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Editor The Intelligencer:
In some sections of the county, so!
I am relicbly informed, the statement
is being circulated that I, as State
senator, favored the Issuance of bonds
for permanent 'road improvements
without submltitng the question to a
vote of the people. How such ? state
ment originated I cannot understand,
unless it sprang from ignorance of the
lactB 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, IB1>
ruary 12th, Just six legislative days
belore the close of the session of the
general assembly. As chairman v>f ?hc
delegation, when the meeting was
callod to order and before an opinion
wob expressed by any one, I stated
for myself that I would kill in the sen
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 tv> by
all the delegation as well as by those
who came before us in the name of
citizens of the country who advocated
a bond issue. The bill was then intro
duced concurrently in both houses.
During the campaign last Bummer
one of the impi tant Issues I c?'riouss
ed .and!, advoca :d was the initiative
and^scCenendum, aa Instrument of
government that brings tq^the people
themselves the direct anaEtaupreme
power of selfxule, and it wof?d have
been nt utter variance wltb>fcevery
theory, of democratic government 1
bold and with 'every consideration of
just Je to bave thought for a moment
of denying to the people a riguy that
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 wantoa abuse of ppw
Control the Heat
Wickless, Valveless, Blue
j. Flame Oil Cooking 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
and economical?no clogging
oV^eaky valves, no trouble
some wick, hence no smoke,
I no kitchen full, of soot. Made
in five popularsiies. ThV
I Anderson, Hardware'
er that cannot be defended on any
1 regret the necessity of having to
say anything in the hewspapersi and 1
am making this statement simply lo\ \
the purpose of correcting a report '
..hat. does me great injustice.. Whether !
or not it is wise to vole bonds foi
permanent road improvements, it a
question for the "voters themselves to1
decide. They have beeD given ny the
county delegation the privilege which,
under a popular form of government,
should always be thelrt: uruiuiveeally
by right of law, and to their Judg
ment and to their desires I am will
iug to leave the entire matter. It is
the people's business. Let them rule.
' ' J. L. SHER?RD.
March 16, 1915.
Anderson's first music festival and
indoor chautauqua will he held Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday of this
week. Two performances will be given
each day, afternoon and evening.
Capt. William Laughlin, chairman
of the Music Festival Committee of
the Chamber of Commerce, states that
the artists who will figure in this fes
tival are among the best that cun 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 vif the greatest attractions of
the festival will be William Sterling
Battis, wbo is known far and near as
I the Dickens man. Mr. Battis' read
i 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.
Battis stated tfiat ho would arrive in
Anderson about noon Wednesday.
Another splendid feature or the fes
tival- will be the rendition qf "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 pcroons holding reserved
seats may will sit auywhere in the
house they choose. Persons holding
season tickets may present them at
the box office at The Anderson
threatre,' where the festival will be
held, anytime after 10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning and have seats re
served for "Peg p .My Heart."
Tho program for hte festival Is as
Lecturo by Mrsf-Varney, "The Sil
Wednesday evening?Mr. Sterling
Battis, "The Dickens Man."
March 18th?Afternoon, Prelude
concert, "The Hearons Sisters, and a
lecture by Mrs. Verney,- "The Citizen
Evening?Preludo conoert. The
Hearons Sisters, and a full play by
Miss Gay Zenola Macl.auren, "Peg
O' My Heart." ' . .
March l?th?Afternoon, Prelude
conccr-v The Hearons Slsfei, -and
lecture by Mr. Verney, "Tho Ideal.
Evening?Grand full concert, The
It will be noted that the above pro
gram does not include Skovgaard,
the celebrated violinist, who is to ap
pear at the festival. Due announce
ment' ot his appearance at the theatre
will be made.
First?get the name down pat?Uien
buy it of your druggist. Just the very
best thing for constipation, sick bead
ache', sehr stomach, lazy liver, slug-,
gish constipated bowels. The pleas
antest, surest, nicest laxative yousever
used. Tastes- good?Ilk - lemonade.
Acts promptly, without pain or
nausea. Gives yon the most satisfac
tory flushing yoU ????o C7?r had
" ' '
TAXPAYERS TAKE NOTICE
The. time, for paying Jaxes wlU bo
out, April let., and I have published
a I list ot Anderson School Districts.
Ko. 17, wh'ch' have not been paid
*fow if you Wto call for yoar poll
tax -when yw tay your taxes It will
cost you $8.,so If yoa fail '.to, pay,
do not blared your auditor.
