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IHE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
2M North Mala Street
ANDERSON, 8. 0,
WILLIAM BANKS, - - Editor
W. W. SMOAK, - Boniness Manager
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THOVOHT FOB TODAY.
fce-d ooff!! in n mysterious way.
His wondcra to *>erform;
He platts bis lootstepn in the sea
> And ride* upon the storm.
Barkoot'e carnival Isn't wantud ir
Anderson. No. not a little blt
. Jim Curley, the new Democratic
mayor of Boston, served one term In
Congress and ona veer In nrltmn.
Gen. Villa's men are no doubt ven
Impatient for more Mexican fed?rale
The United States will soon con
traer Mexico's haughty spirit-with
soap and water and vaccine points.
Goethals had an many Joba offered
aim that he would now make a pescb
ct an attraction on the lyceum stage
Again the interurban hauls aw nj
the big crowd to witness a play fi
Greenville. 8oon all this will end.
Sammy Gompers ts the sad little
rascal. Even the Uber union people
are getting sore on him.
Yuan Shi Kai Ia Hying to bluff the
Chinese with an Idol whose feet are
Now that France has regained
r.?jna lisa, the next move will be to
aeige .Alsace Lor ruino.
There Ia but one way to beat the
?ncoTne tax-and that is not to have
. Columbus was the only man who
had John Linley beat aa a real estate
fwmj!1*,* ' _?
. This would be fine weather foi
Spring training for an Anderson base
School teachers In . Columbia excuse
Children who are tardy on account ol
Waffles. It ls usually a hospital of
. -e*.'???. ,, "lM TOgJxmiBBBXr
Huerta and Hau Shi Kal dis
banded their congresses, but thc
South Carolina legislature la yet ic
^WaKblnfiton, Jan. 30.-Forecast:
Carolina-Fair south, clearing
north portion Saturday, colder! Sun
> Ahd tho erstwhile reliable old As
sociated Pre?? no longer then last
8aturdny carried a weather forecast
ot-'i&M wave." ..
Ao a test ot the ?fecklenburg ?pe
trlotlftm, how^jpuch W*H those tar
'Heda give ta the Andrew Jackson
Tits expresa company ha* reduced
tates and evidently is arranging Co
handle 'more liquor Into this terri
Madame Sarah Bernhardt has been
admitted to the Legion of Honor. And
Indeed it has been brave ot her to
remain on the stage t? such a ripe
lu the part ot Macedonia acquired
ty Bulgaria tn the Turkish war bat
271,500 male persons romain ot a
population of 702,000 before the hos
tilities. War ls all that Sherman said
-of ,ti and then some.
/The Republicans once said t*at th?
tVfmocrats would ?mash all Industry
And now that nothing has happened
tba Democrats are "cussed" becaosx
? all runs so smoothly.
WE Nh!Kl? BATTLESHIPS.
Tile chairman af the naval com
mittee of the national house ot repre- .
eentatives i? u rank highlander, just j
as was iii? predecessor, the gifted
George POSH of Illinois, formerly of
Vermont. Hut the new head of tho
committee ls none tile h's? talented !
and none tho less level headed. He
is Lemuel Phillips Padgett of Colum
One of Mr. Padgett's chief claims
to distinction is that he is a graduate
I of Erskine college? whic h 1H not so
very far away from Anderson. Upon
tho naval committee of the houe j will
devolve a great responsibility this
session, the responsibility of deciding
In part the policy cf this administra
tion in tho matter of building war
Bhips for defense. >i
Congressman PadK<tt. wo under
stand, is no "Jingo," but he believes
that we need more battleships, espe
cially as we have Insular possessions
which nre as susceptible to attack as
the Philippines. We believe that tito
United States should sell those isl
and:?, or swap them og for a bunch of
Hut, having them, we cannot afford
In the event of un international brawl
to have the Pacific Islands tuken
from us. In tho interest of peace, to
which the prt-ddent and his adminis
tration are pledged, we think that it
ls wise to build a sufficient number
of battleship:; to protect our coast
The life of a battleship in less than
IS years. What have become of the
Texas, the Oregon and the other great
f'onting forts that swept tho seas
rican ni the Spanish armada? All
t," 3 to the junk pile. And the great
battleship South Carnthla, so new sud
o beautiful but four jvars ato. ?s
fated to be obsolete and useless as
( nn aggressive flghtlgn machine in the
next ten years.
