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IE AMOFRSON INTELLIGENCER
I FOUNDED AUGUST 1, 1860.
lte North Main Street
ANDE11BON, 8, C
Hf? BMOAK, Editor and Bas. Mgr ?
WmATBOtJ BELL.City Editor, j
KStLPfi 8A8SKEN, Advertising .l?r
jii&t ; GODFREY.Circulation Mar.
Telegraph Editor and j
of Associated Press and I
Complete Daily Telegraphic I
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Jib Carolina: Fair and war mor
0Ult DAILY THOUGHT.
sorrow you. have no business
, You? steal if you touch tomor
t is God's. Every day has in lt
K to heep any man occupied
concerning himself with th?
beyond,-Heary Ward Beecher.
fa tho open season fbf tramps.
the economy club and save
turkey for Chirstmaa.
that tho paragraphers' con
is over, wo look for the
1er to moderate.
? ? o
"nailroad commission mundatta
iciplo," reads a headline. How
German general avers that mim
are not decisive in the present
Waa he speaking of the dead
s or the living T
dispatch from England has for-1
len the exportation ot ten to Ger
ty. Who beiievea that u German
te wonder lt the Columbia 8tato j
suspected A Rustem Bey in con
don with the firing upon "Old
ry" in Turkish waters a few days I
rat the time lt became popula?
women to pay social calls by]
?hone along cornea the govorn
and-places a war revenue taxi
lophone messages. Now who is]
lg to be taxed?
again the war correspondents
Prxemysl on the verge ot fau
lt lt la destroyed, let's hope the
make a good Job of it, so
will be no danger ot it being
-Into war again.
followers of Carranza are said
fleeing from Mexico City. There
;been so much Seeing down there
lately Mexicans getu'.ally ought to be
expert at the art ci "beating it' when
^^Bjtity calls for it.
?ff OUB DAILY POEM o
m ??ot?a ? oeeoaoeoooo
ve her today. Fold your anns !
Booth hack her hair, where.gentle
lo your wild strength, unleashed,
may 'confound har.
Love her today.
ove her today- Spars not one dai
si lc g token,
tor leave unsaid one love word yon
? can say,
cornea long sil?nes that may
ne'er be broken.
Love her today.
her today. Let your yoong pas
. visioned grief of that grim lurk
rosa your sad voice ?hall vainly call
We he; today.
THE SIN OF LYING.
In conversation with a gentleman
yesterday the remark was made that
there are many sins being committed
in Anderson, but that in his opinion
there are none of them comparable
to the sin ot lying, and especially
does this seem true In Anderson at
this time, according to the gentleman.
Ho stated that one hardly knows
what to believe about anything ono
hears, that there are so many per
sons whose motives are Impugned,
and who are accused of making mis
statements, that It is indeed an alarm
ing condition which confronts the
people of Anderson. Not only is this
true in reference to ordinary con
versation on the street, in which, per
haps, unintentionally facts are exag
gerated, but it extends to business
matters. In driving bargains, often
the principals indulge in misrepre
senting the merits of their wares, in
order to make a salo or a trade.
But perhaps the most objectionable
kind of untruth is that whicK has to
do with the character of our fellow
man. A whispered word has rubied
the reputation of many a woman, and
man, for that matter, and has caus
ed deepest sorrow. How careful, then,
ought wo to be when stating an oc
currence as a fact.
Doubtless our readers are familiar
with the fable of the ancient ruler
who directed his servant to prepare a
'dinner for hie guests ot the ' best
things In the world, The dmaer con
sisted of tongue. Tho next day the
order was changed to the "worst
thing in the world." and again ton
guo was served. Calling for ?n ex
planation, the r -rvant said that be
hiul, indeed, done as hhs master bad
>requlred. For what is lhere in the
world of more comfort, and can do
more good when properly used than
the tongue. And, also, whist is.there
that can cause more anguish and suf
fering than the tongue when used to
pull down the good,, or to ruin tho
.'cputatlon of the Just
. Shakespeare believed in speaking
the truth and the following quota
tion showa what he thought of the
'person who would speak ill of his
. "Who steals my purse, steals trash,
But who filches from me my good
Robs me of that which not enriches
But leaves tte poor indeed."
