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Washington, Sept. 10.-Forecast:'
Sooth Carolina-Fair and somewhat I
warmer Friday; Saturday cloudy.
Belton li well boosted, and well ll
The great white way and the great
The dogs of war should be hoarse j
from so much barking.
Not even our argus-eyed police oftl-1
cars can -?atch* Sherlock.
, Some ex-notary publics now feel
that they may comte back.
, The Pee Dee country got nearly I
$2,000,000 CASH out of tobacco this ?
There''; nothing in a name. York
county baa a legislator whose name
It used to be the decent thing for
a defeated candidate to congratulate
The governor called the legislature
to meet a month hence. War may be
over by that time.
"Cotton la Kins", but like some Eu
ropean kings it will have to become j
.Gee, how the candidate for county
office two years hence are beginning
to feel around already.
That old game of "deadening tim
ber" for friends in the campaign will
take a recess for two years.
"Austria will ana for peace," says
a news story. Sakes alive, can't they '
get peace without suing for it?
i i o ?
It is to be hoped that when a nation j
saes tor peace that the court will not |
take forever to hand down a decision.
Five thousand dollars put Into cir
culation in Columbia on cotton. Wei
need something like that In Anderson, j
There were 1.975 votes cast in thal
second primary In the city ot Ander
son and adjacent mill villages. Some)
Wo have heard of a lot of splendid
crops betwen Westminster and Wal
halla, reputed to be about the best in
We tmst that this new legislative
delegation will put through a bill for
a commission form of government for j
Also, Mr. Cherry goes to the legis
lature from York county. He got nj
good vote at Clover, Fodder, and oth
er points, no doubt.
If "Marse Robert" Lee had hod os
many asen st Richmond os boa been
captured in one battle In Europe, the
War ot Secession might be fi progress
,Chicco'e ward in Charleston gave
Mr. Manning's opponent a majority of j
ISO. Yet Blease In his "fran aong"
allegad that Mr. Mauling waa sup-]
ported by the lawt-sss element.
Just a month to a day from election j
to eirena day. Campaign (Grape I
Juice* will have a fitting Substitute,
?hxtost time to change when the
, weather man says "Fair and Warmer"
THE PUBLIC LI II ti A KY
Wc <lo not approve of tho tone of
tho letter of Mr. Broyles. Anderson
ts not nearly the uncouth place that
ho Imagines. Tho editor of th's pa
per lia? about us wide and as inti
mate an acquaintance of the ?tate as
has our correspondent, and wo wish
to give testimony to the effect thnt An
derson hos about as much real refine
ment and literary culture as any ether
city in the state. There is a lot of ve
neer and superficiality sometimes that
is taken for culture, but Anderson bus
the substantial kind.
We agree with Mr. Broyles that the
public library must be maintained,
but we are not uuick to criticise the
city council until all of the facts are
known. These gentlemen have some
serious problems to puzzle over and
until they show an unwillingness to
consult with and to defer to the think
ing people, we are not ready to con
demn ?heir action. It may be that
thc council would like to have some
representation in the matter of pur
chasing reading matter.
We understand tna? the library as
sociation officially, the Civic associa
tion and other organizations will ap
peal to council to recon?inT its ac
tion. We feel sure that council will
hear the petitioners and will do what
Anderson is essentially a city jf
homes and of homo life, and on the
book shelves in the homes of this city
will be found tho answer to Mr. Broy
les' letter. But it is true that we
need a public library for those who
cannot buy books. The public library
should be a place of community inter
> COTTON FOR PREMIUMS
A matter which hos been puzzling
a number of people ls the legality of
accepting cotton yarn in payment of
life insurance. There Is said to be
state law against accepting anything
except legal tender in payment of In
surance, and Fred, W. Felkel, general
agent of the Atlantic Life Insurance
Company, has made inquiry of the
state insurance commissioner, F. H.
Mc Linster, who has replied as follows:
"? Bee no reason why the insurance
Companies and agents should not ac
cept cotton on a ten per cent basis in
payment of premiums on insurance.
