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I Senator Sherard
Editor The Intelligencer:
In some sections of the county, sc
?I am rellebly informed, the statement
is being circulo* ,d that I, as Stet?
senator, favored the issuance of bonds
for permanent road improvements
without submititng the question to a
vote of the people. How such a state
ment originated I cannot understand,
unless it sprang fr-m ignorance of the
facts or was conceived In a desire
to injure me. It is utterly without
foundation and absurd on its very
The bond issue first came up for
discussion at a Joint meeting of thc
Anderson delegation and a number ol
citizens of the county held in the State
houBe at Columbia, on Friday, feb
ruary 12th, Just ?ix legislative days
before the close of the session of the
general assembly. As chairman vjf thc
delegation, when the meeting waa
called to order and before an opinion
was expressed by any one, I stated
for myself that I would kill in the sen
ate any sort of bond bill unless the
people were given the right to rote on
it. With me this condition was abso
lute. This was readily agreed to by
all the delegation as well as by those
who came before us In the name of
citizens of the country wjio advocated
a bond issue. The bill was then intro
duced concurrently in both houses.
During the campaign last summer
' one of the Important issues I discuss
ed and advocated was the initiative
i and referendum, an instrument of
government that brings to the people
themselves the direct and supreme
power of selfrule, and it would have
been at utter variance with every
theory of democratic government 1
hold and with every consideration of
justice to have thought for a moment
of denying to the people a rlgbythat
belongs to them and not to their rep
resentatives. There seem to be no le
gal obstacles in the way of a county
bond Issue without a vote of the peo
. pie, lt is true, but I consider such ac
tion a gross and wanton abuse of pow
Wickle?, Valveless, Blue
, Flame Oil Cooking Stove
burns ordinary kerosene oil
works on a new principle^
you regulate the flame by a
tum of the lever, as shown in
the cut above, so that the.he?t
is always under absolute con
trol'-always ready, convenient
apd economical-no clogging
' or leaky valves, no trouble
some wick, hence no smoke,
ho kitchen full of soot.JMade
in five popular sizes, A US
Ens* Whitner St.
cEvnui ?gas^ggm ce.,*?*?
er that cannot be defended on any
. I I regret .the necessity of having to
', say anything in the newspapers, and I
' ; am making this statement simply for
i the purpose of correcting a report
?hat does me great injustice. Whether
or not it is .wise to vote bonds for
permanent road improvements, it a
question for the voters themselves.to
decide. They have been given by the
county delegation the privilege which,
under a popular form of government,
should always be theirs unquivocally
by right of law, and to their Judg
ment and to their desires I am will
lug to leave the entire matter. It is
the people's business. Let them rule.
J. L. SHERARD.
March 15, 1916.
Anderson's first m. ule festival and
indoor chautauqua will be held Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday of this
week. Two performances wlll.be given
each day, afternoon and evening.
Capt. William Laughlin, chairman
of the Music Festival Committee of
the Chamber of Commerce, states that
the artists who will figure in this fes
tival are among the best that can be
had for towns of the else of Ander
son, and that those attending these
entertainments are assured of being
entertained in a delightful and profit
One of the greatest attrs :i\ons of
the festival will be William Sterling
Battis, who is known far and near as
the Dickens man. Mr. Battis' read
i i?gs from Dickens are masterful, and
those who have heard him declare
' that he is probably the greatest read
er of ^Dickens in the world today. A
card received yesterday from Mr.
(Battis stated that he would arrive In
Anderson about noon Wednesday.
Another splendid feature of the fes
tival will be the rendition qt "Peg
O' My Heart" by Miss Gay Zenola
Mac'^auren, on Thursday evening. For
this one number reserved seats msy
be haA. but during all the rest ot the
festiva,1 persons holding reserved
seats may will sit anywhere in tho
house thsy choose. Persons holding
season tickets may present them at
the box office at The Anderson
threatre, where the' festival will be
held, anytime after 10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning and have seats re
served for "Peg O'. My Heart."
