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ME ANDERSON INTELLIGENCE!
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lt. M. GLENN.City Editai
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derson, South Carolina, under the Act
ot March i, 1*19.
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Ho Uh Carolina: Fair Thursday and
Some weather yesterday, oh?
Bia more days.
What's the matter, Cole didn't break
into print yesterday.
The Ides ot January and four days
more and then he will be no more,
We surmise there aro some cots in
the penitentiary which hold uneasy
sleepers these nights.
We can't help but admire the man
ner in which that new 'Legislature
has started oft*.
Mud slinging politicians would And
campaigning in Anderson Just now
plenty of ammunition of thia type.
Who ls that governor who was wont
to stop in Washington and pick out
thc seat in the Senate which he would
? o ?'" j
Now that Booker got his wings
scorched by flying around the politl-1
cal candle, we hope to see some
"Big" King lost out in the race for
sergeaat-at-arms ot the House, but it
wasn't because he lsnt big enough
for tho job.
o ? ?
Now while everything is so dull
Greenville might revive the hoary old
project cf extending the "Swamp Rab
bit" railroad td Knoxville.
Wonder if Blesse disbanded the mili
tia through fear they might parade at
tho Inauguration of -Governor Man
It strikes os that England will now
have to explain her explanation.
Greenwood Journal. Which will be in
the nature of an explanation explain
ing an explanation.
A cit laen of Charleston writing to
one ot the papers points out the need
of a zoo for that city. Governor Man
ning will flnd a better place than that
for your "tigers."
"The gs y bird goes for a lark," says
the Greenville Piedmont Starting, of
course, with a few swallows.-Colum
bia State. And followed the neat
< morning with a (Red) raven (Splits.)
. The mayor says the newspaper con
troversy over the franchise- matter
has served to convince him all the.
more that the city attorney waa right
The mayor evidently doesn't mind be
One redeeming features about those
huge wheat exporta ls that our break
fast food supply will be greatly di
minished.-Columbia Bute. Ah aawl
Net until Utey *bulld more of thoee
plants like that at Georgetown for
utilizing sawdust. V
The Governor has let out practical
ly all thc convicta ; he has mustered
out all tho militia; he had already, tn
Usd early days of his "little brief au
thority." turned out all tho notaries
public There ls probably nobody else
? let, order or turn oat but himself,
a.i\? tim. lay? hit ?CSC SO
io bring into coutempt, will see
that he goes out a week from today.
Having borne with and ?arrived his
nullen for four ye*tv, the State can
Htnnd s?tvnn ,day? ?sore of ?be grotee
; of government. Another brick
i added to the debris he has
mod? of laotitutlon and authority will
> mattor Utile now. The clearing of sites
THF. COMMISSION PIAN
One of tho topics discussed on the
streets and in the homes of Anderson
Just now, is the matter of the election
on tho metter of assessing abu'Mng
property owners for street paving, and
the proposed bond issue for making
this law effective. The position taken
on this matter by The Intelligencer
hus met with popu'ir approval, and
very few persons are found who think
any other plan will do at all. The
opinion seems to be general that if the
funds to be raised by a bond i<tsue sre
not to be expended by a commlsion
of business men, and this provision be
not made prior to the call for the
election, it may result in the defeat of
both the bond issue and the ratifica
tion of the abutting property amend
ment to the Constitution.
One gentleman said: "The people
of Anderson need paving. They are
able to pay for it, and they are wil
ling to pay for lt, and vote for it, If
the money ls to be handled by a com
mission, but they will not vote for it if
the Council is to spend it." This view
is shared by many.
The Intelligencer has no specific
plan for selecting this commission,
hut lt has been suggested that the
chamber of commerce nominate one
member of the council, and one mem
ber from each ward, leaving out the
ward represented by tbe Councilman,
with the Mayor a member ex-offkio.
