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THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, IMO.
?40 West Whitner Street
ANDERSON. S. C.
W. W. SMOAK,. Editor and But. Mgr.
E. ADAMS.Managing Editor
L. M. GLENN.City Editor
PHELPS KA KS KEN.Advertising Manager
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Manager.
Entered as second-class matter April 28, 1914, at
the post office at Anderson, South Carolina, under
tho Act of Mardi 3, 1879.
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South Carolinai Pair Saturday) Sunday prob?
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O OCR DAILY POEM. o
p o o o o o o o o o <> o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
More Truth Than Poetry.
If ever you weary of bearing your load
As Ufo you K<: travelling through,
Be aure that tho man Just behind on tho road
Will offer tc bear it for you.
And while you Ho down hy the murmuring rill,
'Neath the shady sweet-scented woods;
Ho'U carry it up to Ute top of tho bill <
And collect what ia due on the goods.
If over you fdel that you gladly would shirk
The task that ls set for the day,
Some fellow will offer to take on your work
While you go your own chosen way.
He'll toll, while you go to the game or the track
Unmindful of labor or pelf
And you'll find that your friend, by the time you
Has landed your job, for himself
There always ts someone to help you along.
On whom yon may trustingly lean
Whose footsteps ara steady, whose shoulders are
When the pace seems a little too keen.
He'll save you the trouble of making your fight.
And when the twelfth hour baa struck
Hell calmly encamp on success's far height
Where you might have been. If you'd stuck.
-JAMBS J. MONTAGUE.
Tho South Caroline Sphinx-Cole. L.
O' ' ?
Moat ot thia war '.newe" ls simply war views
It is not trouble to tell how a ballet dancer
Let tho good work of registering for the bond
election go on.
"Tho American steamer Greenbriar." Something
sticky about that nama, eh?
A ballet dancer ls about the only person we know
of who gets anything by kicking.
These notes passing between Uncle Sam and
John Bull are not wtlhout interest.
We nee hy the dispatches there ts a town tn Rus
sian Poland named Praxasnysz. How did you pro
Rome poet has referred to tho submarino las tho
molo of tho r* ?i. It molds the fate of many dread
naughts of tho sea.
? ? o ?
Wonder if tho movie producers aro on the firing
line out in Utah where those Fleute Indians and the
palefaces are fighting.
"Two days couran tn domestic science." We be
lieve that's the length of term some cooks took,
judging by their cooking.
"Choir of 1,800 Voices Drives Home Hyrons."p
Hoadllne. We suppose that choir leader will have
to bo called a choir driver, v
The United States senate seems to be a delib
erative body judging from the manner .-it baa de
liberately prolonged thia session.
? ? O'
An exchange complains that Governor Manning
has been in office a m op th and baa hot yet selected
any colonels. Of ell bis errors (?) that one comes
nearer being a virtue.
We have a hunch that that telegram from Gov
ernor Manning to Mayor Grace ou law enforce
ment in Charleston is but a forerunner ot Inter
esting developments in the near future.
-o ?? -
G reenvite ha* a candidate fo^sberlff in HU.nam
ed Mooney. He's the fellow who created * Sensa
tion at lbs last Democratic convention by almost
licking, a New Jersey boas who attempted to in
terfere with the parade ot the South Carolina dele
gation about the convention hall with their Wilson
MR. A'S TAXES INCH KAHKO ? TENTS.
It may be that there ore persons ia tho county
who will oppose the proposed bond issue for lack
of information. We desire to give a few facts as
to this mather which will furnish food for thought,
at least. That this county If finuuclally able to
hafe good roads Is evident from a study of the tax
able property as shown by tho books of the county
auditor. Anderson County has property valued at
$13.600,705. Of this amount $5,738.090 ls real es
tate and $7,768,615 is personal property. The total
amount of taxes assessed against this property for
1914 was $267,379.16.
TIIM - are some other Interesting facts about the
assessed valuation of property in this county. The
total taxable value of the co'ton mills and the cot
ton oil mills in the county is $3.691,92S, and they
pay taxes to the amount of $70,89^.53. In and near
the city of Anderson the cotton mills are assessed
al $1,407,315, and pay taxes to the amount of $30,
There was to be expended on the roads ut* the
county last year $61.043.36, divided into the follow
ing: Public roads, $38.327; roads and bridges, $22,
The proposed bond issue of $750,000 bears in
terest at 5 per cent. The amount of this interest
will be $37,500. There is to be provided a sinking
fund of $7,500 per year. To raise this interest and
the sinking fund will require a 3 mills levy addi
tional, if all of this ls to be raised by a Bpecial levy.