The program for hte festival ls as
Lecture by Mrs. Varney, "The Sil
ent Partner." :-*"^
Wednesday evening-Mr. Sterling
Battle, "The Dickens Man."
March 18th-Afternoon, Prelude
concert, "Tho Hearons Sisters, and a
lecture t>y Mrs. Verney, "The Citizen
Evening-Prelude concert. s The
Hearons Sisters, and a full play by
Miss Gay Zenola MacLauren, "Peg
O' My Heart."
March ' lflth-Afternoon. Prelude
conoevh/ The Hearons Sistei, and
lecture by Mr. Verhey,. "Tho Ideal
Evening-Grand full concert, The
Hearons Sisters. ,
- It will be noted that the above pro
gram does not include Skovgaard,
the celebrated violinist, who is to ap
pear at the festival. Due announce
men? ot his appearance at the theatre
will .be made.
First-get the name down pat-than
buy it ot your druggist. Just the vary
best thing for constipation, sick head
ache, sour stomach. Issy liver, slug
gish constipated bowels. The pleas
antest, surest, nicest laxative you ever
used/ Tastes good-Ilk lemonade
Ac is promptly, without pain or
nsusea. Gives you the most satisfac
tory flushing you have ever had
TAXPAYERS TAKE NOTICE
The time .for paying taxes will be
out April 1st., and I have published
a ilst of Anderson School Districts
*?o. 17, which have not been paid.
Now if you fall to call for your poll
tax when you pay your taxes. It wilt
cost you $8.00 so if you fall tb pay,
do not bl?me your auditor. >
Preachers and Behool Trustees are
liable for noll tax,
A number of newspapers have of
fered this contribution-authorship
unknown-to the fuud of good roads
"When Caesar took nn eastward
ride and grabbed the Cauls for Home,
what was the first tnmg that he did
to make them feel at home? Did he
increase the people's loads and liber
I ty faabld? No, he dug it und build
3ood roads-that's what old Caesar
"Did Caesar put the iron heel up
on the iceman's breast, or did he
try to make them feel the Roman
Rule was best? /What did he do to
make them glad he'd come tbeit
nild.it amid? He built good roads in
place of bad-that's what old Caesar
"He built good roads from hill to
hill, good roads from vale to vale;
he ran a good roads movement till
old Rome got all the ?tale. He told the
.folks to buy a home, built
roads their hills amid, until all roads
led right to Rome-that's what old
"If any town would make the town
the center of the map, where folke
will come and settle down and live
in plenty's lap-if any town its own
abode of poverty would rid, let it get
out and build good roads-just like
old Caesar did."
What Caesar of old did could be
?.emulated by the rulers of bur own
day and. time. His example has been
scrupulously followed In European
countries and many ot our own
'States have "seen the light" and ore
making rapid forward strides. The
rules of good roads for -a city is
equally and even more forcefully ap
plicable to a State and nation. Our
federal government ia experimenting
with national aid to post roads and,
no doubt, will soon launch into this
great work of internal improvement
on a scale as comprehensive aa that
of riverer and harbors .improvement.
Effect of Easy Communication.
The social, moral, economic, com
mercial, industrial,, material, educa
tional and personal benefits In the
progress and uplift of Texas and
Texas people that would ace roe from
easy and free inter-communication
and transit over permanently high
ways from the great rural productive
areas of Texas to the market centers
has been for years one of great in
terest to me and in campaign for
minor bond issues in several Texas
counties I have freely lent my voice
In advocacy of the principle and
practice of building good market
roads at district county,. State and
During the last year it haa been
my privilege to travel over some ot
the Improved highways of Kansas,
Illinois, Massachusetts, Qhio, New
Votk, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Missouri
and Maryland, and from train win
dows to observe roads in Oklahoma,
Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and
other States. I have pretty we)l
traveled in past years, over Texas
and have been quite familiar with
Texas toad lawa and conditions.
Inquiries Made of Other States..