This will give a commiten of seven
men, and will remove the expenditure
of the money from any semblance of
politics. The Intelligencer does not
alsh to be understood as questioning
the honesty of any member of Council,
nor or iu?;ugnlng their motives, but
this method will ?rive little cause for
any complaint, and will place the mat
ter In the hands of the people to se
lect their agents to spend their money.
While it does not materially effect
The Intelligencer one way or the
other, because the territory of An
derson county Is not Included, we feel
that perhaps the people of the pro
posed new county of McCormick, need
to have a county seat, and work out
for themselves their own plas of
government. Formed as it was out of
the most remote corners of three
counties, not being connected with
their county seats as closely as Is
convenient for the people, and in the
case of most of tho people a trip to
their respective, county, seats, over
bad roads, proves at best trying, and
tn tho winter time when the roads sre
bad, almost Impassable, lt would seem
that their wu hos might prevail, and
they be allowed to try their independ
ence. If the decision of the Jboard of
election commissioners that the elec
tion waa nat prevails, those who
have worked so hard for the new
count) will feel a keen disappoint
ment. Perhaps, though, this decision
will not Bi aud the appeal which will
be made, and the baby county of Mc
Cormick will yet grow to manhood.
?THE * *?NTON IDEA"
Trenton ls a town In Missouri of
about six thousand population, but it
ls known far and wida because of the
nature of Its commercial (?) organi
zation. Instead ot having an organi
sation only for the business and pro
fessional men ot the town, this little
city decided to do away with town
lines and to allow Its membership to
reach out and.embrace all those who
wished to belong. The argued, and
rightly so. that lt did . not matter
whether a man walked a city block
to get hie mall or drove six milos, be
should, have the same right to belong
to an organisation having tor Its pur
pose the upbuilding ot the town and
the county. They say there that the
Imaginary line separating th? town
from the country should he oblit?r?t- ,
ed, o * 'hey have obliterated it Tho
rest ? that thia tittle town ls grow- |
lng ny leaps and bounds, and the
membership of their organisation is
more than twelve hundred. They have
built a railroad and a fine system of
dirt ronda, besides Improving educa
tional conditions over the county, and
other things too numerous to mon ti on.
. This lo brief ls the r'su these peo
ple have tried and found to work so
well, ?hat other cities and tows? are
copying after "The Trenton Idea," and 1
the idea ls spreading rapidly. Their '
motto ls. "Get acquainted with your :
neighbor, you might like him." It ls a
It occurs to The Intelligencer that
the principles of tb!?? organisation
might apply to Anderson with i? great
and beneficial results as to Trenton.
Ma, or any other ?Ince In the country.
In fact, Anderson has advantages
Trenton does not possess. Might rt not
be well to look into -this. Mr. Beera*
tary Whaler, and give lt a try out In
NUT N?KDF.D, SAYf* BMUSl!
The Governor ls right. What need
have Wc cf f a rm demoust raters? Are
we not - vme-crop people? Do
rot make le?. land per attfli
the West, and
utterly failed to
!?e as lt might bo devel
oped? What business have these farm
demonstrators to butt in and tell us
how to make more money on the
farm? It's our own affair if we choose
to be ignorant of farming knowle Ige,
and If we choose to continue to be
subservient to one crop. It's a whole
lot belter for the farmers of other
sections for us to continue to buy food
of them, and yet these demonstrators
would teach us to make our own food.
This is s bit of fine sarcasm by The
Greenville News. Governor Blesse has
posed ss the friend of tbe poor man,
and now the only agency in the State
that is really working for the uplift
of the poor man, the farmer, ls attack
ed by him in his closing message. How
infinitely better to have been engaged
in the work W. W. Long and his as
sistants have been doing then to have
been engaged as the Governor iris
been during the past four yeara! The
former has been trying to make, and
has been making, two blades of grass
grow where one grew before; the lat
ter to stir up strife and prevent the
peace and harmony between the fac
tions in South Carolina politics es
sentiel to proper TO wt h snd develop
ment. But, thanks to the good sense
of the people of the State this laut
ding will fall upon deaf ears, and Mr.
