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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 120 Weekly, Established 1SC0; Dally, Jan. 13, 1914. ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS
$5.00 PER ANNUM
WOMAN CLAIMING SHE KILL
ED SISTER CAN'T BE
Of New Orleans Police Has
Failed to Uncover Any Trace
_ I?, r
(Dy Associated Press.)
Atlanta, July 9.-Mystery tonight
still surrounded the sending of a let
ter herc from Sun Francisco, signed
wit li thc name of Mrs. Eloise Nelms
Dennis, which said that she had killed
her sister in New Orleans and was
preparing to murder her brother,
Marshall Nelms, in San Francisco.
investigation by the police authori
ties in New Orleans has failed to re
veal any trace of the alleged crime.
Neither ls there any clue to the where
abouts of Mrs. Dennis, who supposedly
was in San Francisco when thc let
ter was received by her mother, Mrs.
John \V. Nelms was writton.
Mrs. Nelms said tonight the letter
WUB in the handwriting of her daugh
ter. She expressed the belief that it
had not been written voluntarily,
however, and that her daughter bad
been forced by other persona for some
unknown reason to send the letter.
Mrs. Dennis left here on June 10
for San Antonio, Texas. She stopped
in New Orleans and was joined there
on June 13 by her sister. Beutrice
Nelms, who had not been able to leave
here at the time Mrs. Dennis left. On
the following day, it was learned to
night, Mrs. Dennis cashed a drai't for
$1.600 at a New Orleans nank.
It was explained tonight by Mrs.
Nelms that the money was for the pur
pose of finally closing up some in
vestments Mrs. Dennis had been mak
ing in Mexico. A telegram received
from''the-?two-'daughters at New Or
leans on June 14 said they were leav
ing for Houston; Texas, on their jour
ney to Ban Antonio to close up the
A week later Mrs Nelms received
another telegram from Houston, sign
ed "E and B," which stated that they
planned to stay in Houston a few
days longer. Mrs. Nelms explained
that the initials stand for "Eloise and
Beatrice," her daughters' Christian
names. The last telegram received
from the two young women was on
June 28. It was dated in New Or
leans and signed by both. It read:
"Back in New Orleans. Am going
No further information as to the
whereabouts of the two young women
was received until Mrs. Nelms re
ceived the letter Tuesday, which was
postmarked San. Francisco and which
purported to tell of the killing of one
of her daughters.
In a telegram late today to his
mother, Marshall Nelms, said that he
was making every effort to locate
Mrs. Dennis was granted a divorce
from her husband several months ago
In Reno, Nevada, where she establish
ed a rcsidnce. Her family is wealthy.
San Francisco, July 9.-With the
police trying to find Mrs. Eloise Den
nis, supposed to be in San Francisco
on a murder hunt for her brother,
Marshall Nelms, the brother prepared
tonight to flee to his mother in At
lanta. Although San Francisco dele
gates gave little credence to the tele
gram Chief Beavers, of Atlanta, say
ing that Mrs. Dennis was here to mur
der h9r brother, they %earcehd every
rooming house and hotel in the city
for the woman.
A telegram received today from
James W. Reynolds, chief of police
of New Orleans, denied that Mrs. Den
nis had killed h?- sister, Beatrice, in
New Orleans, ut...lng that the records
of the New Orleans coroner showed
no such death. Mrs. Dennis' mother
told the Atlanta police that ) her
daughter had written from' San Fran
cisco that she had killed Beatrice in
New Orleans- and then was in San
Francisco seeking her brother.
Nelms was much agitated by the
Atlanta telegram. "I wired my mother
last night that I was not going home,"
sahl Nelms, "but have . changed my
LOOKS LIKE TEDDY
Oystor Bay, July 9.-Colonel Roose
velt may be forced to accept the Pro
gressive nomination for govenor of
New York, it was said tonight, to
prevent William Sulzer, deposed gov
ernor, from capturing it.
Investigations by Progressive lead
ers have shown,.according to the.men
prominent th the patty that tho for
mer governor had a degree of strength
which had surprised them.
