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M ANDERSON INTELLIGENCES
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, 18GO.
126 North Main Street
ANDERSON, S. C.
W. W. SMOAK, Editor and DUB. Mgr
D. WATSON DELL.City Editor. |
PHELPS 8ASSEEN, Advertising Mgr
T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Mgr.
E. ADAMS, Telegruph Editor and
Member of Associated Presa and
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the Post office at Anderson, S. O
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Six Mont IIB . .761
Ono Year .f5.001
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Three Months. 1-251
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.Did the society editor of the
afternoon paper attend the circus,
or did she remain at home to
How many ears of corn mus?
a farmer feed to his horse? The
special legislature should settlf
m-- this along with the number of
acres of cotton to be planted.
Let the legislature decide how
IM; many subscribers it is right for a
Wi", newspaper to have, while they ar?
regulating ( ? ).
|||' We are of the opinion that
Wt:t some of the merchants are selling
isp;' too many pairs pf shoes to farm
Rgf: ers. Of course a.farmer should
vT wear only a specified number of
P pairs In a' jt??r. it' would be well
jip for the legislature' to look into
Legislator.^iSray. need not have
put that property qualification so
S?& high to keep*newspaper men cu?
of the legislature. We do not
know one triait could go in over a
$5,000 property qualification,
||p instead of f *4?0Q,QQO.
iWS- Oxec?ujvcit?iTOsi?n?. of ihe city
?fsk'counc?- nave suddenly become
Jggfc, Very unpopul?r; ^
Why sh'?ulaMhTpublIc's busi
BS^^ess be ?ttehjdelfl, to behind closed
- ^^(?o?rs? Xjb'e ,,pubil? should know
Hg^hat the public i ser vants are do
?L-; " If the commissiotTplan of gov
:, jeriiment l^g^jt fWr Mexico what
HH^ Sheriff of Richland -attaches
??^Ringling's circus"-headline in
newspaper. What in the name of
^RH?^rtpn:.9?it8e does he want with
?Btifescnator Tillman will sow all
1^K^?,'??ts" he' can, but he will not
WM^Baseball has the war backed,
I JPppff the boards.
I , Bp Contort goods week In Ander
'd^*T*l.et',the ladies all wear only cot
Wm?' ton goods next week.
-i^fc Tiie nomesPun dress of the
.v?H*fnothers showed patriotism. Will
^?KnoMjie cotton dress of the moth
gSB^oSf today be equally patriotic?
Why nave the mighty lived
! Ri i why have they tiled?
RI; . ts lt ever tkua with idle wreck
WM&,. to' strew
W- : Saet?a soon as thine, remorse?
W&r'-' : r les? Waterloo?
' R:' Hojpejees the lesson t Vainly hath
H BP' " th te tb man-"So perish
Bi; Inhuman prlder*
W&l' mest; the many combat
BBB? '"' 'fjfOr *he few;
Wl$( JBtBl .most the noblest blood
II, ,.''^--fiif.--fl?*th u??e'w;
"? Tyrants, c?-v.es, freemen, mol
ly : #$te?tftf ?ld? hy eitel. ?
Vi OB ouch a day the world waa
g: .:V;V^W;?hd 'W?n
; . ^^J?!?NPEY .*-?harsftha; such
' Saw glorious Hannibal a fugi. :
S So fod ed 'neath the Macedonian
'.' E^a^B pale star; so empire
! From 'Harolds brow, but be
fe . ? .. '-Si*'A. do Vere.
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE HOUSTON'S ADVICE TO
Among thc utterances of prominent business men of the nation,
and among the utterances and advice offered, in the opinion of The
Intelligencer, there has nothing been said with more sense to it, or
of more practical nature than the following plan by Hon. D. F.
