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?FEAR THE SLEEPY OPERATOR
?Train Dispatchers Realize the Danger
of Men at Lonely Stations Indulg
ing In "Cat Naps."
One of the annoyances of train dis
patchers is sleepy operators. At lone
ly stations where only two or three
trains pass in the night time, and
there are no people about, lt is a hard
.matter for the operators to keep
awake-particularly so if they have
been out hunting during the day, or
have otherwise cut short their sleep.
Often they allow themselves a
short nap, relying on the call of their
office on the telegraph sounder awak
ing them, as would their narr?* spoken
in a buzz of conversation. Oue night
an operator on the Northwestern Pa
cific awoke and heard a rumbling in
the distance. It was a belated farm
er's wagon, but the operator reported
No. 3 by. and was severely reprimand
ed by the dispatcher, who knew No. 3
was not due for 20 minutes.
But the railroads have hit upon a
,scheme that compels operators to
Ono of the Annoyances of Dispatcher*
ls Sleepy Operators.
stay awake. On most roads, an oper
ator now must keep the red light stop
signal set on his semaphore and
change It to clear when the englner
blows his whistle.
MUST ALL BE MADE STANDARD
Engineers Have Come to Realize That
Narrow Gauge Railroad Lines
Will Have to Go. 1
Available statistics show that there
16 in the entire world nearly one hun- :
dred and sixty-five thousand miles of
narrow gauge railroad lines, says the (
Engineering News. The great bulk of
this mileage must eventually be con- i
verted to standard gauge, as the nar
row gauge railroad linea of tho United
States have been. The coat nf t*>*?
system as a transportation machine.
If a fair estimate were made of the
cost to the world resulting from the
narrow gauge fallacy, the total would
probably reach several billie of dol
lars. The cost iu Japan alone of chang
ing 5,000 miles of narrow gauge rail
road to standard gauge is estimated at
$150,000,000. In Argentina the net
earnings of the narrow gauge railroads
axe only about half as much on the
capital invested as the net earnings of
the standard gauge lines and this, not
withstanding the fact that the capital
ization per mile of the standard gauge
lines is much heavier.
Rate of Railroad Mortality.
To show that railroad travel is not
so deadly as it ls thought to be is not
to say that it is not much more dead
ly than lt ought to be; but certainly
the railroads are entitled to the statis
tical proof of what they have already
done to lower the rate of mortality.
That by the fairest possible statis
tical comparison the rate of mortality
yet is higher in this country than In
Europe does not absolutely prove that
the railroads are less zealous In this
country to protect the lives of passen
gers. Owing to tho differences in
equipment it 1B Impossible for the
European travelers to take the volun
tary risks which American travelers
take. Before a European train starte
every passenger ls tucked away lu
his apartment. There is no such thing
as a tardy one running to overtake
hie train. It might be argued, too.
that the risk of travel Increases faster
than the distance, but that, of course,
is an abstraction,
Increase of Train Wrecks.
In a bulletin the interstate com
merce commission shows that in the
quarter ended June 30, 1913, as com
pared with the corresponding quarter
of 1912, there was an Increase of 140
In the number of killed, and of 8,283
in injured In railroad accidents. There
was an Increase of 124 in the number
of train accidents.
Defective roadway and equipment
caused more than 69 per cent of all
derailment reported, 15.1 per cent be
ing caused by broken rails. The
casualties Incident to railroading num
bered 2,535 killed ancl 49,911 Injured.
Collisions and derailments numbered
Many Bridges on Short Route.
Sixty steel and wood bridges, rang
ing from seventy-five to one hundred
and twenty-five feet in length, will be
required in a distance of 18 miles on
the Central Canada railroad, norlh of
Edmonton, for which the route plans
have been filed with the provincial de
partment of railways for Alberta.
Effective Sunday, August l?,
1!U4, the following changes in pas
senger train schedules were made:
Train No. ti, leave Augusta 0:40
a. m., Graniteville 7:13 a. m.,Tren
ton 7:45 a. m., Johnston 8:00 a. m.
Ward 8:10 a. m., Ridge Spring
S:20 a. m., Bates burg 8:4-i a. m.,
Leesville 0:48 a. m.. Lexington
0:31 a. m., arrive Columbia lu.00
Train No. 182, SOUTHEAST
ERN LIMITED, leave Augusta
?3:00 p. m. Arrive Columbia, Wash
ington and New York same as here
Train No. 20, leave Augusta 0:20
p. m., Warrenville 0:50 p. m.,
Graniteville 0:54 p. m., Trentou
7:35 p. m. Johnston 7:50 p. m.,
Ward 7:58 p. m., Ridge Spring
8:07 p. m., Batesburg 8:25 p. m.,
Leesville 8:30 p. m.,Lexington 0:0S
p. m., arriving Columbia 0:35 p. m.
Augusta-Asheville Pullman Sleep
ing Car handled on this train.
BETWEEN AIKEN AND BPGEFIKLD.
Train No. 200, leave Edgefield
7:20a.ra., Park Hill 7:30 a. m.,
arriving Trenton 7:40 a. m.
Train No. 207, leave Edgefield
0:40 p. m., Park Hill 0:50 p. m.,
arrive Trenton 7:00 p. m.
Train No. 208, leave Trenton 8:51
a. m., Park Hill 0:01 a. m., arrive
Edgefield 0:10 a. m.
Train No. 200, leave Trenton 7:40
p. m., Park Hill 7:50 p. m., arrive
Edgefield 8:00 p. m.
U ET WEEN BATESBURG ANO PERRY.
Train No. 148, leave Perry 4:40
p. m., Wagener 5.00 p. m., arrive
Batesburg 0:30 p. m.
Train No. 18, leave Augusta 0:20
a. m., Warrenville 0:49 a. ra. Aiken
7:07 a.m., Williston 7:44 a. m.,
Blackville 8:00 a. m. Denmaik 8:20
a. m. Bamberg 8:37 a. m., Branch
ville 0:10 a. m., Charleston 1:35 p.m.
Schedules between intermediate
?tations adjusted correspondingly.
For additional information, res
?rvattons, etc., communication with:
Magruder Dent J. A. Townsend
District Pas. Agent Agent
Augusta, Ga. Edgefield, S. C.
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I am prepared to fill orders
or the celebrated Fulghum
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Vice $1.50 per bushel cash.
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Modoc, S. C.,R. F. D.
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Eyes examined and glasses fitted
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
A Good Drug Store.
State of South Carolina,
County of Ederen'eld.
y W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Charley Holloway has
ade suit to me, to grant him Let
rs of Administration of the Estate
and effects of Carrie Perkins, his
These Are Therefore to cite and
moniah all and singular the kin
ed and Creditors of the said Car
? Perkins, deceased, that they be
d appear before me, in the Court
Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
C., in my office on the ?1st Sep
nber next, after publication there
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
show cause, if any they have,
ly the said Administration should
Given under my Hand, thia 2nd
v of September, A. D., 1914.
W. T. Kinnaird,
P. J. E. C. S. C.
solicit orders for pine lumber.
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r Cleora, and can cut any diraen
is. Send in your bill and let us
inst what you need. Can ar
ie to deliver lumber in Edge
i if desired.
A. BARON HOLMES,
Cleora, S. C.
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. LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stops the
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rV. ?&OVE'S signature on each box. 23c.
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I have a fine lot of Seed Rye to
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, H. M. Cassels,
Ellenton, S. C.
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leave same at store of Dorn & Minis.
Best work guaranteed, and prices right.
All pictures will be framed the sanie day lett at
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April 1. 1014
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pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
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Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
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Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets,
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