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r Heavy Rains C
I Unprecedented Precipitation
and Creeks Swell?Floods
by Wind c
TTnnrorpripntedlv heavy rains, which .
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h^ve transformed creeks into rivers,!
rivers into torrents and lowland into '
lakes, followed the tracks of the j
coast hurricane which swept over
South Carolina, starting at Charlesi
ton Thursday night. The Pee Dee j
section, which seems to have felt the j
Jchief force of the disturbance, re- j
(ports crops flattened, bridges swept1
away by raging streams, roads all;
but impassable on account of debris i
and railway communication badly |
Thus far there nave been no re-1
ports of loss of life, but it is possible j
that some lives have been lost in the j
(j swollen streams. The rising 01 me
rivers and creeks now becomes the
most serious factor in the situation.
The weather bureau has announced
that warnings for the Santee, Wa
. (Sullivan's and Isle of Palms Fnseathed
of Wind or Water.
(Charleston, July 14.?At 7 o'clock
tonigfct Charleston was assured that
it liad passed virtually unscathed j
through the fury of the Caribbean!
t hurricane which sti-uck it last night.;
Only light damage ihas been suffered
in the city and surrounding country
and the summer resort colonies in me
vicinity escaped practically untroubled.
The wind fell at 1 o'clock last
night and today it had not attained
a higher rate t' an 42 miles an hour.
Only one life was lost, a negro being
killed last night by a live wire.
Sullivan's Island was not harmed
by the heavy storm last night. The
island was not covered by water at i
any time. Some damage was done to J
the trestle of the electric railway, \
connecting the island with the main- j
land, cutting off car service. i
The Isle of Palms, a resort, north- |
east of Sullivan's Island, suffered only!
minor damage. Mayor Tristram T. j
Hyde and his fishing party spent last night
there. Word Of the party's
safety was received this morning.
UU1V %Jlie ucclcul nao icyvi tvu, a
gro losing his life from contact with!
a live wire.
"Some anxiety was felt for the safe-J
ty of Mayor T. T. Hyde and a party [
on a fishing trip, but it was rumored
they had safely made the Isle of
Palms. / i
The Clyde liner lArapaho arrived
safely early this afternoon from j
- tt-Jll/\ XVrrr\ finao ao T*1 V 1 I
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morning were successfully handled j
by tiie department
Some 1,500 local telephones were |
disabled. Water front damage was j
comparatively light, loss of river I
boats being avoided by timely warn- j
Hold tight to your purse strings, its j
coming, What! !
George Beoan in "Pasquale'' at the
Arcade today (Monday).
I FOLLY IN DEMAND FOR W
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nigni jusi as ffeii ask ucunuy iu n
Washington, D. C.?To the public
that pays every dollar of the railroad
"bill (and forty-five cents of every dollar
paid for transportation is for
v/gg sy the leaders of the four
brotherhoods of railway employees,
o-r<a rtomnnfiiri? increased nav.
"AiV twv O X * I
aay: "All the railroads have to do
to meet our demands for higher
wages is to shorten their trains, move
freight more rapidly, and escape the
[penalty of overtime wages."
The fallacy of this statemei. ~hich
Is the last-diteh argument . i in
support of the demand for increased
rw&ges, well shown in the following
ditorial which appeared in the
iiirni.I?inarfnn Tl P, Timoe nf A 1Q
under the heading "A Mad Freight
"Everybody in the ranks of the
general public will agree with the
railway managers that the campaign
which the railway workers are wagf
1ng, particularly in the west, for shorter
trains, while at the same time demanding
higher pay- and fewer hours
of work, is of all possible claims the
moat preposterous. Indeed, in economI
ics it is an ideal little short of mad.
"The railroads have spent liunL
4Lreds of milions of dollars lowering
ftk grades, eliminating sharp curves, ,
h Great Storm
in Some Places?Streams
Add to Damage Caused
teree. Catav.ba and Saluda rivers |
stand, and re., orts from points on
those streams indicate tliat the water*
will be very i.'zh indeed.
The precipitation was the heaviest
etver seen in some sections. Florence
had nearly 14 inches in nours anu
Kingstree had more than tec. In
Kingstree the drainage canal through
the centre of the town lefts its banks
and caused mu^. damage to property.