It requires about three years to
I complete a battleship. So tho out
! look is that if the Democrats do not
huild some battleships the country
will be without adequate coastal pro
' tectlon. And everybody knows that it
i I < tho rarest thing in the world that
the man or the nation that is prepared
has to fight, but the man who is never
ready gets more than ,he can handle.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
I The Associated Press is a great
news agency, and a great benefactor
to mankind. Thursday night, or
f rather Friday morning at 1:30 the
i steamer Monroe waa rammed some
distance out from Norfolk.
The news reached the office of The
( Anderson Intelligencer ovor our
?! speciui ieasod wire at 2:30 that n
?.teamer wea sending out the "S. O.
S." call of distress, and it was but
1 s short time afterwards that it was
1 learned that the Monroe and the Nan
tucket had collided. However, it was
not until about 4 o'clock that lt was
reported that the Monroe had sunk,
?nd even this was not authent'^atvd.
The Associated PresB did carry the
news of the disaster for the later edi
tions of the metropolitan papers.
The Dally Intelligencer carried as
much of a story as the lateness of the
, hour and the Indefiniteness of the
: details would permit. We think lt
was an achievement for the Asso
ciated Press to be able to get as much
' as it did of the story as quickly ss
lt did, and this paper waa the first in
South Carc'lna to announce the sink
ing of the Monroe.
We expect our news service to im
prove from now on?, and can promise
this to our readers: The Associated
Press has been sending the news all
right, and wo h av ci put In tho equip
ment to handle it. The Intelligencer
! will grow better day by day.
The enterprise of J. Homer Oulla
. - f this city in undertaking to publish
a monthly magazine devoted to the
upbuilding of the piedmont section U
vary commendable. Mr. Oulla ls a
printer who has made his own way in
. the world and today has one of thr
most extensive printing plants In ?he
I up country.
Uut he is ever restless, eVer reach
ing out. and it is 'his Intention to
print this magazine lust to show th?
world what Anderson can do.
Ti?e people of Anderson do not
realise Pic extent aad value to tin
' city of some of the smaller enter
prises here, and we use tho wore
"smaller" in ita relative sense, lr
i proportion to the greeter cotton mill
industry. We do not know what Mr
Ou?la's plans arc for editing this
magazine, but we do know that he har
a fine' opportunity-and we hope that
h? tri\\ ??ftt Upoll li.
After the death of Lieut Gen. Simon
Bolivar Buckner, doesn't that mske
Gen/EL M. Law the ranking living
I officer ot the Confederacy? Invite
kim to Anderson for the reunion.
i As to the disagreement in Colum
. ma, we should think that If Senator
, Christensen keeps his owe nose clean
> he should not be blamed for his an
Items of Interest and Personal 3
lens On tbe titra
When ashed by an Intelligencer re
porter yesterday as to what he
thought of tho selection of l'rof. W.
H. Hand fur the presidency of Ander
son college. Prof. E. C. McCanta, su
perintendent of the public schools oft
Anderson, said that be wan personally
very much gratified ?iver the selec tion
of Prof. Hand and that he wax well
pleased over Mr. Maud's acceptance.
He said that ho cashiered it a great
thing for the institution and that in
hin opinion no mun could have been,
found, bettor qualified to lill the place
with honor and dignity.
Magnolia Camp No. r.G of tho Wood
men of the World, ia now making
pr?paration? for tho unveiling of a
monument to the memory of lt. P.
KatiHom and also J. H. Casey, which
Mill take place ut Williainston on
Sunday afternoon at "t:'iO o'clock. Tho
Woodmen exercises In memory of de
ceased brothers aro most Impressive
i.nd deeply Interesting, therefore till
attendance at the service Sunday will
doubtless be lurg?'. A cordial Invita
tion has boen extended the Anderson
W. O. W. to be present.
Anderson had tho 'pleasure o? enter
ond left for Greenville after their vi*
the fact that Col. Joseph N. Brown has
< onatod five aerea of lund to the
North Anderson Development company
for the purpose of a park In that sec
tion of tho city. Those who aro inter
ested In North Anderson property say
that the park will bo a thing of beauty
when lt is completed and that lt will
v.iukc an ideal recreation place.
Robert Hill, a negro, was arraigned
hefore Magistrate Broadwell yester
day on a charge of stealing a watch.
He was given trial and the caso In
vestigated, the Magistrate deciding
?hat he was guilty. However In view
of the fact that all negroes are hope
?G??,y ov?rco??iK uj the o?ghl ui jew
elry, of any kind. Mt. Broadwell let
Uoboit off with a fine of $2">.
