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THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, 1860.
140 W?it Whitrser Street.
ANDERSON. S. C._
W. W. SMOAK. Editor and Bus. Mgr.
E. ADAMS.Managing Editor
L. M. GLENN.<'Ry Editor
PHELPS SASSEEN'.Advertising Manager
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Manager.
Entered us second-class matter April 28, 1914, at
tho pout office at Anderson, South Carolina, under
the Act of Mareh J, 1879._
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THOUGHT FOB THE DAY.
The little sharp vexations,
And the brinn; that catch und fret,
Why not take them to the Helper
Who has uever failed us yet?
Tell Him about the heartache.
And tell Him the longing, too;
Tell Him the baffled purpose,
When we scarce know what to do;
Then leaving all our weukness
With the One divinely strong,
Forget that we bore the burdon,
And carry away the song.
South Carolina: Partir cloudy and colder Wed*
aesday* Thursday fair.
This weather is great for damns.
Hiarorlcane can truthfully say that Warsaw saw
Bllt Collector has gotten about all tho Williams
There's a great deal of shadiness about some |
Among those who are slated to come back-good I
The Germans and the Russians have begun to see
saw over Warsaw again. ?
Govornor Blcaso's beheaded aro becoming Gover
nor Manning's reheaded.
J. Pullvlus seems to take a delight tn spoiling the
work of the spilt log drag.
The csnnlns season d?a we near with n great!
many occupants of appointive offices In tba St ato.
The president says that prosperity ls at the door.
It baa taken the gentlemen a long time to get up
- We saw a headline stating that n negro had been
shot in the heel, but didn't read the remainder of |
thc obituary. , . V t
We Buspcct that that Mexican fighter's name I
ahould bo spelled O'Brcgon.-Colombia State. O. j
Sunshine of Moy, snowers of April, winds of
March and bleakness ot December contended tor
A little weather on this order about the time the
new styles in spring hosiery appear wouldn't be so
objectionable to some folks.
lt the allies would have our Southern males feel
at home over there we would suggest potting those
troops from Africa in charge ot them.
Gen. Carranca had a brother named. Jesus who |
*VSB executed. Judalng from their conduct, Mexi
cans never heard of another by that name.
Like the oracles or old, the ground hog plays I
Whether he saw his shadow yesterday de-]
ponds altogether on tho time nf day he came forth.
Luke McLuke says lt costs $165.95 to feed a cow
for a year. Huh! That's nothing to what it costa
to feed a chicken.-Columbia State. Nor defray the
cost ot a tow swallows.
Old Solomon acquired a great reputation tor wis-1
dom, but he never had to decide when to lay down '
two pair.-Columbia State. No. bs always had at]
least four queens.-Greenville Piedmont. Wonder |
he didn't play the deuce.
There ought to be enough water In the ground
w to prevent tho possibility Cf a drought this
mumer.-Spartanburg Journal. There would be if
the farmers bsd provided tba proper storage place,
which la made of trash and vegetable matter, or
cover crom, turned under.
These who claim that the churches are losing
their hold upon the people, ought to look to the
Methodist Episcopal church. South, that held a cou
renee in Dallas the other day and undertook to
raise $1,000,000 in the.next three months for. the
Southern "Methodist university at Dallas. People
who ure willing to give $100,000,000 toward edves^
tion hare A religion that is indestructible and they
ot be accused of lukewarmness o. Indifference.
CHARLESTON'S AWAKENING COXES LATE.
Judging from tue wave ul healthy public and law
abiding sentiment sweeping over the ''City hy the
Sea" Just now, as voiced by her newspapers, there
will Le no business done there except lawful busi
ness. Does Charleston realize that she ls the great
est city lu the State, and should therefore, be a
leader in law abiding Citizenship Has she defied
all law and set aside thc obedience due the laws of j
the State, till she feels that she can do as she |
pleases? Or, rather felt, for this is a year when all
unlawful practices are going to be rid-dy
shown that there is a chief executive in the gover
nor's office who will brook no violation of law
either In Charleston or elsewhere. Why Bhould
Charleston wait till Iilease was out and Manning In
to decide that she would have a little "cleaning
up?" Does anyone really believe that there is any j
genuine intention on the ; art of anyone in Charles
ton for a better law enforcement? True there is a
small minority there who have all along stood for I
enforcement of law, but they have been hopelessly
outnumbered, and have been able to do nothing.