Estimates of crop damage vary.
Some reports have it that especially
in the 'Fee Dee section the loss ha*i
been terrible, while others indicate
that first accounts were pessimistic.
Reports showed that as the storm
swept inland it brought its toll of
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carnage aiiu nicuiivcmcxivc w
Piedmont, where rising streams embarrassed
railway communication and
damaged crops and bridges.
JOHN H. CLARKE
NAMED FOR BENCH
dominated for Supreme Court 01
United States?Known as Progressfre
Washington, July 14.?John Hessia
Clarke, federal district judge at
Cleveland, Ohio, was nominated b>
President -Wilson today as an associate
ins.tirp of the supreme court to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Charles Evans Hughes to
accept the Republican nomination
for the presidency.
Prompt confimation of the appointment
by the senate is expected. The
judiciary committee will meet Monday
to consider it. Two years ago tno
senate confirmed the nomination of
Mr. Clarke as district judge after ati
investigation had disposed of sugges
tions that his service as counsel for
railroads might have impaired his
usefulness as a jurist.
The president made his selection i
after conferring today with the cabinet.
Up to the last moment tht
name of Judge Victor J. Dowling of
the New York supreme court was
Judge Clarke is a 'Democrat and
for years was identified with progressive
movements in Ohio, being associated
with the late Tom Johnson,
Newton D. Baker, now secretary of
war, and other leaders of fthe party
in his iState.
Watch for big things in Newberry
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THE SOUTH'S MOST
PI A NO
WritA fnr rnfnlno nnrl nrirp I
COLUMBIA, S. C.
IT TRAINS MADE BY UNIONS i
etum To Sailing Boats And Ox Carts
ballasting roadbeds and putting in
heavy rails, so that powerful locomotives,
larger cars, and longer trains
could be handled in one movement.'
If this object had not been achieved)
railway wages never could have been j
advanced to the point at which they J
already have arrived and traffic rates;
never could have been held down i
where they are today without the'*
trVinlo railrnari svstem r?f tho TTnitoH I
States being made a financial wreck.'
"Any child can see that if, after!
the principal railroads of the coun- j
try have been reconstructed to haul
the heavier tonnage in mass, you cut
every freight train in half, the cost
of operation must be increased stupendously,
with two locomotives
where one now does, with two engineers
where one now does, with, two
firemen where one now does, with
twu UU11UUUIU1J) wucic unc Iiuw UUtJfc,
with virtually two whole train crews
where one now does, not to speak of
the new equipment and the new terminal
facilities that would be needed.
"This proposal is not essentially
different from urging that the world
go back from the steamships of today
to the sail barks of centuries
ago, from the railroads themselves i
to the stage coaches and ox carts of i
the past. It is like suggesting that \
the farmer himself drive his wagon-;
load of produce in small lots day aJf- i
ter day to the distant market of the !
city instead of loading it in bulk into
freight cars and shipping it all at
once by rail."
ROADS APPEALING <
TO THE FARMERS i
mi manr naior
UN nftut Itflldt
if Demands Are Granted The Farmers
Will Have To Pay Big Part Of
TX7o cV?n-i rrf rvr* "Fk TTlAHO'h T7T1
tv xj. \~-. i. -?
ers usually feel little interest in
railway labor disputes and are disposed
to think that such troubles are
remote from them and cannot touch
them directly. In the pending question
between the Brotherhoods i of
freight trainmen andvthe railways of
the country the railways evidently
are making special effort to inform
the farmers on the points involved
and to enlist their attention. |
It is argued by the railroad managers
that the final disposition of the
dispute will be made by public sentiment.
They reason that the farmer,'
when it comes to a final "showdown,"
really controls not only the
political power but the sentiment of
nearly all the states. Therefore, they
5 ? 4- <-v VirvTOO
are trying iu appeal tu mo
sense. They are sending out a good
deal of literature directed especially
to the farmers?probably the first
time such a course has been taken
in any great labor struggle. They
say they are convinced of the gene- j
ral public's confidence in the horse i
sense, the insight and the fairness of
the American farmer, and that, there- (,
fore, his influence must be powerful.'
