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EbxlBLISliED IHM. Pgbllehea ?vc?v morning ?capt Moudsy by The Anderson Intelllgeu w it Itt West Wkitnor Ptreet. An der toa, 8. 0. BMtl-WEEKLY INTJ?LLIO?NCBR Published Tuosdays ?ad Friday? li. UL GLENN... .Editor and Manager Entered aa aecuud-claaa matter april 28, 1914, at the poet office at anderson, Boutb Carolina, ander th? set of March 3, 187?. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES Telephon* .821 BUBrJCBirTION RATKS DAILY Oas Tsar .16.00 Bl* Months .?.60 rares Monto? .1.36 Ons Monti*.41 nos Week .JLO SEASl-WrrEKLT 09? Tsar .$1-60 liz Months.76 im. . -? The Intelligencer ls delivered by .arri?re tn the city. Look at the printed label on your sapor. Tho dato thereon shows when tko subscription expires. Notice date sa label carefully, and If not correct please notify tis at once. Subscribers desiring the address of their paper changed, will pleas* state to their ceminunlcatloa bath th? cid sad new addresses. 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How is this for an advertisement: "Don't kill your wife Let our now ?Leam mundry do tho work." -o Old Carranza has had many a. close Khavo, but ho got ?v?.y without in jury to his patch of alfalfa. -o If you want cheap money, you might rund down to Mexico where you can get lt at a dollar a bushel. -o Will Oreccc's benevolent neutrality be of the samo stripe as our benevo lent assimilation of years ago? Don't invest money in mining stock. Tho "good thing" In the proposition is tho victim and not the nibing stock. * -o Spain doubtless recalls the fabio of the frog and 'tho ox when Germany urges hor to take Gibraltar away from Bri tam. Germany having been granted a diploma, England has now entered Wilson's International correspondence Behool. . -o In tho opinion of the disagreeing twelfth juror, it ta hard to under stand now eleven fools got on the same Jury. o -? The love of pic gets many a man into trouble, but it ls alway? politi cal bio and not tho kind that mother ysed to make. Thc twenty-fifth or November ls not far off, but Turkey,doesn't seen to be ing any extensive preparations ?f<<r Thanksgiving. --o-? Tito dear little tota are now poring over their arithmetics and trying to Vork out rfroblems like this: "If a hon and a holt lays an ogg and a half In a day and a half bow far la it from Kew York to Xolomasoo? Some em ?rt gery bas laid bare the rt of the baldheaded alan thus: "This is the song I daily sing. As I twirl my raxor blade, Why can't \ be bald on my chin And have whiskers on top of my beadr CHAH. H. SULLIVAN The people of thc city and of this section generally were greatly shock ed to learn of thc sudden death of Mr. ('has. ti. Sullivan, and there ls sincere frricf that one of so much promise and of so much actual achievement for the good of the community has boon called iso soon to lils reward. Mr. Sullivan was still a young man at the time of lils death, hut many people were accustomed to look up on him UH un older man for thc rea son that hu lind been an active and hading citizen in every movement for good since lie emerged from boyhood to manhood and because tho deeds of solid and worthy accomplishment to hin credit so far exceeded In number urn! In vaiuu those expected of a n>:;n of lils age. The term public-spirited ls often used loosely, but lu the strictest and highest sense Mr. (Sullivan was u man cf the lineal public spirit. If any movement for tho good of the ,.y, the county or the state waa Inaugurated. lt invariably hud his hearty support and encouragement, both moral and financial. A gentleman of sound and c lean Ideals of life und living, a pil lar of strength in his church, a busi ness mun of unusual success, a faith ful believer In the futuro of tho coi legc to which he hud given most lib eral financial support, a sterling and honored citizen-Mr. Sullivan will bc sadly missed. Wo need moro men like Charlie Sullivan, and for that reason his early death falls as a heavy blow to tho community which know him BO well and esteemed him so highly for his solid worth and character. COMPULSORY EDUCATION Following tho passage tho compul sory oducatlon act last winter, thero carno a desire hore and there in scat tered school districts to take advau t?.To of the new law and put lt into Immediate effect. If we arc not mis taken, several districts In Anderson county by a popular majority carno undur tho