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Editor The Intelligencer:
In some sections of the county, so'
I am rcllebiy informed, the statement
is being circulated that I, as State
senator, favored ihe Issuance of bonds
for permanent road improvements
.without submitltng the question to r
vote of the people. How such ? state
ment originated I cannot understand, I
unless it sprang from ignorance of the
facts or was conceived in a desire
to injure me. It is utterly without
foundation and absurd on its very
The bond issue first came up for
discussion at a joint meeting of the
Anderson .delegation and a number of
citizens of the county held in the State
house at Columbia, on Friday, Feb
ruary 12th, just six legislative days
before the close of the session of the
general assembly. As chairman of the
delegation, when the meeting was
called to order and before an opir
was expressed by any one, * I t '
for myself that I would kill in the sc:
ate any sort of bond bill unless the |
people were given the right to vote on
it. With me this condition was abso
lute. This was readily agreed to by
all the delegation as well as by those J
who came before us in the name of
citizens of the country who advocated j
a bond issue. The bill was then intro
duced concurrently in both houses.
During the campaign last summer
one of the Important issues I discuss
ed and advocated was the initiative
and referendum* an instrument of;
government thafi. brings to the people
themselves tho direct . and supreme
power of self rule, and it would have
s* been at utter variance with every
theory of democratic "government 1
hold and with every consideration of
justice to have thought for a moment
of denying to the people a righythat
belongs to them and not to their rep
resentatives. There seem to be no le
* gal obstacles in the way of a county
bond issue without a vote of the peo
ple, it is true, but I consider such ac
tion a gross and wanton abuse of pow
oa as Oil Stove
Control the Heat
Wickless, Valveless, Blue
?Flame Oil Cookine Stove
burns ordinary kerosene oil
works on a new principle?
you regulate- the. flame by a
turn of the lever, as shown in
the cut above, so that the heat
is always under absolute con
trol?always ready, convenient
i and economical?no clogging
or .leaky valves, no trouble
some wick, hence no smoke,
no kitchen full of soot. Made
in five popular sizes. 'The
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er that cannot he defended on any
1 regret the necessity of having to
say anything in the uewspaperei and 1
am making this statement simply fov I
the purpose of correcting a report
that does me greut injustice. Whether !
or not it is wise to vote bonds lor
permauent road improvements, it a
Question lor the voters themselves to '
decide: They have been given by the,
couuty delegation tl?e privilege which,1
under a popular form of government,
should always be theirs unquivocaHy
by right of law, and to their Judg
ment and to their desires I am will
ing to leave the entire matter. It is
the people's business. Let them rule.
J. L. SHERARD.
March i?, 1915.
Anderson's first music festival and
indoor chautauqua will be held Wed
ne8H. / Thursday and Friday of this
w#?? >wo performances will be given
/, afternoou and evening.
William Laugh 1 in. chairman
Music Festival Committee of
i. .mber of Commerce, states that
ttu ... ists who will figure in this fes
tival are among the best that can be
had for towns of the size of Ander
son, and. that those attending these
entertainments are assured of being
entertained in a delightful and profit
One of the greatest attractions of
the festival will be William Sterling
Battis, who is known far and near as
the Dickens man. Mr.. Battis' read
ings from Dickens are masterful, and
those who have heard him declare
that he is probably the greatest read
er of Dickens in the world today. A
card received yesterday from Mr.
Dattls stated tnst He.would arrive in
Anderson about noon' Wednesday.
Another splendid feature of the fes
tival will be the rendition of ''Peg
O' My Heart" by Miss Gay Zenola
Mac Lauren, on Thursday evening. For
this one number reserved seats may
be had, but during all the rest'of the
festival persons holding reserved
seats may will sit anywhere in the
house they choose. Persons holding
season tickets may present them at
thei box office at The Anderson
thr?atre, where the festival will be
held, anytime after 10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning and have seats re
served for "Peg p'. .My Heart."
The program for hte festival is as
Lecture by Mrs. Varney, "The Sil
Wednesday evening?Mr. Sterling
Battis, "The Dickens Man."
