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M I S S.
Map of Southern Railway lines
Washington, D. C.-(Special.)-T
Is graphically shown by figures and
fiscal year ended June 30th, 1916.
"A notable feature of Southern m
the rate at which the consumption 4
Southern mills. United States censu
South consumed 3,626,787 bales,
bales, or '. 16.51 per cent. Th,
1ionths this year, as compared with
qeventy-five per cent of the cotton a1
a*d its associated companies."
HANDLING OF U. S. TROOPS
'WAS BEST IN ALL HISTORY
Report Of Quartermaster General Com
pliments American Railways.
MILITIA MOVED PROMPTLY
Splendid Results Attained by Cordial
Co-Operation of Railway Em
ployees and Officials With
Washington, D. C.--(Special.)
There has been no case in history
where troops have been as well han
died and cared for as in the move
ment to the Mexican border during
the' summer of 1916, says the annual
report of the Quartermaster General
of the U. S. Army, which has just
been made public.
On behalf of the railways, sup~er
vision of moving the troops was in
the hands of a special Committee on
Co-operation with the Military Author
ities appointed by the American Rail
way Association, at the request of the
War Department, and composed of
F~airfax Harrison, president of the
Southern Railway, chairman; Rt. H.
Aishton, president of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railway; A. W. Thomp
son, vice president of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad; W. G. Besler, pres
ident 'of- the Central Railroad of New
The report tells of the uniformly
excellent handling given troops and
.supplies through the co-operation of
railway officials and employees of ev
ery rank with the War Departmerit
officials. It states that to carry the
first 100,000 of the National Guard
moved to the border, 360 trains, which,
if domnbined, would have been nearly
90 miles lo'ng, were required, and that
they, included 8,000 -passenger cars,
400 -baggage cars, most of them equip
ped as kitchen cars for serving hot
mseals en route, 1,300 box cars, 2,000
itock cars, and 800 flat cars. Approx
-imately 4,900 road locomotives and
crews had a part in handling* this
movement, in addition to a large num
ber of yard engines and crews.
Striking sentences from the report
are as follows:
"Considering the great distances
traveled by the militia from the varn
ouis camps to the Mexican border, the
Tact that there was but a single ac
cident, and that of a minor character,
-the celerity with which the trains
were moved and the entire absence
of congestion or delay, it is believed
that there has been no case in history
where troops have been, as well 'and
safely translported or as well cared for
while en route as in the recent mob
"Idivery assistance possible was ren.
dered the Government by officials and
employees of all railroads concerned,
9 from the presidents of the companies
down to the minor employees."
"Although the movement of the Or
ganized Militia to the border came
at a time when the commercial traf.
-fic on railroadis of the United Statee
was the largest in years, the ' trans
portation of the militia was performed
with, very-, ittle- interference with reg.
4 Ular train service and with no conges
tion whatever, either at initial or ter.
minal points or en route."
"It is, of course, impossible to com.
pare the concentration of the United
States Militia on the Mexican border
with the mobilization in Euirope in the
summer of 1914. In Europe all clvil
traffic was sioppc-2an.l ,a entire
railroati system gven over to the mil
..A .1 ~ "~.
N N . r
showing location of cotton mills, each
he commanding position of the South
a map presented in the annual report
anufacturing development," says Presic
>f cotton, one of the principal raw ma
a figures show that In the twelve mont
is compared with 3,026,969 bales
mills of all other States con
,570,893 bales last year, an Increase of
indles of the South are In mills along
itary movement. T!--i distances in
volved 4 in this miove:.. 'nt of the Or
ganized Militia are vt y much greater
than those in Europe. : he longest run
in the German Empir, . from one fron
tier to the other, bein:-; about 700 mnile
and those in Prance much less. Th
distances traveled by the militia o
ganizaltions of the United States vary
from 608 miles, in the case of the
L,:uisiana troops, to 2,916 miles in the
case of the Connecticut troops. The
majority of these troops came from
North and Northeastern States and
were , car iedl over 2,000 miles; in
moat cases in remarkably fast time.
"When it is considered that thee
trains were, as a rule, heavy train
of from 17 to 22 cars each, and wer
composed of freight, passenger and
baggage equipment (which was nec
essary in order to enable each uni
to , oceed t~o its destination lntac
with 'all its equipment and impedi
ments), it will be seen that the move
ment was made with exceptional ra
NO CASEFO JUS CRIICIS
hoinoation of prseon Comisseac
a tma Eeent Showthe anna reto
Wasonton, D.h principcra.)
