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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, July 26. 1!07.
THE EDITOR AT GLENN'S.
Glenn Springs, July 24.-For th(
first time in a rather long newspapei
experience, which has covered a greal
many very pleasant trips, I find my
self at this famous health resort with
no other purpose in coming except
to drink the water and take absolute
rest for a few days. I have been here
frequently, but it was always a hur
ried trip or to meet with the Press
I came Monday. There are some
three hundred people here from all
parts of South Carolina and from
other states. They come to drink the
water. There can .be absolutely no oth
er purpose, for the place, even in this
day of wonderful transportation fa
eilifies, is still not easy of access.
Leaving Nwberry at 12.46 on the C.,
N. & L. you are soon at Laurens,
where a very indifferent sort of din
ner is served, and if you are not a
"traveling mi.n,)' you pay seventy
Aye Cents for it. I presume if you are
a - traveling man," you would either
pay fift cents or one dollar. We
have eaten a good dinner at this eat
ing house and received good service,
but neither was there on Monday.
The C. & W. C. from Laurens to
Spartanburg was crowded with people
going to the springs and to the health
resorts of the mountains. This road
runs a parlor car only every other day
between Spartanburg and Augusta
and Monday happened not to be the
"other day" and the day coach was
one of those light antiquated coaches
that belong to the primitive days of
railroading, and the short curves of
the track made the trip the righest
I have experienced on a railroad train
in a long time.
At Spartanburg there was a wait of
over two hours, and it was hot. Yes,
this is no joke, it was hot. But a
talk with Capt. Charles Petty, of the
Carolina Spartan, helped to pass the
Then at 3.20 in the afternoon yoti
leave ren the Glenn Springs railroad
for a sixteen mile trip which takes
about one and a half hours. Yet this
_is better than the old stage coach.
but in this day of electricity and au
*- tomobiles that is too much waste of
time. And then there is only one op
portunity a day each way for this
train. You must come here in the
afternoon and leave in the morning
And the. Glenn Springs road observes
the Sabath. This road is a great
convenience. but it does seem that it
would have been much better to have
.built a trolley line here from Spartan.
burg which is only twelve miles dis
,Speaking of railroads and the eri
ticisms which are made of them, as
well as of other things, Mr. Simapson,
of the Glenn Springs railroad, told
me of an incident which shows the
tendency of the public to find fault
without knowing~ sometimes just
what it is talking about. A passenger
was knocking the Glenn Springs
railroad very severely. After the train
had left Roebuck, prom which place
to Spartanburg the track of the C.
& W. C. is used-it was after the
train had passed Roeibuck that the eri
tic actually pointed out the very
worst part of the track, thinking it
* was still the Glenn Springs track.
As stated, there are about three
hundred people here and that about
fills the hotel, and when you first ar
rive you have to take such accommo
dations in the matter of rooms as are
assigned to you. If you do not vou
can go on and no one seems especial
ly to care. Yesterday afternoon a
agentleman came in and registered and
was assigned to a room with some
one else. He protested and gathered
his hat and grip and went in search
of a boarding house. In about a half
hour he returned and had to take
what he could get. I managed to get
in the garret. The room is large and
has two large windows, but with the
low eeiling and the July sun pouring
on the roof, the room is not habitable
until after 12 o'clock at night. I am
promised a cooler room today. A greal
many left this morning, but others are
coming each day to take their places
You hear complaint of the service
and the meals. I find no ground foi
complaint of these, but tie entire in
dependence of the management, an~
* the indifference tha:t is maintained as
to whether you remain or go, is the
only really cooling thing here.
The hotel company owns and oper
atds its own electric plant and there
are a number of ceiling fans around
the halls and in the dining room. but
they stand still until after seven ir
the evening, and their very p)resence
motionless, makes it only the warm
TPhe Ill t 1 rni' I ilVImI
in the day ti. m is t -ave IXwexpen.
)w, h I ly lit it.aletiO i1 iv
en to t1hewgrunds, and the walk ways
to the .prinig are washed in gullies.
But there are peopde who have been
'omlin1 herPe for years - and thiey w:il
continue to c4me because' they are
benefited by the water.
The company is. very pleasant and
conoenial and many acquaintance
ships and friendships are formed
which are lasting.
The Newberry contingent at this
time is small. I found here Mr. James
Dunbar, Mr. Rob-t. Norris and Mr.
Frank Hipp and Mr. Geo. D. Brown.
Mr. J. R. Fair came over with me. He
was quite sick yesterday and last
night, buit is better today.