Mr: Sulzer, although not a member
of the Progressive party, was elected
to the Assembly on the Progressive
ticket after being impeached as gov
MAKE BIG HAUL
Hold Up the "Katy Flyer" at
(Hy Associated Press)
St. Louis, .July 9.-Tin- .Missouri,
Kansas and Texas "Katy Flyer" was
held up by truin robbers and thc safe
dynamited at Matson. Mo;, forty miles
southwest of here, according lo a re
pon which reached the St. Louis po
lice late tonight.
A telephone message to the chief of
police here from thc sheriff of St.
Charles county said two men held up
the train, cut loose thc express and
baggage cart-, took them down the
track several hundred yards und dy
namited thc express car safe. How
much the in'eu ubtuined was not men
Sheriff Diorite and a posse boarded
a special train to go to lite scene of
thc robbery Bloodhounds had been
obtained from Murtknrvllle, Mo. '
The li?st iv#;ort o? t'.e holdup was
sent io railroad officials ai St Charles
by the telegrapher at Matson. He de
flated the bandits boarded ?tain Mo! 5
while lt was Inking coal at Matson.
Thc bandit--, ho .Mild, compelled tue
enpineer und llrenv.-n to detach the
baggage and exprers cars from the
tram and run thom almost a mile up
Washington, July 9.-Conferences
are progressing between Secretary
Bryan and Viscount Chinda, the Japa
nese ambassador, Ijgarding proposed
new immigration legislation on whit .
Representative Raker of California,
is working to meet objection that the
Raker and other pending bills discri
minate against the Japanese.
The Raker bill would exclude all
Asiatic laborers, and an effort ls be
ing made to have lt amended so as to
exempt laborer? whose Immigration
, Into the United States "Is regulated by
existing agreements as to passports.
Landon. July 9.- The French steam
er Virginia sighted today 200 miles
..- 'rf* ?Ht o: Broadh?ad in tow ot the
l*.? ;. trei?h er E -ula ?
The Virginia tailed I rom-New York
June 27 for Havre. The steamer .us
ually "carries a miall number of pas-'
seagers. The Etonian sailed from
Antwerp July 4 for New York.
' " . ' ?. ?.?!.. ?.).-Miss Mary
Smith, of Now Orleans?, a cousin of
President Wilton, was operated upon
forappendicitis last night at the naval
hospital herc by Dr. Cary T. Grayson,
thc president's naval aldo and phy
sician. Miss Smith has been staying
at the white house. It was said to
day that her condition was improved.
BATTLE FOR FREEDOM
OF MRS. GAflMAN BEGUN
Attorney for Defense Attacks Tes
timony of Golder and E.
(By Associated Press.)
Mine?la, N. V,. July fl.-The battle
to freo Mrs. Florence Conklln Carman,
a prisoner in the Nassau county Jail
herc ncemo-l rf thc nsu'der ^t* Vrs.
Louis Balley, was started tooay by
Ceorge Levy, her attorney. Levy be
gan by Informing District Attorney
Smith that he had an affidavit from
George in which he repudiated a part
of his testimony at the Inquest. Then
he attacked Elwood T. Bardes, the ln
Ftirance agent, whose story of seeing
outside Dr. Carman's office window a
tall woman dressed in a dark skirt
and a white shirt waist, was directly
responsible for Mrs. Carman's arrest
Both these efforts were anticipated
hy the district attorney, who tonight
issued the following statement:
"I heard the story of Colder before
he appeared on the witnoss, stand. He
told me the same Btory he told at the
inquest which was that when he call
cd~ at the Carman homo the night of
the murder he saw a woman dressed
in white bitting on the porch and that
he later saw this same woman In Dr.
Carman's offley He told ho was sure
ho knew Mrs.' Carman when ho saw
"I told Golder he was mistaken. I
knew he waa then and I know he ls
now. It waB Mrs. Powell, Mrs. ('ar
man's sister, who was on the porch
and In th? office.
"AB for Bardes, his story stands up
well. I -believe? he ls telling the
Mrs. Carman broke down today. The
Jail physician prescribed a nerve seda
tive and by the ttme her husband ar
rived to assist the physician sho was
calm once more.
