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IHE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
i FOUNDED AUGUST 1, 1868.
L. 1M North Main Street
ANDERSON, S. C.
W. W. 8MOAK, Editor and Bos. Mgr
Sis M. GLENN.City Editor
PHELPS 8A8SEEN, Advertising Mgr
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Mgr.
KL ADAMS, Telegraph Editor and
Foreman.
Member of Associated Press and
Receiving Complete Daily Telegraphic
Service.
?Entered according to Act ot Con
gress as Second Class Mall Matter et
the Postofflce at Anderson, 8. O
TELEPHONES
Editorial sod Business Offlee.821
Job Printing .693-L
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Semi-weekly*
Csa Tsar .11.50
Sta Months .75
Daily
One Teer .15.00
Six Months .2.50
Three Months . 1*26
The Intelligencer is delirered by
carriers tn the city, lt you fall to
get roar paper regularly piesse notify
as. Opposite your name on the
label et your paper is printed date to
which oar paper ls said. All checks
and drafts should be drawn to The
Anderson Intelligencer.
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lae Weather. "
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day fair.
I THE COTTON CONTROVERSY
Tbs .following is taken from a nor
ther^ newspaper and gives the view
down South in reference to the cot
ton crop: st*
' .."There'is no let-up in the contro
versy over what to do wlLh the cotton
pusi'.e. Efforts in restraint \>f trade
ead to boost prices in a natural mo
nopoly are still persisted in, and the
country is treated to a spectacle af
fecting a vest region which, if st
temped elsewhere would invite prose
cution, hnt tn this instance is passed
over hythe authorities. In fact the
letter are more disposed to push the
game along than to. stop lt. there be
ing, for once, ? considerable differ
ence between tweedledee and tweed le
dern.
The impression North has ben that
the Bouth is united on the cotton prob
lem, but such appears not to he the
cass. There ls a aide other than the
pleater's. A sample of the manner in
which this is* nresented ls found in
the circular letter of a wholesale
hardware house located at Ft. Worth.
Texas. This firm objects to the farm
er's claim that he onght to have 10
cents for cotton because lt costs that
mitch s pound to raise and says many
growers became rich, or at least in
dependent, producing lt at 7 cents.
Then the agriculturist ls reminded
that be ls better off than formerly,
for says the circular, aa to the farm
er:1.
He bnye a hoe for 60 cents that
used to cost 75 cents.
.< He buys a file at 15c that used to
cost sse;
Ile buys' a single* tree at 3Gc that
used ta cost 50c >
-He buys a sweep at 8 cents that
?sea te cost 16 cents per pound.
,Ho hoya a plier et 75 cents thst
fried to cost $2.
He buys nalia et 4c thst used to
cost 6c per pound.
?>. Ks buys wiro at 3 1-2 cents that
used ,to cost 10 cents per pound.
I bays hames at 60c thst used to
?05..
fe haye tracee at 45c that used to
75c
fe nays too for picking where he
d to pay 61. C.
fe borrows money at 8 to 10 pei
cent where he need to pey 12 to 15
per cent.
& And while prlcee for articles which
<{Be us?s have decreased the earner is
further:
estie wheat at ti that used to
fe selle oats at 60c to need to brin
He.sells corn at 75c thst used to
bring 16c. ?
hey at $14 that used to
sells iff Kaya at $2.25 ead some
I 84 that need to bring 60c
He seltk chickens at $840 that used
to sell at 61.2*.
" He sella a horse et 81.50 to 8228
that seed to sell (rem 860 to 6108.
The purpose of nm tetter ls ta urge
merchants end bankers that they in.
hist apon cotton raisers selling at
least a yert of their supply at cur
rent prices, on the ground that they
are actually epeculating with some,
body else's money. The result is an
emberrasment to the entire business
community, the whole machinery ol
wtdch baa been stopped. That 10 cast
tniy-e-bele movement, in which th?
administration joined,, has hart' the
situation end preyed a sorry dela
tion*
THE CITY ATTORNEY'S "BROADSIDE"
On the 9th of November thc City Council of Anderson was called in extra
ordinary session to "adopt" the report of City Attorney Sullivai.. who for
two months had been working on the matter of deciding whether or not the
franchise-contract which had been entered into between tr?e City of Ander
son and the Southern Public Utilities Company, was or not legal and valid.
