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VOL. 77.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1912
BATTLESHIP INSPECTED.
The Palmetto Delegation Went
Aboard the Battleship South
Carolina Thursday in
Baltimore Harbor.
While the leading politicians and
fthers who are most in the lime
iglit are-doing their political log
oiling between sessions on the
enth or fifteenth floors of the ho
els, delegates and visitors to the
onvention take a little pleasure on
he outside. These little diversions
fford an opportunity for stretching
ne's limbs after sitting for four,
Ix, or eight hours in the conven-1
lon.
It was my privilege Thursday
?ternoon t? visit the battleship
mth Carolina which is anchored
?re in Baltimore waters some dis
|nce out of the city. A large por
>n of the South Carolina contin
Incy went in a body, the party be
g composed of Governor Ansel,
mgressmac Byrnes, Richard
[haley of Charleston; John P.
tomas, Andrew J. Bethea of
dumbia; Neils Christensen, of
inf ort; Mr. Dibble, of Orange
irg; H. L.Watson, of Greenwood;
[r. Archer and Dr. Lancaster of I
jartanhnrg; Corigressmaa Finley,
rank Henderson, Joe Sparks, B.
Nicholson and a dozen others
lose names I do not now recall.
The Titan tic Loomed Up.
[The trip was arranged by Senator
Ifistensen- of Eeaufort, through
pt. Elliott, formerly of his town,
,o has charge of the training Sta
at this place. As a result of j
?wireless communication between
|>t. Elliott and Capt. Snowden of
South Carolina four of the
)'s steam launches were sent in
us. It required one hour and a
^rter each way to make the trip,
water is deep enough to bring
war-dog into the harbor, but, in
parlance of the sailor, it is bet
to let so large a vessel swing at
\hor in deep water than to moor
comparatively shallow water,
?re was considerable jesting!
)ng the merry party on our way j
J as to what each one would do
?ase the little launch, only about |
feet in length, should collide
some submerged monster of
sea and meet the fate of the Ti
c. As no one was willing to
late the example of Maj. Butte
??oL Astor, and, there being no
?S aboard, it was agreed that the
igest should suryive-those se
\g the life-preservers first.
Belongs to Second Division.
|e second division of the Atlan
it is composed of five of the
ft vessels in the navy, the
Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas,
Tersey and New York. All
except the last named are
the New York being at Nor
undergoing slight repairs,
of these vessels are practi
in port but the South Carolina
[re than an hour out. Our party
?ry cordially received by Capt.
len. There are no ladies on j
ships to assist in doing the
s on such occasions. Our
soon divided itself into small
s and a subordinate officer was
led to oonduct e*ch group over
>f the seven decks. Visitors
>t allowed in the lower decks
ipartments where the ammu
L supplies, etc., are stored.
.The Ship's Ciew.
tluding every individual from
okers to the captain, it re
about 800 persons to man a
[Ians battleship, such as the
Carolina. There are among
Apresentatives of almost every
Jsality, Chinese, Italians, Ne
Philippinos, etc. Aftei the
>f inspection had been made
refreshments were served in
[ptain's private cabin, the ser
being three bright (not in
intelligent Philippin.) boys
Appeared to be well trained
?rfectly at ease. The ordi
iailors cr enlisted men sleep in
jocks on the second deck
are suspended from the ceil
?ove.
The Ship's Kitchen.
interesting department was
mor
Clark and Un
the New ,
B
that where all of the meals are p:
pared. The wonder is how fo
for 800 people can be. cooked a
served in such a small space,
only shows though what is possil
when perfect system and order p:
vail. Dinner was about ready
be served when we we were shov
through and 6ome idea of the eov
mons amount of work involved c
be gained from the large quanti
that is provided. For one meal
requires 60 gallons of soup, 4,
pounds of meat, 220 loaves of brei
and 80 gallons of coffee. Soc
drink tea and cocoa. The risir
bell is sounded at 5 o'clock eve;
morning and all on board are serv<
with coffee at that hour. Th<
breakfast at 7:30, have dinner at ]
and supper at six. Twelve cool
are on duty regularly.
Very Powerful Guns.