. Aa a thought for tilia' Holy day, let
us pause iong enough to look this
matter of misrepresentation square
ly in the face, and when convinced of
the sin of falsely speaking, let na re
solve that henceforth wo shall snook
only the truth. '
"The local morning paper says lt
holde no brief for the Southern Pub
lic Utilities Company. We don't know
enything ehout a "brief," neighbor,
but the whole town believes that cor
poration owns you body and soul.
Now. neighbor, if w? are to continue
to get along we must stick to facts.
The Intelligencer ' ls absolutely inde
pendent, and so long aa the present
editor remains in Charge, we shall
take positions along what we con
ceive to ba right and proper, and ac
cording to what we believe to be ute
side that needs championing, wheth
er lt be for a clean city of to keep
a wrong being done any corporation,
whether ita name be Southern Public
Utilities Company, or what not. No
mau Is at all Informed who "believes
that corporation owns you body, an*
soul." and no one knows, thia .bette*
than our afternoon contemporary. -
The above appeared in' The Intel
ligencer of the 12th Inst Yet in spit?
of that fact In the issue of Tho Dally
Mall, of yesterday, tho following ap
mt Capt Watkins will make s
statement that the Taylor article wat
ever intended to bo printed first oth
ervise than In the local organ of th?
company, the Dally Mall will make
any kind of apologies necessary."
Our afternoon contemporary aeemi
determined to Insist on tr '.king thf
misstatement ot facta even after Itt
attention la called to the untruth o
the statement. We therefore, demant
our afternoon contemporary proof* o
tts statement or correction. We shal
give thia opportunity for a retractloi
of our afternoon contemporary proo
of ita statement or correction. Wi
shall give this opportunity tor a Te
traction or apology before branding t
aa ft deserves, or: tating auch othe:
steps aa eoem beat for protecting tb!
newspaper from such malicious am
B, WATSON BELL.
The Intelligencer wishes vjll th
young newepaper man who server
his connection with this newspapei
and goan to a field of hie own. Th
best wishes Of the entire force of Th
Intelligencer goes with him tohlssw
held, and that he will succeed, gos
without saying among those wh
know hut energy and ability aa
writer. Since The Intelligencer be
gan the publication ot a dally noan
paper. Mr. Bali han worked in s s-h
and ont of season, to maka it a rai
newspaper, and through his effort
thia newspaper has taken rank s
one of th* heat Ioctl newspapei
in the State. We c canst end htm ta tb
good ??ooiite of York County, ind pr*
diet for him a great career in tb
Fourth Baute, ;_
?i iir itt
THE CITY ATI
REPLY TO CA
TO Tl IR PEOPLE OP ANDERSON: ?
I shall adhere to my resolution to 1
refrain from any further discussion 1
of the "franchise" question except
when T think lt necessary to make i
corrections or to reply to thbse who I
discuss tho Issues In a proper man- '
ner at a proper limo ami through
proper sources. '
I read the carc?ully prepared state
ment of Capt. H. II. Watkins, one of '
the local attorneys of the Southern <
Public Utilities Company, which was j
published in The Intelligencer last <
Friday morning, with genuine pleas- 1
ure. It was dignified and moderate 1
In tone and a skillful presentation of ]
a defense of bia company and partie- '
ularly of its president, Col. Z. V. 1
After reading bis statement I feel
sure that the public will regret, as I
do, that Capt. Watkins, through ex- I
ceB8lve modesty or for other reasons 1
satisfactory to himself, has deprived <
us of the benefit ot his publicly ex- t
pressed views on city matters for <
some 23 years and will be delighted <
that he bas at last consented to honor 1
us by "breaking his rule" even J
though he waited to do so until he j
ceased to be a resident of tho city. j
By lils defense of his president, '
Col. Taylor, as a gentleman of child- <
like simplicity, without gulle or any- 1
tiling suggestive ot duplicity. Capt. j
Walkin i. r^urse gently rebukes me J
for a contrary (?pinion, and also, un- '
wittingly, perhaps .rebukes several 1
members of the former City council, 1
who In their negotiations with him (
did not find Col. Taylor afflicted with
any of these Juvenile characteristics <
In argument or representations rc- 1
latina to the franchise. One member 1
of this erm nell, in fact, who consclen- t
tlously voted for the franchise, waa 1
so disgusted with Col. Taylors atti- 1
tudo and unsatisfactory representa- I
tiona that he openly expressed strong
disbelief in the colonel's sincerity t
and consistency and sought Informa- <
tlon from Vice President Lee of the t
Southern ?Power Company in whom 1
he expressed more confidence. I
That is all I desire to say in regard ]
to my opinion of Col. Taylor's atti- 1
tude throughout tho negotiations. 1
Although Capt Watkins does not t
quite say BO, I infer from his state- i
ment that In his opinion the "fran- ]
chlse-contract," as well as the "white ?
