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VOL XLT NO 70 NEWBERRY. S. C.. TUKSDAY. SEPTEMBER 1.1908. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEARSS
FORTUNATE IN THAT
NO LIVES WERE LOST
HEAVY DAMAGE THROUGHOUT
TSfumber of Lives Were Lost in Different
Sections of State?Conditions
Reaching their crest some time during
the early hours of last Thursday
morning, tlie flood waters which covered
the river sections of Newberry
county have been steadily and rapidly
receding since that time, leaving
destruction in their wake.
The whole Stale has suffered along
with Newberry county, and the damage
to property in South Carolina
will reach several millions of dollars.
A number of lives have been lost. Tn
this latter respect, however, Newberry
has been nu?re fortunate than the
other sections of the State. Not a
single death in the county as a result
of the flood has l^een reported. Two
negroes were drowned at the point
where stood the upper steel bridge
between Newberry and Saluda counties.
They had gone out in a boat to
see whether or not the bridge was
holding, and their boat became entangled
in the telephone wires and
was capsized. They came from the
Saluda side of the river, however.
The damage to property in the
county has been very heavy. In the
river sections ol the county, 'where
the waters have been hundreds of
yards out of their banks, cotton and
corn crops have been entirely destroyed.
In the bottoms along
creeks close to larger streams bottom
corn has been entirely destroyed. Upland
corn and cotton 1ms also been
somewhat injured. In some sections
of the county, the planters away from
the streams estimate that their cntiic
cotton crop has been damaged by the
excessive fall of rain froin five to
seven and one-half per cent. In other
sections of the county planters
who have upland cotton say that their
damage has been very slight. All
have suffered some damage, however.
In the last issue of The Herald and
News it was estimated that the total
damage in Newberry county, to crops
and bridges and roads, would reach
$200,000. These figures are not far
wrong. The damage to bridges, however,
will not be as much as was at
first thought, but the damage to
jjrops will be n little more than was
put in the estimate of The Herald
Bottled Up Tor a Time.
On last Thursday afternoon Newberry
was completely slmr off from
railway connection with the outside
world. The Southern had not been
able to get. a train through from Columbia
since Wednesday morning, and
had had no train further up the road
than the Little river trestle, near Old
Town, since Tuesday night. Traffic
on the C., N. & L. road was not seriously
interfered with until Thursday
afternoon, when the back water from
Saluda river covered the track at
Lcaphart to a considerable depth.
Passenger No. 53, which came in from
Laurens on Thursday afternoon,
reaching Newberry a I 3.20, stopped at
Newberry and spent the night. The
C., N. & L.'s afternoon train from
Columbia did not leave Columbia.
The C., N. & Ti. passenger on Friday
morning went to the point above Columbia
where the track was inundated
and transferred passengers, taking
up the regular schedule of No. 52 on
the return trip to Newberry and
Laurens. On Saturday the C., N. &
L. got through to Columbia, and resumed
its regular schedule between
Columbia and Laurens.
Conditions on the Southern.
The Southern has been a heavy sufferer.
Its track between Columbia
and Alston will have to be almost entirely
rebuilt. The Alston trestle over
Uroad river stands, but the api
proach on the other side is gone, and
unty Suffers 2
Recent Floods J:
the whole track from tho point to (]|
Columbia is in bad shape. b?i
' On the other side of Newberry the ha
trestle over Saluda between Chappells
and Dyson is standing, but the ap- mi
1 proacli on this side is practically entirelv
wiped out of existence, and the k ,
track from there down to Chappells
is in bad shape, being completely
turned over in many places. j)r
The trestle over Little river has jf
been repaired, and the engine has
crossed and got to Old Town. The |
only trestle between Old Town and ^
Chappells which was out of eommission
yesterday morning was the trestie
at the old cut off, which had washed
away. It was expected to get Pj,j
t*hrough rebuilding this trestle yester- j
day and to get an engine to Chappells
The track to Chappells, which
has been gone over with a hand car, y
was found to be in fairly good shape, ,
but beyond Chappells, for a thousand
feet, if was turned completely over
and in bad shape generally.
