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This is not a "Job Lot5' Sale, but a Sale of New
We Arc Retailing Shoes at Almost
Fall Styles of the Beft Shoes that Money can buy
Get 'em at Thompson's
the Dil terence
Week!jr, Established I860- Oafljr, Jan. 13, 1914.
TUESDAY A ND FRIDAY
ANDERSON, S. C., TVBSp?YMORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1914.
PRICE $1.50 THE YEAR,
NO CURTAILING A?
THE BELTON MILLS
Important Announcement Made
Last Night at Oyster Supper
. (From/,Sunday's, Daily.)
Loom iver's), of the Bolton Cotton
Mills gave an oyster, supper last night
at which-higher officials of the com
pany, members of the Anderson Coun
ty . delegation to the general assem
bly, and other friends "?vere present.
? The supper was held in the W. O. W.
hall on tho mill grounds and w?s a
thoroughly enjoyable affair.
Among those present were Capt.
Ellison A. Smythe, president of the
mill; Senator-elect J. L. Sherard,
Hon. S. M. Wolfe, J. T. West of Bel
ton, Mayor Eons Mitchell of Belton,
(ilnude A. Grnves of Belton and
County Supervisor J. Mack King.
Mr. J. B. Mitchell acted as toast
master. The first speaker introduc
ed was Mr. C. H. Strickland, super
intendent of the.Belton mill. He was
followed by. Capt. Smythe. r .Others
who spoke during the evening were
Supervisar King, Mr. J. T. West. Sen
ator-elect ^Bherprd . and .'Hon.- S. M
Wolfe, a m?mber of- tho delegation to
the house j of representative*. .
Tho talk by Capt.:,Smythe waa es-:
pecially.'ple?i??3?:: te. all those pres-i
not,-for ho -assured the mill men that
although tho Belton ?mili. was operat
ing at a; loss he-was nr>t going to cur
tail this winter., and ithe /.employees
could - feel assured - ? that they ? would
have ; work during" the > i winter. - ? The
'mill was -operating 'af-'a 'loss, 'Capt?
Smythe explained, by treason ot "the
fact that it is using lfest year's IP,
cert t-cotton:'' He' tt?ok''ecca8t?n;*')fb
?iomplimoi?t ' 8& locar: fixers' tf\t Ut?
?j?Sl?*S*J Ol ktUlKII OTVTS iv. 'the 'condition
in'-'whrdh/ they- keutvthfclr ' leonis and
their'loyalty to the iht?rests of th?
mill. . ' . .
The ' other;.' speakers * bf1 the oven lng
were - happy; In their ? remarks'/ ' bad
complimented those present upon, the
progress which the Belton mill ls
- - r- --._" .
INO THOUGHT OF SURRENDER
(German Warships Sunk Off Helgoland
.hythe British Went Down
1. London.-A gun-room officer In a bat
i Ge cruiser that was In the engagement!
j off Helgoland-Writes:
; ''The ,partf^ay. ship. ;*e Wore en? j
.gaged *lGi, was in 'a'pitjful^ plight ?
i when we bsgi??nlshed; ,wlth' .be^h?ii
.-funnels shot away, mast3 tottering
? great- ga pa - of daylight 'in her Bid?s, j
'Smoke and flame belching > from: her.
i everywhere. She sp o edi I y heeled over j
;and-Sank li ko; a stone, s it rn first.: So j
' far.ss'is loiowin' bone of 1er crew .waij
leaved. '^She was game to 'tho laat, let
j Tit be said, her flag flying tili she sank,]
her guns barking Gil they could barb!
' ' rio more. ' '?-.. ]
"Although we ourselves suffered no
. loss wo had some very narrow escapes,
j Three torpedoes were observed to pass;
I us, one within a few feat. Four-inch
' shells, too,, fell short or more ahead of
us. The sea- was alive with the
[ enemy's submarines, which h o we ve ri
: did us no damage. They j should not I
Lj be under-rated, these Germans. They've
i ?got 'guts/ That cruiser jdtd not think,
'spparently, of surrehd?r."
