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3Tany Residents, Warned of Pisturbauee,
(*? to City to
Spend Niurht.
Charleston, July 14.? mrousnc".;
the night Charleston was facing .
hurricane, having been warned by
the weather bureau at o'clock of the
probable approach of a tropical
storm. Regular communication with
.Sullivan's island having failed, the
buoy tender Cypress of the United
States light house department was
sent over and brought back about 450
persons who preferred to spend the
ziight in town.
During the night great waves were
dashing over the sea walls of East
Battery, South Battery and the Battery
boulevards, roadways in those
sections being flooded.
The steamer Lenape, due to leave
in the afternoon for Jacksonville, is
still at her dock. The tug Vigilant
and two barges, which were repori'
ed to have broken from her, are harbor
Along the water front and in sections
where a stormtide is apt to
cause damage active efforts were
made to protect land and floating
At 1 o'clock this morning there was
a lull in the storm, but the weather
" ? ? i L.
bureau wa^ not prepares 10 say mai
Charleston would escape the brunt of
the hurricane. The highest wind so
far was 62 miles an hour with gusts
of much greater force. No serious
damage in Charleston is reported up
to this hour. Mayor Tristram T.
Hyde and a party went up the coast
on a fishing- trip today and have not
returned. The party was in inland
-waters and no fears for its safety
were entertained. | ;j
Leaps Into Saluda and Brings
Younger Sister to Bank in Safety,
The State.
Laurens, July 13.?wjuick ana orave
action by Miss Ina Wood saved her
younger sister, Miss Corn^ia Wood,
from almost certain death by drowning
in Saluda river, not far above
"Ware Shoals, Wednesday afternoon,
according to information brought
from that section of the county.
It seems that a party of young
women, including the IMisses Wood,
4 daughters of Mrs. James E. IWbod of
the Harmony church, neighborhood,
this county, were spending the afternoon
on th.e banks of the river enjoying
a quiet picnic. lArriving at the
"Big Rock," a noted and interesting
point on Saluda, Miss Cornelia Wood,
"with some of her companions, ventured
out on the rock to the water's
<edge. Suddenly Miss Wood lost her
footing, probably from dizziness, and
fell into th.e deep current at the up- j
per end of the rock. Being unable to j
swim she sank at once. |
All her companions were horror- j
stricken, save her elder sister, who j
?quickiy threw aside her big sun hat, j
plunged into the rushing water and j
made her way to her sister, then ap- j
parently unconscious, just as she was |
being swept out into the main cur-1
rent of the river. She threw her ]
arms about the limp form of the|
^drowning girl and supported her till, i
carried down stream by the current, i
they came near enough to the shore
to reach projecting bushes. Here
botl^ assisted by other members of
the party, were brought safely ashore,
and after some heroic work, Miss
Cornelia was soon revived and taken i
"home. The cool, heroic performance ;
of Miss Ina Wood no doubt averted j
a tragedy and her bravery is com- ,
mented upon on all sides.
Several Hundred Acres of College's .
Crops Destroyed by Seneca
xvi Ttri rivwu
Clemson College, July 13.?The!
rain storm, which lasted Friday afternoon
through Monday morning, with
intermittent showers since, has left j
roads and fields in a bad condition j
and has brought a very high stage of j
water in the Seneca River, near here, '
resulting in the overflowing of hun- !
'dreds of acres of river bottom lands
and probable total destruction of the
crops thereon. Clemson College bot- !
torn lards to the extent of sevtral
hundred acres are flooded and corn
cuiu uuiei crups lost.
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Impressive Statement
Here is an impressive statement ot
i fact about railway wages that ougkt
aot to escape attention. There were
a, total of 37.ST3 employes classified
: as switch tenders, crossing lenders,
and watchmen. These were receiving
in 1912 an average of $1.70 per
day, which was actually C cents a
day less than they hud been receiving
ten years earlier.
At that time there were 45,201 conductors
with whom the statistics
dealt. rne conuuctors, uiereiore,
were only a slightly more numerous
class than the tenders and \vatchmen;
yet, while the conductors had
kad their wages raised from $3.38 to
$4.29 per day, the less fortunate
class of tenders and watchmen had
to stand a reduction from $1.76 to
: $1.70 per day.
