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Entered at the Postoffice at Newbury,
S. C., as 2nd class matte*-.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, July 20, 1915.
"We publish from the State an excellent
article from the pen of our fellow
townsman, Maj. X F. J. Caldwell.
It will pay you to read it whether you
agree with him or not.
We fear the English press "dotn
protest too much" concerning the
character of the German note to the
United States.?Spartanturg Herald.
Yes, and the Russian press and tJbe
French press and all the anti-German
The Greenville News thinks Speaker
Clarke's daughter didn't marry for
love because she married a newspa?
T-c ^ mQT*TTT fAT
per man. n sue uiuu i umnj
love what on earth did sl:e marrv for?
Of course she married him because
Bhe loved him. Everybody loves the
editor. He is always good natured
and pleasant and agreeable and lovable.
Why shouldn't she love a man
witfn, all these good qualities, and
marry him too?
"Stop, look and listen," is the slogan
President Harrison of the Southem
railway is sounding to automobiles
and other vehicles at grade
crossings of railroads. A better slogan
than tfrat is, "Away with grade
crossings." And many of them coulc
be removed if the proper officials
would take the matter up properly
and argue with the people who live
along the road where these grade
crossings are. If tlbey will not lister
^ to reason then let ihe crossings b*
removed, any way. They a*e a
menace to life.
The attitude of Great Britain to
ward cotton, is weighing heavily or
ithe cotton producers of toe South, anc
they are beginning to protest againsl
a situation which gives England th(
option of naming such prices for the
staple as may suit her pleasure. Al-inct
rtnMC ftPTTTiartV WOllld b
UUVUfjM JMWV MV ?? ? y
glad to pay 30 cents a pound or mor?
for Southern cotton, there is no market
available in England or elsewhere
a/t more than one-third of that price
The Northern dealers in war munitions
and tt:e Astern dealers in food
stuffs are having a picnic; but fron
the way the thing appears to us. it ii
largely, if not entirely at the expense
the people of the South.?Yorkvill*
And not only so, but England is un
dertaking do say tow much cottoi
shall be shipped to certain countries
and the amount is based on the amouni
of cotton heretofore used by thes<
countries. And Germany, of course
is not to have any cotton at all ii
England can prevent it, but if German?
undertakes to prevent England from
getting of the munitions of war 01
food stuffs, tften England protests and
wants the United States to interfere.
THE RAILROAD CROSSING.
Mr. Fairfax Harrison, president of
the Southern Railway company, has
had printed for distribution among tfte
people throughout the /territory of the
Southern's lines, a placard giving
warning of the danger constantly to
be encountered at the ftede crossing.
Mr. Harrison has compiled a list of
accidents occurring to automobiles at
jrrade crossings during the year ended
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OUU.tr OV, anu liic i COUll VU5111 tu Uiaav
:ne public take pause. In Alabama,
Georgia, North Carolina, .South Caro'ina,
Tennessee and Virginia, there
were 69 grade crossing accidents,North
arolina leading with 27. Twelve people
were killed, 58 were injured and 69
i-iachines were demolished. The pubic
will give President Harrison credit
'or the utterance of a truth when he
fays tfcat "most of the accidents could
be avoided if there were the same retrainjt
of experience and attention at
"Re wneei 01 ine auiomouue as at uie
:nrottle of the locomotive." iMr. Har-ison
has decided ideas as to the matter
of paying damage suits for these
??cidents. He says: "It does not
-r.Sice the public in any moral sense
* at the fund made up of the revenues
collected by the railroad is usually
~?.ade to respond in damages for consequences
of such accidents. Suicide
J-. collect life insurance has never
deemed honorable, -while no one
v . v quid deliberately sell the life of a
mother or wife, son or brother for
noney; on the other hand, the collection
of damages out of railroad reve.V.
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Lues as a punishment for an avoidable
accident, when there can be no rea]
compensation, is an economic waste.''
The statement is made t'iat last year
3.80 cents of every dollar of revenue
collected from the public went in payment
of damage suits of all kinds."
President Harrison concludes with a
sensible suggestion which the Observer
willingly passes along. He says that
"words of caution and common sense
around the family dinner table can
have more influence and save more
lives at railroad crossings t):an all the
j warning whistles ever blown by a loj
comotive engineer."?(Charlotte, N. C.,
President Harrison's statement .is
, very true, but why should we have any
grade crossings at all. Sometimes even
with the most careful and painstak
| ing driving of an automobile the accii
dent will happen. It is difficult to hear
the whistle or bell of an engine
I while driving an automobile, and some|
times when you are on the lookout at
every crossing the train will come on
you before you know it, and it is not
1 always reckless driving that causes
! But the figures here given by Presi;
dent Harrison should make the public
i sit up and take notice. iAnd in most
cases itkese grade crossings could be
taken out with little or no r ost to any
I nnp and thp nu'blic ro?id be put in
much better place than -it now is.