Houston, National Secretary of Agriculture. He does not advise
that the legislatures shall pass stringent laws restricting the acreage
of cotton next year, but that "there is no other feasible way of
bringing about wise action on the part of Southern farmers EX
CEPT TH KOL) G H THE PROPOSAL AND ADOPTION OF A
But let Mr. Houston tell this himself:
All the officers of the Department of Agriculture imme
diately concerned have given most earnest and prolonged
consideration to the problems presented to the Southern
farmer by the breaking out of the European war. We are
definitely of th>? opinion that there is no other feasible way
of bringing about wise action on the part of Southern
farmers except through the proposal and adoption of a
constructive pltm. lu the face of past experience and.
. knowledge of the human element involved, it does not
seem likely that an effort to irluce Southern farmers sim
ply to restrict acreage will solve the problem. In the past
such an effort has been made, lt has been found that
where agreements have been made to reduce acreage they
have not ben obsrved, and that instead of a reduction of
acreage resulting there has been an increase and the pro
duction of a larger crop. Many individuals thinking that
others would reduce acreage have increased theirs, and
the result has been that which 1 have indicated.
The constructive plan which appeals to this Department
as wise and practicable is simply this: To bring home to
the farmers the fact that in the next year or in the next
few years the prices of all foodstuffs are likely to be high,
and that it is the part of wisdom for the farmers of the
. country to make every effort to take advantage of the
situation and to increase their products of foodstuffs so
far as possible. Even if the Southern farmers should not
think it wise to produce grains, such as wheat and corn,
for foreign export or for interstate shipment in competi
tion with the middle West, it would seem to us that they
should recognize the wisdom of produciing enough of
these commodities for home consumption and for the in
tercommunity market. Many of the Southern States im
port many millions of dollars worth of grain each year.
With the increasing prices of these products it is econom
ically unsound for the South to rely so largely on other
sections for them. It seems clear to this Department that
southern farmers should at least produce grains for home
consumption as a means of cutting down the family ex
penses, and that they might increase their production of
chickens, guineas, turkeys and hogs to the point at least
of supplying their own needs and the needs of their
neighbors. With adequate attention to marketing, they
can also profitably produce these things foor interstate
shipment. 1 am told that the number of poultry on the
average Ohio farmm is approximately 125, while the
number on the average South Carolina farm is about 14.
The snmeLfomparison would doubtless obtain with refer
ence to most of the Southern States. This situation
should be remedied and can be remedied. The whole na
tion is confronted with a problem of securing enough meat
for its own consumption. Too exclusive attention in the
past has been given to the production of the large ani
mals, such as beef cattle, and to the production of these
on the big ranch, whiich is in a measure disappearing.
We are confronted with a decreasing meat'supply and a
rapidly increasing population, it is obvious to everybody
who thinks that a much larger part of the meat con
sumption of the nation might well be the consumption of.
poultry of a considerable variety and of hogs. As .a mat
ter of fact, a very large percentage today of the meat con
sumed is of this kind. The production of these smaller
animals can be . very considerably increased, if each indi
vidual farmer will give his attention to their production,
and they can be increased and quickly increased without
very great expense. They can be consumed at home,
relieving the farmer of the expense of securing his meat
from remote States, paying transportation and middle
man's cost; and with the use of known methods of mar
keting they can be shipped beyond the community. If
the Southern farmer* will give his attention next year and
the year after to these things, and economize in produc
tion by saving manure, thereby reducing his fertilizer bill,
and by planting winter cover crops, especially winter le
gumes, he can secure the surest relief for himself and for
his community jn this emergency, and can bring about a
wiser direction of his activities as a prominent part of ag
ricultural economy in the South. In "this direction it seems
to me lies the wise use of a much larger percentage of the
Southern farmer's labor and capital, and of his land. The
Department urges that the Southern farmer follow this
direction as the-surest means of increasing his returns and
of bringing about a better foundation for prosperity in the
South. If he had done this Un recent years he would
now have means of subsistence and would not be com
pelled in so many instances to part v?th his cotton im
I recognize that there have been, impediments placed in
the way of many Southern farmers in his attempt to di
vrsify his agriculture by failure of banks and merchants
Mo extend him credit on other things than cotton. It
seems to me that this has been shortsighted on the part of
* banks and merchants. After all, trie character of the indi
vidual is tiV foundation of credit, and again it is almost
a truism that it is more important to guarantee that credit
extended shall be wisely used than that it shall be ex
tended at all. The bankers and merchants should co-op
erate with the farmers in ascertaining what is the wisest
use of credit and in directing the application of capital and
labor into the most fruitful channels. .
