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How They Are Selected and Trained
in the Navy.
"it is only half the work to arm and
equip ships with the most improved
guns and sights; they must also have
a highly trained personnel capable of
manipulating guns. turrets and torpe
does," writes Lieutenant Commander
Cleaves in the June World's Work.
When China found herself arrayed
against Japan she offered $5oo cash
per month for skilled gun pointers,
but in all navies all great gun pointers
are trained, not bought, and when the
fight is on it is too late for instruc
How does a man become an expert
gunner? Diligent drill and constant
training are not enough without a cer
tain amount of natural aptitude. One
-man after another is tried. A few
,days drill in the turret eliminates all
except the fairly promising. For the
talent of eye and nerve which marks
the born gun pointer the government
pays from $2 to $io a month in addi
tion to the regular pay. The premium
is not confined to any race, creed or
color. On one vessel in the navy one
of the gun pointers is a negro.
Selecting gun pointers is one of the
most important duties in the. navy.
Having selected the men for gun
pointers, the, next step is to train
them. Two methods are now in
vogue, both having the same princi
plie, but different in detail. In the
-old days of sails and smooth bore
guns, the invariable rule was-was
this: "Fire at the top of the down
ward roll just as the ship begins to
roll toward the target, and aim at the
enemy's water line." This rule lasted
far into the age of steam and turret
guns, and has only rcently been sup
planted by "continuous aim firing,"
or by the art of keeping a gun trained
.on the- target. regardless of the os
.cillations of the vessel, during the
-wtole or portion of the roll.
The method of training men by the
-new system-by the use of a "dotter"
-was devised by Captain Percy
Scott, of the British navy. The dot
ter is a mechanical device which
causes a small target to move across
the face of a gun, with a combined
vertical and horizontal motion. The
Zun pointer must make the gun follow
the target. and whenever the sights
are on the bull's eye he presses a but
ton. This causes .a pencil to dot the
target. That is his shot. The other
-nethod of instruction is with the
Morris tube. which consists of a small
gallery rifle fitted on the gun, to take
the place of the "dotter's" pencil.
So proficient have the bluejackets
-ecome in handling the turret gun,
that in actual target practice on board
the Alabama a 13-inch gun is loaded
:an~d fired in thirty-eight seconds. Two
kinds of target practice are employed
:now in all navies. One in which the
target is stationary and the ship mov
ing: the other in which both ships
and targets are moving./
MONTE CARLO ADVERTISING.
"Breaking the Bank" Method of
Creating New Interest.
-Sir Hiram Maxim's "Monte Carlo,"
jiust published, is not only a book
:in which the mathematician will
-revel and the moralist find subjects
for many sermons, but a storehouse
-oi strange stories. Sir Hiram men
tions a player who admitted a loss
-of $4a5,0oo in sixteen years. In
,other words, he must have staked
'$25,ooo,ooo---acc'ording to average
-play-or more than forty tons of
Sir Hiram has much that is inter
.esting to say of the famous "system"
byv which Lord Rosslyn and the late
Sam Lewis broke the bank-or at
least the authorities pretended the
'bank was broke. The two players
-went to the trente-et-quarante table
:-and each staked a maximum of 12,000
'francs upon black. Black came up
:and each were paid 24,ooo francs.
.Again they staked the maximum and
weon. When they had scored seven
censecutive wins the bank was again
broken. A bell was rung and much
ceremony was observed before
money was delivered. The bank was
again declared broken and with more
.cere'lony money was sent for.
Eundreds of people had gathered
'round and everybody staked on
'black, which came up seventeen
times. The eighteenth coup was red
.-nd Lord sscyn and Mr. Lewis
lost 12,000 francs each. Sir Hiram
was skeptical as to the bank being
broken. "I did not believe for a
moment that the bank had actually
been broken. I knew that there had
been a great deal of play that day
and that the winnings of this partic
ulary table must have been heavy in
deed. I therefore remained to see
the money taken from the table, when
I found that it was exactly as I had
expected-there was at least a peck
of large bank notes. It had not been
necessary for the bank to send for
money at all; this had only been done
'for effect. and a valuable advertise
ment had been obtained.