We regret to have to say that we believe this
eleventh hour repentance of Charleston will avail
nothing. The city will have to be goverr.od by the
name laws as the rest of South Carolina, "and you
cannot help yourselves." Not that this law abiding
Aili hurt Charleston, or any citizen in the city, but
that it will be a novel experience, and will ulti
mately do the old city, of which we are all proud,
worlds of good. Your good intentions come too late
to prevent a vote on State-wide prohibition, and it
will not he possible for you to have an amendment
to allow you to voto on a license system. That
matter was settled years ago. It ls now dispensary
or prohibition, not only for Charleston, but for |
every county in tho State.
The unholy alliances, which we aro told have
been effected in. old Charleston, will not avail. The
linn on??, liie lamb may He down together in some
pisces, but burdly in Charleston, except that it be
for tho purposo of giving the,lion a botter meal
later when he gets to the full flock. We cannot j
even sympathize very much with the people down
there who are weeping such copious crocodile tears
over the lamentable fact that they aro likely to be j
forced to submit to tho samo laws as tho rest of
A BIT OP HISTORY IN THE M.: KINO.
Among the things that will go down In the history
of this epoch in South Carolina will bo the passage
of the compulsory Behool attendance law, it lt shall
poss as wc believe lt will. There baB been a grow
ing demand for such legislation and tho soutlment
of the people will back up a local option compulsory
school attendance law. True, conditions everywhere
are not ripe for the enforcement of such a law, and
we believe that it wll! be many years before local
conditions In communities in the State will suit
such law. Out lt ls not right that thoso sections
ready for lt should be deprived of tho benefits of
buch law, becauso some other sections are not
The greatest barrier to compulsory school at
tendance law in Uta State will be the poverty of
many people, those who aro dependent on their
children to help them keep the wolf from the door.
To toed and clothe them, and do without their work
while their children are at school, is a problem, that
we rauat confess somewhat staggers us when we
contemplate an inflexible school attendance law.
But we believe tho Swearingen law which will in
! all probabilities be pauod, cllmiuutea many of these
! features. Still for tho good of the child and for the
welfare of the future wo wish the State were ablo
to step In and teed, clothe, and supply the parents
with the equivalent ot the work of Ute child. This,
however, cannot be donn by many of the poorer
States, and many a child will grow up In ignorance
who has capne'-v for knowledge Just on this ac
While it ls true that many boys and girls will not
be able to attend school on account of poverty, yet
a great many are kept away now without this good
excuse. These will be forced into the school by
compulsory school attendance law, and many of
them will grow-up to bo good and useful citizens,
more useful to themselves and to the State because
they will have trained, or partially trained minds.
There are en ugh of these to make the law wise
and helpful at this time. Sd we shall be pleased to
see the Sw?arlngen law becomo effective st an
A CLEAR AND HEN MIBUS PRESENTMENT.
Tho Intelligencer desires to commend the grand ;
Jory for Its very able and olear final presentment,
made yesterday. This grand Jury evidently be
lieves that the future welfare ot th? county depends |
upon its toys and girls, and to that end lt wouiJ
have the State force the parents of these future I
citizens, send them to school. This is a forward
view for a grand Jury in Booth Carolina, and one
which not a grand Jury anywhere would have made
a few years ago. It shows progresa and leadership.
Ai.oiher matter touched upon ls the salary of the
county superintendent of education. It ls nn injus
tice to expect that official to perform his duties In
a creditable manner on the pittance he ls getting.
We trust that the legislators will take Ute same*view
of Ute matter that he grand Jury did, and Incraae
the salary of this official lo at least. Ute sam named
in tho presentment.
INSURANCE BATES KAT ADVANCP
"Do yon snow that if Anderson does not gat
j street paving soon. Ute Insurance rates will be ad
vanced?" said a cltisen yesterday. "Why;" he con
tinued, "the fire truca waa stuck in the mud in
front of the station house yes^roey, and if the Aro
bell had rung lt would have been a physical Impos
I slbllity tor this truck' to have reached the fire. It
j the insurance companies get hold of this fact, they
?wilt be sure to ad van co the rates for' fire Insur
gence." Now, tbta io not a laughing muter,, and If
j YOUR boase were on fire. Mr. Citizen, you would
want your fire department to get to the burning
building as quick!} as possible. To do this, there
muet bo paved streets on which to make the run.