It would seem, however, that it would be equitable
for a portion of this money to be taken from tbs
road fund, for tbe amount of work io be done on
the roads after this permanent improvement has
been made will be reduced to a m'nimum. Of this
amount tho cotton mills and the cotton oil mills
will pay approximately one-third. The railroads of
.he county are assessed at $924,220, and this will
further reduce the amount of the taxes to be paid
by tbo people ot the county at large. Taking off
the taxes to bo paid by the cities and towns In the
county which will not receive any of the fund, it
will be found that the people who will receive the
most and the direct benefit from the good roads
will not pay as much as one-half of the cost of se
The Intelligencer is a great believer in concrete
illustrations to show bow much a property owner
will have to pay to secure this 250 or 300 miles of
good roads in the county. Let us take the case of
Mr.' A. who returns for taxation 10 acres of land at
$7 per acre, or $70, and $116 of personal property
making a total of $185. (This is the property of a
tax payers ns shown on the auditor's hooks.) His
taxes will be increased just $.05 or he will pay the
price of a olgar per year for the privilege of driving
or riding over 300 miles of macadam reads. Will
be not save lt In one trip to the county sest, or to
his market, to say nothing of the convenience and
pleasure of having a good road to use In going to
church or to sss his neighbor on Sunday. Let ns
take tbs case of the man who pays taxes on ?1,000.
If the bond Issus carries he will pay an annual tax
towards the coat of the rotula of Just $3. What man
ia there who ?Hi withhold this amount of support
from securing that which would incresse his prop
erty values, his comfort and convenience. Why, he
pays that much for a pair of shoes. So if lt ls a
question cf saving $8 per year let him do without a
pair of shoes, or in thc case of Mr. A. one dope will
pay his taxes for a year.
Bo, lt there be opposition to having the bond Is
sue i* will have to be op other than financial
grounds, and unless the other reasons are better
than thia one, it will be suicidal for anyone to vote
against having a better system of roads. We must
not stand in Ute way ot this great need tor. the
county on such grounds ss these. Optimism and
confidence in the future are essential and will pay
big returns. Let us not oppose this forward step
except for the best ot rearons. Let us hear from
you, and discuss this mos'. Important matter.
THE P?S-0MONT FAIR AND- AN?HsiiSIN.
What faint voice la that we hear coming
from tho direction of Anderson shout getting
up s fair to he callen tho Piedmont fair to be
held in Anderson this fall. Listen again.
It comes from The Dally Intelligencer. Why,
neighbor, we are surprised that you are so
far behind the' times or thst your memory is
so very short Do you not know thst the
Piedmont. Fair Is an established institution,
and that it was held in Oreen wood last tall?
Why Brother Sra oak, yon attended, ?ind a '
large number ot Anderson people. We are
counting on having yon with us again this
fall to a bigger and a better Piedmont Fair.
"My Town" will have to do better than
this. It may have a fair, and we hope that it
will, but lt can not be tho Piedmont Fair.
Suroly this voice that we heard from "My
Town" la the voice ot some ons who was
dreaming. Wake up man. We are wide
awake tn Greeu^nod and so IS the Petdment
Fair. Bren Berton can beat that kind of
And the worst ot lt all ts that the editor
ot The Intelligencer went hack home and
wrote neariy a halt page about the Piedmont
Fair held in Greenwood last October.
Tfas above ts from The Greenwood Journal, and
The Intelligencer had the same thing to* contend
with last year about the no-called "Peldmont Fair."
Greenwood ls so jealous of Anderson that ?tis
dresms dreams about the things she fears Ander*
son might attempt. Of course, we shell not call
our fair the Piedmont Fair, hut we said that Ander
son should stage the "greatest Piedmont Fair here
thts year that has ever been staged ia the Vied*
mont" And Anderson caa do thia, and eal! H
simply "Fair" or "Anderson Fair," or any old
thing. "A rose by any other name will smell as
sweet" sad lt there rever should be a fair held at
Anderson, the HttJPshow st Greenwood would have
to beat it tor tho tail timber.
Yes. thc editor ot The Intelligencer was at tbs
last little show held at Greenwood In October ol
last year, sad we were struck by one thing that at?
tractfd the attention of every one wno knew lt
and that was what a mighty small fatr lt would
have been if Anderson had not furnished BO many
of the ezhibita, and so much of the crowd.