The Southern has a bridge force on a'
each side of the Saluda river trestle
between Dvson and Chappells, and it
is expected to have this trestle in
shape within a very short time. The
Southern officials expect to get vc
through from Newberry to Greenville ei<
during some time the latter part of pa
111 is week. 1,(
Between Newberry and Peak there of
is only one trestle which is in bad I'ri
shape, and work was being pushed co
forward 011 it yesterday morning, and Ot
it was thought that it would be in mi
shape by yesterday afternoon. up
The Southern was yesterday op- th
crating a train from Pomaria to Sil- th<
ver Street in the morning, running ('r<
on the regular schedule of No. 15,
passing Newberry at 8.f)G a. m., and Ki
from Silver Street to Pomaria in the an
afternoon, running on the regular de
schedule of No. 18, passing Newberry
at 1.40 p. m. This train will continue at
until further advices are received. By
this morning it is thought that the en
track will have been cleared from or
Peak to Chappells, and it may be
possible that trains can be operated rei
between these two points today. so:
The Southern lias a train beyond
Ninety Six. which is being operated
between Ninety Six and Belton, on
the schedule of the earlv morning
train and the night train. ')0
As stated, it will be only a few ^ f
days before Southern trains can be 1
operated from Peak to Greenville,
and within the course of h week or
possibly a little more, it is expected or
to resume regular schedules between
Columbia and Greenville. ^
Wire Troubles. ^
The Bell Telephone wires out of |)V
Newberrv withstood the freshets and an
the C., N. & L. wire to Columbia lias on
ro?ne;ned intact. The Western Un- (h
ion was nut completelv out of com- jn
mission at noon on Friday and up un- an
.til vi lerdav afternoon bad not secured
:i sin trie wire to any point. Mes- S0(
^n>?es were being sent over the rail- j})
r'*??d wire, subject to delay. Wf
N<< mnrl-Hs have been secured in
Newhc rnr several dnvs.
Bridges Washed Away. sa
Tn addition to I he damage to rail- sa
wav trestles mentioned above and in f<.(
the last issue of The TTcrald and CI
News, tho following county bridges f
are gone: (0
The upper steel bridge r ver Saluda
river, connecting Newberry with Sa- do
lnda Court House. jn,
The long bridge at Chappells. lor
The sleel bridge which spanned the hii
Fitioree at Whit mire, between Newberrv
and Union counties. In
The bridge at the "Harmon qnar- ae
tor" over Rush river, on * he road going
towards Dr. W. K. Lake' splace. wl
Tliis bridge was rotten, however, and tir
lumber was already on the ground gii
to rebuild it. f1]
T11 addition to these a number of'Jhi
oilier bridges have been damaged in
various sections of the county. in
Tt was reported in Newberrv lliat CI;
the steel bridge over Duncan's creek gr
011 the road leading from Newberry to !sti
Whit mire, had washed away, but this Cli
is'a mistake. The steel spans witlijod
the flood, as did the approach
the Newberry side. The approach
t lie Whit mire side, however, was
The bridge over Gilder's creek, on
e road to Whit mire, was lifted tip,
it settled back. It will probably
ive to be taken to pieces and rebuilt.
It was stated in the last issue of
ic Herald and News that the report
id reached Newberry that the long
idge over Little river, near the
ike Worts place, had washed away,
lis proved to be a mistake. The
idge stands, and is damaged little,
The water was considerably over
is bridge, however. On last Thursi.v
afternoon, on their return to
( wherry, Messrs. O. J. Burcell and
. A. McSwain crossed it when the
tier was several feet over the floor,
ic horses were unhitched from the
iggy and led over by some negroes,
r. McSwain pulled the buggy over,
id Col. Purcell waded through (lie
iter. They were afraid to risk the
liole team together on the bridge.
Keitt's bridge over the Enoree is
anding, and can bo crossed. The
iproach o nlhe Maybint-m side was
;>ved a few feet bv the wafer, and
11 have to be put back in place.
On the Enoree.
Down on the Enoree the loss was
tv heavy. Col. E. S. Keitt had
i'ht head of cattle drowned in a
ishire on the Enoree. Mr. C. L.
