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hm STREETS AND
IMPROVED STREETS PLAY AN
IMPORTANT PART IN MAK
Chief Engineer of Southeastern
Writer of Matter.
Tlinl paved stn-ots play a very Im
portant part in Hie makin;: uf lire In
surance rate? for a city. ?B the state?
nient that cornea /rom the Southeas
tern Underwriters Association. At
the reduct of Mayer (Jodfrey, a let
ter was addressed to the association
by Mr. W. 1). McLean, secretary and
treasurer of tho Realty Trust Com
pany, of thia city, asking what effect
paved streets hail in Hie fixing of in
surance rate* for a city. Yesterday
Mr. McLean gavo out the correspond
ence between himself and the South
eastern . Underwriters Association
with reference to the matter.
iii? letter. In part, of Mr. .McLean
to the chief engineer of the South
eastern Underwriters Association and
the engineer's reply, are as follow?:
Mr. McLean's Letter.
A. M. Schoen, Chief Engineer, Atlan
Dear Slr: According to your book of
"Rates, Rules and Forms," the condi
tions of a city's streets is one of the
lar.to factors in determining what fire
Insurance rates shall apply to that
city. According to the Southeastern
Underwriters Association classifica
tion of cities from a fire insurance
rate standpoint, tho city of Anderson
ls rated as second class. According
to the schedule by which this classifi
cation is determined, roy understand
ing is that one of the conditions un
der which you grant a city UB good
a rating as second-class ls that Its
atreots must be well paved tn a hard
I am the man to fix your teeth
so you can eat the pie that I put
in the Piedmont Bait
I make platea at $6.50
I maka gold crowns at$4.00
Silver niling*? SOc and up.
Gold filling* $1.00 and np
Painless Extracting 40)?.
I make a specialty ot treating
Pyorrhea, Alveolarly of the gums
and alt ero wit and bringo work
and regulating mal formed teeth.
All work guaranteed first-class.
S. G. BRU C E
OF A 1
'e will chet
and durable man/ber, and kept in
good condition and especially ix this
to apply In thc bunine**, manufactur
ing und other districts containing
large values. I take thin to mean
that although a city moy own an
adequate supply of modern Are fight
ing equipment and although the size
of its main? und pressure afforded, be
of a very high standard, still a city
is not entitled to the classification
that these lire fighting facilities war
rant, unless the conditions of its
streets measure un to the standard, as
' aboi . stated.
Chief Engineer Hchoen's Letter.
Mr. W. D. Mclean. Secretary and
Treasurer. Realty Trust Co., Ander
son, S. C.
Oeur Sir: Replying to your inquiry
of the -ith Inst., beg to say that we con
sider the condition of the streets, es
pecially in the congested value and
large manufacturing districts of cit
ies under first or second classifica
tion, a feature of most vital import
ance. As you know the classifica
tion or basis rete of n city ls ar-1
rived ut after a eareful investiga
tion of these features, which affect
not alone the individual risk, hut
tlie city a? a whole, and for which
the entire city and not the individual
eliixen IK responsible.
Thc main items involved when clas
sification ls being determined are wa
ter supply, pumping and distributing
system, equipment of fire department,
fire alarm system, condition of
streets, and luws and ordinances. For
first and second class cities, the
streets in the important sections of
the city, where considerable values,
ure involved, are required to be paved,
as the value of a ?veil equipped fire
department is grca'ly reduced If the
apparatus can not cm any and nil oc
casions reach the ?cone of the lire
promptly. Consequently, the condi
tion of thc street plays an important
purt in the determination of classifi
cation when our engineers make their
Yourj vfcsrv truly,
A. M. SCHORN.
Passengers and Crew Safe.
On Hoard ?. S. 8. San Diego, vin
Radio to San Diego. Calif.. Feb. G.
All th?? pas^en.itrs and crew of t:.o
steamer Colon, aground inside the
'ht o C-vaters o? Top?lo'a.?.po. Mex
ico, will bo saved. The cruiser Mary
land and the gunboat Annapolis aro
taking off those on board.
