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FOUNDED A LU l'HT 1, 18?*. Ut Sorta Main Street ANDERhON, 8. C. W. W. riMOAK, Editor and DUB. Mgr L? M. GLENN.City Edltoi PHELPS SASSKEN, Advertising Mgf T. B. GODFREY,....Circulation Mgr E. ADAMS. Telegraph Editor mut Foreman. Entered af second-class metter Ap ril 28, 1914, at the post office at An derson, South Carolina, under the Act ot March 3. 187?. Member of Associated Presa and Receiving Complete Dally Telegraphic Servios. TELEPHONES Editorial and Business Office.82] Joh Printing .693-L SUBSCBlPTIOFf BATES . Semi-Weekly One Tear ;.fl.BC Bis Months.7F DsJl One Tear .S5.0C Six Months . 2.5'J Three Months . 1-2E The Intelligencer ls delivered by carriers In the city. If you fall to get your paper regularly please notify as. Opposite your name on the label of your psper ls printed date to which our paper ls paid. Al1 checks sad drafts should be drawn to The anderson Intelligencer. . a a it a o e a o o e o o o o o o o o o . .) e LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE o 8 ? OOooooooooooooooooo Favors Commission Plan? I agree with you In some things you have said Shout the street psvlng, but not In having a large commission to take charge of the matter. A commis sion of three Is targe enough; but bet ter still would be a commission form ot government. ? Many will vote against .bonds for any purpose until thia change ot gov ernment is effected; not because of objections to the' members of the city council, hut to the present system of government, Why not start the movement a* once * lor tost purpose, and if any legislation is nectosary take the proper steps while the legislature ls in session to procure lt. . v J. E. BREAZEALE. For Hie of Veer. To the people pf Anderson: I wish to take this means of expressing to the kind hearted people who have re sponded to the appeal made by TVe Anderson Intelligencer . for clouting, etc., for the poor sud needy ot our etty. Their heartfelt thank? and no predation, and I wish to ul BO thank yoa myself. I have personally attend ed to the placing if thu? clothing that has come into my hands, where lt was most nsed.e<Lr md those of you who ?tuvo may rest assured that what you gave ls now keeping some poor ones war 'arid' being a blessing. Many aaa hardly realise that right in our midst there are people who are with ' ant ooal th heep them warm, food to eat and much of the necessities of life, sad some of these are down sick, dis couraged, and suffering . from cold, hunger and neglect. A Bfw-t ?oai has been done already to bein quite a largo number of these people, hut new cases are being found < right along that need help and I want to appeal to you who haVo good clean clothing of anv kind, and shoe? for children of nil ages, also shoe* for women and men. And there are sick < ones who n?ed food and.can not. gain ingth fast unless they have the to nourish them. We have been lng them as best we could' but of the eases are lingering, oues and we need help to do this. * If you could see how the Bick ap arec?ate our help I know you would make a greater effort to help them. \ You can leave anything you have to give at thp % M. C/A with Miss An na Burger, or myself. This'appeal ls made in Jesus' name, .ad for the sake ot people who need |Mp? and for whom Christ died, so that, this suffering may be relieved and sad heart? meda glad, and many children, who.Are.not io any way re sponsible for their condition, made ?arm and be able to rejoice. I I might enum?rete many cases ot suffering sad great need, but will re frain from doing so. for I write this letter ot appeal simply that In tho eautckest and .shortest way, thaAJieed may ha brought home io those who A help, and help be extended whore ls most needed sud in the shortest time possible. Again thanking those, of you who have given and especially thoso who hate given much abd have sacrificed to sive, and trusting that these- few tines may t^tng the condition home to 'those T/h?, cai. help, and to thosfjtwfcq will ouB'. it a real Joy to helfe th? Poor ?na needy o? onr tummunlty. : May we realise that we are out brother's keeper and that it ls more Massed to give than to receive, and that real sacrifice ?or othet-s who ar? tn need, is one of the sweetest joys io th? world. Trusting that God will richly fMngj&tl who are willing to help oth .? #Ki? *i??s c; seed'-and beStyGP**" will do lt, and looking forward to the tine when sip, sickness, poverty, raf firing, crime and all its cons?quences .shall be an more hut Christ will hs ?A1| and in AIL" / v.May wa all ie ready Ia my wish sad