Will YOU. therefore, vote for ar against street pav
A HAPPY KMU.NO fS BK ST.
We feel sure that the action of the officials of the
Equinox Mills in announcing that there will be no
rent charged its employees for the time they were
out or employment, will meet with commendation
by all thoughtful persons. One of the things which
has characterized the cotton mill industry of the j
South has been the human manner in which the of
ficials or the mills have always felt towards their
employees. They have felt most kindly towards
them, and why should they not? In many cases
those who are at the heads of the cotton mills of
the State and or the South, were themselves, either
operatives or the mills, or wei i born and reared
among those who are working in the mills, on the
(arm, or in rural communities. Wc believe this is
true in several or the local cotton mills, be it said
to the credit of the men so rising.
The Intelligencer is delighted that the strike (?)
is over, and that thc whir of the machinery of this
mill has again started. Glad, too, that the pay
envelopes will go again into the homes or the op
eratives, and help them to enjoy the necessities and
some of the luxuries of life. Let us all hope that
there shall be no references to the late little un
pleasantness, but that it will be allowed to become
one of thc legends of the past. May thc good fel
lowships heretofore existing between the manage
ment and the makers of the mill bc tiie same as
heretofore. It is best and wisest.
o ILLITERACi AND SUFFRAGE. o
The suffrage requirements in Sou'.i CaroMr?a are
two; thr ,-oter must be a male of 21 years or over,
and he must be able to read and write, or falling
this, he must own $300 north of recorded property.
Without question the educational requirement is the
most important or these. There is no "inward
grace" that makes a masculino baud more effica
cious than a feminine in depositing a ballot;
whether a voter owns $300 worth of property or
none at all affects but little tho good conduct of a
Stute, but it is a matter o' great moment that the
head that guides thc hand has been awakened
sufficiently to understand and weigh public ques
tro ts end has been trained to discriminate between
what ls good and what is dishonorable.
Some exceptional men who, from an educational
point of view, do not know "A from lzzard," may
make trustworthy voters, but observation and re
sults incline most to the opinion that understanding
and good Judgment are more to be relied on in an
educated than in an ignorant person.
A recent writer on race problems has said that
the rata of Infant mortality might be taken, as a
measure of civilization. Paraphrasing thts to suit
thc subject, it might be H ia ted that the measure of a
State's good government was the number of chil
dren in school. This measure might be applied if
the sex of the school children was of no more Im
portance to ?.o subject in hand than the sex of in
fants. But ie present ballot laws pring &ex dis
tinction In'o consideration. This would make the
measure of a State's good administration to be the
number of boys in school. Is,this discrimination
advantageous to our State? The report of the edu
cational department will answer the question.
Since the voters of today were the boys ot the
past, they can not be overlooked in this discussion.
Tho illiteracy of South Carolina has lately been
much to the fore. In a recent newspaper article
John E. Swearlngen, the ^tate superintendent of
education, has stated that the illiterate white voters
of this State have increased 100 per cent, in the
last four years. Though this percentage may have
been computed on an incomplete basis, still the
Democratic club enrollments show that the destiny
of our State lies largely in the bands of men who
can only make their mark. Evidently there were
not very many boys of the post in Behool. A review
of the last four years of State administration will
show how this reflects in State government
Analyzing the report of the educational work in
tho State, it is seen that average attendance in the
elementary schools showB 1,821 more girls than
boys. This deficiency In male attendance means
that the future moral and intellectual standards ot
South Carolina will be lowered and its progress
retarded by voters who can only make their marks.
An interesting and well worked out report of the
inspector of high schools, W. H. Hand, shows the
same lack of boy pupils ic the higher grades. Girls
have always been In the majority in the high
schools, but this majority ls Increasing. In 1910,
the?? were 578 more girls than boya. In 1914 this
number had Increased to 1.073. After the second
iyear of high school there are few boys left. The
high school enrollment of boys ls only 46 per cent.
From these returns lt 1? evident that the most
literate portion of our cittz-.cs are the women.
Tho educational report?? from the whole country
show !!?. same preponderance of girls in the
schools. There are one-third more girls attending
school tn the United States than boys.