. III. I I i ni . I
Black Cat Saw Sea Fight;
! ? . London.--How a black cat-saw the
.British fleet sink several German war
dships off Helgoland ls told In a letter
?from; Alfred Bishop, wM whs in the
.'fight. Tho cat is the: mascot of one
of.',th6 BrlUBh cruisers, lind waa on
deck Girbughput the engagement She
Si Immensely popular ho; r arid In dan
er of becoming spoiled. "Our dear
little black lucky kitten cst eat. nn
' dor our foremost gun daring Gie whole
pf Gae .battle, and wasn't frightened st
ftltj'otily when we flr?l sinfi?A firing.
Bbl afterwards sW.sat;:and' licked her
self. We all kissed har afterwards."
made to take Up Gio system the rank
csd Aile of. thf. people cf Anderson
would not permit a desecrating hand
to too eh it" ' ".' :-:bS?""'
C. M. Duckwo.th of the.: Lebanon
section was in Anderson yesterday
for a short, stay.
Miss Carby Darby, one of the teach
er^ In. ''th?-'''\G(rebh-.'P?rfd:'.--'.'sim<^^Js
tt?ra<ng the'wek-end 1n tab city with
- family of W, C. Balley.
. . ? - j-. -ti -
THE CITY ATI
REPLY TO CA
TO THE PEOPLE OF ANDERSON:
I shall adhere .to my resolution to
refrain from any farther discussion
of tho "franchise" question except
when I think it necessary'to make
corrections or to reply to those who
discuss thc issues in a proper man
ner at a proper ' time and through
I road the carefully prepared state
ment of Capt. H. H. Watkins, ono.of
tho local attorneys, ot the Southern
Public Utilities Company, which was
published in The Intelligencer last
Friday morning, with genuine pleas
ure. It was dignified and moderate
In tone and a skillful presentation of
a defcuse of hi3 company and partic
ularly of its provident, Col. Z. V.
After reading his statement I feel
sure that the public will regret, as I
do, that Capt. Watkins, through ex
cessive modesty or for other reasons
satisfactory to himself, has deprived
us of thc benefit ot his publicly ex
pressed views on city matters for
some 23 years and will be delighted
that he has at last 'consented to honor
?B by "breaklnfc/'his. rule" even
?though he waU??. vo do sb until Le
ceased to be a reetdeut of the city.
By hi3 defense,.?f,-hlB president,!
Col. .Taylor, aa a'ie?tleman, of child
like simplicity, wjthout' gulle ."or ony^
thing .Bugge?tive ^?f. duplicity.' Capt.
Watkins bf course gently rebukes rae
for a contrary opinion, and 1-.lB0.un-5
mombera of, the ftormep citjy. 'rouji*dlL
wbb in their negotiations Wlth? htm
did not find Col. Taylor afflicted with!
any o? the3? - juvenile characteristics
ln'"-firgnmetit Or i repr?sentations "re
lating to the franchise. One member
of this council, in fact, wno conscien
tious!^'votedvforithe franchise,??'-was j
JW''jis??uet?d witlv'Col:: Taylor'S' atti-:
tude and, unsatisfactory" ' representa- j
tiona that he openly expressed st ron s j
disbelief in'. the >"colonel's sincerity!
apd consistency and nought informa
tion' from ,yicv! pVfe^ident Lee of the
Southern 'Power .v?mpariy In whom !
he expressed , moro confidence. ? .? . ./ -J
That is all I desire to.Say In-regard
to my opinion of-Col. Taylor's atti
tude throughout tba negotiations.
Although Capt. Watkins does not
quite say so, I infer from his state
ment that in his: opinion the "fran
chise-contract," a? wellaatho"white
way contract." is valid and or course
had the company consulted him dur
ing Ute. negotiations he would have BO
advised it. He does say that in his
opinion the white. Way "contract" Is
valid and of course would have so
advised -the company if asked.'to do
so- by #lt before it was Blgned. .