"There ls good reason to believe
that cotton will probably bo worth
moro than that, especially if the crop
of next year can be reduced In size as
compared with the past production. At
any rate the exigencies of the case
and the general methods of doing bus
iness of today seem, to warrant me In
saying that there ir. no violation of the
law in agents and Insurance compa
nies accepting tho cotton on a tes
per cent basis for payment of pre
ThiB may be of great help to the
people of the state, for Insurance ls on?
form ot investment that should not be
allowed to etop, and the man who
cannot pay his premiums Is Indeed
the creature of misfortune.
The general agents and local ' ag*
tata who are financially able might
do all they could to assist a policy
holder, hut In coses where there ls no
money to be bsd, even their good In
tentions in th3 matter might be ot no
AN OBJECT LESON
Now here's a man kicking In Pitta
burgh about the high coat of-what?
Yes, watermelons. And there ls a lot
sf good, hard, horse sense In what he
says, ard a lot of truth' in the deduc
tions from his moralising. Here la
what the correspondent writes the Ga
Sir: The following Incident re
lating to thc "high cost ot living"
came to the writer's knowledge. A
certain man ordered a carload of
watermelons in the South. It ls
sold that the car contained 1,400,
for which the producer received
?40, not quite 3 cents apiece, for
v. ..ich price he had to plant, culti
vate and haul the melons to the
esr and no doubt load them. The
freight on the car from loading
point to destination was $114. To
tal cr*t to shipper $154. He sold
them for *2?0 20 cent: s-'i'-rcc his
profit being $126. The retailer sold
for 40 cents apiece. So that $660
was realised by the varions re
tailers therefrom .or a profit of
$280. The producer seems to
have been the goat as usual. He
has little to do in the high cost of
living. . . * . .
This ia along the i me we hove been
poaching upon. The greatest encou
ragement that can be given to agricul
ture is profitable prices for farm pro
tects. There ls no pestilence like low
prices. And experience? should teach
that when a certain product fetches a
low price one year, there ls no sense In
-tutting the market with lt another
li la a pitiful alght to witness tbs
tenant who has worked hard see hla
rear's efforts go to naught. There la
me answer, diversification of the crops
md organisation for the purpose of
narketing. The middleman gets the
profit because he doss the marketing
tor tko farmer.
"Bl V A HALE"
Tko movement lo "Muy a Halo" lu
gaining strength in BO DIO sections of
thu ?tate. A regular state organiza
tion has been perfected In Columbia.
Tho executive committee consists of
August Kohn, chairman; T. B. Stack
hotiHe, A. Mason Gibbes, J. S. Huff
man. B. W. Ravenel and W. C. Mul
The committee has sont to the edi
tor of The Intelligencer thc follow
ing call to the citizens of Anderson,
explaining thc purpure of the organi
"The South has got to help itself
to Koine extent in th?' present situation.
lt will not do to sacrifice our cotton
crop. There is no usc for us to argue
with the buyers as to what cotton is
"There was organized In Columbia
yesterday a Ten t'eut? Vet P?nnd Cot
ton Association. The purpose of this
organization ls to get our home peopiu
as well as those who are Interested
In South Carolina to buy for cash
strict middling cotton at 10 cents per
pound, and, and then have the buyer
hold it for a year or aa long a timo
aa may bo necessary for the cotton
to be actually worth that price on the
"It might be worth our while to
bear in mind that the average price ot
cotton for the past five years has boen
more than 12 cents per pound. Those
who actualy buy cotton for the good
I of our state on this 10 cents per pound
basia are not likely to lose money
and are actually going to render a
great Bervlce to the farming interests.
"Tho purpose of the association ls
to buy cotton from those who aro In
need of cash with which to pay for
the picking, the baling of cotton and
'h. necessities of life, and not buy
from thoBo who are themselves able
to bold tho cottou.