[. Preachers and School Trustees are
! liable for poll . tax.
S ' WINSTON SMITH,
A number' of newspapers-bave of-1
fored this contribution?authorship;
unknown?to the fund of good roads j
"When Caesar tcok an eastward j
ride and grabbed the Gauls for Itome. j
what was the firsi tning th.it he did i
to make them feel at home? Did he (
increase the people's hmdj and liber-;
ty, forbid? No, he dug it and build j
,~ood roadn?that's what old Caesar j
I did. I
"Did Caesar put the iron heel up
on the foemnn's breast, or did he |
try to make them feel the itomun
Hule was- best? What did he do to
make them glad he'd come their
.midst amid? He built good roads in
place of bad?that's' what old Caesar
"He built good roads from bill to
hill, good roads from vale to vale;
he ran a good roads movement tili j
old Rome got all the Kale. He told the j
folks to buy a' home, built i
. oads tiieir 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?rif 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 owu
day and. time. Ills 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 is
equally and even more forcefully ap
plicable to a State and nation. Our
federal government is experimenting
with national aid to po3t roads and,
no doubt, will soon launch into this
great work of internal improvement
on a scale as comprehensive as that
of rivers and harbors improvement.
Effect of Easy Communication. "
The social, moral, economic, com-1
mercial, industrial, material, educa
tional and personal, benefits in the
progress and uplift of Texas and
Texas people that, would accroc from
easy and free 'inter-communication
and transit over permanently high
ways from the great rural productive
areas of Texaj to the market centers
ias been for years one of great' in
terest to mc and in campaign for
ndnor bond issues in several Texas
bounties I have freely leat my voice
in advocacy of the principle and
practico of building good market
roads at district county, State and
During the lnst 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 I h land, 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 past years, over Texas
and have been quite familiar with
Texas road laws and conditions.
Inquiries' Made of Other States.' \.
In. riding over roads In some other
States I made mental comparison of
the. roads. In our own State and de
termined for my own information and
satisfaction,- to make some Investi
gat!on of the various State laws and
procedure to ascertain, if possible,
I wherein our. improved roads were so
1 inferior in number tnd construction.
With this end in vtcw, some ' two
j months ago I directed ? letter to the
' governor of each State'in the Union,
making substantially 'the following
I I, - Does 'your, State, from State
funds only, . construct permanent
[highways or lend State aid in the im
provement of public roads?
... 2. If.., so, how do you finance^
same? . .-! -'.''
3'. Present mileage and amount
4.- Materials used, which found,
most. satisfactory in your State, and
average construction cost per mllet
, 6.; What does it .cost and ..what
regimes .arc used to maintain them?
6,. Average width of Improved
road surfaces? /
7. Have you a highway depart
ment or commission, and the num
ber'-of administrative officials*
8. Does tho department have au
thority, supervision 'and control over
all public roads? .
9. Have you a license tax on ve
hicles* ' ; :
10.. How Is commission or depart
Nfearly all have courteously rer
plied, furnishing reporta and. other
vnluable information, which Is the
Rource of th0 data yrhich I-shall here
?fter give '"relative to the .1 various
States. From this information it mar
be observed that our ?wo ?r<at com?
ilionweallh is among only about eight
States nut of forty-eight without a
centralized highway department or
Centralized rentrai F.sse.iWnl.
It further discloses tlte prepon
derant weight <-!' opinion and exper
ience to ne that :.'.:<:!i . i.nt r:\ 1 ! /.< d con
trol secnis to be absolutely essentiul
hi obtaining eHIcioioy and economy
In rond construction ;:. ! main
tenance, nnd t;;at tho principle of
national cv S'.,;te a'd n ? control L?
firmly established and weil r:xed. I
nave l.ocu tao: cuylily convinced that
th? responsibility for mud eonatntcr
tien and ninhih nau? a h. Texas
should, hi part, bo taken over by the
Stulc uit'io:' ".n jiduilnis'rative t.om-,
mission or tl< pa.-t:ue:t: !.i ad, vollere
responsibility can be well defined ,iud
I bti'r.c: au h a department of our
govern) : . t should' from top to base,
be a I " > a .nit, businesslike or
ganize liiat would not only see
that s.'A TQS.H improvement in-Texas
should be scientifically, capably and
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 superv?3ion 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 seryjee 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 lawmuklng
body to provide funds, by appropria
tion or otherwise, that the tremen
dous hindrances to the internal and
economic development of To?:as may
bo overcome and removed. Methods
should be carefully, earnestly and
patriotically plunueU, adopted . and
put lato early execution, whereby the
greatest good may be extended to the
greatest number of people.
