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; South Carolina: Fair Tuesday, some
what colder in east; Wednesday fair.
SPEED ""THE DAY."
The practically unanimous voice ?*
tho chamber of commerce In favor of
street paving, sh evidenced last night
by the volume of applause greeting
every reference to paving of Ander
son's streets, was commendable. It
shows the spirit of get together which
has characterized so many forward
rqovenents la thiri city, and we believe
now that there will no longer bp any
doubt us to the passage of the paving
propositions. The commission is In
every way able and ready to handle
the proposition, and the people have
confidence in the ability and integrity
of this commission as a whole, and
there Ib no doubt in any mind that
street paving is badly needed. So there
ate only two things remaining, and
these are the passage of the law, and
tho opportualty to vote. These will
c^mc in'the next few weeks, and then
there will be less mud In Anderson.
Speed the day.
>J. Pluvlus bed a blue Monday as a
result of his week-end grouch.
;We 'niagliie the Germans are rather
blue over the loss of the Bleucher.
Ever helped move a newspaper
phint? Then cheer up, you may get to j
Weather Improving, says a headline.
But R referred to the weather In the
Suruu old-fushtuncd editors ur0 still
writing ?ditorials on the Mexican situ
The Greenwood Journal suys pro
hibition is endorsed In that county. Is
it practiced, neighbor?
Now that Thaw is bnck In Now
York we shall oxpect some sloppy
stuff In the yellow journals about him.
It must be mighty tempting to steal
a ride on that new steel train of the
Blune Ridge Railroad.
Tlij, attorney general of tho State
has asked permission to probe mono
polies. Wherefore this sudden activity? \
Germany-is Silent on Zeppelin, Visit j
?Headline. It's probably well thutj
these visits are made quietly.
We suppose If It hadn't been for this
weather we would have kept at least
one of our New Year resolutions until
If Greenville folk should like tu get
a peep Into their city's past, they |
should take a look at Anderson's
Btreets about now.
The paving commission is consider
ing electing Its own treasurer. A few
m?re good ncV* llke that ond the bond
issue will be certain !? pass.
0-- - , - ..
Thaw again in the Tombs?headline.
And wo shall never hoar the lost of |
h I tu until his resting place is. spelled
without the "s."
The mud on North Main street even
stopped the automobile Are truck.'
What chance has a privately owned
machine, observing the speed laws, of)
getting through the bog?
The ' telephone people established
long distance yesterday between New
ork and San Francisco. We und?r
. land the tolls on this line are about
4%'ji for throe minutes talking. There
fore, we submit this Is one Instance
' where talk la not cheap.
A WISE CHOICE
[ We feel sur*1 thut we voice the senti
I incuts of every person who is at all
progressive, when w0 say that no bet
ter choice ot members to succeed the
directors oi itie chamber of commerce,
f whose term of office ni,s ' x'Mred, than
?mk made last night. TheHe gentlemen
all represent the progressive and new
spirit of (he city, ami will stand for
the continued growth and development
of the ell y along proper lines. No bet
ter members could have been had than
those from whom the mantle of ofiice
fell. So there is cans,, for congratula
tion all round, and we confidently look1
for this infusion of new blood to re
Ktilt in activity and growtn.
For the < urislderatioti \>f (Iiis board
of directors, we would urge more fre
quent meetings of the chamber or com
literce, and the adoption of "The Tree-1
ton Idea " Let the sphere of Influence
of this organization he extended, and
reach out to the neighbor who lives
more than a few city blocks from the
court house. Make him feel that he will
be welcome l%> conic ami fraternize
and plan with his city cousin for the
growth of their county seat and their:
The forces which for the past few
years have brought about a splendid
development In the city of Anderson
and baterially aided in intelligent and
remunerative farming in Anderson
County, have been marshalled and
thoroughly organized or effective work
fur the year 1915. and the liest there
Is in every mun should be forced to
the front in the determination to
make greater progress in 1915 than
in any previous year. Here are ideas,
taken from .Town, Development, that
should characterize every clthsen:
I am the community spirit.
