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Managers, However, Refuse to Concede
I Eight Hour Day Wit/iout Arbitrating
Wbole Question?Wilson Then
Goes Step Higher.
Washington, Aug. 17.?President
j Alison today laid his plan for averting
i tbe threatened railway strike "before
the employes' condinittee of 640 an I
having found the managers' committee
adamant on his proposal that they
3<cept the eight hour day, he appeal d
to the railroad presidents and asked
them po come to the White House
for a conference.
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There is every maicauon tnat u tu :
presidents sustain their managers
President Wilson will appeal final'>'
to the financial powers which control
t'v: roads.
The president's plan which is expected
to be formally accepted by the
employes' committee iat a meeting at
9 o'clock tomorrow morning, proposed:
An eight hour day as the basis for
i computing wages.
Regular pay at the eight hour day
lifric XVI V v VAAUV*
To refer all other collateral issues
to a small commission to be created
by congress on which the employes,
the railroads and the public would be
A Fair Proposal.
The acceptance of the proposal by
the employes was forecast by expressions
of their leaders after they left
the president's conference. One of
them declared: "The men would he
Cools not to accept it" .
The attitude of the railroad presidents
is not so clear. They began ar
riving tonight; all are expected to be
here tomorrow. No one can say what
will be the effect of an appeal such as
a president of the United States speaking
in the name of the welCare of *
nation, can mal^e. But from such information
as can be gathered it appears
that the railroad presidents, if
the managers' committee understands
tiiem are unalterably opposed to conceding
the eight hour day or anything
else out of hand, but are quite
Teady to arbitrate anything and everything
in almost any form of arbitra
tioji 'upon which the emploee and the
committee may ajree.
Stands for Arbitration.
The railroad presidents, it is understood,
justify their stand upon the
broad ground of maintaining the principle
of arbitration which, if sacrificed
in this- instance, they intend to tell the
| president, would be destroyed as a
lactor in the settlement of industrial
disputes. <
If the railroad presidents persist in
that view and are supported by the
financial powers, only the future can
tell the outcon-e.
"With the growing seriousness of the
situation, congress 'began paying more
real attention to the crisis today an-d
there "were many indications of intervention
to V 'event a nationwide tieup.
The genenl expectation is that the
railroad ofik ials after seeing the president
tomorrow will ask that they be
given several days, perhaps a week
or more, to consider their course. A
score of the officials who arrived to
night went into session with the managers'
committee and it was said that
one of the possitmintjs uuuci wu
sideration was the preparation of *
statement to be given before their
visit to the president, putting their
position before the country.
To Baek Up Managers.
The conference tonight between th?
railroad presidents and the managers'
committee developed further indications
that the managers were to be
backed up by their chiefs in the a/tti?va/i
adopted toward the
(.uuc 1
president's proposals.
"fWIe have gone over the situation
thoroughly," said one of the presidents
as he left the conference, "and
ve agree thoroughly in every particular
with what the committee has
Asked if the managers would be
backed in their decision President D.
S. "Willard of the Baltimore & Ohio
sa^. "I assume they will be."
Two plan* are being considered for
the makeup of the proposed committee
if the president's plan is accepted.
The first provides for the appointment
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of all three memoers, u Uldl oxivui.*
be the size of the commission, by the
president; another for the selection of
one of the members by him and of the
other two by the railroad employes
and employers, respectively. The plan
tgs presented by the president to the
employes did not go fnto details.
It is proposed that the committee
be given power to summon witnesses
and examine books in order to arrive
at the true cost of the proposed plan
tr the railroads.
Thft First of its Kind.
The conference between the president
an'1 the general committee and
employes lasted ab-txit an hour. A. B.
Garretson, spokesman for the committee,
pointed our. that the president's
position in eummonins repr:
sentati-ves of a large number of workingmen
to the White House "without
others present for a discussion of a
labor problem stood unparalleled.
In his talk io the men the presiitnt
explained his feeling that a strike j
i list bo avoided at any cost. He then |
said that after reviewing the situation '
thoroughly with the small committee <
representing the employers and the
employes, he had drawn up a pla.'
which lie thought whs fair to 'oofn
sides, and which h* hoped would L"*
accepted by both. >
The president declared he believed
in tlie principle of the eight hour day,
and that he thought the greater part
or the people of the United States hel l
a similar "view.
Regarding the collateral issues the
^resident admit'.eo. lie was at a
loss to say how tftey should be settled.
