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ME ANDERSON INTELLIGENCE!
FOUNDED AL'OL'ST 1, IBM. 1x4 North Kala Street ANDERDON, 8* C. W. W. SMO/K, Editor and Bui. Mer lt. M. GLENN.City Editai PHELPS 8A8SEEN, Advertising Mgr T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Mgr, E. ADAMS, Telegraph Editor ead Foresten. Entered ea second-class metter Ap ril 28, 1914, at the post office at An derson, South Carolina, under the Act ot March i, 1*19. Member of Associated Press and Receiving Complete Daily Telegraphic Service. TELEPHONES Editorial and Business Office.131 Job Printing .693-L SUBSCRIPTION BAgBg Semi-weekly One Teer .fl.SO Biz Months . .75 BaJJj One Tear .$5.00 Sta Month* . 2.60 Three Months.116 The Intelligencer ls delivered by carriers In the city. It you fall to get your paper regularly please notify us. Opposite your name on the label of your paper ls printed date to which our paper ls paid. Al1 checks end drafts ahould be drawn to The Anderson Intelligenoer. The Weather. Ho Uh Carolina: Fair Thursday and Friday. Some weather yesterday, oh? ? o Bia more days. What's the matter, Cole didn't break into print yesterday. The Ides ot January and four days more and then he will be no more, o We surmise there aro some cots in the penitentiary which hold uneasy sleepers these nights. -o We can't help but admire the man ner in which that new 'Legislature has started oft*. -o Mud slinging politicians would And campaigning in Anderson Just now plenty of ammunition of thia type. Who ls that governor who was wont to stop in Washington and pick out thc seat in the Senate which he would occupy? ? o ?'" j Now that Booker got his wings scorched by flying around the politl-1 cal candle, we hope to see some scorching paragraphs. --o "Big" King lost out in the race for sergeaat-at-arms ot the House, but it wasn't because he lsnt big enough for tho job. o ? ? Now while everything is so dull Greenville might revive the hoary old project cf extending the "Swamp Rab bit" railroad td Knoxville. o. Wonder if Blesse disbanded the mili tia through fear they might parade at tho Inauguration of -Governor Man ning? . -o It strikes os that England will now have to explain her explanation. Greenwood Journal. Which will be in the nature of an explanation explain ing an explanation. -o A cit laen of Charleston writing to one ot the papers points out the need of a zoo for that city. Governor Man ning will flnd a better place than that for your "tigers." ''O' ? "The gs y bird goes for a lark," says the Greenville Piedmont Starting, of course, with a few swallows.-Colum bia State. And followed the neat < morning with a (Red) raven (Splits.) . The mayor says the newspaper con troversy over the franchise- matter has served to convince him all the. more that the city attorney waa right The mayor evidently doesn't mind be ing lonesome. One redeeming features about those huge wheat exporta ls that our break fast food supply will be greatly di minished.-Columbia Bute. Ah aawl Net until Utey *bulld more of thoee plants like that at Georgetown for utilizing sawdust. V HIMSELF NEXT The Governor has let out practical ly all thc convicta ; he has mustered out all tho militia; he had already, tn Usd early days of his "little brief au thority." turned out all tho notaries public There ls probably nobody else ? let, order or turn oat but himself, a.i\? tim. lay? hit ?CSC SO io bring into coutempt, will see that he goes out a week from today. Having borne with and ?arrived his nullen for four ye*tv, the State can Htnnd s?tvnn ,day? ?sore of ?be grotee ; of government. Another brick i added to the debris he has mod? of laotitutlon and authority will > mattor Utile now. The clearing of sites THF. COMMISSION PIAN One of tho topics discussed on the streets and in the homes of Anderson Just now, is the matter of the election on tho metter of assessing abu'Mng property owners for street paving, and the proposed bond issue for making this law effective. The position taken on this matter by The Intelligencer hus met with popu'ir approval, and very few persons are found who think any other plan will do at all. The opinion seems to be general that if the funds to be raised by a bond i<tsue sre not to be expended