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the bridge two miles nearer Prosper
ity than Newberry. He thought that
was a very generous act. He saw noth
ing else that Newberry needed.
What We Offer Honie-Seekers.
Mr. A. C. Jones talked on what
Newberry has to offer the home seek
ers. He said that any one seeking a
home would be impressed with our
professional men if he would just
come here and meet them. We have
business men who have started at the
bottom and are succ ',sful. We have
a commercial rating; as giod as any in
the State. Our church buildings
would compare favorably with any
town of similar size. Newberry col
lege has no superior and our public
school system is as good as any. We
have a good chamber of commerce
which would be an attraction to the
home-seeker. He desired to urge that
the business men hold up the hands
of the president in his efforts to make
it even a greater power in the com
Dr. Cromer was not present on ac
count of sickness. but he wrote a let
ter and said that one thing that New
berry lacked was a hospital.
Mr. W. H. Hunt said that Mr. Jones
had spoken of the material advantages
of Newberry, but he felt that one of
the greatest assets that Newberry has
offer home-seekers was the spirit
welcome which will be given them.
Everybody welcomes the visitor and
whenever - trouble comes the people
of NAwberry are as one man to assist
the one who is in trouble.
Mr. F. P. DeVore opened the dis
cussion on good roads and in the
course of his remarks took occasion
to criticize the present law governing
the working of roads.
Mr. T. E. Wicer, who also spoke on
roads, said the greatest factor in this
age is transportation and not the least
of the avenues of transportation is the
public highway. Mr. Wicker offered'
some suggestions as to the method of
working the roads and advocated a
head tax and a property tx and he
believed that that was the only way
by which we could ever secure good
- roads. He said that he believed the
best weapon with which we could
fight parcel posts, which had been dis
cussed, is by building good roads.
Dr. -Jas. McIntosh said that he had
listened with interest to the discus
sion of the road question and he was
firmly of the opinion that what we
needed was a man and until the peo
ple determined to elect a man as sup
ervisor and for the otber positions it
was useless to talk about taxation.
That all the taxation we might put
upon the property would not give us
roads unless we had a man to build
Oppose Parcels Post.
Mr. J. B. Mayes then offered a reso
lution urging the congressmen to op
pose the passage of the parcel posts
bill that was now before congress and.
,spoke on the advantages of the people
of the community trading with the
home merchants. The resolution was
adopted is as follows:
Whereas, an. effort is making for
the passage by, congress of a "parcels
post" bill, ahd
Whereas, we believe in the principle
of patronizing home people and home
Whereas, we believe that the pas
sage of such a bill would work great
hardship on local merchants, without
securing any substantial advantage to
the public at large; therefore,
Resolved, That the members of the
chamber of commerce of Newberry,
South Carolina, are firmly and unal
terably opposed to the, passage by
congress of the "Henry bill," or "Ben
nett bill," or any other bill looking to
the establishment of a parcels post
system in the United States.
Rosolved. That our senators and
representatives in congress be re
* quested to use their influence against
the passage of such a bill.
Resolved, That the secretary of this
* chamber of commerce be instructed
to send- a copy of these resolutions
to each member of the senate and of
the house' of representatives from
Trading With Ourselves.
Mr. E. H. Aull then offered the fol
lowing resolution which was also
Every man in a community is an
integral part of that community. Ev
ery enterprise that benefits a part of
the community directly, benefits the
rest indirectly. Every dollar spent in
the community adds a dollar to the
money in circulation in the commun
ity. Every dollar sent away from the
c:omm ity takes that much monK:
out of circulation in the comnmunit:-.
and whatever profit there is in the ar
zi&le purchased takes away that much
of the wealth of the community, and
adds to the wealth of some other com
every cun!ulnity from whiich no ciiZ
en of the community can escape.
Therefore, be it Resolved, That w,
recognize that community of interes
which exists in every community and
recognizing that interest, pledge our
selves to work to conserve that com
2nd. That we will trade with our
selves as far as practicable, buyin,
from our merchants the things w
need even if we might save a fg
cer ts by purchasing abroad.
3rd. That we will encourage other
to do the same.
4th. That by "community" is mean
"identity of interests or privileges;
"of being enjoyed in common by tw
or more persons."
This closed the business session an,
although the hour was somewhat lat(
the members did not lose their inter
est and listened with close attentio:
to the eloquent address of Mr. Hamb3
Mr. Hamby, in beginning his addres.
stated that he wished to congratulat
the Newberry chamber of commerc
on the fact that it had such a wid
awake president. He also congratu
lated the body on the type of citizen
ship of which it was composed.
Mr. Hamby's Address.
