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IHE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, 1860.
126 North MaJu Street
ANDERSON, S. C
W. W SMOAK, Editor and Bus. Mgr
L. M. GLENN.City Editor
PHELP8 8ASSEEN, Advertising Mgr
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Mgr.
E. ADAMS, Telegraph Editor and
Entered as second-class matter Ap
ril 28, 1914, at the post offlce at An
derson, South Carolina, under the Act
Of March 3. 1879.
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Thought for th~ Day. ,
True friendship bloomB only In the
soil of a noble and self-sacrificing
AN OBJECT LESSON
That was a sad story the Detroit
Free Press printed about Champ
Clark, a sad story. While delivering
an address In that city, he was so
much under the influence of liquor
that it became. necessary to let down
the stage curtain while he was speak
ing and lead him- aWay from tho thea
tre, we suppose there Is almost notn
log Clark would not do to prevent
the'repetition of such a scene, except
possibly the, one thing that would
make It Impossible of recurrence?
to stop drinking. -& God, 'thttt Weh
should put.an ensmy In their mouths
to steal away their brains." And.
again from ahakespeare: "Reputation,
reputation, reputation I Oh, I have lost
, my reputation. I have lost the Immor
tal part of myself, and what remains
.The worst of It la that men are no
I more willing to wear second hand
garments of experience than of oloth.
There will be those who will gibe at
Clark or be sincerely sorry for his
tall, who will not profit by bis ex
perience, but will go on drinking, de
luding themselves with the thought
, that they know how to drink. The
! only absolute safety la abstenance.
.Any man who drinks at all Is liable
to have the experience that Clark
bad and now probably repents almost
with tears of blood. The agony of
a strong man at making an ass of
himself is truly pitiful and pitiable,
i ?lark has only himself to blame.
During his long and useful life, he
has seen what liquor drinking did to
others and yet he risked a similar
fate. The trouble with the man who
can "drink or let It alone" Is that he
- Tho bitter experience of Champ
Clark is a most' powerful temperance
sermon, otherwise we would not have
published the story of his downfall.
If Clark be truly a man. that exper
ience will make him demonstrate it
As Tennyson, referring to Goethe,
."I held It truth with him who sings
To one clear harp In divers tones.
That men may rise on . stepping
Of their dead selves to higher
e OUB DAILY POEM e
m ... ?
OO OoOOOOOOO 0 O O O 0 0 0 0
Give Your Sunshine.
Give your sunshine? that will do
To help the skies turn bright and
. Mus V
For Urose around whoso hearts the
Of want and sorrow dims the light
Give your sunshine? that will be
A Joyful gift of song and glee
To those Into whoso life the day
May oft sombre, dark and gray.
Give your sunshine? Just a part
Of all the Joyance of your heart,
Till other Uvea around yon swing
In the. bright spell that helps you
Give your sunshine?it may mean
Thau all the gifts you've brought be
Than gold or gear or gems Of worth
To help some humble child of earth
Give your sunBhlne? send It forth,
By west end south and east and north,
A radiant girt ?f light and love ?
From fountains of delisht above.
Give your sunshine?let it spill
Besldo the door of "want and ill,
Of pain and strife and care and crime
Give: light add love and cheer end
, - -Tho ; Bentxtown Bard, .
SO^K PROHIBITION THOUGHTS
We have tbought it well at this
time to give considerable spaee on the
editorial page of The Intrlligcncer to
the question of prohibition, and the
evils of liquor. Hence there will la
found some food for thought along
this line, and we trust that those who
read The Intelligencer this morning
will study tho subJett from the an
gles presented. Of course you do not
huve to agree with all that is suld,
but we trust you will be entirely hon
est in your views In opposition. We
grant you this privilege, und expect
you to arrive at your own conclu
sions as honestly und with as much
thought and observation as we have
arrived at ours. Then, if you have
ono logical argument against prohi
bition, let us have it. We shall be
pleased to give you spaco for your
views rationally expressed.
There Is at least one new made
grave in Anderson county this month
as a result of liquor drinking. Green
wood, our sister city. Is ferreting out
a dastardly murder, and the guilt
for this will be laid at the door of
drink. Is It not time to think and
write of this evil, and endeavor to
stamp It out in our State ut least?
Christmas id coming and doubtless,
even though cotton is selling at seven
cents a pound, muny orders for liquor
have gone off in our mulls, so that the
drinkers in the county may celebrate
the birth of the Prince of Pence. How
much bettor to place the money for
this In one of the boxes that will be
placed .to receive the funds for our
"Self-Denial Day." Will you not read
what is said in this issue of the evils
of dt.nk, and refrain from committing
further offense against your health
and happiness, especially If you arc
an immoderate drinker.