Mlzsey lost a patch of nine acres
corn which was fully a half mile
inn the river, the water completely
voting the whole crop. On the
forge S. Mower place, which is a
le from the river, the water backed
i in Blair's branch, which runs
rough the place to the river, and
ere was considerable damage to the
On the old Miller place, on the
lorco, fully 1,000 bushels of corn
d at least ten bales of cotton were
Mr. Lon Blair, on Broad river, lost
least 20 bales of cotton.
Mr. Tom McMeekin, lost his entire
>p on Glvmph island, in Broad rivMr.
S. N. Henderson, on the Enof>,
lost his entire corn crop and
These, of course, are only a few of
A Hazardous Trip.
Many interesting experiences have
en recounted in connection with the
>ods. Among these was the trip of
pssrs. Walts and Hugh Henderson,
icy were running a saw mill on Mr.
Hamilton's place on the Tygcr rivThey
remained at the mill until
e water was over the smoke stack
the engine which they were using,
linking it about time to leave, and
owing their trip would have to be
boat, they constructed a bateau,
d went on the Tvger to Broad, and
the Broad to the Enoree, and up
e Enoree to their home, landing just
front of their barn. They secured
other bateau and plied the Enoree
Broad and the Broad to Blairs to
pure their mail. Having secured
eir mail they crossed at Blairs and
Along the Saluda.
Those who know Saluda and who
w it, during its terrible rampage,
y that it was at least thirty-five
r>t above its ordinary height. At
lappells and Old Town it was more
nn a mile wide, and '".ome forty-five
fifty feet deep in the centre.
The river yesterday had gone
wn steadily since Thursday mornand
was well-nigh in its banks,
iving slime and ruined crops held
I'he Herald and News issued an oxi
on Friday afternoon giving an
count of (lie flood in the county
1 until (hat time. Tm- following
licit is taken from that special cdi>n
of The Herald and News, will
>-o an idea of the conditions at
lappells and Old Town, and filong
R river, during the flood:
"Mr. A. Lamar Dominick, who was
Newberry I his morning, was at
lappells Thursday, and he gave a
nphic account of (lie terrific de'itelion
which lias been wrought a I
lappells and at Old Town. At Chap
polls depot, lie says, (lie water was
twelve J'eet deep on the railroad, and
it was nine I'eet deep in the depot,
In \V. K. lteid's store, furthest to
the right of the railroad going north
?awav from the river?the water was
six feel deep, and in the brick store
it was about nine feet deep. Those
who know that section may have
some idea of the vast sheet of water
when it is stated that it has backed
tint to lrvin's gin house.
"Small boats were constructed and
the people of that section have been
traveling in boats. Messrs. \\\ |?.
Keith. Oscar Stevens and A. Lamar
Dotninick, were out in a boat yesterday.
After the river had gone down
about eight inches from the highest
point it reached, they rowed their
boat to the top of a car box and lied
it to the brake iron on top. The
water was then about even with the
top edges of the car. It had completely
covered the car with the exception
of about two inches along
' the centre of [he top.
"None of (he stores at Ohappells
had been destroyed, though several
<"?! the less substantial structures
near the railroad had tilled.
As matter of course, it was impossible
to get ill any of the stores and
.'ill business was entirely suspended.
I ails of |he stocks ol goods were
| saved, but I lie loss was heavy. Hoods
j wer? hauled until I he mules hitched
| to the wauons were forced to swim,
i and then some good* were hauled out
in boats. Mr. Roid managed to irel
in his store Thursday afternoon in a
Messrs. |jco Hamilton, XV. K.
Keith and Trvin Chapman c rosso .1 I he
river in a boat on Thursday. They
say that its width then was from a
mile to a mile and one-fourth.
^ "Mr. Lamar Dominick was al O'd
Town Thursday afternoon, and found
the water there twelve feet deep over
1 he railroad. The depot tiad washed
away. The stores were tilled and had
been lied with ropes to keep |hem
from washing away. He rode from
Old Town up to where the old cut o(Y
was drained some time aero, and he
says the water in I he old cut ofT was
very deep, and that it had backed up
over some two hundred acres of land.
Mr. Horn in id; was not able to get
close, of course.
