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A. C. L. SERYICE IS
} PUTHER CURTAILED
Wateree and Santee Trestles ,
in Florence County.
? Florence, July 18.?The Atlantic j
F Coast Line announces laie uns even- .
ing that train service between Colum- j
bia and Florence will be discontinued
on account of vater trouble at
the TVateree River trestle, on the
? "Florence-Columbia division, and train \
W service between Florence and Augus
\ ta will also be discontinued on account1
of water trouble at the Santee River j
trestle on the Manchester ana au- ,
gusta, or Florence-Augusta, division, j
The notice sent out is effective at j
^ once, and notifies ticket agents that (
f they must not sell tickets beyond j
J>' Wed-gefield, on the Columbia division, j
and Rimini, on the Augusta division. I
Local train service will be operated j
between Florence and Wedgefield and
L 'Acton and Columbia, on the Colum-j
ft bia division, and Sumter and Rimini i
B Lone Star and Robbins, on the j
X Augrusta division.
I Shall they be
rr\ . i A * r
l o tne American r
Do you believe in
B The train employe
are voting whether the;
authority to tie up t
I country to enforce the
millirm rlnllsr u/scrp in
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' The railroads are ii
I your service. This ar
the public service?yo
i You pay for rail tr;
dollars a year, and 4
^ dollar from you goes i
On all the Southern railroads in ]
ri train employes earned these wag
of all) as shown by the payrollsPuieoger
Ru(e A rer*ge R
\ | Engineers. $2306
A Conductors 1847 ^
# 2696 2
? - I n.o
I : FmaeU j 1652 1209 1
I ! Br*kenen* ! me 1109 1
L | The average yearly wage paym
A ployes (including those who wc
H | shown by the 1915 payrolls were
i Conductors 172
i A 100 million doll;
men in freight and y;
one-fifth of all employi
i 11 r
[cent advance m all ire
The managers of th
for the public, have r
burden on the cost of
without a clear mands
bunal SDeakin? for voi
I The railroads have
ment of this controve
existing national arbitr;
ence to the Interstate
sion. This offer has
l Shall a nation-w
I invDctioratinn 11
XXX T VJUgUilVU U
H National Conference Con
ELLS HA LEE, Chairman.
I P. 2L ALBRIGHT, Gen'l Manager,
Atlutk Cout Lin# Railroad.
L. W. BALDWIN, Cm'1 Manager,
B Central of Georgia Railway.
C. L. BARDO, Gen 7 Manager,
Kcw York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.
t/L E. H. COAFMAN, Vice-President,
HP Sontkern Railway.
i. L COTTER, Cm'/ Manager,
I Wabash Railway.
r. E. CROWLEY, Asst. Vice-President,
IB New York Central Railroad.
rc. H. EMERSO.N, Gen'l Manager,
CfMt Nortkera Raihrty.
C H. SWING, G+m 'I Manager,
Philadelphia & Reading Railway.
K. W. CR1CE. Amu to PrmidnU,
fWapriki) & Ohio Railway.
Carranza Said to Have Accepted
"Washington, July IS.?Elieso Arredondo,
Mexican ambassador designate, i
called on Acting Secretary Polk today
just before the latter went to the
White House for the cabinet meeting.
It is understood Mr. Arredondo
had received instructions from his
government approving a tentative
plan for the settlement of differences
with the United States bv means of a
joint internationl commission.
Members of the cabinet said after
their meeting that whether a commis
sion would be agreed upon to settle
the differences in question had nov
been finally determined.
Gen. Funston asked the war department
today for $500,(K)0 to construct
temporary shelters for army horses
and mules along the border.
. arbitration or induss
on all the railroads
v will give their leaders
he commerce of the
;ir demands for a 100
l the public service?
my of employes is in
importation 3 billion
cents out of every
to the employes.
.915, seventy-five percent of the
es (lowest, highest and average
ange Areraga Range Average
(305 51916 $2?4?156?
cnts to all Southern train cm1
J 1 . - / - ^
iixca oniy pan ui uic year; a*
g?r Freight Yard
4 $1712 $1313
3 1488 1157
6 865 688
3 845 868
ar wage increase for
ird service (less than
ss) is eaual to a 5 Der
?' ? ?J - - A
e railroads, as trustees
10 right to place this
transportation to you
tte from a public trii.
proposed the settle:rsy
either under the
ation law, or by referCommerce
uvva iviugvu ij] uiv?
ide strike or an
nder the Govline
imittee of the Railways
A. S. CRE1C, Asst. to RacmWert,
St. Laali & San FrueiMO Rtilr>?<.
C. V. KOUNS, C*n'l Manager,
AtekUon, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway,
H. W. MeM ASTER, Gtn'l Manager,
Wheeling and Laka Erie Railroad.
N J>. MAHER, Vic*-President,
Norfolk and Western Railway.
