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Attended by I
Ander sonians Happy
Dreams and Aspi
When tin? youth of Anderson shall
huve become the older heads, und tho
mlletntope she 1H now in the act of
in?-.i.ing on her steady way to a granter
<-?iy thall hav? been lost in the hate
ul ii career Btudded with laudatory
uchiovcnienfc, memories' of t lie dedl*
ration exercise? of "Tho Anderson"
her llrst..'.real theatre-will be as fresh
and bright as the magic colors from
the urlists's brush that make of this
superb creation u thing of bewildering
bin? ut y.
Though much had been written und
velumor. had buen spoken tn advancu
?>f thc opening of Anderson's now j
< > ra hoi.:.;>-. it is. no exaggeration to'
Mic public- was astdnlPhed
l:i:d night niton hi'ing admitted to the
inti-rlor of. the now arousenrent place.
Surpassing all expectations und the
wildes, imaginings of the most fanci
ful mind, the beauty and .elegance .of
ibo structure impressed those who
entered it as forcibly aa though they I
hod. boon suddenly spirited to tho
midst ot, fairyland. , '
At 7 O'C-JL.: k tho theatre was opened
for inspection by the public. "\t that j
hour, antl. In fact, before lt, people had |
biglin to gather about tho entrant-'.- to
the building, eager to get a ?lrst
gillon*" ot tho Interior of tho* ti?w
Btructure. Thoy were given uno hour
t<) |iusi. through' the theatre ond ln
..pef-t its iHiintH of beauty before tho
dedication exorcises began. Uv 7:-tr.
o'< ?ucl; not only atert seat In the
lir i?:;<> had been taken; but lt wa? dff
fiiujl to lind utandlbK room bi the aud
itorium, and by S o'clock throng*
aloro being turned away Troni thu door
ga it . was Iniposalble to work otip'ii
wny through the mass of humanity
thal ' plinked ?he Feb hy of the theatre".
Promut ty at 8 o'clock tho splendid
eight <ileco orchestra of "The Anrier
> on" raised the first note? of on ex
quisito seleetlun. Prolonged applause j
from tho audience ?lmt fluted'every '
m at on both orchestra floor and in
tl balconies and occupied alt avail
a? I" (landing room In tho beautiful
?udUor?ihii gifted' i??c siraino ot *he
f:n t selection rendered In Anderdon'.*
hew mid thoroughly modern amuso
mont palace. In the midst of the se
Vct'on the large and handsomely dei -
orated asbestos curtain, the outcrmcv t
of two that grace the front of tho
stisc, was slowly and silently lifted
up. A grout burst of applause went
ni? from the audience us tho slowly
rising curtain revealed, thc board of
('.it..nora of the Anderson Develop*
rn? nt Company, owncm of tho tpeairi
hjRilcilng, and other Invited fgut?tt
Houteu upon tho tastefuly ' decorated
Joe Jackson ai
? ; 'N' '
"MABEL FATTY Al
:ises Last Night
PE A RAN CE OF
Over Culmination Of
rations of Many
Yin- exercise!* ??'ore presided ovrr by
Judge J. rf. Fowler, president o? the
Anderson Development Company ?ind
chairman of ihr- board ?if directors
and, on WIIOHO shoulders the bigge it
portion of the labor attached to Ute
establishment bf thc handsome theatre
In Anderson lian fallen, Th? chair
man called upon Dr. James, I*, Kln
artl. president of the Anderson Col
lege, who WUK seated upon tho uta-*?.*,
f'.r thc Invocation. For" beauty *}f. dic
tion and propriety of though*? expr ?-.
ed. I he prayer wa? a masterpiece. lt
Is printed verbatim:in another column
or Tho Ditelllgenco.r-'this inornlrAr.
Words by ChrlYmnii,
.nnlge Fowler lays no claims i^* h'
in;; un'orator, but hts brief and cordial
worn? of welcome' to thote prosent
and his concise statement with refer?
encc to dreams of u modern theatre
In Anderson, the laying of plaus for
oDe, uud thc successful culmination of
these hopes und aspirations wet ie v.'Oll
put. The Bpcaker stated thal ? t?v?
[rears ago he Jillie thought that au ele
gant theatre was soon to graco thc
site of a livery stable. He spolie of
tho longings of the general public for
S modern opera house In Anderson,
Of the proposal ot certain citizens of
Anderson to organize a company for
the purpose of building a theatre, of'
how plans were laid and" carried out.
culminating in the dedication that
night of, an opera house second M>
none In thc State and surpassed by
but few In the Southern States. With
this statement, thc chairman Introduc
ed tho speaker Of'tba evening, tlep.
