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9IE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
F 0 CSD I'D AUGUST I. IMC
i 148 West Whllner Street,
ANDEK80.N, 8. C.
W*.W. SMOAK. Bailor ann Bus. Mgr.
U M. GLENN.City Editor
'1*U EL HS BAB8EBN. Advertising Msr.
T. B. GODFREY.. ..Circulation Mgr.
Sn ter ed aa second-class matter Ap
ril 28, 1914, at the post office at An
derson, South Carolina, nnder th? Act
of March 3. 1879.
i Member of Associated: Press and
Receiving Dally Telegraphic Service.
Editorial and Business Office.til
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Tlirse Months .... 1-26
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The East Profreader.
When the story of Mammon is printed
And the binder han laid down his
When none of the facts have boen
And the deeds of the wise and the
Have been written by prophets and
And bound in Hie rawhide of man,
Then God will blue-pencil its page.
AH only the Almighty can.
He will see the proud kings of the
..As.they rot In their filigreed graves,
And measure Ihelr virtue with gauges
.uThat he'll use for both masters und
While princes whose caskets were
4fy4Jh laurel wreaths, honors and
May find that their souls tiave beeu
'Neath beggar-men burled in rags.
Bo In the long lt ls better
To lead our lives humbly contrite;
Find truth, live it up to the letter,
With hearts free from rancor and
' . spite;
For tba great proofreader is tracing
Man'? record straight back to the
And we bape.fpxa merciful placing
In the book" that ls printed in blodd.
NEW YORK HERALD.
The. lteture te tee Old Town,
O the little old town-that I felt one
' Because It was quiet, still
.Has ''the name that lt had when I
v*i Went' away.
Add ?tanda on the same old hill;
But the ones' that were dear in the
little old town,
s With its one wide street running up
v Have ceased tb sit on the porches
\ . where
\The roses were.trained to climb;
They have ceased to sew and to whit
As they did In the dear old time.
Tho little old church with its wooden
Htlil stands as it stood of yore;
But the ones who knelt and . who
bowed their heads
Are worshipping there no more!
And the little old school were 1
csrved my name
Ou the home-made desk stands just
But the boys who are batting the ball
And the little maids, fair and free,
Are not the children who used to
On the common there with rae.
The little old house, so dear, so dear.
Stands just where it used to stand;
But not for many and many a year
'^tHea .the latch obeyed ber hand
The hand in which my hand was laid
When my first few faltering steps
And in the little old parlor there,
fftrlooking the little lawa,
Another sits In her essy chair.
And hears the clock tick on.
O the little old town that I left one
???'.?ti day, ?
Because it was juiet and still.
Has' the name that lt had when I
And Btands on the same old hill;
Bat the friends that I've traveled
/ "back homo" to see
. A-J? gone or ?Ike are but stranger?
And: over the doors of the little old
Are names that I never knew.
And the dream that waa dear of thc
*'old home" here .
Cari never, alas, come true1
-.S. E. Qiser, In Chicago Tlmes-Her
As et Old.
Food Mother-Bobbie, . coma here.
S have somethnig awfully nice to tell
Bobble (aged 6)-Aw, I dont care.
I know what it ls. Big brother's
home from college.
FoiiO Mother-"Why, Bobble, how
could yon guess?
Bobbie-My bank don't rattle any
more.-Universityof Nebraska Awg
A L?adt*? QsestiftB.
Are .rou fond of sports. Miss
Oh. Mr. Toughly, this ls so
EDITOR SMOAK HAYS GOOD-BYE.
Th? following editorial, thc HrHt penned by me as editor of The Intelligen
cer, appeared October 2, 1914. Bevon months has seemed a short while to
labor In this rapacity, fnr too short to leurn all there is to know of the people
of this greut county, but how well 1 have kept the faith the readers of this
m wspnper, seeing below the goal set for accomplishment when I began,
ami being 'familier with what I have written in these columns, will bert he
nble to Judge.
The position of editor of any newspaper la one of great responsibility.
Especially is this true when the newspaper ls Issued dally in a city and coun
ty Blich as Anderson. Directing the utterances of this pane ls a task from
Which one may well sin Ink. and this 1? particularly true when following so
gifted and fluent a writer as ?'ol. Banks, who has giren much thought to es
tablishing The Daily Intelligencer.
