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THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER
FOUNDED AUGUST 1, IMO. ?40 West Whitner Street ANDERSON. S. C. W. W. SMOAK,. Editor and But. Mgr. E. ADAMS.Managing Editor L. M. GLENN.City Editor PHELPS KA KS KEN.Advertising Manager T. B. GODFREY.Circulation Manager. Entered as second-class matter April 28, 1914, at the post office at Anderson, South Carolina, under tho Act of Mardi 3, 1879. Member of Associated Press and Receiving Com plete l)ail>-TcdoKraphicSoiwlce._ TELEPHONES Editorial and Business Office.321 Job Printing.693-L SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN ADVANCE. Bally. Semi-weekly. One Year.$5.00 One year.$1.50 Biz Months.2.50 Eight Months. .. 1.00 Three Months. .. 1.25 Four Months.60 The Intelligencer ls delivered hy carriers In the etty. If you fall to got your paper regularly please notify us. Opposite your name on the label *>t your paper ls printed date to which our paper ls paid. All checks and drafts should be drawn to The Anderson Intelligencer. THE WEATHER. South Carolinai Pair Saturday) Sunday prob? ably rain. o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 0 ? a O OCR DAILY POEM. o <> . p o o o o o o o o o <> o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o More Truth Than Poetry. If ever you weary of bearing your load As Ufo you K<: travelling through, Be aure that tho man Just behind on tho road Will offer tc bear it for you. And while you Ho down hy the murmuring rill, 'Neath the shady sweet-scented woods; Ho'U carry it up to Ute top of tho bill < And collect what ia due on the goods. If over you fdel that you gladly would shirk The task that ls set for the day, Some fellow will offer to take on your work While you go your own chosen way. He'll toll, while you go to the game or the track Unmindful of labor or pelf And you'll find that your friend, by the time you get back. Has landed your job, for himself There always ts someone to help you along. On whom yon may trustingly lean Whose footsteps ara steady, whose shoulders are strong When the pace seems a little too keen. He'll save you the trouble of making your fight. And when the twelfth hour baa struck Hell calmly encamp on success's far height Where you might have been. If you'd stuck. -JAMBS J. MONTAGUE. Tho South Caroline Sphinx-Cole. L. O' ' ? Moat ot thia war '.newe" ls simply war views It is not trouble to tell how a ballet dancer stands. Let tho good work of registering for the bond election go on. -o "Tho American steamer Greenbriar." Something sticky about that nama, eh? --o A ballet dancer ls about the only person we know of who gets anything by kicking. -o These notes passing between Uncle Sam and John Bull are not wtlhout interest. ; ,o We nee hy the dispatches there ts a town tn Rus sian Poland named Praxasnysz. How did you pro nounce lt? -o Rome poet has referred to tho submarino las tho molo of tho r* ?i. It molds the fate of many dread naughts of tho sea. ? ? o ? Wonder if tho movie producers aro on the firing line out in Utah where those Fleute Indians and the palefaces are fighting. -o "Two days couran tn domestic science." We be lieve that's the length of term some cooks took, judging by their cooking. "Choir of 1,800 Voices Drives Home Hyrons."p Hoadllne. We suppose that choir leader will have to bo called a choir driver, v The United States senate seems to be a delib erative body judging from the manner .-it baa de liberately prolonged thia session. ? ? O' An exchange complains that Governor Manning has been in office a m op th and baa hot yet selected any colonels. Of ell bis errors (?) that one comes nearer being a virtue. We have a hunch that that telegram from Gov ernor Manning to Mayor Grace ou law enforce ment in Charleston is but a forerunner ot Inter esting developments in the near future. -o ?? - G reenvite ha* a candidate fo^sberlff in HU.nam ed Mooney. He's the fellow who created * Sensa tion at lbs last Democratic convention by almost licking, a New Jersey boas who attempted to in terfere with the parade ot the South Carolina dele gation about the convention hall with their Wilson MR. A'S TAXES INCH KAHKO ? TENTS. It may be that there ore persons ia tho county who will oppose the proposed bond issue for lack of information. We desire to give a few facts as to this mather which will furnish food for thought, at least. That this county If finuuclally able to hafe 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 $13.600,705. Of this amount $5,738.090 ls real es tate and $7,768,615 is personal property. The total amount of taxes assessed against this property for 1914 was $267,379.16. TIIM - are some other Interesting facts about the assessed valuation of property in this county. The total taxable value of the co'ton mills and the cot ton oil mills in the county is $3.691,92S, and they pay taxes to the amount of $70,89^.53. In and near the city of Anderson the cotton mills are assessed al $1,407,315, and pay taxes to the amount of $30, 267.28. There was to be expended on the roads ut* 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 issue of $750,000 bears in terest at 5 per cent. The amount of this interest will be $37,500. 