The hearty co-operation of individuals in the South, of
land-owners and tenants, of all Southern organizations,
bankers and merchants is needed to bring about a better
direction of Southern agricultural enterprise. If they
should see fit ai this time to follow such a constructive
program as has been indicated, it .would result, as a mat
ter of course, that less labor and capital would go irto
cotton planting and that the output of this particwar
crop in another year would be proportionately reduced, or
that In any event the South could like at home and utilize
what cotton it did produce as a cash asset. Th? Depart
' m?nt of Agricurture is proposing this constructive plan to
i Southern farmers, bankers, and merchants, and is suggest
ing it not. only through Its demonstrators but through
circulars, nt has issued at least 300,000 of these circu
lars and will continue its efforts in this direction., A
pretty general acceptance of such a -plan known to the
public, as a manner of course, would afford the South a
guarantee of subsistence In the near future, and would
react on the present prices of coott?n.
Very truly yours, *
'-v'-V >N P.F.HOUSTON,
'??pg^^ . Secretary.
OOOOOOOOO?? O So ? o o o
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o TALKING ABOUT US o
TALKING ABOUT US.
A Good Daily Paper.
Cn October 1st Willam Hank,
retired as editor of the Anderson
Intelligencer to accept a position
with the State Qepartmet * of
Agriculture. He is succeeded by
W. W. Smoak, We welcome Edi
tor Smoak, but are sorry to lose
Editor Banks. He has made the
Intelligencer a good daily paper.
Tnt. Anderson Intelligencer an
nounces that on October 1st W.
W. Smoak, until that date busi
ness manager of that paper, took
charge as editor, succeeding Wil
liam Binks. The latter has tak
en an important pssition with the
State Department of Agriculture.
Wc regret Mr. Bank's retirement
from the newspaper field, but we
feel sure that in Mr. Smoak the
Intelligencer management has
found an able successor to him.
We wish The Anderson Intelli
gencer continued success under its
new editor, Mr. W. W. Smoak.
He evidently realizes the. respon
sibility which has devolved up<?n
him as successor to the "big
hearted, big-brained , William
Banks, judging from the' follow
ing taken from his "Foreword.".
"But since this duty has been
placed upon me, ! shatt endeavor
to discharge it with all my' squt
The readers who, shall daijy suarji
these columns may not find here
many brilliant thoughts clothed
in faultless English; but they will
find the honest conviction^ of pri?
whose every thought shall be for
the upbuilding of a bigger and
purer city, a richer and happier
county, a prouder and more, pat
riotic State. This purpose " will
underlie what shall? here, be; writ-,
ten, and by it I wjsh to be Judged.
Yes, I shall make ifiistakes-^wh?
does not? 1 shall fall far shoit
of my ideals in many things, be1(
cause I am human.' You,' dear
reader, shall do likewise ai)d, for
the same reason^ So; let ui not
censure each othentoo?severely.V.
. Whatever other-'thamdteristics
an editor, may. hatc,^. .unless .. he
Jhas "honest c?nxictf?ris,.*'^ ?ind
dares to express them fearlessly,
his work/ however laborious will
be in vain.-Lanc?ster N?ws.
Col. William Banks has resign
ed as editor of the Anderson
Daily Intelligencej;-<?'-take an im
portant position W4i(to," tH? State
Department of. Agriculture, and
is succeeded as editor by Mr. W.
W. Smoak, who has been busi
ness manager. Col. Banks is a
most able writer, and in going
with the Department of Agricul
ture will be associated with Com
missioner E. J. Watson, which
will doubtless seem like "old
times" to them as they worked
together or. the State newspaper
for several years.~-Un.ion Pro
Regrets Journalistic Loss.