In me is seen the composite of the
souls of the dwellers in my communi
Through me is found expression ot
the alms, the Ideas and the ambitions
of my people.
From me the world gnA^ It? Ininrds
sttms of my community.
I am no better than the best that
create me, and no worse thaa the
I am the spirit of my community.
For..the sake of posterity; In the Iii.
te rest of progress and prosperity; to
make life worth living in the com
munity, I should be the highest type
of community spirit.
I can be of a higher type if more
people strive to make me so.
Won't you help?
Cities-of today are what the people
living in them make them.
it has been ruled that money bor
rowed is not taxable. So, Mr. Man
Wlth-the-Colnu. If you want to avoid
paying tux on the lucre, pass us over
The Columbia State has an editorial
on "When Taft Crossed his Finders."
When our friend has a dissertation on
that pedagogue crossing his legs wt>
shall read it.
People Have Faith In the Flag of
England?headline. A little fnlth In the
marksmanship of England might not4
Support Yqur Local Paper.
Southern Textile Bulletin.
Very few people realize how hard
the press of the south has been hit
since the war began. j
A local paper receives its revenue
from "foreign" advertising, local ad
vertising and subscriptions.
Foreign-advertising is advertising
received from mall order house,
pntent medicine firms, etc.. from out
side the immediate territory covered
by the publication and such advertis
ing has to a large extent cancelled be
cause of the Impression that there is
little buying power in the south at
this time. .
i.oeal advertising has been serious
ly curtailed because many of the
local merchants have been in tight
places to collect accounts due by
The papers must therefore. de
pond at this time largely upon sub
scriptions end we appeal to the mill
people of overy town or village to
aid their local papers to weather
this t.torm by paying what they owe
their local paper on subscription or
sending them a new subscription.
A local paper is an asset to every
town and village and knowing, .the
serious financial condition of most
of them at present we make this ap
peal In their behalf.
Every dollar , counts, with a local
paper now* and the amount ot the"sub
scription ot the mill population would
tide over many of them.
News of the Settlement.'
"A sawmill cut two men in two one
day last week. Hope to be able to give
their names In my next."
"A big blaze lit the sky on the far
side of town the ether night. It was too
cold to go and see what caused it.
Shouldn't be surprised to hear some-'
one's house burned down."
"Don't believe all the January snake
nodes you hear." says The Wfcltsett
Courier. "We haven't %?en a - shake
since the last day of December. 1914,
when we killed seven with ono. well
aimed blow from an empty jug."
STREET 1*4 VINO
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p?tition? circulated would state In
plain terms that the bond issue
would carry only in case tbe abut
ting properly law carried. Tho times
arc protLious now for tbis work, as
everything is Ho cheap, the material
and labor to construct being obtain
able at a smaller cost now than
would have been possible some time
ago. The purpose of the commission
I is to make the terms as easy as pos
sible, and If the people assessed pre
ferred a longer term than five years
for making payment, the commission
would favor even a ten year term.
A number ot concrete examples of
the cost per 100 feet of street paving
were glvym. These figures had been
compiled by City Engineer Sanders
and are approximately correct. He
t.tated that on five yearly payments
the resident on River street, 27 feet
wide, would pay each year only
*;2..">0 for every 100 feet front; 40 feet
wide, without car line, $32; Main
street, 70 feet wide, $r,i per year, for
The total cost of paving to the
limit ot the following streets: North
Main, South Main, River, Market and
Calhoun, u total of five miles would
cost $1-10,000. McDuffie und all cross
streets from Calhoun to River street,
a total of about seven 1-2 miles,
could be paved for $200,000.
Mr. Sullivan stated he would like
to havp questions asked by those in
terested. It was suggested by an
auditor that tho impression had gone
abroad that taxes would be made very
heavy if this proposition should
carry. This he*said was an error, as
the citizens residing along the street
paved would pay half, and tbe en
tire tax paying public would pay tbe
Mayor (; od trey .Make* Statement.