His address is in part as follows:
Mr. President and Members of th
Newberry Chamber of Comerce:
From the-moment I read your kin
invitation to be present tonight, I fel
that there was a common bond bE
tween us, in that first and foremoc
in your minds were the subject,
chamber of commerce work and th
C., C. and 0. railroad coming this wai
I am so full of both subjects that tb
best I can do in the time allotted t
me is to touch the joints and hig
places, trusting, that you will see th
gist of my remarks and join in the al
most irresistible progressive spirit c
These are not lollickingor sentimer
tal subjects such as one might ai
himself on after a banquet when it i
but necessary to stand firmly on th
left foot, the right knee slightly bent
left hand resting on the hip and th
right extended towards the high heav
ens and imperiously shout-"Sout
,Carolina" with the accent on the linE
to receive round after round of ap
plause and a nod of congratulatio
from some old dignitary who had im
bided too freely and was awakened b:
the hand-clapping and screeching elc
quence, but which can only be han
died by plainest statements of facts il
the simplest possible way.
When the dove of my destin:
brought me an olive branch from har
pier fields, where I could labor not fa
self alone; where every effort tha
brought about a good result would re
dound to the benefit of a whole con
munity, and where I could love m:
neighbor as myself, (so long as I le
his wife alone); I then and there tool
a new lease of life, and this field tha
I refer to is the chamber of commerc
The organization of a chamber c
commerce is based upon the equalit:
of men and is no less than a confed
eration of the best men of the commu
nity with but a single thought, whici
is to stimulate and arouse the inter
edi of every member, in the work c
upbuilding his city and increasing it
The obstacles to be overcome in thi
work are too numerous to cite, no
will time permit me to discuss th
methods of surmounting anyone o
them, while many are still more o
less of an enigma to the most exper
ienced in the profession of "boosting
You will find, however, among th
greatest to overcome, and one so corn
mon in such organizations. is the ten
dency of those who have the most a
stake and therefore should manifes
Oatest interest, to put off the wor]
on the handful of willing .ones, th
majority of whom have no rewards t'
reap beyond the consciousness of hav
ing well performed the duties encun
bent upon the high type of citizen, an'
the confidence and respect of his fel
lownmen in the community in which h
lives, and in some cases. merely ex
You will also nind a class of me
in your midst with money, but with
out pride or energy, who will selfish
ly and meanly allow your city to b
plunged -into a permanent state~ '
sluggishness or even stagnation, an
who have in their selfish,policies de
liberately shackled the spirit of prof
ress which the few wide awake an
willing workers have struggled t
keep alive; these are mere parasite
thriving upon the patriotic efforts c
the few, and should be regenerate<
removed or destroyed. The only solu
tion I see to problems like these is t
so' construct your commercial hul
that it will stand the bumps an
thumps as it crosses the shoals an
inn:all such motive power as Wi
dri i. on andu over them: gotu
steam. cast off lines. and get unde
way; then, by the laws of naturi
these parasites that gnaw into its ver:
vitals will be broken away and lef
behind to p)erish unto themselves
be severed by the prow of progress
a and the particles drawn into its wake,
t as it increases its speed in the on
, ward movement, now new and ani
- mate things.
- Be sure that your ship is thorough
ly equipped for the voyage, then go
Be sure of your game.
e You will also find that now and
7 again some energetic member has
made a move that appears to be un
S wise and, without duly considering
and inquiring into his motives, you
t publicly denounce and chide him. It
is well to investigate thoroughly and
D air every contemplated act before
working as a unit, but this should
all be discussed and cleared up in
your meetings, then leave your rooms
- as a unit-with one purpose and an
a indefatigible and invincible deter
mination to accomplish what you have
;undertaken; be careful that you do
e i not cool the ardor of some patriotic
e 'and philosophical memb6r by sitting
e down on what does not appear on
- the surface, and at, first blush, to be
- most expedient and best for your city,
for you may thus create in an influen
tial citizen that fearful and conta
gious malady of lethargy and'indiff3r
e ence to your welfare, which is so fatal
to organizations of citizens who meet,
I on the basis of equality of men, for the
tJ common good of all.
Remember, on the othter hand, that
t he is not the best citizen who flatters
his city most and fails to see its civic
e and other imperfections, but he who
r. riots in plainest sort of talk upon
e manifest sins of omission and com
0 mission, rather than being a libellous
bL pessimist, is in very deed the highest
e type of a serving patriot.
And now you ask me why the C.,
C. & 0. should come to Columbia via
Newberry, on the way to Charleston,
its eastern terminus. My answer is,
r because it is the largest city in South
s Carolina, except Charleston, and di
e rectly on line to the sea; because of
the same reasons that made it the
e greatest railroad centre in the State
and one of the greatest in the South;
i because it is the capital and there
, fore the logical place from a stand
- point of travel; because It is in the
1 heart of the richest section of, natur
- ally, the richest State in the Union;
V because it now has such a diversity
- of industries and consequently a tre
- mendous consumptioil of coal; be
cause its coming here will give a
greater impetus to its onward bounds
y in the industrial line, thereby increas
- ing the present coal consumption to
r an immense degree; because it will
t!be following along the main line of
. cotton mills and the means of further
-. developing, by increased facilities
and cheap fuel, this favored section
t so fraught with possibilities, .increas
a the net earnings of the road to an ex
t'tent that will warrant a minimum
freight rate; because Columbia is a
centre the social, commercial and
smaller water craft; and because of
innumerable other reasons why any
- Iroad should enter a city in which
- centre the social commercial and
a legislative interests of a whole State.
