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et looking towards sueh a com- -
on was approved today by Gov.
1 and it is presumed thz: the
le of Columbia will try the corm- I
other form of eommis3ion that
to be tried relates to pubiic ser
- corporations. This commissian,
be appointed by the Gzvernor, is
to consider and act upon official com
plidnts with regard to rates on gas,
eletricity and water. The commis
ion is not to be annoyed with indi
vidual ccmplaints, but they are to
nece through municipal authorities <
and i system of regulating the ac
tion of this cgmmission is provided.
There seems have been a reg
ular outbreak of .1applications for
passenger stations. ',he policy of
the General Assembly in requiring
the Southern Railway of building
passenger stations is rather unusual
as this miatter has generally been';
handled through the railroad coml
mission, but the desire! for better
stations seems to have required a
vewt and quite a number of new
passenger stations will have to be
built to conform with the legislative
requirements. Camden, St. George
and Branchville are the more import-'
.nit points provided for.
One of the measures that will
probably find its way into the Courts
is- the Freman's aid hill. This bi
provides for a one per cent. tax on
all premiums received in this State
and is to -be used for a pension or
endowment fund for firemen. Sev
eral years ago a bill very much along
the same lines was passed, but as I
there was no pretence at veiling the
purpose of the Act and it was plainly
ocalled a bill to provide pensions the
Supreme Court decided that it was I
uneonstitutional. It is altogether I
likely that the present Act will also
be taken before the Supreme Court,
although .it has been. framed to meet
the objections raised in the decision
f the Couri.
The House ratified the proposed
'tutional amendmeit providig
or a Federal income tax law.
here'.was no enthusiasm in ratifying
.e proposed Federal amendment,
had it not been regarded as a
cratic measure it would cer
y have failed for as it was fif
en senators voted against the rati-.
The .State now has laws' that look to
ward better doctors, better druggists
and better professional men gener
,ally. At the recent session a statute
suggested by the Pharmaceutical As
sociation .for tightening the scre ws
was enae'ted; a board -of examiners
was provided for the examination of
those who wished to practice law
and provision was made for the reg
istration and quialification of trained
nurses. The general disposition be
ing -towa* improving and- holding
to the best standards.
Seeretary James Henry Rice, Jr.,
of the' Audubon Society, has done
effective work in the State, and while
-all of the legislation that the society
desired was not enacted the bill pro
viding for game wardens an'd giving 1
hem more .authiity .has ,become a
law. The license bill failed.
'There we's no interference with
the general pension law of the State. e
State now provides $264,000 for
the Confederate soldiers or their ij
wjidows. Of .this amount $12,000 is
used for the maintenameae of the Con
federate Infirmary. Last year .there]
was considerable opposhtin to the ,
stablishement of .this 'home, but all 't
opposition seems to have died out, 2
*nd at this session there was not even
a suggestion of opposition.
There were bills introduced against a
the sale of cigarettes; against 'hews- I
papers publishing liquor advertise-'e
ments and all sorts of things along I
unusual lines. N~one of these meas- e
ures passed, and wihle one or other
branch of the General Assembly may
be. taken off its feet by the eloquence
~ersonality of an individual the t
chances are nine out of ten that ani
unwise measure is killed, and on thisI
account it is a wise provision of the fI
Constitution that provides that a bill I:
shall be read on three separate aind Ii
distinct days. It would be better if
these three days were not consecu- <
t ommssinerWatson proposed a
biB that was passed looking to the K
impeetion of commercial ''food
stafl.'' He figures that this law wil t
serve the people and raise $25,000.
Hie also suggested a bill to provide'i
fr the inection of seed. It ,be- t
,ame a law. -
There were three little bills pass
,d affecting the fertilizer interests,
>ut they are not regarded as radical
>r material. In one of these meas
ires it was undertaken to make the
nanufacturer responsible for cer
ain infractions, but it was passed
o as to fix the responsibility on the
Another bill provides for the mark
ng of the weight of the packages,
Lnd still another for the source of 1
As a whole the work of the Gen
ral Assembly for 1910 is to be
ommended. It is easy enough to
riticize, but is more difficult to do,_!
tnd what has been done has been for
;he best for the State.