Long and bis associates wili go on in
their work, and the State will have
cause io rise up and call them bless
CAMPAIGN PROMISE (I)
Upon showing that the city clerk
was In need of an office assistant now
while licenses are being paid, city
taxes paid and tax returns coming in.
council instructed the clerk to em
ploy Foster Fant, who has been assist
ing in the office alresdy, as long as
his services were needed, the assist
ant to be paid $70 per month for his
The above, ls a news report of one
ot the things done by the City Council
at its cession Tuesday night. If our
memory is not at fault, we believe that
one of the chief planks in the platform
of Mayor Godfrey when a candidate
for the position he now holds, was
that his experienco as clerk of the
former Council would enable him to
assist the clerk to be employed nuder
his administration, and he promised^
to do so, and thus save the taxpayers
the salary they had boen paying his
assistant clerk. Was this merely a
campaign promise, or did be mesn it?
COLUMBIA, Jan. Iv.-Tho House
this afternoon accepted the invitation
to visit Winthrop College on January
20, and off 'until tomorrow action
on th' Senate resolution fixing Feb
ruary 18th as date for final adjourn
ment. Bil!*! repealing the State ware
house system and providing for a resi
dent hunters license tax were intro
Bills for the referendum on State
wide prohibition and to mske the
Webb law effective will be Introduced
In both houses tomorrow.
Comptroller General Jones estimat
ed tonight that $2.606.083.12 will be
necessary for nil departments ot the
State government for 1915. which
would require a levy of 8.1 mills. This
ls an increase of $361.084.20 over the
appropriation for last year. .
Governor Bleaae ' Otis afternoon
turned but five manslayers.
Representative Wolfe introduced in
the House' a bill providing for the ap-1
polntment of fonr county commis
sioners for Anderson county by the
Governor on the recommendation of |
the delegation. Senator Sherar 1 it
traduced the bill tn the Senate.
A local option compulsory educ . I
lion bill was Introduced In the House |
by Mr. Harper pt Darlington.
A pool or $500.0^.000 to loan through I
State warehouses on cotton subscrib
ed lo the capital of the co-opera
tive company was announced tonight
by Warehouse Commissioner McLaur
Sank by Mine.
AMSTERDAM, via London, Jan. 13. !
-(10:35 p. m.)-The small Norweg
ian steamer Castor J? reported to
have been sunk by a mine ta u ? North.
Ssa. All except one of the crew were ]
savpd and landed at Hamburg.
Now Vesself. for 17. 8. Navy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.-Provision I
for Ute construction of two great
dreadnsughto, six torpedo boat des-,]
troyers, sixteen coast defense subma
rines, a sea-going rabotarme, a hosp!
made te th- mvval appropriation bill
agreed <m today by the house naval
coi om titee. All told the bill carries
$l?b.600.000. of which $32.803,988 ls
for new construction.
WAI Exercise Centro!.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.- The fed
eral government today .prepared for j
the first time tc exercise Its constitu- ]
lionel control of weights and tneas
- - i-_I.. ~ ;_ vin _I .
passed by the senate to eelah-<
?tendard barrel tor fruit?, vege
a*4 other dry commodHjee, !
Service EtasslaartsB. ' J
ba held by tho civil service
M on February 20 to AU 625,
th class postmastersklps throogfc
tbe country, paying $596 a year,
or more, fur which po oe?, penes*) the i
examinations held last ; et r.
PROGRAM FCR NAVAL PARADE
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(CONTINUED PROM PAGE ONE)
return from Pacific waters, and that
the foreign vessels that participate
in the opening of the San Francisco
exposition would be invited to come;
to Har--nton Roads for that event.
Upon the revised plan there will be
I a ga hering of only five ships in
: Hampton Roads before the cruise.
These will be American battleships
I sent to receive President Wilson
when he arrives there from Wash in? -
[ ton to take ship for Cristobal.
