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THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, I860.
140 Wot Whittier Street.
ANDERSON, S. C.
W. W. SM OAK.
L. M. GLENN.
T. B. GODFREY...
Editor and Bus. Mgr.
. ... Managing Editor
Entered as second-class matter April 28, 1914, at
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4 A WALKING lUITIO.N'ARY."
; We havo ail .heard, of the man whjft al way^lefi?n
IIIH day by opening his Bible and choosing a'U-xt at
random to guU'u him for. the next twenty-four
} hours. -Hut thorp ls really another man who begin-}
, his Bay witt) the dictionary! Anyone who aver
meets that man ls Impressed at once by his com
! inand of words, his fluency, and the remarkable
! number of things ho seems to know about. What
makes bia general information moro astonishing 1B
tho fact that he never went to school beyond thc
"There is nothing wonderful in it," he ' told a
Companion contributor, " and I have no unta sua i
gifts. My plan of memory training ls perfectly
simple. For twenty years I have made it a habit,.io
I go to the dictionary every morning before I "leave
home. Afternoon would serve aa well, but then J
am busy at the office. Night would do as vj||L.t4g&
if I were not mentally tired out by that time. I
open the dictionary at random and select an "unfa
miliar word, trying to avoid any that aro either
ol/BOkto or too technical. I read the derivation
and definition carefully, a^d during working hours
I try. to keep it at the back of my mind, and If an
appropriate chance offers, I nae Jt. It ia $ really
- great fun i Attar a while you 'begin to feel your
power of expression grow, and I know -of no moro
'delightful experience. ' Irf the twenty years I have
added'several thousand words to my vocabulary,
soma constantly usaf al, others merely ornamental.
"Then the pictures in the dictionary, small as
' they are, repay close scrunity. As for poetry, al
most all the poetry I know is from the quotations
given to show the use bf words. Again, all my
knowledge of birds, animals, and flowers comes
?rc-?u di? ssf?e source. And yet once, while walk
ing with-a naturalist acquaintance, he declared
that I bad an smasing amount of natural history
lore for one who waa not specialist.
"I have been too busy to read many books; thc
dictionary baa become my literature. Let me tell
you, aa an example, what I blt on this week In my
morning consultation. On Monday I learned^ what
tho comma bacillus ia-that it causes Asiatic
cholera. On Tuesday I discovered the anemometer,
an Instrument for treasuring the wind, aaw what it
looked Uko, for ita picture appeared in connection
With Gie text, and learned the inventora name. On
Wednesday I became acquainted with the Junco, a
bird of tho finch family. Oh Thursday I . got a
'gUmfcae of Bantam, a religious cult I had never
-heard of. but which, I believe, boa made many con
'verta'in recent years. On Friday it was a lesson in
physiology-tbe larynx, with several interesting il
i u stratton s.; Tn lb morning, Saturday. I struck the
word .cognomen,' and found out ita Roman appll
I "When. I^epen at a page that I have seen>before.
1 refresh my mind with an old word and choose a
new one. There is nothing to lose in the grime,
you see. And I prefer my scheme to that flfteen
mlnnte-a-day reading plan In tho classics that we
hear so much of.-The Youth-Companion.
A TIP TO ADVERTISERS.
This littte modern fabio so pointed Illustrates the
wisdom of consistent advertising that wc respect
fully submit lt to our business men:
-Said the Little Red Hen
1 havant sold an egg . i
Since I don't know when.
Business for mo is a losing game.
But vp* ?seem prosperous, lust tho same.
bald'ihe Little J- j Hen
i 'fVU? iJttlo Puddle Duck:
Business isn't always
I *-?^aaatta'r1of luck.
jYou wp** as hard, and produce ? line
Of egttsAnnt""are really as good aa mino.
Vour merchandising method?
-.>eed to revise; '
Von ronat advertise.
Don't watt for buyers to hunt for you.
sour story, the way I do
When yon produce an egg
. You Just waddle away.
But 1 spread the nows
Al) the rest of the day.
Ard that. 1 believe, la the reason man
Prefer my eggs, said tba Little Red Hen.
WHV COI NTRY AGAI'.NT CITY ?