High Wages Now Paid |
They are dwelling especially on the
argument that the freight trainmen
already are the highest paid laborers
in the world. They submit figures to I
show that in many instances freight
train employees earn from 575.00 a
month for the trainmen, or "brakeman"
as they used to be called, to
$250.00 a month for engineers, workinig
from 22 to 25 days a month.
They are asking farmers to inquire
into the facts and convince themselves
that most of the talk of excessive
hours of labor on railways is
empty and contradicted by the facts.
More than sixteen hours of continuous
work in railway service is forbidden
by 'law. The instances of
men kept on duty so long as sixeen
hours are a very small fractional percentage
of the total employment;
they become less every year, and almost
invariably are due to accident
or some unusual weather conditions.
The managers of the railway companies
point out that the farmer himself
accustomed to from twelve tc
fourteen hours a day of steady worn I
rarely earns in a year as much cash
money as a trainman on duty from
ten to twelve hours, and never continuously
at work, can earn, resting
from labor from one-fourth to onethird
of his time. In the south it is
a familiar maxim that "it takes thirteen
months to make a cotton crop."
The man who raises ten bales of cotton
gets for it from $450.00 to $500.00,
and from this must pay his fertilizer
hiiic anH labor. The trainmen are said
to average $SOO.OO a year, this being
the estimate of the Brotherhood leaders
themselves, and the engineers
draw from $1,500.00 to $2,500.00 a
year, the conductors and firemen
earning wages between those of the
trainmen and engineers.
Farmer Vitally Interested
Aside from the question of justice, j
it is pointed out that the farmer's j
direct interest in the matter is that j
his welfare demands freight traffic
adequate to the needs of the country, 1
and that whatever injures the railroads
or hampers their operation or ,
prevents their development is a direct;
injury to him. If the trouble should !
develop a general strike of the freight I
train empl * yees, resulting in a tie-!
up of traffic, the farmer would be unable
to sjip out what he raises or j
to get in what he wants. He will be 1
asked to consider whether the rail-;
roads should be crippled by being!
compelled to pay 25 per cent increase
in wages to men already receiving !
far more than the average prosperous
farmer, with resulting injury to !
the farmer himself?and if the rail- (I
roads are compelled to grant the in- I
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crease ana nave i.u raise iaen ueiguL
rates, the farmer will have to pay a
big part of the increase.
The present agitation is nominally
for the substitution of an eight-hour
workday in place of the present ten-'
Lour schedule, but in reality it is a
move for an increase of wages.?1
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
+ + +!
+ It is calculated that ;f a +
+ general tie-up and paralysis of *;
+ all freight traffic should result + j
+ from the demand of the freight +!
+ trainmen for an increase of 25 * |
+ per cent in their wages, a large +
+ number of the poorer people of
+ New York City would face star- +
+ vation within three days; in +
+ other words, these people have + J
+ available supplies of food for + j I
?fr not more than two days ahead. + I
+ Other large cities would lace *
+ like condition?. Milk supplies +,
+ would be cut off, and babies de- +
+ pendent on the daily milk jar +1
+ for sustenance would be left +;
+ to perisfh. The distress would +;
+ reach all classes everywhere. +
a ? ? 1 a t * r A
J1 TP T tm T T V T T V nT TP ? ?
to rally aroixd flac,
Dauntless John >1. Parker, His Party
iSlipped Away From Beneath Him, [
Calls New Convention,
New Orleans. July ir>.?A statement
and call "to the patriotic men
and women of America" to hold a
new national convention of the Progressive
party in Chicago on August
and nominate candidates for president
and vice president and continue
the party's existence as a distinct I
political organization was issued i
here tonight by John M. Parker, vico
presidential nominee of the Progressive
convention held in Chicago last
June. He urges the Progressives to
"eternally bury" the Bull Moose,
which he asserts "led his loyal follow
ers into uie wuuerness, ana to adopt j
in its place the American eagle as
the emblem of the party.
Mr. Parker does not mention Col.
Roosevelt or any other Progressive
leaders or any candidates by name.
He declares, however, that the Progressives
had as supposed leaders
"red blooded Americans" who promised
with their life blood "to stay with
the party to the finish," but that the
party had been deserted by a large
part of its officers, who could not
stand the acid test. He charges the
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Every day s
once Sale thous>
many values we
every day a bigc
siderably since ?
tunity to show .1
mention a few c
offered during <
Value 25c, cut t
Rose, Voilet, (
Baby Talcum, \
200 Silk Waists
plains, all sizes.
