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POUNDED A LU L HT I. I*ftu. Itt .Wtb Malu street AN DE UHU >, H. C. W. W. 8MOAK, Editor and Hu? Mgr I* M. GLENN.City Editor FHJJXI'H ?A?SEEN, AdvertlbiuK Mgr T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Mgr. BL ADAMS, Telegraph Editor and Foreman. Entered according to Act of Coo ees as Second Class Mall Matter at dla PostolHce at Anderson, 8. O Member of Associated Press and Receiving Complete Daily Telegraphic Servio*. TELEPHONES Editorial and Business Office.321 /ob Printing .693-L 8VBSCBIPTIO.N BATES SeniMYccfcly Ona Tear .11.60 BU Months .76 Dany Ona Year .15.00 Bis Months . 2.H0 Three Moaths .... 1-15 Tba Intelligencer ls delivered by carriers In the city. If you fall to get your paper regularly please notify ns. Opposite your name on the label of your paper is printed date to which our paper is paid. Al1 checks and drafts should be drawn to The Anderson Intelligencer. ooooeooooooo ONLY o 4. j Mora Shopping o a Days J v Before X'mas. J . a .a j . .eoooooooooooooooooo Tba Weather. South Carolina: Cloudy Sunday and Maaday, probably local rains. CHRISTMAS , It ls tbs Christmas time: "A holy ?ad nappy time!" What memory lt tirings to each ot us! How the sight of the holly or -mistletoe carriT UH (ar back into tho years: to our child bead; our abiding faith hi Santa Claus; pur childish wonder when "hopes fulfilled taught us to hope anew"-when our letters so laborious ly written in our childish script wero sgnt to Banta Claus by way of the wide chimney which he and his pranc ing renldeer would BO soon marvel ously descend! And as the letters burned he read them In the ascend ing smoke. We knew he did, for we found Ute very things they had re? quested hanging in our stockings by that same fireplace. O, the wonder and magic of it: the fearful Joy and tho mystery of the unknown; the dear surprise Of Christmas 1 Then too there wore the happy "darkles" waiting to catch the "white folks" with their cry of "Christmas glf." It waa very exciting. In later yeera our thoughts went back to that "solemn midnight cen turies ago," when God's greatest gift came to the walting earth Our hearts thrilled to the Joyful stralnu of the glad music of Judea's plain. Again we traveled with the wise men from their bornea afar "In haste to seek the meaning of the atar." We watched with Uta wondering shepherds aa the an gelia song soothed their troubled hearts with ita heavenly chorus of "neace on earth, ?rood will to men." That song la atm echoing down through centuries! that shining sta* still stands "over where the young child lay" in the stable "because there waa no room for Him" in tba inn. On this birthday of the Place ot Peace it ls not apeaceful earth. Al most It seems as of old that "there la no room" for Him. And yet "Where nations are warring life for life. A cry ringa out from the fearful strife ?JJ Aa a dying people sinks to ita doom: /Room for the Christ-Child, room!" and we know that if in our hearts lhere la room for the Christ-Child we shall Indeed have "good-will to men." In lour life too we keep company St Christmas with those dear ones "whom aa have loved long since and have lost a while." and especially do we keep tils tryst with those who left us aa chi) Iren still full of the trust sad Joy of the Christmas tide. Our heans grow very teador to all those "who are at homo in our house." Thu year oar hearts go out with deep est longing to those desolate ones across the aaa who can no more tum to "that place thia aide the stara: that men call hume,'* as well aa to the homes made desolate by the know ledge vt the unreturning. And If we cannot give material aid than let us at this Chris trna* tide, in feeble imi tation of Htm whose birthday -we cele brate, at lesat give freely of ourselves to furthering the bleated cause of "peace on earth, good will ta mea." Bo ahall we "follow the gleam" of the Christmas star. < "And as Tiny Tim observed: God bless us, every one."-York News; . CREDIT TO ANDERSON . The Anderson Intelligencer has Just closed its first year Tinder new man agement and the stockholders at their first annual BIMMB* ??% Mcshay s aaid to hare been'delighted at the showing made. This ls very gratify ing new?.. Tho naper ls under tbs able management of W. W. Smoak and la a credit Anderson.