.. As to why the C., C. & 0, should
f come by Newberry, I can only give
s you, with tvwo additions, the reasons
assigned by your worthy president, as
r "Newberry bases its claims for the
i road on the following business and
f practical reasons: First: In case the
e authorities should decide to build a
- new road-bed and track they would
find a natural ridge from Spartanburg
to New'berry through the Cross An
.chor section that, with the exception
- of Enoree river, would be free and
t: clear of streams of any consequence,
and would thereby be relieved of the
-heavy expense, of building bridges,
B etc., Second. In case they should
decide to use the C. & W. C. and C., N.
-& L. tracks the road would have a
-chain of coal consumers from Spar
tanburg to Newberry and Prosperity,
-and within a few years cotton mills
e will be erected at Little MIountain.
-Chapin, Irmo and practically every
town between N ewberry and Colum
bia.- On the other hand, should the
road take the route by Union and on
idown Broad river to Columbia it
e would not have a single mill or fac
tory that consumes coal after it leaves
d the mills of Union county and it
would practically have a "dead haul"
-from that point to the city of Colum
d bia. Gf course, the railroad people
o have looked into all these matters
s and understand them better than we
f do and the road will take the route
,that will pay the best dividends to the
-stockholders, and that being the case
o we have great hopes of it coming this
.1 way. We know it is the natural, prac
tical and business route to take and,
consequently, we feel that Newberry
1will soon be on the main line of the
C. C. &* . railroad.
r "There aire many other business
reasons I could give why the road
should come this way, but I think the
above are sufficient."
M1y additions to the above reasons
e are that, in the natural course of
LI1 Vt t*..,: ..,, a i *(i V~b
of erecting an up-town depot and
warehouses, and because it will bring
you thousands of dollars in "coal
cash." The C., C. & 0. is like the man
who was being chased by a cow and
when hailed by a fellowman as he
whizzed by and asked where he was
going, he replied, "I don't know where
I am going, but am on my way-ask
It does not know exactly where it
is going, but it is already in this State
and is on its way-just where it is
going we must ask ourselves.
Its engines now stand at the foot
of the great Blue Ridge mountains
panting and restless like a fiery steed,
the race half finished, and it is up to
us all to bid it come on and to keep
it in the straight road and out of the
bad places. It is the best good roads
movement before this section of the
State today. As, in this day and time,
we can no longer work for self alone
in the old way, we must, to accom
plish anything in the way of having
this road projected, work for our
selves by working for all; for only in
combination, organization, and con
centration lie greater efficiency and
ample reward for labor. It has been
said that opportunity knocks at a
man's door once in a life time, but I
say that opportunity knocks at every
man's door every day of his life, and
it depends upon the-man to see it; tc
grasp it and to make the proper use
The C., C. & 0. is the commercial
I opportunity knocking at the door of
every cy and town on the line be
tween Spartanburg and Charleston
Will they see it; will they grasp it
and will they make proper use of it;
and by matchless courage and indus
try add new luster and greater com
mercial importance to a section of a
State once almost obscured by the
clouds of a devastating war; a sec
tion where less than a half century
ago angry columns met and clinched;
where once curled the white smoke
of hostile guns in phantom towers and
columns high above the dead and dy
ing, but where now the gay cotton
fields wave their white handkerchiefs
of peace in flirtation with fields of
corn and the big ripe ears grin among
the fodder blades and sigh: "C
With the same inspiration with
'which the ancient Greeks were fired tc
martial fury by the unsurpassed .elo
quence of Demosthenes, thundering
his Philippics from the bema of Ath
ens, let us join hand and heart in the
all pervading spirit of progression, a
great wave of somethng which is al
most sound, and by concentration 01
forces and concerted action leave tc
those who come after us an incom
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S EWBERRY UNI-1O STATION,
ArrIval and Deparlare of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. 1.
Sunday, July 17, 1910.
No. 15 for Greenville.. .. 8.51 a. m.
No. 18 for Columbia.. ...11.57 a. m.
i. No. 17 for Greenville.. .. 2.48 p. m.
P. No.16 for Columbia .. ....8.55 p. m.
- . C., N. &L. aRlway.
*No. 22 for Columbia.. .. 8.47 a. mn.
No. 52 for Greenville.. . .12.56 p. m.
No. 53 for Columbia.'. .. 3.20 p. mn. -
*No 21 for Laurens.. .. 7.25 p. mn.
*Does not run on Sunday.
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