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Bridge Near Quebec Collapsed With
ratal Results-Scores of Work
men Precipitated 'Into the
Quebec, Aug, 29.-The great Que
bec bridge collapsed late this after
noon and now the vast mass of steel
work lies a tangled wreck across the
St. Lawrence channel. A careful es
timate of the loss of life is 84. The
bridge fell at exactly 23 minutes to 6
this evening, just as many of thq
workm4n were preparing to leave.
The accident was so terrible in its
effectiveness in wiping out the lives
of the men employed that very little
is known as to the cause of the disaz
Quebec, Aug. 29.-A section of the
new bridge across the St. Lawrence
river, five miles below this city, col
lapsed late today, carrying scores of
bridge workmen and machinists into
the water. It is estimated that the
loss of life is more than 60 and may
Oxceed that number by 20.
The bridge was about a NOh Mai
a half in length and half of it, from
the south shore to midstream, crump
led up and dropped into the water.
Ninety men were at work on this
section of the structure and the whis
tle had just blown at 5.30 for the men
to quit work for the day when there
came a grinding sound from the
.bridge midstream. The men turnee
to see what had happened and an in
stanf later the cry went up ''The
bridge is falling." The men made a
rush shoreward but the distance was
too great .for them to escape. The
fallen section of the bridge dragged
others after it, the snapping girders
and cables booming like a crash of
Terror lent fleetness to the feet of I
the frightened workmen as they sped
shoreward but only a few of them
reached safety before the last piece
of iron work on the south shore was
dragged into the water.
Near the shore the wreckage of the
bridge did not go below the surface of
the water and eight workmen who:
remained above the water were res
cued and taken to the hospital at Lev-|
The steamer GLenamont had just
cleared the bridge when the first sec
tion fell. The water thrown up by
the debris went clear over the bridge
of the steamer. The captain at once
lowered boats. The small boats plied
backward and forward over the sunk
en wreckage for half an hour, but
there was no sign of life. The twist
ed iron.and steel had its victims in a
terrible death'grip. - A few floating
timbers and the broken strands of
the bridge toward the north shore
wei-e the only signs that anything un~
usual had happened. There was not
a ripple on the smoot~h surface of
the St. Lawimee as it swept along'
toward the gulf. All the men drown-'
'e were omiployes of the Phoenixville
Bridge company and subcontraetors
of Quebec andt Montreal.
At 10 o'clock tonight 16 bodies had
been picked ap and of the eight meii
in the hospital two are not expeeted
to live throughout the night.
The Quebec bridge was begun about
seven years ago and it was to be fin
ished in 1909. Subsidies had been
granted by the federal and provineial
governments and the city of Quebec,
and the estimated 'cost of the work
The Phoenixville Bridge company
of Pennsylvania had the contract for
the construction of the bridge and
were working from both sides of the
river. The horror of the situation is
increased by the fact that there are a
number of wounded men pinned in
the wreekage near the shore. Their
groans and shrieks can be plainly
heard by the crowds who have gather
ed at the water's edge, but nothing
so far can be done to relieve their
sufferings. There are no search
lights available and by the feeble
light of lanterns it is impossible to
locate some of the sufferers.
MESSAGE TOO LATE
TO SAVE DISASTE3.
New York, Aug. 31.-Theodore
Cooper of this city, who has been the
consulting engineer in charge of the
work on the huge cantilever bridge
across the St. Lawrence river, which
collapsed Thursday evening, feels
keenly the accident that cost the lives
of 79 working men. In a statement
made to a reporter he reproached
himself for not having visited the
works in two years, though ill health
has kept him here and he tried to ob
tain his release from the responsibil
ity of the position for that reason.
Mr. Cooper also made the state
ment that on Thursday morning after
his inspector had come to see him and
*ol him that things did not look well I
for the brnie. he had sent a telegram
to the man in eharge of the work to
,et off the bride and stay off it un
til it could be examined. Mr. Coop
er has not been notified whether the
warning was too late.
