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Entered at the Postoffice at Xewberry,
S. C.. a< 2nd cla-s matter.
E. H. A I'LL, EDITOR.
Tu sday. May 12. 1914.
We would be glad to have the1
Greenwood Journal tell us who are
"the best people" and why arey are
"the bust people."
The old veterans will receive a
hearty welcome in Newberry t-Jday.
Their ranks a' e thinning very ;'as .j
Bur sj h ng as one remains he will al- j
ways receive the homage that is his.
We wonder s ;me:imes what these
signs at some of the c-o'ners mean.:
which read sumethicg about autos
slow down to four miles the hour.
Better tear :hem down if thev do not
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Senator Smith says he is delighted j
with the result of the county conven- j
tious and takes them to mean an en-1
dorsomenr of his couVse as senator. |
That is very charming and it must
be delightful to feel that your course |
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is endorsed. 11 prooauiy wouiu ue(
even a little more delightful if the j
primary would tell the same s.ory.
We have heard the remark that the
chain gang was used :o build roads j
around the town and the people onj
the outside never got any benefit. If
any on? believes that we would be delighted
to take him over three miles
of the capital-; o-capital highway,
leading from the town of Xewberrv
towards Laurens. If he does not agree
with us we will set 'em up. Of the 75 j
miles of the road from Dyson by i
Greenwood and Laurens which we
traveled rhe other day these three
miles were the worst. One of the
best inducements the business men |
of this community could offer to the |
people to come here is to have good j
roads over which they could make the j
trip with some degree <of comfort.
With rhp nnmhpr nf automobile* in- !
creasing it is almost absolutely nec- i
essarv that we have some sort of traf-;
fic regulations which will be observ-1
ed and enforced. If no; we may ex-1
pecct to have some casualties and
possibly the loss of some life. But
no use to make regulations unless
they are going to be observed, and if j
the drivers of cars will not observe
them then the law must be enforced.
The wonder is there have not already J
been some very serious accidents. J
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street corners may see reckless driving
a: almost any time. Of course, |
we understand that every driver of a j
car feels that he is careful. It is al-j
ways the o her fellow who is reck-!
less. ' Thereto-e, these remarks are s
rot personal but genera!. And for
the general welfare. We came very!
near being run over the other day in |
crossing one of our very narrow ,
stree*s by a very expert driver. Of j
course, it was entirely our fault, because
we could not. l3ok both ways
a: the same time. Thercywas no signal
or warning. The car just brushed !
by at some 1"> or 20 miles the hour, j
We do not know the driver.
We still believe that the Southern
Po^ver company could .furnish us curi
rent cheaper than we can generate it;
by steam and wi.h a small plant, and '
that it would be to the interest of the
town to make a deal with them to
take over our plan*. This is said j
with no inrention of finding fault with |
our plant or or' criticism of the man
agement. We believe thev could furI
n:sh us power cheaper than the town :
is able to furnish i\
Now and then the wind may blow
^own a tree across the line and a little
time will be 'aken to repair the<
line, but this company generally has
a j)"etty good reserve on hand and no
one would suffer. A tree is liable to
r'if? tnwn wirpc m t
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These cotton mill presidents are |
considered pretfy good business men.
or they would not hold their positions.
If it is to their interest to go
to considerable expense to change
thvir plants so as to use power from
is company we can no" see why it
would not be tJ the interest of tile
smaller c msuniers to d so. As it is,
we are fo'ced to list* tin- current from
the town or have none. We have always
been told ha it was cheaper
to generate electricity by water power
than by steam power. If it is not.
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The business manag< r of The Herald
and Xews though: he had an understand!.
g with t.'.e business manager
of tile Observer so that the two
papers would have a uniform charge
i\a- political advertisements, but it
seems ia th-Te was a misunderstanding?all
they did not understand each other
as to the price which was agreed
upon. We have made up our mind
to charge - "> cents the inch per ins.-ri
-n for poli ical advertisements,
which is per cjluma. We
thought the Observer nad agreed to
do the same. The editor says that iie
can 'not get the consent of his con-'
science to charge mere than 10 cen s
he inch, the amount he charges i'or
display advertisement from the merchants
who stay with us year in and
year out. We are sorry of tnis misundemanding.
