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?HE ?SON INTELLIGENCER
POUNDED AUGUST 1. IM*.
HO West Whiter- Street.
ANDERSON, a. t.
W. W. SMOAK, Editor and Btu. Mgr
L. M. GLENN.City Editor
PHELP8 8ASSEEN, Advertising Mgr
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Mgr.
E. ADAMS. Telegraph Editor ead
Entered aa second-class matter Ap
ril 28. 1914. at the post office at An
derson, South Carolina, under the Act
Of 2??rcb 3, 187?.
Member of Associated Press and
Receiving Complete Dally T?l?graphie
Editorial and Business Office.821
Job Printing .603-L
Ons Tear .$1.60
?tx Months.-.. .76
One Tear .$5.00
tax Months .2.60
Three MonUis . 115
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South Carolina: .'air Tuesday, some,
what colder in east: Wednesday fair.
SPEED 'THE DAT."
The practically unanimous voice of
the chamber of commerce in favor of
street paving, as evidenced last night
by the volume of applause greeting
every reference to paving of Ander
son's streets, was commendable, lt
shows the'spirit of get together which
has characterized so many forward
movements In this city, and Wo believe
now that there will no longer be any
doubt as to the passage .ot the paving
propositions. The commission ls in
every way able and ready to handle
the proposition, and the people nave]
confidence in the ability and Integrity
of this commission as a whole, and
there ,8 no doubt In any mind thut
street paving is badly needed. So there
are only' two things remaining, and
these are the passage of the Btw. and'
the opportunity to rote. These will
come in the next few weeks, and then
there wl)l be- less mud in Anderson.
J. Pluvius had a blue Monday as a
resutC of his week-end grouchy -J v.y
We imagine the Germans are rather
blue over the loss of the Bieucher.
Ever helped move - -a . newspaper
plant? Then cheer up, you may ge j to
someday . . fj .'M^J'?
Weather-Improving, says a heauilne.
But it referred to the weather ia The
-. Some old-fashioned'editors are ?OB'
j writing editorials on the Mexican situ
Tile Greenwood Journal says pro-'
hibltion ts endorsed Is that county. Te
lt practiced, neighbor?
Now that Thaw ia back in New
York wc shall expect some sloppy
stuff in tho yellow Journsls about bim,
* . '* '1 ...... ' '. '?,
It insert bo mighty tempting to steal
a ride oh that now steel train bf the
Blune- Ridge Railroad.
Tb? attorney genorol of the State!
has asked permission to probe tapoo
poUeo .Wherefore thia sudden activity?
oirolahy ls Silent on Zeppelin .Visit
-Headline. It's probably well that
these visits are made quietly.
We suppose if it hadn't been for this
weather wo would have kept at least
one of our Now Year resolutions until
If Greenville folk ohould Uko to get
a peep into their city's past they j
should take a look' at Anderson's j
streets about now.
The paving commission lo consider- j
tag electing Us own treasurer. A few
moro good licks Uk? that and the bond
Issue, will be certain to pass.
Thaw again in the Toroba-kcadltne.
And we shall never hear Ute last of
him1 natl! his resting place' fat Spoiled
without the, "a"
The mud on North Main street even
stopped tho automobile dre truck.
What chance bas a privately owned
machine., oboerving the apeed Iowa, or
getting through the bog?
The telephone people established
long distance yesterday between New
York and San Francisco. W?. under
stand the tolls on thia Uno aro about
$88 for throe minute? ta'ktng. There
fore, we submit this la ons tostonee
M^^V is not cheap. ^ ( ^
A WISE CHOICE
We feel ?ure that we voice the senti
ments of every person who is at all
progressive, when we say that no bet
ter choice of members to succeed thc
directors o? the chamber of commerce,
who*e term of offl<> lias expired, than
was made last night. These gentlemen
all represent the progressive and new
spirit of the city, and will stand for
the continued growth r nd development
of thc city ulong prop.?: lines. No bet
ter members could have been had than
those from whom the mantle of office
fell. So there ls cause for congratula
tion all round, and we confidently look
for tliis Infusion of new blood to re
sult in activity and growtn.