"Of course we believed that the
work as planned was absolutely safe,"
Mr. Cooper said, "though in deal
ing with even an old type of work on
a hitherto unparalleled scale, new and
unexpected problems now and then <
arise. One can not prophecy with in- I
fallibility about something that is en- ]
tirely new. I can not tell what is i
coming out of this; maybe we shall
learn about things we never knew be- I
Mr. Cooper is one of the most dis
tinguished engineers in this country,
as well as one of the most experienc
ed. He is 68 years old. He was asso
ciated with James B. Eads in con- i
structing the St. Louis bridge over t
the Mississippi river from 1872 to 4
1875. He was superintendent of the J
Delaware Bridge works and has been <
long considered a bridge in the Unit- I
ed States, aCnada and Mexico. Be- I
sides a number of engineering pa- s
pers, he is the author of "Cooper's
Specifications for the Superstructure <
of Railroad and Highway Bridges."
Hehas twice received the Norman 1
medal given by the American Society
of Qivil Engineers.
MEXICAN MULES. J
or Individuality They Beat All Oth- I
"It is trite to say that mules are a
brainy, but the mules of old Mexico. s
I believe, have something on all mul- r
es the world over for individuality of s
character and, if I may be credited, d
a sort of prescience of their own, e
said a man who had spent many years a
in the neighboring republic. V
"A Mexican mule will do just so E
much work and no more. They're
used for all sorts of purposes down a
there. We vastly prefer them to I
horses for riding over the mountains 1
on account of their superiority in a
the matter of surefootedness. their P
instinct for the correct path without 1
eing guided, and their andeviating r
edurance. This Mexican -muie has
wice as much of what you might call t
etthereness as the horse. He'll stiek t
t his amble without a break until he r
as done what he knows to be his t
ay's stunt, and that stunt is invari- u
ably a big one. s
''But you can't get a Mexican o
aule to do anything more than what c
e knows to be his day's work. Such t<
thing would be impossible. The o
riding mule. is fully aware of the dis- r,
Lance, down to the rod, he is suppos- t<
d and required to traverse in the
rogress of one day's travelling Jay, k
and all the sharp stieks or goa4s or b
ynamite on earth won't get him to
o a bit more than what he knows to
e the correct distance,
"The Mexicans have got a pecul- *
jar saying in tonection with this
tbbrnntes of the Mexican mule
ebnhe is asked to do more in a day
than he knows to be right. You ask
Mexican for instance, how far it is, ~
y mule back, to such and such a
"'Two days' journey if you are
not rushed, but three days if you arey
in a hurry,' the Mexican will reply.
"He~means that if you don't asks
ny more of your mule than you
should ask of him the mule will be
able to make the trip you have in
mind within the two days. But if inC
hurry and not acquainted with. the S
ways of Mexican mules ydu attempt
o drive the animal he'll soldier on
you, will that mule, and delay andb
hold you at every stage of the game y
nce he finds you are trying to make v
him do more than the contract and
the tradition calls for, and in conse- t
quence the journey will take you a
three days. '
"There's no chance on earth of
pushing a Mexican mule forward once z
e makes up his mind that he's done
is bit for the day-and it should be '
said of him that he never makes upJ
is mind until he has performed the
whole task. He doesn't want any fa- C
vors from you and is willing to go
through the Jay's performance with
out the least urgirg. But when his ~
portion of the entertainment is fin-.
ished that's sufficiency, so far as he's ~
onerned. He's through. You siightI
as well hay him down if be makes up
his mind that it's time to quit when
you reach a camp, or if you're out inE
the open when he reaches the same
conclusion it's up to you to dismount
and make yourself and him comfor
table for the night, for that's as far
as he's going. No Mexican will
think of urging a mule when the mule j
stops of his own volition at the end
of his day's stunt. The Mexican
knows that it can't be done and the
out. The mule. ik sil, r
re,ards the tenderfoot out of his eye.
with the in.serutablelness of tlh(
.pIIinx, but he doesn't locomote an3
nore. You can build a fire under hin
ind he'll take a few steps out of thk
6vay of the blaze and smoke, bu
that's all. He won't carry you for
"Now for the prescience of th
Nlexican mule, of which I spoke. ]
Ion't .know what else to call it. Th(
atest instance I saw of it was wher
was riding through the state of So
nora a month or so ago on an old
Pray mule that knew every turn and:
:wist of the road I was taking sc
horoughly that I let the bridle reinc
iang on his neck and permitted hir
:o go it alone.