by a commlsion of business men, and this provision be not made prior to the call for the election, it may result in the defeat of both the bond issue and the ratifica tion of the abutting property amend ment to the Constitution. One gentleman said: "The people of Anderson need paving. They are able to pay for it, and they are wil ling to pay for lt, and vote for it, If the money ls to be handled by a com mission, but they will not vote for it if the Council is to spend it." This view is shared by many. The Intelligencer has no specific plan for selecting this commission, hut lt has been suggested that the chamber of commerce nominate one member of the council, and one mem ber from each ward, leaving out the ward represented by tbe Councilman, with the Mayor a member ex-offkio. This will give a commiten of seven men, and will remove the expenditure of the money from any semblance of politics. The Intelligencer does not alsh to be understood as questioning the honesty of any member of Council, nor or iu?;ugnlng their motives, but this method will ?rive little cause for any complaint, and will place the mat ter In the hands of the people to se lect their agents to spend their money. MCCORMICK COUNTY While it does not materially effect The Intelligencer one way or the other, because the territory of An derson county Is not Included, we feel that perhaps the people of the pro posed new county of McCormick, need to have a county seat, and work out for themselves their own plas of government. Formed as it was out of the most remote corners of three counties, not being connected with their county seats as closely as Is convenient for the people, and in the case of most of tho people a trip to their respective, county, seats, over bad roads, proves at best trying, and tn tho winter time when the roads sre bad, almost Impassable, lt would seem that their wu hos might prevail, and they be allowed to try their independ ence. If the decision of the Jboard of election commissioners that the elec tion waa nat prevails, those who have worked so hard for the new count) will feel a keen disappoint ment. Perhaps, though, this decision will not Bi aud the appeal which will be made, and the baby county of Mc Cormick will yet grow to manhood. ?THE * *?NTON IDEA" Trenton ls a town In Missouri of about six thousand population, but it ls known far and wida because of the nature of Its commercial (?) organi zation. Instead ot having an organi sation only for the business and pro fessional men ot the town, this little city decided to do away with town lines and to allow Its membership to reach out and.embrace all those who wished to belong. The argued, and rightly so. that lt did . not matter whether a man walked a city block to get hie mall or drove six milos, be should, have the same right to belong to an organisation having tor Its pur pose the upbuilding ot the town and the county. They say there that the Imaginary line separating th? town from the country should he oblit?r?t- , ed, o * 'hey have obliterated it Tho rest ? that thia tittle town ls grow- | lng ny leaps and bounds, and the membership of their organisation is more than twelve hundred. They have built a railroad and a fine system of dirt ronda, besides Improving educa tional conditions over the county, and other things too numerous to mon ti on. . This lo brief ls the r'su these peo ple have tried and found to work so well, ?hat other cities and tows? are copying after "The Trenton Idea," and 1 the idea ls spreading rapidly. Their ' motto ls. "Get acquainted with your : neighbor, you might like him." It ls a good one. It occurs to The Intelligencer that the principles of tb!?? organisation might apply to Anderson with i? great and beneficial results as to Trenton. Ma, or any other ?Ince In the country. In fact, Anderson has advantages Trenton does not possess. Might rt not be well to look into -this. Mr. Beera* tary Whaler, and give lt a try out In Dixie? NUT N?KDF.D, SAYf* BMUSl! The Governor ls right. What need have Wc cf f a rm demoust raters? Are we not - vme-crop people? Do rot make le?. land per attfli the West, and utterly failed to !?e as lt might bo devel oped? What business have these farm demonstrators to butt in and