way contract," is valid and of course i
had the company- consulted him dur- i
lng the negotiations ho would have so i
advised it. He does say that In his i
opinion the white way "contract** ls i
Valid and of course would have so ]
advised the company if asked to do
so by it before lt was signed.
In other words, Col. Taylor, with
u8uhwsxtt**? Discusses Franchisa, 1 <
EDITOR THE INTELLIGENCER: '
I desire to have something to say I
on the franchise-contract. subject
L5W being d?*er*-sd, .and ff What t !
shall say helps to a' better under- 1
Btau?ing and an early adjustment ot ,
thia matter, I shall feel that I have
accomplished some good. 1
When the city council adopted a .
resolution. to make no further pay
ments ??- the Southern Public Utlll
ties Company on the "alleged fran- j
chlse-contract," and following this
appeared the opinion of tho city at
torney casting a doubt upon the va- 1
lldity, legally, of the contract? I de- '
elded to make myself familiar with J
the terms ot the franchise-contract i
In order to discuss the subject intel
ligently with my friends.
Very much to my surprise and ,
pleasure I found that the former ,
council managed to rather "put it j
over" this corporation. Instead ot ,
granting a straight-out 40 year fran- |
chise, sa I had supposed, and as every ,
one appeared to believe, the city ls ,
bound for a term br Ave years only, .
? iv lights, and as tc water supply
ls bound only for the time necessary ]
to arrange to take the plant over. In ,
other words, aa to lights, the city can ,
at the end ot any five-year tenn buy
the lighting pleat at a price- fixed ,
by arbitrators, none of whom is to <
V> a citizen or property owner la the ?
y, and the value of the franchise 1B ,
..ot to be taken into account In the ,
matter of the water supply, the city ,
has the right to buy thu. plant any ;
I found that the maximum ratea i
for both lights and water are defln- i
Itely fixed and that a clause nae been j
Inserted guaranteeing that this city
Shalt be" er.tMed to as kow rates as 1
Hied at any time tot other ' cities <
where this corporation owns and op- i
?artes plaste; es for example,' Green- j
ville. Spartanburc, Charlotte, and i
I found that a reduction in rat?s \
for lights had been made from the j
fixed rauta incorporated in the con- <
tr??ci, P?2 spss isQiiry rT?c-"iS-t~J i<
that this redaction had been mader
voluntarily and not upon leanest or|<
I found that the stipulations aa to <
enlarging the water mains had been i
ce?p?ied "Ith. and that tn meeting
this and other wiiulrementa of the
contract this corporation had expend
ed $30,000 of more. I found that tho
time fixed in the contract for the city
tb pey bills of the corporation is to
be not later than the 10th ot tba cur
I did not find one word that indi
cated that "sharp practice" had been
attempted, nor that there had been
the slightest attempt at deception.
And I waa forced to the conviction
that thu City could not have secured
a more liberal contract nor been
dean with mora fairly,
\ Remark? construed aa promises
may have been made while agreeing
upoa this . contract, and ia 'order tc
child-Uko simplicity, did not consult
lils Anderson attorney? aa to the va
lidity of an Anderson franchise.