In riding over roads In some other
States I made mental'comparison of
the roads In our own State and de
termined for my own information and
satisfaction, to make some investi
gation of the various State laws and
procedure to ascertain, if possible,
wherein our improved roads were so
Inferior In number and construction.
With this end in view, some . two
months ago I directed a letter to the
governor of each State In the Union,
making substantially the following
t. Doer jodr State, from State
funds only, construct permanent
highways or lend State aid in the lm
i% ovement ot public roads?
2. If so. how do you finance
.Nay Present mileage and amount
5. Materials used, which found
moat satisfactory in. your State, and
average construction cost per mils'*
5. What does lt cost and whst
rr thhues are used to main tali them?
0. Average width of Improved
7. Have you a highway depart
ment or commission, and tb? num
ber cf administrative officials?
S. Does the department have au*,
thority, supervision and control over
til po'?I ic roads?
9: Have you a license tax on Te
10. How is commission Or depart- ?
Nearly all have courteously re
plied? furnishing reports and other
mluable Information, which is the
scarce pf th* data which I ahull har?
after give relative to ibo various
States. From this information it may
1 be observed that our own great com?
i monwealtli is among only about eight
States out of forty-eight without a
centralized highway department or
Centralised Control Essential,
t j It further discloses ihe prepon
iderant weight of opinion und oxper
j lenee to be that such centralised con
trol seenm to bc absolutely essential
jin obtaining effjcie.icy and economy
in road construction and main
, tennncc. and that th<- principle ol
national or ?tate aid a-id control I:
, firmly established and well fixed. ]
. nave been thoroughly convinced tba
the responsibility for toad construc
tion and maintenance In Texai
should. In part, be taken over by th?
, State under :in administrative tom
mission or department head, when
responsibility can bo well defined an?
j readily placed.
I bolls', e such a department of oui
' government should, frotq top to base
be a c'.03cly-kniii businesslike or
ganlzr.'.!?n that would not only sei
that ?ll icad Improvement in-Texai
should be scientifically, capably am
I honestly done, but that, by a genera
plan, the isolated spasmodic, In
cohesive work done by municipalities
? districts and counties might be don
under the supervision ot one centra
? authority, in a practical, economics
manner, with a well defined schein
of ultimately merging these highway
into a closely-wov?n and continuou
system of cardinal, trunk line an
market high wapa.
The service of providing and ..,ulc
mining passable roads-the arterle
of commerce. Industry, t agricultur
and trader-becomes yearly more an
more important public ** functions
Therefore every reasonable effet
should be made by our lawmakin
body to proviie funds, by appropria
tlon or otherwise, that the tremen
doua hindrances to the internal an
economic development of Texas ina
be overcome and removed. Method
should be carefully, earnestly an
patriotically planned, adopted am
put into early execution, whereby th
greatest good may be extended to th
greatest number of people. .
The value of good roads can scarce
ly be overestimated. Their vallie 1
dollars and cents can not t>e aac
mutely expressed. No -tatton, St?
county, city, town, community or in
dividual farm can attain its full sher
of prosperity until Its market high
ways ara surfaced or so graded an
drained as to make avUllable th
easy passage of vehtcles. Steam an
electric power for. transportation c
tho products of the territory can no
be' utilised to full advantage unies
the ronds leading to the principa
marketing and shipping point ar
passable, and the more essy th
travel, the greater the efficiency o
the means of transportation and th
more prosperous the people.
I should like to quote Georg
Fltcha tribute (?) to "Mud:"
"Mud ls earth which has been pu
in sosa by nature.