The people who live along the road
and who would really be benfitted are
frequently the ones who raise the mosr
objection to relocating tfte public road.
! iWith the increase in the number of
trains and the increase in the use of
* automobiles it almost becomes a ne'
cessity to the safety of the people who
5 use ithe highways that tnese g'ade
r crossings be removed.
Wp arp nlpased to sav thai Mr. John
F. Livingston of the C. N. and L. road
is doing all lie can to remove the grade
crossings on his line, of road, and only
L recently he has taken out several between
Little Mountain and Prosperity
or made tie arrangements to have
j them removed. With the co-operation
I of the Southern and the people who
t live along the road and the county
' supervisor practically all of the grade
5 crossings between Prosperity and
Newberry could be removed and it
j would be an advantage to the people
. who own tfce land and live along the
' road, and certainly would be a greai
advantage to the traveling public.
Only recently the legislature gave aul
thority to the railroad commission to
5 remove these grade grossings which
i are a menace to the public safety, and
J we hope that the commission will Ibave
the co-operation of the railroads and
the people and the county supervisors
1 and chat soon all grade crossings will
> be removed.
? COMMISSIONER WATSON INTERraTrn
> The State newspaper yesterday pubr
lished a map showing the proposed
highway from Columbia to Spartan1
burg by way of Union. From Union
into this city two routes are shown,
! one by way of Jonesville and: Pacolet
and the other by way of 'West Pacolet
and Glenn Springs, and both are said
to be in fair condition. This is the
route which traverses Fairfield county
and crosses Broad river at Smith's
Ferry, where it is proposed to build a
An article appearing witfa the map
says: "The state department of agriculture
is preparing to issue a new
pamphlet containing maps of the "various
highways from Columbia to the
mountains of western North Carolina.
Several routes have been suggested.
The problem just now is to find the
xnnlln ffr\-TY1 PAllimhi'3 11\ ST*Q T
ucai est luua num vwuuuuiu w jf~tanburg
to connect there witfr the new
Saluda turnpike. The Union chamber
of commerce is making an effort to
open up a new route from Columbia
through Fairfield county. Another
route suggested is from Newberry, "by
Whitmire, to Spartanburg. The Spartanburg
chamber of commerce favors
the route by way of Laurens."
We do not know tfcat the statement
that the Spartanburg chamber of commerce
favors the route by way of Laurens
exactly conveys the right idea.
Just now the route bv way of Laurens
is the best route because of the ferry
ion Broad river, which may cause tfce
traveler some inconvenience. As a
matter of fact, we think this city would
welcome and encourage, in every way
possible, the improvement of the road
That Commissioner Watson is in- j
J i*/v?i4'a r\T\ no rvr^mor.
'iCI CM<CtL JLU WJ.C luukt;, <?IIU j-O
ing to give the roads through the State
to a connection with, the high-1
way to the mountains valuable pub- j
r-i, r - t ' .
licity through his office, is appreciated.
He can render a great service. >
It is interesting to no>:e that bot'i
roads shown in the map of the route
; published in The State, the Glenn
| Springs-West Springs and the Jonesi
ville-Pacolet roads, were recently orI
ganized for dragging, but until an
! agreement is reached with ti e supervisor's
office, this work will no: be
put under way.?Spartanburg Herald.
Commissioner Watson has been very
' much interested in the Capital-to-Pied
mont highway and has given much to
I elp in making it even as good as it
is. We -believe the best and most
practicable route from Columbia to
Spartanburg is via Newberry, Whitmiro
anH Union. Thp road from New
berry to Whitmire needs some attention,
but could be made a first class
road with a little work. Prom "Wlhit!
mire to Union we have always under!
stood is a very good road. It is only
' 36 miles from Newberry to Union by
! Whirmirp anri from Newberrv to Co- i
j lumbia the distance is 44 miles, mak- j
ing the distance from Columbia to ,
j Union just 80 miles. From Union to j
| Spartanburg we should think the dis- '
tance was about 30 miles.