I If the cost of living has been stead;
ily advancing for conductors, so as to
justify an increase of 27 per cent in
; their wages, it seems difficult to ex|
plain why that same cost of living
< should have fallen sufficiently to war
; rant a decrease of 3 J?er cent in the
; wages of switch tenders, crossing
tenders, and watchmen.
Take the single classification of
general office clerks. There were
87,106 of these according to the official
report A much larger number
than of either engineers, firemen, or
| conductors.
| These general office clerks were
paid an average of $2.21 per day in
11903, and of $2.50 in 1912; an in'
crease of only 13 per cent in the ten|
year period.
flonarol Alorta nrifVinnt OT.
VI^/U^ACM U1UVU Uigi AO) T? IvllVUv
ception, are compelled to live in
, cities, where cost of living is high.
Engineers Better Off
Engineers, on the other hand, are
distributed between large towns and
: small towns; on the average, their
living circumstances ought to make
i their expenses average considerably
less than those of office clerks, yet
; the statistics show that engineers
have .received in the ten-year period
an increase of 24 per cent in their
| wages, making them average exactly
i $5 per day, while general office
a! arlrc Vioro rnnqurnrt on inr?rqo ca nf
I vi^ixvo uot u ail mviv.ao^/ vi
' only 13 per cent, making them averi
age $2.50 per day.
! One of the worst underpaid classi|
fications of railway employes is that
of the station agents. There are just
about 40,000 of these in the country,
or nearly as many as the number of
j In 1903 station agents averaged
i |1.80 a day, and in 1912 they had
: been mised to only $2.20 a day, while
: in that same time condiectors had
advanced from S3 3R to S4.20.
j That is, the station agent in 1SI2
was getting just about half the wages
I of the conductor, and in ten years he
I had had an average increase of 17
per cent, while the conductor's iniI
crease had been 27 per cent.
Here are two of the most numerous
classes of railway employes:
; Trainmen, other than engineers,
i firemen, and conductors, numbered
i 136,809, while trackmen numbered
, 337,451. The statistics show that the
; tracitmen were getting in lyua an
average of $1.31 per day, and in 1912
an average of $1.50 per day, an ini
crease of 14 per cent.
What Others Got
On the other hand, the classiflcai
tion of other trainmen was getting in
11903 $2.17 per day, and in 1912, $2.96
| per day, an increase of 36 per cent
In percentage, this is the largest ad|
vance received by any single class of
1 railway employes during this decade.
| A generai survey of wage conditions
in the railway service and in
other industries, it is believed, would
show that in the last fifteen years
the highly organized and favored
! classes of railway wage earners have
had their incomes increased more
than almost any other class of workers
in the country, while the much
more numerous, but less effectively
organized classes' of railway workers
have probably received rather less
increases than other industrial work
ers in general.
In view of the strong feeling that
these most fortunate classes of the
railway employes are now making
excessive and unreasonable demands,
attention is now b-nng called as
never before to these general discrepancies.
There is a strong disposition
to inaugurate a general and
sweeping inivestigation of the whole
question of railway wages with a
| view to establishing some sort of pubj
lie regulation not unlike that already
aDDlied to railroad rates in the in.
terest of employes and public alike.
' Meanwhile, there is a marked indisposition
to extend further favors to
those cesses already most highly
' favc- i, at the expense of other
cl; o of employes who appear to be
gei u y low wages.
+ +
+ Four national railroad unions +
+ threaten to tie up every steam +
+ road in the country. The num- +
+ ber of employees involved may +
; + total 400,000. They seem to +
+ have it in their power to stop +
| + all freight and passenger traf- +
+ lie on 250,600 miles of track. +
+ We have never had a strike +
, + of such scope and magnitude. +
|+ H would paralyze all American +
+ industry and commerce and ex- +
+ port trade. A nation of 100,- +
fr 000,000 i-eople would stand +
+ still, while ita biggest industry +
+ fought out a question of wages +
j + and hours. A deadlock would +
| + be inconceivably destructive.? +
1+ Bangor (Me.) News. +
* . *
|+ ++ + + + + + + + + + + +
Citizens Must Pro ye Themselves
Faithful Whether Tliey Like
Policies or >ot. i
WasiiingtoxL, July 3.?President!