'RERUN, Feb. G.-(By Wireless.)-]
I Among items given out today by the
.Overseas Agency were: The Rotter
I damche Courant reports that the |
White Star and 27 other British ship
ping companies have discontinued
service in consequence of the recent
German proclamation regarding the
water J around the British Isles and
A PERSONAL STATEMENT
There are so-called "honey and
tar" preparations that cost the dealer
halt as much hut sell at the same
price as the original and genuine
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound. We |
never offer these imitations and sub
stitutes. We know you will buy j
Foley's whenever you need a cough
syrup if you once use lt. People
come long distances for the true j
FOLEY'S-over thirty years the lead
ing romedy for coughs, colds, croup, j
whooping cough, bronchial and la
KIND AND QU.
693- L and $21
trfuily submit des*j
advertising and Prsntin
Anderson* S. C.
LARGE BARN BURNED
ON ?01VILLE FARM
PROPERTY OF JOHN R. SN EL
GROVE-USED BY HIS
Structure Was Practically New.
Filled With Feed*tuff*-Loss
News of tho burning of a largo barn
near Tonwvllle owned by John lt.
Sadgrove of this city und uued by his
brother, M. L. Snelgrovo reached the
The burn waa an especially fine one,
and wau practically new, having been
erected something like a year ago.
Tho structure stood on Mr. Snel
grove'n tarni about three-quarters of
a nillo weet of Townvllle.
* Mr. M. L. SnelgroVe had several
bead of live stock, a considerable
quantity of grain, a big lot of cotton
seed and a large collection of farm
implements in the barn. Whether or
not any of the contentsof the structure
were saved from the flamea, nothing
definite waa learneti yesterday. The
news that the barn had been burned
down was all that reached the city.
The barn was valued at about |800
and wan Insured for $500 with the
Realty Trust Company of this city.
The insurance on the barn was car
ried by tho owner of the Btructure,
John Snolgrove. M. L. Bnelgrove
carried $250 insurance on his live
stock and $500 insurance on the other
contents of the barn.
SPLENDID LOI FOR
USE TOMATO CLUB
D. P. Sloan Tenders Large Lot on
Society Street For the
A splendid lot of about one-third
acre in area and centrally located has
been tendered MIBB Janie C. darling
ton for the use of the tomato club
girls n? the city. The let 1B the pro
perty of Mr. D. P. Sloan and ia locat
ed on Society Street
Twenty-one girls of the etty school
have Joined the tomato club and
practically all of them have already
constructed hot beds and have the
seeds In tho ground. A meeting o tthe
girls was held last week at the cham
ber of commerce when Miss Carling
ton gave them instructions in the
making of hot beds.
As several of the girls interested in
tomato club work did not have lots
that were suitable for the growing
of tomatoes, Miss Carlington set
about looking fer a suitabio lot 'in tu?
city where all the club girls could
' plant their toraatotes, and Mr. Sloan
has tendered her this excellent lot on
A LIT Y
U. S. RECEIVES THE
(CONTINUED VHOS? PAGE ONE.)
includiriK the wliole of the English
Channel, are declared hereby to be
included within the zone of war and
that after February 18 all enemy mer-,,
chant vessels encountered In theseV
waters will be destroyed, even If lt I
may not be possible always to save.|
their crews and passengers. jj
Vent i ??I rssel* Exposed to Danger?
"Within this? war zone neutral ves-I'
Bois are exposed to danger Hince in
view of misuse of the neutral flags or
dered hy the government of Great
Britain on January 31 and of the
hazards of naval warfare, neutral
vest-els can not always bi: prevented
from suffering from the attacks In
tended for enemy ships.
"The routes of navigation around
the north or the Shetland Islands in
the eastern part of the North Sea und
In a strip 30 miles Wide along the
Dutch coast are not open to the dan
Secretary Lansing Issues Statement.