Wo are going to have a fair here that will eclipse
anything in the Piedmont, and we are not going tn
crow so much about it, but simply do it, and we
here and now extend a cordial Invitation to Brother
Gardner to attend and ace a fair what is a fair. We
shall try to have it in time to lend the Greenwood
folks a few exhibits to keep the brMdlngs and the
show ring from being so taro. vYe have a new
slogan for "My Town" now and It is 'You can do
better in Andersen." , 6 CtJk
GOVERNOR MANNING'S ULTIMATUM.
Governor Manning is beginning to get his guns
ready for the attack on lawlessness in Charleston.
He has given the authorities of the City by the Sea
ample opportunity for enforcement of the law
down there, and they have not availed themselves
of the chance to redeem the good name of the old
city. Now, the governor will show them that In
South Carolina once more the law in supreme. As
he said to Mayor Grace: "Neither you nor I are
responsible for the laws on the statute books, but
we are both chr ?ged with enforcing them. Our
duty is plain." What a grand thing if all the city
and county oflleials everywhere would realize this
iruth, and see that the laws are enforced without
fear or favor.. It must be done or we shall suffer
In loss of life and property, and in the forfeiture
of the respect good people everywhere have for us
and our institutions.
Governor Manning expects every official to per
form hts full duty, whether or not lt be a high or
a low official. That he intends to compel this may
be inferred by his refusal to offer a reward for the
slayer of Mr. Dodd. It the desire to perform one's
duty 1B not a sufficient incentive to cause officials
to hunt down criminals, the governor's office will
not supply an arti Heal incentive in a sum of money
offered as a reward "Our duty is plain," would be
a fine motto for every o.T.c'al, and we would like
to see It generally adopted a?? such. Governor
Manning has accepted lt as his motto, an.' appears
determined to stick to it Others msy do wei! to
emulate his example.
And now we have the rather unique spectacle of
a band of masked men going about in the interest
of good order and law enforcement A company of
fifty marched into a- church in Hopkins County,
and delivered a dictum concerning the proper re
gard for public worship and established institu
tions in general. It appears that certain hoodlums
in the county have been given to unseemly conduct
in and about the church, arid these good, religious
citizens-all droaaed for the occasion-rode forth
to crusade In the name of the temple. They came
with masks and threats, led by a dashing, out
spoken leader; they lacked none of the pomp and
trapp In ga that we have come to associate with their
picturesque brothers on the ether side of the argu
ment. Thus equipped they marched boldly into the
church, past the trembling worshippers, and from
the pulpit announced their Intentions toward any 1
who persisted hereafter In di si mr bm j, 'services.
It is not Just clear why thesu crusaders thought
it necessary to-reaort to a make-up. A plain, open
faced protest from a citizens' committee of fifty
would have been a convincing and commendable
evidence of the temper of the community in thia
matter. Something of Vie -orthlness of their pur
pose behind the moak, and the visage presented by
the affair, on the whole, la ugly and a little men
acing. Disturbance of public worship is an offense
of which the law takes note; and these brave spir
its could have appealed to and cooperated with the
authorities in correcting the tr >uble at thc Hop
kins County church. It is juBt possible that'the
methods they adopted, however successful in this
present Incident will not be found to have con
tributed anything to the community's respect for
law and order, tn general-The Courier Journal.
MANNING OPPOSED TO REWARDS.
We believe that the refusal of Governor Manning
to offer a reward for the party dr parties guilty of
murdering an aged storekeeper In Anderson Coun
ty will have the approval of most of those who stop
to give the matter thought. It ls true that there
may be eaaea where Ute ends of justice can be
promoted by auch means, as, for example, where
some notorious criminal ia known to have fled the
State. In a case of that sort a reward might ac
complish something of value by stimulating police
officers throughout a wide territory to look out for
the fugitive. In the present ease, however, it la
scarcely possible that guilty party or parties
can have gone very i .om tho scene of the
crime. Indoed, in the resolution adopted by the
city council of Anderson asking the governor to
offer a reward lt waa suggested that the object In
view was to make the amount sufficiently largo "to
attract detectives from national agencies." Such
a policy ls a doubtful one at best If the officers
chosen by the people to attend to such duties are
Incapable of performing their work Intelligently it
would be better tc employ a trained detective out
right and pay hiss for Ms time regardless cf re
sults. The reward plan ta usually dangerous for
more reasons 'han ono. It may tempt droves of th?