I \\ I'. i :u a t Itizen.iLip convent; ;n ;
| ? lav that the American govern- i
i * .
; :: insist mat lorei-iters :-eI
cc-n citizens remain loyal even iff
J ;hey are not pleased with the way j
-iHairs are conducted.
Loyalty means nothing, lie declar-,
3d, unless it is coupled with self-sac-!
rifice. He held that Americans can j
">r.t roaMi lrtva'fr unless thev nraCtiCG \
!* j
The president discussed the prob-!
lem of Americanizing foreign born
citizens. His words were enthusiastically
applauded by a large gathering
of educators interested in the instruction
of new citizens, meeting
here under the auspices of the naturilization
bureau of the labor department
Native born Americans were warned
by the president to examine themselves
carefully to see whether they
have burning in them the true lignt
Df America which they expect to
show to these foreigners.
"My interest in this movement," h.e
said, "is as much an interest in ourselves
as in the people whom we wish
to Americanize. Unless we are true
Americans we can not infect them
with the spirit of Americanism. Un'oc-a
-0.-0 rmrcoivp<3 illustrate the ideas
of justice and freedom we can teach
nothing to those who ccme to us."
There are just as many cruel and
heartless mer, here as in other lands,
'ie continued, but-the object of America
should be to put such men in
harness and control them.
Some Had Sicrns.
"We have been disturbed recently
by symptons in the body politic," he
added, 'which are not healthy. Cer- j
rain men, not many in number, have j
:hought more of the lands of their i
birth than of America. They have
even gone so far as to draw apart in
spirit and organization to seek some
special object of their own. Such a
thing as that is absolutely incompatible
with the ideas of loyalty/'
Foreign travel was suggested as
best cure for those inclined to boast
too much of the superiority of
We ought to be careful to maintain
a government at which the immigrant
can look with the closest scrutiny
and to which he should be at
liberty to address this question:
'You declare this to be a land of liberty
and equality and of justice; have
you made it so by your law?' We
ought to be able in our schools, in
Dur night schools and in every other
?P ??% /? A T\AArk1 A 1
show them that has been our endeavor.
'Wte can not conceal from them
long the fact that we are just as
human as any other nation, that we
are just as selflsL, that there are
just as many mean people amongst
us as anywhere else, that there are
just as many people here who want
to take advantage of other people as
you can find in other countries, just
as many people heartless when it
comes to maintaining and promoting
their own interest; but that our object
is to get these people in harness
and see to it that they do not do any
damage and are not allowed to indulge
the passions which would
bring injustice and calamity at last
upon a nation whose object is spiritual
and not material.
A Great Nation.
"America has built up a great body
of wealth, Amcrica has beoome from
the physical point of view one of the
most powerful nations in the world;
a nation which if it took the pains
to do so could build that power up
into one of the most formidable instruments
in the world, one of the
most formidable instruments of
force, but which has no other idea
than to use its force for ideal objects
CLli'il HUt IL/1 OCll aggi auui^cuicuu
"This process of Americanization j
is going to be a process of self ex- j
amination, a process of purification,
a process of rededication to1 the
things which America represents
and is proud to represent. lAnd it
takes a great deal more courage and j
/steadfastness, mv fellow citizens, to;;
j represent anything else. ,It is easy i
i to strike and sometimes very diffi-,
I er.lt to refrain from striking and I j
think vou will a^ree with me that we i
i ore most justified in bein? proud of j
| doing the things that are hard to do ;
: and not the things that are easy.;
! You do not settle things quickly by i
? I
' taking what seems to be the quickest
| way to settle them. You may mala- j
j the complication just that, much tliej
j more profound and inextricable, and:'
I therefore, what I believe Americans
' should exalt above everything else is
! the soveriegnty of thoughtfulness .
and sympathy and vision as against f
the grosser impulses of mankind. No '
nation can live without vision, and no
vision will exalt a nation except tho |
vision of real liberty and real justice
and purity oi conduct."