JAMES RUSSELL, Gen'l Manager,
Denrer & Rio Grande Railroad.
A. M. SCHOYER, Resident Viee-Pres^
Pennsylvania Lines West.
W. L. SEDDON, Vice-President,
Seals oard Air Lino Railway.
A- J. STONE, Vice-President,
G. S. WAID, Vicc-Pre*. ? Genl Manage*,
Sonset Central Lines.
WATERS OF 0^GAREE
CONTINUE SLOWLY TO FALL
Reports From Eastern Tart of
State Indicate All Danger
Probably Not Yet Past
in That Section.
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Columbia, July 18.?The slowly falling
waters of the Congaree River
brought relief to Columbia today ana
it is now believed that all danger is
past. The chief cause of worry is
the danger of the canal banks giving
way, but this will be averted, it is
thought, if the waters recede rapidly.
A force of over 100 workmen was kept
busy all yesterday and today repairing
the leaks in the canal banks. The
danger of overflow into the canal la
over, but the high waters have so
weakened the banks that it is feared
they may cave in, thus opening a
passage into the canal.
The Congaree began receding yes-\
terday afternoon, but its fall Is slow.
It remained stationary for several
hours after reaching the maximum
height, 31.3 feet, and up to noon today
it had fallen only a little over a
Seaboard Trestle Clone.
The washing away of the Seaboard
railroad trestle over the Weteree River
at Camden was the chief news of
interest in connection with the flood
damage here today. The waters
were flowing over the trestle this
morning, and all trains were forbidden
to pass. The fast Florida Flyer
tttt5 y%ll A.CVI 1U VUiuuiuia, TiuiAb
south bound train was stopped at
Camden. The tremendous flood hurrying
south in the Wateree was too
much for the trestle and one span
broke away about noon and was carried
hurrying down the stream.
Manager Fred Marshall of Columbia
office of the Bel Telephone
Company, said their one remaining
wire across the river was carried
down by the washing out of the' trestle.
There have been no trains to
Camden either by the Southern or j
Seaboard today, and that city is cut
off from the rest of the world, as far
as rail communication is concerned.
How Trains Are Routed.
The Seaboard sent two trains out
to the North today over the Coast
Line via Sumter and Florence. The
trains for Atlanta were routed over
the Columbia. Newberry and Laurens
to Clinton, where the line of the Seaboard
west was taken up.
The Southern Railway was using
the tracks of the Seaboard to Hamiei
yesterday for several 6f their Washington-Atlanta
trains, but with the
closing of that route the main lines
trains were detoured over the Atlantic
Coast Line tracks to Selma, Ala, and
thence south. The Augusta speclahas
been running only between New
York and Charlotte for two days.
The Southern is maintaining a local
service between Columbia and Rock
Hill, but not beyond, for the washing
awav of the bridge across the Cataw
ba closed the line to Charlotte. The
Southern trains to Greenville are
routed over the Columbia, Newherry
and Laurens as far as Newberry. iNo
trains are being run on the Spartanburg
division, for the track from Stelton
almost to Columbia is said to be
To Charleston Via Black ville.
The Southern trains to Charleston
are being routed via Blackville. The
trestle at Kingville is still intact, but
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me rapidly rising waters ui Lac
teree lead the Southern officials, as
a matter of precaution, to close the
bridge to traffic and to route the
Charleston trains over the line via
Blackville. A freight train of coal
cars is kept standing on the Kingville
trestle, and it is hoped that the flood j
waters of the Wateree will let it es- I
TIT- - J -I ~ I
1 I1C HctlliyyUUIIC LVJ H-iC lamuauu I
through the destruction of trestles j
and track is enormous and cannot yet l
be estimated. It is thought that the
damage will total much, more than
even the flood of 1908.
The Southern sent out a train ana
wrecking crew up the Spartanburg
and Greenville line towards Alston for
the purpose of inspection this after
noon. iVarious reports that the trestle
across Broad River, at Alston and
at Shelton, have been washed away
have not been confirmed.
Enormous Damage to Crops.
The damage to the growing crops is
enormous, hut no adequate idea of
the amount of the loss can yet be
obtained, according to a statement
this afternoon by E. J. Watson, Commissioner
of Agriculture, Commerce
and Industries. Col Watson says he
thinks the worst damage had been to '
the corn crop of the np-countrv. Cot- |
ton, he thinks, will prove to have j
been the next heaviest sufferer, while
the tobacco and other crops also sustained
heavy loss. The Commissioner
of Agriculture says that he is trying
to get in touch with different parts of (
the State, but on account of the crip- .
pled wire communication, this is im- j
possible at present. Col Watson says j
he was in the Great Falls section of
Chester .County immediately after the
storm and that he saw fields of growing
corn in tassel beaten into pulp j
and the fields covered with cotton!