operation of the law, and now have compulsory school attend ance, i ?Since then wo have henrd nothing of the experiment, and lt would be of peculiar public interest to know how the plan is working, if lt has been in forco long enough to Judge of Its practical benefits. Wo hope that some of our school friends will favor us with a communication in regard to thoir experience Does lt work well, and are the pcoplo satisfied that It 1B a good thing? The act passed by the last legisla ture ls a rather weak beginning In that lt ls baaed upon the local op tion plan and is not county wida or state-wide. It may be tho b2Bt way to get improved school facilities In the shortest time and with tho least friction, but sometimes wo havo a notion that tho law will not amount to a row of pins until it is strengthen ed and made to apply to tho county as a unit if not to the state. South Carolina 1B lagging behind in educational advancement, and lt would bo very unfortunate if the very step taken to stimulate progress should fail to accomplish any real good. Interest needs to bo revived, and wo hope that some of our Behool friends and patrons will tell us how it is working In tho districts that are now trying tho experiment EASTWARD TOWARD EDEN Botwcen the confluence ot the Euphrates and tho Tigris rivers lies a tonguo of fertile land which ls be lieved to be ancient Eden. Today this region ls stained with the blood ot men slain in batle, and there ls a grim Indictment against tho civiliza tion of the present age in the thought that after six thousand years of prog ress tho inclination of tho iace to evil is as pronounced as lt waa when Adam fled from paradise into a world of toll and strife at the point ot a flaming sword. The Imagination la stirred as one tbinks of Eden as a battleground. One's mind naturally reverta to th.? fields of paradise, where tho father of mankind sprang Into /being, as ont vast sweep of heavenly verdure, sweet, serene and peaceful, and mar red only by an act of stn that drove man from Its enjoyment and barred the gates forever against his return. But one does not think of the shed ding of blood, unless his imagination leaps some four thousand years to a time when the Immaculate Son ot God shed his blood on Calvary tc atone tor the ein and curse that Adam brought upon his descendants. Scientists generally are agreed that Eden lay at the Juncture of these two rivers, and the simple inhabitants ot Kuma still point to a tree by tho river's side which they call "the* tree cf knowledge ot good and evtl." Out side ot a limited area there is little of the luxuriant verdure on? naturally . :?. ?j< i to ! - rn I in the Garden of Eden, and further back in the interior there ure tiot and dry desert plaina. The Anglo-Indian army ?H fighting upon thia historic ground to ?ave lt? empire in ancie nt Chaldea. Babylonia and AuByria tram the ?avago Turk, und the troops are encamped on the spot where Adum und Eve are said to have lived. Mesopotamia has known war for thousands of years. Tradition han it that Cyrus of 1'crsla once dammed the Euphrates, which ran under the walls of Babylon, diverted the course of the stream, and then led his army along the tlry river bed Into the city, where ho captured Belshazzar and his fol lowers, who, at the very time, thc sculptors of the day declared were engaged In revelry-perhaps the fa mous feast spoken of lu the scrip tures. Herodotus ?poke of ancient .Mes opotamia as a fertile region where "the grain commonly returned two hundredfold to thc sower." Though dry and parching now in places^ it is capable of Kreat development through thc irrigation projects being fostered by the Ilritish government. Politi cally lt ls of prime importance to Oreat Britain, for this territory is a part of the rou to marked by Germany for expansion to the Persian gulf by means of tho Hagdud railroad. There are vast oil Heids in tho delta, and the British navy in the East must de pend in tho future upon this base of supply for itB fuel. "Eastward toward Eden" In imagi nation leads the mind along a path of dreams; in fact, thc trail is heavy with thc tread of marching feet, and Instead of r'*e * .uro of tho daming sword we have ic Hash and roar of artillery and th dcturo of men flee ing before deaf, flaming from the mouth of guns. v AN- EMPTY HONOR The Republican party appears to bo complotely at sea In Ita efforts to har monizo tho widely