Mr. Sullivan was ono of the city attorneys under tho former Council which
granted the franchise, and allowed the Council to pass the franchise with
out once advising it that the proposed franchise was not valid, although he
later received a fes for his extra work in thc matter. Later an election
was held and a new Council was elected. Mr. Sullivan was this time made
cole attorney for tho city. Almost immediately he was commissioned to
institute search to ascertain if the franchise-contract was legal ind valid.
He accepted this commission, and although he had been one of the city at
torneys and had received a fee for his work on the identical matter, ho
Lrought in an opinion after two months, advising tho new council that the
contract entered Into by the former Council was not legal and was invalid.
Acting upon this advice, the present Council. November 9. 1914, passed a re
solution refusing to make further payment under the franchise. The fran
chise had been granted Feb. 10, 1914. Between that date and tho date the
City Council received tho report of the City Attorney, the Southern Public
Utilities Company had performed every agreement of its contract, and more
than it agreed to do, expending many thousands of dollars in so doing.
The Intelligencer had the temerity to contend that it was not right for
the City Attornev to have taken the commission to investigate this matter
and report that the franchise was invalid after having been the City Attor
ney under the previous administration and not having then advised Council
as to its Invalidity. We also contended that lt was not right for the pre
sent City Council to virtually repudiate the action of the former Council.
Because of this contention The Intelligencer waa branded as a "tool of the
corporation." This waa denied by The. Intelligencer, and the author of the
charge will state that there was no mistake as to what was meant when the
charge was denied. ?
Since that time there has been much said in "ho Intelligencer by ad
vocates of both aides, including several articles from the City Attorney,
Capt. H. H. Watkins. President Z. V. Taylor. "Subscriber," Col. J. V. Strib
bling, and several editorial comments by the editor. Much space has been
given both sides without charge, and this newspaper has tried to be abso
lutely fair In handling the controversies, and wo believe we have been so.
In today's issue City Attorney Sullivan takes several columns more to
make a further defense of his position and reply to some of the attacks made
upor. bim. In this reply he says some very unkind and unwarranted things
about each of his "opponents", If we moy so term them.. Wo shall allow
Capt. Watkins, Mr. Elmore and Mr. Mattlson to make their own reply to his
charges against them, except we shall make a brief statement as to certain
charges made by him as to Mr. Mattlson which ls necessary because of his
connection with this newspaper and because it ls due him.
The charge that Mr. Mattlson has directed the policy of this newspaper
In the recent controversy ls unfounded in fact Mr. Mattlson ls one ot
the most high toned and clean gentlemen the editor of The Intelligencer
has ever known. He ia also one of the most Interested and public spirit
ed citizens Anderson has within her borders. He ls Incapable ot conniving,
a* the City Attorney so insidiously Insinuates, at the passage of the fran
chise, and la too high toned a gentleman to attempt to Influence the editor
of The Intelligencer la hrs policy towards the franchise matter. He has
noyer by expressed or implied suggestion tried to Influence the editorial
utterances of this paper on the franchise matter, nor on the recent discussion
had over it* in so far as the present editor is concerned, nor do we believe
he did when Col. Banks wss editor.
So the statement, "the president ot the Anderson Intelligencer Company,
Mr. M. M. Mattlson, who bas been permitted to direct the policy of his pa
per as to the franchise and has directed it with deliberate partisanship
from the beginning until now", ls false, and the further Veiled insinuations
against him are equally so, and we defy the City Attorney to produce one
scintilla ot proof In support of his statements.
As to the charge that The Intelligencer has been unfair to the City At
torney, we do not believe that such charge would be believed If we were to
say nothing about lt. Every courtesy has been Bhown the City Attorney,
though there have been times when we wouid have been excusd to have
acted otherwise. He bas said many unkind things about the editor of this
paper, and things that were unwarranted. Yet we have given him space
to say anything he wished, allowed him to read proof on his articles, making
corrections and additions, st the expense of valuable time, and we have dono
this willingly because we wished to ne absolutely fair to him. and to give
bim a square deal. We believe the readers ot this paper who have kept
up with the discussion of these matters, will agree with us as to this.
r The City Attorney lays much stress on ethics, and what Is corrccl ?rom
the standpoint ot an ethical code. He upbraids The Intelligencer for not
informing him that ft was going to publish an latei^egr from former Coun
cilman Elmore. For the life of us, we cannot see .Jmherein we were called
coon to Inform the City Attorney that Mr. Elmore had favored us with ah
Interview. There waa nothing In thki interview that could no* with pro
priety be said hy Mr. Elmore, and nothing of a .nature that should have
caused us to furnish Mr. Sullivan with a copy of it, and request! a reply by
him for the same Issue. In fact lt waa so much ih the nature of any oth
,.r communication that lt did not occur to either the editor or tho reporter
who secured the Interview, although both are nowapaper men ot several
years experience In handling just such mattera.