Tho 1'itelllgeueer hus un idea that lhere ix 1 itt lo
in thc argument used Hutt the people nf tin- country
ure KoiiiK I? oppose tho bond Issue 'or good road.?
because ll IH favored hy the Anderson Chamber of
Commerce. It is getting time that such ideas are
relegated to the rear and that measures are sup
ported or opposed on their merits solely. Why
should any mau In the county vote against any
measure which is for tho good of the entire county
dimply hi cause some other person is In favor of it?
There would he mofe reayoo for the city of Ander
son to oppose the bond issue than for the people
of the county to oppose it. Anderson will not g;-t
a foot of the good roads to bb built - 1n fact the city
ls now going to vote a bond Issue, of $100,000 for
building good streets, and in addition will vote al
most solidly for the road paving proposition for
the county. And the city will pay more than one
third of the entire'taxation for the good roads',
without receiving one cent In return. Would tho
country do the Burne1 thing? Wt do not believe tnat
the people of the county outside Anderson would
vote for lo Improve ?ls streets. It occurs to The
Intelligencer that the eily is acting most unselfish
ly in this matter, and deserve* tho commendation,
rather than tho censure of the country. Now, we
do not mean t > imply that this unselfishness will
not lie a good thing for tho city. It will be a good
thing ami will pay tin eily handsomely, but it will
not receive one-tenth part the benefit for lt that
tho country will receive.
The Intelligencer ls tired of HIP effort to array
country against town. Anyway, who composes tho
people of the city? What per cent of the business
men of any city, especially Anderson, were boin
and reared on the farms of the county, or of other
counties? If we know anything about what consti
tutes "hay seeds" we would not have to leave the
incorporate llrdits of Anderson to find a few nf
them, and'they .do not mind admitting this fact. It
is' this very fact, the understanding bf rural con
ditions, and th? sympathetic feeling for their rela
tives and friend!' who are "back home" which
makes tho citizen" of Anderson willing to tax them
selves to improve these conditions. Certainly the
people of the country districts should not object to
this. If thin were not true in this road proposition,
and the people of the city did not wjah to become
hotter acquainted with their brethren in the coun
try, they would wish tho roads to remain as nearly
Impassable an possible, and to do ns the Chinese
used to do, build round the city a high wall to keep
U> nit. What ls the Imaginary line separating
tl, '-.try from the town? Why should it exist?
Who i 9 lt a real wall? Is lt a barrier? Should
^..?tand in the way of close understanding and
communion between the people ot the entire coun
But .Anderson is not alone in this viewpoint. It
seems that other counties have the Rame trouble,
for instance Greenville County seems to be sim
ilarly affected. , The following editorial in The
Greenville News is very much In point on this
From time to time one hears that old re
- mark about thc city of Greenville and its al
leged dictatorial policies. Thc statement ls
not infrequently made that the money which
the county o? Qreenpille spends is spent for
the benefit of tho city. Consider the fact s
and seo if this bc true. When the $950.000
for roads is spent, every road built will be
outside of the city. Yet the city will pay
moro of tho,costs thsn all of the rural dis
tricts combined. The etty has paved its
streets at a'cost in excess v>f 1300,000, snd
not one penny wss asked of the rural dis
tricts to pay for this work. The streets are
used free of coat by the people of the coun
try. In the matter of school taxes, the city
of Greenville pays taxes which go to sup
port tho rural schools, for the enrollment in
this city ls not sufficient to take up all the tax
money which is collected by virtue of the
three mill tax. For ordinary running ex
penses of the county, tho city pays more of
the costs thpn does the county.
But tho city of Greenville does not kick
because it la taxed for county improvements.
It is glad to pay a large abare v>f the money.
We do not claim that the willingness of the
city is duo'to philanthropic motives. The
? city benefits when the county prospers. How
ever, thi., fact does not mean that tho county
docs pot benefit alco. It.is a case of mutual
If tbe city wero dictatoria), nono would
blame the county foy kicking. But as mat
ters now Btand. thc cjty ls not. dictatorial. It x
rt's?? uot get more than Its jnst due of con
sideration. By cooperation between the city
and county the highest possible prosperity
Is achieved, and lt ls thin cooperation that ls
desired. A disposition on the part of either
to be suspicious of the other will retard
progress, and so long as both act fairly, .
there should, be none of this kicking.