Secretary Daniels announced the
following program for preliminary
operations and the cruise to San
"The following named foreign ves
sels are expected to take part in the
celebration incident to the opening of
"Argentina will send the battleship
Moreno, flying the flag of Vice Ad
mirol Onofre Betbeder; Cuba will
send the cruiser Cuba; Portugal will
send the cruiser Almirante Reis, and j
the despatch boat Cinco de Qutubro;
Spain will send the battleship Es
pana. Vice Admiral Don Ramon Es-1
trada Catoiva has been appointed by
the Spanish government as its naval j
"The battleships of the Atlantic]
fle?t and destroyer flotilla will pro
ceed to Guantanamo and Guacaynaba
Bay, Cuba, January 17, for extended
fleet exercises and target practices, I
17 battleships participating in the
maneuvers. The Georgia, Texas, I
South Carolina, and Minnesota will
remain at their home yards undergo
ing overhauling until February 15.
These vessels will proceed to south- ]
ern waters the latter part of Febru
"The Texas will remain at Hampton j
Reed! 3 to escort the president to Pana
ma lu the New York, the New York
proceeding to Hampton Roads from
?Cuban wafers about February 15, pre
pared to receive the president on
"It ts Intended that the Washing
ton relieve the Delaware in Mexl
can waters as soon as practicable, and
I that the Delaware add Rhede Island1
I will join the fleet In Cuban waters, ]
The Rhode Island has been ordored
i from New Orleans to Norfolk for
docking, and on the completion ot
I docking, about January 22, will pro
I coed to Guantanamo to join the 1
"The battleships and'the destroyers!
of the active flotilla (about 23) will
remain In Cuban waters, carrying on
drills and exercises, until February
25 and then will proceed to Panama!
all 21 battleships.going through the]
canal at San Franciso.
I THOUSANDS KILLED AND
WHOLE 9ft VIS DESTROYED BY
T.ART (QUAKE IN ITALY
'HOM PAGE. ONE.)
jured and l.JCru.ooO made homeless. lu
this disturbance Messins, Santa Te
resa, Scal?uta end Faro in Sicily and
Reggio, fcAri Cilavannla, San Eufemia,
Oalliclo, Paimi, Pellaro and Cannltol
I lo In Calabria were destroyed.'
The financial loss never was accur
J ately computed, but It ran Into many
! millions of dollars.
Up to the time of th le catastrophe
the earthquake at Idehon, Portugal.
In 1755, which cost 69,000 lives, caus
ed th? greatest number of casualties.
Nineteen hundred and six was the
I worst period for seismic disturbances
I on. record. It was daring this time
?that great disturbances occurred the
j world over. The destruction ot San
Francisco and Valparaiso and the
razing of 18 Villages In Calabria oc
curred In the spring and summer of
1906. The province of Esmeraldas, In
I Ecuador, was shaken in the following
I January and a great tidal wave folow
ed, drowning many persons sud dev
? astatin g the city of Esmeraldas. Co
lombia also suffered in this disturb
I ance, amout 300 being killed.
A month and half later on the ta
lland of Formosa the village of Kag!
1 and three other towns were destroyed
with the loss of thousands ot lives
and material damage estimated at
$45.000.000. A month leter Kagl again
was visited, with additional loss of
I Ufe and much property damage.
Then followed the Ban Francisco
disaster in which 500 were killed and
250.000 made homeless with a proper
ty loss ot $300,000,000. *
A few months later Valparaiso was j,
destroyed by earth shocks and a con?
flagraiton. Two thousand inhabitants j ?
were lulled and a monetary loss ot
$156,000,000 resulted. Within four days
from the first earth shock, the re
gion for hundreds of miles around
Valparaiso waa visited by 382 quakes.
In which the towas ot Los Andes and
Melipplla. with an aggregate popula
tion of 13,000 were destroyed with
their Inhabitants. Santiago, Chile,
lost 55 persona killed end suffered
$1.500,000 damage, while the towns of
Vina del Mar, Qulrinus, Lmaohe and
Qulllota With a total of 20.000 in
habitants were com pl? tel y destroyed
Later In the same year there were
disturbances In Porto HMO, t?tortshUl
New Guinea and again tn Chile.
tn 1907 came the disaster I? King
ton. Jamaica, In which over 1,000 ?ves
were lost and $26.000,000 damage wes
done: Cartago. Costa Rica,'lost 1.?