Tho value of good roads-can scarce
ly be overestimated. Their value in
dollars and cents con not bo udc
mately expressed. No nation. St:i
county, city, town, community or in-'
dividual farm can attain its full share
of prosperity until Its market high
ways are/surfaceu or so graded and
drained as to make available the
easy passage of vehicles. Steam and
electric power fo.- transportation of
the products 'of the territory can not
be utilized to full advantage unless
rthe roads leading to the principal
markotlng and shipping point; are
passable, and the more easy the
travel, the greater the efficiency of
the means of transportation an? the
more prosperous the people.
I should like to quote George
Fitch's tribute (?) to ".Mud:"
"Mud is earth which has been put
In soak by nature.
"Mud-Is the most valuable thing-in
the world. After earth.has been mud
for awhile it produces cropB, without
which mankind would curl up ami'die
like a baby sparrow on a hot door
"However, since mud does not ralBO
crop3 on the country roads, he has
no particular use for mud in that,
"AH over the central part of this
nation the country roads are paved
with mud. Mud. makes the worst
pavement in the world. A five-mile
mud pavement in March Is de effec
tive as u two-Inch oak jail door for
keeping a farmer at home. There are
hundred' of millions of hushels of
grajn oh the farms of America in
the early npring, but they do not
have much effect upon tho .'coat ot
llvfng, 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 ere hitched on.
"Wherever mud IS'used for making
roads the farmer sells his grain
when the roads arQ- firmest instead
of when the market is firmest.
"Amorlcan mud la extremely use
less fin tho country road f.. It is oven
raor0 useless on the city streets. It
is hard to work up a worry over the
fact that tho American business does
hot;" worship old v.osteYs and broken
nosed statuary. Dut U Is easy to bo
corae dl9trensod over the noathctlc
caste of a man wi?r? will., wads down
tbwtf-.ahklcdeep ??Tlast wiuter's rn?d
all' spring without calling around at
the city hall with a n,pe and pleading
to bo .allowed to, hang tr.e administra
"The.Luflicl2ncy of American city
government can be measured hi Borne
ways by the amount of mud on the
American city street."
TENTS FOR CADET .
WORK OF PREPARING CAMP
GROUND WILL BEGIN
RIGHT AWAY .
Chairman F. B. Crayton of Re
ception Committee Names His
The lentB which have been loaned
by the National Guards of South Caro
lina-for tlic encampment o'f tho Clem
en College udets hero next vt*?ek
a med h?re yesterday frpin Colum
bia, nid will bs unlo*del today and
transfer'cr^to the camp feite, which
's* oh tiie Roberts orv? "'?/. on
North Main street.
Work of preparing the camp
ground for the pitching of the tenta
will begin today, and Wednesday or
Thursday a crew from Clemsuu Col
lege will come to Anderson for the
purpose of erecting th-> tents and yet
ting everything in readiness for the
coming of the cadets on next Monday
uflernoon. Lieut. J. M. Cunmiings,
V. S. A., commandant of cadets nt
Ciemson, was in the citv yesterday
1er the purpose of looking further
into arrangements for tiM encamp
Purude and Concerte;
Lieut. Cuinmiags 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 be announced later.
Thursday afternoon a band concert
will lie given oh the square by the
Ciemson College cadet band. The
hour at which this conceit, will be
given will alao be ahnnaiicati later.
The cadets corps, T30 > I rung, will
leave Ciemson College jarly on I lie
morning of Monday, Uw '-'-ml. last.,
and inarch to Sandy Springs, where
dinner will be served. At Sanly
Springs \ho cadets will entrain and
como to Anderson by railway, ar
riving here early In the afternoon.
The visitors will be nie.t nt iho rail
way station by a reception c jtnmit
tce composed of tha following:
P. B. Crayton, chairman; Capt.
R.' J. Ramcr, D. E. Burrlss. Fur
man Smfth, T. Frank Watkins, W.
L. Brlssey, Dr. Clydo F. Rons. Dr.
A. L. Smethers, Harry Orr, C. H.
Blotch', A. M. PlnkHton. Fred M.
Burnett. Geo. W. Evans. Rhett
Parker. Harry Gelsberg, Gub Anton
akos, Glenn Evans, F. M. Unger, T."
