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NE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FO?NPED AUGUST I, im.
!25 Nortb Male Stn ?t
AXDEBSON, H. C.
W. W. SMOAK, Editor and BUB. Mgr
D. WATSON BELL.City Editor.
PHELPS 8AS8EEN, AdvertlHing Mgr
T. B. GODFREY,-Circulation Mgr.
EL ADAMS, Telegraph Editor and
Sutured aa second-class matter A[ -
?il 28, 1914, at the post office at An
derson, South Carolina, under the Ar.
of March 3, 1879.
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THOUGHT FOB THE DAY
In peace, love tunes the shepherd's
In war, he mounts the warrior's steed,
In halls, in gay attire ia seen;
In hamlets, dances on the green.
Lore rules the court, the camp, the
And men below and saints obovo;
For lote Is beaven and heaven ls love.
.^-SUr Walter Scott
Villa stay !?"*e fiif??a his bsae, but
power to . be dangerous ls bis own.
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After all, though bloodier, the fam
ily .scrap of , European royalty isn't
buy bitterer than some heareabouts.
Training at European army head
quarters ought to turn out some dandy
newspaper circulation fakers,
Another advantage-over here a
mau can carry around war. niupa with
out taking a chanco on boin g shot SB
This Spanish art dealer who saye
he's sold the government of Mexico
some valuable "old masters" would
better get cash before delivering them.
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; Canadian papers are overlooking a
sure thing bet in not offering to in
sure subscribers against damage by
an invasion of Gorman-Am er leans.
Did-the U. S. surgeon who said If
tho allies rawore off" and the Ger
mana, stuck to beer the. result would
-be assured violate neutralUvf
Many a, promlslcg courtship ls nip
ped lb the bud by remarks ot pert lit?
tie brothers faad sisters, Moral: keep
the kids'bu^ bf Cupid's way.
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y m? R?o?i-?:?Lv ihat publie opinion
mles go?? In illa country, but doubt .
that K'TU|?^iti?''.?Ae.eoudtrie?'now en
NotV baan ia Congress will disputo
the fitness M the reference of Socrc
tay Garrison, tp ''the masterful figure
of the President" standing out In bold
Big"-' *n announcing her intention to take
H&,on a fifth, a Popular dancer, naively
M^^B?4arked that tho prophesy tbbt aho'd
.bare soven husbands was merely a
-, ..? eootbsayer'a Joke.
. ;* ? oV-??
i "There muit .be. great exdteuseat in
. v?B?&^^* fS?^O^?Ter -that' ?av
. i- en-tdb bheeso ?ad^bys'a New York
tWern to* exhibition a\ the. vSab
? 'Francisco > bbb w..:. ? ?
'Pnf?adelphi? may :be - sleepy, .but
', ' Sata '? keeps' 'some widb-i waka hired
ment In the vicbilqr. '?
P Xj&'t i gef excited. wbeb - readin g 'bi,
-Abajaitca's ?easels being searcbed for
^reontrat?'a^b?ito?i IM** eea* by British
iagio* tp be within tbel?jtftifc? '
A.i POSON, A CLEAN ? ITV
yPo?sIbly ono feela that the ma\ter of
a c:lcun city ls being exaggerated Just
now ns regarda the city of Anderdon.
If such a thing us exaggeration can
be possible when the results are BO
far reaching. There can be no douht
In thc ninnis of well informed persons
that the achievements of those who
huve made a city that Is clean lu other
place lu deslrnhle. What they have
done dono and are doing, Anderson
The reputation Anderson has over
tho State ls that it ls a very desirable
city In which to live. Its climate und
he progressiveness of its people are
things which make Anderson known
far and wide. The citizens are gener
ally well behaved and Iuw abiding, and
because there is Just now a great deni
of comment on conditions herc as re
gards the sale of liquor Illegally, lu
no sign that conditions herc arc any
worse than in other cities, even much
smaller than Anderson. The echoes
we have heard from our crusade are
that other places are even worse than
this city in regard to these matters.
In truth the very fact that Anderson
is having a crusade shows thc city
to be a leader among others. Shortly
after the crusade started here a dele
gation ot Columbia citizen waited on
the mayor of that city and requested
that steps be taken to rid our Capital
from the presence of this undesirable
elemeut. We. find that Greenville needs
a house cleaning along the same lines,
and Greenwood could profit by a simi
lar experience, and a crusade is being
conducted in Augusta to have a bet
tor observance of the laws there. We
refrain from mentioning Charleston
In this connection, and the "City of
Success" bas not been heard from.