tell us how to make more money on the farm? It's our own affair if we choose to be ignorant of farming knowle Ige, and If we choose to continue to be subservient to one crop. It's a whole lot belter for the farmers of other sections for us to continue to buy food of them, and yet these demonstrators would teach us to make our own food. This is s bit of fine sarcasm by The Greenville News. Governor Blesse has posed ss the friend of tbe poor man, and now the only agency in the State that is really working for the uplift of the poor man, the farmer, ls attack ed by him in his closing message. How infinitely better to have been engaged in the work W. W. Long and his as sistants have been doing then to have been engaged as the Governor iris been during the past four yeara! The former has been trying to make, and has been making, two blades of grass grow where one grew before; the lat ter to stir up strife and prevent the peace and harmony between the fac tions in South Carolina politics es sentiel to proper TO wt h snd develop ment. But, thanks to the good sense of the people of the State this laut ding will fall upon deaf ears, and Mr. Long and bis associates wili go on in their work, and the State will have cause io rise up and call them bless ed. CAMPAIGN PROMISE (I) Upon showing that the city clerk was In need of an office assistant now while licenses are being paid, city taxes paid and tax returns coming in. council instructed the clerk to em ploy Foster Fant, who has been assist ing in the office alresdy, as long as his services were needed, the assist ant to be paid $70 per month for his services. The above, ls a news report of one ot the things done by the City Council at its cession Tuesday night. If our memory is not at fault, we believe that one of the chief planks in the platform of Mayor Godfrey when a candidate for the position he now holds, was that his experienco as clerk of the former Council would enable him to assist the clerk to be employed nuder his administration, and he promised^ to do so, and thus save the taxpayers the salary they had boen paying his assistant clerk. Was this merely a campaign promise, or did be mesn it? Yesterday in the Legislature COLUMBIA, Jan. Iv.-Tho House this afternoon accepted the invitation to visit Winthrop College on January 20, and off 'until tomorrow action on th' Senate resolution fixing Feb ruary 18th as date for final adjourn ment. Bil!*! repealing the State ware house system and providing for a resi dent hunters license tax were intro ducced. Bills for the referendum on State wide prohibition and to mske the Webb law effective will be Introduced In both houses tomorrow. Comptroller General Jones estimat ed tonight that $2.606.083.12 will be necessary for nil departments ot the State government for 1915. which would require a levy of 8.1 mills. This ls an increase of $361.084.20 over the appropriation for last year. . Governor Bleaae ' Otis afternoon turned but five manslayers. Representative Wolfe introduced in the House' a bill providing for the ap-1 polntment of fonr county commis sioners for Anderson county by the Governor on the recommendation of | the delegation. Senator Sherar 1 it traduced the bill tn the Senate. A local option compulsory educ . I lion bill was Introduced In the House | by Mr. Harper pt Darlington. A pool or $500.0^.000 to loan through I State warehouses on cotton subscrib ed lo the capital of the co-opera tive company was announced tonight by Warehouse Commissioner McLaur In. Sank by Mine. AMSTERDAM, via London, Jan. 13. ! -(10:35 p. m.)-The small Norweg ian steamer Castor J? reported to have been sunk by a mine ta u ? North. Ssa. All except one of the crew were ] savpd and landed at Hamburg. Now Vesself. for 17. 8. Navy. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.-Provision I for Ute construction of two great dreadnsughto, six torpedo boat des-,] troyers, sixteen coast defense subma rines, a sea-going rabotarme, a hosp! made te th- mvval appropriation bill agreed <m today by the house naval coi om titee. All told the bill carries $l?b.600.000. of which $32.803,988 ls for new construction. WAI Exercise Centro!. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.