For the consideration -of this board
of directors, we would urge more fre
quent meetings of the chamber ot com
moree, and the udoption of "The Tren
ton Idea." Let the sphere of Influence
of this organization bc extended, and
reach out to thc neighbor who lives
more than a few city blocks from the
court house. Make him feel that he will
hi. welcome to come and fraternize
and plan with his city cousin for the
growth of their county seat and their
The forces which for the past few
years have brought about a splendid
development In- the city of Anderson
sud baterially aided In Intelligent ?nd
remunerative farming in Anderson
County, have been marshalled and
thoroughly organized or effective work
for the year 1915, aud the beat there j
Is In every man should be forced to j
the front in the. determination to
make greater progress in 1915 than
In any previous year. Here are Ideas,
taken from Town .Development, that j
should' characterize every citizen:
I am the community spirit.
In mc ls seen the composite of the
souls of the dwellers in my communi
Through use ia found expression of
the alms, the ideas and the ambitions
of my people.
L From tte* the-world gets lt? tmpros
I stuns of my community.
I am Uo better thr.n the best that
create mc, and no worse than the
I. am the spirit of ruy community.
Foy the ?ake of posterity; in the in.
te rest of progress and prosperity; to
make life worth living in the com
munity. 1 should bo the highest type
of community spirit.
I con be of a higher type if moro
people strive to maka me so.
Wont you he!p? v
jv' Cities or today are what th? people
1 Irvin? lu them ni; kc them.
It baa been ruled that money bor
rowed ls not taxable. So, Mr. Man
Wlth-the-Coinu. If, you want to avpld
I paying tax on the ?lucre, pass us over
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The Columbia State has an editorial
on "When Taft Crossed his Fingere."
When our friend has a dissertation on
thai pedagogue crossing his legs we
shu)I read lt.
People Havo Faith In tbs Flag ot
England?-headline. A little faith in the
marksmanship of England might not
Support Your Local Paper.
Southern Textile Bulletin.
Very few people realize how hard
the press of tho south has been blt
Since the "war began.
A local' paper receives its revenue
from "foreign" advertising, local ad
vertising, ami subscriptions.
Foreign advertising ls advertising
received from mail order house,
patent medicine firms, etc.. from out
side the Immediate territory covered
by the publication and auch advertis
ing ha* to a large extent cancelled be
cause of the impression that there ls
little buyUig power tn the south at
Local advertising has been serious
ly curtailed because ' many of tho
local merchants have been in tight
places to collect accounts due by
The papera must therefore. de
pend at tht-r time largely upon sub
scriptions and wo appeal to the mill
people of every town or village to
aid their local papers to woather
tun. storm by paying what they owe
their local paper on subscription or
sending them, a new subscription.
A local paper ls an asset to every
town and- village and knowing'- 'the
serious financial condition ot most
of them at prosent we make this ap
peal in their' behalf.
Every donar counts with a local
poper now and the amount o' the sub
scription of the mill population would
tide over many of them.
News of the Settlement.
"A sawmill cut two men in two one
day last week. Hope to be able to give
Oielr names in my next."
"A big blase lit the sky on tbe fur
side of town the other night, lt waa too
I cold io ro and see what caused it.
Shouldn't be surprised to hear some
one's house burned down."
"Don't believe all the January snake
Hortes you hear,'* says The Whltsott
Courier. "We haven't ?.?-en a snake
slaee the las? day of Dwcbiber.'1014,
whoo WC killed seven with one weft
aimed blow from au empty jug."
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petitlcuH circulated would state ia
plain terms that the bond issue
would carry only in case the abut
ting property law carried. The times
are protltioua now for thia work, as
everything is so cheap, the material
and labor to construct being obtain
able at a smaller coat now than
would have been possible some time
ago. The purpose of the commission
is to make the terme as easy as pos
sible, and If the people assessed pre
ferred a longer term than five years
for making payment, the commission
would favor even a ten year term.
A number of concrete examples cf
the cost per 100 feet of street paving
were glvym.. These figures bad been
compiled by City Engineer Sanders
and are approximately correct. . Ho
stated that on five yearly payments
the resident on River street, 27 feet
wide, would, pay each year only
$12.50 for every 100 feet front; 40 feet
wide, without car line, $32; Mala
street, 70 feet wide, $51 per year, for
live years -
The total coBt of paving to the
limit of the following streets: North
Main, South Main, River, Market and
Calhoun, a total of five miles would
cost $140,000. Mic Duffie and al! cross
streets from Calhoun to River street,
a total of about seven 1-2 miles,
could be paved for $200,000.
Mr. Sullivan stated he would Uke
to h a vp questions asked by those in
terested. It was suggested by an
auditor that the impression had gone
abroad that taxes would be made very
heavy if this proposition should
carry. This be said was an error, aa
ii,e citizens residing along the street
payed would pay half, and the en
tire tax paying public would pay the
.Mayor Godfrey Makes Statement.