"Billy" Banks, ? lately editor
and moving spirit ..pf the wide
awake Anderson Intelligencer, has
resigned from his dirties In My
Town," and has accepted a posi
tion with the Statt^griepltural
Department, with- headquarters
In Columbia. South Carolina
regrets this distinct 'J$ss, ; staff
wishes "Billy" mighty, well,. Anil
we shall now fully look for Edit
tor Smo?k to rise-equal to arty
occasion that Anderson may see*
fit to test out 'his penchant ?en
CoL Wm. Banka R?rt??* -
Col. William Banks who estab
lished the Andefse*lDta^
ligencer has resigned the editor
ship of that paper Jto ^acceW ' ?
position in the om$e','c?f ,'tli? ?om
missioner of Agna?Uur&? Tho
change will relieve Col. Bank&'of
the arduous dutiesf.o5.Vtf?h?!j^
t?rial work and w>H.. doubtless
benefit his health which, has ?ot
been the best for s^ifte'tlme.'1 J .
, Billy Banks ^^?L0m?^M
friends in every section of tho
State.' He know?^nVtfre?vpeopl?
and 'more people know, him than
Carter had oats, the use pf which
old time expresslon-$ay notmakfe
a clear sentence but 'it, ^Ift-'^K
a fact all the same; Banks de
serves all the good wishes he Is
getting these days. ?fgilot'on
ly a mosf lovable n?y^a1|?wsf,
paper man of real ?mlity.
' Mr. W. W. Smoak" who has
keen business h. to^r succeeds
A striking line of stripes
for fall-narrow stripes,
wide stripes, broken
stripes, but all in the
right line of fashion.
If you don't fancy
stripes there are fancy
mixtures a plenty here.
For young men especial
ly smart designs that
look the part.
Prices $10 to $25.
Overcoats $10 to $25.
stetson Hajs $3.50 to
Evans Special hats $2
Shoes $3.50 to $6.50.
?. Order by parcel post
We prepay all charges. ..
Banks as editor and will also be
business manager. Here's wish
ing .him much su?ce?s. I He will
have his hands full with two
man's size jobs to look after.
Greenwood Index. , ,
No Further Move In
! Mexican Situation.
. .Washington,-Oct.- - 10-The-United
States government ?will make no fur
ther move in the Mexican situation
and will reserve announceemntot its
future policy towards the Mexican
entrai government until General Car
ranza, the first Constitutionalist chief,'
has given formal guarantee of full pro
tection to aliena and Mexicans, Irres
pective of their affiliations, and prom
ises not to reimpose customs duties
collected by Americans during the oc
cupation of Vera-Cruz. . dd j .>'.
Thia was Gie positive declaration of
State department of Octals tonight fol
lowing the announcement that, des
pite two : attempts? Carranza < so far
has refused to explain, satisfactorily
his position as. to what step he con-,
templates,taking,upon the withdrawal
of. the American, forces 'from ..Vera
Cruz. It .was pointed out .that Gener
al Funs*on had seen red the services of
Mexican; officials In the administration,
ot civil government at Vera Cru^ upon
the condition "th?t they would be pre=
tee ted yfie hw" W lthdreW. Under the
Mexican) law these officials are'Habib
for serving Invaders''to imprisonment
for some five to. twenty years. Immun
ity for th?se citizens io sought by the
government. . ' '"'
Baptist Sunday School Pick* Cct
ton for the Benefit of
i Belton, Oct' 10-The Belton fair,
which comes off Wednesday, October
31, is all Gie talk now, and i as the
time draws nearer Ute hundreds in
terested ariel becoming more enthu
siastic- The' woather permitting, this
should be the best fair ever pulled off
in the Piedmont.
Remember' the date, Wednesday, Oc
tober Si, and ba on nano to meet your
friends throughout the county.