separated leaders clamoring for recognition and tho conflicting view of tho rank and file of its old time followers. The truth of the matter Is that tho old ship is Killi split from stem to stern, and there lo no builder who can put lt together again for worthy sea going and there is no captain who can or ganise the mutinous crow Into n cohesive fighting force. If President Wilson maintains his present popularity throughout tho country, and there is no reason w! y he should not. the Republican nomi nation for the presidency will bo an empty honor. Far from showing any signa of weakening, the confidence nf tho public in the president has grown, and his position as a wiso, Just and broad-minded statesman hae been vastly strengthened before thc coun try and before tho world since his notable- diplomatic victory. . Tho Democratic party, under tho leadership of Wilson, has to its credit , more constructive legislation In tho ' intorcst ot tho massea of tho peoplo than any other administration of the paat generation, and it ia not going to be an easy thing for shrewd and able leaders of the opposition to pull tho wool over the eyes of tho people and lead them away from policies of gen uine reform administered by faithful public servanta In the people's intor ost and for the people's good. Tho honor of a Republican nomi nation, eight months in advance of convention time has about as much tempting juice as a specimen of dead sea timi* and that is why tho psrty leaden 1 ..ro floundering about In vain attempt to stir up something that will put new life Into their organisation and give lt some 'tope of success. THE MUD TAX Winter is coming on, and unimprov ed streets during the rainy months will demand a great leal of attention from the city autnorities in the way of maintenance and will impose a pretty Btout burden on the ?ubltc in tho way of wear and tear on vehicles and on horses and mules. It is generally admitted, that tho street paving already laid down ls an asset of great value to the city and an actual saving to the public under na efficient administration of the city government. A paved street can be kept up at email expense, While an unpaved street calls for as much at tention as y coddling infant. Thc way to get any good thing ls to go after it, and there is bnt on? method by which the city ot Ander son can secure any moro permanent improvements for several years. That way ls to have a constitutional amend ment submitted at the next general election raisins- the limitation for An der eon from sight to fifteen per cent. Nearly ?l\ the lat ger cities rt th* a?t?, and even some as small as Edgefleld and St. Matthew?, have had the constitution amended to enable thein to go wrward, and to keep abreast of the line of progrese An derson ought to do the tame tiling. A Joint resolution proposing the amendment can be passed by the county delegation at the next session of the legislature which will be sub mitted at the general election the fol lowing November for ratification. If no action is taken at the 1910 session, the whole matter can not como be fore the peoplo until tho general election In November, 1018. Tlie matter ls worth serious consid eration, and, if the people of tho city think it wise to propose the change, lhere ought to bo some preliminary discussion and action to test out tho sentiment of those who arc Interested and who have to pay the piper. Tlie mud tax ls like a war tax. Everybody lins it to pa.", but no one wants to pay it. |A LINE DOPE Weather Forecast-Showers Thurs day; Friday partly cloudy. Tickets for tho Clemson-Auhurn football game have been placed tm sale by Dr. John Major, member of the committee in charge of this part of tho arrangements. Among the placoB whero tickets may bo secured are T. L. Cely's, Owl Drug company, Smith Carrctt and Barton, und P. D. Crayton. Tho prices of tho tickets ure $1.00 for adults and 60 cents children and college students In thc city. It can he said that tbeso tickets are going to bo cold, too. A number of young ladies will bo on tho streets selling tickets today, some of them getting an early start yesterday. One young lady was heard to say yesterday that sho and a friend had already Bold $30 worth. "Yew tho election **ssscd of? ver*7 quietly in Charleston Tuesday," stated Governor Marning In conversation wiht the Line Kj- Dope man yesterday morning while on the train bound for Pendleton. "One