- The fed eral government today .prepared for j the first time tc exercise Its constitu- ] lionel control of weights and tneas - - i-_I.. ~ ;_ vin _I . passed by the senate to eelah-< ?tendard barrel tor fruit?, vege a*4 other dry commodHjee, ! Service EtasslaartsB. ' J IGTON. Jan/ll-Examina-! ba held by tho civil service M on February 20 to AU 625, th class postmastersklps throogfc tbe country, paying $596 a year, or more, fur which po oe?, penes*) the i examinations held last ; et r. PROGRAM FCR NAVAL PARADE .?li ii? i I4I ' (CONTINUED PROM PAGE ONE) return from Pacific waters, and that the foreign vessels that participate in the opening of the San Francisco exposition would be invited to come; to Har--nton Roads for that event. Upon the revised plan there will be I a ga hering of only five ships in : Hampton Roads before the cruise. These will be American battleships I sent to receive President Wilson when he arrives there from Wash in? - [ ton to take ship for Cristobal. Secretary Daniels announced the following program for preliminary operations and the cruise to San Francisco: "The following named foreign ves sels are expected to take part in the celebration incident to the opening of the canal: "Argentina will send the battleship Moreno, flying the flag of Vice Ad mirol Onofre Betbeder; Cuba will send the cruiser Cuba; Portugal will send the cruiser Almirante Reis, and j the despatch boat Cinco de Qutubro; Spain will send the battleship Es pana. Vice Admiral Don Ramon Es-1 trada Catoiva has been appointed by the Spanish government as its naval j representative. "The battleships of the Atlantic] fle?t and destroyer flotilla will pro ceed to Guantanamo and Guacaynaba Bay, Cuba, January 17, for extended fleet exercises and target practices, I 17 battleships participating in the maneuvers. The Georgia, Texas, I South Carolina, and Minnesota will remain at their home yards undergo ing overhauling until February 15. These vessels will proceed to south- ] ern waters the latter part of Febru ary. "The Texas will remain at Hampton j Reed! 3 to escort the president to Pana ma lu the New York, the New York proceeding to Hampton Roads from ?Cuban wafers about February 15, pre pared to receive the president on March 5. "It ts Intended that the Washing ton relieve the Delaware in Mexl can waters as soon as practicable, and I that the Delaware add Rhede Island1 I will join the fleet In Cuban waters, ] The Rhode Island has been ordored i from New Orleans to Norfolk for docking, and on the completion ot I docking, about January 22, will pro I coed to Guantanamo to join the 1 fleet. "The battleships and'the destroyers! of the active flotilla (about 23) will remain In Cuban waters, carrying on drills and exercises, until February 25 and then will proceed to Panama! all 21 battleships.going through the] canal at San Franciso. I THOUSANDS KILLED AND WHOLE 9ft VIS DESTROYED BY T.ART (QUAKE IN ITALY (CO*. 'HOM PAGE. ONE.) jured and l.JCru.ooO made homeless. lu this disturbance Messins, Santa Te resa, Scal?uta end Faro in Sicily and Reggio, fcAri Cilavannla, San Eufemia, Oalliclo, Paimi, Pellaro and Cannltol I lo In Calabria were destroyed.' The financial loss never was accur J ately computed, but It ran Into many ! millions of dollars. Up to the time of th le catastrophe the earthquake at Idehon, Portugal. In 1755, which cost 69,000 lives, caus ed th? greatest number of casualties. Nineteen hundred and six was the I worst period for seismic disturbances I on. record. It was daring this time ?that great disturbances occurred the j world over. The destruction ot San Francisco and Valparaiso and the razing of 18 Villages In Calabria oc curred In the spring and summer of 1906. The province of Esmeraldas, In I Ecuador, was shaken in the following I January and a great tidal wave folow ed, drowning many persons sud dev ? astatin g the city of Esmeraldas. Co lombia also suffered in this disturb I ance, amout 300 being killed. A month and half later on the ta lland of Formosa the village of Kag! 1 and three other towns were destroyed with the loss of thousands ot lives and material damage estimated at $45.000.000. A month leter Kagl again was visited, with additional loss of I Ufe and much property damage. Then followed