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THE PACIFIC MUTUAL
LIfe Insurance Cnmpany of California
Organized 1868 on "Old Line" Plan.
Read what one who is recognized au
thority on the subject, has to say: "Of
late the magazines and daily papers
have had much to say by way of criti
cism of certain Life Insurance Compa
nies, and especially with regard to the
Legal Organization of such Companies,
and of the m:anner of their control.
These CRITICISMS do not apply to
The Pacific Mutual, but DEMON
STRATE the Truth of the Assertion
that "for POLICY-HOLDERS The
Pacific Mutual has the BEST Legal
organization." It is not controlled by
ONE or Two men, having no pecuniary
interest or responsibility save as policy
holders, or recipients of salary; But it
is controlled by a BOARD of fifteen
Directors, not mere dummies, but Stock
holders in their own right, holding a
large amount of the Company's stock,
and Policyholners as well. The Direc
tors of the Company are men of high
Financial and Commercial standing, and
are by LAW made RESPONSIBLE for
the acts of the Officers of the CORPO
"The Company has a capital stock of
$500,000 Fully paid up in GOLD coin,
but while this Capital and the Stock
holders' responsibility afford to Policy.
holders the GREATEST possible Secur
ity, it Costs participating Policyholders
NOTHING, but every dollar paid into
the Company by them and the ACCU
MULATION thereon, is applied to
their BENEFIT. There is no Other
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY trans
acting business in America whose Pol
icyholders, by Legal enactment, are so
Safe-guarded as are the Policyholders
of The Pacific Mutual."
O l on or write to me,
Genl. Agt. for S. C.,
Newberry, S. C.
Office over Post Office.
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REASONABL.E PRICES at
A T. BROWN.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. &L. Depot
EPOCHS IN SEA FIGHTS.
Togo's Victory Ranks High in the
Annals of Naval History.
Admiral Togo's victory over the
Russian fleet commanded by Rojest
vensky undoubtedly will be given a
commanding position in history
among the decisive naval battles of the
world. Lepanto, the Armada and
Trafalgar are famous names, but it is
probable that Togo's latest and most
glorious triumph, by whatever title it
is called, will be ranked near if not
Togo has been dubbed the Japanese
Nelson, because of his conquests over
Stark, Makaroff and Withoft, success
ive commanders of the Port Arthur
fleet; but now he is beginning to be
:alled the Japanese Howard, after the
earlier English admiral who, with the
assistance r,f Sir Francis Drake and
Sir John Hawkins, destroyed the "in
vincible Armada" which Spain sent
out to subdue and convert heretic
England at the cannon's mouth. The
defeat of Rojestvensky bears, indeed,
a striking resemblance to the crush
ing of the Spanish Armada in the
reign of "Good Queen Bess," which is
the most celebrated event in the long
annals of British marine triumphs.
Proud Armada Smashed.
The Armada was to the sixteenth
:entury what Rojestvensky's com
mand was to the twentieth-the most
powerful naval armament of its
epoch. Every schoolboy is familiar
with that old story from the pages of
Kingsley's "Westward Ho!" if not
From his text-books. Philip II., of
Spain, determined to crush for all
-ime the English wasp that had been
!arassing his unweildly empire, gath
ered 132 first-class ships of war and
iundreds of smaller craft, under the
:ommand of the Duke of Medina Si
donia. The Armada carried 3,165 can
non, 8,766 sailors, 2,088 galley slaves,
z1,855 volunteers, 1,355 gentlemen vol
inteers and their attendants, and 150
monks headed by Martin Alarco, vicar
)f the inquisition. The voyage began
May ig, 1588, and on July ig the
mighty fleet entered the English
channel. The combined forces of
Lord Charles Howard, Drake and
Hawkins engaged the enemy July 21,
and for seven days a running fight
raged, the sharpest conflict taking
place July 25. On the 28th fire ships
created a panic among the Spaniards
as they lay at anchor, and many ves
sels were burned.
Disaster in Flight.
The scattered ships were attacked
again that day, and many were capt
ured or sunk. Then the remnants of
the Armada fled precipitately pursued
for a time by the relentless English.
They ci,rcumnavigated Scotland and
Ireland, meeting heavy storms nearly
all the way. In the retreat thirty-five
ships were wrecked on bleak coasts,
and 13,ooo men perished in the break
ers or at the hands of the hostile
peasantry. Queen Elizabeth attended
a magnificent tha-nksgiving in St.
