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THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, 1?60.
140 West Whitner Street
ANDERSON, S. C. ,
W. V/. SMOAK,. Editor and Huh. Mgr.
E. ADAMS.Muuuglug Editor
L. M. GLENN.City Editor
PHELPS SASSKKN.Advertising Manager
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation. Manager.
Entered as second-class matter April 28, 1914. at
the post olilco ut Anderson, South Carolina, under
tbo Aot of March 3. 3879. _
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Ettlr Tucsdiij and Wednesday.
O O O O O O 0 O O O O O O O O O O O O O 0 O () o o o o o
s THOUGHT $Mt THE HA?. Q,j
Two things break gently.
Wo earnestly beg?
Bad news to u friend,
And an over-ripo egg.
?Memphis Commercial Anneal.
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OUR DAILY POEM, o
In tangled wreaths, in clustered gleaming stars,
In flouting, curling sprays,
Tho golden Mower comes shining through the
These March days;
Forth go all hearts, all hands from out tho town,
'To bring her gaily in,
Tho wild sweet Princess of Florida?
Of yellow jessamine.
The live oaks smile to seo her lovely face
Peep from tho thlcketsT'shy,
ShO hides behind tho leaves her golden buds,
Till, bloder grown, on high
She curls a tendril, throws a spray, then (lings
Herself aloft in glee,
And, bursting into thousand blossoms, swings,
In wreathB from tree to tree. /
Tho dwarf palmetto on his kneos adores
This Princess of the air;
The lone pine-barren broods afar and sighs,
"Ah como, lest I despair."
The myrtlo thlcketB and ill-tempered thorns
Quiver and' thrill within,
As through their, loaves they feel tho dainty touch
Of yellow Jessamine.
Tho Southern land, woll weary of its green
"Which may not fall nor fade.
Bestirs itself to greet the lovely flower
With loves of fresher shade;
The plno has tassels and the orange!roes
'Their fragrant work begins;
The Spring has come?has come to Florida.
With yellow Jessamine.
Tho kalsor Is trying to be si mctlilug of a "Ship
ping Bill" himself.?Tampa Tr'buno.
Overtures by the United States these days seem
to bo off the key.?Wilmington Dispatch.
Thus far the Pluto Indians haven't droppod any
bombs upon hospitals.?Birmingham News.
Germany's idea seems to ho to cast England's
bread upon tho waters.?Detroit Free Proas.
Missouri I no longer a Southoru State-?she has
lyncbod a white num.?Jacksonville Metropolis.
Przemysl seems like an easy proposition since
Prsaanysz got Into the dispatches.?Nashville Ban
We aro roady to nominate the groundhog to
membership in the Petrograd club.?Charlotte
I . ?:?:
Tho czar must wonder whore all those Russians
come ?rom that the German capture.?Now York |
m \ ?
How it would tickle tho father of his country If
ho couWl come back end see where the flag is fly
. If Chicago modistes want to Inaugurate a popu
lar stylo why don't they Invent a Jitney dress??'
,. if -?
Funny, Isn't It? Every time the German* mop up
* with the Russians the papers call It "a sweeping!
. victory."--M?c?n Nova.
Now ,?n't Pri&snysz, as a matter of fact, much
easier to w-'noudce. even It it does not slip from
tho lips like a cherry, than that other famous place,
the pronunciation of which is best assured by drop
ping a handful of red-hot rivets Into a bucket of
ice water? Or, Is it??Charleston Posl.
(AN AM>KIIS0\ \l I OKI) (JltOI) KOAIISf
Tlic Intelligencer thinks thai the people, ?f An-1
dursoii County r-liouH think of iIn: bond issue lor
good roads Just as a farmer would think of digging j
a ditch on bin farm. c|c;iiiiig a ir Id or making any
other improvement on Iii? farm. It will either pay I
to dig the ditch, clear the Hold or build the barn
It' i! will pay .-!!!<? !( . i?i miikc tin: tieeestiary llnnti
cial arrangements, then Ik- should make the im
provements. Hut he .-hould consider well th,. coat
and the consequent income us a result ol the ex
penditure. The pern Mage, of < o.-i should not be
too i;ieat tor the c."(>d to lie ileiived, and bullion Id
feel, ai least, that lie Is going to do something |
which will increase the value, the comfort and the
convenience of his tarm. The same ml* should
apply to any other business, ami a good business
man will figure out the coal and tin; desired In
crease hi value of his property.
This is exactly what tlx- voter:? of Anderson !