Up to this time there is no oth<
vessel in the navy that is supplii
with as heavy battery as the Sout
Carolina. She has besides smalh
?guns, eight 12-inch guns whose pr<
jectiles weigh nearly 1,000 pounc
eaoh, 300 pounds of powder bein
required for each tire. Two type
of shells are used in these gum
One has a steel point for penetra
ing the armor of the enemy's vei
I sels and the other is an an explosiv
shell which ip used for firing o
forts and making other land attaeki
These large rifles are effective for
distance of 20 miles, but of cours
"hitting the mark" is uncei
tain The ensign, a last years grac
nate from Annapolis, whw accon
panied me through the ship sal
they do very accurate work in tai
get practice for a distance of eigh
or ten miles. Down beneath th
j water line are two torpe do tubes
one on each side of the vessel.
Some Idea of its Size.
The South Carolina is 450 feet ii
length by 88 feet in width. Tin
"wireless" towers, which are alsi
used in actual engagement by "spot
ters" who watch the effect of tb
firing, are 135 feet high. Ther
are two engines that propel the ves
sel, each having a capacity of 19,00!
horse-power- On the upper deck ii
a smaller engine which is used t<
raiss and lower the anchors. Tb?
ship has three anchors, weighing {
tons each. When the vessel is an
chored in soft mud, such as is founc
at the bottom of the Baltimore har
bor, the anchors sink many feet and
considerable power is required tc
raise them. The vessel at the lime
of our visit was lying in water 36
feet in depth, yet the ?anchor chain
registered 15 fathoms, which would
allow the anchors to sink about 5C
feet in the soft earth.
A Fortunate Co-incidence.
That Ex-Gov. Ansel was a mem
ber of our party was a fortunate
co-incidence, for it was he who re
ceived the battleship in the name of
the state. His daughter, Miss Fred
erica Ansel, who married Dr.
George H. Bunch of Columbia,
christened the South Carolina when
it was launched at the Cramps ship
yard in Philadelphia in the spring
of 1908. Two years later while re
turning from her bridal tour the
governor's daughter presented the
silver service in the Charleston har
bor that was purchased for the ship
by the South Carolina legislature at
a cost of ?5,00u. Gov. Ansel was
chairman of the commission that
selected a design for the silver. This
handsome silver service of 52 pieces
is the pride of Capt. Snowden. It
is displayed in rich mahogony cases
in his private cabin.
The Pilot House.
One of the most interesting parts
of the vessel is the pilot's room
where the compass, wheel for steer-,
ing, charts and almost numberless
signaling devices are found, all be
ing operated by electricity. A
unique and very important device is
erwood Support
?psey Executive
m. Nominated
Baltimore, July 2.
New Jersey was toda]
presidency by the Dei
vention. The nomina
p. m. on the 46th balloi
Foss had been withdi
leased his supporters,
max had moved to sus
Wake the nomination o
tion.
Total 46th ballot:
Harmon 12, absent 2.
Wilson's- nominatic
at 3:33 p. m.
that through which the vessels re
ceive signals from lighthouses when
in the midst of a dense fog. The
signal is transmitted electrically:'
from the lighthouse with the water
as a medium. When the lights are
obscured by the fog there can be no
other means of signaling or com
munication.
No Clyde Liner in Sight.
While on the upper deck of the
South Carolina, aided by an officer's
powerful field glass, I peered out
through the "mists of the deep" to
see what was within range of vis
ion. I saw, iu imagination at least,
the "Apacha" or"Huron" silhoutted
against the eastern sky. The men
tion of these names-Apache and
Huron-will refresh the minds of
some of The Advertiser's readers
with memories that are both pleas
ant and unpleasant.
J. L. Mims.
How a National Convention is
Reported by Great Dailies.
Special to The Adver?er.
Baltimore, June 28-One of tho
most marvelous things in connec
tion with a national convention is
the system and dispatch with
which the proceedings are reported
by the great daily papers. The de
mands of the present day reading
public together with the sharp com
petition between newspapers causes
them to spare nothing in their ef
forts to give out the greatest
amount of news in the shortest pos
sible time. In connection with
this convention, being comparative
ly near New York, the rivalry is
not only very keen among Balti
more and New York papers locally
but The World, Harald, Times and
American of New York are also
vying with the Baltimore papers.
The New York American and The
Times send their morning editions
and extras down a distance of 19
miles on special trains several times
each day, reaching this place every
moniiug six hours before Edgefield
receives a daily ,paper of any
kind.
What is known as the press gal
lery which is supplied with desks
for the working or reporting press
is located near the rostrum which in
this convention is at least ten or
twelve feet above the floor.