March 18th?Afternoon, Prelude
concert, "Tho Hearons "Sisters, and a
lecture by Mrs. Verney, "The Citizen
Evening->-Prelude- concert The I
Hearons Sisters, and a full play by
Misa Gay Zenola Mac Lauren, "Peg
O* My Heart."
March 19th?Afternoon. . Prelude
concqYtf The Hearons Sister, and
lecture by Mr. Verney, "Tho Ideal
Evening?Grand full concert. The
It will be noted that the above pro
gram does noL include Skovgaard,
the celebrated violinist, who is to ap- j
pear at tho festival. Due announce
ment of his affpearance at. the theatre
will,be made. -*
. First?get the name down pat?then
buy it of your druggist. Just the very
best thing for constipation, alck head
ache, sour stomach, laay Uver, slug
gish constipated bowels. The pleas
antes!, surest, nicest laxative you ever
uSed. Tastes good?lik lemonade.
Acta promptly, without pain or
iiausoa. Gives you the most satisfac
tory flushing you have ever had
TAXPAYERS TAKE NOTICE
Tho time for payinx taxes will be
out April'1st.. *nd S have published
a list of An do-son Sibjol Districts
No. 17, which bavq hot been paid.
Now if yon fail.to c,\ll for your poll'
tax when you piry youi' taxes it will
?bat you $8.0? so if .mu fail to pay,
do not blame your eH^Jtbr.
Preachers and ^Sctf 6o\ Trust?es are !
liable for poll tat." *>. '.
WINSTO,'. ' SMITH.
A number of newspapers have of- j
I fered tbis contribution?nulliorshlp
! unknown?to the fund of fiood roads j
j literature: ' j
"When Caesar took an eastward '
ride and grabbed the Gauls for Koine. I
I what was the first tains that he did j
jto make them feel at home? Did tie,'
I increase the people's h??Uj ami liber-:
|ty forbid? No, he dug it and build I
,*;ood roads?that's what old Ca?sur
[did. . !
"Did Caesar put the iron heel up
on the foenmn's' breast, or did he J
try to make them feel the Kornau j
Kule was best? What did he do to
make them glad he'd come their
midst amid? He built good roads in J
place of bad?that's what old Caesar j
"He built good road., front hill to J
hill, good roads from vale to vole;
he ran a good' roads movement tlii
old Koine got all the Kale. He to'1 the
folks to buy u home. built
roads their hills amid,- until all roads
led right to Rome?that's what old
"If any town would make the Town
the center of the map, where folks
will come and settle down and live
in plenty's lap?if any town its own
abode of poverty would rid, let it get
out and build good roads?just like
old Caesar did."
What Caesar of old did could be
emulated by the rulers of our own
day and time. His example has been
scrupulously followed In European
countries and many of our own
'States have "seen the light" and are
making rapid forward strides. The
rules of good roads for a city Ib
equally and even more forcefully ap
j pllcable to a State and nation. Our
federal government is experimenting
>vith national aid to P^st roads and,
no doubt, will coon launch into this
great work of internal improvement
ou a scale as confp'rehensive as that
of rivers and harbors improvement.
' Effect of Easy Communication.
The;social, moral, economic, com
mercial, industrial, material, educa
tional and personal benefits in the
progress and uplift of Texas and
Texas people, that would accroe from
easy and . free intor-communication
and transit over permanently high
ways from the great rural productivo
arean of Texas to the market c-jntcrs
/ins been for years one of great in
terest to me and in campaign for
minor bond issues in several Texas
counties I have freely lent my voice
in advocacy of the principle and
practice ofl ^building good* market
roads at district county, State and
During thc last year it has been -
my privilege to travel over some of
-he improved highways of Kansas,
Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, New
York, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island, Connecticut! Missouri
and. Maryland, and from train win
dows to observe roads-in Oklahoma,
Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and
other States. I have pretty well
traveled in papt years, over Texas
and have been quite familiar with
Texns road laws aha, conditions.
Inquiries Made of other States.