-The Spar tan bar! Journal. . - . THEY'RE ?OISG HOME. Almost every train now la crowded willi young men and wjuien on their way home from the colleges to spend the holidays with their parents, and to renew again the friendships and acquaintances with their erstwhile comrades and friends. It ia an in st iring sight to note the enthusiasm and eagerness, to say nothing of the fresh youthfulness of these young people who are preparing themselves for the battle of life, and who arc thus bocoming better equipped to fight Ita battles. These young folks will meet chang ed conditions at home. If it be the first year away from home, they will wonder how they could stay away after tho holldaya arc over, they will so want to bc at home with their loved ones. If lt be the last year they will wonder how anyone can stand to live In tho proay old place where things are not so up-to-date aa at the fash i?uttbi? cu?tege, and that their "old folks" do not dross aa "swell" SB they do at tho college town or city. Then, too, they will And that there la not thia year tba air of prosperity aa waa formerly noted on their '?eturn from college. The mothci and father will wear thofr old clothes perhaps, and the linea of caro will be a bit deeper on their brows, and while they will make an effort to Bhow that things are as they "used to be" it will be found that they have to economizo herb and there to koep their boy or their girl at achoo). Just how great the sacrifice they will never know till they have changed placea with their father or their mother, and have children of their own at college. Thia fall has boen a hard one for parent*- whose ambition la to give their children the advantages of a col lege course. Be lt to the everlast ing credit of theso parent? that they aro -king the aacrlflcea neceasary tc . their boya and girls at col ic^, a?.J If theso boys and girls are not making good use bf their time, bo lt to their everlasting ahame. Per haps tho toy or girl going home to the rural district, whoae father ia a small farmer, will be mo-Ji struck with the changea neceasary to keep them in college. TO theso boya and giris Tho Intel ligencer wiahoa a moat enjoyable rhriotmas season. May their pleas ure at tho reunion bo unalloyed, and may every ono Of them bo able to re turn to school sitar the holidays. But in cece they find the sacrifice too great, and they cannot go back, wo tirg? fiera not to be downcast and sad over lt. but tobuoklo down and help make lt poaslblo for them to return 'he next fall and finish their course. [?et there bo np "quitters" in this race 'or an education. Times like these try the mettle of ali-, even tho older boya and girls whoso college ls that whoao curriculum is omfcrsced in the cuurao taught in the University of Hard Knocks. In thia, school, also, there must bo no quittera.. MORE KEW. PEOPLE The Intelligencer ia indeed glad it ?baa been the instrumentality for ; burlnglng to Anderson tho publication of tho Southern Christian Advocate for the next four yeara. Ordinarily one would .think .that there ta not much in thia to cause one to feel glad, but U | la true that this ls the official organ of the second largest denomination in the State, and that the message it will --ontain will' go into perhaps ten thouaand homes, every one of these papers- being'an advertisement of An derson and her resources, it will be aeon what it can mean to the city. Than it will bring to tho city as a resi dent fo:- four years one, of the ablest and moat progressive'ministers in the conference, who will, becdme a part of the life of the city and will aid in the civic and roliglouo lifo of tho com munity. Besides 'thia If will give em ployment to several persona who] ?might otherwise belong to Ute idle I class. The Intelligencer has cause to be | proud also of the distinction of win ning thia contract over some ot the mos* progressiv? printing establish ments in the State. The idea we wlah to emphasise In this connection, ls that every person should be even on the alert to hunt out and bring to An derson every legitimate business pos sible, and to advertise to the rest of the country tho superiority of her re sources. Aa little'as one may think of | it, the establishment ot The Intelli gencer under the new management baa brought to Anderson almost a half-hundred citisens, and has given employment, to more than a score of skilled artisans. What other email enterprise has done more for the un building of the city? These reflections are not mentioned as self-praise, ont. to Illustrate the raine to the commue I tty of such enterplses, whether they] be, printing concerna or any other I I kind. U??ug Ferna. Par boa Johnson: "De contribution dis mcrnln' wlP. &e fo* de purpose obj makin' up de deficit In your pastor's salary! De choir will now ain?