"Wo have already had some expe
rience in Columbia, and bought on the
flrat day of tho movement one hun
dred balea of cotton, which, as you
appreciate, has put not less than $5,
000 into circulation. T*'a la the circu
lation of real money . doing un
told good. We have no desire, nor
would we be able to handle from Co
lumbia a state-wide movement of this
kind, but we wish to impress upon
you the actual good that can be ac
complished in Anderson without hurt
to any ono, and to urge the practica
bility of the "Buy a Bale of Cotton"
"If there ls any information or any
suggestion, as a result of our actual
1 experien ce that we can offer you, it
will be OUT pleasure to serve you In
any way possible, but the point that
we wish to urge 1B prompt action, and
the orsr&nizetion of mir?? ?. movement
tn your county, which will be of very
material assistance at this timo."
SAM WOLFE GOT UN \
There was about as much genuine ?
pleasure in Anderson yesterday over
tho success of Sam Wolfe aa there has '
been over anything else that has hap- (
pened lately. His opponent has been i
In the house four years, and tho people
of Anderson wished to Bee Sam Wolfe j
given a chance.
Partisanship ran so high two years .
ago that some ot the assets of thc 1
county were wasted, and Sam Wolfe 1
and other men of mental calibre and ?
particular fitness were left at homo,
snd by a good, healty majority ot
something like 1,590 to 2,500 votes.
This year it was regarded aa a for
lorn hop? when Mr. Wolfe announced
his candidacy and hla friends were
gratified when he got into the second
race, and they made a strong pull for
Mr. Wolfe ia reserved almost to tho
point of timidity, hut ls a well In
formed, determined young man, and
will give a good account of himself in
Anderson baa a strong delegation,
a strong representative body of men.
Irish Leader Says that Complete De
of ".'.ir SriOulw Be Gi ?CM
London, Sept. 10.-The official press
bureau and censorship again were
under tire tn the house ot commons
tonight, several members complaining
that the accounts of the British fight
ing were too meagre and that the re
sult was that false news detrimental
to England became current in neutral
T. P. O'Connor, the Irish leader,
pleaded for a complete reform In the
cable censorship. Ho said no public
In the v.'orld should be so well and so
adequately Informed with regard to
the causes ot the war, the Incidents of
the war and thc principles of the war
as the public of the United States,
and especially In view of the tact
that strenuous and extensive efforts
were being modo to poison public
Francis Dyke Acland. Parti?-aentary
under secretary of foreign affairs of
fice, said that steps were bing taken
to Insure that reliable news was dis*
patches promptly to neutral powers.
C?ri of Thanks.
Asa Hall Wishes to thank the vot
ers of Anderson county for their votas
in fi rat and second primary.
? 10H. by Amorlcan PrcsH Association.
Picture made in St. Jenn's hospital. E
NO VERDICT IN
Jury Huns' Up In Case of Will
Belcher, Charged With Murder,
and Mistrial Is Result
After having deliberated for about
niue hodrs, when they were summoned
by Judgo Memminger lust night at ll
o'clock and asked if they had been
able to reach a verdict in the case of
Will Belcher charged with murder,
the jurors reported that they had noL
Tho case was a bard fought one from
the start to the finish, lt was called
Wednesday and consumed the timo of
the court from early morning until
adjournment Wednesday evening. It
was again taken up yesterday morning
and lasted until after the noon recess,
whan it went to the jury.
Tho Jury reported at G o'clock that
they could reach no verdict and were
sent back by Judge Memminger nqd
then deliberated until ll o'clock when
they were aga'n called out and dis
missed. It was .reported that the
Jury was equally divided, six and six.
and that there was no chance of roach
ing an agreement.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mr. Broyles Thinks Council Should
Olve Its Support.
I will greatly appreciate the kind
ness If you will allow me space'in your
paper to protest against the action of
city oouncll in withdrawing its annual
appropriation to the library.