In riding over roads In some other :
States I madc mental comparison of j
the roads in our own State and der
termlned for my own information and '
satisfaction, to' make some investi
gation of the various State laws and <
procedure to ascertain, if possible,
wherein our improved ,-oads were <>6 ]
inferior In number and construction.
With this end in view, some, two ;
months ago I directed a lettor to the
governor of each State In the Union, "]
making, substantially the following :
1. Docs your State, from State i
funds only, construct permanent ]
highways or lend State aid In tho im- <
provement of public roads? I
2. If so, how ' do you finance ]
3. Prescht milcagj and amount j
expended? . - ; . 1
4. Materials used, which" found t
most satisfactory In your State, and i
averago construction cost per mile? )
5. Wba# does it cost and what
revenues are used to maintain them? l
6. Average width' of Improved *
road surfaces? i
7. Have., you a highway depart
ment or commission, and the mun- 1
her or administrative officials? \
. 8. Does tie department have au- I
thorIty, supervislou and control over I
all public roads?
0. Have you a license tax on vo- l
10. How is commission or depart- v
ment maintained? ? 1
. Nearly : all have courteously re- i
plied, furnishing reports and other ?
valuable Information, which Is the i
source of the data which I shall here- !
after give relative to. the various
: ' ' ' ' '
Stairs. Prom this information it niav
be observed that our own great com
monwealth is among only about eight
States out of forty-eight without a
centralized highway department or
('cntraUml Centrai K.sscnUal.
It further discloses the prepon
derant weight of opinion und exp?r
ience to he iii.it juih centralized cdn
t:ol seems to he absolutely essential
in obtaining uiiicic icj anil uconomy
in road construction and main
tenance, and !::: .: the principle of
national or K:;;l<- aid a:d tontrol 13
firmly tetublisheJ and woll fixed. 1
have been iaorsuahl' conrinccd that
ihc responsibility fur loatl construc
tion and ina!nt?aa:u:e ja Texas
should, i i part, be taken over by the
Stale under un aduiinislrutivc r.om
nii3?ion or .r... pa, tr.ic:.: head, where
responsibility can be wall defined and
I bt-llcvc such a department of our
gover:::::ct :. chnuld, fron top to base,
be a I a :;:t. businesslike or
gan iz. .'.:-.< l-iat would not only see
that til read improvement In- Texas
should be scientifically, capably aad
honestly done, but that, by a general
plan, the isolated spasmodic, in
cohesive work done by municipalities,
districts and counties might be done
under the supervision of one central
authority, in a practical, economical
manner with a well defined scheme
of ultimately merging these highways
into a closely-woven and continuous
system of cardinal, trunk line and
The service of providing and main
taining passable roads?the arteries
of commerce, industry, agriculture
and trade?becomes yearly more and
more important public functions.
Therefore every reasonable effect
should be made by our law-making
body, to provide funds, by appropria
tion or otherwise, that the tremen
dous hindrances to the internal and
economic development of Texas may
bo overcome and removed. Methods
should be carefully, earnestly and
patriotically plunned, adopted and
put into early execution, whereby the
greatest good may be extended to the
greatest number of people.
The value of good roads can scarce
ly be overestimated. Their value In
dollars and cents* can not be ade
iuately expressed. No nation, St
county, city, town, community or in
dividual farm can attain its full ; hare
of prosperity Until its market high
ways aro Burfacea or so graded and
drained as to make available the
easy passage of vehicles. Steam and
electric power for tran3portation of
the products of the territory can not
be utilized to full advantage' unless
the roads leading to the principal
marketihg and shipping point are
passable, and the more easy the
travel, the greater the efficiency of
the means of transportation and the
more prosperous the people.
I should like to quote George
Pitch's tribute (?) to "Mud:"
"Mud Is earth which has been put
in soak by nature.
