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HEARTY INTEREST IN
STREET PAVING HERE!
MAY ASSESS ABUTTING PRO
Outcome of Tuesday's Election
Awaited With Confidence on
Part of People in Anderson
About the only , reason that Ander
son people feel any interest in the
meeting ot the State election commis
sioners, held in Columbia next Tues
day, ia to ascertain the ontcome of the
amendment to the constitution which
will sive the city of Anderson and
other cities in this State the right to
assess abutting property for tho pur
pose ot permanent improvements,
which amounts to saying that the city
desires to make the property owners;
along certain streets pay a part of [
the cost of the street paving, now be
ing considered for thia city.
Before the amendment. becomes a
law it will have to go before the peo
ple- and will have to be approved by
a majority-of the voters.
The amendment proposed for An
derson gives this city the right tc
asseas the property owners on either
Bide of the street one-fourth the cost
of the improvements. The city will
pay for the improvements on the
street crossings and for the remain
ing one-half.. The traction company
will pay for paving between and for
18 inches OD either Bide of ita tracks.
Mayor Godfrey stated today that lt |
the resulte ot the election can ho
learned Tuesday afternoon he will
ask the city council when in regular !
session next Tuesday night, to adopt
an Ordinance providing for the hold
. log of the election, to be'held just as
soon at possible:' " <k ?
Since the former administration re- j
tired $32,600 of school bonds, and
since the tax assessments of the city
have made some increases during the
last year or sb, there is a bond mar
gin of about $100,000. Certainly this |
will be the amount of bond margin
when-the tax books are made up in
February. The mqney to be realized
from assessing abutting property, and
tbs .amount from the traction com
pany ?111 make another $100,000 and
this means that the city of Anderson
can ?pend $200,000 orr street paving
There are .Beveral kinda of street
paving, of courso, and there are a
great many different, prices of. paving.
Taking a paving of average cost lt will j
cost approximately $15,000 a mlle to j
. pave ' the streets of Anderson. This;
means that Anderson has in her reach
nearly 14. miles of . paving. And by i
the time this is done the people will,
be so thoroughly : bleared-willi navlng 1
that -Ut ero will bot "be toy 'trouble to
get the bond margins of the city In
creased. In tho course or the next
-three of four years, taking other cities*
experience as examples, lt ls predict
ed that Anderson will have from 20 to
20 miles -of street paving. A start is
al! that Is necessary now.
';. If the election ls ordered and held
thore is little doubt abbat the outcome.
While there Ie some opposition to the I
ide?, on the part bf the' large prop-1
erty. owners of. the city, it is already !
evident that the people of -Anderson
li ave come, to realize that in order to
keep, abreast with tho tune and make
the progr ess , bein g made by other cit-'
les, Street paving 1B ..essential.
CKWERNKENT WAKES UK PORT
ON ?HWTJI CAIMIM VA CEOPgj
" 5?Tke crop
reporting board of tho United States
department of agriculture bas - - Just
complied ita estimate of -, the acre
' yield of the principal farm crbpB of
South Carolina;forthis : year. The
estimates are based on crop condi
tions during; the i early part ot Octo
ber. : The final figures will be given
but within a . short ,tlme? vbut it ls
reported that they will not differv to
any great extent-with the-preliminary
estimates. .;; A?cordlng. "to,, tho, figures
Ihfl "yiold per "aer?' bf the principal
crop? of this. State.; In 1914- will bb
as follows: Corn ?2 bushels f yrish por
tatpea 10? bushels; sweet 'potatoes
. 114 busheli?; tobacco, 9t'0 poi^nd?; rice
30.5 bnBh??s and cotton 3i?:,pounds.
AN ftP-CO^TRY iFAR?tER -.
In :one of th?'upp?r counties 1s a '
. -J farmer,''whose bama.Wo*/weald ?Ive,
who began life without a dollar and j
who ctn ' npt read. Ho has,'; at thia ?
moment, kn abundance of corn abd
. oat? und rough provender? ; he bas
meat in his smokehouse, bogs in the
pen and money In the bank although
he has already been selling corn In
the: last few weeks; The outbreak of
?? tba '.war X??nd bira with cdtton ot the
cropVof 1918 worth $3.000: "at-' idly,
prices.. Not, ? bale of that cotton ,is
bow,fdr' .said: nd. bonk will be asked
^';.tO-:-?l?ls.-*'Ia^}.'-#carry; it,">and not a.
bato of the crop of 1814 will go on
/, th? . market except -at his pleasure;.
i fifi ia not seriously, disturbed, about the.
