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Excerpts From Booze and tl
[ly Edward Iiu^??;?oi?. j
TIIK TRAG KI >Y Ol' A MUDDLE
KN ii INKER.
As to this question of the sale
liquor on railroad trains and in ra
road stations, very much more ii
moment. Consider now th.* I iq II
question of the railroad from i
primary staid point, the st and poi
of th?1 employe?-'he man to who
the safe operation of lire train*
intrusted in larue or small degre
Remember that there were mai
times and places twenty years ac
some ev-ri ten years ago, when
traveler might find railroad men
uniform and on duty drinking. Ai
the carual traveler did not see tl
lonely yards of those days-ll
yards where his personal sale
must be in? st carefully conserved
j ards which Sometimes have lu
more wh'nky bottles than cou pl i i
pins ?trew n along their maze i
"li's a hard job this yard ar
* work." many and many apoiogcl
yard ma? 1er would have toid al th;
time; "liatd enough i?" the pleas.;]
days of ?UtiiiH'-r, plain hell in v.i
ter. Ye can't obwuethe yard bossi
if they're a luile blind, sometirui
when they see thu byes makin' fi
Rafferty's or even that Polish jit
the West End Saloon.7'
There i* touch force to his arg
ment, apparently. Practically a
of the great freigilt yards of tl
railroad* of America-the busy hui
of that sort ot activity which is ll
most important of their many phasi
of operation-are situated in des?
late barrens out>ide of the larf
cities. Not only are there hui
dreds and even thousand-; of han
workini: railroaders employed i
each of these brick, remote place
but they are invariably the term
nals ol ihe freight run of all tl:
lines, big and little. Engineer
firemen, and trainmen come pilin
off the long trains at ali hours c
the day, and the night as well, til
ed, hungry, cold. Do you womit
that Mike's place or the West En
looks inviting to them?
There are plenty of rail roa
bosses to-day who call their driul
inc men or. the carpet and say: '\
man befuddled by booze cair
work for me! A whisky user c
beer user is in no condition eitht
to run a train or have even th
smallest part in its conduct."
It is not quite four years ag
that a muddled engineer walked ir
to the shadows of a roundhouse a
a certain big railroad hub in th
East and clumsily boarded bis trait
He had been drinking. He was nc
drunk. A drunken man could nc
have climbed into the loco m o liv
cab in a fashion that would hav
escaped the attention of a vigilan
roundhouse foreman. A drunkei
engineer could not have signed ii
for his run and escaped the sbar]
eyes of the roundhouse clerk. Bu
a man with just enough drinks it
him to befuddle his thinking ca
pacity was the most dangerous fae
tor that a railroad could have in it!
employ that night.
The locomotive into which th<
engineer climbed that July nighl
was as perfect a piece of mechanism
as might well be devised; it had
been carefully inspected and made
ready for its mighty run, 150 miles
up the hue. The track over which
its path was to fest was the pride of
the heads of one of the richest roads,
in America; it was carefully in
spected, every inch of it. And
there was not a mile that was not
marked by the watchful eye of a
<rau'ii seinophon, turning to green,
to yellow, and lo red as it Hashed
its messages of safety and caution
and danger on the line just ahead.
Yet before that locomotive had
gone twenty miles, traveling at a
tremendous, thunderous speed, it
had crashed into the rear of a stall
ed passenger train; the night ex
press from tile seaboard to the lakes,
filled to capacity with excursionists
bound to spend a Fou?th o' July
holiday. The locomotive i eft the
last car of the stailed train almost
HS sharply aaa cleanly asan expert
woodsman would strike his sharp
crud ax through the grain of a
RULE rt*' No LONGER A. JOKE.
They took forty bodies out of the
wreckage. When the dawn finally
brok" through the fog, banging'
close to the stilled waters of the
river, the rai!loaders who had come
hurry, mg io the scene by motor car
and special train found a Fourth
ofJul\ job awaiting them such as j
exceeded all possibilities of imagi
n?t ?or One grizzled old wrecking
boss hom the line came to the scene
on a hurry call. He took one look
at it-a good, long, deliberate look
-and then, dazed and reeling,
walkt-d on eighteen miles before
he recovered his poise and self-con
Ti railroad, proud of its safety
record, was outraged. It satisfied
itself that its engineer had been
drinking before he climbed into the
cab that morning, and it immedi
ately . ci?led lo hold him responsi
lilt? for tri - clinic -fur the killing i
forty perons under sind) circu?