In the first place Anderson serious
ly needs to encourage every kind ot
Intellectual or cultural influence. Tho
writer has traveled over the State'of
South Carolina thoroughly and he feels,
quite sure that considering the' rela
tive size of the city. Anderson ls Ute
most backward town in artistic mat
tera in the state. Lecturers of Inter
national reputation h?vb spoh^ut'th?
collego in the past two years'to au
diences which many cities 'much
?maller than Anderson would have
been ashamed of.
T?15 Jew timed tnat tho peopia nf Che
city have had opportunities to see real
ly first'class dramatic offerings, the
seats have not been half taken. An.
example of the utter lack of appreci
ation shown for splendid acting and
play-wrltlng was the small crowd that
mended tho performance, of "Bunty
Pulls the String." played here winter
before last. Another example was the
lack of attendance at the lecture giv
en at the college, about the same time,
hy Dr. Southwick, president of the
Emerson school of Oratory, the lead
ing school of its kind in the United
The library offers the people of thc
?ity who care for higher things than
the dollar, an opportunity to .gratify
their tastes, and instead of cutting, off
this valuable aid to them, every effort
ihculd bs made by the city and the lo
.al papers toward influencing more
people to take an Interest In Intelect
ual improvement. Our citizens spend
thousands of dollars a year to send
their sons and daughters away to col
lege, but Instead of putting every aid
:lose at hand for these college boys
ind girls to continue training their
Pralns, the city fathers take away from
Jieia the only chance most of them'
lave of getting reading matter that is '
tultable for them to read.
Good books cou too much to be <
>ought In any numbera by or iva tc cit-* I
zens, but every man tn Anderson tjf
pay for at least one book through tijtm '
Mon, this book to he deposited In the
library where any and all may have
the benefit of reading it.
But asido from the unjust tvent
ilen t given the people of the'city who
:are to read by practically closing ibo
library, the council refuses to puk.?
rn appropriation which they are bound
in honor.to make. *
The original agreement waa that.the
ity to bulbi the library; thereby
seeping hla half of the mutual agree
neut to the letter. The city, coun
cil can honorably do nothing lesa.
The original agreement was that the
.ity was .to appropriate annually a
ont h of the cost of tho building for
be support of the library. There
iboald be .a law in the state reuulrinar
m?! council to carry out pledges of
briner councils, if they cannot be
rusted to carry them out of the>v own
iccord. The city fathers are se*ting
i bcd ?raxcple to the citizens in thus
tasting aside their obligations when a
lme ot temporary : rain on the Ureas
i ry comes. I must cv that I read the
ist ot Aldermen voting to cancel tho
tppropriatlon with a ?gnat deal of
surprise. There were one or two
oem be rs ot whom I personally expect
ed utterly different conduct, and in
bia statement I do not speak alone,
laving ulked thc matter of the tonto*
?utting of the appropriation over with
isveral prominent citltens of the city.
The people of the town and especially
he many ladies who read tho library
Kinks, are going to resent thia na
rlee action cf the council.
FRANK E. BROYLES.
tnderson, Sept 10, 1914.
(russels, after the lighting at Liege.
EXTRA SESSION OF LEGISLATURE
?Continued From Paue One.)
been levied for the present year, or
for the next succeeding year, whereby
all of our citizens and especially our
farmers and working men. should be
afforded BOIIIC relief
"in view of these represente lions
and of my own investigation into the
condition of affairs. I now declare that
such' an extraordinary occasion exists
in the state as requires and warrants
the exercise of the constitutional
powers vested in me, in convening the
general assembly in extra session, to
consider the present condition and
elate of our common weah li, and to
paj?K such laws af.' it may, within the
exercise of its legislative power, as
will afford a remedy and reitet to all
citizens from the present situation and
which will probably continue for some
"Now. therefore, I, governor of the
State of South Carolina, in pursuance
of the power conferred upon me by
I the constitution of the state of South
Carolina and on account of the extra
ordinary occasion which has occur
red, and which is contemplated by the
institution of this state. Article IV,
Section 16, do hereby convene the gen
eral assembly of the state of South
Carolina In extra session at 12 o'clock
m., on the 6th day of October, in the
year of our Lord, 1914, at the capital
In tho city of Columbia, for tho con
Bldcration a of matters hcrelnabove
stated, and to pass such laws as in
their good judgment may be necessary
and proper for the relief of the citi
zens of our state."