But sinco this duty has been placed upon mts I shall endeuvor to discharge
lt with all my soul. The readers who shall dally scan these columns may
not linn here many brilliant thoughts clothed In faultless English, but they
will lind the honest convictions of one whose every thought shall be for the
upbuilding of a bigger and pur?*r city, a richer and happier county, a prouder
and mor?? patriotic .State. This purpose will underlie what shall here be
written, and by lt I wish to be Judged. Yes, I shall make mistakes-who
does not? I shall fall far short of my ideals in many things, because I um
human. You. dear reader, shall do likewise and for the same reason. So
let us not censure each other too i ?. ve rely.
Of course we shall not agree on nil questions, but let our disagreements be
honest differences of opiniqn. I may say the war in Europe will so?,n bc
over; you muy say lt will last for months, perhapb yurs. I shall grant you
the right to your thoughts; yon should do the same for me. You have a
right lo think as you please--provided yon THINK ; I have the snme right.
So why full out ubout lt?
Anderson county ls a great county. In a great section of the State. Her
resources and her industries are varied and many-The Intelligencer stands
for the development of th?s?-. Her people are true, brave and loyal to what
they believe ls right-The Intelligencer would have them remain true, brave
and loyal to the right. Her people ure as a rule law abiding-The Intelli
geneer would create respect for nil law. Indeed The Intelligencer would
clasp hands with every uplifting agency In this section and help them accom
plish their good work.
ls there not enough work to do building up our city, county and Stite to
keep UH too busy to find fault with one another.'too busy to search for faulte
nnd too busy to pry for motives that ure Impure? Let ns forget factionalism
and unite all our energies to bring great things tc pass here and now. That
were a man'? task. Let us cense looking on the dark side and try to aee the
silver lining to the clouds. Plontp grow and thrive best only in the pure sun
light-Are we not human (liants?
The Intelligencer would work for bettering the condition of every farmer
und laboring man. This newspaper realizes that the prosperity and happi
ness of every class of our citizenship depends upon the prosperity and hap
piness of every otehr class. If the larmer is prosperous, the merchant, tho
business mun. the professional class, the banks-all are prosperous. This
close Interdependence of all was never so forcefully Illustrated as has been
done by this war in Europe. Such being true, then, we need to stand to
gether. Therefore, The Intelligencer deplores the tendency of Borne persons
to array one class against another and t:< keep alive and fan Into Hume dif
ference of opinion so es to accomplish this end.
Believing that the stubllity of our Institutions depends upon an educated
nnd enlightened citlzanshlp, The Intelligencer would stand for education of
uti the children of every community. No enlightened people can long bc
fooled or enslaved, nor can they be the prey of the vicious and avaricious.
Anderson county has a fine system of schools, both city and county, and these
arc Indeed a pride to all her people. The intelligencer would see them grow
and spread wide their'influence.
A word porapnal: Eleven munt h s ago the writer came into your midst.
You guve him a warm welcome and proved yourselvos kind and considerate.
During this time he has learned to know, admiro ".nd respect much he has
seen of the life, the customs and Ideals of the people. Now he hns been se
lected to stand ns the champion of the people who have thus shown him
courtesies and friendships. He has chosen Anderson aa his home, a place
In wlii' h to live and renr his children, a place where he bopcH they may live
nnd make their homes. He, therefore, would like to huve Anderson und An
derson county keep abreast of any progressive section of thc country. Born
and reared on the farm, his sympathies are largely with the men who plow
and hoe and sow and reap. They are so busy producing they often have no
time to apeak up for their rights, ll- hopes to make The Intelligencer speak
for.them, but at the same time, not-blindly, for others have rights also.
Those who manufacture what tho farmer produces, those who furnish 'be
meena, the channels of trade-all have rights. So he shall promise all a
square deal, and Isn't that enough?
You can help him. Will you do lt? Still a stranger to many, won't you
come in aui). get .acquainted? He wants to know you. your thoughts, your
homes, y.btrr happiness, your sorrow, your success, your failures. You can
help him be u good editor of The Intelligencer, and he bas faith in you-you
Will, , . - . .
During til? tinto I have lived among thc people of Anderson, I liuvc learned
to know them we)]., 1 have enjoyed the companionship and the friendship
uf many of them,, ami even In the crossing of swords with a few, there has
teen no bitterness and I trust that their feelings toward me is the same.
In leaving it ls not without consideration ot the many advantages this field
offers to u newspaper man. und nf the many opportunities to achieve some
thing of usefulness to mankind. .
