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THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER!
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, I860. 140 West Whitner Street. ANDERSON, S. C. W. W. 8M0AK. Editor and Bus. Mgr. E. ADAMS.Managing Editor L. M. GLENN.City Editor PHELPS SASSEEN.Advertising Manager T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Manager. Entered as second-class matter April 28, 1914, at the pont office at Anderson, South Carolina, under tJieAct of March 1879._ Member of Associate! Press and Receiving Com plotc Dally Telegraph Service._ TELEPHONES Editorial and Business Office. ...321 Job Printing.693-L I SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN ADVANCE. Dany. Semi-weekly. One Year.$5.00 One year.$1.60 Biz Months.2.50 Eight Months. .. 1.00 Threo Months. .. 1.25 Four Months.BO The Intelllgf acer is delivered by carriers in the etty. If you fall to get your paper regularly ploaso notify us. Opposite your name on the label Of your paper is printed date to which our paper ts paid. All checks and drafts should be drawn to The Anderson Intelligencer. THE WEATHER. Sim i h Carolina t Fair Sat urdu y ; Sunday prob* ably rain. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ? e o OUR DAILY POEM. o O o poooooooooooooooooooooooooee More Troth Than Poetry. If ovor you weary of hearing your load Aa Ufo you go travelling through, Be sure that the man just behind on tho road Will ofTer to beor lt for you. And while you Ito down by the murmuring rill, 'Neath the shady sweet-scented woods; He'll carry it up to thc top of tho hill < And collect what ia due on the goods. If ever you feel that you gladly would shirk The task that is set for the dsy. Some fellow will ofter to take on your work While you go your own chosen wsy. He'll toll, while you go to the gsme ur the track- | Unmindful of labor or pelf And you'll find that your friend, hy the time you | get back. Has landed yonr joh for himself Thero always is someone to help you elong, On whom you may trustingly lean Whose footsteps are steady, whose shoulders are) strong When the pace seems a little too keen. He'Hssve you Ole trouble ot making your fight, And when tbs twelfth hour has struck He'll calmly encamp on auccess's far height Wittie you might hare heen. If you'd stuck. -JAMES J. MONTAGUE. Tho South Carolina Sphinx-Cole. L. o . ? Most of this war \newa" la simply wsr views. ? . lt is not trouble to tell how a hallet dancer] stands. -o-' Let tho good work ot registering for the bond election go on. -o "The American steamer Greenbriar." Something | sticky about that name. ehT --O'. A ballet dancer is about tho only person ws know | ot who gets anything by kicking. These notes psaslng between Uncle Sam and j John Bull are not wtihont interest. We seo by the dispatches there is a town In Rus sian Poland named Pratasnyss. How did yon pro nounce lt? -o Some poet has referred to tho submarino as the mole of tho sea. It molds the fate ot many dread naughts of the ses. -o Wonder lt the movie producers are on tho firing line out In Utah where those P?ente Indiana and the | palefaces are fighting. "Two days course In domestic Bcience." We he-1 Rove that's the length of tenn some cooks took, j judging by their cooking. "Choir ot 1.800 Voices Drives Home Hymns." Headline. We suppose that choir leader will have] to he calle? a choir driver. The United States senate seems to he a delib-1 oratlve body Judging, from the manner lt has de-| ilberatety prolonged this session. An exchange completas that Governor Manning has boen in office a month and has not yet selected any colonels. Of ell his errors (?) that one comes naarer being a virtue. We haye a hunch that that telegram from Gov-j ernor Manning to Mayor Grace on law enforce-! mont in Charleston ls but a forerunner of inter esting developments In the near future -o Orcfcnvltc has a candidate for^ahertff In 1918 nam ed Mooney. He's the fellow who created * Sensa tion at the list Democratic convention by almost licking a New Jersey boss who attempted to In? ere with the parade of Ute South Carolina dele about the convention hall with their Wilson MR. A'S TAXES INCREASED ? CENTS. It may be that there are persona in tho county who will oppose the proposed bond issue for lack of information. We desire to give a few facts as to this matter which will furnish food for thought, at least. That this county If financially able to have good roads Is evident from a study of the tax able property as shown by tho books of the county auditor. Anderson County has property valued at ?13,506,705. Of this amount S5.738.090 Is real es tate and S7.768.615 is personal property. The total amount of taxes assessed ngainst this property for 1914 was S267.379.16. There ore some other Interesting facts about the assessed valuation of! property in this county. The total taxable value of the cotton mills and the cot ton oil mills in the county is S8.C91.92S, and they pay taxes to the amount of ?70,895.53. In and near the city of Anderson the cotton mills are assessed at 11,407,315. and pay taxes to tho amount of $30. 