If the question of overtime and
other problems were left to him, h>
said, he would have to ask for a commission
to help him to decide what
would be fair.
Can Be Decided Fairly.
He added that in his belief there
^?re enough honest men in th?
United States to decide these questions
fairly to both sides and that
they would do so if called' upon.
When they lert, tne men ?CIB iii-1
vited to shake hands with the president.
When about half of them' had
done so, W. S. Carter, head of the
enginemen, noticed Mr. Wilson wincing
occasionally as a husky employe
accustorncd to your kind of rripc."
1 "Just touch the president's hand,
men," Mr. Carter said. "He is unaccustomed
to yocr kind of grips.**
The brotherhood men were pleased
over the president's plan and while
leaders declined to forecast the action
of the men when they rote o^
1 iT " - X /~>TTQT*TrTX"h Or (3 fVtP feel
tnis luuiuuvn, ?
ing exsisted that they would approve
i* overwhelmingly.
Every precaution was used to prevent
any save members of the brotherhood
from obtaining admission to
the various meetings today both at
the hall and the White House. Special
guards were pLaced on all of
the fire escapes, windows and stairways
of tho hall and the doors were
| -closed before the meeting began. Ar j
the iWhite House, brotherhood men
carefully identified every man in the
meeting before the president spoke.
The president's decision to Invlt^
the railroad presidents to the Whit*
House was reached after he had be
come convinced that the committee
cf managers here would not consent,
to the eight hour day plan.
"* !" ^
The railroatl presidents win st-e tu;
president at 11:30 to-morrow mora
ing and at that time he will explain
tn them in detail his plan and make
practically the same speech which h^
delivered to the employes today.
. Fairfax Harrison, president of th?.
Southern railway, joined the officials
iiere, and word was received thai
| John H. Peyton, president of the
Nashville, Chattanooga & a Louiu I
l.ad left Nashville for Washington
Other officials are expected tomorrow
from Chicago.
William Jennings Bryan, it develop
ea today, has sought unsuccessfully
to settle the dispute by the application
of his temporary- truce peace
plan, having telegraphed pleas to
heads of the various 'brotherhoods
and the president, asking that it be
a.efaj^r jf -av^ild nrovide for
I put 1UIV> V. a u %/?..? x
a trace of one year during whlci,
time the contentions of both sides to
the controversy should be investigai
ed thoroughly by a ?ociniis6ion and a
settlement lattempted on the findings
oi the commissioners.
When Mr. Wilson sees the railroad
presidents tomorrow the committee of
managers who have been conferring
with him all this week/ will not be
present It was decided late tonight
that the president should lay his plan
fully before the executives of the
roads alone.
Before proposing his plan, it wa*
?1 J
learned tonight, Mr. Wilson raao
sought vainly for two days to have
both. sides aocept some form of arbitration.
The conference "between the railroad
presidents and the managers' committee
did not break up until midnigh"
It was said another meeting would be
held tomorrow morning to acquaint
the Western presidents arriving theu
with details of the negotiations bei
fore the executives go to the (White
Indications when tonight's conference
adjourned were that the railroads
would issue soonj a comprehensive
statement setting forth their position.
Hale Holden, president of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy, was designated
as spokesman for the roads, in
tomorrow's White House conference
^ II ?!!! I ? "HrKt CL ."V'^
.fcejclng Measure Kescued From
r. llMltrUn I U'hifa
JLeJUip* roi j \ruuuvn uj
House Inttuenee. * " '
WaLrhinjtoa, Aug. 18.?Without debate
or record vote the child labor
t; r #
bill was acceded by the house today
vith the senate amendments and sent
cn its way to 'become law vith. President
Wilson's signature.
It represents the result of years ot
struggle in congress between forces
urging the conservation of Ohild life
and those opposing f it on many
giounds, chiefly that it vas a question
for the States and not for the
federal government.
It would not "have become a law at
this session of congress hcd not President
Wilson, after the Democratio
caucus decided to eliminate it, from
the administration programme, visited
the capitol' and insisted upon Its
As it originally passed the house it
proposed to bar from-interstate commerce
products on which child labor
actually had been employed. As
amended by the senate and now perfected
it prohibits shipment between
tbe States of all products of any
establishment which employs child
It bars products of any mine or
quarry employing children under 16
and products of any mill, cannery, |
workshop, factory or manufacturing
establishment employing children under
14 or which employs children between
14 and 16 more than eight
hours a day, more than six days a
week tfr earlier than 6 o'clock in the
morning or later than 7 o'clock in the
It becomes effective one year after
the date of the president's approval.
