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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, September 6, 1907.
The new river line between George
town and Columbia is now in active
operation. Only last week the "City
of Columbia" came into port at Co
lumbia with a full cargo of 100 tons
It is claimed that freight which wil
leave New York and Baltimore each
Friday for Georgtown will reach Co.
lumbia by Monday morning. The
average trip is about ten days. That
is really as quick as freight can be
received from these points by rail
and it frequently happens that it
takes much longer time.
Mr. J. W. Smith, who is the man
ager of the line, is working up busi
ness for it and will soon demonstrate
to the people of Columbia that it is
very largely to their interest to give
this line their business. The rate is
at least.'25 per cent eheaper, and as
the freight can be brought from New
York to Columbia in ten days there
can be no complaint of the time. The
permanent estab'lishm-ent of this line
from the coast into Columbia will be
of great commercial value -to all this
section of the stite.
We are not aware as to who had
charge of the .placing of that sign
board dividing -Dorchester and Berke
'ley 'counties at Four Holes swamp,
but it is very evident that some of
President Roosevelt's simplified
spelling was -used by the person who
did the painting. On this side of the
board is marked "DORHESTOR"
and on the other "BURKLY."-Dor
This reminds us somewhat of the
names of our streets which have been
posted by the city council. For in
stance, the spelling of Boundary
street as "Boundry", and the spell
ing of O'Neall as "O'Neal." It is,
at least, some satisfaction *to know
that Newberrv is not alone in the
matter of bad spelling, but then there
is no rule for spelling proper names
and if "Boundry " in. this instace
is the name of a street, probably the
license which is permitted in the
spelling of proper names will excuse
our city fathers for posting the street
as "Boundry." And, yet as we have
said heretofore, some of the residents
of Boundary. stret$ are willing to
make a contribution in order to have
the name' of the street spelled cor
Since writing the above, we have
been informed by Alderman G*reen
that in ordering plates for thea
streets the city council has included
plates for Boundary and O'Neall
streets with the correct spelling.
DOTES ON NOISE. '
Our "sun-up" contemporary, The
Newberry Herald and News, is much
stirred up because "the people of
Sumumerville away down near Char
leston" are complaining about the
screaming of whistles and other nois
es of the passing- trains a.t all hours
of the night, and indulges in some
rather absurd and not very pertinent
suggestions. Probably the editor's re
sidence is not on Railroad Avenue, or
perhaps his editorial duties compel
him to turn night into day; of course
there is some explanation of his re
markable defense of the railroads at
this time. If he will take a trip
"away down" to -Summerville we
will promise him a hearty welcome
and a lodging wihere he will hear to
his heart's content the screech of the
-whistle and all the unearthly sounds
that proceed from the passing trains
at all hours of the night, and we will
.also show him the first and finest tea
farm in America, and some other
things that will interest him mightily.
The Herald and News appreciates
the kind invitation of its Summnerville
contemporary and the News may not
be surprised if some day we should
drap off at Su.mmerville to take a
look at that tea farm, but just what
this has to do witih noise made by the
blowing of whistles or the ringing of
1bells we do not exactly understand.
As a matter of fact, as we have said
on former occasions, we rather like to
hear the ringing of bells and the
blowing of whistles, because they are
evidences of commercial activity, and
wherever they are heard the commun
ity is usunally alive with enterprises
which make for the development of
our section of the country.
Speaking of this subject, we are re
anind(ed that only a few days ago a
zentleman of this city said to us that
he cam'e veryv near having a collision
ith i the tmin" aton te ofa tet rO
)aproaching the crossing. the engin
er neiter sounded his whistle uor
had the bell rung, and as the erossing
came near a cure he did not observe
the traih Lltil it was almost upon
him. He was complaining of the rail
road. We reminded him that only a
couple of years ago the city council
passed an ordinance forbidding the
ringing of bells or the blowing of
whistles by any train within the cor
porate limits of the city. It is true
that the state law requires that this
be done, but inasmuch as there is no
one in the community specially charg
ed with seeing that this section of the
state law is enforced, and the police
were directed to see the city ordin
anc enforced, it was natural for the
engineer to abide the regulations of
We direct attention to what Mr. B.