600 lives in 1910, from a? earthquake
and in Turkey ta 1912, 3,008 penmne
perished, while 40.000 were ?sd*
homeless in a similar disaster.
Last y *x -Sahara, Jap**, was . vi**
ed hy an earthquake and the eruption
of a volcano WV* esssed much pro
perty damage Wt did not result in a
large loss or life. Last May tn Sicily
Salvador Electa rrenldetst.
RAN '"SALVADOR, ?sk ? ^J**?
(Cartes Malendes was ohosen trreeldeot
of Salvador In the g*eetde?tlal elec
i which terminated yesterday. Al
io -Quixotes was elected *ice presi
j;L There virtually was no ohposl
r..JMa and .membotn of. ali the political
With "Bargain Pri?e*" yodeling all over town, why do these reduc
tions of our,; command special attention?
Simply because all the goods offered 'are our own special qualities,
made for our regular customers who have learned to expect "full
worth and a little bit more* at regular prices.
#20.00 Men's Overcoats now . $16.00
18.00 Men's Overcoats now ,,i 14.40
15.00 Men's Overcoats now w 12.00
10.00 Men's Overcoats now 8.00
Twenty per cent, reduction on all
$ 1.50 Manhattan Shirts .j f" m M t. $1.15
2.00 Manhattan Shirts.,,.?!.] M LI 1.40
3.50 Manhattan Shirts.. ..; M >: 2.25
?ft l .50 Wool Shirts nowr., M ? L. $1.15
2.00 Wool Shirts now?., ,.j m w 1.40
2.50 Wool Shirts nowr.? r.3 .j L.j 1-75
There are still some of the best num
jbcrs left in the lot of $6 Hanan Shoes
yrt are clearing at. . ..?.!j.:,.,i.l..$2.95
- "Tfie Store with a Conscience"
POLIT ICAL ROW ?N
Physical Clash Between Demo- ]
crate and Republicans is Nar
(Br AaxMtotwt FnaO
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Jen. 13.-A I
physical clash between Democrats and
Republicans in the State senate was
narrowly averted today over the
makeup of an elections committee to
settle contests. Spectators added to the
uproar and the lieutenant governor |
c Wared the galleries.
During the excitement Lieutenant
Gove-nor O'Hara hamed an elections
commU*?e, selected hy Dem?crata, to
make a /.e-count of votes in contest
od Cook ftounty districts, which are ]
While the senate was squabbling j
over the elections committee. Ute j
house took six idiots in an unsuccess
ful effort to end tua spc-kcrsMp
BULLS IN CONTROL
OF THE WHEAT PITI
Froze? Chiclean Added to Food
.???ffa Sot Ships neat to Eu*
Oly A?oeUtad Pms.)
CHICAGO. Jan. IS.-May wheat jott
st 11.41, on the board of trade today
and closed at $1.403-4, only 1 cent
under the highest record since the
war began. Balls "had undisputed
control of the turbulent pit.
Competition' of millers with export
era appeared to be hugely responsible
tor the impetus which since Monday
aaa whirled prices up 71-2 cents a
bushel from the colfapso brought
?bout by sensational stories that Gie
Turkish grip'On the Dardanelles had
Frozen chicken in large quantities
waa added today td .the . list ot food
btuffs being bargained for here for
ihipment to Europe.
: It was said one and one-half mil
lion pounds had been sold to England
stone. ' Fresh eggs were retailing lu
Chicago today as high ..as 45 cents v.
Schooner Springs a
Leak Off Cape Lookout
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(By A wc ri ?Wal PfesO n
BEAUFORT. N. C, Jan 13.-The
american eebooBer Gladys, from
Purks Island ?or Baltimore with salt,
?prang a leak In a gale on* Cape Look
srew reported that she probably would
. The American schooner Thoma*,
CVln amore ls la distress off Cape
Lookout. She shifted her deck load of ;
panther, bat attn ls afloat.