, v.w.
Opposition to tne dui was ieu uj
Southern congressmen and its sponsors
charged cotton mill owners with
being tbe principal objectors.
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<S> County Campaign Schedule. <$
Little Mountain, Tuesday, Augus*
i zzna.
Newberry (West EncTi. Saturday,
| August 26th.
I The meeting at 'RTntmire wiil begin
at 2 p. in. The meeting at West
End wil begin at 8 p. m. All other
meetings will begin at 10:30 a. ih.
Frank R. Hunter.
B. B. Leitzsey, Chairman.
Secretary. '
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I UUiUU, luwuuj,
| Gaffney, Wednesday, August 23.
I York, Thursday, August 24.
Chester, Friday, August 25.
Winnsboro, Saturday, August 26.
BAJtBECUE?I will five a first class
barbecue at my residence near
Prosperity Saturday, August 26.
J. Ben Cook.
will give a nrst
class barbecue at iMt. .Pleasant
church on August 19, for the benefit
of the Pomaria Methodist Parson^
age. 'All the candidates are specially
invited to come and speak, a3
they.-did not get to speak on campaign
diay here. We will be glad to
&$ar all of them speak.
| Come one, Come all and help a
good cause.
Barbecue at Pomaria.
nn.v.rt moroKcire /-if Motl- and
l"JC uituiutig ui. 11VI. r?
Morris Chapel will give a first claa-;
barbecue at Pomaria on Saturday,
Sept. 2, 1916 for the benefit of ttn
Methodist parsonage. Good dinnev
guaranteed. Come and enjoy th^
J. L. Graham,
M. H. Kinard.
WANTED?Teacher wanted for Central
school. Term begins the 15 of
October. Salary $40 per month.
AddIy to any one of the under
L. A. bhealy,
J. D. Koan.
G. W. Seybt,
?[h>!y On? "BROMO QUlWn&"
" - - * rrrrntse, for t<)l nsrr.e, ' r
W. ./ . '.J: -* 4? . ... . CVlO7 I
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Fosslbly Two Thousand Torn 0 it
for Addresses by Stat?
r iniiMatac
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The State.
Camden, Aug. 18.?A cro*d of possibly
2,000 "voters came to historic
Camden today to listen to aspirant^
t State offices. The meeting today
sl.od out in bold and striking contrast >
to the three previous meetings ttti.
* <ek, there being nodisptues between
opposing candidates and the* programme
again 'dropped back to con
ventional channels. The crowd was
r" r f.inetlv partisan ^nd whooned an:.
cheered enthusiastically for its favor
ite: This spirited feeling was distributed
generally between Gov. Manning
? nd Cole L. Blease. After the . first three
speakers for governor?Messrs
Duncan, Manning and Blease?had
n nV<xn -nnRsrhlv more than half the
. A X' J - - ...
crowd left, Mr. Blease being taftcii
from the grove on the shoulders of
his partisans. Thv. remalnde** of the
crowd dwindled to such proportions
during Mr. Cooper's speech that Mr.
DesChamps, who was iat the bottom
today, having spoken first yesterday,
did not make any speech, merely announcing
his candidancy in a few brief
The suspension of Sheriff Huckabce
in this county by Gov. Manning for
alleged non-enforccment of liquor
laws was a live issue and was tlie
subject of much comment by both
Gov. Manning and (Mr. Blease. Gov.
Planning explained that he had siven
the Kershaw'county official a two day
Hearing winen cnargtnj wwc m?i, ^ivferrcd
and tLct it "was on the face of
overwhelming evidence that this
commission wc;j withdrawn. Mr.
|.Vjianning explained tiat Le liad tc<n
having more complaint -, about failure
to enforce the liquor laws in Kershaw
county than in any other in the interior
portion of the 'State. Conditions
here, he said, were still bad and be
asked the people: "Is Sheriff Huckabee
now enforcing the 'law?" The
governor expressed the most kindly
feeling for Sheriff Hucka^ae tout paid
he belived it would be for the best
interests of "both. Sheriff Huckabee and
of Kershaw county if the official were
returned to his farmMr.
Ble-ase made one of his bitterest
speeches of the' entire campaign. Ho I
attacked the present administration j
for alleged lawlessness and extrava- i
Zc.hce and denounced the chief ok- (
rv/M,rir-^'c n^b'.-.v relative ti> the State |
Hospital for the Insane. The ex-gov-j
em or' completely ignored Mr. Man? ;
r.ing's pardon record and omitted liia 1
usual statement that George Young j
of Laurens. 7,-ho was killed by a negro, j
v:as a Cor fM era to veteran. Mr.1
P.Iease beon citing this case on j
practically every campaign stump.
