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GET THE GLINGHFIELD ROAD HERE
Hon. W. N. Graydon Writes The Intelligencer of the Interest That
is Taken in the "Ser en-Hilled" City Over
the Pr oject
Editor The Intelligencer:
In these days of railroad and "tu
inors of railroads" it seem* tu nie
that very little has been seid or pos
sibly thought of tin Caroll.i i, Clinch*
Held ft Ohio Railroad. This railroad,
as we all know, is possibly the bent
equipped railroad in the South for
Freigut business. It is not conceiv
able that it was the inteutlon of the
original builders of this line to stop
at Spartanburg' In fact, it is very
well known that it was the intention
of the promoters of the Carolina,
Clinchlleld ft Ohio to make Srunu
wlck, Ga., the deep water terminus
and with this intention carried out
roe railroad would touch Oreonvllle
and Anderson, thus reaching the most
prosperous and wealthiest section of
A glance at the Inter-State Com
merce Commission bulletin or Rev
enue and Expenses of steam roads in
the t'ulted States fur month of Sop*
temper, 1913, shqw? the following
net revenue per mile foY the Atluntie
Const Line, the Seaboard Air Line,
the Southern and the Carolina,
Clinchfleld ft Ohio railroads:
Atlantic Coast Une?$32.00
Seaboard Air Line - $178.00
Southern?$-47.00 per mile.
Carolina. Clinchfleld ft Ohio?
?533.00 per mile.
With a railroad making euch a
magnlflicent showing within 60 miles
of us it would hretuir thr aomf ohr
of us would it not be well to see if
anything could be done towards ex
tending this line', at least to Ander
Anderson, 8. C, Jan. 12, 1914.
DEATH OF MIBft COLLINS
Bad Been a Resident of Anderson For
Mii;:; Mamie Collins, who hoe made
her. home with her niece. Mrs. C. M.
McClure, or Arlington avenue, died
Wednesday morning after a brief ill
ness. Her death was a great shock
to the family as at 6 o'clock she seem
ed much better. She had lived in An
derson 22 years and had many friends
here. The funeral services will be at.
St. Joseph's Catholic church Thursday
morning. Announcements in a later
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Greenville, S. C.
December 7tn. 1913,
arrive Q. S. & A.,
80 6.30 IC hi.
, Greenwood and
Trains leave and
Main street tenni
io.30 ?. m
12.05. p. m.
2.15 p. m.
8.00 p. m.
7.35 a. m.
9.30 a. m.
11.45 a. m.
1.20 p. m.
3.25 p. m.
6.05 #p. m,
0.05 p. m.
ON THE SQUARE
VAnnrl l? k?.t.
?-, vaum ??a V?OU
S 1 8
-*?Giye Everybody a Square Deal"
Mo Ttomas McGtuieffii
Dry Goods and Notions. Ladies' and
' ..* ??* ' li?f
Children's Fine Shoes. BELTON, S. C. -
... vv c me nuw getting m uui...
and are prepared to supply yo%;Wants% in all
FARMING IMPLEMENTS A? EXTREMELY
We hare one of the bes?^lines of GRO
CERIES in town. Be t to see us before buy
ing your supply, of FLOUR. We^can save you
OUR PRY GOODS AHE ?HOE STOCK
BElTOtt, SO JTH CAROLINA.
j; Old Order Is Chantf
]| ing In Railway
? ?# +? ? -? ?<
THE old order Is changing in re
gard to tup administration of
r:: il roads throughout the Unit
ed States and is yielding to a
new order more in adjustment with the
spirit of the times. Individualism nnd
the K'ratiilcatlou of personal nm bit Ion
fur empire making are rapidly uecout
lug things of the past in the railroad
A few years ago financiers like E.
H. Oarrtmaa were Itattiing With each
other for possession of strategic lines
In order to choke n competitor and
build up their own power. Today ruil
roud men are coming Into authority
who are operating their roads with the
Idea that they will get their reward
if they serve the people.
Instead of trying to see how much
money tii?y ran m?fje with ;:;.-:;r serv
ice and skillful finance Juggling, tbey
I'hqto t.y American Proie Association.