To those who will be interested in what becomes of tho erstwhile editor,
? will state that .1 go from here to Walterboro, where for twelve years I
lived, loved and worked, and will resume active management of my news
? r oer there, The Press and Standard. Quite a come down, I hear you Bay.
from being editor ot a prosperous daily in the Piedmont, to running o
weekly In a low country town. Well, that depends upon the view point, and
th? way ono feels about the work. "YOU can do better In Anderson," is your
slogan, and a good one. I can do better In Walterboro is my slogan, and
having faith In lt I do not hesitate to ?try. There 1 shall have time to do
other things besides running a newspaper, and I have never had to sit idly
by with folded hands because of nothing to do, and I have found that my
efforts there were fruitful and pleasant. I oe)love in the possibilities of the
great low country and hope ot hell* bring them out.
' '. J 4y
For my successor in the capacity ot editor and manager, I bespeak your
earnest cooperation and good wishes. Mell Glenn ls a man you can tie to
and a man who will glve^yon a fine naper. Trained in tho field of Jour
nalism, and being devoted Ho the work, he brings a mind well filled with
ideas, and an ability to execute them. The Intelligencer iii your paper ns
much aa it la his, and it reflecta the apirlt of Ute city and of the community
in the manner it receives your cooperation and support Let it apeak of a
united and enthualsstic desire to build up a modern city along proper lines
Help Glenn to make lt representative of the best in the city and the county.
He is worthy and denervea your support I call your attention again to who?
I wrote seven months ago, ?nd I feel that Glenn w'U do all In his pftwer to
make the paper representative of these ideas.
In ssylng good-bye to the good people of Anderson, I leave behind the best
wishes I know how to wish for your prosperity and happiness. I would
urge you to keep, up the good work being done ie the schools of the county,
support tne chamber of conunerce and tte work, the rural school supervisor,
the girls canning clubs, the boys corn clubs, Ute farm demonstration work,
stand for law and order, and keep' Anderson a clean snd pure city lit which
the future men and women may grow to manhood and womanhood and be
come leadera ot thought and leaders nf men.
I cannot close without expressing to the loyal and faithful band of young
men who have helped to make The Intelligencer the splendid paper it la and
baa been, my profound appreciation for their loyalty and cooperation. No
better force of newspaper makers exist anywhere than those now engaged
in making this paper. They ere real helpers and true.
No bettor way. and no ttrettier thought baa been uttered, as a good-bye
thought than the following linea. I wish them all for you.
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1 pray the prayer Ute Easter a?-rs do,
-May the peace ot Allah abide with you;
Wherever yon stay, wherever you go.
May the beautiful palma of Allah grow,
Through days ot labor, and nights of rest
The love cf good Allah make you bier'.;
So I touch my heart a? tas easterner,-* do,
Msy the peace ot Allan abide with yon.
New York Society
Girl in Greek Dance.
Tliis <s a pose of, one of Hie New
?o/k society girls whose? daring
dunces In Greek costumes have caused
considerable comment. The young
woman didn't wear muccli besides a
short pair cf trunks and a l'obe
which was filmy. Her legs and feet
were bare. The leader of a teachers'
organization, before -which several
young woman appeared' at a benefit in
this garb, wa' tathel' severe in her
pomment. '" i
The I.owiy Art of Spelling;
Ignori ig for., the,?JJmoment. .V?e
movement for simplifying spelling,
ls spelling, of the ancient and
[llflleult hind, worth whole? Grant
ing that lt ls a polite accomplishment,
:an one afford, \i a practical age, to
?pend the time upon it 'necessary to
ia mastery, at the eo?t of neglecting
alology. chemistry, the higher math
ematics, social statistics' and the fa
ur ?st school of a- t?" '
In Ohio, tile 88 champion spellers
tt the St? Ohio counties are about to
neet and spell for the state cham
pionship and keen interest ls Bald to
prevail In respect of the appro?.S.?ng
tournament or "bee," or sera,., or
.lot, or Jamboree.
Probably lt la wise to learn to spell,
Dut^It is by no means so necessary as
t used to be. A shorthand writer
ihould b? an expert speller and
learcher of dictionaries besides, but if
me is to havo u short-hand wriiter.
iv h y should one be a person and ex
?ggeratedly egoistic speller? What
for ls the bright-eyed and pink-chock
ed stenographer if not to relieve her
employer of the spelling nuisance.
One occasionally meeta with - per- i
?ons of uncommon stupidity who spell |
kv Uh great skill and accuracy and, on
the other hand, there are brilliant
persons with a gift for literary com
position who have never learned to
ipell ordinarily well and who never
will cease to make weird blunders in
The winner of the first prise in the
Ohio contest may bc some bumpkin
without "sense to get out of a shower
?f rain."-The State.
Reversed the Verdict.
A prominent citizen of a large
town went raging into the. electric
light company's office and . declared
that one of their wires had killed a
pet tree on his precises.
"That tree," said he, M haa been
standing there for twenty years, and
.ve regarded lt as one of the family.