The grand jury after meeting today
ad pour ned until Tuesday In order to
give the district attorney more time
(Continued On Page Four.)
UNFAVORABLE TO JONES
AND WARBURG FOR
TEST OF STRENGTH
Wil! Come Monday When New
P-sohition Will Be Voted
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, July 9,-E. ii. Hoyle,
president of the National Association
of Banu Commissioners und thirty
five other State hank commisrloners,
conferred with President Wilron and
later with Secretary McAdoo ami
Comptroller Williams at the treasury,
to discuss the new Federal reserve
han I.s. Necessity for legislation in
many states that state hunks may he
come m.'ljers of Federal system was
The adminitratlon met defeat to
day in the lust stage c. ita fight to
have tin.- Senate confirm the nomina
tion:; of Thomas D. Jones. Chicago,
and Paul M. Warhurg. New York, as
members of thc Federal reserve board.
The banking and currency commit
tee voted 7 to 4 to report unfavorably
thu nomination of Mr. Jones and post
poned indefinitely further considera
tion of the nomination of .Mr. War
Wurburg .Must Act.
Thc Jenes report will he submitted
early next week and debate over his
confirmation will bo resumed on the
floor of the Senate in executive ses
sion. The committee will take no fur.-,
thor action on the Warburg appoint-"
mont tiniest the Now York banker de
cides to accept the committee's inves
tigation to submit lo questioning. The
next move, according to committee]
members, must come from Mr.. War
Thc committee's action was taken
in fho face of tho president's deter
mined effort to have the appointment;;
approved. In his conference with the
newspaper men today. Ute. President
mude-lt-cloar that he would keep up
Senator Lewis, of Illinois--, is con
ducting tho fight for Jouer* confirma
tion. It waa understood that he now.
count? on a majority of two to put
thc nomination through, hut half a
dozen Senators might delay confirma
tion for many weeks if not defeat it
entirely. A real campaign to put the
Jones nomination through might pos
sibly cauro the Senate to abandon Its
work on anti-trust legislation.
Opposition to Jones was based on
the fact that he ls director of the In
ternational Harvester Company, now
being sued under thu Sherman anti
trust act. Senators Lee of Maryland;
Holl?n. Ponirene and Shafroth, all
Democrats, voted for favorable report
on this nomination. while Senator
Hitchcock and Senator Reed, Demo
crats and Bristow. Nelson, Crawford,
Weeks and McLean, Republicans, vot
ed for an unfavorable report. There
was Ht Ho criticism of Mr. Jones other
than that he WUK a director of the
Will Know Monday.
Objections to Mr. Warburg, so far as
is based on thc fact that ho has refus
ed the committee's request to appear
and rubmlt to questions about his
business collections. Committee mem
bers hold that unless the Senate has
an opportunity to gain necessary in
formation about nominees it hardly
can be expected to make confirma
The first test of strength on the
Warburg nomination may come Mon
ilay when a resolution will he report
o'd from the Senate rules committee
Increasing the- membership of the
banking committee. This resolu
tion's appearance may lead to debate
which will dlrclorc some of the feel
ing in the Senate toward thc nomina
UMPIRE FORFEITED (?AME
l'a il ti re to. Rave S u hst itu1 c Catcher |
Cave Came to Indianapolis.
Indianapolis. July 9.-Umpire John
stone forfeited today's AmcTican Asso
ciation gnme to Indianapolis when, af-1
ter he had put Catcher Janies out of'
the gatun in tho sixth inning the St.
Paul club had no catcher with whom
to continue playing. James was or
dered from the game because he had
taken exception to decisions on balls
ind strikes. Substitute Catcher denn
was allowed- to go home today on ac
count of' illness and Manager Oriel
clatmed no one else coul dplay the po
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o night front tin- n.n.11 wireless o
o station nt Arlington, Va* stat- o
o lng tin- steamer, Atlantic City o
(? nus in distress three miles lo o
o northeast of Uuructmt Light hu- o
1 o oj ?tiiil in need ol' ussistumv. o
jo Thc message tva* addressed o
?o to thc reveune cutler, (luanda- o
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?o Thc revenar- culler (hienda, o
o ga late tonight slut lcd lo the o
o assistance of the st en mer, At? ?.