We would like for Commissioner;
Watson to get in behind the supervis-j
ors of Richland, Lexington and New- |
j berry and put the road from Columbia '
to Newberrv in better condition. The
Richland end was a fine road, but the,
last trip over it that we made
found it in great need of attention. In
fact unless there is some provision
made for the maintenance of tine road
there is very little use to work it afl
all. Just a little dragging of this road
after each rain would keep it in fine
j condition and would cost very little, i
J (There should be a contract with some^
! one to do this work regularly. 1
The Lexington section is in the same
condition. TV:e section from Chapin to
Little Mountain should be relocated
and could be and avoid some heavy |
hills, as well as one or two grade!
crossings of ';he railroad. In Newberry
we understand several of the
grade crossings of the railroad are to
The traction engine has been at
work on the section between Newberry
and Kinards and in many places has
improved tf:e road, but for a mile or
two just beyond Newberry the heavy
sand has been piled in the 'center of
the road and it is worse than it was
before. If some clay were put with the
sand there would be a good road. But
generally the road from Newberry to
ti:e Laurens line is In fine condition.
We understand that Supervisor Sample
is going to carry the work on to
Little Mountain and the Lexington
line. We hope so. ,
SOUTHERN RY. ANNOUNCES
For Excursionists to AsheTllle, Hen
dersonville, Brevard and Lake
Toxaway, July 21st.
For accommodation of those who
wish to take advantage of the very!
low round trip rates authorized to the
mountains Wednesday, July 21st, the
Southern Railway will operate special
train service from Newberry on the
Leave Newberry 5:30 a.m.
Ninety Six 6:40
i?ai v. vu
Arrv. Greenville ' 9:10
Hendersonville 1:00 p. m. j
Lake Toxaway 9:10
The round trip fare from Newberry
to Asheville is $3.00, Hendersonville
$2.50, Waynesville $3.25; Brevard and
Lake Toxaway $3. Waynesville $2.75,
From Greenwood to <Asheville $2.50;
From Greenville to 'Asheville $2,
Hendersonville $1.50, Waynesville
$2.25, Brevard and Lake Toxaway $2.
Proportionately low rates from intermediate
Tickets are on sale for all regular
trains as well as for this special train
Wednesday, July 21st, and good for|
1 return on all regular trains to readb
original starting point by midnight of
Monday, July 26th.
For further information apply to
local agents or to S. H. McLean, Dis
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ONLY 0>E PASEXGER I
KILLED DURING YEAR
Southern Railway Transported More
Than Sixteen and Half Million
With One Fatal Accident.
Atlanta, July 16.?More than sixteen
and a half million passengers?a
number greater than t':e combined pop- j
uiation of Virginia, North Carolina,
Sou' h Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Tennessee and Kentucky?were transported
by the Southern railway during
the year ended June 30 with only
one fatal injury to a passenger while
on a train, and that one was standing
i on a car platform in direct 'violation
! of the Company's rules.
j Of t! is great number of passengers,
I not one was killed in a train acci- ,
This excellent record was shown in
the official figures given out today indicating
the high degree of safety that
has been attained in the handling of
Southern railway passenger trains.
In marked contrast are figures recently
given out by President Fairfax
Harrison of the Southern railway,
showing "that during the same period
twelve persons riding in automobiles
were killed in accidents at public higi'ir>r/-v<;c:in
tr? ovtrv nnp nf W~ni(Vh
" W ? |
j accidents could have been prevented I
had the driver of the car observed the I
familiar warning "Stop, Look and ;
"Belling" the Ford. s
Mr. C. L. Watkins, the accommodat- <
ing man of all work, at the Summers'
garage, has a beautiful and very
smooth running and almost noiseless j
Ford. >Kind and indulgent reader, you
may think that is a joke, but it isn't.
If you don't believe it you ask him
to take you for a little ride. He'll do
it for he's very accommodating when
he has time. The point is he is afraid
that he and his noiseless Ford will get
lost some time in the busy streets of
Newberry or in che suburbs, and so
he has put a bell on the end?the front
end?or ms rora ana it is nxea up
witfj a red light too, so that with the
ringing of ithe bell and the flashing of
the light he could easily be found..