M. L' Donhnm.
Address of Welcome.
Wit!; ?iW at)jfr\it usual l>r??llar<v y and
eloquence, ('encrai Dunham delivered
II masterful address of which the
theme was the mission of toi theatre'.
"In my travels about'thc Stute."- unid
''-moral Dunham. "I often nay that tho
people of An de mob can do' anything
mey set their heads to do, and this
beautiful building in which we aro
kUih\ red tonight ls n grout testimonial
ra trtlth Of that c'taioment. Ami
lu re I wish- to heartily congratulate
teoso gentlemen of our city who' have
made1 tn,B theatre possible. For n long
Hmo wo were without an opera house
and we sat Idly by for years, hoping
that w ino day somebody from thc out
side would como along und build us
p theatre. Thp manner tn which wo
rot to work and built out theatre our
-el.o..i reminds me of one of Aosop".;
t 'bles." Th* speaker then recited the
Well known fable of the wise mother
lurk which refused to bo moved by re
port?) that tho wheat tn which aha
r THE SAN DIEGO ft
was rearing her young wa* to i>e
I mowed down by the kin folk of the
farmer who owned it or hy the neigh
bors, hut moved house only when i ho
lu ard thc fumier tell hie sons that
they would themselves cut their
"The directors of the Anderson De
vi lopmcnt Company, owners of this
opera house, are to he heartily con
gratulated on what they have accom
plished/' continued the speaker. ?le
?poke of the commendable work lloue
by Judge Fowler, chairman of the
board; of the labor performed !>y the
chamber of commerce through its ef
ficient and Industrious secretary. Port
er A. Whaley; stated that Rufus Pant
I. ul all hut <|iilt his business while he
theatre propositlou was being put
through; declured that Leo Oelsberg
had cut the price of shoes in order to>
holp the proposition along; thal May
or Godfrey had held np long enough
ni IIIK preaching ot paving to g've the
matter a chance of success, and that
a great many people had como to the
assistance of tlte cause by subscribing
sums ranging ali the way from a few
dollars to up in the hundreds.
On behalf of the, owners und the
management of the theatre. Gen. Mon
ham bade those who tilled the large
auditorium a most cordial welcome.
'Turning to C. H. Bleich, secretary and
treasurer of the Bleich Amusement
Company^ lessees of tht. theatre, and
n.mager of the playhouse, the speaker
. bude him a most cordial welcome to
. Anderson, assuring him that the peo
? t IP of Anderson were delighted to
Uuve him and expressing the hope that
if he ever left here he would be glad
that he had come here.
Talk by Mayor Godfrey.
"I s?pose February 18 will go down
in the history of Anderson as one of
tho most notable duys tn the life of the.
city." said Mayor Godfrey upon being
Introduced by tho chairman. "We are
all proud.<of the efforts of the build
ers ot this elegant theatre, and I ?un
cum in? ed that wc have one of the
j most beautiful and modern In this sec
tion ol the country. In this/connec
tion I will have a word to say with
reference to paving. I havo resolved
from Senator Sherard a telegram stat
in;; that Governor Manning had sign
ed the bill providing for the calling
an elation in Anderson on thc ques
tion of issuing $100,000 .bonds for
street puving. We will hold the elec
tion on March 1."
'Hila announcement from Mayor
Gqdfrey was greened with vociferous
Plans to Amuse People.
"Oar plans to amuse the ' people."
was tho theme of a brief talk by C. tl.
Bleie!? who was introduced' . to the
audience by th,, chairman. Mr. Bleich
stated that he desired tip congratulate
thc, peoplo of Anderson un their ele
gant new tmiuaemenJ. house, and that
he did not believe there was a city in
the country of Anderson's ?Ixe that
had anything to compare" "with lt. Ho
.tated that l<e had leaned the theatre
Tor tlve yetrs, and that during that
time ht hoped to bo able to' afford th?
people of this section wholesome and
high clavs amusement.
Tho speaker made some announce
ments wltji reference to the opening
performance tonight. He also an
nounced that high class motion pic
tures >fould be shown at the Ihcatru
every day but Sunday and those days
when there was a matinee and even
to? performance at the theatre. ' "We
have contracted for the General Film
Service, which ls the best there is as
well as the highest priced," he a tated.