; of "to date Bxrntiss thaw.
are making their money by good man
sgeinent nnd a study of the needs of
Ose of the men belonging to the new
order 1? Hownrd Elliott, chief execu
tive oOlccV of the New York. New Ha
ven nnd Hartford aud New England
The pew railroad men know more
about railroads than they do about
j Wall street. They began down In'the
tnv.lz r...;l worked up to leadership
without favoritism. Howard Elliott
was a rod man when ho entered the
railroad service lu 1SS0. Front that
time to the present he has been closely
identified v.iiii i?itj r?tls niiu n?ei??u
whistle. Now. as a president after
thirty-three- yenrs. there Isn't asythtajg
about a railroad that his subordinates
can tell him.
After years or hard work the Van
ilorbiWs found it easier to let others
mannge their uffuirs. nnd, as a result,
a live executive like \V. C Brown came
to the helm of the New York Central,
aud be Instituted a hew era In the life
of that road.
Brown rose from the ranks and Mas
vice president nnd general mannger of
? 1313. by American ' Press Association.
HOW4IID KtiLlQTT. ?n BRIDEN I OF XBW
YOIIK, KBW JIAVE.N AND UAltTSORD. V
the Jjtke Shore aud Michigan South
ern railroad when he was selected as
president of the Now York Central. U?
t.rovji.t !frH*i b???; Alfred RL Smith,
who had served an gotten! snpetlu
tendent of the Lake Shorn .lust re
cently Brown, retired and tonlth sue
ceeded him as president of the New
smith ?artod bis r^Vrczf. career ?1
tfa? iw t to m-, first as a r."e**enger boy
then a? a workman op a coustrootk?
gang. He is another of the practical
railroad mro who nrc taking the con
trol Lt Anifc.-lena r.iIlm.-?.la frnm tl>.
Wall financier*. Most ct tht
fcrerit w/stoms have enthroned thi
wo'ke' ami the hustler. The way ti
the presidency ?if n railway formerlj
la,' iuruHgt) Wail ?tr?.et; now It t* vis
From thje Ranks
Have Risen New
the construction gang, overalls and
One of the railroads that has shown
the effect of the dawn of the new era
Is the Southern Pacifie, with its allied
lines. When Harri man wr.3 still ailve
he maintained his offices in New York
und from there manipulated his rail
iouds in a mighty battle with James
J. IIIII of the Northern Pacific lines.
flarrimnn was not a railroad builder
Railroads ?.? him were so many stocks
on the market and so many lines on
the urn p. Others built the roads. He
ujqulivd them in Wall, street. He
bought them because he was able to
buy when others had to sell. He had
imagination und could picture red line
upon ml line on a map of the United
States, showing the ever growing Har
Then hu died. t?ud the heirs and oth
er stockholders put in new men to take
his place. .Men were chosen from the
railroad's own territory to take up the
management, lu Portland. Ore.. J. D.
Fnrrcll was placed In charge of the
Oregon Short Une in Omaha A. h
Mokier 'took ehar;e of the Union Pa
Sfl". in Tex.. \v. 11, Scott
nji cIhn'i ?hlcf of thv- Uarrunah
lines. K. Iluidolph was given n chance
to run the Southern Pacific of Mexico,
operating from Tucson, Ariz. At San
Francisco William Sproulle controls
the Southern Pacific. Still greater
directing heads hind the lines together,
but the Individual ?> ti^iii nw oper
ated from the terrl: >rjr 'he railroad
serves nud for the peopj? it serves.
Family ties formerly played nn Im
portant part in keeping iucompeteut
j men nt the head of great railroads.
They cut little figure now. Ability
counts. Every new bend of the Hnrri
man lino*-, is a man who has come from
"the 'rurkfl. I Some learned their rall
rond aljTlTObet throwing switches aud
Mcfelr? Vdesgfoph !lieys. Some learned
It throwing coal into a firebox.
Hohler-tHar-fed Asa rnte^elerk on the
Nb^thv-oste ri, Sproulh? was n trotlic
man tinder the old Southern Puclfic
At,FnEl> U. Slit TU, PltESIOENT Or -VH?
regime und wns Inter chief of trans
portation for . th'? UuKgeuhclin inter
eats. Ho eame to b's present position
frotu the presidency of the Wolht-Far
KO Express company.
When It - P. Iltudi became head of
the .Missouri Ptteltle the road had hewn
d< feriirratint: for years.