Old Jones-Didn't you see the
sign. "No admittance except on bus
Young Nervie-Y-yes sir-but I
c-called to ask you for your daugh
ter's hand. vou know!-Puck.
THE LADIES favor painting
their churches, and therefore we urge
everv Minister to remember we give
a liberal quantity of the Longman &
Martinez Paint toward the painting.
Wears and covers like gold.
Don't pay $r.5o a gallon for Lin
seed Oil (worth 6o cents) which yot
do when you buy other paints in a
can with a paint label on it.
8 and 6 make 14, therefore when
you want fourteen gallons of paint
buy only eight of L. & M., and mi.
six gallons pure Linseed Oil with it
and thus get 'paint at less than $r.2c
Mlany houses are painted wit1
four gallons of L. & M., and threc
gallons of Linseed Oil -mixed there
These celebrated paints are sold b3
the Newberry Hdwe. Company.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Newberry.
By John C. Wilson. Esquire, Profat<
WHEREAS, John T. Norris hat
made suit to me, to grant him Letters
of Administration of the Estate 'o
and effects of John E. Buzhardt.
THESE ARE THEREFORE tc
cite and admonish all and singular th<
kindred and Creditors of the saic
John E. Buzhardt, dec'eased, that the3
be and appear before me, in the Cour1
of Probate, to be held at Newberr3
on Saturday June 25. next, after publi
cation thereof, at ii o'clock in th<
forenoon, to show cause, if any the3
have. why the s;iA Administratior
should no be granted.
GIVEEN under my hind and sea
GIVEN under my hand, this iott
day of June Anno Domini, 1904.
John C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned composing the Board of
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County. State of South Carolina. wil'
on the 30th. of June inst.. at nine
o'clock A. M., in the office of the
Clerk of Court for said county, openly
and publicly draw thirty-six jurors
to serve as Petit Jurymen, at the July
term of Court of Common Pleas, for
Newberry County. beginning July
18th.. 1904. and continuing for one
Jno. L. Epps,
Win. W. Cromer,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Clerk of Court.
Whereas, at a meeting of the stock
holders of the Prosperity Cotton Oi
Mill company, held in the town o
Prosperity. S. C.. on Friday, the 3r<
day of June 1904, the director
were instructed to take the necessar:
steps to increase the capital stock o
the company to Thiry Thousani
Now, therefore, notice is hereb:
given that a meeting of the stoc!
holders of the Prosperity Cotton 0i
Mill company, is to be held in th
town of Prosperity on Thursday, th
.4th day of July, 1904. for the purpos
of considering a resolution for pro
viding for an amendment to the chai
ter increasing the capital stock c
said company from Twenty Thousant
($oooo) dollars to Thirty Thousan,
L. A. Sease,
R. T. Pugh.
ARE YOUR KIDNEYS WELL?
Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Rheuma
tism, Gout, Gravel, Dropsy, Inflam
mation of the Bladder, Bad Blood and
Nervous Troubles caused by Sick
Mayes Pharmacy, the well knowi
druggist of Newberry, knows by ex
perience that HINDIPO will cure all
forms of Kidney and Nervous Troub
les, and will guarrantee it in all cases,
Can't you afford to try it at theit
risk? it costs you nothing if it don't
do the work.
Sent by mail to any address, pre
paid. on receipt of 50 cents. 6 boxes
for $2.50 under a positive guarrantee
MUST BELIEVE IT.
Well-Known Newberry People Tell
It so Plainly.
When public endorsement is made
by a representative citizen of Newber
ry the proof is postive. You must be
lieve it. Read this testimony. Every
backache sufferer, every man. woman
and child with any kidney trouble will
find profit in the reading.