"Mr. Dominick also went to Johnson's
side track, which is about two
miles above Old Town, and which is
said to be the highest point on the
Soul hern road hot ween Old Town and
Ohappells. He found the water there
above the coal cars which were standing
on the track.
"The platform al Ohappells was
built around a tree. As the water
rose the platform floated on top of
it, going up the tree. It remains on
top of (he water, held bv (he tree."
Tf is impossible even yet to approximate
the losses which have been
sustained by (lie planters and merchants
at Ohappells and Old Town,
and by the planters in that section
of the county. As an instance of the
heavy losses along the river bottom,
Messrs. Pureell and Evans have lost
about $.>,000 in crops on the Ilagood
place, which is in Saluda countv,
however. Mr. Pureell says that fifteen
mules on the place will make
about five bushels to the mule.
The merchants at Old Town and
Ohappells, of' course, sustained heavy
loses (ft their stocks of goods.
Lower Steel Bridge Safe.
j The lower steel bridge across the
j Saluda, connecting Prosperity with
j Saluda Court House, withstood the
waters, and is in very good shape. A
j little work will be necessary to
i straighten some portions of it, one
of the benches being a little out of
I The destruction of bridges and
damage to others near Whitrnire has
J already been reported in The Herald
j and News, and mentioned in this article.
The Seaboard Air Lino lias
suffered heavily in the vicinity of
j \\ hit mire, its trestle over the Euoroo
j ha\ ing been placed out of commission.
House Floated Off.
Worry Fucker, an old neifro who has
i f( onlinucd on pave five.,)
! RESULT OF PRIMARY
NEARLY 105,000 VOTES IN RACE
Total Vote Received by The Various
Candidates For State Offices.
At a mooting of tho Stale Democratic
executive commit too on Saturday
tiitrlil, adjourned from Friday
nigh I, the result of the tirst primary
for State otlieers was officially declared.
Min t in F. Ansel (52.8(57
F. L. Dl'lease -12,100
Tot ill 104,01)7
For United States Senate.
Lumpkin , I1
liliet t 22,122
Superintendent of Education.
' Elmore 30,002
| Cansler of Tir/.ah 2.~>,(!0f>
For uncontested State offices there
were two eounties missinir, hut the
total vote as otherwise tabulated was:
For lieutenant .governor. McLeod,
08,7(51 ; for State treasurer, Jennings,
100,1(5.'!; for attorney jrencral, Lyon,
08,(5") 1 ; for secretary of Stiite, McCown,
The two counties which did not report
on uncontested offices vere Lancaster
and Chesterfield. Attorney
general Lvon was scratched in several
There was a close vote for trovernor
in Pickens, hut the otlicial vote shows
that Ansel carried this by 12 votes.
First district: Geo. S. Lej^arc 10,780.
Second district: J. O. Patterson
10,740; W. S. Smith 2,833.
Third district: Wvatt Aiken 8,(525;
J. E. Bngf?s 0,820.
Fourth district: .los. T. Johnson
Fifth district : Butler 4,3.">7; Finley
(5,8.'?1 ; Pollock 4,211.
Sixtli district: Cn<r<;cshall 1,000;
Ellerbe 8,028; llodpes 2,80.1; Mnrchison
0(54; Kapsdale -1,001.
Seventh district: A. F. Lever 10,128.
The feature of this racevis the closeness
of Butler and Pollock for second
place airainst Finley. Also the fad
that it is liajrsdalc and not 1 lodges
who will run over against Ellerbe.
In the race for solicitor the following
are the final tabulations:
First circuit: llildchrand 5..">11.
Second circuit: Byrnes ">,-18(5; DavL
2.270: Graham 1.232.
'Ihird circuit: McLaughlin 2.872;
St.ill 2.817; Stuckey 1,702.
Fourth circuit: J. Monroe Spears
Fifth circuit: Bene! 1,2.">8: Clarke
1,107: Cobb 2.008; Kcmhcrt 1,703.
Sixth circuit : J. K. Ilenrv O.'.YiO.
I Seventh circuit: T. S. Sease 10,1(5.").
Eighth circuit : If. A. Cooper 0,3.">8.