Mayor Godfrey, who waa present,
stated that the taxpayers now were
paying from $10,000 to $12,000 street
tax. The Interest on $100,000 bonds
.would be only $5,000. so the street
.tax, he explained, would be ioss. He
also explained the franchise of the
Southern Public Utilities Co.. which
provides for their paving between the
rails and eight inches on each side.
Commending the election ot 'tho
pavf;ig commission and compliment
ing (hem ' on their ability, Mr. Sulli
van 'urged the laying aside of petty
differences and work al I-together for
paving. . Streets such as Anderson
now ties are unsightly, unhealthy,
insanitary and a menace to health
and happiness. He felt that a whirl
I wind campaign, on a single day
would result In a twc-thirds major
ity bf the freeholders signing the pfe
tuions"ordering the election:
. Wanta Opinion ?^Ejection; jQC|
Mayor Godfrey requested that tho
audience expresa an cointon as to
ahether there should be one or , two
factions-one on the bond Issue and
fons on the abutting property, . la*fc]
General Bonham thought it wise, to
can a meeting at some future'time
IO consider thia matter. Mr. T. I?rsmk
Watkins asked when the law '.riould
pasa the legislature. Mri. ^sdgaan
stated it should become n jaw* fais
?week or early next week, and the
election could be bald *tt ?':out three
.weeks, or by April i.
Chairman Hammett, stated he
would .not press the matter now, but
would ask . those pr?sent to discuss*
this matter And distase it with la
flly'dus? rasrnbers ortbe commission;
fi C^tir^an Ssjiimctt said thai if the j
people of Jrnflerson did not sonni
pave her streets she would go back
ward, and aa a personal matter and
as a repr?sentative of one of the larg
est taxpayers, he would favor street
paving. He thought the commission
a good ono nnd if the city, will. not
pave now wo had aa well do away
with the (Chamber of Commerce, the
V. M- C. A. and all good agencies
working for the upbuilding ot the
Plans For lt?.
"Plans For the ?Work of 191.V was
the subject assigned to Tv Fran*;-Wat?,;
kins, Esq.. vfc? chairman of the ?x>,
I ecutlve commUtee. He apok?^moe)g
optimistically of the outlook for IPI*
With all our cotton IUIIIB running on
full time, with their annual pay voil
of over a million'dollars, we-should
go forward in thO; pow year. The
city has msde great progress and"th?
physical appearance of the city has
been greatly improved during the
neat year, and tbe Chamber of Com
merce must'ha' kept alive and pro
gressive if we are to continue ; to
progress. - Vhe transportation facili
ties of the city have been Improved
over a hundred per cent, since fha
Chamber of Commerce started, and
the spirit of friendliness and coopera
tion between the people ' of the city
and the country has been fastened.
Agriculture and manufacturing have
accomplished great things for Ander
son, and these industries should be
fostered br u?o Chamber of Co?
?Kee Orala Elevator.^'
Mr. Edward H. Piebalds of Willow
City., North Dakota, who has decided
to make Anderson hts home, and who
will erect o. grain elevator here, thia
spring, was next Introduced knd
spoke of "The Grain Elevator." Ho
told of bis decision to come South
and enter the grain business, ana ieii
that there ls a great opening here'for
a gram elevator. "1 have had cold
water thrown on tkifc proposition,"
said Mr, Richards. "1 bave been to?d
that South Carolin? asede grain elo
v**ors aa much as North Dakota
needs cotton mills, but," said Mr.
Richards, "Anderson wilt have a
grain elevator and lt will succeed/'
"Opening et the Thea? re."
Judge J. 3. Fowler was Introduced
as a gent Isman who bsd celebrated
hi? 60th birthday but who lej^jMH
?OW3rV4? years old. The subject Judge
Fowler wss assigned was "Opening of
ttie theatre," and began by saying the
Chamber of Commerce was entitled to
the credit for originating tnt* idea.,
Tbe aew theatre will open on the
18th of February and lt ia one ai the
moat handsome In t*ft South. Judge
fowler enid thia handsome hew
theatre had been built at a leas cost
ans ? ?? il???IM'l'i.f'l*?
tuesday, January Zo, 1915.
This Explains the Success
of This Sale.