Op to a few years ago Itush was
practically nnkimw? in tlie railroad
world, but ids wonderful ability as n
rnllriuiil ?!>fin wS!? SOts?? dtSCOTSTcd S??d
bis ?dvaiieement "was fast. Few meu
have risen n? rapidly as he bus. The
first |h>*ition he held In t!?e railroad
world wuh rod ma ii on the Northern
Pacific. After a row years he became
i?coiiiic? w?i?i vxm? <<>ui panics au?
soon became an authority on fuel. He
was Urns thoroughly equipped for his
first position In the ?ottHI. system,
whlcli was as fuel agent When
Oeorge Coohl bought the- Western
Maryland Push tva* elected prof i-jUt
of that rvmil. After his executive abll
Itt had plnm' this rond on n good earn
ing l>nti\ti he was placed In-charge of
the Missouri Pocltle, where bis excel
j lent administration Is being felt.
Another man who has learned the
railroad Imsim-SH frotn tlur-jiruuml up.
is Cnrl It. Gray, who stnrted ?s ? tele
graph operator, and Is now the presi
dent of the lid! Inter.
A eo usj ilt- lieux e.s?mple of the
change from the rule of finance to
that of railroad e-.i-e;ieitee is shown
in rho t?ew management of the .Son
board Air l.hm to the ?lection or Wil
liam .1. ffnralmn to It* presidency. Ho
Is a hum<m|i'roa?t man. und the story
in fold of hl-ni that lut learned hi* slv
phatH't rr.im a time table.
The rl*e of the n-t men to the lead
ership of great raLraad* u due to
their uttifhlc t?ov:ii>l thv road and
toward tli?? ymnilc. They consider
themseiviK trustees c-r public proper'
ty pnr? i?ivj?' ?ir-?n^-JK? accord
ingly. OptKiVHd to nie notion? of per
aonnl ownership and ambitions Sunn
ejtit dlcintorsidp. they take the par? or
a man hired to run a railroad. and
they have Itevfc euccengftii.
[ The Romantic History
Of Panama Road,
Built by Americans \\
SIXTY-FIVE years ago three
America tin secured a concession
f-om the Colombian govern
meut for a railroad across the
Isthmus. In 1817 n Frenchman hud
succeeded In getting a concession, but
lie could not raise the money to even
make .1 survey, uud wheu be dropped
bis rights the Americans went arter
I hem, und in December. 1848, Colom
bia granted permission for the road
to William II. Asplnwall, John /*
Stephens uud Henry Chuuucey.
The three Americans had in view
the handling of the immigrants bound
for the recently opened California coun
try, and A^ipniWHll already hud start
ed a steaashlp line between Panama
nud Suu Francisco. The discovery of
gold In California paved the way fur
the raising of the necessary money for
But railroad hulldlug in ISM) was
far from ?hat it Is today, and con
structing fifty miles across a country
which had the reputation of being
the most unhealthy in the wo-Id was
easy t-?*?k AO?r a year's work,
when the line had bec-u run only seven
miles Inland to Catuu. the money gave
out altogether, nud the promoters did
not know which way to turu.
Then a bad wind uud good luck came
to the enterprise. _A Hailing ship
bound for the mouth of the Chagres
river, where it Was customary to hind
liaxsoiigers for a canoe trip up the
river to within eighteen miles of the
i-uc'.llc. was unable on~ account of
storms to put In there and instead
landed its cargo and human freight ut
Coicu. the starting point of the rall
The seven miles of railroad became
popular nt once, and one may be suro
that tho rates charged were high
enough to suit even n railroad rate
maker of today. But. despite the high
rates, the seven mile road wusso much
better and faster than the Chagres
river route to tho same point that the
co m pan y prospered, and money poured
In again. From that day to this the
Panama rail rond never has passed a
dividend nnd has paid from 3 to 01 per
It was In 1850 that the work wus
begun on the road, ahd five years
later, un Jnn. 2S. the first railroad
train was run across tho continent.
AM BXCCKSION TUAI M OB TUB W.mA
The road was a trlno.orer.f-jrty-seven
miles long and reached a height of
European trade for the orient went
by way of the Isthmus, nnd Um am
was ouee more n land of plenty. -The
roadbed followed exactly the trail of
tin* old" Spanish mule trallis. Hut now.