?i ;i 11 cf s i.nt li'^s th ?i h a l?ritti
To discharge the locomotive dru
..vas uni enough. It sought to pro
ecute him in the courts. The issi
became politisa*; powerful facti01
were aroused; a hitter personal ha
tie was waired and eventually tl
engineer was acquitted, lint h
fore the smoke h id cleared away
had surrounded no lesa a persona*
than the governor of one of tl
greatest ?Stales in the [Inion-i
fact, it was one Ot tile prime fai
tors that led to his removal froi
office uiuler charges a few monti
ai er. v
Balked in its desire to punish tl
crime that had been committee
this railroad wisely sought to pr
vent a recurrence of so dread
thing. It turned toward Rule G
and began enforcing that regal.'
tion as it had never before been ei
forced. Now. Rule G, as ever
?rood railroader already understand
is a clause in the book of operadi
rules, common to all of the largt
railroads, which seeks to treat th
entire question of the use of li que
by men in the service. It forbid
the railroad employee either to uti
liquor or frequent the placea whet
[liquor is sold. When first written
not so many years ago, it wa
thought that the railroads woul
have a hard time enforcing the ruh
It was predicted that Rule G woul
soon become a dead letter. Yet th
reverse has already come to pas?
The standard book of ope ra tin
rules has ceased to be known a
"Joe Miller's Joke Book" by th
railroaders, and Rule G goes.
TEXAS HANS CARI? PLAYING.
A great many States have passe
laws against men drinking on th
trains except,in the dining cars o
the buffets. A good many of thes
Slates do not make this exception
The Texas statute is particularl,
stringent. It also prohibits th
cards on trains. It was only ihre
years ago that I was traveling froc
Denison to Dallas when the con
ductor came in and stopped a gain
of solitaire with which a mid
die-aged lady was shortening he
"Very sorry, ma'am," said th
conductor quietly, "but I'm onl;
doing it in your interest. Las
week the constable came aboard a
G-and arrested two drummer
who were playing Seven-up in thi
''But the newsagent just sole
me the cards," protested the pas
The conductor smiled softly, bu
he did not change his ruling.
"Very sorry," he repeated, "bu
you must remember that it is hu
job to sell his wares, not to inter
pr?t the laws."
It is partly because of this in
crease of State legislation against
drinking on railroad cars and partly
because the drunken passenger is eo
much of a nuisance to his fellows
that so many of the railroads have
entirely abolished the sale of liquor
? upon their trains. The Pennsylva
nia, you will recall, is one of these.
A while ago it took a further step
and said that it was about to abol
ish liquor selling in its terminals as
well as in its dining and buff?t cars.
It has not yet t>tit this determina
tion into effect, yet it bas made
large efforts and no small sacrifices
to be consistent with rule G.
For the Pennsylvania finds that
it must maintain its own hotel at
Akoona, where its shops are loca
ted. Its officers are forever going
to the town, and they must be com
fortably housed and fed. The com
pany's hotel--the historic Logan
House adjoining the station-does
both. If the Logan House had a
bar, it could be operated at a profit.
But then the railroad could not be
fair to itself. Its 15,0U'J employees
at Akoona could thrust Rule G in
ils face. Tlie Pennsylvania prefers
to be consistent. So it runs no bar
in the Logan House and loses
-sHO.UUO a year. Yet it would not
permit ilsJf to be called merely
idealistic. It is merely following
an instinct of good railroading, lt
is trying to be consistent.
"Consistent''" sniffs the traffic
manager of a big railroad when he
reads this. T can say a word foi
A<rain consistency. And the
tra Hie man may begin to tell you of
the experience of his road. Two or
three years ago it also ended the
sale of liquor in its dining cars. It
advertised the fact quite extensive
ly, and a number of folk ol strong
temperance principles wrote and \
commended it for the stand it had
taken. It received other letters
letters thai were anything but com
mendatory. Some of them were
from brewers and distillers who de
clared that they would never pass
again over the offending road. They
would all ?o by the rival system
Yet the handwriting seems to be
upon the wall. It seems to be writ
ten in a variety of forms, not all of
them statutes of our States. The
handwriting is a continuation of
the massage of a decade or more ago
which foret o M ?he passing nf th
whisky flask ami the beer can from
i he caboose and th? section house
?nd tho elevation of Ride G tu
something more than a mere phrase
in ttl J book of instructions. It isa
message that portends the complete
passing ot'the sile nf liquor upon
dining ears and in railroad stations;
i hat may indeed foreshadow ihe
hour when alcohol ahall be tabooed,
even for transportation by a emui
mon carrier and drugs and lotiury
slips are forbidden by the interstate
laws to-day. -Saturday Evening
The union meeting of the ind di
vision of the Edgefield association
will convene with Rehoboth Bap
tist church on Saturday before the
fifth Sunday in this month.