Mrs. Aug. Gentry has received a
eheck from Governor Blease for tho
?mm of $2.00, which the chief executive
rontribut?s to the repairing fund of
Ilethel church. The contribution was
tent hiin and tho Governor tcok occa
sion to say that tho demands in work
of this nature made upon him were au I
Jack Cantrell, of Spartanburg, is
spending a few Hayn in the city on
I. B. '-Magn?es, of Spartanburg,
better'known as "Dux," was in the
city yesterday for a few hours.
Joseph Lindsay, of Chester, is
spending a few days in tho city on
T. P. Washburn, a well-known Au
gusta man, is in Anderson for a few
D. W. Cochrane, of Greenville, wa^
smong the business visitors to ti J
Dr. L. G. Beau, of Greensboro, N.
C., was in the city yesterday, a guest
at the ('niquela Hotel.
C. A. Clinkscales, of Savannah
township, was among the business
visitors to tho city yesterday.
S. T, Cochrane, of Belton, was in
Anderson yesterday for a few hours.
C. B. Chamblce, of Savannah town
siph, was among the visitors to the
G. W. Hyatt, a well-known planter
of Hopewell, was in Anderson yes
W. P. Morrison, of Martin town
ship, was among the business visi
tors to the city yesterday.
Asa Hall. Sr., of Abbeville County,
was in Anderson yesterday for a few
E. C. Pittard of Charlotte. N. C.,
waa nmonjj the business visitors
the city yesterday..
T. C. Cromer, of Broadaway, was
in Anderson yesterday for a few
Mise Etoile Watson has returned
from LowndeBville where she was
.me of the attendants at the Harpcr
| Allen wedding.
? C. M. Watson of Centerville, was
imong the business visitors to the
Oscar Palmer, of Garvin township,
waa. in Anderson yesterday for a few
J. N. Msstera, of Va rennes town
>hip, was a business visitor to the
eitv yesterday .
P. Ussery, of V?rennos town
ship, spent yesterday in Anderson on
J. A. 'Harbin,, of Centerville, spent
% few hours in Uie city yesterday.
J. L. McGee, of Starr, was among
the business visitors to the city yes
5am Gillespie, a well-known far
mer of Pickens County, was in the
J. Carl Shirley and t>. Stephen
Shirley, of Long Branch, were in the
J. T, Mitford, r,f the I^ncr Branch
?oction, was a business visitor to the
William Dobbins and son, Trait, of
the Fork section were in the city
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Cromer and
little son, of the Fork section, were
shonping in Anderson yesterday.
I Miss Nettie McPhail, of the Hope
well section, was among the visitors
in Anderson yesterday.
Mr*, Lewis Cromer, of .the Fork
section, waa shopping In the city yes
I B. M. Castle? of Spartanburg, wat
fention Caught Orer tba Wire
ats of* Anderson?
heavy that ho could hardly contribute
any lurgt? amount to cue ?ingle cuuse
Anderson had thep leasure of enter
taining yesterday a number of the of
ici?is of the Piedmont & Northern line,
lt is said that their visit to this city
was of no especial significance, that
they were merely looking over their
lines und inspecting their varioiiH of
fices. Amone those composing the
party wore B. ThomaHon, general man
ager; C. H. Allen, general passenger
igent; C. H. Pettus, commercial ageut;
J. S. Cureton, agent nt Greenville, and
C. W. (Crosby, superintendent. The of
licials were traveling in a private car j
an dloft for Greenville after their visit
to Anderen was completed.
et, iS A shrdlu uni! do ra hat
played In Anderson this afternoon be
tween the Anderson High school and
the Bailey Military institute is being
anticipated with lively interest. Th?
(Jreenwo?d boyB won t'rom the local
aggregation In the first game played
and tito "home" boys say that the ca
dets are slated to bite the dust this
afternoon. Play'Will be tailed at 4
o'clock at the Central school.
Two now schools will shortly be
opened in Anderson, with a third in
course of construction. The Kennedy
pleted and will be occupied as soi
paney on Fob. 10, while the Glenn
street school has already been com
pleted and will (be occupied as saan
as the sewerage connections are made.
It is not probable that the Southside
school will ?be ready for occupancy
until thc next session opens in Sep
C. H. Pettus of Greenville, com
mercial agent of the G. S. & A rali
way, paid his first visit to Anderson
yesterday. Mr. Pottus said that he is
most favorably Impressed with the
splendid showing that this city is
making and that he is well pleased
with thc condition of thc local affairs
of his com j)a ny.
W. K. .Stringer, president of the
Peoples Bank of Belton, was In An
derson yerterday for a few hours. Mr.
