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ESTABLISHED 1HW. Published every morning except Monday by 'i'be Andcrsou Intelligen cer at 140 Weat Wbltner Street, An dereon, S. C. SEMI-WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER Published Tuesdays and Fridays L. M. GLENN_Editor and Manager Entered ae eecond-clase matter April 28, 1914. at tbo post office at Anderson, Routh Carolina, under Gie Act of March 3, 1870. ASSOCIATED PHEBS DISPATCHES .? 1.? .telephone.?.......321 i. i , ,, , ? SUBSCRIBION KATES DAILY One Year .16.00 fJlx Montha .2.60 Three Montha .1.26 One Month .41 One Week ... .10 SEMI-WEEKLY One Year .,.11.60 Ola Montha .76 The Intelligencer ls delivered by esrriera tn the city. Look at the pointed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the subscription expires. Notice dato on label carefully, and it not correct otes se notify us at once. Subscribers desiring the address of tb slr paper changed, will please state in their communication both the old and new addresses. 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Life tn Greenville is just one big court trial after another. -o The vice-president of China has re signed, says a dispatch. Well who is the vice-president of China? Tho lt usu hui s have retreated from the Bug, but wo botcher tho bugs haven't retreated fr .n tho Russians. -o We know of only ono thing that ls better'than a glass of muttermllk, says Booker of tho Spjrtunburg Jour nal, and (that is another. Tho Cobb county grand Jury In dicts no one in connection with thc Frank lynching. Rage on, thou Chica go Tribuno edit ir, rago on. . "To Stop practice of Boating Wives," says a head line over a Spar tanburg dispatch. What, is it so bad as to bo spoken of as a "practice?" Hearst's Atlanta Georgian calls it self "tlhe South's greatest newspaper." Yep, a lot'of other folks think the same thing-great in certain ways. -b ' Connecticut reports u suro cure for rheumatism. All you' have to do le to bc struck by lightning. Yes-a 42 centinietor shell might do Just as well. ' "7~~0 Judging from the demand for cotton as raw material for explosives, the peaceful business of cotton-raising will soon be classified as a munition Indurtry. ? .. _o* Aro Wc I Ivin^jjjpiet?k Government cf Law or of PersonawFuJl? <:Hks the Augvsta Chronicle, ; (\Vo don't ?new about the pull, but we know there Iv a lot of bull about lt. I j ls rumored that old man von TirplU ls going to resign. What mots' could Woodrow Wilson wish from Germany than tho acknowledge ment of Gae principals for which this country contended and the firing ol th? old renegade who caused all Gie .rompus. -o Bones, Gunn and Tickfl are candi dates for sheriff against each ot hot In a Virginia county. . Which would you wu for If you lived in that county? Sparenburg Journal. To suppress a Ticket, wo would tote for that son-of a-Guun and niako no Bones about it. ITH NO HA 1?) M KT Kit. TJte fac? that ony about 150 gen tlemen und fifteen ladle? were present at the meeting in ti e courthouse In the interests of iState-wldo Prohibition is no gauge lo tho sentiment of An derson (?Minty on the liquor question. And the fae! that thc meeting sched uh d for Pendleton was called off like wise is no barometer indicating tho extent of interest voters of this coun ty have in the election to be held Sep tember lilli. it is pretty generally understood that Anderson ls freer from thc curse of liquor than any county in the stale and abut prohibition sentiment is stronger in this county than any other in the state. The fact that th" county is so overwhelmingly prohibi tion in sentiment is exactly why there were nut more people In atten dance on the meeting ut tho court house last night. People ure not suf ficiently aroused one way or thc other over 'the question to draw a crowd at a prohibition or an antl proliibltiun meeting. We want to make a prediction, and that ls that the result of thc election will ?how that of thc number of voles .cast in the election next Tuesday .week Anderson county cast a bigger percentage for prohibition thnn any other county In the state. It ls announced that John Hull Went a-selnlng and caught 50-odd Gorman submarines In his nets. We e.xpi et to hear of Russia going mus cadine hunting and picking up four thousand Austrian siego guns. GOGH WILL FROM" BELLIGERENTS. It ls hard to credit ?tho cable news from Germany and England those days. It ls so astonishingly full of crpresslons of good will. Tho for eign situation has changed so sud denly that we need u little timo to get used to lt. Germany, which only lately was breathing (Ire and slaughter, purrs with friendship and promises repara tion for her offenses and better be havior hereafter. And England, not to ?be outdone, hastons to modify her blockade for our benefit. Tho blockade-*n>u8t stand, British statesman explain, but lt will bo con ducted In a "spirit of consideration