"Mud Is the most valuable thing in
Ihe world. After earth hap been mud
for awhile it produces crops, without
which mankind would curl up and die
like a baby sparrow on a hot door
"However, since mud docs not raise
crops on the country roads, he has
no particular use ' for mud In that
"All over the central part of this
nation the country roads are paved
with mud. Mud makes the worst
uavemcnt in tho world. A five-mile
mud pavement in March "is as effec
tive -as a two-inch oak Jail door for
keeping a farmer at home. There arc
hundred of millions ot bushels of
rrain on the farms of America In
the early spring, but tbey do not
bave much. effect upon the cost of
living, because they are separated
from the market by several miles of
roads which clasp the farm/wagons
to their bosom with a glad gurgle and
refuse to release- them until . three
teams are hitched on..
"Whorevor mud ia used for making
roads the farmer, sells his grain
when the roads ar0 firmest instead
)f when the market 1b firmest.
"American^.mud is extremely use
less on tho country roads. It Is ovon
more, useless on the city atrcctp. It
Is hard to work up a worry ov.tr the
Tact that, tho American business does
not worship old masters and broken
?osed statuary, nut it ia easy to be
come dlstreoped over, the .nesthetlc
:asto or a man who will',-wad 3 down
town anklcdeep in last winter^s mud
all spring without calling around at
the city hall with n ropo and pleading
to bo allowed to hang the administra
tion. - >' '
? The efficiency of American city
government can be measured In some
ways by the amount of mud on the
American oily street."
TENTS FOR CADET
WORK OF PREPARING CAMPi
GROUND WILL BEGIN
Chairman F. B. Cray ton of Re
ception Committee Names His
The tents which have been loaned
by the XnUonnl Guards of South Caro
lina for the encampment o;* the Clem
*On College ?fdets he.'o next week
anted here yesterday from Colum
bia; Mid Will lu unhuvlol today and
transfer* tc to the came site, which
's on tiie Roberts or ?; iy. on
North Main street.
Work of ..preparing the comp
ground for the pitching of tho tent?
will begin tooay, and Wednesday or
Thursday a crew from CleinSuu Col
lege will come to An.hrson for the
purpose Of erecting th>? tents and get
ting everything hi readiness for the
coming of the cadets on nexr Monday
afternoon. Lieut. J. M. Cunin.urgs,
U. S. A., comma't'laut of cadets at
Clemson, v/us in the cii\ yesterday
for the purpose of looking further
into arrangements for tit'* enenmn
Lieut. Curlings announced yes
terday that the dress parade of cadets
would take place Thursday afternoon,
the 25th inst., on the public square,
at an hour to he announced later.
Thun day afternoon a ham! concert
will b? given onjhe s;ju.?.ro by the
Clemsoi College cadet baud. The
hour at which this conceit will be
given will also bo announced later.
The cadets corps, T30 rlrottg, will
leave Clemson College aarly oil the
morning of Monday, th? ?:'nd. lost.,
and march to Sandy Springs, where
dinner will b? ' served. At SanJy
Springs the cudcts will entrain and
c?mo to Anderson by railway, arl
ilviug hero early In the afternoon 1
The visitors will be met at the rnil
W"*y station by a reception C;mmit
tee composed of the following:
F. B. Crnyton, chairman; Cupt.
R. J. rtamor, ft. B. Burrlss, Pur
man Smith, T.. Frank Wnlklns, W.
L. UrlSBcy. Dr. Clyde P. Ross, Dr.
A. L. Smethcni, Harry Orr, C. H.
Bleich, A. M. Pinkston, Fred M.
Burnett, Geo. W. Kvann, Bhelt
Parker, Harry Oelsberg, Ous Anton
akos, Glenn .Evans, F. M. Cngcr, T.
L. Cely, C. S. Minor, Leon/L. Rice,
J. M. Glonn. W. W. Smoak, M. M.
Mattison, Rev. Jno. F. Vines, Mr.
W. Sullivan, H. Rosenberg. C. S.
Sullivnn. W. B. Watson, R. S.
Llgon, Rev. J. W. Speake. Q. Cul
len Sullivan. G. 11. Geiger. B. B.
Gossott. Jno. Llnloy. Rev. W. H.
