Suits nou . 3.2 5
5.00 Boy's Suits now ... 3.75
6.50 and 6.00 Boy's Suits now .. 4.50
8.00 and 7.50 Boy's Suits now .. 5.00
9.00 and 8 50 Boy's Suits now .. 6.00
10.00 Boy's Suits now. 7.50
12.50 Boy's Suits now. 9.75
Notwithstanding the wonderful sale we've had on these popular
shirts, our stock still furnishes you a wonderful selection. Really the
stock will seem complete.
$1.50 Manhattan Shirts reduced to.$1.15
1.50 Adjusto Shirts reduced to . .. 1.15
1.50 Eclipse Shirts reduced to. 1.15
/ 2.00 Manhattan Shirts reduced to ...... . 1.50
3.50 Silk Manhattan Shirts reduced to ... . 2.65
Send us your Mail Orders. _ ?l J'HUE We prepay all charges.
Men's Odd Trousers
$2.5o and $2.00 Odd Trousers . ... S1.75
3.50 and 3.00 Odd Trousers_ 2.50
4.50 and 4.00 Odd Trousers .... 3.25
5.00 Odd Trousers .... 3.75
6.50 and 0.00 Odd Trousers .... 4.50
8.00 and 7.50 Odd Trousers .... 5.00
9.00 and 8.50 Odd Trousers .... 6.00
Our oxfords are noted for their comfort,
style and wear.
$6.00 Hanan Oxfords.$4.75
5.50 Hanan Oxfords. 4.25
5.00 Howard & Foster. 3.7 5
*.00 Howard & Foster. 3.25
3.50 Snow Oxfords. 2.75
people to do the work. The cotton
congress and the subsequent organiza
tion a will follow along the path of B.
D. Smith In 1907. arousing the peo
ple, in banding them together, In fus
ing and Infusing them with the ear
nest purpose, and finally the people
must do the worok under the direction
of the leaders as they did before.
We ',rge that Anderson county ?>e
represented in Columbia. Thursday at
the state cotton convention, We . wish
to see the people loin hands in this
SENATOR TILLMAN'S LETTER
Could It be possible that there is a
special significance in the letter to the
people from Senator Tinman last
week? Could It be possible that he Is
looking beyond the first primary?
His sentiments towards Blease were
too well known to be reiterated. His
letter, therefore, has done Blease no
harm, but we hare heard of. some
votes It has mads fer. htm.I.
For what purpose then could the
letter, be put forward at this time, al
most the lumtrereary of the Harrison
Ferguson' matteri Could It ?te possl
ble that- Senator Tfllman haa any he might later appeal to thea\?
wish to help a candidate tor governor But there seems to be a diff?rent
In the second primaryT way of looking at things now. We bo
Could It possible-tnat the Senator. an-,Ieve~ *hat either Mr. Richards or
ticlpates a second race between Mr.Mr- Irby may got in the second race,
Irby and Mr." Richards and wishes t hut there la a possibility that twi
establish himself now in the good wit antl-admlnlstratlon men may get In,
of the people so that later he might ral-an,i iht> probability is that one oi
ly the conservatives around the Btan them wttl do so.
dard of Richards in the second race? .
We do not assert that these thing We do not wu,h 10 appear cruel In
ares o, but we ask If It is not possible"'^11* ^ suggestion, but It is with
that some such motive might have ln-.n tfce ranB* ot human possibility that
spired the senator.
We know. It to.be a fact that In
Washington there has been current
and hysterical report that Richards
'and Irby would be in the "ruu-oycr",
and we believe that Mr. Richards
would then be the senators ?hole?.*'
If. the Senator wtafcaC to write a
farewell address, he might hav? wait*
ed until after the election. 71 he
wished to attack Governor B'.euse, he
might have done so before, b-jt re be.
lieve that the Senator bar" jome \wr
ticular reason for writing 'jtsx at 3>i?
We, therefore, ask If could o?> that
he wishes to get the i &r of the -on
servatlvs people of. the state so that
the next governor will have the op
portunity to decide the fortunes ot the
successor to Senator Tillman.
The senator is in good health,'we.
are glad to say and la a useful man
In the councils of the nation, but he
haa yet four years to serve and the
next governor might have'the oppor
tunity to throw the weight of Influ
ence to selecting a successor to Sen
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San Francisco, Aug. id.?Tho Japa
nese cruiser Iduzmo. from San Diego,
entered San Francisco harbor late to
day. .She was boarded inside the gate
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