END OF WAR SOT IS SIGHT
(Continued from Page Or.? >
pression of the hope that the rules of
warfare laid down by The Hague con
ventions will be binding on all bellig
erents. The answer may refer to tho
president's standing offer of media.
Observers in elosc touch wi ?li thu
white house thought tonight the fir ht
course to be tho most likely, merely
scRncwiedsioK the message. It was}
said tho feeling was general among
the officials that the present was the
time to press for peace with prospects
ot success-. '
"Wc haven't gotten to the point,"
said Secretary Brynn today in re
sponse to a question, "wnere we can
take up the subject of mediation.*'
"Every one wanta peace," remark
ed Ambassador iusserand, of France,
as he waa leaving the state depart
ment, "but now lt 1B war."
Thc ambassador said that as a re
sult of the protest of Emperor Wil
liam ho had been authorized to in
form President Wilson that no bul
lets whatsoever not approved by The
Hague conference either have been
used by" the French soldiers or would
be used ,n spite of any provocation.
Treaties Will Be Signed.
In tho midst of the diplomatic chaos
In Europe. Great Britain, France,
Spain and China, lt became known to
day, have agreed with the United
States on .tho text of treaties to be
signed in a few days, They provide
for the investigation by a commission
for a period of ono year or more of all
international disputes that may arlso
(between those countries, a old ' the
United States. One effect of the sign
ing ot the treaties would be to pre
Vent this country from being suddenly
prawn Into the European war over
neutrality questions or other unex
Young Couple Relied Together Jump?
ed Into Lake Monday.
(By Associated Press.)
Charlotte. N. C.. Sept. 10.-The .bod
ies of CL B. Howell and Lizzie Griffin,
18, of B?onroe, N, C.; ir.?ny wore re
covered from a ??"ice herc hi' which,
belted together, they jumped Monday
night. Starch was made for the bod
ies after the police yesterday found
clothing and a noto which Indicated
the couple had planned to commit
.London, Sept. m.-Aanitionr.i urtu
lah casualties up to seven wore of
ficially announced today as follows:
Officers killed. 10; wounded 68; miss
ing. 61; men killed* 61; wounded,
MO; missing. 2,883.
"I was annoyed tor ovojr a year hy
attacks of acute Indigestion, followed
hy constipation," writed Mrs. M. J.
Gallagher, Geneva, N./Y.. "I tried
everything that waa recommended to
me for this complaint! but nothing did
be much good until about four
months ago I saw Chamberlain's Tab
leta advertised and procurad a bot
tle of them from our druggist. I soon
realised that I bad gotten tho right
thing for they helped mo at once.
Since taking two bottles of them I caa
sat heartily without any bad et
Sold hy all deniers.
Yes, this is pointed right
at you, if you have a boy.
This is the time.
It's the store and the
stock to find everything
new and correct in
Norfolk and double
breasted suits in fabrics
we are proud to have
bear our label.
As a result of the extra
effort put into our boys'
department, we're a lit
tle "chesty" of the won
derful qualities, neat
patterns and perfect fit
We'll take special prick- in show
ing you the numerous new things.
Suits $3.50 to $12.50.
Sizes 4 to 18. All cut full.
Raincoats $2.50 to $7.50.
Everything Yor the boy's school
outfit, and he'll be fit out right.
A handsome gift knife
free with each bo3's' suit.
Order by Parcel Post'
Wa prepay all charges.
.Ti* Stan mah m Camden*
Sip by sip here's pure ^1
fort-a satisfied thirst
-a contented palate.
you tee an
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Ni*kn?ioe? eticouf?^ oub?Ut?Uon.
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY