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FOUNDED A LU l'HT 1, 18?*.
Ut Sorta Main Street
ANDERhON, 8. C.
W. W. riMOAK, Editor and DUB. Mgr
L? M. GLENN.City Edltoi
PHELPS SASSKEN, Advertising Mgf
T. B. GODFREY,....Circulation Mgr
E. ADAMS. Telegraph Editor mut
Entered af second-class metter Ap
ril 28, 1914, at the post office at An
derson, South Carolina, under the Act
ot March 3. 187?.
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. a a it a o e a o o e o o o o o o o o o
e LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE o
Favors Commission Plan?
I agree with you In some things you
have said Shout the street psvlng, but
not In having a large commission to
take charge of the matter. A commis
sion of three Is targe enough; but bet
ter still would be a commission form
? Many will vote against .bonds for
any purpose until thia change ot gov
ernment is effected; not because of
objections to the' members of the city
council, hut to the present system of
Why not start the movement a* once
* lor tost purpose, and if any legislation
is nectosary take the proper steps
while the legislature ls in session to
procure lt. . v
J. E. BREAZEALE.
For Hie of Veer.
To the people pf Anderson: I wish
to take this means of expressing to
the kind hearted people who have re
sponded to the appeal made by TVe
Anderson Intelligencer . for clouting,
etc., for the poor sud needy ot our
etty. Their heartfelt thank? and no
predation, and I wish to ul BO thank
yoa myself. I have personally attend
ed to the placing if thu? clothing that
has come into my hands, where lt
was most nsed.e<Lr md those of you
who ?tuvo may rest assured that what
you gave ls now keeping some poor
ones war 'arid' being a blessing. Many
aaa hardly realise that right in our
midst there are people who are with
' ant ooal th heep them warm, food to eat
and much of the necessities of life,
sad some of these are down sick, dis
couraged, and suffering . from cold,
hunger and neglect.
A Bfw-t ?oai has been done already
to bein quite a largo number of these
people, hut new cases are being found
< right along that need help and I want
to appeal to you who haVo good clean
clothing of anv kind, and shoe? for
children of nil ages, also shoe* for
women and men. And there are sick
< ones who n?ed food and.can not. gain
ingth fast unless they have the
to nourish them. We have been
lng them as best we could' but
of the eases are lingering, oues
and we need help to do this.
* If you could see how the Bick ap
arec?ate our help I know you would
make a greater effort to help them.
\ You can leave anything you have to
give at thp % M. C/A with Miss An
na Burger, or myself.
This'appeal ls made in Jesus' name,
.ad for the sake ot people who need
|Mp? and for whom Christ died, so
that, this suffering may be relieved
and sad heart? meda glad, and many
children, who.Are.not io any way re
sponsible for their condition, made
?arm and be able to rejoice.
I I might enum?rete many cases ot
suffering sad great need, but will re
frain from doing so. for I write this
letter ot appeal simply that In tho
eautckest and .shortest way, thaAJieed
may ha brought home io those who
A help, and help be extended whore
ls most needed sud in the shortest
Again thanking those, of you who
have given and especially thoso who
hate given much abd have sacrificed
to sive, and trusting that these- few
tines may t^tng the condition home to
'those T/h?, cai. help, and to thosfjtwfcq
will ouB'. it a real Joy to helfe th?
Poor ?na needy o? onr tummunlty.
: May we realise that we are out
brother's keeper and that it ls more
Massed to give than to receive, and
that real sacrifice ?or othet-s who ar?
tn need, is one of the sweetest joys io
Trusting that God will richly
fMngj&tl who are willing to help oth
.? #Ki? *i??s c; seed'-and beStyGP**"
will do lt, and looking forward to the
tine when sip, sickness, poverty, raf
firing, crime and all its cons?quences
.shall be an more hut Christ will hs
?A1| and in AIL"
/ v.May wa all ie ready Ia my wish sad
Yours for tho'Master's service,
d>- HRS; J. S. SARffiBKT.
svust OL, Anderson, S. C.
Pilled with surprises as has Leen
his administration, there han not pos
slbly been a bigger surprise than the
resignation of Governor Mease. Judg
ing from the roporiR of this reslgna
tion. there will possibly be muny
gueHHeH us to the reul reason
for thia action on his part,
coming as lt does so near the end of,
bia term of office, but the real reason
will perhaps never lie known. The his
torian will give Ex-Governor Ulease
a place in the history of this genern
tlon iii South Carolina, which will he
unique, ile will hardly he classed as
a constructive force In South Caro
lina, but rather thu opposite. Viewed j
calmly and with a desire to give him i
duo credit for all that he hus done, we j
CHU hardly see where he has done
anything for South Carolina that will
'.end to upbuild the State, or that has
entitled him to aharo lu any glory of
achievement, .lust now, we cannot
think of a single act of his career that
was purely HtateBuianllke. Ills career
has been meteoric, and while he hus
gained notoriety, he will not be called
famous. One would hardly hold him
up as an example for his son to emu
lie has ability and had opnortuuity,
and had he chosen to uso it In -thc
right way, he could today be one of
the great leaders in South Carolina.
I' it his sun bas set, and we hard ly
believe he can ever ''come back."
South Carolinians must remember
that the same causea which made it
possible for a "Blesse ' to twice hold
the hlglicB? office In the gift of the
people, can again bring about such a
state of affairs as will call forth an
other. We look to the. incoming admin
istration to bo one of constructive
policies, and lt should be one that will
forever heal the differences of opin
ion, and stamp out the reign of tho
demagogue forevermore. Politics and
politicians haye been the curse of this
State, and we havo had more than our
share of pernicious political activity.
Let the.people keep their eyes open,
and cultivate a retentive memory so
that there"'shall be no more political
Nov/ that Blesse is out, let us forget
thst he ha's governed in the unwise
manner that has characterized his
career politically, and turn our facea
to a new futuro, and to the brighten
ing day that has dawned. Education
ally and '.nduatflally there is a great
work for us to do, and if lt bo done
well during the next decade, the in
telligence of our people of all classes
win mske another Blease forever Im
possible. We must Join the procession,
land heal the breaches made. South
Carolina first, last and all the time.
COMMISSION PLAN ABOPTED
The Intelligencer is pleased that the
plan suggested by this newspaper bas
been followed by the City Council tn
the appointment last night of a com
mission for handling the street paving
proposltioiL Tho only question left
for the people to discuss now is the
matter ot the personnel of this com
mission. The Intelligencer feels that
thu ls a good commission and that
these gentlemen will expend thc
money faithfully and well, and that
should tho election carry, tnere will
be some good paving'work done In An
derson before, the next winter's rains,
i This, ls a most important work, and
one which'' will call 'for the best in
these gentlemen, who will have an
opportunity, should tho election carry,
as we believe now lt will, to write
their names in the annals ot Ander
son's history.; It is a patriotic work
these gentlemen . are undertaking,
without compensation. Have that which
tomes from a consciousness of being
engaged in a good ork. Their reward,
it they perform their duty tearlessly
and well, without room for Intimation
that anything; crooked was donn, will
be tho well-done ot people who will
thank them every time they have oc
casion to go out upon their Vtiecte,.
Let everyone now gel busy and talk
street pa vina and support thc proposi
tion to the lullest extent *posB?ble.
Col. Brawn sad Foreign Missions.
In another place id this issue Ve
carry a dispatch that was sent out
from Anderson last week which our
people will read with great oy. It
states that Col Brown has made-pro
vision for the transference to our tor
. eign mission hoard, upon the death ot
his daughter, of bonds to the amount
of $50,000. Col. Browp Is tho senior
deacon of the First Baptist church of
Anderson, a member cf ibo boer? cf
trustees of the Connie Maxwell ? Or
~k-^*ge, an old Confederate soldier
.who loves the reunion of his com
rades, and, best ot all. a Christian
gentleman whose great prosperity in
no wise baa affected bia simple piety'
in religion or common senss in life.
His gift ot tSO.bOO to foreign missions
' creates no surprise - whatever. It is
exactly what every one who kdowa
him expected. Bat lt does create
boundless gratitude to Oed and it will
' I the good man who has made^thls great
! gift to one of the best ot all causes.
J The Baptist Courier.