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 Bpecial levy. It would seem, however, that it would be equitable for a portion of this money to be taken from tbs road fund, for tbe amount of work io be done on the roads after this permanent improvement has been made will be reduced to a m'nimum. Of this amount tho cotton mills and the cotton oil mills will pay approximately one-third. The railroads of .he county are assessed at $924,220, and this will further reduce the amount of the taxes to be paid by tbo people ot the county at large. Taking off the taxes to bo paid by the cities and towns In the county which will not receive any of the fund, it will be found that the people who will receive the 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 is a great believer in concrete illustrations to show bow much a property owner will have to pay to secure this 250 or 300 miles of good roads in the county. Let us take the case of Mr.' A. who returns for taxation 10 acres of land at $7 per acre, or $70, and $116 of personal property making a total of $185. (This is the property of a tax payers ns shown on the auditor's hooks.) His taxes will be increased just $.05 or he will pay the price of a olgar per year for the privilege of driving or riding over 300 miles of macadam reads. Will be not save lt In one trip to the county sest, or to his market, to say nothing of the convenience and pleasure of having a good road to use In going to church or to sss his neighbor on Sunday. Let ns take tbs case of the man who pays taxes on ?1,000. If the bond Issus carries he will pay an annual tax towards the coat of the rotula of Just $3. What man ia there who ?Hi withhold this amount of support from securing that which would incresse his prop erty values, his comfort and convenience. Why, he pays that much for a pair of shoes. So if lt ls a question cf saving $8 per year let him do without a pair of shoes, or in thc case of Mr. A. one dope will pay his taxes for a year. Bo, lt there be opposition to having the bond Is sue i* will have to be op other than financial grounds, and unless the other reasons are better than thia one, it will be suicidal for anyone to vote against having a better system of roads. We must not stand in Ute way ot this great need tor. the county on such grounds ss these. Optimism and confidence in the future are essential and will pay big returns. Let us not oppose this forward step except for the best ot rearons. Let us hear from you, and discuss this mos'. Important matter. THE P?S-0MONT FAIR AND- AN?HsiiSIN. What faint voice la that we hear coming from tho direction of Anderson shout getting up s fair to he callen tho Piedmont fair to be held in Anderson this fall. Listen again. It comes from The Dally Intelligencer. Why, neighbor, we are surprised that you are so far behind the' times or thst your memory is so very short Do you not know thst the Piedmont. Fair Is an established institution, and that it was held in Oreen wood last tall? Why Brother Sra oak, yon attended, ?ind a ' large number ot Anderson people. We are counting on having yon with us again this fall to a bigger and a better Piedmont Fair. "My Town" will have to do better than this. It may have a fair, and we hope that it will, but lt can not be tho Piedmont Fair. Suroly this voice that we heard from "My Town" la the voice ot some ons who was dreaming. Wake up man. We are wide awake tn Greeu^nod and so IS the Petdment Fair. Bren Berton can beat that kind of talk. And the worst ot lt all ts that the editor ot The Intelligencer went hack home and wrote neariy a halt page about the Piedmont Fair held in Greenwood last October. Tfas above ts from The Greenwood Journal, and The Intelligencer had the same thing to* contend with last year about the no-called "Peldmont Fair." Greenwood ls so jealous of Anderson that ?tis dresms dreams about the things she fears Ander* son might attempt. Of course, we shell not call our fair the Piedmont Fair, hut we said that Ander son should stage the "greatest Piedmont Fair