A few of tho papers
have an operator seated be
side the reporter in the press galle
ry who on a noiseless ticker sends
the proceedings by special wire
from the convention hall direct to
tersM)esert The
Sweeps Everyl
on 45th Balli
-Woodrow Wilson of
j nominated for the
Qocrat?? national con
tion was made at 3:15
t after Underwood and
.awn. Clark had re
New York as a cli
pend the>l)alloting and
f Wilson by acclama
Clark M. Wilson 990,
n ^is^fcde unari
.:r ?-i 'T..'
the newspaper office, whether it be
in Baltimore, Chicago, New Or
leans, New York or San Francisco.
'Other reporters, the vast majority,
\ .nd their matter to the Western
Union Messenger boys who are con
stantly in ?attendance. Some use
the long distance telephone, there
being a number of specially ar
range telephone booths near by.
Under the rostrum and a little to the
rear are nearly a hundred telegraph
operators who work at lightning
speed during and for some time af
ter each fsesaion of the convention,
ticking off the matter over the
wires as it is sent in by the re
porters.
Another feature of tho reporting
that is handled with almost miracu
lous dispatch is the cartooning and
illustrating. All of the score and
more big dailies that are sold here
on the streets for one cent a copy
have cartoons or cuts of some form.
Hearst's cartoonist will, without
scarcely being noticed by the laity,
walk around the rostrum when
some prominent person rise? to
speak, making strokes with his pen
as he passes from one view point to
another, and in an incredibly short
time his true-to-nature likeness or
caricature, as the case may be, is
completed and on its way to New
I York to be used in connection with i
I the speech.
Another means that some employ :
for procuring material for cuts . is <
the flash light. Probably a half i
dozen times duriug each session
one will hear a muffled report near i
the rostrum followed .by a huge puff
of smoke. The hall is so large
that the movements of the artist,
the report or the smoke scarcely at
trac* attention.
I should have stated above In con
nection with the delivery of New
York papers in Baltimore by spe
cial trains that Hearst's train has
made what is probably a world's re
cord for that distance. He uses
the Pennsylvania road as far down
as Philadelphia and at that place
his trains are switched to the Bal
timore and Ohio tracks, making the
trip from Philadelphia to Balti
more, a distance of 92 miles, in 3-i
minutes.
J. L. M i ms.
"Dixie's" Popularity is Now
Nation-Wide.
Special to The Advertiser. i
Baltimore, June 28.-Repeatedly 1
since the convention has been in (
session I have been impressed with
the great popularity of "Dixie."
ir Leaders and
hing Before
ot.
For the first several sessions an or
chestra composed of a large number
of stringed iiistruments,supplement
ed by some of the smaller wind in
struments, furnished music, but the
ovations given the leading candidate
became so frequent, so prolonged,
and so deafening that a large brass
band had to be substituted for the
tamer and more modest orchestra
in order to cope with the situation.
This morning as the band clayed
"Dixie," seemingly with more ani
mation and feeling than usual, a
newspaper man from Bethlehem,
Penn., who was seated on my left,
applauded much more heartily than
I did, so did the scribe on my right
from Wisconsin. After the band
had stopped the Pennsylvanian vol
untarily remarked that "Dixie"
never fails to strike a popular cord.
I then asked if northern audiences
generally enjoyed hearing it, and he
replied that they did, having no
ticed its cordial reception on a num
ber of occasions. He further stated
that sometime ago he attended a
convention in Pittsburg, Penn., of
his college fraternity,, and whei
^ixie^'was 'p??iycd some |>f trie
young men from the south became
so enthused, not {satisfied with wav
ing their handkerchiefs, they took
the table cloths from the small
tables aud waved them high in the
air. He, together with some of the
representatives from New England
joined in the patriotic demonstra
tion.
1 said, mentally, of course, thank
Heaven, "Dixie" and the South are
at last coming into their own.
J. L. Minis.
Dr. Wharton Greatly Beloved
in Baltimore.
Special to The Advertiser.
Baltimore, June 29.-Contrary
to the popular opinion that politics
and religion, like oil and water,
will not mix, all of the sessions of
the convention have been opened
with prayer, the entire audience of
eighteen or twenty thousand people
rising and giving respectful atten
tion. The first session was opened
with prayer by Cardinal Gibbons,
who is deeply ? revered by many
Baltimorians. The bishop of this
Episcopal diocese officiated at the
next session, and a Methodist minis
ter was invited the third day. Yes
terday this honor-more properly,
duty-fell upon Dr. Wharton who
holds a warra place in the hearts of
the Edgefield people. That he im
pressed the large audience by his
very earnest invocation was indicat
ed by the displaying of the follow
ing bulletin in front of the Balti
more American building yesterday
afternoon: "The morning prayer
sn tb used the convention. Rev. Dr.