reason I believe for this was the closing of the dis pensaries without notice. Another was because all necessary precautions bad been taken. Turee companies of the state militia wore In readiness to act and numbers of special constables had been sworn in. The militia were rclaused ?his morning and tho con stables have been discharged." After Mr. Manning's address at Pendleton yesterday afternoon he was loudly cheered and a bunch of Clem son cadets gave the following yell sev eral times: "Hit Hi! Hi! Manning. Manning, Manning!". This was also repeated several times substituting the word Pendleton for.. Manning. A 36 piece orchestra furnished music at Pendleton yesterday and lt was certainly fine. This .band was composed of the members of the Clem son cadet band and those of Jolly's band. -o Mr. J. J. Trowbridge stated last night that seats for "Peg O' 'My Heart," which will bo . presented at The Anderson tomorrow evening, were selling fast and thai be thought every seat in the house would bc taken. Tames Fraying Mantis. (The Philadelphia North American.) Make way. there, ladies and gen tlemen, for the crowd to come np and see the ferocious bug, captured, at great risk la the jungles ot Montgom ery county and tamed so he will eat. dead flies out cf a man's hand. He's the praying mantis, that long-legged, awkward, terrible-looking bog that has scared West Philadelphia Into tits on several occasions. Hts keeper, ladles and gentlemen, ls Prof. G. Walters, tba philosophic-.: botanist of Langhorne, Bocks county. Last week Cha rles Eetill of Fl our - town, Montgomery county, sent the bus to Professor Walters by parcel post. The professor stopped bis task of grafting roses on encumbers long enough to tame the new arrival. He pot him in a bathe* and fed bim files. Within three days the bug learned to take house files from fie professor's hand. In Tess than one hour, the professor says, his praying mantis ate 10 flies, wings and all, and then washed his hands and face. The mautis los so well trained now that when Professor Walters puts tits fingers rh the hatbox the bug will climb on his hand and beg for flies. If the professor puts him back without feeding him, the mantis will storm around like an angry child. "1 am firmly convinced." tfce pro fessor says, "that ibo preying mantis possesses psychological" gowers ? fab reyond those ot the ant*, ot benn.'if they were protected, I an? sure they Would be valuable as cxtcrimlnstore ot house flies." Et Cetera. "Behold the fair damsel coming town the street. She la a miss with a mission." "What fa her mission?" "Seeking a man with a mansion." GERMAN PRISONERS GET BEST ?HE?TMEST IN RUSSIAN CAMPS Petrograd, Sept. 25. - (Associated Press Correspondence.)-llrllS?h itcd Cross Commissioner Ernest Hart, in a report to Prince Oldenburg, patron of all sanitary work in Russia, con trasts tne good appearance and ?cu eral .calthtulness of German pris oners of war with tho distressful con dition of 1 ; i.i.i war prisoners re turning frcai Germany, at the lime of their exchange at Toreueo on the Swedish frontier. Commissioner visited Torneo at the special request of Prince Olderbcrg. lils report follows: "In U ie large new school house at Tomeo I found 247 invalid or disabled men (Austrk-.u and German) most ex cellently accommodated, tho wards being large, airy and scrupulously cean, the beds very comfortable, with ampio root?? between each, and the food consisting of nourishing soup with meat, another dish of meat anil wholesome bread in good quantity. "I spoke to several prisoners, who were grateful for the treatment they .hod jtcceived both on thc Journey from Petrograd and at the hospital. They were cleanly and physically in as good condition as Ute injuries thoy had received Jn battle permitted. That is to say they were well nourished. Where their own clothing was defi cient or worn out t/jey had received fresh clothing including a warm over coat, a cap and often boots. 