Mr. Bleich announced that two or
titree good shows had been secured
for this season, and explained that thc
regular theatre season closing about
April 1 was why more attractions
Were not booked for this winter and
. Words by editor Smoak.
Kdltor ?nd Manager W. W. SntoaU of
Th? Intelligencer was next introduced
to the audience. He stated that just,
lefore he returned to South Carolina
to make-hts home the people of Abbe
ville tried to get bini tb locate there
and conduct a newspaper, and held
out as one or the lndcV umonts for
settling there the fact that
Abbeville had an opera housa
and Anderson didn't. "But I am very
glad I came to, Anderson," he stated,
"for i have the pleasure of being at
the opening of a theatre which is
above Abbevlllo's class."
Mr. Smoak stated that he had been
v anting to Invite the people or Auder
?? n to visit The Intelligencer's plant,
and that recently he had decided to
i've them the opportunity of killing
two birds with Ono atone, by visiting
tho home cf this newspaper nt the
same time they, attended the dedica
tory exercises ot the new theatre. He
extended those pr?sent a cordial invi
tation to stop by Tho Intelligencer of
fice after the motion picture) pe; rom
ance at the theatre had. ended and
learn somehtlng of th? method used
In getting out a modern dally newspa
Free Fletare Show.
This having ended tho dedication
exercises ot the theatre, the curtain
was ruqg down. In the meantime the
audience had been Invited to remain
seated sad view a three reel motion
picture play which would b* thrown
on the screen. The stage waa cleared
off and a flashlight photograph ot tbs
theatre, looking ont over the foot
lights, wss snapped. The screen for
the motion pictures was then lowered,
and for the next hour or so the huce
audie n?e found amusement galore *? a
motion pioture comedy thrown apon
the curtain by the powerful new ma
chines which have been installed in
RICHARDS PLANS TO
BE HERE BY MARCH 15
Mr. Kcl$rds Will Dispose o? His
Hol???* ?rrWillow City, N.
The agricultural committee of the
chamber of commerce, Judge J. s.
Fowler, chairman, is In receipt of a
letter from Mr. Ki 1 ward H. Richards,
of Willow City. X. I)., who la coming
here to operate a grata elevator which
ta to be erected shortly, which states
that the writer is rapidly winding
np his personal affairs preparatory to
leaving for Anderson.
In accordance with a custom of the
west when a property c?.ner desire?
to sell ont and go elsewhere. Mr.
Richards will dispose bf a consider
able amount of propertea&pablic auc
tion, v. lrlch will be hell Saturday, Mr. I
Richards sent the a?rtcuttural Com-j
mutee a tgewsoaoer doge advertise-"
ment of MP. auction sale. He will dis
pose ot several head of horses, mules
and cattle and a large number of farm
implements and supplies.
air. Ricard states that he desires
to close up his business in time to
leave for Sooth Carolina between
March t .abd 15. Judge'Fowler stat
ed thst within the next few days the
commission for mco*poratron of the
"Carolina Ora in and, Elevator Com
pany"-which will be thc name ot the
local elevator company-will be
drawn up by the comfaittees to the
secretary of. State, at Colombia. With
in av- short- while after that th? com
pany will: be organised ands officers
'lt I? Mr. Filchard'e pian to begin
construction on the ?rain elevator bf
March 15 and have lt ready tor opera
tion by the first of May. ,
LE COMTE and
7 - ..wri
of the Anderson Devele
io possibly can afford it
., and to that endhave m
iw^r Floor 2,50
Se, Low. Floor' 2.00
STATE AGENT HOME
WILL BE HELD MARCH 6th
FOR MEETING TO BE
TO FORM CLUBS!
County Organisation Will be Per- ;
fected at Meeting at thc
The announcement made yertcday
that Minn Mary Frayscr. of Winthrop
College. State agent tn charge of the
home demonstration work, will he In
Anderson on March 6 to assist In Ute
organization of a home demonstration
club for Anderson county, will b? re
ceived with Interest in various sec
tions of the community, where plans
have been mapped out already for the
perfecting of community clubs of .this ',
As stated some days ago. Miss Janie I
C. Carlington, demonstrator In charge j
Of tbs girls' tomato and canning cluhf
work m this county.'will have charge,
of the homo demonstration Work as
well, In several ol >
ui?nlt?ct v iu?>5 ?ili b?organised ?t the!
women of tho'school districts,, for the
purpose ot studying various methods
of Improving the community life.