I Opposes Prize Fight]
EL PASO/Texas, Jan. 13.-Be?aaW
would increase Villa's war cheat.
i>eo. vaia mgT, eui
Ce?/rai M-ytorena Begin? the B
Vicinity of Naco in Accon
ranged by G
(By. AjBOciaUd Prcis.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.-Official
advices- reaching: the United States
government from Mexico today indi
cate that General Villa, In command
of all the forces of thc Gutierrez
government, .has begun in earnest the
campaign which he hopes will force
the, Carranza faction to captulate. .
Eight thousand men under General
Angeles havb teen despatched by
[Villa to join In an attack on Tampico.
I They were moving through San Lute
[Potosi tod<~.y, according to consular
From information received tonight
by the Carranza agency here. General
F*3blo Gossales, commanding the
Tampico* district, has been reinforced
by 9,000 men under General Caesareo
Ca mr o which, together with forces
under Generals Villareal and Herre
ra, make a total of 25,000 men; The
same dispatches say the - Carranza
forces fire moving .toward San Luis
Potosi, Indicating a big battle la Im
minent 'on the railroad line between
that piece and Tampico.
The Gutierrez government ls anx
ious to capture Tampico and end the
complications which have arisen as a
result of General Carranza's decree
Special Session of
FiTCHMOND. Va., Jan, 13.-The Vir
ginia ge:'.cr?l assembly met here to
day In a special session of 30 days
fqr the or? r^o -> .of revising the tax.
system of the State. Governor Stuart
submitted a lengthy message dealing
with reform of assessment and taxa
tion and recommending segregation.
This, message will be considered to
gether with ah exhaustive report of
the special legislative committee
which has been studying the subject
tor several months.
lest Campaign to
Faction to Capitulate
lemo val OT His Troops From tho
lance With Agreement Ar
affecting foreign ott companies. Tho
British embassy received word today
I that one British company had been
j shut down because its owners refus
ed to pay a big levy.
General Villa, himself, has gone.to
Aguas Calientes where, lt is believed,
he ia mo'ittizing fer: an attack on
Puebla. "With the Gutierres army at
tacking the two main strongholds of '
the Carranza army In the vicinity of
Tampico and Puebla, respectively, a
turning point In Mexicos ci val war,
bringing the rise of either the Car
ranza or Gutierrez element, ls eon- '
orally believed hero in prospect.
General Bliss at El Paso telegraph
Ad .W tho war department today that
General May lorena, the Villa cos;
mander, had began to rem ovo his
?.^~>P" ftoia the vicinity of Naen In
accordance with the cz-ccrr-cnt .ar
ranged by General Scott
The disappearance of the contend
ing Mexican forces from "the border
points where they threatened the life
and safety of Americans on the north
side of the line, will relieve the de
partment from the necessity'of main
taining the lark*e force of soldiers
sent when the situation became
JNew, York Saloon
i ? iii
ALBANY, N. Y:; Jan IS-Saloon
business In New York SUte is on, tho
decline. William M. Farley. -State
commissioner of excise, declared Jo
his report submitted to the legOTbflfe
tonight The commissioner ps tty.'ont
I that since the passage ot the 19 ip law
limiting saloons *s> One to every.s700
population, 1,010 saloons have jjult
business. The report shows that tn
the State lhere are 384 towna where
liquor ls sold and 407 that hkve -voted
A THEATRE H
TODAY'S PROGRAM H
The 2nd Itutallment of HH
"Hie Exploits of taatae" ?
The "Twilight Sleep" is the name of I
this feature. Two additional reels will be 1 i
. FRIDAY I I
Gladys Henson in Clyde Fitch's
MU ayrcuiw ?no gu^iugill i\v?a. ~ .SS
Owen Wister's notable, work "Hie Vir
giman", featuring Dustin Farnum. H|