The loss to the first highways is j
also great in the opinion of Col Wat- j
son. The destruction of concrete and j
wooden bridges and the washing out1
of the roadways will seriously hamper
travel by automobile and vehicle I
in many sections and a great many of
the counties will have to spend a good
deal of money in rebuilding bridges,
according to information received in !
The flood is now spreading into I
the low country and warnings hav*
been issued by the weather bureau to
the sections adjacent to the Wateree,
Santee. "Waccamaw, Bee-Dee. ana
other streams which are now catching
the volume of water pouring in
trom tne mouniams ana up-siate.
W. F. Caldwell.
BRIDGES SWTPT AWAY
OVER CATAWBA RIYER
Five Structnres Go Down in York
County Cutting Rock Hill Off
From iCharlotte and All Points
>orth and East
Rock Hill, July 17.?Two county
bridges and three railroad bridges
spanning the Catawba river in York
county have been swept away in the
flood which has filled and overflowed
this stream for the past two days.
The first bridge to go was the county
bridge between Rock Hill and Fort
'Mill, and it was followed this morning
by the Southern railway bridge
spanning the river between Rock Hill
and Fort Wall; the county bridge between
Rock Hill and Lancaster and
the Southern and Seaboard railway
bridges at Catawba Junction.
The loss of the two county bridges
amounts to about $25,000, the Southj
ern bridge on the line to Charlotte
cost probably $50,000 and the Seaboard
bridge at Catawba as much,
j The Southsrn bridge on the Charlesi
ton division at Catawba was a wooden
structure costing probably $10,0(KJ.
The total loss on these bridges will
approach close to $150,000.
.'vMtii a noc-a in me taiawua estimated
at from 35 to 40 feet of water
the "bridges could not withstand the
force of the water when the immense
amount of debris in the stream collected
against their framework;
Heroic efforts were made to save the
railroad bridges, but it was found impossible
to keep them clear of trees,
lumber, houses, cotton and other debris
which has been coming down in
immense quantities. From the appear
ance of the river it seems that a clean
sweep is being made along the stream
in North Carolina. Several hundred
bales of cotton have passed this place
today. It is said that this came rrom
cotton mills in Gaston county, .North
Carolina, where warehouses have
been destroyed and several mills are
Following the destruction of the
Kfi/ler*! An tlio Crwii+Viorn at "Rplmrvnt
KJX lU^^, Vil buv/ luvutuvi *-*. MV ?. vj
N. C., Southern trains between Charlotte
and Atlanta, in both directions,
were detoured by way of this city and
Blacksburg. The last train, however,
crossed the river early last night and
after midnight no trains were allowed
to make the trip between here and
Charlotte. The wisdom of this order
was disclosed this morning at 5:30
o'clock when about two-thirds of the
bridge over the Catawba went down,
j At 9:30 the remainder toppled into
| the water, several citizens who had
ventured on the structure having a
narrow escape from death. At varirmc
limps Hurin<^ thp mornine- the
county bridge between here and Lancaster,
the Southern anl Seaboard
bridges at Catawba Junction tumbled
into the raping >,;ivam
Wire communication between Rock
Hill and the eact and north was
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Lroken when thj bridges washed |
jway, as >vne j'Des cro^se-i Lbe |
n\tr cn the L,;cp?;s. The only wirea
working qui of Jiock Hill today art.
ore tol-.^'.aph and .? telephone wire to
^o'uPil in and a telegraph w ire to
Pilacsb'jri: l'he city is complete!}
cat off from ( hauctlr; and all joints
east and north. -Washouts on the Charleston
division have s onped the operation
of trains farther than Blacks
burg, on that division, and on the !
Columbia division trains coming to |
this place have been turned back to j
As a result of lack of wire facilities !
and the fact that travel in several di- [
rections has been stopped by the
floods, rumors of all kinds have been
flying thick and fast. Some of these
have proven false, but many others
may prove to be truthful. One of the
rumors were to the effect that five of
the men who went down with the
bridge at Belmont are marooned on
an island some miles down the river.
This report has not been verified.
The power plant of the Southern
Power company, eight miles from;
Rock Hill, went out of commission
yesterday evening. The power house
is filled with water, but when communication
was last established witJL
the place it was said that the building
would probably withstand the flood.
A rumor that the Catawba dam had
broken on the north side of the river
it TvrvVha'h'l-c tniP +n thp. p-rtent that the
water has cut a sluice around the end
of the dam, *t is said.
It is impossible to estimate the
total damage done in this section by
the wind and waters of the past three
days. No rain has fallen here today
and the last report from the river
this afternoon stated that the flood
was at a standstill, with indications
that the crest has passed and the water
will soon begin to fall.
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the unburied part of which is as
large as a five-room house, fell last
night on a farm 2 miles west of Hot
Springs. Farmers today were afraid
to approach it because of gases and
smoke which still were arising. ^
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