Stringer said that business conditions
in Belton are growing better and bet
ter overy day and that prosperity is
hoing radiated on every side._
S YOU KNOW
? fr ? ? ri' " n I
in the city yesterday, stopping at
the Ohhjuola hotel.
T. H. White ot Chester, was amen/
the business visitors to Andcrsor
B. M.'tMc!?askill of Greenville, wat
in the city yesterday for a few hours'
IS. H* White of Due West, wa
among the South Carolinians regis
tered at the Chiquola hotel yester
day . t' ?
G. McCorkle and Lacy Moore, both
-of thc Southern Railway Company
were in Anderson yesterday 'n th
interest,of their road,
Mrs. Ralph Ramseur, Mrs. Jas. H.
Ramscur and Master richey Ramseur
of ?Central, are in the city, the guests
of Mrs. Horace J. McGoo on Calhoun
Mrs. B- G. Boyd has returned from
a delightful trip through the West
during \vhlch time she visited Lex
ington, Ky.. St. Louis, Mo., and other
'Messrs. E. L. Owens and W. G
Wilson of Pendleton, were in the
city yesterday for a few hours.
W. T./Morrlson of Mountain Creek
was among the visitors to Anderson
FurmAn Martin of the Hopewell
section, spent a fdw boura in the
city yesterday. " .
Capt- P. K. M'-CUMY. Jr., who hat
been in Columbia attending the meet
ing of the National Guard officer's, ls
expected tp return to the. city today
Mrs. Marry Ttley of Apex. N. C.
ts in th? city, the guest of her sister
Mfrs. T. S. Crayton.
HAS COME BACK
Old Bob Flt rsi m mons liiere With
Williamsport, Pa., Jan. 30.-Robert
Fitzaimmons, former heavy weight
champion, displayed much of hla old- -I
hime speed and ring generalrhip hera
tonight in a six round bout with
"Knockout" Sweeney ?of Cleveland.
It was his first contest since he re
tired from the ring and pugulistic
experts declared he had "come back."
Fitxsimrnona' blows were powerful
and while Sweeney remained in tho
ring for the- limit, he repeatedly waa i
knocked down and took the count efl
BIO, PEACH ORCHARD
Mr. E. F. Merrill, whs for a num-l
ber of years has had charge of Mr. j
R. B. Byers* orchard on Mauldin,
Mountain, has moved recently to
Picken* to take charge of a place
near Seneca church for Mr. J*. MeT?.;
Brui?. He will set out a large or
chard of* peach and other varieties
of fruit trees this spring. Mr. Mer
rel! is a* splendid horticulturist and
will, no doubt, make a success ox the
undertaking. Mr. H. W. Farr has
moved to. the Mauldin Mountain
A Good Letter From a Good Man
and one who is absolute authority on the subject of Life Insurance, lt is with greiH.pleasure
that we publish same herewith for'your consideration ani information.
Mr. T. O. Lawton, Manager,
Southeastern Life Insurance-Company,
Greenville, S. C.
Dear. Mr. Lawton:
lt is with considerable regret that I find myself unable to bc with you and your agents
at their meeting on the 22nd-23rd. It would have given me a rreat pleasure to be able to
look into your faces and tell you of the feelings of my heart and thoughts of my mind in re
gardl to the Southeastern Life Insurance Company at this time
Please say to your agents for me that their company has a remarkable record. Founded
without the expenditure of a single dollar for the promoter's profit ; without one penny of
surplus fpr working capital, nevertheless, in eight years it has established itself firmly, fi
nancially and strongly, not only in the hearts of its stockholders and policyholders, but in
the hearts of all patriotic South Carolinians. ,
In thc days of stress, when the temptation to hide if apparent weakness was strongest,
it dared to speak the whole truth; in the days of its prosperity, it will do no less, lt has a
clean past ,a well established present and God grant that it may have a brilliant future.