\ and SOCIAL SERVICE Al Tho Intelligencer publishes thlB morning the report of the Kev. John F. Vines, 1). D., of the committee on ?social service and public morals, which wan presented ut the recent session of the State Baptist Conven tion. The report is as follows: Clod ts in his beaven, but all is not right with his world. The trouble, however, ls not caused by any lack of interest or effort on the part of God, but the serpent has c rawled into our garden and made himself busy bruis ing humanity's heel. There is truly much wickedness but the star of hope shines. Wo nre prone, nt times like this, to think all in evil, when the trouble is, wo simply need a change of glasses, a ne v perspective. Satan will not win the victory, while he has made trouble, and e hoar the Bears, yet he BIBO carries the marks of our displeasure on IIIB head. We firmly be lieve in the final triumph of J?^?'IB Christ. His kingdom Ul yet come and ills ill be done and righteousness fill the earth. Your mm m Itt???* munt ?-ail attention especially to the folioing topics: I. The Condition of Our Times. II. The Cure for Exiuting Evils. 1. The Condition. Climbing some high peak, from when JO we see far out over jhe world, we are compelled to feel, that heathen nations may without embankment to themselves, modest ly suggest to UK, that we mii.ght clean up a little -it home before preaching so much to 'hem. There are nations, considered by UB heathen, making moral progreus thut should make us Blt up and U.ke notice, and seriously consider our own sincerity. Since the Czar of Russia, at a cost of $500.000, 000.00 to his revenues, has ordered prohibition in hts realm, I have been wondorlng lt Christ was as much in POY,er wbero He 1B called Lord, as thlB Czar of the RuBslAns is In hie ter ritory, would we not change many things? Our "Land of tho free and home of the bravo" ia a placo where one may live as selfishly BB ne desiree, cheat, rob, gamble, slander, murder, engage in every pleasure lust may suggest, and all with little fear of punishment. I quote from that Inform ing book "Our World," by Dr. Strong. He says: "For tho last ten years In tho United States the annual average of murderB has been 8,818 The Hon. And row D. White, writing In 1912 and referring to the number of homicides during tho preceding year as upward of 8,000, sayB: 'I need hardly remind ?your readers that no other civilized nation shows any approach to the ?above figures. Great Britain and the British American dominions upon our borders, which are supposed to live under laws substantially like our own, have relatively only about one tenth of the yearly percentage of murders ahown hy the utatlstlca cf tho United States. . . . . A similar difference, greatly to our disadvantage, exists between Continental European nations and our own.' The American Prison Association's committee on criminal procedure declares that 10,000 homi cides aro committed In this country every year, more than the aggregate number for any ten civilized nations, exclusivo ot Russia. A Judge in Geor gia has said there were more murders committed in that state than In the wholo British Empire with a popula tion of 400,000,1)00. in a report to the Greonvllle Asst elation ?aid: "Aiaerl c.r-.ns are still t?o most lawless civil ized nation lu .be world." Violations along other lines are on a. par with the violations of the law of life. Lynch ings in our land, led by our worst men, men pretending to be lovers of morals and home, yet the most dan gerous violators of tho law they could defend, do In cruelty and barbarism shame heathen Turkey. Dr. Strong ls authority for tue statement that Judgo Amidon said that during tho last BBV enty-?ve years nowhere in the British Empire had a prisoner been snatched from the cuBtody of the law and sac rificed by a mob. Contrast this with our nation whore half a hundred pris oners, during a single year have been taken cowardly from officers, and killed by a mob of murderers. How about our own state. South Carolina? In the language of a negro preacher over the body- of his dead subject; "The toast said the better." But thank Ood leaders and teach ers of anarchy have received merited rebuke. With united 'voice of the peo iple la country and-in town, lt baa boen said that men who outrage all honor and Jaw shall not hold thc highest offices l? ibis State. And now we hare hopo that we may rebuild our broken walls, begin to reconstruct the land so marred with lawlessr iss. Impurity, '?uoianro. unchristian race prejudice ind opireaalon. Yea