Yours for tho'Master's service, d>- HRS; J. S. SARffiBKT. svust OL, Anderson, S. C. KX-GOVERNOR ?LEASK Pilled with surprises as has Leen his administration, there han not pos slbly been a bigger surprise than the resignation of Governor Mease. Judg ing from the roporiR of this reslgna tion. there will possibly be muny gueHHeH us to the reul reason for thia action on his part, coming as lt does so near the end of, bia term of office, but the real reason will perhaps never lie known. The his torian will give Ex-Governor Ulease a place in the history of this genern tlon iii South Carolina, which will he unique, ile will hardly he classed as a constructive force In South Caro lina, but rather thu opposite. Viewed j calmly and with a desire to give him i duo credit for all that he hus done, we j CHU hardly see where he has done anything for South Carolina that will '.end to upbuild the State, or that has entitled him to aharo lu any glory of achievement, .lust now, we cannot think of a single act of his career that was purely HtateBuianllke. Ills career has been meteoric, and while he hus gained notoriety, he will not be called famous. One would hardly hold him up as an example for his son to emu late. lie has ability and had opnortuuity, and had he chosen to uso it In -thc right way, he could today be one of the great leaders in South Carolina. I' it his sun bas set, and we hard ly believe he can ever ''come back." South Carolinians must remember that the same causea which made it possible for a "Blesse ' to twice hold the hlglicB? office In the gift of the people, can again bring about such a state of affairs as will call forth an other. We look to the. incoming admin istration to bo one of constructive policies, and lt should be one that will forever heal the differences of opin ion, and stamp out the reign of tho demagogue forevermore. Politics and politicians haye been the curse of this State, and we havo had more than our share of pernicious political activity. Let the.people keep their eyes open, and cultivate a retentive memory so that there"'shall be no more political accidents. ? Nov/ that Blesse is out, let us forget thst he ha's governed in the unwise manner that has characterized his career politically, and turn our facea to a new futuro, and to the brighten ing day that has dawned. Education ally and '.nduatflally there is a great work for us to do, and if lt bo done well during the next decade, the in telligence of our people of all classes win mske another Blease forever Im possible. We must Join the procession, land heal the breaches made. South Carolina first, last and all the time. COMMISSION PLAN ABOPTED The Intelligencer is pleased that the plan suggested by this newspaper bas been followed by the City Council tn the appointment last night of a com mission for handling the street paving proposltioiL Tho only question left for the people to discuss now is the matter ot the personnel of this com mission. The Intelligencer feels that thu ls a good commission and that these gentlemen will expend thc money faithfully and well, and that should tho election carry, tnere will be some good paving'work done In An derson before, the next winter's rains, i This, ls a most important work, and one which'' will call 'for the best in these gentlemen, who will have an opportunity, should tho election carry, as we believe now lt will, to write their names in the annals ot Ander son's history.; It is a patriotic work these gentlemen . are undertaking, without compensation. Have that which tomes from a consciousness of being engaged in a good ork. Their reward, it they perform their duty tearlessly and well, without room for Intimation that anything; crooked was donn, will be tho well-done ot people who will thank them every time they have oc casion to go out upon their Vtiecte,. Let everyone now gel busy and talk street pa vina and support thc proposi tion to the lullest extent *posB?ble. Col. Brawn sad Foreign Missions. In another place id this issue Ve carry a dispatch that was sent out from Anderson last week which our people will read with great oy. It states that Col Brown has made-pro vision for the transference to our tor . eign mission hoard, upon the death ot his daughter, of bonds to the amount of $50,000. Col. Browp Is tho senior deacon of the First Baptist church of Anderson, a member cf ibo boer? cf trustees of the Connie Maxwell ? Or ~k-^*ge, an old Confederate soldier .who loves the reunion of his com rades, and, best ot all. a Christian gentleman whose great prosperity in no wise baa affected bia simple piety' in religion or common senss in life. His gift ot tSO.bOO to foreign missions ' creates no surprise - whatever. It is exactly what every one who kdowa him expected. Bat lt does create boundless gratitude to Oed and it will ' I the good man who has made^thls great ! gift to one of the best ot all causes. J The Baptist Courier. GENEVA, (via Parts) Jan. 14.