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Try a bottle of Nanzetta'a Pre
scription for impure blood, kidney,
liver and stomach. It has pleas
ed hundreds, and thousands, why
shouldn't it plcaso you.. Doctors
and druggists claim it can sot be
improved upon, for what it is re
Sold and guaranteed by all lead
ing drug stores and the Nanzct
tu Medicine Company, 114 Coffee
St, Greenville, S. C. Pone 1316.
you no longer have to wait or send
away for your glasses. I havo one of
tho moBt complete Grinding Plants in
the South and every convenience to
turn out your work promptly. You
can't realize what I have in ma
chinery unless you visit my place. I
can duplicate, your lens?don't care
who made it or if you break it all to
pice do , don't worry come here. I
coix refract the most difficult case of
eye trouble and write the prescription,
grind your' glasses and guarantee the
very acme of precision. I have a rec
ord 1 am justly proud of and I am
keeping pace with tho confidence the
pcopie.of..my town have in me. This,
is whaV.actHatpd xne in the purchase
of, the Plant, apd. if you could just
seo tho number of people in Anderson'
now wearing glasses ground in An
derson, you would be convinced that
Campbell is in town and on tho job.
All I ask is: try me with your next
job. I also havo tho best equipped
Optical Office for making examina
tions in South Carolina. My prices
are consistent with nrst-class work,
ranging from $3.00 to $5.00 up for a
complete job.. Repair anything in the
Optical Une, duplicate your lenses
from 75c up, owing to how it is to be
made.. Begin the new year right, by
having me do your Optical work. If
anyone tells you that T. don't grind
good glasses In Anderson, I will give
you $25.00 for proof of statement.
When you have trouble with your eyes
or glasses, think of me' I am Die sure
remedy. Also remember the place.
No. 112 W. Whitner St., Ground
Floor. Telephone Connection.
Tin. M Ft CAMPBELL,
. , Registered. Optometrist.
I Have ? good selection of
farms that are priced
READ this list and see if
I haven't got what-you
One 86 acre tract.
One 52 acre tract.
One 40 acre tract.
One 43 acre tract.
One 210 acre tracts
Annd ? lot of others that
I haven't mentioned, all
of ihese have good build-1
ings oh them.
Office Over Hubbard's Jewelry Store. |
of your children made at your]
j Keep' a .Hjf^riltio?.y?iar Child, I
it will be a tr^teure in old age.]
I Let us know when to call.
Green's Art Shop
, . ?. ,
On Hie Square?
Alt ^ People in the Town
?HhOli?B ?I?IS PAltR
TWENTY PER CENT IN SOUTH |
CAROLINA OF VOTING
AGE IS STARTLING ES
TIMATE MADE FROM
OF 100 PERCENT
j Figures Compiled by Superinten
dent Swearingen From 33 of
44 Counties in State.
Bpccinl to Tho Intelligencer.
COLUMBIA, Jan. 7.?That 20 per
cent, of the white men of South Car
olina of voting age are illiterate is the
startling estimate made from literacy,
j figures compiled by State Superintend
ent John E. Swearingen from 33 of
the 44 counties in South Carolina,
based on the returns of the Demo
cratic club rolls. This is an increase
of 100 per cent, in illiteracy among
white voters in four years, for the
Federal census of 191? showed that
?0.3 of tho white voters of tbij State
wer? illiterate.'Publiv school or
ganization and efficiency are chal
lenged In clarion tones by theso fig
ures." says State Superintendent of
Education John E. Swearingen in his
annual report to the general assem
Cherokeo County occupies the un
enviable position of showing the
greatest per centage of illiteracy
among tho white voters of tho State
in the figures of 33 out of the 44 coun
ties reported to State Superintendent
of Education John E. Swearingen
The percentage of Democratic voters
In Cherokee County who art; unable
to sign their own names Ib 29.3. Marl
boro comes next with 27.5, Pickens
third with 2G.4, Laucaster fourth with
25.2 and Spartanburg a close fifth
with 25 per cent. Figures were not
obtained from tho counties of Barn
well, Berkeley, Charleston, Chester
field, Coleton, Greenville, Greenwood
Horry, Lee and Orangehurg,
Beaufort carries off first, honors 'in"
tho small percentage of illiteracy,
only seven per cent, ot her white vot
era being unable to sign their names
to the Democratic club rolls. Edge
field, the homo county of United
States Senator B. R. Tillman and of
Superintendent Swearingen, stands
second with 8.1, and Calhoun in third
with 10 per cent. These figures were
obtained from the Democratic club
"The census of 1910," says Super
intendent Swearingen in his report to
the general assembly, "showed 17,599
white males of native parentage who
were unable to read and write. The
census further shows that 10.3 per
cent, of our white voters were Hilter
ato. These figures were questioned
by many, but the DemociaUc rolls of
1914 disclosed some interesting facts
in this connection. Doubtless hun
dreds of names wore marked with
cross on these rolls for reasons that
might be easily enumerated. How
much would it mean* for tho cause of
education if every voter unable to
write his name would feel humilitated
and ashamed to make his mark. Tho
need of such a sentiment is plainly
seen in the literacy figures compiled
from the Democratic enrollment lists
of the seUeral counties."