Acting Secretary l.unslug lu a
statement containing tho proclama
"The German foreign ofilee sent to
ike ambassador a long memorandum
explanatory of this proclamation".
Omciuls are awaiting with much In
terest the explanatory memorandum
referredsjto. for if lt outlines measures
which German naval commanders will
take to verify the real character of
vessels flying neutral flags and as
sures thc American government that
every effort will be made to save pas
sengers and crews of vessels carrying
contrabrand, it IB believed there will
remain little ground for protest
against Germany's action in advance
of anv specific Violation.
American Ships Will Not lie Molested.
Tlie German embassy today issued a
stutement declaring American ships
laden with foodstuffs for the civilian
population of Germany's enemies
would not bc molested, and expressing
hope that Great Britain would not by
seizing the American steamer Wil
helmina, carrying food supplie* to
Germany, make necessary the adop
tion ot a different policy.
German Threat Competing
For First Place
(CONTINUED PROM PAGE ONE.)
cess in crossing the Bzura river is
strongly supported and pushed, it
may shorten the engagement.
Russians Take the Offensive.
From all accounts the Gormans,
hurled great masses against the Rus
sian liiu's. and although they gained
ground at som9 points they did not
"icceed in 'breaking t h rough, and the
Russians were able to take the effen
sive in somepurtso" the field. With the
tremendous concentration of artillery
and rifle Are and bayonet work the
losses muBt have been very great. Our
correspondent at P?trograd places
the German losses at ?0,000.
Deep Snow In the Carpathians.
In the Carpathians and in Bukowina
hard fighting is going on. The Rus
sians with a strong, force are making 1
desperate efforts to drive the Aus
trians from Dukin and oilier passes,
and although the 'show lies deep in
the mountains, tin tia tiles continue
night and day.
Quiet In the West.
Along Ute western front, so far as
official reports disclose; this has been
one of the quietest days for weeks.
The artillery, of course, has been
busy, but as if by mutual consent, Ute
armies have refrained from infantry
No Fighting In Egypt
There has been no further fighting
! in Egypt, but statements from Turk
ish prisoners show the Turks brought
a great number of boats across the
desert drawn by oxen. . They were
somewhat surprised to find a strong
force awaiting them and were com
pelled to surrender when troops got
behind them and hemmed them in.
In some cases the Turks were allowed
to launch their boats before tue Brit
ish opened fire and sank them.
Earl Grey, addressing a meeting to
day, said that War Secretary Kitchen
er in August asked him to appeal to
the minera of Northumberland for five
new battalions. Instead they raised
How Mr. Davis Got Bia et a Bad
."Some time ago' I had a very bad
cough" writes Lewis T. Davis, Black
water, Del. "My brother < McCabe
Davis gave me a small bottle ot
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. After
taking thia I bought half a dozen bot
tles of it but only used one ot them as
the cough lett me and I have not been
troubled since." Obtainable every
th* a finia astra money to
good advantage just now?
Haven't jon sometjimg to sell ?
Do yo? own sornarhmf yon no
?oncer uso? one wnscn m on oreo
at . bargain prion wooli ap*
peal ot once to some ono who
does need H?
Aa INTELLIGENCER Want
Ad will turn the trick.
PHONE 321 .
(CONTINUED VKOM PAGE ONE.)
UK- German individuals and property
seized in violation of international
law. In certain directions they have
il KO aided thc British ' measures,
which are irreconciliable with the
freedom of the sea. in that they hav*
obviously, tinder the pressure of Eng
land, hindered by export and transit
embargoed the transit of war??? for
peaceful purposes to Germany.
Has Called in Vain.
'The Cern?an government has In
vain cailed thu attention of neutral
?lowers to if} fact that it must face
the question ot whether lt can longer
persevere in its hitherto strict ob.^er
vr.nce of the rules of thc London I)e
clnration; if Great Britain were to
continue its course and the neulr.il
powers were to continue to acquiesce
In these violations of neutrality, to
the detriment of Germany.