-A I nev Zeppelin lett Friedrich shafen yesterday, Pyffe?? trial $lght ot an I hour and returned safety to ita shed, lit ts reported it wiri.leave soon for service on th? fjifUx^Um. ? ? " ' ... Should Begin Making For Marketing State Agent W. W. Long Thinks I Such Local Rates Within th Concentration of Grain CLKMSON COLLEGE. 8. Ci Jan. 13. To The ("humber of Commerce, Bankern and Huslness Men of South Carolina. Gentlemen: This hitter will inform you in de tail of the grain marketing sugges tions recommended for 1915 by the co-operating forces of Clemson Col lege and the United State? Depart ment of Agriculture in South Carolina. It will require energy and activity and concentrated attention on the part of business men In the State to aol ve the many problems of market ing which will arise UK a product of the radical changeu in production practices which have been forced upo?, us for this year. I therefore re quest your attention to what follows. With a record sowing of winter grains on our lands and a season that bas to date been favorable to heavy production, and with an outlook' that promises unusually heavy planting of corn in the spring, we must begin without delay to give attention to mak ing arrangements for marketing the surplus grain of South Carolina'.: next harvest. Appreciating the import ance of early action in this matter. Clemson College requested the office of markets, department of Agricul ture, to send representative to the State to In voit iga V* the situation. The gentlemen who were dispatched Xor this purpose have Just left Clem son College, after three days of cop ferences and discussion, for other parts of the State. The Wheat Situation. After discussing the wheat and oats situation with the representatives of the office of markets, it seems to me that the first step to be taken ls to obtain such local rates within the State as will facilitate the concentra tion of grain for interstate shipment. The natural outlets for our wheat surplus seem to be. Charleston for j coastwise shipments, which would have to be in sacks since there are no ?facilities in Charleston for handling bulk grain on the piers; Richmond as a mill market,.and Baltimore for ex port tn bulk. I feel reasonably certain that we have not at present a commodity rate I ott wheat from our producing reglqns to any of these points. The rates quot ed on grain. far seed are out of the question.' " I would 'respectfully suggest that you call a meeting of your body for the purpose ot discussing this situa tion and taking definite action. The wisest procedure that suggests itself to me ls that you petition the State railroad commission to take up the matter of interstate grain rates imme diately; further, that your body peti tion tho railroads directly and. If nec essary, the Interstate Commerce Com mission at Washington for the imme diate establishment . pf commodity rates on grain to the ports, both in sacks and In bulk. Shipping Oats Santa. What has been said above about wheat will apply with equal force to oata, with the addition that we should bsve interstate rates on oats to the South as well as to the port cities above mentioned. I sm told that there is such a demand for oats for feeding In Florida and some of the other Southern States, immediately after harvest as to warrant us'in shipping oats South, taking advantage ot the difference in our harvest seasons. Let us get rates on,,oats to both East and South. ! We must also have aood rateu for outr surplus corn, We should pay especial attention to obtaining rates on grain in sacks as well aa in hulk. [Commodity Rates on Other Products. The matter of getting special or commodity rates it ot first importance whenever any new product ls to be of fered- for shipment in car lots for the first time. Those communities that ?proposo to grow 'potatoes and peanuts in large quantlUes should take up the matter of obtaining equitable and ad vantageous freight rates. So much for the transportation prob lem: ... The Other Hall of Ute Problem. ? Wo come now Uto the consideration of a problem wbich deserves a's much of our time as does that of getting ad vantageous transportation ratea and facilities. I refer to tho need for hav ing one or moro business