?o Lilllie City, reported in dis- o
'o (ress off llamar .J , The (limn- <i
o daga was cm-oat <. down Hie hay <i
?ii from Baltimore when she re- ci
jo rei?ed word to go ttl the assis- <i
j o (alice of the Atlantic Cit). <i
jo Ctiptaln McMiillcu valli Moimi u
?> Kuiniui, (he great volcano on o
o (he main iuffd across ShelikolY ti
lo Strait from .Aotiiiik I-land, ls ?
?o throwing out sreal volumes of <
o sulphur laden [smoke. Thc sea, <
o he sahl, waa discolored '?J ?ul- ?
o plier dust and pumice tor itu) ii
o miles. o
o Mount Shislutldiii and Mount o
'o l'a ?. lot, thc must uri i ve volcan- o
o oe- ?n (he AH-tit In n Islands, o
lo were smoking'when thc IMrigu o
jo passed them. ; o
o Captuin McMullcn reported o
jo thal natives ulong the Alask ?.
o peninsula sahl I he volcanic dust o
?o hurled Into thc air last mon I li o
?> were caused hy eruptions und i
!o not hy old .deposits nf ash stir- o
o red up hy a windstorm us prc- <
o t iou sly reported hy passing ii
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BY NATIONAL EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION TO FULL
Wore Broad Smiles and Say
They Got Every thin R They
(By Associated Pi ese.)
St. Paul, Minn., July 9.-Women's
rights were recognized today to the
!ullest extent hy thc National Associ
ation, which passed resolutions endor
sing womat: san rage ami email pay
for tcachbi e. regardless of sex, and
allotted live of Its ten vice pres!
idencles to women.
Thc delegation of activo suffragists
lieft the hall with broad smiles.
"We were given everything we usk
ed," they said.
Without a dissenting vote. Dr. Da
vid Starr Jordan, of Leland-Stanford.
was elected president of Hie associ
ation. South Carolina members, who
were ?.clive in behalf of Dr. D. ?
Johny on were flrst to present Dr.
Jordon's name. Dr. joh rn; on with
drew two days ago.
Oakland, California, was chosen as
the 1915 meeting place.
Resolutions adopted, today endefr
sed pensions for teacherp, increased
salaries, vacations to permit teachers
to travel, simplified spelling, interna
tional peace, physical' . Inspection of
children and cooperation bf parents
in teaching hygiene. President Wil
son's attitude in the Mexican situ
ation was indorsed.
The convention will adjourn tumor
row night. /
Only one incident marred the har
mony of today's meeting. When W
O. Thompson, Ohio State University
chairman ot the resolution commit
tee, had finished reading the report
pertaining to women's auffrage, W
N. Sheets, ot Florida, leaped to his
"I want to know what the commit
tee means by political equality of the
sexes," he shouted.
"Any man who does not know what
political equality means I? in th?
kindergarten or American politics,'
retorted Thompson with heat.
"As a representative of the South
I cannot but present the protests of
two thirds of the Southern women
against women's r.:ffrage," persisteil
Sheets. His last words died amidst
a storm of laughter and loud applause
greeted the passage of the resolu
The clause in tho resolution deal
ing with suffrage read:
'??The association regirds efficiency
abd merit rather .than sex, as the
principle on which appointments and
i elections should be made and there
fore declares itself in favor of thc po
litical equality of the sexes, and equal
protection for equal service."