How desirable indeed would be the
knowledge that lt were Impossible for
anyone to be subject to any lafluence
In this elty other than the best Only
a short while ago a college for girls
was started here. What an advertise
ment for that college would be the Bim
pie statement that there l? nothing
wrong in Anderson. Parents would
rather send their" girls to such city.
Of course we know that conitlons sur
rounding Anderson College are as
nearly ideal as it is possible for them
to be. but the farther off yonder in a
remote section of South Carolina does
not possess the information wo have.
He perhaps has heard only Of some
lark In Anderson, or bia neighbor has
been here to a convention, and has
seen the effects of tho liquor traffic,
thereby/giving him bis impression of
"My Town." The effects of a morally
strong sentiment In tho city on the
home-seeker has been referred to hi
? previous editorial.
Thus it will be Ben that there is
ample ground for the work of the law
i forcers, and those who would see in
Anderson a city beautiful and a city
LET US REST.
Today is the Sabbath. The thoughts
of all should be turned to other things
han bond lusues and cotton acreage
reduction, and state warehouse systom.
Therefore, we shall not tresspass upon
the thoughts for the day further, than
to say that wo are "agin" the bond is
sue, not because we would not aid the
cotton growers in every way possible,
hut because we do not believe this is
the way to aid them. They do not fa
vor lt themselves. The State ware
OU80 plan ls all right, but comes too
late to do any good to the small far
mer this year. The cotton, acreage re
duction bill had as well be written on
the beach at Sullivan's leland, for the
good lt will do. So, let's gp to church
today and forget them all.
* THE SCHOOL PAGE
The school pago of The Intelligencer
will be interesting Tuesday. There will
be several new schools represented in
the page, and a number of communi
cations worth reading. We wish to
have something from every school in
the county, and trust that those
schools not having sent in anything'
will do so at once. If there ls any
event to come ot in the future in any
school not!co should be . given of this
fact In the school page.
Uncle 8am collected taxes from 4?
persons on incomes of $l,OM,Q,00, v>r
more; John Bull on none. Don't know
if this means English magnates are
pikers, or sltckor dodgers.
Possibly the directors bf the Kew
Vork. New Haven & Hartford railway
were decreased from 27 to 17 be
cause of difficulty in getting capable
sos ic serve, ?wie? to the old band
? Some patient statistician might ren
der tho public a real service by show
ing, with proof, what percentage of
.vptor^'-W-'aiftct?? by campaign hot
sir though lt might Jolt the spell
bindors somo. .
Holding onli, ita benda, socured by
fjOTToperty, upon which interest
be paid, Andy Carnegie don ,
smiled when the' steel trust cut the
dividend on ita common stock to one*
belt bl i per cent
'OH) YI KS" AM? M O KA LS
There was a time when ninny peo
ple w<>re ready to declare that the
mol ?un picture show waa a menace to
the m?rula of children, who constitute
u largo percentage of their patrons.
Certain classes of pictures presented
lu Mime of these theatres. It must he
admitted, ure not particularly elevat
ing, morally or otherwise. Hut it is
not to be doubted that the "movies"
have to u large extent outlived thcRC
carly prejudices. Like tho newspapers,
they cater to the puhllc taste, und if
the wrong typo or pictures are shown
sometimes, lt is largely hucause the
public, by their patronage, have indi
cted their preference for that type
of show. The motion picture people
>tudy closely the hind of pictures that
ittact most patronage, and conduct
their business on thal principle. If
the public: more freely patronizes un
desirable pictures, that ls thc kind of
pictures that will predominate.
Hut lt Is almost conclusively shown
that certain other advantages must bc
set down to tho credit of the motion
picture show. It has been frequently
said that saloon keepera complain
that many of the nickels and dimes
that formerly went into their coffers
have been diverted to the ticket win
dows of the moving picture shows
alnco their extensive operation has
bocome established. Now comes The
New York World, and points out that
within the past year in Brooklyn 53
saloons have gone out ot business,
while for the past two years some
two hundred new motion picture pla
ces have been opened in that city. The
World states that while tbiB is not
conclusive evidence that the pictures
are operating to the detriment of
the saloon business, it ls nevertheless
quite convincing evidence.
Of courao the patronizing of a mo
tion picture show is a very different
form of entertainment from that indul
ged ?in when a saloon is patronized,
but the essential point is that each ls
merely entertainment. Seeing a pic
ture does not satisfy the craving for
a drink, but many a drink ls taken,
not because lt is wanted, but because
of the fellowship and social contact
that go with it. These are to bo bad
in. almost, as satisfactory a degree by
going into a picture show, and hence
the film is a foe of the glass.