here thts year that has ever been staged ia the Vied* mont" And Anderson caa do thia, and eal! H simply "Fair" or "Anderson Fair," or any old thing. "A rose by any other name will smell as sweet" sad lt there rever should be a fair held at Anderson, the HttJPshow st Greenwood would have to beat it tor tho tail timber. Yes. thc editor ot The Intelligencer was at tbs last little show held at Greenwood In October ol last year, sad we were struck by one thing that at? tractfd the attention of every one wno knew lt and that was what a mighty small fatr lt would have been if Anderson had not furnished BO many of the ezhibita, and so much of the crowd. Wo are going to have a fair here that will eclipse anything in the Piedmont, and we are not going tn crow so much about it, but simply do it, and we here and now extend a cordial Invitation to Brother Gardner to attend and ace a fair what is a fair. We shall try to have it in time to lend the Greenwood folks a few exhibits to keep the brMdlngs and the show ring from being so taro. vYe have a new slogan for "My Town" now and It is 'You can do better in Andersen." , 6 CtJk 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 Carolina once more the law in supreme. As he said to Mayor Grace: "Neither you nor I are responsible for the laws on the statute books, but we are both chr ?ged with enforcing them. Our duty is plain." What a grand thing if all the city and county oflleials everywhere would realize this iruth, 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 hts 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. It the desire to perform one's duty 1B not a sufficient incentive to cause officials to hunt down criminals, the governor's office will not supply an arti Heal incentive in a sum of money offered as a reward "Our duty is plain," would be a fine motto for every o.T.c'al, and we would like to see It generally adopted a?? such. Governor Manning has accepted lt as his motto, an.' appears determined to stick to it Others msy do wei! to emulate his example. CURIOUS PERFORMANCE. And now we 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- church in Hopkins County, and delivered a dictum concerning the proper re gard for public worship and established institu tions in general. It appears that certain hoodlums in the county have been given to unseemly conduct in and about the church, arid these good, religious citizens-all droaaed for the occasion-rode forth to crusade In the name of the temple. They came with masks and threats, led by a dashing, out spoken leader; they lacked none of the pomp and trapp In ga that we have come to associate with their picturesque brothers on the ether side of the argu ment. Thus equipped they marched boldly into the church, past the trembling worshippers, and from the pulpit announced their Intentions toward any 1 who persisted hereafter In di si mr bm j, 'services. It is not Just clear why thesu crusaders thought it necessary to-reaort to a make-up. A plain, open faced protest from a citizens' committee of fifty would have been a convincing and commendable evidence of the temper of the community in thia matter. Something of Vie -orthlness of their pur pose behind the moak, and the visage presented by the affair, on the whole, la ugly and a little men acing. Disturbance of public worship is an offense of which the law takes note; and these brave spir its could have appealed to and cooperated with the authorities in correcting the tr >uble at thc Hop kins County church. It is juBt possible that'the methods they adopted, however successful in this present Incident will not be found to have con tributed anything to the community's respect for law and order, tn general-The Courier Journal. MANNING OPPOSED TO REWARDS. We believe that the refusal of Governor Manning to offer a reward for the party dr parties guilty of murdering an aged storekeeper In Anderson Coun ty will have the approval of most of those who stop to give the matter thought. It ls true that there may be eaaea where Ute ends of justice can be promoted by auch means, as, for example, where some notorious criminal ia known to have fled the State. In a case of that sort a reward might ac complish something of value by stimulating police officers throughout a wide territory to look out for the fugitive. In the present ease, however, it la scarcely possible that guilty party or parties can have gone very i .om tho scene of the crime. Indoed, in the resolution adopted by the city council of Anderson asking the governor to offer a reward lt waa suggested that the object In view was to make the amount sufficiently largo "to attract detectives from national agencies." Such a policy ls a doubtful one at best If the officers chosen by the people to attend to such duties are Incapable of performing their work Intelligently it would be better tc employ a trained detective out right and pay hiss for Ms time regardless cf re sults. The reward plan ta usually dangerous for more reasons 'han ono. It may tempt droves of th? worst kind of detectives to give Uxelr attention to a eaaa, and not infrequently there are men ox thia kind who wo MW not hesitate to "manufacture evi dence so that P will comply with the terms ot the reward, -which Invariably require "evide^re to con vict." Governor Manning ls right The thing fr r Ute people to do ls to insist upon peace officers wno are competent to perform U?e|r duties and then sse that Uiey do perform them.-The News and Courier, j A NEIGHBOR. ' A representative from Anderson County was re* j neatly asked by a gentleman from Charleston Oda! question "What ls Ute altitude of Andersont" To j which the representative replied at once: "Baptist, way yander."--The Abbeville Press and ?Banner. _ i Some comic opera chorea girls show costumes ead acme costumes show comic opera chorus glrlsj "Dentists Ht-ing Fine Time fn Tbl? City Today." -Headline. Evidently not rooking down in the. mouth. MmmBmmmmmmmammHmmmmmmmmmmmmBmmmmaaam- ** EVANS'I 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 Comcien<? T REFUSED TO OFFER REWARD Governor Manning Reiterate* Policy That Officers Are Elected to Enforce Law ?COLUMBIA, Feb. 26.-Governor Manning made it known early Thurs day that he would not accede to tho request ot Mayor J. H. Godfrey, ot Anderson, to supplement with an offer ot a reward ot $250 the reward of 1500 offered by the cUy of Anderson for apprehension and conviction of the p.ftsassin of Thoma* M. Dodd, sn Figed citizen ot > ndersun. In his let'., to Mayor Godfrey, Gov ernor Mar .ting explained his inability to offer a reward for thia slayer by reiterating his policy that the officers of Uie law were elected to enforce the laws, and the apprehension of tho slayer of Mr. Dodd devolved upon the county and city officlair, of Anderson. The governor's observation waa. that the offering of rewards had "become too common." Governor Manning explained that he was much opposed to government by detectives, when dlacusning the re quest of Mayor Godfrey to order State detectives to investigate the killing. It' was observed by the governor that the offering ot rewards for the arrest of criminals has become odious to the people because of past excesses in thia regard, and he made it plain he has 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 tho requested reward. Governor Manning stated hw felt "certain that yon are fully capable of handling thc situation, and I also think that the very liberal reward -offered by your city will bring forth the efforts ot in dependent detective agencies." REV. JOHN T. LEWIL* PASSED TO BEYOND Was One of Flehens* Oldest and Best Known Cttjseas. PIOKENS, Feb. 25-Wednesday af ternoon about 5 o'clock the spirit ot Rev. John T. Lewis, one ot Pickons counties oldest and beat known cui sons passed to the great beyond. Mr. Lewis died at the home ot hts daughter, Mrs. Ben T. Daniel In this city. He waa 78 yeera of age1 and had been sick serrai weeks pro ceeding hls"death. The funeral servicet, were conduct ed at the home, Thursday, by Rev. E. V. Babb, ot Bealey. S. C. After .which the body was carried to Moun tain Grove church and Interred th?rc In tho presence ot ? large gathering bf relativen and friends, with Mason ic honora. Mr..L*?s? rs* in ordained minis ter of tr.? Baptist denomination, alan a Masai*. He leaves besides his widow, the following children to Saonm ats death: Mestr-s. W. o. "B." and Frank, of Pickens; J. J. of Anderson county, and Rev. Wade H. Lewi*, of M. E. Conference, located tn Laurena. Mrs. Ben* T. McDaniel. Mrs. Hoyt Townee. Mrs. J. M. Gil lespie ot this county, Mrs. Frank Townes, of Honea Path. Mrs. Wm. Johnsen, or Central and Mrs. L. E. Child res, et Orsenvtlle. Two brothers, H. J. ead Robert Lewis are living In this county. -;-^ . - . . , AR?mf?NT8 CONCLUDED Will Probably fte Several Weeks Be fore V, 8. Supr?me Court Shes D?chue? In Prank Case. WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.