RUN TRAINS BY TELEPHONE.
;eorgia Railroad to Be First Road
in South to Use it Entirely.
In a little more than sixty days the
reorgia railroad will be operating:
l its trains by telephone instead of
)y telegraph. -It will be the frst
4team road in the country to adopt
he new method of dispatching train
)rders over its entire system. About
18 other roads are now using the
;elephone for cestain sections, but
ione thus far have installed it for all
;heir lines. The total mileage rep
eseuted by the roads using telephones
>artially, is a little more than 130,
)00; while the mileage controlled by
elephone dispatches is only about
Apart from the fact that the Geor
ia road's adoption of the telephone
roves a policy of up-to-date methodis
t also carries a larger and broader
;ignificance. It meams that the south
s keeping pace with the march of
)rogress, and in many lines even sur
iassing other sections of the coun
;ry. The next railroad that will.
idopt the telephone is the Great
!Torthern, running from St. Paul to
seattle, and having a total mileage
>f about 2,100. Its officials have al
-eady made their decision but it was
iot reacheed until after the Georgia
-ailroad's contracts had been placed
Lnd by the time the Great Northeru
>egins installation the Georgia's tel
~hone system will have been in use
Practicality Is Proven.
The practicality and adv.aftages of
he telephone over the telegraph for
iispatcbing- train orders have been
>roven beyond doubt or question.
Every objection that was ever raised
tgainst the telephone has ,been over
some, and it is now only a questioni
>f time before the old-fashioned:
dorse code way of transmitting
nessages will be supplanted on all
-ailroads by the saperior instrument
hat makes possible man-to-man
Duing the recent blizzards in the
irth and east it would have been
mpossible to operate trains for4
.any hours, owing to the disorgania.
;ation of telegraph systems, had it]
ot been for the telephone. Between
lohester and Syracuse the -New
(ork Central had no telegraph wires
orking, and even the telephone cir
uits, it is stated, were in some
laces erossed with the Morse cir
~uits. Before dawn of the day af
er the blizzard the through telephone
ire was working, in a limping way.
la the fast trains of the ''N. Y. C."
id .not limp.. After comparatively
light delays there were all moving
n time and the telephone cir'iui': was
ept so busy for several hours that
t would not be given for ''test
Recently the traffic officials of the
)elware division of the Pennsyl
ania railroad wave eout a stateen.
o the effect that after a heavy b>liz
ard they had, no through telegraph
ires working. Even the telephoneI
irc.ts were broken, in sorae places,
md "grounds" due to the heavy
vtorms further complicated matters.
ut despite this the chief dispatch
ir was able to talk over the entire
ength of 'h-o i s on and h:in'dle!i
tl his trains almost as if nothing
Minimize Wreck Danger.
'The danger of wrecks is almost en
irely eliminated bv' the telephone, it
s said. In more than one way the
nethod works to that end. In the
irst place it is practi,eally impossible
or the operator at a way station to
nisunderstand an order, which is di
etlv in contradiction to the very
>bjection that was first raised to the
"Dispatchers will talk too fast,
redieted the doubters. "The lines!
il ,be bazzing and the operators
nill make big mistakes in taking
But not so. The modern telepho-ne
s everyone knows who has ever
ry sylla:ble as clearly #nd distinctly
as if the two persons were talking
Cace to face. And the roads now
asing telephones enforce a, rule on
their dispatchers that absolutely pre
vents them from talking too fast.
rhey are required to write out or
lers as they are given. The opera
ors likewise write them out. When
inished, the orders are read back
and checked off by the dispatchers
,vord for word.
Many times a dispatcher has been
inable to "call" the operator at a
way station because he happened at
-he time to be out of hearing of his
'elegraph instrument. Most way sta
,ion operators are -station agents,
too. 'They have to sell tickets, look
fter the unloading of freight and
xpress, make out reports, and do
4alf a dozen other things.- The tick
ng of a telegraph instrument is in
telligible only to an operator. But
anybody knows the meaning of a
,elephone bell. Should a way sta
,ion operator be at the far end of
is warehouse platform when the
ispatcher "called," by telephone,
.ither he will hear the bell ring or
iomebody else will and call him.