In South Carolina we do not have
.he saloon, but it may cause some of
us to have a kindiier feeling for the
pictures, and to be more charitable
to some of their faults and imperfec
tions, when We realize that they are
apparently a real force against the
COMMITTEB OF FIFTY
The plan proposed by Dr. White in
his closing service at the - Baptist
church Thursday evening, that a com
mittee of fifty representative citizens
should he -organised to co-operate
with the authorities in supresBlng the
liquor evils to which the city is heir,
la a good suggestion, and The Intel
ligencer I wishes it can be followed.
Certain it ls that a sporadic effort at
cleaning up the city, will result only
ia temporary relief. If it ls not follow
ed up by some such plan as this, and
a constant watch be sst on the matter,
there will be a second growth of the
oviles now complained of, and condi
tions will be harder to handle at each'
The idea that the city is after cor
recting an evil, and not after filling
its coffers with the money secured
from the fines v>f the convicted, is an
erroneous one, and should not he be
lieved. In fact, the city 1B doubtless
considerably poorer after each such
effort, even after all fines are collect
ed and turned Into the . city treasury.
The idea that should .goverp, and we
-lievo doe a gotera in ?bis C?S?, ?5
that the evil conditions complained of
t" "ld ceaae to exist, and that, those
are guilty of tho alleged violation,
..uuuld become reliable and)industri
ous citizens ?of tho city. The truth o?
the matter is, that every good citizen
ia an asset to the city, and every un
desirable citizen ls a liability. ThU
is especially true when the city has
to spend money to correct the vice
of tho citizen.
Yes, let us have the committee. of
fifty, or ot ono hundred, to add to the
effectiveness v>t the good work hoing
done by the. city authorities. Will not
someone take the initiative and call,
for a mooting to organise its com
mittee and'get down to business. An
derson must be a clean city, and lt can
be. Every good citizen will aid in
making it so. ,
THE PIEDMONT FAIB
Tho Intelligencer desires to k oom*
pllment th? anirit of the promoters ot
the Piedmont lair for the splendid
way in which they have made it pos
sible for tho resources of Oreen wood
and adjoints counties to be displayed
attractively and made to advertise tba
great, opportunities offered In the Piod
'mont section bf South Carolina lt was
G-'eat, and will do much good, bot on
ly to Greenwood but to all. this sec
tion.' It required work to do this, and
enthusiasm, but those Greenwood
folks have a great amount of the abil
ity to perfor, abd boosting comes aa
natural to them as for ducks to swim.
HUT ONE BIGHT COURSE
Anderson has declared war on the
blind tigers, and is prosecuting cf-,
fenders with determination. The In
tention of the city officials, who ?re
backed by the strongest of allies
public opinion- seems to be to rid
Anderson of thcBc miserable para
sites, if uuch be possible. Anderson
is to be congratulated upon this
activity for'the blind tiger is one of
the most dangerous of all crimin?is.
His business debauches. It gives
rise to law-breaking of all. kinds.
Homicides and lesser infractions of
the peace, often have their Btart in
the Joint of the blind tiger.
livery ono who is at all cognizant
of facts and conilit ions, knows this
to be true. So bow can any city af
ford to pursue any course except one
of prosecution for those who illegal
ly dispense intoxicating drinks? Any
course except one of law and order,
will inevitably mean the ruin of some
young men, and the lowering of a
community's morality. Thero is no
reason for and every reason against,
the blind tiger. Our laws aro design
ed to crush him, nnd each citizen
should demand that these laws be en
forced so far as possible.
There was a time v hen so-called
clubs flourished in O icen vi lie and
when drinks could be bought with
little trouble. But these places of
resort were closed and for some time
he blind tiger has been on the Jump
in this city. He does not yet dare to
show himself in the open. But he
will return it* ooccaslon offers, for he
is intrepid in his work. So this city
should not relax in its efforts to exert
every power to, crush out this class
of men who live, by breaking the laws
and by damaging society. We have
been diligent in thc past, and are dili
gent now. Let us continue to be.
The News Is taking no part in the
disagreements which have arisen be
tween certain departments of the
city. It ls standing now, as ever,
for straight out Jaw enforcement, and
expresses now, aa it has in the past,
the wish that ' all reasonable steps
will be taken to prevent" the recur
rence of flagrant violations of the
law, and as far as possible, prevent
the.violation oftthe liquor laws which
are not open, but on the sly. It is
argued sometimes that the sale of li
quor contrary to law cannot be stop
ped. But lt cam bn reduced to-a mini
mum, and thi?'ft?s^?r'dntyi What if
all violators cannot be made to mend
their ways, doe?'that absolve us from
our dutyro.'dp ??r nest toward check
ing the violations*?'Low a against mur
der do not evdiraljf prevent; it-There.
ia no law which assume' time ia not
violated, so the argument that tho il
legal Baie of liquor - cannot be-stop
ped, hence thero is n little necessity
to try. becomes extremely absurd if lt
be taken to conclusion.