You can recall the custom of the old
farmer placing a bell on his cow so
that ihe could find her in the pasture, i
But this is a pretty silver bell with a
pretty red light. Get Mr. Watkins to
show it ito and tell you about it. It
is a real cute trick. ;
WHAT ARE YOU DOING
TO BOOST THE SOUTH J
rne ranroaas are spending iuou- ;
sands of dollars annually in adventis- ;
ing the resources of the Southern j
The 'Atlantic Coast Line agricultural
department is again putting up an ex- j
hibit of farm products, ivegetables, j <
fruits, tobacco, cotton, grains and for- ; <
age of all kinds, grown in Virginia, j
North and South' Carolina, Georgia, i 1
Florida and Alabama, to be shown this j '
summer and fall at a number of the i:
large fairs in the State of New York, |1
Pennsylvania, west Virginia ana Mary- j
land, in sections not so favored by na- 1
ture, climatically, as is "the Nation's 1
Garden Spot." s
A representative of the agricultural '
department of the Atlantic Coast Lane -i
!lias just returned from a trip through "
the East a.nd North, where space was <
contracted for at eight mammoth fairs, <
and he reports great interest maniy
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torch cool and sec
e them in all sizes
il prices on Freez<
st Goods Lowes
lartin Co. says it's 0
specialist on all kinds of stigm;
rors as well as hypermetropia
positively guarantee all glasses
more to give entire satisfaction
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Jewelers and Opt<
fested, and that the exhibit will "be J
viewed by several hundred thousand
Handsome illustrated literature de- \mk
scriptive oi the resources of the States ;
of Virginia, North and Sout': Carolina, j
Georgia, Florida and Alabama, will be J-'X3freely
This kind of advertising has real If yc
educational value. It 'teaches the peo-: <
pie, and it should result in bringing j ?a?
many good homeseekers into our i q^C(
Won't You Help? | ____
T:e success of the undertaking will, j a pro
in a measure, depend upon the co-1 white
operation received from the farmers, j dress
and others interested in agriculture. If; been
you raise or know of anyone raising cottoi
products suitable for this exhibit, such pensi
as native forage, alfalfa, corn, itobacco,
small grains, good samples of fruits
and 'vegetables, etc., you can help by St.
communicating wit?j the Agricultural lookii
and Immigration Department of the Ow
Atlantic oast Line Railroad company, j been
Wilmington, w. kj. j but i
A large express car will be required busy
to transport the exhibit. Time of de- fore
parture from Wilmington, N. C., about churc
August 15th. build]
We Shonld Use Cotton Goods. peopi
Dillon Herald. this i
The* Newberry Herald and News
prints the picture of a^ Newberry festiv
cofc'on mill superintendent clothed. Satur
from head to foot in garments made fit of
from cloths manufactured in his own The
mill. This man sets a good example, t'iere,
Not only are ti:e suits made from cot- made
ton yarns more comfortable but they, jtliem!
are neater ana more auracuve in i memt
appearance. In fact when one comes I ^is
to think of it there is every reason her g
why we of the South should wear Mrs
all-cotton clothing. First, we become ativeg
consumers of our own product; sec
ond, this is a warm climate and common
sense teacTes us that cotton is Tile
cooler than wool; third, a cotton berry
suit costs just about half as much Augu:
is a wool suit and two cotton suits Augui
cvill last longer and look better dur- regist
ng the same period of wear than one *n
cvool suit. It is claimed that a mil- Augui
ion bales of cotton could be con- istern
;umed in making uppers for shoes Septei
while two million more could be
used in the manuracture or ugun
weight clothing. We of the South gym )
ire the last to ask for shoes with ?rhe.^0
cloth uppers wihile in tfne South cu,3
lAimerican countries where cotton as \ Paid ai
t " - j - t-td'. *
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i r rices
>ak it's Oak
i Friday and Saturday
July 16th and 17th
e eye specialist from
e O. L. Walter Opti-'
1 Co. of Columbia, S.
will be at our store.
Dr. Whittemore is a
atism and muscular erand
myopia and we
\ fitted by Dr. Whitti.
$ & CO.
t. F. C. MARTIN
mines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
ur eyes are giving you trouble
don't fail to consult him. -
e over Anderson's Dry Goods
duct of the soil is unknown, the
duck suit is the conventional
Unfortunately we never have
able to see hut one side of the
2 problem and that is tfce exve
of St Phillips.
Phillips, July 15.?The crops are
ag fine in tMs section.'s' ' ' ?"
ing to the busy times, work has
delayed on our new buildings,
ve think that soon alt will get
on building work again and be
long w?- will have up-to-date
:h and school r30use. The two
ings will add much to our comty.
We are glad (to know the
e have taken a great interest in
good work. ~ ^
ire will be a moonlight ice cream
al at G. W. Shealy's residence
day night, July 24, for the beneSt.
Phillips'- church bell fund.
public is cordially invited to be
, as special arrangement will be
for the young and old to enjoy selves.
Come one and all and re- J
>er the night. I
s (Mary Ruth Kibler is visiting m
randmother, Mrs. W. F. Ruff.
i. Joe Sligh 'has been visiting rel;
around St. Phillips.
? board of registration for New
.a? ^4. TXTI'n * +*-o ? yr\ ATI
county win ut? at wukwux. v**
st 10, 1915, and at Prosperity on
st 13, 1915, for the purpose of
ering voters. And at the office^
jwberry on the first Monday fca
st, which is the last day for regig
frc the general election r1n
nbti*. ^ i
Board of Registration for
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