"For her violations of international
law Great Britain pleads the vital in
terests which the British empire has
at stake, and the neutral powers
so>ni to satisfy themselves with a
theoretical protest. Therefore, In
fact, they accept the vital interests of
LelMgerents as sufficient excuse lor
every method of warfare. .
Will Destroy Enemy Ships.
"Germany must now appeal to
these same vital interests, to Us re
gret. lt therefore sees Itself forced
to military measures aimed at Eng
land in retaliation against the Eng
lish pi overture. Just as England has
.leoignated the area between Scotland
ar.d Norway as an area of war, co
Germany nev/ ciclares all tho waters
Burroundine Great Britain and Ire
land, including the entire ?h:glish
Cuanuel. as an n'ea of war, and thus
will proceed sipdnst the shipping of
the enemy. Fer this purpose, te
?lnninc; February 18, 1915, lt will ?n
deiwcr to deal rev every enemy mer
chant ship that is found in thl3 area
of w;*r. without it always belog i>os
siblo tt> avert i?e peril that thus
threatens pei son:? and cargoes.
"Neutrals ?re therefore warned
against fut I bur entrusting crows,
passengers mid .vares to such ships.
Their attention is also called to the
fact that it is advisable for their
ships to avoid entering this area, for
even though the German naval forces
have instructions to avoid violence to
neutral ships, insofar us they are
recognizable, in view of the misuse
of naval warfare, their becoming-vic
tims of torpedoes directed against
enemy ships cannot always bo'avert
Ohres Early Notice.
"At the same time lt is specifically
uoted that shipping north ot the
Shetland Islands, in the eastern area
of the North Sea and in a strip of at
least 30 sea miles in width alon? The
Netherlands coast ts not Imperilled.
"The German po fern nie nt gives
Mich carly notice of those measures
that hostile, as well as neutral ts?ips
may have time accordingly to adept
taeir plans for landing at ports in
this area of war. It is to be expected
that the neutral powers will snow no
less consideration for 'the vital In
terests of Germany than .for those of
England and will aid Io keeping their
citizens and the property of thu lat
ter from this area. Thia Is more tc
bc expected us it is to the Interest of
ti e i cutral lowers to sea th's de
structive war eud as soon us possl
Crossed Irish Seo Flying
the American Flag
(CONTINUED rnOM PACK ONE.)
quiry might be made. Pending re
ceipt of full Information, comment
lt was regarded by some as not un
likely that file occurrence would fur
nish a basis for discussing the entire
subject of tho use of. neutral Hags by
belligerent merchantmen on account
of charges to that effect made in the
German admiralty's statement.
Violation of International Law.
The rules of international law are
clear io that each nation has the right
to determine for itself the conditions
under which Its flag may be bestowed
on a vessel. One recognised author
ity holds that "the assumption of the
flag of a foreign state without its au
thor iza tl ou is considered aa a viola?
tion of international law, as a device
both fraudulent and injurious-to the
honor ot the state. Both the state
whose flag is wrongfully used and that
in regard to Which the use of the false
flag ls made have .the right to demand
the punishment of the guilty per
No La wProhlbltiug Use.
Examination of the statutes of the
United States reveals that there is no
law prohibiting misuse of the Ameri
can flag by foreign vessels, though
the state department has in the past
ordered its consults always to com
municate full information aa to auch
Upon the outbreak of war with
Chi?? i- IS?fl Peru l?""!?1**! of th*
United States what conditions must
be complied with in order that a mer
chant, vessel might be considered as
belonging to the United States and
under whit conditions the United
States flag might bo used.
The American legation in Peru sent
'a note ht reply which waa supple
mented by a memorandum from tho
secretary ot state, Mr. Evarts, who
said that "there ta no prohibition of
the uso of tb? American flag by a for
eign Vessel beyond the jurisdiction of
the United States, or any penalty pro
Do Yen Fia* Fault With Everybody!