The News is not-aware of the plans
of tho executive etouera. with regard
to- the enforcement of liquor laws,
bitt in the eight' of recent events this
paper feels that"the citizens should
be urged against a division which
might cause us to lose sight of au
objoct which we,'tsuL have in, view
the maintenance of tho majesty of the
law. There 1B no escape from the con
clusion that connivance at lawbreak
ing mean J dogre^tion. This paper
does not believe that any of fl ?lal .of
this city is the friend ot the .bUnd tig
ers, nor that any Official would shield
them. But thero ie a possibility that
the d?sagreement^^whlch ATHO' might
cause a temporary^lethargy, and in
this case the lawbreaker, alert for
his chance, will flourish like a green*
bay jree until the principle involved
ls once more caught,'.sight of. The
differences whlch^xjst now are dil-'
ferences as to means,, rather than hs
to ends. Let noe this diversity of op
inion cause a halt ^ be'necessary.
Greenville Newa." : ?
?PLEASE irbp'iM?-^ :
"Please stop taTt~" what? Times
arc hard, money isvscarce. business.!*
dull, retrenchmeat ls. a . duty, /lease
stop my? WbrnkeyY*Oh- no ^ tanti are
not had enough^t?r that''.".yat; But
there la something ela a that is coating
me a large amount ot money every
year, which l'wlsh -t? save. Please Stop
ray-" Tobacco;V?j^rs, shnfrt ;"No;
no* not these but;! must' - retrench
somewhere. Pies*? stop my--" Rib
bons. Jewels, ornaments amt trlnkebtT
Not jewels, ornaments^and,jtrinketsT
Not at: alt Pride bo .^osiered; if
tunes are so bardi' bu* * balleire 1 <an
see a way to eff?tetv^hlte a.savlng In
another direction, Please slop my-"
Tea, coffee and n^le'sa and unheal
thy luxuries? No*\no. rho* not these;
1 cannot think ot such a sacrifice, I
mast th'bic of eometata* 'else. Ah,
I bav? it*nowrmy; weekly jpsp% coats
mei'lio cents a 'weak; 1 must save tfest
Please stop my'--paper; that will
carry rn* through, easily. I boM?Te la
retrenchment ' an*ii.e^omy/V-^o
l? ia ..totar?if?^ xUwa'^
city council bc *?*e? hokS ol: tts meb
who Ai? la tha^dind tl^r .h^.ett
InVtbat city, 'u^m-^iySmtm.
to them1'-cobd it?t?;tt?a? ?m?lliprts
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onmcnt. This Is aa lt should be. No
place should allow blind tigers to de
fy thc law.
We are glad to see that The Dally
Intelligencer is backing up the coun
cil not only by publishing the nantes
of the tigers, but in expressions of
endorsement, and of hearty approval.
This is no more than any honest news
paper should do, hut lt is moro than
some of them have dora: in the past
It might be a good idea for Green
wood to take another whack at the
tigers. No one has any use for them.
The lowest and meanest man on earth
ls thc dow down debased white 'man
who goes into the blind tiger business.
He ls not lit to live itt any decent com
. If he ls in Greenwood he should
be routed and if possible sent to Ute
A PEACE PICNIC.
(By Elbert Hubbard.)
Just suppose that three mouths ago
there had gone abroad over the world
an urgent request for big business
.iii factories and stores, ovorywhere
to grant its helpers ono day off with
full pay for a peace picnic.
What would have, been the reply of
I'll tell you-it would have boon
this: "Ono whole day off for a picnic,
and full pay? We can't afford it!"
The war has been going on in Eu
rope for ten weeks or more, with at
least twelve million men taken from
the ranks of useful labor.
The cost, not counting loss of labor,
is thirty million dollars a day.
And I hope we dot have to prove
that every soldier has to be supported
I by a laborer.
Going into battle isnt exactly going
to a picnic.
Picnics carry a decided benefit, es
j nodally where a man takes his wife
and children, or bis sweetheart.
But even the sophistic apologists
are at the!,, wits' end to explain the
good of this war.
And no one yet has come.forward
and claimed the credit of beginning it
' Conceive that this is 1914, of the
Pinch your ear, whistle ont loud.
Are you dreaming?