Paul's Cathedral to celebra:e the vic
tory, and medals, inscribed "Deus
favit et dissipati sunt," was struck off
to commemorate the event. A na
tional memorial was erected July 19,
Ano'ther world-famous naval con
flict is the battle of Lepanto, by which
the mastery of the Mediterranean was
torn from the hands of the Turks. On
October 7, 1571, the combined Chris
tian fleets unde-r the command of Don
John of Austria, a natural son of
Emperor Charles V., representing
Spain, Venice. Genoa. Malta and the
papal state, shattered an immense
Turkish armament in the bay of Le
panto, off the western coast of Greece.
The Mohammedans lost most of their
galleys. 35,000 of their sailors and
soldiers were slain or captured and
15.000 Christian galley. slaves were
rescued from captivity.
Nelson's Noted Fights.
Ne-xt on the roll of fame comes
Trafaigar. where the conquering
Nelscn. mo rtally wvoundled. ordered
that his !ast signal be: "England
expects every man to do is duty."
This battle, between the English and
the joined French and Spanish fleets.
okplace off Cape Trafalgar. Spain,
Oct. 21. 1805. Nehon had twenty
seven ships; Villencuve, the French
admiral. eighteen, a' d the two Span
ish commanders fifteen. Nineteen
ships of the allied fleets were capt
uired sunk or burned. Another of
Nelson's famous battles was that of
Ahoukir, or the Nile, Aug. ', t'gn
where, by destroying the French fleet,
he ended Napoleon's hopes of annex
Admiral Van Tromp, a doughty
Hollander, almost succeeded in wrest
ing the naval supremacy from Bri
tannia in 1652. He figured in a fa
mous series of conflicts called the
battles of Dover Straits. Although
first defeated by Admiral Blake, Sept.
28, he surprised the English fleet in
the Downs a month later, his eighty A
ships overwhelming the forty flying
the Union Jack. Then he sailed up
and down the channel unmolested,
with a broom at the mast-head of his
flagship to announce that he had
swept the English from the seas.
Blake Turns on Dutch.
Blake defeated him again, Feb.
8-2o, 1653, off Portsmouth, destroy
ing eleven men-of-war and thirty
merchantmen; again off the North
into Calais roads, and on July 31 took
final revenge (by crushing the fleets
of Holland and killing their admiral.
At the battle of Campertown, south
of the Texel, Holland, Oct. 11, 1797,
England again conquered the Dutch
on the sea, and ended their aspira
tions for maritime power. Duncan
command!cd the British and De Win- 4
ter the Dutch, fifteen of the latter's 4
ships being captured or destroy-4.
But at La Hogue the Dutch were the
allies of the British and helped them
to defeat the French, thus averting a
clescent upon the Eiigiish coast, and 4
probable invasion of the island. The
battle took place off the northwestern
oast of France, May 19, 1692, Russell
and Rooke being in command of the
allies, and Tourville of the French,
w.ho lost twenty-one ships, thirteen
of which were burned.
Deeds of Paul Jones.
In bright prominence in the thrill
ing chronicles of sea fighting are the
battles at which, the Stars and Stripes
have waved over triumphant men-of
war. First of the American naval
victories were those of John Paul
Jones, the revolutionary captain,
whose little Bonhomme Richard and
Pallas forced the British Serapis and
Countess of Scarborough to surren
der after a desperate engagement,
although the Richard sank the next
day. Then there was the famous
duel between the frigate Coinstitution,
captured by Isaac Hull, and the
British Guerrierre, on Aug. 19, 1812,
in which the Briton was humiliated
in thirty minutes.
H~e have met the enemy and they
are ours," is the watchword which
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
made famous at the battle of Lake
Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. With nine ves
sels, carrying in all fifty four guns
and 490 men, he defeated and capt
ured the British fleet of six vessels,
carrying sixty-three guns and 500
men, under R. H. Barclay, off Put
in-Bay. His loss was 27 killed and
96 wounded; the enemy's 41 killed
and 94 wounded.
Among modern abattles, in which
the terrible fighting machines con
structed by nineteenth century in
ventions have met in deadly conflict,
are the battles of the Yalu, Sept. 17,
1894, in which the Japanese defeated
the Chinese fleet: the battle of Manil
a Bay, May 1. 1898, at which Dewey
made history, and the battle of San
tiago, July 3, 1898. when Cervera's5
ships were smashed in record-break
His Only Magic.
The old story of the Irishman who,
when he was asked how he played
upon the fiddle, answered, "Be main
strength, be jabber!" is outdone. by
the answer of a celebrated violinist
to a lady who asked him the same
"Oh. signor!" exclaimed the fash
ionable dressed lady, with a gushing
air. "By what magic doa you evoke
such divine strains from your violin?"
I have no magic. madam." answer
ed the musician bluntly. "I have
nothn'.:g but '.he how and rmy'hand.'
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