Characterising the Carnegie and
the Rockefeller foundations as agen
cies menacing true academic free
dom and tending to deaft thc primary
purposes of democracy. In schools, the
normal school department unani
mously adopted a resolution ensuring
J. W. Brlster, Tennessee, an i R. C.
Stearns, Virginia, were clotted vice
DREW MOST APPLAUSE YES
TERDAY AT MEETING IN
SMITH IS FAVORITE
Was Loudly Applauded During
Speech and Whenever Gov
ernor Was Mentioned
(Special tu Tim Intelligencer.)
lexington, July 9.-Spirited attucks
lipon Opponent? hy candidates for
lieutenant governor indicated at the
opening of the campaign meeting here
today tit?: the bitterness chu met <>r li
ing tho mooting:! at Camden ami Co
lumbia would mark Hie campaign'
nif ting here i ir candidates for
stale olllces. only lo IIKVO the ?lusting
later becuna probably tho most un-,
eventful of the !".ght. Peace and har*-;
mony among .the candid iles, an.: the]
absolute luck of demonstrativeness of j
tho si\ hundred voters was evident af
tar the candidates for lleutenuut gov
A lousing rerej lion wes given
Krank W. Shealey uf Lexington, candi
date for railroad commissioner, when
be briefly asked n respectful bearing
for thc candidate?.
Various charges were directed to
Andrew J. Pct hen by bis opponents in
Hie race for lieutenant governor. H.
Frank Kelley asserted that Dciliea ls
"attempting to get lu office oh former
Governor Martin F Ansel's coat tail,"'
while William M. Hamer, also directed
a stinging attack at him. Humer
rbarged that J. A. Hunter, an oppon
ent. b> 'Tunning on a woman's coat,"
probably referring to the part Hunter
had in "thc vindica*ion of Hr. Eleanor
.lohn (?. Richard's declaration that
Hovei nor liions would be elected to
I hq United States senato drew loud
cries 'dj:, purrah,, for Smithi" B?lph
nrds as^ortee1 that he "is the worst
hounded man in the state with one
Charles Carroll Simms explained
Ilia love for the 'poor man" and
;'harleH A. Smith made a piou for edu.
rational advancement, law enforce
ment at'd ?conomies in the state gov
ernment. Mendel H. Smith described
(lie gi eater advantages of a local op
tion compulsory education law as
trom pured v.itli a state wide law.
Compulsory education was bitterly
apposed by Lowndes .1. Browning,
Abo declared "1 re;ent the Insinua
tion ibm Um white women of this
Uute do not desire to givo their chll
lren an education."
.lohn G. Clinkscalcs declined to
lirectly answer (pieries of his oppon
ents for governor for information
rotative the source or fund- for the
iperation of a stale wide compulsory
?ducutlon law, sta??g that the gov
ernor is '.not citied upon officially for
mch suggestions," though ito lias "the
.ight to recommend l?gislation."
Describing the necessity uf edu
cational advancement F.obt. A. Cooper
ipiritedly asserted that "the heaviest
ax the farmer pays ls tho tax on ig
lornnee." Tie manner In which Hie
?.otlon mill presidents "swindle' the'
ho farmers hy reducing the price ot
.otton by allot lim the producing tcr
itory to respective huyera was de
?cribed at length by William C. Irby.
Numerous questions f.eeking infor
mation as to how a state wide com
lulsory education law could bc en
orci'd were directed lo Cllnkscales by
tlclmrd I. Manning. He advocates
he loeirl option form of compulsory
Xew Explosive Successful.
Norfalk, Va., July ??.-A heavy steel
allison modeled after the new drend
I aim ht Pennsylvania and used as a
arget here, today was so badly dani
ged by a now navy shell during a 'cst
hat it was taken to dry dock. Thc
lew explosive is closely guarded by
be navy and details of tho test prob
bly never will be made public.
Butes Too High.
Washington. July tl. -Rates on pig
ron from Virginia furnaces to desti
nations in the New England and mld
llc Atlantic states were held unrea
onable today by the interstate com
merce commission, lt was ordered
hat the rate per ton should not ex
eed |3.35 to Baltimore; *2.7", to Phll
delphlu: $?, to New York and %'4.'?'t
o Bofet?n. 4
BE8TBUCTIVE FIRE o
i Quebec". July 9.-Fire today o
i destroyed Dufferin Terrace, o
. Quebec's famous thoroughfare o
i overlooking the St. Lawrence o
i river. Many cottages on the o
? cliff above the terrace were o
> burned. No estimate of the o
i damage was announced to- o
. night. o
j WITH HEAVY LOSS
Constitutionalist Forces Win a
Great Victory-Take 5,000
(Hy Associated ['ress.)
