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Editors of a Half Century Ago.
Fifty years. That is the length o
time that James T. Bacon, editor o
the Edgefield Chronicle, has bee
wielding the pen and forging thund
er-bolts for the people of Edgefield
and the people have reason to b
proud of so gifted a writer and a
straight a man. It isn't often tha
we find a man who has stayed i
one place, and in the same occupa
tion for fifty years. Mr. Bacon is on,
of a thousand.- His writings are a
erisp and as original today as the,
were years and years ago.
Our good brother Thos. B. Crew:
has had a career as long as Mr. Ba
con, and Providence has blesed him
even as it has blessed Mr. Bacon
with good health and a clear mind.
One of their honored associates, o:
fifty years ago, James A. Hoyt, re
cently pased away, leaving an unsul
lied record in a career of honor ani
In the years that have passed sinc
Bacon, and Crews, and Hoyt begai
careers of activity and gained foi
themselves a plae'e in the public eye
many a good man has finished hic
-work and laid down pen and scis
sors to enter upon that great sleel
which men call death.
There was Pucket and Davis and
Allen ad Selleck and Lee and Ker7
and Farrow and Posey and Wi:iam
Henry Wilson of Abbeville, all of
whom have gone to rest.
At Anderson there were Rice and
Humphreys and Todd and others. At
Laurens there was Stokes. At Wal
halla was Robt. A. Thompson, who
survives, enjoying the Indian Sum
mer of a good life. At Newberry
there was Giles and Riehard H. Gren
eker and Thomas F. Greneker, Thos.
P. Slider and James M.- Crosson. Of
these Richard H. Greneker and James
M. Crosson survive. The Charleston
editors of fifty years ago have all
passed over the river. The recent
passing of Selby leaves no Columbia
editor who was contemporaneous with
Bacon's early career. All the Edge
field editors of fifty years ago have
gone to the spirit land.
And few if any of these departed
men have a place in the memory of
the men of this generation. "A few
short years ago and we were not. The
busy world 'then thought a3 little of
us as we now think of generations
Syet unborn. IEn a few years more
these hearts which now palpitate with
the purple stream of life will balpi
tate no more."
Here's to the health and happiness
of all the living of half a century
ago. And for the dead, we would
fill memory's cup to the brim.-Ab
beville Press and Banner.
The foregoing elipping from the
Abbeville Press and Banner of recent
date, and from the pen of that veter
an editor, Mr. Hugh Wilson, is pleas
ingly reiniscent, yet at the sames
time tinged with a degree of sadness
for those -who have gone .sbefore.
Among the editors of the past, Mr.
Wilson mentions Mr. Richard H.
Greneker as still living. This was a
very natural error, as it is his son,
Mr. Richard H., Greneker, bearing
tbhe same initials of his father, who
survives him, and who is now asso
ciated with this oLice. Riehard H.
Greneker, Sr., -than whom no nobler
Christian gentleman ever adorned
the corps editorial or the society in
which he lived and moved, died some
seven years ago.-Ed. La.urensville
Would his Honor Oblige?
The late Thomas Nolan, a well
known member of the Bar of New
York, was once retained as eounsel
for a poor widow named Mulcahy,
says the Philadelphia Ledger. She was
suing a construction company for
damages by reason of her husband's
death, resulting from injuries sus
tained in the company's service. The
case had been frequently postponed,
so that it was in a very disturbed
state of mind that the widow sought
the lawyer just before the suit came
up for the eighth time.
In court the next day Nolan's rich
rogue was more than usually fervid
as he fought against the further ad
'ournment of the case.
"I am sorry," said the justice pre
'ding, "but, Mr. Nolan, your op
nent has shown good cause for ad
'ournment. The case will, therefore,
go over till next week."
"Very well, sor," said the lawyer,
sweetly, "but might I ask wan per
sonal favor-r of this court?f"
"Certainly," replied the judge.
"Weill your Blonor kindly shtep
down to my office and tell Mrs. Mul
ahy that you have again adjou"ned
HURLED150 FEET AND LIVE]D
f Worker in Belmont Tunnel Miracu
I lously Escaped Death.
1, In an article on "Under the Rivei
a Tunnelling,'" written for Appleton ':
" Magazine by A. W. Rolker, occur
an account of a strange bit of luck.