"Mud is the most valuable thing 1:
.the world. After earth has been mu
for awhile it produces crops, wlthou
which mankind would curl up and di
Uko a baby sparrow on a hot doo*
"However, since mud does not rats
crops on the country roads, he hs
uo particular use for mud In the
"AIT over the central part of th!
nation tho country roads sre pave
with mad. Mud makes ? the won
pavement in the world. A flvo-mll
mud pavement in Mar uh is aa effet
Uve as a two-inch oak Jail door fa
keeping a farmer at home. There ar
hundred-ot millions of busholt c
grain on the farms of America ' 1
the early spring, but they db nc
have much effect upon the cost <
Uv|Ug, because they are separate
from the market by several miles c
roads which clasp the farm wagoo
tb their bosom with a glad gurgle an
refuse to release them until thre
teams are hitched on.
"Wherever mud lo used for mskin
roads the farmer nells his aral
when the roads ar? firmest instes
of when the market is firmest.
"American mud ls extremely us?
less on the country roads. It ls eve
more useless ot the city streets. ]
ls hard to work op n worry over th
fact that the American business do?
not worship old masters and broket
nosed statuary. But it ls essy to tx
come distressed over the oeathet
caste cf a ra sn who will wads dowi
town aukledeep ia last winter's mt
sll spring without eal Hag around j
the city, halt with a rope and plead! r
to. he alic wed to hang the admlniatn
"The efficiency nf American eli
government can be measured in soino
ways by the amount of mud on the
American city street."
TENTS FOB CADET
WORK OF PREPARING CAMP
GROUND WILL BEGIN
Chairman F. B. Crayton of Re
cept?on Committee Name? His
The tents which have been loaned
by the National Guards of South Caro
lina for the encampment of tho Clem
son Collete ct dela im-<- next w;ek
arricd here yttlerday from Colum
bia. Mid will be un?oslo 1 today nnd
tranaf? r'n. to the camp Mte, which
.s on Ine Rob2rts pr >,? '-' ly, on
North Main street.
Work of preparing the comp
ground for the pitching of the tents
will begin today, and Wednesday or
Thursday a crew from Clemson Col
lego will como to Anderson for the
purpose of erecting ttv* tents nnd get
ting everything in readiness for the
coming of the cadets on next Monduy
' uiternopji. Lieut. J. M. CUmnncgs,
V. S. A., comma'idsnt cf caue?? at
Clemson, was In tho citv yesterday
fer the purpose of looking further
into arrangements for titi encamp
Parade nnd Concerte.
Lieut. Cummings announced yes
terday that the dress parade of cadets
would take place Thursday afternoon,
the 25th Inst., on the public square,
at an hour to be anne Kneed later.
Thursday afternoon a band concert
will be given on tho anuure by the
Clemson College cadet band. . The
hour at* which this conceit will be
given will also be announceu later.
Tho cadets corps, ,'30 rirons will
leave Clemson College ?arly on the
morning of Monday, the 21'nd. inst.,
and march to Sandy Springs, where
dinner will be served. At Sdn-iy
Springs the cadets will entrain and
como to Anderson by railway, ar
riving here early in the afternoon.
The visitors will be met at the rail
way station by a reception commit
tee composed df the following:
F. B. Crayton, chairman; Capt.
R. J. Rather, F.?. E. Burrtss. Fur
man Smith, T. Frank Wat kin:;, W.
L. Brisseyv-Dr. Clyde P. Ross, Br.
A. L. Bmethers. Harry Orr, C. H.
Bleich, A. M. PinkBton, Fred M.
Burnett, Geo. W. Evans, Rhett
Parker. Harry Oelsberg. Ous Anton
akos. Glenn Evads. F. M. Unger, T.
i . Cely. C. S. Minor. Leon L. Rice,
J. M. Glenn, W. W. Smoak, M. M.
Mat tison, F.'jv. Jno. F. Vines, Mr.
W. Sullivan. H. Rosenberg. C. S.
Sullivan, W. E. Watson, R. S.
Ligon, Rev. J. V. Spcake, G. Cul
len Sullivan. G. H. Geiger, B. B.
Goasett, Jno. Linley, Rev. W. H.