267.28. There was to be expended on the roads of the county last year $61.043.36, divided Into the follow ing: Public roads, $38,327; roads and bridges, $22, 716.36. The proposed bond lesue of $750,000 bears in terest at 5 per cent. The amount of this interest will be $37,600. ' There is to be provided a sinking fund of $7,500 per year. To raise this interest and the sinking fund will require a 3 mills levy addi tional, if all of this ls to be raised by a special levy. It would seem, however, that it would be equitable for a portion of this money to be taken from the road fund, for the amount of work to be done on the roads sifter this permanent improvement has been made will be reduced to a minimum. Of this amount tho cotton mills and the cotton oil mills will pay approximately one-third. The railroads of the county are assessed at $924,220, and this will further reduce the amount of the taxes to be paid by the people of the county at large. Taking off the taxes to bo paid by the cities and towna in the county which will not receive any of the fund, lt will be found that the people who will receive t. e most and the direct benefit from the good roads will not pay as much as one-half of the cost of se curing them. The Intelligencer ls a great believer In concrete Illustrations to show how much a property owner will have to pay to secure this 250 or 300 miles ov. good roads In tbe county. Let UB take the caso cf Mr.' A. who returns for taxation 10 acres of land at $7 per acre, or $70, and $ll? ot personal property making a total of $186. (This ls the property of a tax payera as shown on the auditor's books.) His taxes will be increased just $.06 or be will pay the price of a olgar per'year for the privilege of driving or riding over 300 miles of macadam roads. Will he not Bave lt in one trip to the county seat, or to his market, to say nothing of Ilia convenience and pleasure ot having a good road to use in going to church or to see his neighbor on Sunday. Let us take the case of the man who paya taxes on $1,000. If the bond issue carries he will pay an annual tax towards the cost of the ronda of just $3. What man la there who will withhold Ibis amount of support from securing that which would Increase his prop erty values, his comfort and convenience. Why, he pays that much for a pair of shoes. So If it Ss a question of saving $3 per year let him do without a pair of shoes, or in the case of Mr. A. one dope will pay Lia 4i?ae& for a y wv. So, lt there be opposition to having the bond Is en? it will have to be on other than financial grounds, and unless ' the other reasons are better than this one, lt will be suicidal for anyone to vote against having a better system of roads. We must not stand In the way ot this great need for the county on such grounds as these. Optimism and confidence In the future are essential and will pay big . >turns. Let us not oppose this forward step except for the best of reasons: Let us hear from you, and discuss this most important matter. THE PIEDMONT FAIR AND- ANDERSON. What faint voice la that we hear coming from the direction of Anderson about getting up a fair to be called the Piedmont fair to be held In Anderson this fall. Listen again. It comes from The Daily Intelligencer. Why, neighbor, we are surprised that r?ru are so tar behind the' times or that your memory Ia so v-?ry ahort. Do you not know that the Pleumont Fair is an established Institution, and that lt waa held in breen wood last fall? Why Brother Sm oak, you attended, and a large number of Anderson - people. We are counting on having you with us again thia fall to a bigger and a better Piedmont Fair. "Hy Town" will have to do better than this. It may have a fair, and we hope that lt wilt but lt can not he the Piedmont Fair. Surely thia voice that we heard ?rom "My Town" Sa the voice of some one who wrns dreaming. Wake up man. We are wide awake in Oreen wood and so ls the Petdment Fair. Even Belton can beat that kind of - Ulk. And the worst of lt all la that the editor . ot The Intelligencer went back home and wrote nearly a halt page about the Piedmont Fair held In Greenwood last October. The above ls fro*n The Greenwood Journal, and The Intelligencer had the same thing to9 contend with laat year about the so-called" Teidmont Fair.