Mayor Godfrey, who was present,
stated that the taxpayers now were
paying from $10,000 to $12,000 street
tax. The interest on $100,000 bonds
would be only $5,000, so the street
tux. he explained, would be less. He
also'explained the franchise of the
Southern Public Utilities Co., which
provides for their paving between the
rails and eight inches on each side.
Commending the election of the
paving commission und compliment
ing them on their ability, Mr. Sulli
van urged the laying aside of petty
differences and work all together for
paving. Streets such as Anderson
now has are unsightly, unhealthy,
insanitary and a menuce to health
and happiness. He felt that ? whirl
wind campaign, on a single day
would result in a two-thirds major
ity tot: tho freeholders signing the pe
titions ordering tbe election. .
Want* Opinion on Election ? j
Mayor Godfrey requested that the
audience express an opinion as to
whether there should be one or two
elections? one on the bond issue add
one -on the abutting property law.
General Bonham thought it wise 'to
call n meeting at some future ttriie
to consider this matter. Mr. T. Frank
Watklns asked when the law would
pass tbe legislature. Mr. SnUivarr
stated it should become a law' this
week or early next week, and the
election could be held In about three
weeks, or by April 1. i
Chairman Hammett stated he
would not press the matter now. but
would ask those present to discuss
this matter and discuss It with In
dividual members of the commission.
Chairman Hammett said that If the
people of Anderson did not soon
pave her streets she would go back
ward, and as a personal matter and
as a representative of one of the larg
est taxpayers, he would favor street
paving. He thought the coinmisston
a good one and If the city will not
pave now we had as well do away
with the Chamber of Commerce, the
Y. M. C. A. and all good agencies
working for the upbuilding of -the
Plann ror ivkh v
"Plans For the Work of 1916" was
the subject assigned to T. Frank Wat
kins. Esq., vice chairman of the ex
ecutive committ??. He spoke mow
optimistically of the outlook for 191<>.
With all our cotton mills running on
fall time, with their annual pay roll
of over a million dollars, we should
go forward In the new year. The
.city has made great- progress and the
physical appearance ot the city has
been greatly Improved during the
past year, and the Chamber of Com
merce must be kept alive and pro
gressive if we are to continue to
progress. The transportation facili
ties ot the city have been Improved
over a hundred, per cent, since the
Chamber of Commerce started, and,
the spirit of friendliness and coopera
tion between the people of the city
and the country has been fastened.
Agriculture and manufacturing have
accomplished grest things.for Ander-:
son, and tbese industries should be
fostered by the.Chamber of Com
"The Grain Elevator."
Mr. Edward H. Ftabards of Willow
City.. North Dakota, who has decided
to make Anderson his home, and who
will* erect a grain elevator here this
Spring, was next introduced and
poke of "The 'Grain' Elevator." He
told ot his decision to come South
hnd enter the grain .business, and felt
that there Is- a great opening here for
i grain elevator. "I-have had cold
water thrown on this proposition."
paid Mr. (Richards. "I have been told
that South Carolina needs grain ele
vators as much as Nortii Dakota
needs cotton mills, but." sMd Mr.
RIchardB. ''Anderson will have a
grain elevator and it will succeed." '
"Opening of the Theatre."
I Judge J. S. Fowler was Introduced
as a gentleman who had celebrated
his 60th' birthday but' who In .now
only 40 years old. The subject Judge
Fowler was assigned was "Opening of
tb?' theatre." and began by saying the
Ctamber of Commerce was entitled to
the' credit for originating this idea.
The. h?w >h*??tre will open on the
-18th of February- and it is one of the
most handsome in the South. Judgo
Fowler said tola handsome new
theatre hud becu built at a leas cost;
i4> t< v a .
This Explains the Success
of This Sale.
i attending this sale has obtained
values and instantly
became a "booster./*
The m omen tu m this
sale hi s achieved is
rounde i upon com
giving, and through
out this sale you'll see business humming with
Men's Suits and Overcoats.