Wharton was ..tendered a splendid
ovation."
The day after I reached Balti
more I asked a prominent business
man if he knew Dr. Wharton, the
Baptist minister, His reply was,
'What, know Dr. Wharton? why
tie is known by practically every
body in town." My little compa?
?n, and I will go out to hear Dr.
Wharton to-morrow morning, and
,o-morrow night we will attend thc
First Baptist church of Philadel
phia, Dr. Ferris being its pastor.
The Philadelphia papers announced
io-day that a very attractive music
al program has been arranged for
;he First church to-morrow even
ing.
J. L. Minis.
TRUSTEES, NOTICE.
I wish to remind you of the im
portance of early employment of
teachers. Teachers who are in de
mand do not wait till September or
October for schools.
W. W. Fuller,
. Co. Supt. Ed.
titted
PLUM BRANCH NEWS.
Strange Accident. Romantic
Account of Fender-Ander
son Courtship and the
Brilliant Wedding.
A sad accident occurred last Wed
nesday on the farm of Mr. B. D.
Ki tellings. A negro, who was
working for him, was riding a mule
from the field to the barn when the /
mule became frightened, throwing
the negro off. As he fell, his foot
became entangled in the gear, and
the mule ran until the negro was so
terribly bruised and mangled that
he died soon after.
An event which is so knit
into the social life of Plum Branch
that a somewhat detailed account of
it will interest many of our readers.
This event is the marriage of Mr.
Norman H. Fender and Miss Ellor
ee Griffith Anderson on the 26th of
June in the first Baptist church of
Woodruff, and they have the honor
of being the first to plight their
marriage vows in the beautiful new
building which has just been dedi
cated. The large pulpit was taste
fully decorated and a skillful de
scription of it wouid make interest
ing reading, but only those who
saw it can fully appreciate its
beauty. Promptly at 8 o'clock the
pianist, Miss Margaret Bullington,
was at her place at the piano, and
Mrs. B. : F. ..Aller, ci ? -Jaic.sburg,
vocalist "ot. ?be ocr-r^ : in
appropriate solos. -AVhile' the wed
ding march was being played, it
was interesting to sef the bridal
party march to their places, and
they made a beautiful and striking
appearance as they stood on the
well lighted rostrum. Mr. William
Anderson, father of the bride-to-be,
led her to the rostrum where she
was met by her intended who led
her before the officiating minister,
Kev. H. M. Fallaw, and using the
ring ceremony, soon made them hus
band and wife. Mi.ss Louise An
derson sister of the bride, was
maid of honor. Mr. Simms Fend
er, brother of the groom, was best
man, and Mrs. W. II. Arnold,
another sister of the bride, was
dame. The bridesmaids were Misses
Mae Roper of Edgetield; Verna
Parsons of Woodruff; Arrie Hiers
of Branchville. Messrs. Earl Black
mon of Greers; John Anderson and
Roy Drummond ol' Woodruff, were
the groomsmen. Little Hazel Ar
nold the ring bearer, and Misses
Olive Kirby and Virginia Irby the
Mower girls did their parts well,
and the rainbow design was beauti
fully brought out by the div ? of
some in the bridal party, f'.a
bride and groom left imrnedi /
after the ceremony for Ash' . s
and other points in the moun'..i s
of western North Carolina.
Mr. Norman II. Fender and fi i
Elloree Griffith Anderson, now an
band and wife, met for the ir t
time when the Utter stepped ol t e
train at Plum Branch Sept. J ,
1911. Both of these with iL ??
Mae Roper of Edgefield arrive! : i
the same day to take charge o Lia
Plum Branch high school, an. all
of them did splendid work in '!,e
school room, while outside toa
school room some successful c- av>
ing was done, the result of w itch
on ti.e 26th, aroused the intere i f
the entire town of Woodruff. Air.
Fender will teach the Hun ?r's
Chapel High School in Bamberg
county with his better hall to
brighten up his father's home iu
which they will live, while Miss
Mae Roper goes to take char; . of
the intermediate department ? f
the Trinity Ridge High Soho ;:i
Laurens county. Time roll.- cu
leaving wonderful changes in ais
tracks.
Large Purchases.
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagons,
One solid car of Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
you with everything in these lines.
Ramsey cfc Jones.

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