PROUD OF OUR COLLEGE
There are many friends of Ander
son Coll?ge who will be glad to know
that an opportunity has been given
the institution to become better equip
ped from a financial viewpoint, and
better advertised through the cam
paign that will be inaugurated. An
derson is proud of her college, and
we truBt that the day will como when
It will have as largo an enrollment as
any of the similar institutions any
where in the State. Anderson college
iB unique, and fills a long felt want
In the educational system of the State.
Her equipment is second to none, and
the quality of the wprkdono at the
college Id superior.' parents can do nc
better**for* "-their daughters than to
place thorn under tho tutelage of the
competent instructors at Anderson
College, headed by that prince of edu
cators. Dr. KInard.
Long may Anderson College live.
THE PROHIBITION, QUESTION
The question of prohibition will not
down anywhere, and it is only a matter
of time when the entire, world will be
without intoxicating liquors. !t may be
after this generation shall have passed
away, but the signs of the times point
to a speedy realization of this dream
of men, and this reign of reason. It
Is no longer a question of whether
or not temperance is proper, because
It has beep proven time and time
again that tho temperate man, the
teetotaler, has a clearer brain and a
steadier nerve than he who drinks, be
it ever so little, and the business
world places a discount on tho drink
ing man. Therefore the problem now
is how to make it impossible for a
man to be other than a temperate man,
even if he so desires. With thiB in
view, the advocates of temperance
have sought to obtain laws prohibiting
1 the sale of liquor. In this they have
been moderately successful, and today
many states in the union are entirelv
dry." The demand Is now for the
United States to become so, and It Is
reasonably certain that the present
generation will See this true. One
after another of the states have out
lawed King Alcohol, and an effort is
being made to place South Carolina
' in the ranks, .of those where it 1b un
lawful to sell liquor.
Of course there are . opponents to
this measure, and the proposition will
be fought. There Is no doubt as rc
, what.the verdict of the,people win he
If they, over get a chance to vole on
the question. So tho effort will be. to
keep them from being allowed the op
portunity to voto on it BUt this wie
beliovo wlU be defeated. There is toe
Insistent a demand for even the moat
partisan politician to refuse to heed
ahd tho bill will be almost sure to paBt
tho legislature in January, giving tht
State the right to vote next Septem*
her. or at som? other (suitable time.
1 Prohibition will not prohibit, we an
, told. Th? following editorial clipped
from The Spartahburg Journal will
! answer thie ob! vet Ion in so satisfae
, tory manner that we shall let It suf
; lice: '
i The greatest argument that the op
ponents * of prohibition can raise ii
that it does not prohibit. This cry hi
as old as th? movement' agatnBt whls
The attention of th-oso who claire
, that prohibition does not prohibit it
I respectfully called to the condltlbni
t\at prevail in West Virginia watcl
went dry reve?a* months ago. Condi
lions in every city in the slate have
Improved wonderfully und business
men who formerly fought prohibition
say now that they would not have
the sale of whiskey back for any con
An illustration of the working of
the prohibition law may be had In
Clarksburg, West Virginia. The fol
lowing figures have been furnished
by interested parties of that town, the
four months of 1918 months being
under tho whiskey regime while the
four corresponding months of 1914
wci" under the prohibition regime.
Arrests for Other
1913 drunkenness arrests Total
July .... 138 69 207
August . . 143 100 248
September . . 117 1G3 285
October . . 189 91 280
July. 7 40 47
August .... 20 38 58
September . . 21 36 57
October ... 26 35 Gl
A block in Clarksburg which for
merly had eight saloons has now
been transferred Into one of the most
desirable business sections in the city.
Instead of the saloons there is now a
shoe store, the National Wollen Mills
Btore, two Jewelry stores, two or three
good restaurants, and a telegraph of
flce. The stores now have attractive
show windows instead of screens to
bar the public gaze from drinking
Bcenes. Practically every coal com
pany and many other corporations in
Clarksburg have given glowing testi
mony to the benefits of the statewide
The following table giving compar
ative showing as to arrests and ar
rests for drunkenness in Wheeling
show that tho hankers of that cltv
are Justified In their opinion that
Arrests for Other
1913 drunkenness arrests Total
July . . '.." 78 294 272
August . . . 109 127 236
September . . . 116 171 286
July . . .15 88 103
August . . . . 42 162 204
September . . 25 73 , 98
It will he observed that the total
number of arrests for September,
1914, is fewer than the number of ar
rests for drunkenness, in September,
Maximum number of guards and
employes ut the workhpuBe previous
to July 1. 1914, 16.
Employes and guards at the close
of July 1914, 2.
Average number of prisoners in the
workhouse previous to July. 1, 1914,
Number of prisoners in the work
house at the close of July 1914, 9.