1 "1 saw these men acut away across the border the same evening and the arrangement for removing them by wagons, stretchers and boats furnish ed with necessary conveniences and proteotcd from the weather left noth ing to he desired on U:e score of hu manity. I also crossed into Hapar anda and inspected thc arrangements of the Swedish Ked Cross under Ur. Nauchkoff, who spoke very highly of the completeness and humanity of the treatment of the injured prisoners of war by the Russian authorities, it was very clear that the .Swedish au thorities did not hold thc same fav orable opinion of the treatment of Russian prisoners by tho Germans, and I was informed at llapar^nda that they were sent out of Germany ?n a painfully vi 1 r?y and neglected condi tion, often halt naked and Galt starv ed. "i had the opportunity of verifying these reports the next morning, when atrcrat 250 Russian prisoners arrived from Germany. Several of the men were wearir.? the same cotton cloth ing given out to them lu tho hospital, with worn-out list slippers on their feet and no socks, and they ted travel ed In thiB condition from Koenigsberg in Germany, through Sweden ana in to 1 uBS-ian territory at Tomoo. Many of the men were like scare-crows so ragged and filthy was their- condition, and ono was clothed in tho uniform of a dead French prisoner of war. They were t'rin and weak and said that they had been half starved dur ing the imprisonment. They produc ed samples of thc bread that wa? giv en them, it being extercmely hard and mouldy and mixed with potatoess and even particles of straw. They said little or co meat was given thom in tho thin soup served out to them ?ally. In addition they had been subjected to severe punlf irmcnt for al leged breaches of discipline despite their maimed and disabled condition, the punishment Including their being compelled to stand on barrels for hours at a time, or being tied to posts with their arms above their heads. They were also frequently struck by their German guards with the butts of their rifles or tho flat of their swords. "One of tho worst features of tie; condition of the returned russian prisoners was the number of cases of tuberculosis. These numbered some six'.y out of tho 250 mon re turned and I was told that H..? ?usual number was about 20 per cont. The cases of tuberculosis among German and Austrian prisoners, on the other hand, wero orly five to six per cent out of the total ot 1,250 already ex changed. Some ot the return; -! Rus sian prisoners had lost their feet while in prison in Germany, from frost-bites due. to exposure. There fcavo boen nc/ such cases among the German and ' Austrian prisoners in Russia, and ? nave had the opportuni ty of seeing and conversing ' with' these prisoner! in Moscow and: other, parts of Russia which I have visile'! during my Journeys in Poland. Gali cia, Mid-Russia and tho Caucasus." '?The Best War Po?m." (From The Manchester Guardian.) Mr. Robert Service, i?e Canadian writer, who ls at present engaged in Red Cross work in France, has sent to the Paris correspondent of an Eng glish paper what he describee aa "the best war poem I have Been." The Verses, which Mr. Service says, were found by a French pt lest on the body of an English soldier killed at the Mame, run ss follows: They ssy that war ia Hell, the croat accurst. The sin Impossible to be forgiven; . Yet I can look upon it at its worst. And still see blue in Heaven. For when I note how nobly natures form Under the war's red rain, I deem it true That flo who made the earthquake and the storm Perch?nee made battles, too. \ As e matter of fact, the lines were written In a tune of profound peace, like most good war poems, and by a man who was an ecclesiastic, not a soldier. Their author was Doctor Alevander, the late bord Primate of Ireland, and they were first published In The Times some aoven or eight ream ago. BUSINESS men like this . store because they find here business-like methods quickness, civility, effici k? ency. P \ ??jj Our sales force is herc to be of BB service to you, not merely to I' Bl sell something. Our values are @j famous; and our satisfaction in W surance policy is unique. ?U Y our fall suit is your first consideration ?IM now; we have the most complete stock of the really wantable kind; a great |QB er variety of fabrics, models and patterns; a better lot of values. SuSw ^ou are sure ^? ^e our Manhattan, BBS Cornell, West End, Derby, Nice, Club km and Paris models; there are those for M9j men who liKe either the conservative or fed ultra-fashioned, $18, $20, $25. Ifil We put special emphasis on our (Bj values in suits for men and tart youns men at $10, $12.50, $15, m $18. This lot also includes our Evans Fifteen; n3r $15 suits that represent the two things this store stands for above everything else-quality and value. BS ?^T^^t^ "Tit Sion with m Gradea?" 