Mr. Cooper made ais usual speech,
pledging impartial enforcement of all
laws and strenuously advocating envelopment
of the public ccbool system
of tl.e State and of some plan to
enable all college aspiring young jcople
to gain an education and re.urn
the funds borrower irom ciai? -w
attend schcol. J. I. K.
Three Ken and Two Women Taken
From Jail at Newberry and Put
to Death.
Gainesville, Fla., iAug. 19.?Five negToes,
three men and two women,
were taken from the jail at (Newberry,
Fla., early today and hanged by a
onrl an nth fir neCTO Was SllOl
U1W iw\4 . w
and killed by <a posse near Jonesville,
Fla., as the result of the killing
yesterday of Constable &. G. Wynne
aind the shooting of Dr. L. G-. Harris by
?oisey Long, a negro. The lynohed
negroes were accused of aiding Long
to escape.
Posses consisting of several hundred
men tonight are searching tin
woods about New-berry, 18 miles from
"here, for trace of Long. Further
trouble is feared.
frnm Newberrv tonight
j.a _ ^
said that the mob which lynched th<*
five negroes was composed of about
200 men and w< rked quietly and rapidly.
After gaining entrance to the
jail they took their victims to a point
about a mile from town and liangei
all on one large oak tree. Not a shot
v. as fired, tiie dispatches said.
The ne&ro shot near Jonesvttl also
was said to have aided Long to escape.
wv-nnp and Dr. Harris were shot j
when they went to Long's home at!
Newberry early yesterday morning toJ
arrest him on a charge of stealing
hogs. It is said Long drew a pistol
from his night clothing and fired, j
Wynne was rushed to Jacksonville
V/ihere he di<Y3 yesterday at noon. Sev- f
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eral hundred negroes are erapioyca in ,
p&osphate mine3 near Newberry. j
Under the City Ordinance no huiM- or re
ing, with, new work or repairs, shall
be undertaken within the limits of th
town unless a permit is first obtained
from the Building Inspector, H. B. 8-18
Ten Cent (
Filled with ui
China, Glassware,
Paint, Hardware, 1
Picture Frames, S
many other useful tl
The House of a Thou
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Extremely Low Excursion ]
Prom To Tc
Atlantic City, Wast
N. J. D.
Columbia $15-25 $l?Ridgeway
r5-25 10.
IWinnsboro *5-25 Rochester..
15.25 10
Prosperity 17.25 12.
Newberry x7-25 12.
Proportionately Low Excursion
Intermediate F
Excursion Tickets sold A
returning to reach original sts
Midnight, September 1st, 1916.
FrrriiraiAn Ticket* sold A
returning to reach, original st<
Midnight, September 8th, 1916
Lve. Columbia 4.25 p. m
" Ridgeway '.5.11 p. m
Winnsboro 5.31 p. m
" Chester 6.16 p. m
" Rock Hill 6.47 p. m
Ar. Washington 7.00 a. m ;
Sleeping Cars, Day Coaches, Dining
Pullman Cars, Coaches, .
An attractive and Inexpensive 1
For Pullman Reservations, Infc
to Ticket Agen
W. E. McGEE, S. H. McLEAN,
A. G. P. A. D. P. A.
Columbia, S. C. Columbia, S. C
, Fire GWef for sucb traikHns>
. rwsriaifip? prescribed will bt
:ed for all violations.
Z. F. Wright
seful articles.
oilet Articles,
tationery and
J unahrXtAiTA
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isand Things
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lia Resorts
15 2
16 & 23, 1916
Fares as Follows: '
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i'toa, Richmond Norfolk,
C. Va. Va.
25 $3.25 $8.25
25 .3.25 8.25
25 S.25 0 25
25 8.25 8.25
25 9.25 9 25
25 9.25 9.25
Fares From Other
,11 gust 16 will be good
urting point prior to
ugust 23 will be good
irting point prior to
5 25 P. m 5.30 a. m.
6.11 p. m 6.23 a. m.
6.31 p. m 6.45 a. m.
tt?t\ m . . rr a 1 a. m
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7-47 P- m 8.35 a. m.
S.00 a. m n.30 p. m.
IAL?Through Pullman,
Car. No. 32?Through
Dining Cars.
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