Number of prisoners In the work
house at the close of September, 1914,
Previous to July 1 there were no
policemen to perform traffic duty, but
since that date policemen have been
doing duty at all leading business
corners in the city.
Wheeling has never experienced
such building operations as since July
l. The total valuation of buildings
under Construction at the end of July
was about $750.000,000, .
The former plant of the Reyman
Brewing Company is being, converted
Into a packing house, improvements
being made to the extent of 5125.
000.00. In the packing house there
will be employed batween 20Q, and
250 men. while the Brewing company
employed not more than seventy-five
men.. In one block In which. there
were fourteen saloons a shoe dealer's
business has Increased 36 per cet'
since July 1. Panhandlers who used
to buy cast-off shoes now buy new
shoes. One saloon In this block about
which it was necessary nearly all the
Inline to keep a. policeman, has been
since July 1 an orderly place.?Spar
THE AWFUL THREAD
In duo time the slayer or slayers of i
Calvin Whitman will be brounght to
trial and In the Greenwood county
court house face a jury of peers who
will fairly try and a true verdict giv
en as to the gult or Innocence of the
Until then public opinion, certainly
newspaper opinion, need not express
One thing, however, is. so constant
ly before The Index in considering I
this murder that wo feel compelled to
call attention to it now.
And this is the part played by whis
key in the lives of the young men who
testified. Like a red strand all through
the rope of testimony runs the trail
of whiskey. "We took a- couple" of
drinks." "He gave me a pint" "We
wore all drinking." "All seemed to ne
under the Influence of whiskey." "I
was pretty boozy." -These and num
bers of expressions show that on last |
Saturday afternoon, evening and night
more than one man In this commun-.
Ity was In the beck and. call Of King
Whiskey and some of them beside
themselves with its effects.
The whiskey, It further appears,
was shipped In here. The law permits
this. The liquor dealers off In some
far away, town or city In a comfor
table, luxurious home doubtless was
snug In his comforts while the Vic
tims of his product were staggering
around In the cold rain, benumbed
and befuddled in no condition to bo
men or play a man's part in the
Do these whiskey men never feel
a qualm of ?conscience when they
read or otherwise learn of a murder
In which their product played a not
inconsiderable part??Greenwood In
"Gone ?re the Days When Dfy Heart
,t?m> ivang auu VMJf
Ever since wo were a child we have
annually looked for .the return of
"cotton picking time." Always we have
heard the negroes singing . in tho
fields as they gathered . the fleecy
staple. We have heard them laughing
as they rode on the wagons to the
gins?we have listened to their bois
terous Jokes and happy talk around
the warehouses In the towns as they
waited eagerly for the "receipt" and
coming cash. Every Southerner has
grown accustomed to these scenes.
This year all has changed. At no time
have we witnessed, any hilarity among
the negroes. They move about per
forming tbeir accustomed task? but
all the joy is gonol King Cotton is
THE spirit of Christmas helpfulness fills
every nook and corner of this store.
Many of you have depended on us to solve the gift
problem for you, so far as the men's and boys' pres
ents are concerned, we've been doing it so successfully
for you such a long while.
That your presents are to be practical, you've, of course, decided. The beauty of the useless gift
soon palls, but the gift of real and continuous use dwells long in the gratitude of the recipient.
Is there anything the matter with mak
ing him a present of one of our suits
or overcoats? Everything consider
ed, wouldn't it be a sensible gift for this
Guess at the size. We'll change it
and guarantee to please him. All
the prices from $10 to $25; quality
at every price.
Now, for the boys?we've the Christ
mas decorations to decorate them from
headwear to hose. Clothes for the boy
that tend to make a practical man?
garments he'll appreciate thru their long
Suits $3.50 to $12.50
Overcoats $3.50 to $7.5o.
A handsome gift knife free with each
And special sweaters, gloves, ties, un
derwear, odd pants and many things
in the line of holiday gifts for boys.
Among small things at small prices,
there's an almost unlimited assortment
Every man or boy on your list will be
proud to own one of our beautiful silk
To you already boxed in holiday pack
ages at 50c, 75c, $1.
Gloves his. hands will be proud of.
Gloves for street, dress and motor
wear, 25c, 50c, $1, $1.50, $2, $3,
.$3.50 ' :
Handkerchiefs the kind he'll welcome,
everything from the dime staples to
the luxurious imported linens at 5oc.
SilfcVjfandkerchiefs 25c and up.
The"'s#ck proposition is one that looms
large^with airmen; they should figure
large in your list. Serviceable socks at
all prices, 10c to $1 a pair.
Holeproof socks in handsome Christ
mas boxes , six pairs mercerized guar
anteed six months, $1.50 per box.
Three to box, silk faced, guaranteed
three months, $l-5o.
One of our hats right on top of the
Xmas tree might be the most welcome
present you could give him. It's certain
it would be the best hat. Stetson's happy
holiday hits $3.50 to $5; B- O- E
Spccial at $3, a gift worth while; Evans
$2 Special,- a quality gift.
Santa Claus himself will need just
the shoes we are showing. To put
stockings in shoes is quite natural, now
why not put the shoes in stockings.
Here are the kinds that will foot up
all right as Xmas presents. $3.50 to
Raincoats are suggested too, they
:show a care as well as a thought; the
coats we serve also show good taste.
For men, the showing is large as is
range of prices; $3 to $15- For boys,
$2.50 and up.
Trunks, bags and suit cases, something
to use the year round; you'll want to
follow this suggestion sure. Trunks, $5
.up. . Bags, $2.50 to $15. Suit Cases,
$2.5o to $15.
The Christmas Store for .
M en's and Boys' Gifts..
Order by parcels post;
We prepay all charges.
The Store with a Conscience"
dead! Hence'among1-all -of bia follow
ers there is distress1 and mourning.
But we have seen another picture.
We look out upon ' the landscape in
every section'and the plow has been
early sent afield. The stubble has been
turned and harrowed 'Smooth. The corn
has been gathered and the land pre
i pared for the need, ?h'among the cot
ton three green rows are seen. Many
cotton fields have all been gathered
and even cotton land plowed and sown
to oats or wheat. Everywhere the
grain is giving promise of a bounti
ful harvest for man and beast. So next
May and June, when 'the Bob White
is calling to his mate and the. warm
sunshine has given a golden glint 10
the grain, we hope to hear the wonted
I happiness return. We expect to hear
ifc* negroes laugh and sing once more.
Hanger hi Following Impractical
Plans... . .
. There is an old story of a warrior
kin who prayed, "O ' Lord, Bavo me
from my friends; I'll look after my
enemies." ? in H>r
The cotton farmers of. the South
might well have prayed a similar
prayer In recent weeks. If we could
have kept down tho fooliBh . schemes
propesd by t so-called friends of the
farmer, there would have been less
trouble in lie-king their enemies. The
wild schemes proposed by some
Southerners at Washington ? Bimply
drove away from us the support of
conservative and sensible- men wno
nicht have stood with us. As a rule,
it is not the man who proposes the.
niggest and most alluring,scheme we
need to follow, but the man who pre
sents a moderate and -well considered
program. "It looks to me,'- said one
farmer to us recently, "ob If some of
these agitators really, wore enemies.
In disguise?- seeking to discredit the
farmers' Course by their wildcat pro
We ought always, to. remember that
farmers will get influence. In Wash
ington or anywhere else only In pro
portion ' as thoy are represented rfc*
men whp have a knowledge of funda
ment!. 1 principles of economics, his
tory and government, and whoso pro
posals aro In nccord with Buch prin
ciples. And the worst enemy of our
people is tho man who proposes a wild
scheme merly because' he thinks it
will please them. By following sucr.
demagogues . with wili-o thz-whp
schemes our farmers.In..,all tines
have suffered Incalculably. '
/K"Cp gives Ub tira fc?b?? G? tu? ??g
which. croBstrg a stream, dropped a
bone to run for its. sbaf and. it's
a good atory to think about when.any
low to cure all your troubles Is pie
aented. When wo run off after imprac
ticable plans of reform.?The Pro
Just the kind of gift* you will wani for your boys?not fragile toys that will break after a
few hours use, but dependable merchandise that will give service as well as pleasure.
of the best make we can purchase. ' Strong and accurate shooting.
Bows and Arrows
Something just gotten out thik year. These will please any boy and every boy wants one.
Metal Wagons, Velocipedes, Wheelbairrows,- Automo
biles, Hand-Cars, Etc.
We select the best goods in this line manufactured. We buy these goods in carlots,' -injuring
their reaching us'in perfect condition. We have a large stock'from which you can select just the
size and style ycu want at just theprice you want to pay.
Foot Balls, Striking Bags, Base Balls, Mitts, Etc.
A full line of REACH GOODS, which are fully warranted against defects or imperfections of
any kind. ./ .' . ,;tj; :' ';. *' ?? ' '.
Most boys like to practice carpentry. They can get a greajt deal of pleasure la doing this if
they h?ve a chest of Tools ouch ns we can furnish at 85c and $1.25 per Chest of Tools.
Oneida Community Silverware
The largest and most complete line over brought tethis market
Carving Sets, Scissors, Pocket Cutlery
ar:d r.v-nberi of other items that will make most acceptable ?ifta
SULLIVAN HARDWARE CO.
Anders?n, S. ?. B??ton, S. C. Greenvi?e, S. C,
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