Speaking ot ethics, along this line, suggests that it perhaps would not
have been unethical for Mr. Sullivan, ss City Attorney, to have furnished the
Southern Public Utilities Compon,* wiih a copy of his decision prior to its
publication In the newspapers, or prior to Its being presented to the City
Council. In order that thu company could have been represented at the]
Council meeting, or at least tn the newspapers before a prejudice bad been
created against the company. HU decision waa ostensibly completed abd
at a called meeting of Council November 9, waa presented, and action taken
by Council before anyone knew that ouch action bad been contemplated.
Mr. Taylor states tn Ms article that thU opinion by the. City Attorney waa,
received by him November ll. or two days after lt was presented to Coun
cil, NOW, who waa more unethical, the City Attorney In withholding hU
opinion from thia Compas y or The Intelligencer tn not informing hun that j
aa Interview had hean obtained frora Mr. Kintore.
Yoe, the Southern Puhllo Dtllltlea Company purchased several hundred
coplea of The Intelligencer containing fcha articles of Capt Watkins and
President Taylor, at exactly the same erica' and aa the same terms that
City Attorney Sullivan could have secured sa equal number of coplea con
taining any of bia articles, for this we have no explanation to offer, nor j
apology to make.
As to the City Attorney's refusing further to discuss the matter In the
columna of Tho Intelligencer, we opine thai he will not discuss it la another
paper, If the rule et newspaper ethles holds good tn Anderson aa we believe
it does. Wo trust ho will not deprive our. readers ot the enjoyment his ar
ticles gives them, to say nothing ot the amusement furnished the babies
tn our homes. Wo opine, farther, thai hy tho time the echoes of the fire
dies down which hU communication ta today's paper win call forth from
the fortifications of thoo? attacked, he w?l hardly be able to bring his guns
tato action again, tor we believe they will be Uko the siege gun? of the
Germans, and will completely alinee his Mtite artillery. He will certain
ly have to call tor .the reserves oommanded hy Col. John V. Btrlhhllng. and
then some. When the etty Attorney* battery ia silenced lt will he time
for a general peace congress, for he hi gifted in the art of talking much and
savin* Kttlai
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Unrecorded IlerolHsi.
1 watch her as ehe doue her little
frock, -
And seta the trim hat on her shape
ly head,
Her boot? and gloves are good-a girl
must dress.
Although her breakfast's simple tea
and bread!
Her big blune eyes aro trustful. There
is hope
Within her sweet young face, in
manner, word,
She's not cast down by failures or re
buffs.
Give up so soon? Why, that would
be absurd I
She sighs, of course, at times-what
girl would not.
Remembering the care-tree, happy
days,
The pleasant office, all the hum of
work,
While her deft finRers won her
wage and praise?
She was so joyful, helping toward
the home,
She. the first-born, a widowed
mother's pride!
The young children must bc clothed,
schooled, fed.
(God only knew what she herself
denied!)
Then came the war Great warehouses
.?ero closed.
All trade was paralyzed, tit? Street
grew still,
.??o 'ypists were required', Long weeks
Bhe'8 vowed
'I'll And some work today! I must!
I willi"
Her little savings melted fast away.
What soldier needs more pity in the
field
Than she, frail giri, who, seeking
work, meets foes
Despair, temptation- yet who will
not yield?
-New York Times.
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Mr. Stribbling Writes Again.
EDITOR THE INTELLIGENCER:
I am pleased to note in your edi
torial on the franchise question-is
sue 28 instant-the following:
"Let us get to the bottom of this
thing and see what is right if possi
ble." Thia fa substantially what' I
have been asking for ever since the
first wrong steps ?ere taken. And I
now respectfully submit-for the peo
ple's consideration-in support of
what I had to say in your issue of 27
j instant-the folio-wing comment as to
'the franchise . ordinance-quoting
therefrom:
Ordinance granted the so-called j
Southern Public "Utilities "Company,
1 Its 'successors and saslgns by Mayor
! Lee O. Holleman" acting against the
I will of the people of the city of An
! ??taoa-ascumiukj" io grant to the
[said company thc right to use "all
I public places" of the city for the pur
pose-among other things-of "sell- I
lng, transmitting and distributing
electrical energy;to and within the
city of Anderson" and to its inhabi
tants," etc . . ? "but nothing here
in contained shall give the city any
right io purchase the Portman Shoals
plant or any portion thereof nor shall
anything herein contained, be con
strued to prohibit, the company from
selling power in wholesale quantities
to the inhabitants of said city of An
derson;" . . . "provided, further,
that said city shall not before pur
chasing the electrical plant . . .
directly or Indirectly enter into com
petition with the company in the sale
and distribution of electrical energy]
to the inhabitants or said city, nor
shall lt before purchasing the distri
bution system . . . Install a sys
tem for the lighting of Its streets.