If lt ls women who keep up the standard Ot
literacy In this State, as well aa in the United
States, why would it not be a valuable asset te the
State and to the nation as a whole to admit women
to tho suffrage? No patriotic man, no thoughful
woman can deny that it would be good.-The Stater
Our idea of an apostle of optimism ls the French
professor who figures that the allies will get tc
Berlin by 1943.-The State.
Most of Dilly Sunday's converts are men. May
be the reason ls that there are so many more men
than women who are in need of conversion.-Green
Senator Tillman in urging that the United States
walt the disclosures of the European war,, before
embarking upon any extensive armament building,
is not sounding a new note tn the nation's history.
Thia country bas from ita beginning profited by
the experiences of others, and thus avoided many
of the obstacles which others encountered. ''Wa
may profit by their (England's) experience, without
paying the price it coat them, ' ?aid John Jan ia the
This Is the Sale That Pleases
Even the Hard-to-Please Man
The best guage of the real merit of this extraor
dinary clearance sale is the fact that the "hard"
buyer and the man who is usually skeptical find .
this exactly the kind of sale they are looking for.
Men's Suits and Overcoats.
sio.oo Values. . ..,.$ 6.95
12.50 Values. . ..... 8.95
18.00 Values.. .f".. 12.95
Men's Odd Trousers.
$2.50 and $2.00 values $1.75
3.50 and 300 values 2.45
4.50 and 4.00 values 2.95
5.00 values 3.75
6.5p and 6.00 values 4.45
7.50 and 7.00 values 4.95
9.00 and 8.5o values 5.95
Mi*t?'Same reduction on Boys' Suits as on Men's Odd Trousers. W 1
" The Store with a Conscience
THE PASTOR'S SALARY
This writer ?B not a pastor, but dur
ing the pa1', few weeks, he has con
versed with a number of these ser
vants of God hi the various denomi
natiruB. In every instance churches
were reported to be slow in paying
their pastor. Now, if a pastor is God's
appointed man to preach the gospel
in a community, and if the church in
said community promisee to pay him,
so that he shall, according to God's
Word "Live of the Gospel," then such
a promise becomes not merely an
obligation to a man; lt ?B an obliga
tion, a promise to God.
These are times of retrenchment, of
cutting down expenses; but tbe
Scriptures have never warranted our
cutting down our obligation to God;
but, on tba contrary, temporal ad
versity, as well as spiritual decline,
follow such a course.
The'church and the faithful pastor
are two of the greatest assets any
community can have. For they mean
temporal and spirtual prosperity, I
would venture not a reader of these
Unca would live in a community where
churches could not be reached. Really
he and his family would not be sale
to live there. Lawlessness and all
forms of sin. would be abroad.
Pastors also have financial obliga-'
lions. They must live, dress well, and
many of them preach all the funerals
In reach, paying their own transpor
tation charges, with not a cent from
the bereav 1 family to replace same.
Then, If he gets7 in debt, some of those
same people he hos gratuitously ser
ved will ask, "how came our pastor
BO deep in debt?" Their own negli
gence constitutes a part of the answer.
The remaining part lies perhaps with
others who have not given his help
less condition-a passing thought But
this pastor has . done his part The
year has past Another year has come
In, and till he is unpaid, and humili
ated because bf debt, where, if he had
his rights,, he could pay and look the
world squarely In the face. %
Paying a pastor is not a hard propo
sition. A small amount from each
would do the work, and hurt no one. A
bushel of corn will bring one dollar,
so that those who haven't the ready
cash can in most cases find it by
selling something they have in order
to - pay obligations to the Lord. This
at course, ipplles to the meeting of
other objects of church work; but I
sm following the title of my article,
and not discussing church work in
sll of its phases.
Failure to pay our pastor, if we can
io so, constitutes an offense against
the church, and those who flatly ig
nore this obligation should be answer
*bel to that body for remissness In
iuty. Churches should prayerfully in
vestigate silcb cases! requiring all
who are able to contribute, and them
selves contributing te those who arc
not able to contribute.
Thoroughly Investigation will dis
close many ailments, and will also
furnish the remedy.' Many will, be
found, whoso membership ia miles
from their home.