An Irritable, faultfinding disposition
ls often due to a disordered stomach.
A mah with good digestion is nearly
always good natured. A great many
have, been permanently benefited bv
Chamberlain's Tablets after years ot
suffering. These tablais strengthen
the stomach and enable it Ut perform
ita functions naturally. rbtataable
FOR THEIR PROTECTION
AND THE PROTECTION OF
AU Premiums Must Be Paid by
25th of Month Following
Writing of Policy.
Fire insurance agents ot Anderson
perfected an organization Friday af
ternoon with the object In view of
promoting better agency principles
and to better protect tho interests of
the insured and the insurance com
panies. The organization is to be
known as the "Anderson Association
of Local Fire Insurance Agents."
The olilcors of the ne' association
are: President, Q. Frank Johnson;
vice president, W. D. McLean ; secre
tary and treasurer, Miss Lola Wilson;
executive committee, G. B. Walton, C.
E. Trlbble, W. P. Sloan, John Frank
and Q. Frank Johnson. The meeting
of the agents was held in the offices of
the Citizens Fire Insurance Company
and was attended by nearly all the fire
Insurance agentB in thc city.
The association reached an agree
ment to place the fire' Insurance bus
iness here un a cash basis, by rcqulr- I
lng the payment of premiums by the
25th of the moath following the writ
ing of the policy. If the premium
is not paid by that time the policy is
automatically cancelled. This agree
ment ls similar to one in force in Co
lumbia. Spartanburg, Greenville and
The organization plans to have
committees visit premises frequently
and make suggestions by which better
rates can be had. The following com
panies enlisted as members of the as
sociation: Realty Trust Company, W.
P. Sloan, Piedmont Insurance agency,
A. M. Sharpe and company, Misa
Grace Spencer, J. M. Cathcart, T. S.
Crayton, Sullivan and Moseley, Frank
and DeCamp Realty company and
Walton Insurance Agency.
Mrs. Jackson Improving.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., Feb. 6.--The
condition of Mrs. Mary Jackson, wid
ow of General Thomas J. (Stonewall)
Jackson, the Confederate leader, who
is critically ill at ber home here, waa
reported somewhat improved today.
Indictments For Murder.
YONKER8. N. Y., Feb. 6.-At least
two Indictments for murder are ex
pected by Coroner James P. Dunn in
connection with the ' alleged killing
of eight aged inmates of the German
Odd Fellows Home here.
Coi oner investigated the story told
by Fred Mora, a fonder .employee.at.
tho home, that he had put the eight
men to death "because they were old
ond a nuisance."
First *o Traverse Cana!.
SAN. FRANCISCO,. Feb..'6-Tho
?Norwegian ship Springbank, laden
with wheat for Denmark, probably;.,
will be the first sailing . vessel to
travevse the Panama Canal from the
Pacific to the Atlantic. Clearance
papers were given here today.
CUT THIS OUT NOW
If you don't want it today, you may
next week. Send this advertisement
and 5 cents to Foley ft Co., Chicago,
HI., wrltng your name and address
clearly. You receive in return three
trial packages-Foley's Honey and
Tar ' Compound for coughs, colds,
croup and j grippe; Foley Kidney
Pills, for weak or disordered kldneyl
or bladder; Foley Cathartic Tablets,
a pleasant, wholesome and cleansing
purgative, Just tho thing for winter's
sluggish bowel? and torpid liver.
These well known standard remedies
j for salo by Evana' Pharmacy.
When costive or troubled with con
stipation take Chamberlain's Tablets.
They are eaay to take and most agree
able In effect. Obtainable everywhere.