$25.00 Values now.$17.95
22.5o Values now.16.95
20.00 Values now.14.95
18.00 Values now.12.95
15.00 Values now.10.95
12.50 Values now. . '.. 8.95
10.00 Values now. 6.95
Boys' Suits and Overcoats.
S.3.5U and S3.00 Values.
-1.5u and -4.00 Values.
o.5o and O.oo Values.
7.5o and 7.oo Values.
9.00 and b\5o Values .
12.5u and 11.00 Values.
Men's Odd Trousers. %
Some reductions as on Boys' Suits and overcoats.
Men's Shoes. Fall and Winter Underwear.
S3.50 Values now.
4.00 Values now
4.5o Values now .
5.oo Values now.
6.00 Values now.
6.5o Values now
S .50 Values now. . ..$ .40
1.00 Values now. 80
1.5o Values now.1.15
1.75 Values now .1.35
2.00 Values now..1.45
3'#00 Values npw.2.25
3.50 Values now. 2.65
Watch our daily advertisements. There are many other reductions
here not mentioned above/
Order by parcels post, we prepay.
The Store with a Conscience''
t?an had been estimated. Branching^
on* be stated that he favored street
The following members were nani-ji
ed by Chairman Hammett as a solle-!
Hing committee to continue the cam-j
paign .for funds for' the next year:!'
Measrs. T. Frank Watkinu, B. B.l
Bleckfey.,-T. UrCely, W. L. BrlBsey.i
Jno. W. Llnley, J. D. Rast. P. E.|
Clinkscales, R. E. Ligon and R. S.j
Subscription cards were passed!
out among the audience and sub-!
scriptions to the amount of $1,500 ;
wero secured. A great many contri
butors were absent from the meet
becretary Whaley's report printed
in & neat booklet was presented ' each1
member and received much favorable
RUSSIANS MAKE GOOD SOLDIERS
Need Better Officers and Commissary
Hanover, Jan. 25. ? The Russian
soldler ig better than is popularly
believed, according to the letter of a
German officer, serving with the arm
ies in Poland. * r ' ,
"Near L?, we took about 1,000 pris
oners," wrote the officer. "So the
report said. -As a matter of fact we
took about 2.0?Q. The first lot " was
more or less a thousand, aud then,
during the day. a hundred were gath
ered h??re and another hundred there.
"It Is true that out here, we do not
think much of a thousand prisoners.
But it seems to be different out In
the west. I read tor instance that we.
had taken 221 prisoners there, and
no doubt, somebody said one French
man or an Englishman Is the equival
ent of ten Russians.
But tbat is not true. Among the
prisoners taken here there are niany
well-built and strong fellows with
intelligent faces, who-believe to our
way of thinking. The trouble is that
he Is too much a part of a machine.
If the Russian soldiers. had our lead
era and - commissariat, then . France
would have'been able to. do without
her other allies." '
BADGES FOR CONGRESSMEN
Raid Results,In Bill Requiring Men:
ber3 to Wear Shields.
Washington; . Jam 22. Indignant
because Washington gamblers 'caught
in a raid on a Maryland poolroom
represented-themselves aa member*
of congress, Representative Covey of
Wisconsin introduced a resolution-Jo
day -providing that members of the
house shall wear a nadgo bearing the
inscription "Member of Congress."
The resolution was. offered as a re
sult or statements that m Sunday's
raid at Myers Station, Md-. several
persons wer?" immediately released
on saying they were congressmen
Th? bill provides that the official
title "Member of congress" is neith
er license to transgress" the law nor
lo render one Immune from proie.cu-'
It Is Time For The Farmer to Think About
Buying Supplies For The Spring Plowing
Our line of Farm Implements is complete,
goods that are well established and of known
merit. Call and let us show them to you be
fore you buy..
SULLIN Mil GG.
Anderson, S. C. Belton, S. Q.
THE COUNTRY MOUSE
Featuring ADELE FARMNGTON
"EXPLOITS OF ELAINE"
"MRS. BLACK IS BLACK"
Featuring MAY IRWIN