Instead of carting trous tire" In tho
shape or looted gold and Jewels, the
treasure train carried manufactured
goods for far away countries.
tu 1SO0 the first railroad, across the
United States was completed, and
much of the freight tnulb und most of
the pusseugeiH were diverted from the
Panama route, but util?- tho road con
tinued to ttiako money.
In 1881 the Prehcb -Glmil company,
preparing to *tnrt work n 'nve water
way, needed the railroad. Tho French
men, found it absolutely nc-ce.ssary. in
fact, to carry out their plans, mid so
they purchased C3.8S7 of the 70.000
thafAi .if vtt-w-i fiii* S901 u ahura ami
assumed charge of the road.
lu 1004. when the United States
bought over all the rights to the canal,
it obtained this stock and also bought
up by private purchase- the remaining
shares, flo that today the Panama rail
road is owned by the Culled States, as
Is the steamship branch of the service:
Tho road Is today one of the most
compl?te In tbe world. The old rails
have been replaced with eighty pound
ones, uud it Is double tracked most of!
tho wa;r. One hundred ton oil burning
locomotives are nscd. and the passen
ger and freight cam are tbe beat made.
As tbo Panama ehnnl. like the'rail
road. 1* following the original trulls ut
tbe erst adventurers. It has tHxm nec
essary to relocate some of the lim.-,
that today it is running partly through
a new .'ountry. The route over which
the Panama-railrend was' built was
known In the oid days as the gold
rond, for It was tmverwed by gold seek
ers of nil kinds from the earliest days
to the time er the Cnftf'trnls excite-,
ment in *4?.
This llrnt railroad Owned by the
Cnlteif Statt? pays dividends ami Is
run strictly on business principles.
Goionei ?eorge- YV. limitais, tb* canal
bu?der, la tbe president, and tberenev*
er"fcea been a suspicion of any of tho
graft or the playing of political r?vor
IteS that evary one aald would mark a
government owned system.
Window is Glass
Keep the cold out of your
HOUSE by putting in
new Glass in place of the
We have a large stock of
diff?rent sizes. If your
winder **ame is of an
odd size. . ?s will cut the
glass to fit without extra
(THE LEADING DRUG STORE)
BELTON, - SOUTH CAROLINA }
Did you ever notice bur Elec trie Sien? No doubt you have.
Moat everybody has noticed it. H as most everybody noticed your
sign? And are there a great man y people wtp can positively re
member to have seen your sign at all? Why not make it attractive
enough to be remembered^?attrac tivs enough to draw trpde?atrac
tive enough to indicate your desir e to be progressive?attractive
enough to show people that you wish to attract them?that you
want their attention and trade.
We would like to Talk Electri c Signs with you.
SOUTHERN PUBLIC UTILITIES GC,
WEST POIHT APPOINTMENT.
In addition to the vacancies in An
napolis there js alco a vacancy in
West Point Military Academy.
I have set January 24, 1914, at An
derson in tho courthouse to select
nominees for the Annapolis appoint
ments, and applicants for West [?&&t
w)ll be selected at the same time and
All applicants must reside in the
Third Congressional district.
Applicants for Annnpolia must be
between the ages of Id and 20 years.
Applicants for West Point must be
between the ages of 17 and 21 years.
Applicants can select either place
by notifying the examining board on
the day of the examination, prior to
taking tho .examination.
(. The same.-qu-?tions will be given
applicants for both positions.
All applicants must be free' from
serious physical defects.
The mental examination will em
brace arithmetic, algebra, geometry
through plane geometry, geography,
Jung?Bn grammer, united states his
tory and general history.
Persons desiring to take this exam
ination should prepare themselves
thoroughly for the, successful, candi
dates will have less than two months
in which to prepare io enter the insti
, Wyatt Aiken, M. C.
Bright, attractive show w indows act as a magnet to.draw pros
pective customers to your sior c. These windows, if properly SI?od
with a display of your goods,? and if this display is properly lighted,
should pay the rent every mon th.
Nationa) X-ray reflectors p lace the light on the goods, not on
the sidewalk pr In your custom er'a- eyea. There is one for every
size window. Ask about 'em.
F*. S. . IVIauidio9
TENNESSEE and KENTUCKY
HORSES and MULES
Mr. J? S. Fowler has returned from purchas
ing same and is offer ing them at
Jo S. Fowler's Stable
W. Benson St.
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