County should consider in this good roads bond Is- J
sue. Will the building of 250 miles of permanent j
roads in Anderson County be worth whih ? Will it I
pay Hie county to expend this amount of money for ,
this kind of Improvement? If so. how will it bene
fit the voters of the county? Wherein will they !
reap a profit from the expenditure? Will the. values I
of the land in the comity be increased, and will it
make I he honu more desirable? Will it improve
the schools and the churches, making it easier to
reach I hem, and increase the Interest ami at
tendance? Will it enable the tanner living some
distance from the county seat, or the market where
ho sells his produce, to reach the market quicker
and with a heavier load, and with less wear and
tear on his team and vehicles? If these questions
can he answered in (he alllrmative. will it pay then
to moke the expenditure? What will it cost the
individual citizen to obtain these advantages?
We believe that the concensus of opinion la that
it will pay to have these advantages and that it
would be a good -investment* At least, we may say
that is the. universal verdict ami opinion wherever
good roads have been built. We are told that the
value of real estate adjacent or near to a system
of good roads is usually Increased in value to two
or three times the former value. The convenience
oT the people, und the ease with which.they can get
'iboul on tiiis guoii road is hard io estimate in dol
lars and cents. It has been said that it divides dis
tance, making places at least half as far away,
when the time to ko is considered, ami the ease
with which the trip Is made. All this being true
then It s'ands to rcanon that it will pny to have
3ood roads. The only thing to l>,. considered, then,
is the means of securing them. How shall a coun
ty go about getting good rouds? Shall it be done
by direct taxation, by the work of convicts, by a
bond issue, or what means? Again the universal
experience of those counties which have built them.
I? to the effect that the most feasible way Is to se
cure a bond Issue, build the roads and let the pay
ments be made while enjoying the roads. This be
ing true, then, we need to consider the matter as to
wether or not wc are able in Anderson County to
use this means of building a system of good roads
without burdening ourselves with a heavy obliga
tion which will 1 s hard to meet by the people. In
order to arrive at this conclusion We must Inquire
Into our finances and see what the resources of the
county Is, and how the burden of the taxation nec
ossary to pay the interest und create a sinking fund
is to be borne. Let us see.
The totul taxable value of the county according
to the returns made in 1914. is S13.G06.705. This is
divided into two kinds of property, us follows:
Heal estate, $.-?,733,090; personal property. $7.768.
615. Of this personal property thR cotton mills and
manufacturing planta, telephone and telegraph
companies, railroads, and street enr systems, are
assessed at $4.085,850. The bonded indebtedness
will cost $37,500 interest, and the law provides for
a sinking fund of $7.500. So there will be 345,000
to raise each year to pay this amount. It will re
quire u little more than It mills extra tax to do this.
Owing to the provision In the bill for Interest to be
paid on the amount deposited in the banks, a mill
will bo ample to meet the requirements as to this.
The next matter of Interest will bo ns to who
thall pay this taxes. Let us look into this a bit:
The corporations and raiiioads will pay on $4,685.
850 property. Anderson, the county seat, and the
largest city in the county win pay on $2.643,870
property; the other towns in the county. Incor
porated, will pay, on an estimated valuation of at
lcaBt $2.000.000. According to the terms of the law,
none of these contributors can have any roads-built
for them, and It will mean that the farmers, and the
people living and owning property In the rural dis
tricts will receive the entire benefit of the bond Is
sue, and will pny only SO per cent of it. In other
words the figures above show that for every 30
cents the rural inhabitant puts Into this bond Is
sue he will receive $1.00.
The Intelligencer has gone to the trouble to
figure this out a little more in detail, and we find,
taking several school districts in different parts of
the county into consideration that the burden
will be very light. For Instance:
Martin School District. No. 15, has a total taxable
property value of $24^,006. There are 246 taxpay
ers In this district, and of this number 46 pay
taxes on more than $1,000 worth of property, or on
$9Q.153 to be exact, leaving for the 200 taxpayers
$159.006. That is the 46 taxpayers having property
returned at $1,000 or more will pay on an average
property valuation of $1,960. or at 3 mills, exactly
$5.58 for the good roads bond: tax. The other tax
payers will pay on ah average property valuation
of $795 each, or an average good roads bond iax of
$2.28 per year." Will It pay the citizens of Martin's
School District to have a macadam or other per
manent road construction in their- school district?
Will they not savo this on a day's hauling on the
road after it is built?