Commenting further on the literacy
figures. Mr: Swearingen Bays: "TheBe
figures show that the Confederate vet
crans of 60 years are perhaps better
educated 'than their grandsons of 21
Tho State waa redeemed from carpet
bag rule' fn 1876. The reform move
ment of 183,0 originated in the demand
for .an agricultural college. Never
theless, 20 por cent, of the men born
within the last 38 years are either il
literate or not unwilling to sign their
names with a mark. Public school
organization and efficiency are chal
lenged in clarion tones by these fig
Tho totals from the 33 counties
present, an interesting study and af
ford room for serious thought, ?s
pointed out by an educator here to
day. Of the 30,834 voters between
tho ages of 21 to 29 years ropbrtod,
5,799 mado their marks, of tho 28,494
between 30 and S9 years of age, 5.172
mado their mark; 18,240 between tho
ages of 40 and 49 registered and of the
?iumber 2,565 made their marks; of
ho 13,394 between the ages of 50 to
59, 3,329 mado their mark; of tho 12.
0G1 between the. ages of (JO yeara and
up, 4,090 made their mark. Thece 33
counties reported a Democratic eu-?
rollrocnt of 100,894 and of this num
be* 28,251 mado their mark, or In oth
er words over 22 per cent ot the
white ' Democratic voters In 33 coun
ties Ore illiterate.
_ ji0 total enrollment of Democrats
the'44 counties was 154.876 and to
get the percentage of Illiteracy for
'the State It would bo necessary to
havp figures from every county.
Super lutend?ht Swearingen made
every effort to gather tae figures
from each county but lopeeted re
quests from the. 11' coufltloB named
brought no responses. Lt la believed
that 20 per cent, illiteracy among tho
white cUiaon* of Suutb Carolina , is
""hat one out of every five white
:t.-,t, is M??tv'rme, .?nab?e xo ?v?d and
write his namo, is" bound to add in
creased demand for tho enacimept of)
I a compulsory school attendance Jaw,
In the opinion ot leaders in South
Carolina. If UiiS estimate. Is correct
the Illiteracy among white men baa
do?hled fclnce th? census of 1910.; In
I Other words increased M per cent.
Newest Photograph of German Chancellor.
ported/, and which have taken place
in the political and military staffs of
the Kaiser since the war hegan, there
have been no rumors that the chan
cellor or relchkanzler, as the Ger
mans call him, is not in the highest
favor. The entry of England into the
war and the hard, fight of Belgium
have not been blamed on him.
This la the latest and best photot
graph of Chancellor Betbmann-Holl
weg yet published in the United
.States. It showB him in his field
uniform with the ribbon of the Iron
.CrosB on his coat. The cross is hid
den under the coat.