W. H.-Harris. chief of pdlice ol
Newberry, residing on Friend street
says: "I suffered for some years
from my back and kidneys and a dull
aching across the small of my bac
made me miserable especially at night
when it was much worse. I could
not rest in any position, the secretions
were very dark and full of sedimeni
and caused me to rise a number ol
times during the night and betweer
this annoyance and the backache il
was impossible for me to get mued,
sleep which was fast undermindinE
my general health. I tried a numbe1
of remedies but until I saw that ad
vertisement about Doan's Kidne3
Pills and procured a box at W. E
Pelham and Son's drug store noth,
ing gave me relief. The use of thi.
remedy according to direction,
promptly brought about A decide(
change for the better. After using
two boxes the backache all left me
the kidney secretions cleared up anc
regained their normal action and ap
For sale by all dealers. Price 5<
cents. Foster- Milburn Co., Buffalo
New York, sole agents for the Unite
Remember the name Doan's anc
take no other. R. g.
Week End Rates From Newberry
Special round trip tickets via thq
C., N. & L. are now on sale ever
'Saturday, good to return the follow
in-g Tuesday at the following rates
From Newberry to
Cross Hill, S. C.. ... ... ... ...$2.0<
Glenn Springs, S. C., ...... .. 2.1
Greenville .... ........ ... .. 2.1'
Isle of Palms .... ... ....... ..-5
Spartanburg, S. C., ..........2.1<
Sullivans Island .... ... ... .... 5.1!
Waterloo, (Harris Springs) ... 2-0
For further information in regar<
to ti'ckets or schedules apply to J. W~
Costipa'on is noth'n more
than a e oggig' of the bwels
and nothing less than vital stag
nation or death if not relieved.
-If every constipated sufferer
Icould realize that he is allowing
fpoisonous filth to remain in his
~ ytem, he would soon get relief.
Cnstigation invites all kind of
contagion. Heaahes, bilious
Sness, colds and mnany other ail
ensdisapear when consti
fod' Black-Draught thoroughly
cleans out the bowels in an easy
Sand natural manner without the
en urgngofalomel or other vio
Be sure that yugtthe origi
Inat Thedford's lakDaht
made by The Chattanooga Nei
eine Co. Sold by all druggists in
e25 cent and $1.00 packages.
- orgun, Ark., May 25. "1901.
- Icannotrecommend Teford's Black
Draughttoollhly. ikeepitin myhouse
falthe timesan'dhave usedit for the Ins
tnyears. I never gave m- children
any other laxative. I thnI could.
never be able to work without It
on accout of helmg trebled with
INow for 1e
We mean mor
* money, in goo01s r
goods out of style
just received for
+ "Good Old
+ If you have a ha
linerto trim itfor,
to $1.00. All sunm
Are my long si
except bad o
10 stamp and an i
+ ing linen for 4
other good thii
1334 Main Street,
Anvils, Ardirons, Si
Cotton Mill O
We repair Eng
MAIL OBDERS RECEIV
. . .MIL
We beg to cal
+ act that we have
+ line of Millinery.
* DR ESI
* Our line of Dr
* in every respect.
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* We invite the
. spect our line of
MRS. S. '
V I V VFS
B value for the same
iew and stylish, not in .
and season, but goods .
these hot days of the
t to buy we have a Mil
ou at asaving of 25c.
mer goods reduced in
t Price Store.
jit. I make any kind
es. I furnish a new
ndellible pad for mark
-O cents. I have some*
igs. J.WILSONGIBBES, $
Office Supplies, etc.
Columbia, S. C.
., LAURENS, S. C.
Fsh Weights, Cane Mills,
rashers, Grate Bars.
ngs Made to Order.
stintg A SpecialtJ.
ines, Boilers, Gins,
id all Machinery.
E OUR PROMPT ATTENTION.
I your attention .to the$
just opened up a new*
ess Goods is complete*
-to-date" on Notions,*
public to call and in-*
goods before buying.
ERITY. S. C.