What ia needed is a wholesome spirit of
working together; working for a common
end-the advancement of the entire commun
ity. Greenville city ls tho hub of the coun
ty, for that reason the roads naturally rad
iate from Ute city to all parte of the county.
Thia means mutual benefit, for ls lt not true
that the farmers desire a market for their
wares, and la it not true that the city ls in
dispensable to them in this and in other
The farmer, as we ali know, ls th,? "hnck
' bone of the country.*? But would he be ir
.there wore no cities? Suppose avery man
were a farmer, where would the markets he
th?n? The city ls a necessity for tho farm
. er. Just as the larmer ls a necessity for the" .
city, and thia being true, there should be a
spirit of friendliness between the two. rather
than a spirit ot distrust when there ls no
cause for tb?> distrust
HoW easy It is to find something to anger ps in
our relations with our fellowman. Instead of shut
ting our eyes tb lt, we are open to every encounter
provoking a quarrel. "Sowing discord and reaping
TIIK SPIRIT OF LAWLESSNESS.
What has COOM over the spirit of law and order
In tlie city? Why all these attempted .. mslnn
lions? What ls hack of them, and who or what ls
Instigating them? Wim will be the next victim,
and what will be the next means of attack? Arc
they being made by an organized band of thugs,
or are they simply coincidences? Is there 'not
idough aggressiveness In the forces standing for
law and order to hunt down these violators? Can
our citizens aid in this work, and how?
Tit? se and other questions are being asked by
those who are standing aghast at the awfulness of
some of the crimes committed recently. Desperate
diseases require desperate remedies, and we tru3l
that the city; and county authorities .shall spare
no effort to upprehend every person gullly ?f such
assaults, and mete out to them the full penalty of
Hie law. That they will do all in their power we
believe, and we think Anderson bas some splendid
and fearless officers of the law.
We think lt would be a good invest ment for tho
city to employ one or more experienced detectives
or plain clothes men, who thull work on these
prol-lems, and hunt down tue criminals. The
putrol of the mounted policemen ls good, but (he
round of the hoof beats -of the horses always gives
notice of approuch. It occurs to us that it would
he more effective for the city to have some men ns
regular employees of the city to act secretly and
without Insignia tvj ferret out the haunts of those
criminals and bring them to Justice. The people
arc anxious that tho feeling of security be restored
as soon os possible, and to do this no efforts must
be spared to bring to Justice those who so violate
the lawo of the city. We commend the activity of
thc police officiais who have been so active in their
efforts to catch the criminals, and for their suc
cesses. We also desire to commend the county
autheritlcE, and urge them to continue their ug
(rrecsive search for those who violate the law,
either in tho city or the county at large.
Indeed, il Is more important for a woman to bc
good than man. Their influence upon the children
lt? far greater than the parental Influence. Furth
ermore, childi en, as a rule. Inherit their moral
euallties much more from their mothers than from
their fathers. Consequently, for a boy to make a
good, level-headed, true-loving, upright citizen, lt
is very Important for him to have a goud mother.
Tho better we can make the mothers of our land,
thc better we make our country. The old Roman
mother's influence was acknowledged as a most
potent one upon the patriotism of the people.
Yet our women are noe altogether angels, though
many of them are almost. Tho most angelic they
may be however, tho more will.the race of mankind
improve morally. While the future destinies of
man rest so largely with the women of the land,
don't forget it is tho woman of the country and
towns to whom we must look'for our temporal so
lution more than any other clasA of wom?n. They
are the moulders of the true representative char
acter of the country more than any other.
But for tho constant infusion of good, healthy
country blood, our cities would < atc gua te and die.
It ls upon the honest motherhood of tho rural
districts that the country must depend mainly for
thc true, sturdy citizenship that must save us from
tho anarchical tendencies and influences of our
large centers of population.
The Honors of the Panama Canal Are Uncle Sam's.