No. It is 1914. It is Ute age of Edi
son, Kelvin, Steinmetz, Lister,' Roent
gen, Charles W. Elliot, David Starr,
Jordan, Robert Collie.., Ibsen,. Tolstoy,
Rodin, George Westinghouse, the
Wright brothers, Madame Curie, S.
Weir Mitchell, William James, Nathan
Straus, Alexander Graham Bell, Mae
terlinck, Thomas Hardy!
The human race seemed sure of Itt
.its mind was opening, like a gigan
tic, intelligible eye.
The phantoms and goblins were in
a panic in their sinister heavens.
With microscope and alembic, with
pen and press, man-heir to the Pro
methean spark-was invading the
realm of death, disease and fear.
He had put wings on ' the stage
coach; he waa whispering messages
He had segregated the germ; and
brave men had gone to both the North
and South Pol eB, Man ?w?s civilizing
doctors, preachers, lawyers; civilizing
his rulers-those in heaven and those
His t?lescopa foraged among the
ruined constellations of tho Infinite.
His: microscope brought his- eye to
pasture on the inconceivable.
No matter how much pain ho had
suffered, he found it glory to have
lived In-the last century abd-the open
ing years of the present ,.
He reigned over life like an eagle.
, His achievements put tho touch , of
godhead on his brow.
Conceive that this is 19914. And
that art, science, invention .had.glori
fied man-iifteu him to the Matterhorn
of highest hope.
Thon conceive the Inconceivable
Think the unthinkable. Realize the un
.; One may paint the horrors of this
struggle of the ages a la' Tolstoy or
Zola. Sickening tank!
.Ono may look at it from tho brain
of a Hugo and write magnificent
strophes in prose and verse, whose
beauty would quench tho rainbow.
Dpt there 1s no romance or heroism
in this war today to inspire a Victor
.'.; The - safest, healthiest manner, of
traveling witb the Groat Blond Beast
from day to day ia. ia the manner of
the philosopher. It will stifle those
.bitter, burning tcar& that are in our
hear ia, and purge o?r souls of tho BO
sobB that choke us.
And .beep your eye on the great re
action, when tho human rac? will take
poss&slon of the old planet by right
ot eminent domain?
? And at the close of the wal let the
entire world? ot workers and' toiler*
have a picnic-with full pay? Abb let
the ban?! play and the oratory flow,
ann iov.% fer once, be legal tender.
Can wa afford HT .Why. surer, we
certainly can. And even o\*y man'
Moneybags will Join usl . ?/,
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INGERSOLL AT NAPOLEON'S TOMB*
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./.....The'-following will do?bti$?'>?e 'bf
interest just' now In th? light' of tho
happenings in tho Old World:
- b"A little while ago t stood by. the
grave ot tho old Napoleon-a magnifi
cent tomb of gilt find geld, -fit' sibssst
for a dead delly-ead gazed upon the
sarcophaeuS of black EgypHan marbio,
where rests at last Ibo ?"?hes of that
restless maa. X leaned over th? balus
trade and thought about ifte raireey
of the greatest soldier ot thc modem
workL<. .. '..
"I saw him walking upon Cae banks
ot. the Seine. contomplaUng suicide.
I saw bim at Toulon. I saw- bim .pot
ting, down a mob-in-tho-streets, ot
Paris; I saw him at tho head bf the
Fall suits and overcoats are all here.
Full and unbroken assortments of fabrics
and sizes, every pattern and every style
that's new and good.
There's a pleasure in being first with
the new-in meeting the new season face
. to face with new and seasonable clothing.
Now is the time to make your selec
tion. Complete stocks and interested
salesmen will make it easy in our store
to select the suit which will please and
Ask to see the new Bantam suits and
Priced for economy $10 to $25.
Choose today and wear tomorrow.
"Tba SUm ailh a Gracier?.
force of his genius. I saw him upon ibo
frightful field at Waterton, where
chance and fate combined tn wreck the
fortunes ot their former klug, and 1
saw him at St Helena, with his hands
crossed behind him, gaziue out upon
the sud and solemn sea.
"I thought of the orphans and wid
ows he had made, of the tears that
had been shed for his glory and the
only woman who ever loved him,
prush?d from his hoart by the cold
hand of ambition. "And I said I would
rather' have beeb- a Stench peasant
and worn .wooden shoes. I would
rather have lived in a hut with a vine
growing over the door and the grapes
growing purple in the kisses of the
autumn sun. I would rather have been
that poor peasant with my loving
wife by my side, knitting as tho day.
died out in tho sky-with my children
upon my knees and their arma about
me. I would rather have been that man
and gone down to the tomguoiesa si
lence of the dreamless dust than to
haye been that 'mpot'al impersonation
cf force and murder."
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