we may now be* (rfu to redeem our land and people where we have been so criminally ne gligent of all that makes a State great and strong. I heard Dr. Gifford at Ute General Convention of Baptists at Jamestown, nae the following Illustration, whtch I quote: "Some years ago there lived a man In a fine borne in A Vermont town. He was rearing a family; trou ble came upon the growing children; Jointe enlarged and weakened, bony structures grew out of shape. The doctor waa consulted, medicines pres ar', oed and taken, but the trouble In creased, the children were ?ant to tbs aea shore sod began to bo better; search for the trouble followed, and the source of the evil was found in a broken drain under the sitting room. This sitting room was tho llv-ng room. Here was the family altar, where the scriptures were read, prayers Offered and hymns lung, but the vision from above did not cure the trouble be low. The cellar was dug up. the brok en drain replaced, health followed.** The cellar of our Sonta Carolina civi lization abonada in broken draina, gases poisonous fill the upper rooms, tbo growing youth is misshapen and morally weak, manhood dissipated. We must go below and fla these bro ken draina While anarchy haa reign ed, filling the land with nighing, the church haa gone on einging and pray ing and looking pious, as lt this was the essence of Christianity. But the church ls realising her work is some thing more than being nurse to the devil's wrecks. There are two aldea to successful caring for humanity, ND PUBLIC MORALS tPke care of the wrecks and atop the causo. Look after the man by Jerlco'a dangerous roa<l and clear tile foreat of robbers. Feed Belgium's starving millions, but stop the heathen from I fighting. We are to meet organized evil with organized Godliness. The . church must bear her part of the shameful condition that exists, and more than any other ?'pnumlnatlon. the Uaptists. because we roast of numbers large. Wo have sung our hymns, prayed our prayers, looked good and the" evil has gone on. The time has come to fight as well as pray, to he felt at a dynamic for right aa well as be seen in priestly roues of apparent righteousness. There is a cure for our ills, let us apply the remedy. 2. The Remedy. The time is ripe for the application of right princi ples. The work waa begun last sum mer, when men voted aa they prayed. The result ls apparent, tho demago gue was dethroned. Crime, prejudi?? ?Su ??u?r??b? r?vwtveii a uacasei." Ooliatli met the thrust of a smooth stone, flung by the united hands of ?men whose consciences were stirred : with righteous indignation. But we cannot stop now, for to rest is to lose all, for "while men sleep the devil sows tares." In the mind of your com mittee certain thinga arc necessary: (a) Sano laws, Safe ann sane leg islation can ouly bc bad by electing sane men to make laws. A prominent man aaid to mo: "The timo waa when wo aent brains and character to make laws but now we send tho biggest fools we can find." The maternent aav- I ors of too much truth. Electing bad i men, we have payed tho price of our folly In penitence we voted and now ! we ix ur with Joyful aonga the remains I of tho defeated to tho political cemc- '. tery. "Kurth, to earth ashes to oshea i and duet to duB.t" Our laws have been ' BO poor, a man could lie, cheat, per-; i Jure, steal money or suffrage, rob, I mob and murder and go free, with per- i haps a email fine, or short imprison- < mcnt. For example one can violate ( the dispensary lawn and with a. email < fee, the price of a cheap llcenso, con- < t'oue bia dangoroua traffic. We need I lu wa that will make tho penalty to < sumo extent commensurate with the 1 crime. Wb will bave auftrete out- < raged, manhood debauched, and state I ruled by the vileat, unlesa Christian men vote to bring good men with < bruin;; and character to repreaent ua ? and wc shall have legislation that will i lift our State from the disgrace which i abe has fallen Into. I (b.) Law Enfrocement. Herc, to think means to put, our faces in the duBt and weep. W? have boen held up to ridicule by our''sister States anil Justly so. Not oniy have we failed to eutorco law, but we have freed those adjuged guilty, regal Hess of the na ture of their crimes or the public Bafety. Upon Just grounds, we may imagine the Pew men, remaining in our State prison, are of all men a j "friendless" and "penniless" crowd. Wo have made a mistake in too many , instances, of electing mea who could not enforce law, ' hec'auso they were I the chief law-breaker8 and hon$> wreckers. I