^In other words,- Col. Taylor,- with
r-*-j 1 ' <? -?' .-~-?
af- ' ? ? -i :?:." -.. .. r~- ~
*<8nbscrIbe^,, D??usses Franchise.';
EDITOR THE: INTELLIGENCER}
I desire , to .havij, something . tb* say
op. 'th's franch?seVcontract.. /subject
now being..discussed, .and it what . I
shall say helps,-to a better under
standing and an. early adjustment ot
this matter, I shall feel that I have
accomplished some good;
When the .etty- council adopted a
resolution to make no further pay
ments to tho' Southern Public Utili
ties Company on tho "alleged fran
chise-contract," and following this
appeared the opinion of the city at
torney casting a doubt upon the va
lidity, legally, of the contract, I de
cided sto make myself familiar With
the terms of .the franchise-contract
in. ordor to discuss the subject intel
ligently' ' w|t?j '. my ' trie nd s..../.
*^yery, much .jo njy .surprise ! .and',
pleasure I found. ;/that. the . former
council managed , to rather "put lt
over" this corporation, j Instead, of
granting a straight-out -JO year fran
chise, asl had supposed, sud as ove ry
ono appeared to' bGlleve, the city i?
bound fdr* a1 term rot five years only,
as to lights, and aa to water, supply
ls boobd utily 'fof, the1 ?nie hecassarv
tojhrran'ge^ to takeJhe' plant over. In
ox ncr word H, . ag to "ri sh is, .the ci iy cati
ut tho end ot any five-year'term buy
the 'lighting plant at a price fixed
!b^rt?tmtratOrs/ hone bf whom' il to
be ? cltisen or property Owner in the
city, end tho valuo of the franchise Is
not to, bo..taken into Account In the
?matter of' the water' supply, the city
has.the right to buy thia plant any
r found that thc maximum, rates
for bot li lights and Water are defin
itely Axed and thal a clause has been
Inserted guaranteeing that this City
Shall be ebtitled' to.aa low ratea as
fixed at any tim? . for other cities
where this corporation owns and op
eartos plants; aa fer, example; Green
ville, 3partanburp,;; Charlotte, and
k?&--- ?'- '..;>&v \ ? ??? ..';'\
FORNEY'S ' ''
child-Hko simplicity, did not consult
hiB Anderson attorneys as to ,the va
lidity of an i Anderson franchise. ,
I desire to correct a portion of tho
statement of Capt. Watkins llri regftlrtf
to tho white way "contrA'etr-'ba 'ftt? fa
unintentionally hut clearly in error.
Ho says (except italics) :. "The only
contract between- tho Southern Public
Utilities.,Company and the city that
was submitted* tb me 'for suggestion
or .approval wds-?.hb white "way con
tract. This contract'had been drawn
by the city attorney, Mr. Sullivan,
and I think it was at his suggestion
that he and Mr. Orr caine together
to my office. Wo went.over the con
tract au it had been drawn. I ap
proved it without the change of a
word, so far as I remember," etc.
Capt. Watkins is mistaken. The
"contract" had not been drawn when
brought to his office. On the contrary,
I submitted to him, as attorney for
the company, a rough draft of the !
terms as I understood them from tho '
committee of council. This rough
draft consisted of several sheets of
yellow scratch paper, and with Mr.
Orr.. Capt. Watkins then went ovor
this'draft; carefully and made several
important 'additions and changes In
ill?' own" Imnd-wrltlnir. After those j
j changes-and additions had' been made
tho ".contract" was. typewritten.,In.my,(
I office on' white paper. , ? /portion . pf,
it today is in 'Cn pt. Wat kin's 'language,1.'
?The incident'was impressed upon me
because my . stenographer , had some
[ difficulty In reading tho changes and
?d?jitldttp, m?d? by' Capt'Watkins.