I desire to correct a portion of the
statement of Capt. Watkins in regard
Lo the white way "contract" as he ls
unintentionally but clearly In error.
fin sn- in-rrnt HaH??B i . ?TVo nPi..
AA? Ott;o \CAl?Vyt IMIIM,/ . A li- Kilt ? J
contract between the Southern Public
Utilities Company and the city that
was submitted to me for suggestion
yr approval was tbe white way con
tract. This contract had been drawn
ky the city attorney. Mr. Sullivan,
ind I think lt was ut his suggestion
that he and Mr. Orr came together
:o my office. We went over the con
tract as it had been drawn. I ap
)roved it without the change of m
word, so far aa I remember," etc.
Capt. Catkins is mistaken. Thc
'contract" had not been drawn when
)r ought to hi J office. On the contrary,
[ submitted to him, aa attorney for
he company, a rough draft of the
erma as I understood them from the
committee of council. This rough
Iraft consisted of several sheets of
rellow scratch paper, and with Mr.
?rr. Capt. Watkins then wen., over
his draft carefully and made several
mportant additions and changes la
tis own hand-writinir. After these
?hanges and additions had been made
he "contract" was typewritten in my
idlce on white paper. A portion of
t today ls in Co.pt Wh thine lmaguase.
rho Incident waa impressed upon Pie'
jecause my stenographer had' some '
lifficulty 1& reading the changea and
iddltlohg made by Capt. Watkins.
I It is not vital to the issues o?
:ourse, but Capt Watkins ia tb1 '.
'ore wholly mistake?: in thinking that
ie "approved lt without the change of i
L word" and I correctly wrote that
bo white way "contract" waa pre
pared by rae "in conjunction with
'.'opt. H. H. Watkins."
In conclusion, I can not see that
.lils" is the time to discuss the merits
ir demerits of the "franchise." If
he matter is to be submitted to a
toto of the people it will then be
?roper and timely to discuss this
phase of the question to which Capt
Watkins devoted much .space but as
ie, one of the Anderson attorneys for
he company, believes the "contracta"
ire not "invalid" and President Tay
lor says "further argument must be.
lirected to another forum," I pre
mme that vhese gentlemen' do not
mean to peruiit the people of Ander
don to decide tulo waiter by vote a
m election but intend to keep them .
rrom voting on lt if in their power to
G. CULLEN SULLIVAN.
November 2L 1914.
i The People
let a clear Idea aa to this, I nought
md obtained opportunities to eon*
renie with those in a position ts
know, and I have carefully Feud re
lent articles in the newspapers bear
ng upon uals matter, and ? um con
vinced that all promises were either
fulfilled or are in course of fulfillr
Every citizen should ??elv?nfflciont
[y interested to acquaint himself with
the terms ot the written franchlse
?ontrnct and the facts aa to provisions
First. Because is discussing the
subject on the streets or. elsewhere,
rrievous errors creep in and correct
ludgment can not bo rormed.
Second. Because the confidence of
the people became rudely phaVen.
when in a matter so important lt ls
said that conditions exist which
would justify the present connell '.n
repudiating the. contracta of the for
mer council. Under such circum
stances both councils are on trial
bofor0 the people, with the benefit of
the doubt in favor of the retired coun
cil, especially when consignations
irising from the contract hare been
performed, M ?? ?ui? esse hy tb*
Southern Public Utilities C> mpany,
requiring the expenditure of targe
sums of money.
Third. Because the apparent ne
cessity for ?he repudiation ol a.. c&n
Lract of such far-reaching import,
ince, entered Into by a former coun
cil, forcea the city of Anderson on
trial before a tribunal cunpesed of
citisena ot every section to which the
lulcTOila of this city extend, and
lodges a doubt and produce* a timid
ity which will operate against the
most strenuous effort* for develop-?
ment and rapid progress.