My children played under lt when
?hey were babies, and it is ossoclat
id with some of the , pleasantest
memories of my wife. When it be
ran to die we all mourned, and we
:ould not imagine what ailed it un
til yesterday when I? noticed that a
wire waa lying right across a ?ranch.
My poor tree has been electrocuted,
ind I feel as If murder had been
lone in my house."
Considerably moved, the. agent cr
the company went to view the scene
?f tbs tragedy and found th? tree
aili alive, but feeble. When he came
to trace the wire he discovered one
?nd nail to the roof of an. old bara
ind the other twisted around a dis
carded flole. It had been cut off for
tt least two yeara and- forgotten.
But the occasion demanded something,
io lie made the followln report;
"Tree alive, wire dead. Wira si
lently killed by tree. Bill Inclosed."
Sidelight en History.
Damocles was lying back ' In ' the
chair, tb? white, the barber of those
lays scraped his face.
"Haircut?" naked the man et sets*
"Not on your tintype." replied Da>
-aorcies, for he was watching th?
i word dangliag over his devoted heaoV
-Philadelphia Ledger. _
t??tV f?' * ', :
If May is to find you in the vestless
vanguard you'll appreciate what
we can show you in shirts,.ties and
New fabrics, new colors, new qual
ities and ali of them add to a r?tiw
feeling they'll give you. : j-,
Manhattan Shirts $1.5.0 ip $3.5pr.
B-O-E Shirts 50c to $1.50.
.Ties 25c to 75c.
Judging from last Saturday's sale
todav will clean up our entire
stock of Special Wash Ties. So
long as they last today at 2 >for
mTU Sun e*\ m
THE LAND OF BEGINNING AGAIN.
(By LOUISA FLETCHER TARKINGTON)
I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the Land of Beginning Again,
Where all our mistakes and nil our heartaches
And all of our poor, selfish grief
Could be dropped, like a shabby old coat, at ihe door,
And never put on again.
I wish we could come on it all unaware,
Like the hunter who Ands a lost trail;
And I wish that the one whom our blindness had done
The greatest Injustice of all
Could be at the gates, like an old friend that waits
For the comrade he's gladdest to bail.
We would And all the things we intended to do
But forgot, and remembered-too late, ..,
Little praises unspoken, little promises broken,
And all of the thousand and one
Little duties neglected that might have perfected
The day for one less fortunate.
It wouldn't be possible not to be kind '
In the Land of Beginning Again;
And the ones we misjudged and the ones whom we grudged
Their moments of victory here
Would find in the grasp of our loving hand-clasp
More than penitent lips could explain.
For what had been hardest we'd know had been best.
And what had seemed lost would be gain;
For there isn't a sting that will not take wing ,
When we've faced it and laughed it away;
And I think that the laughter is most what we're after
In the Land of Beginning Again!
So I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called, the Land of Beginning Again. . .
Where all our mistakes and all our heartaches
And all our poor, selfish grief "' .' ' T.-. '
Could be dropped, like a shabby: old eost, at the door.' ?
And never put on again.' ".
HOMES OF INDIVI?
Are Easily Attained When You
Give the Proper Attention .
*, and Consideration to* the
for picking out riret
ty Wall Paper?
In Strength of Be??ty?>'Style-, Va
riety and Lowness of Price,
Our Showing of This
Fresh Shipment of Florida Vegetables
Extra fine Smooth Tomatoes, lb. .12 l-2c
Snap Beans, the best quality, 2 lbs for ... .. . .25c
New irish Potatoes, lb .. ..#. .. ..Sc
Beets, 3 for ,. .....10c
Squash, lb ;...................... .7c
Egg Plants, 2 for. .ISe
New Cabbage, lb ...4 l*2c\
Onions, bunch. .Sc
California Evaporated peaches, J lbs-for ... ... ?* ..... . .25c ;
Prunes, fat and waxy, 2 lbs for .. .. . .25c
3 Cans Pie Peachester .... . . .... . . . ,25c
Drkd Apricots, 2 lbs for ... . . . . . . . . 35c
48 lbs Patent Flour :y, . .. v$f .30 ]
48 lbs Self-Risin'g F?our . . . . ........ ...... .$*.00
Fresh Lookout Cakes, each ". . . . .'.V-*?9?^
SOMETHING NEW-Bran Crackers. Every body should
eat these crackers for health's sake, package .. v .. , .'ISe
Anderson Cash Grocery Co.
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Surpasses the Finest-^f*4Wy Pre
vious Exhibit. Advice and Sug:
gestions, .Cheerfully Given. ;
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