. war. price of cotton;:
If one' msc, ; with apparently the
poorest ot chsbces arid beginning life
thirty yeara ago, handicapped with 11
: ^Bt?ir??y^ico?ld^,^ so much;
. ; surely,} every other able-bodied ; maa
.. may; bops to ov?rcdm? the obstacles
.' ;;before.him and may notley to war or
w4 o? ta-:
: Vdastrlf a:; satisfactory explanation . of
The way is plain. In any part of
' souita' Catalina; indostiry.-. wM produce
. food for mau and beast and ? ,tn theos
' tintes, food is. wealthr-The , State.
Announce Her: Keatrality.
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??tfiMfctt?s*' J?sra. tonight Persia
k-:-jm presented,to all the \^?mW0k.
^'kii^?^^pkf"9^^ ttentraUty. .
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QNE THING WE LAY GREAT EMPHASIS ON is our guarantee of satisfaction
we say a great deal about it; there's a good deal more in that word, as we use
it, than just nine letters. It's a sort of declaration of principles with us; an evidence
of intention and purpose.
We can't really guarantee merchandise; because merchandise may haye its de
fects that only wear discloses; or other things may come up and make you dissatisfied
with your purchase, or lead you to wish you hadn't.
We want our customers to tell us.when such a condition occurs; the money you
pay us isn't ours until you're sure of satisfaction. 1
We feel prettv confident, though, about these fine suits and overcoats we're selling so manv
or ; they're the sort of clothes a man would rather have than the money they cost him.
We've never before been so fortunate in getting such an all star assortment for both men and
young m?n. For the young man, hundreds of the newest, smartest fabrics-full of color, gav
and exhilirating. These patterns show more dash and "ginger" than ever before. No use try
ing to name all the different colors and kinds of materials; you must see them yourself.
Quality clothes by quality makers, $10, $12.50, #15, #18, $20, #22.50, #25.
Overcoats on all the new models; B??macaans, Chancellors, Chesterfields arid Storm Coats;
shawl and soft roll collars; belt and English box backs; the season's most, popular fabrics,
including chinchillas in a range of colors. Values you'll appreciate at every price, #10, #12.50
#15, #18, $20, #25.
Boys' Suits, Overcoats and Furnisnings
The mothers, as well as the boys, are certainly strong in their approval of our boys store, lt's
really a wonderful advantage to be able to find assembled in one department everything fpr1
boys' wear, and so displayed as to make selecting easy. .
N?ri?lfc^jjv^ patch pockets, inverted4 plaits.;/:*'
loose pr stitched Jbelt; blues, grays, brpwns, tans greens and mixtures; all sizes, 4 to 18.
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We're ver$-enthusiastic over our display at $5; we've never seen such values; all wool, fast
color suits in Norfolks and double breast, blue serges and fancy patterns. You'll be glad to
exchange rs for prie of them when you see them. Other values at #3.50, $6, #7.50, #8.50,
#?Q, $i2;sa " . V '. . . ' ' >. - ...
A handsome gift knife free with each boy's suit.
Here are the styles and colors in hats that you'll
immediately recognize as the proper ones for your
face. Stetson's newest creations in soft styles ;
blues,' greens and the new tints* some with con
trasting, bands and quite a few with the novelty
bows, $3.50 to #5.
The ch?rige from soft to stiff hats is on the sche
dule and the largest showing of stiff hats, in our
history is awaiting you. A countless riurnber of
new ideas ; Stetson's Specials # 3.50 to#5.
All the new snapes and colors duplicated jin our
Evans $2 and $3 Specials; you'll find such values
at other stokes W
Caps, 25c, 5oc, #i, $1.50.
From our immense stock you are able
to select just the shape your feet re
quire for their comfort; the style your
good taste demands; values your
economical aspirations should be fed,
^Whether you want shoes for street
wear or dress wear you'll find it very
profitable tosee these we're showing
you'll wopder how we produce them
so reasPn?b?y. Snow's #3.50; Howard
BL Foster's $4, #4=50 and #5; Hanan's
$6 and #6.50.
We feel perfectly confident that no
where else do you find provided for
you the assortment of furnishings
that you enjoy here. We're always
anxious to serve.you the very latest in
the little essentials to your right ap
pearance. There's no better evidence
of this than our stock of shirts, collars,
ties, hose, and in fact everything.
Our underwear department contains
many new ideas-let's talk them over.
SEND \JS YOUR MAIL ORDERS
^? prepay parcels postlcharg?son all mail orders. Arty;
thing not perfectly satisfactory may be returned for ex
change or -ref unj}. s < 4i
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