: course, put.,,Capt Watkins fa,tbjon?f:
fore wholly mistaken in thinking that
;he "app.r9y.ed.it;without the change,of
! a, .ytpt??n and^? cprrcctjy wrote that
j tho .? white . way : ^contract**!' was pre
pared by mo **in conjunction with
?Cap?. li. H. Watkins."
I - In conclusion, I: can not seo that j
, this is the time to discuss the merits ]
, or. demerits 1 ! of the "franchise.'* . I?
. thd matter ls' - to ba submitted' toi u
. vote of the people lt will then bc
! proper and timely to discuss thu
phase of the question to which Capt.
Watkins devoted much .space but as
he, ono of the Andorson attorneys for
the company, believes the "contracts''
are not "invalid" and. President Tay
lor says "further argumont must be j
directed to another forum," 'I pro
sume that these gentlemen do not |
mean to permit the people ot Ander
son to decide this matter by vote a'
an election (but Intend to keep, theni!
from voting"on lt If in their powor tc
prevent . ' .''
Respectfully, J -.
/ q. CULX?E;N SULLIVAN.
-.,November 21. 1914.
t The People
''? . ?, '.' '.*' annis bin:
Wlnston-Salem, ,3 OTa 91adj ""
- I found that a - red uc Hon. In,i rates
for lights had -been madel'from . the
fited i rates Incorporated > in ' thc con
tract, and upon inquiry ascertained
that thiB reduction nod been') made
voluntarily and pot upon rennest -or
pressure. ' ?'?< ?0
I found that the stipulation's 'a's (0
enlarging the water mains .thad" been
complied with, and that - in moeypg
this and other n^ulremems ?.pf.^be
contract this corporation.had expend
ed 230,000 or more., I f?brifl t?i?t t?e
time fixed in tho coptr'acf for Ure^?lty
to nay bills of the corporation is to
be not later than the 10th of the cur
I did not find one word that Indi
cated that "sharp practice", bad been
attempted, nor that there lind .been
tho slightest attempt nt deception.
And I .wis forced tb the conviction
that this city could not have secured
a moro liberal contract tor beeb
dealt" with more fairly.
rt em arks ? construed as 5 promises
may have been made while agreeing
upon this contract, and in order to
get a clear idea aa to thl?r I. sought
and obtained opportunities to ' con*
verse with those in ' o position V tc
know, and i have .eareWUy road ' re^
cent articles In the newspapers bear
ing upon this matter, and I am con;
vineed that all' promises were either
fulfilled or are in course of fulfill
?very citizen should feel suf?clo?t
ly interested to acquaint hims elf with
the terms of the written franchise-*
[ Contract and tho facta aa to provisions
I First Because In discussing the
subject on the streetB or elsewhere,
grievous errors creel? in a&d cbrrect
j Judgment; can not be formed.;
I Second. Because tho confidence of
the peo plo- became rudely .r,, shaken
When in a matter, so Impoxtaut it is
said that conditions . osist . whlcj? ;
would j u ru i fy tho present council '.n ?
repudiating the contracts cf the ter
mer council. Under such circum- )
stances both councils are on trial
lieforc the people, with thc benefit of
the doubt in favor of the retired coun
cil, especially when considerations
arising from the contract have been
performed, as in this cose by the
Southern- Public Utilities Company,
requiring the expenditure of large
sums of money.
Third. Because the apparent DC
cessity for tho repudiation of n ten
tract of such 'far-reaching Import, |
unce, entered into by a former coun
cil, forces tho city ,pf Anderson on
trial before a -tribunal c ?'.nprsc'd ? ot
citizens of every section to, which' ilio
interests of this' city* extend, and
lodges a doubt and produce) a timid-!
ity which will operate ugalpst . tho
most strenuous efforts for develop
ment and rapid progreso. )
Fourth. Because the men who con
trol the Southern Public Utilities j
Company also control the Piedmont
and Northern lines (the O. S. & A.