The matter quoted from the so
called ordinance-an ordinance grant
ed by the council only aod not approv
ed by the people of the city-clearly
shows Its purpose to be used as an
Instrument in- tho hands of the water I
power trust conspirators-In name of
Southern Public Utilities Company
to further their unlawful operations
and purpose of complete' monopolisa
tion of tho power resources of the
Piedmont region of country.
Respectfully,
JNO. V. STRilBLlNG.
November 28. 1814.
THE GREAT 8TWGGIE
FOR SUPREMACY I
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(CONTINUED - PROM PAGE ONE)
brought the Russin offensive to a
standstill and inflicted heavy tosses.
Farther south, and west of Novo
Radomsko the Germans also claim to
have repulsed the Rusutaua, while for
the armies advancing to besiege Cra
cow, the Russian--headquarters an
nounces a "decl&We-success."
In the Issi few days of fighting la
this region the'' Russians, according
to their official ?reports, captured
about 16,000 man, 40 cannon, 20 em
etine guns end some general staff offi
cer?.
ThU bettie, although considered In
military circles here not aa important
as thst around Leds, would open the !
way for the Russisns into Southern
Silesia if they are successful.
In the west the Allies are atlll walt
ing for the new attack by the Ger
mana, which has baan so long prom
ised. All communication betwen Bel
gium and Holland, has been stopped,
so that ni thing authoritative can ba j
learned of what the Germans are do
ing. Reports continue, however, of
largo German fovcha moving weet,
some with boats end bridge mater
ial.
It ls believed in London that the
ne:? s."empt of thc Germans will be
made south of the Franco-Belgian
border, perhaps In'the vicinity ot Af
res.
Following the report from Petro
grad of damage inflicted on the Ger
man fleet by ta* ?esalan* ta Septem
ber, comes the sanouneenvmt through
The
Christmas
Store for
Men's and
Boys'
Gifts.
The shadow of the Christmas
tree is now looming up in the
background.
This is the store that put the
clause in Santa Claus (the clause
reade: Any present you may buy
here can be changed or ex
changed after Christmas.)
But our talks today is on a
question that bulks large with
most men; that is-Overcoats.
If it's the Balmacaan, styles la
test decree, or the single-breast
ed, knee-length Chesterfield, or
the long storm coats, or the
ever-good cravenette or anything
good for this season, just rely
on us. .
At all prices, $10, $12.50, $15.
$18, $20. $25, here are unusual
garments.
Suits $10 to $25.
'Tia Stow, m?h m Coudent*
Paris that the German cruiser Her- j
tha has born sunk near Liban. There
also are rumoi-'; that the German
battleship Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse |
has been torpedoed in the Baltic. ;
Both these reports lack confirmation. >
The British admirallty, it is believ- I
ed, has solved the mystery of the sow
ing v>f mines off the north coast of
Ireland. British ships have arrested
two trawlers, one a Norwegian and
tho other Danish, which made their
headquarters at Fleetwood, on the
English coast of the Irish Sen. on a
charge ot having laid the mines which
proved so disastrous to British and
neutral shipping. It has ben suggest
ed that these mines were laid by ves
sels fiyi?g neutral flags, but it was
hnrdly thought they were making a
British port their headquarters.
SOUTH CAROLINA
IN TWO DISTRICTS
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE.)
Fitting school, Carlisle school and
Lander College.
Thc South Careara ?onfer??e? fdtall
elect soven and t.'vj Upper South Car
olina conference shall elect six of the
13 trustees ot columbia College. The
South Caroll'.a conference sbail elect
eight and tho Upper South Carolina
conference sh.-.d elect seven of 15
trustees of Epworth orphanage. The
Upper South Carolina conference shall
elect four and the South Cniolioa con
ference shall elect tbree of the seven
trustees of tho Cokosr.ury Conference
school. That the quota of trustees
elective for each conference shalt be
nominated at this time nnd by the
present board of education cid elect
ed for two years: thereaiter thc trus
tees for each conference shall bo nom
inated by the board ot education of
tho conference *hey ar.? to represent
and elected by ih? conference.