GENEVA, (via Parts) Jan. 14.-A
I nev Zeppelin lett Friedrich shafen
yesterday, Pyffe?? trial $lght ot an
I hour and returned safety to ita shed,
lit ts reported it wiri.leave soon for
service on th? fjifUx^Um.
? ? " ' ...
Should Begin Making
State Agent W. W. Long Thinks I
Such Local Rates Within th
Concentration of Grain
CLKMSON COLLEGE. 8. Ci Jan. 13.
To The ("humber of Commerce,
Bankern and Huslness Men of South
This hitter will inform you in de
tail of the grain marketing sugges
tions recommended for 1915 by the
co-operating forces of Clemson Col
lege and the United State? Depart
ment of Agriculture in South Carolina.
It will require energy and activity
and concentrated attention on the
part of business men In the State to
aol ve the many problems of market
ing which will arise UK a product of
the radical changeu in production
practices which have been forced
upo?, us for this year. I therefore re
quest your attention to what follows.
With a record sowing of winter
grains on our lands and a season that
bas to date been favorable to heavy
production, and with an outlook' that
promises unusually heavy planting of
corn in the spring, we must begin
without delay to give attention to mak
ing arrangements for marketing the
surplus grain of South Carolina'.:
next harvest. Appreciating the import
ance of early action in this matter.
Clemson College requested the office
of markets, department of Agricul
ture, to send representative to the
State to In voit iga V* the situation.
The gentlemen who were dispatched
Xor this purpose have Just left Clem
son College, after three days of cop
ferences and discussion, for other
parts of the State.
The Wheat Situation.
After discussing the wheat and oats
situation with the representatives of
the office of markets, it seems to me
that the first step to be taken ls to
obtain such local rates within the
State as will facilitate the concentra
tion of grain for interstate shipment.
The natural outlets for our wheat
surplus seem to be. Charleston for
j coastwise shipments, which would
have to be in sacks since there are no
?facilities in Charleston for handling
bulk grain on the piers; Richmond as
a mill market,.and Baltimore for ex
port tn bulk.
I feel reasonably certain that we
have not at present a commodity rate
I ott wheat from our producing reglqns
to any of these points. The rates quot
ed on grain. far seed are out of the
" I would 'respectfully suggest that
you call a meeting of your body for
the purpose ot discussing this situa
tion and taking definite action. The
wisest procedure that suggests itself
to me ls that you petition the State
railroad commission to take up the
matter of interstate grain rates imme
diately; further, that your body peti
tion tho railroads directly and. If nec
essary, the Interstate Commerce Com
mission at Washington for the imme
diate establishment . pf commodity
rates on grain to the ports, both in
sacks and In bulk.
Shipping Oats Santa.
What has been said above about
wheat will apply with equal force to
oata, with the addition that we should
bsve interstate rates on oats to the
South as well as to the port cities
above mentioned. I sm told that there
is such a demand for oats for feeding
In Florida and some of the other
Southern States, immediately after
harvest as to warrant us'in shipping
oats South, taking advantage ot the
difference in our harvest seasons. Let
us get rates on,,oats to both East and
! We must also have aood rateu for
outr surplus corn,
We should pay especial attention to
obtaining rates on grain in sacks as
well aa in hulk.
[Commodity Rates on Other Products.
The matter of getting special or
commodity rates it ot first importance
whenever any new product ls to be of
fered- for shipment in car lots for the
first time. Those communities that
?proposo to grow 'potatoes and peanuts
in large quantlUes should take up the
matter of obtaining equitable and ad
vantageous freight rates.
So much for the transportation prob
The Other Hall of Ute Problem. ?
Wo come now Uto the consideration
of a problem wbich deserves a's much
of our time as does that of getting ad
vantageous transportation ratea and
facilities. I refer to tho need for hav
ing one or moro business men in each
community arrange to' hsndle the
grain purchased from wagons. Those
"en w??: have to provide sacks for
th_e^armers._Btorsgejroom ,_and _suf fl-_
0 o ?, o o o o o o o
o 'THANKS, FRIE
o In yesterday's Intelligencer
o conduct an Anniversary Sate o
o our Fir?t Birthd?y, and we ar
o by the merchants in this issue,
o We not only preach adv?