F. Taylor has to say in regard to the
cotton seed product of the- county in
connection with the introduction of
the boll weevil in this state. There
can be no doubt of the fact that the
farmers of the south have not yet
realized the gold mine which they
have in cotton and its allied produet.
For a great many years the seed of
the cotton was not considered of much
value, and was only handled in such
a way as to secure enough planting
and then the remainder was thrown
on as a fertilizer.
When cotton seed oil- mills first
came into use, a great many farmers
thought that it was a mistake to have
the oil take from the seed, and that
the seed should be used as it had
been for a fertilizer. It has been
demonstrated, however, that the
meal, after the oil has been extracted
and the hulls removed, is better for
fertilizer than the raw seed and that
the hulls and meal combined make a
better food for cattle than the raw
Besides that, the price which is re
ceived for the seed is a considerable I
item and adds verymuch to the wealth
which is produced from cotton. We
call attention to what Mr. Taylor
says about the importance of hand
ling the seed more carefully in get
ting them ready for market. It will
be noted that he says that the cot
ton seed is worth as much per bush
el as wheat and cotton in the wheat
and cotton sectionsof this country. As
a matter of fact our people, and es
pecially our farmers, could make a
great deal more if they were more
careful in the handling of their farm
We observe that the Farmers' Un
ion at the national convention at Lit
tIe Rock, Ark., has fixed the minimum
price of cotton at 13 cents for Sep
tember, and one-foirrth of a cent to
be added each succeeding month. The
addition, it is said, is for the purpose
ovf paying the cost of storage. The
Cotton association of this state, as
stated in Tuesday's pa,per, has fixed
t.be minimum price at 13 cents. Pres
ident Smith, we understand, adviced
15 cents as the minimum. It would
seem to us that it would be better I
hese two org'anizations could agree
upon some one price. Of course, there
is no conflict, but it does seem to us
that if the Cotton asso"'iation puts a
price below that fixed by the Far
mers Union, that it will weaken the
force of the minimum fixed by the
union. We are inclined to the opin
ion that the minimum fixed by the
Cotton association is the wiser posi
tion. Of course, we would be glad to
see the farmers 'get 15 cents for theirs
cotton, but we fear that there willI
not. be a sufficient number who will1
stand for this price to make it effec
GENESIS OF BELL ROPE.
Combat That Settled Conductor's Su
premacy Over Engineer.
Although there does not seem to
be anything in common 'between pug
i!ism~ and railroad rulks, yet the adop
tion of the familir bell rope that
stretches through every car of the
modern train was th: result of a fistic
encounter'. At the same time and by
the issue of the tame combat, says
the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the
supremacy of the conductor in rail
road travel 'as ordained. It was
Philadelphia whkih gave both to the
One of the oldest railroads in the
co.untry. is the Phiita3elphia, Wilming
toni andi Biatimore, new known as the
Philadelphia, BathIimore and Wash
ing ton, which was opened in 1837.
The first s.chedule contained one pas
sereer train, which went to Balti
more one day and came back the next,
which was5 arsider'ed a remarkable
feat in rapid travel. When a train a
dawmh way ww p!aced in ser'vice
ellw e . I, i ljta s}portation l i ad bec
Next to the pre-sidelt ot thI rai
road i he most importalt iuncwtio
iis were the engineer and conducto
It was a question whether or not th
head of the line was considered a sul
sidiary official in popular estimatio
to the men who ran the train; bu
Robert Fogg, who pulled the'flrottl.
and John Wolf, who collected fare,
won the deference of the public bE
cause of their high and responsibl
Fogg, an Englishman, had all th
tenacity of opinion of his race; WoU.