This is probably the best mineral
water in the state, or out of it, for I
that matter, and this fact alone brings
the people and they come regardless
I intend to remain until the close
of the week and I hope to be very
much improved. H
.MAY AWAIT CRISIS
A Washington dispatch to the
Br(klyn Eagle says:
"It would occasion no great sur
prise to well-informed naval officers t
if the Atlantic fleet were not to un- C
dertake the spectacular trip around 9
the Horn and into the Pacific after f
all. A suspicion is growing that the
administration had accomplished the
purpose it had in stating that the ex
pedition would sail, and that unless a
crisis should develop in our relations
,with Japan the fleet will probably .
maneuver in Atlantic waters, as usual,
It was the original intention of the
general board, which planned the en
tire maneuver, to have the fleet sail
late in August, or as soon as all the
war ships had been put in good con
dition at the navy yards. The latest
official announcement on the subject
was that the usual target gractice
would be held in the late summer, and
then the armada, under Admiral Ev
ans would start on its long journey.
No defeinite day was set for the fleet
to move. This leaves the whole thing
open for further vague announce
ments regarding the departure.
''The administration has paved the
way for dispatching the fleet to the
Pacific at any time in the future with
out furnishing an excuse for a sensa
tion,'' said a high naval officer. "If
the present differences between the
United States and Japan should be
smoothed out and the jingo talk die 1
away, it is doubtful whether the fleet1
will be sent on the long and expensive
journey tQ the Pacific. The trip was
planned because of the ugly Japanese
situation, which had many elements
of danger in it. Tht is the absolute
fact, all talk to the contrary notwith
standing. With the removal of these
danger signs there will be no neces
sity for the expedition.
"'On the other hand, should the
diilomatie relations continue strained
and a crisis approach, the department<
could issue orders for the transfer of
the fleet to the Pacific and then sayt
that the act was in line with the policy
announced on July 4. I think the
policy of the administration has been
exceedingly wise in spite of the pub
lic criticism. The announced inten
tion to send the fleet around the
Horn may never be carried out. but it
is on record as an insurance against
trouble in the future.''
In connection with the threat to
send Admiral Evans's flegt to the
Pacific it is recalled that the navy de- c
partmenf once before had occasion to ~
make a big bluff of this kind to avert ,
an attack from a hostile fleet. It was,
during the war with Spain, shortly
after'Admiral Dewey had captured
Manila, and was in more or less of a
tiklish position, because of being so
far from the mIaitn portion of the
Spain had one or two battleships
near comp)letionl and hurried them in
to service, Admiral Camera was given
comand of the little squadron, with
orders to proceed at once to Manila
and attack Dewey. As Dewey had no
Mt tleships much concern was mani
fested when the Spanish vessels got
under way and started for the Phil
One day Admiral Crowninshield,
who was then chief of the bureau of
"navigation of the navy department.
tacked up the following announcement
on the department bulletin: "'If Ad
miral Camera 's fleet passes through
the Suez canal en route to the Philip
pines, a fleet of American vessels will
at once sail for Spain and attaek the]
Spanish coast.'' The department was]
not in position to spare ships for an<
expedition of this kind, because Ad
miral C'ervera had not been accounted
for. P>ut the bluff wvorked perfectly.
(iamera 's fleet wa5si topped1 ai theC
mouth of the Su~z( and after lo afine
there several weeks. turned and
- NOTICE TO OVERSEERS.
All 4tverseers f roads in Newber
rCUt oUt are iereby noti.Red to have
11!1 il e el l CiTii\e -ections workc-d and .
Iut in god con(dition by first day of 1;
Sete1mber neXt. F--ilure to comply ]
ith this order is subject to fine and
J. Monroe Wicker.
July 17th, 1907. Supervisor.
I will ive a first class barbecue at
nv residence on Saturday, July 27, I
Nill sell meat and hash at 12 o'clock.
J. M. Counts.
The undersigned as members of the
Relief Committee. appointed for the 1
>urpose of soliciting funds in aid of
he persons suffering loss by reason
)f the fire of March 29th. beg- to re
)ort that we have on hand $274.39 re
naining after giving aid to all worthy
ipplicants suffering loss on account
f the said fire.
The Tresurer of the Committee has
-eceived $826.39 and paid out $552.00,
hich as stated above leaves a bal
ince on hand of $274.39.