Sall [Ito. Mexico. July !?.-General
Cu rm ?zu was officially advised late
today <>i the tall of Guadalajara before
th? constitutionalist forces I oday at
noon. 'I'lie dews was recel veil willi
til' utmost elation at constitutionalist
headquarters, where is was rec"riled
i as preliminary tn the occupation of
Mexico City itself
General Alvern Obrcgon. constitu
tional 1st commander in his dispatch
to General Carranza, reported that the
federals had been completely routed
and thal IK.* was in control of the en
tire city, including th? fed.-ral palace.
Five thousand federals had been I abeu
I prisoners, according to Ohregon's re
port and the retreat toward Mexico
! City of those who escaped bad been
j cm off by troop:-, of the command
I of General Illanco, del ou red from
i Ameca to destroy the federal lines
j of communication. Much ammunition
and arms and supplies was captrucd.
The federals were reported scat
! tered in nil directions and great pun
I ishmcnt inflicted on them lu retreat
but no figures of losses on either side
The line of combat, lt ls stated, ex-!
tended over fifi y five miles with Gen
eral Illanco in command of Obregon's
advance guard. General Obregon per
sonally led the main attack.
For several days the constitutional
ists hammered the Guadalajara garri
son which came out from its defense
In the effort to scatter the beselgers.
After a disastrous conflict Tuesday
In which the federals lost ten troop
trains and more than GOO prisoners
they retrentd, leaving an unobstructed
road to the seeoTm- largest city of
Mexico, which offered little resistance
when the constitutionalist appeared.
Douglas, Ariz., July U -Telegraph
ing from the governor's palace In the
city of Guadalajara, General Alvaro
(Continued On l'age Four.)
BANKERN INVITE PRESIDENT
To. Attend. Annual ^nrejvilon fa
" Richmond Mutter Cnder . Consid
Washington, July !>.-A delegation
of Virginia bankers, accompanied by
Senators Marlin and Swanson and
John Skelton Williams, comptroller
of the currency, today asked Presi
dent Wilson to attend the annual con
vention of the American Hankers' As
sociation in Richmond, October 14.
and 15. The president promised to
consider the invitation.
Bi JOHNSON GUILTY
OF HUSBANDS MURDER
Describes Killing and Tells Why
She Committed Crime In
(By Associated Press)
Haleigh, N. C., July 9.--M?TS. Joseph
Johnson, of Martin county, who was
nrrcsted Tuesday on the charge of
killing ber husband hist Saturday
night, while Hie two and their bu hy
were driving to rhiirch near tboi'r
linnie, thia afternoon confessed to hav
ing shot and killed Imr husband. The
confession was made in tho presence
of a newspaper correspondent and
Sheriff J. C. Crawford.
"I ant going to tel, the whole Irnth
abom the matter." see said. "I killed
my husband bee.i??.-? ! ?. '.:.('. tiv.de my
life unbearable for nm by constantly
accusing me of infidelity.
"Saturday afternoon I looked Into
one of Hie drawers of bi: bureau and
found a pistol there. Later lie said be
was .volng lo take me to church and
tobi me to get ready. I wrapped the
pistol np in a shawl which was around
my baby. As soon ns we left home
be started talking about me. I stood
lt until I thought i bad nther be demi
than alive like I was doing. My hus
band was slightly stoop shouldered
and was leaning forward in the buggy.
1 held my baby in my left arm. un
wrapped the pistol with my righi hand
held it clofo to the side of his bead
and pulled the trlgRer. He fell to the
road and the horse started running,
lt being stopped ut the church wliere I
stated that someone had shot my hus
In the course of her confession. Mrs.
Johnson said she bad parted from her
husband three time.- and gone to live
with ber mother. After ?ach separa
tion, she said, her husband came to
her and persuaded her to go hack
with bim. Several times lately he
has sahl Hint he would kill mee thu
llrtt time he saw mo with any other
man oilier than himself, t was afraid
he would carry this threat Into exe
Mi's. Johnson stated in her confes
sion thai her husband's charges of in
fidelity were baseless.