lines) which have been the' means of
bringing more prosperity and bub
stantlal development to Anderson
than has over been known. These
men have actod fairly so far and their
efforts and investment ot money givo
every evidence of interest in tho wel
fare and growth of this city,, and they
deserve the confidence and support
of tho people until it is.clearly shown
that they are engaged In a "hold-up''
game, which up to this time'has not
II for one, am entiroly satisfied
with tile, franchise-contract ,and her
li?vo ail woull bo II they would read
it. . I believe this council should re
cede ?rom the stolid it.nas: tasen.' Ti
could do so gracefully, and I believe
the. people''would welcome tho" cessa
tion of. the .agitation of. this, subject,
which!is/sure to-bring lUlgatipn und
tho Expenditure of considerable mon
ey, in addition ip tho' destruction'o?
that unity '6t purpose that'should'b&
1st" in' the 'off?rt' "to 'build' a ' grentoV
city.1 !-.'.t .'. '. u.r .
The iaaiief of ioreel pa^?og.l? ^??x
now before the people. I am heartily
in favor of it S?d" would Uko to Ree
the matter cinched ut once; but while
thc peoplo are divided on any .import
ant subject? under immediate discus
sion, it ls ruost difficult to unite rh cm
on. any other subject how?ver desir
able, and I fear our hopes as to pav
ing will be indefinitely deferred un
less tho franchise matter is adjusted
The council should follow and not
lead tho character And progress of
tho citizen. ?
MAOH GODFREY MAKES REPLY
Address* Letter to President Taylor
' of Tito Southern public Utilities
t'ompnny. * (?
The fellowing^ is Mayor Godfrey's
reply to President Taylors l?tter pub-;
lished in Friday's Intelligencer:'
? . . ..-.-'. ' '?? ? ii'flfe
President Z. V -Taylor; Southern Pub
lic Utilities Co.. Charlotte, N. Cit
','?>. ': / .; ,<>' . pMfjli .'i-- -r'tK\
DearSi.-: Ronlying'to yours pf ?No
vember ICtn ?act* which was received
by me ' this morning, win ' state that
the city of ?ndert,m does not desire
lights and water "fi TO of charge" and
your representatives. here have boen
so informed and well know it.
All rentals Justly owing by tho city
will be paid promptly when due.
Mr, Sullivan, our city attorney, was
authorized by tho city council to. in
vite the Southern Public Utilities
Company and their attorneys to hold
a conference with him and associate
counsel for the city with a view of
arriving. at some temporary under
standing, as to the service.
y am informed that' this invitation
hah been' verbally extended twice- to
your Mr. Chapman and Mr.' Orr and
haB not been accepted to my knowl
In brddr that I may know you per
sonally 'receive this invitation it is
hereby extended for' the third time/
and this.time to you directly.
Please inform me or the city attor
ney when it will be convenient for
you to haye the .conference.
J. H. GODFREY,
- V-- .
'fnxcia' to .T!ie> In!eUlg*nc?>r,
CHESTER, Nov. 2L-WUle monk-,
eying with a rovolyer it. ls said in
i.hu presence o? xmas ?eiie roster, ?.
V- Culp, a promluoht plantor, was nc*
cldentally kiled by th? discharge of
the weapon this afternoon pear Ches
ter. Cot oner J. Henry . Gladden left
tonight to hold an inquest, over Mr.
Culp; The death of thia young man
created quUo a sensation h?re whare
.mV bis maby friends: "'Very little is
known; hore af the shooting at this
hour. It occurred about IS mi len from
this city. J
FIRST EBING OF
ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL
TION MET YESTERDAY
Picnic Dinner Served and ? De
lightful Social Hour En- -j
Tho first mooting of the'Schoo) Im*
provciucnt Association i for Anderson
County was held In the hall of the
Hillman storo on East Whltncr Btreet;
yesterday at ll o'clock. In spite of
the cold weather, the attendance waa
good, there. being presont about 75
ladles, including Boveral teachers. At
the conclusion of tho oxorclocs a pic
nic dinner waB served those'present,
and a most delightful social hour was
The meeting was called to order at.