L. Cely, C. S. Minor, Leon L. Rice.
J. M. Glenn. W. W. Smoak, M. M.
Mattison, F.vv: Jno. F. Vines, Mr.
W. Sullivan, II. Rosenberg, C: S.
Sullivan. W. E. Watson, R. S.
Ligoq, Rev. J. W. Speake, G. Gul
len Sullivan, G. II. Gelger, D. B.
Gossctt, Jno. Linloy, Rev. W. II.
Frazer, Gen. M. L. Uonhm. A. 'S.
o o o o o o o o o cTo o o o o o o
o CLEMS ON COLLEGE o
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o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Second term examlatlons began to
day nnd will continue through next
Saturday. The 18th will be a holiday,
Following the examinations will .be
an encampment for fiVe days in the
city of Anderson. The great majori
ty of tlic cadets are expecting, to
have a delightful stay in Anderson.
Dr. Lcvermor".' representing' the
peace foundation, gave' one of the
strongest lectures ever heard here
on last Wednesday morning at the
first ho-ir after chapel exercises, He
met representatives of the literary,
socictlou In 'the Afternoon and out
lined p.'ans for tho improvement of
their work and suggested many
topics bearing on world relationships
199 1-2 E. Whilner St. Anderson, S. C.
FILLING, CROWN AND BRIDGE SPECIALTY
EXPERT ON EXTRACTING
Either way, asleep or wide awake;
One of t'.io best in the State.
Mrs. Frank 11. Gary has returned to
her home In Abbeville a'ter a few
days visit to Mrs. Carrie McCully.
She was the recipient of many de
lightful social attentions during 'her
short slay 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 Cnblc Letters?24 words filed Satur
day, delivered Monday morning. Rates very reasonable.
Full information at any Wcatern Union Offices
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
Mr. W. M. Hunts, representing
the intercollegiate prohibition asso
ciation, spoke nt the chapel excr
ci;oa Thursday inorning. . lie or
ganized !?. brunch of the association
hero with considerable membership.
The Piny given by local talent last
Snturday night for the benefit of the
Y. M. C. A. building and the IK Dje
C. wun an unqualified siicceos.
More than a hundred dollars was
realized. There were 30 many in the
coat and each one perfected Iiis part
so well' that individual comment is
Tho inter-anclety contest for the
purpose of selecting debators to meet
Davidson College nt Winthrop in
April was held on Thursday even
irg. The Judges, S. D. Sweeny, A. C.
Holmes, and J. C. Uttlejohn. select
ed D. F. Folger of the junior class
and D. 10. Swinehart of the senior
class as tho representatives, -vith
J. W. Sanders a saltern ate.
The Ciemson College Glee Club la
composed of the following: v L.. lit
Grand, manager; J. S. Vioorc, di
rector; D. 8. lllake, A. Ellis, It. P.
Siackhou80. J. "E. Glov! -, J. Hi
Myers, T, Hi Dujt03, F. C. LeGetto,
V. T. Anderson. W. A. Teal, J. F.
FJlnckman. and C. ~H. Albiecht,
pianist. Tho club has given succ^sy
ful concerts at Winthrop and C'H
cora, and hopes to take other trips.
Tho new plan of section formet loh
and. marching that is being tried as
ah experiment is working well so far.
The plan relieves the cadets from
military restraint for a few minuter*
botween recitations and give soppor
tu'nity for consultation with Instruc
'Following Ij the Ciemson baseball
Maren 20,. Furnian at Andorson.
April 2, Wofford at Ciemson.
April ?,, Ftrrman at Ciemson.
April ?, 10.. Ershlne at Duo West.
April 13, Richmond' Collego at
April 11 and 15, Wofford at Spar
April 17, Citadel at Ciemson
April 2 7nnd. 2K, Presbyterian Col
logo at Ciemson.
April ;;o, May 1, University of
Gtiorg?a ut Cleni3on. J
May 7 and S, Auburn at Auburn. ,
May 13 hud 14, Newborry at Ciem
Mny l?, FUrman at Greenville.
May 17 and 18, University of South
Carolina at Groenwood.
OUR BUSINESS iS
and tho quality of our work and
the promptness of our service
makes every day a'.busy ?ay at
our modern, up to date minute
Just now W'e are busy help
ing a lot of womon. clean house
?doing up their, laco c'urtainn,
woolen blankets, heavy bedding,
etc. and sometimes by doing
the week's wash for them, so
they can have it out of the way
while ?loanlng h^usc. Maybe
you could bo helpoj'too.
?PHONB- NO? 7.
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