Three and Twenty School District, in Brushy
Creek township/'shows similar results,, except the
property valuation in this district is less. There
are in this district 130 taxpayers, and 25 of them
pay on $1.000 or more property. Tho average for
the district including these is S"506;25. The average
for the other 105 Is $21/ eaeh. That is the average
for the entire district will be $1.52, and for the 105
taxpayers, 65 cents each per year. Will It pay
Thrae and Twenty School District/to have good
Neals Cro?*k School District shows another re
Milt. There an- MX taxpayers In this district, pay
ing taxes on property valued ut $122,0!)5. Twenty
six of these pay on $1.000 or more. or $47,9(*0. The
hvorage for the district is $830; for the 20, $1,242;
lor tie- 122, $C0S. Tiie average ta:: paid on the bond
Issue lor Hie entire district will he $2.5S; tor the
2?; taxpayers, 8*1.72; for the 122 laxpiiyers, $1,8"
Will it pay the individuals of Seal's Creek School
District to have good roads?
.Now the last consideration, or point of Interest
is who favors or should favor the hond Issue? From
what it appears the people ?t the city of Anderson,
those who vjwu the mills and the railroads, and
many of Hie well-to-do farmers and properly own
ers, favor the proposed hond issue and will vote for
i'. The greatest opposition seeniK hi he in the rural
districts, if we have been correctly Informed. In
other words the rural districts which will get one
dollar for every thirty cents they pay, are said to
he largely against the hond proposition, but the
other interests which will pay the seventy cents
and get no direct returns are in favor of it. This
is truly a paradox, and we are puzzled to account
for it. Perhaps sonip of those who aie opposing the
bond issue will enlighten us and the people of the
county. Let us discuss the thing and see whore wo
are at, and why? Tho Intelligencer is open for a
lull, frank and free discussion of the matter. Let
us have your views whether or not they be for or
We reiterate that this is too grave a matter to bo
decided on prejudicies or passion, hut should be de
cided on its merits. Wo believe the people of An
derson are reasoning and reasonable people and
will do the right thing in this and other matters
claiming their attention.
WHAT AILS THE COTTON COUNTRYI
The last census shows a lamentable neglect of
live stock in the south. While the average Iowa
farm has 0 milch cows, in North Carolina and Ala
bama it has less than 2. and in South Carolina 1.
While the average Iowa farm has 35 hogs. In North
Carolina and Alabama it has less than 5, and in
South Carolina less than 4. While the average farm
ui Iowa has more than 108 head of poultry, in
North Carolina and Alabama It has less than 20,
and in South Carolina Iosb than 17. An investigator
has recently said that the average homo in Georgia
produces loss than two eggs a week, than two
thirds of an ounce of butter, two-thirds -of a pint
of milk a day. one-third of a liOg. one-twelfth of a
beef, and one one-hundredth of n sheep a year for
each member of the family, and that the cotton
crop of the Slate docs not pay that State's food and
No southern State Is giving sufficient to the pro
duction of foodstuffs cither for human he'^gs or
for live stock. A conservative estimate indicates
that Texas imports from other 'States annually
more than $50,000,000 worth of wheat, corn and
oats; Georgia more than $24,000,000; South Caro
lina more than $20.000,000. Twelve" southern States
import more than $175.000.000 worth of the:;e three
commodities and $48,000,000 worth of meats, dairy
and poultry products. jjg
If the farmers In the south had heretofore prac
ticed diversification on a sufficiently large scale,
producing their own home supplies, that section
would not be In its present hard case.?The Secre
tary of Agriculture in His Annual Report.
THE INTELL10ENC-ER 18 DEE-LIGHTED.
The Anderson Intelligencer is niistoten in sup
posing that Greenwood is jealous of Anderson. She
is not Jealour, one bit of Anderson nor of any other
place that is on the map. Certainly there is no
reason in the world why a town like Greenwood
should be jealous of anything that is coming or go
ing. We simply did not think it exactly right for
our neighbor to have a little Bide show next "lall
und call it the Piedmont Fair.
The. Intelligencer eays they are going to have a
grcut fair in Anderson, and that they will be able
to lend Greenwood some ot their exhibits after
they are through with them. This is very generous,
and should we need thorn they will be accepted
Greenwood wishes Anderson all hind of good
tilings, and slio Is ready to do anything that she
can to boost "My Town." Here is. our heart-and
band. Wc hopp that your fair will surpass any
thing that has ever been pulled off in this part of
the country, and then that Greenwood will lay It In
the shade when she holds the Piedmont Fair this
In Anderson tho papers print the names of all the
voters in on election and wo expect they could tell
you how most vjf them voted if Uiey wanted to.?
Every time there is a murder in Greenwood the
Anderson papers twit their neighbor county, and
now the Greenwood papers are after the Anderson
papers about a particularly atrocious murder in
that city.?Columbia Record.
The defeated candidate always gets a lot of sat
isfaction out of thinking that he's ahead of his
times.?Ohio State Journal. ?