Wheigresh thecaino thiper weveini
. railros oaell foheredtahey ar
'57,p3aile lasmtly eared Cminceseioe
Jamies SHanof the ouhae In trsalt
boies if thi Freight Clat AofatOr
gnanddrs Miin areich mh oreofat
and thoe snureof its longes rul
aathselnt showancgc esso promp
diancens tmavd by the ilao
Halin, oI wish ntaed aey vfrny
ronfeOsilon. Duing the cause of the
smaiy omphesetroops came fonm
Northe da Nrtheaenttey ar
rwers te claover 2,00 shIpes tha
moa cam adj-umntskabl fasver tie
spoten itur coierd aditation.
Itas, theref, artulhay rinee
mssyion torthet enbler eche pupos
tof ascetoing, demonaiothe tinac
wiThe 'allts equpat ande tablaed:b
mthe, cotillo beon thatwe retur
coletgues ade witeceidered by
Membe suc inortace Com eroce Cen
Mrtedla Thefacs Freighe Claimressoa
usefunlo ubrpnfraion. Comishoui
atoin Eae.n hwn st
ashington disico b.(Setwee)
cWaims thetcladmbeon declpeed oratha
ralradere wmerit fond theor ati
paind andlly hdeed pomptlyioad
tht:nsa of theig Caiwea ssoti
the alads iservic the old of you
inseotiation ade byen omstmze
aslaract icalh to elmiae aler freano
.pboemany coain rtcsm.dcoeto
ech Dot mdwiea 10000 eston esIse..
Ares f'em,.d, Whomw t 0s,&r.
rapriaal ea mlii E~ h L .
dot indicating 10,000 cotton spindles.
with respect to the cotton mill industry
of Southern Railway Company for the
lent Fairfax Harrison in the report, "is
bterials of the South, has increased in
,he ended July 31, 1916, the mills of the
list year, an increase of 499,818
sumed 2,869,185 bales in the twelve
298,792 bales, or 11.69. per cent. Fully
the lines of Southern Railway Company
LA PLAY was given at Tick
A ville opera house the other
night. In the second and
fifth acts three people were killed.
The corioner of 'T'ickville attend
2d the show and lost fifteen dol
lars by all of the dead ones com
ing to life aaain in the next act.
Jefferson Potlocks has been
ilivited to attend a birthday cel
'bration over on the far end of
Musket Ridge next week. The
feature of the event will. be a
big dinner, and for the occasion
Jefferson has twisted his whisk
ers back out of the way.
On his trip to Rye Straw thi:
week the mail carrier put blind
~rs on his bridle to prevent hfh
nuefom looking back, he hay
ing Miss Hostetter Hocks in the
Ibuggy with him.
Frisby Hancock is remodeling
his, hog pen so it will in everv
/way conform with the pure food
law. Instea~d of buildlirg it flat
on the ground he begun it two
feet up in the alir, giving the
bottom ample ventilation.
Several close friends attended
the singing of Miss Hostetter
IH ocks at the entertainment near
Bounding Billows. They gave
loud applause every time she
sang, even if they have heard
her severalitimes b~efore.
A belied buzzard was seen over
Musket Ridge this week. It is
the same one that conmes every
year, and has a large number
of followers in this section.
engaged in what looked like a
serious difliculty in front of the
blacksmith shop Monday morn
ing. It was a quiet affair, only
a fewv intimiate friends of the
contracting parties being pres
ent. The trouble came up over
a remark made by Fit to the ef
fect that Columbus was grow
Tohe Moseley has let his 'eye
brows grow out long and hang
over his eyes. He can owlook~
out thru them an .e what is
going on wit panybody see.
ing him.. ___
Tlh lind Man from the Call
RI neighborhood played one ol
s long, dusty pieces on the fid
die at the D)og Hill church last
Sunday morning. The preachei
was aiming to deliver a sermon,
hnt the Blind Man did( not get
thiru in time.
As soon1 as Raz Barlow car
I make the necessary financial ar
1 rangemnits lhe will go on1 a trii
to TJickville to redleenm a lettei
that is being held there b~y th(
Vgovernmeint pending paymen1
'of olne cent additional postago
rRazA 'onsid(ers the govern mlentl ai
. being i) gh ty 4 tle in thi mnt
> RUB OUT PAIN.
with good oil liniment. That's
the surest wa to stop them.
The best rubbing liniment is
Good for the Ailments of
Horses, Mules, Cattle, Etc.