? cn special occasions such as .
o times, etc, etc.. but we practice
c Wednesday was our firs
o it with ari Anniversary Sale; '
o vent our holding another An
o readied our scCMd birthday,
o chant who hay helped us celel
o year and many, many years to
o And to you dear reader,
[o' issue are brimful of golden c
o good, hard earned money on
o chased from home merchants,
o you your rooney's worth this m.
o to begin nrxt fall with, too.
0 And may you-dear read
o tako the Daily Intelligencer evt
o We Thank Y JU!
o o o o o o p j^gjfc
; State's Nexl Harvest
rmt Step to Be Taken is to Obtain
e Sute as Will FacOiate the
for Interstate Shipment.
clent capital to finance the ' business.
Aside from the shipment made in
bulk in car lots, we must handle in
sacks the grain grown in South Caro
lina thia year.
I cannot agree (and I think my po
sition will be sustained by the office
of Markets at Washington) with those
who have been advocating the erection
of elevators for the handling of grain
in South Carolina, Maryland, northern
Virginia, and Pennsylvania grow large
quantities of grain und the grain ia
hundlod both in Backs and in car lots.
Yet there are not a half dozen eleva
tors in Virginia, Maryland and Penn
sylvania, other than at terminal
Why Elevators are Not Advised.
Let us not forget thut the quantity
of gruin we shall produce in South
Carlolnu this year is unusual, the re
sult of an unusual state of affairs, and
that when affairs have resumed their
normal state and cotton has climed
back to its average prices of the sev
eral years last past, it is more than
likely our farmers will, except in a
few individual instances, cease to pro
duce a greater amount of grain than
is sufficient for home consumption.
Our aim shall be, when the present
unusual conditions no longer exist, to
have South Carolina farmer" produce
ali the grain that is noded io supply
the State's demands, and to engage in
livestock under thc method "urged by
the late Dr. Knapp, which' was to em
ploy ?ive stock farming as thc means
of utilizing waste lands. There will
never bo any reason, war or no war,
why every farmer In South Carolina
should not have one or more (accord
ing to his acreage) head of goyd beef
cattle to sell each year and a few
milch cows to supply his home and
furnish a small, but regular cash in
come from cream shipments. As to
hogs, we must give much attention to
hogs, because wo have conditions as
favorable to swine production ss those
existing in any part of the United
With this grain and live stock policy
will go a rational system of diversi
fication, ,which wjll Include' the pro
duction-'of home'supplies and the re
duction of fertilizer bills by tho use
of summer and .whiter legumes..,
Then we uhal devote our surplus
time, land, and money to cotton pro
duction, with assurance of profit. Cot
ton is and should be for all time the
chief market crop of the South. Econ
omic production of cotton is our great
It can readily bc seen from the
above that winter gram will never
play more than a minor part as a mar
ket crop in thc ordinary agricultural
regime of South Carolins. I cannot,
therefore, advise the construction of
grain elevators to take care of a situ
ation which may be called transient. .
There Must be Mills, However.
Instead of investing ip graba elva
tors to take care of a shipping move
ment which may* last only one pr two
years, let iib dive? those-investments
to something that will be required
this year, next year, and every year
that ia to come. } refer to mills ?&>
grind our grain, especially wheat, we
have a bare, handtnl of small miiis.
Wo must have more and they must be
built. For our people are going to pro
duce the corn and .wheat for thenu
ves and their neighbors In Sou ul
Carolina, if they have been ut all Im
pressed by the lesson of tho European
war. And what cotton farmer has not
been taught thia lesson? But it la not
of great use to them to produce even
corn and wheat for the state's con
sumption if they are to have no mills
to grind it.
Another big need that pow exists is
for machinery and ? facilities Xor pre
paring the surplus corn for market.
Our people were selling corn the other
day for sixty cents per bushel, whUe
it was i bringing .more than eighty
conts on the Richmond and Baltimore
If the war continues, corn will be
selling for not lesa .than one dolla/
por bushel when the middle of spring
and planting time ?arrives. Then we
should see a large acreage Increase in
corn in this and other Southern States.