. What the actual death rate is it
3 underriver tunnels would be hard t<
3 say. But this is certain, it is so higI
F that, regardless of expense, compan
ies doing the work resort to all pos
5 sible means to prevent advertising the
- dangers. One casualty report whic
the builders of the Belmont tunnel,
, denied is that more than three hun
dred lives were lost in boring this
I tunnel which connects Manhattar
- and Brooklyn, and which recently
- has been completed. It is well known
i that, before the McAdoo management
took hold of the mile-long tubes un
der the Hudson, one life was lost foi
every eleven feet of tunnel.
To enter into details of some of the
accidents that have overtaken the
underriver tunneller would make
reoding too grewsome. On one oc
casion, before the emergency air lock
was thought of, an entire shift of
twenty men was buried alive when
the river mud came thundering in
while the men stood against the head
ing door of the air lock waiting for
it to open, the keeper within being too
paralyzed with fear to take the
Similarly grewsome causualties are
numerous, the unfortunates being dug
out weeks afterwards, arms and.legs
and hands and necks twisted, hand
fuls f hair torn of the head and with
other dread details common to those
who are buried alive.
But many instanges of heroism and
devotion to duty brighten this dismal
record and there is one narrow es
cape which is perhaps the most mira
culous and certainly the most sensa
tional a human ever had. This took
place about a year ago -in one of the
tubes boring under the Hudson.
Briefly, in the heading of this tun
nel air began to hiss forth, auguring
a threatening "blow out." The aper
-ure widened with alarming rapid
ity and there seemed . no time to
throw up a breastwork of sand bags.
In this emergency one of the tunnel
lers threw himself bodily against the
fissure. What happened was just
what happens to a sand bag when
thrown too late against a rent. Bod
ily the pressure forced the man clear
into the fissure, forced him up
through the river bed and blew him
eighty fcet up through'' the water,
hurling him like a human shell thir
ty feet into space. Through suffer
ing from shock the: man otherwise
was uninjured when picked up by a
passing boat, and within three days
he returned to work at his old
Wihat becomes of the ever-increas
ing number of immigrant women who
come to this country? Do they enter
the ranks of laborers or of hrifters?
Do they rise in the scale of human
life and friendship, or deteriorate?
The labor and vote of immigrant men
are so valuable to the busines inter
est of this country that there is much
available information as to what,be
comes of them, but no corresponding
data for immigrant women. The
Inter-Municipal Research Committea
in co-operation with others, has set
out to gather this information, par
tieularly for the young 'and unmar
ried women during the first three
years of residence. This is the criti
cal period of their life, and work
during that time constitutes a great
social, economic, and moral factor in
the progress and development of this
country and its people. Immigrant
fomen, quite as much as immigrant
men, belong to the exploited and
disinherited group, and though ' we
flatter ourselves that women are bet
ter protected than men, immigrant
women upon their arrival have no ad
vantage in laws or trade over men,
and are at a disadvantage political
The problem of immigrant women
is not entirely that of immigrant men,
for two main reasons. First, the la
bor, the housing, and wages of wo
men are more complicated by ques
tions of sex and morglity, and sec
ond, the field of domestic service,
which takes great numbers of them,
has an influence unlike that of any
other occupation. It is a mistake to
attempt to understand . or solve. the
social, industrial, and moral ques
tions arising from immigration with
out considering the women. For the
year ended June 30, 1900, 301,585
women, nearly one-half of the num
Examined and Passed.
A Boston lawyer relates how a
- Canadian named Morgan was ap
pointed to a government place which
technically had to be occupied by a
lawyer, which Mr. Morgan was not.
The benchers of the law society,
however, undertook te obviate the
technicality, and appointed one
their number to -amine Morgan
to his knowledge of the law.
"Tell. us, Mr. Morgan," said the.
examiner, "what do you know about
the law, anyway'"
"To tell the truth," was the mod
est response of Morgan, "I don't
know a single thing.
Whereupon the examiner intimated
that the questioning was at an'end.
He turned in his affidavit, where in
it was stated:
"I have examined Mr. Morgan as
to his knowledge of the law, and to I
the best of my knowledge and belief
he has answered all the questions
with entire correctness.''-Harper's
An Unerpected Meeting.
New York Press.
"Yes,'" said the Hoboken woman
who has been entertaining friends
Statement of the condition
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 1
call of State Bank Examii
Bills receivable....... $219,605 64
Overdrafts........... 5,18o 75
Cash on hand and due
from other Banks. ... .$ 0,0193 92
Watch us.grow. We pay 4 per ce
ment compounded Semi-annually.