Good for your own Aches,
Pains, Rheumatism Sprains,
Cuts, Burns, $tc. e
25c. 50c. $1. At all Dealers.
Pre paredness l
NOT SOON, BUT NOW!
We Can See
$1 50 Corn and $11 Flour
While sailing on the 'sea of
High Prices the SUBMARINE
will get you if you don't look
well to VouI' preparation and
planting of food and feed crops.
See us for flour and feed till you
can do hetter. We will help you
if we can.
Morris & Company,
Phone No. 36-Use It
Covington Hill Cotton and
Corn Planter is the best planter
on the market. We have a
sample planter at our store and
all who expect to buy this spring
should pot fail to see it. Place
your order early so we may have
it filled in time. We do not
keep them in stock, but order
them out as bought. . Pickens
Hardware & Grocery Co.
Porter's Pressing Club
Cleaning, Pressing, Dyeing, Al.
Suits are sent for and delivered when
promised and the work is done by al
expert. Work guaranteed.
Suits pressed at 25c per suit; cleaning
and pressing, 60c suit; dry cleaning, $l
suit. Special attention given to ladies
We appreciate your patronage.
B. B. PORTER, Proprietor,
At Porter's Barber Shop.
Statement of the Conditiotn of the
Bank of Norris,
aaoeted at Norris. S. C'., at the close of butsines
March. 5, 2917.
Lonutts tad d1Iicount .1(.....#....i5,855 -1;
Overdraiis ...... ..... ............... '818 51
lionds and stocks. owned-by t he baunk. 510 0(
Furniture and lixtLures. ...... ......2,290 01
Ulanking house...... ..... ........ ... 1,4g 4(
Due fromt banks and bankers .... .... . . ,670 30
Uurren'y. .. ...... .............. ....935 0(
.hilver and other mmnor coin .... ......177 Si
Tota l.---..---.-.-.-......... ....70,765 ?i
Capital stock paid in.. .............. $0,000 01
Surplus fund....... ... ..... .........750) 0
Undivided profits, less current expen
ses and taxes paid ..... ..... .......761 It
Individnal deposits subject
check ..................... 9,35% 29
imne c'ertilcates of deposit.. 14,031 13
Cashier's cheeks....... ......582 i8 31,538 0
Notes and bills rediscounted..........7,75 01
Bsills payable, icluding certificates
for mnoney borrowed............. .... 5,000 I0
Total .-- ...-............. ......... $70,765 2
Stat e of sou th Carolina,
County of P'ickensa. t "
ilefore mec came iE. W. Tate, cashier of th
ab~ove-namedt banik who, being duly sworn, say
thaat~ the above and foregoing statemient is a tru
condition of staid bank, as shownt by the book
of said bank. E. W. TATE.
Sworn to anad subscribed before mie thIs 2011
day of March, 1917. 5. C. MeWIlOREh,
Correct attest: N 3ar Public for S. C
II. I'. h E i, l; Y, Di)1rectors.
Apleasant but eif'eetive emulsion,
which rebuilds the tissues, revives the
system, atdds strength andI stimulates
the nervous system. Ithas absolutely
no alcohol, and1( isi in every sense a1
$1.00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggikt
-Coimba, !S. C.
Saf., Sound a
We solicit your banking bus
courtesy and convenience conslste
Five per cent. interest paid on $a
J. P. CAREY, President.
I am still selling the most i
and paying the highest price
My spring and summer go,
is the best and most complet
1 have also added a nice lir
M and invite the ladies to call a
Just received another car 1
are always right.
Bring me your country pV
pound in trade for hams,
pound for butter, and the hii
It will pay you to see
J. W. HEi
We have jui
Solid Car of
and want yc
see what we
Vi'EE BANE-r :
Ts, S. c.
Iness and will show you eyr
nt with sound banking principles. ?
JNO. C. CAREY, Cashier.
:o Get Most5 C
oods for the least money
for country produce of all
3ds are hero and the stock
e I have ever shown.
i1 of ladies' hats to my stock
nd inspect them. Can save
oad of furniture, and prices
)duce. I am paying 21c a
12c a pound for hens, 125c a
hest market price for all
st received a
~u to call and
S CO., Pickens
is a~ most important one today
in every household.' Quality, *'
variety, price and delivery, all
have to be considered, and we
aim to meet all the require
mentsof the housewife by pro
viding the very best grade of
groceries in all lines and ch arg
ing the most reasonable prices~
consistent with a fair profi t.j
WVe are promp~t inour dleliver
10.s, as our present patrons
will assure you.
are & Grocery