worst kind of detectives to give Uxelr attention to
a eaaa, and not infrequently there are men ox thia
kind who wo MW not hesitate to "manufacture evi
dence so that P will comply with the terms ot the
reward, -which Invariably require "evide^re to con
vict." Governor Manning ls right The thing fr r
Ute people to do ls to insist upon peace officers wno
are competent to perform U?e|r duties and then sse
that Uiey do perform them.-The News and Courier, j
A NEIGHBOR. '
A representative from Anderson County was re* j
neatly asked by a gentleman from Charleston Oda!
question "What ls Ute altitude of Andersont" To j
which the representative replied at once: "Baptist,
way yander."--The Abbeville Press and ?Banner.
Some comic opera chorea girls show costumes
ead acme costumes show comic opera chorus glrlsj
"Dentists Ht-ing Fine Time fn Tbl? City Today."
-Headline. Evidently not rooking down in the.
Those of you who have worn an Evans Fifteen can better appreciate
your opportunity here now when you understand that $10?95
these suits of peerless quality are now selling at. .
But here's the complete list of all suits and overcoats:
$10.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $ 6.95
$12.50 Men's Suits and Overcoats now ' 8.95
$15.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $10.95
$18.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $12.95
$20.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $14.95
$22.50 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $16.95
$25.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $17.95
Reductions no less interesting on all men's trousers, shoes, seasona
ble underwear, wool shirts, sweaters and all boys' suits and overcoats
The Store witt) a Comcien<?
Governor Manning Reiterate*
Policy That Officers Are
Elected to Enforce Law
?COLUMBIA, Feb. 26.-Governor
Manning made it known early Thurs
day that he would not accede to tho
request ot Mayor J. H. Godfrey, ot
Anderson, to supplement with an offer
ot a reward ot $250 the reward of
1500 offered by the cUy of Anderson
for apprehension and conviction of
the p.ftsassin of Thoma* M. Dodd, sn
Figed citizen ot > ndersun.
In his let'., to Mayor Godfrey, Gov
ernor Mar .ting explained his inability
to offer a reward for thia slayer by
reiterating his policy that the officers
of Uie law were elected to enforce the
laws, and the apprehension of tho
slayer of Mr. Dodd devolved upon the
county and city officlair, of Anderson.
The governor's observation waa. that
the offering of rewards had "become
Governor Manning explained that
he was much opposed to government
by detectives, when dlacusning the re
quest of Mayor Godfrey to order State
detectives to investigate the killing.
It' was observed by the governor that
the offering ot rewards for the arrest
of criminals has become odious to the
people because of past excesses in
thia regard, and he made it plain he
has reached a. determination not to
resort to detective government save
when such action becomes of last re
Expressing regret that he could not
grant tho requested reward. Governor
Manning stated hw felt "certain that
yon are fully capable of handling thc
situation, and I also think that the
very liberal reward -offered by your
city will bring forth the efforts ot in
dependent detective agencies."
REV. JOHN T. LEWIL*
PASSED TO BEYOND
Was One of Flehens* Oldest and Best
PIOKENS, Feb. 25-Wednesday af
ternoon about 5 o'clock the spirit ot
Rev. John T. Lewis, one ot Pickons
counties oldest and beat known cui
sons passed to the great beyond.
Mr. Lewis died at the home ot hts
daughter, Mrs. Ben T. Daniel In
this city. He waa 78 yeera of age1
and had been sick serrai weeks pro
The funeral servicet, were conduct
ed at the home, Thursday, by Rev.
E. V. Babb, ot Bealey. S. C. After
.which the body was carried to Moun
tain Grove church and Interred th?rc
In tho presence ot ? large gathering
bf relativen and friends, with Mason
Mr..L*?s? rs* in ordained minis
ter of tr.? Baptist denomination, alan
a Masai*. He leaves besides his
widow, the following children to
Saonm ats death: Mestr-s. W. o. "B."
and Frank, of Pickens; J. J. of
Anderson county, and Rev. Wade H.
Lewi*, of M. E. Conference, located
tn Laurena. Mrs. Ben* T. McDaniel.
Mrs. Hoyt Townee. Mrs. J. M. Gil
lespie ot this county, Mrs. Frank
Townes, of Honea Path. Mrs. Wm.