an American, had the ingenuity o
the Yankee, and seeing the need o
some method by which he could con
municate with the engin.,er, devisei
a scheme of running a cord throug:
the cars to the locomotive. As the en
gine was a wood burner, Wolf faq
tened one end of the cord to a log
which was placed on the engineer'
seat and was nulled to the flop whei
the conductor desired to signal for i
Fogg resented what he considerei
an intereference with his rights oi
the platform of the; locomotive, an
on the first run out with the new de
vice paid no heed to the displacemen
of the log fronf the seat when thi
conductor desired to take on a pas
senger from a farm near Gray's Fer
ry, but'sped on over the bridge an
did not deign to bring is engine t
a stop until Blue Bell station, on thi
south side of the Schuylkill, had beei
reached. Then he demanded to knov
of Wolt why he had been jerking tha
log all about the locomotive.
W6lf hotly declared that he ha<
ignalled to stop, but Fogg retorte<
that he would stop when and wher
ie pleased, 4iid-thttoo- without an.
:eference to orders from the condue
or, whom he dii not regardts hi
aperior in the management. of th
:-ain. The altereation, grew ver
.eated, and Wolf invited the engi
ieer from his cab to settle the mat
:er, and the challenge was quicki.
Passengers and a group of mei
.vho had gathered at the station t<
;ee the train come in formed a rin,
tbout the combatants, but the figh
lid not last long, as Wolf- proved b:
ar the superior .artist with' his fists
nd with a few blows made it almot
impossible for the engineer to se
sufficiently to complete his run; bu
Fogg admitted that he had"heepi fair
y beaten,, and the supremacy 2f tb
conductor on a railroad t-ain was set
. As the log signal- waeudeadin
effecive, Wolf devised the nest of
bell on the locomotive, and' this. math
ad was soon adopted by all of th<
American railroads. Th.en a cegde a
signals was adopted, and these re
main practically to this day. Th( on
ly ehange in the bell cord is that by
se of the -air from the:brake systan
a whistle has superse&d the bell ir
the locomotive eab).
THE LAST OF THE MODOCS.
A Once Powerful Indian Tribe Tha
Is Fast Passing.:
Placidly smoking the pipe of peace
apparently forgetful of the eventfu
pst, about fifty Indians, relative
and survivors of the renowned Mo
dos, who took! part in the most inter
esting Indian rebellion in Americar
history, are living on allotments neal
Miami, I. T. These fi.fty are, iperhaps
the only survivors or relatives of the
once powerful tribe.
The Modoes, it will be remnembered
were an Ipdian tribe of notVhern Cal
forn4 and1 Southern Oregon. I
1872 they became turbulent and re
fused to remain on their reservation
General E. R. S. Canby, a veteran o:
the Mexican and civil wars,.,was sen
against them, bu.t they, after firin
on the Uaited States forces, retreat
ed to the lava beds. The advance o:
the U. S. troops was greatly impede
by the peculiar typography of th
country, and 'a good many of then
were picked off by Indian sharp
shots concealed behind the roeks an
rags of the lava beds. Efforts wer
then made to negotiate with then
and a conference was held betweel
General Canby and two peace com
mssoners, on the one hand, and;
number of Modocs, including thei
ehief. Captain Jack, on the othe:
While General Canby and his aide
were seated on stones around a smal
ire, two Indians who were conceale<
in the bushes, rushed from their hid
ing places with guns and shot to deatl
the general and one of his compar
ions. A vigorous campaign was the:
begun against the treacherous In
dans, and in the following summe
Geeral Jet~fl C. DaiviM, who sue
ce1d1 Gner-al Canhv. captured th
-hMdo- ban.1. Captain Jack and th
n other leaders were tried by miliu
cMmifflfl-Sionl and han;ed, while t
I- othe1s we: imprisoned for 1
- About loo,vho lad no followed C1
r. tain Jack were permitted to rem,
e in California. The remainder of i
i- tribe, about 145, of whom the fiJ
ii are either survivors or descendan
It were tran.erred to the Indian Ter
tory. Ahw,et her the war eerit hal.
s, million dn!!ars. Sixty odd soldii
- and Iudianfs WL're killed and nearly
e many womnded.