am atklnk^Jng of the mock> ' cry, where' a/ magistrate passed cen ' tenco on a man for neglecting hts home, when thia iud pu had allowed his unfortunate child to die from no gleet and want, the mother led,astray. under~"the pleadings of love ; Ia, thoro anything meaner in" hell? ? am think ing of, men leading In a rrjob; pretend ed defenders of homo and lovers - bf morality, officers of the law they were, yet leaders d? crjme! I ant thinking of men, perjuring themselves, . elected to enforce law, yet Interpro lng law KO aa to freo aome "friend" whom tuey knew to be guilty! A noted writer tells us: "Punishment in our land 1B neither swift nor cure. We violate law beca^^e it ia law." It la eald that in Germai, y convictions for crime equal 95 per < ent, while in tho United States but 1.3. Law enforce ment la one of the crying needa of South Carolina. Give us men to lead who will regard th cu- oaths, men of character, and then wt shall nave offi cers who will not be in league with the. crime loving. Sane and safo laws enforced by good matt ls the life of civic honor. (c) A Compulsory School Law. Much of our embarrassment has been caused by bad men appealing to thoao whose prejudices were easily arbusod, because of the lack-of knowledge. To enlighten the coming generations thia law ia necessary. Among ' Ita advo cates may be fotnd our, best and wisest citizens. The men who oppoae a law ot thia kind give ua. tho best appeal for Ita necessity. A brother aaid to me: "The right to take implies the right to compel." The Stato taxes its peoplo to educate -ita children, then let the State do its work. Public saf ety calls for intelligent manhood. How often in thia state the minister is call ed upon to marry couples who are to build homes, rear children and neither party able to write r Almost one-lour th of oar voters. l am told?-cannot write. A magistrate in one of our leading counties arrested twelve young men, six white and alx negroes, every ne gro signed his name and each white boy made his mark and such a, mark! I am profoundly sorry for the nar* nowness and unchristian selfishness of any man who argues that he will not vote for a compulsory school law, because the colored children will get a part of thia advantage. Such a per son la in need of sympathy and prayer. Negroes not of their own accord carno to us, and they are dependent, and God will hold us responsible for their salvation and uplift. Bat the white child's future is st stake, and thia law Is valuable In that it will reach tko parent who is willing to grind his child's life away in the mills m order to indulgo his own latinosa. The other day a man Jumped into the river to save a drowning boy. , The lad waa hard to locate because he was held entangled In some old Wires at the bottom. There are thousands of "to I morrows men" be?? prr??uat? I? y un thinking and aelflah parents, lt la our business to free them. If perchance, some negro will gat, a better oppor tunity, let him have it It is humane, and we never can rice by oppressing and keeping Ignorant an inferior race, H.T.Q., Open Evenings Until Christmas. May wo not pray and hopo and voto or Buch a law? (d) State-wide Prohibition. We lave played with tho whlBkey prob em long e.-otj;~h Fourteen of our sis er states iiavo this law and lt is time 'or UH to Join tho ranks. Emperor .VII ll am of Germany ia quoted ua say ng: "I have observed that of the great number of crimea appealed to no for decision, nine-tenths were due :o alcohi ',. Nerves aro undermined ind endangered from youth up. In .he Jme of war, for steady nerves ind cool head, victory will lie with :ho nation that uses tho smallest imount of alcohol." In the hattie of life victory will be to the man who is sober, and to the State whose citizens M-lieve and practice prohibition. Thousands of children who ought Lo bo in school are nt to the mills ind shops and farms by drinking 'athcrs. Thousands of women who should be . at. home, are being forced o work to support the family because ! if debauched husbands. We hear much if the devil's cry about "liberty," but ibo children and wives and souls of nen are at stake and this is the cry to riecd. A good man who thinks said:.] 