It will be good aud profltable.
. 1 Preparing Cern fer Market
Situated as we are, it would bc very
little - trouble to prepare our corn for
market. In every community are gin
houses furnished with steam or elec
tric power. All that would be neces
sary is to attach , a corn sheller and
cleaner and_the farmers could bring
o o o o o o o on o
NOS, THANKS!? o
u/e announced that we would o
?f Advertising to commemorate o
e proud of the response made o
rtising and the holding of sales o
Anniversaries and Clearance o
what we preach. o
t birthday, and we celebrated o
wc trust that nothing will prc- ?
ntversary Sale when- we have o
and better still'thai each Mer- o
irate this tin?; be with us neW o
we will say that the ads in this o
importunities for the saving of o
dependable merchandise pur- o
and in plenty of time to give o
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1er--live a thousand years and
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Solid Gold Filled Spectacles
Begins Saturday, Jan. 16, and Ends Jan. 23
$6.00, $6.50, $7.00, $7.50 and $8.00 Glasses
AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
While we have been in Anderson nearly TWO YEARS, and in
that time we haye built up a business and a REPUTATION for HIGH
CLASS service, and fair, honest dealing, we wish to GET AC
QUAINTED with more people in ANDERSON county, and do it
QUICKLY-hence this SALE. ;
M"*yih ^us* as always, we will examine your eyes abso
L4 nJr Lj ?L4 lutelv FREE of charge, giving vou a thorough
JL JL\><E?4JLntiant* skillful examination without any charge
whatever, and if you : need glasses, we will pre
scribe them for for you; if you don't need them, we will so advise
you, and there will be no charge whatever.
This is no "Fly by Night" Fakir Sale; it is a sale, conducted sim
ply and solely for the RE ?SON mentioned-to get acquainted with
more people QUICKLY, and we GUARANTEE / ABSOLUTE
If you have had trouble with your eyes, NOW is YOUR TIME
and this is your OPPORTUNITY! Don't Neglect it! ACT TO
Frames and Mountings GUARANTEED to Last FOREVER '
Remember this is a Bona-Fide Sale of the BEST Spectacles and Eye-Glasses fitted by a
regular licensed Optometrist GUARANTEEING SATISFACTION; that yo? can NOW
save from $2.60 to $4.60 on an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY-B-U-T the Sala only lasts
EIGHT days-January 16 to 23, inclusive.
Open From 8 A. rVl. to 8 F?. IWf.
THE SHUR-FIT OPTICAL COMPANY
Dr. I. M. Israelson, Optometrist.
3 IO South Main Street, Ground Floor.
Three Doors Below Kress' Ten,Cent Store. , i
??HiWHBHBM P??icQry/tioit 1
their corn and bsvc it shelled, cleand -
and sacked. In short, they could have
lt made ready at the gin for market,
Just as they do with cotton. This
machinery would require very little
. If desired, the traveling ebgine
which now pells tho community, grain
thresher, could also be utilized for
puil'.ofc a community traveling corn
hpakor and sheller, which, when the
season was over, might become a. sta
tionary plant for such work as might
be needed by Individuals who desired
to sell small quantities from month to
. We owe lt to ourselves to provide
proper facilities for preparing corn
for market, because our corn matures
from a month to six weeks earlier
than western corn and <xm be put on
Ute market several, weck? earlier,
which is a large advantage.
Unless ??me sock arrangement ls
paede for the handling of our grain
this year. South Carolina will be In
the same position that the South now
: finds Itself with cotton-unable to get
Ut to the markets o>* tuc world.
In conclusion, I trish to assure you
that Clemson College and the office
of Marketa at Wallington are co
operating along practical linea to
work: out the more pressing mar net
ing problems ot Sonia Carolina, and
we want your help ?ad we want you
to act now. It will take time to bring
about un adjustment or freight rates.
W. W. LONG;'- .
SUte Agent and ttlrectov of Exten
sion, '?".< is
Clyde Fitch's ImmoftiJ drama r
"Tfee Straight Road"
featuring Gladys Henson.
We have looked this offering over and heartily
recommend it. ,
Owen Wistcr's Masterpiece
M'iib Dustin- Farnum featured.