"Along toward evening a terrifi(
hunderstorm came up. We were
ight in the middle of it, for the alti
ude was more than 5,000 feet. The
lectrical storms of Mexico are terri
ying in the extreme. The bolts ar(
ontinuous. and you have a sort ol
eeling that a good conscience is a
)retty good thing to possess amid
uch an appalling disturbance.
'"The air was heavy with the fumes
f sulphur-something I had heard
bout but never experienced. The
oad was rocky and bad; and there
vas only an occasional scrub pine
longside. The mule, when the
torm reached its height, stopped his
og of a sudden and stood in the mid
Jle of the road, peacefully enough.
le was worried, apparently, but he
hought that'that was a pretty good
>lace to stand during the continu
nee of the tremendous electrical
torm, for it was out in the open. For
nyself I wanted to get under 'the
helter of a pine tree about a hun
red yards ahead of me. But the mule
ouldn't see it. Him for the open,
nd there he stood. I prodded him
ith the spurs, but he merely'look
d around at me In a disgusted,
faude-like way. Then I dismounted
nd tried to lead him. Nothing doing.
le wouldn't budge. So at length giv
g it to him that he knew more
bout it than I did, I wrapped my
oneho about my head and stood at
is head, waiting for the s.torm to
"I hadn't stood by the mule in
at way for more than three minu
es before I saw a couple of balls of
ed fire playing around the trunk of
e pine tree that I'd wanted to get
nder the shelter of. Then, an in
tant after I had seen the red balls
f fire, there was a deafening
rash, and the pine. tree whose shel
er I had desired so badly was prone
n the ground, stretched across the
ad, and a good part of it in splin
"I suppose maybe that mule didn't
now. I give it to him, ainyhow, that
e did." -Washington Star.
The EeB,per of Coals.
Mrs. Fanny Crosby, the farmous an
ior of "Resenie the Perishing,"
~Safe in the Arms of Jesus,'' and
undreds of other hymns, is still,
bough eighty-seven years of age, in
rst-rate health, says the Minneapolis
"Not long ago,'' said a New York
lergymnan, "I visited Mrs. Crosby in
tridgeport, and found her exceeding.
7 erntertaining. I shan't soon forget
nine of the youthful memories that
"Our talk turned to the subject of
hildren 's quaint misunderstanding
f Biblical metaphors and parables,
nd Mrs. Crosby told an amusing
tory on this head.
"She said that a little boy came
on e one day from school in a very
ad humor. Another boy, Jack Jones,
ad given him a thrashing, and he
"'Oh,' said his mother, 'don't
hink of revenge, Willie. Be kind tc
ack. Heap coals of fire on his head.
Ten he will become your friend.'
"Willie thought he would try this
:ethod. He did not see Jack Jones
ill the next day at recess. Just as he
as buying a lemon pie for lunch
ack appeared and said:
"'Look here, I licked you yester
lay, but I didn't give you enough
row, I'm going to lick you again.'
"And he planted a rhard blow on
Villie 's little stomach.
"Willie gasped and grunted, but
nstead of striking back he extended
i pie to Jones.
" 'Here,'' he said in a kindly voice,
I'll ,.ive you this. I make you a pres.
nt of it.'
".Jack Jones, in glad amazement,
'eli upon the pie greedily, and it had
" Gosh, it was good,' he said. 'What
id you give it to me for!'
" 'Beczause you struck me,' said the
eaper of coals.
"Instanly Jones hauled off and
truck him again.
"'Now, go and get anot,her pie,' hE
Saved Her Son's Life.