ll o'clock, and' opened with prayer,
Rov. J. W. Kpeakc.'-pronouncing thu
in vocation.. .Miss - Maggie : Carlington, ;
?onnty rural schqol uupecvLsor, pre
Gunter;'! Who batf - Vb&r-iVlsHhlsf "Wife"
schools of--the-county-for-tho past .
tWotl week^ (,Mf.u.Gftnb3r.. jycrs .fjorpo
fally and entertainingly presented-the'
ber of prac?ca^b1ftn^^:fof accOxn
pllshlng tblB very' much .desired .re
h?'conblUdcrf'his r?m?Ws! rs ;f*<iW*V
The next speakerc<tm?: M3o9-"S?rtf?
Goggans. rural -'school ?- supervijor of1
Bcbobls?.?i? r?OtobarrY^V.cftmty\*.- ?t?^ia'
spoke o?,ciuny entertaining??piagmto'S
for tho. meetings of th>, .^hqpj^tfa?
provement associations. Miss. Gog
gans la 'an... experienced pu per visor,
abd' many bf ; the programa ah? su$
gested- have boen tried but ..in her
schools. The ladles wore much in
terested in her talk, And inado freq
use of note books during . the time
she was speaking.
. "How to Interest tho.People In tho
School Improvement Associations,'-'
was the eubject assigned Miss Gray,
the rural school supervmor of Laur
ens county, but she waa detained at
nome on account of 'ilncno:'? ?c"
family. Miss Carlington called upon
w. w. Hmoak, editor of The Intelli
gencer, to dlBcues thia .subject.:.
Smoak ?ald the' best' way lio khoyy'
for doing' this waa to really do s?n?ft- -
thing, and ho boVSvod that' those, as
sociations .which aro >? accompUnhlng
thlng'j would havo no trouble, about
theVinterest people took .in?:,ri^hei.r
y?W%*i'laVr e. -.'i;.'.; ; ' h?? M't'ta
ous responses ' were ; bad,1 antf1 "mSuy
BtorlcJ of achievement told - by Ute
membera . prcacnL .Tb-oro JXJC <? many
they aro accomplishing great - good.
These Indlvlduat reports were most
LET THE /DOLLABS GET. BtifiX
There is .a"marvelous amount of .
energy ih a ten dollar banknote, once
lt IB set- in motion. , .
It will pay a plumber what ls due
[him. ? i,(? . \.
And a plumber's debt to . the eloc-, \" V"
! v And his,' Ih turn, to tho grocer, 'who*
?.can -hand it over the .clothier. v *.'...'
In a week's^ time a 'ten dollar banit
note may do the work of thoupanda
of dollars. '...' ..
VMoney-nx?kesi.thft- na?r? ' gOiVV but
What ls w>ntcdVip ColumbiavnqVf.Vis
what will, malee .money go. into, cir
culation. : : ? ?' ': 1 ' ?'.
In otherV 'words, Mie : ??lpfybur-,
is the idea, behind "Payslip WocM'-- .
from November %t to Deceniher A.
; A ten dollar note ?jrlr.g- tdle'Vwbeh
ypu owe It may . enforce idleness
other men whoso families, must: hatS^r ';'.^
bread abd Bbe?t?|@g?8^
TO heard money ?, nwer nvnl^o
thing to do-v it stands in tho wav nf
community progress. ?i???rafij?9
Inactive money is Maxy money and
losy mioney means ?Idle men. / S
^hen a man has ten dollars and
owes bis grocer UT his plumber, ho l? .
hoarding other people's money', so
long ns he doesn't poy a bill with Mt.
,. There la w*<t?i enough ; in ?South
Carolina to keep cvcryqoay Busy/ but
it is first necesiat^. lo;1 make' tho
money get busy.
The. plan, is for everybody to pay
his bills, or to pay that patt of ida
l?;ils tb>t he can pay, . .
.?inion times are bard^th?n^?V^
man's '-dollar' should' Work-'baWetu:^
Th?'Statev.:- -> - ? \ ;? -. " <
, B. I*. Mccaskill or ?VecnvlUftJuts
I been spending al:Yew:.daVS'1tt.';the^;cliy.