Fourth. Because the tuen who con
trol the Southern Publie Utilities
Company also 'control the Piedmont
sad Northern lines (the G. ?. & A.
linea) which have been the means of
bringing more prosperity and sub
stantial development to AajftsVtftin.
khan has ever been known. These
men have acted ?airly so tar and their
efforts and investment of money give
QTVI?'* V*.luotiC? UA uivicot. tu Sci
CS? ?ad growth Ot this etty, and they
asserve the confidence and auncort
'A the people until'li ia dearly ahowa
that they are engaged tn a "hold-up" j
game, which np to this time aaa not ]
I tor one, am entirety aotisfled
With the franchise-contract and bi*
Itara all would be if they would read
lt I believe this council aaonld re
cade front the stand lt hae tapen. It
could do so gracefully, and -1 believe
the people would welcome the cessa
tion of the agitation ot tate .subject,
which ls sure to bring litigation and
the expenditure of considerable mon
ey, in addition to the destruction of
that unity ut purpose that ahould ex
ist In the effort to balli- a greater
-The matter of street paving ls even I
new before the seasue. 1 asa heartily i
In favor of lt and would tote to ?oe
the ?latter cinched ai once ^but: while
If you've heard the reports
about our new overcoats you
know then are some loud
proposition in the bunch.
The styles that hit the mark of
popularity in New York are
here. Nothing but what has
been O. K.'d by the censor of
Hero are rough and Wooly Rag
lan Balmacaans-the new
things-$15, $18, to $25,
Those dignified Chesterfields
and Chancellors $15 and $20.
As a matter of fact, most any
kind of a coat that can be sold
at from $10 to $25 is here.
*Gt&m mak ? fl-iwi i
tho people are divided on any import
ant subject under Immediate discus
sion; lt is most difficult to unite- them
on any other subject however desir
able, and I fear our hopea aa to pav
ing will -be indefinitely deferred un
less the franchise matter la adjusted
The council should follow and not
lead the character and progress of
MAOIC GODFREY ?LtJOBS REPLY
Addresses Letter te Prc.<J dent Taylor
of Tito Southern PubuY Utilities
The follovrtng ls Mayor Godfrey's
reply to Prenldent Taylor's letter pub
lished in Friday's Intelligencer:
President Z. V. Taylor, Southern Pub
lic Utilities Co., Charlotte, N. C.
Dear Sir: Replying'to yours of No
vember 16th last, which was received
by me this morning, will state that
the city of Anderson does not desire
lights and water "free of charge" and
your representatives herc have been
so informed and well know it.
All '.entais justly owing by the city
wi* be paid promptly when due.
Mr. : jlllvan, our city attorney, was
" -jorl/M by the city council to in
?M.S i Southern Public Utilities
Company and their attorneys lo hoTd
a con/erencr, with him and associate
council fd? the city with a view ot
arriving at some temporary under
standing as tb the service.
J I am informed that this invitation
has been verbally extended twice to
your Mr. Chapman and Hr. Orr and
has not been accepted to'my knowl
. In order that I may know yon per
sonally receive this invitation lt ls
hereby extended for the third ! time,
and this time to you directly.
, Please infor/i me or the city attor
ney when lt will bb convenient for
rou to bave the conference.
J. H. GODFREY,
O O O O O O O O'O oooooooo
o . AT THC CHURCHES o
o o o ooooooooooo b o o
First Baptist Church.
9:45 Teachers* Prayer Service.
10 Sabbath School, Dr.. A. Ix Smoth
y.30 Public Worship. Sermon by
Dr. C. C. Brown, Subject. "The Old
Preacher an.1 His Case.**
3 Royal Ambassadors meet tn base
ment, ouujcvi, tu? xx. Sat TT SV."