the Ban Francisco disaster in which 500 were killed and 250.000 made homeless with a proper ty loss ot $300,000,000. * A few months later Valparaiso was j, destroyed by earth shocks and a con? flagraiton. Two thousand inhabitants j ? were lulled and a monetary loss ot $156,000,000 resulted. Within four days from the first earth shock, the re gion for hundreds of miles around Valparaiso waa visited by 382 quakes. In which the towas ot Los Andes and Melipplla. with an aggregate popula tion of 13,000 were destroyed with their Inhabitants. Santiago, Chile, lost 55 persona killed end suffered $1.500,000 damage, while the towns of Vina del Mar, Qulrinus, Lmaohe and Qulllota With a total of 20.000 in habitants were com pl? tel y destroyed Later In the same year there were disturbances In Porto HMO, t?tortshUl New Guinea and again tn Chile. tn 1907 came the disaster I? King ton. Jamaica, In which over 1,000 ?ves were lost and $26.000,000 damage wes done: Cartago. Costa Rica,'lost 1.? 600 lives in 1910, from a? earthquake and in Turkey ta 1912, 3,008 penmne perished, while 40.000 were ?sd* homeless in a similar disaster. Last y *x -Sahara, Jap**, was . vi** ed hy an earthquake and the eruption of a volcano WV* esssed much pro perty damage Wt did not result in a large loss or life. Last May tn Sicily \ttt' """*" JursdT Salvador Electa rrenldetst. RAN '"SALVADOR, ?sk ? ^J**? (Cartes Malendes was ohosen trreeldeot of Salvador In the g*eetde?tlal elec i which terminated yesterday. Al io -Quixotes was elected *ice presi j;L There virtually was no ohposl r..JMa and .membotn of. ali the political e?*!??.^y^fMre^ .* .111 With "Bargain Pri?e*" yodeling all over town, why do these reduc tions of our,; command special attention? Simply because all the goods offered 'are our own special qualities, made for our regular customers who have learned to expect "full worth and a little bit more* at regular prices. MEN'S OVERCOATS #20.00 Men's Overcoats now . $16.00 18.00 Men's Overcoats now ,,i 14.40 15.00 Men's Overcoats now w 12.00 10.00 Men's Overcoats now 8.00 Twenty per cent, reduction on all Boy's Overcoats. MANHATTAN SHIRTS $ 1.50 Manhattan Shirts .j f" m M t. $1.15 2.00 Manhattan Shirts.,,.?!.] M LI 1.40 3.50 Manhattan Shirts.. ..; M >: 2.25 WOOL SHIRTS ?ft l .50 Wool Shirts nowr., M ? L. $1.15 2.00 Wool Shirts now?., ,.j m w 1.40 2.50 Wool Shirts nowr.? r.3 .j L.j 1-75 MEN'S SHOES There are still some of the best num jbcrs left in the lot of $6 Hanan Shoes yrt are clearing at. . ..?.!j.:,.,i.l..$2.95 - "Tfie Store with a Conscience" POLIT ICAL ROW ?N ILLINOIS SENATE Physical Clash Between Demo- ] crate and Republicans is Nar rowly Averted. (Br AaxMtotwt FnaO SPRINGFIELD. 111., Jen. 13.-A I physical clash between Democrats and Republicans in the State senate was narrowly averted today over the makeup of an elections committee to settle contests. Spectators added to the uproar and the lieutenant governor | c Wared the galleries. During the excitement Lieutenant Gove-nor O'Hara hamed an elections commU*?e, selected hy Dem?crata, to make a /.e-count of votes in contest od Cook ftounty districts, which are ] not represented. While the senate was squabbling j over the elections committee. Ute j house took six idiots in an unsuccess ful effort to end tua spc-kcrsMp deadlock. BULLS IN CONTROL OF THE WHEAT PITI Froze? Chiclean Added to Food .???ffa Sot Ships neat to Eu* rope. .. Oly A?oeUtad Pms.) CHICAGO. Jan. IS.-May wheat jott st 11.41, on the board of trade today and closed at $1.403-4, only 1 cent under the highest record since the war began. Balls "had undisputed control of the turbulent pit. Competition' of millers with export era appeared to be hugely responsible tor the impetus which since Monday aaa whirled prices up 71-2 cents a bushel from the colfapso brought ?bout by sensational stories that Gie Turkish grip'On the Dardanelles had oeen broken. Frozen chicken in large quantities waa added today td .the . list ot food btuffs being bargained for here for ihipment to Europe. : It was said one and one-half mil lion pounds had been sold to England stone. ' Fresh eggs were retailing lu Chicago today as high ..as 45 cents v. iosen. \ -:-:- ff Schooner Springs a Leak Off Cape Lookout : .SW* III. I v ? (By A wc ri ?Wal PfesO n BEAUFORT. N. C, Jan 13.