Z Z Z Z * m Z ' Z Z Z Z Z 7 Z 7
V ? '
i'.juiit; C'ainpaiu'ii .vlicdule.
. * . s . ? ' s i' y
Wl.itmire, Saturday, .in:.- -2nd.
Tuesday, July 2oth.
Young's Grove, Friday, July 2Sth.
Pomaria, Tuesday, August 1st.
Longshore's, Thursday, August 3rd.
Chappells, Tuesday, August Stli.
Ypwhprrv Tnurt House. FridaV. Au- '
gust 11th.
Jalapa, Tuesday, August loth.
Keitt's Grove, Friday, August 18th.
Little Mountain, Tuesday, August!
Newberry (West End), Saturday,
August 2 th.
The meeting at 'Whitmire will begin
at 2 p. m. The meeting at West
End wil begin at 8 p. m. All other
meetings will begin at 10:30 a. m.
Frank R. Hunter,
B. B. Leitzsey, Chairman.
- - * * * A A A A A A i. A
$ <5>
3> ' <$>
The following is the schedule of
the itinerary, opening at Spartanburg
and closing at Winnsboro on AuBarnwell,
Tuesday, July 18.
Hampton, Wednesday, July 19.
Beaufort. Thursday, July 20.
Ridgeland, Friday, July 21.
Walterboro, Saturday, July 22.
Charleston, Tuesday, July 25.
St. George, Wednesday, July 26.
Bamberg, Thursday, July 27.
Orangeburg, Friday, July 28.
St. Matthews, Saturday, July 29.
Sumter, Tuesday, August 1.
Manning, Wednesday, August 2.
Moncks Corner, Thursday, Aug. 3.
Georgetown, Friday, August 4.
Kingstree, Saturday, August 5.
Florence, Tuesday, August 8.
Marion, Wednesday, August y.
Conway, Thursday, (August 10.
Dillon, Friday, August 11.
Darlington, Saturday, August 12.
Bishopville, Tuesday, August 15.
Bennettsville, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
IChesterfield, Thursday, August 17.
Camden, Friday, August 18.
Lancaster, Saturday, August 19.
Union, Tuesday, August '22.
Gaffney, Wednesday, August 23.
York, Thursday, August 24.
Chester, Friday, August 25.
Winnsboro, Saturday, August 26.
Grimstad Honors Ibsen.
London Chronicle.
It is well known that Henrik Ibsen
passed several years of his early life
in the small coast town of Grimstad,
where he was apprenticed to an
apothecary, and lived in his employer's
house. That house has now been
bought for the town, and the shop
has been restored to the aspect it
presented in Ibsen's time. In a
small garden in front of the house
has been placed a bronze bust of
Thsem. hv the distinguished sculptor,
Gustav Vigeland. In time, no doubt,
the memorial house will develop into
an Ibsen museum.
Took >o Chances.
New York Times.
"Were you seasick crossing the
ocean, Nellie?* asked Mrs. Tinker of
her new maid, who came from the
Emerald Isle.
"Oi woo f-orVihlo sir>V *vYmin' ovpr.
but nivver a qualm did Oi have goin'
back, mum," replied the girl.
"Indeed?" querried the mistress.
"And how do you account for that,
"Shure." said Nellie, "an' Oi niver
wint back, mum."
Bad Guess.
Physician?From this brief examination
I am of the opinion that you
are suffering from clergyman's sore
Patient?The hell you say!
Physician (hastily)?But it is quite
possible I'm wrong. I will look
Le Rire, Paris.
"You know those gloves I bought j
here the other day?you said they'd
last mc two years.'*
"I've lost them!"
"That nurse wanted an extortionate,
price to attend to the baby.''