The Herald a<:d News
will charge 2") cents ;he inch for all
such advertisements where any
charge is pretended tj be made. This
<i/ivov iconiont r ra n on T and slmnlrl '
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not have the same rate that the regular
display advertisement takes. It
takes about 4o words to the inch, so
vou can make your own calculation
and know jus: about what it will cost
you in The Herald and News. We
shall be glad* to keep our old friend,
t.;e politician, with us, but if we pre-;
tend to charge you it will be at 2." J
cents the inch, 01 litt-e more than a
half cent the word, or ?!2 1-2 cents the
hundred words. The fact is H> cents :he ;
inch is too cheap for display adver-j
tisements and we should increase that
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rate. And it is our purpose to do it. :
There siiould be som? way to get
ou: an injunction or some s->r, of J
staying proceedings to stop people1
from trying to use the road from i
Ohappells to the Saluda river bridge:
:or wagons alonside the railroad
bridge, or the road leading to it,.
from ei her the Xewberry or the |
Greenwood side. Did we say road?:
We beg pardon. It would be a mis- j
r.omer to call it a road. It is not fit. j
for a negro to ride a donkey over.
Tae approach on the Newberry side
is really dangerous; the railing is all
down and the whole thing is in a di- j
lapidated condi.ion. If some team j
should fall ihrough the suit for dam-j
ages would be justified and it would !
cost the county more than to build
the approach. I'ntil the' e is some
provision to get to the approach trere j
is no; much danger of a great deal use |
being made of the bridge. On the j
Greenwood side there is a sudden 1
jump off perpendicular cf about two
f. et. But any one who knows about
the condition, of the hill on the far
side will no' make an eft'Tt o ap-.
proach. the bridge. j
We suppose the people in the neigh-[
lor;io:>d of Chapre'ls desire to have i
iill communication with Greenwood !
county around Dyson cut off. They j
have about succeeded.
In the years gone by we had travel-!
ed tiiis rjad and wiiiout knowing
made an effort to go over it the other
day in making a visit to the old home.
The distance this way is only 25;
miles. In order to avoid this road |
we came back by Greenwood town j'
and Laurens, a distance of 75 miles,!
and made it in about the same rime 1
and with less damage to the machine1
and much less weariness to the flesh.
We will take the supervisor of New-|
berry over the I^aurens and Richland J
roads of the capital-to-capital high-1
way if he will go. We would like for
him sind the Lexington supervisor
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make the trip together. .
K AKTHQI'A KK HH!X;s
I Hundreds Probably Killed in Disaster
>VIiieli Overtakes ( antania,
Cantania, Sicily, May 9.?A great
| earthquake las: nigh; brought death j
and destruction : :n:?:i> villages near 1
Mount Aetna. T11? umber of up
i i toni.u .t was officially placed at 17:;,
with about M"??? injured. A lar.ue par
of 1hj devastated territ ?ry lias not
The affected zone extends from
.laffarana, the highest village on
Moun Aetna, to tne sea between Aci
Keale on tile south and Oiarre o.i
the n li It includes Linera, t.ic centre
of tli disturbance, Pasano and
Santa Verenina l:i Itinera alone 11 /
persons were killed a d 300 injured.
In B ngiardo 13 dead and '1~ injured
have been taken from the ruins. At
Cousin ini 10 were killed and many injured.
At Pass i Palnio two p rsons
were killed; at Malati. 11'; a Santa
Ve eri. six: Santa Tecla. two; Santa
.Maria Virginie, eight: Arbiti. four.
The villages and many smaller
places were leveled.
T.ie entire distrie today presented a
spectacle of desola ion. ruin and death.