Every man attending this sale has obtained
values and instantly
became a " booster. "
The momentum this
sale has achieved is
founded upon com
giving, and through--v
out this sale you'll see business humming with
Men's Suits and Overcoats. - Boys9 SuiU and Overcoats.
$25.00 Values now.$17.95 S3.50 and $3.00 Values.$2.45
'., . IA ne 4.50 and 4.00 Values., 2.95
22.5o Values now.le.sfs _ *E?aw
20.00 Values now.14.95 ^ ^ ^ . 4 4g
rJJ.OO Values now. . .. 12.95 ? 5Q and ? 0Q Values _ ^ _ 4.95
15.00 Values now. ... 10.95 9 00 and 9j 5o Values.. -?&3
12.50 Values now. ... 8.95 lo.OO V.ilues . , rh . . : . 'm . '7AS
10.00 Values now. . . 6.95 12.50 and i ?.oo Values. . .... .. 7."95 ?
: -- ... . . "Jtf'K
Men's Odd Trousers.
S?me reductions as on Boys' Suits a ntf overcoats.
Men's Shoes. Fall and Winter Underwear.
$3.50 Values now.L .'..$2.75 * -So Values now: ;.; -?.
4.00 Values now . . 3.25 , W Values now., ;;;?*K
" . . ! " , i,5o Values now.: ... 1P15J
4.50 Va.ue? now ...... v . 3.45 ^ Valucs now . | 3S
5.00 Values now. .. /. ..... .. 3.75 2.00 Values now.1.45
6.00 Values now. ......... 4.75 , $00 Values now...-'2.25
6.50 Values now. .. .... .5.15 3. So Values now; ...2.65
order by parcels pest; we prepay.
Watch our daily advertisements. There are many other reductions
here not mentioned above. .>
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,., tijj^ . , i S?
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than bad been estimated. Branching
off be stated that he favored Bfreet
The following members were nam
ed by Chairman Hammett aa & aplle
itlrigv committee to .continue the cam-'
palgn for funda for (lie next year:
jno. W. Linley, J. D'. Rast. Fi E.
^llnWcatda'. TtrTP. Eigon and Ri 8.|
Subscription cards were passed
out among the audience and sub
scriptions to the amount of $1,500
were secured. A great many contri
butors were absent from "tho meet
Secretary Wualey's report printed
in a neat booklet was presented each
member and received much favorable
RUSSIANS MAKE GOOD SOLDIERS
Need Better Officers and Commissary |
Hanover, .inn. 2?. - The Hussiuu
soldier is better than is popularly
believed, 'according to the letter .of al
German officer,''serving with the ana-]
tes In Poland.
"Near L, wo took about 1,000 pris
oners," wrote the officer.' "So tho
report said: As ? matter or fact wc
took about 2,00?^ The first lot as
more or less a thousand, and then,
during tho day.< a hundred were gath'
ered here and another hundred lhere.
'It is trUe that out hen-, we do not
think much of a thousand prisoners.
But lt seems to be different out in
the west I read for instance that we
had taken 231 prisoners there, and
no doubt, somebody said ono French
mon or an Englishman ls tho equival
ent of ten Russians.
"But'that is not true. Among the.
prisoners taken here there are mai?y
well-built and strong fellows . w?t?i
mUdligeht face!, who believe to our
Way of thinking.. The trouble is that
he ls too much a part of a machine.
If the Russian soldiers had our lead
ers and commissariat, then Frunce
would have been able to do without
her other antes.''
BADGES POS CONGRESSMEN
Staid Result* In Bill Requiring. Merri
J,-. bars to Wear Shields.
Washington. Jam 2?. -'- ludlgmmt
because Washington gamblers caught
a raid on a Maryland poolroom
Of congress.'- Representative Carer; ?*
Wisconsin Introduced a resolution ' tCV j
providing that mt tabers of. the |
e.shall wear a sedge beating the
rlption ,.\i<H'')or cf Congress*"
resolution was offered as a - re
," of statements- that in Sunday's
raid ut Myers Station. .'Md,, several
reen? wera Immediately leleased
sacing they were congresamta.
jfStf bill provides that the official
Ctf^Menibsr of Congress"" la neith
'license to- transgress tl?* law tor
it is Time For T?? Fanner io Think About
Buying Supplies For The Spring Plowing
Our line.of. Farm implements is complete,
goods that are well established and of known
merit. Call and let us show them to you be
fore you, buy.
Anderson, S. C
Belton, S. C.
Fatorinf. AMIE FARRINGTON