-The american eebooBer Gladys, from Purks Island ?or Baltimore with salt, ?prang a leak In a gale on* Cape Look srew reported that she probably would . The American schooner Thoma*, CVln amore ls la distress off Cape Lookout. She shifted her deck load of ; panther, bat attn ls afloat. Cwraiiza Government I Opposes Prize Fight] EL PASO/Texas, Jan. 13.-Be?aaW would increase Villa's war cheat. i>eo. vaia mgT, eui Perce Carranza Ce?/rai M-ytorena Begin? the B Vicinity of Naco in Accon ranged by G (By. AjBOciaUd Prcis.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.-Official advices- reaching: the United States government from Mexico today indi cate that General Villa, In command of all the forces of thc Gutierrez government, .has begun in earnest the campaign which he hopes will force the, Carranza faction to captulate. . Eight thousand men under General Angeles havb teen despatched by [Villa to join In an attack on Tampico. I They were moving through San Lute [Potosi tod<~.y, according to consular I disn-uhes. From information received tonight by the Carranza agency here. General F*3blo Gossales, commanding the Tampico* district, has been reinforced by 9,000 men under General Caesareo Ca mr o which, together with forces under Generals Villareal and Herre ra, make a total of 25,000 men; The same dispatches say the - Carranza forces fire moving .toward San Luis Potosi, Indicating a big battle la Im minent 'on the railroad line between that piece and Tampico. The Gutierrez government ls anx ious to capture Tampico and end the complications which have arisen as a result of General Carranza's decree Special Session of Virginia Leg?s?ai?re FiTCHMOND. Va., Jan, 13.-The Vir ginia ge:'.cr?l assembly met here to day In a special session of 30 days fqr the or? r^o -> .of revising the tax. system of the State. Governor Stuart submitted a lengthy message dealing with reform of assessment and taxa tion and recommending segregation. This, message will be considered to gether with ah exhaustive report of the special legislative committee which has been studying the subject tor several months. lest Campaign to Faction to Capitulate lemo val OT His Troops From tho lance With Agreement Ar enera! Scott. affecting foreign ott companies. Tho British embassy received word today I that one British company had been j shut down because its owners refus ed to pay a big levy. General Villa, himself, has gone.to Aguas Calientes where, lt is believed, he ia mo'ittizing fer: an attack on Puebla. "With the Gutierres army at tacking the two main strongholds of ' the Carranza army In the vicinity of Tampico and Puebla, respectively, a turning point In Mexicos ci val war, bringing the rise of either the Car ranza or Gutierrez element, ls eon- ' orally believed hero in prospect. General Bliss at El Paso telegraph Ad .W tho war department today that General May lorena, the Villa cos; mander, had began to rem ovo his ?.^~>P" ftoia the vicinity of Naen In accordance with the cz-ccrr-cnt .ar ranged by General Scott The disappearance of the contend ing Mexican forces from "the border points where they threatened the life and safety of Americans on the north side of the line, will relieve the de partment from the necessity'of main taining the lark*e force of soldiers sent when the situation became acute._ JNew, York Saloon Business Decreasing i ? iii ALBANY, N. Y:; Jan IS-Saloon business In New York SUte is on, tho decline. William M. Farley. -State commissioner of excise, declared Jo his report submitted to the legOTbflfe tonight The commissioner ps tty.'ont I that since the passage ot the 19 ip law limiting saloons *s> One to every.s700 population, 1,010 saloons have jjult business. The report shows that tn the State lhere are 384 towna where liquor ls sold and 407 that hkve -voted '"dry." PARAMOUNT! A THEATRE H TODAY'S PROGRAM H The 2nd Itutallment of HH "Hie Exploits of taatae" ? The "Twilight Sleep" is the name of I this feature. Two additional reels will be 1 i exhibited. Wm ?. ?BBB . FRIDAY I I Gladys Henson in Clyde Fitch's MU ayrcuiw ?no gu^iugill i\v?a. ~ .SS SATURDAY I Owen Wister's notable, work "Hie Vir giman", featuring Dustin Farnum. H|