The great Panama-Pacific reposition which w??
thrown open last week makes the Anal paragraph
in a long chapter of history and illustrates how
slowly snd piecarlnusly thc great canal protect
For a long while lt looked as though the honor
of making a Panama Canal must go to Spain. Three
hundred and eighty-eight years ago the Spanish
L'jvcrnment actually surveyed a, route across the
Isthmus; and for a while, it looked as though Span
ish hands would dig tho canal. Nothing further
was done,, however, and thc project slumbered for
Then in 1787' Thomas Jefferson, afterwards pres
ident of the United States;' somehow got wind of
the old Spanish survey, and, wrote to our (ambassa
dor at .Madrid asking him to purchase copies of the
survey and report, stating Hint ' the documents
would be to bim "c vast desideratum for reasons
political and philosophical." Apparently at this
stage the Job looked like Uncle Sam's.
, A few years later (1S03-9) Goethe, tile German
poet, and Humboldt, the German explorer, urged a
Panama Canal upon their people. Thon it looked
os though the great work would be German.
Later (in 1879) a French company under the
famous engineer. Oe Lesseps, actually began the
work and made considerable progresa. Looked Uko
the honor waa to be French this time!
But the Frnech company became bankrupt lu
1881 and the great project beean: e Somnolent again.
Finally tbe ball in the wheel rolled hack to tho
old Jeffersonian Ulta ot 115 years before; congress
passed an appropriation and tue work was com
menced and finished!--Atlant.. Georgian.
e om DAILY POEH. e
We are what we imagine, and our deeds
Are born of dreaming. Europe acta- today
Epics that little children in their play
Conjured; and statesmen murmured In their
In barrack,' court and achoo! were sown those
LBw dragoon's teeth, which ripen VJ affray
Their sowers. Drer.fes of salughter to rise and
And fate Itself ls the otuff that fancy breeds.
Mock, then no more at dreaming lost our own.
Create for na a like' reality!
Let not Imaginations soil bo sown
With armed men, t ut Justice, so that wa
May for a world of tyranny atone
And dream from that despair-democracy.
-PERCY M'KAY, BO?TON TRANSCRIPT.
Buy Blue Serges Now
At the rate blue serge fabrics are advancing daily this
sale which includes blue serges of all weights, styles and
prices offers you an opportunity to sa^e much more than
is usually offered in a clearance of any kind.
Blue serges as well as other fabrics, in all the prices.
.$10.00 Men's Suits Reduced to $6.95
12.50 Men's Suits Reduced to 8.95
15.00 Men's Suits Reduced to 10.95
18.00 Men's Suits Reduced to 12.95
20.00 Men's Suits Reduced to 14.95
22.50 Men's Suits Reduced to 16.95
25.00 Men's Suits Reduced to 17.95
Order by paree) pott; we prepay.
"Thc Store with a Conscience"
M'Hi? A MS
(By Jas. F. Rice.)
Mr. Editor: I remember writing
an article some years ago in defense
of thc public school teachers in reply
to some criticisms by the Rev Sam
I*. Jones. Tho article appeared first
in the Columbia State lu May. 18t)7,
afterwards in the Atlanta Constitution
and in the Anderson Intelligencer,
Juno 2, 1897; in the Peoples Advo
cate June 7th, 1807. and possibly oth
Now, I appear in another role.
1. Cleanliness is the next thing to
2. Beware of the man who nays he
ls sharp and has lost of sense, for I
have heard it said, that old split
foot, another name for thc bad man, ?
is sharp and has lets of sense, too.
3. Fanatics kr.ow only a part of
4. Beware of peoplo, who are often
heard to say, so and so arc very de
ceitful, lest they entrap you with
thou* own deceit.
">. Attend church as Often OP cir
cumstances wlil permit.
6. Beware, of people who claim for
themselves credit for thing-? not due
7. You can learn little or nothing
from tho ignorant and seldom Will
they appreciate or profit by friendly
8. Attention, industry. truthful
ness, honesty, a close observation,
soberness, consideration for other*,
and close application wUl help to
attain sn ec ess.
9. Opportunity knocks often at
every man's door. \
10. Cultivate the friendship of those
who have helpful suggestions for
11. People are never lacking for
12. Human nature is an Interesting
study. .' .