25 pieces beaui
regular 25 c selle
This week we a
hats and shapes
out for the smal]
New ^ot of Midd]
TArifVi fpd. navv Ol
Mat" 7 S at
49c, one at 95
Buy the "Fern W
envelope. Two i
New York. Ah*
The Ladies Store The 1
loaders for "steam roller reasons'
have elected to be steam rolled,' anu ,
that the time has come when every ,
party working for human welfare i
and the future of 'America should,
unite against both dominant parties. j
Save your money, A Clean Sweep
'"Sudden Riches'' will be displayed
at the Oprea House" tonight. Tuesday.
with Robert Warwick in the leadins
role. A miser leaves his fortune
to his r.ephew. Robert, counting on
the wealth wrecking the young man's ,
lite, the old miser thus hoping to get
/v/\ T> r\ T-% A in n'if A o Y?/"}
nubci l au mo ?? nc <aa ,
happy until they get the millions,
when they fall. It is a good play.
Gallant Confederate SoWier Dead,
Jacob B. Addy, ex-Confederate
soldier, well known farmer and a i
Christian gentleman, died at the home
of his son, Jas. B. Addy, near Peak,
on Wednesday at the advanced age
o. 89 years, 4 months and 13 days.
Mr. Addy joined the Confederate
army in answer to the call for volunteers
in 1862, serving in Company
C., 20th Regt., under Capt. G. Leapliart,
until the surrender of the southern
forces. He returned to his
native heath and, together with his
industrious wife, wlj^ was Miss
Mahalie L. Setzler to whom he was
married in 1849, began to build up
I Jfc HAITI
iii ix liniiij
;mce started 01
ands have taken ad
are offering. W
/er day, and have c
Tuly 1st. Come gix
you, we can save yu
)f the many money
our July Clearance
ites Talcum Per
1 O/i v\ot* TW
aj ivw pvi van<) jjthw
Violet Monad, etc.
Silk Waists 98c
made of good qua
broidered, some ^
$1.50 value cut to
tiful Flaxons, strip
r, clearance price yc
it Sale Known to Newbe
re making a special
that sold as high as
I amount of only 9
liddy Blouse Sal
f Blouses made of g<
copen collar, all siz<
jauze vests oc
e, 10c seller reduce<
^aist" always sold in
lew styles every we
11 & Halti\
Wooltex Store 1216-20 Mai
VITH US BY MAIL. WE PR
liis lost fortunes. He w.is successlui
as a farmer, wnich occupation he
pursued until his declining Leaiui
some years ago. and until the death
of his wife, which time he took up
his residence with his son, Jas. B.
Addy, former member of the lower
linn co f rAvii T av in crt/~?n
iiV'UOV I. Will
Mr. Addv was the father of six
children, five sons and one daughter,
all of whom survive, except one son
George Addy. who died at the age of
12 years. The living children are:
J W'jir Addy, of Lexington; H.
Frank and Thos. Addy, of Newberry;
.las. B. Addy and Miss Elly Addy,
both of Peak.
The remains of the deceased were
laid to rest in the St. Jacob's church
yard on Thursday, with funeral services
conducted by the Rev. J. J.
Long, assisted by the Rev. J. L.
Cromer. Mr. Addy had been a life
long member of St. Jacob's.
In the death of iMr. Addy, Lexington
county loses one of her best
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(A. meeting of the citizens of Xewberry
school district is called to meet
on Tuesday, July 25,1916, at 10 o'clock
a. m. in the court house, to hear the
annual report of the board of trustees.
A full attendance is urged as
this is yery important matter.
I "W. A. McSwain.
Chairman Board of Trustees,
Given Careful Attention
ir July Clearvantaae
e try to make
lit price? con)e
us an opporu
i saving values
tfylis, La France
, Eclat, Tinted,
ility silk, some
;vith frills, and
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1 IU 1J7C 1U
?es and checks,
? ?a 1 A y-J
run uu iduic3
$4 to be closed
8c. All colors,
ood middy quill,
;s, two lots, one
j to only 5c
ek direct from
n St. Newberry^^!. ~ J