3 Sunbeams meet ap stairs. Sab*
ject: "Children of Cuba/*
4 Y. W. A. meeting. Important
meeting to be held. All members urg
ed to bo present
0.30 B. Y. B. U. meets. Subject:
7:00 Public Worship. Sermon by Dr.
c. c. Brown. Subject: "Redeeming tba
The publfo ls cordially invited to bo
present and worship with us at? > all
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Sabbath echool at 10:30 a. m. Let
all teachers sad pupils be prompt
The'house wal bo comfortable. Pub-_
lie worship at 11:30 a. m. and at fcttrf
p. m. conducted by the pastor. Let
any who will enjoy these services
The Sunday school st the Christian '
church will be at tlib natu.I - hnnf
-10:80 o'clock. There-will be no oth
es service at this .church on Sunday
as the pastor. Rey. J. T. Black, is out
ot town assist***/ al * meeting.
First Fresbrterlkn Charca.
The services at the Firs*; Presby
terian church will' be held at the
'usual boura tomorrow. Sabbath
school at 10 o'clock. Preaching by
the p**ioi *X ll:SO and 7.3G. A" cor
dial Invitation ia extended1 to every
on* to worship here
TheyRev. j\ Haller Gibbon ey. rec
tor. Patea? ate, 'Service* tor tba
Sunday next before Advent Nowa
ber 22nd. 8:00. a. rv? the Holy Eueha
etetu 30:15 av<W Sunday Sckool.}
10:30 a. nv, BSle Class. 11:30 a. ax.
xnefnfrg. prayed and sermon, 'Wed
.Mother says "Aunt Rose'*
*? . . -. y
is ?;e finest self-rising
iiuur on Earth.
Beauty'' has no e^ual for pastry baking.
Royal is the &v?st high grade plain flour for every cay use
that money can hwy.
Now don't take Mother? word for this, -"bat go to W. A.
Power*?. 212 South Main and try it for yourself. They turo do keep
good groceries of erery land down there. They ?ell th? finest
Oysters I have em teen and their fresh meat? are good enough foi
? hear they ?ws ?oing to have aorw good trades for Saturday
and Monday, itv Coffee. Sager, rice. Lerd eic
P.S. Remember ?ie Mme and
SAM HARPER, Mgr
212 & Main.
nesday 4:3d p, m. evening, prayer,
rhursaay, Thanlsglvlng Day. 11.00 a
m. The offerlng'on thia dav ia for th*
shurch home orphanage. '
ansi? at Grace Char?? Saaiay After*
The following music -w?l ,V.?ung
ai tue Chorai ihren song on Sunday
afternon at 4.30 o'clock.. Procession
al. Ancient of Days. Gloria Patri
Reade. Magnlficat-MJlemens, Nune
sad Moments Kuickly Flying. Hymn
-A few more years aban" roil. Of
fertory Anthem-Byg the Rivers of
Sabyion. Recessional--Forever with
the Lord. A cordial invitation 1B es
pecially extend 3d to a|l for thia ser*
rsv va '
St. Johnls Moodie* aaren.
John W. Speake, pastor. . Sunday
school at IO o'clock. G. Itt. Heard,
supt Preaching ct 11.30 a. m. and
it 7:30 p. m. This la the last Sunday
at the offeneren oe year We belie?o
the report that will bo made by the
chairman ot the finance committee
will be a pleasent surprise io the
congregation. A full congregation Ia
expected for both services.
Central Presbyterian Choren.
Sunday school a* K). Mew?*g
rice at*ll:SO. Subject of sermon "The
MaBter of Life." Evening services at
7.30. Subject of sermon .'Heirs of
the Kingdom." Yo? are cordially in
vited to worship with ns. .
? The Greenville Piedmont chronic
les the fact that ? citizen of Piedmont
bas tost a ?nit Unless he ta batter
Axed than we In thia respect, we
opine that he is spending his time In
If you ar? determined to choose
hunting instead o? church going for
next Thursday, all the more reason
Winy you should go to church today.
MrEAT CUTTERS^) thi> >(aW^ They
convert ancient cows intomodem steak re
move the -^tubb?rii^ qualities from "the of?ast in
habitants" of the bam yard.
MEAT COTTERS mustie seen t6 be
appreciated. They arg now ready for inspection.
The line is ccinplete, and the prices right.
Anderson, S. C., Belton, S; C., Greenville,. S. C.