Through tho many changes, re
The percentage of illiteracy from
the Various counties reported among
white Democratic voters is: A Wae ville
13.2, Alken 22.3, Anderson 22.6, Bam
berg 11.7, Barnwoll no-report, Beau
fort 7, Berkeley no report, Calhoun
10, Charleston no report, Cherokee
29.3, Chester 17.2, Chesterfield no re
port, Clarendon 17.6, Colleton no re
port, Darlington 20.7, Dillon 23.6,
Dorchester 18.1, Edgefleld 8.1, Fair
field no report, Florence 20.2, George
town 20."), Greenville no report,
Greenwood no report, Hampton 19.4,
Horry no report, Jasper 19.3, Kor
r.haw 24.9, .Lancaster 25.2, Laureno
12.5, Lee no report, Lexington 18.3,
Marion 22.4, Marlboro 27.5, Newterry
13.3, Oconeo percetage not given,
Orangeburg no report, PickenB 26.4,
Ricbland 12.3, Saluda 16.3. Spartan
burg 25, Sumter 13.8, Union 19.3, Wil
llamBburg 21.2, York 22.3.
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WILLIAMSTON, Jan. 6.?Tho floods
come and the rains continue to de
scend and, well the roads are some
thing awful to even think about much
leas travel over. In fact. It In next to
impossible to got ovor them-in some
places .without tho assistance .'of'an
airship' or a bateau.
While wo think tho peop|e <of An
derson should go slow about'.anything
that would Increase their taxes: which
are alroady too high, we ? think we
will never need s bond Isbuo any more
for road improvement than, wo do at
pr?sent. If a bond issue was .voted how
would the money be distributed?
Would it bo placed in the hands of
the county commissioner a to bo used
by the county at large or would it be
proportioned according to tho taxable
property in the diff?rent soctfons?
If the money Ws* distributed In
accordance with the amount or taxes
paid by each section would not the
roads in isolated rural sections suf
fer for work just as much as they
have In tho past?
In our -opinion'this talk of a bund
issue for road improviincut Uf.?U
foolishness for It. on issue of a .billion
dollars Were, made sad expended one
half the roads in Anderson county
wpuld s till bo in bad shape in times
Ilka the present fori wo hare no con
trol over the weAth^r. The only plan
that wo can think of that would bo
likely to benefit us to any great extent
would baa slight increase in ta=e? to
wipe out the county indebtedness lu
four or five yesta and the keeping in
office of tho present supervisor until
he has made good on the present
plann that ho has in view. Let the peo
ple in the city of Anderson and .the
county pull together, and stop bo much
j partisanship nn.t glvo the Supervisor
their unanimous support and in a
short while we can tell a difference.
We all know that there is too much
politics in the office of supervisor for
the good of the county. This should
not be so. Business ability and good
management should bo the qualifica
tions for this place and any one with
common sense will admit that the
present supervisor has both, and with
the right kind of support and cooper
ation he is bound to make good, but
remember one thing, ho can't do it
with some ono all the time pulling
To a large and appreciative adul
ence. Rev. J. D. Crane of Plckens
county, preached a very interesting
sermon here last Sunday.
lEvoryono interested in the Sunday
school at ttiis place ia requested to
meet, here next Sunday afternoon at
2 o'clock for the purpose of reorgan
izing and electing officer^ .for the
John Hundley says If the present
weather continues for a few days
longer he intends putting In a public
ferry at his gin house where the Hg
lako has taken the place of the pub*
lie road. Wm
This section has at present three
corn mills in operation, S. R. Riche.)
having only recently put one in opera
tion.* Those already operating were
those of B. F. Whit taker and Sam
Timms. There is good prospects of a
fourth nJM being put in operation at
the old Wathins mill site in the near
v Tats <sectfon hoB. recently lost two
of lt? best citizens, G. B. Cobb having
moved' to his home near Beaver Dam
and'. Eniory Williams to McElmoyla.
Luther Martin of the- Prospect sec
tion:? wllf in ? fo^ days move to tee
Wils'im 'pfSco near here.
Blille Griffith has leased tho Wal
kcr-Mc?lmoylc school farm near
tue Pickeho county Une and will in a
few 'days move Qh it.
If-weather conditions will permit
George Martin soon will have his big
barn completed. This will be one of
tho largest barns in the county, being
60x60 feot and three stories high.
Barring the killing of Lawson Gail
Hard,-a negro, while resisting arrest
by Trnman welborn, the Christmas
holidays pisscd away v?ry qUletly.
WORK OF MlSCBKANt
Lighted Match i* Placed in Florence
FLORENCE, Jan. 6.?Some miscre
ant put a lighted match into onp ol
tho city mall boxes Monday, between
Ta, m: and 5 p. in. end the lot of matf
in the.box was burned almost beyond
?" ogni?en. Aniong.the letters wore
sT "number of , donajtiona Ui charity,
some - to Thorn well, orpbinage and
some to thu Jenkins orphanage in
Charleston and ono .merchant on Dar
gan street, whoso piaco of. business
w*s near tho mail box, had two let
ters containing checks for #100 each
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o WILLIASTON NEWS o
Tho following young fvdk have left
for their respective colleges: Misses
Mary Herbert Attaway, Sarah Bigby,
Annie Laurie Colycr, and Luclle Duck
worth to Winthrop College; Misses
Annie Laurie Welborn, Annie Donald
and Mattie Osborno to . Greenville
Woman's College; Misses Edith Gos
sctt, Jean and Nell Griffin to Converse
College; Miss Julia Plnkney to Coker
College; Capt. W. A. Bigby and ca
dets Chesley Attaway and Ralph
Poore to Clcmson; Mr. Kenneth Ran
Bom to the Citadel; Messrs. D. J.
Tucker. Jr., Walter liudgens and John
Osborne to Purraan University.
Miss Blanche Ferguson has return
ed to Greenville after spending tho
holidays with home folks.
' Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Bclk have re
turned to their home in Atlanta af
ter an extended visit to Mrs. L. C.
Miss Edith Bigby spent a few days
last week in Honea Pa'h.
Mr. Tom Perry of Ore avlllo spent
laBt week-end in town, the guest of
Mr. Paul GoBBett.
Miss Ethel Wood sp" it last weok
at tho homo of Mr. A. <J. Wood. MIbb
Wood used to teach school hero but
now has a position in Winston-Salem.
On New Year's eve a few of tho
young people of tho town gave the
"Misses Griffin a surprise party.
Came? were played until about elevon
when they decided to go serenading.
Those in the party wcro: MIbbob Edith
Gossett, Mary, Annie Laurie and Cleo
Welborn, Kathleen, Mary Hart, Nell
and Jean Griffin, and LoIb Hudgens.
Messrn. Harold Dean, DeWitt Wel
born, Clyde Stone, Paul GoBBett. Wal
ter Bigby, McSwain Mahon and Roy
Dr. G. P. Ransom, who has been in
the drug business in Atlauui, has sold
out and decided to locate nearer home.
Mr. Harold Dean left Tuesday night
for Charleston where he will resume
his studies. We are glad that ho is
able to return to college even if we
do miss him very much. WIlllam6ton's
loss is Charleston's gain.
Mr. C. S. Bowling of Tryon, N. C,
w&s & visitor Vo cur town v. four Hava
Dr. Smith of Andern 1 in visiting
bis sister, Mrs. E. E. Jpting..
Miss Emma Newton, who taught in
the graded school here last year, ia
visiting Mrs. E. W. Gregory. '
Mrs. H. T. Crlgler's music class
gave a sacred concert Sunday after
noon at Mr. J. P. GosBett's for the
benefit of the' Belgians.. Something
over fifteen dollars was realized.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Clark Wilson ol
Statesville, N. C, have been visiting
at the homo of Mis. J. W. Crymes.
MrB. J. C. Duckworth and children
have returned from an extended visit
to relatives in Montgomery! Ala.
Mr. E. H. Welborn spent Wednesday
in Anderson on business.
Mr. J. C. Sullivan of Anderson
spent Sunday in town.
o BARNES NEWS c
The store room and lot owned by
S. E. Lcverettc was recently sold be
W. L. Kelloy. Mr. Kelley is moving
here and will occupy the house vacat
ed by C. A. Brown.
Mr. Brown has moved to the Smith
McKlnne> farm, known as the John
Henry Young! place.
According to the old folks almanac,
Juno will bo a wet month, also the
latter part of May.
7 Mrs. W. J. Tucker of Macon, Ga.,
is .here with hor parents,. Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Tucker.
Mrs. Furman Brown of McCormick
spent the holidays here with home
folles and other relatives.
Mr. Herman .Bonds spent a few days
recently In Helton with relatives.
MIbs Ida Man Id in spent a weok at
Gluck Mill and Anderson with rela
Mrs. T. A. Weir has returned home
after a visit of several days at Fair
Mrs. C. J. Hampton of Danlelsville,
Ga., is Bpondlng several days here
with relatives end friends.'
A marri&ge of much Interest to
friends of the contracting parties was
that of Miss Kato Hutchinson and
Mr. Luther P. Pettlgrew, which occur
red on tho 23rd inst, at Anderson In
the 1'rcabytcrinn manse, tho Rev. Dr,
Frazltr officiating. On the 24th Inst
the happy couple left for Jacksonville,
Flo., and other points and returned
to this place January 1st, and arc
at home to their friends ut the Chris
topher house, it w'.ll bo remombered
that Miss Kate Hutchinson'had charge
of the primary department of the
school here with Miss Jessie Her roc
Miss Hcrron left here oh the 24tb
tp spend tho holidays with home folki
and was expected to return on the
4th to take charge of the school again
However, the clerk of school trustee:
received a card from her on that date
Stating that she had gotten mnrriec!
to Mr. D. El rod and therefore cou it
hot comb. Hero's hoping that the
whirl through life of the couple wit
bo marked by pleasant recollections ai
awn? corner is. turned.
It will be interesting to note thai
our trustees- and teachers of the
Barnes high -school got'married It
less than 12 months.
If destiny ha* decreed that you shall
hot spend four years of your life in c
gold coat of luxurious , riotous living
with everything supplied, do not des
pond. Buy a ticket to Barnes when
young men and women learn the
science of Independence and the glorj
of malting good.
5100,000 ACRES SOWN IN
WHEAT LAST FALL
South Carolina. Slums Larger Per*
ccntago of Increase than Any
Stato In Union During 1014.
Approximately 300,000 acres havo
been seeded fo.wheat in South Caro
lina, according to the annual report
of Commissioner Watson of the State
department of agriculture.
Tho roport says:
"The sowing of wheat in South Car
olina during this fall has been diffi
cult to accomplish for in a great
many sections the pcoplo had almost
forgotten how to plant wheat. How
ever, overcoming all of tho obstacles,
it may be safely said that 300,000
acres have been seeded to wheat. Tho
federal government report of Decem
ber 18 indicated 246,000 acres, com
pared with 82,00? acrcB last year,
and showed a condition of 96 per cent
of normal comparai with the 10 year
average of 92 per cent. This meana
that the wheat acreage in South Car
olina fallowing thti war conditions
shows un Increase of 300 per cent,
which Is a larger percentage than la
shown by any stato In tho Union, Ala
bama, with a very much smaller acrc
ago sown, being next in percentage
with 265 per cent. In Georgia about
the same acreage as that sown in
South Carolina hae been planted, but
the percentage of increase is only 218
"It Is a noteworthy fact that wheat
in South Carolina in 1914 was worth
$1.40 a bubhol to tho producer at
the farm, which was a higher price
than prevailed in any other state in
tho Union, the next highest price be
ing $1.27 per bushel, paid in Alabama
Tho farmers also, got a high price fo,
oats, 68 cents a bushel, higher price<
being paid only in Georgia and Flori
da. In Florida alone did rye bring a
higher price to the producer, $1.39 a
bushel being the price in South Caro
lina. Hay brought the farmer in
South Carolina on the average $16.60
a ton, the averago for tho United
States Loin g $11.71.
Auditors Office, Anderson South Caro
This office will be open to receive
returns of personal property for taxa
tion for the flascal year from the flrat
day of January, 1015, to the 20th ?f
February following Inclusive.
AH- personal * property must be
Itemized. Real estate- not returned
this year but all transfers of real
estate made since last returns should
be noted upon the return blank when
listing say on return to whom sold
or from whom bought.
The township board of assessors are
required by law to list for all those
that fall to make their own returns
within tho time prescribed, hence the
difficulty of delinquents escaping the
60 per cent penalty, asJ" well as the
frequency of errors resultinr from this
practice by all means make'your own
return and thereby save expense and
touble. Bx-Cpnfederate soldiers are
exempt from poll tax, all other males
betweon the ages of 21 and 60 years,
except those incapable of earning a
support from being malned or other
causes shall be deemed taxable poll.
All trustees most get up polls and dogs
and turn Into board of assosor on or
bofore the 20th of February.
For the convenience of taxpayers
we will have deputies to tako returns
at the following places:
Hollands Store on Friday, January
Barnes an Saturday, Jan. 2nd, 1915.
Iva on Tuesday, Jan. 6th, 1915. x
Iva Cotton Mil' on Wednesday a. m.,
Jan. 6th, 1916.
Starr on Wednesday, p. m., Jan. 6,
1915. 1-2 day.
Cromers store on Thursday, Jan. 7th,
Townville on Friday, Jan. 8 1915.
Autumn on Saturday, Jan. 9,1916.
Denver on Monday, a.m., Jan. 11,
1016, 1-2 day.
Sandy Springs on Monday p. m.,
Jan. 11th, 1916. 1-2 a day. .
Pendleton City, Tuende j, Jan. 12,
Pendleton Mill, Wednesday, p. m.
Jan. 13th, 1-2 day.
Bishop Branch on Thursday, Jan.
! 14th, 1916.
; Five Forks on Friday, Jan. 15,1915.
Pierce town on Monday. Jan. 18. lsis
Airy Sprlngo on Tuesday. Jan. 19,
Slabtown on Wednesday. Jau. 20,
Cely Store on Thursday, Jan. 21st,
, Wyatt Store on Friday, January 22.
, Wlglngham 8tore on Saturday, ! Jan.
. 23rd, 1915.
I Piedmont on Monday, Jan. 25,1915.
; Peleer Old Mill on Tuesday, Jan.
1 26th. 1915
I Pelzer No. 4 Mill on Wednesday, a
! m., JSn. 27, 1916. 1-2 day.
I Frankvitlo on Wednesday, P. M.,
I Jan. 27, 1916. 1-2 day.
WUliamston City on Thursday, Jan.
t 28th, 1916.
) WUliamston Mill on Friday, a. to.,
i Jen. 29th, 1916.
Bettou City on Tuesday, Feby. 2nd,
1 Bel ton Mill on Wednesday, Feby.
f Srd. 1916.
L. M. Martin Store on Thursday,
1 Feby.. 4tb, 1910.
' Hones Path Mill on Friday, a. a
' Fifcy 6th, 1916. 1-2 day. >
H on oa Path City on Friday, p.. m.
I reby. - 6th. 1916. 1-2 day.
>. Hones Path City on Saturday,
M., Feby, 6tb, 1915. 1-2 day.
Something For Nothing
Youngs Inland, 8. C, Nov. 23, 1014,
To get started with you wo make
you tho following offer. Send us 01.CO
for 1,000 Frost Proof Cabbage Plants,
grown In the open eJr and will stand
froozlng, grown from the Celebrated
Seod of Bolgina & Son and Thorbom
& Co., and I will sond you 1,000 Cab
bage Plants additional FREE, and you
tsan repeat the order as many times
as you like. I will give you special
prices on Potato Seed and Potato
Planta later. We want the accounts
of closo buyers, large and small. Wo
can supply all. .'<)
A?? new school lines, for, new. school
districts must be in tho baud of tho
auditor on or before tho 1st,pf April
so they can bo listed in tho proper
placcB. If they fall to get in by that
Urne it won't be put on tho hooka
until the noxt year. Please see. that
your property is listed In the right
school district. AU tax levies for
school districts must be in hand , of
the auditor on or by tho 1st of June.
Auditor of Anderson County*
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