13. Nothing succeeds like success.
14. Think clearly and act wisely.
15. Lots of people are ready to give
you advice before, ^c?cptlhg, first con
sider whether or'no their advice is
16. Try to make room for a balance
wheel in your mind and use it.
17. If you can't be unselfish be as
unselfish as you can.
18. Bo loyal to those who are loyal
19. Never try to cresa a bridge be
fore you get to lt.
'M. Every tub stands on its own
21. When you have something im
portant to do, don't let any grass
grow under your feet before you do
22. Learn to think and Investigate
123. Don't be a parasite.
24. It sometimes happens iaat the
people who talk and write tho most
about the ethics of the professions,
obserJo and practice them the least.
25. Try to be optimistic and not
26. r-nneniber there are ?Ins of
omml?slon- as well as sl .s ot com
27. Buy a bin* bach spoiling book
and a Webster's Unabridged Dic
tionary, with the first money you cen
spare, and nae them.
28. When you have something im- i
portant to accomplish, first concen
trate, then execute.
2??. Sometimes l?gislative bodies,
With committees pushing them, will
. nu it bills through, without submit
ting then to a vote ot the people.
90. Sometimes newspapers ' and
sometmea others will "put one over
when you are too busy to re
i. Organliatlonj have force, and
sometimes they do effective work.
32. Conscience makes heroes of na
33. Peoplo sometimes do things tn
directly, when they have not the nervo
to do thom directly.
34. Sometimes people talk things
they do not believe in, for instance,
they will tell you about; the beau
ties, thc pleasure:) and happiness I of
farm life, but they are not willing to
try ll themselves.
35, Ent t?Urageraent and Inspiration
ls what y jung men most need.
3C. Somo are never taught or told
about the ethics of thc professions,
one way to learn them, subscribe for
two or : three good journals and
.?:'?7. Good people like to show you,
how you can help yours If.
38. When -you have' Imnorlant bus
iness with a busy man, try to make a
date with him.
39. It is always wise to go to the
busy man to tell you how to succeed,
ho in ?iv be too busy to tell you.
40. When you call on a busy man
do not torry too long.
41. Strike while the iron ls hot.
42. There aro so many good and In
structiva book.; and periodicals to
read lt ls a waste of time to read
the other kind.
43. There aro so many good and In
formed people to associate with, it is
a waste of time to associate with the
44. Some, people say there ls nothing
new under the sun. What about auto
mobiler,, the use of electricity, flying
machines* wireless telegraphy and so
on. ' -
45. In this day and time well in
formed popio do not argue With the
young man, they only make sugges
tions and leave the rest to him.
48. When you make an appointment
im iirO?iJ?t to kvS-V iv.
47. The president created a stir
when ho; said, "there was rns'dious
lobbying going on In Washington."
48. When tho young man does or
says something wrong, do not become
impatient with him too quickly.
49. Economy ls not a bad thing.
' 50. Consciousness of having done
our full duty would be grand.
51. Before an Individual or a com
munity can accomplish much good,
tho sentiment of the community must
52. When you think the other fel
low ls wrong. Brat examina yourself
and see If yon aro right.
53. 1 sometimes think we walk ov
?a^r diamonds every day.
r.4. Sometimes it happens that poli
ticians walt until they seo which wisy
MONDA Y-' 'Tessj 0
Fiske, the world rehow
I Paramount Featt
he cat ia going to Jump before thoy
leclare themselves on the issues of
55. People do not mind paying for
i thing in case they get their money's
5G. Before an individual, town or
:lty can grow and prosper th?, senti
nent of thc community must be
57. Every man is entitled to a
CO. Young mun: Recall and forget
net the teachings of, your mother. '
61. Now, dear reader If these epi
grams or any of them appeal to you
i suggest that you cut them out and
pasto them in your scrap book.
Respectfully submitted to tito
Anderson, Feb. 26, 1915.
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"Biddies", Scratch feed and a
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If you owe anyone money, we will
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Our Mutual Loan Flan.
Our "Indian" will call on alow pay
?rs und collect bad debts.
That ls his business.
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Anderson, S. C.
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