for the Intorest^nf neutrals";*' avoid ing "unduo hardship" to American commerce. We are to bei permitted io import from Germany goods imperatively needed In our Industries and our Christmas trada^Not only, may wc get the shipments already paid for and held up in foreign ports, but in general Great Britain will let through tho blockade .lines goods which have morely been contracted for by our im porters. And evidence of such con tracts may, for convenience sake, bc presented to tho British embassy at Washington inisend of to (the British government at London. Tho dyestuffs which wo need so badly, England ex plains, havo really 'been held up by tho Goman government; orders went from London long ago to let them pass. Apparently nothing is to hinder our receiving more of such supplies il ^Germany wants to sell Hum to ns. ?Tho blockade ls to bo strictly opera tivo against shipments to Germany und Austria, but not against ship ments from those countries. Whether ?he present irritating embargo against the entrance ot our goods in the neu tral countries adjoining Germany it to bc relaxed romains to bo seen. Wo know, of course, that theso con cessions aro not due to mere good will. Germany yields because she sees at last that wo are in earnest, and also because she thinks ?Hint by yield ing gracefully in tho submarine mat ter she can induce us to do the gen erous and graceful tiling in return uso our influence to make England modify her blockade against Germany And England likewise is actuated by motives of Interest; she, seeks to dis count any such tendency on our part by showing ?beforehand that she can he as generous and grateful aa Ger many can. The two great 1 enemlei are simply competing with each other in placating this nation. Each ls seek our good will to usc as a weapon against the other. All the more reason, then, chy wc .ap on ld in all. matters Involving Inter national law preserve absolute neu trality, seeking to make both Germaaj and' Great Bri ?tain live up te the stand ards of International ?conduct that pre vailed before the war, and preserving! those standards as the baals for build ing a still better system L ?realtor. According to an El Paso dispatch, General Villa has solved the problem ot dealing with his political en ?tales He simply puts the men to death and exiles the women and children. Villa roust have been reading the history ol Belgium. ThTLV-Hl KAL SCHOOLS. In Herbert Quick's farm novel, "Tin Drown House," tho farm-hand hen becomes a school teucher. ami pro coeds to teach without any respec for cultural traditions. Ile treats tin pupils as friends and associates. Hi regards lil? sci ol as a sort of labora tory ID which the children help hin work our practical problems of theil own homes and farms. Ho doesn't make them sit stiff um silent for hours at a time. AH hi: business assistants, they are free t< move about and consult him and cacl other, like men In an office. There'i a constant low hum of conversation which doesn't disturb anybody, be cause everyinidy is Intensely interest cd lu what he's doing. Tlio boyn and Kiri? Hock to schoo an hour before the bell rings, wit! samples of grass seed and cora ?mu ,and insect specimens .md things, un? they can hardly bc driven home whet school closes. They aro not crammei willi book learning. The usual text books occupy a minor place in the! education. Their arithmetic example: deal with auch mainoru as tho perccn tages of loss in a wheat crop based 01 a given proportion of weed seeds ii thc sown wheat and thc cow popula lion of tho township and the ratio o bultor fat to milk and feed. An ossa: on corn culturo it valued moro high ly than one on poetry. Heading les uons are as likely nu not taken fron farm journals Geography is not ? matter of maps, but a live suhjec connected with tho food tho childi ?] eat and thc clothes they wear and th treasures in their pockets and th crops in their barns-where overy thing comes from or goeB to. And book culture? They get tba too, as a Hort of Bido IBSUC. It come cosily enough, because their mind aro kept at such a pitch of activity b; vital human interests that they cai pick up in odd moments tho forma 'fncts considered necessary. "Let u ceaso thinking so much about Aprical taral Education, and devote oureelve to Educational Agriculture," says Mi Quick, "So will thc nation bc mad strong." And Isn't he right? Isn't agrlcul ;itre itself so big and all-embracin a thing that lt can bc used in th country schools as a medium throug which tho country boy and girl ot tain mental training, a knowledge c the world aud genuino culture? 