Frozor. Gcn.^J.\f. L. Bonhin. A. S
o CLEMSON COLLEGE o
Second term cxamlations began to
day and will continue through next
Saturday. The 18th will be a holiday,
'Calhoun'6 birthday. '
Following the examinations will he
ah encampment for fivfe days in the
city of Anderson. The great majori
ty of the cadets, are expecting to
have a delightful stay in Anderson.
Dr. Levorniore, representing the
peace foundation, gave one of the
strongest lectures ever heard here
on last Wednesday morning at the
first hour after chapel exercises. He
met representatives of the literary
societies in tho Afternoon and out
lined plans for the improvement of
their work and suggested many
topics bearing on world .relationships
199 1-2 E. Whitner St. Anderson, S. C.
FILLING, CROWN AND BRIDGE SPECIALTY
EXPERT ON EXTRACTING
Either way, asleep or wide awake;
One of the best in the State.
Mrs. Prank 1J. Gary has returned to
her home In Abbeville after u few
days visit to Mrs. Carrie MoCully.
She was the recipient of many de
lightful social attentions during her
short stay here.
If you have business abroad, a systematic
use of economical, efficient '
may save you a trip across that is expensive of both
time and money.
Cable Letters?12 words filed today, delivered tomor
row afternoon. The cost?about % regular cable
rates. Week-end Cable Letters?24 words' tiled Satur
day, delivered Monday morning. Rates very reasonable.
Fall information at any Western Union Office
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
Mr. W. M. Hunts, representing
the intercollegiate prohibition asso
ciation, spoke at the chapel oxer;
ehos Thursday morning. Ho or
ganized v. branch of the association
here with considerable membership.
The Pluy given by local talent lust
Saturday night for the benefit of the
Y. M. C, A. building and the U. 1).
?. was an unqualified success.
Moro than a hundred dollars wi?s
realized. There were so muny in the
cast and each one perfected ills part
so. well that individual comment is
The inter-society contest for the
purpose, of selecting debators to meet
Davidson College at Winthrop in
April waB held on Thursday even
it g. The Judges, S. L. Sweeny. A. C.
Holmes, and .1. C. l.ittlcjobn. select
ed D. F. Polger of the junior class
and D. E. Swinchart of the senior
class- as the representatives, with
I. W. Sanders n ualtcrnate.
The Clemson College Glee Club is
composed of the following: L. I*c
Grand, manager; J. , S. .Moore, di
rector; F.?. S. Blake, A. Kills. H. P.
S-.ackhousf, J. E. Clover, J. H.
Myers. T. H. Duko3. F. C. I^eGctte,
V. T. Anderson. W. A. Teal, J. F.
dlackman, and . C. H. Albrccht,
pianist. The club has given success
ful concerts at Winthrop and Chl
cora, and hopes u> take other trips.
Tho new plan of cectloa- formation
and marching thut 1? being tried au
an experiment in working well so far.
The plan relieves tho cadets from
military restraint for a few minutes
between recitations and givo soppor
tunlty for consultation with Instruc
Following i.-j the Clemson baseball
March 20, Furman at Anderson.
April 2, Wofford nt Clontson.
April 3, Furman at. Clemson.
April-9, 10. Erskiuc at Duo West.
April 1G, Richmond College i at
CleniBon. "* .i
April 11 and 15, Wofford at Spar
April 17, Citadel nt Clemson.
April 2 Tand 28, Presbyterian Col
lege nt Clemson'. .
April 30, May 1, University Of
Georgia at Clemson. '
May 7 and 8. Auburn at Apburh,). '
May ill and tl, Nowborr^|t;NCleni.r:'.
. -, :;yy- ,
May 15, Furman at Greenv?li?S.
May 17 and it?, University of South ..'
Carolina at Greenwood.
OUR BUSINESS. IS
and the quality of our work and.
the promptness of our servlcer.
makes every day a busy day at
our modern, up to dale ra?b?to
Just now wo ore ..busy help-.:
ing a lot of women clean- house
?doing up their laco curtains,
w.ooieu blankets,: heavy bedding,
c'.c, and sometimes' by doing
the week's waBh ,for them, so
they can have it out of the way
while cleaning house. Maybe
you could be helped too.
'PI 10NH 'KO. 7.