1 The happiest m1other in the little town
of Ava, Io , is Mrs. S Ruppee. She
,writes: "One year ago my son was down
% ith such serious lung trouble that our
physician was unable to help him; when,
by our druggist's advice I began giving
him Dr. Kiig's New Di!covery, and I
soon noticed improvement. I kept this
treatment up for a few week s when he
was perfectly well. He has worked
steadily sirce at (arpenter work Dr.
King's Ned Discovery saved his life"
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How to Remain Young.
To continue young in health and
strength, do as Mrs. N. F. Rowan, Mc
Donough, Ga., did. She says: "Three
bottles of Electric Bitters cured me of
chronic liver and stomach trouble, com
plicated with such an unhealthy condi
tion of the blood that my.ski- turned red
as flannel. I am now practically 20 years
younger than before I took Electric Bit
ters. I can now do all my work with
ease and assist in my husband's store."
Guaranteed at W. E. Pelham & Son's
Drug Store. Price 50c.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect June 9th, 1907.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1:52 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. m.
Lv. Laurens 1:58 p. m.
Ar. Spartanburg 3:30 p. m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.
Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. m.
Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. m.
Ar.. Ai.gusta 5:40 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
gusta, Laurens and Asheville, tri
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays ;1eave Ashe
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
. Greenville, 8. C.
Worked Like a Charm.
Mr. D. N. Walker, editor of that spicy
journal, the Enterprise, Louisa, Va.,
says: "I ran a nail in my foot last week
and at once applied Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. No inflamation followed; the
salve simply healed the wound.'' Heals
eres, burns and skin diseases. Guaran
teed at W. E Pelham & Son, Druggists.
Via Southern Railway. Jamestown
Ter-Centennial Exposition, Norfolk,
On account of the above occasion
the following instruetions will gov
ern the sale of round trip tickets to
Norfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
Season ticket-$19.55. This ticket
will be sold daily April 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norflok returning De
cember 15th, 1907.
60 day ticket-,$16.30. This ticket
will be sold daily April 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norfolk returning six
ty (60) days from aete of sale and
not lated than december 15th, 1907.
Fifteen day ticket-$14.30. This
ticket iwil be sold daily April 19th
to and including November 30th,
1907, final date to leave Norfolk re
turning fifteen (15) days from date
Coach Exeusion ticket-,$8.55. This
ticket is not god in sleeping, Pull
man, or Parlor cars, and will be sold
on Tuesday of eae'h week during per
iod of the exposition, final date to
leave Norfolk returning ten (10)
days from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
or call on us.
Found at Last.
J7. A. Harmon, of Lizemore, West Va.,
says: "At last I have found the perfect
pill that never disappoints me; and for
the benefit of others afflicted with torpid
liver and chronic constipation, will say:
take Dr King's New Life Pills." Guar
anteed satiafactory, 25c. at WV. E. Pelham
I have opened up on Friend
street, near the depot, a Livery,
Feed and Sale Stable. I will be
pleased to have my friends call,
and will endeavor to give them
the very best service.
Give me atrial and be convinced.
. M. B ETING
Expenses very mode'rate. Health record un
urpassed. For catalogue address the Presi
lent, JAS. A. B. SCHERER,
Newberry, S. C.
I have just received a beautiful lot of
Hat Pins, and
all and see them. My prices are reasonable.4
And don't forget to buy an Ingersoll $1.00
'Mayes' Book Stoie.
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:he 28th of the month before. Onl better Instruments for she same or
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apers in all the larger cities io the oes
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~najority of these papers will be in terms.A
he hands of the public by noon of
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:hese selections is sure to occur, ArvladDprueo ris
nd while we have ordered very Schedules of passenger trains iu
[ieaviy in these records, the Sep- and out of the Union Station, New
ember list is, as you will see, one ber, S. C.
f the strongest of the year, and Suhr ris
ie marked superiority of many of No 5 o Grenil ..856.
Lhese selections is sure to create a No. 15 for Grenolulbi .. ..1 832 a. m,
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