** Greenwood ls so Jealous of Anderson tbnt shs dreams dreams' about the things she fears Ander son might attempt. Of course, we shall not call our fair the Piedmont Fair, but we said that Ander son should stage the "greatest Piedmont Fair here thia year that has aver been staged In the Pied mont" And Anderson can da this, and call lt simply "Fair" or "Anderapa Fair." or any old thing. "A rose by any other name will email aa sweet." and If there'ever should be a fair held at Anderson, the lltt#show at Greenwood weald have to beat lt for the tell timber. Yea, the editor of The Intelligence* was at the last little show held at Greenwood in October of last yv*ar. and w? were struck by one thing that at tracted the attention of every caa -rho ksctr it, and that waa what a'mighty email fair lt would have been If Anderson bad not furnished BO manyi of the exhibits, and KO much of the crowd. We arc going to have a fair here that will eclipse anything In the Piedmont, and we are not going to crow so much about it, but simply do it, and we here and now extend a cordial invitation to Brother Gardner to attend and aee a fair wbat is a fair. Wo shall try to have lt in time to lend the Greenwood folks a few exhibits to keep the buildings and the show ring from being so tare. We have a new slogan for "My Town" now and it Is 'You can do better in Anderson." , . ?e., A GOVERNOR MANNING'S ULTIMATUM. Governor Manning is beginning to get his guns ? ready for the attack on' lawlessness in Charleston. He has given the authorities of the City by the Sea ample opportunity for enforcement of the law down there, and they have not availed themselves of the chance to redeem the good name of the old city. Now, the governor will show them that in South C. /olina once more the law ls .supreme. As| he said to Mayor Grace: "Neither you nor I are responsible for the' laws on the statute books, but we aro both charged with enforcing them. Our ? duty ls plain." What a grand thing if all the city and county officials everywhere would realize this truth, and see that the laws are enforced without fear or favor.. It must be done or we shall suffer in loss of life and property, and in the forfeiture of the respect good people everywhere have for us and our institutions. Governor Manning expects every official to per form his full duty, whether or not lt be a high or a low official. That he intends to compel this may be inferred by his refusal to offer a reward for the slayer of Mr. Dodd. If the desire to perform vine's duty is not a sufficient Incentive to cause officials to hunt down criminals, the governor's office will not supply an artiflcal incentive in a sum of money offered as a reward. "Our duty is plain," would be a fine motto for every official, and we would like to see lt generally adopted as such. Governor Manning has accepted it as his motto, and appears determined to stick to it Others may do well to emulate his example. CURIOUS PERFORMANCE. And now wo have the rather unique spectacle of a band of masked men going about in the interest of good order and law enforcement A company of fifty marched into a- chut ch in Hopkins County, and delivered a dictum concerning the proper re gard for public worship and established institu tions in general. It appear? that certain hoodlums in the county have been given to unseemly conduct In and about the church, and these good, religious citizens-all dressed for the occasion-rode forth to crusade In the name of th? temple. They came with masks and threats, led ' by a dashing, out spoken leader; they lacked none of the pomp and trappings that we have come to associate with their picturesque brothers on the other aide of tho argu ment Thus equipped they marched boldly into Ote church, past Ute trembling worshippers, and from the pulpit announced their Intentions toward any who persisted hereafter in dtslrurbing 'services. It ls not Just clear why these crusaders thought lt necessary to resort to a make-up. A plain, open faced protest from a citizens' committee ot fifty would have been a convincing and commendable evidence of the temper of the community In this matter. Something of the worthiness of their pur pose behind the .nash, and the visage presented by the affair, on the whole, ia ugly and a little men acing. Disturbance of public worship bi an offense of which the law takes note; and these brave spir its, could bsve appealed to and cooperated with the authorities hi correcting Ute trouble at the Hop kins County church. It ls Just possible that'the m?thode they adopted, however successful in Oils present Incident will not bo found to have con tributed anything to the community's respect tor law and order, in general-The Courier Journal. MANNING OPPOSED TO REWARDS. We believe that the refusal of Governor ?anning to offer a reward for the party dr parties guilty of murdering an aged storekeeper in Anderson Coun ty will have the approval ot moat of those who atop to give the matter thought. It is true that ibero may be cases where the ends of Justice can be promoted by auch means, as, for example, where some notorious criminal ls known to have fled the State. In a case of that oort a reward might ac complish something ot value by stimulating police officers throughout a wide territory to look out for tho tug,((ve. In the present ease, however, it is scarcely possible that the guilty party or parties can have gone very far from tho scene of tho crime. Indeed. In the resolution adopted by the city council of Anderson asking Ute governor to offer a reward lt waa suggested that the object ia view was to make Urn amount sufficiently huge "to attract detectives from national agencies." Such a policy ia a doubtful one at best If the officers chosen hy the people to attend to auch duties are Incapable of performing their work Intelligently it would be better, to employ a trained detective out right and pay him for hts time regardless of re sults. The reward plan ia usually dangerous for more reasons than ono. It may tempt droves of the worat kind of detectives to give their attention to a case, and not Infrequently there are m ?m of this kind who would not hesitate to manufacture evi dence so that lt will comply with the terms of the reward, which invariably require "evidence to con vict**, Governor Manning ia right The thing for the people to do ls to \!pc*? peace officers who are competent th perform their duties sind then see that they do perform them.