Not only in these ways is the dan
ger of wrecks minimized, but wreck
lelays of hours are reduced to min
ites, suffering is prevented, and
[ives are saved by the telephone. It!
is a peculiar fatality of wreeks that
nost always occur at lonely
places, far from the reach of tele
graph stations. A member of the:
-rew has to leg it to the nearest in
itrument and often it takes him
And right here is where the tele
phone has a tremendous advantage
>ver the telegraph. Every train
,rew is equipped with what the tele
hone people call a "portable set,"
which is nothing more nor less than
a receiver, transmitter,. bell, and
wires that can be connected with the
through circuit anywhere along tha
ine. A train is wrecked. In two
minutes the conductor has a man a,
the top of a nearby pole, talking to
the ehief dispatcher. And in ten
minutes the wreeking train steaais
Dut of -the yards and rushes away
to the scene.
Any body can use a telephone, and
i,t introduces the element of personal
rlationship into the dealings of a
dispatcher with his agents. TheyI
are -brought closer together. Everyv
day they hear one another's voices.
They ''get acquainted.'' One phone
aonversation can do more in case of
an emergency than a dozen telegcamus
and takes less time than the~ ex
ehange of two Morse. me3smges. It
gives the advantage of a man 4- man
anderstanding of the situation i:o
matter how complicated, and, in
3ases of emergency, brings those who
aan do the most good in.to imimedi
te contact and control. The moder.n
railroad. telephone system has been
o perfected that a dispatcher .can
sall the agent at any way station
without being heard- 'by any- others,'
r he can change a plug, ring a bell,
mnd flash the ''general alarm'' over
is whole system.
~The Georgia road will use equip
nent manufactured by the Western
Electrie company, pioneers in devel
>ping the telephone for railroad age.
he circuits of copper wire, strurng
n poles of the Western Unioni Tele-.
gap'h company. Current will be sup
>lied by dry batteries. Work of in
~talation will begin in a week or so~
mnd in a4bout 60 days, it is stated,
~he system will be ready for use. It
will cost about $30,000.
OUR FIRST !
Has arrived. We have bi
and will sell as "Low as i
as "Good as the Best". V
Bargains call on
934 Main Street.
.4 . -
.THAT HYAQINTH STORY.
No Crepe-Tied Wreath of Flowers
Sent to Senator Tiwan from
:The following dispatch was re
ceived by the News and Courier from
Mr. WigfalI Cheatham, editor of the
Edge-aeld Chronicle. To the Editor:
In your last week's issue you rad a
news item yhich I wish you to cor
reet. I refer to the alleged sending
of a wreath of hyacilnths tied with
crepe to Senator Tillman. This is
positively untrue so far as the moth
ers of 'Edgefield are concerned. If
such a thing has been done, it came
from some irresponsible source; the
unwarranted use of the names of
Edgefield's mothers is serious in
deed. I hope the whole tling is a
mistake. However, -as the item has
gone out, please follow it with *e
indignant denial of the Christian
motherhood of Edgefield. Yours for
truth, Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
Edgefield, S. C., February 22, '10.
In explanation of the foregoing
dignified and proper nailing of an
untrue report published in our pa
per last week, and sent out from here
to the daily papers, we will simply
state that we were misinformed con
cerning this matter. Our authority
for using the news item was suppos
ed to be good and reliable. For this
reason this false rumor was not run
down for confirmation as it was go
ing-to-press time, and it was too late
to investigate. We feel convinced,
however, that such action on the
part of Edgefield 's women was un
dignified, unwise and highly im
proper. Therefore, we are greatly
gratified that this sweeping denial
has come from Edgefield's woman
hood. We stand ready and are more
than pleased at all times to contra
diet any erroneous and unjustified
statements appearing in our columns,
especially so when it places in a mis
leading light before the world- the
dearest idols of our hearts. We trust
that this is apology sufficient and
that this incident is closed.
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