men in each community arrange to' hsndle the grain purchased from wagons. Those "en w??: have to provide sacks for th_e^armers._Btorsgejroom ,_and _suf fl-_ 0 o ?, o o o o o o o o 'THANKS, FRIE o In yesterday's Intelligencer o conduct an Anniversary Sate o o our Fir?t Birthd?y, and we ar o by the merchants in this issue, o We not only preach adv? ? cn special occasions such as . o times, etc, etc.. but we practice c Wednesday was our firs o it with ari Anniversary Sale; ' o vent our holding another An o readied our scCMd birthday, o chant who hay helped us celel o year and many, many years to o And to you dear reader, [o' issue are brimful of golden c o good, hard earned money on o chased from home merchants, o you your rooney's worth this m. o to begin nrxt fall with, too. 0 And may you-dear read o tako the Daily Intelligencer evt o We Thank Y JU! o o o o o o p j^gjfc Arrangements ; State's Nexl Harvest rmt Step to Be Taken is to Obtain e Sute as Will FacOiate the for Interstate Shipment. clent capital to finance the ' business. Aside from the shipment made in bulk in car lots, we must handle in sacks the grain grown in South Caro lina thia year. I cannot agree (and I think my po sition will be sustained by the office of Markets at Washington) with those who have been advocating the erection of elevators for the handling of grain in South Carolina, Maryland, northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania grow large quantities of grain und the grain ia hundlod both in Backs and in car lots. Yet there are not a half dozen eleva tors in Virginia, Maryland and Penn sylvania, other than at terminal points. Why Elevators are Not Advised. Let us not forget thut the quantity of gruin we shall produce in South Carlolnu this year is unusual, the re sult of an unusual state of affairs, and that when affairs have resumed their normal state and cotton has climed back to its average prices of the sev eral years last past, it is more than likely our farmers will, except in a few individual instances, cease to pro duce a greater amount of grain than is sufficient for home consumption. Our aim shall be, when the present unusual conditions no longer exist, to have South Carolina farmer" produce ali the grain that is noded io supply the State's demands, and to engage in livestock under thc method "urged by the late Dr. Knapp, which' was to em ploy ?ive stock farming as thc means of utilizing waste lands. There will never bo any reason, war or no war, why every farmer In South Carolina should not have one or more (accord ing to his acreage) head of goyd beef cattle to sell each year and a few milch cows to supply his home and furnish a small, but regular cash in come from cream shipments. As to hogs, we must give much attention to hogs, because wo have conditions as favorable to swine production ss those existing in any part of the United States. With this grain and live stock policy will go a rational system of diversi fication, ,which wjll Include' the pro duction-'of home'supplies and the re duction of fertilizer bills by tho use of summer and .whiter legumes.., Then we uhal devote our surplus time, land, and money to cotton pro duction, with assurance of profit. Cot ton is and should be for all time the chief market crop of the South. Econ omic production of cotton is our great problem. It can readily bc seen from the above that winter gram will never play more than a minor part as a mar ket crop in thc ordinary agricultural regime of South Carolins. I cannot, therefore, advise the construction of grain elevators to take care of a situ ation which may be called transient. . There Must be Mills, However. Instead of investing ip graba elva tors to take care of a shipping move ment which may* last only one pr two years, let iib dive? those-investments to something that will be required this year, next year, and every year that ia to come. } refer to mills ?&> grind our grain, especially wheat, we have a bare, handtnl of small miiis. Wo must have more and they must be built. For our people are going to pro duce the corn and .wheat for thenu ves and their neighbors In Sou ul Carolina, if they have been ut all Im pressed by the lesson of tho European war. And what cotton farmer has not been taught thia lesson? But it la not of great use to them to produce even corn and wheat for the state's con sumption if they are to have no mills to grind it. Another big need that pow exists is for machinery and ? facilities Xor pre paring the surplus corn for market. Our people were selling corn the other day for sixty cents per bushel, whUe it was i bringing .more than eighty conts on the Richmond and Baltimore markets. If the war continues, corn will be selling for not lesa .than one dolla/ por bushel when the middle of spring and planting time ?arrives. Then we should see a large acreage Increase in corn in this and other Southern States. It will be good aud profltable. . 