-The Newe and Courier. A NEIGHBOR, A representative from Anderson County waa re cently asked by a gentleman from. Charleston this question "What ls the altitude of Anderson?' To which the representative replied at once* "Baptist, i way yander."-The Abbeville Press and ?Banner. Some comic opera chorus girls show ouat?mes and ?orne costumes show comic opera chorus girls! "Dentists Having Fits Time In Thia Olly Today." -Headline. I^vtiie?-'ly not T^&fMg d?>wn ?n 'he. mouth. ^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm _____ E VANS'! SUITS Those of you who have worn an Evans Fifteen can better appreciate your opportunity here now when you understand that $10*95 these suits of peerless quality are now selling at. < But here's the complete list of all suits and overcoats: $10.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $ 6.95 $12.50 Men's Suits and Overcoats now ' 8.95 $15.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $10.95 $18.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $12.95 $20.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $14.95 $22.50 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $16.95 $25.00 Men's Suits and Overcoats now $17.95 Reductions no less interesting on all men's trousers, shoes, seasona ble underwear, wool shirts, sweaters and all boys' suits and overcoats The Store witt) a Conscience REFUSED TO OFFER REWARD! Governor Manning Reiterates | Policy That Officers Are Elected to Enforce Law COLUMBIA, Feb. 26.-Governor | Manning mad? it known early Thurs day that he would not accede to the request ot Mayor J. H. Godfrey, of Anderson, to supplement with an offer of a reward of |260 the reward of $500 offered by the city of Anderson for apprehension and conviction of the assassin ot Thomas M. Dodd, an I aged citizen of Anderson. In his letter to Mayor Godfrey, Gov ernor Manning explained his inability to offer a reward for this slayer by reiterating his policy that the officers of the law were elected to enforce the laws, and the apprehension ot tba slayer of Mr. T>?dd devolved upon the county and city officials of Anderson. The governor's observation was that) the offering ot rewards had "become too common." Governor Manning explained that I he was much opposed to government by detectives, when discussing the re quest of Mayor Godfrey to order State detectives to investigate the killing. It was observed by the governor that the offering of rewards for the arrest j cf criminals has become odious to the people becsuse of psst excesses in this regard, and he made lt plain he bas reached a determination not to resort 'to detective government save when such action becomes of last re sort.. Expressing regret that he could not grant the requested reward. Governor Manning stated he felt -'certain that yon are fully capable of handling the situation, and I also think that the j very liberal reward offered by your city will bring forth the efforts ot in dependent detective agencies." KEV. JOJIN T. LEWIS PASSED TO BEYOND Was Oae ol FJceeas* Oldest aad Best Knot..! ClUsens. BICKENS. Feb. 25.-Wednesday af ternoon about 5 o'clock the spirit ot Rev. John T. Lewie, one of Pickens counties oldest and best known citi zens passed to the great beyond. Mr. Lewis died st the home ot bis daughter. Mrs. Ben T. Daniel in this city. He was 78 years of age and had laen sick several weeks pro ceeding hts'death. The funeral services were conduct ed at the home. Thursday, ??y Rev. E. V. Babb, of Easley. 8. C. After whick the body was carried to Moun tain Grove church and Interred there in tho presence of ? large gathering | of relatives and friends, with M?eon Ic honors. Mr. Lewis waa an ordained minis ter of the Baptist d?nomination, also s Mason. He leaves besides hin widow, the following children to mourn nie death: Messrs. W. G. "B.", and Frank, of Pickens; J. J. of Anderson county, and Rev. Wads H. Lewis, ot M. E. Conference, located tn Laurens, Mrs. Ben TI McDaniel, Mrs. Hoyt Townes, Mrs. J. M. Gil lespie of this county, Mrs. Frank Townes, of Hones Path, Mrs. Win. ? JFeansoa, or Central and Mrs. L. E. ChOdros, at Greenville, Two brothers, H. 3. sad Robert Lewis are living In this county. A RO ?THENTS CONCLUDED Will Probably Be Several Weeks Bo. fare IT? S. Sayrea-e Court Ohres Bee?sf?* fis Frank Case. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.-Arfi* .^?-4 _.. .*k-* '- /->-1- J.vJ ~-~- .*??? ~w?. .??..?. %w%iv&mm ??M.