VISITORS OVER THE STATE
"THE PRESS GANG"
Editors from Over South Caro
Tho members of the press associa
tion of Soot li Carol inn concluded
their annual outing with a visit to
Anderson yesterday. Quite a number
of the members had been called homo
on account of business and for other
reasons and some of the "headliners"
were missed. among theil i'rciit. E. H.
DeCamp, who had to catch a train to
get to Denver, Col., in time for tho
meeting of the grand lodge of Elka.
It was planued to take a ride over
the entire system of the Piedmont and
Northern, and a special train had been'
provided for that purpose, but it was
decided to cut out the trip to Spar
tunburg on account of the storm of
the night before having dama^id tho
power plant at Spartanburg. In con
sequence, the party arrived In An
derson somewhat earlier than had
been expected. In order to create no
confusion among the generous auto
mobile owners of Anderson who had
planned a trip a little later In the day
for the visitors, thu train stopped at
In accordance with the invitation
of Dr. Jas. P. Klourd, president of
the institution, the entire college
plant was thrown open *o tho visitors.
After they had been r?ceivod by tho
ladies of the Civic Association and the
College Association commute, acting
with the trustees and their wives, tho
visitors inspected the beautiful plant
und expressed great surprise at the
j completeness and substantiability of
Auder mm college. On ' account of the
I heat, it was decided to have tho plcujOf '
; dinner uer ved.in. tba .dining room and
I then nive, the'ride" ov^jp^^ .?ity, but
even these plann for seeing Anderson,
were spoiled by the sudden storm
which came up.
. The dainty r> t'eshraontB served by
thc civic. . Hsoc lat lon were greatly en
joyed by the visitors after their long
ride on the cars and just about this
time the storm came up, and to pass
away tho time an informal program
of short talks was made the special
order. William Banks, acting for Mr.
Decamp us president of the associa
tion, called upon several visitors and
home people for short apeecehs. May
or-elect Godfrey and W. W. Smoak
gracefully, welcomed thc visitors on
behalf of the city and on behalf of the?
newspapers of thc city, und Dr. Jas.
P. Kinard welcomed tho guests to tho
college and told them briefly of tho
objects and alms of Anderson col
"Thc Anderson Spirit. "
The response to tho address of
welcome was ni de by Rion Me Kis
sie!;, formerly -auditor of the Richmond
Tinies-Dlspatch of Richmond, V., and
now a prominent writer and lawyer
of this state. Mr. McKisslck spoke of
the profound impression mado upon
the visitors by the Anderson spirit as
exhibited in tho beautiful college
equipment and in the ideals of the
college aB outlined by Dr. Kinard. He
declared thc need of such splendid
institutions und stated that lt ls tho
duty of thc press to assist in
keeping up the standards of educa
tion. He declared his hope and be
lief that in years to come Anderson
college will become tho Wellsley or
the Smith of thc south. He paid a
glowing compliment to thc city of
Anderson and to her splendid people.
Geo. W. Brimson, editor of tho
Greenville Daily News, who has given
so much pleasure to tho visitors at
Chick Springs, as vice president ot
the association, thanked tho officials
of thc Piedmont and Northern for
their generosity in furnishing the
press association with this beautiful
special train and for their individual
attention to tho comfort of their,
Among the visitors were E. Thoma
son. general manager, C. S. Allen, re
cently promoted to traffic manager
and Supt. Crosby. Tho latter was
personally in charge of operating the
train, and made the trip a pleasant
one. The train was mado up of a
regular coach and one ot the hand
some new steel "trailers." Mr. Bruin
son referred to splendid achievement
of this road and complimented tho
men who with their brain had utilized
thc forces of nature and had the tour-,
age to spend their money to make
this road possible and a success. The
association warmly, applauded ht A
statements with ref crace to tho CO-jfrt
pany. . J
A visitor From Charleston.
. W. H. Coggsweii ot Char!dston, ono
of tho representative printers of tho
state, expressed his gratification upon
being able to visit Anderson. He de
clared that thc new Chick Springs ho
tel and the Anderson college plant
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lina Much Impressed With