Ninth circuit : Peurifov r>,f)4f>; Jervev
Tenth circuit: Datrnall 1,008; Long
12.0(58: Boiiham 3.(581: McSwain
; Eleventh circuit : G. B. Timmorman
Twelfth circuit: Clayton 820;
I (,>ua11lebniim 2..">J)(5; Sellers 2.l">3;
I he candidates who will run over!
in ihe primary to be held Tuesday,
September 8, are:
Kor United States senator: E. D.
Smith and d. 0. Evans.
Superintendent of education:
Stiles R. Melliehamp and Jno. E.
Railroad eoinmissioner: B. L.
Canglnnan and James Cansler.
Kor congress: Butler and Finloy;
Ellerhe and Rnj*sdale.
Kor solicitor: McLaughlin and
Stnll; Cobb and Rembort; Ronham
and MeSwain; Wells and Quattlebauin.
County Ticket in Saluda.
The official count for county offices
and for congress for Saluda county
resulted as follows:
.1. O. Patterson 1,500; W. S. Smith
(Icorjre Hell Timmerinan 2,080.
Kor Stale senator: .1. M. Forrest
7(50: R. R. Walsnn 000; (1. W. Wightwan
Kor house of represent at i ves: .7. W.
Rledsoe 1521; W. E. Rodie 1,3(52; W.
Tj. Daniel 7.")!); .7. R. Edwards 144;
Barnard B. Evans 810; fSeorpje B.
1 jester 117; Thomas Whittle .r>2.
Kor sheriff: W. R. Allen 310; fj.
M. Olisson 111; B. K. Sampie, Jr.,
1.102: M. R. Stone 100: (!. C. Wheeler
Kor .indue of probate: W. S.
Crouch 1.212: E. A. Perry 885.
Kor clerk of court: .1. W. Edwards
452; llenry R. Senlerfcit 457; Henry
C. Smith 005; J. K. Unirer HI2.
Knr county supervisor: Zed Crouch
217; C. W. Lamrford 502: R. T. Mack
350; 1 j. S. Martin 300; R. Mai hews
210; 1). W. Rndjrel t 4fi2.
Kor coroner: L. W. Snelprovo.
Kor county superintendenl of education:
,7. N. DeTioach 1.007; B. Frank
Kor treasurer: .1. T. Coleman 1,000;
Walter Satcher 1,10*1.
Kor auditor: J. W. R. Harmon 108;
N. R. Hazel 0R0. fj. A. Mills 320; R.
R. Nicholson 250; R. K. Webb 801.
COURT HOUSE QUESTION. i
(Official Result.) -* '
Ward One 00 48
Ward Two 100 f>3
Ward Three 48 40
Mollolum 82 31
Ward Four 08 43
Ward Five 112 02
Helena 5 If)
Hartford 4 18
Johnstone Academy .. 23 11
flarmany 4 25
Ml. Ret hoi 0 27
Mulberry 4 7
Ml. Pleasant 2 34
Mavbinton 0 5
Whit mi ro 02 00
7,oner Lane 4 27
Jalapa 25 37
Kinards 0 lfi
Rccdervillo 12 20
Trinity 20 4
Old Men's 20 01
Saluda NTo. 7 15 5
Chappclls 20 17
Vanirhnville 8 10
1'lopia 4 15
Dead Kali 1 17
East Riverside II 3
Prosperity 100 70
S|. Lukes 1!) 11
Saluda No. 0 41 0
O'Xeall 8 38
Swiltou 7 ft
Liberty () ,'ift
Monlicello 0 13
Utile Mountain 30 20
I'nioii 10 27
Jollv S|reel II 23
St. I'miiI 12 12
Central 4 25
Zion f; 20
St. Phillips 22 35
Walton 10 2(5
Pomsiria 10 43
Total 1130 11 HO
Needed it All.
Old Oenllernan?East us, if yon hnd
half of Dial 1 >i?_r watermelon wo'i'd
you be happy?
I.itt le Raslus?No sail.
''hi Cent 1 enia11 ? What mo:v would
you want to complete your h'.ipDlp.os.s?
l.ililc Rastu*. I)e odder half oh
that melon, sah.