Many of the injured had no" beeu taken
from the debris. All irain service
has been abandoned, owi^.g to the collapse
of bridges, broken tracks and
obs ructed tunnels.
Live in Danger Zone.
F>r centuries :his section has suffered
from earthquakes, owing to the
activity of .Mount Aet..a. V?'t it is
thickly populaated, as .he land is fertile,
vineyards gr -wing with littl-- attention.
At .he central point of t/>e disturbance
dozens of bodies were lying along
the roads, many so badly crushed they
were unrecognized. The injured lay
in the open, awaiting assistance.
Wi.iere Li.iera s ood is a mass of
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I'Uins. JLiiuse uuuses wiuuu uiu iiwi.
c llap.se entirely were so broken as
>o emphasize the ccaipleteness of the
disaster. The village consisted of
about SOU inhabitants. ;
Most of the people escaped because
ihe shock occurred when the men and
some of the women were working in
the fi jlds. From the vineyard they
saw heir houses falling, at their
homes- they found only wreckage, with
s:me of their people buried beneath;
it. This accounts for the fact that1
most of lie victims at Linera were j
women and children.
Many Buried in Kuins.
Gens. Tramucci and Moccagaita arc
in command of the work of rescue,
which is/being taken up vigorously by
soldiers, firemen, policemen and Red
Cross volunteers. Ii is expected,
however, that weeks will pass before
1116 run extern ui I'-ie ui?>ci?i,ci tan ut
accertained, as it is believed . many
peasants are buried underneath ;heir
lioines in the isolated country distric
At Catania the strongest shock
las ed seven seconds. Electric lights
we e extinguished and the stree. railways
were put out of service. People
rusnea irom me aoti&e;, suups auu
cafes. Many jumped intj boats and
others crowded intj the squares. At
the hospitals pations ran to the
courtyards imploring help.
Many pitiful incidents occurred. Ai
Bogiardo an old woman, the only survivor
of a family of 18, reentered a
half wrecked house to search for her
grandchildren. She returned with a
li:tie girl alive and rushed in again.
Almost immediately the house collapsed,
burying her under the wreckage.
At Consentini a young soldier, who
should have left Thursday on his reur.i
to Libya, obtained a leave of absence
tor three days to attend 'he
marriage of his sister, which was to
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.Mgr. Vigo, bishop of Aci Reale, remained
24 hours in attendance on
the injured villagers.
.Tile vicinity of Catania lias probably
suffered more uian any o her
sec.i mi in the world from volcanic
eruptions and earthquakes, Catania
itself is built on a bed of lava at the i
foot of the volcano of Aetna and most
of i's s reets are paved with lava.
Cantania has a population of 140,
000 and is the largest city in Sicily. '
Ii lies to the soiiih of Messina on the
east coast. Ever since its founda;ion
in B. C. 72K i: has been visited fre- 1
quently by earthquakes. I;i 121 A. D.
it was partly destroyed by an eruption
of Mourn Aetna. In 116t> it suf- 1
fered severely from an earthquake. In
1669, during an eruption of Aetna, a
great storm of lava flowed toward
Catania but in the nick of time its
course was diverted and the town
saved. In 1693. when the whole of the
island of Sicily was affected by an
earthquake. Catania was destroyed. |!
After the earthquake and tidal
wave at Messina and Calabria 011 De- j
cember L'N, l'.wS, official figures gave i
the number of deaths as 77.2S3 but it
was estimated that from 150,000 ;o!
200,000 people lost their lives. Damage
t.) public and private property
amounted to about $1,000,000,000.
The United S:ates took a prominent j
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The House of <
part in .he relief work and with the ; fi:ii diivc'Jr of
funds placed at their disposal by the J atory, said ton
American public sailors from the n)ents djd not
fnited States fleet erected large num- Qf ,he earth(]u
bers of houses. , . ,
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result of a vo
Florence, Ttaly, May, 9.?Father Al- Moun; Aetna.
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