Occupying as I do a position of impartiality towards all companies licensed in this State
and, without any personal interest in any, 1 feel that I am saying what is only good for all
concerned when 1 say that the man who serves the Southeastern Life Insurance Company well,
serves not only South Car alina, but th enation at large; for I am convinced that the peace and
prosperity of our great nation is to be largely affected by the building up in each State of one
or more large life insurance companies. There has been no greater drain upon the re- ;.
sources of South Carolina since the war than the outflow of capital to insurance companies
of other sections. While it is perfectly proper for South Carolinians to give their service
to corporations of other states, nevertheless, it is prefectly true that a South Carolinian is a
traitor to his State, and to his section if, in serving the corporation of another state he seeks
to pull down the one within his own state. And I have this to say, to my great regret and to.-,
the shame of many South Carolinians serving other companies, the Southeastern Life has woo
its present position of permanent establishment despite the Siiee'a and slights of those who at
least could have said a kind word in its behalf. But, as a South Carolinian, speaking to South
Carolinians, I feel that I can say that it is our part to rise above such things and, speak
ing to those who are serving the Southeastern, I would say that they are licensed to serve
the Southeastern, and not to speak disparagingly of any other company licensed in this State.
Go f jrward with light hearts and confident minds, arid may the future be brighter and
McM-E (Signed) F. H. McMaster,
The Southeastern Life Insurance Company is the only Ojd Line Legal Reserve Life Insur
ance Company organized and operated in this state. With the record that this company ' is
making, in view of the fact that we keep every cent of your money right here at home,
we ask for a liberal share of your business in the future; and we want to thank you for the good
business that you have given us in the past.
Southeastern Life Insurance Company
Horace J. McGee, General Agent,
Anderson,' S. C
George W. Speer, Special Agent,
Anderson, S. C
lc ? rmIs umnrinr
IN TOTAL OF TAX
City Assessors Are Hard av1 Work
on the Ta* Books of City
The fact that the city tax asses
sors shotf on their hook3 for the let
ter "A" alone an increase of 880,000
over the rate formerly shown would
seem to indicate that some tremen
dous changos are being made by the
board at this session but such is not
The city hoard for Anderson ss
composed of S. D. Brownlee,. J. H.
Craig' and W- W. Robinson and in
accordance with the law they are
now going over the tax list aa is re
quired ir every fo^ajgyears. This
being the fourth year the board has
begun the work and is now engaged
in completing it as rapidly as pos
Members of the board stated to a
reporter of The Intelligencer yester
day that the explanation of the .in
crease in the first letter of the al
phabet was due to the fact that th?
State board during- its session last
summer raised a number of the cot
ton milla and oil mills of Anderson
and since most of them begin with
the first letter of' the alphabet the
increase is due t othe fact and not
to any action taken by the city board.
The work waa begun on January
21 and will be completed by ..feb.
12, according to the statement of a
member of the board yesterday.
This member said - that they were
making every possible effort to equa
lise matters rather than to make any
decided change and that for the
most part there would be little diff
erence in the totals, since they are
raising some and lowering others.
TITO BIG JOBS.
Interstate Ceauneree Commissioner
Have Beea Kened.
Washington, J aa. 30.-Winthrop
?.?uui-e Daniels, of Princeton, N. J.,
chairman of the New Jersey puhik
utilities' commission? and Henry Cl nj
Hall of Colorado Springs, president ol
the Colorado Bar Association, proba
bly will be named as members of th?
interstate commerce commission to
morrow.iby Pr?sidant Wilson, Th?
senators - from New Jersey and Colo
Tadd were consulted -about their ap
polntments late toda?.
?01,LtGB BILI, KII.LKB. ,, - ?
Coluntbla, S. C., Jan. 30.-^hia*feA*
ate killed a bill of Senator Banka
providing free tuition for all stu
dents at Clemson College. Senatoi
Johnstone, of Newberry, and a trus
tee ot the college, made a vigorous!
speech against the bill, which wai
killed by a vote of Si to 8.
How About a Good
Mule? \ I Ul I
When we say good, we mean G-O-O-D. If
you do not believe this COME AROUND
and we will SHOW YOU THE GOODS,
and at the RIGHT PRICES. We can sell
you just as cheap as any one, and if you give
us a trial we will prove this assertion.
WlTbo NOT SELL CROOKS, when we
get hold of one, we load it on the Cars and
ship it away and out of the country.
We guarantee everything that we sell to be
as represented. . \#S-I : ? i
Arr ? * * ?Tr? A **w npnr? , ? . _ ? _.?? _
TT Ci nAVE. ?A DU i su\ un me i nar KC i au tue
time who shipped us a load to-day which is
the best shown on the market this season.
We have Mules weighing from 1000 to
1200 pounds including several well match
ed pairs, mostly maares. GOOD SMOOTH
STUFF with lots of quality and finish.
Come around and give us a look before
buying, YOU MU ST.GET YOUR MON
EY'S WORTH. .
PRICES AND TERMS ALWAYS RIGHT
Yours for Fair Dealing,
The Fretwell Co.
Call and examine our line
Cox Stationery Company