The Baptist Sunday schools turned
hot In full force this afternoon and
picked cotton- The money,made will
be given to Connie Maxwell Orphan
age. Miss Leda Poor's, class picked
314 pounds and Mrs. D A. Goer's class
picked 504 pounds. Mrs. Deer's class
plckedfea the farm of A- S. Fant and
Misa Poore'a class picked on tho rarm
ot the teacher's faUier, T C.. Poora- -i
This money, will bo turned over-,;,
tho orphanage in Ute next few days.
AU tho pickers were small children,
ranging around 12 ye.-vrs pf age.
' Rev. S. P. Hair, of I^lt.MUJijS-^J-/
will preach here at tho Fret Baptist
church tomorrow, morning and even
ing. Rev. Mr. Hair ih an able speak
er and both services will bo well at
tended- Morning Her vice at ll : 30 and
evening at 7.30. Public ia cordially
?invited tb attend these ? servces..
W. T. Mc Dow and, son; Sidney, bf
Belton, route one, were in town today
on business- '. . ?< > . -V- , '?.::.',-v;' A
& Miss Oma Cox may he mentioned
among those In Anderson .today shop
ping. - . 'S- Zh-C ?-. !
MISB SOlma Hunter. oMle\ton>routo
tour, was among those who went to
Anderson today. I BEE HIVE ti^W^^
.Will Harley, of Toney Creek, was ,injAI E>?A*VM?^mir A t
among those in Belton today on busi- WHU>Lil^??L*&,f L^H.ALi
neaB. / Avwt\\y t. iv
J. T. Maddox, of Bolton route two, , ? A\^'? - ,
may be mentioned among those here Disposed of Qv&r $2,000 W?rth
today on busineBa. of Goods to ~Jo wish, Hm of
. Mrs- E. M. Harley and daughter. Baltimore. MdvW
Miss Edna, of Toney Creek, were In ? . ~
town today shopping. -. ".
. ? -'?- 0, H. Bailes, proprietor of the Bee
. Hive store, of Anderson, pat through
Adnats Town ts i#e*t. . a dea* Saturday, iti^oivins some two
?"Ba?e, OoUrg^Tlie BriaaiSn JUBpU& j-ot-tbTee-thousand-doHara--Mr'-Balle;,,*-'
.sador, wbiledenylng Af?Port-tljat the gold a-large quanttty of last year's
garrison of Prtemysl in Galicia^had merchandlse to a well known Jewish
surrendered to the Russians, added flnn f Baltmor^ Bld., And the goods
^however.the whole^^town^ta afire and are now beln? Alpi?lbo\their new
its capitulation is now inevitable. I home> ,n dla* us?ln3hV-latt*r Mr.
Fmiieror Leaves Field. Bailes said that he soldjthe gooda aim
Emperor Leaves rieio. pJy because he dId not care to carry
Petrograd, Oct. 9.- Emperor Nicho- stock over fromom* sS?TO?'tii'another.
las returned to Tsarskoe-Selo today He estimated thafc,',<^e?geoda sold
from his trip, of inspection of the Bus- would total a whbiedhte mee pf $4,000,
stan srinles at the front- but he prefers to lose'a1 little on the
li*-1-;-rs deal rather tbau''to'WrttV'bld goods
around his store- ?.' "
YOUBAD IN THIS PAPER WUl Not 8nppeH>}P#?tv??BlTe>b
: -u. Un in.
Hoaph?O EVO? UnUta . Boston, OcL lOrr^ftniProblbUion
A liaabllSo Cf Ol J nUIIlD A state convention today ? rejected the
'ffl nf fha f Allin O? Proposition to support./*?,progressive
r?* 'Ul III? : luff ll. porty candidates lUj-vJew o?;ihe adop
! ? tlon by that party g?a platform plank
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The Cotton Fields
of rie/ar?y all our best and most progressive farmers
at ttjis itme have COLE THREE FURROW
GRAIN DRILLS "sowing grain. \ \
. If you haye not such an implement you should
have bhe. It is the only safe, sure way of getting a
crop? Such an' Implement insures largest possible
yiel?j< fl .
Put in; vour efrain now with ? COLE THREE
An^rson, ?. C., . Belton, S. Greenville, Sv a