'Shouldn't country children, lntsea of being crammed with artificial stu based on antiquated standards or cit standards, be (treated frankly as jin enile farmers and farmers' wives, an bo taught to love their work and er vironment, and bc prepared to live ii telligcntly and joyfully thc life fo which they arc destined? FIRE PRETENTION. October 0 Ii FIro Prevention Day The ".Safety First Federation of Amci lea," seems responsible for the add tlon of this day to the many days w celebrate^ Certainly tho extent of til fire, evil makey it desirable to dire< public attention in the strongest poi slblo way to practical remedies. In a single generation wc havo sat riflcod moro than $5,000,000,000 to th fire fiend. Tho cost has been ?teat Hy mounting, more than keeping pat with our growth of population. In tli last three years wo have averaged property loas , i f $230.000,000 a yea We have by' far tho highest fire lo: per capita In the world. That fact, lt may ho admitted, 1 partly due to the preponderance < wooden structures In tho Unite .States, Instead of the less destruct lb] houses of brick and stone In most foi eign lands. But the biggest factor ? plain -elcssnoss. ?r?N>s?Y t*>row matches about cari ledsly in their own houses, and net ieet leaky chimneys and lll-adjuste stovepipes. They leave matches an inflammable material where little chi dren can play with them, and tc many of them still tolerate old-fasl toned Fourth of July pyromania. Thc uso matches from mere force of habi when there are many sorts of Ugh lng devices just as cheap and far sa er. They toss cigar and cigareti stubs In waste ba^^ts and dry gras They build bonfires ntar houses or i the woods and let them spread. Worl men take chances in factories. Fa< tory owners try to save money t cheap construction and by sklmpln on safety devices, and pay for it i big losses and high Insurance rates. It ls a shameful record. Persui sion can do much to improve lt. would help powerfully, however, every city would do what Kew Yoi has done recently In ono or two case making an owner who has neglectc proper precautions pay the expense < having the fire department put out b! fire. It might help; too, if the tnsui ance companies would devise a wari able system of cutting down fire ku payments In cases where contributoi ftegilgence is provable. ? ? ? COMMUNICATION ? ? ? Editor Intelligencer: In your ixsuo of September 2nd, yesterday, there appeared on the edi torial page an article entitled "SCAN DALMONGERS." conspicuously dis played, signed by one "(Dr.) I. M. IsraelHon," In which the following statements are made: "If you want to know if our town bas uny scandalmongers just step In some of thc drug stores and it won't be very long before your blood will go to your bead. You will hear prosperous-looking . nu n, dressed in clothes bought ou the Installment plan, slander the characters of pure Innocent girls -girls who would feel ashamed to call Buch men brothers." As itho writer did not designate what drug stores he meant, and as every drug store or any drug store In town may be included in thc class of those where the writer says that .Such Bcandulmongorlng occurs, the un dersigned druggists hereby request the writer of said article ito say through the same newspaper whether ho meant to include their respectivo drug stores among those where ho says that such language Ss used. And since you, Mr. Editor, publish ed an article that might bo construed as a severe reflection on any drug store in town, thereby appearing to believe or approve the statements made, wc also request that you like wise say through tho same medium whether you intended to Include any of thc drug stores owned by us in that classification. We request that Gio same conspic uous position In the paper bc given to this communication and tu the replies of yourself and tho writer above re ferred to that you gave to his original .article. Tho Intelligencer ls astonished and ^ regrets that lt ls possible, by any stretch of the imagination, f/>r Ute signatories of the above communica tion to assume that when a newspaper prints a communication over Gie sig nature of Its author tho editor is "ap pearing to believe or approve the' statements made" by1 giving it space in tho ^paper's columns. If you care to send to this paper for publication, over your own signature, a declara tion that after a trip to the moon you wish to announce -to the world that our lunar sphere is composed of pule green cheese, your communication will probably bc printed. But the mere fact that wo allow you to set your conclusions before the public through Gie medium of the newspaper does not mean that we j believe you have made a trip to the moon, or that we are In accord with your assertion that it is made of cheese, pale green or any other shade of the spectrum. ( The columns of any newspaper in ' the land are open to persons who Wish to have appear in print brief and rational articles on subjects of gen eral interest, provided 'the communi cations are couched in propjor lan guage and are not of a defamatory nature. A newspaper dares not re fuso to print a communication that complies with the above conditions, rcgardlesn of whether the opinions voiced in tho