The Committee is at a loss to know
rhat to do with the balance on hand
md have determined to turn it over
o the Bachelor Maids, a charitable
rzanization, on tLe 15th day of Au
list. 1907, unless contributors to the
und object. Any contribtitor desir
ng a retWrn of the pro-rata share of
is contribution can file his claim
ith the Treasurer, before August
5th, at which time the balance then
n the hands of the Treasurer will be
urned over to the Bachelor Maids.
A. T. Brown, Ch 'm'n,
W. H. Hunt,
John B. Mayes, t
M. L. Spearman,
Sec'y. and Treas.
The undersigned have been request
d to audit the books of M. L. Spear
nan, as Treasurer of the Fire Relief
,ommittee. We beg to report that we
iave carefully examined the receipts
Lnd disbursements and find them to
As Treasurer Mr. Spearman has re
ieived f$26.39 and paid cut $352.00;
eaying a balaree on hand of $274.39.
Jos. H. Hunter.
J. E. Norwood.
J. Y. MeFall.
The undersigned desire to secure a
eacher for the coming year for LGng
ane school. Opens October 1. Term
even months. Salary, thirty dollars
Dr. M1. A. Renwick,
C. K. Baker,
H. T. Brock,
Barbecue at Keitt's Grove.
We, the undersigned, will giv-e a
irst class barbecue in the oak grove
f T. W. Keitt, Thursday, August S.:
rhe guns of the county are invited
o be present, Newberry, St-. Phillips,
ilver Street and Whitmire.
Jos. L. Keitt,
Jas. D. Nance,
C. L. Leitzsey,
S. J. D. Price.
EnRE To women for collecting
names and selling our novel
HELties, we give Big Premiums.
send your name to-day for our new plan
if Big Profits with little work. Write
o-day. Address C. T. MOSELEY Pre
niu department, 32 E. 23d Street,
ew York City.1
A box of our Confectionery.
It is abr o!utely pure and whole
;ome, fresh made and delicious to
:he taste. You will find every va
iety of' good Candy here at lowest
rices for the best. What better
resent at Easter Time than a box
f our pure Candy?
THINK OF IT.
A. C PRCPS
Mr. S. J. Cromer will .ive a first
bllIarbeeue at Mt. Bethel on IJilY
1. There will be some promineli
3peakers present on that occasion. The
ublic is invited.
I have opened a first class
Meat Market on Friend street,
iext door to the Observer office,
and am prepared to furnish
:hoice meats of all kinds.
All orders entrusted to me
will receive my personal at
Come to see my market.
t is the cleanest and most up
:o-date market in Newberry.
J. A. WRIGHT,
Phone 232. .
OLD PIANOS AND ORGANS
for which we will allow the highest C
)rices towards now Instruments, No
lub rates to offer, but we Pledge
ietter Instrumentg for 'he same or
ess morey. !ian those at club rate (
Write Maloes Musc House, Co
mbia, S. C., for special prices and
The popularity and reputation
hat the Victor enjoys is due to its
olid-as-a-rock construction. The
ise of the highest grade of mate
ial and skill, mechanical and mu
ical, that the world affords, makes
t what it is.
For the Cottage.
For the Mansion.
The prices of the Victor range
rom $io.oo to $ioo.oo, payablein
asy monthly installments if desired. -
HEAR THE VICTOR 'AT
Art and Variety Store,
lain Street, Newberry, S. C.
Just received, c
2 1-2 and 2 3-4 W
we will sell thesE
Wagon on the m2
We carry but or
uIfactured by The
rile, Ga. These
be the best and ni
market. Our pri(
Buy a Summers E
ractured at Barns
No more broken
shafts, broken si
only parties handi
ome and see oui
tnd you will buy I
or Ladies' ShoE
1 rench Gloss
,he Paste Polish
)il Paste which i
Vhite, Blue, Gray
We have full lir
)UE WEST FEM
Te ideal place fr quiet sudy, throg
ag ndsplni helhFeor The
best made and
ie line of Buggie
Buggies are con
atest job ever
es and Terms
ville, Ga., and yc
wheels, split 1
rings or bent t<
ing these Buggii
stock of Wagoi
,s applied with a
iring no rubbing
we regard as
, Lavender all 100,
ie of all these.
a work, sweet Christiana influences, and
rant accomdtosfor xoo borers.
wy bs avntae fo the lat mney.
-ess till Septembe st will be
Montreat, N. C.
3ros. high grade
i next 30. days
diess of profits.
S ifl stock, man
rCo, of Barns
sidered by all to
offered on this
's Buggy, manu,
>u have the best.,
)ps. We are the
3s in this county.
ms and Buggies