Approached by the pastor or mem
bers of their nearest church oe thc
Bubject of bringing their letters, Bald
members will begin to tell how theil
young days were spent tn the old com
munity, Mid ' that their parents ar?
burled in th? old church cemetery
and that they want their membership
to remain In the old church. On th<
othet* hand, if a deacon of the ott
church asks them for a contribution
some of them at least will roply, "well
t haven't beard my pastor preach ai
all, and so I don't think yon Bhoult
expect me to pay for that which ]
did not enjoy. I live near anothei
church (naming it) and they expoc
me to help them But here's 81.00.'
So the man with his broad acres goei
on his way, excusing himself bott
here and there for^what he bas fallet
1 believe that in every church wher<
this ia true the names of all encl
shouM constltuto a drop list Thosi
who have intelligent Christianity am
not seeking for excusos, but are t/y
lng to do their duty day hy 4gKr.
I sincerely hope tho above refl?etioi
will find a place in the minds ot al
who may read them, and that they wll
he moro rigidly put Into practice.
J. T. MANN.
ISSUANCE OF BOND
tEFT IO COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF AN
DERSON COLLEGE TRUS
TEES TO TAKE ACTION
Matter of Stete Canvas? Also Left
to Executive Com
Moetins yesterday afternoon for the
purpose of taking; action with regard
to the proposition of issuing $75,00(1
bonds and canvassing the State for
$100,000 for the Anderson College, the
board of trustees of this institution
authorized the executive committee to
take charge of the matter, issuing the
bonds and perfecting plans for the
campaign. The executive committee
of the board consists of: Messrs. H.
S. Lipon, C. 3. Sullivan, M. M. Mattl
son, P. E. Clinkscales. W. A. Watson
and H. H. Watkins.
As will be recalled, the proposition
of the board Issuing bonds and con
ducting a canvass for the raising of
funds fdr the institution was
authorized by the State Baptist con
vention, at the annual meeting; held in
Charleston last December.
Thc trustees met yesterday after
noon at 12:30 o'clock at the college,
where luncheon was served. After
that they adjourned to the residence
of Mr. R. S. Ligon, on Nortir Main
.street, who was indisposed and could
not go to the meeting at the college.
The out-of-town members of the
board at the meeting were Dr. W. E.
Thayer of Sumter, and the Revi J.
Louis Bristow of Abbeville, who is
secretary of the board. Local mem
bers of the board are: Messrs W. A.
Watson, M. M. Mattison, P. E. (Mink
scales, H. H. Watkins, C. S. Sullivan,
R. 8. Ligon.
NEGRO KILLS WIFE
Axels Used to Commit Crime at
' (Manta. N,
OLANTA, Feb. 1- Georgo Carrol, a
negro section hand living here, struck
his wife in the head with the blunt
end of an axe Saturday evening, the
woman dying two hours later. Her
skull was crushed for three niches
just back of the right ear. Neigh
bors saw the two wrangling, heard
the women scream, and then saw
Carrol as he ran off into the woods,
making good his escape. It is sup
posed that he mad*? for Lynches
river swamp. Sheriff Burch ot Flor
ence was notified immediately. Car
rol came from Virginia and waa mar
ried here about one year ago. It is
said by some that he tried to get his
wife to go back to Virginia with
him, and upon her refusal he said she
would go dead or alive. . _
"THE TRUTH WAGON
Max Figman ?uA Lolita Robertson.
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THURSDAY-<fTHE LOST PARADISE*'-H. B. Warner.
"THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE*' ^
SATURDAY-"ONE OF OUR GIRLS"
Comparatively, advertising Is a new tatas u;eW ***
In not every respect ha? ita sitiaste plaee ia rfalesss of sell
ag been flnallj determined. It Ia soaeialag^** electricity
?ot everything Is known ?boat it.
Advertising creeps Into the Mind naa*ares aad creates
opinion- produces convictions. Tho great ?ass of public opinion
nowadays concerning goods, contd it l/ sifted aaa analysed,
would be found te have sprang large*/ fro* advertising.
Advertising ls most Beaded ^w>en sellhsf eendttloas are
hardest It ia ofter, the final stpi^ which taras a hard fought
sale. : It supplies tba final oune* of strefagth needed ta five the
punch that will win the flght. / / f
tat ndvertlslng makes bo n?farle plays* It ref oses ta
work alone without corporeal assjstaate. Aftrerthtes; bet ps
him who helps Massif to advertising. It tn * *foree ta ka asar
shelled, directed* had wed to. win Battles wHh fcr tko intelligent
saleawisa.-Harvester World. " ^