Resolved, fourth, ?Jin- all properly
held by the original South Carolina
conference other th.vu hordn other
wise provided for te he'd intact by
the present board of tnnut.g*>re of Hu
legal benefit equally and jointly of tbo
two conferences unlit s?ch time as
the two conferences shall be duly in
corporated. When the two confer
ences have been duly 'incorporated
said ? property shall then be equally
divided, or aa equally and legal re
quirement* appear between the two
conferences.
Resolved, 'fifth, that a commission
of three Methodist laymen from with
in the bounds of each conference be
appointed upon nomination- of tho
board of managers of the present le
gal conference to determine ail legal
questions involved in making legal
and proper transfers of property aa
required by division of the confer
ence, said commission to take auch
steps as may be necessary to amend
the charters of the several institu
tions involved so aa to conform td the
requirements ot ? the division.
Recoived, sixth, that the presiding
elders ct this session of conference
aa a boird of nomination of hoards
after the appointments for 1916 have
been fixed and immediately before
the announcement thereof bringa ia
nominations for the several hoards
required by each conference under
the division.
Resolved, seventh, that the South
ern Christian Advocate shall be the
organ of the two conferences, equally
and jointly. The ?outher? Christison
Advocate shall be controlled hod di
rected by a board of eight managers,
tour to be elected by each confer
ence. Thia board shall be elected
quadrennially upon nomination of the
board ot education of each confer
ence, and shall have' power to con
tract for the publication of the paper,
elect the editor and ne trustees of
the conference, direct and control
the affairs of the paper.
Resolved, eighth, that the division
of the South Carolina conference and
all provisions aa to division herein
made whall not go into effect until the
announcement of the appointments
for the respective conf?rence and the
adjournment sine die of this session
of the South Carolin? conference.
fA^mWlarWMpjg
X/09 ?SCTPfh 3s>uji-Ia^Aci^-Sw??fcMstsfBr
A Lesson in Retail Mercantile Business as
Demonstrated Last Week by the
Peoples Furniture Co. f
Question>-"How to sell TWENTY Kitchen Cabinets
when having only FIFTEEN in stock."
Answer :-"Advertise in the'Daily newspapers of An-,
dersoa." . .
SASSEEN, The Ad Man.
Mr. J. A. McCullough
at Orr Mills Today
Hon. Josonh A. McCullough, of the
Greenville bar and one of the best
known and most eloquent speakers ot
the State, will deliver the address at
the meeting to be held at Orr Mills
auditorium, at 3:30 o'clock this after
noon, under the auspices of the Young
Men's Christian Association. Mr. Mc
Cullough's subject will be "A Down
and Out." The general public, ladies
included, are cordially Invited to at
tend the service.
Owing to the prominence of the
speaker and his reputation as a gifted
and forceful orator, it is probable that
the Orr afllls auditorium will be
crowded when ha speaks this after
noon. Mr. McCullough has for years
been prominently Identified with the
Christian lits of Greenville, and ls al
ways in demand aa a public speaker.
The subject on which ho will apeak
this afternoon is calculated to striko
a popular .chord, and it 1B a safe ?.v
sertion that his address will bo
thoroughly interesting and beneficial.
Violent Earth .Shock.
PARIS, NOT. 28.-(7:27 p. m.)
There wah a. violent earth shock In
western Greece and the Ionian Is- .
lands yesterday, according to iv Havas
dispatch from Athens. The shock was
particularly severe bet vee n the Is
lands of Santa Maura and Corfu.
Three deaths' have been reported.
Considerable damage waa done to
property.
Ba- k Ia Washington. - .
WASH! K OTON, Nov. 28.- President
Wilson tatura ed here early today
from Williamston, Mass., where he
spent Thanksgiving day with his
daughter, Mrs. P. B. Sayre, He drove
at once to the White House._
Happy Thoughts
XMAS 1914
? WeU Christmas will soon be.
herc afaia and the old problem
confronta yon- "W"hat sewd! 1
We hove a salu* finn of Roches
ter Solid Copper Nfcloal Worn fat
whkh yoa can find mw? ?toa that
acceptable gift.
SEE OUR SHOW WINDOWS
Sullivan Hardware Co*

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