"Little Man," who is said to be
e nephew of Captain Jack, is the or
F, known relative of the famous w
,f rior. Chief "Scarecrow," now be
f with age and infirmity, is one of t
survivors of the rebellion. Besid
i him are two or three others who w(
h transported from California. T
others in the territory are descer
ants of the old warriors. If the tri
, continues to dwindle as rapidly di
s ing the next .few years as it has
a the past, another decade will ma
a the death of the last Modoc Indi
FARMERS' UNION FIXES
15 CNTS FOR COTTc
t Minimum Price for September C<
a ton One-quarter Cent to be Ad
- ded Each Month.
I The State.
Anderson, Sept. 4.-W.- C. Moo
e state business agent of the Farmei
i union, who is attending the natior
v meeting of the union in Little Ro(
t. tonight telegraphed T. T. Wakfie
business agent of the Anderson uni
i that the national meeting had deci
ed on a minimum of 15 cents for Se
a tember cotton and that 14 of a ca
, would be.. added each succeedi
. month. The addition is to cover t
costs of storage, etc.
We, the undersigned, will give
first class barbecue in the Jon
Grove. in front of the residence
R. 0. Maybin, on Saturday, Septei
ber 7th. Everybody i..; respectful
invited and a good dinner is guara
teed to all. Messrs. Kibler & Ha
acre will do the cooking. and y
know this means a good dinner.
SDinner: Ladies 35 cents, gentlem
D. E. Haifaere..
R. C. Maybin.
SThe teacher for Johnstone A(
demy having resigned another ele
tion will be held at the school hou
on Friday, 20th September, at
So 'clocli. Seciool' will be ~run sev<
- oinths. Salary $40-per month. La<
3..s B. Halfaere,
- G. McD. Sligh,
-W. F. Stone,
Newberry, R. F. D. No. 5.
For the Maybinton se>hool. One wl
cati teach music preferred. Salal
$35 per montha. 'nhool to run 6 or
morths or erhaps longer. Tho
wishing to apply for the school w
please send the i. application to tl
W. D. Whitney, cferk.
B. H. Maybin.
J. L. Thomas,
Flairs, R.-F. D). No. 1.
,Symptoms. Sour stomach
- nasty taste in mouth, aid
headache, sallow comnplezs
- ion, the world your epemy.
-aUsS6. Constipation, inach
ive liver, overflow of blh
tinto the system.
Rtelief. Treatment for twi
Snights before retiring wits
a ?1 TOWOC PELLETS
- One a night, don't worrysleeg
I wefland Natue'1do the st
e'Entire Traet 25 Ct.
- OLD PIANOS AND ORGANS
afor which we will allow the hight
r prices towards now Instruments.
-Club rates to offer, but we Pled
s better Instruments for *he same~
l less money. tha~n those at club r'
- Write Malo-ses Music House, C
lumbia, S. C., for sp'eeda prices al
- CHEAP RATES
- VaSouthern Railway. Ja mesto'
Tewr-Ce,ntennial Exposition, Norfol
try On account of theu above occasion
wo the following inztructions will gov
fe. ern the sale of round trip tickets to
p I Norfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
in Season ticket-$19.55. This ticket
.he will be sold daily April 19th to and
Ity including November 30th, 1907, final
ts, date to leave Norflok returning De
ri- cember 15th, 1907.
a 60 day ticket-416.30. This ticket
ers will be sold daily April 19th to and
as including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norfolk returning six
a ty (60) days from aste of sale and
IlyI not lated than december 15th, 1907.
Ir- Fifteen day ticket-$14.30. This
nt ticket iwll be sold daily April 39th
he to and including November 30th,
es 1907, final date to leave Ndrolk e
,re turuinir fifteen (15) day' fron date
'he ot sale.
id- Coach Excusion ticket-#,.5. This
be ticket is not god in sleepin:, Pull
ir- man, or Parlor cars, and will be sold
in on Tnesday of each week during per
rk iod of the exposition, final dite 'to
an leave Norfolk returning ten (10)
days from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
or call on us.