I One . thing we have decided to economize on in
'heBe times of financial uncertainty is Elbert
Hubbard's workB.?Ohio State Journal.
A medica. authority pronounces the tight skirt
sensible and healthful. That settle's it. We see the
finish of the tight skirt.?Cincinnati Enquirer.
Some of the inhabitants of Poland are for the
kaiser and some are against hln^?y Positive and
negative Poles, so to speak.?Bostp^ Transcript.
- I S .
Well, it does begin to rook aa if ''Census Bill"
Harris is the only Gorman worthy of holding down
good, lucrative federal jobs.?Moultrte Advertiser.
Time brings Its compensr Hons. Had the thirteen
colonies remained perfectly loyal,-there might be
no neutral American flagfto protect-,'English ships.
?Tavonla Times? ^?&j?itc?,
Only Eleven More Days of This Rare
It's "rare," both for the savings and for the opportunity;
and, for both reasons, you ought to take advantage of
it; the sooner you get here, the bejtter it will be for you.
Men's Suits and Overcoats
?12.50 Values.'. . .$8.95
Clearance Value-Giving on All
Men's Shoes Seasonable Underwear Sweaters
Wool Shirts Automobile Gloves
Onlcr by parcels post; we prepay.
The Store with a Conscience
Boys' Suits?Men's Odd
$2.50 and $2.00 Values . .$1.75
$3.50 and $3.00 Values . .$2.45
$4,50 and $4.00 VaJues . .$2.95
$6.50 and $6.00 Values . .$4.45
$7.50 and $7.00 Values . .$4.95
$9.00 and $8.50 Values . .$5.95
WILL MEET TONIGHT
WILL BE HELD IN OFFICE
PROMPTLY AT 8
A Number of Matters of Import
ance Will Come up for Con
sideration and settlement .
An important, meeting of the city
paving commission will be held to
night at S o'clock in the office of
Chairman B. R. Horton, In the Ligon
& Ledbetter building. In issuing the
?:all for the meeting, Chairman Horton,
stated that it would be very important
and that every member was urged to
be present. The commissioners are
requested to report promptly at the
'lour named, as several matters are
:o bc taken up and the meeting will
be in session late unless an early
start is had.
One of the most important matters
to be considered by the commission^
.'.rs is that of taking formal action on
the matter of the length of time the
paving certificates will be in foace,
that is, whether property owners will
be allowed five or ten years in which
to pay for their share of the cost of
paving abutting on their property. The
commissioners have already decided
among themselves to make the paving
certificates of ten year trm, but it
is ncssary that formal action to this
oftcct be taken.
There are other matters of lmpor
taace which will be taken up at the
meeting of the commissioners' this
evening. The election on the paving
question will be held March 16, and
it is necessary for a number of mat
ters to be adjusted by ..that time. .
Major S. L. EJ3kew of Pendleton
and Secretary .T. Walter Sanders of
the Pendleton Cotton Mills wore visi
tors in the olty yesterday.
Clean your liver and constitpated
bowels tonight and
Oct a 10-ccnt box now,'
Are you keeping your liver, stomach
and bowels clean; pure and fresh with
Cascarets?or merely. forcing* ? ' pas
sageway every few days with salts,
cathartic pills, or castor.oil?. This is
Cascarets immediately cleanse the
stomach, remov? the sour.'undigested
and fermenting food and foul gases;
take the excess bite from the lives and
carry but of the system the consti
pated waste matter and poison in the
No odds' how sick, headachy, bil
ious and constipated you feel,, a Car
caret tonight will utralghten yon' out
by morning. They work j while you
sleep. A 10-cent box from your drug
gist wUl keep your head clear, stom
ach sweet and your liver and bowels
regular for months. Don't forget: the
children?t'.teir HtUe lnsldes neepV a
gentle cleansing, too.
New Spring Styles
Pumps and Oxfords
y Any leather or coniliinutien of
leathers, in all the new styles-?
"Mary June" pumps, with low
heels; "Colonial" pumps, ?villi
French or regular heels; anil Ihc
regular pluttn pumps, with er with
$2.00 to $5.00
Get 'em at Thompson's
and Save the Difference
PRICES GREATLY REDUCED ON
Best of work at greatly reduced prices.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Also Goodrich
and Goodyear Tires and Accessories.
FREE Air any time.
Templeton's Vulcanizing Works
No. 108 N. McDuftie St.
LADIES' HOSIERY and
We have just received a new shipment of
PHOENIX SILK HOSIERY.
Ladies' colors. Men's colors
Black . Navy
Gray Black I
Ladies' qualities Men's quality
75c and $1.00 50c to all
Parcel Post orders promptly filled and prepaid.
T. L. Gely Co.