Kiss Your Coal Stove
The ff as. stove has ? the
coal stove beaten a rail
]uGn wa VS.
rio wood to chop, no coal to car
ry, no ashes to take up, carry
out, and sift, leaving a trail of
dirt and dust from the stove all
the way out to the ash pit
No fire to coax and cod
dle. No excess heat. No
Gas is a guarantee of the right
kind of a fire instantly for . any
purpose whatever; and it's more
Anderson Gas Co.
v r*??V?vSr A* -v.' '? ? 1 ''
Premier Carrier of fl* South la Co?,
ncctlon with Bloe Ridge, fro?
Anderson, S. C.
88JJ0 Columbia, S. C.
And return account of Inauguration
of Gov?rnor-Elect Riobard I. Man
ning. Tickets on sale January 18tb.
with return limit January 20th, 1915.
S1RJU Tapi?a. Fla.
And return account of Gasparilla
Carnival. Tickets on sale February
ll to ltth, with return limit Febr
ary 2Cth. By payment of 51.00 ex
tension will be granted until Mar?.h
$15.00 Mobile, Ala.
And return account of Mardi Oras
Celebration. Tickets on sole Febru
ary 9th to 15th with return limit
February 26th. By payment of 81.00
extension will be granted until March
$19.20 New Orleans, La.
And return account of Mardi Gras
Celebration. Tickets on salo Febru
ary 9th to 16th, with return limit
February 26th. By payment of $1.00
extension will be granted on tickets
until March 16th.
$14.55 Pensacola, Fla.
And return account of Mardi Gras
Celeb- -tlon. Tickets on sale Febru*
ary tth to 15th, with return limit
February 26th. By payment of $1.00
extension will be granted until
March 15th. For complete informa
tion, tickets and pullman reservation
call on tlckot agent, or write.
W. R. Taber, T. P. A.
Greenville, 8. C.
W. E. McGee, AGFA,
Columbia, S. C.
Condensed Passenger Schedule
PIEDMONT * NORTHERN RAILWAI
Effective January 17th, 1915,
I No. 81.8x35 a. m.
No. 83. 10:00 a. SS.
No. 85.11:10 a. m.
No. 87.1:15 p. av
Na. 89. .. 3:40 p. m
No. 41 ....6.00 p. m.
Nc. 43.. .. . 9:20 p. m.
No. 80. ... 7.15 a. in.
No. 82... . 9:00 a. at,
No. 84 .10:30 a. au
I Ne. 86 ....1&05 p. fe)
No. 88. 2:80 p. fe
No, 40. 4:45 p. m.
Na. 42. ... ... .. 8:10 p/iST
.y .CS. ALLEN,
Traffic Manager. 7.
Char?estOD k Western
To and From the
No. 22 .... 6:00 A. M.
No| 6 .... . 3:35 P. Ml
No. 5 ..10:50 A. M>
No. 21 ^... 4:55 P. M>
rates, etc., promptly
E. WILLIAMS, G. P. A.,
T. B. CURTIS, C. A.,
Anderson, S. G.
I CHARLESTON-CHICAGO SLEEPER
I Taro vga Pullman Sleeping Car Serries
Premier Carrier of the Santa
Effective Sunday, November 22nd,
151'. S'cspsr ?i??uled on
Nos. 27 and 28.
8 a. m. Lv, Charleston Ar. 8:40 p. m.
?2.E5 p. m. Lr Columbia Ar 4:45 p. m.
4:80 p. m. Lr Spnrtanburg Ar 1:45 pm
7:30 p. m. Lv Asheville Ar 9:80 a m.
12:05 a. m. Lv Knoxville Lv 5:10 a. au
10:66 a. m. Ar CinclonaU Lv 6:35 a m.
9:00 p. m. Ax Chicago Lv 8:55 a. m.
Passengers from Anderson and
Greenville territory wiU make coonee*
tiona by leaving on trains Noa. 15
to Greenville and 12 to Spartanburc
and connecting thera wita th? Chica
In addition tn Die through sleeper to
Chicago, Drawing Reata Sleeper,
fttan^ Pullman Sleeper. Dtolng
ear And through coach. *
For full and completa Information.
X' ** ^*Sr' J^P- **? Greenville, a