THINKS CITY GOT BARGAIN
AND THAT IT HAD BETTER
GI TY ATTORNEY
Assured the Committee ? That
Contract for Lighting Was
It having been rumored that as a
consequence ot city, council's recent I
action in regard to the franchise '
granted by the previous council to the
Southern PUblic Utilities Company to
furnish light and water to the city of
Anderson there was a possibility of
tao city's magnificent "Whit? Way"
being discontinued, a statement fi om
former alderman E. JU. Elmore, who is.
recognized as. tho. fr. th er pf this" beau
tiful, street lighting system!,'..concern- j
lng ....tho,.situation, w}U prpye . of the !
greatest interest j ,tb citizens/ general- j
i When . i n te rvioy/ed; ye st ord ay ty- a'j
reporter, fp.r;>Th? Intelligencer, *^??f-'
Elmore expressed the earnest h?be
that'.n'qt,,one gingie clustef'-bf the eie-j
gant, ?^m^ffiO^ft^^irM rHoieSt' |
cd;'through tho activities, bf either Guf j
present.'or future fflwcf?? ; t? * bring
about any; 'interference ' with"' 'the j
..,Whlte Way.*' W any ' r?spect/.Mr. Efi
m.ore, fetated. .febhl'dV?pntitit?te ?; fat-1
iu mistake for ibo" ?? ?y. and oW thai
the citizens, ?ic .'believed:' w?uhi not
tpjfei;ate^ .'.-' . ."; '/v" . Mf? Vi
-"X was heartily In favor Of the es
tablishment of the 'White I'ftnu*
along the streets of tho city," Bald
Mr. ,I;Jlmorn, '.'and I believe that it
is a Tnonument to tho former city re-?
gime that every member, of that coun
cil should feel proud of. .After the
matter of a 'White Way* had been
agitated to the extent where it was
brought..before the council in tho
shape of a definite proposition, tho
matter was referred "to a .committee
consisting.of Mayor Holloman, Alder- j
man Farmer and myself. The mayor j
and myself, constituting a majority
of the committee.! Sported favorably
on tho proposition.
"However," before -tho committee
had-gode-td;the extent of recommend
ing to council: that; a White .Way' be
established, I consulted City Attorney
G. Cullen Sullivan concerning the
matter. I requested' him to advise me
.as.to th?"Wgslity^ bf 'the -eily'enter
ing Into a contract ; with-tho Southern
Public utilities Company.-for.? the .es
tablishment of,;a t*^hite Way/and I
was assured by him that there was
nothing whatsoever'1 ?bet' 'Stood- in the
way of the city of Anderson entering
into a perfectly legal contract of this
nature.:Having been :given this assur
ance, by the legal adviser.', ,of city,
council, . tho committee made' Its re
port -rocomm?hding tho' drawing of . a
contract for the establishment of. tho
lighting-system.yiot Only was I as
sured that there wks nothing ill?gal
about such; a contract being ^entered
into, but tho contract itself w?tr .
drawn by the city attorn^y*jr^|S
"What do I think of ?nev: ?White
Wayr i thih? 'thai -ttie?etiy^>^d?r?''
eon has a bargain. ? might say that
before a report was ruado, to council
concerning the m?jtcav lia$fa-,an ex
haustiveBtudy of i?mu?r Tilling sys
tems in cities of tho South and pro
cured facts as to the cost pt iustal
Hng such a syBtern;*?)^tea|dxce of
the same, otc. It might .be/of .interst
to Andersbnians. if th?y;,a?tnot .41?
.ready aware of,tho fact, to^tehoV that
with the exception of Charlotte, they
have got the lowest rate for the
vWhito Way' system of lighting of any
gatton revealed the fact that tho next
cheapest rate on this system of street
lighting ls ?42.50 per post I found
th st sc ruc cities. Ssyasmsh.' tot. in-,
stance, were paying a great deal moro
than that This Georgia city pays
$62.60 . per year per post for its
.White Way' system, ?x?* |27.60 ?bore
per. post per year than the -city of
Anderson ?B paying. .