'If Christian people would quit drink- ? lng the question would be solved." j This ls too true, but ono thing Is cer tain, if God's people would vote as they pray for once, we would free ! .mr land from this blot. It is time for :oncarted action in killing this de-1 non that breaks homos, ruins lives 13d senda souls to hell. We cannot serve God and mammon. God pity the town or State that is willing to build streets or educate her people with blood money. Let us denian ? mat the people have the rigat to vote tb free ?ur land from this corse. ' A few itei may solve lem ONEIDA GUARA A SELECTEI SULLIVAN Anderson, S. C. Four More Shop Those of you who have those presents you are father, brother or frient vice during these busier vou will want; by "s qualities- prices and ca selecting the most appr Neckwear Hose Mufflers Stick Pins Shirt Studs Collars Shirts Hats Caps Bags Trunks Bath Robes Umbrellas 'Kerchiefs Gloves Depend on us to suggest the ver of giving. The Christmas Store f Ti? SAW (c) A Church Standing for ?he ' Things of God. Upon the ministry \ and the church as upon no other power does the responsibility for good ' moralB and social a?rtico reste We ? cannot build up a civilization that wir ?stand without God. Men co-operating with God is tL i only sure way to per manent success. So here let me hur riedly mention several things under this subject. Wo aro living too ex- j I travagantty. We are Just now having a I touch of "hard times" and fast living is a wonderful contributor to this con-. i ditton. We are living to much to eat, dress and spend, and Judgment day i comes and finds us wanting. We are willing to spend our money and timo for things that arc "not meat." Cheap moving pictures and vaudeville these contributing to ruin, yet we sup port them with hard earned money. There are many lils all calling for the application of the principies of God's word. Your committee believes that it would be conductive to good if our pastors would spend much time lu tho coming year preaching the ten com mandments, for we need tho "Thou shalt not." Also preach much on the \ "Sermon on the Mount" since this is ? Christ's application of his truth to Ure. From a season of study on these great fundamentals rivers of law and life will flow..We asiChurchmen are too -.viliing to slander a little. Study James. "Thou shalt not steal" will have its modern application. How many are willing to take an oath, and make God a party to lt, that we are poorer than we are, because by so doing we may get a little assistance In sending our children to a State school? Wo will sign notes and make promises to assist God In His work, ms from our your Christ [KITCHEN SET Every kitchen should have one. - ' SERVING TRAYS CHAFING DISHES SUGAR BOWLS UvL/ilTl ri i Anetta i \ Ai COMMUNITY SID NTEED FOR FIFTY /.' 777 . ' .? * * > LINE OF CHOU HARDWARE Greenville, Se C. ?ping Days. i postponed buying sure to want for J, will find our ser days to be all that ervice", we mean ref ul assistance in opriate things. ?Kerchiefs Cut? Buttons Cuffs Canes Suit Cases Suspenders. Slippers v articles you'll think well or Men and Boys. wah m . Condene? aud lt ls feared we have little though -at leaBt we hardly conBlder thia binding, is thia honcBt? We are able to buy automobiles and land but the Lord muat beg in Hla own vjbrld. How about our noble honeaty on the tax question? Suppose the State passed a law that any one could buy our property at the price we aaseas IC Would there not be como repenting? Yea, wc need the application of Ood'a law and a respect for ita teaching. Jn the home, school, church, teach that God's book ia to be obeyed, loved, and practiced. We muat fight for the betterment of our land til avila are driven out. "No aurrender in God's war." Some of ua are Bitting down and waiting for tho glory \ind, and now He is Just walting for the devil to defeat Him sq He can get the vic tory. In Europe they court martial soldiers for this kind of fooliahnea8, but lt la hoped by some sp?cial provi dence God will eave such foola. God Bays: "dir 1st shall sec of the travail of bis soulN and be satiafied." and I do not believe his heart will be aatia fied with less than a complete victory. "Render to Caeaar tho thlnga that be long, to him and to God the thinga that are His." We have an opportunity now, in this time of depression, to think and act, and follow up the vic tories already attained. We muat do BO. - ''Lock ia the cement of society,," therefore let us join hands from the mountain to the sea, mountain men, mill men. every man and save our land for God. Salvation to all, Christ ian education for every child, good laws enforced. God's word loved and lived and wo shall win. Respectfully submitted. JNO. T. VINES, For the Committee. stock that mas prob Safct> Crackers Much Noise. No Danger Pop Guns irRifles Bows and Arrows fERWARE YEARS CE DESIGNS COMPANY Belton, S. C.