March 6 a meeting will be held at
the chamber of commerce for thc pur-1
pose of organixing a county club. Ail '
women of the county are cordially In-,
vlted to attend the meeting, and any ]
women who may he In the city that)
day . ls urged to Corns to the mectiug j
regardless of whether she desires to
take part In th? work. The meeting '
la to be convened st IS o'clock.
Mis; Cleo Balley has gone to bealey ]
whera she will visit at the home of
Dr. J. L. Dolt.
W. J. McGee of Ifonea Path ? w#?
among the visitors in the div veetcr
dsj. " '
, MABEL LAFFIN, EVi
UT ?V LA VERE, FRANK HAP
IND CHAS. CORWIN A.
= CHICAGO'S OWN B!
ES FOR SE J
>pment Co. have decide
.should see the opening
ade th? prices as follow!
Balcony, first 3 rows
Baicony, second 2 rqw
. 'r?T'?T?r xxiii' t
A CHILD DOESN'T
LAUGH AND PLAY
If peevish, feverish and sick, give
'.--s-, ... ,. * rV?51
Mother. Your child, isn't Naturally
cross and peev'teh. Sec If tongue is
coated; this is a sure sign its little
stomach.) liver and bowels need a
Cleansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat, steep or act naturally, has stom
ach-ache, dialrrhpaa, remember, a
gentle liver' and' bowel cleadmK
should always b&the first treatment
Nothing equals "California Syrup of
Figs" for children's Ills; give a tea
spoonful, end in a few hours 'all the
foul waste, sour bile and fermenting
food which ls clogged in the bowels
passes out of the system, and you have
a well and playful child again. All
children love this harmless, dellclout?
"fruit laxa'Ive." and it never falls to
effect a good "inside" rleansing. Di
rections for babies, children of all
tige* and r>rt>wn -ups are plainly on tho
Keep it handy in your home. A
lit. le given today saves a sick child
nov, but get the genuine Ask
gow* ?s?p*>4l5i8t 'or ? 50-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of FJge," then* look
and nee that lt is made by the 'Tu?i
fornia Fig Syrup Company."
Stockholders Elect Directors.
GREENVILLE. Feb. 18.--At the an
nual stockholders meeting held here
today the directorate of thc Brandon
cotton mil was chosen as follows: E.
P. Smith,. New York; Summerfield
?aldwin, Jr.. Baltimore; .L R. tuna
ban. Charleston, s. C.; J. W. Norwood.
H. J. Haneaworth, A G. Furmao. ot
this city, and A. W* Smith, of Spar
tanhnrg A. W. Smith ls President and
treasurer and C. Fl Hatch ls* secre
Eddie Foster, the'Washington third
base atar,- has rained ? his fricada
that ha is about to jump the bachelor
\ PHELPS, VERA
SH, LEW NADEN,
d that every
MAY IKE AD CLUB A
INTERESTING PLAN. TO BE
SUBMITTED T? EXECU
TI VE BOARD
Of Executive Committee For Pur
pose Appointing Standing
Pisas.for ibo reorganization of ibo
Anderson Ad Club by making it ?a
department of the chamber of com
merce aril 1 be laid before the execu
tive committee of the latte -ganl
xatiou at a: meeting whieff w.u prob
ably bc called next - ty Chair
man Jas. D, Hammatt?
It was stated yesterday that Chair
man Hammett will be requested to
call a meeting ol the, executive com
mittee ot the chamber of. commerce
next week for the purpose ipi appoint
ing various standing committees for
the now year.
At this meeting of the executive
committee it will ho suggested tb?t
the ad' club oe made a department of
thc chamber of ?bmf??sS* and that
provision be made for tdatrtg lb no*>
members among the younger business
men of tba city.
The plan for making tip ?ad club a
department of the . chawjtr of com
merce wll| be presentero^ the exe
cutive committee by Pu?jjfcent Xi. U.
?vans of the ad club, ifflbie pian ts
adoptecV lt ls preb~ble^?*t the ad
club will give monthly t?fcheons for
its member arid that admsistng men
of note in other -ettie? '?rjHsbe invited
to make addresses to tho^ib on these
Thornley Cary of Senem-'fcaa Ukun
a position lu the cotton of his
father; F. M. Cary in tl.:
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