communication coincide with those ot the editor. In our opinion Dr. Israolson's com munication violated none ot the tenets laid down by newspapers regarding Gxe publication of con - unications, and so it was given sp e in this paper. But as we havo sa 4* our print ing ot his signed statement did not signify that we "belioved" or "approv ed" , vhat he said. The editorial coi jumus of a newspaper ia . where a newspaper gives expression to tts con victions. What it believe* and what . ft approves will not be found set; forth in its news columns. ! While Dr. Israelson is not known personally to Gio editor, and while we cannot vouch for the actual mean ing of bis words, we believe that his reference to the drug stores was mis construed. In fairness to all, we think that Dr. Israelson did not mean to say that you would hear "scandal ising" going on in any particular drug atore. We believe thai he used the word "drug store" In the sense that one uses the torin "streets** or "street corners" when he wishes to (mention a general and not a particular locality. Frequently when one repeats some thing tbat he has heard and another asks him where ha got his informa tion, he ara oat invariable aays he "heard it on the streets," when, as a m.??ler ot fact, he may have heard it in a barber shop, down In a cellar or in bis Sunday-school clase. As we have said, we do not know Dr. Israel son but wo are charitable enough to bellera that he need the tenn "drug F. B. Clayton. W. E. Atkinson Owl Drug Co. Orr-Gray & Co. Evans' Pharmacy-. stores" In a general rather than In a particular sense, as wc have illuBtrat ed. And we suppose, too, he, like most people, thinks naturally of street corners, clubs, hotel lobbies, drug stores and 'barber shops as places where mon aro wont to congregate, .Wc are charitable enougli to believe that ho was unfortunate rather than malicious or deliberate in the uso ol the term "drug stores." At any rate, Tho Intelligencer tooh this view of his communication. Had it occurred to na that Dr. Israolson had deliberately and maliciously Bingled out thc drug stores for thc purpose of emitting a slander against them, his communication would have gone into the wasto basket, along with numerous others received in thc course of *hc day's work. However Dr. Israelson, no doubt, is able tc make his own explanation of thc mat ter. The request of the drug stores pro prietors that their communication our reply and Dr. Israebson'B be giver tlie same conspiclous position thal was given to Dr. IsraelBon'a article is cheerfully complied with, occupy ing the same column of the some pagt and set in tho same size type, etc., ai the communication in question.-Ed Intelligencer. Editor Intelligencer: I wish to correct ? word In my let ter you publ? /uea uio other day. Whcr I said thru you can hear all kinds o: talk In the drug stores I did not mear that tho drug stores are the onl: places where you can hear such talk I have the highest respect for. ead of the proprietors of the drug store In our town, and I would not think foi a moment that any one of these gen tlemen would allow any one of theil customers, or anyone else enterinf their places of business, to use tall that a gentleman does not approve of 'When X said drug stores I meant ai: public places where people gather ant talk about everything In the world not knowing what they are tul-kini about, and it la not the fault of any ol the proprietors and, therefore, it can not reflect on anyone of them or tAeli stores. ,' Youra respectfully. Dr. I. M. Israels m. ?' A Vi 1ST E I o" DOP E The records In the clerk ot court'i office show that Anderson county nos has 976 automobiles. Thlo also lu eludes motor -trucks and motorcycle) but as there are so few ot these I might be ssid thst thors are this nura ber of autos. The record also shows that durlni the past year lt? automobiles havi been bought In thia county and dur lng, tho month of August approximate* ly 40 were purchased. It might b< added also that -since in some cases machines owned by the same man tm under tho Bams. number, there an Fall Shoes ai i GentleiT ir men's Fall shoes in all tl ferent qualities are lined u 2 service. y. x i have the best shoes mad* it we can please you in styl .50, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00 ar 3ut you know a shoe pria til you see the shoes. "The Store probably over a total of 1,000 auto mobiles now in Anderson county. This does not exactly look like bard times." Three new bales of cotton were .sold on tho Anderson market yester day the price paid being from nine to ten cents per pound." The first one was brought in early yesterday morning by Mr. John Mc Clure and was tbe second new bale to be placed on the Anderson market this season. Tho other two bales were sold by ^Messrs. Berry Cromer and L. O. Dean. Mr. and Mrs. Lee G. Holleman and little niece returned to the etty yes terday morning