Johnsen, or Central and Mrs. L. E.
Child res, et Orsenvtlle. Two brothers,
H. J. ead Robert Lewis are living
In this county.
-;-^ . - . . ,
Will Probably fte Several Weeks Be
fore V, 8. Supr?me Court Shes
D?chue? In Prank Case.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.-Argu
ment? on th? northern Georgi* fed
eral court's decision refusing a */rlt
ts babeas corpus to Leo M. Frank]
niter death sentence for the murder
f Mary Phugan, were concluded baT
fore the United States supreme court
oday. A decision probably will not
tie given for at least several weeks.
Should the supreme court a ill rm
the decision of the lower federal
lourt, no legal obstacle, j it ls said
would stand in the way of car ry i nj
ant the death sentence. If the ruling
is reversed, counsel for Prank' andi
the State told th, Aourt the case musF
po back-to tr. di rlct court for tad
taking of ev on which the nile
gatlcrs foi "Ion for the wrlf^
F.ank's attorney.? informed thel
court that- should tbs, writ ho granted
Fran*: could ho trb.d again under the"
pending iiil.ctiuent. The State';
sonnte* qa?sttai<?d this assertion.
Louis Marshall, ot ' New York, oil
behalf of Frank, contended that th<
trial court lost jurisdiction over. th<
prisoner because of mob violence dur
lng the trial sud because of Frank'?
pb.onco through "cojreton" by tin
r'nl Jrd?eV?hen tho verdict waa an
?'minced. Both oidc3 agreed that th?
Jtruth bf the allegations of mob viol
hence and of absence .under coerciotT
Jwere not before the court, but remain]
led for bearing by the lower court
the supreme court held, as a matu>J
lot law; assuming the allegations wera
true, that Frank was entitled to t'-M
writ. Notwithstanding this > bott
sides at times argued the truth
tho allegations, until at last. Chief
L?usttrV White suggested t? Solicito]
"Dorsey that he waa wasting his time
Attorney Genera] Grice, for th<
State, urged that Frank's petition
Ishoweu that the question of mob viol
lonee had.been passed upon by thc
trial court and by the Georgia sui
preme court and that both' had fount
there bad been nc such disorder as
Interfered with Frank's rights.
Old Glory on Eaeh Side.
NBWI YORK. Feb. 26.-The steam
ship City of Savannah, of the Savant
IU'I line, ic to be loaded with cotton
for Germany and as a protection
against German submarines she has
big American Hag painted on eaeh side
that will be Illuminated at night.
The City ?f Savannah ls en routi
for Wilmington, N. C., where she wll|
load 10.000 bules for rotterdam.
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Announce Members of Commission.
CHARLESTON, W. Va:, Feb. 26.
Governor H. D. Hat ?leid today an
nounced the new members of the Vir
ginia debt commission for this State.
The legislature recently passed a
measure reducing the commission
from ll to five members. Besides th*
governor, ss ex-officio member, the
new commission will comprise W. D.
Ord, of Landgraf, and Judge John W.
Mason, of Fairmont. Republicans, and
R. E. Talbot!,'of Philippi, and Septi
mus Hall, of New Martinsville, Demo
COSTIVE BOWELS, 1
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Bad Cold or Constipation
Get a 10-cent box now.
Furred tongue. Bad Colds, Indiges
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head
aches come from a-torpid liver and
clogged bowels, which cause your
Btomsch to become filled wtth undi
gested food, which sours and fer
ments like garbsgc in a swill barrel.
That's Old first step to untold misery
-indigestion, foul gases, bad breaUa,
yellow skin, mental'tears, everything
that is horrible end nauseating. A
Cascaret tonight will. give your con
stipated bowels a thorough eleen sing
and straighten you out by morning.
They work while you sleep-a 10-cent
box from your druggist will keep you
feeling good for months. Millions 01
men and women take a Cascaret now
and then to keep their stomach, liver
and bowels regulated, and never
know a miserable moment. Don't for
get the children-their 1'ttle Insides
nee : i good, gentle cleansing, too.
That* is a secondary consideration.
Tho first question ls, What tmteher?
You aro not sure of getting a fresh,
tender Juicy steak from an unreliable
' Yon must be suret lt you are euro
of your butcher, you are sure of your
j meat. Our cw terners rely on us for
being cholee, down to the last ounce
ot meat, even lt that ounce ls over
J. K. TIndas*. Prop!*.
Phonec 694 and 605.
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