"Well, isn't nursing babies natur
ally a holdup business?"?Yonkers
Statesman. J
BARBECUE?We will give a first
class barbecue at the Newberry fill,
Friday, July 21. The dinner will
be cooked by the old cook. H. J.\I.
Wicker.' A good dinner is promis'-d
to ail. Every candidate is especially
viit-d. L>. M. Suber and 0. A.
l'\ -]].* .j l" #
?T,Ye will give a first
cla.ss barbecue in front of B. B.
Leitzsey's residence July 27, 1916.
Everybody invited. B. B. Leitzsey,
A G. Leitzsey. J. F. Lominack.
The School Improvement association
of the St. Phillips school will
give a barbecue in Mr. T. E. Halfacre's
grove near the school house
on August 10 for the benefit of the
school. Everybody and the candidates
are invited. There will be enfftrfoinmAnf
orron f Vi VA11 n or
ICl ?HttU{3V/U A.N/A. ^ v/u**o
I will furnish a barbecue at Pomaria
on campaign day August 1.
Good dinner and pleasant day promised
to r!l. ' .
J. Walter Richardson.
We the undersigned will give a first
class Barbecue at 'New Hope church,
Saturday, July 29, 1916 for the beneci
_ ? lU A Tv-- - J .A.**.
nt 01 uiie JDroaa iviver parsonage.
Everybody is invited to come
out and enjoy the day with us and at
the same time help a good cause.
First .Offense.
"Prisoner, you are accused of stealing
a watch. Is this your first
"Yes. vour honor."
"But it seems to me I remember
sentencing you not more than a year
"Yes, your honor, but it wasn't a
watch that time. It was a diamond
pin."?Atlanta Journal.
YEAR FOR $1-50.
A Bis
Why not fire yoi
a desire to take a busin
berry Business school?
Draughan's and othei
much less expense.
There is a big de
business schools that c:
opportunity is right h<
roll fnHav ami in a shnt
pared to accept a good j
are no vacations, no els
aminations. Each stud
instrctions. For rates a
Newberry Bu
Phone 244
To The
Let me urge
wheat before yoi
There is no dry
| not been sunned
and then blame r
you good work.
Higher Economy.
(Among the Japanese economy is
i held to be a high virtue. Two old
i misers of Tokyo were one day disI
cussing ways and means of saving.
"I manage to make a tan last about
2>> >ears," said one "and this is my
.system: ! don't wastefully open the
whole fan and wave it carelessly. I
< :;on onlv one section at a time. That
is good for about a year. Then I
' ouen the next and .^o on until the fan.
is eventually used up."
"Twenty years for a good fan!" exclaimed
the other. . "What sinful extravagance!
In my family, we use a
I' fan for two or three generations, and
this is how we rir? it: We onen the
whole fan, but we don't wear it out
by waving it. Oh, no! We hold it
still, like this, under our nose, and
%'ave our face!"
The Next Job.
Mother?Have you practiced Chopin's
"Ballad in A"?
Gertie?Yes, Mother.
"Have you translated your page of
"Yes mother."
"Have you learned your five problems
in Euclid " A
"Yes mother.'
MAmd have you worked out the binomial
theorem?" 1
"Yes mother.'
"Then go and dust the dining
room."?Philadelphia Press.
A Guarded Answer,
"Darling, if you had it to do aii
over again, would you still want to
marry me?"
"My dear, if I had it to do over
again and decided to marry you
would be the one I would select.7?
Detroit Free Press. ^
; Wltenever You Need a General Tools
Take Grove's
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
put Malum, Enriches the Blood and
I Builds up me wnoie system, ou cenrs.
, , _ ' ' ' *
I Fire
: - i
lr son or daughter with
ess course in the NewAll
the advantages of
r business colleges at
mand for graduates of
mnot be filled. Your
sre in Newberry. En
t time you will be pre>aying
position. There
isses, no entrance exent
is given individual
nd information call or
' i 'vn
cmnco QpIiaaI i
Scott Building
,JLI,TO^rr_rTBr.. _ i
! Public
vou to sun vour
J ?
i take it to mill.
wheat that has
. Do your part
ne if I do not do i
1R, Manager

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