Frazer. Gen. Af. L. Bonhm, A. 8.
o CLEMSON COLLEGE o
o - o
Second term examiations began to
day and will continue through next
Satnrtfr.y "Hie 18th will be a holiday,
Following the examinations will be
an encampment tor flvfe days In the
city of Anderson. The great majori
ty of the cadets are expecting to
have a delightful stay in Anderson.
Dr. Lovermore, representing the
peace foundation, gave one of the
strongest lectures ever heard here
on. last Wednesday morning at the
first hour after chapel, exercises. He
met representatives of the literary
societies in the Afternoon and out
lined plans for tho Improvement of
their work and suggested many
topics bearing on world relationships
for discussion. ,
199 1-2 E. Whilner St. Anderen, 3. C.
FILLING. CROWN AND BRIDGE SPECIALTY
EXPERT ON EXTRACTING
Either way, asleep or wide awake;
One of the best in the State.
She was the recipient of many de
lightful social attentions during her
short stay here.
Mrs. Frank li. Gary has returned to
her home in Abbeville after a lew
days visit tb Mrs. Carrie McCully.
li you have business abroad, a systematic
usc of economical, efficient
may save you a trip across that ia expensive of both
time and money.
Cable Letters-12 words flied today, delivered tomor
row afternoon. The coat-about % regular cable
rates. Week-end Cable Letters-24 words flied Satur
day, delivered Monday morning. Rates very reasonable.
Fali inform . ..Vn af any Wmitern Union Office
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
Mr. W. M. Bunts, representing
the intercollegiate prohibition asso
ciation, spoke at thc chapel excr
etes Thursday, morning. Ile .or
ganised a brunch or the -.ssoclotlou
here r.ith considerable membership.
Th? Play given by local talent last
Saturday night for the benefit of tho
Y. M. C. A. building and the ti. O.
C. was an unqualified success.
More than a 1 andred dollars was
realised. There were BO many in tho
cast and each one'perfected his part
Bo well that individual comment is
The inter-soclety . contest for the
purpose of selecting debators to meet
Davidson College at Winthrop iu
April was held on Thursday even
ing. The judges. S. L. Sweeny. A. C.
Holmes, and .1. C. Littlejohn, select
ed D. V. Polger of the junior class
and D. E. Swinehart of the senior
clsss aa the representatives, with
J W. Sanders a sal ie rna te.
The Clemson College Glee Club is
composed ol tfcft following: L. L?
Grand, manager: J. S. Moore, di
rector: F>. S. Blake, A. Ellis, R. P.
Steakhouse, J. E. Glover, J. H.
Myers, T/ fl. Dukes, F. C. LeGette.
V. T. Anderson, W. A. Tesl, J. P.
Blackman, and C. H. Albrecht,
pianist. The club baa given Success
ful concerts at Winthrop and Chi
cote, sud hopes to take other .rips.
Tho new pl?n of section formation
ind marching that l.< being tried as
kn experiment is working well so far.
The plan relieves the cadets from
military restraint, for s few minutes
between-recitations and give soppor
Lunity for consultation with Instruc
. Following la the Clemson baseball
March 26, Furman at Anderson.
April 2, Wolf ord at Clemson.
April 3. Furman at Clemson.
April 9. 10, Erskine at Due West.
April 13, Richmond College at
April 14 ind 1G, Wofford at Spar-,
April 17, Citadel ut Clemson.
April 2 Tand 28. Presbyterian Col
April HO, Muy 1, University o^
Georgia at Clemson.
May 7 and Auburn at Auburn.
May 13 and 14,. Newberry at Clem
May ir>, Furman at Greenville.
May 17 and 18, University of South?
Carolina at Greenwood.
OUR BUSINESS IS '
and tho quality o? our work and
tho promptness of our sorvlca, i$?
makes ever** day a busy day at
our modern, up to dato minute
Just now we are busy help
ing a lot cf women clean house ;
-doing up their lace curtail
woolen blankets, heavy bedding,:
etc. and sometimes by doing
the weok's wash- for them, so
they c?n have it out of the way,
while cleaning house. Maybe,
you could be helped too.
THONE KG. t,