N CHARLESTON & WESTERN OAS
in effect .Jue 9 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.
re, Lv. Laurens 1:58 p. m.
Is Ar. Spartanburg 3:30 p. m.
al Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
'k, Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.
Id, Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
on Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.
.d- Ar. Gieenwood 2:5R p. M.
p- Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. m.
n Ar.,Augusta 5:40 p. m.
ng Pullman Chair Cars between Ait
he gusta, Laurens and Asheville, tri
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
a days. , .
es Note: , The above arrivals and de
of partures, as well as connections with
n- other companies, are given as infor
ly mation, and are not guaranteed.
n- Ernest Williams,
if- . Can. Pass. Agt.,
o Augusta, Ga.
.OGo. T. Bryan,
en Greenville, S. C.
Invites everybody inti
Shoes to come'and see
sonable line as can be
the names Regina and I
*vorably for so Ilong ati
er Shoes. The swing lasts,
setc., having wide treads
Sent widths, are built for
furnish both. And the
shapes for narrow feet I
Button Boots are going
we have lots of them./
Button and lace are the
tial soles, made like me
flexible and good fitte
$4.00. Come and look
; The Irst Cough
e* Even though not severe, has a t
etive membranes of the throat
Oil Coughs then come easy all wini
LI. I* slightest cold. Cure the first cc
* set up an inflamation in the deli<
*- lungs. The best remedy is
md SYRUP. It at once gets right
Smoves the cause. It is free froi
Sa child as for an adult. 25 cent
Rates from Newberry S. C., as fol
Season Ticket $19.55. Sold daily
April 19th to November 30th.
60 Day ticket $16.30. Sold daily
April 19th to November 30th.
15 day ticket $14.30. Sold daily
April 19th to November 30th.
Coath Excursion $8.55. Sold each
'Tnesday; limit 10 days. Endorsed.
"Not good in~ parlor or sleeping
Througa Pullman sleeping ears, via
Atlantie- Cost Line Railroad company.
.Write for a beautiful illustrated
folder containing maps, descrip ,ve
mater, list of Hotel, etc.
- For reservations or *any informa
tion, . Address,
T. C. White,
General Passenger Agt.
W. J. Craig,
Passenger Traffic Manager,
Wilmington, N. C.
To women for collecting
names and selling our novel
Send your name y for our new plan
of Big.PrMtb with Itde work.' Wdte'
to-day. Address C. T. MOSELEY Pre
mium department, 32 E. 234 Steet;
New York. City.,
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
Schedules of passenger trains i.
and out of the Union Station, New
berry, S. C.
No.15 for G eevile.... 8.56 a. ..
No. 12 for Columbia .*...10 32 a. In.
No. 18 for Colmbii .... 1.50 p. M.
No.19 for Greenvae .. .. 1.35 p. ..
No. i for GmeenviAe .... :42 p. m.
go. 16 for Columbia .... 9.47 p.m.
0., X. s L. Trains.
No. 85 for LAmrens .... 5.19 s. m,
No. 22 for Columbia .... 8.47 a..
No. 52 for Greenvile ..12 46 p. m.
No. 53for Columbia .... 3.10 p.m.
No. 21 for Laurens .... 7.25 p. a.
No. 84 for Columbia .... 8.30 p. m.
The foregoing sehedules are given
ony for information, are not guaan
teed and are subjeet to change with
July 15, 1907.
G. L Robinson,
~rested in Lad' Fing
as handsome and sea
found. We mention.
Autohav, known so fa
me to lovers of good
Denver, Chilton, Nifty,
and toe:, of the differ
comfort and style and
re are the straighter
n full range of sizes.
Sto be much wornand
tlso the College Boot.
thing. Good substan
n's shoes. but soft .and
rs. Prices $3.50 and
the line over.
of the Season,
endenc9 to irritate the sensi-g
and delicate bronchial tubes.
:er, every time you take the
>ugh before it has a chance to 9
:ate capillary air tubes of the *
QUICK RELIEF COUGH
at the seat of trouble and re
n Morphine and is as safe for