'JUE PRINCETON LINE-UP Doctor Hibben Among Hie Women Supporters-Several of DJs Heness Are Antis. President John Grier Hibben of Princetown Uhivorsity declared for woman suffrage ia a statement which he issued today. Tho Princeton head said that he believed in tiie justice ot tlie arguments advanced hi favor of giving tho women tho ballot and ex puects to vote "yes" on October 19. Three of the college deans, Andrew F. West, William P. Magie and How ard P. McClenahan, take issue with Doctor Hibben on this point. Dean West of tue graduate college thinks that the enfranchisement ot women would not be a wise step and ls op posed to their efforts in the coming election. W. F. .Magie, dean of the faculty since 1012, is president of the Men's Anti-Suffrage ieague of New Jersey and is working against the movement. Walter P. Hall J. Dunca? Speth, professors of history and Eng lish respectively are utan ch support ers of tLe cause. Philip Marshall Brown professor of international law, also disapproves of the proposed change. Prof.^tma Dyke, a brother ol Henry .'can Dyke, . -present United States minister to the Netherlands, says that tho women will obtain '.he vote, but at the hands of the men rather Dian tho women. He is op* posed to equal suf.iage. Not <?o!Bg There. A Lee Ib.e Mississippi steamer paused tn Hr course down the river at a paint near Memphis. It was a pitch dark night. And old lady ot r ? tless disposition esme on deck in her nightrobe and asked thc captain the cause of toe delay. "Too dark and foggy to see up the river?' 6e answered, rather e^arp lly. "Rut I cam see the stars overhead." pursued the passenger. .?Yes, malara," replied the. cap tain, "hut unless the boiler bursts we are ?tot going ia that direction to night.- . . ._ Magistrate-Yon say he died from a single blow administered by him self? Wltne*s-*-He did. Magistrate-3ut that isn't possible. WPness-Yea, it is. He blew out the g*s. ''Hey, Molke, and' phwat do yo fink ot these new sanitary drinking cups?" "Sure, Pat and soon we'll have to spit on our hands wid an eye-drop per?"-Gargoyle, SECY. M'ADOO ON SHIPPING BILL (CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE.) purchase- suitable naval auxiliaries when a crisis appears. Tho very es sence ot preparedness for u*'e navq is to have these vessels of sultablo types and construction, where wo can put our hands on them quickly. Our neglect to provide in the past the necessary naval auxiliaries gives us, however, one great advantage. ' Hy building them now we can develop a type that will bo better than any thing the world l'ias yet produced. Our ono and indispensable need is ships; merchant ships of American registry. We can get them by creating tho nec essary naval auxiliaries. "Tho terrible events ot the - past year in Europe, and the.acute situa tions which have arisen in our for eign relations, (havo brought forcible to the front tho necessity for greater naval and military v eparodness than our people have heretofore bol le ved to bo necessary for the national safe ty.. Our splendid IsolattoBTmUpon which we have relied so much in the past as our chief protection*,:bas boen neutralised in groat measure by the developments of modern science. We have been forced to consider the new measures which are essential to put the country ?upon a basis of greater security. "We must not approach .thia sub ject in hysterical fashion; wo mtut not take counsel of tear, but counsel of prudence reason and intelligence. We are so fortunately placed that we do not have to adopt a militaristic policy, as that term ls commonly un derstood. Our geographical position makes, it unnecessary for us to roain talnn auch; formidable military estn!/ lishments as those of the great pow ers of Europe." American business Secretary Mfe Adr.o ?id, paid dearly for the failure of.the stitp bill at the last session of congress. Increased freight rates tn shippers in the las!; year, ho said, "nave exceeded several Limes the $40, 000,000 wCtich tho shipping bill author ised the government to expend on merchant vessels." Losses, he said, hatre been Incurred also because'of the fact that producers har? ?eon un able to ship their product at all "Our antagonists havo offered noth ing but crilictsm." he d*. .ared. "They roundly denounced abe plan proposed at tho last session of congress but have never offered a practical sug gestion aa a substitute'.' Anderson Tonight, Ladies Free.