J. D. DAVENPoRT, Guo. B. Ci
W. B. WALLACW
We-provide easy ternm
We enable borrowers
in Monthly installments
allowed to meet obligati
it is.cheaper than payi
to save money.to buy a I
If you want to save mc
take a Security Contraci
Call on A. J. Gibson, A
Treasurer, at office, cori
streets, next door to Coj
SECURiTY LOAN AN[
The People's I
Paid Up Capital - -
Surplus and Individual F
For protection of deposi
H. C. MOSELEY, President. M
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. G]
Better a conservative interesi
return when wanted, than a high
about the principal.
A National Bank is asafe Depc
:nakes it so. Likewise our Boar<
:>f prudent conservative managemn
G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. H. Hunter.
J. P. Bo
We allow 4 per cent. per
Department. interest pa
from the south, "I tok them to ev
ery place of interest except the poor:
house. I didn't take them there be
cause I was afraid I might find that
some of my friends had become in
mates of the institution.
"Once, when I lived in Baltimore,
I entertained friends from the West
by a trip to the poor house. One of
the first persons we met when we got
inside the gate was old Mr. Peabody.
I had known Mr. Peabody for many
years. I shook hands 'with him eer
dially. I supposed, of course, that he
was a visitor there, the same.as our
"'How in the world do you hap
pen to be here?' I asked.
"I meant^how did he happend to
come the same day we did, but he took
me quite seriously.
'Everything went to smash,' he I
said dismally, 'and this seemed the
only place left for me.' 4
"My friends looked from him to
me in astonishment. I felt awfully
mortified and so sorry for him, poor
old man, that I didn't know what to
Let every bird sing its own note
of The Exchange Bank of 1
7th, 1907, in response to
Capital stock........ $50,000 00
Surplus................ 6,460 74
Cashier's Checks...... 269 84
Dividends unpaid.......a 87-50
Bills payable......... 75,000 00
nt. interestrin our Savings Depart
oXR, M. L. SPEARMAN,
s of payment. V
to accumulate a fund a
on' which .interest is J
ons at maturity.
ng rent. If you want -
lome take a Security 4
>ney for any purpose
:.' It pays.4
sstant Secretary andl4
1er Boyce and Adams 4
seland Brothers. 4
I INVESTMENT CO,
y, S.C. .
- - $25,000 00 -
trof its $6,000 00
. ,$25,0Q0 00
A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
to. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
on your deposit with its safe
rate and a feeling of doubt
sit. Government supervision
I of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. Fellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
annum in our Savings
We cordially invite the people of
Newberry and vicinity, to see thre
new Fall Shoes, Gent's Furnish-o
ing, and Hats, that are now being
:pened daily at this store.
The shoes you find here are made. in the
iewest models, and most pbpular leathers.
3hoes your boys and girls can't wear out in a
iurry. Then of courseawe have finer shoes for
fress. Our shoes are made tof it-no pinching
it the toes, nor rubbing at the heel. A fullline
>f Gent's Furnishings and Hats in the newest
deas are here for you. Come in and. look
hrough. No trouble to show goods
Eddy & Fellers.
THE NEWDERRY SAVINGS BA k
lapital $50,000 - - Surplus $30,000 ,
No Matter How Small, -No Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
iill give it careful attention. This .message
.pplies to the men and the women alike.
AS. McINTOSH, J. E. NORWOOD,
The First Cough of the Season,'
Eveni though not severe, has a tendency to irritate the -sensi-*
tive membranes of the throat and delicate bronchial tubes.
Coughs then come easy all winter, every time you take the
slightest cold . Cure the first cough before it has a chance to -
} set up an inflamation in the delicate capillary air tubes of the
Slungs. The best remedy is QUICK RELIEF COUGH
SYRtYP. It at once gets right at the,seat of trouble and re
moves the cause. It is free from Morphine and is as safe for ~
a child as for an adult. 25'cents at
MAYES' DRUG' STORE.
PREPARE FOR THE RAINY DAY,
For it will surely come, and may catch you In circum
stances that will prove a great hardship to yourself arnd
farnily. If you will take care of the pennies they will
soon make. dollars which will brighten the
cloudy days of the future. Begin to-day and
we'll help you put a silyer lining behhd each
dark cloud at the rate of FOUR PER CENT.
on all your rainy day mo'ney.
FOUR PER CENT. ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
The Bank( of ProsperiIt,
Prosperity, S. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
. F. Brnwne, Cashier. J. A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.