-Argu ment? on th? northern Georgi* fed eral court's decision refusing a */rlt ts babeas corpus to Leo M. Frank] niter death sentence for the murder f Mary Phugan, were concluded baT fore the United States supreme court oday. A decision probably will not tie given for at least several weeks. Should the supreme court a ill rm the decision of the lower federal lourt, no legal obstacle, j it ls said would stand in the way of car ry i nj ant the death sentence. If the ruling is reversed, counsel for Prank' andi the State told th, Aourt the case musF po back-to tr. di rlct court for tad taking of ev on which the nile gatlcrs foi "Ion for the wrlf^ were based. F.ank's attorney.? informed thel court that- should tbs, writ ho granted Fran*: could ho trb.d again under the" pending iiil.ctiuent. The State'; sonnte* qa?sttai<?d this assertion. Louis Marshall, ot ' New York, oil behalf of Frank, contended that th< trial court lost jurisdiction over. th< prisoner because of mob violence dur lng the trial sud because of Frank'? pb.onco through "cojreton" by tin r'nl Jrd?eV?hen tho verdict waa an ?'minced. Both oidc3 agreed that th? Jtruth bf the allegations of mob viol hence and of absence .under coerciotT Jwere not before the court, but remain] led for bearing by the lower court the supreme court held, as a matu>J lot law; assuming the allegations wera true, that Frank was entitled to t'-M writ. Notwithstanding this > bott sides at times argued the truth tho allegations, until at last. Chief L?usttrV White suggested t? Solicito] "Dorsey that he waa wasting his time Attorney Genera] Grice, for th< State, urged that Frank's petition Ishoweu that the question of mob viol lonee had.been passed upon by thc trial court and by the Georgia sui preme court and that both' had fount there bad been nc such disorder as Interfered with Frank's rights. Old Glory on Eaeh Side. NBWI YORK. Feb. 26.-The steam ship City of Savannah, of the Savant IU'I line, ic to be loaded with cotton for Germany and as a protection against German submarines she has big American Hag painted on eaeh side that will be Illuminated at night. The City ?f Savannah ls en routi for Wilmington, N. C., where she wll| load 10.000 bules for rotterdam. CUT THIS OUT NOW If you don't want it tod ayr you mai ext wook. Send this advertisement and 5 cents to. Foley . & Co., Chicago Ul., wrltng your name and addresi clearly. You receive In return threl trial packages-Foley's Honey emt Tar Compound for coughs, colds croup ind grippe; Foley Kidnej Pills, tor weak or disordered fcldnoyi or .bladder; Foley Cathartic Tablets a pleasant, wholesome and clean sing purgative, just the thing itt winter'i sluggtsh bowels and torpid liver Tiioao TB ?ii kno??n stssdird rs for sale by Evans* Pharmacy. TO 6 Reel Mil ?AXEKfCA*S ?i?EATfl&T P Bperhtl children's program frei grant -LITTI-E BOY BLUEv* "I ?INOEBELLA," ?COL, HKEZA HtYRuDBBV* Read the San nary of Oar Fee II.I?IIII rmrnmm-am.iignipgfCT-. nu.? Announce Members of Commission. CHARLESTON, W. Va:, Feb. 26. Governor H. D. Hat ?leid today an nounced the new members of the Vir ginia debt commission for this State. The legislature recently passed a measure reducing the commission from ll to five members. Besides th* governor, ss ex-officio member, the new commission will comprise W. D. Ord, of Landgraf, and Judge John W. Mason, of Fairmont. Republicans, and R. E. Talbot!,'of Philippi, and Septi mus Hall, of New Martinsville, Demo crat',. COSTIVE BOWELS, 1 HEADACHE, COLDS, TAKE CASCASJ?TS No Headache, Soc? Stomach. Bad Cold or Constipation bjr morning. Get a 10-cent box now. Furred tongue. Bad Colds, Indiges tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head aches come from a-torpid liver and clogged bowels, which cause your Btomsch to become filled wtth undi gested food, which sours and fer ments like garbsgc in a swill barrel. That's Old first step to untold misery -indigestion, foul gases, bad breaUa, yellow skin, mental'tears, everything that is horrible end nauseating. A Cascaret tonight will. give your con stipated bowels a thorough eleen sing 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 01 men and women take a Cascaret now and then to keep their stomach, liver and bowels regulated, and never know a miserable moment. Don't for get the children-their 1'ttle Insides nee : i good, gentle cleansing, too. That* is a secondary consideration. Tho first question ls, What tmteher? You aro not sure of getting a fresh, tender Juicy steak from an unreliable butcher. ' Yon must be suret lt you are euro of your butcher, you are sure of your j meat. Our cw terners rely on us for being cholee, down to the last ounce ot meat, even lt that ounce ls over weight. J. K. TIndas*. Prop!*. Phonec 694 and 605. T THEATRE NA ry-Westeru ,T * gees ea al aa? o*cleek. i.K UL 11 m.m-ammmmtiaammammm ni m m m a. e? Saturday to 1 p. av***--- ; iITTLK JULKS YB8KE," EXPLORER" aaa "R&jHH dAsros in The Batty Iat?llgectrer.