1 Preparing Cern fer Market Situated as we are, it would bc very little - trouble to prepare our corn for market. In every community are gin houses furnished with steam or elec tric power. All that would be neces sary is to attach , a corn sheller and cleaner and_the farmers could bring o o o o o o o on o NOS, THANKS!? o u/e announced that we would o ?f Advertising to commemorate o e proud of the response made o ? rtising and the holding of sales o Anniversaries and Clearance o what we preach. o t birthday, and we celebrated o wc trust that nothing will prc- ? ntversary Sale when- we have o and better still'thai each Mer- o irate this tin?; be with us neW o come. o we will say that the ads in this o importunities for the saving of o dependable merchandise pur- o and in plenty of time to give o ;.;;->*ot- 2?r?rJ theil kayA^Shk OTQAfit ft . . > i 1er--live a thousand years and try year. . >~~' SASSEEN, Th A' tt o p o I tr? .Or . ?:; j* ADVERTISING SALE OF Solid Gold Filled Spectacles Begins Saturday, Jan. 16, and Ends Jan. 23 $6.00, $6.50, $7.00, $7.50 and $8.00 Glasses ONLY $3.40 $3.40 AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME While we have been in Anderson nearly TWO YEARS, and in that time we haye built up a business and a REPUTATION for HIGH CLASS service, and fair, honest dealing, we wish to GET AC QUAINTED with more people in ANDERSON county, and do it QUICKLY-hence this SALE. ; M"*yih ^us* as always, we will examine your eyes abso L4 nJr Lj ?L4 lutelv FREE of charge, giving vou a thorough JL JL\><E?4JLntiant* skillful examination without any charge whatever, and if you : need glasses, we will pre scribe them for for you; if you don't need them, we will so advise you, and there will be no charge whatever. This is no "Fly by Night" Fakir Sale; it is a sale, conducted sim ply and solely for the RE ?SON mentioned-to get acquainted with more people QUICKLY, and we GUARANTEE / ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION. If you have had trouble with your eyes, NOW is YOUR TIME and this is your OPPORTUNITY! Don't Neglect it! ACT TO DAY!!! Frames and Mountings GUARANTEED to Last FOREVER ' Remember this is a Bona-Fide Sale of the BEST Spectacles and Eye-Glasses fitted by a regular licensed Optometrist GUARANTEEING SATISFACTION; that yo? can NOW save from $2.60 to $4.60 on an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY-B-U-T the Sala only lasts EIGHT days-January 16 to 23, inclusive. Open From 8 A. rVl. to 8 F?. IWf. THE SHUR-FIT OPTICAL COMPANY Dr. I. M. Israelson, Optometrist. 3 IO South Main Street, Ground Floor. Three Doors Below Kress' Ten,Cent Store. , i ??HiWHBHBM P??icQry/tioit 1 their corn and bsvc it shelled, cleand - and sacked. In short, they could have lt made ready at the gin for market, Just as they do with cotton. This machinery would require very little outlay. . If desired, the traveling ebgine which now pells tho community, grain thresher, could also be utilized for puil'.ofc a community traveling corn hpakor and sheller, which, when the season was over, might become a. sta tionary plant for such work as might be needed by Individuals who desired to sell small quantities from month to month. . We owe lt to ourselves to provide proper facilities for preparing corn for market, because our corn matures from a month to six weeks earlier than western corn and <xm be put on Ute market several, weck? earlier, which is a large advantage. Unless ??me sock arrangement ls paede for the handling of our grain this year. South Carolina will be In the same position that the South now : finds Itself with cotton-unable to get Ut to the markets o>* tuc world. In conclusion, I trish to assure you that Clemson College and the office of Marketa at Wallington are co operating along practical linea to work: out the more pressing mar net ing problems ot Sonia Carolina, and we want your help ?ad we want you to act now. It will take time to bring about un adjustment or freight rates. Respectfully. W. W. LONG;'- . SUte Agent and ttlrectov of Exten sion, '?".< is TODAY Clyde Fitch's ImmoftiJ drama r "Tfee Straight Road" featuring Gladys Henson. We have looked this offering over and heartily recommend it. , Owen Wistcr's Masterpiece M'iib Dustin- Farnum featured.