at five o'clock after having dr5 ven In an automobile from Chestertown, Md., Mrs. Holleman's home. Thursday morning they left Danville, Va., and drove all day and night before reaching Anderson. Mr. Holleman stated yesterday that In Virgiania he encountered bad roads and that for awhile ho made very slow progress. -o Janitor Wunama has the court room in splendid shape for the session ot court which commences next Tuesday morning. He has everything cleaned and placed in the proper position. The windows have also been washed and the floors oiled. -o Tho peoplo who live on East Whit ner street are rejoicing because that street has been thrown opon to traf fic. Several hundred yards of Belgium block paving has 'been placed and this has been covered wi'h cement. The street ts now in good shape and will be properly aypreciated this winter when heavy hauling starts over it, o ? - Dr. Joseph Jacob, the propriteor of the Jacob cut price drug stores in At lanta, Ga., and his son, Mr. David H. Jacob, passed through this city yester day in their Stavens-Duryea car, be ing on their way back home after two weeks spent at Asheville, N. C. Mr. Jacob stated that they came from Asheville by way of Spartanburg and after leaving hero would gd to Augusta by way of Greenwood. He Stated that they were through Anden son about two weeks ago and made the trip -over this way ?gain because they wanted to look Use town over more closely. He also stated that the city of Anderson favorably impressed all tourists and that he considered it a very live, hustling, little city. -o The oflVe in the store room of Gets berg Bros., has, been moved from Gie center cl th? house and placed back In tba rear in order to give mora room for their fall end whiter stock of shoes. ? o The naries of E. P. Grambrell of Belton and W. P. Cook of Iva were drawn ms grand Jurors to serve to the United States court at Rock Hill which convenes for the first time in that city on September 14. .... .-o Monday is a national holiday and to many placea the business nous's will .e ready, len! ie correct models and p ready for call to ac ?i '?* y, ; and we're right sure e, flt and shoe service. id Hanan's at $6.50. D stands for but little $14 if y ?4 bc closed. In Anderson tho banks will in all probability close buf'the stores will remain open as usual. -o As announced this week court .'"ill bo called Monday morning by the clerk but will be adjourned until Tuesday morning at 9:30 when all jurors and attendants summoned will bo expected td bo on hand. RIGA MAY BE CAPTURED BY GERMAN ARMY (CONTINUED PROM PAGE ONE.) agency. The surrender of the sur rounded troops ls said to be imminent. British Vessel Gone. London, Sept. 3.-Tho British steamer Roumanla of sixteen hundred tons has been sunk, presumably by a submarine. Tho crow was landed safely. Riot at Paper Mill. Watortown, N. Y., Sept. 3.-Riot ing at the St. Kogls paper mill, at Defcrlet, last night caused ji; Company official to ask Go* ernor Whitman for troops, to protect toe property- today from strikers. . Shots were . fired through the -windows, telephone wires were cut and several workmen were assaulted. Developments in Haytl. Cape Ha?tien, Sop t. 3.-The Cruis er Tennessee arrived and debai - - ' one hundred artillery men with ma chine guns. General Cacus the rs* volutionary leader and lils followers declined to lay down their arms and roll md to tho interior. They left coin? men outside of the city to shut oft communication with the interior. To License Experts. Calcutta, Sept.' 3.-Exportation ot cloth and bags, except to Great Brit ain will be prohibited henceforth, ex cept under license. These Remses will be given to the dealers on'y af ter the government baa be?** tully supplied. British Transport 8unk. Berlin, Sept. 3.--A British trans port was mined at tho entrance of the Dardanelles today and sank with 320 officers and 1,250 soldiers and a crew of 300, according to Sofia dispatches. Six hundred bodies have r-jon recovered. Will Remain at Capital. . Washington. Sept. 3.-The presi dent has givton up all hope of going .back to Cornish chis Bummer. He considers his vacation ended* He wilt stay hero to ho in close touch with European and Afexifan affairs, and prepare for the "next con grose. C. E. Trail Bleetroeutcd. Raleigh, Sept. 3-Charlea E. Trull, a young white mna convicted at Char lotte of killing Sydney Hayne, an aged merchant, was executed in tho electric chair. Trull confessed to ? clergy man Wednesday. Storm Expected on fi alf Coast. Washington, Sept. 3.-Hurricane warnings are* ordered .Replayed be tween Nsw Orleans and Cedar Keys and storm warnings displayed on che south Florida coast. The ?tory now near 'Bermuda in expected' to strike the gulf coast tonight or Saturday. New York M&rket, New York, Sept S.-Foreign ex change values - soared in an upset market. Opening quotation;"showed overnight gains ot from 11-2 to 12 i-2 eenfts.