"Another tatt I would call atten
tion to'is that-Anderson secured the
installation* sfiihe lig-Urig ryctcn
without ono cent of cost to the tax
payers, and that ls something which
only one or two other'cities, so far as
I know.' has been able, to dc.
"Under no circumstances let any-:
syctem. In fact I believe iliat-were
the situation allowed to reach tho
stu?e wlwr? -an: attempt would bc
HA?. D. WATSON BELL. 1
YOUNG NEWSPAPER MAN!
?ASTS LOT WITH YORK
MR. L. M. GWENNI
Has Been Valuable Member of In-j
telligencetr Force Since Launch
ing of Daily.
: DJ Watson Bell, who has been with
Tho Intelligencer foi; a y?ar as -"city
editor, left ?yesterday }ior' hls: hohVe
in'Gaff dey, wfcbra he wiil:?pend ? f?w
days visiting 'relatives,' before going
to Yorkville to assume 'charge of The
per.' 3jr. Bell ia, a yoong newspaper!
mfln, i of decided 'ability, bbtn.' ' ' as1 a'
liap.done' much to present'tho'-rfeadcrs
of .The intelllgencer'wUh i;; newsy.?hd
Interesting paper each-morning. 'He
has ? made - many friends, and. . very
;few, if "any, enemies,' which for : a
.riewspApgr men Ia ? '.-remarkab?
statement. His reports ?are-weil writ-1
ten, and bib.'news .stories have' been |
accurate. On the whole he has been
a valuable member of The Intelli
gencer force, and it ir, a safe predio*
Gop that the York .Vows under his
guidance will ' take on new life, 'and
.wau be favorably received by the
The vacancy caused by'Mr. Bell's I
r?signation from the staff of. The In- 1
telligencor, will be Ailed by an An
derson boy who has made good in thc
newspaper field, Mr. L. M. - Glenn.
Mr. Glenn has been on The Greenville j
News, The Charleston Evening -Post,
and also had some notepaper exper
ience in Anderson. He has ncoron of
friends and relatives in tills county,
.who will be glad to welcome him
hack to his home.
Frank Javafii Critically UL
EXCELSIOR' '.IPRINGS. Mo.. Nov,
21.-Frank Jase* one of Gie James
brothers, notojVjs ss highwaymen
shortly after t-e warbotweoh the
States, was sLdken with heartdis
ease today j and was reported dying
at the James homo near here. He is
73* years old.
Box Party. -
A box party-at Walker-McElmoyle
school bulbing will'-be held Wednes
day night, November 25, at 7:30
o'clock. Giris are Requested to ; bring
well Ailed ? boxes' and Gie boys heavy
pocket b??ks. ?
. J. A. Block ot Starr was among, the
visitors ?pe>.<!lng yesterday in tho
.. Mt's .T/. A Clement,of Belton was
ehoppiotr'itt the "city yesterday ,for a
short time.' .
; . J. L. Jackson of Iva'was In Ander
eon yectcrday for a sho.t stay.
'??'..+.1 ~'?Jl* _? mmX'?Ji?:-'k'i
-mri wu. mir--. mm?w marun -.-ni.
Anderson, ft. JP. p.. were, ehoppig in
Gie ,'?it?r yesterday.
Will McCarley of Anderson. R. JV
D;. spent a few boura in the city yes
Thomas Martie of Willlamston was
among ' the visiium io Bpend yester
day in. the ?1ty.
L. E. Martin ot the Ho^ewel^ sec
tion waa in the city yesterday on
bittiness.- -.-.' ,. .'..v/^-Vv
II i n i i^. ?? i . i ; ? m i ? i
y ?. ypu bro. ?tfermiaed , toYebooso
tina Un? Instead of church going fdr
r.ext Thursday, ? all the more reason
why .you ehoutd - go to ? church ?today.