- i [eral, court's decision refusing a writ! ofv habeas corpus to Leo M. Frapk, under death sentence for the murder I of Mary Pungun, were concluded be I fore the United States supreme court I today. A decision probably will not I be given for at least several weeks. Should the supreme court affirm I the decision of the lower federal I court, no legal obstacle, - lt ls said, I would stand in the way of carrying out the death sentence. If thc ruling ls reversed, counsel for Frank and the State told the court the case must go back to the dint riet court for the taking of evidence on which the alle gations for the petition for the writ were based. V. auk's attorneys informed the court that: should the, writ he granted Frank could bc tried a ?iain under the pending indictment. The State'? counsel questioned this assertion. Louis Marshall, ct New York, on behalf ot Frank, contended that the trial court lost jurisdiction overs tho prisoner because of mob violence dur ing thc trial and because of Frank's ab.opec through "coprcion" by the tr'-il ji'dr3 v.'h?n tho Vsrdict was an rc>?nced. Both nido? agreed that the truth of the allegations of mob vio lence and ot absence under coercion were not before the court, but remain ed for hearing by the lower court if the supreme court held, aa a 'matter of law; assuming the allegations were true; that Frank waa entitled to t'-=. writ. Notwithstanding this > both ?Ides at times argued the truth of the allegations., until at last, Chief Justice' White suggested to Solicitor Dorsey that he waa wasting hts time. Attorney General Grice for ' the State, urged that Frank's petition showed that the question ot mob vio lence had.been passed upon by the trial court and by the Georgia su premo court and that both' had found there had been no Buch disorder aa Interfered with Frank's rights. Old Glory on Each Side. NEW YORK. Feb. 26.-The steam ship City of. Savannah, of Ute Savan nah line, lc to be loaded with cotton for Germany and aa a - protection against German submarines rho has a big American flag painted or each Bide that will he Illuminated at night. The City of Savannah la en route for Wilmington,- N. C., where she will load 10,000 bales for rotterdam. CUT TRI 8 OUT NOW If you don't wont lt today? you may nozt week. Send this advertisement and 5 .centa to. Foley & Co., Chicago, 111., writng your name and address clearly. You receive in return Uiree tricl packages-Foley's Honoy and Tar Compound for coughs, colds, croup and grippe; Foley Kidney Pills, for weak or disordered kidney? orhbladder; Foley Cathartic Tablets, a pleasant, whot-some and cleansing purgative, just the thing tor winter s sluggish bowels and torpid liver. These well known standard rem?las far aale by Evana' Pharmacy/ PAR AMO U N tsaaagtMawawMMmagHNgtaaaai^ i- g aa an*?g?a?Ma*aanwarn?aaaian^^ TOI -ARIZ 6 Reel M'?xi -AMERICA'S GREATEST PL Special children** program trim grana: ?LITTL? BOT BLUE," *LV CINDERELLA.." "COL. REEBA BCTLPER."' Announce Members of Commission. CHARLESTON. W. Va?, Feb. 28 - Governor H. D. Hatfield today an nounced the new members of the Vir ginia debt commission for Oils State. The legislature recently passed a measure reducing the commission from ll to five members. Besides the governor, as ex-offlclo member, the new commission will comprise W. D. Ord, of Landgraf, and Jndge John W. Mason, of Fairmont, Republicans, and R. E. Talbert,-cf Philippi, and Septi mus Hall, of New Martinsville, Demo crats. COSTIVE BOWELS, * HEADACHE, COLDS. TAKE CASCARETS ?No Headache, Soar Stomach, Bad Cold or Constipation by morning. Get a 10-cent box now. Furred tongue, B?'i Colds. Indiges tion, Sallow 8kln and Miserable Head aches come from a~torpld liver and clogged bowels, which cause your stomach to become fllleC with undi gested food, which sours and fer ments like garbage in a swill barrel. That's thd first step to untold misery -Indigestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow akin, mental fears, everything that ia horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret tonight will gtve your con stipated bowels a thorough cleansing and straighten you out by morning. They work while you sleep-a 10-cent box from your druggist will keep you feeling good for months. Millions ox men and women take a Cascaret now and then to keep their stomach, liver and bowels regulated, and never know a mi se rabio moment. Don't for get the children-their little insides need a good, gentle cleansing, too. II I I ?il----M--S What Meat? That* ia a secondary consid?ration. Tho flrfct question is. What butcher? You are not sure ot getting a fresh, tender Juicy steak from an unreliable butcher. You must be sure: If you are sure of your butoher, you are sure ot your meat. Our customers rely on ns for being choice, down to Ute last ounce of meat, even if thai ounce ls over weight. J. N. Lindsey, Propr. Phones tH and ?Sf>. T THEATRE tary- Western AY," gees en ai one sMeek. Jaaw i i..? M ? . ri i a i 11 II i * 10 s. na Saturday te 1 p. nt. Pre mi ?as? Yswns,? ?mes EXPLORER** ant "RAILROAD