11 :??: Devotional by pastor of
1st Query-What should be the
great work of our churches? S B
Mays, John W Quartes.
Snd Query-What is the best rule
for a business man to follow to pre
vent the love of gain from absorb
ing his. time to such an extent as to
prevent spiritual growth? J W
Gaines, George Wright, Wallace
Prescott, L li Brimson.
3rd Query-Some of the benefits
to be derived from (a) Baptist
Young People's Union, Prof. C. I.
Truluck. ((b) fi om woman's mis
sionary society, paper by Mrs. A.
4th Query-Do missions pay,
if so in what way? J D Hughey, P
B Lanham, Louis Eubanks.
5th Query-Must I go empty
banded? J T Littlejohn, J 0 Atkins.
We hope all the churches ?viii
send delegates. Let each speaker
come prepared to make a speech.
Let's make this union the best in
J. T. Littlejohn,
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horse? registered and partly broken.
Address Mrs. Georgia T. McKie,
North Augusta, S. C.
R. F. D. 1.
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Although the fifcUvi
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not touched, and oui
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We have the large:
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shown. We have ord?
Watches, Gold ana S
Silverware, Cut Ci lass
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It matters not what ;
will order it out at once
Come in to see us. \
marked very low, much
same class of goods elsei
706 Broad Street,
Tit? union meet inn <<f the third
dividion will itii-et with ihc Parks
viii" I! ipi?st church OD Saturday
and ?Sui!.I i v April :JO.
] ? a. m. Devotional l?y moderator.
11:8U a. m. Enrollment of dele
gates willi reports.
1st, Are there any dancers from
a false worship in America and in
the South:' L. G. Bell and J. C.
Har ve Irv.
gm!, is preparedness essential in j
individual life and church an I Sun
day school work? .1. C. Morgan
and W ill Agnew.
12:30, Adjournment for dinner.
3rd, Whai is the sundi?rd that
Christians should measure all things
hy? T. (T. Talbert and .1. P. Nixon.
4th, What are some of the mod
ern forms i>f idolatry? Dr. IV. t-?.
Blackwell and Luther Bracknell.
Sunday school in usual order.
Mis>iouary sermon bj Rev. J. F.
Adjournment half past twelve
j for dinner.
j 5th, Is public spiitimcnt support
ing our prohibition law in Smith
Carolina? L. (x. McKie, J. M. lins
A talk by W. R. Leggatt a sub
ject of his own choosing.
H. E. Bunch for Committee.
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I respectfully announce that I am a
.anndale for the o'hce of supervisor
>f E lgefield county ?md solicit thc sup
port of the people, pledging myself to
?bide thc result of the Democratic pri
J. M. BELL.
To tho Citizens of Edgefield County:
[ respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for Supervisor of your coun
ty, and if elected WT I try to serve the
people as near right as I conceive,
pledging myself to ab.de by the results
)f the election, and support the
lominees ot the democratic party.
W. G. WELLS.
I hereby announce that I am a can
??date for the office of Supervisor of
Edgefield county and solicit the sup
port of the people, pledging myself, if
?lected, to serve the people to the best
)f my abiliiy and to abide the results
)f the Democratic primary election.
J. w. "HUDSON.
Morgana, S. C.
I respectfully announce to the voters
of Edgefield county that I am a candi
date tor the office of supervisor and
pledge myself to abide the result of the
Democratic primary election.
R. J. MOULTRIE.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the supei-vis-or of Edgefield
county and solicit the support of the
people, pledging myself to abide by
the result of the primary election.
J. 0. SCOTT.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for the office of supervisor
of Edgefield county and plpdge myself
to abide the result of the Democratic
R. N. BROADWATER.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
To the Citizens of Edgefield County:
I announce myself as a candidate for
Clerk of Court ' of Edgefield Courte,
pledging myself to support the nomi
nees of the Democratic Primary.
W. M. WRIGHT.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for the office of county com
missioner and solicit the support of the
people, pledging myself to abide the
result of the Democratic primary.
GEORGE B. TIM.MERMAN.
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Candidate for Warden.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for warden of the town
of Edgefield from the third ward.
P. A. HIGHTOWER.
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Premier Carrier of the South
Passenger train schedules, effec
tive October 24, 1915.
Trains arrive from
108 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
130 Columbia, Trenton 9:40 am
HO Aiken, Augusta 3:00 pm
106 Columbia, Augusta 8:30 pm
Trains depart for.
No. ' '~^T?me ~
109 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 am
129 Trenton, Augusta 8:45 a m
131 Aug-Columbia-Aiken 11:45 am
107 Augusta, Columbia 7:30 p m
Schedules published only as in
formation, and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply
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Edgefield S. C.
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